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by Tex_Beneke
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: First time DJing an Exchange
Replies: 6
Views: 4249

Re: First time DJing an Exchange

Is it your local exchange, or one you're traveling to? If the latter, ask the organizers for some guidance on the local scene. Also, are you DJ'ing late at night or earlier in the day? Outside on concrete or inside in a ballroom? In general, I think setting any sort of bpm limits isn't a great idea...
by Tex_Beneke
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Songs for a Graduation?
Replies: 4
Views: 3315

Re: Songs for a Graduation?

How about "High Degree" by Professor Cunningham & His Old School - The Rhythm Method ? That being said, don't work too hard on this as the students will be busy dancing and likely paying little, to no, attention to the lyrical subject matter of your selections. Nothing personal - just speaking from...
by Tex_Beneke
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Songs for a Graduation?
Replies: 4
Views: 3315

Re: Songs for a Graduation?

Where are you that graduation is in April?!? "Doctor Jazz" if your crowd likes the New Orleans/trad feel. In order of comfort level for dancers, I've DJ'ed these before: Louis Armstrong, 1959, "Satchmo Plays King Oliver" Jelly Roll Morton, 1926, any number of places--the JSP set is good Lu Watters,...
by Tex_Beneke
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: First time DJing an Exchange
Replies: 6
Views: 4249

First time DJing an Exchange

Hey all,

In a few weeks, I am DJing at an exchange for the first time and I would like to hear any tips you might have. Should I stay above a certain BPM? I will be DJing both a Lindy and a Blues set.
by Tex_Beneke
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Songs for a Graduation?
Replies: 4
Views: 3315

Songs for a Graduation?

Hey everyone, I am DJing a college event soon and since it is graduation season, I was wondering if there are any songs related to graduation out there. Thanks!