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by Platypus
Sun May 12, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Wanted: Song for wedding dance
Replies: 3
Views: 1476

http://www.swingdjs.com/phpbb2/viewtopi ... =valentine
We made a ton of suggestions on this page....
by Platypus
Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:59 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Puttin' on the Ritz, Victrola
Replies: 6
Views: 2333

Their "Victrola" album. They were an Austin band.
by Platypus
Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Playlist with a Valentine's theme
Replies: 13
Views: 6139

My February 2012 love tunes (swing and blues) Albert Collins - If You Love Me Like You Say 4:07 Albert King - Heart Fixing Business 3:29 Amina Claudine Myers - It Makes My Love Come Down 3:50 Aretha Franklin - Son Of A Preacherman 2:26 Artie Shaw I've A Strange New Rhythm In My Heart 2:48 Artie Shaw...
by Platypus
Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Playlist with a Valentine's theme
Replies: 13
Views: 6139

My February 2013 live365 playlist (swing and blues) (No, No, No) You Can't Love Two 3:00 Dinah Washington A Fine Romance 3:10 John Dokes With The George Gee Swing Orchestra A Fool In Love 2:51 Ike, Tina Turner A Lover's Question 3:04 Lou Rawls A Porter's Love Song To A Chambermaid 3:14 Red Norvo Fea...
by Platypus
Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: songs about gangsters and molls
Replies: 10
Views: 3272

I have a soft spot for themes. :-)
by Platypus
Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:10 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Halloween Songs
Replies: 34
Views: 60717

Happy October. Just bumping this back up.

I just added some more Halloween tunes to my Spotify Halloween list. I will take a gander through these suggestions and see what else I can add.

http://open.spotify.com/user/1211451805 ... gxM072XxzO
by Platypus
Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Swinging Spotify Playlists
Replies: 7
Views: 5023

Halloween swing and blues: http://open.spotify.com/user/1211451805 ... gxM072XxzO

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - Travelin' swing and blues: http://open.spotify.com/user/1211451805 ... baZKLfTruL
by Platypus
Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:43 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The best of each instrument
Replies: 16
Views: 13683

sax - Johnny Hodges
by Platypus
Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: What was your worst djing experience?
Replies: 22
Views: 12099

Another time - aeons ago (in the cassette and early CD age) - the electricity went out. A dancer ran to their car and grabbed a boombox. A second grabbed batteries and cassette tapes. We set the bar's candles along the edge of the dance floor and danced in the candlelight until the lights came on. A...
by Platypus
Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: What was your worst djing experience?
Replies: 22
Views: 12099

A guy trying to pick me up even though I clearly stated I was the DJ and MARRIED, not a part of the singles group that had joined our dance for the night. He wouldn't leave the booth even though I pointedly told him to go. and then ignored him. What happened next? He slapped me on the rump. Otherwis...
by Platypus
Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Soul Music to Lindy to...
Replies: 4
Views: 4064

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
Joss Stone
by Platypus
Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:24 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: 4th of July USA Patriotic music
Replies: 0
Views: 1918

4th of July USA Patriotic music

I have been putting together a 4th of July swing/blues set list - both patriotic and state-themed music. I didn't find an old thread on the site, so figured to start a new one. Here are the more patriotic finds: All American Girl 2:45 Bunny Berigan America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)/America the Beaut...
by Platypus
Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Swing with a nautical theme
Replies: 10
Views: 8707

Last month, I put together a "travel" set of swing and blues - here are a few more for your list, includes some blues: I Am Sailin' Maria Muldaur 3:43 Lord Let Me In The Lifeboat Sidney Bechet 3:35 Red Sails In The Sunset Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra 3:04 Sail On T-Bone Walker 5:07 Sail On Little...
by Platypus
Thu May 24, 2012 3:43 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: The Evolution of Working as a Swing DJ
Replies: 16
Views: 10853

Don't forget the semi-retirement years after you burn out from a gazillion hours of volunteer organizing. You still love the dance and the music, still DJ semi-regularly, but it is more of a laid back hang out sort of thing.