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by Ryan
Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Crytzer's Blue Rhythm Band's debut CD
Replies: 32
Views: 8108

This album is amazing.
by Ryan
Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hey DJs! Does anyone play.......
Replies: 48
Views: 9704

I mean, hell...god-damn Harry James and there he is on the bandstand like it's 1942! You won't see that again any time soon. Too bad it wasn't like 1937. :) All kidding aside, I will say that the later Harry James does very little for me from a dancing / dj'ing standpoint, but he had a couple fanta...
by Ryan
Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:29 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Viper Mad
Replies: 5
Views: 2241

Mr Awesomer wrote:The cleanest copy of that song is on the Sweet and Lowdown soundtrack.
You can get it DRM-free 256kbps MP3 here.


Just buy the whole album instead, it's fantastic.
by Ryan
Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Worst Songs Ever Heard at a Lindy Hop Night?
Replies: 107
Views: 38775

Some of those songs are not really what I would call bad. Fire or Queen may not be certain DJs cup of tea, but no reason to get harsh, too many dancers like them for them to really be considered the worst. Maybe, they would fit a list of the cheesiest songs. I don't think anyone is surprised that t...
by Ryan
Thu May 22, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Art Tatum re-performance album
Replies: 2
Views: 1207

Re: Art Tatum re-performance album

trev wrote:
I wonder when they'll release the new Lester Young album... or Buddy Bolden :P

:D

I'm pretty sure it only works for PIANO PLAYERS considering the technology.
by Ryan
Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:35 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing
Replies: 152
Views: 67222

The Echo Indigo DJ Express Card won't hit the market until late December now. I called today and it got pushed back a few months.
by Ryan
Sun Sep 16, 2007 6:48 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing
Replies: 152
Views: 67222

Surreal wrote:Has anyone had any experience with the Creative Xmod? Cnet review below:
http://reviews.cnet.com/external-audio- ... 05686.html

Yeah. I use it. It sounds fantastic. They have an express card version of the same thing though if you want something non-USB.
by Ryan
Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Tip the DJ Commercials
Replies: 45
Views: 15010

Why not just start charging a small cover for those dancing? 3 dollars a piece at 20-30 people on average (which is small) would net you a meaningful amount. I mean, who would balk at a 3 dollar cover? Fuck do it at 2 dollars and you'd probably be okay. Especially if the bar is cool not taking a cut...
by Ryan
Mon Sep 10, 2007 10:25 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing
Replies: 152
Views: 67222

Wow a Slick Mike sighting. Where you been Westie?
by Ryan
Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:15 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Tip the DJ Commercials
Replies: 45
Views: 15010

As a dancer, I would find that INCREDIBLY annoying. I understand your situation, but you would be better served probably by just posting a sign near the DJ booth or near the entrance if you have to post anything at all.
by Ryan
Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:38 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Caiman.com
Replies: 14
Views: 6428

I've had almost no problems with them. Sometimes their stuff takes a few weeks, but that's about it.
by Ryan
Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:35 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: The magic of iTunes Smart Playlists
Replies: 16
Views: 7554

Yes, but I can't do BOTH, right? I'd love it if I for example could state that "Genre" contains "Jazz" OR "Blues" BUT NOT "Groove" AND "Year" is "1954". Is that possible? /Jonas Yes. The trick (as stated above) is to do a preliminary filter on another playlist. You have to do this on any field that...
by Ryan
Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:46 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: LA Jazz Institute big band festival
Replies: 4
Views: 2734

Wow, way to really sell it. I'm SOOOO excited now. Really. Jumping up and down.
by Ryan
Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:43 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Best Recordings of... Dark Eyes / Ochi Chornya
Replies: 6
Views: 1878

Best Recordings of... Dark Eyes / Ochi Chornya

zipthebird wrote:I love Dark Eyes.
The other thread reminded me how much I love this song. I like the Slam Stewart, Fats Waller, Jack Teagarden and Erroll Garner versions. Also love the Wingy Manone "Ochi Chornya" version.

What else is out there worth getting?
by Ryan
Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:29 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing
Replies: 152
Views: 67222

Has anyone seen anything besides this? sound card I have the USB version of the X-Fi and it's pretty great so far. There's not a lot of good Expresscard sound cards yet. Personally if I were you I would buy the Creative X-Fi or wait for the Echo Indigo DJ express card that should be coming out in m...