List of Commonly Played Swing Songs

As posted by someone named Natt Dogg (Nathan Malone) on Yehoodi
November, 2001.

Massachusetts - Maxine Sullivan
My Baby Just Cares for Me - Nina Simone
Frim Frame Sause - Diana Krall
All Right Ok, You Win - Count Basie/Joe Williams (other versions are also played)
Nobody But Me - Lou Rawls
Banana Splits for my Baby - Louis Prima
Blues for Stephanie - George Gee
Sixty Minute Man - Billy Ward and the Dominoes
Dig that Crazy Chick - Sam Butera
Plenty - Guru w/Eryka Badu
This Busines of Love - Dominoe
Fire - Babyface and Des'ree
Fever - Peggy Lee
How Lucky Can One Guy Be - Indigo Swing
Where's My Gravy - Steve Lucky
Jumpin' at the Record Shop - Slim Gaillard
Life is so Peculiar - Louis A and Louis J
Drink Muddy Water - Lou Rawls
Opus One - Lots of versions to chose from
Potato Chips - Slim Gaillard
Bug in a Rug - Duke Ellington
Everyday I Have the Blues - Count Basie/Joe Williams (other versions are also played)
Straighten Up and Fly Right - Nat King Cole (other versions are also played)
Bye Bye Blackbird - Carmen McRae
Ain't Misbehavin - Billie Holliday
Wade in the Water - Eva Cassidy
Flat Foot Foogie - Slim Gaillard, another popular version is by Benny Goodman
Everybody Eats When the Come to My House - Cab Calloway
Jumpin at the Woodside - Count Basie
Fine Brown Frame - Lou Rawls and Dianna Reeves (other versions are also played, Etta Jones is another popular one)
Oo Poppa Doo - Lavay Smith
Hallelujah, I Love Her So - Ray Charles (other versions are also played)
Mack the Knife - Ella Fitzgerald (other versions are out there)
Deed I Do - Diana Krall
Baron Plays the Horses - Indigo Swing (also check out the original, Grandma Plays the Numbers - Wynonie Harris)
Daddy-0 - Steve Lucky and the Rumba Bums
Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop- Lionel Hampton
Knock Me A Kiss - Louis Jordan
Moten Swing - Count Basie (tons of versions, Oscar Peterson gets played alot)
Whey Don't You Do Right - Peggy Lee
Flying Home - Lionel Hampton
Happy Go Lucky Local - Lincoln Center Orchestra (Duke Ellington Song)
T'aint What You Do, Its the Way That You Do It - Chick Webb and Ella
Fitzgerald (other versions also popular)
Are You Hep to the Jive - Cab Calloway
Rockhouse - Ray Charles
Night Train - Oscar Peterson
You Took Advantage of Me - Carmen McRae (other versions are also played)
I Diddle - Dinah Washington
LOVE - Nat King Cole
It Had to Be You - Harry Connick, Jr.
Take the A Train - Duke Ellington
Caladonia - Louis Jordan
Linus and Lucy - Vince Guaradli or you can try the funkier David Benoit version
Lavendar Coffin - Lionel Hampton
Satin Doll - Count Basie (other versions are also played)
Popsicle Toes - Diana Krall
Easy Does It - Oscar Peterson (other versions are also played)
Swing Lover - Indigo Swing
Stompin at the Savoy - Many, many versions of this one
Stormy Monday - Lou Rawls and Les McCann
Christopher Columbus - Maxine Sullivan
Love Me or Leave Me - Nina Simone
Just a Gigolo - Louis Prima
Sent For You Yesterday - Count Basie
Nobody Here But Us Chickens - Louis Jordan
The Saints (When the Saints go Marching In) - Coolbone
C Jam Blues (Duke's Place) - Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong
Charlie Brown Theme - David Beniot
Corner Pocket (Until I Met You) - Count Basie
Let's Fall in Love - Diana Krall
Big Spender - Peggy Lee
Makin' Whoopee - Dr. John and Ricki Lee Jones, Ella/Louis, and other great versions
Baby, Its Cold Outside - Lots of great versions
Moondance - Van Morrison
Bli Blip - Lincoln Center Orchestra (Duke Ellington song)
Pennies From Heaven - (Many versions of this)
You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You - Dean Martin
I Could Write A Book - Dinah Washington
Smack Dab in the Middle - Count Basie and Joe Williams
All That Meat and No Potatoes - Fats Waller; Louis Armstrong also has a good version
When the Lights Go Out - Jimmy Witherspoon
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - Andrew Sisters
8 to the Bar - Andrew Sisters
Jive at Five - Count Basie
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off - Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald
Tonight You Are the Best (Konya-no-antawa-saiko-yo) - Yoko Noge
Regular Joe - Indigo Swing
Splanky - Count Basie
Cheek to Cheek - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
For Dancers Only - Jimmie Lunceford
Hard Time - Ray Charles
Route 66 - Nat King Cole
Saturday Night Fish Fry - Louis Jordan
Jersey Bounce - Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie
Sing Sing Sing - Benny Goodman and many others
The Shim Sham Song - Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra
Walk Right In, Walk Right Out - Lavay Smith
Choo Choo Cha Boogie - Louis Jordan
Smooth Sailing - Count Basie and Ella
Hit By A Brick - Atomic Fireballs
Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darin
Doodlin - Horace Silver
Jump Session - Slim Gaillard
Hamp's Boogie Woogie - Lionel Hampton
Another Day in LA - Indigo Swing
Blue Suit Boogie - Indigo Swing
Ruby Mae - Indigo Swing
I'm Confessing (That I Love You) - Louis Prima, many other versions
Times Getting Tougher Than Tough (Money's Getting Cheaper) - Jimmy Witherspoon
Kansas City - lots of versions
Perdido - Duke Ellington, many others
In A Mellow Tone - Ernestine Anderson
We'll Be Together Again - Anita O'Day and Oscar Peterson
Cherry - Yoko Noge
She's Never Satisfied - George Gee
Shiny Stockings - Count Basie
Cow Cow Boogie - Ink Spots and Ella Fitzgerald
Laughing in Rhythm - Slim Gaillard
Bill's Bouce - Bill Elliot
This Can't Be Love - Diana Krall (other versions are also played)
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea - Lots of versions
Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me - Lots of versions
Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Lots of versions
Rooster Pen Boogie - Yoko Noge
Welcome to the Club - Nat King Cole
Get A Move On - Mr. Scruff
Exactly Like You - Carmen McRae
Surrey with the Fringe On Top - Mary Stallings
Going to Chicago - Lavay Smith
Devil and the Deep Blue Sea - Ella Fitzgerald
Whadya Want - Casey MacGill
Jump Session - Slim Gaillard
Jellyroll Blues - Several versions
I'm Beginning to see the light - Many versions
It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't got that swing - Many versions
T'aint nobody's bizness if I do - Lou Rawls, other versions
Jumpin' at the Record Shop - Slim Gaillard
Swing Set - Jurassic 5

 

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