Anyone who thought jazz and swing were dead are badly mistaken. Here at Balcony Radio, we undertook a little mission and went out and found some killer contemporary music you can hold a drink and a smoke to. It’s episode 16 of Swingtime and we are dialed into the Now, baby. We got the tunes to soundtrack a happening night at our place . . . music you’ll want to get within six feet of.
Some songs are hits. Some songs are deep album cuts. Few are eternal. In this episode of Swingtime, we dog-ear a couple dozen pages in the Great American Songbook and play the classiest of the classy tunes. Look sharp, starch that collar, straighten your tie, and be ready to light the lady’s cigarette at a moment’s notice. It’s Swingtime, pal.
We hate to tell you this, kids, but . . . your grandparents invented cool. They really did. Don’t argue. You’ve got Katy Perry and Gah-gah, they had . . . The Rat Pack. Say no more. In episode 7 of Swingtime, we mix the drinks and light the smokes and give you a couple hours of the greatest voices the Sands Hotel ever got slayed by: Frank, Dean and Sammy. Loosen your tie, stay awhile.