I discovered this album by Cootie Williams last year (2009) and it's a winner. Every single song got a 5 star rating by me for Swing dancing!
The tune I've chosen is also the title of the album, the Jazz standard Do Nothing ‘Till You Hear From Me. Originally recorded 1940 as Concerto For Cootie by the Duke Ellington Orchestra, where Williams was a prominent member for years.
Charlie Melvin “Cootie” Williams (1911-1985) was one of the most influential Jazz trumpeters during the Swing era. His trademark was the growl style by using a plunger mute (in the tradition of Bubber Miley). You hear his distinctive technique on the whole album.
Title: Do Nothing ‘Till You Hear From Me
Artist: Cootie Williams
Tempo: 125 bpm
Dance: Lindy Hop
You can find the songs of the series also on my Spotify playlist.
Official hashtag of the series: #djcsotw
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