www.swingdjs.com

www.swingdjs.com
It is currently Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:34 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:07 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:51 pm
Posts: 4
I'm going thru my music and trying to gather a good group of songs that have interesting breaks and stops to work on musicality.
Here is what I have so far and I'm hoping for some recommendations to add variety:
Any recommendations of songs that have other novel or fun breaks?

Breaks on the ONE:
Posin' (Lunceford)
A Doodlin' Song (Peggy Lee)
Watch the Birdie (O'Day)

Breaks on the FIVE:
Stuck on You (Presley)
Seduced (Leon Redbone)
I Want to be Loved By You (Sinéad O'Connor)

Breaks all over the damn place
I Diddle (Washington)
You're the Top (Dean Elliot Swing Band)

Syncopated/tricky breaks
Gonna Make it Alone (Dion)
That's It, I Quit, I'm Moving on (Sam Cooke)
Redlight (Indigo Swing)


Thanks!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:48 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2005 3:26 pm
Posts: 789
Location: menlo park
Two that come to mind immediately:

"Harlem Air Shaft", Duke Ellington, 1940, "The Blanton-Webster Band" (or any number of other albums)
(or, if you must, the LCJO recording from "Live in Swing City")
A bunch of breaks, they're all a little before 1 or 5, if memory serves.

"Blues for Stephanie", George Gee, 1998, "Swingin' Live!".
One eight-count break, on 1.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:47 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Nov 09, 2004 5:36 am
Posts: 1277
Location: London
For Dancers Only
Lunceford
Break on the 8


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:48 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:31 pm
Posts: 402
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
strong phrases or obvious breaks:
My Baby Just Cares for Me - Nina Simone
Posin' - Jimmie Lunceford or Tommy Dorsey
Pennsylvania 6-5000 - Glenn Miller
Watch the Birdie - Anita O'Day

super duper obvious: All Shook Up - Elvis


Other beats:
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me - Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - hops/breaks on the &1 &3 &5
Work Song - Nina Simone - hits on 8/1
Splanky - anyone (I like George Gee) - there's a call and response between different instruments
Halleluja I Love Her So - Ray Charles - breaks all over the place
Savoy Blip - Illinois Jacquet or Jonathan Stout - hits on 8/1
Scram - Fats Waller - freezes on 4, followed by a pop on 2 at end of phrase


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group