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by CountBasi
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Lindyhopper's Delight
Replies: 17
Views: 7146

Re: Lindyhopper's Delight

lipi wrote: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.

I got your humour here even if nobody else did :D
by CountBasi
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Shine
Replies: 6
Views: 2480

Re: What's the name of that song?

It's SHINE
by CountBasi
Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Silvio Blonde - maybe Australian?
Replies: 2
Views: 6068

Re: Silvio Blonde - maybe Australian?

Thanks, Trev. The closest recording I have to it is the 1932 Ellington Orchestra's Rose Room. I also have the same suspicion as you but whether that is the case or not, I'd like to think the track is recorded on some media somewhere in full, even if buried in the ABC studio vaults wherever they may ...
by CountBasi
Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Silvio Blonde - maybe Australian?
Replies: 2
Views: 6068

Silvio Blonde - maybe Australian?

I need a little help here and it may be most forthcoming from our Southern Hemisphere friends. The Australian TV series Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries has a track as the credits roll on episode 8 of series 1 which is attributed to 'Silvio Blonde & his Invisible Orchestra', the tune is named In Sunny...
by CountBasi
Thu May 28, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Sugarfoot Stomp, Ella Fitzgerald
Replies: 5
Views: 3406

Re: Harlem 2015 JB and Tatiana

Thanks Jesse I can't wait for the Bill Savory collection to come out ( if it ever does - In the US you have stretched copyright beyond reason ) Philippe I don't see this happening any time soon. I listened to it on Tuesday, well about half of it anyway. Some of it was already issued such as the Mar...
by CountBasi
Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: New Album from Glenn Crytzer's Savoy Seven
Replies: 12
Views: 9776

Re: New Album from Glenn Crytzer's Savoy Seven

Trev (and whoever else) - you can read my review of it here: http://happyfeetjazz.com/ straycat - glad you're going to be spreading the love in the UK. Agree with everything you've written just about - the honest % of tracks on it I'd DJ is the highest I can remember in a release of its length.. I'm...
by CountBasi
Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Most Offensive (?) Song You've Played (or Want to Play)
Replies: 12
Views: 8778

Re: Most Offensive (?) Song You've Played (or Want to Play)

"I really want to play "Strange Fruit" (Billie Holiday)"

err....why?
by CountBasi
Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Music within the culture shift.
Replies: 9
Views: 6829

Re: Music within the culture shift.

Fair questions. I'll contribute if only because I feel like it's been ages since I posted anything on here. I don't remember having ever played anything he performed on anyway so it won't impact my DJing whatsoever. 'Jitterbug Stroll' has always made me cringe. As for the musicians who performed wit...
by CountBasi
Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: One O'Clock Jump - Versions?
Replies: 4
Views: 3277

Re: One O'Clock Jump - Versions?

Harry James - Jan 1938 Brunswick
Count Basie - May 1959 (live) 'Breakfast, Dance and Barbecue' album
Benny Goodman - February 1938, 1937-38 Classics

I second the vote for the Metronome All-Stars 1941 version and Basie's July 1937 studio recording.
by CountBasi
Mon May 12, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Caravan discography info
Replies: 4
Views: 1883

Re: Caravan discography info

Yeah.. the thing is I heard a version of Caravan on Saturday in a coffee shop here that was way slower than any I'd heard before. My very first thought after about the first few bars were 'ooh Creole Love Call-esque'. That bluesy. When I got home and searched my collection, no version that slow. The...
by CountBasi
Mon May 12, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Caravan discography info
Replies: 4
Views: 1883

Caravan discography info

Does anybody know the recording date and/or personnel on the Caravan on this CD please? The Best Of Duke Ellington - The Platinum Collection http://www.amazon.com/The-Best-Of-Duke-Ellington/dp/B003YZ120U/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1399924853&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=best+of+duke+ellington+platinum
by CountBasi
Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra - Play Baseball!
Replies: 1
Views: 1115

Re: Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra - Play Baseball!

Fantastic! Ben Webster at the end wondering who the hell woke him up with all that racket. :lol:
by CountBasi
Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Chick Webb documentary - anyone seen it yet?
Replies: 19
Views: 4611

Re: Chick Webb documentary - anyone seen it yet?

This was shown in Seattle in June 2012 as part of some festival and in October 2013 in Portland as part of the Reel Music Festival. I didn't see it when it came to Portland as I was out of the country. Has anybody seen it and given a well written review (whether positive or negative)
by CountBasi
Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Question about music history and development
Replies: 8
Views: 2592

Re: Question about music history and development

Are you sure it wasn't "taught the Henderson band how to swing" ?

For his part, Duke Ellington did talk about wishing he could have a Louis Armstrong in every seat in his band.
by CountBasi
Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Question about music history and development
Replies: 8
Views: 2592

Re: Question about music history and development

Not sure if this helps or is what you mean, but the example I've used before is Fletcher Henderson's 1924 version of Shanghai Shuffle . Most of the song is a fairly straight dance tune, until around half way (1:56) when a young guy called Louis something comes in with a swinging solo: https://www.y...