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Got Swing?
Volume 1

How many so-called “neo-swing” compilations have you come across over the last year? Odds are quite a few if you’ve been flipping through the bins at some of the majors. But few are as solid as Got Swing?, the new release compiled by Dan “DJ Mez” Mezrich for Wanna Dance Productions. One listen, and it’s obvious that Mezrich knows good dance music. Some of the songs are a little dated for a new compilation, going as far back as a cut from Bill Elliott’s 1994 Swing Fever album,


Hear Samples of
Got Swing?, Vol. 1

Ray Gelato Giants: Walk Between The Raindrops
Red & The Red Hots:
I Wanna Rock
J Street Jumpers: Is You Is Or Is You Ain't
Casey MacGill and the Spirits of Rhythm: Whattya Want?

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but Dan picks out the best of the best for us, keeping “dated” from being synonymous with “stale.” The true gems on this comp are The J Street Jumpers’ sultry rendition of “Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby” and Casey MacGill’s “Whaddya Want.” (The J Street Jumpers are a fairly obscure but incredibly talented outfit rarely heard outside of the DC area, and Casey MacGill is the new sensation from the Pacific Northwest as well as the man behind the band in the new Broadway show Swing!) Aside from these tunes, you probably won’t come across anything you haven’t heard in the last couple of years on Got Swing, but if the “Volume I” stamped on the cover is any indication, you can count on more high-quality hand-picked goodness from the crew at Wanna Dance. Anyone looking specifically for a CD to press “play” and walk away from, spending the next hour on the dance floor, should check this one out.

- Chad "DJ Chops" Kincaid 

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Bellevue Cadillac—Prozac Nation
Big Kahuna—Hawaiian Swing
Big Rude Jake—Big Rude Jake
Big Tubba Mista—Knock One Back
Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra—
Swingin' The Century
Bim Bam Baby—Who Am I Gonna Love
Black Jacket Racket—Volume II
Blue Saracens—What's A Saracen?
The Camaros—Evil
Casey MacGill & The Spirits of Rhythm—Jump
The Delegates—Delegatin'
George Gee & His Make Believe Ballroom Orchestra—Swingin' Live
Got Swing?—Volume I
The Music of Harry Warren—
Swing! Here and Now
House of Blues Swings!
Indigo Swing—Red Light
Jet Set Six—Livin' It Up
Lisa Stansfield—Swing: The Movie
Mob Hits—Volume I
Mora's Modern Rhythmists—
Mr. Rhythmist Goes To Town
Ray Gelato Giants—The Men From Uncle
Rockabilly Hall of Fame—
VolumesI & II
Royal Crown Revue—Walk on Fire
The Yalloppin' Hounds—
Ghetto Swing Extreme
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Swing!: The Movie
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The Swing Book—Degen Pener
Musichound's Swing!; The Essential Music Guide




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