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by Capt Morgan
Mon May 02, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Tommy Dorsey "Ship Ahoy! Outtake w Rich, Elman, Dorsey
Replies: 2
Views: 1504

Boy, that singer has as much on screen personality as a block of wood.
by Capt Morgan
Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Worst Songs Ever Heard at a Lindy Hop Night?
Replies: 107
Views: 40445

For some reason, this guy keep posting on the SoCalSwing forum asking for compliments on how great his original music is.

You be the judge:
http://www.tunecore.com/music/anthonypmaurosr
by Capt Morgan
Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Beautiful swing ballads for dancing
Replies: 18
Views: 8822

Yeah, Solid Old Man is my favorite slow swingin' tune. I got turned onto it by the lead guitar player from the Hot Club of San Francisco. They do an amazing version of it. Here are some more songs: Apex Blues by Earl Fatha Hines @ 95 bpm Tears by Django Reinhardt @ 115 bpm Memories of You by Benny G...
by Capt Morgan
Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Beautiful swing ballads for dancing
Replies: 18
Views: 8822

Here's a couple of my favorites: Soild Old Man by Django Reinhardt (and featuring some of Duke Ellington's band) @ 95 BPM Petite Fleur by Sidney Bechet @ 95 BPM After Hours by Benny Goodman @ 95 BPM When I Grow Too Old To Dream by Nat King Cole (After Midnight Session) @ 110 BPM I'll post some more ...
by Capt Morgan
Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Straighten Up And Fly Right
Replies: 8
Views: 2502

Cheers Russell. Love the "Girls from Mars" CD - super cool modern small group swing - just downloaded the whole album :D Along the same lines . . . If you like Nat King Cole Trio, you have to check out "Remembering Mr. Cole" by Joe Bourne and the Gary Moran Trio . Their version of "Satchel Mouth Ba...
by Capt Morgan
Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Dependable purveyors of good quality recordings.....
Replies: 17
Views: 4437

FYI, pretty much all of the Chronological Classics are now available by Digital Download on AmazonMP3.
by Capt Morgan
Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Looking for good Gypsy Swing suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 6678

Check out the "Hot Club of San Francisco" (aka Le Jazz Hot), the "Hot Club of Detroit", "Twin Cities Hot Club", and "Peal Django" for some modern gypsy bands.
by Capt Morgan
Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Solid Old Man, Duke Ellington
Replies: 3
Views: 2084

THanks. Great song! Check out Bob Hunt's Duke Ellington Orchestra for a really good cover of the song. Django Reinhardt also covered the tune, when Ellington's Orchestra visited Paris, and he recorded the tune with members of the Orchestra. Unfortunately, Django and Duke couldn't record together be...
by Capt Morgan
Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Keep Punchin
Replies: 35
Views: 12941

Re: not quite

Well, I think I jumped the gun. It definitely has some similar parts, but no, it's not the song. Perhaps the Big Apple routine would fit to it though. Rob It's a good song though, and I can hear the similarities. But looking up the song online, it was recorded in 1945, so even if they were related,...
by Capt Morgan
Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Worst Songs Ever Heard at a Lindy Hop Night?
Replies: 107
Views: 40445

Ok, Herrang 2009 is coming up again. I need more of the worst songs you've ever heard at a lindy hop night for me "Ultimately Bad Lindy Hop Music Showcase." Surely there's some new "classics" that you'd like to share with me. Fire away! I came across this while browsing swing MP3's on Amazon: SWING...
by Capt Morgan
Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: "30 Good Hot Records" from LIFE
Replies: 10
Views: 4996

"30 Good Hot Records" from LIFE

In the August 8, 1938 issue of Life Magazine there's a great article about swing, and toward the end, there's a list of "30 Good Hot Records". They Are: 1) Albert Ammons - Boogie Woogie Stomp 2) Louis Armstrong - West End Blues 3) Mildred Bailey - Long About Midnight 4) Bix Beiderbecke - Riverboat ...
by Capt Morgan
Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Collegiate Shag please?
Replies: 18
Views: 6374

lipi wrote:you should spell "palate" correctly
I have an excuse. I'm an engineer.
by Capt Morgan
Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Collegiate Shag please?
Replies: 18
Views: 6374

... and jf you've never danced balboa to a great hip hop tune or danced fast lindy to punk or metal, you might be surprised by what you're missing. I have. Most everyone goes through that phase. Mine was in 2004. But just how beer and chips gives way to wine and brie, pallet's change with age, so d...
by Capt Morgan
Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:39 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Collegiate Shag please?
Replies: 18
Views: 6374

Re: Collegiate Shag please?

So after the Hot Rhythm ball in Austin I have once again caught the shag bug so please some one what is the first song in this clip and can someone give me some other good shag suggestions. I know all the popular ones so more rare than Mr ghost goes to town, Caricoa, man from mars, or oh lady be go...