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Songs to know for gypsy jazz jams

Mark DSMark DS New
edited July 2009 in Repertoire Posts: 37
Hey all - in a month or so I'm going to my first gypsy jazz fest in Madison and I'm hoping to do a fair amount of jamming, at least doing rhythm. I was wondering what those of you with more experience have noticed getting played a lot (and if there's a particular key people tend to play those songs in). Starting with the obvious:

Minor Swing (Am)
Bossa Dorado (Dm)
All of Me (C)
Sweet Georgia Brown (key?)

What are some other good ones to know?


  • PassacagliaPassacaglia Madison, WI✭✭✭✭
    Posts: 1,283
    Right there with you, Mark - it's been on my mind as well, and Madison will be my first, as well. I know that so far, I've found Pearl Django's play along book a great resource - along with Gypsy Rhythm, lots of standards, with both basic chords (as I understand it, close to how Django's band played them "back then") and more complex/alternative chords, for a more modern sound. I think somewhere on this site is also a listing of chord grille charts, and I know hot club U.K. maintains a similar section, for standards (powertabs - go to - playing, bottom of page, "powertabs" downloads). See you there!

    pas encore, j'erre toujours.
  • Mark DSMark DS New
    Posts: 37
    Cool thanks for the link! Looks like I have a few more tunes to work on in the next month.
  • crookedpinkycrookedpinky Glasgow✭✭✭✭ Alex Bishop D Hole, Anastasio, Godefroy Maruejouls
    Posts: 718
    Hi there, try this guys site - Emicad

    and this one

    enjoy the jamming

    always learning
  • BluesBop HarryBluesBop Harry Mexico city, MexicoVirtuoso
    Posts: 1,378
    Some of the most played around Samois this year:

    Them there eyes-D
    I can't give you-G
    Django's Tiger-A
    Topsy- Cm
    Minor blues/Swing 48- Gm
    Swing Gitan- Gm
    Dark eyes- Dm
    Stomping at Decca- G
    Anniversary song-Am
    Danse Norvegiene- D
    What is this thing Called love- C
    Troublant Bolero-E
    Swing 42-C
    Lady be good-G
    After you've gone-G

    In addition to the ones listed on the first post.
    Sweet Georgia in G
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