FAQs

What Music do you suggest for a beginner?
90’s or new swing (neoswing) usually fast, pronounced beat

Indigo Swing: All Aboard, Indigo Swing, Red Light
Lavay Smith and her Red Hot Skillet Lickers: Everybody’s Talkin’ Bout Miss Thing
Max Weinberg: The Max Weinberg 7
The Mighty Blue Kings: Come One, Come All, Meet me in Uptown
Brian Setzer: The Dirty Boogie, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Vavoom
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: This Beautiful Life, Big Bad VooDoo Daddy
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies: Zoot Suit Riot

Rat Pack (lounge)

Frank Sinatra: Sinatra’s Swingin’ Sessions
Dean Martin: Spotlight on Dean Martin
Sammy Davis, Jr.: The Best of Sammy Davis, Jr.
Steve Tyrell: A New Standard

Jazz

Diana Krall: The Look of Love
Ernestine Anderson: The Concord Jazz Heritage Series
Carmen McRae: Priceless Jazz
Helen Humes: Ain’t Nobody’s Business if I do
John Pizzarelli: Dear Mr. Cole
Gene Harris: Concord Jazz Sessions
Oscar Peterson: Plays Count Basie

Rock n Roll

Bobby Darin: As Long as I’m Singing
Bill Haley & The Comets: Rock Around The Clock
Aretha Franklin: Shakin’ 60’s
Ray Charles: Best of Ray Charles

Swing Classics

Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald: The Wonderful Duets
Anita O’Day: Let Me Off Uptown
Nat King Cole: The King Swings
Benny Goodman: The Best of Benny Goodman The Capitol Years Greatest Hits
Duke Ellington: Blue Rose
Count Basie: Swing is King
Peggy Lee: It’s a Good Day, Miss Peggy Lee
Louis Armstrong: Golden Greats, I Love Jazz

Blues Rock

Clarence Gatemouth Brown: Gate Swings
BB King: Let’s Mix
Susan Tedeschi: Just Won’t Burn
Stevie Ray Vaughan: Texas Flood
Bonnie Raitt: Luck of the Draw

Compilations

Swing This Baby: (I, II, & III)
Ultra Lounge 5: Wild Cool and Swingin’ Cocktail Mix: Volume 3