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by zipthebird
Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Smile, The Asylum Street Spankers
Replies: 3
Views: 1975

The Asylum Street Spankers - Smile - My Favorite Record.
by zipthebird
Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hey Mister Jesse Podcast
Replies: 254
Views: 103528

Hi Jesse--A slight correction: the Wynton Marsalis album is a compilation of past material. I knew I recognized that clip of KPS--it's on the album Mr. Jelly Lord, along with a bunch of other material with a similar feel.

Great show as always.
by zipthebird
Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Recommend me a version of "After you've gone"
Replies: 7
Views: 2698

I have a blog post listing six versions with tempo changes.
by zipthebird
Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: New music 2010
Replies: 13
Views: 5614

New music 2010

Year-end retrospective time. What other new albums came out in 2010? By new I mean that the music was recorded recently (not that it was (re)issued recently but recorded long ago). Here's what I've got so far: Gordon Webster - Live in Philadelphia Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns - Lucky Devil T...
by zipthebird
Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:43 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] After You've Gone, Georgia Washboard Stompers
Replies: 3
Views: 1766

I think it's the Georgia Washboard Stompers.
by zipthebird
Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Josh Duffee and Andy Schumm visiting Australia
Replies: 5
Views: 1804

I just caught Andy Schumm with some local Chicago musicians. He's top notch. He and the others laid down the best night of dance music I'd heard in probably a year. More on my blog . And Michael Steinman also has a glowing assessment over on his blog . I've heard Josh Duffee with a couple of differe...
by zipthebird
Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:05 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Multiple Songs From ILHC 2010
Replies: 14
Views: 5900

Here are the easy ones: 1. The tune is "Blue Lou" but I don't think it's Goodman 2. "Savoy" - Lucky Millinder 3. "Softly as in a Morning Sunrise" - Artie Shaw (much faster than usual) 4. "Undecided" not sure of the artist 5. "Lindyhopper's Delight" - Chick Webb 6. "Big John's Special" - Mills Blue R...
by zipthebird
Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:10 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 159571

I've used a Samsung NC-10 for the past year, running JRiver Media Center (or occasionally iTunes+WinAmp), and have been quite happy with it. Details and more specs here.
by zipthebird
Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Recording technique recommended for a new big band album
Replies: 40
Views: 12626

trev wrote:...Al Cooper & The Savoy Sultans...
Are you familiar with this album? Panama Francis & his Savoy Sultans playing modern arrangements of many of the original Savoy Sultans tunes.

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by zipthebird
Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Billie Holiday discography
Replies: 3
Views: 1334

A friend just tipped me off to a complete Billie Holiday discography, available free online:

http://www.billieholidaysongs.com/

This would have answered my question too.
by zipthebird
Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Shazam music recognizer
Replies: 10
Views: 6065

Finally, it seems like there might be something those of us outside the U.K. who don't have an iPhone (BlackBerry, etc.) can use. Tunatic Probably light years behind, but hey, at least it's a start. Anyone else played with tunatic? So far it is batting about .150 for my iTunes collection, and .000 ...
by zipthebird
Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Billie Holiday discography
Replies: 3
Views: 1334

Thank you!
by zipthebird
Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Billie Holiday discography
Replies: 3
Views: 1334

Billie Holiday discography

I'd like to confirm the personnel, esp. the trumpet and saxaphone, from the track " Life Begins When You're in Love " by Billie Holiday with Teddy Wilson & Orchestra. Does anyone have liner notes from Lady Day: The Master Takes and Singles or some other source for this information? Unfortunately I o...
by zipthebird
Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How do other scenes compensate their DJs?
Replies: 11
Views: 7853

In our scene, DJ compensation ranges from nothing (not even a thank you), to $20 plus free admission for a guest for DJing a two-hour set, to $50 or so for a 3 hour set.
by zipthebird
Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: New CD by the Solomon Douglas Swingtet
Replies: 5
Views: 1680

Ditto on the live album aspect of this album. It gives the album a great energy, which makes me really eager to DJ these tracks at a dance. I also really appreciate the wide range of selections--the band plays fresh arrangements of tunes from 1927 all the way through the 1960's. Bravo Solomon! (More...