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by Roy
Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Moten Swing All Night Long
Replies: 2
Views: 1464

The funny thing is no one outside the DJ's noticed, and by the end of the weekend it was one of the most popular songs to dance too. I think it helped that it does not normally have lyrics so it doesn't stand out.
by Roy
Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Moten Swing All Night Long
Replies: 2
Views: 1464

Serg, I played one of those versions you left me off you dirty rotten. Also Natch did not play along and did not play any version all weekend
by Roy
Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:54 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Yehoodi Radio Show
Replies: 551
Views: 149627

mousethief wrote:Waitaminute... people still listen to Yehoodi?

Kalman
Actually I do now more then before, because I'm doing a job where I sit at my desk a lot working for a company who is pretty liberal with internet usage. My previous company were re internet Nazi's.
by Roy
Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Yehoodi Radio Show
Replies: 551
Views: 149627

Nice set, lots of juicy stuff that I have never heard before.
by Roy
Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:21 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Favorite recording of........Summertime
Replies: 18
Views: 4994

My Favorite is the Earl Hines version mentioned in the first post. Budd Johnson plays the awesome sax on that track. Every time I DJ that version I gete at least one person asking who does that version of that song. There is no other song I DJ that gets that response every time I play it.
by Roy
Mon Jun 11, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Don't dance and DJ
Replies: 11
Views: 5703

I think "Don't dance and DJ" should be a guideline and not a rule. I also think that it should be obvious, but often isn't, to anyone with a sense of professionalism. Although part of the vagueness over professionalism is related to the old conversations over dj compensation where some debated whet...
by Roy
Wed May 30, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Syllabus for Swing DJ Training
Replies: 61
Views: 21855

I always tell new DJ's to watch who is not dancing and see if you can rotate them onto the dance floor without upsetting the total amount of dancers on the dance floor, flow of the music, or mood of the room. I would think for the sylabus you would want to talk about DJing at different times of the ...
by Roy
Sat May 19, 2007 11:36 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Youtube Jazz Tunes
Replies: 33
Views: 10122

Duke Ellington's singers with Duke's Orchestra doing Bli Blip - 1942 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ON1jTxPcCU Also C jam blues with Duke Ellington: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CkJmy3FUs8&NR=1 Count Basie - Corner Pocket http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4-ZBQ_UYgM Count Basie in 1979 with Roy El...
by Roy
Sat May 05, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Why do you need a DJ name (and how do you find a good one)?
Replies: 39
Views: 14983

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by Roy
Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Are dancers musical tastes changing?
Replies: 91
Views: 26979

Were the requests from locals or visitors? If it was locals, perhaps that stuff is common and they are used to/expect it/believe it to be normal Lindy Hop music. Something I've found DJing events away from home is that every scene seems to have a few nuggets that are not necessarily what you'd expe...
by Roy
Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Good Benny Carter CD sets?
Replies: 3
Views: 1194

I have Benny Carter his best recordings 1929-1940 and regularly use 5 tracks off that CD for DJing.
by Roy
Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Are dancers musical tastes changing?
Replies: 91
Views: 26979

Are dancers musical tastes changing?

I just had a series of the weirdest requests at Soflex during late night. within a span of an hour I got a request for Tom Jones-Sex Bomb, another one for anything from the latest Justin Timberlake record, and a third request for anything modern. All of these sound like songs that are more appropria...
by Roy
Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:30 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: From where the next song comes from
Replies: 4
Views: 3302

What I usually do is, I start the night with a big list of all the songs I think I want to play. I sort it in groups of 3 songs that will fit well together and moves the music somewhere. From this big list I decide while DJing which mini set I want to use while DJing. Of course while DJing I often c...
by Roy
Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:26 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Finding your voice as a DJ
Replies: 63
Views: 24387

I no longer have any specific DJ personality, I now have mulitple personalties. I just like to play good music mix in some common stuff with stuff that people have not heard. Every time I DJ my personality molds to the crowd. Even playing at the same venue the crowd might like faster stuff on any gi...
by Roy
Fri Oct 20, 2006 5:45 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Sexy/Naughty Music
Replies: 23
Views: 7918

There is a CD that has many naughty blues and jazz songs called Copulation Blues. I actually play, New Rubbin' on that darn old thing by Oscar's Chicago Swingers occasionally at Lindy hop events, it's an uptempo classic jazz song few people notice how dirty the lyrics are, but if they listened they ...