Hey there cats and alligators! Your hep cat Lunkis here giving you a recap of the songs played on January 6th’s installment of Your Swing Fling! Today’s show featured the Puppini Sisters beautiful vocal harmonies as our “Classic Swing Cut-Out”, along with a bit of a sample of substantial musical influence, the Andrews Sisters. Below you can find direct links to any of the songs played on today’s show, so take a look!
Be sure to tune in to next Tuesday’s episode of Your Swing Fling from 5-6PM. As always, if you have any music suggestions or ideas for the show (or if you’d just like to chat!) feel free to message me on twitter, @YourSwingFling.
Hey there jitterbugs! Your hep cat Lunkis here giving you a recap of the songs played on November 18th’s installment of Your Swing Fling! With my co-host “Sarah” along for the ride, the evening’s playlist featured some of our hand-picked personal favourites of the genre. Take a look and enjoy! I’ve chosen to asterisk the songs with particularly impressive music videos – for your viewing pleasure!
Your hip cat Lunkis here! As I get myself prepared for today’s installment of Your Swing Fling, I thought it may be interesting to share some examples of electro-swing videos. Often when cooling off between shows I’ll be scouring the web looking for dillinger swing tunes, and it’s pretty neat to see how many of these artists have had music videos created that (much like the electro-swing genre) mash up clips of old media to create a whole new experience. Take for example one of my favourite electro-swing songs, “Istanbul (not Constantinople) by Bart & Baker
At least in my opinion, this video is really the mezz. Having semi-synchronized footage of black and white film (old-media) mashed up with this already remediation-heavy genre really serves to satisfy that nostalgic urge that most swing fans are looking for. There a few other examples that are worth looking at from Tape Five or Parov Stelar. Even with these really neat old-fashioned music videos, I think it’s also worth noting the ones that aim to do something new.
Artists like Caravan Palace and Parov Stelar manage to create some pretty entertaining videos of their own. From animated alien invasions to gang based swing dance offs, Caravan Palace always bring something new to the table when it comes to their videos.
If you’ve got any suggestions for swing / electro-swing based videos to check out, shoot me a tweet! @YourSwingFling!
Be sure to tune in to today’s installment of Your Swing Fling from 5-6PM, only on Radio Laurier. I’ll be posting the track list shortly after the show for all you jitterbugs, so get to frisking those whiskers!