SFLX Music Policy
We will have a diverse selection of music at SFLX 2014.
Historically, SFLX has been more of a slow groove Lindy Hop scene,
with some pockets of faster and more classic Lindy. Our Exchange
will attempt to balance the "flavor" of the SF Lindy scene with
expectations of our travelling dancers. So you will see a mix
of the following styles:
(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
These are musical guidelines, with the music choices ultimately being
left up to the DJs. The DJ nd band schedule exists to give an idea
of what can be expected musically at the exchange hour by hour.