GREAT SWING MUSIC: “Grabtown Grapple” by Artie Shaw
September 29, 2014
This is a new series here, where we talk about some of our favorite songs. Kate and I (Bobby) are both extremely passionate about the music we dance, teach, and practice to.
In this edition:
“Grabtown Grapple” by Artie Shaw and his Gramercy Five
Listen to it here
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This is a fantastic example of how a small group can still produce an orchestrated swing song. And, for the modern dancer, there is a ton of fun to be had with all the playful musicality involved. Great for Bal-Swing or slightly-uptempo Lindy.