This week's song is a nice and comfy Rhythm & Blues classic.
Mr. Five By Five
Frederick “Freddie” Charles Slack (August 7, 1910 – August 10, 1965) was an American swing and boogie-woogie pianist and bandleader.
Originally, Freddie Slack was a drummer, but when he moved to Chicago in 1927, he took up the piano.
After playing with Ben Pollack, Jimmy Dorsey and Will Bradley & His Orchestra, he started his own orchestra in 1942.
Initially featuring singer Ella Mae Morse, for a short time Freddie Slack & His Orchestra were one of the more popular swing big bands, appearing in several films and recording for Capitol during 1942-1947.
Freddie Slack was based in California in the 1950s and '60s, but he faded from the spotlight at the end of the 1940s, recording a final small-group album for EmArcy in 1955.
Source and full bio: allmusic.com
Title: Mr. Five By Five
Artist: Freddie Slack & His Orchestra with Ella Mae Morse
Recorded: October 24, 1942
Tempo: 133 bpm
Dance: Lindy Hop
You can find all the songs of the series also on my Spotify playlist or on 8tracks.
Official hashtag of the series: #djcsotw
Do you like the “Song of the Week” series? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.