Art: White Dog

Though it has been fully celebrated in song & story, swing music has been neglected in the graphic arts. But circulating among swing fans in Chicago last week were a number of scrupulous lithographs on the life of swing. They were the work of one George von Physter, an oldtime doghouse slapper (string bass player) who went to Hollywood as a designer, returned to the smalltime bands with an itch to make drawings of them. The results were so deep-scarred with authenticity that swing musicians in Chicago last week had them tacked over...

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