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by Pocail
Sat Oct 15, 2005 12:17 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Birthday Jam: Great Swing Musicians
Replies: 32
Views: 9246

16 of September 1925 was the birth of the King (Riley B King or BB)

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by Pocail
Sat Oct 15, 2005 11:30 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Songs for the Shim Sham
Replies: 56
Views: 20658

I always try to do a Shimsham challenge by playing a non shimsham song and they do it. They love it and it makes everyone laugh. Exemple of some of the songs I played: The Bunny Hop Phenomenom :By the Muppets Wipeout Daddy Cool:By Boney M Yeah: By Usher If you make it a challenge, they will do it on...
by Pocail
Sat Oct 15, 2005 11:20 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Balboa Dance-Favourites
Replies: 3
Views: 1791

Ring them Bells By: Lionnel Hampton

Most of all Hampton's songs

;)

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by Pocail
Sat Oct 15, 2005 11:18 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hi, My Name is Gary...
Replies: 109
Views: 32409

I like songs that make me smile, with fun or clever or (mildly) shocking lyrics. Then try Slim Gaillard (Funny and great swing songs. Great entertainer) I'm the manager of the Jazz-Blues section in our record store and when people shows me some neo swing and ask my opinion. I always say the same th...
by Pocail
Mon Sep 12, 2005 3:36 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: New Release/Re-issue thread
Replies: 76
Views: 23780

I played the Cool Crooners song and Moanin' from Peterson on the Putumayo Album...They love to dance to those. Check these re-editions: Boy Meets Girl: Sammy Davis, Jr. & Carmen McRae on Decca This Is Ernie Andrews Elle Fitsgerald: Hello Dolly (With her version of Can't buy me love) There's also a t...
by Pocail
Mon Sep 12, 2005 3:03 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Verve digitally releases out-of-print albums
Replies: 13
Views: 5587

Great album. We sell the remaster version for 30$ Can. Check the re edition of these albums: Sammy Davis Jr & Carmen Mc Rae : Boy meets Girl Ernie Andrews: This is Ernie Andrews Ella Fitzgerald: Hello Dolly (With her version of Can't buy me love) The month of September is really a slow month for the...
by Pocail
Mon Aug 01, 2005 5:50 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hip Hop meets Lindy
Replies: 59
Views: 12688

Whats wrong with doing Charleston? Just look at Montreal [quote] Yeah We Loooove to dance Charleston. It has great Dynamics and you can also add your own Jazz steps to it. Can be done smoothly but also mix it with Balboa. We,ve just finished a workshop called "Crazy Charleston Challenge" were we wou...
by Pocail
Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:20 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: New Release/Re-issue thread
Replies: 76
Views: 23780

There's re-edition of 'Three suites' from Ellington that's out since May 2005. Here are some more details on the album: Review One of Duke Ellington's most delightful adaptations of another composer's material is his reworking of Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite" into jazz; this version is a classic ...
by Pocail
Mon Jul 25, 2005 2:18 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: African Jazz
Replies: 15
Views: 11135

Check out a group call: Cool Crooners

Also an interresting album that contains swing from all over the world:
Putumayo Swing around the world (Great CD)

www.putumayo.com
by Pocail
Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:59 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How much Swing to you listen to, each week.
Replies: 6
Views: 3287

My full time job is manager in Jazz-Blues and world music in a Montreal Record store!

Got to be awared of what's new and Prepare for big events like (MOntreal Jazz Festival)

It's very tirering to listen to music a full day...but someone's got to do it ;)
by Pocail
Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:55 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: What do Swing DJs do in the day/to earn a living?
Replies: 64
Views: 23109

:lol: Hell no...
I'm a manager in Jazz-Blues-World music for the Archambault Record store in Montreal

And Yes I do get great deals and sometimes Promotionnal cds in advance.
The beauty of my job.

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by Pocail
Sun Jul 24, 2005 1:28 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Recommendations for New Swing Club
Replies: 12
Views: 3921

Here are some of my MUST pick during my nights: For me formidable: Chales Aznavour Cheek to cheek: Fitzgerald & Armstrong Jump Jive and Wail: Louis Prima Boogie woogie Bugle boy: Andrew sisters Diminuendo in Blue: Duke Ellington Love me or Leave me: Nina Simone These are only a few but I hope it wil...
by Pocail
Sun Jul 24, 2005 1:01 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Harry "Sweets" Edison
Replies: 1
Views: 1184

Yeah I got this re-edission from Verve.
I love (Opus 711)

Check this one out
Artistes : Thad Jones & Mel Lewis
Titre : Live at the village vanguard
Etiquette : EMI (BLUE NOTE)

It's not Edisson, but it's a great re-edisson

Enjoy!
by Pocail
Sun Jul 24, 2005 11:01 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: New Release/Re-issue thread
Replies: 76
Views: 23780

Hi, We just received the re-edission of : Artistes : Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Titre : Live at the village vanguard Etiquette : EMI (BLUE NOTE) Check also The new Charlie Parker: RĂ©trospective 40-53 (3 CD) for 30$ Can. Etiquette: Sagajazz I'm the manager in Jazz-Blues and world music in a record store ...
by Pocail
Sun Jul 24, 2005 10:12 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What are your favorite songs right now?
Replies: 220
Views: 71311

Here are my 2 choices for now. I'm the manager of Jazz-Blues in a record store (Archambault records in Montreal), so my choices changes each week: -Second Chance Thad Jones & Mel Lewis A 9 min. Piece (Great for Mega-Jams) Duck Fever Freddie Jackson (Ooooh! Love that Sax!) But I must say you all have...