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by laf
Wed Dec 22, 2004 1:54 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: For Dancers Only! A Lindy Hop Compilation
Replies: 70
Views: 12780

I'm sure I'll be further labeled an "ass" just for expressing my opinion actually, that was a surprisingly un-ass-like comment, under the circumstances. i will add to the chorus of those generally supportive and admiring of an impulse to celebrate lindy hop music but surprised and, frankly, disappo...
by laf
Fri Nov 12, 2004 4:22 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Sure Shot - Beastie Boys
Replies: 3
Views: 2773

Mixmaster Mike Spin Psychle might do it for you.

Blackalicious Blazing Arrow has a lot of the drive of the BBs, but with more melody on top.
by laf
Tue Sep 07, 2004 4:25 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Yehoodi Radio Show
Replies: 551
Views: 156649

There a few local DJs, who play "Danny's All Star Joint." I always wondered how much it got played elsewhere. I've never heard another dj play it, and I play it maybe once or twice a year. It's one of those danceable non-swing songs that are fun every once in a while but should not be indulged in. ...
by laf
Tue Sep 07, 2004 4:22 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Lyle Lovett song?
Replies: 22
Views: 10324

"Record Lady"?
by laf
Fri Sep 03, 2004 10:25 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Yehoodi Radio Show
Replies: 551
Views: 156649

It was fun putting the Yehoodi show together, though a little odd not having the dancers influence my choices. But that meant I could just throw all my favourite stuff together pretty much any old way I wanted. I tend to be a pretty impulsive dj, so this list would have been different had I made it ...
by laf
Mon May 03, 2004 2:47 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Gospel Lindy?
Replies: 29
Views: 20120

Lucy Falkner checking in... I haven't been dj'ing much gospel lately. I've had difficulty finding new (to me) stuff, and I'm kinda sick of what little I have. It's still fun as a rare session, or as one or two unconventional songs in an evening, but it has much less of a presence in my sets than it ...
by laf
Tue Aug 19, 2003 4:28 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Songs for the Shim Sham
Replies: 56
Views: 19960

A couple of years ago, I and another local (Vancouver) dj were sick of "Tuxedo Junction" being rigidly referred to as "the Shim Sham song" (you know, like "Sing Sing Sing" is "the swing jam song"?). Another local dj would play it every night, each time announcing that it was time to do the Shim Sham...
by laf
Tue Jun 17, 2003 11:23 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Actual (not armchair) HJDF
Replies: 142
Views: 41863

ha! when do y'all go broke?
All the time, Brenda. All the time.
by laf
Tue Jun 17, 2003 11:05 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Actual (not armchair) HJDF
Replies: 142
Views: 41863

My set: Opus Two... Buddy Johnson (minus 00:00:20 intro, as Abdel noted), 1945 Bli-Blip... Duke Ellington (Ray Nance vocal), 1940 Sweet Georgia Brown... Erskine Hawkins, 1940 Vine Street Rumble... Basie, live in 1960 ('cause I like it, ok?) Darktown Strutters Ball... Coleman Hawkins with the John Hy...
by laf
Tue May 27, 2003 4:09 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Why are all the DJs male?
Replies: 111
Views: 33555

The varnish does (or so I hear). Re getting women out there, I think Brenda brought up a good point with the tactic Bethany has employed at Sonny's in Seattle: present a non-threatening, non-competitive atmosphere to try it out. For the most part, women are more insecure about their accomplishments ...
by laf
Tue May 27, 2003 1:12 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Why are all the DJs male?
Replies: 111
Views: 33555

I meant to post a reply to this last week, but I was too busy buying make-up. Gonna fit this in while my pedicure dries and before my stylist is done with her current appointment. Yes, the PacNW has a strong fem-dj component (tho I'm the only one in Vancouver, Canada, as far as I know). Since we're ...
by laf
Tue Apr 22, 2003 5:11 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Nina Simone
Replies: 20
Views: 6318

"Sugar In My Bowl"
One of my all-time favourite songs for a blues dance.
by laf
Thu Apr 10, 2003 10:53 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Coming up on FOX: When Swing Songs Go Bad
Replies: 5
Views: 3030

I like to draw attention to it and make a joke out of it. It's not like no one noticed, and sidling away sheepishly does you no good. When in doubt, be a dork. I'm apt to grab the mic and, briefly , say something self-deprecating and/or harangue the dancers for not dancing to the song, and then do a...
by laf
Tue Apr 01, 2003 12:04 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Big Mabel / Ann Margret
Replies: 3
Views: 2556

You may be thinking of Big Mama Thornton (Willie Mae Thornton, 1926-1984).

Big Maybelle

Big Mama Thornton
by laf
Mon Mar 03, 2003 5:13 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Where to find clips of all songs, not just first five
Replies: 20
Views: 4792

Here in Vancouver, Virgin Records has a new music sampling system: select your cds, take them to one of many bar code readers/digital stations in the store, and scan the bar code. The tracks of the cd will be listed on the screen of the listening station, and you can select any or all for sampling. ...