Frenchie Balboa Festival (FBF) is over! Another great Balboa weekend with great dances and great music.
If you would like to improve your speed in Balboa dancing and especially shuffling, here is my song of the week which will be a challenge for sure.
This is one of the fastest song I've ever danced to: A breathtaking version of Shine with 300 bpm!!
Lionel Leo Hampton (20.04.1908-31.08.2002) was one of the swing giants, he was the first jazz vibraphonist, but also pianist, percussionist, band leader and actor.
1936 he was discovered by Benny Goodman, shortly afterwards he played and recorded with Goodman, Teddy Wilson and Gene Krupa as the Benny Goodman Quartett. Six weeks after he officially joined Benny Goodman.
In 1937, he started recording regularly as a leader for Victor with specially assembled all-star groups that formed a who's who of swing.
Title: Piano Stomp (Shine)
Artist: Lionel Hampton
Tempo: 300 bpm
You can find the songs of the series also on my Spotify playlist. Official hashtag of the series: #djcsotw
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