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by CafeSavoy
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Stop It! It's Wonderful, Tommy Dorsey
Replies: 8
Views: 6240

Re: Song with a lot of hard breaks/pauses

Stop Boogie Woogie by the KGB trio. I think they are from the southwest.
by CafeSavoy
Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Is this song really NOT Swing??
Replies: 20
Views: 10032

Some define swing as a type of two-step. In the most ambitious technical attempt to describe swing, the American composer and musicologist Virgil Thomson defined it as "a form of the two-step in which the rhythm is expressed quantitatively by instruments of no fixed intonation, the melodic, har...
by CafeSavoy
Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 240913

I use the Native Instruments Audio 2 with Traktor and I like it. I've used on both Macs and PCs so that's not an issue. I haven't done extensive research but it's the cheapest I've found with two outs, decent sound, and portable. I have some more expensive ones but they are harder to travel with sin...
by CafeSavoy
Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: All about coffee
Replies: 10
Views: 5473

Re: All about coffee

Pieter wrote:I'm looking for songs about coffee

I already found

Black Coffee
You're The Cream In My Coffee
Coffee And Cakes
Let's Have Another Cup Of Coffee
Coffee Grindin' Blues
Coffee Time
I'd Like To Dunk You In My Coffee

Other ideas?
Coffee and Reefer, Ron Sunshine
40 Cups of Coffee, Ella Mae Morse
by CafeSavoy
Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Human search request: jazz/swing history thread
Replies: 9
Views: 4015

Sounds like a great thread. Hope you find it.
by CafeSavoy
Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: mosaic sets
Replies: 290
Views: 158701

dogpossum wrote:
lipi wrote:There is a rumour (confirmed by Scott at Mosaic, according to posts at Organissimo) that 2011 will bring us a 7-disc Lunceford set.
o.m.f.g. must. have.
by CafeSavoy
Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: looking for lyrics bout the cold snow and winter
Replies: 8
Views: 3473

There's also a modern version of "Winter Weather" by Joe Williams.
by CafeSavoy
Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Tempo analysis of Duke at Fargo 1940
Replies: 3
Views: 6772

Re: Tempo analysis of Duke at Fargo 1940

t Traffic Jam 308 308! What the hell did they dance to that? I mean, yeah, I know Frankie and friends could swing out at that tempo, and if they had a choreo they could dance a pleasing routine, but I refuse to believe anyone else in the ballroom could do anything resembling lindy at that tempo, le...
by CafeSavoy
Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Most Ella Fitzgerald/Chick Webb songs "disposable"
Replies: 19
Views: 10662

Campus Five wrote: I think his style criticisms are like a vegan reviewing a steakhouse.
by CafeSavoy
Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Multiple Songs
Replies: 5
Views: 3600

Sounds like a version of "come on in my kitchen"
by CafeSavoy
Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Overplayed songs
Replies: 105
Views: 73095

I'm also very aware of the fact that new people take up lindy hop every day - something that's _so_ five minutes ago for me is new and exciting for them. A song can go from brand new to overplayed and only you have heard it. It's really difficult since we are dealing with music over a range of almo...
by CafeSavoy
Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Beautiful swing ballads for dancing
Replies: 18
Views: 11271

I have picked out a few more myself (as you can see, I am mainly interested in non-blues songs from the classic swing era): Sidney Bechet & Muggsy Spanier - Sweet Lorraine [1938] - 100 bpm If you like Sweet Lorraine, you might like the Metronome version with Frank Sinatra on vocals, Nat Cole on...
by CafeSavoy
Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Recorded at the Savoy Ballroom
Replies: 15
Views: 9213

The Basie Columbia box set, America's #1 Band, is another source for the live Basie tracks. The Jazz Archives cd Count Basie, The Golden Years Vol 1, opens with the announcer going "We're stomping at the Savoy" and it goes into Moten Swing. Then he announces the band and introduces "s...
by CafeSavoy
Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Beautiful swing ballads for dancing
Replies: 18
Views: 11271

You could look into Ben Webster and Lester Young; they both play beautiful ballads. A few examples include _The Lester Young Trio_ with Nat King Cole, _A Musical Romance_ Lester Young & Billie Holiday, and _King of the Tenors_ Ben Webster.