Some of my Cat’s Corner Lindy Hop students asked me to share the names of some of the tunes I often play in our classes, and I am happy to oblige! I was lucky enough to find most of them available for MP3 download on, and here are the tracks listed from slowest to fastest:

  1. Things Ain’t What They Used To Be (Charlie Barnet)
  2. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
    (Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie)
  3. Fine Brown Frame (Nellie Lutcher)
  4. Swingin’ on Nothin’
    (Jonathan Stout & his Campus Five featuring Hilary Alexander)
  5. Ram-Bunk-Shush (Lucky Millinder)
  6. Hungry Man (Troup) (Louis Jordan)
  7. Yes Indeed
    (Sy Oliver)
  8. No Sale
    (Louis Jordan)
  9. Let It Roll Again (Nix-Glover)
    (Lucky Millinder)
  10. Big Fat Mama
    (Lucky Millinder)
  11. I Want A Tall Skinny Papa
    (Lucky Millinder)
  12. Strictly Instrumental
    (Harry James)
  13. Comes Love
    (Ella Fitzgerald)
  14. Sent For You Yesterday (The Mills Brothers)
  15. Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop
    (Lionel Hampton)
  16. Cole Slaw (Stone)
    (Louis Jordan)
  17. Lavender Coffin
    (Lionel Hampton)
  18. Begin the Beguine
    (Artie Shaw)
  19. Shout, Sister, Shout!
    (Lucky Millinder featuring Sister Rosetta Tharpe)
  20. Teardrops From My Eyes
    (Ella Fitzgerald)
  21. Beyond The Sea (LP Version)
    (Bobby Darin)
  22. Hoy Hoy (Little Johnny Jones)
  23. Keep A Knockin’ (But You Can’t Come In)
    (Louis Jordan)
  24. Dig It
    (Doris Day with Les Brown)
  25. Miss Brown To You
    (Billie Holiday)

That should be enough to download and burn yourself a nice little Lindy Hop practice compilation. Enjoy!

What are some of your favorite Beginning Lindy Hop and Swing tunes?

Lindy Hop Class Music Favorites