Seniors fitness

My Old Man's a Dustman

Since today is the national holiday Victoria Day here in Canada I thought it would make perfect sense to choose a song from an artist who greatly impacted the music scene in England, Lonnie Donegan,  This well known skiffle artist recorded my song of the week “My Old Man’s a Dustman”, a song he co-wrote with Beverly Thorn and Peter Buchanon. Skiffle music in England was a type of folk music popular in the 1950 England which had blues and jazzinfluences. This style of music was played by...

Hanu-Calypso

This weeks song of the week has been a favourite on my December Swingin’ Fitness playlist for the past few years. It is a humorous Hanukkah parody with a calypso-ish rhythm and it is ideal for your chair exercise program. If your older adult participants prefer to stand during class, this song provides the perfect opportunity to do more of a salsa or cha cha type move at a manageable tempo.

Hana-Calypso is the type of tune I get excited about because it joyfully celebrates the season with a different twist….you can do that too if you wish! Written by songwriter, performer Kenny Ellis who is also by the way a cantor, the song is from his 2005 debut release “Hanukkah Swings!”. The entire recording is top notch in all respects. The musicianship, production quality and arrangements are excellent which is no surprise.......