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by fredo
Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Seattle Lindy Exchange 2010! Aug 13-15!
Replies: 8
Views: 8594

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by fredo
Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Georgianna, Count Basie
Replies: 4
Views: 2417

travis, was it the lyrics that gave it away, or are you just that good? :wink:
by fredo
Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Crytzer's Blue Rhythm Band's debut CD
Replies: 32
Views: 8096

re kitkat: what makes it sound trad-ish/20s to you? the styling of the soloists? the feel of the rhythm section? the arrangements? the quality of the recordings? I can hear why you might say that -- there's a certain quality to the great recordings you linked to that wont be recreated, but that does...
by fredo
Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Worst Songs Ever Heard at a Lindy Hop Night?
Replies: 107
Views: 38736

Bria is great, and most of what she does for swing dances is fun and energetic...not worthy of this thread I'd say, unlike her Buble-esque tracks.

Her album "Fresh" and it's relation to Buble, however, are not all that indicative of her dance bands, thankfully, as seen in those links Dave posted.
by fredo
Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:17 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Competition Music
Replies: 28
Views: 8403

The major comps are mostly to live music these days, which i'm all in favor of. I think if I had enough recordings that were of contemporary bands, or of live dance recordings (assuming they were the right length and didn't lose energy somewhere in the middle) I'd play them instead of the older usua...
by fredo
Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Seattle Lindy Exchange 2009 - 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 4185

Check out the LIVE MUSIC this year! -- Ben and Jak from the Loose Marbles! -- Ted Gottsegen formly from Seattle, now in NYC! -- Bria Skonberg and the PNW All-Stars! -- Evan Arntzen and his Bechet-inspired band, Blackstick! -- Casey MacGill and friends jamming at late night! -- SEALX Hot Mustard Busk...
by fredo
Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Weaning a scene away from Neo Swing
Replies: 8
Views: 6488

I've found that the New Orleans Jazz Vipers have a few tracks that can get some of the crowd you seem to be describing. Try out their version of "Zonky" for a high energy faster tune. They'll never know it's a cover of an old 1920's tune. :)
by fredo
Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: recording a band?
Replies: 6
Views: 6649

I'm planning to record a big band playing at our exchange this year. I have a sound engineer that I normally work with, and he has recommended I also hire an engineer that deals with recording equipment specifically. I haven't yet talked to him, so I dont have details, but I have talked to the band ...
by fredo
Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:25 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: ellington "it ain't what you do"?
Replies: 15
Views: 4266

all he did was state an opinion about mid-tempo shim shams? why get all bent out of shape?

and besides, it led to the posting of a fun fast shim sham video with Frankie, so what's the real harm?

A forum of only tacit agreement is boring.
by fredo
Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Japanese school girls in short skirts playing Swing music
Replies: 16
Views: 5390

It's true, there are some dancers that don't like drum solos. There are also some dancers that don't like chocolate milk (poor souls). There are some old men that don't like swing music. There are some cats that have no tails.

what were we talking about?...
by fredo
Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Japanese school girls in short skirts playing Swing music
Replies: 16
Views: 5390

who cares if it's true? How does it fit in the context of your discussion anyway? (and just so you know, saying that "some" people feel a certain way is not a provocative statement to use to make a point) Your reason for making that statement in the first place seems disjointed. The clip of japanese...
by fredo
Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:33 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Franklyn Mint LPs
Replies: 15
Views: 5509

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3631/3312582843_0c0ba8041a.jpg Oh Eyeball, watching you get riled up is like a ray of sunshine on my heart. Honestly though, LPs are awesome, but what's wrong with disagreeing that they aren't any more "real" or connected to the music than a CD, or cassette tape, or b...
by fredo
Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Franklyn Mint LPs
Replies: 15
Views: 5509

Yes, I misquoted you to make a point. You missed it. you say LPs are warm and CDs are cold -- is the music playing on them any warmer or colder? you said, "a real connection to the music in your hands as you handle the records and then just sit there listening to the music and holding and reading th...
by fredo
Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Franklyn Mint LPs
Replies: 15
Views: 5509

"That's a thing about <instruments> over LPs - warmth vs cold and the perception of holding something real...a real connection to the music in your hands as you handle the <instrument> and then just sit there <making> the music. The music and the knowledge just slip right into your heart and your mi...