SFLX Music Policy
We will have a diverse selection of music at SFLX 2010.
After reviewing notes and survey responses from prior events, we
have come up with a list of music guidelines for the 2010 event.
(Many of the chosen examples are intentionally those that many
would consider "overplayed" because it's likely most dancers have
heard of them).
- Lindy: Classic
Generally pre-WWII music, often characterized by an even backbeat.
Offers a consistent driving rhythm, and can include a variety of tempos.
Examples: "Boogie Woogie I May Be Wrong" by Count Basie, and other
recordings from Count Basie's Decca years, "Hey-Ba-Ba-Re-Bop" and
"Flying Home" by Lionel Hampton, "Lindy Hopper's Delight" by Chick
Webb, "Christopher Columbus" by Benny Goodman, "Oh! Lady Be Good" by
Artie Shaw, "Drop Me Off In Harlem" by Duke Ellington.
- Lindy: Groove
The style of music that made the SF Lindy scene famous. It is
generally from the post-WWII era, and is characterized by both up and
medium tempos that often include syncopations and significant tempo
and rhythm changes within a single song (in contrast to classic
swing, which is characterized by an even, metronomic backbeat).
Examples: "Rockhouse" by Ray Charles,
"Lavender Coffin" by Lionel Hampton, "Golden Earrings" by Ray
Bryant, "The Vibrator" by "Brother" Jack McDuff, "For Dancers
Only" by Junior Mance, "Smack Dab In The Middle" by Gene Harris & Jack McDuff,
"Going To Chicago" by Ernestine Anderson,
and "Hard Times" by Ray Charles and Houston Person
Classic and contemporary blues, as well as jazz and ballads that are
popular in the blues scene. Examples: "Come On In My Kitchen" by
Robert Johnson , "I Live The Life I Love" by Buddy Guy, "The Thrill
Is Gone" by B.B. King, "Boom Boom" by John Lee Hooker, "Black and Tan
Fantasy" by Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, "St. James Infirmary" by
Lou Rawls, "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone and "Dr. Feelgood" by Kim
Massie. For SFLX, "blues music" will not include hiphop,
triphop, soul, pop or fusion.
These are musical guidelines, with the music choices ultimately being
left up to the DJs. This schedule exists to give an idea of what can
be expected musically at the exchange hour by hour.
There will be a specific DJ schedule at a later point.