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by Jake
Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:15 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Multiple Songs from AJC 2006
Replies: 14
Views: 5377

Nope, The only thing I did with that song was to press play, many, many times. The song is how it is off the CD. Wacky. I have the RCA/Bluebird comp, "1949: Shoutin' Blues" which has a much faster (155 bpm) version which sounds nearly identical except for the tempo. clip . Rayned, as usual, was rig...
by Jake
Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:09 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Writing it
Replies: 10
Views: 7875

Writing it

Did some research this past weekend, which mostly involved making my mother, who is an AP reporter, do some research: According to the 2006 AP Style Guide entry for "disc jockey," the most correct term is "deejay," as opposed to "DJ". The term "DJ" is acceptable if there is no inflectional ending. I...
by Jake
Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:48 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: New Dean Mora CD
Replies: 19
Views: 5282

...most jazz post 1950 wasn't really designed for dancing at all. Right. Paul (Albert System) had some choice words recently for the whole "jazz-is-art-not-pop-and-you-will-sit-and-pay-attention" attitude that got started in the '50s. I'm just hazarding a guess that the phenomenon of DJ-ed swing da...
by Jake
Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: New Dean Mora CD
Replies: 19
Views: 5282

Campus Five wrote:
Jake wrote:However, it wasn't designed to be played by deejays at swing dances...
Neither was anything recorded before say...1996 or so.
Do you really think that?
by Jake
Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: New Dean Mora CD
Replies: 19
Views: 5282

However, it wasn't designed to be played by deejays at swing dances, it was designed to be a historical document. Slightly off the beam here, but I doubt that it was designed as an "historical document". Dean has too much respect for the music as living, breathing entity to ever relegate it to the ...
by Jake
Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:02 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: New Dean Mora CD
Replies: 19
Views: 5282

So there is npthing 'danceable' on a MMR CD? This is the band that people keep recommending to other people instead of neo-swing junk. So far, I've played "Deep Elm," "Fight That Thing," "Shake That Thing," "Charleston," and "Ain't That Too Bad." for dancers in Pittsburgh. But keep in mind that thi...
by Jake
Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:36 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Multiple Songs from AJC 2006
Replies: 14
Views: 5377

apparently there are two versions by Basie and one is slower. I'm not sure if it was slowed down or if it was just played slower. You can get both on the Complete American Victor set. Yep. This is the one I'm thinking of though (I have the album). From the sound clip, it actually worked okay slowed...
by Jake
Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:33 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: New Dean Mora CD
Replies: 19
Views: 5282

It's a good CD, especially if you're interested in the evolution of hot music before it became "swing." However, it wasn't designed to be played by deejays at swing dances, it was designed to be a historical document.
by Jake
Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:31 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Modern-Swing! Any recommendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 4597

Lavey Smith is the hot.
by Jake
Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:32 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Multiple Songs from AJC 2006
Replies: 14
Views: 5377

It's the Count Basie version from 1948 with Taps Miller singing, only slowed waaaaaay down. Ugh.
by Jake
Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:03 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing
Replies: 152
Views: 73368

I bought an Indigo DJ last year and it fried itself the second time I used it in my mac. I went for the Griffin iMic (much cheaper anyway) and have been happy since.
by Jake
Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:01 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: iTunes 7 Multiple Libraries + External Drive
Replies: 7
Views: 3408

I haven't seen as many bus-powered firewire drives as usb. It'll be easier to find a usb one, and I've *never* had a conflict with mine, so I'm not sure what that's about. USB is more available than Firewire on computers too... Not conflict with iTunes but with some DJ software packages. For exampl...
by Jake
Wed Oct 04, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: iTunes 7 Multiple Libraries + External Drive
Replies: 7
Views: 3408

iTunes 7 Multiple Libraries + External Drive

Between work stuff and 40Gb of music my 80Gb Powerbook drive is about full, so I'm looking to offload my deejaying collection to an external drive and just keep some toolin' around music on my main drive. The recent iTunes release has support for multiple libraries. Has anyone tried this with an ext...
by Jake
Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Finding your voice as a DJ
Replies: 63
Views: 25601

When did the disc jockey become part of the artistic process? 1973 - Jamaican-born DJ Kool Herc, widely regarded as the "godfather of hip hop culture", performs at block parties in his Bronx neighborhood and develops a technique of mixing back and forth between two identical records to extend the r...
by Jake
Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:34 am
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Booty Call
Replies: 19
Views: 14174

Any hints where I might find the Ray Charles "Booty Butt"? When I type that into Amazon, I get Ray Charles & Betty Carter. Oh, and Buttcracker Suite turns into Nutcracker Suite. Who knew that searches could self-censor? Booty Butt was originally released on the LP "My Kind Of Jazz," which was rerel...