Okay, so, I need some Swing music? :p And I don't really know any.?

So, I need some Swing music, like fast beat, dancing, Swing music. And it can be something similar to


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. It would be hella helpful :DD

Shpanks :D

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  • 9 years ago
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    Well the answer really depends on your definition of "fast" and "swing".

    For example, if I wanted fast swing music, I would choose "White Heat" recorded by Jimmie Lunceford. It's the same song used for this swing dance dance competition:


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    I'm going to assume, first, that you are into "Neo-Swing" which is modern swing music from the late 90's, that had a lot of influence from Jump Blues and Rock. Here's a list of some "Neo-Swing" bands and songs, which is modern pop swing like like your example.

    (band name - song name)

    Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Cruel Spell

    Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Who's that Creepin

    Brian Setzer Orchestra - Americano

    Brian Setzer Orchestra - Jump Jive and Wail

    Brian Setzer Orchestra - You're the Boss

    Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Cherry Poppin' Daddy Strut

    Colin James - Safronia B

    Ditty Bops - Sister Kate

    Double Down - All In

    Flying Neutrinos - Mr. Zoot Suit

    Gas House Gorillas - Find a Little Boogie

    Gas House Gorillas - Quiet Whiskey

    Jive Aces - Planet Jive

    Martini Max - Gangster Man

    Phat Cat Swinger - Phat Cat Swinger

    Phat Cat Swinger - Volcano Joe

    Royal Crown Revue - Beyond the See

    Royal Crown Revue - Hey! Pachuco

    Royal Crown Revue - Too Young

    Royal Crown Revue - Zip Gun Bop

    Squirrel Nut Zippers - Good Enough for Grandad

    Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hell

    Squirrel Nut Zippers - Put a Lid on It

    Stray Cats - Stray Cat Strut

    Stray Cats - Rock This Town

    Zoot Suit Revue - Money Cash

    Now if you like Brian Setzer's version of "Jump, Jive n' Wail", it's originally a jump blues song that originated in the late 40's and 50's. If you're into how that song sound, you should listen to these jump blues and early rock n' roll songs:

    Big Six - We the Boys Will Rock Ya!

    Bill Haley and His Comets - Burn That Candle

    Bill Haley and His Comets - Rock this Joint

    Bill Haley and His Comets - See Ya Later Alligator

    Bill Haley and His Comets - Shake Rattle and Roll

    Bull Moose Jackson - Big Ten Inch

    Bull Moose Jackson - Why Don't You Haul Off and Love Me

    Clarence "Frogman" Henry - Ain't Got No Home

    Dion - Runaround Sue

    Flattop Tom and His Jump Cats - Cats Meow

    George Whitesell - Hide and Seek

    Indigo Swing - Another Day in LA

    Indigo Swing - Blue Suit Boogie

    Julie Lee - Last Call for Alcohol

    Jump Jones - Sittin' On It All The Time

    Louis Jordan - Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens

    Louis Jordan - Caldonia

    Louis Jordan - Saturday Night Fish Fry

    Louis Prima - 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days

    Louis Prima - Bannana Splits For My Baby

    Louis Prima - Just a Gigolo

    Louis Prima - Whistle Stop

    Mighty Blue Kings - Meet Me In Uptown

    Mighty Blue Kings - Ragg Mopp

    Rob Rio - Fat Girl Boogie

    Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums - Daddy-O

    Stompy Jones (aka Swing Session) - Boogie Woogie on a Saturday Night

    Stompy Jones (aka Swing Session) - Juke Box Judy

    Stompy Jones (aka Swing Session) - Mondine

    Stompy Jones (aka Swing Session) - Saxawoogie

    Stompy Jones (aka Swing Session) - Well Well My Love

    Wynonie Harris - Bloodshot Eyes

    Wynonie Harris - Wasn't That Good?

    Now, you might not be interested in Big Band music, but that's where all of swing comes from. Most of the music does not come off as "high energy" like Neo-Swing for two reasons: 1) Recording technology wasn't great back then, and 2) It's hard to capture the energy of a big band on a recording, even today; however, the best dances I've ever been too have been with a full 20 piece big band!

    Regardless, you should check out these required songs from the Big Band Era:

    Andrews Sisters - Bounce Me Brother with a Solid Four

    Andrews Sisters - Hold Tight

    Anita O'Day & Gene Krupa - Drum Boogie

    Artie Shaw - Go Fly a Kite

    Artie Shaw - Man From Mars

    Artie Shaw - Crumbum

    Benny Goodman - Life Goes to a Party

    Benny Goodman - Sing, Sing, Sing

    Benny Goodman - Swingtime in the Rockies

    Bill Elliot Swing Orchestra - Bill's Bounce (live)

    Bill Elliot Swing Orchestra - Camp Hollywood Special

    Bill Elliot Swing Orchestra - Mildred Won't You Behave

    Campus 5 - Diga Diga Doo

    Campus 5 - Doin' at the Doing

    Count Basie - Jumpin' at the Woodside

    Count Basie - Shorty George

    Count Basie - Swingin' The Blues

    Count Basie - Corner Pocket

    Count Basie - Splanky

    Duke Ellington - C Jam Blues

    Ella Fitzgerald - Solid as a Rock

    Ella Fitzgerald - Too Darn Hot

    Fletcher Henderson - Christopher Columbus

    Glenn Miller - American Patrol

    Glenn Miller - Bugle Call Rag

    Glenn Miller - Jeep Jockey Jump

    Lionel Hampton - Flying Home

    Louis Armstrong - Let's Call the Whole Thing Off

    Solomon Douglas Swingtet - Indiana

    Tommy Dorsey - One O'clock Jump

    Tommy Dorsey - Well, Git It!

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

    Of course the classic Swing song is Sing, Sing, Sing by Benny Goodman. I'm a personal fan of In the Mood by Glenn Miller.

    Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley and the Comets is another classic.

    Chattanooga Choo Choo (Glenn Miller) and Take the A Train (Duke Ellington) are other good ones.

  • 9 years ago

    i would highly recommend listening to the overtones, they are a ratpack/swing band. they're really good!!

    Gambling man


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    or something faster



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    hope this helps :)

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