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by penguin
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [OPEN] Work Song
Replies: 5
Views: 1414

Re: [OPEN] Work Song

It's an instrumental version, probably about 130 bpm, heavy on the horns. That's all I've got to go on from memory, aside from remembering it being very common in multiple locations.
by penguin
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [OPEN] Work Song
Replies: 5
Views: 1414

[OPEN] Work Song

I'm trying to remember who the artist is on the version of Work Song that **everyone** plays.

Any suggestions?
by penguin
Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:56 am
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Caar Lemar - New Swinging music artist
Replies: 4
Views: 3841

Re: Caar Lemar - New Swinging music artist

lipi wrote: Piece of advice #2: I hate electroswing. Play/make/produce/market something else.
Yeah, could we at least agree that electroswing belongs in the "Other Music" section of the forum?
by penguin
Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What is swing? - Suggestions of articles
Replies: 3
Views: 5094

What is swing? - Suggestions of articles

Hey Folks So I'm writing up my own personal opinion of what swing music is (yes, both big S and little s) for a couple of friends of mine and I'm looking for things that others have wrote on the topic, so that I can give links to other opinions as well. Obviously googling doesn't really come up with...
by penguin
Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:48 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: A New International Sweethearts of Rhythm
Replies: 2
Views: 4134

A New International Sweethearts of Rhythm

I was thinking about this this morning: Who would be your ideal line-up for an international All-Star band of women jazz musicians? I would like to see: Bria Skonberg (CAN)- Trumpet Shaye Cohn (USA) - Trumpet Aurora Nealand (USA) - Reeds Gunhild Carling (SWE) - Trombone (and whatever the else she fe...
by penguin
Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:12 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Music within the culture shift.
Replies: 9
Views: 6630

Re: Music within the culture shift.

songs that are just inappropriate to dance to [...] Just A Closer Walk With Thee, a song normally played at funerals. The kinds of funerals at which there was lots of dancing. Correct, but not to a Closer Walk With Thee - the dancing comes at the end of the service (once the deceased has been burie...
by penguin
Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:10 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Music within the culture shift.
Replies: 9
Views: 6630

Re: Music within the culture shift.

The most played song would be Gordon Webster's "I Like Pie" with Stephen Mitchell on vocals. As DJs our job is to ensure that the crowd has a good time - and that means avoiding tracks that could be potentially triggering for example songs that contain themes of sexual assault ("Baby, it's Cold Outs...
by penguin
Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:07 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The Chronological Classics Records. Authentic or false
Replies: 7
Views: 7086

Re: The Chronological Classics Records. Authentic or false

Are you trying to find out whether its an original issue, a copy or a fake? If it's the later you can find the full discography here: http://ehsankhoshbakht.blogspot.it/2009/05/chronological-classics-complete.html For the original/copy thing - the Chronological Classics aren't being re-issued. I hav...
by penguin
Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: mosaic sets
Replies: 290
Views: 108612

Re: mosaic sets

So the Running Low sale email dropped in my box today.

Question for those who have it - worth my while getting the Artie Shaw set? He is one of the bandleaders for which there's a big gap in my collection so I won't be doubling up on anything.
by penguin
Wed May 28, 2014 5:19 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: DJ Software
Replies: 2
Views: 3539

Re: DJ Software

A lot of people, including myself, use JRiver MediaCenter - though it's not free. It has excellent library management functions and you can also output to two different sound cards for previewing (though it's kind of clunky) MediaMonkey is also very popular and it's free. Foobar - some like it but I...
by penguin
Sun May 11, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: King Louis by Proper Box 93: Louis Armstrong
Replies: 7
Views: 2635

Re: King Louis by Proper Box 93: Louis Armstrong

I gotta agree with Trev on this one - but from another point of view - if you're serious about jazz you should be serious about Louis Armstrong and the proper sets are not for those who are serious about certain artists (unless other boxed sets are hard to come by).
by penguin
Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The Swinger hacks any song to... swing
Replies: 6
Views: 4150

Re: The Swinger hacks any song to... swing

Does anyone happen to have the source code for this? It seems to have disappeared off the interwebz. I need to use it to show some locals that Pharrell's Happy does not, in fact, swing.
by penguin
Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Guns and Roses cover
Replies: 7
Views: 2657

Re: Guns and Roses cover

trev wrote:Here's the rule folks: You can DJ it once, but then that's it ;)
So you are able to pass it to Mark Kihara for Bad Music Night at Herrang. ;)
by penguin
Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: History of Swing Music: Book recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 2152

Re: History of Swing Music: Book recommendations

I read this one: "The World of Swing"

It's a series of (more or less) extended interviews with great swing musicians. It can be heavy going but it's a good read http://www.amazon.com/The-World-Swing-O ... 0306810166
by penguin
Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] One O'Clock Jump, Count Basie (at Newport)
Replies: 3
Views: 3056

Re: Another Snowball 2013 Song ID

Sounds like new testament Basie, but it's not any of the versions I have.