Here We Are Again (Page One)
You Are Invited
Fun fun fun
Let The Party Begin
Did You Know? - Swing music, also known as swing jazz or simply swing, is a form of jazz music that developed in the early 1930s and became a distinctive style by 1935 in the United States. Swing uses a strong rhythm section of double bass and drums as the anchor for a lead section of brass instruments such as trumpets and trombones, woodwinds including saxophones and clarinets, and sometimes stringed instruments such as violin and guitar, medium to fast tempos, and a "lilting" swing time rhythm.
Swing bands usually featured soloists who would improvise on the melody over the arrangement. The danceable swing style of bandleaders such as Benny Goodman and Count Basie was the dominant form of American popular music from 1935 to 1945. The verb "to swing" is also used as a term of praise for playing that has a strong rhythmic "groove" or drive.
Our Greeters in action
Richard spent the week in Walmart to learn how to do it right!
Follow The Music!
Through these doors is a world of music and fun
The Nightlighters are quick on their feet! Music starts and so do they!
Did You Know? - German swing bands, virtually unknown to British and American swing band followers, thrived in the early 1940s in spite of an official Nazi campaign against "decadent Western music". German authorities in fact created a Swing band called "Charlie and His Orchestra" to record hot Swing and dance music. Some songs included lyrics ridiculing and abusing the leaders and people of Allied nations. Records were dropped over "enemy" lines by parachute.
"So.... What do you think of my flower??"
Benny was with us tonight in spirit
Guests Barbara and Paul Rutkowski (on the left) hit the floor running
The band gets into gear
A new step.... It's called the back rub!
"Come here big boy"
The Swing Music video runs n the background