Swing is a form of jazz music that developed initially in the 1930s in the US with musicians such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and Glenn Miller. The genre is associated very strongly with the ‘Big Band’ sound.
Swing then developed through the 50s and 60s with artists such as Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka and Nat ‘King’ Cole. Other artists such as Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis also brought swing elements into the Rock ‘N’ Roll sounds of the late 50s.
A modern revival of Swing has been led by artists such as Robbie Wiliams, Christina Aguilera and Michael Buble. Here is the list of Swing and general jazz type songs in my repertoire:
Ain’t That A Kick In The Head – Dean Martin (1960 – Capitol Records Label)
Beyond The Sea – Bobby Darin
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
Girl From Ipanema – Frank Sinatra
Have You Met Miss Jones – Robbie Williams
I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra
Lady Is A Tramp – Frank Sinatra
Mack The Knife – Bobby Darin (1959 – Atco Records Label)
Mister Bojangles – Robbie Williams
Me And My Shadow – Sammy Davis Jr.
Moondance – Van Morrison
Nice And Easy – Frank Sinatra
Spanish Eyes – Al Martino
That’s Life – Frank Sinatra (1966 – Reprise Records Label)
The More I See You – Chris Montez
You Make Me Feel So Young – Frank Sinatra