I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music, Roy Eldridge; Hecklers Hopmousethief wrote:So... more song choices?
Heckler's Hop; Same as above
After You've Gone; Stuff Smith; The Mad Genious of The Violin V1
I Got Rhythm; Lester Young; KC Sessions
Alot depends on your crowd. If it's not a fast crowd you might not want to use the 250+ tunes suggested so far. You might want to try lower 200's with lots of energy. Things like chick webb "don't be that way" or "bill's bounce" or "swingtime in the rockies" or "swingin' the blues."mousethief wrote:So... more song choices?
Actually, I think that song is only about 240 or so. Maybe 260.yedancer wrote:"Shanghai Shuffle" - Fletcher Henderston, Tidal Wave
Every generalization (except this one) has its exceptions. Often, the exceptions somewhat prove the rule through their infrequency. My experience in many different scenes over nine years is that a jam-friendly scene ultimately gravitates toward the same four or five couples going out and doing the same routines with the same moves every time. When that happens, it's much better to break up the jam-friendly culture than stagnate.main_stem wrote:Funny when Emily and I went out in the jam in Austin, we didn't have a set routine. In fact we had only danced onece before that. So everything was off the cusp including the fyling sandles. I even danced with a couple of other follows that I had never danced with in the jam because they just wanted to get out there.Lawrence wrote: ... just the preference of certain dancers who prepare routines for fast dance jams because they know the speed will prevent most people (who don't have pre-programmed routines) from going out there.
More over when ever I get into a jam I don't have a set partner or a routine. If the music is swinging I want to be a part of it. Even if I look like ass and can't throw in some fancy arieal.
Once again LAWrence you are overgernaralizing.