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by junglekid
Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:43 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Finding your voice as a DJ
Replies: 63
Views: 28184

I'm enjoying this topic, though it has veered away on a tangent just here. Personally, I'm happy to edit songs that need a bit of editing. I agree with the non-editing crew to some degree - when it comes to tunes like Cottontail, King Porter Stomp, Every Tub, etc. I wouldn't dream of editing them be...
by junglekid
Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:43 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Help me finish my BPM mix
Replies: 5
Views: 2528

a few more ideas... Jimmie Lunceford - Lunceford Special (1939) / 245bpm Count Basie - Jumping at the Woodside (1936) / 244bpm Count Basie - Every Tub (1936) / 242bpm Georgia Washboard Stompers - Everybody Loves My Baby / 238bpm Cozy Cole - Ridin' the Riff (1944) / 236bpm Sidney Bechet - Old Man Blu...
by junglekid
Mon Feb 06, 2006 5:11 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Back to Basie Orchestra
Replies: 60
Views: 13711

The Back to Basie Orchestra are actually pretty good, with good energy and a solid swing. However, a common comment from the Bal Fest was that they're more interested in themselves than in giving the dancers a good time - it sometimes seemed that they'd rather we stopped distracting attention from t...
by junglekid
Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:13 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Flyin' Home, Ella Fitzgerald
Replies: 2
Views: 1890

Sounds like it's a version of Flying Home and sounds like Ella Fitzgerald. Yep - it's the version off Ella's "75th Birthday Celebration" CD. You can probably find it on other cds too. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE47917D34AA47520D09D3264C4BB7CF600DF0DF981133C495EFAA1161A8A266...
by junglekid
Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:50 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Is there a fast version of _Summertime_?
Replies: 16
Views: 5658

Summertime by the Bill Potts Orchestra: 235 bpm
by junglekid
Tue Jun 28, 2005 2:35 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: New BPM Counting Program: TapBPM
Replies: 27
Views: 15367

Has anyone tried it out? Just wondering if anyone else has found it useful. I have the .NET framework and tried it out. It seemed to work very well, until it crashed out from a decimal point error and gobbled up my machine resources. Before that, I compared it to the results I got from my usual too...
by junglekid
Thu Jun 23, 2005 4:53 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How have you changed as a DJ?
Replies: 20
Views: 10069

sonofvu wrote:Going over my old playlist I've come to realize that I like Erskine Hawkins a lot.
Erskine rules.
by junglekid
Fri Jun 17, 2005 3:03 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Songs from non US DJs
Replies: 34
Views: 9569

I have to tip in too: nothing beats a really kicking live band. Almost all my favourite dance nights have been to live bands. Of course, you can also get really crappy live bands that make you long for a good DJ. In London we have lots of nights with jump jive, jump blues and rhythm and blues combos...
by junglekid
Thu Jun 16, 2005 6:08 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What are your favorite songs right now?
Replies: 220
Views: 77585

"Grand Terrace Shuffle" - Earl Hines, from CC 1937-1939 . What a song! Yep - that one rocks the house down. In the riff sections the floor in the venue is scorched and blistered. Also a big fan of the Willie Bryant Rigamarole & Basie's Every Tub . Dizzy Gillespie's 'Bout to Wail rules in a hard-swi...
by junglekid
Tue Jun 07, 2005 4:32 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Ella 8 CD Box Set
Replies: 6
Views: 2071

Thanks Alex & Jesse.

Hunting time.
by junglekid
Tue Jun 07, 2005 4:29 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Songs from non US DJs
Replies: 34
Views: 9569

Manu wrote:If the music was Soul, Funky, oriented then he was the one...

Manu
It was indeed.

In fact, we had 2 Frenchmen play - Laurent & Gontran both rocked sets.
by junglekid
Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:21 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Song Analysis
Replies: 31
Views: 12704

It is unusual. I think Buck Ram's "Ram Session" (which I tracked down thanks to you lot) has a similar structure. I noticed when choreographing to it that each chorus is in ABA structure - with 4 eights to a phrase. Intro: A Ensemble: ABA Piano: ABA Vibes: ABA Sax: ABA Trumpet: ABA Bridge - Slam get...
by junglekid
Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:10 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Ella 8 CD Box Set
Replies: 6
Views: 2071

Ella 8 CD Box Set

I've heard tell of an 8 CD box set by Ella that's only available in the States. Apparently it has a kicking version of Mack the Knife on it. Any ideas?

Thanks,

Tom
by junglekid
Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:08 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Proper Box: Jazz in Britain (1919-1950)
Replies: 3
Views: 1680

...I heard Ted Heath is pretty good too... Ted Heath kicks ass. Unfortunately there are lots of really crappy cds of his out there with tacky rubbish on, but if you hunt a bit you can find some absolutely romping tunes. I'm interested to hear this set - I thought Ted was our only decent big band le...
by junglekid
Fri Jun 03, 2005 9:55 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Songs from non US DJs
Replies: 34
Views: 9569

... but I was not in London for the LLX... Could not. So I don't know who were there... May be Olivier (DJ BrotherSwing) or Paulo.. I have no idea... A French chap called Laurence or Laurent definitely spun some tunes at the LLX Sunday party. How exciting to see the LLX mentioned on Swing DJs messa...