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Swing Music Anyone?

Do you prefer Swing and Big Band music to Rock and Roll? This is the place to share your favorites. What are you listening to? What memories do these songs bring back?

 

 

 

 

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Amy Winehouse   Someone To Watch Over Me

 

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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Ella Fitzgerald   Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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Peggy Lee & The Benny Goodman Orchestra   Why Don't You Do Right?

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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Frank Sinatra  Begin the Beguine

 

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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Artie Shaw  Begin the Beguine

 

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Songbook (album is about an hour long)

 

 

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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Wozers! George and Ira Gershwin songbook. This video is over an hour long!  Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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George Gershwin  Rhapsody In Blue

 

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy  Save My Soul

 

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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Louis Prima, Keely Smith  Old Black Magic

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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Ella Fitzgerald   Fascinatin' Rhythm

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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Glenn Miller   A String Of Pearls

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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Glenn Miller Orchestra  Moonlight Serenade

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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Who says Swing is dead? Check out this video of a flash mob dancing to Swing at the Denver Airport. 🙂

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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"...Who says Swing is dead? Check out this video of a flash mob dancing to Swing at the Denver Airport....".

 

I love that video. I have searched, for some time, on flash mobs in general. There have been some really good video's, with all sorts of music. Anyone interested in flash mob music should 'google' it and see what is out there.

  


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The Brian Setzer Orchestra  Jump Jive An' Wail

 

Some of you probably remember Brian Setzer from the rockabilly group Stray Cats. (see below for refresher :))

 

 

Stray Cats  Stray Cat Strut

 

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@Epster wrote:

 

The Brian Setzer Orchestra  Jump Jive An' Wail

 

Some of you probably remember Brian Setzer from the rockabilly group Stray Cats. (see below for refresher :))

 

 

Stray Cats  Stray Cat Strut

 


@EpsterTHX. I know you posted these for me. Man Surprised  RE: Sinatra, I prefer instrumental versions of Begin the Beguine. Crazy Sinatra fan, as you know, so how weird, right? Brian Setzer's recent stuff is on my running playlist.

 

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@HammH  I did. 🙂  With ya on the Begin the Beguine. It loses something when there are vocals (odd coming from a vocalist, eh?)

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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The Speakeasies Swing Band  Bright Light Late Nights

 

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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Here's an example of one one of the 'modern' bands recording swing music.

 

 

The Speakeasy Three  When I Get Low, I Get High

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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@Epster wrote:

Who says Swing is dead? Check out this video of a flash mob dancing to Swing at the Denver Airport. 🙂

 



Hey, that was fun! I enjoy dancing to Swing, or more precisely, The Jitterbug. I learned it from my older cousins. 

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@MaVolta  Glad you enjoyed it. One day I want to be part of something like that dancing flash mob. Bet it's a total kick! 🙂

 

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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@MaVolta  Glad you enjoyed it. One day I want to be part of something like that dancing flash mob. Bet it's a total kick! 🙂

 

 


Oh, that would be cool!

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In the Mood - Glenn Miller

 

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@MaVolta Oh man! Glenn Miller! We listened to so much of his music as kids! I really love swing  & big band music. Adore the dancing gramdma video, too! Rawr! 🙂

 

Thanks for posting both of these. 🙂

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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Inspiration anyone? This one's a treasure. Keep on dancing, Grandmas! 

 

 

"Music can change the world because it can change people." - Bono
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Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong   Dream a Little Dream of Me

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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Possibly my fave rendition.

 

 

Duke Ellington Orchestra, Ivie Anderson vocal  It Don't Mean A Thing

 

 

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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Technically not swing, but a fun arrangement anyway.

 

String Quartet version It Don't Mean A Thing

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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Duke Ellington and Bill Coleman  It Don't Mean A Thing (1970)

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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