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    Hi, im trying to find swing songs from the 1920-1930 era (the type of swing music you would hear in a movie portraying a jazz club of a big mob hangout)
    basically i don't know how exactly this type of music is called and if tried searching but there seems to be something up with there servers, and when it works i can't really find what im looking for.

    basically nice danceable up beat music...

    any help would be greatly appreciated

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  3. Music   -   #2
    CrumbCat's Avatar Cachaça or Cachaça
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    How about 'Swing Music"?

    This is from

    While New Orleans jazz has improvised ensembles, when jazz started becoming popular in the 1920s and demand was growing for larger dance bands, it became necessary for ensembles to be written down, particularly when a group included more than three or four horns. Although Swing largely began when Louis Armstrong joined Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra in 1924 and Don Redman began writing arrangements for the band that echoed the cornetist's relaxed phrases, the swing era officially started in 1935 when Benny Goodman's Orchestra caught on. Swing was a major force in American popular music until the big-band era largely ended in 1946. Swing differs from New Orleans jazz and Dixieland in that the ensembles (even for small groups) are simpler and generally filled with repetitious riffs, while in contrast the solos are more sophisticated. Individual improvisations still paid close attention to the melody but due to the advance in musicianship, the solo flights were more adventurous. The swing-oriented musicians who continued performing in the style after the end of the big band era (along with later generations who adopted this approach) were also playing "mainstream." The many stars of swing during the big band era included trumpeters Louis Armstrong, Bunny Berigan, Harry James, and Roy Eldridge; trombonists Tommy Dorsey and Jack Teagarden; clarinetists Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw; tenor saxophonists Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, and Ben Webster; altoists Johnny Hodges and Benny Carter; pianists Teddy Wilson, Art Tatum, Earl Hines, Count Basie, and Nat King Cole; guitarist Charlie Christian; drummers Gene Krupa and Chick Webb; vibraphonist Lionel Hampton; bandleader Glenn Miller; and singers Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Jimmy Rushing. — Scott Yanow

    Related Styles: Big Band Electric Blues Classic Female Blues Boogie-Woogie Dixieland Western Swing GNR Jazz Bop Progressive Big Band Cool (West Coast Jazz) Dance Bands Doo-Wop Jump Blues Hard Bop Stride Vocal-Pop Classic Jazz New Orleans Jazz Modern Big Band Vocalese Cabaret Mainstream Jazz Standards Trad Jazz Exotica Jive Space Age Pop Lounge Traditional Pop Waltz Vocal Jazz Retro Swing Sweet Bands Dixieland Revival

    Some Important Albums
    Sings the Cole Porter Song Book [Complete] [1956] by Ella Fitzgerald Nipper's Greatest Hits: The 40's, Vol. 2 [1991] by Various Artists
    Indispensable [US] [1928] by Jack Teagarden Study in Frustration/Thesaurus of Classic Jazz [1923] by Fletcher Henderson
    Yes, Indeed! [1939] by Tommy Dorsey Johnny Hodges with Billy Strayhorn and the Orchestra [1961] by Johnny Hodges
    Stomp It Off [1934] by Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra Popular Recordings (1938-1942) [1938] by Glenn Miller
    Ken Burns Jazz [2000] by Fletcher Henderson Pure Gold [1988] by Glenn Miller
    Mercy, Mercy [1968] by Buddy Rich That's a Serious Thing [1928] by Jack Teagarden
    Blues from Kansas City [1941] by Jay McShann Blanton-Webster Band [1939] by Duke Ellington

    Some Important Songs
    Jumpin' at the Woodside by Count Basie
    Honeysuckle Rose by Fats Waller
    One O'Clock Jump by Count Basie
    Seven Come Eleven by Charlie Christian
    Let Me off Uptown by Roy Eldridge
    Heebie Jeebies by Louis Armstrong
    St. Louis Blues by Louis Armstrong
    Flying Home by Lionel Hampton
    Sing, Sing, Sing by Benny Goodman
    Minnie the Moocher by Cab Calloway
    In the Mood by Glenn Miller
    Tangerine by Jimmy Dorsey
    How High the Moon by Ella Fitzgerald
    A-Tisket, A-Tasket by Ella Fitzgerald
    Caravan by Duke Ellington
    Two O'Clock Jump by Harry James
    It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) by Duke Ellington
    I Got Rhythm by Django Reinhardt
    Muskrat Ramble by Louis Armstrong
    Solo Flight by Charlie Christian
    Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) by Ella Fitzgerald
    Nuages by Django Reinhardt
    Stop! The Red Light's On by Roy Eldridge
    For Dancers Only by Jimmie Lunceford
    On the Sunny Side of the Street by Lester Young
    Polka Dots and Moonbeams by Frank Sinatra
    Rosetta by Earl Hines
    Jumpin' Blues by Jay McShann
    Are You Hep to the Jive? by Cab Calloway
    Jumpin' Jive by Cab Calloway

    Some Important Artists
    Louis Armstrong Charlie Barnet
    Count Basie Louie Bellson
    Bunny Berigan Chu Berry
    Don Byas Cab Calloway
    Benny Carter Charlie Christian
    Buck Clayton Cozy Cole
    Nat King Cole Jimmy Dorsey
    Tommy Dorsey George Duvivier
    Harry "Sweets" Edison Roy Eldridge
    Duke Ellington Ella Fitzgerald
    Slim Gaillard Benny Goodman
    Stephane Grappelli Freddie Green
    Sonny Greer Lionel Hampton
    Coleman Hawkins J.C. Heard
    Frequently Accessed Artists
    Frank Sinatra Louis Armstrong
    Billie Holiday Duke Ellington
    Ella Fitzgerald Nat King Cole
    Oscar Peterson Django Reinhardt
    Count Basie Quincy Jones
    Wynton Marsalis Lester Young
    Coleman Hawkins Mel Tormé
    Cab Calloway Benny Goodman
    Art Tatum Peggy Lee
    Diana Krall Glenn Miller
    Stephane Grappelli Ben Webster

    Hope that helps.


  4. Music   -   #3

    thanks man !!!

    helped allot, feel like suck a net newb


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