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by caab
Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Lyrics ID - Alreet, Anita O'Day
Replies: 6
Views: 4081

[Answered] Lyrics ID - Alreet, Anita O'Day

Oh, faithful DJs, you've helped me out in a pinch before, let's see how you do with Anita O'Day's run-on words in "Alreet" - here's what I've got so far, with the uncertainties/unknowns highlighted in quotes and question marks: Alreet! It’s the latest saying you want to use, but don’t confuse the me...
by caab
Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: 1930's swing music remixes for the runway
Replies: 2
Views: 1832

1930's swing music remixes for the runway

I've been asked to suggest remixes of 1930's music for a fashion show - something with a modern beat that the models can walk to, but with 1930's tunes in the mix. This is so not my forte, so any suggestions you have for songs and artists to check out would be most welcome.

Thanks!
by caab
Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Is it your kind of swing?
Replies: 5
Views: 2328

I hate to be the first one to post, but about 95% of the music I DJ is pre-WWII or later/modern music played in that style. It's my jam. Perhaps some other DJ's with broader taste will chime in...
by caab
Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The best of each instrument
Replies: 16
Views: 14512

It doesn't have to be limited to one song, if you feel strongly about a certain instrumentalist or want to illustrate them playing in different styles, etc. For brevity of the task, limiting it to one exemplary song may help.
by caab
Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The best of each instrument
Replies: 16
Views: 14512

All of these suggestions are great, but what SONGS would you include on the compilation for each of these that would really showcase their talents? This was a two part question. :)
by caab
Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The best of each instrument
Replies: 16
Views: 14512

The best of each instrument

I'd like to create compilations of the best pre-war jazz and swing musicians, but group them by instrument. What performers would be on your trumpet list, trombone list, etc. and what song(s) would really show off their talents? I'm working on compilations for trumpet, trombone, tenor, alto, clarine...
by caab
Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Italian songs?
Replies: 8
Views: 4275

Italian songs?

Hello! I'm looking for Italian or Italian-themed swing songs, WWII era or earlier. No Louis Prima, unless it's his New Orleans Gang. ;)
by caab
Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Get It Southern Style, Barney Bigard
Replies: 14
Views: 8003

Allen Kerr's guess was "Mr. Sun will warm your bones all day," which is I think what I'm going to go with.

Thanks for your help!
by caab
Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Get It Southern Style, Barney Bigard
Replies: 14
Views: 8003

[Answered] Get It Southern Style, Barney Bigard

I'm trying to figure out this one line from Duke Ellington's recording of "Get It Southern Style," first verse: If you like songs crooned in a lazy way Want all your swing with that rhythmic sway ????????????????????????? Get it southern style Any thoughts? I think I hear the word "bones" in there s...
by caab
Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Anything Goes
Replies: 4
Views: 2140

Let's just say it's one of those I'll know it when I hear it things...but looking for something in an earlier style of jazz, without the Ethel Merman vocals.
by caab
Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Anything Goes
Replies: 4
Views: 2140

Anything Goes

I'm looking for a version of Anything Goes that's 200+ BPM and only seem to be turning up versions in the 180's...any recommendations?

Thanks!
by caab
Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Copyright Issues: Recording Old Material for New Albums
Replies: 13
Views: 3939

Are you asking about releasing a CD like this overseas or releasing it in the US or a combination of the two?
by caab
Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Scott Yanow writes : Why isn't jazz more popular
Replies: 27
Views: 6770

Jazz is such a broad term to describe so many variants. A person's percption of jazz is often personal, and ranges from our perception (which is arguably broad), to those smoky coffeehouse musicians, to (God forbid) someone like Kenny G. It's no wonder the public is lost because jazz has so many ide...
by caab
Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Scott Yanow writes : Why isn't jazz more popular
Replies: 27
Views: 6770

fredo wrote:
For example, I doubt anyone considers themselves to be into Ultra Lounge music, or would even consider that a genre, other than someone trying to sell something to people who don't know any better.
Paging Frankie Hagan...
by caab
Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Swing DJ’s role (if any) in promoting live Jazz.
Replies: 16
Views: 10138

There's something intangible about dancing to a live band that can't compete with DJ'ed music. Of course the band must be good, but when it's good it's REALLY good, and I don't get that feeling from a DJ'd dance. When a good band comes into town I'll definitely spread the word. I'm marrying a jazz m...