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"Divaville Lounge" with Sarah O (archive)

step into the lounge!
Sunday, March 18, 2012 | 14:00 to 16:00 | jazz/pop vocalists

Artist Song Album Label Comments
Spike Jones Orchestra Der Fuehrer's Face Cocktail Hour Columbia River Degenerate Music: jazz & swing styles & techniques banned by the Nazis
Artie Shaw feat. Roy Eldgridge Little Jazz Begin the Begine Membran
Benny Goodman Swingtime in the Rockies Camel Caravan 11/20 1937 otr-cat.com banned: fast "hot jazz" tempo
Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli Avalon Nuages Reinhardt spent the war in occupied France; Grappelli fled to the UK
Bennie Moten's Kansas City Swing Orchestra Lafayette Wicked Swing BMG over 300 bpm!
Count Basie Jumpin' at the Woodside Complete Decca Recordings RCA no "hysterical rhythmic reverses" aka riffs
Duke Ellington Orchestra Syncopated Shuffle The Okeh Ellington syncopation no more than 10% of any composition
Dinah Washington Willow Weep for Me Jazz Round Midnight no gloomy lyrics -- this song's composer & lyricist, Anne Ronell, was Jewish & she dedicated the song to her romantic partner George Gershwin, also Jewish
Maxine Sullivan Blue Skies Say It With a Kiss this song has happy lyrics but the minor key makes it sound mournful & complex -- composer & lyricist Irving Berlin, Jewish
Hal McIntyre v/ Ruth Gaylor My Funny Valentine The Very Best of Hal McIntyre no jazz in a minor key -- composer Richard Rodgers, Jewish (rec. 1945)
Cab Calloway St. James Infirmary 1930-1939 jazz in a minor key -- composer Irving Mills, Jewish
Billie Holiday They Can't Take That Away from Me Lady Day Sony jazz in a minor key -- c. George Gershwin l. Ira Gershwin, both Jewish
Coleman Hawkins Body and Soul 'Round Midnight saxophone highly discouraged
Sidney Bechet Summertime Best of Sidney Bechet rec. 1939
Charlie Parker Quintet Lover Man The Essential Charlie Parker rec. 1946 legendary Dial session
Ella Fitzgerald Oh, Lady Be Good! Essential Jazz rec. 1947 verbal improvisaion / scat singing forbidden
Woody Herman Four Brothers Blowin Up a Storm Columbia rec. 1947 saxophone discouraged: the four brothers were Stan Getz (ts), Zoot Sims (ts), Herbie Steward (ts), Serge Chaloff (bs)
Jimmie Lunceford Organ Grinder's Swing Rhythm Is Our Business no mutes, also no unusual percussion: "instruments alien to the German spirit"
Bob Crosby's Bobcats Big Noise from Winnetka Dance Off Both Your Shoes no bass without a bow, no drum breaks, no cowbell, no "patter on the sordine"
Gene Krupa Wire Brush Stomp Instrumental Mr. Krupa no drum breaks, no brushes on drums
Spike Jones Powerhouse Spiked: The Music of Spike Jones no cowbell, no flexatone
Glenn Miller Orchestra Tuxedo Junction Big Band on Stage no mutes on brass instruments
Duke Ellington Orchestra Black & Tan Fantasy The Duke Columbia no "wah-wah": Tricky Sam Nanton created the "wah-wah" sound with a plunger mute
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Song of India Big Band Legends solo mute
Charlie and His Orchestra You're Driving Me Crazy Swing Tanzen Verboten Proper UK propaganda swing band created by Goebbels & broadcast at the UK to demoralize the British; they played popular swing songs with new anti-Allies lyrics
Kurt Hohenberger Warum, Weshalb und Wieso Swing Tanzen Verboten Proper UK Hohenberger stayed in Germany & pushed the boundaries of "acceptable" swing music
Hans Rehmstedt In Lambert's Nachtlokal German Big Dance Bands go to divavillelounge.org to see a satirical video made by the British during the war that mocks Hitler to this song. Please, watch it!
James Kok Und Die Ganze Welt Spricht Von Nanette Jazznocracy Kok was the most popular bandleader in Germany until he criticized Hitler in 1935 & had to leave the country. He spent the war in the UK & then moved to Switzerland
Willi Stanke Und Sein Orchester Der Schwarzen Panther Swing Tanzen Verboten Proper UK this song went too far into jazz & was pulled from distribution by German government after its release
Django Reinhardt Nuages Nuages recorded while Reinhardt was living in occupied France
The Andrews Sisters Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen 50th Anniversary Collection All songs in this set were favorites of the Swingjugend (Swing Youth)
Louis Armstrong Jeepers Creepers Great Swingers the Swingjugend were a youth movement of German teenagers who listened to swing music & dressed in American/British styles, in violation of German law
Ella Fitzgerald o/ Chick Webb A Tisket, A Tasket Stomping at the Savoy Proper UK while the Swingjugend didn't face nearly the brutality inflicted on other populations, their leaders were arrested and put in concentration camps
Benny Goodman Goody Goody Let's Dance Big Band Jump after the war Swingjugend members said they sang these songs in the camps to keep their morale up
Glenn Miller Orchestra In the Mood Hits of '39 ASV Living Era visit divavillelounge.org for a link to more information about the Swingjugend
Fats Waller Sweet Sue Completed Recorded Works Vol 3 JSP more songs the Swingjugend loved
Slim Gaillard The Flat Foot Floogie Laughing in Rhythm Proper UK the movie "Swing Kids" is a not totally inaccurate depiction of the Swingjugend
Mills Brothers Caravan L'Art Vocal the Swingjugend were largely apolitical until the government began cracking down on them
Benny Goodman Goodbye Let's Dance Big Band Jump for information about the topics covered in this show please visit divavillelounge.org
Charlie and His Orchestra Bye, Bye, Blackbird Swing Tanzen Verboten Proper UK bye, bye empire!