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What are some other "swing beat" songs like hound dog by elvis presly?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    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":

    http://www.amazon.com/Easy-Does-It/dp/B000UBOLE0/r...

    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

    Wynonie Harris

    Julie Lee

    Bull Moose Jackson

    Roy Brown

    Louis Jordan

    Or Modern Bands that recapture that sound:

    Mighty Blue Kings

    Rob Rio

    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:

    Duke Ellington

    Cab Calloway

    Benny Goodman

    Artie Shaw

    Tommy Dorsey

    Jimmie Lunceford

    Chick Webb

    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:

    http://www.swingdjs.com

    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:

    http://www.yehoodi.com/mrjesse/

    If you want a little inspiration about swing dancing, then check out this video from a professional Lindy Hop competition:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myJj0mNNe1Y

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    Source(s): I'm a swing dancer and swing music DJ.
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  • 4 years ago

    the entertainer. just look up "rags" and you'll get tons

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