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by Toon Town Dave
Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Crytzer's Blue Rhythm Band's debut CD
Replies: 32
Views: 8647

Just received it in the mail yesterday. The rhythm section is powerful and solid like a Royal Hudson and it's hard to believe the original tunes weren't penned by Fletcher Henderson and Don Redman. Kudos to Glenn and all the musicians on a fantastic album!
by Toon Town Dave
Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Jitterbug Stroll songs
Replies: 4
Views: 3150

"Second Balcony Jump" (Al Cooper and the Savoy Sultans or Panama Francis) would probably work, I'm not sure if it has the right number of phrases but it's 12 bar and kind of fits the movements.
by Toon Town Dave
Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Fats Waller interview (NYTimes, July 25, 1943)
Replies: 4
Views: 2030

Neat. Fats' description of algebra sounds more like predicate calculus, I never saw that until 2nd year university. No wonder he dropped out of high school!
by Toon Town Dave
Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Where to get song from 1946 film "Let's Go Steady"
Replies: 4
Views: 2026

I suspect not, there's nothing listed on allmusic.com.
by Toon Town Dave
Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Worst Songs Ever Heard at a Lindy Hop Night?
Replies: 107
Views: 41042

The Andrews Sisters, an unfortunate way to ruin a symphony.
by Toon Town Dave
Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Worst Songs Ever Heard at a Lindy Hop Night?
Replies: 107
Views: 41042

I doubt the girls interest in Buble has much to do with his music. As an aside, Bria Skonberg from Vancouver (51st Eight/ Big Bang Jazz Band and Mighty Aphrodite ) who is popular with swing dancers in the Seattle and Vancouver, BC areas put out a solo album this summer. It's in a similar vein to Bul...
by Toon Town Dave
Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Crytzer's Blue Rhythm Band's debut CD
Replies: 32
Views: 8647

Sounds like a great CD, I really enjoyed the band at CJ and SLE.

Is the disc out now? Any chance it will be available from CD Baby? The price isn't bad but shipping to Canada is pretty steep for a single CD.
by Toon Town Dave
Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: "Secret" Tracks
Replies: 20
Views: 7138

I prefer to share the details of the music I'm playing if anyone is interested. Getting more great music out there benefits the community. As a DJ, I consider the music part of my toolbox. My skill as a DJ is awareness of the music and selecting the music to play from my collection, not having more ...
by Toon Town Dave
Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 170690

I read the first 2 interviews and lost interest. A few facts, too much emphasis on marketing doublespeak. First dude blames the USB cable for bad audio, celestial misalignment would be a more plausible excuse. Second dude goes on about "2 dimensional DAC" to eliminate jitter. Not sure what that is o...
by Toon Town Dave
Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:13 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: A jazz CD collection on eBay
Replies: 5
Views: 1735

WOW!

No need for a shipping container although it'll take 7 or 8 bankers boxes.
by Toon Town Dave
Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 170690

I'd avoid HP hardware. I've had too many friends encounter issues with HP PCs. I have a 2-1/2 year old Dell Inspiron that I've been happy with. The power brick died after a year and the one of the hinges broke earlier this year. Both were replaced/repaired under warranty promptly, without question. ...
by Toon Town Dave
Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 170690

To be honest, hardware capability has far out-paced software demands over the last several years, a faster/different processor probably won't make much difference. Vista is the notable exception because it is a pig that needs a lot of RAM. If you are concerned about performance, the one thing I woul...
by Toon Town Dave
Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: DJing Software.
Replies: 113
Views: 45495

Nathan summed it up pretty well. For a novice DJ, I'd say the Winamp/iTunes combination or equivalent would be the best place to start. Once you get used to it, you'll probably figure out what you'd like to do differently to make your job easier and then you can shop for better software. Those of us...
by Toon Town Dave
Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Can Music Be Too Fast? (Or Slow)
Replies: 5
Views: 5871

I think it's completely dependent on the audience. Certainly, the extreme fast and slow music is much more challenging. The cutoff tempo mostly on skill. On the fast end, how tired the audience it can play a big role as well but I've been surprised many times how well a fast tune will still go over ...
by Toon Town Dave
Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Strategies for reducing treble harshness on 1930s tracks
Replies: 24
Views: 9741

This might be a more useful tool for analyzing an audio signal:
http://www.zelscope.com/index.html