Swing Lyrics

While New Orleans jazz has improvised ensembles, when jazz started becoming popular in the 1920s and demand was growing for larger dance bands, it became necessary for ensembles to be written down, particularly when a group included more than three or four horns. Although swing largely began when Louis Armstrong joined Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra in 1924 and Don Redman began writing arrangements for the band that echoed the cornetist's relaxed phrases, the swing era officially started in 1935 when Benny Goodman's Orchestra caught on. Swing was a major force in American popular music until the big-band era largely ended in 1946.
Artists Discs Lyrics
·     Artie Shaw Lyrics 0 13
·     Benny Goodman Lyrics 21 38
·     Betty Johnson Lyrics 0 16
·     Big Joe Turner Lyrics 0 14
·     Billie Holiday Lyrics 13 348
·     Billy Strayhorn Lyrics 0 2
·     Bing Crosby Lyrics 19 266
·     Bobby Scott Lyrics 0 1
·     Cab Calloway Lyrics 5 93
·     Duke Ellington Lyrics 41 39
·     Ella Fitzgerald Lyrics 0 553
·     Ethel Waters Lyrics 0 9
·     Fats Waller Lyrics 3 22
·     Five Lyrics 0 76
·     Frank Sinatra Lyrics 60 1164
·     Frankie Laine Lyrics 5 57
·     Glenn Miller Lyrics 33 68
·     Harold Arlen Lyrics 0 36
·     Harry Connick, Jr. Lyrics 28 223
·     Harry James Lyrics 8 13
·     Horace Brown Lyrics 0 2
·     James Darren Lyrics 5 26
·     John Pizzarelli Lyrics 0 31
·     Johnny Desmond Lyrics 0 4
·     Kay Kyser Lyrics 0 16
·     Kay Starr Lyrics 0 19
·     Lena Horne Lyrics 9 18
·     Louis Armstrong Lyrics 46 203
·     Louis Jordan Lyrics 3 34
·     Louis Prima Lyrics 7 20
·     Margaret Whiting Lyrics 0 15
·     Nat King Cole Lyrics 0 309
·     Quincy Jones Lyrics 9 23
·     Rosemary Clooney Lyrics 27 80
·     Sammy Kaye Lyrics 0 11
·     Spike Jones Lyrics 4 25
·     Stacey Earle Lyrics 0 39
·     Teresa Brewer Lyrics 3 32
·     Tom Morley Lyrics 0 4
·     Tommy Dorsey Lyrics 6 29
·     Vaughn Monroe Lyrics 3 21
·     Woody Herman Lyrics 0 6