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What Swing/Blues/Big Band tracks are great to Jive to?

 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:44 pm    Post subject: What Swing/Blues/Big Band tracks are great to Jive to? Reply with quote

Having recently enjoyed the Mojive Meets Swing freestyle where a wide range of tracks was played, generally excellent choices, I would be interested in compiling a list of these sort of tracks that people know are good to Jive to.

I'll start it off but would welcome any additions :
(I'm lacking Glenn Miller or other Big band tracks in particular)

Bette Midler - On A Slow Boat To China
Bill Pinkney - Gonna Move Across The River
Blues Brothers - Sweet Home Chicago
Brian Seltzer - Lady Luck
Brian Setzer Orchestra - You're the Boss
Candye Kane - It Ain't Over
Candye Kane - What You Need Is A Big Fat Woman
Casey MacGill - Whadaya Want
Casey MacGill - Late Night Swing
Clarence Henry - Ain't Got No Home
Dana Gillespie - Mainline Baby
Dana Gillespie - Pencil Thin Papa
Dana Gillespie - Rockin´Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu
Dinah Washington - Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
Dynamic Breakers - Pride & Joy
Earl Thomas - The Way She Shakes That Thang
Eugene Bridges - Movin' And A Groovin'
Girly and the Blue Caps - Wholesome Blues
Indigo Swing - (Today's The Day) I'm Glad I'm Not Dead
Indigo Swing - Another Day In LA
Indigo Swing - How Lucky Can One Guy Be
Indigo Swing - Regular Joe
Indigo Swing - So Long!
Indigo Swing - Swing Lover
Jamie Cullum - I Get The Sweetest Feeling
Johnnie Johnson - Tanqueray
Johnnie Johnson Band - Kansas City
Johnny Ferreira - Rock On
Jools Holland - Be My Guest
Jools Holland - Let The Good Times Roll
Jools Holland - Tuxedo Junction
Jools Holland & Blind Boys Of Alabama - Rock Me
Jools Holland & Solomon Burke, Eric Clapton - Mabel
Killer Joe - Sharks In the Water
King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys - Let 'em Roll Again
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers - Voo It
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers - Big Fine Daddy
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers - Busy Woman Blues
Lavern Baker - That's All I Need.mp3
Lou Rawls and Diana Reeves - Fine Brown Frame
Marcia Ball - Fool In Love
Marcia Ball - Shake a Leg
Marcia Ball- Fool In Love
Marcia Ball, Angela Strehli, Lou Ann Barton - Good Rockin' Daddy
Matthew Cooper - Caldonia
Michael Buble - How Sweet It Is
Michael Buble - Lazy River
Michael Buble - Save The Last Dance For Me
Michael Buble - Summer Wind
Michael Buble - Sway
Michelle Wilson - You Got What It Takes
Microwave Dave - Last Call for Alcohol
Microwave Dave- Roadrunner
Nappy And Kip - Down In The Bottom
Nappy And Kip - Rocket 88
O Tones - Blue Light Boogie
Robbie Williams - Beyond The Sea
Robbie Williams - Miss Jones (Bridget Jones' Diary)
Rockin' Louie & Mamma Jammers - Club Savoy
Roomfull Of Blues - Blue, Blue World
Roomfull Of Blues - Hot Little Mama
Roomfull Of Blues - Sugar Coated Love
Solomon Burke - Good Rockin' Tonight
The Jive Aces - Singing In The Rain
The Mills Brothers - Opus One
Tom Jones And Jools Holland - Good Morning Blues
Ute Lemper - All That Jazz
Van Morrison - Whinin Boy Moan
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of my favourite tunes of all time our from Bobby Darin...

Mack The Knife
Hello Dolly
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Beyond The Sea
Sunday In New York

Proper big band tunes, that I can't be the only one who enjoys, as they always seem to fill the floor when I play them!

And in my opinion no other version of Mack the knife comes close to Bobby Darin's!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:00 pm    Post subject: Jive and Swing Tracks Reply with quote

Really glad someone started this thread.

Just a few more tracks to try out:

Jonny Lang - Rack 'Em Up
Indigo Swing - My Baby Just Cares for Me
Indigo Swing - Red Light
Eight to the Bar - Ooh Papa Do

Jive and Swing ... the ideal combination. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok...and a few more :

Boz Scaggs - T-Bone Shuffle
Candye Kane - Throw It In The Trash Can Love
Candye Kane - Who's Been Sleeping In My Bed.
Geraint Watkins - At Last
House of Blue Light - Night Train
If I Don't Dance - Kelly Hunt
IndigoSwing - My Baby Comes 'Round at 8
Lady With The Big Cigar - Swingerhead
Maria Muldaur - Blues for Hoagy (Laid back blues)
Maria Muldaur - Midnight At The Oasis
Royal Crown Revue - The Walkin' Blues
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stuff I've heard and like (a lot) and danced to and are at the top of my head:

Michael Buble - Just haven't met you yet
Michael Buble - All of me
Michael Buble - Call me Irresponsible

Will Young - I won't dance

Frank Sinatra - The way you look tonight
Frank Sinatra - Got you under my skin

Dean Martin - Sway
Dean Martin - All in a nights work

Nat King Cole - L.O.V.E.
Nat King Cole - Let there be love
Natalie Cole - Orange Coloured Sky

(I gave myself 5 mins and thats what came out in the time. I may now go and produce a wish list!)
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SJ, here's a starter for ten (16 actually, who's counting... Wink ) of full on Big Band Swing. Most rarely see the light of day on a MJ floor, Conversely In the mood is almost played to death!! Come on DJ's, give something else a try!! Smile


1. Opus One – Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra
2. Take the A Train – Duke Ellington
3. It don’t mean a thing – Duke Ellington
4. Hello Dolly – Louis Armstrong
5. Top Hat, White Tie and tails – Louis Armstrong
6. American Patrol – Glenn Miller
7. Little brown Jug – Glenn Miller
8. A string of pearls – Glenn Miller
9. Tuxedo junction – Glenn Miller
10. In the Mood* - Glenn Miller
11. Chattanooga Choo choo – Glenn Miller
12. (I’ve got a girl in) Kalamazoo – Glenn Miller
13. From Russia with love – Count Basie
14. Sing Sing Sing – Benny Goodman
15. Lets Dance – Benny Goodman
16. Begin the beguine – Artie Shaw
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jiveonaut wrote:

Natalie Cole - Orange Coloured Sky


You beat me to it! Definitely one of the best IMHO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwM4NA0Jq7I
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