Drummer Clifford “Boots” Douglas led his 12-piece big band Boots & His Buddies during the 30s in the area of San Antonio, Texas, playing for dancers. Altough it was a “territory” band (only performing locally), they recorded 42 songs for the Bluebird label.
The Raggle Taggle is a hard swinging tune in a minor key, perfect for Balboa dancing. If you don't own this song, buy it immediately, it's a gem!
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Song of the Week #14: “Frenesi” by Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
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Song of the Week #12: “Shiny Stockings” by Count Basie
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