Labels: s, cyd charissefilmmovieparty girlvideo clipyoutube. Today it's time for a break. Please enjoy this beautyful video for the song "Koop Islands Blues" by Koop. The video is made by a Koop fan, if you like to see an official music video by Koop you should check out the video "Come to me" which also features dancing by the Harlem Hot Shots.
What do you think of the song and the video? Labels: Koopkoop island bluesvideo clipyoutube. This was the bands premiere performance that starts a small tour. Jazz singer Meta Roos joined the band for the premiere evening, that had not been announced so it was a nice surprise.
Album) great full sound. The vocals by Claes Jansson and the guest singer Meta Roos was also excellent.
In the extra number, I finally found out the name of a great song: Black Nightgown composed by Johnny Mandel. Have you heard VSOP? The Firehouse Five consisted of members of the Walt Disney Studios animation department so I started to think about that there are a lot of animated Disney movies that has jazz songs.
One of the lesser known jazz songs is "He's a Tramp" from "Lady and the Tramp" which is sung by jazz singer Peggy Lee in the original film version. Peggy Lee was also a song and lyrics writer for the movie. Here is a behind-the-scenes video clip that shows how "He's a Tramp" was recorded. I can't but smile when I see the guys from The Mellomen sing the dogs' harmonies, what hilarious facial expressions, got to love that.
Maybe that's a good question to ask the Tramp? What do you think of the video clip with Peggy Lee singing He's a Tramp? Posted by Henrik at AM 3 comments. Labels: benny goodmanfilmAlbum) a trampmoviepeggy leevideo clipwalt disneyyoutube. I'm always looking for new versions of great songs, now I've found terrific hot jazz version of Diga diga doo by the Firecracker Jazz Band from Asheville, North Carolina.
One of the best versions I've heard. Listen to Diga diga doo. If I lived in Asheville I would definitely go out and see them perform, why don't you take a look at their MySpace page to see where they are playing next?
I would love to have their cd. There's a lot of good things in Asheville right now. Like Sugar Foot Stompan "old-fashioned fast-dance and hot-jazz" dance weekend that coming up July 13thth. They will have workshops taught by Chad Fasca and Midori Asakura Fasca who will teach dances like charleston and peabody.
And of course a lot of hot jazz music. Check out this video clip with Chad and Midori from the American Lindy Hop Championships where they won the Fast Dance division dancing a combination of peabody and charleston. What do you think of the Firecracker Jazz Band? Labels: charlestoncontemporary jazz bandsdiga diga dooFirecracker Jazz Bandpeabodysugar foot stompvideo clipyoutube.
You must see Nikki Yanofsky sing Airmail Special in this video clip. The Ella that we love is of course Ella Fitzgerald and Nikki Yanofsky does a fantastic performance when she scats through Airmail Special in the style of Ella Fitzgerald. Here is also a video clip where Nikki Yanofsky talks about being selected as one of the artists for the Ella Fitgerald tribute album. I'd love to see what Nikki Yanofsky does next when she finds her own voice in the world of jazz.
Go girl! How did I find out about her? Through the " Hey Mr Jesse " July episode. More on that later. What do you think of the video clip with Nikki Yanofsky singing Airmail Special?
I was only able to get there in time the for their second set. I really liked the first song: Work song written by Nat Adderly. I also enjoyed the last song, their signature melody, Good Morning Blues. In this song the rhythm section really kept it in the pocket all the time and the the whole band had great energy.
I would have liked more uptempo songs in the set instead of the more mellower songs. But maybe they played those in the first set that I missed? The photos are taken by me at and may not be used elsewhere without my permission. Have you Sleighriding - Jan Magne Førde - Enough Of That Jazz (CD Good Morning Blues? Van Morrison has had a long career and the songs from this double cd spans the years from until present.
The album has an eclectic mix of music styles. The album mostly contain what I would classify as soul songs they somewhat remind me of Sam Cooke songs mixed up with modern blues songs. A common musical theme through the album is the the use of Hammond B3 organ, Album). From a jazz and dance perspective there are only two songs on the Sleighriding - Jan Magne Førde - Enough Of That Jazz (CD that are interesting: Moondance and Centerpiece. I've heard Moondance played at dances before and here is an uptempo version of the song.
