‘Seems Like Old Times’ – Hot Ginger Radio Show #18

An hour of swing with featured artist Brit bandleader Joe Loss & his Orchestra, plus tunes by Benny Goodman, Elsie Carlisle, Lester Young and more….

‘Seems Like Old Times’ – Hot Ginger Radio Show #18

Hot Ginger Radio Show no. 18
TX date: 27 June 2010
Track listing:
01 – Joe Loss & his Orchestra – Seems Like Old Times
02 – Benny Goodman Octet – Ad Lib Blues
03 – Beale Street Washboard Band – Forty and Tight
04 – Joe Loss & his Orchestra (v. Elizabeth Batey & Howard Jones) – I Do I Do I Do
05 – Joe Loss & his Orchestra (v. Chick Henderson) – I Double Dare You
06 – Andy Kirk and his 12 Clouds of Joy (v. Pha Terrell) – What Would People Say?
07 – Harry James Orchestra – Flash
08 – Elsie Carlisle – Exactly Like You
09 – Teddy Wilson Orchestra – Exactly Like You
WHAT’S SWINGIN’ [Duke Ellington - Jumpin' Punkins]
10 – Lester Young Quartet – Just You, Just Me
11 – Bunny Berigan – Peg o’ My Heart
12 – Joe Loss & his Orchestra (v. Elizabeth Batey) – I Got the Sun in the Morning
13 – Joe Loss & his Orchestra (v. Elizabeth Batey) – I’m Beginning to See the Light
14 – Sammy Price & his Texas Bluesicians – Just Jiving Around
15 – Joe Loss & his Orchestra (v. Harry Kaye) – I Wonder Why
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Al Bowlly Special – Hot Ginger Radio Show #17

A bit of a special devoted to Al Bowlly, Britain’s first pop star and the greatest crooner ever. We talk to Jake Oldershaw, who is starring as Al in a new stage play and spin some of the man’s greatest tunes.

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Hot Ginger Radio Show no. 17

TX date: 20 June 2010

Track listing:

01 – Ray Noble & his New Mayfair Dance Orchestra – I’ll Do My Best to Make You Happy (1932)
02 – Ray Noble & his Orchestra – I’ll String Along With You (1934)
03 – Ray Noble & his Orchestra – Did You Ever See A Dream Walking? (1933)
04 – Ray Noble & his Orchestra – The Very Thought of You (1934)
05 – Lew Stone & the Monseigneur Band – My Woman (1932)
06 – Ray Noble & his Orchestra – On a Steamer Coming Over (1933)
07 – Jake Oldershaw, Nick Tigg and The Gramophone Party – Madonna Mine (2010)
08 – Ray Noble & his Orchestra – You Oughta be in Pictures (1934)
09 – Ray Noble & his Orchestra – Roll Up the Carpet (1933)
10 – Ray Noble & his Orchestra – My Hat’s On the Side of My Head (1933)
11 – Ray Noble & his New Mayfair Dance Orchestra – Love is the Sweetest Thing (1932)

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Al Bowlly’s Croon Manifesto…

As announced on this week’s Hot Ginger Radio Show, we’re very excited about a new play hitting the West Midlands this summer. Al Bowlly’s Croon Manifesto is a celebration of Britain’s greatest singer of the dance band era.

You can catch it at :
Lichfield Festival - Garrick Theatre Studio: 8-12 July
Sandwell Festival – West Bromwich Hall (no online link): 15-16 July
and at the - Quay Arts Centre, Isle of Wight on 29 July

Both the Lichfield and West Bromwich runs feature afternoon tea dances so check those out too.

This show offers an insight into a pre-pop pioneer, delves into the seamier side of between-the-wars hedonism, and then gives the audience a chance to put on their dancing shoes and get their rocks off ballroom-style.

Find out more at Untied Artists where you can see some extracts from the play.

And listen to our Hot Ginger Radio Show special where we talk to Jake Oldershaw about the play and spin some of Al Bowlly’s greatest tunes.

