Sep 24

Sing-a-long with J-Street Featuring Josh Fialkoff

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Josh Fialkoff brings his smokey voice and his fantastic band: J-Streetback to Boston Swing Central. J-Street is one of our favorite acts, and Josh is a long time friend of the BSC.  Tapping into his influences, Josh summons up Lou Rawls, Ray Charles and maybe a little bit of Harry Connick Jr to create a swing and soul gumbo worthy of his idols.  This date also coincides with Josh’s birthday, and we’ve planned something special: a Josh Fialkoff musical roast…I mean toast.  🙂

So what’s the lowdown and where do you come in?  Basically, it goes like this: YOU prepare two choruses of your own lyrics to go with the song “Goin’ to Chicago” by Ernestine Anderson…(check out this video, if you don’t know the tune…Click here.

If you feel so inclined, you can alter the melody too – in fact we’ll give you some extra props if you do.  While we’re not officially endorsing this, we encourage proper roastings of the birthday boy himself – Mr. Josh Fialkoff.

However, for the gentler among us, you can instead sing your praises for BSC or for swing in general.  Unfortunately, we have lots of dancing to do and don’t want to cut into our dancing time too much.  So, we only have room for 20 people.  To be one of our featured vocalists, you’ll either need to contact us ahead of time or, if you want to risk it, sign up at the door.

Contestants will be rated for silliness, creativity and quality of lyrics and the winner, as judged by audience applause, will receive a free pass to a BSC dance.  I know, the prizes keep coming.  So, let us know as soon as possible if we can put you on the list.

See ya soon.

Lesson (included in the price of admission): 8:00pm – 9:00pm

Dancing: 9:00pm – 12:00am

General Admission: $15

Students and Seniors (with Valid ID): $13

The Crosby Whistle Stop

24 Roland Street

Charlestown, MA 02129

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