Centerpiece is the most jazzy song on the album and here Van Morrison is joined by singer Annie Ross. Annie Ross was a member of the vocal jazz group Lambert, Hendricks and Ross. Centerpiece was written by Jon Hendricks and it's my favorite song from the album. This album is a little bit a departure from the cds I usually write about so be sure to listen to the songs at Amazon before you buy it.
If you already are a Van Morrison fan, I think you will like this "best of collection". Dixieland jazz music always get me in a good mood and this is no exception. I think this video clip might come from the film Grounds for Marriage from but I'm not sure. Tell me if you know something about the clip. BTW, I just love the woman's smile. Labels: dixieland jazzfilmfirehouse five plus twomoviethe music made me do ittiger ragvideo clipyoutube.
Steal dances or cut-in dances are dances where your dance partner get stolen away from you in one way or another. The song they dance to is of course ironically chosen "They can't take that away from me" performed by June Christy.
Andrew Sutton often teaches techniques for steal dancing and has written an article about steal dancing. There is some information about "Cut-in dances" in Ralph G. In the section "Fashion, flappers and the great Gatsby" on page 59 Giordano writes about s college campuses: "The Charleston and the Varsity Drag were quite popular on college campuses.
Also popular on campus was the "cut-in" dance. The idea was that more men than woman would be invited to a dance. The men were expected to "cut-in" during the course of a dance as many times as possible with a different female during an evening.
The scene was especially prevalent during World War II when there simply were not enough women partners at military dances.
Although the custom could be annoying to leave a partner that you were enjoying dancing with for either a partner you did not like or possibly no partner at all, it was continually reinforced that it was a patriotic thing to do.
Giordanosocial dancingsteal dancetommy blacharzvideo clipyoutube. Jerry Lewis is great comic actor when it comes to adapting his expressions to fit the music. Here is a video clip with Jerry Lewis from the movie "Errand boy" where he imagines what it's like to be the boss.
More info about the film Errand boy at Internet Movie Database. If you like this clip, you'll also like Jerry Lewis in the film Cinderfella. What do you think of the video clip with Jerry Lewis from the film Errand Boy? Labels: blues in hoss flatCount Basieerrand boyfilmjerry lewismovievideo clipyoutube. Where else in the world do you have an international dance camp that goes on for five weeks with a total of approximately participants? Previously, you just got a "Huh? Ain't that cool?
Almost everything is in Swedish, but if you'd like some glipses of what it's like at the camp, take a look. You will see some of the surroundings, the classes and The Meeting. BTW, does someone know what song is played in the end of the clip when they show the social dancing?
Labels: s, ben websterc jam bluesDuke Ellingtonjam sessionsonny greersoundie. What do you think of the interview? What was the song they danced to? I've been running this blog a while now and I know that I have a bunch of regular readers.
Thank you very much for reading! I think by now you have a pretty good idea what this blog is about. However, as much as I like writing and sharing good music that makes you want to dance, I also like to connect with you, yes you!
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Labels: blogging. Sometime around The Quintette du Hot Club de France with guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grapelli as prominent members of the jazz group made a tour to England. To promote the tour and to explain the difference between jazz and the contemporary english music a short film was made for the english audience.
Here is the film with Quintette du Hot Club de France. This kind of jazz is often called gypsy jazz. The Quintette du Hot Club de France is unusual because the band has only string instruments. What do you think of the video clip with Quintette du Hot Club de France? Labels: s,django reinhardtgypsy jazzQuintette du Hot Club de FranceStephane Grappellivideo clipyoutube. Music that makes you want to dance. Sunday, July 29, Hey Mr Jesse!
July edition. Posted by Henrik at AM 0 comments Labels: dan fitzgeralddance photographykatalinlost wandering blues jazz band. Posted by Henrik at AM 1 comments Labels: katalinlost wandering blues jazz bandMadeleine Peyrouxphotography.
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