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by Utah_Nate
Wed Mar 23, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Cutting Contests
Replies: 18
Views: 5271

Fats Waller and James P. Johnson used to have cutting contests all the time. They respected each others talents too. I don't think there was any ill will because they idolized each other. I have never seen a cutting contest. Quite frankly, where I have lived in the last few years there aren't enough...
by Utah_Nate
Thu Feb 24, 2005 3:33 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Play to someone?
Replies: 17
Views: 6603

I have a friend that has a song dedicated to him. Everytime he is at a dance that I dj, I spin Sinatra's "Here's to the Losers." He still doesn't get the joke! :D
by Utah_Nate
Mon Feb 14, 2005 3:39 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Adobe Audition
Replies: 0
Views: 1413

Adobe Audition

I was wondering if anybody had any experience with this program? I want to convert some old records and such to mp3 format and was wondering if this was any good.
by Utah_Nate
Wed Feb 02, 2005 11:30 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Boogie Woogie music
Replies: 14
Views: 5762

I agree that boogie woogie is very danceable, but there is some that isn't. There is some hard core Albert Ammons and Meade Lux Lewis that would be very difficult to dance to (Lindy at least).
by Utah_Nate
Wed Feb 02, 2005 9:11 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Boogie Woogie music
Replies: 14
Views: 5762

There are a lot of different styles of Boogie Woogie. Some is less danceable than others. Big Band Boogie Woogie is more danceable than strait piano boogie. This is from the jazzinamerica.org website: Some of the characteristics of boogie woogie are: 1. It was born in gin mills, lumber camps and ren...
by Utah_Nate
Wed Feb 02, 2005 11:52 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Boogie Woogie music
Replies: 14
Views: 5762

I actually dance a lot of Boogie Woogie in Utah. We even taught a lesson down in Arizona at the Swing Jam. I love boogie woogie music. Whoah! no way! I did some searching for boogie woogie in NA, but all I found were workshops taught on it back in '99 from import instructors. A talented boogie danc...
by Utah_Nate
Tue Feb 01, 2005 9:59 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Boogie Woogie music
Replies: 14
Views: 5762

I actually dance a lot of Boogie Woogie in Utah. We even taught a lesson down in Arizona at the Swing Jam. I love boogie woogie music. My list is: Albert Ammons Meade Lux Lewis Pinetop Perkins Big Joe Turner Hadda Brooks Marylin Scott Peppermint Harris Johnny Moore Pete Johnson I have so many more, ...
by Utah_Nate
Wed Jan 26, 2005 5:08 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How much to charge for a wedding gig?
Replies: 9
Views: 5352

In Utah you can charge a high price for weddings because there are so many everyday that they are desperate for djs. (I'm not saying that you should though, lol)
by Utah_Nate
Fri Jan 21, 2005 3:14 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong
Replies: 7
Views: 2423

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by Utah_Nate
Thu Jan 20, 2005 5:04 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: AZ Swing Jam with Frankie Manning and Battle of Big Bands
Replies: 7
Views: 3788

The battle was awesome! The Arizona Big Band with Dennis Rowland schooled the Arizona All-Stars, but the trumpet player from the All-Stars was amazing! He could blow like Cootie Williams, and was extremely humble about it. It was classic Webb/Goodman. That sounds great. Dennis Rowland played with B...
by Utah_Nate
Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:13 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: AZ Swing Jam with Frankie Manning and Battle of Big Bands
Replies: 7
Views: 3788

The battle was awesome! The Arizona Big Band with Dennis Rowland schooled the Arizona All-Stars, but the trumpet player from the All-Stars was amazing! He could blow like Cootie Williams, and was extremely humble about it. It was classic Webb/Goodman.
by Utah_Nate
Wed Jan 19, 2005 10:42 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Dance songs with classical music in them
Replies: 20
Views: 7384

Hadda Brooks has a few songs he threw classical music into. Hungarian Rhapsody #2 in Boogie is pretty good. I got them off of the Boogie Box.
by Utah_Nate
Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:13 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: AZ Swing Jam with Frankie Manning and Battle of Big Bands
Replies: 7
Views: 3788

Johnny Boyd made his first appearance in 5 years on Friday night! He was amazing! If you missed this event, you missed a weekend of amazing music! Did he sit in with the band, or bring his own band, or what? He sat in with the band, but Josh Workman was playing in the band. They had a great time on...
by Utah_Nate
Mon Jan 17, 2005 10:41 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: AZ Swing Jam with Frankie Manning and Battle of Big Bands
Replies: 7
Views: 3788

Johnny Boyd made his first appearance in 5 years on Friday night! He was amazing! If you missed this event, you missed a weekend of amazing music!
by Utah_Nate
Tue Jan 11, 2005 8:42 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Your favorite Dixie / New Orleans jazz.
Replies: 33
Views: 6884

I know this is going to sound lame, but one of my non-dancing friends gave me a CD by the "Dutch College Swing Orchestra." I thought it would be lame, but it actually has some great stuff on it. Every time I play stuff from it, people really seam to dig it. I love the Dutch Swing College Band! They...