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Warehouse Stomp is Moving to Thursdays!

Starting July 31st, Warehouse Stomp is moving from Fridays, to every Thursday night. To kick things off, this first Thursday night Warehouse will be FREE. That includes the lessons and social dancing! Here’s the schedule:

6:30-7:30pm Shim Sham Lesson
7:30-8pm Crash Course 6 Count Lindy Lesson
8-11pm Open Social Dancing

Facebook event link here.

So come out and join us on our new night, and bring your friends!


Warehouse Stomp 1/27/2012

As I was preparing my set for last night I was thinking about how I had this big Sidney Bechet shaped hole in my music collection.  That hole has now been filled as you can see based on my set last night.

It also worked out that we did a birthday jam for Gayl last night because I happen to think that “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho” is a fantastic birthday jam number.

I think with a bit of tweaking I could get a pretty good set together for Mardi Gras. I ended up switching the set around a bit to help keep the energy going in the room so the final set list I posted below doesn’t quite match how I had it.

Oh, and did you know that Tucson Swings is playing at Armory Park tonight?

Name Artist Time BPM
Ain’t Misbehavin’ Sidney Bechet 2:53 150
Bizet Has His Day The Solomon Douglas Swingtet 3:43 161
Sermonette Gordon Webster 3:40 118
Make Me a Pallet On The Floor Paul Lenart 2:46 120
Freight Train Preservation Hall Jazz Band;Ani Difranco 3:18 202
Dark Eyes Fats Waller 3:21 160
Twenty Four Robbers Gordon Webster 2:39 210
Struttin’ with Some Barbeque Catherine Russell 3:19 288
La Sympathique Pink Martini 2:51 130
Joshua Fit de Battle Ob Jericho Sidney Bechet 3:20 175
Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me Sidney Bechet 5:42 145
At The Clambake Carnival Cab Calloway 2:29 190
Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody None of My Jelly Roll Sidney Bechet 2:56 190
After You’ve Gone Preservation Hall Jazz Band;Del McCoury 3:21 95
Just Because You Can Catherine Russell 4:09 132
Ballin’ the Jack Sidney Bechet 3:51 192
Basin Street Blues Preservation Hall Jazz Band;Merle Haggard 3:53 105
William Howard Taft The Two Man Gentlemen Band 1:57 230

Important Announcement About 520 Swing

Many people may already be aware, but I figured I should post something here as well.  You may have noticed that 520 Swing no longer appears on the calendar.  This is because we have merged with Warehouse Stomp to bring you an awesome dance greater than the sum of its parts.

But really, we basically had a dance every week in town as it was, now we’re just located at the same venue on the same night every week to make it easier.

So in short, don’t go to 520 Swing on Saturday, go to Warehouse on Friday.

Also I DJed last week at Warehouse.  Here’s the playlist (with time and BPM!):

Name Artist Time BPM
That’s How Rhythm Was Born The Solomon Douglas Swingtet 3:47 187
Twenty Four Robbers Gordon Webster 2:39 210
Duke’s Place Ella Fitzgerald 4:13 158
Tootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing Preservation Hall Jazz Band;Tom Waits 4:18 140
Dark Eyes Fats Waller 3:21 160
William Howard Taft The Two Man Gentlemen Band 1:57 230
Minor Swing Django Reinhardt 3:18 202
Summertime Gordon Webster 4:03 116
Freight Train Preservation Hall Jazz Band;Ani Difranco 3:18 202
Rhythm King The Jim Cullum Happy Jazz Band 4:23 167
Jubilee Swing Chick Webb 3:12 185
Spoonful Catherine Russell 3:35 115

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