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The atmosphere of the jazz swing nightclubs

Prohibition and rules to circumvent, puritanism and the crises of society. And then what? As if by magic everything fades away and you find yourself loosely dancing, lost and free in the vice. Jazz and swing were the perfect musical accompaniment for the nightclubs atmosphere. A playlist whit a selection of songs by Louis Armstrong, Beenie Goodman, Count Basie. Walking into a jazz swing nightclub is always an incredible experience. The atmosphere becomes warm and inviting, leaving you ready to hustle and dance. The energy in the room is palpable and contagious, as all around guests are smiling, laughing and swaying to the music. You can’t help but feel radiating optimism that washes over you like silk. As soon as you sit down at your plush, flame lit booth or descend onto the gathering wooden dancefloor, a small golden vibration envelops the mysterious space and creates a one of a kind ambiance. The faint thumps of fast Boogie Woogie tunes are having the opposite effect on your mood; they’re pushing it ever higher, up more than what Darwin stipulated was possible for physical elevation. From then on begins an overflowing exchange where passengers to this mighty time machine aimlessly move with dancing euphoria amid sultry streets nodding heads from wall to wall. And as if all sense has been suspended, everyone shares melted notes of submerged knowledge that only surrender avidly when fine spirited sweat embraces their clocking collection! Welcome to the heart and essence of swing!
Latest songs added to the playlist:
1-Lionel Hampton - Flying Home
2-Billie Holiday - No Good Man
3-Charlie Ventura - Lover
4-Teddy Wilson - Guess Who
5-Peter Herbolzheimer - Lean Baby


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Swing Music

Louis Armstrong was one of the musicians of the swing era in the 1930's that dominated America, with the danceable swing variation performed by the big bands of that time. Benny Goodman who was one of the most respected bandleaders of the American popular music from 1935 – 1946.

With the likes of Glen Miller, Wood Herman, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, the swing era played a prominent trend and direction for the future genre's to blend with new styles of swing. By the 1950's a new genre of swing hit the American scene with the pop music scene introducing the drum and base of the original ‘swing' style, bebop jazz and jump blues led the way for a revival by the early 60's. With a new generation of pop vocalists, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra opened the doors for ‘swing' to be incorporated in this day and age as a unique and recorded piece of music history.

Derived from the abbreviation ‘swing feel' emphasising the weaker pulse or the offbeat in the music. The soloist would freestyle and improvise on the melody over the arrangement. With a strong groove ‘to swing' emphasises a strong rhythm section of bass drums and double bass, accompanied by saxophones, clarinets and woodwinds instruments, along with brass instruments such as trombones and trumpets.

By the late 1980’s swing became a more urban-styled swing beat, many genres from country music to electro swing and swing house, became a popular fuse of mixing classic and jazz style. In today’s genre the likes of Robbie Williams with his number one album ‘Swing When You’re Winning’ sold millions of copies worldwide. Swing has been created across all genres, from many generations unfolded a genre that is changeable, variable and will create a rhythmic tempo, a foundation to our current music of this era.