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by CMU Matt
Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:53 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: New Swing Bands
Replies: 18
Views: 5619

Ann Arbor's own Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings (www.porkjazz.com) and Royal Garden Trio (http://www.theroyalgardentrio.com/) are two of our top local acts.
by CMU Matt
Sun Nov 11, 2007 7:58 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Dance songs with classical music in them
Replies: 20
Views: 7954

As an addition to remysun's post, "Powerhouse" by Raymond Scott is/was Warner Bros. "assembly line" music... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powerhouse_%28song%29
by CMU Matt
Sat Oct 20, 2007 7:54 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: If you could book any modern act...?
Replies: 29
Views: 9473

Make sure you don't ignore our local favorites, Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings. Granted they have a large selection of 20's numbers as well, but they are too hott not to consider.
by CMU Matt
Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Mills Blue Rhythm Band
Replies: 48
Views: 16260

"Harlem Heat" is one of the best discs in my collection. Great songs, Hadyn.
by CMU Matt
Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:34 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Best Recordings of... Dark Eyes / Ochi Chornya
Replies: 6
Views: 2158

The Gypsy Strings of Detroit has a live version of Dark Eyes on their first disc, "Jazz Le Hot." On their second outing, "Blue Drag," they play a studio version. Both of them melt my face off... of course, hearing them play it live in person is the best, haha.
by CMU Matt
Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Best of the Slow
Replies: 5
Views: 2147

Duke Ellington - Tough Truckin'
Sidney Bechet - The Mooche
by CMU Matt
Tue Jul 24, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Who plays Glenn Miller's 'In The Mood'?
Replies: 165
Views: 43439

Don Redman's recording of "Hot and Anxious" is hot. And also, anxious?
by CMU Matt
Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:42 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Bob Crosby CD recommendations?
Replies: 17
Views: 6179

I own a copy of "Stomp Off, Let's Go!" by The Bob Crosby Orchestra and the Bob Cats. It's on the ASV label and contains recordings from 1936-1940. I like it quite a bit - Crosby's version of "Diga Diga Doo," although a little long, is pretty kick-butt.
by CMU Matt
Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Qaudromania label
Replies: 10
Views: 3578

The CD cases are cheap so I don't recommend using them for transport; only for storage. The tabs break with a minum of pressure (i.e., trying to place a CD into the case). The Jimmie Lunceford set, which I was kind of excited to receive, actually has terrible quality on all four discs. I actually co...
by CMU Matt
Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:09 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Mills Blue Rhythm Band 1936-1937
Replies: 52
Views: 16363

I highly recommend Harlem Heat, but it's the same with me - I haven't heard a hard copy, genuine CD of the other MBRB discs so I can make no comparisons. However I was still impressed.

Matt
by CMU Matt
Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:14 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How do you get late 30s tracks to sound brighter at dances?
Replies: 81
Views: 27251

I listened to both tracks and preferred the unmastered version. The mastered one sounded tinny and strange to my ears.
by CMU Matt
Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:59 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Dave Bennett's "Salute to Benny Goodman" OOP CD
Replies: 1
Views: 1097

Dave Bennet is a really cool, friendly dude. He has played several events and nights in the Detroit area, is quite an accomplished musician, and seems to really enjoy playing for dancers. He also plays with the Hot Club of Detroit. I highly recommend him and his work. I believe HCOD recently release...
by CMU Matt
Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:26 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Music w/ good musicality
Replies: 3
Views: 1592

Yeah, it's the dancers that are the problem :P
by CMU Matt
Thu Jun 29, 2006 3:34 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: DjangoBirdland
Replies: 6
Views: 2203

Thanks for posting this; hott performance!
by CMU Matt
Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:52 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Help me finish my BPM mix
Replies: 5
Views: 2273

The following may be plus or minus 5 bpm 225 BPM: Count Basie - Dickie's Dream (Count Basie 1937-1943) 230 BPM: Django Reinhardt - Miss Annabelle Lee (Djangologie USA) 235 BPM: Coleman Hawkins - Hello, Lola! (The Indispensable Body & Soul (1927-1956) Disc 1) 240 BPM: Earl Hines - Take It Easy (Roset...