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by kitkat
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Flying Home, Illinois Jacquet, 1945
Replies: 4
Views: 1106

Re: Need help, can anyone identify version of this flying ho

I think you got it, lipi! Good call.
by kitkat
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Lindyhopper's Delight
Replies: 17
Views: 5932

Re: Lindyhopper's Delight

I really need to spend the $30 and grab a copy of how Michael Gamble's crew decided to transcribe this...
by kitkat
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: *OPEN* Lindyfest 2015, Things Ain't What They Used to Be
Replies: 2
Views: 1138

Re: *OPEN* Lindyfest 2015, Things Ain't What They Used to Be

I'd be surprised if Naomi Uyama couldn't help you (seems to be a huge Johnny Hodges fan), or Ryan Swift (seems to have lots of obscure recordings with that kind of driving groove). Please let us know here if you ever find out! (Also, sounds recorded in the 1950's or so, possibly in a concert setting?)
by kitkat
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Flying Home, Illinois Jacquet, 1945
Replies: 4
Views: 1106

Re: Need help, can anyone identify version of this flying ho

That's a really deep, big honk and rich tone in the sax, and the sax leads the head (first time through) the song really strongly, and it's a smaller combo ... I'd say dig through later Illinois Jacquet recordings and see what you can find. His solo on the original hit with Lionel Hampton was his #1...
by kitkat
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Mad Dog version of Well Git It; Answered!
Replies: 15
Views: 8032

Re: Mad Dog version of Well Git It; Answered!

lipi wrote:The single-disc Jasmine release Anton recommended indeed has the fast studio version. Yay! :D
And, for the instant-gratification crowd...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NerIoD8dnw8
by kitkat
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: "Live at the Times", Davina and the Vagabonds: free download
Replies: 1
Views: 12086

Re: "Live at the Times", Davina and the Vagabonds: free down

Nice find, and possibly the last swing band to record at the Times -- it closed the year that album came out. Thanks for sharing!
by kitkat
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] One O'Clock Jump, Count Basie (Blue Room, 1944)
Replies: 1
Views: 967

[Answered] One O'Clock Jump, Count Basie (Blue Room, 1944)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcwg7NX6yjg

Probably too screechy at the end to ever play at a dance, but boy does it have a fun middle.

Appears on a lot of box sets, but does anyone recognize it and know what session / transcription it originally comes from?
by kitkat
Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Traditional Jazz or Dixieland?
Replies: 6
Views: 7662

Re: Traditional Jazz or Dixieland?

Lipi, are you on a Mac? If you're on Windows, get MediaMonkey. It's got a Microsoft Access back-end, search is fast and can comb whatever fields you tell it you want search to comb, you can do searches like "title:bail*y" and you can basically turn any single text field into "many" by semicolon-deli...
by kitkat
Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Music within the culture shift.
Replies: 9
Views: 6356

Re: Music within the culture shift.

See this thread on Eddie Reed . It convinced me 10+ years ago to stop playing him in public despite how great "Hollywood Jump" is. Steven Mitchell is my all-time favorite modern swing singer. I doubt I'll ever hear another - especially a male singer - whose delivery I find so flawless and reminiscen...
by kitkat
Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: CDs vs downloads
Replies: 15
Views: 11614

Re: CDs vs downloads

I never really quit CDs as the source behind the digital. Heh... never finished digitizing everything, either. I really need to put time into that.

(My digitizing involves also taking an image of the CD.)
by kitkat
Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Most Offensive (?) Song You've Played (or Want to Play)
Replies: 12
Views: 8101

Re: Most Offensive (?) Song You've Played (or Want to Play)

There's some Rushing with Basle from later on a Mosaic (Roulette?) set of live stuff.
by kitkat
Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] White Heat, Bellagala Big Band
Replies: 7
Views: 6550

Re: Songs from ULHS 2006

trev wrote:
lipi wrote: Oy! Don't just taunt us with that! Upload it, please. :) (A different angle is always nice, and a different view of the all-skate is nice, too.)
Perhaps a project for the weekend :)
Well?! :-)
by kitkat
Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Who Should I See In Southern California?
Replies: 1
Views: 3153

Who Should I See In Southern California?

Hey Southern Californians!
I'm going to be spending some time in LA over the next couple of years.

What individual jazz musicians / jazz bands are must-sees? Virtuosity over danceability is OK, because sometimes I'll be there with my husband who is more of a musician than a dancer.

Thanks,
KitKat
by kitkat
Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] White Heat, Bellagala Big Band
Replies: 7
Views: 6550

Re: Songs from ULHS 2006

The band, by the way, is the " Bellagala Big Band ." Minneapolis has a big wedding-and-event-services company called Bellagala, and when people requested a big band, this is the lineup you get. What's always interested me is that this was their first lindy-specific gig to my knowledge (it was certai...
by kitkat
Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How to be a better Swing DJ
Replies: 10
Views: 6424

Re: How to be a better Swing DJ

The opposite of "delete" is "re-acquire," so I do try to keep & comment/rank my duds so I don't repeat the past unless I mean to. :-)