B is for….bad Vix, not sticking to her programme of regular blog posts!!! I have been listening to the B’s but keep getting distracted …. after an extended break I’m back to say:
B is for…..The blues! Now I’m no Blues DJ but I hope those who know this dance and genre better enjoy these…..
basella, 150bpm Ella Fitzgerald, Bluella: Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Blues (Not strictly blues but a real lazy feel for 150bpm! And at 10 mins long I guess its not surprising I haven’t played it…but it’s awesome. I got it from Andy Lewis and he was right in saying it’s a real late night track. For that sweet spot in the evening when everyone has given up on honing technique and impressing with fancy moves, a real sloogi number where you can just play:-)
B is also for this, not blues but classic Basie: Basie Boogie, 187bpm Count Basie The Lang-Worth Transcriptions wicked track – why haven’t I played this?!?!
And this, a great little well known bal number: Ballin’ the Jack 195bpm, Sidney Bechet The Fabulous Sidney Bechet
And Isla’s favourite: The Bare Necessities, 168bpm Louis Armstrong Walt Disney Records Archive Collection, Vol. 1 (It’s Louis, therefore, it is awesome 🙂