1 September 1, 2010

Swingin’ Into Soul

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Ray Charles – soul pioneer On September 4th dancers will be descending on Top Cats in Placentia for 1st Saturday Swing’s Swing and [...]

20 January 20, 2010

7 Lindy Hop Songs for the New Year

By |2010-01-24T00:19:14-08:00January 20th, 2010|Music|0 Comments

Benny Goodman and His Orchestra

Benny Goodman and His Orchestra

Now to some of you more "seasoned" dancers out there, this list might sound a little outdated. Even I could agree to that, however, I am finding that more and more people haven't heard some of the classic songs that were apart of the swing resurgence some 14 years ago. No, I'm not talking neo-swing, I'm talking classic big band swing. So I have put together a list of songs that I think you should either hear for the first time, or sit down and get reacquainted with. In no particular order:
12 January 12, 2010

The Legend of Billie Holiday

By |2010-01-24T00:19:27-08:00January 12th, 2010|Music|0 Comments

Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959)

As seems to be infamous with many legends of the swing era, the life story of Billie Holiday isn’t clear cut and various versions of her life float about, so you really don’t get a list of facts that tell you who Billie Holiday was, rather you get stories, many of them contradictory, and it’s up to you to choose which stories to believe and create for yourself a picture of the woman, the singer, and the legend that we know as Billie Holiday.
15 April 15, 2009

Any suggestions for swing music?

By |2010-02-16T21:39:56-08:00April 15th, 2009|Music|0 Comments

Herbie Kay Orchestra

Herbie Kay Orchestra

So you are interested in swing music, but don't know where to start? Follow us after the break for a quick list of some (by no means any where near complete list) of my favorite traditional and contemporary swing artists.
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