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Swing Music
Some suggestions to start your collection
Many new dancers ask me for music suggestions to build their swing music collection. Below I am listing the songs and artists that either I like to dance to or that are very popular. Also check out this other neat music site I made called lindyradio.com to listen to swing music right now! Also if you are looking for even more swing bands check out the extensive band and swing dance links on my other other site thelindyhop.com! Hint: If you find an artist you like buy the album!

NEW FIND! Download FREE swing music old enough for public domain here! http://jazz-on-line.com

Below is a group of collections you can buy from iTunes. It's the fastest way to start building your swing music collection. Enjoy!
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Songs listed in no particular order. I pulled the list of top 210 plays from my DJ program over the last 2 years. The collection is VERY diverse and reflects not only my personal choices but also my dancer's requests. There are many many different types of swing music. Dig around and find what YOU like! -Shesha

Sidney Bechet - The Blue Note Years [Import] : - Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me
Lil Hardin Armstrong : Let's Get Happy Together
Lionel Hampton : Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop ( 138 bpm )
An Anthology Of Big Band Swing (1930-1955) (Disc 1) : - Duke Ellington - Rockin' In Rhythm
Buddy Holly : That Will Be The Day (130 bpm)
Count Basie : Broadway (158bpm)
Tommy Dorsey : The Dipsy Doodle ( 158 bpm )
Slim Gaillard : Jump Session (163 bpm)
Peggy Lee : Hallelujah I Love Him So ( 141 bpm )
Count Basie : Jive At Five ( 172 bpm )
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy : Cruell Spell ( 120 bpm )
Charlie Christian : A Smooth One ( 127 bpm )
Carmen McRae : Bye Bye Blackbird (140bpm)
Duke Ellington : Ain't Misbehavin' (144 bpm)
Benny Goodman : Remember (150 bpm)
Tommy Dorsey : TD's Boogie Woogie (142bpm)
Gene Krupa : Jeepers Kreepers ( 159 bpm )
Eva Cassidy : Wade In The Water (114 bpm)
Lucky Millinder : D'Natural Blues (118 bpm)
Bill Elliott : Shim Sham Song ( 165 bpm )
Royal Crown Review : Stormy Weather ( 154 bpm )
Louis Armstrong - Priceless Jazz Collection : - Dippermouth Blues
Harry James : Music Makers ( 143 bpm )
Lionel Hampton : Till Tom Special ( 158 bpm )
Laurel Aitken : Boogie In My Bones ( 123 bpm )
Camaros : Junk Food ( 154 bpm )
Lou Rawls - Anthology (Disc 1) : St James Infirmary (Live) - Lou Rawls
Lionel Hampton : Hamp's Got A Duke ( 137 bpm )
Harry James : Japanese Sandman ( 151 bpm )
Count Basie : Anthology of Big Band Swing (1935-55) : Panassie Stomp ( 249 bpm )
Royal Crown Review : I Love The Life I Live ( 111 bpm )
Bunny Berigan : I'll Always Be In Love With You ( 153 bpm )
Lionel Hampton : Central Avenue Breakdown ( 219 bpm )
Goodman : I Sent For You Yesterday & Here You Come Today ( 153 bpm )
Anita O'Day (With Eldridge & Krupa) : Kick It! ( 146 bpm )
Lionel Hampton : Flying Home (150 bpm)
Jive Aces : Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive ( 129 bpm )
Indigo Swing : How Lucky Can One Guy Be_ ( 126 bpm )
Sugar Ray's : Juke Box ( 124 bpm )
Lionel Hampton : Jivin' With Jarvis ( 188 bpm )
Tommy Dorsey : The Music Goes 'Round & Around ( 196 bpm )
Jennie Lobel : Moten Swing (151bpm)
Cole Porter : Watch Out! ( 139 bpm )
Stray Cats : Stray Cat Strut ( 133 bpm )
Michael Buble : Michael Buble : Summer Wind
The Big 18 : More live echoes of the swinging bands : Celery stalks at midnight
Don Miller : Peel Me A Grape ( 131 bpm )
Roy Eldridge : Murrder He Says ( 132 bpm )
Count Basie : Sent For You Yesterday ( 164 bpm )
Big Jay McNeely : Big Jay Shuffle (148 bpm)
Maxine Sullivan - Massachusettes : no intro (145 bpm)
Barbara Morrison : Stormy Monday (139bpm)
Harry James : Sugar Foot Stomp ( 155 bpm )
The Treniers : Go! Go! Go! (182bpm)
Lavay Smith : Big Fine Daddy (123 bpm)
Cole Porter : Ball Of Fire ( 194 bpm )
