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by morte100
Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: music at archive.org
Replies: 3
Views: 2415

I'm surprised that I don't see a list of the best free songs available on archive.org here. Am I just missing it? The quality isn't always the best, but it's legal/free. http://www.archive.org/details/AndyKirkHisTwelveCloudsOfJoy-CorkyStomp1929 http://www.archive.org/details/SweetAndHot http://www.a...
by morte100
Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Counting BPM
Replies: 59
Views: 46389

It's either around 120 or 60bpm. My first instinct was to count faster, but then I wasn't sure. All three songs seem to be about the same speed but some I've clocked at double the others. Anyone know what seems so tricky about these songs? Old post but interesting question that never got responded ...
by morte100
Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The Big 18 - Celery Stalks at Midnight?
Replies: 63
Views: 40788

Interesting! Do you have the track listing? http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2007-1/1236224/GUARNIERI.JPG This is a euro press copy I found online that for some reason left the "live echoes of the best of" part of the title off. Seriously though, I do not recommend it. It looks like the less than ide...
by morte100
Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The Big 18 - Celery Stalks at Midnight?
Replies: 63
Views: 40788

a studio band with two recordings FYI, I have a 3rd album by many of the same folks called Live Echoes Of The Best In BIG BAND BOOGIE. The band's moniker was changed to The Will Bradley Johnny Guarnieri Band. I liked this the least of the 3 by far, but thought some of you might find it interesting ...
by morte100
Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The Big 18 - Celery Stalks at Midnight?
Replies: 63
Views: 40788

Lawrence, I see what you mean. To expound, it sounds like the main difference is that, in my opinion, The Big 18 is good music not GREAT. When I came up as a dancer/dj in 2001/2, I heard so much hype about the Big 18 from well-regarded DJs (and this forum), that I began that holy grail search for th...
by morte100
Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The Big 18 - Celery Stalks at Midnight?
Replies: 63
Views: 40788

CafeSavoy wrote:There are alot of assumptions in those sentences.
That sentence contains 8 words. The sky is blue. My opinions contain assumptions.
by morte100
Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The Big 18 - Celery Stalks at Midnight?
Replies: 63
Views: 40788

Uh oh! What I 'feared'! They are over hyped in the swing dance scene? These albums were extremely popular in the "gap ad" era because it was vintage-ish but hi-fi - easy to listen and dance to. The masses couldn't take the lo-fi of the truly vintage, but these were a good compromise for those gradu...
by morte100
Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Ernestine Anderson singing Moanin' ...Need help
Replies: 2
Views: 2057

This link
indicates it was an episode of Beat! Beat! Beat! I have a lot of her early records, but nothing live. I can tell you that her "moanin' moanin' moanin'" album (what is it with these people and the repetitiveness?!?) has nothing this good on it. Thanks for posting it.
by morte100
Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: King Sisters vs Andrews Sisters - Hot Chicks on the loose
Replies: 5
Views: 2552

I think the important point here is that the King Sisters are clearly hotter than the Andrews Sisters.
by morte100
Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:49 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How do you get late 30s tracks to sound brighter at dances?
Replies: 81
Views: 29722

Re: How do you get late 30s tracks to sound brighter at danc

How do you get these tracks to sound brighter at dances? The best tool a DJ has for this is the EQ. On a standard DJ mixer with 3 EQ Knobs - low, mid, high, my default for modern recordings is to leave the EQ flat (set in the middle). My default for early recordings is to increase the high, decreas...
by morte100
Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:00 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: advice for buying sound equipment
Replies: 38
Views: 19575

Numark CD Mix-2 http://www.discostudio.co.uk/djshop/product_info.php?product_id=21 What are your thoughts? Sorry I'm chiming in so late. I read the forum like once a year just for lack of time (not lack of interest). I had the Numark CD Mix-2 - or rather I had 3 or 4 of them. I lost track. They're ...
by morte100
Tue Jun 28, 2005 10:49 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How do you advertise?
Replies: 6
Views: 3767

Re: How do you advertise?

I've just been invited to dj at a $6 indoor evening event. [snip] How do you advertise for your events? What do you recommend for someone who's new to advertising? Tell us some more about the new venue. Have there ever been dances there? Is it on a night that competes with other dances in your area...
by morte100
Mon Jun 27, 2005 5:34 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: New BPM Counting Program: TapBPM
Replies: 27
Views: 15367

JeffyCupcake wrote:Has anyone tried it out? Just wondering if anyone else has found it useful.
I tried to but I don't have the ".net framework" nor do I know what that is. I suck. _d
by morte100
Thu Nov 25, 2004 2:47 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Ray Charles
Replies: 40
Views: 11621

"Ain't That Fine" off of his Essential Collection was the first song I regularly played at swing dances. I played "Let's Go Get Stoned" off of Crying time at Seattle Lindy Exchange after a 20 minute tech problem interrupted my set. "Going Down Slow" off that same album is a fave blues number of mine...
by morte100
Tue Nov 23, 2004 10:33 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Adding track separators in a continuous mix
Replies: 2
Views: 1941

In my case it means have a 60-minute mix (all blended - no gaps) burned to a cd. Before I just had one LONG track, but I needed to be able to put in track markers (to be able to fast forward to a specific song) without putting a space in the mix. Then, along came Feurio (http://www.feurio.com). It's...