Let's Dance: The Best of Ballroom Swing, Lindy, Jitterbug & Jive

Let's Dance: The Best of Ballroom Swing, Lindy, Jitterbug & Jive

     
 

Let's Dance: The Best of Ballroom Swing, Lindy, Jitterbug & Jive was designed to cash in on the swing and lounge revival of the '90s by offering a selection of uptempo swing and jump blues songs, along with a choreography and beats-per-minute guide, designed for hip young swingers who want to dance the Lindy, jitterbug, and jive. Despite a few selections that…  See more details below

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Let's Dance: The Best of Ballroom Swing, Lindy, Jitterbug & Jive was designed to cash in on the swing and lounge revival of the '90s by offering a selection of uptempo swing and jump blues songs, along with a choreography and beats-per-minute guide, designed for hip young swingers who want to dance the Lindy, jitterbug, and jive. Despite a few selections that indicate the compilers didn't really understand the idea behind the swing revival -- Joe Jackson's "Jump, Jack, You're Dead" and the Manhattan Transfer are good examples of the revival, while tracks by the Commitments, Aretha Franklin, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, and James Cotton, Junior Wells, Carey Bell and Billy Branch are simply not suited for this kind of ballroom dancing -- the music is generally first-rate, offering a selection of eight "swing" songs, three Lindy numbers, and five jive blues. Ultimately, the rhythm of the music is what matters on Let's Dance, and while this disc takes a few wrong steps here and there, it ultimately serves the modern-day ballroom dancer quite well.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/11/1997
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227287429
catalogNumber:
72874

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billy Branch   Track Performer
James Cotton   Track Performer
Buddy Guy   Track Performer
Junior Wells   Track Performer
Nina Simone   Track Performer
Carl Anderson   Track Performer
Patti Austin   Track Performer
Aretha Franklin   Track Performer
Frankie Lymon   Track Performer
Melissa Manchester   Track Performer
Carl Perkins   Track Performer
Buster Poindexter   Track Performer
Manhattan Transfer   Track Performer
Earl Grant   Track Performer
Teenagers   Track Performer
Royal Crown Revue   Track Performer
Carey Bell   Track Performer
Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers   Track Performer
Joe Jackson's Jumpin' Jive   Track Performer
Commitments   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Walter Bishop   Composer
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Mel London   Composer
Maria Villar   Art Direction
Dave Schultz   Remastering
Sergio Baradat   Illustrations
Richard Miles   Composer

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