Friday, April 13, 2012

Bright lights late nights - The Speakeasies' Swing Band



I really like my newest discovery: The Speakeasies' Swing Band from Greece.Here they perform their own song Bright lights late nights.

What do you think of The Speakeasies' Swing Band? Please comment.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Swing Cats Jamboree - Louis Prima



Check out this great short film, Swing Cats Jamboree, where Louie Prima and his band performs 3-4 songs. There are also some dance in the video clip, for example a tap version of shim sham.

Do you perhaps know who the dancers and/or muscians are? Tell me.

What do you think of the video clip with Louis Prima? Please comment.

Friday, August 26, 2011

The happiest dj on earth



I found this fantastic video clip of a dj grooving to the music he is playing. I also get a little bit animated when I dj, maybe not as much as him but still. When you find music that moves you, you can sit still. This is true for all kinds of dance music.

This is a perfect example of what I call: The music made me do it.

What do you think of the video clip with the happiest dj on earth? Please comment.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Black Coffee: Careless Lovers


Do you ever wonder why swing music makes you want to dance? Could it be that infectious rhythm or could it be some else? Something completely different that makes you jitter and do strange moves. Like coffee? Black Coffee? Oh yes.

Check out this wonderful video with the band The Careless Lovers, a band made up of swing dancing musicians from the coffee loving city of Seattle.

The video is the vinner of The 2011 Swing/Jazz Dance Music Video Contest.

I'm particulary happy to spot two Uppsala dancers in the video: Emelie Decavita and Rebecka Decavita, who are currently staying in Seattle.

Another great version of Black Coffee is by the band Six Swingers.

What do you think of the video Black Coffee with the Careless Lovers? Please comment.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

"Gentlemen in Squalor" by Top Shelf Jazz

The band Top Shelf Jazz has released a video of their song "Gentlemen in Squalor". The video has a great vintage feel and some swing dancers in it. Check it out.


"Gentlemen in Squalor" Top Shelf Jazz Directed by Alex Sufit from Lexitricity on Vimeo.

What do you think of the video with Top Shelf Jazz? Please comment.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Radio show: Peppermint Candy with Broken Hearts



A new radio show called Peppermint Candy has appeared on JazzFM. It's presented by the dj duo Broken Hearts.

They describe their show as :

Peppermint Candy is a contemporary take on the swing genre, guiding listeners through the story of swing from the classic (think Ella, Billie and Duke), to contemporary outfits such as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and The Correspondents. Accompanying all this will be the latest news from gigs, festivals and events across the country, interspersed with unusual swing lingo and the day-to-day trends that swing has influenced from games, dance, food and fashion.
In the first show they talk about L.A. Noire, a new computer game about a police detective in Los Angeles in 1947 which has music from that era.

They discuss Fletcher Hendersons impact on swing music.You'll hear Minnie the Moocher by Cab Calloway, Bloodshot Eyes by Wynonie Harris. At the Swing Cats Ball by Louis Jordan.

Broken Hearts give a update of upcoming U.K. events.

Hopefully the show will appear on the web for listening.

What do you think of the radio show Peppermint Candy with Broken Hearts ? Please comment.