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by dogpossum
Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:15 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Exit Strategy
Replies: 8
Views: 5783

Re: Exit Strategy

remysun wrote:Okay, you had a hot floor, but your next choice kills the mood, how do you recover? How important is it that you recover, and I'm not necessarily saying swing, but weddings and other events?
Just playing something really good.
by dogpossum
Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: "Secret" Tracks
Replies: 20
Views: 6488

Why wouldn't you share music? You don't get a prize for the most obscure songs in your collection. If you're DJing, the gig isn't about you. It's about lindy hop. And the people doing it, not the person standing still in front of a computer or a pile of CDs or records.
by dogpossum
Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Herrang 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2240

This is a lovely conversation, and I wish I was going to Herrang to meet you both!
by dogpossum
Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:35 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Overplayed songs
Replies: 105
Views: 50814

Last week we played 'Joshua fit the battle' (Bechet version) for our total noob students in class.

There was across-the-board excitement and many loud exclamations of "THIS SONG'S AWESOME!"


This is why we overplay songs.
by dogpossum
Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Keeping a jam circle going
Replies: 7
Views: 5488

Oh, this is a hard one. And Trev and I have had this conversation a few times. I usually set jams up by: - building energy in the room, playing a lot of songs that build anticipation but don't 'climax', so people feel really pent up and crazy. - I watch for the signs (lots of fierce, energetic danci...
by dogpossum
Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Earl Hines Recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 3209

Earl Hines = yes. - He did some stuff with Sidney Bechet's Feetwarmers in the 40s which is tops (eg Save it Pretty Mama, Blues in Thirds, Stompy Jones), - a few songs with Jimmie Noone in the late 20s (eg a cool version of Four Or Five Times, and Apex Blues) - he was in Louis Armstrong's Hot Five in...
by dogpossum
Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: mosaic sets
Replies: 290
Views: 104566

My Earl Hines set arrived today! I haven't listened to it yet, but I _am_ listening to... http://www.mosaicrecords.com/images/1002.jpg ...this great Bud Freeman/Chicago school Mosaic single from 1957 and it is GREAT. I have a couple of Mosaic singles, and they're really great. The Witherspoon/McShan...
by dogpossum
Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What are your favorite songs right now?
Replies: 220
Views: 62131

Mr Awesomer wrote:Mora's Modern Rhythmists recording of the song is basically the Basie arrangement. A touch faster. A bit lighter in flavor. It's probably my favorite modern recording of the tune.
OMG. Come here and let me kiss your grumpy face. That's the BEST modern version! TA for the tip!
by dogpossum
Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: CDs vs downloads
Replies: 15
Views: 11686

I've been on a bit of a quality kick lately and have also reverted back to CDs. I'm more interested now in high bitrates and proper remastering, and have gone and repurchased lots of my old music on better labels to upgrade the sound. Yeah, I just did some repurchasing too. Of stuff I had bought as...
by dogpossum
Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What are your favorite songs right now?
Replies: 220
Views: 62131

Which CD is that on trev? I have it on the cleverly-titled "Complete Decca Recordings": http://www.amazon.com/The-Complete-Decca-Recordings-1937-1939/dp/B000003N3G (That's an excellent set, and you should get it if you don't already have it!) (Yes, I'm aware I'm not trev.) :o) Thanks lipi 8) The wa...
by dogpossum
Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Swing House/Electro Swing
Replies: 17
Views: 21237

Mr Awesomer wrote:I can put it all under one label, but this is a family forum.
trololololol
by dogpossum
Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Oh, I'm Evil, Una Mae Carlisle
Replies: 6
Views: 2186

Re: What's the original song sampled in Kid Kasino's "I

I don't want to start an electroswing argument, I just dig the female vocals that Kid Kasino sampled in "I'm Evil." Can anyone help me ID the original song? "I'm Evil" can be found at: https://soundcloud.com/kid-kasino/im-evil Thank you! -Brad Oh, bro, that song is the worst of the worst of the wor...
by dogpossum
Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: CDs vs downloads
Replies: 15
Views: 11686

CDs vs downloads

I've recently (as in, a few months ago) cancelled my emusic subscription because it was a bit crap: so many corrupted files I couldn't rely on my purchases; terrible customer service (not being helpful RE corrupted files, account problems, etc); generally quite dodgy file quality for many songs; tot...
by dogpossum
Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What are your favorite songs right now?
Replies: 220
Views: 62131

trev wrote:I have decided that "Honeysuckle Rose" by Count Basie (1937 Decca), is the most perfect swing track*.



*opinion is subject to change
agree. I keep thinking I'll get tired of it, and then I don't.
by dogpossum
Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hey Mister Jesse Podcast
Replies: 254
Views: 101880

Episode #085 of Hey Mister Jesse is now available to download and enjoy. January's show features the complete Hey Mister Jesse Spotify playlist , the 8-Count Swing reflecting on 2012 with new music from Gaucho , Baby Soda , Leigh Barker & The New Sheiks , Thomas Gunther , Gentlemen & Gangsters , Th...