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by Toon Town Dave
Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: 40's & 50's R&B
Replies: 3
Views: 4690

The King R&B Box Set is a good place to start. Most of the big names were signed to King at some point. If you want to get in to more bubble-gummy R&B, the early stuff from Atlantic Records is decent. Notably Ruth Brown. There's some pretty good New Orleans R&B around also. Smiley Lewis, Dave Bartol...
by Toon Town Dave
Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Louis Armstrong 24-Hour B'cast on WKCR 89.9 FM Wednesday 8/4
Replies: 2
Views: 1607

Thanks for the heads up. Hopefully I can get a chance to tune it at work on Wednesday.
by Toon Town Dave
Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: eMusic Song/Album recomendations
Replies: 210
Views: 67202

I just stumbled across the elusive Big 18 albums (Live Echos and More Live Echos) on eMusic. It doesn't look like anyone has mentioned it on the board:
http://www.emusic.com/artist/The-Big-18 ... 74326.html
by Toon Town Dave
Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Your personal, in home stereo system
Replies: 45
Views: 15175

*bump*

So, I'm in the market for something for the living room of my new house. Does anyone have any recommendations for speakers or amps (ie brands/models)?
by Toon Town Dave
Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Yacht Club Swing (version ID)
Replies: 16
Views: 4781

Both albums appear to be available in Canada.
by Toon Town Dave
Tue May 04, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hey Mister Jesse Podcast
Replies: 254
Views: 108899

A quick note on the Three Peppers, many more recordings are available on eMusic outside of the US (at least in Canada).

There are two complete CDs:
Complete Jazz Series 1937 - 1940
Eddie Cole & The Three Peppers

and one of their recordings is featured on this compilation:
Vocal Group Magic
by Toon Town Dave
Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Quick, give me some recommendations!
Replies: 32
Views: 9100

I've been digging some of the stuff off the Edgar Hayes 1937-1938 Chronological Classics along with some stuff from Bennie Moten's band like Kansas City Breakdown, Moten Stomp, Rite Tite and The Count.
by Toon Town Dave
Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Good Queen Bess, Ellington/Hodges
Replies: 5
Views: 2601

Sounds like Good Queen Bess. I know of recordings by Johnny Hodges and Peter Davis' Lindy Hop Heaven. I'm partial to the Hodges version.
by Toon Town Dave
Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Recent Probems wit Winamp
Replies: 21
Views: 7418

I have no ideas to try but I can say that I have not encountered a problem with the same configuration under Windows XP.

By "recently", do you mean the past 2 or 3 weeks?
by Toon Town Dave
Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Copyright Issues: Recording Old Material for New Albums
Replies: 13
Views: 3829

I can speak to my understanding of what happens in Canada. I think the rules here are similar to but not identical to the U.S. equivalent. There are two rights to consider: performance and mechanical. Performance would be performing a composition. The owner of a copyrighted composition automatically...
by Toon Town Dave
Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Recording technique recommended for a new big band album
Replies: 40
Views: 13508

Nope, it still happens today. One of our local bands just finished recording a new album that way. I was a bit disappointed when I found out.
by Toon Town Dave
Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: eMusic Song/Album recomendations
Replies: 210
Views: 67202

If I had to guess, it's probably more about the risk of a huge copyright lawsuit in the U.S. vs the small amount of sales from the U.S. All the Chrono-classics were produced under European copyright where they the recordings are fair game after 50 years. It's odd that we still have them in Canada. U...
by Toon Town Dave
Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Sing You Sinners, Ella Fitzgerald
Replies: 3
Views: 2273

Sounds like Sing You Sinners but I'm not familiar with that version. I like it.
by Toon Town Dave
Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: eMusic Song/Album recomendations
Replies: 210
Views: 67202

Looks like they're still available on eMusic Canada
by Toon Town Dave
Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Crytzer's Blue Rhythm Band's debut CD
Replies: 32
Views: 8623

Yeah, definitely early swing era but also definitely swing, not trad. The rhythm section is playing true to the old style swing.