Gangbusters Set, 6th December 2009

Gangbusters is always about the pure vintage – Tim would go mentile if I played anything post-1950. I remember it was a quiet one in the run up to Christmas. I felt like I lost track of the floor occasionally – I don't think anyone was up for the speediest numbers – but overall it was an enjoyable set.

  1. Johnny Come Lately – Louie Bellson (166 bpm)
  2. Walking Slow Behind You – Count Basie (151 bpm)
  3. Snafu – Esquire All-American Award Winners (150 bpm)
  4. 9:20 Special – Teddy Powell (182 bpm)
  5. The Hucklebuck – Louis Armstrong and The All Stars (170 bpm)
  6. Copenhagen – Bud Freeman (205 bpm)
  7. Something's Gotta Be Done – Washboard Rhythm Kings (175 bpm)
  8. Ain't Misbehavin' – Sidney Bechet & his New Orleans Feetwarmers (140 bpm)
  9. Redman Blues [remix] – Don Redman (130 bpm)
  10. Loose Wig – Freddie Slack (146 bpm)
  11. Bei Mir Bist Du Schön – Ella Fitzgerald (? bpm, 12/21/1937)
  12. Sweethearts on Parade – Lionel Hampton (174 bpm)
  13. Royal Garden Blues – Charlie Christian (with Benny Goodman Sextet) (196 bpm)
  14. I Like 'Em Fat Like That – Louis Jordan & the Tympani Five (204 bpm)
  15. Bechet Parades the Blues – Sidney Bechet (178 bpm)
  16. A Viper's Moan – Willie Bryant (151 bpm)
  17. Look Out – Metronome All Stars (142 bpm)
  18. Beaver Junction – Count Basie (157 bpm)