- Korean lindy hopper Nalla Kim has created a list of songs that a swing DJ should consider not playing for various reasons, particularly racist content. (And yes, it includes music featuring Steven Mitchell singing.) This seems particularly helpful for non-English speaking DJs. A crowd-sourced project, you can suggest a song for the list using this form.
- We’re big fans of the music legendary swing guitarist of Django Reinhardt. Surprisingly, there has never been a movie made about his life until today. “Django” is a French-production focusing on his flight from France in German-occupied Paris in 1943. Streaming on Amazon.
- Last but certainly not least, those of you in the New York swing scene have long been dazzled by the sartorial artistry of Lana Turner of Harlem. Lana is featured in a lovely photo essay in a recent edition of The New Yorker with several stunning photos of Lana’s many fashion treasures. She is kind of our hero.
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