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by djstarr
Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Crytzer's Blue Rhythm Band's debut CD
Replies: 32
Views: 8566

ditto what Mikey said. I dj'ed 'Rachin in Rhythm' on Monday, it's a great hard driving song to lindy hop to.
by djstarr
Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: worst request ever
Replies: 15
Views: 10447

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.
by djstarr
Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Crytzer's Blue Rhythm Band's debut CD
Replies: 32
Views: 8566

oh and for you music nerds out there - Rachin' in Rhythm is not a typo [although it is pronounced the same as "Rockin"]. And can you tell who the Dickey is in "Dickey's Blues?" ha ha ha.
by djstarr
Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: worst request ever
Replies: 15
Views: 10447

worst request ever

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 m...
by djstarr
Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How do other scenes compensate their DJs?
Replies: 11
Views: 8174

For most venues in Seattle the dj pay rate is $10 to $40 an hour. After 4 years of volunteering for a weekly non-profit club dance I worked on the board for a year, and there were also some other dj's on the board, and we were able to institute a $10/hour rate. The effect is that there are a lot mor...
by djstarr
Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Jimmy Rushing
Replies: 6
Views: 2141

I have a later Jimmy Rushing album I play a lot - I think it's called "Everyday I have the Blues". recorded 70ish.

There is a great version of "Sent for you Yesterday" that is high energy, 185 bpm. There are also some really great blues torch song numbers.
by djstarr
Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Crytzer's Blue Rhythm Band's debut CD
Replies: 32
Views: 8566

I was able to listen to a preview of the CD last week and also dj'ed some songs at the Century this Sunday. People enjoyed dancing a lot and I think all the tracks are dj'-able.

The members of the band are all great players and I was really impressed with the CD. So get your order in now!
by djstarr
Fri May 15, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Frankie's 95th "Great Day in Harlem" Photo of DJ's
Replies: 4
Views: 2558

I'm in.
by djstarr
Fri May 15, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Frankie's 95th Birthday Festival - NYC - May 21-25, 2009
Replies: 13
Views: 6906

I will be there. Looking forward to seeing all the great bands. For interested parties Allen Toussaint is playing at the Village Vanguard for his new CD from next Tuesday. I am going to try to get there for the Tuesday night. Russell good call, I'm not coming in until the 20th but will try to catch...
by djstarr
Wed May 13, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Frankie's 95th Birthday Festival - NYC - May 21-25, 2009
Replies: 13
Views: 6906

so who's all going to this? I just extended my stay so that I will be rested for the Jazz Vipers and I will catch Monday night, just looking at the schedule some more is getting me very excited. And the DJ lineup features an all swingdj alumni cast for the most part. Who's dj'ing the comps? I'm real...
by djstarr
Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: jRiver Media Center
Replies: 22
Views: 12574

ok I downloaded v13 this weekend. Good thing I had given myself some time to check it out before I dj'ed since you get a brand new executable; the library is imported for you, but any changes you make in v13 are not backward compatible to v12. The v12 executable remains installed and can be used sid...
by djstarr
Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Allen Toussaint - The Bright Mississippi
Replies: 0
Views: 1771

Allen Toussaint - The Bright Mississippi

Just finished listening to The Bright Mississippi by Allen Toussaint, featuring quite a bit of Nicholas Payton. It's an excellent CD, and has a lot of classic jazz tunes; including a couple that I have been hearing a lot lately - Winin' Boy Blues and Blue Drag. Check it out.
by djstarr
Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: jRiver Media Center
Replies: 22
Views: 12574

a fellow dj told me that v13 has a bunch of cool editing features. Haven't tried it yet but that may get me to download it for a spin. or two.
by djstarr
Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: I've Found a New Baby with vocals...
Replies: 18
Views: 5375

I've heard a Loose Marbles version which has vocals. It's sweet. Hey Sam! I can hear the Loose Marbles in my head right now doing this song but I always forgot to look on my laptop when I get home; I heard them do it many times the week they were here in Seattle and it was great! Nice and fast and ...
by djstarr
Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Duke Ellington
Replies: 43
Views: 8734

For older Ellington I love "Blues in Orbit", C Jam Blues off of that work is my favorite version. I also like Pie Eye Blues and In A Mellow Tone, and Smada is fun to play if you feel like throwing out some salsa breaks to the crowd. and speaking of Billy Strayhorn "And His Mother Called him Bill" is...