Popular Swing pieces?

I'm sitting in my sisters dance recital and some swing music caught attention to my ear, wouldn't mind some for my ipod.. I'm looking for good swing composers,bands, or titles of pieces to kinda introduce me.. Thanks guys :)

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Benny Goodman--Sing, Sing, Sing--everyone knows this piece!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtB6dijjWl8

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    Duke Ellington--It Don't Mean a Thing (if it ain't got that swing)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDQpZT3GhDg

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    Slim Gaillard--Flat Foot Floogie

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFVeJ4wHWdQ

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    Ella Fitzgerald--Mr. Paganini (PLEASE listen to this whole song--she is AMAZING! you won't regret it)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZfw5kr_YmE

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    Diana Krall (not original singer)--Fly Me to the Moon--not completely swing, but I like her version of this song

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVCgf6_M7i4

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    Dean Martin--Sway (jazz, but has a bit of a swing--and as my grandma says, "he was one hunk of a man!")

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsgL35RCGcc

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    Hopefully that gives you a start! I do so love jazz!

  • 1 decade ago

    Most of the songs here are good for East Coast Swing or a really fast Lindy Hop. You could also do a Charleston to some of them...just make sure they're not too long and the leader isn't as "mean" as the ones at Ball State University.

    In the Mood by Glenn Miller

    Jump Jive and Wail by Louis Prima

    Zoot Suit Riot and Brown Derby Jump by Cherry Poppin' Daddies

    Sing Sing Sing by Benny Goodman Orchestra (lots of stuff by Goodman is really good)

    Almost anything from Brian Setzer Orchestra (This Cat's on a Hot Tin Roof, Rock this Town, Nosey Joe...and many more)

    Life Goes to a Party (it starts slow but it gets much more danceable)

    Source(s): I'm a person who loves to swing dance.
  • 1 decade ago

    Check out some of the Jazz Divas! and the guys too...

    for starters:

    Ella Fitzgerald (Early stuff)

    Frank Sinatra

    and jazz bands:

    again for starters:

    Count Basie Big Band.

    I suggest you repost this in the Jazz section, more people will answer and you will piss off less people. Us classical music lovers really hate non-classical questions....

    EDIT:

    Maybe Billie Holiday or Dinah Washington would be better suggestions for a female jazz singer... They are more swingish!

  • 1 decade ago

    Most swing music is big band jazz; try the jazz category for more answers.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    try pieces from musicals like

    fame

    chicago

    good pieces:)

  • Chrys
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    www.amazon.com and put swing in the music category.(it will put you In The Mood....)

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