The December episode of the podcast Hey Mister Jesse is just released.
Hey Mr Jesse is a great monthly podcast where the swing djs Jesse Miner and Manu 'Spuds' Smith talk about swingin' music that matters to dancers.
Download the December 2008 episode of Hey Mister Jesse. (~50 MB, mp3)
Take a look at what more is in the show: read the show notes for Hey Mister Jesse December 2008.
My contribution to the show:
In the spirit of Thankgivin I want to thank you for yet another year of great podcasts. I'm looking forward to next year. Keep them coming!
Here are some swingin' tips for December:
First, I'd like to a recommend a jump blues song called "Where Did You Go, Bettie Page" by the guitarist Rick Vito (who played in Fleetwood Mac).
Bettie Page was a pinup model in the 1950's, who "disappeared" for a long time and then became a pop culture icon. Well, at least for people interested in retro culture, she was not as main stream as for example Marilyn Monroe.
The song is available on the album "Band Box Boogie". You can listen to it at
My second tip is a book: I'd like to a recommend a great book about swing music: "Swing : The Essential Listening Companion" by Scott Yanow.
The book contains a lot of biographies of swinging jazz musicians, band leaders and vocalists along with detailed recommendations and reviews of some of their albums.
This is a great resource to discover more about swing musicians and swing music.
Take a look at what I've written about the previous Hey Mr Jesse podcasts.
What do you think of the Hey Mr Jesse December podcast? Please comment.