Eine Kleine Swingmusik – Hot Ginger Radio Show #9

Today we take a little look at some German swing of the 1930s, plus Harry James, Quincy Jones, Kay Kyser and more..

Eine Kleine Swingmusik – Hot Ginger Radio Show #9

Hot Ginger Radio Show no. 9

TX date: 25 April 2010

Track listing:

01 – Glenn Miller – Oh! What You Said
02 – Svend Asmussen – Whispering
03 – Count Basie – Jive At Five
04 – Lillian Harvey & Willy Fritsch – Ich Wollt Ich Waer Ein Huhn
05 - Willy Fritsch - Wenn Ein Junger Mann Kommt
06 – Harry James – Flight of the Bumblebee
07 – Eddie Lang – Hot Heels
08 – Billie Holiday – Stormy Weather
09 – Quincy Jones – Stormy Weather
10 – Joe Loss Orch – The Five O’Clock Whistle
11 – Kay Kyser & his Orchestra – Ain’t Misbehavin
12 – Jack Payne & his Orchestra – Takin’ the Trains Out
13 – Heinz Rühmann & Hans Albers – Jawohl, Meine Herren
14 – Peter Igelhoff – Wenn Ich Vergnügt Bin, Muss Ich Singen
15 – Duke Ellington – Swingin’ On The Campus
16 – Nat Gonella Orch featuring Bunny Berigan – Always
17 – Nat King Cole – Just You, Just Me
18 – Peggy Lee – Everything’s Moving Too Fast
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The Great British Dance Bands – Hot Ginger Radio Show #8

Today we devote the entire show to the Great British Dance Bands of the 1930s, and discuss the characters who made the UK dance scene so special, with Roy Fox, Lew Stone, Al Bowlly, Elsie Carlisle, Hutch, Vera Lynn, Carroll Gibbons, Ray Noble and many more…

Five of the songs today are from our first Featured Album of the Week:  The Great British Dance Bands and you can buy it either as a CD or as mp3 downloads at pastperfect.com

The Great British Dance Bands – Hot Ginger Radio Show #8

Hot Ginger Radio Show no. 8 – Great British Dance Bands Special
TX date: 18 April 2010

Track listing:

01 – Orlando And His Orchestra (v. Phylis Robbins) – Love Is Good For Anything That Ails You
02 – Teddy Joyce And His Orchestra (v. Eric Whitley) – March Winds And April Showers
03 – Ambrose & His Orchestra (v. Elsie Carlisle) – My Kid’s a Crooner [1935]
04 – Ray Noble & the New Mayfair Dance Orchestra (v. Al Bowlly) – Shout For Happiness
05 – Roy Fox and his Orchestra (voc. Mary Lee) – I’ve Got Beginner’s Luck
06 – Charlie Kunz and his Orchestra (v. Vera Lynn) – I’m In The Mood For Love
07 – Ray Noble Orchestra (v. Al Bowlly & Dawn Davis) – When You Were the Girl on the Scooter
08 – Lew Stone and his Band – That’s A Plenty
09 – Hutch – Two Sleepy People
10 – Carroll Gibbons & his Boy Friends (v. George Melachrino) – The Way You Look Tonight
[intro: extract from I Wish That I Were Twins]
11 – Lew Stone and his Band (v. Alan Kane) – Stay As Sweet As You Are
12 – Joe Loss and his Band (v. Chick Henderson) – You Go To My Head
13 – Jack Hylton and his Orchestra (v. The Swingtette) – Did You Mean It?
14 – Henry Hall and the BBC Dance Orchestra – Radio Times
15 – Oscar Rabin (v. Dinah Miller) – Woe is Me
16 – Sid Phillips and his Orchestra – Palais de Dance

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To the hip to the hop

We’ll be honest. We were a bit scared that this might be our lowest turn out ever, what with everyone on Easter holidays, but you showed us once again that you love our night, turned up in big numbers and hopped along till well after midnight.

Great again to see so many new faces, and people who don’t know anything about Lindy Hop just get on the dance floor anyway and do their own thing. We’ve always wanted to create a great dance night for the dedicated swing fans out there but also appeal to a much wider audience of guys and gals who just want to enjoy something different, and judging by your enthusiasm, we’re getting it just right!

Check out all the photos from the night on Facebook and on MySpace (thanks to Lorna).

Evahad a great time last night, such a great venue and lovely atmosphere xx

DaiExcellent music again last night chaps. See you again soon.

TimA friend brought me along. I had no idea what to expect but it totally blew me away. I thought I’d stepped back in time! definitely coming again.

We’ll see you all again on 8th May for our VE Day Knees Up!

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‘Too Marvellous for Words’ – Hot Ginger Radio Show #7

This week we feature the early work of the legendary Billie Holiday, especially her collaborations with the Teddy Wilson Orchestra, plus Lucky Millinder, Erskine Hawkins, Nat King Cole and more…

‘Too Marvellous for Words’ – Hot Ginger Radio Show #7

Hot Ginger Radio Show no. 0007
TX date: 11 April 2010

Track listing:

01 – Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra – Apollo Jump
02 – Stan Kenton – El Choclo
03 – Nat King Cole Trio – Too Marvelous for Words
04 – Billie Holiday – Pennies From Heaven
05 – Billie Holiday – Nice Work if You Can Get It
06 – Bill Johnson & his Musical Notes – Shorty’s Got to Go
07 – Charlie Barnet – Cherokee
08 – Django Reinhardt – Limehouse Blues
09 – Fletcher Henderson – Limehouse Blues
10 – Erskine Hawkins – Soft Winds
11 – Muggsy Spanier and his Ragtime Band – Relaxin’ at the Touro
12 – Billie Holiday – I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
13 – Billie Holiday – The Very Thought of You
14 – Gene Krupa – Let Me Off Uptown
15 – Benny Goodman – oooOO-OH Boom
16 – Ambrose (v. Evelyn Dall) Jeepers Creepers
17 – Pete Johnson – 627 Stomp

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‘Sing Sing Sing!’ – Hot Ginger Radio Show #6

We take a look at popular vocal trio The Andrews Sisters, plus the sounds of Eddie Lang, Tommy Dorsey, Woody Herman and much more…

‘Sing Sing Sing!’ – Hot Ginger Radio Show #6


Hot Ginger Radio Show no. 6

TX date: 4 April 2010

Track listing:

01 – Duke Ellington – Love in Swingtime
02 – Rex Stewart & His Sextet – That’s Rhythm
03 – Eddie Lang – March of the Hoodlums
04 – Andrews Sisters – The Lady From 29 Palms
05 – Andrews Sisters – Sing Sing Sing
06 – Cats and the Fiddle – Killin’ Jive
07 – Jimmy Dorsey – John Silver
08 – Mildred Bailey – Honeysuckle Rose
09 – Fats Waller – Honeysuckle Rose
10 – Erskine Hawkins – Tuxedo Junction
11 – Bob Crosby – Sugarfoot Stomp
12 – Andrews Sisters with Bing Crosby – Black Ball Ferry Line
13 – Andrews Sisters – A Bushel and a Peck
14 – Tommy Dorsey – On the Beach at Bali Bali
15 – Woody Herman – Dallas Blues
16 – Lionel Hampton – Lavender Coffin
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