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by julius
Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Got Backup?
Replies: 14
Views: 6230

There is also the option of renting storage space online and uploading all your music to an off-site server. elephantdrive.com has unlimited storage space but you can only upload 100 gigs per month, or about 200 cds if you rip to flac format. Might be quite a long term project to upload some of our ...
by julius
Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:35 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: LA Jazz Institute big band festival
Replies: 4
Views: 2755

Some of us like jazz, period, not just swing music. I know, it's alien and creepy.

But at any rate, you don't see 24 big bands at one event very often.
by julius
Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:32 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Syllabus for Swing DJ Training
Replies: 61
Views: 21445

This is a way-out-of-left-field suggestion, but I think it would be cool if a syllabus for swing DJs could include talking to swing musicians to hear their take on music and playing for dancers.
by julius
Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Syllabus for Swing DJ Training
Replies: 61
Views: 21445

In a flippant act of defiance, I intentionally flaunted the "rules" for a few months thereafter to test the issue and show just how successful a set could be while blatantly flaunting the rules, until some friends convinced me to just continue to simply ignore the guidelines instead of intentionall...
by julius
Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:43 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Original swing era songs with edits
Replies: 12
Views: 3442

You probably have the Carnegie Hall 'complete'. The 1950 album version had been edited, and it went unnoticed for a while.


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by julius
Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Question about early Jazz
Replies: 6
Views: 1924

Whoops, I misread the question. You're asking for both 2-beat feel and 4-beat in the same song? Listen to Red Hot Pepper from Wynton Marsalis' album "Mr. Jelly Lord". The end of the amazon.com clip transitions into a four beat feel.
by julius
Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Question about early Jazz
Replies: 6
Views: 1924

Mr. Ghost Goes To Town is 2-beat feel. The bass plays on 1 and 3. The rhythm overall is somewhat choppy. Charleston (the dance) is also choppy. Natch is four beat feel: the bass emphasizes all four beats of each bar equally. In fact the rhythm section plays fairly evenly on all four beats. Lindy ho...
by julius
Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Original swing era songs with edits
Replies: 12
Views: 3442

One famous edit is chopping out Freddie Green's entire solo from Benny Goodman's Live at Carnegie Hall album. Given how rarely he soloed, that was really surprising when it was discovered. They also removed a few choruses from other musicians too. These edits were performed in (I think) the fifties ...
by julius
Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Very Fast Songs
Replies: 20
Views: 5748

I think the Sands version is really ragged. The band doesn't seem too together at that tempo.
by julius
Wed Sep 05, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Youtube Jazz Tunes
Replies: 33
Views: 9904

Look up the Carling family on youtube. They play Herrang often (every year?)
by julius
Wed Sep 05, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Drummer Man
Replies: 32
Views: 7916

No one musician makes or breaks a band, but the rhythm section as a whole is crucial for determining the feel. The drummer is a fairly important part of the rhythm section. I think the musicians are more in tune with what the drummer is doing than dancers are, but that's to be expected. Unfortunatel...
by julius
Wed Sep 05, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: LA Jazz Institute big band festival
Replies: 4
Views: 2755

LA Jazz Institute big band festival

http://lajazzinstitute.org/images/e.pdf

Essentially modern jazz big band, but if you're a fan of a flaming reeds and screaming brass, this might be your thing.
by julius
Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Drummer Man
Replies: 32
Views: 7916

Here's Krupa: http://www.drummerworld.com/Videos/GeneKrupashowtime.html This isn't too representative since Gene is trying to be flamboyant instead of playing a basic swing rhythm, but I think it's pretty evident the accent is on 1 and 3, on the hi-hat. So there's an accent on 1 (stick hitting the h...
by julius
Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Best of the Slow
Replies: 5
Views: 1867

Sugar Blues
Tin Roof Blues (an all-time favorite)
Weary Blues
Creole Love Call (can be a bit campy)
Black and Blue
Mis'ry and the Blues (Jack Teagarden)

I've been enjoying dancing to ballads recently too.
by julius
Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:15 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Drummer Man
Replies: 32
Views: 7916

We really need audio samples to understand what you are talking about. A swung rhythm to a dancer is "tri ple-step tri ple-step" where 'trih' falls on beats 1 and 3. Drummers say it like this: "tah yup-ti tah yup-ti tah". A Swing rhythm is "TAH yup-ti TAH yup-ti", where the accent is on TAH, or 1 a...