Top 15 Neo-Swing|
I know swing isn't everyone's cup of tea and some would even question what place it has on
a rockabilly site. I'd counter that by saying, put your pre-conceived ideas to one side
and just listen to the music without trying to pigeon-hole it. To my mind, neo-swing isn't
too far from big band rock 'n' roll and r'n'b. So for those who don't mind a little bit of
the swing revival, here's a few bands to enjoy.
Ray Collins Hot Club - Barefoot
The original Ray Collins Hot Club video of their song floor-filler, Barefoot. Shot in
black and white the video is so authentic, you'd absolutely bet your house that this was
from the 50's. Brilliant.
Squirrel Nut Zippers - Put A Lid On It
Great song, great video, great performance from the hot and talented Katherine Whalen
Short but sweet ad for todays Andrews Sisters. A fun group with a great sound, this quick
promo should get you hooked.
Lindy Hop Showdown 2006
A seven minute dance-off with some of the best lindy hop you'll ever see.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Mr. Pinstripe Suit
Black and white promo with the gangster look. One of my favourite swing songs.
Brian Setzer Orchestra - In The Mood
Promo with Hollywood glitz and some hot-rods. MTV with some style at last.
Royal Crown Revue - Somethings Gotta Give
Fun promo for the legendary Royal Crowns.
Vicky Tafoya - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Vicky Tafoya and the Big Beat, live at The Rhythm Riot 2004 on her first show in England.
She seemed to rock the joint.
King Pleasure - Mr Blues Is Coming To Town
Professional slot from BBC TV with their great cover of the Wynonie Harris classic. One of
the top bands on the circuit they were swinging before it became trendy.
Lavay Smith - Between The Devil & the Deep Blue Sea
Lavay Smith on the San Francisco variety tv show Fog Town Network on April 30, 1995. The
band cover the old Arlen-Koehler classic made popular by Cab Calloway in 1931 and Louis
Armstrong in 1932 amongst others.
5 In Love - Walk Like An Egyptian
A really swinging version of the Bangles 1980s hit.
Black Cat Zoot - No Swingin' In Your Walkin'
New German band show their wares with this cool promo vid from last year.
Pinstripe Suit - You, Me, and the Bottle Makes Three
Robin Phillips' 6-piece swing band, Pinstripe Suit, play their version of Big Bad Voodoo
Daddy's, You, Me, and the Bottle Makes Three. The band's good and the gal who shares the
vocal duties is smokin'.
Whizz-Bang - A swing nem jatek
Hungarian neo-swing band in the tradition of bands like Big Bad Woodoo Daddy, Royal Crown
Revue, Cherry Poppin Daddies and the Brian Setzer Orchestra.
Jack Nicholson appears as guest chauffeur and sometime singer with a band called Bellevue
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