The Swing Legacy

Swing music for weddings Repertoire of this Boston swing band

Our large repertoire is mostly big band swing music, and includes many big-band swing classics, hits, and theme songs, such as:

 Count Basie’s “One O’Clock Jump”, “Shiny Stockings”, and “April in Paris”

 Duke Ellington’s “Take the A Train”, “Satin Doll”, and “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore”

 Glenn Miller’s “In the Mood”, “String of Pearls”, “Moonlight Serenade”, and “Tuxedo Junction”

 Benny Goodman’s “Sing Sing Sing”, “Don’t Be That Way”, and “Stomping at the Savoy”

 Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me To the Moon” and “I've Got You Under My Skin”

 Lionel Hampton’s “Flying Home” and Gene Krupa’s “Drum Boogie”

Also included are many fascinating obscure musical gems from the swing era.

A few numbers tend toward a classic Rhythm & Blues flavor — for example, “Choo Choo Ch’ Boogie” (Louis Jordan), “All Right, Okay, You Win” (Count Basie/Joe Williams), and “Night Train”.

We have enough Duke Ellington and Count Basie material in our book (see below) for a complete concert devoted to either one of these two important innovative jazz figures.

Each member of The Swing Legacy has extensive experience in a wide variety of musical situations, and a large repertoire of standard songs. So in addition to our library of written arrangements, we can improvise a version of practically any request (excluding contemporary pop and rock).

Any of The Swing Legacy arrangements listed below can be purchased.

Big band swing music

Repertoire of Written Arrangements

These arrangements are for sale and are described on the Charts page.

Arrangements marked “V” feature our vocalist Debby Larkin, and
“I,V” means we have both instrumental (no vocal) and vocal versions.

Slow (below 100 beats per minute)

Sophisticated Lady (V)

Duke Ellington

All Too Soon (V)

Duke Ellington

Autumn Nocturne (V)

Claude Thornhill

Warm Valley

Duke Ellington

Azure

Duke Ellington

Li’l Darling

Count Basie

Misty

Erroll Garner

Early Autumn (V)

 

Summertime (I,V)

George Gershwin

Mood Indigo

Duke Ellington

Black Coffee (V)

 

Transblucency

Duke Ellington

I Can’t Get Started

 

Moonlight Serenade

Glenn Miller

My Funny Valentine

 

A Blues Serenade

 

Echoes of Harlem

Duke Ellington

Indigo Echoes

Duke Ellington

Satin Doll

Duke Ellington

Everything But You (V)

Duke Ellington

Chelsea Bridge

Ellington, Billy Strayhorn

On the Sunny Side of the Street

Johnny Hodges/Ellington

Body and Soul

 

Just Squeeze Me (I,V)

Duke Ellington

Willow Weep for Me (V)

 

Groove (100-140 beats per minute)

Blue Moon (V)

 

These Foolish Things (V)

 

Esquire Swank

Duke Ellington

Don’t Ever Say Goodbye

Duke Ellington

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (I,V)

Duke Ellington

The Duke

Dave Brubeck

I’m Beginning to See the Light (I,V)

Duke Ellington

Happy-Go-Lucky Local (Night Train)

Duke Ellington

Every Day I Have the Blues (V)

Joe Williams/Count Basie

They Can’t Take That Away From Me (V)

George Gershwin

Take Love Easy (V)

Duke Ellington

A Sailboat in the Moonlight

 

Just A-Settin’ and A-Rockin’

Duke Ellington

Tuxedo Junction

Glenn Miller

Things Ain’t What They Used to Be

Duke Ellington

Fly Me To the Moon (V)

Frank Sinatra

Splanky

Count Basie

A String of Pearls

Glenn Miller

Two For the Blues

Count Basie

Shiny Stockings (I,V)

Count Basie

The Late Late Show (V)

Nat King Cole

Opus One (V)

Tommy Dorsey, Sy Oliver

Straight Life

Count Basie

Low Life

Count Basie

New York, New York

Frank Sinatra

I've Got You Under My Skin (V)

Frank Sinatra

Moten Swing

Count Basie

Up Jumped You With Love

Fats Waller

Fish for Supper

 

All Right, Okay, You Win (V)

Joe Williams/Count Basie

Moondance (V)

Van Morrison

In a Mellotone

Duke Ellington

April In Paris

Count Basie

Blues in Hoss’ Flat

Count Basie

Sesame Street

 

Piece O' Cake

Count Basie

Medium (140-200 beats per minute)

Sweet Daddy Spo-de-o

 

Corner Pocket (Until I Met You) (I,V)

