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Thread #83809   Message #1545471
Posted By: JohnInKansas
19-Aug-05 - 01:49 AM
Thread Name: Favourite Swing tune?
Subject: RE: Favourite Swing tune?
Trying to define swing and/or jazz is a lot like trying to do the "What is Folk?" thing. Swing and jazz are terms that were flang around in about the same time space, with the distinction in that era that:

If it's done for dancing, it's probably swing.
If it's done for listening, it's probably jazz.
It can be a little bit of both, but you have to have been there to know.

(slightly t.i.c.)

Not exactly a "favorite," but one I've heard just often enough to wish I could figure out the chord modulations and can't quite get - due to a bad ear and poor memory: "Black and Tan Fantasy." It's not in any of my fakebooks, and web searches haven't turned up anything useful - including who made it known. Anybody got a clue where to find something on it?