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by Greg Avakian
Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] New Orleans Bump, The Lucky Dogs Jazz Band
Replies: 11
Views: 5942

Re: 2013 ILHC Slow Dance Finals - Mikey Pedroza & Jo Hoffber

I don't think this is Solomon's arrangement -his drummer has a lot of emphasis on snare which is missing here. This is very noticeable on the break /"slow" part.
From listening I *think* this version is slowed down as well, but I'm not sure (listen to the horns in the beginning).
by Greg Avakian
Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:59 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: bpm exchange
Replies: 19
Views: 5026

One of the reasons I don't like automatic/calculating BPM meters is that they are so often wrong. I don't have my music with me, but isn't Apollo jump more like 156 BPM?
by Greg Avakian
Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:15 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing
Replies: 152
Views: 65904

Surreal wrote:What's the difference between an express card and pcmcia?
Availability?

Has anyone seen anything besides this?
sound card
by Greg Avakian
Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:55 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: The magic of iTunes Smart Playlists
Replies: 16
Views: 7421

Greg Avakian wrote:Yeah, I would use a playlist to save a search that I actually liked...
Changed my mind on this; I now search within smartlists and enjoy the automatic updating.
by Greg Avakian
Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:52 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Caiman.com
Replies: 14
Views: 6307

They've treated me well.
I once thought they hadn't sent me a CD and they sent another one with no questions. Then I found the original CD about 2 weeks later in a "must listen to" pile by my desk.
by Greg Avakian
Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:15 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What are you essential edits?
Replies: 131
Views: 27123

DJs make a commercial decision to edit. I think that is significantly different. Julius, it sounds (to me) like you are perhaps romanticizing musicians. (Almost) all these guys wanted to make money. They sought fame. They sought commercial success. I'd venture to say that lame cuts on albums are pa...
by Greg Avakian
Wed Aug 01, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What are you essential edits?
Replies: 131
Views: 27123

* Kermit Ruffins - When I Die (You Better Second Line) Removed entire slow intro. Speaking of Kermit Ruffins, 1). "St James infirmary" 2). "What is New Orleans?" Both are great songs for blues dancing, but were both too long. I'd say the classic edit that so many DJs play is Wycliffe Gordon's "Bloo...
by Greg Avakian
Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:01 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What are you essential edits?
Replies: 131
Views: 27123

As I recall from a conversation with Jesse Miner, the Lou Rawls & Les McCann version of "Ain't nobody's business" fades at a random point in the song (without regard to phrasing).
by Greg Avakian
Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:57 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What are you essential edits?
Replies: 131
Views: 27123

I'll try to remember to ask him about the instrumentation of the E/A album. And he'll likely ask "Elektra/Asylum"? Hahaha ...I didn't notice this until now for some reason. :) I'm copying the lecture now; as I listen I realize that my Dad talks about this right away: Armstrong guesting with the Ell...
by Greg Avakian
Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:34 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What are you essential edits?
Replies: 131
Views: 27123

Eyeball wrote:Greg-

I'm bored with the backbiting. Go ahead and edit your tunes.
Cool; you take yours as is and enjoy the music. :)

Peace.
by Greg Avakian
Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:15 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What are you essential edits?
Replies: 131
Views: 27123

You're acting like a schoolgirl, Greg. Name-calling! I appreciate you providing an example of "rude passing judgment" -even though I didn't ask for one. :) Golly - Why are you passing judgement on my opinion? Did I ask you to? No. But there you are and demeaning my contribution to the thread. You s...
by Greg Avakian
Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What are you essential edits?
Replies: 131
Views: 27123

I've never asked him about what he feels he might have missed... If you ever get a chance, I would like to see his response to that question. Brent Typical answer from my Dad -who is a total workaholic BTW... In short: no regrets. Essentially because he's not the kind of person to look back and 2nd...
by Greg Avakian
Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What are you essential edits?
Replies: 131
Views: 27123

Just b/c Greg cites some sensitive people who won't come to this forum b/c of 'thread drift'... Just to be clear, 'thread drift' is not the issue. Unsolicited passing judgment on others' opinions -at times rudely- is. I don't mind you stating your opinion that you don't agree or possibly understand...
by Greg Avakian
Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:51 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What are you essential edits?
Replies: 131
Views: 27123

Really, listen to some of Someone 's edits before you dismiss the practice, based entirely on theory. We're talking about FANTASTIC music for dancing that just goes on too long, not bringing more and more non-danceable, novelty tunes within the realm of danceable length. :) That's the key: theory v...
by Greg Avakian
Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What are you essential edits?
Replies: 131
Views: 27123

You all will appreciate this: I'm sitting here listening to an "interview" of Armstrong that was cut into pieces for a radio show. My job: Make a 5-6 minute introduction to my dad's next talk in New Orleans. The purpose is to show Armstrong's charm through his own words and stories. I've narrowed it...