Saturday Morning Swing: Duets!

Good morning everyone! Today I’m feeling romantic…maybe it’s because Mr Eclipse and I are going on our honeymoon this week! Yay! But, on to the music. These tracks are not necessarily romantic but they are some of my favourite duets!

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers – Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off (1937)

I can’t think of duets without thinking of Fred and Ginger! Although this doesn’t make me want to swing out, I love the wordplay between these two and who can pass up rollerskating tap dancing!

Bing Cosby and Louis Armstrong – Now You Has Jazz (1956)

This is one of my favourite clips. A real pleasure to watch as well as listen to! I like how the musicians are showcased and how it explains the ways the instruments come together to form jazzzzzzzz!

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong – Oops (1956)

Ok, so maybe we’re getting a little romantic now. This is my favourite duet because it’s just so darn cute, and it was also the song we used for our wedding dance….nawwww. Ella and Louis, just perfection ❤

Thanks for listening! If you’d like to listen to these in a playlist, you can here.

Saturday Morning Swing: Mellow tones

Today my Saturday morning is quiet, a bit chilly and I’m feeling a bit tired so today’s swing tunes are my favourite cruisy and casual songs.

Fats Waller – Honey Hush (1939)

This is one of my favourite songs of all time. So sweet and romantic. The rhythm section in this song is so lazy and shuffly, and the lilting of the brass and piano is just perfection.

Louis Armstrong and The Sy Oliver Orchestra – A Kiss To Build A Dream On (1951)

What I love so much about this track is how the song takes you on a journey. Everything feels so lovely and mellow, and then that trumpet kicks it up lifting you up and then we float back down on the piano….ugh, it just feels so nice!

Count Basie Orchestra – In a Mellow Tone (2009)

I thought I’d leave you with something that’s still cruisy enough for a Saturday morning but with enough pep and energy to get you ready for the weekend! I really dig the alto and the bass in this track. Happy Saturday!

Got any favourite mellow and casual swing tracks you want to share with me? I’d love to hear ’em! 

You can listen to these and all Saturday Morning Swing tunes in a playlist here.