RED BANK: ‘MOOD’ SWINGS AT THE BASIE

“I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo” and other Greatest Generation jukeboxers are brought to Lindy-hopping life at the Count Basie Saturday afternoon.  

Ive-Got-A-Gal-In-Kalamazoo-no-mics-300-520x327There’s the Andrews Sisters’ rollicking reveille, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy;” Bing Crosby’s hopped-up “Swingin’ on a Star;” Benny Goodman’s pounding epic “Sing! Sing! Sing!;” and Glenn Miller’s signature slow-dance “Moonlight Serenade.”

While they might date from the era of USO shows, network radio and your great-grandma, they represent the music of youth — the soundtrack for a country tested by the Great Depression and a Second World War but ready to seize its moment on the global stage.

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