This song is more in the tradition of Jump Blues and maybe a little bit untypical for that series but why not mix it up from time to time. We had a Blues last week and I also wanted to stay with it this week. It's a funny song to play with as dancers. Jump It With A … [Read more...] about DJ Chrisbe’s Song of the Week #249: Jump It With A Shuffle
This is a quite interesting tune. Savoy Blues (1950 version) You get New Orleans jazz feeling, you get some Boogie Woogie piano and then you get an awesome pumping rhythm section. And then there is this very dirty trombone by Kid Ory. Savoy Blues (1945 version) And here … [Read more...] about DJ Chrisbe’s Song of the Week #248: Savoy Blues
There is not much known about Skeets Tolbert, but at least we have his music. Big Fat Butterfly About Skeets Tolbert The text is taken from Wikipedia (which refers to Howard Rye, "Skeets Tolbert". Grove Jazz online) Campbell Aurelius "Skeets" Tolbert (February 14, 1909, … [Read more...] about DJ Chrisbe’s Song of the Week #247: Big Fat Butterfly
This week's song is a very interesting tune by Cab Calloway - music-wise and lyrics-wise. But listen yourself. How Big Can You Get You can learn more about Cab Calloway here: Song of the Week #129: At The Clambake Carnival On a side note: Retro-swing band Big Bad … [Read more...] about DJ Chrisbe’s Song of the Week #246: How Big Can You Get?
This song got a lot of recognition back in 2010 when Kevin St. Laurent & Jo Hoffberg performed a routine to that song. Communications Let's have a look at the clip from the Classic Lindy competition at ILHC 2010: In fact, I don't spin many Slim (& Slam) tracks … [Read more...] about DJ Chrisbe’s Song of the Week #245: Communications