Spotify playlists for swing, jazz and blues ~ Swing, jazz and blues - Dance to the music

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Spotify playlists for swing, jazz and blues

I think music knowledge is important when you dance. After all it is the music that inspires us to dance in a certain way.

You dance differently to a classic swing song than you would do to a rhythm 'n' blues song or a hot jazz song. You probably end up dancing lindy hop, boogie woogie and charleston respectively.

To help my local swing dance scene, Swingkatten, I've put up a number of playlists on Spotify. There are two kinds of playlist, some have focus on type of music, others have their focus on what dance you'd like to to.

My intention is to make dancers more aware of the music and hopefully also inspire more people to become swing dj.

The playlists are collaborative which means that anyone can add songs to them. I encourage you to add your favorite songs to the playlists.

Spotify playlists

Focus on types of music:

Music for different kinds of dances

What do you think of the Spotify playlists for swing, jazz and blues? Please comment.


Tobi said...

Thanks, I was *so* longing for this...

positive affirmation said...

yeah.. you know dancing without music is no life., you can not give your full energy to dance if there's no music at all..

Anonymous said...

It would be better if someone who does not use Spotify could at least see the playlist contents.

Anonymous said...

Im in Korea, my friend, and we cannot see spotify. Would it be possible to post the list somewhere? Thank you and love the blog!

Anonymous said...

spotify is unavailable in my country so I can't see the playlist. Are you going to make it viewable as a document or something that the rest of us can see?

alsuren said...

I have my own set of playlists (check out my public profile (alsuren)) that are a bit bigger than yours, but I don't think the quality of my playlists is quite as high as yours. Pretty much all of the songs in your playlists are ones that I want to add to my own collection.

I would like to eventually make my playlists collaborative like yours, but I'm scared of other people accidentally (or on purpose) coming along and deleting my songs. How do you protect against that?

alsuren said...

A public list of the songs in these playlists can be found at

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