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Monday, 13 June 2011

Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing)

Composed by Louis Prima 1936
Arranged by Jimmy Mundy
Arrangement incorporating "Christopher Columbus" composed by Chu Berry



January 16, 1938 - the night that jazz and swing was first played at Carnegie Hall. This night, and the triumphant performance by Benny Goodman and his orchestra proved that Jazz was not just for the kids, and was not just low brow entertainment, but could be considered an art form in itself.  Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing) was the crowd pleasing finale, and even now whenever this piece is played it still makes even the most restrained people get up and dance (or at least tap their feet!)
Performed by Benny Goodman and his Orchestra with solos by:
Benny Goodman: clarinet
Gene Krupa: drums
Harry James: trumpet
Jess Stacy: piano

Sing, sing, sing, everybody start to sing like dee dee dee, bah bah bah dah,
Now you're singing with a swing,
Sing, sing, sing, everybody start to sing like dee dee dee, bah bah bah dah,
Now you're swingin like everything,

When the music goes around,
Everybody's gonna go to town,
But here is one thing you should know,
Sing it high and sing it low,
Oh, sing, sing, sing, sing, everybody start to sing like dee dee dee, bah bah bah dah,
Now you're singing with a real good swing!

This version does not have Jess Stacy's famous piano solo, when I find a version that has it, I will post it.

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