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by Joninho22
Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The Five Pennies
Replies: 3
Views: 1854

I haven't seen the movie, but I can tell you that his "five pennis" were really about 10 men playing at a time, but only 5 got credited on recordings. On some of the early stuff, Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey were both uncredited artists of his.
by Joninho22
Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: On the Sunny Side of the Street
Replies: 26
Views: 17922

Have to say, I love the Les Young version more than anything else, but I also have the Dizzy Gillespie in Paris version, as well as a Django Reinhart version that I can't rembmer where i got, but is glorious.
by Joninho22
Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:49 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Counting BPM
Replies: 59
Views: 39965

Ok, i recently got screwed by itunes and when i downloaded 9 it lost all my bpm tags, so i have been using Delay Time (on Jesse's Suggestion), and have found that it is a few counts slow. For Example, The 1940 Duke Ellington Recording of Cottontail, the original, should be right at 240, but after ta...
by Joninho22
Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: CottonTail by Duke Ellington
Replies: 5
Views: 2889

I am currently reading Schuller's Swing era as well as Eddie Lamper "duke ellington a listener's guide" Dan Morgernstern "living with jazz Frankie manning (for his discussion of filming on Hot chocolate with the band) James Coller "duke ellington" Buchmann-MOller "The Life and Music of Ben Webster S...
by Joninho22
Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:16 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: CottonTail by Duke Ellington
Replies: 5
Views: 2889

CottonTail by Duke Ellington

I am writing a research paper on Ellington and Cottontail, with a large section on Ben Webster and his famous solo in the original recording.

Any hints on sources etc?
by Joninho22
Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:27 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Dance to it before you dj it
Replies: 10
Views: 8714

Take consideration the sound system at the venue. It isn't always as kind to older music as your home system. This seems to be one thing Djs always forget. I was at a venue with a particularly good acoustics, and no Sub at all, so all the dancers ever heard was echoing screeching Clarinet or really...
by Joninho22
Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What are your favorite songs right now?
Replies: 220
Views: 69226

I recently found Some old Ray charles that I'd never heard before, and the song I'll Do Anything But Work (unknown take) from the album "swing time Jive" its a very relaxed fun song, almost reminiscent Of some of the better Fats Waller stuff.
by Joninho22
Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Your Favorite Salsa Tunes
Replies: 1
Views: 4666

Your Favorite Salsa Tunes

I just got the job to dj for a new ballroom club (they also do swing and Salsa), and am sorely lacking in enough salsa music for them.
any suggestions.
by Joninho22
Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:37 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] For Dancers Also, Les Elgart
Replies: 4
Views: 2025

sorry, wasn't thinkin, i just had to have a images so that i could put up the video. It's down now.
by Joninho22
Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] For Dancers Also, Les Elgart
Replies: 4
Views: 2025

thank you very much, Its been bothering me for weeks
by Joninho22
Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] For Dancers Also, Les Elgart
Replies: 4
Views: 2025

[Answered] For Dancers Also, Les Elgart

The song is Three to get ready, but i got it off a collection cd that didn't have artist names, I found the rest of the artists through emusic, but couldn't find this one. Its in the 210 to 220 bpm range, and it sounds like a Lunceford or les brown styling. Lots of horns, no strings. I'm not entirel...
by Joninho22
Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Worst Songs Ever Heard at a Lindy Hop Night?
Replies: 107
Views: 43003

I love slim and slam, but "laughin' in rhythm" just makes me cringe.
my version is from a cd called "1938-1939" that was in a collection.
by Joninho22
Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Can Music Be Too Fast? (Or Slow)
Replies: 5
Views: 6335

Can Music Be Too Fast? (Or Slow)

So I've been wondering, have you ever had a DJ play a song that is just so fast, only a select few could even Bal to it? Consequently, what is a proper bpm limit for a song, or is there one? Inversely, I have known alot of DJs at small events to think that slow means the pace of my grandmothers walk...
by Joninho22
Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Worst Songs Ever Heard at a Lindy Hop Night?
Replies: 107
Views: 43003

maroon 5 "kiwi" - I just stood in shock

never had a freind like me - aladdin

I love the nightlife- Alicia bridges

Hyena Stomp- Jelly Roll Morton (not a terrible song, but it gives me a headache)
by Joninho22
Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Matching the band to the room
Replies: 2
Views: 4666

and the quality of the dancers. Some music is inherently easier to dance to. Django is not one of those artists. Glenn miller is. It seems that the smaller venues tend to be packed with good dancers, and larger venues are packed with a lot of beginners.