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Swing! - Episode 1, "When Swing Was King"
(Published: June 18, 2010)

Soulandjazz.com Presents:

A brand new monthly show . . .
Hosted and Produced by J. Scott Fugate, "The Jazz Evangelist"

Episode 1 - "When Swing Was King"

It's completely free, absolutely legal, presented in rich CD quality, and available for immediate listening or downloading right here:

Welcome to the first edition of a brand new show here on SoulandJazz.com, which expands our collective jazz lexicon even deeper to include the origins of jazz, and opens our internet portals ever wider to embrace the entire Swing era.

As cutting edge as some of our shows may be on Soulandjazz.com - it's important to acknowledge the history of Jazz in all its incarnations.

There was a time in American history when Jazz was celebrated - in fact, it was the most popular style of music in the country. It was soon exported throughout the world, and was enthusiastically embraced just about everywhere. This episode remembers some of the most popular songs and artists that were spreading their music throughout the world during the 1930's and 1940's, such as Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and many more.

So hop aboard my swinging time machine and let me take you back to time when Swing was king and the big bands reigned supreme! Enjoy the ride!

If you have any comments, questions, requests or suggestions - please let me know at Scott@SoulandJazz.com


Episode 1 - "When Swing Was King"

Artist - "Track" - Album - Year - (Label)

Benny Goodman Orchestra - "Sing, Sing, Sing" - The Essential Benny Goodman - 1937 - (Sony)

Tommy Dorsey Orchestra - "Well, Git It!" - Yes, Indeed - 1942
 - (RCA Victor)

Glenn Miller Orchestra - "In the Mood" - Chattanooga Choo Choo, The #1 Hits - 1939 - (RCA)

Benny Moten's Kansas City Orchestra - "Moten Swing" - Ken Burns Jazz - 1932
- (Columbia/Legacy)

Chick Webb & His Orchestra - "Harlem Congo" - Spinnin' The Web - 1937
- (Decca / GRP)

Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra - "Tuxedo Junction" - The 20th Century Gabriel & Tuxedo Junction Orchestra - 1939
- (Dutton Vocalion UK)

Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra - "Cherokee" - I'm Beginning to See The Light ("The War" series by Ken Burns) - 1939
- (Sony)

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" - The Duke, The Essential Collection - 1932
- (Columbia / Legacy)

Count Basie & His Orchestra - "Jumpin' At The Woodside" - The Complete Decca Recordings - 1938
 - (Verve)

Gene Krupa & His Orchestra - "Drum Boogie" - Best of the Big Bands - 1941
- (Sbme Special Mkts.)

Coleman Hawkins All Star Octet - "The Sheik of Araby" - Body and Soul - 1940
- (RCA)

Jones-Smith Incorporated - "Oh, Lady Be Good!" - The Essential Count Basie, Vol. 1 - 1936
- (Columbia)

Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra - "For Dancers Only" - For Dancers Only - 1937
- (GRP)

Artie Shaw & His Orchestra - "Begin The Beguine" - Begin The Beguine - 1938
- (Bluebird / RCA)

Music Bed provided by:
Cyrus Chestnut & Eric Reed - "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" - Plenty Swing, Plenty Soul - 2010 - (Savant)

More Information: http://www.soulandjazz.com/category/swing/episode-1-when-swing-was-king/

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