This is a release by popular demand, of the first major gig by the Hounds in NYC, at Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing festival, in 1998. This is a smaller representation of the Hounds before they were doing alot of the original material they became associated with. These are covers of hard swinging classic songs, mostly instrumental, featuring the original incarnation of the band, while some of the members were still in the big band of Illinois Jacquet, and they all left shortly after this concert, as it really put the Hounds on the map! If you want to hear the Hounds burn it down, this is for you.
The first full-legth album release from the Yalloppin' Hounds. With a focus on material with decidedly less trite subject matter than one would come to expect from today's Neo-Swing, Composer, Lyricist, and Arranger G-Clef chooses to portray real-life scenarios more-so than a retro tone. Strong, catchy melodies, as well as a hard-driving rhythm are the vibe, sparked by the raw abandon of the Hounds. G-Clef has penned songs that will instantly impress as sure-fire hits";" In New York, and now in other places, swing kids of all ages can be found regularly humming and singing the tunes!
The YALLOPPIN' HOUNDS' new album, LINDY HOP DELUXE despite being a dancer dedication, features not only some of the "swing cover" songs they have become associated with, but the suite itself, "LINDY HOP DELUXE" is definitely some of the most original and creative stuff bandleader G-Clef have thus far attempted to write for the Hounds, and the band certainly loves to play it. This album is 100% for the dancers, and dedicated to the dancers, more so than any previous Yalloppin' Hounds album! And yes, they do need your support right now if they are to survive and take their music to the next level. Check out the samples!
Following up on their hugely popular 1999 debut, Ghetto Swing Extreme!, The Yalloppin' Hounds have finally released their second album, New Yalloppin' City (Yallopin' Entertainment). The record features a new line up, due to the departure of former lead vocalist Queen Esther and trumpet player Lord Sledge. Lead Hound Joey Cavaseno, a.k.a. G-Clef, has combed the five boroughs of New York City to assemble a talented bunch of young replacements. With solid backing, Cavaseno once again proves that he is a masterful lyricist and jazz musician, who over the past several years has helped lead and pioneer jazz and hip-hop into what is now being referred to as "Swing-hop."
The Hounds pay tribute to America's greatest composer, Duke Ellington. Not only is this a stand-alone modern swing dance party, it features rare gems, and even never-before-recorded songs such as "The Piano Player", and "Spankin' Brand New Doll"! This was the final installment #5 of 5 from the Hounds, featuring tasty vocals, and the return of Sledge!