www.swingdjs.com

www.swingdjs.com
It is currently Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:40 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: worst request ever
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:38 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2003 2:09 pm
Posts: 1043
Location: Seattle
I thought we had a thread about worst requests ever but it seems to be buried in a couple of threads.

So I'm dj'ing at the Century last Sunday, which is all ages and typically chock full of college age kids. One girl comes up to me and asks for "Jitterbug" by Wham. I stare at her... then she tells me it's in the movie Zoolander. ha ha, guess that gives it credibility. I asked her if it was a swing song, and she said no, but it would be fun to dance to. I've been informed that this song does have some old-school traction however.....

The other requests during the evening I was very pleased with -- the Shim Sham song [which at the Century means Tuxedo Junction], "Blue Moon" and "Frenesi".


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:27 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2002 3:29 pm
Posts: 886
Location: Austin, TX
Never played it a dance,

But, they do have swing dancing in the video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLgfHziJdX0

I imagine that if we were all swing dancing and DJing back in 1984, it would have been a hit in the way that Candyman was a few years back.

I do like to play George Michael's "Fast Love" during my West Coast sets from time to time.

Nathan


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: worst request ever
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:12 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:31 pm
Posts: 402
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
djstarr wrote:
One girl comes up to me and asks for "Jitterbug" by Wham.

Heh, I've done a routine to that song.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:57 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 20, 2002 6:17 pm
Posts: 261
Location: Houston, TX
Back in the late 80s and early 90s, they DID sometimes play "Jitterbug" at our swing dances.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:40 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2005 3:26 pm
Posts: 789
Location: menlo park
Not here or there, but the title is "Wake Me Up before You Go-Go", not "Jitterbug".


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:42 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 17, 2003 7:31 am
Posts: 421
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
I once had a guy who was very insistent that I play a song by Aerosmith. I don't remember the song, but I played it because the organizer told me to.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:02 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:31 pm
Posts: 402
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
If people request it and everyone dances to it and has fun, then it's not a bad request.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:17 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2003 2:09 pm
Posts: 1043
Location: Seattle
lipi wrote:
Not here or there, but the title is "Wake Me Up before You Go-Go", not "Jitterbug".


lol.... of course I know <that> song. It always helps if the requestor knows the proper title.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:41 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2002 3:29 pm
Posts: 886
Location: Austin, TX
Aerosmith did a version of "Big Ten Inch Record", which I know of mostly from the Bullmoose Jackson version. It is off Toys in the Attic, which is probably the most famous Aerosmith record from the 1970s, "Walk This Way" and "Sweet Emotion" are also on the album.

Not a bad song, six count friendly, most people don't realize it is Aerosmith when it is played.

Aerosmith actually played at a show I went to a few years back, not sure if it is a concert standard for them or just something out of the catalog they were throwing in.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:36 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:57 pm
Posts: 49
Man, you all would die if you came to Albuquerque. Our tuesday night dance features:
Hardcore rockabilly
An endlessly, and dutch, long version of hit the road jack
Hip hop
Peggy Lee's "fever"
Jet
Jason Mraz
Mystikal
and most of the most terrible options from the neo-swing era.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:54 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Nov 20, 2002 2:52 pm
Posts: 661
Location: Saskatoon, Canada
I'm pretty sure if I were there I would not have heard all that stuff. I'd maybe last 30 minutes before I'd have to get out of there. It sounds liken not only was it not swing music but it was completely random music. Was it a newbie DJ?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:05 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2005 3:26 pm
Posts: 789
Location: menlo park
turin wrote:
An endlessly, and dutch, long version of hit the road jack


*want*

Can you get me details on this? (Yes, I'm serious.)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:16 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:26 pm
Posts: 22
Location: grantham uk
i was asked to play cotton eye joe and achy breaky heart at a gig last saturday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :shock:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:03 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 01, 2003 12:38 pm
Posts: 144
Location: Seattle, WA
I know this isn't exactly the type of request this thread is talking about but I had one from last Saturday:

"Can you teach us some cool moves?"

Granted I taught the drop-in lesson but....still.

_________________
Jazz will endure as long as people hear it with their feet instead of their brains. --John Philip Sousa


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:30 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:03 pm
Posts: 8
Location: Raleigh, NC, USA
I was in DC for an event a while back (March 2011), and they totally played 'Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go' in the Spanish Ballroom on a band break in a non-ironic way. It was a major event, but the organizers weren't really on point for appealing to the more knowledgeable dancers.

I think the worst request I received recently was for '20s' music at a 'Roaring 20s' art show. I was playing actual 20s stuff (Fess Williams, Hal Kemp, Fletcher Henderson, etc), and I offered to let the person who wouldn't listen plug in for a few songs. He played Glenn Miller and His Army Air Force Band.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group