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Swingsation Sampler, Vol. 2

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GRP's Swingsation Sampler, Vol. 2 culls 16 highlights from the second wave of Swingsation compilations, released in the summer of 1999. The best-known songs from the Benny Goodman, Louis Jordan, Tommy Dorsey, Charlie Barnet, and Artie Shaw volumes of the series are featured, and while this is no doubt nothing more than a sampler, it is nevertheless a very enjoyable one, since it is anchored by such classics as "One O'clock Jump," "King Porter Stomp," "The Jersey Bounce," "The Continental," "Skyliner," "Andy's Boogie," "Stompin' at the Savoy," "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie," and "Let the Good Times Roll." Sure, that may not be definitive, but it's certainly more than enough to justify its budget price.

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