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by Matthew
Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:47 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Looking for good Gypsy Swing suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 6699

This is a nice place to start (good liner notes, etc): http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41QVHTSGHHL._SL500_AA300_.jpg "Blue Moon," from this, is one of my favorite Django tracks. I once played it at a dance when a guy proposed to his girlfriend in front of everybody. Must not have been the wor...
by Matthew
Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:01 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Dependable purveyors of good quality recordings.....
Replies: 17
Views: 4454

If you search for Chronological Classics, you may need to correct the spelling. Oddly enough, it's actually Chronogical Classics.

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by Matthew
Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Cab Calloway Hungarian Rhapsody No 2
Replies: 5
Views: 2333

I don't know about the track. The clip, though, is part of the "Original Jitterbugs" DVD set, I believe (somebody, correct me if I'm wrong about that). If you're a dancer, and you don't have that set, you need to get it. Find Jesse Gearhart on here, and he can help you.
by Matthew
Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:27 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: "Secret" Tracks
Replies: 20
Views: 7091

Conversely, there are many tracks I wish could be turned into secret tracks. I am so sick of hearing some tracks...
by Matthew
Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Your favorite contemporary vintage bands
Replies: 14
Views: 4002

flyingcamel wrote:Duke Heitger (great trumpeter, best known with Squirrel Nut Zippers) has a CD or two with a medium sized combo that is excellent. The one I own is Rhythm Is Our Business.
I agree completely.
by Matthew
Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: worst request ever
Replies: 15
Views: 10444

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.
by Matthew
Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:08 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Public Jitterbug No. 1, The Cats and the Fiddle
Replies: 2
Views: 1781

"Public Jitterbug No. 1," by the Cats and the Fiddle
by Matthew
Sun May 31, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Bug Them Dice
Replies: 6
Views: 1996

From about $40, used, on Amazon. I don't remember the last time I bought a new CD.
by Matthew
Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Duke Ellington
Replies: 43
Views: 8731

Another song I like is "Cottontail," from Duke Ellington Presents. Clocks in at about 345 BPM!
by Matthew
Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Duke Ellington
Replies: 43
Views: 8731

"Krum Elbow Blues," from Duke's Men - The Small Groups, Vol. 2 . i don't have that one, but the mora's modern swingtet version ("20th century closet", 2004) is very good. i've ordered the mosaic ellington small groups set, so i'll soon be basking in small group goodness. I just heard a clip of the ...
by Matthew
Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Duke Ellington
Replies: 43
Views: 8731

Two of my favorites:

"Jubilesta," from Duke's Men - The Small Groups, Vol. 1
"Krum Elbow Blues," from Duke's Men - The Small Groups, Vol. 2.
by Matthew
Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Your Hot Fives
Replies: 8
Views: 3794

A fairly random top five, because there are so many more: "I've Found a New Baby" - Basie, from The Golden Years, Vol. 3 "King Kong Stomp" - Joseph Robichaux and His New Orleans Rhythm Boys "That's A-Plenty" - Earl Hines, from CC 1934-1937 "Shag" - Bechet, from Portrait "Goin' Nuts" - Ellington, fro...
by Matthew
Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: "A String Of Pearls"
Replies: 7
Views: 2050

I think I've played the Benny Goodman one. IIRC, it's around 180 or 185. I'd be more likely to play it for an older crowd, because they'd be more likely to know and appreciate the melody.
by Matthew
Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: more music in the vein of...?
Replies: 5
Views: 1780

Check out Joseph Robichaux and His New Orleans Rhythm Boys.
by Matthew
Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:12 am
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Different tango/other music?? and help with a song.
Replies: 11
Views: 8279

The "tango" song makes me think of Gotan Project (they mix tango with modern elements). Whether or not they were the performers, you should check them out. Also, are you sure the song wasn't a version of "Sway?"

I agree completely with the Duke Heitger recommendation.