New Project: Add Swing Dance Music to setlist

swingdance I am working with the Eastside Swing dance club to set up some playing opportunities for my various Big Bands and combos. This is a new opportunity for us and the music is a big genre for us to explore. So I am looking for some new charts to buy for the various bands.

I started a thread in the Woodwind Forums and got a lot of pointers there. One of my favs is http://www.swingarchive.com/ and I’ve bought three combo charts to check out the quality of the arrangements. They are Lil Darlin’, Moten Swing, and Cute all of which are Basie numbers. I do like Basie.

The lady in charge likes music like this plus the Charleston and Boogie Woogie. I’m trying to build a book of 50 charts. And I’m not finding an easy way to locate this sheet music at the normal places. I’ve found some sites with these kind of listings:

           Title – Artist – Time – Year – Dance

  • Walkin’ On the Moon The-Dream & Kanye West 4:15 2009 WCS
  • Everyday I Have the Blues (Chatman) The Clark Terry Quintet Feat. Carrie Smith 4:52 2004 Lindy/Foxtrot
  • No Llores – cha Gloria Estefan 4:11 2007 Cha
  • Bleeding Love -swustle Leona Lewis 4:22 2007 WCS/Hustle
  • You Already Love Me – 2step Toby Keith 3:32 2008 2 step
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen 2:44 1994 ECS
  • Spotlight Jennifer Hudson 4:10 2008 WCS/Hustle
  • Going Back to Louisiana – wcs ecs Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown 4:41 2001 WCS/ECS
  • Kelly Ray – swustle Raphael Saadiq 3:30 2008 WCS/Hustle
  • Georgy Porgy Eric Benet featuring Faith Evans 4:40 2007 WCS/Hustle
  • Because of You – nc2 Reba McEntire & Kelly Clarkson 3:44 2007 NC2S
  • Don’t Be Cruel Elvis Presley 2:05 1956 ECS
  • Circus Britney Spears 3:12 2008 WCS
  • Spanish Fly Eric Benet 4:30 2008 WCS/Cha
  • Love That Girl – wcs Raphael Saadiq 3:04 2008 WCS
  • Abracadabra Robin McKelle 3:34 2008 ECS/Foxtrot
  • Push Enrique Iglesias 3:52 2007 WCS
  • Just Dance Lady GaGa 4:02 2008 WCS
  • Free Fallin’ (Live) John Mayer 4:24 2008 WCS
  • My Baby Just Cares for Me Nina Simone 3:36 1958 Lindy/Foxtrot
  • That’s the Way Love Is Kenny Lattimore 4:13 2008 WCS
  • Good 2 U – blues Dave Mason 4:32 WCS

But locating the charts looks to be a big project.

About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Seattle Solid GOLD Big Band (formerly the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra), and enjoy time with family and friends.
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