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The History of Modern Jive

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The History of Jive - Background Material

Thanks to all these sites that helped me to research the History of Jive. They don't all agree - but who knows what really happened back then!

Be especially wary of American sites that describe Modern Jive; since it never really spread across the US it is not always well understood!

It becomes obvious after doing a little research that most articles are biased by the background and dance styles of the writer. I have tried to avoid bias in my article, and only to include material validated from multiple sources, but you can probably tell that my favourite Jive is Modern Jive!

These history pages were written in 2009. Sadly most of the links below no longer work in 2023.