Durring the dancing couples. A newspaper reporter
Durring the nine-teen twentys and thirties the music scene was as popular as ever.
There was the Jazz Era durring the twenties and the Swing Era durring the thirties. Merging into the early twenties a type of improvised music , called Dixieland Jazz was being recorded. Famous artists includeing Louis Armstrong and Kid Ory were very popular to the people. This music was a hit till nine-teen twenty three. Jazz musi was the popular music durring this decade. Than durring the nine-teen thirties many types of music was popular.
This decade of the thirties was the Swing Era. Swing is a Jazz style music that emerged at this time. This type of music has a fast paced beat and included a band of about ten musicians or more.
The swing era of the thirties dates back to the early twenties , where the black community , while dancing to contemporary Jazz music , discovered the Charleston and the Lindy Hop. On March 26 , 1926 , the Savory Ballroom opened its doors in New York. The Savory was an immediate success with its block-long dance floor and a raised double bandstand. Nightly dancing attracted most of the best dancers in the New York area. Stimulated by the presence of great dancers and the best black bands , music at the Savory was largely Swinging Jazz. One evening in 1926 , following Lindbergh’s flight to Paris , a local dance enthusiast named “Shorty George” Snowden was watching some of the dancing couples.
A newspaper reporter asked hin what dance they were doing , and it just so happened that there was a newspaper with an article about Lindbergh’s flight sitting on the bench next to them. The title of the article read , “Lindy Hops The Atlantic , ” and George just sort of read that and said , “Lindy Hop” and the name stuck. In the mid 1930’s , a bouncy six beat variant was named the Jitterbug by the band leader Cab Calloway when he introduced a tune in 1934 entitled Jitterbug. With the discoverey of the Lindy Hop and the Jitterbug , the communities began dancing to the contemporary Jazz and Swing music as it was evolving at the time , with Benny Goodman leading the action. Dancers soon incorporated tap and jazz steps into their dancing.