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by russell
Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Where are the swing DJ discussions these days?
Replies: 27
Views: 14084

Re: Where are the swing DJ discussions these days?

A while since I have been here - I had to remember my username. I have not been so active as a lindy hop DJ in recent years due to moving cities and child responsibilities. Doing more WCS and blues DJing. Agreed that discussion is more fragmented between the sources listed. I blame Facebook as the m...
by russell
Wed May 09, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: The Evolution of Working as a Swing DJ
Replies: 16
Views: 11024

Missed this topic the first time around but echo the same experiences regarding the technical side and also the musical trends side as Trevor (maybe because we are both Australian based - though Perth has always had the reputation of playing traditional lindy hop music). One thought I would add is t...
by russell
Wed May 09, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: THE JAZZ ADVENTURES OF TIMME ROSENKRANTZ - New book
Replies: 8
Views: 3242

Thanks for the tip - a copy of the book is making it's way to Australia. The song mp3s on the website sound good. Nice small group stuff that is great for balboa.
by russell
Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Tommy Dorsey - Hot Stuff 1940 - 1942
Replies: 39
Views: 14734

Maybe another suggestion for a Mosaic set :D
by russell
Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: mosaic sets
Replies: 290
Views: 106646

To go on my list to Santa :D
by russell
Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:55 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Sing You Sinners, Ella Fitzgerald & Her Orchestra
Replies: 4
Views: 2034

[Answered] Sing You Sinners, Ella Fitzgerald & Her Orchestra

Great dancing and great song - its sounds familiar but I can't pick it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFcgORgZ-hk

Help appreciated
by russell
Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Boilermaker Jazz Band NEW CD: "Nice Work If You Can Get
Replies: 1
Views: 1517

Looks good. Does the US$15 include international postage?
by russell
Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Australian jazz
Replies: 22
Views: 10082

http://www.jazzology.com.au/ has both podcasts containing Australian jazz (mainly traditional) as well as selling some Australian jazz cds (and vinyl from Swaggie). Suppose to have Michael McQuaid on there but not visible. The RHRMs website says to email them and they take paypal. ps the Sweet Lowd...
by russell
Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Australian jazz
Replies: 22
Views: 10082

DP - a fail on the information finding :) http://www.swingdjs.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=1168 A few other Sydney bands: http://www.swingcity.com.au/ - a swing based big band http://www.danbarnett.com.au/Dan_Barnett_black/Home.html - great singer/trombonist (has a new CD coming out soon) http://www.h...
by russell
Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:46 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Fast competition music once more
Replies: 11
Views: 4129

Finally got around to replying to this thread. Some stuff I have used for competitions: Mills Blue Rhythm Band - Algiers Stomp - 224 Mills Blue Rhythm Band - Barrelhouse - 220 Chick Webb - Stompin At The Savoy - 215 Earl Hines - Cavernism - 225 Chick Webb - Don't Be That Way - 229 Kenny Baker - Red ...
by russell
Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Charlie Barnet: Tulip or Turnip?
Replies: 4
Views: 2217

The version of "Tulip or Turnip" is on this CD:

http://www.amazon.com/Showcase-Charlie- ... 885&sr=1-2
by russell
Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:21 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: mosaic sets
Replies: 290
Views: 106646

Just starting to work my way through the Duke Ellington - I have ripped it and put the years in. Started to look at some old favourites to compare e.g. The Gal from Joe's (1938). The sound is so much better than the "The Duke: The Columbia Years (1927-1962)". And the alternate track is even better. ...
by russell
Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:06 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] King Porter Stomp, Jimmy Dorsey
Replies: 3
Views: 1996

Jimmy Dorsey - King Porter Stomp (version I have off Contrasts)
by russell
Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:51 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Jamaica Jam, Teddy Powell
Replies: 2
Views: 1817

Does sound like a Count Basie tune but ...

it is Jamaica Jam - Teddy Powell
by russell
Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Josh Duffee and Andy Schumm visiting Australia
Replies: 5
Views: 1807

Sounds great. I will have to work hard to make sure it all works. DP - they might have a gig in Wollongong as well. But Canberra will best. I think they will have John Scurry on guitar who is mentioned here: http://jazzlives.wordpress.com/2010/11/29/john-scurrys-reverse-swing/ and of course Michael ...