When all the guys join in singing...only they're yelling it from the back of the band
December 14, 2009 10:34 PM Subscribe
Okay what is the name of the kind of swing music where the band does call and response with the singer? Not the backup singers. The horn section.
posted by rileyray3000 to Society & Culture (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
So I was listening the other day to a favorite jazz song, Blue Skies
It occurred to me that what I like about it is the call and response with the regular guys in the band, the horn section, the rhythm guys. It's also what I like about a couple of Cab Calloway songs. Unfortunately, trying to find MORE songs like this based on "it's where the guys with the guitars yell back at Frank" isn't the walk in the park I thought it'd be
So my question is: is this a subgenre of Swing? If so, can you recommend some other examples I might like?