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by morte100
Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:25 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Adding track separators in a continuous mix
Replies: 2
Views: 1814

Adding track separators in a continuous mix

This isn't something we're generally called upon to do as Swing DJ's, but hopefully someone will know of a piece of cheap software that does this. I record my vinyl mixes on my computer as hour long wav's and then burn them to CD as one track. However, I'd like to add tracks markers without adding p...
by morte100
Sun Feb 08, 2004 5:59 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Mose Allison
Replies: 14
Views: 4114

sardonic grins rule. "that's alright" (prestige collection greatest hits) is a winner in bluesy situations at 103 bpm. i love listening to him or playing somethings in non-dance situations, but not a lot of actual swing imo. _d
by morte100
Tue Dec 30, 2003 3:16 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Favorite waltz tunes?
Replies: 28
Views: 14169

KevinSchaper wrote:here's one tango..
at last...you've found someone to tango with!

yeah, i can't help but think of "Scent of a woman" when I hear that one. _d
by morte100
Tue Dec 30, 2003 12:53 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Favorite waltz tunes?
Replies: 28
Views: 14169

Trav- Joe Turner (pianist not vocalist) has a version of Jitterbug Waltz that's good and danceable, and that you might find in your collection some place. It's off of Joe's Back in Town among others. Tango music for actual tango dancers is a much more difficult genre to dip into. I'd be very relucta...
by morte100
Tue Dec 30, 2003 12:34 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: JSP Records
Replies: 10
Views: 3985

Lawrence wrote:These" meaning JSP or Mosaic, as well?
Typing mosaic in the label search box would prove unfruitful. I mean the JSP boxes that Yakov listed. _d
by morte100
Tue Dec 30, 2003 12:28 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Getting pushed out
Replies: 63
Views: 18056

I agree with "ask the owner" thing. May be uncomfortable, but if you don't ask, you will keep spinning your wheels. I would suggest approaching it as "asking for feedback"....note that your # of shifts have decreased, and ask if that is a reflection of any concerns about your DJing that he/she has ...
by morte100
Tue Dec 30, 2003 12:08 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: JSP Records
Replies: 10
Views: 3985

Many (if not all) of these are available on emusic. I downloaded a good lot of 'em before they became capitalists trying to be a profitable company (bastards). There's still good info/previews available by going to emusic.com, choosing "label" in the search parameter drop-down box, and typing "JSP"....
by morte100
Tue Dec 30, 2003 12:01 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Who do you play most?
Replies: 22
Views: 5753

basie - no doubt about it.
by morte100
Fri Dec 19, 2003 6:19 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: DJing Non-Swing Venues as a Paying Gig
Replies: 29
Views: 9671

http://www.ninjatune.net/videos/video.php?type=qt&id=56 Basin Street Blues - Kid Koala I came across this when i was looking for some music online. It's pretty mind bending - for me at least. I don't know exactly how it has gone down, but it KK is playing a turntable as a musical instrument to crea...
by morte100
Fri Dec 19, 2003 6:04 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Getting pushed out
Replies: 63
Views: 18056

I have no need to kiss a$$ on this one, so there's no hidden motivation behind my comments. Mainstem is one of my favorite DJ's ever, anywhere and my primary inspiration for getting into DJing at all. I don't think there's any chance of the problem being that he's losing touch with the dancers. TTD ...
by morte100
Fri Dec 19, 2003 5:48 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Previewing. How do you DJ without it.
Replies: 47
Views: 21703

I bring my own mixer/cd player if I can - primarily so that I can preview/cue. So many swing venues have such crappy equipment. How many times have you had to DJ off of two walkmans? I can't stand it. It makes it so i can't dance because I have to spend so much more time taking care of everything. T...
by morte100
Wed Dec 17, 2003 7:34 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Christmas songs
Replies: 56
Views: 21386

I just made a CD with some that I might play tonight if the mood strikes: Merry Christmas Baby - Lionel Hampton & Orchestra; Sonny Parker, Vocal Please Come Home for Christmas - Charles Brown I Want My Baby for Christmas - Jimmy Liggins Christmas Time Blues - Roy Milton Winter Wonderland - Wynton Ma...
by morte100
Sun Dec 14, 2003 2:40 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Port Of Harlem Jazzmen on Mosaic...
Replies: 10
Views: 3482

morte100 wrote:it's not to me. i think i paid $15 for copy #1939
by morte100
Fri Dec 12, 2003 6:43 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: DJing Non-Swing Venues as a Paying Gig
Replies: 29
Views: 9671

Funny my friend Bob, one half of Jacob London, was just telling me how there is a big movement in house music to incopproate jazz and swing jazz. They call it house swing. Maybe it's because it's what I'm into and so my awareness of it is heightened, but it seems to me that trend is more pervasive ...
by morte100
Fri Dec 12, 2003 6:26 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Port Of Harlem Jazzmen on Mosaic...
Replies: 10
Views: 3482

CafeSavoy wrote:Those songs were out on cd.
That's true, but I don't necessarily purchase only albums that aren't available on CD - to me that's just a bonus - just like I don't just buy music that's danceable.

Or were you just responding to the original question? _d