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by Lippy
Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Mixed Tempo songs?
Replies: 32
Views: 16212

Helen Humes doing St Louis Blues goes from Slow to a Break beat section to Fast. It pretty much rules.
by Lippy
Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:29 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: The Best Thing I Ever Did As A DJ...
Replies: 5
Views: 3847

The Best Thing I Ever Did As A DJ...

...was to get my own equipment. Within reason of course. When I read through many of the posts hear on SDJS there is a lot of talk about whether one should DJ from a laptop or CDs or Vinyl, and how to solve one of many recurring problems. My theory is that YOU as a DJ should be responsible for every...
by Lippy
Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: DJ'ing with records - Could you do it?
Replies: 76
Views: 33665

Trev...I noticed that you had an issue with someone bumping into the table while you were playing vinyl and had a little skip. I've recently made a habit of bringing along a simple addition to my vinyl setup making my records nearly "skip proof". It's an old trick that a lot of club DJ's use (which ...
by Lippy
Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:57 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: DJ'ing with records - Could you do it?
Replies: 76
Views: 33665

I frequently DJ LP's only at several events in Chicago and around the Midwest. It is definitely a pain in that ass that is sometimes worth it, and sometimes not. When I spin vinyl I bring two direct drive turntables and my own mixer. This allows me to cue with precision and transition smoothly betwe...
by Lippy
Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:20 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: New Orleans tribute songs
Replies: 29
Views: 8908

How can you not include....Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans? by Louis Armstrong
by Lippy
Mon Apr 11, 2005 10:16 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Bert Kaempfert - A Swingin' Safari
Replies: 13
Views: 6386

I just recently aquired a Bert Kaempfert album called "Kaempfert by Touch", it was immediately put in my TO SELL pile.
by Lippy
Tue Mar 29, 2005 11:06 am
Forum: Other Music
Topic: 'Minor Swing' sampled?
Replies: 4
Views: 4014

I love hip-hop jazz stuff as well as finding the source material for it. Check these out: Madlib - Shades of Blue US3 - Broadway & 52nd Guru - Jazzamatazz Of course the Beastie Boys used some Three Sounds and tons of other Jazz samples in Pauls Boutique. There's a cool series of CD's called the Blue...
by Lippy
Sun Mar 27, 2005 2:17 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: DJ Battle of the Bands format
Replies: 24
Views: 12754

I would allow the DJ's to pick their artist before hand and play only the music by that artist. This would allow the DJ to prepare and really provide a wide perspective of the artist. Pulling names from a hat could lead to trouble of DJ's not knowing the particular artist, pulled from the hat, very...
by Lippy
Sun Mar 27, 2005 2:05 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Take on live recordings
Replies: 9
Views: 5391

I definitely play live recordings. Applause isn't really distracting if you use it right. Think about it....If you were seeing a live band, people would usually applaud after songs. Sometimes I like to play a few live songs in a row, fading one applause into the next. I think it gives your set a liv...
by Lippy
Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:57 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Dual CD Player
Replies: 7
Views: 3885

I have had nothing but bad luck with NuMark and Gemini products.

I hooked up the dance studio that I teach at with the Stanton650

This is their lowest model with Key corrected pitch control, which is awesome for teaching, and can proove useful at times while DJ'ing. I like this unit a lot.
by Lippy
Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:51 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Favorite version of "Things Ain't What They Used To Be&
Replies: 13
Views: 3709

Some of my favorites:

Count Basie Big Band live at Montreux 77

I also love the chill version by Oscar Peterson on Night Train

and my man Gene Harris on Swingin' The Blues
by Lippy
Wed Mar 23, 2005 2:12 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Converting Vinyl to CD
Replies: 24
Views: 11604

Thanx guys. I'll keep you posted on the progress.
by Lippy
Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:42 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Converting Vinyl to CD
Replies: 24
Views: 11604

Converting Vinyl to CD

For the past year, I've been buying most of my Jazz on Vinyl. It's cheaper, you find stuff you might not otherwise, and I just like it. I also just purchased a collection of over 3000 LP's and should be receiving them next week. I know that I'll want to start getting stuff onto CD right away as I'm ...
by Lippy
Tue Mar 22, 2005 3:13 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Insane project of musical proportions
Replies: 8
Views: 2837

WOW, that's quite a project! I also have been starting to do some DB of my music and I found a few different programs that help quite a bit. They don't list as much information as you're looking to enter, but at least a lot of the basics get listed for you. http://www.firetongue.com/cd-database.html...
by Lippy
Mon Mar 21, 2005 4:10 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Ripping audio from a DVD to a CD
Replies: 1
Views: 2238

Worked like a charm!!!!! It took a couple of times to make it through some of the explanations, but the end product is great.