Swinging Along – March 13, 2024

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Swing Scene. Photo by Hans-Joachim Engelhardt, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

A mix of old and new this week with tunes from across the decades.  In the recent category, there was La Souterraine, our favorite Souterrainian label with enjoyable dance pop from Gatien and Jaseur (separately — they are not a duo).  Also, a rather remarkable “Bolero” from Mexican Institute of Sound and some nouveau R&B from GC OConnor. 

On the “back in the day” tip, Slave with “Slide” (all 7 minutes), Tom Browne’s “Funkin’ For Jamaica,” and Talking Heads “Life During Wartime.” Echoing in from the time tunnel was Duke Ellington’s 1920s band with “It Don’t Mean A Thing, If It Ain’t Got That Swing.”

Oh yeah.  That and more…

March 13, 2024
Swinging Along

Space Ghost – What Day Is It?

Louis Zong – Basement Boogie
Tom Browne – Funkin’ For Jamaica
Slave – Slide

One Way – Set It Off
Sharon Redd – Can You Handle It?

Gatien – Le Dragon
Jaseur – Tu le sais, bah oiuais
The Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name

The Band of the Irish Guards – Michelle
Jonathan Richman – Just Because I’m Irish
Rex Hobart and the Misery Boys – It’s Not Easy Being Green
Elvis Costello – Green Shirt

Nouvelle Vague – Guns of Brixton (Clash cover)
Yo La Tengo – Fallout
Talking Heads – Life During Wartime

Bootsy Collins – Illusions
Public Enemy – Don’t Believe The Hype
George Garbedian Players – Up Up & Away

Mexican Institute of Sound – Bolero
GC OConnor – Love On High
Duke Ellington – It Don’t Mean A Thing, If It Ain’t Got That Swing

Rosie Flores – Red Red Robin
Donna Summer – Dim All The Lights

China’s Shijing Soundsystem – 7 Temples of 普宁寺 (roughly translated as Temple of Universal Peace)
Quantic – Run (feat Andreya Triana)
Gatien – J’remonte en selle
Replacer – Hey Saphy

Sharon Redd – You Got My Love


Photo credit: Hans-Joachim Engelhardt, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons