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by straycat
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: SwingDJs.com is shutting down!
Replies: 5
Views: 4789

Re: SwingDJs.com is shutting down!

Very sad to hear this news. It makes me feel a little guilty for lurking too much, and not posting enough over the years.

Thank you Jesse, for keeping it going for all these years. SwingDJs was a huge help to me when I was starting out as a DJ, and I still regard it as an essential resource.
by straycat
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Rhythm Jazz Archives
Replies: 0
Views: 1271

Rhythm Jazz Archives

Just found this website, and I'm frankly stunned that I've never come across it before. this is a treasure trove of swing and jazz music, in the form of the "Jazz Rhythm" radio show archives - there's so much incredible music, not to mention information on the music, bands, artists and jazz history ...
by straycat
Sun May 13, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Copyright issues
Replies: 2
Views: 1079

Re: Copyright issues

I suggest contacting Jeff Kaufman, the producer of that Chick Webb documentary that was completed a few years ago and has still only been shown, like, twice. (I'm not annoyed.) Website: https://thesavoykingdocumentary.com/ (Oh! Hell! You can buy DVDs now! (I can't tell whether only if you live in C...
by straycat
Fri May 11, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Copyright issues
Replies: 2
Views: 1079

Copyright issues

I'm trying to help a researcher find suitable swing tracks for dancers that are free from copyright issues. So far I'm not doing so well - the researcher's main criterion is that the author of a tune died over seventy years ago. Fats Waller seemed like a good candidate, given that he was such a prol...
by straycat
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Back Home, Sammy Price/Sidney Bechet
Replies: 3
Views: 877

Re: Swing Revolution 2016 - Felipe Braga & Irina Amzashvili

Definitely that recording. I've done a similar edit of the same track.
by straycat
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: mosaic sets
Replies: 290
Views: 103560

Re: mosaic sets

Savory recordings, coming on Mosaic in January...? Can it really be? The Mosaic Records site itself says nothing about this yet. And for 2019, Louis Armstrong 1950's Columbia recordings. That's the era of "Satch Plays Fats" and "Armstrong Plays Handy". http://indianapublicmedia.org/nightlights/mosa...
by straycat
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Savory Collection Volume 4
Replies: 1
Views: 1153

Savory Collection Volume 4

Announced for December 15th Loving the samples for this one. And then there's this: A major find are three extremely rare recordings by the immortal pianist Teddy Wilson’s 13-piece orchestra, virtually unrecorded in live performances. Recently discovered and to this point the only excellent high au...
by straycat
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: mosaic sets
Replies: 290
Views: 103560

Re: mosaic sets

lipi wrote:The Teddy Wilson Brunswick & Columbia set is set to ship in December. You can pre-order it now:

http://www.mosaicrecords.com/prodinfo.a ... =265-MD-CD
Argh! Every damn time!

I keep telling myself "Nope - no more Mosaic sets"... then along comes the next must-have.
by straycat
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Too Many] Inspiration Weekend 2013 - Showcases
Replies: 4
Views: 2333

Re: [Too Many] Inspiration Weekend 2013 - Showcases

4 - Rhythm in my Nursery Rhymes - The Six Swingers
by straycat
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: songs with very clear AAAB phrases
Replies: 13
Views: 3953

Re: songs with very clear AAAB phrases

I don't tend to think of it as AAAB or 1112, because that cuts out a number of songs which follow the same principle of an eight bar phrase, but which don't have quite the same repeated 8 counts. Can't Take That Away From me is a case in point - the first three eight counts can vary quite a bit - bu...
by straycat
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: *OPEN* Please help me identify the song.
Replies: 3
Views: 1564

Re: Please help me identify the song.

Can anyone tell me where can I buy the song in the clip, thank you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLVdYC4LHlg Not sure if it's this, but it does sound like the Osmonds' version. https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/boogie-woogie-bugle-boy-live/id277147734?i=277147743 https://open.spotify.com/track/5...
by straycat
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Dead link] Need help to identify Songs
Replies: 6
Views: 2010

Re: Need help to identify Songs

5 is Choko Mo Feel No Hey - Preservation Hall Jazz Band
by straycat
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Lindyhopper's Delight
Replies: 17
Views: 6055

Re: Lindyhopper's Delight

If you had remembered the proper term, I wouldn't have cared about your post, but now that it's just slightly vague, I am incredibly intrigued by it. Yeah - I'd love to find out a bit more on the theory of this. Especially considering how many of the best aspects of swing are probably based around ...
by straycat
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Lindyhopper's Delight
Replies: 17
Views: 6055

Re: Lindyhopper's Delight

I've been thinking about this a little … it struck me that handclaps (which usually add a lot to the energy and drive of a recording) are musically very imprecise. If you sampled a section with handclaps and slowed it down (as you did above) I'm sure you would notice that the sounds aren't made at ...
by straycat
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Lindyhopper's Delight
Replies: 17
Views: 6055

Re: Lindyhopper's Delight

Interestingly, I've compared this against the two other versions of LHD that I have - George Gee's doesn't have any trace of this, and sounds a bit ... lifeless .. in comparison. The Wynton Marsalis version is interesting, as it doesn't have that delay / syncopation - but it feels like the horn sec...