Swing Music

Want to practice Lindy hop at home?
Here are a few good beginner songs to get you started with your Lindy hop. Often you can buy these songs off itunes or find good CDs cheap at the Warehouse.

Fine Brown FrameEsther and Xavi in Cathedral Square
Four or Five Times
C Jam Blues
On Revival Day
Milk and Water
Drop me off in Harlem
Wade in the Water
Evil Gal Blues
Accentuate the Positive
New York on Sunday
Easy Does It
Woke Up Clipped
Down Down Down
One Burbon, One Scotch One Beer
Roll with my Baby

Or Mr Daniel Collins has kindly put together a Spotify playlist that is shared publicly, so if you use spotify check out this list as a good starting point for beginner friendly swing music!

Want to practise Blues at home?
Here are a few good beginner blues songs to get you grooving at home.
Backlash Blues – Nina Simone
misery and the blues – maria muldaur
Ain’t no Sunshine –
Do I move you – Nina Simone
I put a spell on you
Lovesong- Adele
Sinkin Soon – Nora Jones
Sugar in my bowl – Nina Simone
Old fashioned morphine- Jolie Holland
Spoonful – Howln’ Wolf
Black Angel blues – Robert Nighthawk

Christchurch swing bands

We’re lucky enough to have some wonderful bands in town – come to some of our events or a band night to dance to them, or check them out at other venues around the city (there’s nothing better than a good lindy bomb!!).

Paul and Annie at the DanceOMat

  • The Ellesmere Big Band
  • River City Jazzmen
  • Sideline Swing
  • Swing 42
  • Bella’s Boys
  • The Mike Bicker’s Boptet
  • Swing 42
  • L’il Chuck Little the One Man Skiffle Machine
  • Garden City Big Band
  • Quintessence