[Dixielandjazz] swing dancers

acjspres at aol.com acjspres at aol.com
Wed Oct 25 09:59:34 PDT 2006

The lindy hoppers in Arizona much prefer the Titan Hot Seven over Big  Bad 
Voodoo Daddy, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Royal Crown Review,  New Morty  Show, 
Lavey Smith, and Stompy Jones. You don't need these bands to cater to the  swing 
dance crowd. Fulton Street and 52nd Street along with Titan Hot Seven will  do 
just fine.
If you really want to make an impression just get the guys who were with  
Basie and have them play.....wow!
One new band we all absolutely loved was Squirrel Nut Zippers....I wish  they 
were still around.
Steve, I get  the impression from time to time that you have never attended 
the  Sacramento Jazz Festival nor the AZ Classic Jazz Festival. They both have 
been  teaching swing dancing and catering to swing dancers for years......you 
need to  get out more.
We will have about 100 lindy hoppers from all over the USA at the AZ  Classic 
Jazz Festival on Nov 9 - 12. They will dance until 4:00 am. They are  
bringing in a band from New Mexico (_Le Chat  Lunatique_ 
(http://www.myspace.com/lechatlunatiquetheband/) ) that will start playing at midnight for them . 
Below is a quote from their website:   _http://www.phoenixlindyexchange.com/_ 
"Welcome to  the sixth annual Phoenix/Charleston Lindy Exchange! This year we 
are proud to  welcome back Titan Hot Seven, one of the greatest bands of all  
time and one of the best classic jazz bands for dancing. PHXLX combines all 
of  the best attributes of a lindy exchange with those of a jazz festival. Not 
only  do you get to meet amazing lindy hoppers from all over the globe, but 
you also  have the opportunity to dance to LIVE music every day! There will be 
over 14  live bands from all over the world playing classic jazz and swing. 
It's going to  be a weekend you'll never forget!" 

Joe  Hopkins
52nd Street  Jazz Band
AZ Classic Jazz Society
_www.azclassicjazz.org_ (http://www.azclassicjazz.org/) 

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