Jazz music is meant to get you up and moving to the beat. This Riverwalk Jazz radio show is guaranteed to be 'Jump, Jive, and Wail' compliant well into the 21st century. Warning: if you hear this show in your car, please wait until you get home!
Jim Cullum and his band have chosen a set list for dancing the night away. So, clear away the furniture, put on your dancing shoes, and get with the hot rhythm.
If you've never been to The Landing, imagine an intimate nightclub with an upstairs balcony. Table-tops are replicas of antique 78 records. Giant photos of classic jazz artists— Bix Beiderbecke, Jack Teagarden and Louis Armstrong cover the walls. In front of the bandstand is a cozy dance floor.
Tonight Jim and the band gear up for a good time with tunes like Benny Goodman's "Don't Be That Way" and James P. Johnson's "The Charleston" which launched the 1920s' dance craze. The Count Basie favorite "One O'clock Jump" and Mary Lou Williams' boogie-woogie number "Roll 'Em." Turn the lights down low and 'slow dance' to romantic ballads like "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" and "When Your Lover has Gone," the 1931 theme song of The Landing.
Photo credit for home page: 'Dancing Tonight' at The Landing, San Antonio.
Text based on Riverwalk Jazz script by Margaret Moos Pick ©2000