This week's song is a very popular tune among swing dancers, equally for social dancing and performances.
The Four Clefs
The Chicago based group consisted of William Marshall on drums & vibraphone, James Marshall on piano, Johnny “Happy” Green on guitar – he was also group leader & musical director – and Melvin “Chappie” Chapman on bass.
All four of them sang. William Marshall was the lead singer and some of their records feature Marshall as solo vocalist.
Between 1939 and 1945, The Four Clefs recorded for the Bluebird label.
Technically, The Four Clefs are rhythm & blues artists, but what they played was a sort of mélange of entertainment styles; William Marshall's solo singing was influenced by Bing Crosby, the group's singing is close-voiced in the style of the Ink Spots, and the instrumentals are lightly swinging and uncomplicated.
Quite often, the group is mistakenly called “The Four Chefs”.
I Like Pie, I Like Cake
A fun clip by DJ Rug Cutter on YouTube
To be honest, I never liked the song very much. That's probably, because it was played all over again and again when I started Lindy Hopping more than ten years ago.
In the meantime I can at least admit, that it's a good song.
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Artist: The Four Clefs
Album: [easyazon-link asin=”B007PUNF6E” locale=”us”]The Human Orchestra[/easyazon-link]
Tempo: 172 bpm
Dance: Lindy Hop
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