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by Gong-Oh
Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] White Heat, Bellagala Big Band
Replies: 7
Views: 6948

Re: Songs from ULHS 2006

The band is playing "White Heat". The first version of the song was recorded by Jimmie Lunceford and his Orchestra, in 1934 I think.
by Gong-Oh
Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Kickstarter: California Feetwarmers' 1st Studio Album
Replies: 0
Views: 1688

Kickstarter: California Feetwarmers' 1st Studio Album

The California Feetwarmers are raising funds on Kickstarter for the production of their first studio album. They already reached their funding goal, but can definitely use a few extra dollars. :) There are only 4 days left for this campaign. They are offering digital and physical copies of their alb...
by Gong-Oh
Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Hopeless] song title is similar to rock randy and roll?
Replies: 2
Views: 2128

Shake, Rattle and Roll maybe? If so, what elements do you remember of the song?

There are two different tunes under that title: a Big Band Swing version recorded by Charlie Barnet & his Orchestra in 1942; a R&B/R&R tune recorded respectively by Big Joe Turner and Bill Haley in 1954.
by Gong-Oh
Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Too Many] Inspiration Weekend 2013 - Showcases
Replies: 4
Views: 2677

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5. I Would Anything For You - The Reynolds Brothers Rhythm Rascals
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by Gong-Oh
Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:48 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Lulu's Back in Town, Hal's Angels
Replies: 3
Views: 2135

Re: Lulu's back in town but who sings it?

omsuperhoops wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZGjE9skvYc

thanks fam!
The great Carl Sonny Leyland, master of Boogie, Blues and Jazz piano! :) The name of the band associated to the recording should be Hal's Angels.

Lorenzo
by Gong-Oh
Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The best of each instrument
Replies: 16
Views: 14301

... guitar: Django Reinhardt, Freddie Green, Eddie Condon (because of his organisation and leader skills, mostly), Charlie Christian I'd add Eddie Lang to the list of guitar players and also three more instruments and related artists: Violin: Joe Venuti, Stephane Grappelli Hawaiian steel guitar: So...
by Gong-Oh
Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Swing with a nautical theme
Replies: 10
Views: 9041

"Cryin' In The Deep Blue Sea" by Hank Thompson.
"Steamboat Bill" (Mora's Modern Rhythmists' version)

Lorenzo
by Gong-Oh
Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: R. Crumb and His Cheap Suit Serenaders
Replies: 1
Views: 1784

Re: R. Crumb and His Cheap Suit Serenaders

I'm amazed that we don't have a thread for these cats yet. I googled and found exactly zero discussion of them on swingdjs.com to date. The Cheap Suit Serenaders are great. I think they still perform, but only once a year in/near Berkeley. One of them, Tom Marion, lives in Los Angeles and plays wit...
by Gong-Oh
Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Making Playlists In Advance
Replies: 8
Views: 5595

What do you know about your gig and the target audience? Are you going to play during band breaks, or for an entire DJ-ed night? On average, how proficient are the dancers there? Which kind of stuff do they mostly like to hear? Classic Swing? Post-war Jazz? Etc. If you can answer these questions, or...
by Gong-Oh
Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] I Want to Be Happy, John Reynolds' Hollywood HS
Replies: 2
Views: 1570

kitkat wrote:I think they're playing "I Want To Be Happy"
It sounds right to me. Thank you!
by Gong-Oh
Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] I Want to Be Happy, John Reynolds' Hollywood HS
Replies: 2
Views: 1570

[Answered] I Want to Be Happy, John Reynolds' Hollywood HS

I feel I should know the title of this song by John Reynolds' & his Hollywood Hotshots. However, I cannot figure it out. FYI this was played for the finals of an amateur Collegiate Shag contest in Burbank, CA.

Lorenzo
by Gong-Oh
Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Two songs by the Gonzalo Bergara Quartet (live)
Replies: 3
Views: 1659

Re: Two songs by the Gonzalo Bergara Quartet (live)

lipi wrote:Oh, how frustrating! First one is on the tip of my tongue...

Second one is "Them There Eyes".
Thank you for the second one. After having browsed a bunch of Django's recordings on Spotify, I believe that the first one is "Dinette".
by Gong-Oh
Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Two songs by the Gonzalo Bergara Quartet (live)
Replies: 3
Views: 1659

[Answered] Two songs by the Gonzalo Bergara Quartet (live)

I'm trying to figure out the titles of two songs played by the Gonzalo Bergara Quartet in 2009 for an amateur Balboa contest in the L.A area. I emailed Gonzalo, but he is on tour. So I may get a faster response from this forum. :) BTW, this was an edition of the almost weekly event I co-produce/host...
by Gong-Oh
Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: eMusic Song/Album recomendations
Replies: 210
Views: 67266

How is the sound quality of these reissues? emusic USA only offers the Charlie Parker album.

Lorenzo
by Gong-Oh
Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] multiple tracks
Replies: 3
Views: 1577

If I did not skip anything, the last part of the clip has segments of the following three songs:

1. Baby Won't You Please Come Home, Jimmie Lunceford & his Orchestra
2. On the Sunny Side of the Street, Lionel Hampton & his O.
3. I Love the Winter Weather, Fats Waller

Lorenzo