This is another song you can find many variations of.
I played this version at the European Swing Dance Championships 2013 and I got many requests about it. Reason enough to make it a Song of the Week.
“Topsy” was written by Edgar Battle and Eddie Durham and was recorded by many famous bands, e.g. in 1937 by Count Basie or in 1938 by Benny Goodman.
There is not much information available online about bandleader Cassidy Holden. He lives in New Orleans, plays guitar and double bass and is well known as the guitarist of the Gordon Webster band.
“Topsy” and the album “Salut I Força Al Canut” were recorded while touring Europe in 2011.
Artist: Cassidy & The Orleans Kids
Released: June 6, 2011
Tempo: 240 bpm
Dance: Balboa, Lindy Hop
You can find all the songs of the series also on my Spotify playlist.
Official hashtag of the series: #djcsotw
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