Retro Swing Lyrics

Perhaps one of the most unexpected fads of the '90s was the emergence of Retro Swing, a joyous, relatively amateurish celebration of jump blues, hot dance, and swing. There were a number of accomplished artists -- such as Brian Setzer and the Squirrel Nut Zippers -- within the scene, but generally, retro swing was played by twentysomethings -- children of alternative rock who found that they favored martinis and Sinatra to dope and grunge. Certainly, the scene was tangentially related to the lounge hipsters in indie rock, those fans that rediscovered Esquivel and assembled groups that played lazily swinging easy listening. However, retro swingers weren't really an elitist pack. They made good-time party music, designed for dancing and fun.