Powered by Miss Mikey May's soulful vocals and Jan Kořínek's ethereal Hammond B3 sounds, join us for a wild ride to the golden age of Jazz, Blues, and Gospel.
This album features some of Prague's top Jazz and Blues musicians and contains tributes to classic and lesser-known tunes. Dance-friendly music for Lindy Hop and Blues dancers.
In memory of ‘The Lady’ Dawn Hampton (1928 - 2016), an inspirational singer, musician, and entertainer, and an influential figure in the Swing dance community. The light is always on.
released October 3, 2016
Mikey Ariel (Miss Mikey May), vocals
Jan Kořínek, Hammond B3 organ
Osian Roberts, tenor saxophone
Cyrille Oswald, tenor saxophone
Roman Němec, trumpet
Tibor Žida, guitar
Tomáš Vokurka, drums
Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Reel Blues Studios, Černošice
Produced by Jan Kořínek and Mikey Ariel for Blacktown Records
Photos by Leanne Kiddo Rivers
Cover design by Mikey Ariel
The album ‘Swing Out the Blues’ is a community-supported production that was possible thanks to the following people and groups who believed in our vision and contributed funds, time, talent, inspiration, or love throughout the creative process and beyond:
Holy Lindy Land Dance School Tel Aviv, Jan Wildeboer, Yoram Ariel, Liat Binyamini Ariel, Eva and Miroslav Kořínek, Paul Adams, Angel Medinilla, Gregory Dyke, Eliška Čejpová, Leanne Kiddo Rivers, Elisabeth Rosenthal, Mája Prachenská, Ravit Zelig, Zig-Zag Tap & Swing School Prague, Orna Krauzer. Hana Pecková, Eva Koutzeva, Matúš Haluška, Jiří Maršíček, Ondra Žlábek, and all our favorite musicians, past and present, who continuously inspire us and influence our music.
Blues vocalist with a minor in Jazz, dives deep and strong into the roots of Swing, Gospel, and Soul, and takes no prisoners. Her music will get your heart thumping, your soul singing, and your body dancing!