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What kind of dancing style is shown on AronChupa's Little Swing video?

In the video, there are several dances represented. But generally this is swing dancing and they teach it at swing dance clubs. The first paired-dances you see in the video are variations of lindy ...
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How do electro-swing artists get that old cracky gramophone voice?

A lot of what we think of as "old time" vocals was due to the very limited frequency response of the old microphones that were used at that time. The same thing applies to telephone audio in the pre-...
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How do electro-swing artists get that old cracky gramophone voice?

In this particular case, and for many electro-swing songs, the voice is actually a sample of a genuinely vintage song: http://lyrics.wikia.com/wiki/Lil_Hardin_Armstrong:Oriental_Swing This is Lil ...
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What genre is this soundtrack from *Commedia Sexy*? Are there any similar tracks (bending clarinet jazz swing)?

The song is a pastiche of early jazz styles, and is perhaps most influenced by the pre-swing early jazz sound called "Dixieland" or "Hot Jazz." Originating in the African-American dance bands of New ...
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What genre is this soundtrack from *Commedia Sexy*? Are there any similar tracks (bending clarinet jazz swing)?

It's a sort of pseudo 1930's type swing. Some of it sounds similar to recordings that Benny Goodman made around that time. If you like this, you should listen to any of his recordings (nearly all of ...
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What is the name of this jazz song used in this video at this point?

It's called Shake Down by Gavin Luke. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_-uV3HzkII
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Song in Harry Potter movie (Ellington?)

According to the [Harry Potter Wiki][1] on fandom.com: The second song played on the gramophone in Lupin's office when he tells Harry Potter that he has been sacked from his professor post is "...
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What are some bands similar to, the swing revival band, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy? Since this a revival band, whom are this band imitating?

This is pretty close stylistically to the what the Benny Goodman Big Band were doing in the 1930s. Sing, Sing, Sing is one typical example of the style. If you like this, you might the bands of Artie ...
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"there's one place to go - this is it" or similar, Sinatra?

Well, if you're talking Sinatra and New York the obvious song is New York New York Chicago and My Kind of Town are about Chicago
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Where is the one count? How can I identify it? [Ella Fitzgerald: In A Mellow Tone]

This may sound strange, but the best way to find the count is often to follow the main melody, the lead vocals if there are any. To get to grips with this song my suggestion would be: listen to the ...
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Where is the one count? How can I identify it? [Ella Fitzgerald: In A Mellow Tone]

I have had similar experiences with trying to find the 1. I find it helps to remember that the heavy strokes on the snare are always on the 2 and the 4. The bass drum seems to act as only an accent ...
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