...The bandleader and vocalist Milton Brown helped to develop the popular Western swing genre of the early twentieth century. Born in Texas in 1903, Brown graduated from high school and worked as a cigar salesman until the Great Depression...
Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII: Genres: North America
The Continuum International, 2012
...Western Swing, a hybrid form of country jazz, was extremely popular in the southwestern USA in the 1930s and 1940s, and continues to be performed in the twenty-first century. The label ‘western swing’ was attached to the genre in the 1940s...
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