The longest title ever for a “Song of the Week”!
When I started dancing Lindy Hop in 1999, “Frim Fram Sauce” by Canadian singer and pianist Diana Krall (* Nov. 16, 1964) was one of the songs that were played all the time on the dance floor.
At the beginning of October 2012, Krall released her 11th album “Glad Rag Doll” and it sounds completely different. The album features songs from the 1920s and 1930s.
The sexy album cover – which of course is related to the topic and the song choices of the album (or just a clever move by the marketing department?) – created a lot of buzz months before the album was released.
Diana Krall & T Bone Burnett about Glad Rag Doll
Elvis Costello interviews his wife Diana Krall and record producer T Bone Burnett about “Glad Rag Doll”.
“Glad Rag Doll” is not typical swing album, but there are a few songs that work great for swing dancing.
There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth The Salt Of My Tears
The song was written by Fred Fisher and first recorded in 1928. In the Paul Whiteman movie “The King Of Jazz” from 1930, it was sung by the Rhythm Boys: Bing Crosby, Harry Barris and Al Rinker.
As a I wrote before, “Glad Rag Doll” is not only about swing but it's a beautiful jazz and blues album that I can highly recommend!
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Artist: Diana Krall
Released: October 2012
Album: [easyazon-link asin=”B009B2U73I” locale=”us”]Glad Rag Doll (Deluxe Edition)[/easyazon-link]
Tempo: 131 bpm
Dance: Lindy Hop
Click the link to download the song at
iTunes CH/EU ･ iTunes US ･ [easyazon-link asin=”B009B1YRK8″ locale=”de”]Amazon.de[/easyazon-link] ･ [easyazon-link asin=”B009B2U846″ locale=”us”]A'zon.com[/easyazon-link] ･ [easyazon-link asin=”B009B37TZQ” locale=”uk”]A'zon.co.uk[/easyazon-link] ･ HDtracks*
*'Glad Rag Doll' is available as a Master Quality Download from HDtracks!
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Every Monday, I post a new “Song of the Week“.
You can find the songs also on my Spotify playlist or on 8tracks.
Song of the Week #135: “Moten Swing” by Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra
Song of the Week #134: “I Ain't Got Nobody” by Lew Stone
Song of the Week #133: “I Found A New Baby” by Tiny Grimes
Song of the Week #132: “Hummin’ To Myself” by The Rhythm Washboard Kings
Song of the Week #131: “Tabby The Cat” by Anita O'Day w/ Stan Kenton & His Orchestra