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Does Anyone Here Like Jazz/Swing/Blues?

Lately I've really been on a swing kick.. the more modern bands though. I like alot of the older stuff from the 30s, 40s, etc. but the newer "Swing Revival" bands are just great, as their topics in songs are more modern. I really like fast, catchy, happy music that makes you want to be crazy.. and swing just does that to me. It's especially nice to hear when you have had a few drinks.

Some good modern swing bands are Squirrel Nut Zippers (my avatar ), Royal Crown Revue, Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and many more.

I also like jazz, but only the older stuff. I really don't like Norah Jones or Diana Krall... they are just too played out and generic in my opinion.

Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Peggy Lee, & Ella Fitzgerald are definately my favorite jazz singers of all time. They truly felt their music and they were just so ahead of their time.
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I do like jazz and the blues, though I differ in that I like Norah and Diana! Also, I am impressed by Claptons foray into the blues. BB will always be the master. I love Kelly Joe Phelps and Muddy Waters! Billie and Ella are legends!
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one of my favorite song of all time is " In a sentimental mood " by J. Coltrane, D. Ellington, Gershwin

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one of my favorite song of all time is " In a sentimental mood " by J. Coltrane, D. Ellington, Gershwin
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I like blues...I'm feeling Shameka Copeland. I don't listen to as much as I should. I could see myself liking Swing live because I like to see a rhythm section having fun.
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I like Nina Simone and Billie Holiday

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I like jazz, swing and blues a lot. Each is highly distinctive; to like one is not necessarily to like them all. I grew up in a home listening to lots of music, including jazz and swing. Jazz grew on me. Miles Davis' Kind of Blue is momentous. I had the pleasure of seeing McCoy Tyner, who played with Miles Davis and is an amazing pianist. I discovered blues as a teen and saw B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Bonnie Raitt, John Mayall, and others in the day when I crawled around bars and concert halls.
Swing....I wish I'd been able to see Benny Goodman play, he was a master. My wife saw Duke Ellington and I'm still jealous.
Gershwin's music can make me cry.

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I like blues...I'm feeling Shameka Copeland. I don't listen to as much as I should. I could see myself liking Swing live because I like to see a rhythm section having fun.
I've got a good friend who plays her for me a lot. Very nice!

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I've got a good friend who plays her for me a lot. Very nice!
Do you know any of the bands I posted?
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Do you know any of the bands I posted?
I'm very familiar with Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald. My dad used to listen to Peggy Lee a lot. She isn't one of my favorites. I used to fail to see what was so great about Billie Holiday, but I've grown very fond of her. Ella Fitzgerald is wonderful, I love her. I have to confess ignorance to Nina Simone.

As for the modern swing bands, I'm only somewhat familiar with Cherry Poppin' Daddies but I really liked what I've heard. The others have clever names! I definitely need to check them out.

If you're looking for older stuff that fits the description of what you like, you may want to give a listen to Cab Calloway if you already haven't.

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I'm very familiar with Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald. My dad used to listen to Peggy Lee a lot. She isn't one of my favorites. I used to fail to see what was so great about Billie Holiday, but I've grown very fond of her. Ella Fitzgerald is wonderful, I love her. I have to confess ignorance to Nina Simone.

As for the modern swing bands, I'm only somewhat familiar with Cherry Poppin' Daddies but I really liked what I've heard. The others have clever names! I definitely need to check them out.

If you're looking for older stuff that fits the description of what you like, you may want to give a listen to Cab Calloway if you already haven't.
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Squirrel Nut Zippers are definately top notch.. their album, "Hot", is a classic. Every song is amazing.

I just got all of the other's albums for the first time (I went on a huge splurge with buying random swing bands) and I am most impressed with Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire's Oh! the Grandeur. Every song is so well-produced and different. Amazing.
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I love all black music!

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I love jazz, old and new. Ella, Billie, Norah, the works. I would also recommend Madeleine Peyroux and Sophie Milman for new stuff.

Blues, no one beats Etta James.

Eva Cassidy also recorded some great jazz and blues during her short life.

I like Squirrel Nut Zippers in small doses. Too much and the novelty wears thin.
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i prefer older jazz ... some of the later stuff sounds pretentious.

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