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Western Swing & Country Boogie

Western swing is a style of popular music that evolved in the 1920s in Southwest America among the region's popular Western string bands. Fundamentally an outgrowth of jazz, much Western swing is dance music with an up-tempo beat consisting of an eclectic combination of rural, cowboy, polka, and folk music, New Orleans jazz or Dixieland, and blues blended with a jazzy "swing" and played by a hot string band often augmented with drums, saxophones, pianos and, notably, the steel guitar.

Boogie is a repetitive, swung note or shuffle rhythm, "groove" often used in country music. By the 1930s, swing bands such as Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Louis Jordan all had boogie hits.

This description is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses materials from the Wikipedia article "Western swing" and "Boogie".

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