Még egy kis WCS történelem (angol)


Egy 2005-ben kelt írás a swing történetéről a lindy hop szemszögéből elsősorban. A kifejezetten a WCS-re vonatkozó rész középtájt található, de érdemes az előzményeket is elolvasni! Kedvcsinálónak a tartalomjegyzék (WCS-re vonatkozó kiemelések: a Szerk.által):

PART I: Early History: 1800 – 1945

African Roots

African American Dance 1800-1925



Black Bottom

Lindy Hop’s First Generation: 1925-1935

The Savoy Ballroom

Twistmouth” George Ganaway & Edith Matthews

Leroy “Stretch” Jones & Little Bea

“Shorty” George Snowden & Big Bea

The Dance Style Acquires a Name

Lindy Hop’s Golden Era: 1935-1945

Passing the Torch

Frankie “Musclehead” Manning

Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers

Lindy Hop Goes to the Movies!

…And Around the World!

Dean Collins

Jewel McGowan

The Golden Era Draws to a Close

PART II: Decline and Remission: 1945 – 1983

The Proliferation of Swing Dance Styles

Country Music and Dance

Western Swing Music and Dance

West Coast Swing

Other Swing Dance Styles

Lindy Hop and Post War Popular Music

American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Strike

Crooners Take Center Stage

The AFM Strike Ends

The End of the Big Band Era

MUSIC: The Be-Bop Era

Frankie Manning: “We could not swing to this music”

The Congaroo Dancers, Lindy Hop’s Last Gasp

Lindy Hop Fades Into Remission

MUSIC: Jump Blues Swing and Rhythm & Blues

Jump Blues Swing

Rhythm & Blues

Race and its Impact on Swing Music and Dance

With Respect to Music

With Respect to Dance

East Coast Swing


Recognized Dance Organizations, Lindy Hop and Jitterbug

The Refinement of Lindy Hop and Jitterbug

A Defense of the Refinement of Swing Dancing

Defining the East Coast Swing Dance Style

The Relationship Between Lindy Hop and East Coast Swing

MUSIC: Early Rock’n’Roll

Teenagers 1950-1955

Rock’n’Roll Acquires its Name

Early Rock’n’Roll and Swing Dancing

Music and Dance During the 1960s

Music During the 1960s

Dance During the 1960s

Meanwhile, Back in New York City…

Music and Dance During the 1970s

Disco Music and Night Clubs

The Roots of Disco

Tom Moulton, Mixing Music and the 12″ Single

Disco Fever

The Return to Partnered Dancing

Disco Dance Instruction

West Coast Swing and Disco

A Brief History of West Coast Swing


Arthur Murray Dance Studios

Laure’ Haile and Western Swing

Myrna Myron and Sophisticated Swing

Skippy Blair and West Coast Swing

Dean Collins, Hollywood Style Lindy Hop, and West Coast Swing

West Coast Swing and Contemporary Music

Anti-Disco Sentiment

West Coast Swing into the 1980s

West Coast Swing and Lindy Hop: Posture & Style

West Coast Swing and Lindy Hop: Music

West Coast Swing and Lindy Hop: Demographics

West Coast Swing and Lindy Hop: Summary

The Relationship Between Lindy Hop and West Coast Swing

Meanwhile, Back in New York City…

The Early 1980’s

Dance During the Early 1980’s

Urban Cowboy’s and Country Swing

PART III: Recent History: 1983 – 2005

The Seeds Are Planted: 1983-1986

Norma Miller Drops a Name

Erin & Tami Stevens Open a Dance Studio

The Quest Begins

Al Minns is Discovered

Frankie Manning Emerges From Retirement – 1986

Erin Stevens & Steven Mitchell Encounter Frankie Manning

Erin Stevens Brings Lindy Hop Back to Pasadena

Lindy Hop’s Great Ambassador

Motion Pictures

Film Documentaries

Instructional Videos

Frankie Manning in Print

Theatre and Live Performance Choreography

Awards and Honors (Partial List)

The Neo-Swing Movement: 1989-2000

Pop Culture Marketing and the Generation Gap

LA’s Royal Crown Revue and the Birth of Neo-Swing

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

The Brian Setzer Orchestra

Other Neo-Swing Artists and the Music’s Impact

The Clubs

The Movies

Neo-Swing Miscellany: 1997

The Commercial – April, 1998

Neo-Swing Miscellany: 1998

Neo-Swing Miscellany: 1999

2000: The Beginning of the End

A Post Mortem of the Neo-Swing Movement

Neo-Swing Music

Neo-Swing Dance

The Relationship Between Neo-Swing and Lindy Hop

Lindy Hop Swing Dancing Today

Lindy Hop and its Companion Dance Styles

Lindy Hop Swing Dancing in Layman’s Terms

Lindy Hop and its Music

Lindy Hop Culture

Lindy Hop Across the United States

Lindy Hop Around the World

Lindy Hop in Kansas City and Lawrence

The Dynamics of Local Swing Dance Culture

1999: Lindy Hop Swing is Introduced to Kansas City

Cat’s Corner: 1999 – 2004

The Kansas City Swing Culture Beyond Cat’s Corner

The Lawrence Swing Scene

2003: Splanky.com and the Monthly Swing Jam

2003: Kansas City Lindy Exchange

2004: The Kansas City Lindy Hop Society

2005: Kansas City Lindy Exchange

2005: kclindyhop.org

Closing Remarks and Editorial Comment
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