It was the 1940s and BIG BAND was THE thing! “Jitterbugs”, "Cats" and "Kittens" were Lindy hopping and Jump Jivin’ in every ballroom and dancehall across the land. The Big Band leaders such as Benny Goodman (the King of Swing), Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey, Woody Herman, Artie Shaw and a host of others, were riding high. Loyal and enthusiastic fans followed all the 'doings' of their favorite bands. The bandleader was the center of attention in every Dance club, as the ladies swooned and all the men envied them. They were the hippest cats in the land!
After over one year of painstaking work, Big Band Remixed + Reinvented finally comes into fruition on May 23rd, 2006 on Sunswept Music.
Big Band Remixed + Reinvented was born from the concept of combining the great music of the 40’s and 50’s with the technology and the DJ of today. On Big Band Remixed + Reinvented you get 17 tracks of pure genius.
Notable tracks are Benny Goodman’s Benny Rides Again - Remixed by Kool Kojackster, Tito Puente & Woody Herman’s Woodchoppers Ball - Remixed by Thunderball, Artie Shaw’s Nightmare – Remixed by Mizter Koffy and DJ Spooky’s take on the Harry James classic Shine. Chris Coco re-mixes Pete Fountain, Chris Joss recycles Woody Herman and Kidgusto tackles Jimmy Dorsey. Each track is exclusive and a pure delight!
With 17 tracks filled with flavor and craftsmanship, Big Band Remixed + Reinvented is putting Sunswept Music’s stamp on reworking, remixing and reinventing gems of yesterday into masterpieces of today. http://www.bigbandremixed.com/