Indigo Swing

Indigo Swing

Indigo Swing
Welt & Placket Recordings, San Francisco, CA. 1995

This is a great swing CD. Need I say more? Every song on this CD is great for listening, most of them are great for swing dancing, though they do slip in one Cha-Cha song. My favorite is My Baby Just Cares For Me.

Tracks 5, 7, and 9 are great for beginner swing classes (in that order); I use track 5 myself when teaching someone how to dance. With track 13, imagine Johnny Boyd coming down to the dance floor with his mike to sing in the spotlight while you're snuggled up to your honey on the dance floor. There is a mixture of slow and fast tunes, all packed with high energy to encourage you to get on the dance floor. Having seen the band many times, I can always remember lead singer Johnny Boyd smiling as he belts out the tunes for his dancing crowd. This CD was made for people who want to swing! Play the CD and get inspired. This CD is a Must Buy.

The only thing better than this CD is listening to the awesome swing band live. If you get to San Francisco, catch their act.

Since this review was written, lead singer Johnny Boyd had left the band and gone solo. The band had picked up another singer, but was not actively playing recording or performing, though it was rumored that they do get together to perform as Indigo Swing if hired.

TrackTitle Length BPM suggested dance
1 Pink Cadillac 2:20 188 swing/lindy
2 Reet, Petite & Gone 4:27 163 swing
3 Please Tell 'Em 4:15 88 slow bluesy WCS
4 I Can't Stop It 3:30 196 lindy
5 My Baby Just Cares For Me4:01 114 slow swing
6 I Love Paris 3:26 202 quickstep
7 Swing Lover 3:09 118 slow swing
8 Flip, Flop & Fly 3:59 215 balboa
9 My Baby Comes 'Round at 82:54 128 slow swing
10 Red Door Blues 2:40 200 lindy
11 Baby Baby 3:48 143 medium cha-cha
12 Choo Choo Ch'Boogie 3:50 196 lindy/balboa
13 She Dreams of Me 4:30 n/a schmooze
14 Rollin' With Roland 3:00 190 lindy

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Updated December 21, 1997

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