The Track Podcast - Reading List

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By The Track Podcast

Frankie Manning: Ambassador of Lindy Hop

Frankie Manning

$25.95 $23.87

Read Frankie Manning's autobiography as mentioned in Episode 25 of The Track Podcast featuring co-author Cynthia Millman

Swingin' at the Savoy (Revised)

Norma Miller

$31.95 $29.39

Read Norma Miller's memoir as mentioned on Episode 28 of The Track Podcast

Indianapolis Jazz: The Masters, Legends and Legacy of Indiana Avenue

David Leander Williams

$31.99 $29.43

Learn more about jazz in Indianapolis as mentioned in episode 6 of The Track Podcast featuring Dawn Hampton

Stomping the Blues

Albert Murray

$17.95 $16.51

"Right now, I'm reading Stomping the Blues. I was expecting [it] to be academic. Wow. It's art. It's almost poetry." Evita Arce, Episode 49

Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life

Geoffrey Ward and Wynton Marsalis

$17.00 $15.64

"He's talking about making music with other people. It's about the collaborative effort that that is jazz." Evita Arce, Episode 49

Steppin' on the Blues: The Visible Rhythms of African American Dance

Jacqui Malone


"One of the heroes of [Frankie Manning: Ambassador of Lindy Hop] is this wonderful writer, Jacqui Malone, who's done several books. She did Stepping on the Blues: History of Jazz and Blues Dancing. She's an incredible scholar and writer [and s]he was an advisor on the book." Cynthia Millman, Episode 25

Swing Shift: All-Girl Bands of the 1940s

Sherrie Tucker


"Cheri Tucker, who's a brilliant scholar at the University of Kansas, wrote the book Swing Shift about all-girl bands of the 1940s..." Dr Christi Jay Wells, Episode 47

Dance Floor Democracy: The Social Geography of Memory at the Hollywood Canteen

Sherrie Tucker


[Cheri Tucker] "talks extensively about the idea of swing memory as war memory and how discussions of, and cultural remembrances of, the swing era are necessarily tied to this nostalgic, hetero-normative, whitewashed, heavy-scare-quotes-innocent understanding of who we were as a country during World War II." Dr Christi Jay Wells, Episode 47

Jazz Dance: The Story of American Vernacular Dance

Marshall Stearns and Jean Stearns

$21.00 $19.32

Learn more about the history of Lindy Hop as featured in each episode of The Track Podcast!

Good Morning Blues: The Autobiography of Count Basie

Count Basie


"I told him the only count I know is Count Basie." Dawn Hampton, Episode 6

Between Beats: The Jazz Tradition and Black Vernacular Dance

Christi Jay Wells


Written by Dr Christi Jay Wells, Episode 47