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by Yakov
Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: One-page info flyer for newbies
Replies: 1
Views: 1862

One-page info flyer for newbies

My wife and I run a swing dance in Miami. She teaches and I DJ. At the end of the lesson she always says "You should be listening to swing music at home!" and the students say they don't know how to do that. After hearing this exchange for the umpteenth time I decided to do something constructive ab...
by Yakov
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: New CD of 60s soul, blues, R&B music by Solomon Douglas
Replies: 4
Views: 2649

Hey folks, I just found this album available for full length streaming on Rdio: http://rd.io/x/QX2cyCJG8JQ .

(It's not on Spotify at the moment.)
by Yakov
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Swinging Spotify Playlists
Replies: 7
Views: 5149

Amazing work! You guys rock!
by Yakov
Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: New CD of 60s soul, blues, R&B music by Solomon Douglas
Replies: 4
Views: 2649

I listened to the samples, sounds fabulous!
by Yakov
Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing
Replies: 152
Views: 67125

Just bought a super cheap Syba USB sound card from Amazon. It works fine but DO NOT BUY IT! for the reason that: there is a very bright LED light that blinks furiously the whole time sound is pumping through it. VERY EFFIN' ANNOYING.
by Yakov
Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: DJing software for Mac OSX
Replies: 48
Views: 27617

on my computer NOTHING drags from itunes to cog. maybe a Lion thing? but it definitely works on VLC so it's all good.
by Yakov
Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: DJing software for Mac OSX
Replies: 48
Views: 27617

I spend about an hour tonight trying to figure out a good program to use alongside iTunes, as I am not able to drag songs from iTunes to Cog (using the latest versions of both). I wasted a lot of bandwidth downloading different programs until I realized that I already had a program that can do it pe...
by Yakov
Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: http://turntable.fm
Replies: 5
Views: 5725

i hang out in that room all the time. i love probably 95% of what's played. much better than most dances i've been to.
by Yakov
Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Sequencing Fail
Replies: 3
Views: 3764

no, i don't have an external sound card yet
by Yakov
Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Sequencing Fail
Replies: 3
Views: 3764

Sequencing Fail

Couldn't find a good place to post this so I'm starting a new thread. Tonight I sequenced Sy Oliver (Black and Blue Sessions) "Yes Indeed" right before Lionel Hampton's "Lavender Coffin." It sounded like one long uninterrupted song filled with gospel chord changes, blues soloing, and shouting guys i...
by Yakov
Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hey Mister Jesse Podcast
Replies: 254
Views: 104491

I only just started listening to this podcast... no idea why i haven't been listening since the beginning. It's extraordinary. But look at it this way, there is now a huge amount of fantastic content I can catch up on. Recommendation to iPeople: the app "DownCast" provides a superior podcast downloa...
by Yakov
Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:14 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Looking for some LONG competition songs.
Replies: 16
Views: 6398

Look into Jazz At The Philharmonic.
http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Jazz-Phi ... sc_title_0

very long songs that swing at good tempi.

also see http://www.copaceticcomics.com/cds/58
by Yakov
Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:47 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: European Swing: Lobel, Nergaard, Wrobel, Amstedt & Lund
Replies: 10
Views: 4075

Hey Mister Jesse's latest podcast spotlighted Engelbert Wrobel. His music is now easily available in America in MP3 format, and a bit less accessible in physical format but you can still get it. Jesse recommended -Sophisticated Swing -Harlem 2000 -Three Tenors of Swing I haven't copped yet but the o...
by Yakov
Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The Big 18 - Celery Stalks at Midnight?
Replies: 63
Views: 30606

Haydn wrote:click here
ok this link works.

(the emusic link just comes up with a big fat "nope, you live in the wrong country for that")

now that I've finally heard it... yeah, it's not bad, not great, nothing particularly special :-P
by Yakov
Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:15 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The Big 18 - Celery Stalks at Midnight?
Replies: 63
Views: 30606

Do you have a link, dood? Cuz I definitely tried that...

itunes search: http://cl.ly/F9pW
emusic search: http://cl.ly/FAeW

and plain google search got me nowhere. I tried some downloading sorts of searches but what that mostly got me was episode 18 of "Big Bang Theory."