Count Basie

Nails

Count Basie

Queer Notions

Coleman Hawkins

On Revival Day (V)

Bessie Smith

Perdido (I,V)

Duke Ellington

Ooh Shoo Bee Doo Bee (I,V)

Dizzy Gillespie

Don’t Be That Way (I,V)

Benny Goodman

Jive at Five

Count Basie

You're My Baby, You

Count Basie

Wild Man

Duke Ellington

Keeping Out Of Mischief Now

Fats Waller

Back Room Romp

Duke Ellington

Evening (V)

Count Basie/Jimmy Rushing

Yogi

Count Basie

Fancy Dan

Duke Ellington

Stomping At the Savoy

Benny Goodman

Band Call

Duke Ellington

Go Away Blues (V)

Duke Ellington

In the Mood

Glenn Miller

Strutting On the Campus

John Kirby Sextet

You Took Advantage Of Me

 

Elmer's Tune

 

Suddenly It Jumped

Duke Ellington

Something New

Count Basie, Benny Goodman

Sent For You Yesterday (V)

Count Basie/Jimmy Rushing

Fifteen Minute Intermission

Cab Calloway

Stomp Caprice

Duke Ellington

Drum Boogie

Gene Krupa

Rock-a-Bye Basie

Count Basie

Choo Choo Ch’ Boogie (V)

Louis Jordan

Topsy

Cozy Cole

Love Jumped Out

Count Basie

Johnny Come Lately

Ellington, Billy Strayhorn

It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t ...

Duke Ellington

Honeysuckle Rose

Fats Waller

Take the A Train (I,V)

Ellington, Billy Strayhorn

Lounging At the Waldorf

Fats Waller

I'll Always Be In Love With You (V)

 

Tuesday At Ten

Count Basie, B. Goodman

Business in G

Count Basie

Blue on Blue

Count Basie

Kansas City Boogie Woogie (I,V)

Count Basie

C Jam Blues

Duke Ellington

Taps Miller

Count Basie

Christopher Columbus

B. Goodman, Fletcher Henderson

A Smooth One

Benny Goodman

S Wonderful (V)

George Gershwin

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

St. Nicholas

Hoof It

The Swing Legacy

Sweet Georgia Brown (I,V)

 

One O’Clock Jump

Count Basie

Flying Home

Lionel Hampton

Drummer’s Delight

Duke Ellington

Main Stem

Duke Ellington

Fast (above 200 beats per minute)

Menelik, the Lion Of Judah

Duke Ellington

Undecided (V)

 

Taxi War Dance

Count Basie

Super Chief

Count Basie

Tickle-Toe

Count Basie

Sing Sing Sing

Benny Goodman

I’m Walking (V)

Fats Domino

Ring Them Bells

Duke Ellington

I'm Checking Out, Goom-Bye (V)

Duke Ellington

The Little Goose

 

Whirly-Bird

Count Basie

Jumping At the Woodside

Count Basie

My, What a Fry!

Count Basie

I Got Rhythm (I,V)

George Gershwin

Mop Mop

Coleman Hawkins

Latin

The Girl From Ipanema (bossa nova)

Antonio Carlos Jobim

Mount Harissa

Duke Ellington

Caravan

Duke Ellington

Limbo Jazz (calypso)

Duke Ellington

Mambo Inn (mambo)

Machito, George Shearing

Compadre Pedro Juan (merengue)

 

Waltz

Moon River

Henry Mancini

 

Additional Repertoire for Vocalist

Here are some additional songs featuring our vocalist, for which the band improvises a background, with no written arrangements.

Medium

All of Me
All the Things You Are
Blue Skies
Bye Bye Blackbird
Cheek To Cheek
Give Me the Simple Life
It Had To Be You
Lady Is a Tramp
Let’s Fall In Love
Lullaby Of Birdland
Mac the Knife
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Way You Look Tonight

Fast

A Fine Romance
Goody Goody

Latin

Girl From Ipanema (bossa nova)
Night and Day (rhumba)

Slow

As Time Goes By
At Last
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Crazy
Embraceable You
Georgia
I Only Have Eyes For You
Man I Love
Misty
Moonlight in Vermont
My Funny Valentine
The Nearness of You
Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Sq
Over the Rainbow
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Someone To Watch Over Me
Summer Wind
Unforgettable
What a Wonderful World
You Go To My Head

Groove

Ain’t Misbehaving
Body and Soul
Dream a Little Dream of Me
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
I May Be Wrong
Isn’t This a Lovely Day
It’s Only a Paper Moon
Love Is Here To Stay
Making Whoopee
Night and Day
Route 66
Sentimental Journey
The Very Thought of You