For sure!! Very early 40s swing is where that 'feel' really ended it think. 30's swing has a feel like nothing else, it was 'original' and real at that point. Became a little schmaltzy later on when everyone was playing it. Here is a quote form Duke Ellington that I love: "It is the repetition and monotony of the present Swing arrangements which bode ill for the future. Once again it is proven that when the artistic point of view gains commercial standing, artistry itself bows out, leaving inspiration to die a slow death." -- Duke Ellington, Downbeat, Feb. 1939 Funny how people who aren't into JAzz/Swing or dancing think 'Glenn Miller' when they think of swing. Glenn Miller is one of the 'least' played artists for dancing and rightly so. His music not not inpsire me to dance.