The Frankie Manning Foundation is happy to welcome guest bloggers on a number of topics. Kicking off our brand new Lindy Hop DJ Corner is Michael Gamble:
HELLO, MICHAEL GAMBLE HERE
I wish to keep in touch with you, dancers and DJ’s, about my passion for huge band songs. Mostly, I want you to fall in deep love with it how i've, and, if you’re a DJ, to take it upon yourself to guarantee this stuff saturates the dance flooring. I’m gonna make countless suggestions, over numerous articles, but this very first one is in order to get united states rolling and introduce the topic.
I will provide information in a simplified method in which ideally makes it easy to get. If you learn you are contemplating certain details (“who’s that clarinet soloist??”) that are not listed, I welcome commentary and concerns, and will attempt to update/reply with information that may prove of good use.
IN THIS POST
I am going to record big bands and songs alphabetically, cleverly preventing the have to position all of them in virtually any subjective way.
I will feature “big” groups of varied sizes. And though there is a range, I’ll state no less than 10 musicians matters as “big” for this number.
I will feature a spotify connect to most of the songs at the bottom of post.
GET THIS MUSIC AND ENJOY IT
- Al Cooper & Their Savoy Sultans – Sophisticated Jump
- Andy Kirk & His Twelve Clouds of Joy – Walkin’ and moving’
- Artie Shaw & Their Orchestra – All Things Are Leaping’
- Benny Goodman & His Orchestra – Roll ‘Em
- Boots & His Buddies – Rhythmic Rhapsody
- Charlie Barnet – The Right Idea
- Chick Webb & His Orchestra – Blue Lou
- Count Basie & Their Orchestra – Sent For You Yesterday
- Duke Ellington Orchestra- Stepping Into Swing Community
- Gene Krupa & Their Orchestra – Boogie Blues
- Earl Hines & Their Orchestra – Riff Medley
- Edgar Hayes & His Orchestra – Meet The Band
- Erskine Hawkins & Their Orchestra – Rockin’ Rollers’ Jubilee
- Fletcher Henderson & Their Orchestra – Christopher Columbus
- Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra – Little Brown Jug
- Glenn Miller & His Orchestra – Johnson Cloth
- Harry James Big Band – Rose Area
- Jimmie Lunceford & Their Orchestra – Fine For Baby
- Larry Clinton & His Orchestra – Sugarcoat Stomp
- Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra – Till Tom Specialized
- Lucky Millinder Orchestra – How About That Mess
- Teddy Powell – Teddy Bear Boogie
- Teddy Wilson – Jumpin’ For Joy
- Will Bradley – All Of That Meat no Potatoes