Shuffle Rhythm – Phantom Dancer 7 September 2021


Shuffle Rhythm features in this week’s Phantom Dancer with a set of 1930s shuffle rhythm by the exponents of the style, Jan Savitt and Henry Busse

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SHUFFLE

Is one of three varieties of quaver (or eighth note) rhythms musicians use. The others are straight and swing.

It’s based on triplet subdivisions of the beat and it’s easiest to understand it by hearing it, hence the shuffle rhythm videos and set featuring Jan Savitt and Henry Busse.

Shuffle quavers alternate a long note and a short note. The long note falls on the beat and the short one in-between on the upbeat.

It’s a quaver triplet without playing the middle note of the triplet. Think of the first two notes of the triplet being tied together or even missing the middle note of the triplet.

 

NOTATION

Mostly if a song uses shuffle it does it all through the song. To make it easier to read the notation the notes are written as straight quavers. At the start of the music there’ll be a note to read the quavers as shuffle quavers.

A common marking for shuffle is a little equation written at the beginning expressing 2 quavers are to be played like a triplet with the first two notes tied. Or, the first two quavers of the triplet are written as a crochet.

Another way to indicating shuffle is to simply write the word shuffle at the top of the music.

7 SEPTEMBER PLAY LIST

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Community Radio Network Show CRN #508

107.3 2SER Tuesday 7 SEPTEMBER 2021
12:04 – 2:00pm (+10 hours GMT) and Saturdays 5 – 5:55pm
National Program
5GTR Mt Gambier Monday 2:30 – 3:30am
3MBR Murrayville Monday 3 – 4am
4NAG Keppel FM Monday 3 – 4am
2SEA Eden Monday 3 – 4am
2MIA Griffith Monday 3 – 4am
2BAR Edge FM Bega Monday 3 – 4am
2BRW Braidwood Monday 3 – 4am
3VKV Alpine Radio Monday 6 – 7pm
7MID Oatlands Monday 6 -7pm
6GME Radio Goolarri Broome Tuesday 12am – 1am
2MCE Bathurst Wednesday 9 – 10am
1ART ArtsoundFM Canberra Friday 10 – 11am
2ARM Armidale Friday 12 – 1pm
5LCM Lofty FM Adelaide Friday 1 – 2pm
7LTN Launceston Sunday 5 – 6am
3MGB Mallacoota Sunday 5 – 6am
3BBR West Gippsland Sunday 5 – 6pm

Set 1
Glenn Miller in German  
Spoken Intro + Here We Go Again
Glenn Miller AAF Orchestra
‘Wehrmacht Stunde’
ABSIE
American Broadcsting Station in Europe
Abbey Road Studios
London
30 Oct 1944
Begin the Beguine
Glenn Miller AAF Orchestra (voc) Irene Manning
‘Wehrmacht Stunde’
ABSIE
American Broadcsting Station in Europe
Abbey Road Studios
London
27 Nov 1944
Long Ago and Far Away
Glenn Miller AAF Orchestra (voc) Johnny Desmond
‘Wehrmacht Stunde’
ABSIE
American Broadcsting Station in Europe
Abbey Road Studios
London
6 Nov 1944
Set 2
Mickey Mouse Bands on 1940s Radio  
Open + Sing a Song About Susie
Gay Claridge Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Chez Paree
Chicago
AFRS Re-broadcast
7 Aug 1944
As If I Didn’t Have Enough on my Mind
Leighton Noble Orchestra (voc) Helen Lind
‘One Night Stand’
Starlight Room
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel NYC
AFRS Re-broadcast
Aug 1946
Riff Raff + Close
Bob Strong Orchestra (voc) Band
‘One Night Stand’
Glen Island Casino
New Rochelle NY
AFRS Re-broadcast
20 Aug 1944
Set 3
Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street  
Open + The March of the Goons
Paul Lavalle
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
14 Jul 1941
Long, Long Ago
Diane Courtney
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
14 Jul 1941
Dark Eyes
Toots Mondelo
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
14 Jul 1941
Swanee River
Henry Levine
‘Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street’
WJZ NBC Blue NY
14 Jul 1941
Set 4
Shuffle Rhythm  
Hot Lips (theme)+ Hurry Home
Henry Busse Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom
Hollywood
AFRS Re-broadcast
14 Sep 1944
You’re Driving Me Crazy
Jan Savitt Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom
Hollywood
AFRS Re-broadcast
20 Sep 1945
Cherokee
Henry Busse Orchestra
‘One Night Stand’
Palladium Ballroom
Hollywood
AFRS Re-broadcast
14 Sep 1944
Set 5
Swing Musicians Play Rock  
Come A’Runnin’
Big Al Sears (voc) Jessie Stone
Comm Rec
NYC
22 Apr 1955
Open + Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Count Basie Orchestra (voc) Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
‘Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NY
1956
Let’s Face It
Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor Orchestra
‘Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NY
1956
I Almost Lost My Mind
Count Basie Orchestra (voc) Ivory Joe Hunter
‘Rock’n’Roll Dance Party’
WCBS CBS NY
1956
Set 6
Harry James Sells Bonds  
Intro + Save The American Way
Harry James Orchestra (voc) Helen Forrest
‘Treasury War Bond Show’
Transcribed
Mar 1942
This is Worth Fighting For
Harry James Orchestra (voc) Jimmie Saunders
‘Treasury War Bond Show’
Transcribed
Mar 1942
My Beloved is Rugged
Harry James Orchestra (voc) Helen Forrest
‘Treasury War Bond Show’
Transcribed
Mar 1942
Back Beat Boogie + Close
Harry James Orchestra
‘Treasury War Bond Show’
Transcribed
Mar 1942
Set 7
Gimmick Band Radio Transcriptions  
Snuff Stuff
Seger Ellis and his Choirs of Brass
Radio Transcription
1937
Let There Be Love
Shep Fields and his Rippling Rhythm Orchestra (voc) Hal Derwin
Radio Transcription
1940
Walkin’ the Dog
Seger Ellis and his Choirs of Brass
Radio Transcription
1937
It Never Entered My Mind
Shep Fields and his Rippling Rhythm Orchestra (voc) Hal Derwin
Radio Transcription
1940
Set 8
Progressive Jazz Radio  
Open + Sweet Georgia Brown
Roy Eldridge
‘Bandstand USA’
Cafe Bohemia
WOR Mutual NY
Mar 1957
Perdido + Tiny’s Blues
Terry Gibbs All-Stars
‘Symphony Sid Show’
Royal Roost
WMCA NY
1948
I Remember Clifford
Oscar Pettiford
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
1957
Not So Sleepy
Oscar Pettiford
Birdland
WABC ABC NY
1957

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