“How Could You” by Billie Holiday
I had my best dance this week to this lovely song. It’s one of my favorites.
I hope this song beings you some joy today :)
Reblogging myself because this song is so wonderful and I STILL remember the amazing dance I had to this song.
"Gin for Christmas" - Lionel Hampton
*In the process of adding some really fun Christmas songs to the Dropbox, including this gem. I cannot stress enough how amazing jazz-on-line.com is. They have a huge collection of swing, western swing, bluegrass, and early blues. They do have a limit of 50 songs per day, but they’re free, legal downloads and they’ve made my music library a much more interesting place.
Easily my favorite Dorsey/Sinatra tune.
I love early Sinatra so much. So romantic. So sentimental.
The band last night was pretty interesting to dance to, but they definitely have a great sound. I love ‘em.
Also, there is nothing I love more than being grabbed by the waist during a dance. Hnnnng.
Balboa is HOT!
Balboa on the River
DJ Set – Thursday 27 September, 2012
Balboa on the River is such a fantastic event – bringing together balboa fanatics and dabblers with great music, workshops and company.
I was honoured to score the third set of the opening night.
My aim was to feature a mix of big band specifically suited to balboa as well as sections of tunes with a dixie/NOLA rhythm to ensure high spirits and fun dancing. Also, play as many tracks with vocals rather than instrumentals.
A huge thank you to the organisers of this wonderful weekend.
Seq / Name / Artist / Album / Duration / BPM
1 / Fariboles (07-03-42) / Alix Combelle / Complete Jazz Series 1942 – 1943 / 2:48 / 208
2 / Whoa Babe / Lionel Hampton / Complete Lionel Hampton Victor Sessions / 2:52 / 200
3 / It Ain’t Right (07-01-36) / Stuff Smith / Complete Jazz Series 1936 – 1939 / 2:41 / 190
4 / Jump, Jack, Jump / Andy Kirk & Twelve Clouds Of Joy / Andy Kirk’s Finest Hour Part 1 / 3:03 / 189
5 / Nac Ritm / Estradni Orkestr Pod / Swing Era in Europe (1930 - 1950), Vol. 2 / 2:56 / 202
6 / Alreet / Gene Krupa / Let Me Off Uptown Original Recordings 1939 – 1945 / 2:39 / 195
7 / The End of the Day (An Absence of Gin) / Laique / Cravin’ Just a Little Misbehavin’ / 3:45 / 185
8 / Minor Swing / Biréli Lagrène / Gipsy Project & Friends / 2:47 / 214
9 / Blue Skies / The Cats & The Fiddle / The Very Best Of / 3:03 / 210
10 / Stealin’ Apples / Captain Glenn Miller and the AAFTC Orchestra / The Missing Chapters Vol. 1: American Patrol / 3:22 / 210
11 / Taps Miller / Count Basie / Beaver Junction Vol.2 / 3:22 / 192
12 / Milenberg Joys / Gordon Webster / Live in Philadelphia / 3:45 / 192
13 / St. Louis Blues / Folke Eriksberg, Thore Jederby & Olle Sahlin / Swedish Jazz History, Vol. 3 (1937-1939) - Rhythm and Swing / 2:45 / 205
14 / I Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody None o’ My Jelly Roll / Combo Royale / Slaughterhouse Stomp / 3:46 / 212
15 / Czechoslovak Journey / Grame Bell, And His Dixie / Graeme Bell And His Dixieland Jazz Band / 2:35 / 194
16 / Royal Garden Blues / The Dutch Swing College Band / Vintage Dutch Swing College Band, Vol. 2 / 3:09 / 206
17 / The Right Somebody to Love (04-09-36) / Willie Bryant / Complete Jazz Series 1935 – 1936 / 3:14 / 193
18 / Smiles / Coleman Hawkins / Saga Jazz: European Delights 1933-1939 / 3:03 / 181
19 / Lullaby Of Birdland / George Shearing Quintet / Lullaby Of Birdland – Single / 2:41 / 188
20 / As Long As I Live / Hetty Kate / Kissing Bug / 2:39 / 176
21 / I Cover the Waterfront / Sam Cooke / Tribute to the Lady / 2:11 / 197
22 / Flying Home / Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five, featuring Hilary Alexander / Jammin’ the Blues / 3:27 / 191
23 / Swingtime In The Rockies / Teddy Stauffer / Ballhaus Berlin / 2:57 / 193
24 / In the Mood for Swing / Benny Carter / Benny Carter: The Ultimate Collection / 2:35 / 205
25 / Hey! Stop Kissin’ My Sister / Fats Waller / 1940-1941 / 2:50 / 190
26 / You Shall Reap What You Sow (02-02-38) / Lil Hardin Armstrong / Complete Jazz Series 1936 – 1940 / 3:02 / 182
27 / Undecided (10-28-38) / John Kirby / Complete Jazz Series 1938 – 1939 / 3:01 / 200
28 / Rag Mop / Jimmy Dorsey and His Dorseyland Jazz Band / Balboa Swing, Vol. 5 (DJ Wuthe am Grammophon) / 2:53 / 205
29 / There’s Rhythm In Harlem / The Mills Blue Rhythm Band / Harlem Jazz Classics / 3:10 / 208
30 / Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives Me / Firehouse Five Plus Two / Firechief Rag / 2:47 / 228
Awesome set! I enjoy your playlists.