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by julius
Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:47 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Swingable "other genre" music
Replies: 5
Views: 7064

Try reading all the articles in the other section of the forum, devoted specifically to non-swing music:

http://www.swingdjs.com/phpbb2/viewforum.php?f=10
by julius
Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Narvin Kimball: Ninety and Still Delivering
Replies: 6
Views: 2099

Re: Narvin Kimball: Ninety and Still Delivering

This album kicks butt. Recorded live in 1999 at Yoshi's in Oakland (one of the best jazz clubs in the world) and therefore has impeccable sound. Narvin on banjo, Paul Cosentino on Piano, Evan Christopher on clarinet, bass, trombone, trumpet, drums. A little pre-swing, songs are on the long side, bu...
by julius
Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Narvin Kimball: Ninety and Still Delivering
Replies: 6
Views: 2099

When he sang St. Louis Blues on that album I thought it was one of the younger guys until I looked at the liner notes. He really sounded like he was 30.

I didn't know you played pianna too. That's pretty cool.
by julius
Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Narvin Kimball: Ninety and Still Delivering
Replies: 6
Views: 2099

Narvin Kimball: Ninety and Still Delivering

This album kicks butt. Recorded live in 1999 at Yoshi's in Oakland (one of the best jazz clubs in the world) and therefore has impeccable sound. Narvin on banjo, Paul Cosentino on Piano, Evan Christopher on clarinet, bass, trombone, trumpet, drums. A little pre-swing, songs are on the long side, but...
by julius
Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Barrett Deems: Deemus
Replies: 0
Views: 1117

Barrett Deems: Deemus

If you like clarinet and drums and some rippin' guitar, check out the album "Deemus" by Barrett Deems, who was Louis Armstrong's All-Star drummer (and is mentioned by name in Now You Has Jazz). It was recorded in 1978 and, well, the musicianship is outstanding. Picked this up for $2.99 at Louisiana ...
by julius
Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Black Angel, Ike Turner
Replies: 5
Views: 1634

It's probably the end titles music for the show.
by julius
Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How do you get late 30s tracks to sound brighter at dances?
Replies: 81
Views: 25792

From my long-ago garage band days I recall a piece of equipment called the BBE Aural Exciter which was used on most major studio albums of the day (well, at the time I listened primarily to heavy rock and metal). No magazine could pin down exactly what it did, but speculation ranged from boosting hi...
by julius
Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Campus Five in the studio
Replies: 64
Views: 15674

I like the songs fine, I was just amused at "we wouldn't ordinarily do this BUT..."

Just messin' with him. Jonathan knows I dig his band.

In general I don't object to people making money from artistic endeavors. I wish it would happen more often.
by julius
Thu Jan 11, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Uberparty Lindy
Replies: 59
Views: 13490

I have a drum instruction book by Gene Krupa which tells you to play hi-hats in a way that emphasizes the 1 and 3. Hadn't realized that more modern jazz accents the 2 and 4 on the ride/hi-hat pattern until you pointed it out.

Subtle stuff really makes a huge difference in feel.
by julius
Tue Dec 12, 2006 5:15 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Anita O'Day R.I.P.
Replies: 12
Views: 3367

Re: promoting

She was at Lindygroove a few months ago signing her new "Indestructible" album.
by julius
Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:14 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Major & minor keys in swing music
Replies: 56
Views: 19148

The A section of Willow Weep For Me has an overall major tonality although parts of the chord progression imply a minor key. The B section has an overall minor tonality. It is coolly ambiguous about the major/minor key, which I think is a key feature of blues, and which makes Willow Weep For Me a bl...
by julius
Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Swing/Jazz books
Replies: 18
Views: 5407

I'm not flaming anyone, I'm observing that maybe the tracks would be usable for someone else. Sorry if it came off that way.

As far as jazz books, everyone should read "Reading Jazz", which is a thousand page collection of excerpts from other jazz books.
by julius
Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:51 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Swing/Jazz books
Replies: 18
Views: 5407

Everyone's tolerance for noise defect removal is different. As a listener, I would prefer to hear crackles and pops and hiss plus frequencies from the instruments in that range instead of a clean, but dulled version. On a lot of old, badly remastered tracks you cannot hear cymbals at all because the...
by julius
Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:15 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Personal evolution of music preferences
Replies: 25
Views: 5846

Just out of curiosity, have any of you ever DJed a dance/event with some of the oldtimers (Dawn, Frankie, Norma, etc.) and asked them afterwards what they thought about the music? I can't decide if they'd be brutally honest or polite, and also I'd be interested in hearing what their evolution in mus...
by julius
Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:26 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Campus Five in the studio
Replies: 64
Views: 15674

Maybe we could record the JSO at, um, some live event. You know, that one.