Swing On ! - Track 8 :

Songs & Bands for Dancing etc.

Try some of the following for your dancing, practicing or listening pleasure. Or take one of my classes (see "Jim's Dance Classes in CONNECTICUT") to get the complete lists of my "favorite" tunes for all types of dancing !




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Check out these tunes listed alphabetically by ARTIST:

BEE GEES- Stayin' Alive, 108 bpm; Jive Talkin', 112bpm

BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY- I Wanna Be Like You, 104 bpm

HOT CHOCOLATE- You Sexy Thing, 112 bpm

HUES CORPORATION- Rock The Boat, 108 bpm

MADONNA- La Isla Bonita, 104 bpm

Ricky MARTIN- Saint Tropez, 104 bpm

Donna SUMMER- Hot Stuff, 128 bpm

TAVARES- More Than A Woman, 108 bpm

VILLAGE PEOPLE- Macho Man, 136 bpm

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?????- La Tranca, 84 bpm; Tequila Slammer, 88 bpm

BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY- Mambo Swing, 116 bpm

Johnny RAY- Porque Te Tengo Que Olvidar, 96 bpm

Lalo RODRIGUEZ- De Vuelta En La Trampa, 82 bpm

Pupy SANTIAGO- Pa' Bravo Yo, 100 bpm

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Check out these tunes listed alphabetically by ARTIST:

Christina AGUILERA- Come On Over, 124 bpm

ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL- House of Blue Lights, 184 bpm

BEACH BOYS- Little Deuce Coupe, 136 bpm

BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY- Go Daddy-O, 224 bpm

Garth BROOKS- Papa Loves Mama, 168 bpm

The CAPRIS- Morse Code of Love, 164 bpm

CHERRY POPPIN' DADDIES- Zoot Suit Riot, 188 bpm

Natalie COLE- Route 66, 150 bpm

Fats DOMINO- Blue Monday, 104 bpm

Bill ELLIOT SWING ORCH.- Streamliner, 160 bpm

Johnny FERREIRA & SWING MACHINE- Let's Rock Tonite, 172 bpm

Aretha FRANKLIN- Think, 112 bpm

B.B. KING- Dance with Me Baby, 124 bpm

Steve LUCKY & RHUMBA BUMS- You've Got What It Takes, 176 bpm

Ricky MARTIN- Livin' La Vida Loca (180 bpm for Jitterbug), Spanish Eyes (116 bpm for Hustle); 2nd album: Loaded (200 bpm) for Jitterbug; She Bangs (148 bpm), Are You in it for Love (136 bpm), If You Ever Saw Her (for Jitterbug or Hustle); Jezabel (108 bpm) for West Coast Swing or Hustle; Saint Tropez (104 bpm), Amor (132 bpm), One Night Man (100 bpm) for Hustle

Reba MCENTIRE- Why Haven't I Heard from You, 116 bpm

Glenn MILLER ORCH.- Chattanooga Choo-Choo, 156 bpm; Pennsylvania 6-5000, 150 bpm; In The Mood, 168 bpm

Elvis PRESLEY- Lawdy Miss Clawdy, 105 bpm; Good Luck Charm, 120 bpm; Don't Be Cruel, 164 bpm

Louis PRIMA- Jump Jive an' Wail, 208 bpm

Lou RAWLS- Fine Brown Frame, 132 bpm

Frank SINATRA- I've Got You Under My Skin, 128 bpm

TAJ MAHAL- Sitting on Top of the World, 112 bpm

MANHATTAN TRANSFER- Trickle Trickle, 184 bpm

George THOROGOOD- Bad To The Bone, 112 bpm

Big Joe TURNER- Shake, Rattle & Roll, 160 bpm

Shania TWAIN- Man ! I Feel Like A Women !, 128 bpm

Mitch WOODS- Solid Good Cadillac, 184 bpm

Dwight YOAKAM- Honky Tonk Man, 148 bpm

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Check out the up-tempo tunes by these Bands (listed alphabetically):

ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL- country swing, esp. "House of Blue Lights"

BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY- today's swing, esp. "Go Daddy-O"

CHERRY POPPIN' DADDIES - today's swing, esp. "Zoot Suit Riot"

COUNT BASIE - Big Band & Jazz like "Shiny Stockings"

TOMMY DORSEY ORCHESTRA - original Big Band music & early Sinatra !

EIGHT TO THE BAR - Connecticut's own original Swing and Boogie Woogie band !

BILL ELLIOT'S SWING ORCHESTRA - today's swing closest to Big Band

JOHNNY FERREIRA & THE SWING MACHINE - a little bluesy, a little rock 'n rollish, always fun

STEVE LUCKY & THE RHUMBA BUMS - today's swing eclectic "Big Band"

MANHATTAN TRANSFER - modern Jazz, slow to fast

MIGHTY BLUE KINGS - today's swing from Chicago

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA - original Big Band music

ROOMFUL OF BLUES - Jump Blues and more

ROYAL CROWN REVUE - today's swing, helped start the new swing

Brian SETZER ORCHESTRA - from Rockabilly to Swing to ??

SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS - today's swing, mix of swing & bluegrass ?

Mitch WOODS & ROCKET 88s - good old-fashioned rock 'n roll to blues

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Check out these tunes listed alphabetically by ARTIST:

Alan JACKSON- Who Says You Can't Have It All, slow

Kathy MATTEA- Life As We Knew It, slow

Elvis PRESLEY- Are you Lonesome Tonight, slow; Love Letters, slow

Linda RONSTADT- Falling In Love Again, fast

George STRAIT- King of the Mountain, slow

Travis TRITT- Here's A Quarter, slow

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