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‘Blue Minor’ – Hot Ginger Radio Show #16

Today’s show features drummer, bandleader and King of the Savoy Ballroom Chick Webb, plus Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, a bit of Cuban swing and more…

‘Blue Minor’ – Hot Ginger Radio Show #16

Hot Ginger Radio Show no. 16

TX date: 13 June 2010

Track listing:

01 – Chick Webb & the Savoy Orchestra – Blue Minor (1934)
02 – Louis Armstrong and The Mills Brothers – The Song is Ended [13 June - 1938]
03 – The Lecuona Cuban Boys – Rumba Tambah
04 – Harry Roy – Cuban Pete
05 – Chick Webb Orchestra – Liza (All the Clouds’ll Roll Away)
06 – Chick Webb Orchestra – Don’t Be That Way
07 – Boyd Raeburn and his Orchestra (f. Dizzy Gillespie) – A Night in Tunisia [13 June - 1944]
08 – Al Bowlly, acc. Monia Liter - My Melancholy Baby [1935]
09 – Mildred Bailey - My Melancholy Baby[1938]
10 – Lani McIntire – Hula Blues
11 – Chick Webb Orchestra (v. Ella Fitzgerald) – Dipsy Doodle
12 – Chick Webb Orchestra (v. Ella Fitzgerald) – Sing Me a Swing Song and Let Me Dance
13 – Django Reinhardt – Minor Swing (1937)

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New retro for this Autumn…

Unveiled at the Hawaiian Hula last week to great acclaim, it’s the all new Hot Ginger flyer showing our upcoming Autumn dates. Yes, we’re very early with this one (mainly because on the back it has a lovely ad for the Hot Ginger Radio Show which we’re going to be putting about all over the summer).

It will be making an appearance in all the usual Birmingham outlets, so make sure you get your hands on one because it still gets you that discount entry to Hot Ginger nights and, well, it’s another work of art in its own right designed by Pete Bradbury at Digit64.

So what have we got lined up for you in our Autumn season?

We’re kicking things off on the 9 October with a MAD MEN PARTY, celebrating the styles of the late 50s from our favourite TV show. Then it’s our FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY on 13 November, followed quickly by our second SWINGIN’ XMAS PARTY on 11 December.

Lots of goodies lined up for you and we’re currently looking at including a few special events to make them a little bit different to the Hot Gingers you’ve been to before. Stay tuned for more info as it happens!

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You put the hot in Hot Ginger!

Wow! What a night that was! Almost a hundred of you came in your best (and worst, let’s be honest) Hawaiian regalia on the hottest night of the year and filled the dance floor to bursting (both of them). Loads more new faces and a lot of genuine disappointment at the news that this would be the last Hot Ginger for a while.

That was the seventh Hot Ginger we’ve put on and each one has been a total humdinger. We’ve been absolutely amazed at the enthusiasm people have shown, the amazing outfits you’ve worn, and at how many of you are now packing out the local Lindy Hop classes to learn the moves. It was always our intention to really kick start a swing scene in Birmingham and we think you’ve helped us totally put it on the map.

Check out all the photos from the night on Facebook(thanks to Laura, Claire and Wendy).

Chico – Hot Ginger was brilliant on Saturday night!!!!!!

PhoebeHad such a terrific time at Hot Ginger! Loved the music, the dancing and felt very welcome. Thank you :) xx

TimCracking night, great music!!!!!!!!

Lorna MLast night was jolly good fun as always, I shall pine for Hot Ginger till October :)

That’s right, no more Hot Ginger till October 2010. Stay tuned for the new flyer, to be unveiled here later this week, but don’t forget you can still listen to The Hot Ginger Radio Show every week all through the summer!

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‘You’re the Moment in My Life’ – Hot Ginger Radio Show #15

Today we feature the gorgeous voice of Mildred Bailey, plus songs from Dorothy Carless, Billy Merrin And His Commanders, Frank Deniz and more…

‘You’re the Moment in My Life’ – Hot Ginger Radio Show #15

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TX date: 6 June 2010

Track listing:

01 – Mildred Bailey – I Let A Song Go Out of My Heart
02 – Billy Merrin And His Commanders – We’ll Make Hay While The Sun Shines
03 – Count Basie – Doggin’ Around
04 – Mildred Bailey – Wham! (Re-Bop-Boom-Bam)
05 – Mildred Bailey – Can’t We Be Friends?
06 – Die Weintraubs – Wenn Wieder Frühling Ist
07 – Betty Hutton – Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree
08 – Chick Webb – Blue Lou
09 – Jimmy Dorsey – Blue Lou
10 – Geraldo Orch (v. Dorothy Carless) – Walkin’ By The River
11 – Cab Calloway – Come On With The ‘Come On’
12 – Mildred Bailey – Have You Forgotten So Soon?
13 – Mildred Bailey – What Have You Got That Gets Me?
14 – Benny Carter – Swingin’ At Maida Vale
15 – Eddie Lang – Freeze And’ Melt
16 – Frank Deniz – Soft Winds
17 – Mildred Bailey – You’re the Moment in My Life
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