What kind of music is "swing"?

This page links to some sound clips so that you can hear examples of the music to which Lindy Hoppers dance. What is more, for a modest outlay (much cheaper than iTunes!), you can download individual tracks or the entire album from thie links on this page.

     The first Swing Era:


BEWARE: the 1960s "Las Vegas Swing"/ "Lounge Swing" (as typified by Frank Sinatra) is generally not suitable for swing dance (even though some local DJs play it at supposedly swing dance events).

Please buy your music legally, and do not embarras us by asking us to make illegal copies of our CDs: we will not do so.

To return to the homepage, click here; for a more technical description of swing, please click here.