What are some other "swing beat" songs like hound dog by elvis presly?
- Christine SLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Technically, "Hound Dog" has a Rock n' Roll beat. The drums hit sharp on 2 and 4, while the bass player is playing every count.
With a swing beat, the bass or rhythm guitar would strum on every count, while the drum's play "in the pocket" which is to hit an accent between the odd and even counts.
For a great example of that swing beat, listen to Count Basie's "Easy Does It":
For more music like "Hound Dog" then you'll want to listen to early Rock n' Roll and Jump Blues artists like:
Bill Haley and His Comets
Bull Moose Jackson
Or Modern Bands that recapture that sound:
Mighty Blue Kings
Steve Lucky and the Rumba Bums
Stompy Jones (aka Swing Session)
If you want swing beat stuff then check out anything by Basie along with:
Or modern swing bands like:
Jonathan Stout and His Campus Five
Pete Jacobs War Time Radio Revue
George Gee Big Band
Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra
Anyways, I hope that helps!
If you are interested in talking about (or atleast reading other peoples opinions on) swing music, then you'll want to check out this website:
You will also want to check out this PodCast, that talks all about swing music. There are lots of past episodes you can listen to:
If you want a little inspiration about swing dancing, then check out this video from a professional Lindy Hop competition:Source(s): I'm a swing dancer and swing music DJ.
- RebeccaLv 44 years ago
the entertainer. just look up "rags" and you'll get tons