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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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Gotta go with @nahchoo on this one...One song at a time...If The Music moves me, I'm not inclined to concern myself with the genre unless it will help me find the song again.

....That said, The Glenn Miller Orchestra's version of Tuxedo Junction has to be just about the best song in the world to get 'those special moments' started.

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I agree @EricC28201. It all depends on the piece of music. Sometimes I can't tell what genre a particular song fits into. Don't know if this is swing or not, but I always fond of "Minnie The Moocher".

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Swing music is a wonderful change of pace, for every now and then. But as for dancing, Swing Music beats Rock and Roll every time, for me! Truth be told though, I enjoy lots of different music genres. From Opera to Outrageous, I kinda like 'em all!!



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We go out dancing in NYC where there are bands who still swing every night of the week.
George Gee plays Swing 46 every Tuesday.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5IjxQPrxMM

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@aprilnyc  That must be a blast! 🙂

 

Thanks for the George Gee. I was unfamiliar. Great stuff!

 

 

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@Epster  I listened to those electro swing albums you got me all during my road trip ... now Tommy Dorsey sounds fresh. lol

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@Epster  I listened to those electro swing albums you got me all during my road trip ... now Tommy Dorsey sounds fresh. lol


@HammH  She told me. 🙂  Glad the trip went well; can't wait to hear the stories. 🙂

 

 

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52 minutes of the best big bands of the swing era

 

 

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An hour 12 of nostalgic Christmas music (from the 20s, 30s and 40s)

 

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Over 3 hours of 40s big band, swing and jazz music

 

 

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yes, Swing; I cut my teeth on straight-ahead jazz(Coltrane, etc.)& then got into swing. When I 'discovered'  Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller & songs like "Sing, Sing, Sing"I discovered that my 60-something mother  loved it dearly.  Benny Goodman Orchestra played Dallas Starplex outdoor concert in the late 70's/early 80's & we went- a priceless memory. both mom & Goodman.  She used to sing "Fly me to theMoon" for me- my favorite. Swing? yes!!!  I  still have casette of al lthings of big band favorites. Now let's talk Coltrane, et al.

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@l483260l  HI!

 

Mine is a musical family. Mom was a radio DJ; Dad was a radio DJ's friend. 🙂 Pretty much all of us kids grew up singing and playing publically (on stage and in the church choir). One sib is an accomplished violinist; all of the others play at least one musical instrument.

 

We were exposed to all stripes of music, and to this day there are really only a couple genres I don't much care for. Though I am a rocker at heart, I used to organize a regional fiddle contest. 🙂

 

DH isn't a big band era swing fan, but he likes electro swing. 🙂 His musical taste continues to fascinate me. He's very precise about what music he likes. Me, I'm not a genre snob. I mean, I see bleed-over and similarities more than genre rules and custom.  I guess I'm a musical jailbreaker. 🙂

 

 

 

 

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BENNY GOODMAN - SING SING SING (clip) - YouTube

 JUST FOUND THIS ONE- CLASSIC!!!

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An hour of swing music.

 

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An hour 18 of swing and jazz music. (PARTY! :))

 

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Tommy Dorsey  Deep Night

 

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Tommy Dorsey   Darn That Dream

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Tommy Dorsey  I Concentrate on You

 

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Tommy Dorsey   The Lamp Is Low

 

 

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Tommy Dorsey Diane

 

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Tommy Dorsey  Now It Can Be Told

 

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Tommy Dorsey  No Regrets

 

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Tommy Dorsey  You Leave Me Breathless

 

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Tommy Dorsey  Who

 

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Tommy Dorsey  Marie

 

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Caravan Palace   Rock It For Me

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Caravan Palace  Dramophone

 

 

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Caravan Palace   Brotherswing

 

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Caravan Palace   Jolie Coquine

 

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