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You're listening to "Jump Jive & Wail" by Brian Setzer and his Orchestra. (See Footnotes)

 
 
Swing Dancing... 
It's Hot!  It's Cool!  It's Hip!  It's Happening!
 

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What goes around...comes around. 
And swing dance music is b-a-c-k!
 
But it's not just your grandpappy's music that has been microwaved. 
This time around, the sound is bigger and bolder than every.
 
The swing beat just won't die... It just changes name...
Swing, Rock-a-billy, and Jump Blues... to name a few.
And the dances which people do to these names may also change...
lindy, jitterbug, jive... and vary a bit in footwork...
but it's always the same
 
HiNRG!
High Energy Dancing to High Energy Tunes 
 
Luckily for djs, there are a few swing anthems that are "guarantees."
They pull people onto the dance floor -- regardless of their age:
 In The Mood (swing), Rock Around The Clock (rock-a-billy),
Flip Flop 'n Fly (jump blues).
 
From classic 17 piece big band swing to today's 5-9 piece jump blues groups,
THE BIG SWING THING is an event of ROCKING PROPORTIONS.
 
If you bring this event to your party,  country club, or gala,
be certain to add "Bring A Change Of Clothes" on the invitation.
Regardless of brand, all antiperspirants will fail!
 
THE BIG SWING THING is actually an assemblage of entertainment packages
which range from Swing Nights dj-ed by me, to events which can include live swing bands,
supplemented with dj-ed music, dance lessons, fashion tips, props, and more.
There's a package for every budget.
 
So, if you're tired of the "same ol'"... and are looking to get "In The Mood,"
you first have to get in the groove and contact me or your booking agent.
 
I've Got The Swing To Make Your Next Event
A Great Thing!
 

"Jump Jive & Wail"
The Brian Setzer Orchestra
from his album
The Dirty Boogie
 
If you're young, and this tune sounds familiar... it should be.
You heard it as background music to The GAP's boogie commercial.
Oh you remember. Young couples jivin' 'n fippin' in casual clothes.
And... if Brian Setzer's name sounds familiar, it just might.
Brian was the lead guitarist of the rock group, The Stray Cats.
Knowing that, you can now hear the roots of Setzer's foray into Swing
in the Cat's hit, "Rock This Town" which reached #9.   
Leading a big band is Brian's current passion.
And, he is doing it well!
 

It's ironic that popular music,
normally the defining difference between generations,
has become a common element of great fun
and creative entertainment.
 
Who would have predicted that Louis Prima, Glenn Miller, and the Andrews Sisters would have shared the same playlist as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Bellevue Cadillac, and Dem Brooklyn Bums.  Plus, full measure in between, is Brian Setzer, formerly the leader of the '80s rock group, The Stray Cats, who has brought the classic 17 piece big band into this new millenium, "phat" sound.
 
Yet, regardless of the group, their music evokes intense dancing.  Of course, zoot suits, hats, gloves and boas are optional.  But, oh my... they do add a touch!
 
Johnny

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