Music Recommendations

Classic Jazz Standards – Various Artists

As you start to explore the world of swing music, you’ll find that classic jazz standards are a great place to start searching. You can dig up fantastic versions of all of the following classics.

  • I’m Beginning to See the Light
  • All of Me
  • On the Sunny Side of the Street
  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
  • Ain’t Misbehavin’
  • All Or Nothing At All
  • Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Honeysuckle Rose
  • In A Mellow Tone
  • Satin Doll
  • Sweet Georgia Brown
  • Take The “A” Train
  • Dedicated to You
  • I Can’t Give you Anything But Love
  • Just Squeeze Me
  • Mack the Knife
  • Makin’ Whoopie
  • Pennies From Heaven
  • Perdido
  • Tea For Two
  • Them There Eyes
  • They Can’t Take That Away from Me
  • Shiny Stockings
  • Corner Pocket
  • Jumpin’ at the Woodside
  • Flat Foot Floogie
  • Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
  • Hit That Jive Jack
  • When The Saints Go Marching In
  • Why Don’t You Do Right
  • C-Jam Blues (aka: Duke’s Place)
  • Our Love Is Here To Stay
  • Let’s Fall In Love
  • What Is This Thing Called Love?
  • Hello Dolly
  • I’ve Got The World On A String
  • When You’re Smiling
  • Stompin’ at the Savoy
  • It Don’t Mean a Thing
  • Kansas City (blues)
  • Dinah
  • Sometimes I’m Happy
  • Cheek to Cheek
  • Baby Won’t You Please Come Home
  • Begin the Beguine
  • Flying Home
  • Jeepers Creepers
  • Corner Pocket
  • Jumpin’ At the Woodside
  • Is You Is, Or Is You Ain’t My Baby
  • Lulaby of Birdland
  • Minnie the Moocher
  • Sing Sing Sing
  • One O’Clock Jump
  • Tain’t What You Do
  • Undecided

Classic Lindy Hop Artists


  • Louis Armstrong
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Count Basie
  • Duke Ellington
  • Slim and Slam
  • Artie Shaw
  • Benny Goodman
  • Cab Calloway
  • Chick Webb
  • Artie Shaw
  • Charlie Barnet
  • Erskine Hawkins
  • Lucky Millinder
  • Buddy Johnson
  • Artie Shaw
  • Jimmie Lunceford
  • Lionel Hampton
  • Illinois Jacquet
  • Fats Waller
  • Jimmy Dorsey
  • Charlie Barnet
  • The Cats & The Fiddle
  • Gene Krupa

Mandi’s Beginner Lindy Hop Playlist

All that Meat and no Potatoes, Fats Waller
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, Duke Ellington & Louis Armstrong
Be Careful, Buddy Johnson Orchestra
Frim Fram Sauce, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Feets Too Big. Fats Waller
Is You Is, Dinah Washington
Fine Brown Frame, Nellie Lutcher
Kansas City, Wilbert Harrisson
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Louis Armstrong
On The Sunny Side Of Street, Benny Goodman w/ Peggy Lee
Beginning to See the Light, Ella Fitzgerald
Lavendar Coffin, Lionel Hampton
Baby Just Cares For Me, Nina Simone
Shiny Stockings, Count Basie
You Gotta Walk The Chalk Line, Buddy Johnson Orchestra
Atomic Cocktail, Slim Gaillard
Doodedoo, Blossom Dearie
Knock Me a Kiss, Louis Jordan
Tuxedo Junction, Glenn Miller
Easy Does It, Count Basie
Fever, Peggy Lee

Mandi’s Beginner Charleston Picks

Charleston, Pee Wee Hunt
Everybody Eats When They Come To My House, Cab Calloway
Flat Foot Floogie, Slim and Slam
Free Eats, Slim and Slam
Heebie Jeebies, Louis Armstrong
Hit that Jive Jack, Slim and Slam
Honeysuckle Rose, Fats Waller
Johnson Rag, Glenn Miller
Jump Session, Slim and Slam
Lawdy Clawdy, The Cats And The Fiddle
South, Lindy Hop Heaven
Truckin’, Fats Waller
Yacht Club Swing, Fats Waller
You Meet The Nicest People In Your Dreams, Fats Waller
8, 9 and 10, Slim and Slam



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