The Outside Left interview

You’ve heard rumours and snippets about what’s happening next year with Hot Ginger, both the monthly swing nights and the weekly radio show, but we’ve not revealed all until now.

When online culture magazine Outside Left asked us to do an interview and talk about our alternative Xmas swing songs, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to also tell everyone what we’re planning for 2011.

Have a read at their site right here.

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Another Christmas cracker!

It was our second great Swingin’ Xmas Party and we rounded off an amazing year in fine style, a-swingin’ and a-jinglin’ to the cheesiest Xmas swing hits of the 30s and 40s (plus our usual no-nonsense stompin’ jazz floor fillers, as always) and a great crowd filled the place and danced till midnight.

The free Balboa class was another big success and we’ll definitely keep it going next year, and the Snowball was pretty hilarious too (if you don’t know what a Snowball is, well, how about we do it again at the next one? Not to be missed!)

You can check out all the photos from the night on our Facebook page.

We’re off on our Xmas hols now but not before we wish you all a Merry Xmas and a massive thank you for making 2010 the year of Hot Ginger. Here’s to making it bigger and better in 2011!

We’ll see you all at our next night… on Saturday 12 February (ooh, retromantic!)

And look out for the new flyer appearing some time in January, listing our TEN dates for 2011.

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It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas – Hot Ginger Radio Show #39

Yes, just ahead of our Swingin’ Xmas Party, here’s an hour of swingin’ Xmas tunes for you to play over the festive period, including Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Lena Horne, Peggy Lee and many more!

We’re also announcing the winner of our Grand Xmas Giveaway competition. Is it you?

Hot Ginger Xmas Swing Special

Hot Ginger Radio Show no. 39

TX date: 12 December 2010

01. Bing Crosby –  It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas
02. Benny Goodman (v. Peggy Lee) – Winter Weather
03. Glenn Miller Orchestra – Frosty The Snowman
04. Louis Armstrong – ‘Zat You, Santa Claus?
05. Benny Goodman – Santa Claus Came in the Spring
06. Tex Beneke – Sleigh Ride
07. Artie Shaw and his Orchestra (v. Pegg LaCentra) – There’s Frost on the Moon
08. Billy Cotton Band – Jolly Old Christmas (extracts)
09. Frank Sinatra – I’ll Be Home For Christmas (Only In My Dreams)
10. Dick Robertson and his Orchestra – I Want You for Christmas
11. Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians – He’ll be Coming Down the Chimney
12. Lena Horne – Santa Claus is Coming to Town
13. Tino Rossi – Petit Papa Noel
14. Jack Livingston Big Band – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
15. Russ Morgan and his Orchestra (v. Mildred Bailey) – I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
16. Dean Martin – Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
17. Benny Goodman – Jingle Bell Jive
18. Duke Ellington – Jingle Bells
19. Frankie Carle and His Orchesta (v. Marjorie Hughes) – Little Jack Frost Get Lost
20. Louis Armstrong – White Christmas
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