Everything about the swinging music we love to DJ
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A while back, when I was just getting into swing dancing, I was browsing Vinyl Fever's budget rack, and I came across this CD by Duke Heitger & His Swing Band. It was cheap CD, and I bought it.
Now, many Basies and Ellingtons later, I'm very impressed with this CD. This is a very skillful band. The players stay together very well, and in general, the recording sounds very much like a vintage recording, except that the sound quality is superb. They have a couple of other CDs out, but I haven't heard those. If you haven't heard this band before, check it out!
Last edited by Matthew on Tue Apr 06, 2004 3:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I like this quote from the Allmusic description of the Duke Heitger CD pictured at the top of this thread:
Compliments (condolences) to Johnny and Kari....The 1990s Swing revival has been a mixed blessing for jazz fans; a lot of the practitioners talk the talk, walk the walk and wear the uniforms, but simply don't cut it as songwriters or performers because they rely too heavily on rock and omit any classic material from the genre. In spite of the appearance given by the cover of this CD, this is the Real McCoy.
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Austin Lindy Hop
Yes, though some are quite fast - well outside of the 120-170 BPM (thanks for the reviews!) range that you like. In a range of about 110-180 there are seven tracks that I'd play. CD Universe lets you hear previews of all of the tracks.Ron wrote:So are there any songs you can play for Lindyhoppers?
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