Articles tagged swing

Reassessing Ella Fitzgerald: ‘The First Lady of Song’ at 100

Famous but underrated, widely imitated but never equaled, Ella Fitzgerald has proven a surprisingly elusive figure in American culture.

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - “Dinah” (audio) (premiere)

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy swings it hard on the classic Louis Armstrong tune, "Dinah".

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Royal Jelly Jive - “Dear Mr. Waits” (video) (premiere)

Royal Jelly Jive brings elements from swing and prohibition era jazz into the modern age by blending those sounds with blues, rock and even hip-hop in the groovy bits.

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The Dustbowl Revival: With a Lampshade On

If these cats don’t get you out on the dance floor, you need to see a doctor about your missing pulse.

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Bumper Jacksons - “Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down” (audio) (premiere)

The Baltimore band delivers a raucous performance of an old gospel standard.

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Duke Ellington and His Orchestra: The Conny Plank Session

A rare treat for jazz enthusiasts comes in the form of a surprising new addition to Duke Ellington's tremendous catalog.

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Billie Holiday: The Centennial Collection

The Centennial Collection serves as a masterful representation of Billie Holiday’s enduring legacy.

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13 Oct 2014 // 12:30 PM

JW-Jones: Belmont Boulevard

With some luck, we’ll be talking about JW-Jones in the same breath as we do Johnny Winter and Jimmie Vaughan.

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The Dustbowl Revival: Holy Ghost Station EP

Holy Ghost Station is exceptional considering the wide range of musical territory that is covered.

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Various Artists: Swing Diskoteka

It's the irrepressible upbeat bounce of the swing that differentiates this music from other sub-genres of electronic music -- the very lighthearted carefree kick that it has.

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‘Frank Sinatra: Concert Collection’ The Master at Work, Captured Here

These live performances demonstrate Frank Sinatra's constant transformation; from the Jersey wiseguy monologues to singing that lays bare his soul, as though he’s shining a spotlight down a well.

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Marshall Ford Swing Band: It’s About Dam Time

The old material has been renovated rather than modernised.

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Players Lose Control in ‘Tales from the Borderlands’

// Moving Pixels

"This is an interactive story in which players don’t craft the characters, we just control them.

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