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What is Western Swing?

Before rockabilly, country boogie, or the “Bakersfield Sound,” there was Western Swing, arguably the first attempt ever to mix black Americana and white Americana and get folks dancing to it. It worked, and in the process paved the way for the musical miscegenation that would later produce rock and roll itself. Learn all about Western Swing in this, my latest entry in the encyclopedia of oldies music.

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09/16/2011 4:35AM
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