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Can you suggest to me some bands/music like this?

Asked by Steve_A (5125points) April 27th, 2010
I’ve been hooked on this song that I recently discovered by accident love it!

I guess it is a mix of styles? What “genre” would it be? I have only recently been listening to this style ,so can you recommend me any bands?
Also I like this song (I’m a fan of Brain Setzer you may have noticed)
But I’d like to know other bands like this so I am not just limiting myself to his music. :)


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Snarp's avatar

Brian Setzer adds a little more rock style to it than most, but it’s really just modern swing music. Check out Squirrel Nut Zippers, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and Cherry Poppin Daddy’s, which are pretty similar in style, but with a little less distortion on the guitar.

Steve_A's avatar

@Snarp Alright I’ll check them out thanks! Listening to the Squirrel Nut Zippers right now diggin what I hear so far :)

Captain_Fantasy's avatar

Buy some old Stray Cats albums if you dont already have any.

troubleinharlem's avatar

For music reccomendations, I usually direct people to this blog.

gemiwing's avatar

I would also recommend some rockabilly. Some is a bit more relaxed and old-timey sounding, but some has more swing to it. There are tons of bands out there so just dig around.

Also, if you like 1950’s swing then try out Lavay Smith and her Red Hot Skillet Lickers: Oo Papa Do (live)

aprilsimnel's avatar

I was gonna say, it’s sounds like swing mixed with rockabilly. Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, maybe? From the 90s, but has a similar style.

njnyjobs's avatar

Look-up Big Band Swing and Big Band Jazz . . . Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Jimmy Dorsie, Andrews Sisters classic performers. There are also a number of modern Big Band players. The difference between the two is that Swing made people get up and head to the dance floor while jazz made people head back to their seats to groove.

JeffVader's avatar

I’d recommend a band called The Night Marches…. they’re a San Diego based band including the singer from retired Punk/rock outfit Rocket from the Crypt. (you might also want to look out for an old RFTC EP called The State of the Art is on Fire)

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