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by Charleston Charlie
Sat May 27, 2006 12:19 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Box sets we want to see
Replies: 18
Views: 5142

Box sets we want to see

I would dearly love to see some monster box sets similar to the Hank Williams set that the Country Western Hall of Fame released, or Bear Family's 13 CD Bob Wills monstrosity. What I would like to see; Complete Casa Loma Orchestra (transciptions and studio recordings) Complete Benny Carter Complete ...
by Charleston Charlie
Sat May 27, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Last 10?
Replies: 160
Views: 38631

I have been on a spending spree. The Lecouna Cuban Boys: Vol. 5 The Lecouna Cuban Boys: Vol. 7 Antobal's Cubans Ernesto Lecuona: Cuban Originals Hoagy Carmichael Casa Loma Orchestra 1929-30-Casa Loma Stomp Glen Gray And Casa Loma Orches Transcription Sessions 1935 It's Hotter In Hawaii/Various It's ...
by Charleston Charlie
Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Django Reinhardt
Replies: 70
Views: 14884

Nice. Very nice. I always did love that song.
by Charleston Charlie
Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The "Neatwork" label - got any
Replies: 2
Views: 1361

The "Neatwork" label - got any

I just discovered this excellent little label; Neatwork seems to concentrate on non-issued altrenate takes. Any of you cats/kittens got any of this? How's the remastering? If ithe samples I am hearing on cdconnection.com are any indication, it should be excellent. I have done a fairly thorough searc...
by Charleston Charlie
Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:43 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Remastering – (boy can it suck)
Replies: 10
Views: 4453

I just bought two cd's from the Vintage Music Productions label - "Ina Ray Hutton & Her Melodears", and a Boswell Sisters title. Sharp songs, but there is this maddening intermittent hiss on some/most of the tracks (haven't listened to each to able to say for sure) Is there anything I can do about i...
by Charleston Charlie
Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:40 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: airtests, broadcast transcriptions?
Replies: 0
Views: 1095

airtests, broadcast transcriptions?

For those who don't know me, I have a small but relatively popular radio show on a local University radio station. http://www.myspace.com/citrjazz CITR: http://www.citr.ca/ I have been playing whatever live broadcast transcriptions I can get my hands on, but I want more!! Any reccomendations? I have...
by Charleston Charlie
Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Boswell Sisters
Replies: 25
Views: 6028

PS - Alvino Rey band of the 40s - way under-rated....tons of sides...most just sitting in the vaults....lots of hot stuff. Very kick ass big band when he wanted to kick ass. That's the thing about the era(s) in question; there is always somebody else you haven't discovered yet. I know about him, I'...
by Charleston Charlie
Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:46 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Boswell Sisters
Replies: 25
Views: 6028

You made a major leap and an omission between the Andrews Sisters and The McGuire Sisters namely, The King Sisters who were the hippest sister vocal group of the era (mid to late 30s and deep into the 40s and beyond). That was a conscious omission; I have very little of their stuff, and I'm not fam...
by Charleston Charlie
Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Boswell Sisters
Replies: 25
Views: 6028

The Boswells were true Jazz artists - they pressed quite a few pop tunes, but tended to infect everything they did with tremendous artistry and jazz inflections; I refer to obviously pop stuff like "Shuffle Off To Buffalo" and "42nd Street". Their tendency to vary their tempos whithin songs drove da...
by Charleston Charlie
Sat Nov 26, 2005 10:37 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: 20's Charleston
Replies: 13
Views: 6166

OK you mugs. Back to topic! CD reccomendations include: "The Charleston Era" (ASV) http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/dre200/e249/e2490271pvt.jpg Chicago Hot Bands: 1924-1928 (Timeless) http://cover6.cduniverse.com/MSIArt/0000095/0000095706_170.jpg Jean Goldkette: http://images.amazon.com/image...
by Charleston Charlie
Sat Oct 22, 2005 11:39 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Charlie Barnet
Replies: 25
Views: 6670

I own several of the Jazz Oracle releases - RT Davies was involved with that label; amazing stuff - much of it.

I will not rest until I own the catalogue.

Jazz Oracle: http://www.jazzoracle.com/
by Charleston Charlie
Sat Oct 22, 2005 11:23 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: "Jazz the World Forgot"
Replies: 13
Views: 5686

Har de har har...

I play that Louis Dumaine song on my radio show.... love it.

Glad to see somebody else noticed this little gem of a compilation.
by Charleston Charlie
Tue Oct 18, 2005 11:06 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Charlie Barnet
Replies: 25
Views: 6670

I have several Barnet titles - I am a big fan! I reccomend: "Drop Me Off In Harlem" - some incredible stuff - his excellent 42 - 46 Orchestras; not all is pure dance music but an excellent cd to have all the same. This is most likely out of print, but well worth the hunt; Excellent sound quality as ...
by Charleston Charlie
Sun Oct 16, 2005 11:20 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Why do we DJ?
Replies: 15
Views: 8087

I got into it when I grew tired of what I was hearing at swing nights.
by Charleston Charlie
Sun Oct 16, 2005 11:18 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Shag Music
Replies: 11
Views: 7265

My bad, sorry.