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Old 12-04-2011, 12:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Swing Revival was a late 1990s and early 2000s period of renewed popular interest in swing and jump blues music and dance from the 1930s and 1940s as exemplified by Louis Prima, often mixed with a more contemporary rock, rockabilly or ska sound, known also as neo-swing or retro swing.
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Swing Revival, also known as Neoswing, was a period of renewed interest in the Swing and Jump Blues music styles of the thirties and forties that occurred around the turn of the millennium. Rather than being a direct copy, however, the scene incorporated elements of other genres, such as Rockabilly, Ska and Punk Rock.
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I love jazz and swing, and I'm really glad to see an increased amount of that going around... 2 really weird bands come to mind when I think of modern swing: Caravan Palace (techno-gypsy-jazz-scat) and Movits (Sweedish-pop-jazz). Check 'em out
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Well here are the obvious ones I remember from the time:


Zoot Suit Riot - Cherry Poppin' Daddies.

Kinda sounds like its being sung by Nathan Lane but this was the "Smells like Teen Spirit" of the swing revival.



Mr. Pin-Stripped Suit - Big Bad Voodoo Daddies

Highly undervalued because, iirc, they came in at the final stages of the revival. Damn good song though.



Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hell

The pre-cursors to the revival though these NC-born D-bags refused to associate themselves with swing, claimed they were Blues-Jazz, and never went to any of the "Swing Shows" where other swing acts played. This song still has value though, I really love the horns (but I'm a sucker for Horns).

I apologize about this video, it seems to be the only one thats the actual song. I have no idea what the paper-crumpling/crab-claws sound is but you get the gist.
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I think of a lot of swing revival as hopelessly hip and cool for the sake of being hip and cool which kinda makes it uncool. Cherry Poppin' Daddies are a bit like that. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy are genuinely cool, polished and accomplished, but of those three, Squirrel Nut Zippers is my favourite band. They seemed almost more like an artists collective who made what they did their lifestyle and not just an act.

Hell may be the most popular, but far from their most shining moments (imo). Evening at Lafittes is one of my favourite songs by them.

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Old 12-15-2011, 08:29 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I think of a lot of swing revival as hopelessly hip and cool for the sake of being hip and cool which kinda makes it uncool. Cherry Poppin' Daddies are a bit like that. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy are genuinely cool, polished and accomplished, but of those three, Squirrel Nut Zippers is my favourite band. They seemed almost more like an artists collective who made what they did their lifestyle and not just an act.

Hell may be the most popular, but far from their most shining moments (imo). Evening at Lafittes is one of my favourite songs by them.

Great suggestion. Im love this track.
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Great suggestion. Im love this track.
Glad you like it! It's from Perennial Favorites which is, in my opinion, definetly the Squirrel Nut Zippers album to get for anyone who wants to check them out
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Glad you like it! It's from Perennial Favorites which is, in my opinion, definetly the Squirrel Nut Zippers album to get for anyone who wants to check them out
Which reminds me, this is absolutely brilliant:

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Which reminds me, this is absolutely brilliant:

Good call! That is easily one of my top ten favorite videos.

I love Squirrel Nut Zippers. Some of the other swing bands from that time were good but I always thought of Squirrel Nut Zippers stood out from the crowd as the most creative and also the most true to the roots of the music they played—no easy feat. They were also phenomenal live.
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