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Harry James

I have to admit, I wasn’t ever a big Harry James fan. Mostly, as it turns out, I hadn’t heard enough of his stuff. Thanks to Christian Bossert (Switzerland), I found myself searching high and low for more!

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The Joy of Count Basie

Count Basie is beloved by all, and for me he was my first love. Finding Jumpin’ At The Woodside (1938) early in my dance career, Basie was all I wanted to dance to. However, as I matured as a dancer … Read More

Songs for Beginning Balboa Dancers

I am asked all the time for more great beginner balboa tracks. And as much as I don’t necessarily think balboa music can be defined narrower than “classic big band swing” I do find some tracks at lower tempos easier … Read More

My Play Counts

It’s a common practice for DJs to look at their play counts from time to time. While I don’t do this very often, it can be beneficial. It can give you insight to those songs you might be playing too … Read More

Top 100 Artists of All Time 30 – 21

The Top 100 Artists of All Time, Artists 30-21. For further information as to how the list was created, please click here.

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Top 100 Artists of All Time 40 – 31

The Top 100 Artists of All Time, Artists 40-31. For further information as to how the list was created, please click here.

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Glenn Miller

Glenn Miller is completely underrated. Granted, the most well known Glenn Miller tracks are pretty lackluster when it comes to danceability and excitement:

  • Tuxedo Junction
  • Pensylvania 6-5000
  • American Patrol

However, there are tons of Glenn Miller tracks that … Read More