So I was watching a video on a youtube channel that I follow about music and pop culture. The guy usually does a lot of research, but sometimes I think it is just basic internet research and not sure how much fact checking is done. Regardless, he was talking about Sultans of Swing and claimed that "Dixie double four time" is a music style that was popularized by Django Reinhardt. I love me some Dire Straits, but I had never heard this connection.
I Google-sleuthed to find this website ( https://www.songfacts.com/facts/dire-straits/sultans-of-swing) and the relevant text pasted below.
Regarding the line, "The band was playing Dixie double four time," Dixie double is a style popularized by Django Reinhradt (and Les Paul in his early years) where the guitar goes quite fast and plays bass as well, all together.
Anyone else heard this before? I'm not a Dixieland guy, so there could be a dixie double style, but this just smacks of internet urban legend/folk etymology of sorts. Certainly good enough for a lazy Thursday discussion on the forum...😁