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by djstarr
Wed May 21, 2003 5:28 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Overplayed songs
Replies: 53
Views: 20874

What I've heard quite a bit lately is Sent for You Yesterday -- at least there are a lot of different versions of this song. We used to play Eva Cassidy's Wade in the Water a lot, but I don't hear it anymore; I'm also starting to play a piano version by Charlie Haden that most people don't quite rec...
by djstarr
Wed May 21, 2003 4:32 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Good Birthday Jam Songs
Replies: 10
Views: 7980

Roy Milton

Here's another one I came across when listening to Roy Milton today "It's later than you think".....
by djstarr
Wed May 21, 2003 4:28 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Why are all the DJs male?
Replies: 111
Views: 43057

I think the way you guys fill up sonny's with new volunteers all the time is so cool. There's so many people up there now who are aware and excited by so much good music because of it. Thanks Kevin - you should give a shout out to Bethany - she's the one doing all the hard work to coordinate etc. I...
by djstarr
Wed May 21, 2003 1:13 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Why are all the DJs male?
Replies: 111
Views: 43057

Part of the reason I started this thread is to find out how to encourage some of the ladies to share the burden. Even though I played jazz saxophone in college and have always loved jazz, and have been dancing lindy about 5 years, I only started DJ'ing in the past couple of months. Part of the reas...
by djstarr
Tue May 20, 2003 2:41 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Why are all the DJs male?
Replies: 111
Views: 43057

female djs

We are too busy posting on all the ladie's lounges about how skanky all the male dancers are ;-) Seriously, there is a good mix of male and female dj's in the Pacific NW. I think this board is still a little new, and I know that I'm just finding the time to read and post to this board. We had a big ...
by djstarr
Tue May 20, 2003 1:14 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Good Birthday Jam Songs
Replies: 10
Views: 7980

two of my favorites: Ernestine Anderson's "I love being here with you" off the live Concord album Roy Milton's "Porter's Love Song". They are both mid-tempo, around 3 minutes - easy to dance to by everyone. I always wanted to have a Bal bday jam, but as a follow that would be har...
by djstarr
Tue May 20, 2003 1:06 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Bop v. Swing
Replies: 32
Views: 16885

Charlie Parker

I liked the quote about "Fuck the dancers"....I love Charlie Parker, but it's hard to find stuff of his that is danceable; early Charlie Parker with the Jay McShann Orchestra is still good since he hadn't developed his mature style yet, but most of the stuff on the Ken Burns' Charlie Parke...
by djstarr
Tue May 20, 2003 12:47 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Theme Songs
Replies: 60
Views: 21030

Ernestine Anderson

I'm just starting to DJ regularly; my "anthem" is 'I love being here with you' - Ernestine Anderson, The Concord Jazz Heritage Series. A guy who used to DJ in Seattle when I was first learning to Lindy (Ben Solomon) played this all the time, and I did my first birthday dance to this song. ...