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by Mike
Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Fats Waller interview (NYTimes, July 25, 1943)
Replies: 4
Views: 2422

Finally got around to reading this... Excellent find, Mike! I wonder if interviews like this were recorded. Probably not, I'm guessing. I just wish I could hear the stories Fats told the reporter!
by Mike
Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:19 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: The Jazz Discography
Replies: 5
Views: 8144

The Jazz Discography

Jesse has urged me to post about this: I've been following The Jazz Discography for years now, but have never purchased it because of its cost. For those who have never heard of it, The Jazz Discography is a comprehensive catalog of virtually every jazz recording session ever made. For real. I have ...
by Mike
Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:53 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Favourite recording of ... Don't Be That Way?
Replies: 54
Views: 17258

Just getting back on here from a long absence... My favorite is Teddy Wilson's alternate take on Neatwork's The Alternative Takes, Vol. 1: 1934-1941 . I talk about this a little bit on the next Hey Mr. Jesse, and I've been planning a blog post on this song for a while now, I'll link it here when it'...
by Mike
Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:38 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hey Mister Jesse Podcast
Replies: 254
Views: 129644

The Harlem Kiddies track from Mike Thibault sounded just amazing! I'm getting the CD from Denmark right away... Great track! Does anyone know the easiest way of ordering this album? Edit: I used my amazing Google skillz and found an online store that sells it: http://www.timelessjazz.com/shop/produ...
by Mike
Wed May 10, 2006 1:48 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Ellington @ Newport 59 on Ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 1709

It has my absolute favorite version of Rockin' in Rhythm on it, as well as the best version of Jones. Perdido is also really good and... well, the whole album is awesome. I'd say it's worth $25, but that's just me. I'm sure it'll pop up again if the price goes too high. As an aside, there are more u...
by Mike
Mon May 08, 2006 11:05 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Ellington @ Newport 59 on Ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 1709

Ellington @ Newport 59 on Ebay

If anyone's interested, this out of print CD is currently on Ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Duke-Ellington-LIVE ... dZViewItem

Great album, kinda hard to find.
by Mike
Thu Apr 06, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Alternate Title Help: Olympia on Parade
Replies: 1
Views: 1244

Alternate Title Help: Olympia on Parade

I'm looking for an alternate title to a song Steven has used occasionally for classes, Olympia on Parade. I can't find any version with that title older than the Preservation Hall Jazz Band recording from their Best of the Early Years album. But it's definitely the same song being played in this Col...
by Mike
Thu Jun 23, 2005 11:09 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Melodie Jazz Classics - are they still available, or what?
Replies: 13
Views: 4181

Rayned, didn't you give me their mailing address once? Or was that someone else?
by Mike
Fri Mar 25, 2005 3:44 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Dual CD Player
Replies: 7
Views: 3809

Oooo, if you have that much to spend, why not get an MP3-capable deck? I've seen this one for $350-$360 online.
by Mike
Wed Mar 23, 2005 12:35 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Converting Vinyl to CD
Replies: 24
Views: 11310

Oh yeah. And make sure you turn OFF the pitch control and the key correction on the turntable, even if the slider is exactly in the middle. Having these on routes the sound through the internal digital processor, and even though the speed and pitch are the same, discerning ears can hear the digital ...
by Mike
Wed Mar 23, 2005 12:29 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Converting Vinyl to CD
Replies: 24
Views: 11310

I use a single shielded RCA cable to connect the turntable to my SPDIF in port on my Soundblaster Live! Drive. Some PC's come with this port built in, but I would guess you'd need to get a card. Make sure it has RCA SPDIF and not just Optical SPDIF.
by Mike
Mon Mar 21, 2005 12:59 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Sweet Georgia Brown
Replies: 21
Views: 5978

You're missing my favorite to play at dances: Ella Fitzgerald w/ Duke Ellington - Cote d'Azur Concerts (Disc 7) I actually prefer the slightly faster version by them on Live at the Greek Theater . Give it a listen, it's more energetic IMO, although it can't match the pristine sound quality of the V...
by Mike
Thu Feb 24, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Insane project of musical proportions
Replies: 8
Views: 2736

Jerry, Exactly... One of the goals of my database is to be able to easily import and/or export its data. All, Here is my database structure as it stands... As you can see the recording sessions table is off to the right with no connections yet :| Any questions, comments, or suggestions would be more...
by Mike
Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:29 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Insane project of musical proportions
Replies: 8
Views: 2736

Hi Kelly, I share a similar passion and have for years... It is not an impossible goal but certainly a difficult one. I have wanted to create the "ultimate" music database for such a long time but it is such a big project that it has yet to materialize. I pretty much had what I thought was the final...
by Mike
Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: mp3 vs aac
Replies: 35
Views: 13110

It identified 29 out of 10000 songs that had some problem with them. I may be using an older version of LAME, I'll check on that...