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Swingin' at the Savoy: The Memoir of a Jazz Dancer Paperback – 26 Apr 2001

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  • Paperback: 261 pages
  • Publisher: Temple University Press; New Ed edition (26 April 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1566398495
  • ISBN-13: 978-1566398497
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 162,239 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A refreshing look at the history of swing dancing is Swingin' at the Savoy.... Miller has not only created an entertaining history of swing, but more importantly, gives the reader a sense of the personalities of people and places most have only heard of. The book is unique as a humorous autobiography, full of youthful antics and charm. Delightful anecdotes and photos of big bands give us a view of swing music and its popularity in a real world aspect different than most music historians today." -Lance Benishek, Dancing USA "This is an important book, bringing some much-overdue attention to the swing dancers who along with the musicians defined the era." -Robert Tate, Jazz Now

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"This is an important book, bringing some much-overdue attention to the swing dancers who along with the musicians defined the era."
Robert Tate, Jazz Now


"A refreshing look at the history of swing dancing is Swingin' at the Savoy.... Miller has not only created an entertaining history of swing, but more importantly, gives the reader a sense of the personalities of people and places most have only heard of. The book is unique as a humorous autobiography, full of youthful antics and charm. Delightful anecdotes and photos of big bands give us a view of swing music and its popularity in a real world aspect different than most music historians today."
Lance Benishek, Dancing USA

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