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Would You Like To Dance

by Pete Jacobs and his Wartime Radio Revue

Genre: Jazz: Dance Band
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1. Opus One
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2. Why Don't You Do Right
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3. Would You Like To Dance
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4. Havana Nights
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5. Cure For The Common Blues
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6. Over Easy
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7. Backlead
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8. Second Era Of Swing
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9. Let's Get Together
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10. This Joint Is Jumpin'
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11. Takin' A Chance On Love
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12. April In Paris
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Album Notes
"BROADCASTING LIVE, all across America, to all the ships at sea, and to all our boys in uniform stationed abroad, this is WARTIME RADIO REVUE!"

And so begins another evening with Pete Jacobs and his 16-piece big-band. Interspersing the hits of the Thirties and Forties, along with late-breaking news-stories from the war-years, as well as several original songs, and even some 1940-style radio commercials, listening to this band is like taking a time-machine back to a World War Two U.S.O. show. And with their three young female vocalists, a hot, driving rhythm section, and eight-piece horn section, the "classic-swing" sound is both full and authentic!. And when you add in their "armed-forces style" khaki-colored uniforms, it's all there!

Formed in November of 1997, they have already established themselves as one of the premier Big-Bands of Southern California with appearances at such swingin' landmarks as The Hollywood Bowl, The Derby, Catalina's Casino Ballroom, (home of Swing Camp, Catalina), and are a regular feature at Disneyland.

Dancing is what it's all about! Few bandleaders understand - and can deliver - what dancers want better than Jacobs. "My wife and I have spent a lot of time learning as much as we could about swing dancing. I have a real appreciation for what dancers want, because we go out dancing ourselves several times a week. We are avid Lindy-hoppers! I put our set together with the dancers in mind. It doesn't matter how great the musicianship of the band is if you can't dance to it." And the people who flock to every swing music venue they can find overwhelmingly agree!

"Would You Like To Dance" is the first release from Pete Jacobs and his Wartime Radio Revue. This CD set has 6 newly recorded covers of some of the best big-band swing music ever in one collection. It also includes 6 brand new tunes in the old-school style of big-band swing

A personal note from Pete Jacobs: "This collection is dedicated to the men and women who served our country from WWII up to the present day. I would also like to give a special thank-you to all of the wonderful dancers, particularly Frankie Manning, who have taught the Lindy-hop to a brand new generation. I never cease to be amazed by the fact that some of the greatest (and happiest) music ever written came during one of the darkest times in human history. It is my sincere hope that this album helps people to discover, or to re-discover this great music. -Pete Jacobs

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