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by Racetrack
Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: CD mixes that won't play on some players....
Replies: 3
Views: 2610

To be on the safe side as far as compatibility with all CD players goes: 1. ALWAYS record your mixes in CD AUDIO format (file extension "CDA" for all tracks). Although some CD players can handle data CDs containing MP3 files, that's not what they're really designed for. Sometimes when you think you'...
by Racetrack
Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The little known history of Rag Mop
Replies: 1
Views: 1638

In case there is anyone here who does not already know, Bob Clampett (creator of this "Beany and Cecil" cartoon) played a major role in the creation of the classic Warner Brothers cartoons in the 1930's-'40s and then another major role in the emergence of childrens' television in the 1950's-'60s. ht...
by Racetrack
Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Who plays Glenn Miller's 'In The Mood'?
Replies: 165
Views: 41918

I see far more refereces to [Jeep Jockey Jump] [by Swing "dj's"] than I do to ITM. That's...because... we have a knack for knowing what makes almost the whole room's worth of lindy hoppers dance excitedly (JJJ) and what doesn't (ITM). If you want to hear a more even balance of references to the two...
by Racetrack
Wed Aug 01, 2007 1:03 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Who plays Glenn Miller's 'In The Mood'?
Replies: 165
Views: 41918

I see far more refereces to [Jeep Jockey Jump] [by Swing "dj's"] than I do to ITM. That's...because... we have a knack for knowing what makes almost the whole room's worth of lindy hoppers dance excitedly (JJJ) and what doesn't (ITM). If you want to hear a more even balance of references to the two...
by Racetrack
Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: *OPEN* Song ID needed from sound clip
Replies: 4
Views: 1940

This one stumped me. All I can tell is that it's probably from the late 1940's - early 1950's era when Louis Jordan and Buddy Johnson were playing a lot of jump bluesy stuff like this. Hope this narrows your search down just a bit.
by Racetrack
Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:56 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Who plays Glenn Miller's 'In The Mood'?
Replies: 165
Views: 41918

*giggle* Thanks for sticking up for me, Dave. However, I don't know nearly as much about any artist's repertoire--especially an artist whose repertoire I mostly consider "listening music" rather than "DJing music"--as a record collector does. Yeah, but I think it was you who once mentioned (on the ...
by Racetrack
Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Who plays Glenn Miller's 'In The Mood'?
Replies: 165
Views: 41918

Eyeball wrote:
Racetrack wrote:
(BTW: Katie is an expert on the GM repertoire............
I doubt that...much.

And if she ever wants to talk Glenn Miller, she knows where to find me....or where to avoid me. :lol:
No comment. Katie and I (and my son Aaron) have been friends for years.
by Racetrack
Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Who plays Glenn Miller's 'In The Mood'?
Replies: 165
Views: 41918

I wouldn't call GM's "In the Mood" unspinable. But I would call it overplayed. It's not that it doesn't have it's moments. But everybody has heard it again and again and again to the point where it has become the Glenn Miller cliche and is a major source of his underrating in swingdance circles. For...
by Racetrack
Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:53 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: The Death of U.S. Internet Radio?
Replies: 1
Views: 2211

A last minute "summit meeting" between Sound Exchange and representatives of the Internet broadcast industry resulted in a truce that so far has kept Internet radio alive. But this is only a truce, not a long-term agreement and the politics continue. To keep up with all this, go to Radio & Internet ...
by Racetrack
Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:41 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Back in the groove: young music fans spark vinyl revival
Replies: 2
Views: 2293

Am I correct in assuming the 7" singles are 45rpm records with the big hole in the middle? Anyway ... The vinyl revival has been going on for years. DJs at clubs playing techno/goth music have a particular fondness for it because vinyl format gives them the ability to do "scratching" and other DJ ef...
by Racetrack
Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:19 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: "Sesame Street"
Replies: 13
Views: 4997

I've always been rather partial to "Rubber Duckie". After all cleanliness is next to Godliness. :)
by Racetrack
Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:15 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Who plays Glenn Miller's 'In The Mood'?
Replies: 165
Views: 41918

I play a fair amount of Glenn Miller at my gigs and think the problem with "In the Mood" is that there is SO much better stuff he did, even during the early period prior to his Air Force Band era. It's not a bad song per se (although it's almost an exact copy of "Tar Paper Stomp") ... it's just that...
by Racetrack
Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:29 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Phantom Dancer - swing & dance from live 1920s-50s radio
Replies: 522
Views: 163346

Could you guys take pity on your American cousins and put the show up on Live365 so people can listen to it 24/7 during the week?
by Racetrack
Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Equalizers while laptop DJing?
Replies: 14
Views: 5500

I agree that using a graphic equalizer to deal with 60 cycle hum is a solution only for the most desparate of circumstances ... where the recording you are using itself is damanged, and the equipment you are using is not causing the problem. If the equipment is causing 60 cycle hum you just have to ...
by Racetrack
Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:19 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: From where the next song comes from
Replies: 4
Views: 3434

I usually plan my sets out in advance and even burn mixes to CD. (I also bring along my entire collection so I can make course corrections if things aren't working as planned.) In Madison, aside from "does this tune swing?" considerations my sequence is often based on the local tempo preferences: th...