223 – For Dancers Only: A Lindy Hop Compilation


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)


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.

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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