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Saddlin' Up To Swing

Saddlin' Up To Swing

Playing tracks by

Ross Bon & The Mighty Blue Kings, Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Cynthia And The Swing Set, Jet Set Six, Eight To The Bar and more.

Saddle shoes, ponytails, petticoats, poodle skirts. White bucks, pompadours, Brylcreem, zoot suits. Coke floats, juke boxes, transistor radios, American Bandstand.

All in the past? Yeah, pretty much. But the music of the era lives on. Rock 'n' Roll obviously. But you might be surprised that Swing, after a strong revival in the 80’s and 90's, is still alive and well today.

Google "swing dance" for your area and you'll find any number of swing dance organizations and dance instructors. It's great exercise and the steps you learn work for swing, rock 'n' roll, blues, and I don't know what else.

Here’s some great dance tunes that, with few exceptions, were all recorded this century.


ps Can you spot the American Swing Music band from Italy?