Swingin' the Classics 10

February 16, 2021#2009

A popular practice during the late 30’s and early 40’s involved taking a classic tune and converting it into a popular tune, sometimes with new lyrics, other times simply giving the melody a swing twist.


The golden wedding — Woody Herman

The breeze and I — Jimmy Dorsey

Chopin’s Polonaise in boogie — Frankie Carle

Till the end of time — Perry Como

Moon love — Glenn Miller

Liebestraum — Tommy Dorsey

Humoresque — Guy Lombardo

Malaguena — O’Day/Basie

Flight of the bumblebee — Harry James

Hungarian dance #5 — Claude Thornhill

Ravel’s bolero — Benny Goodman

Galloping comedians — Gene Krupa

My reverie — Larry Clinton

William Tell overture — Spike Jones

Prelude #7 — Jimmie Lunceford

Swingin’ down the lane — Philippe DuBois

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