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by anton
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Mad Dog version of Well Git It; Answered!
Replies: 15
Views: 8855

Re: Mad Dog version of Well Git It; Answered!

Ugh. This thread is a huge lie. The four disc Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Glenn Miller set (on Jasmine records) that Falty linked a million years ago does *not* have the fast version of "Well Git It". It has the 190 bpm version you can find everywhere. Hehe, you should have bought the...
by anton
Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Swing songs that change styles within the song?
Replies: 3
Views: 5325

Re: Swing songs that change styles within the song?

Check out Gene Krupa's version of "Green Eyes" (1941): Rhumba / Swing
by anton
Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:36 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Recordings of band appearances in vintage radio brodcasts.
Replies: 6
Views: 6669

Re: Recordings of band appearances in vintage radio brodcast

Also check out anything recorded at Liederkranz Hall in New York (sometimes referred to as "the world's best recording studio"). The Lang-Worth transcriptions were recorded there. You'll find excellent-sounding recordings by Charlie Barnet, Count Basie, Will Bradley, Larry Clinton, Tommy Dorsey, Woo...
by anton
Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] A Minor Breakdown, Cab Calloway
Replies: 3
Views: 3081

Re: ILHC Open Strictly Bal - Song?

Cab Calloway - A Minor Breakdown [1937]. But is it take 1 or 2? :D
by anton
Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Lindy Exchange Classics Redux
Replies: 10
Views: 8400

Re: Lindy Exchange Classics Redux

1. What....you don't own the album The Legendary Buster Smith ??!?!? That is the only one on your "don't own" list that I insist you immediately go out and purchase. Every single song on the album has such a fat soulful swinging groove, played by some fabulous musicians. One of my favorite 50s reco...
by anton
Sat May 30, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Jimmie Lunceford
Replies: 47
Views: 32732

Re: Jimmie Lunceford

I really dig those Lang-Worth transcription sessions from 1940 that were issued on Circle Records. Here is a really nice newspaper article from 1982(!) when those songs were first released on a Circle LP: http://www.nytimes.com/1982/02/28/arts/big-bands-swing-again-on-new-disks.html My favourites ar...
by anton
Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Dicky Wells recommendations?
Replies: 2
Views: 4226

Re: Dicky Wells recommendations?

He didn't record that much as a leader in the 30s and 40s. He went to Paris in the summer of 1937 with members from Teddy Hill's Orchestra and recorded one session as leader with Django on guitar (fave track: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea) and another session with guitarist Roger Chaput (f...
by anton
Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:18 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Lyrics ID - Alreet, Anita O'Day
Replies: 6
Views: 3951

Re: Lyrics ID - Alreet

Returning to the lyrics, I think she sings "in other words, careening"!
by anton
Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Lyrics ID - Alreet, Anita O'Day
Replies: 6
Views: 3951

Re: Lyrics ID - Alreet

The Proper is just copy of the Classics, with added noise reduction. You can hear a slight drop-out at 0:27 that gives it away. Masters of Jazz is often quite good, but this disc (Anita O'Day Volume 1 - 1941) is bit of a disappointment. 'Alreet' is noisier than on the Classics issue. The Langworth v...
by anton
Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Tuxedo Junction, Erskine Hawkins
Replies: 3
Views: 3057

Re: ILHC 2014 - Pro Showcase Dax & Sarah

This broadcast version from c. summer 1942 was discussed here: http://www.swingdjs.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1957

Best source: https://itunes.apple.com/se/album/holid ... 51379?l=en
by anton
Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:49 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Lyrics ID - Alreet, Anita O'Day
Replies: 6
Views: 3951

Re: Lyrics ID - Alreet

I listened to the Lang-Worth transcription version of the same song, but she sings it in exactly the same way, so no help there. It's a shame that there isn't a good remaster available of this song! (Or is there? I have listened to the Classics, Proper and Master of Jazz issues. Not the Time-Life CD...
by anton
Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:49 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Jack Teagarden Big Band - Jumping instrumentals
Replies: 6
Views: 6187

Re: Jack Teagarden Big Band - Jumping instrumentals

Got the 2 CD set now and it's great. Span five tracks for dancers last night, and there is plenty of more good stuff on there!

Chics Is Wonderful
Fort Knox Jump
Well, Of Course
Has Anybody Here Seen Jackson
Bashful Baby Blues
...
by anton
Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Jack Teagarden Big Band - Jumping instrumentals
Replies: 6
Views: 6187

Re: Jack Teagarden Big Band - Jumping instrumentals

Great stuff, ordered! (It's not on Spotify, although some of the individual tracks are available.)
by anton
Tue May 13, 2014 3:54 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Overdue for a good remastering
Replies: 9
Views: 3959

Re: Overdue for a good remastering

1930s Charlie Barnet recordings 1934 Earl Hines Decca recordings 1940s Lucky Millinder recordings Louis Prima Decca & 1940s recordings Ellington's late 20s Okeh recordings Agree with all of those. There is also a batch of Charlie Barnet Bluebird sessions between Oct 1940 and Jan 1942 that have not ...
by anton
Tue May 13, 2014 2:22 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Caravan discography info
Replies: 4
Views: 1856

Re: Caravan discography info

It should be the March 18, 1937, broadcast from the Cotton Club:

http://www.worldcat.org/title/mood-indi ... /729371492