The sixth of RKO's Fred Astaire -Ginger Rogers pairings of the 1930s, Swing Time starts off with bandleader Astaire getting cold feet on his wedding day. Astaire's bride-to-be Betty Furness will give him a second chance, providing he proves himself responsible enough to earn $25,000. Astaire naturally tries to avoid earning that amount once he falls in love with dance instructor Ginger Rogers. Numerous complications ensue, leading to the "second time's the charm" climax, with Ginger escaping her own wedding to wealthy Georges Metaxa in order to be reunited with Astaire. The film's most indelible image is that of Fred Astaire, immaculately attired in top hat and tails, hopping a freight car–a perfect encapsulation of the film's Depression-era cheekiness. The Jerome Kern-Dorothy Fields score includes such standards-to-be as "Pick Yourself Up," "A Fine Romance," "The Way You Look Tonight," "Never Gonna Dance" and "Bojangles of Harlem."
Swing and Soul is an album by jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson recorded for the Blue Note label and performed by Donaldson's Quintet with Herman Foster, Peck Morrison, Dave Bailey, and Ray Barretto.
Quatre ans que Mandino Reinhardt ne nous avait fait la joie d’un nouvel album… c’est long quatre ans. Mais oublions cette interminable attente puisque l’élégant guitariste strasbourgeois nous présente aujourd’hui "Le Swing du Luthier", un disque auto-produit qui mériterait bien une diffusion moins confidentielle. Car l’air de rien, face à la multitude de productions estampillées "jazz manouche" actuelle, ce disque pourrait bien remettre quelques pendules à l’heure : loin des sempiternelles reprises de Minor swing…
The group’s second album from 1997 contains 16 tracks, inc. 3 originals done in the style of Django Reinhardt, the Quintet of the Hot Club of France & gool ‘ol American jazz – the group is comprised of 3 guitars, violin & bass. Recorded at David Lange Studios, Edgewood, Washington. Includes liner notes by Jim Hilmar. Personnel includes: Stephanie Porter (vocals); Neil Anderson, Dudley Hill, Shelley Park (guitar); Michael Gray (violin); Pope Firman (bass).
Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits is the second greatest hits compilation by the British rock band Dire Straits, released on 19 October 1998 by Mercury Records internationally, and by Warner Bros. Records in the United States. The album was originally released, featuring liner notes by Robert Sandall, as both a one-disc edition and two-disc edition. The second disc contains live performances. The release is named after the band's 1978 hit single of the same name. The compilation was re-released together with a DVD in 2002.