I'm sure, this is a version not everybody would play at a swing dance event, just because of personal taste.
However, the Andrews Sisters landed a big hit with it in 1939.
Hold Tight, Hold Tight
Written by: Leonard Kent, Edward Robinson, Jerry Brandow, Willie Spottswood, Leonard Ware
With the success of the Andrews Sister’s version, writing credits came into dispute.
Sidney Bechet claimed rights as the song was part of his 1924 work “Want Some Seafood Mama” that was refused publication due to supposedly obscene lyrics; Bechet was denied.
Even when the credits were given to the five above (who were members of Bechet's group), disputes continued. It has been stated that the song is made of parts of older songs in the public domain.
Source: Second Hand Songs
Sidney Bechet's version
The first release of Hold Tight was 1938 by Sidney Bechet & His Orchestra.
More Informations about The Andrews Sisters:
Title: Hold Tight (Want Some Sea Food Mama)
Artist: The Andrews Sisters & The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
Tempo: 192 bpm
Dance: Lindy Hop, Balboa
You can find all the songs of the series also on my Spotify playlist.
Official hashtag of the series: #djcsotw
Which version do you prefer? Would you play it for dancers? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.