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Best of contemporary swing music

#1 Post by LazyP » Fri Oct 10, 2003 5:44 pm

I'm part owner of a company that among other things act as record company and release retro music (swing, jump blues, rockabilly etc.)
We're thinking about making a collection of modern swing music (modern as recorded after 1990 and artists that still are active, and swing as in classic swing - no neoswing or jump blues etc)
The album should primarily (though not exclusively) be marketed for the jazz audience in Europe to show what modern swing music exists, but also be a great sampler for dancers wanting to buy music for lindy hop.
So I wonder if you would pick songs for an album like this, what artists and songs would you choose.

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#2 Post by funkyfreak » Fri Oct 10, 2003 11:26 pm

Local favorite Boilermaker Jazz Band, one of their more Lindy Hop friendly records being one of their latest, Panama. A great testament to powerful New Orleans early jazz. (samples)

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#3 Post by gatorgal » Sun Oct 12, 2003 7:24 pm

Please contact one of our local artists here in South Florida, Abbe Samuels at abbes12@aol.com or visit her website at http://www.abbesamuels.com/vision.html.

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#4 Post by russell » Sun Oct 12, 2003 8:12 pm

Classic big band swing with Swing City from Sydney downunder at

http://www.swingcity.com.au/cd.html

Includes samples of the tracks. Includes some great arrangements of classic tracks and some solos from James Morrison (trombone/trumpet) who has toured with Gene Harris in the days of the Philip Morris Superband.

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#5 Post by Ron » Mon Oct 13, 2003 11:43 am

Eddie Reed Big Band
Mora's Modern Rhythmists
Campus Five
Peter Davis
Bill Elliott Orchestra
Jennie Lobel
Ernie Krivda

and for jazzy bluesy vocalists:
Barbara Morrison
Lavay Smith

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#6 Post by Roy » Mon Oct 13, 2003 3:19 pm

Yoko Noge and the Jazz be Blues, does some great swinging Blues.

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#7 Post by kbuxton » Mon Oct 13, 2003 3:52 pm

Porkpie, but they don't have a CD out yet.

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#8 Post by falty411 » Mon Oct 13, 2003 7:11 pm

Porkpie was pretty sweet when I heard them play in Seattle.

Also, I must say that Josh Collazo and His Feetwarmers are my current favorite contemporary band. They are from Socal.
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#9 Post by yedancer » Mon Oct 13, 2003 7:27 pm

falty411 wrote:Also, I must say that Josh Collazo and His Feetwarmers are my current favorite contemporary band. They are from Socal.
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#10 Post by SpuzBal » Mon Oct 13, 2003 8:23 pm

The Feetwarmers rule.

However, I have to admit that, in my book, John Reynolds and his Hollywood Hotshots* win out by a hair.

*Sort of a catch-all name for any group containing (usually) John Reynolds (g), Ralph Reynolds (washboard), and Westy Westenhofer (b, tuba).

Bonebrake's Syncopators are awesome as well.

Oh yeah, and I don't think that anyone's mentioned the Titan Hot Seven yet. They're not strictly a swing band, but any jazz band I've ever heard would be hard-pressed to top the TH7.
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#11 Post by Yakov » Tue Oct 14, 2003 7:49 am

word to the BMJB!

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#12 Post by LazyP » Tue Oct 14, 2003 7:55 am

kbuxton wrote:Porkpie, but they don't have a CD out yet.
They don't have to have a cd out yet, as long as I can get a good recording.
Still in the end we will have to choose from what we can get and make the collection as good as possible.
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#13 Post by KevinSchaper » Tue Oct 14, 2003 11:58 am

LazyP wrote:
kbuxton wrote:Porkpie, but they don't have a CD out yet.
They don't have to have a cd out yet, as long as I can get a good recording.
Still in the end we will have to choose from what we can get and make the collection as good as possible.
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#14 Post by Soupbone » Tue Oct 14, 2003 1:08 pm

Folks keep telling me that the Titan Hot Seven are the shiz. They have CDs out, I do believe.
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#15 Post by SpuzBal » Tue Oct 14, 2003 3:00 pm

They have four. Three are under the names Titan Hot Five or Titan Hot Seven, and one is something like Jeff Barnhardt and Bob Draga with the Titan Hot Five (I think all this info is correct).
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