GREAT SWING MUSIC: “Grabtown Grapple” by Artie Shaw

September 29, 2014

Artie Shaw Live 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

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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.

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