As I promised, the series will be continued. As long there are submissions coming in, the will be published her on Swing DJ Resources.
Alexander from Russia is responsible for the 21st alphabet.
He wrote: “I tried to find something nice on X, as the others did :). So my X is a different XYZ, it also differs from all the other songs in this list – its more modern, though it swings also :)”.
Let's jump into Alexander's list.
26 Swing Songs by Alexander Poletaev, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Alreet – Anita O'Day
Born To Swing – Lil Hardin Armstrong
Clap Your Hands on the Afterbeat – Bob Chester and His Orchestra with Dolores O'Neill
Down Home Jump – Lionel Hampton
Exposition Swing – Duke Ellington
Feedin' The Bean – Count Basie and His Orchestra
G. I. Jive – Louis Jordan
Hollywood Jump – Lester Young (with Count Basie)
I Can't Dance I Got Ants In My Pants – Nat Gonella & His Georgians
Jump Session – Don Redman And His Orchestra
Kick it – Gene Krupa and his Orchestra
Lulu's Back In Town – Wingy Manone
Mississippi – Ella Fitzgerald
Non-Stop Flight – Artie Shaw
Open House – Lionel Hampton
Papa's In Bed With His Britches On – Una Mae Carlisle
Queen Isabella – Cab Calloway and His Orchestra
Rock It For Me – Ella Fitzgerald
Shady Lady Bird – Peggy Lee & Benny Goodman
Them There Eyes – Kay Starr
Undecided – John Kirby
V Day Stomp – The Four Clefs
Watch the birdie – Gene Krupa and his Orchestra
X-Y-Z – Ritt Henn
Your Mother's Son-In-Law – Billie Holiday
Zaggin' With Zig – Benny Goodman
Credit: The original idea of the Jazz Song Alphabet had Veit Hailperin. Check out his A-Z list. Thank you Veit for this amazing idea.
What do you think about the alphabet series? Have you already discovered new songs? Let us know in the comment section below!
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