Andrews Sisters : Shoo Shoo Baby ( 144 bpm )
Ella Fitzgerald : Ella Fitzgerald With Chick Webb : Sing Me A Swing Song ( And Let Me Dance )
Tommy Dorsey : Blue Skies ( 130 bpm )
Erskine Hawkins : Caldonia (169 bpm)
Lionel Hampton : Lavender Coffin
Gene Krupa with Anita O'Day : Georiga On My Mind
Benny Goodman : Battle of the Bands, Artie Shaw Vs. Benny Goodman : Don't Be That Way (165 bpm)
Casey MacGill & The Spirits of Rhythm : Jump : Rhythm (Big Apple Song) - Casey MacGill & The Spirits of Rhythm
Michael Buble : Moondance
Anita O'day & Gene Krupa : Opus One (155bpm)
Django Reinhardt : Django In Rome 1949,1950 : Django Reinhardt-Darktown Strutters Ball (06)
Django Reinhardt - Djangology Disc Two : - Exactly Like You
Cab Calloway : Don't Falter at The Alter ( 141 bpm )
Count Basie : 9_20 Special ( 150 bpm )
Indigo Swing : Another Day in LA (155 bpm)
Louis Jordan : Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't ( 117 bpm )
Count Basie : Easy Does It ( 148 bpm )
Count Basie : Shorty George ( 207 bpm )
Tommy Dorsey : Well, All Right! ( 148 bpm )
Erskine Hawkins : Tippin' In (144 bpm)
Artie Shaw : Dancing On The Ceiling
Goodman : Let's Dance ( 167 bpm )
Brian Setzer : You're The Boss ( 124 bpm )
Bobby Darin : I'm Beginning To See The Light ( 136 bpm )
Michael Buble : Lazy River
Lionel Hampton : Hamp's Boogie Woogie ( 156 bpm )
Lester Young : Two To Tango ( 102 bpm )
Swing Kids : Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
Goodman : Big John's Special ( 184 bpm )
Fats Domino : The Mask : This Business Of Love
Benny Goodman : King Porter Stomp ( 214 bpm )
The Big 18 : More live echoes of the swinging bands : The big 18-Swingtime in the rockies (03)
Lionel Hampton : My Last Affair ( 126 bpm )
Duke Ellington : Big Bands : It Don't Mean a Thing
Jimmy Lunceford : Four Or Five Times ( 141 bpm )
Kurt Elling : I Feel So Smoochie (154bpm)
Cab Calloway : Are You Hep To The Jive ( 157 bpm )
Candye Kane : Swango : 200 lbs Of Fun
Bill Elliott : Streamliner ( 154 bpm )
Benny Goodman : Ain't Misbehavin' (128bpm)
Harry James : Two O'Clock Jump ( 159 bpm )
Keely Smith : All Night Long
Louis Jordan : Knock Me A Kiss ( 113 bpm )
Sidney Bechet - The Fabulous Sidney Bechet : - Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me
Charlie Barnet : Charleston Alley
Ella Fitzgerald & Chick Webb Orchestra - The Darktown Strutter's Ball
Candye Kane : Swango : Poetry Cocktail
Mora's Modern Rhythmists : Mr. Ghost Goes To Town ( 168 bpm )
Ray Charles - Ultimate Hits Collection (Disc 1) : - I've Got A Woman
Harry James : Flash ( 160 bpm )
Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington : Mack The Knife (168 bpm)
Andy Kirk : An Anthology Of Big Band Swing (1930-1955) (Disc 1) : Dunkin' A Doughnut
Duke Ellington & Jimmy Hodges : Big Shoe (135bpm)
Nina Simone : Love Me Or Leave Me (166 bpm)
Fat's Walter : Hold Tight ( 173 bpm )
Moppin and Boppin' - Fats Waller
Cab Calloway : 'Long About Midnight ( 172 bpm ) - Swing - Cab Calloway
Duke Rollibard : Information Blues (148-153bpm)
Ella Fitzgerald : Bli-Blip ( 131 bpm )
Big Band : Les Brown : Big Band-Bizet Has His Day (04)
Fletcher Henderson : A Study in Frustration - Disc 3 : Fletcher Henderson-Stealin' Apples (10)
Artie Shaw : Battle of the Bands, Artie Shaw Vs. Benny Goodman : At Sundown
Jimmy Lunceford : Sleepy Time Gal (154 bpm)
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra : Black And Tan Fantasy
Duke Ellington : C Jam Blues ( 158 bpm )
Peggy Lee : Fever ( 136 bpm )
Fats Waller - The Very Best Of Fats Waller : Ain't Misbehavin
Oscar Peterson : Band Call (155bpm)
Mora's Modern Rhythmists : Cavernism ( 180 bpm )
Ella Mae Morse : Captain Kidd (127bpm)
Diane Schuur : Alright, Okay, You Win ( 131 bpm )
Jimmie Lunceford : Swing Hits 2 : T' Ain't What You Do
Louis Prima : Bannana Split For My Baby ( 139 bpm )
Will Bradley & His Orchestra - Beat Me Daddy To A Boogie Beat : Scrub Me Mama, With A Boogie Beat
Jamaica Jam ( 218 bpm )
Duke Ellington : Things Ain't What They Used To Be ( 126 bpm )
