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The Alibis - Swing Band - Auckland


Type: Swing Band


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The Alibis
Jump swing band Their classy, horn-driven swing music and jump blues appeals to music lovers and dancers alike.

The Alibis' sound has been influenced by swing and jump blues combos from the 1950s rhythm and blues era and the neo-swing revival of the late 1990s.

"[The Alibis] sensibly avoid the over-familiar tunes in this 50s-styleof jazz-pop (mercifully no Louis Jordan overkill) and keep the musictight'n'tidy... Jump blues is good-time music and they sound likethey are having a good time doing it."
Graham Reid, NZ Herald,

Ideal for : dance music for swing event

JUMP BLUES
*Seven long days Charles Brown
*Jumpin’ from six to six Colin James little big band
*(It’s been a) Long time baby Junior Watson
T-Bone shuffle T Bone Walker
*Good morning judge Wynonie Harris
*Just this side of blue Squirrel nut zippers
* It’s a great great pleasure Louis Jordan
*Safronia B Carl Boze all stars
*Wheels start turning B Rouse
*They don’t want me to rock no more Buddy Johnson orchestra
*I want you to be my baby Louis Jordan
Switchin’ in the kitchen Roomful of Blues

SWING
Anything it takes Duke Robillard
*Vicious Vodka Amos Milburn
Blue Monday Fats Domino
*Sent for you yesterday Count Basie orchestra
*Gee Charles Brown
*House of Blue lights Ella Mae Morse
*Too late baby Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown
*Ever since the world began Big Joe Maher
Baby you knock me out Gordon ‘sax’ Beadle
*My baby pleases me Big Joe Maher
*She walks right in Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown
Milk and Water Amos Milburn



R ‘N’ B / ROCK’N’ROLL
The danger isn’t over Charles Brown
Turn me loose Dion Dimucci
Time is tight Booker T & the MGs
*Get on the right track Georgie Fame
All over now Dirty dozen brass band (Stones)
Mean and evil Leon Russell
I like it like that Chris Kenner
Have you seen my girl Rick Holmstrom
New York city Delbert McClinton
There must be a better world somewhere B B King
Smack dab in the middle Ray Charles
Gimmee some lovin’ Spencer Davis group

BALLADS
Lost Mind Percy Mayfield
If it’s really got to be this way Arthur Alexander
*Since I fell for you Buddy Johnson orchestra
Just like a woman Bob Dylan

NOTE this list is indicative only. The band’s full repertoire is more than twice as long

Hi Pete, It went very well, thanks! The Alibis were very popular and the dancers just great.
Kind regards and thanks once again.
Tim (Biggs)
Auckland University Old Government House Jazz Day

Hi Pete,
The Alibis were brilliant, as expected! Despite our lack of numbers they still put on a great show.

Thanks again.
Kind regards
Tim (Biggs) Auckland University Old Govt House Jazz day

Hi Pete
The band worked out really well. The youth that attended where mainly between 15 and 20 years old and they had no problem dancing to the music and it fitted so well with our Swing theme. A number wore swing dresses. We also had a DJ which I think provided a good balance. The band were professional and good to work with.
The web site is great for finding bands and saved heaps of time.
Thanks
Lee-anne (Hill. Church Youth Ball)

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