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What defines swing as a music genre/style?

Which patterns are commonly found in swing music? Which are swing's key and defining characteristics? What makes a swing song a swing song?
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How do electro-swing artists get that old cracky gramophone voice?

When listening to Electro Swing songs such as Booty Swing by Parov Stelar , I am encountered with the familiar "old voice" in most swing songs that feature a woman singing, but the voice is low ...
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what genre is this soundtrack? any similar tracks? (bending clarinet jazz swing)

What genre is this soundtrack in the following video? https://youtu.be/U6r7Khd-0o4 I would say jazz swing but it's a too broad description to find any similar tracks. Can you name similar tracks, ...
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Where is the one count? How can I identify it? [Ella Fitzgerald: In A Mellow Tone]

I'm attending a swing dancing class. We are counting from one to eight and start our dance on the one count. I'm struggling a bit to find the one count for the jazz tunes we dance to. Please, take for ...
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“there's one place to go - this is it” or similar, Sinatra?

I've spent more than an hour to find a song with a lyric containing something like "If there's one place to go - this is it" (or "I know one place"...), probably by Frank Sinatra or someone making ...
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What kind of dancing style is shown on AronChupa's Little Swing video?

What kind of dancing style is shown on AronChupa's Little Swing music video?
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What is the name of this jazz song used in this video at this point?

Video is Mike Boyd: "This Week I learnt to split apples" https://youtu.be/aPNTutAtbSU?t=2m57s
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Is this song swing?

Here is a song by Benny Carter, which I believe is originally from Duke Ellington: things aint what they used to be What is the style of this song? Is it swing?
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Do me from behind

I hear a lot of electro swing (like Anella, Caravan Palace, Swingrowers, ...) on YouTube and I once stumbled upon a song with the lyrics [...] but you just want to do me from behind. [...] But I ...