Duke Ellington : Early Ellington, Disc Three- 1930-31 : Duke Ellington-Rockin' in Rhythm (17)
Benny Goodman : Ain't Misbehaivin' ( 125 bpm )
Django Reinhardt : Rose Room (190 bpm)
The History Of Jazz (Disc 2) The Big Band Years : Benny Goodman And His Orchestra : Don't Be That Way
Cab Calloway : Minnie The Moocher
Nellie Lutcher & Her Rhythm - Fine Brown Frame
Jelly Roll : Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't ( 120 bpm )
Eva Cassidy : Wade in the Water
An Anthology Of Big Band Swing (1930-1955) (Disc 1) : Earl Hines : Rock and Rye
Jan Savitt : Blues In The Groove ( 185 bpm )
Candye Kane : Candye Kane : Poetry Cocktail
Ella Fitzgerald : Mack The Knife (Forgotten Words, 140 bpm)
Jimmy Lunceford : Rose Room (159 bpm)
Louis Prima : Basin Street Blues, When It's Sleepy Time Down South ( 112 bpm )
Nat King Cole : Orange Colored Sky ( 133 bpm )
Jimmy Witherspoon : There's Good Rockin' Tonight (154bpm)
Benny Goodman : Roll 'Em ( 182 bpm )
Benny Goodman - Flat Foot Floogee
John Boutte : At The Foot Of Cannal Street
Ella Fitzgerald : Too Young for the Blues (140bpm)
Indigo Swing : The Best You Can ( 135 bpm )
Swingerhead : Lady With A Big Cigar ( 113 bpm )
Artie Shaw : Artie Shaw - time life series : Man From Mars, The
Harry James : Mean to Me
Harry James : Back Beat Boogie ( 167 bpm )
Bobby Darin : The Hit Singles Collection : Queen of the Hop
Benny Goodman : He Ain't Got Rhythm
Cab Calloway : Everybody Eats When They (150bpm)
Count Basie : Boogie Woogie ( 171 bpm )
Harry James : Two O'Clock Jump (158 bpm)
Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra : More Fabulous Big Band : Dipsy Doodle
Sidney Bechet : Summertime : Sidney Bechet : Four or Five Times
Sam Cooke - Frankie and Johnny
OldAndrews Sisters : Tuxedo Junction
Bobby Darin : The Hit Singles Collection : Beyond the Sea
Tommy Dorsey : Boogie Woogie ( 145 bpm )
Diana Krall : I Love Being Here With You ( 134 bpm )
Swing Session : That Night ( 129 bpm )
Gene Krupa : The Gene Krupa Story (CD2) : Georgia On My Mind
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra - T'aint What You Do
Anita O'Day (With Eldridge & Krupa) : Thanks For The Boogie Ride ( 157 bpm )
Jimmy Witherspoon : Bad Bad Whiskey (125bpm)
Diana Krall : 'Deed I Do ( 145 bpm ) - Swing
Don Miller : Fly Me Too The Moon ( 138 bpm )
Buddy Johnson : Walk 'Em (125bpm)
Illinois Jacquet : Lean Baby
Benny Goodman : 0012 Benny Goodman-1935-1936 - Rare Recordings : Sweet Sue Just You
Jazz Jumps In Swing This : Duke Ellington - East St. Louis Toodle
Count Basie : Jumpin' At TheWoodside ( 234 bpm )
Django Reinhardt : Minor Swing
Michael Buble : For Once In My Life
Hipsters, Zoots & Wingtips, The '90s Swingers : Indigo Swing : Swing Lover
Ruth Brown : Teardrops From My Eyes (138bpm)
Lionel Hampton : On The Sunny Side Of The Street ( 111 bpm )
Indigo Swing : Regular Joe ( 135 bpm )
Indigo Swing : Red Light ( 133 bpm )
The Big 18: More live echoes of the swinging bands : The big 18-Summit ridge drive
Cab Calloway : Are You A Reet ( 159 bpm )
Ella Fitzgerald : T' Ain't What You Do
Rob Rio : Hoy Hoy ( 177 bpm )
Will Bradley & His Orchestra : Beat Me Daddy To A Boogie Woog : All That Meat And No Potatoes
Cab Calloway : The Jungle King ( 130 bpm )
Goodman : Stompin' At The Savoy ( 156 bpm )
Sidney Bechet : Summertime : Perdido street blues
Jimmie Lunceford : Swing Hits : Harlem Shout (203 bpm) The Legendary Big Band Singers : Helen Humes : Sing For Your Supper
Indigo Swing : Violent Love ( 146 bpm )
Louis Prima : The Whistle Stop ( 164 bpm )
OldLindy Hop : Earl Hines - Deep Forest
Harry Connick Jr : Harry Connick Jr . A Wink and a Smile [112 WCS]
Tommy Dorsey : Well, Git It! ( 189 bpm )
Lionel Hampton : Lavendar Coffin
Harry James : Roll 'Em ( 166 bmp )
Slim Gaillard : The Flat Foot Floogie
Tommy Dorsey : Together (136 bpm)
Anita O'Day (With Eldridge & Krupa) : Watch The Birdie ( 162 bpm )
Ella Fitzgerald : Too Darn Hot ( 163 bpm )
Lionel Hampton : Flying Home ( 194 bpm )
Artie Shaw : Self Portrait (Disc 2) : At Sundown