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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:39 am 
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Must be region dependent then - I get it on the Australian versions of those sites.

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Yakov wrote:
Do you have a link, dood? Cuz I definitely tried that...

itunes search: http://cl.ly/F9pW
emusic search: http://cl.ly/FAeW

and plain google search got me nowhere. I tried some downloading sorts of searches but what that mostly got me was episode 18 of "Big Bang Theory."

I can hear samples on Amazon UK mp3 downloads -

click here

(I don't think you'll be able to download the mp3s from there, but hopefully you can hear the samples, then buy the CDs or downloads in the USA)


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Yakov wrote:
Do you have a link, dood? Cuz I definitely tried that...

itunes search: http://cl.ly/F9pW
emusic search: http://cl.ly/FAeW

and plain google search got me nowhere. I tried some downloading sorts of searches but what that mostly got me was episode 18 of "Big Bang Theory."


Really? Sorry, I've found those albums so easy to find, I was actually surprised that someone as organised as you are couldn't find them.
Here is my actually-helpful reply:

I usually search for either 'big eighteen' or 'big 18'. Big 18 on emusic:

More live echoes....
live echoes of the...

If you still can't hear the previews, I feel your pain. The Verve stuff on emusic isn't available to me in Australia and it's MADDENING.


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ok this link works.

(the emusic link just comes up with a big fat "nope, you live in the wrong country for that")

now that I've finally heard it... yeah, it's not bad, not great, nothing particularly special :-P


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Does this album still get the plays?

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Does this album still get the plays?


I have not heard it in the SF Bay Area in a long time, but I admit I don't go to very many different places to dance.


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Does this album still get the plays?


Nope. I'll give it a relisten.

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Does this album still get the plays?


Nope. I'll give it a relisten.



As I recall - first it was big time with DJs and dancers, then it was being given not so high marks, then people accepted it for what it was....etc.

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I guess the version of Easy Does It may have gotten some play during the recent Frankie 100 celebrations, since it's probably the first track that those of us who were lucky enough to be taught by Frankie would associate with him. He used it for his classes all the time.


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I guess the version of Easy Does It may have gotten some play during the recent Frankie 100 celebrations, since it's probably the first track that those of us who were lucky enough to be taught by Frankie would associate with him. He used it for his classes all the time.


Interesting.

There is something about these 1950s 'recreations' that just misses. Rhythms feels different, section work sounds different, solos get too modern, etc.

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J-h:n wrote:
I guess the version of Easy Does It may have gotten some play during the recent Frankie 100 celebrations, since it's probably the first track that those of us who were lucky enough to be taught by Frankie would associate with him. He used it for his classes all the time.


Interesting.

There is something about these 1950s 'recreations' that just misses. Rhythms feels different, section work sounds different, solos get too modern, etc.

I wouldn't personally lump these Big 18 recordings in with all of the other 1950s recordings. Speaking as a long-time dancer, DJ and music lover, there is something about the quality of musicianship, the arrangements, and the sense of swing in the Big 18's recordings that stands out from the countless other "flat" and "uninspiring" recordings of the era and strongly resonate with dancers. The Big 18 recordings always packed the dance floor when I was regularly DJing, and going back to listen to these same recordings again today, they sound as good as ever. The Big 18's recording of "Easy Does It" has always been my favorite big band arrangement of the song, and it is definitely on the short list of songs to which I would never tire of dancing.

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I wouldn't personally lump these Big 18 recordings in with all of the other 1950s recordings. Speaking as a long-time dancer, DJ and music lover, there is something about the quality of musicianship, the arrangements, and the sense of swing in the Big 18's recordings that stands out from the countless other "flat" and "uninspiring" recordings of the era and strongly resonate with dancers. The Big 18 recordings always packed the dance floor when I was regularly DJing, and going back to listen to these same recordings again today, they sound as good as ever. The Big 18's recording of "Easy Does It" has always been my favorite big band arrangement of the song, and it is definitely on the short list of songs to which I would never tire of dancing.

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I'll take a look on YT to see if anyone has posted them b/c I have not knowing heard these ever.

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I'll take a look on YT to see if anyone has posted them b/c I have not knowing heard these ever.


No can find on YT.

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I'll take a look on YT to see if anyone has posted them b/c I have not knowing heard these ever.


No can find on YT.

Do you not have a free Spotify account yet? Easy to listen to all recordings of the Big 18 there.

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I'll take a look on YT to see if anyone has posted them b/c I have not knowing heard these ever.


No can find on YT.

Do you not have a free Spotify account yet? Easy to listen to all recordings of the Big 18 there.

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Thx for the reminder. Old dog, new tricks time! :)

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