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by Addict
Wed Oct 06, 2004 2:44 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Looking for "Jelly and James"
Replies: 2
Views: 1798

Got it! Thanks!
by Addict
Wed Oct 06, 2004 1:56 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Looking for "Jelly and James"
Replies: 2
Views: 1798

Looking for "Jelly and James"

Hey,

I'm looking for an out of print CD titled "Jelly and James" by Dick Hyman. I checked Djangos, Gemm, htfr, and CDConnection. Anybody have ideas for other places I could look? Thanks
by Addict
Sun Jun 13, 2004 12:26 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Harlem Stride Piano
Replies: 3
Views: 1657

Harlem Stride Piano

I recently saw the clip Jazz Dance, which had a combo including Willie the Lion Smith and some other players. I was wondering if anybody could recommend good later recordings of the Lion or James P Johnson, preferrably with small combos.
by Addict
Fri Apr 16, 2004 9:23 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Too much groove for me, lately
Replies: 149
Views: 52402

I have been doing this Lindyhop thing for about 3.5 years now and I most definitely did not get into it because I wanted to dance slow. Part of the problem people have with dancing fast is because they did not learn how to dance fast when they first started. When a good song comes on, I would like ...
by Addict
Fri Apr 16, 2004 9:20 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Too much groove for me, lately
Replies: 149
Views: 52402

I thought your statement inferred that if people can't dance faster than 180BPM there is a problem with fundamentals. But I can't because I don't practice. Frankie, Bill and Dawn have given me props on my teaching, so I think I can safely say I'm pretty decent with my fundamentals. I know how to te...
by Addict
Thu Apr 15, 2004 10:36 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Too much groove for me, lately
Replies: 149
Views: 52402

Just to give you another perspective, it's more than just that kind of stuff. I lost half a lung to a birth defect and throughout my life I have had a difficult time keeping up with fast paced things. I always find myself winded at the end of a fast song and have to sit out the next couple ... I do...
by Addict
Thu Apr 15, 2004 10:16 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Too much groove for me, lately
Replies: 149
Views: 52402

I see 180 BPM as a pretty telling speed ... IMO somebody who can't consistantly execute clean swingouts at 180 doesn't have solid fundemental skills. I agree about the 180 barrier, but I don't agree about the skills. Last night I had my class doing swingouts at 205 and they were having a hard time ...
by Addict
Wed Apr 07, 2004 2:17 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Too much groove for me, lately
Replies: 149
Views: 52402

I see 180 BPM as a pretty telling speed ... IMO somebody who can't consistantly execute clean swingouts at 180 doesn't have solid fundemental skills.

And I agree with Kalman. There is too much good music that doesn't get played enough because its 'too fast'
by Addict
Fri Apr 02, 2004 11:43 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Oscar Brown Jr.
Replies: 14
Views: 4467

That's awesome! I wonder how much of his Hothouse sets are swingin' as he spans a number of genres. I've been in touch with his agent (daughter?) and am working to try to get him to NYC for a swing gig sometime. Roy or anyone else in Chicago, you should definitely try to get him for a local gig...t...
by Addict
Wed Mar 31, 2004 2:41 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Oscar Brown Jr.
Replies: 14
Views: 4467

on a tangent: Oscar Brown Jr is still alive and performing in Chicago. He plays Hothouse a couple times a year. I wouldn't go to dance, but he definitely puts on a good show.
by Addict
Mon Mar 22, 2004 7:19 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: 50s bands for swing dancing
Replies: 211
Views: 54092

Jerry,

You've stumbled into a big pit here. Some of the people in the current swing scene are very particular about their music.
by Addict
Wed Mar 10, 2004 9:35 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Yehoodi Radio Show
Replies: 551
Views: 188229

I can say with certainty, that while there is live music to dance to in Chicago(you could dance to live music 5 nights a week within the city limits if you wanted to), by far the most popular nights are DJ nights. I would say that the typical Chicago Lindy Hopper does not average one live show a wee...
by Addict
Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:23 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Yehoodi Radio Show
Replies: 551
Views: 188229

I just wanted to say that I find the phrase 'The Usual Suspects' highly amusing, and would assume that it is indicative of a very open mind P.S. For the record, while I have DJ'd a set here or there, I'm by no means a working Swing DJ, so I completely understand if the moderators find it appropriate...