223 – For Dancers Only: A Lindy Hop Compilation

Al Grey


1. Call It Whatchawanna (The New Al Grey Quintet)
2. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter (Jay McShann)
3. Everyday I Have The Blues (The Clark Terry Qnt. featuring Carrie Smith)
4. My Blue Heaven (Bob Wilber & Kenny Davern)
5. Blue Mance (Junior Mance)
6. Four Or Five Times (The Chiaroscuro All Stars featuring Joe Williams)
7. Boss Blues (Buck Clayton)
8. Undecided (Bobby Hackett & Vic Dickenson)
9. Bag’s Groove (The Red Holloway Qnt. featuring O.C. Smith)
10. Social Call (The Dave Glasser Quartet)
11. I Ain’t Got Nobody (Ruby Braff & Ralph Sutton)
12. Do Wah (Jay McShann/Ralph Sutton)
13. For Dancers Only (The Clark Terry Spacemen)

About the Artist(s)

Al Grey

June 6, 1925
March 24, 2000


Ahhhh–the ideal Lindy Hop compilation. My walls are lined with towering shelves of swing music, but I have yet to find a single CD full of my favorite Lindy Hop songs. In my many years of DJing, I pay close attention to what excites dancers. Lindy Hoppers might not know the names on this CD: Jay McShann, Clark Terry, Junior Mance, and Al Grey. But, their music always fills the dance floor and my ideal compilation would feature them all. I am thrilled that CHIAROSCURO has taken the initiative to consult dancers, compile the music of amazing artists, and present a collection specifically designed for your dancing pleasure.

Listen Now


Al Grey, trombone;

Jay McShann, piano; Clark Terry, trumpet & flugelhorn;

Carrie Smith, vocals;

Bob Wilber, soprano saxophone;

Kenny Davern, clarinet;

Junior Mance, piano;

Milt Hinton, bass;

Joe Williams, vocals;

Bobby Hackett, cornet;

Vic Dickenson, trombone;

Red Holloway, tenor saxophone;

O.C. Smith, vocals;

Dave Glasser, alto saxophone;

Ruby Braff, cornet;

Ralph Sutton, piano;

Buck Clayton, arranger


Andrew Sordoni, H. O’Neal, J. Bates, David Jacoby

Mastered By

Downtown Sound / Mix Masters

Artwork By

Buck Brown