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Chapter 1 Regular Tunes

These are the core tunes

FCSB - Folkestone Swing Band

FCSB Folkestone Community Swing Band. To join, contact Keih Davis fcsband@outlook.com or phone Leon 01304 202771 or turn up on Saturday morning at the school in Folkestone

Birdland - Weather Report

I used to like the Weaher Report version years ago at school in the 70s. Strangely I didn't know until later that the keyboard player was the same man who played with Cannoball Adderley on Inside straight! That was a complete surprise for me at the time.

birdland

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Puttin' on the Ritz

Puttin' on the ritz. Pretending to be posh ?

puttin'-on-the-ritz

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Sweet Georgia Brown

Versions by Count Basie, Benny Goodman and others

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Thet Can't Take That Away From Me

Oh no no no .. They can't take that away from me. That's my metal coffee flask!

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Tuxedo Junction

"Tuxedo Junction" is a song co-written by Birmingham, Alabama composer Erskine Hawkins and saxophonist and arranger Bill Johnson. Julian Dash is also credited for the music. Buddy Feyne wrote the lyrics. The instrumental was a no. 1 hit for Glenn Miller and his Orchestra in 1940.

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Bye Bye Blackbird

Listen to Miles' spacing. Mind you, Peggy Lee outdoes him with her slower renditioning and great voice !!

bye-bye-blackbird

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Hay Burner

Count Basie Orchestra 1968 + Sammy Nestico arrangement

hay-burner

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String of Pearls - Glenn Miller

Glenn Miller & His Orchestra play "A String of Pearls" in this 1942 recording.

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"Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" (1966)

The FCSB will play from an arrangement "As played by Buddy Rich". Cannonball Aderley also has a fine version of this soulful groove.

mercy-mercy-mercy

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Chapter 2 The Back Burner

Tunes that we will probably get back to eventually

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gershwin-medley

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Tenderly

Tenderly

tenderly

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september-in-the-rain

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Song's in the key of life - Sir Duke (Stevie Wonder Medley)

This was a double album in the seventies by Stvie Wonder

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Montego Bay

Latin brassed Off! .. or you might like it

montego-bay

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The Power of Love

The Power of Love. Leave it alone! You'll go blind

the-power-of-love

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Chapter 3

Spinning Wheel

Spinning Wheel

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