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ISBN: 0822324857 / ISBN-13: 9780822324850

Swing Shift: All-Girl Bands of the 1940s

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Filled with firsthand accounts of more than 100 women who performed during the World War II era, "Swing Shift" offers a history of this significant ... Show synopsis

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  • Swing Shift: All-Girl Bands of the 1940s (Duke University Press) – Hardcover (2000)
    by Sherrie Tucker

    Swing Shift: All-Girl Bands of the 1940s

    Hardcover, Duke University Press
    2000
    English
    413 pages

    ISBN: 0822324857
    ISBN-13: 9780822324850

    The forgotten history of the "All-Girl" big bands of the World War II era takes centre stage in Sherrie Tucker's "Swing Shift". American demand for swing skyrocketed with the onslaught of war as millions - isolated from loved ones - sought diversion, comfort, and social contact through music and dance. Although all-female jazz and dance bands had existed since the 1920s, now hundreds of such groups, both African American and white, barnstormed ballrooms, theatres, dance halls, military installations, and makeshift USO ... Show more

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