Author Archive | Shana Worel


People kept shouting for Hamp’s “Flying Home” and finally he did it. I had never seen such fever heated dancing. —Malcolm X in his autobiography The definitive version of “Flying Home,” recorded by Lionel Hampton, will be familiar to swing dancers, especially as the song that summons them to the floor for the Big Apple. […]

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In this series, we’ll be asking a challenging question to a variety of DJs to address a common situation for those just starting out. Say you want to start DJing, but you have no swing music in your library. You have $20 to buy 20 songs online, and you want to have enough variety to […]

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