Recipe for happiness: a hot swinging band, a room full of expert swing dancers. Voila! Experience it in these performances by Clint Baker’s New Orleans Swing Band at Metronome in San Francisco on August 10, 2013. In the band: Clint (trumpet, clarinet, trombone, vocal); Robert Young (saxophone, clarinet, cornet, vocal); Jeff Hamilton (piano); Sam Rocha (string bass, vocal); Jason Vandeford (guitar, vocal); Steve Apple (drums). Absolutely. Positively!
SWEET SUE (or HIGH NOONE):
DELTA BOUND (sung to us by Mister Rocha):
I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR YOU:
JOE LOUIS STOMP:
AFTER YOU’VE GONE:
LADY BE GOOD:
THE GIRLS GO CRAZY:
IN THE SHADE OF THE OLD APPLE TREE (a serenade by Mister Vandeford):
MAKE ME A PALLET ON THE FLOOR with vocal refrain by Mister Rocha):
SHAKE THAT THING:
Did you shake that thing? I hope so. If not, go back to the first video and remember your cultural responsibilities, please.
May your happiness increase!