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DJ Info

Jive Junction is home to DJ Reuben Brown.

Specializing in 1930's Jazz, the music of Harlem, and an all around Duke Ellington fanatic, I've been DJing Swing and Jazz Music of ALL eras for over 14 years, and dancing to it for over 16. My primary inspiration, both in music and in dance, comes from the original bands and dancers of the Savoy Ballroom.

My love of Lindy Hop also carries over into involvement with organizations that work to promote and preserve this dance and the music from which it was born. I am proud to be a part of the following organizations:

Member: The Hollywood Jitterbugs
Member: Mad Dog!
Member: The California Historical Jazz Dance Foundation
Head DJ: California Balboa-Swing Championships
Head DJ: Los Angeles Lindy Exchange
Head DJ: Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown

  • Contact Information: reuben DOT brown AT gmail DOT com
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Interested in some album suggestions?
Here are my top 33 suggestions (in no particular order)

The Original Era

01. Count Basie and his Orchestra: The Best of Early Basie (Decca)
02. Willie Bryant and his Orchestra: 1935 - 1936 (Chronological)
03. Casa Loma Orchestra: Boneyard Shuffle (Hep Records)
04. Charlie Christian: Genius of Electric Guitar (Giants of Jazz)
05. Duke Ellington and his Orchestra: The Blanton-Webster Band (Bluebird)
06. Benny Goodman and his Orchestra: Sing, Sing, Sing (Bluebird)
07. Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra: Classics (Jazz Archives)
08. Earl Hines and his Orchestra: 1937 - 1939 (Chronological)
09. Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy: Mary's Idea (Decca)

10. Jimmie Lunceford and his Orchestra: For Dancers Only (Decca)
11. Jimmie Lunceford and his Orchestra: Stomp It Off (Decca)
12. Artie Shaw and his Orchestra: Begin the Beguine (Bluebird)
13. Chick Webb and his Orchestra: Spinnin' the Webb (Decca)
14. Teddy Wilson and his Orchestra: Jumpin' For Joy (Hep Records)
15. Charlie Barnet and his Orchestra: Skyliner 1940 - 1945 (Giants of Jazz)
16. Teddy Powell and his Orchestra: Riding the Subways (Hep Records)
17. Muggsy Spanier: Great Original Performances (Jazz Classics)
18. Mills Blue Rhythm Band: 1936 - 1937 (Chronological)

The 50's & 60's

19. Louis Armstrong: Satch Plays Fats (Columbia)
20. Sidney Bechet: The Fabulous Sidney Bechet (Blue Note)
21. Duke Ellington and his Orchestra: Complete at Newport '56 (Columbia)
22. Duke Ellington and his Orchestra: Recollections of the Big Band Era (Atlantic)
23. Johnny Hodges: Everybody Knows Johnny Hodges (Impulse)
24. Count Basie and his Orchestra: The Count Basie Story (Roulette)
25. Oscar Peterson Trio: Night Train (Verve)
26. Henry Red Allen: World on a String (Bluebird)

Swing Today

27. Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra: Live In Swing City (Sony)
28. Mora's Modern Rhythmists: Mr. Rhythmist Goes To Town (Mr. Ace)
29. Eddie Reed Big Band: Hollywood Jump (hepcat)
30. James Dapogany’s Chicago Jazz Band: Hot Club Stomp, Small Band Swing (Discovery)
31. The Dream Team: Live At The Lindy Binge (Independant)

Compilation Albums

32. An Anthology of Big Band Swing (Decca)
33.The World of Swing (Columbia)

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