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It Don't Mean a Thing if it ain't got that Swing!

Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 17 January 1976

'SWING IS HERE' was the title of a 1936 recording by Gene Krupa and his All-Stars featuring the molten trumpet of Roy "Little Jazz" Eldridge. If Gene were alive today, he'd be stunned to know that swing is back!

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