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  • n  a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
  • v  dance to jive music; dance the jive

  • The story goes that Simon heard a tape called Gumboots: Accordion Jive Hits, Volume II and immediately hopped a flight to Soweto to learn more about the township jive called mbaqanga.
  • At 22, he looks 14, and his accent belongs to a jive Nebraskan, or maybe a Brooklyn hillbilly.
  • Standout tracks include a jive-worthy version of "Honeysuckle Rose" and "That Old Black Magic," in which Candelaria's bass grounds Tan's larger-than-life channeling of the already .
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  • Hank Aaron in USA Today
    This is not the easiest city to play in,Aaron said. "You can't shuck 'n jive the people in this city."
  • Ne Yo in Reuters
    Let them (Jive) tell it, I was removed from the R. Kelly tour because of contractual agreements not being met, but that's absolutely false,Ne-Yo said. "I believe it was because the first few reviews of the show, people were talking more...
  • Big Boi in Peace FM Online
    He said last month, "Jive is trying to block Dre (Andre 3000) from being on my record. We can't be on songs together now."

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