Although I have not been as outspoken as d_nice, I feel strongly that much of the history of swing is well understood and in general consistently repeated by those how were there. This is also readily available on the web through Peter's site (caljazzdance). I think that where data is available, it, rather than hearsay, urban legend or outright myth, should be provided. A number of people, including d_nice, have invested enormous amounts of time, energy and thought into determining the history as best they could. Respect for this is a very good thing.