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by julius
Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Campus Five in the studio
Replies: 64
Views: 15674

Re: Campus Five in the studio

Campus Five wrote: Bei Bist Du Schoen - although we generally wouldn't such a played song
One O'Clock Jump - another obvious chesnut that we'd otherwise avoid. I
It Don't Mean a Thing - again, another chesnut we would generally avoid,
Sellouts!

:D
by julius
Fri Nov 03, 2006 3:18 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Personal evolution of music preferences
Replies: 25
Views: 5846

John, sometimes your attitudes about music come off as something other than "this is good music, you might like it". It comes across as "this is good music, someday the uneducated will learn to appreciate it", which is a little bit irritating. (Yes, I have that irritating habit as well as many other...
by julius
Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:49 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Dizzy Atmosphere, Dizzy Gillespie
Replies: 2
Views: 1754

by julius
Wed Oct 18, 2006 1:37 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Of Dizzy and things that go "bop" in the night.
Replies: 24
Views: 19058

Is that really Confirmation? Maybe it's an excerpt from the middle of a version, but I don't hear the head of Confirmation anywhere in the clip.
I also don't remember the stop-time riffs in the song either.

Amazon sound sample
by julius
Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:28 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The End of Tower Records
Replies: 2
Views: 1430

My two favorite record stores in college were Poo-Bah's (local Pasadena shop) and Tower. Pretty much the first record store I ever went to in LA was the original Tower Records on the Sunset Strip and I remember boggling at the ENORMOUS number of CDs (compared to most stores back then). I used to buy...
by julius
Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:22 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Armstrong's Hot 5 & 7's - Columbia/Sony or JSP remaster?
Replies: 2
Views: 1248

If you buy the set that comes in what looks like a book, with bound black and brown cloth covers and really, really nice liner notes, I have some advice. Do NOT keep the loose CDs inside the book. If you store the book upright, eventually the weight of the CDs will sink into the glue that holds the ...
by julius
Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:10 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: New Dean Mora CD
Replies: 19
Views: 5150

I recall someone bothered to ask an old-timer about song lengths before and that if a song went on too long, the dancers just agreed to finish it and go find another partner.

Seems reasonable to me.
by julius
Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:00 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Christina Aguilera "Back To Basics"
Replies: 13
Views: 9025

If, as is obvious, the "Other Music" forum doesn't interest you, why read it?
by julius
Sat Sep 30, 2006 10:52 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Finding your voice as a DJ
Replies: 63
Views: 25096

DJs play for dancers. But Allen said it best: However, I really get annoyed when they chop out horn solos, because, in their opinion, they are too lengthy and boring, and, perhaps, make the recording too long for dancing. My advice to them is to play another shorter recording . I think dancers like ...
by julius
Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:31 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Finding your voice as a DJ
Replies: 63
Views: 25096

I think that's kind of naive. Almost every "popular" song recorded today is either recorded to be radio suitable or remixed to be radio suitable by everyone involved in the process. As John points out, I'm referring mainly to jazz music. I'm sure many jazz musicians don't care what happens to their...
by julius
Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: the shape of song
Replies: 11
Views: 3726

MIDI is a communication protocol that allows one instrument to "play" another, and to provide for converting the timing and pitch into numbers. You can record a MIDI version of a real-time performance (e.g. piano) and play it back and essentially what you have is a player piano roll; a performance j...
by julius
Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:23 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Mulitple Songs from ULHS 2006
Replies: 12
Views: 7189

#3 is Black and Tan Fantasy. No idea who the artist is, but someone on the clarinet has a REALLY good low register.

heat 3 song 2 is Bag's Groove from Night Train. OP is instantly recognizable.

Wish I could identify song 1 that heat, it's somewhat familar.
by julius
Thu Sep 28, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Finding your voice as a DJ
Replies: 63
Views: 25096

Yes, I say How dare anyone change anything: How dare the arranger change the original composition, How dare the musician add that syncopation to the end of that chorus arrangement, How dare the recording producer tell the musician to play in a particular way, How dare the recording engineer turn do...
by julius
Thu Sep 28, 2006 3:22 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown
Replies: 9
Views: 3043

Here is a quick synopsis of kitkat's analytical thought process:

Is the music scratchy and old? It's Reuben.
Is the person I'm dancing with scratchy and old? It's Swifty.
by julius
Fri Sep 22, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown
Replies: 9
Views: 3043

I think the only other DJ was Giselle. Well, Peter Strom DJed the soul/R&B thing at Sunday late night of course.