Do you have Big Band Song Suggestions or "Crooner" Song Suggestions ('20s-'50s)?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Jazz Standards. Every jazz band/singer should know enough for a full set. They’re songs that everyone in the jazz world does, but with their own spin on it. So if you want a specific version, you’ll want to say so, but honestly, you can’t really go wrong with it. Some will improvise in different ways, or choose to exclude the intro, it all varies. Here’s an example: “Nice Work If You Can Get It” by Sarah Vaughan and the Andrews Sisters. Same basic song, but they’ve put their own twist on it. 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Totally in love with this era!  Cab Calloway is a big one that you missed.  Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is a modern band does a lot in that style, either updating older songs or producing their own music in that style. 

Others: Count Basie (All Right, Okay, You Win), Etta James (At Last), Tony Bennett, Bette Midler (Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy), The Brian Setzer Orchestra (great covers), Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’Day, Colin James (Safronia B), Royal Crown Review

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter's Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

Cole Porter songs – most jazz singers should have some in their repertoire. He wrote hundreds of beautiful songs – De-Lovely is one of my favourite.

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