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 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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