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by Shorty Dave
Mon Aug 15, 2005 10:39 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Stuff Similar to The Three Sounds??
Replies: 10
Views: 3533

Who's Gene Harris?
by Shorty Dave
Fri Aug 05, 2005 6:29 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: LaVerne Butler Playing for Dancers!
Replies: 0
Views: 1919

LaVerne Butler Playing for Dancers!

Thought some of you might be interested in this... It started with Junior Mance’s first gig for lindy hoppers. Then came John Bunch’s and Ray Bryant’s premier lindy hop event. And then, of course, The Basie Centennial Ball. Now the gang at Jelly Roll Productions and Yehoodi.com are teaming up again ...
by Shorty Dave
Thu Jul 28, 2005 11:57 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: The Hora!
Replies: 2
Views: 2478

The Hora!

Ok, so a swing dancer friend is having a wedding this Sunday and I'm DJing it. They requested that I make sure to have The Hora. And, well, a nice Jewish boy like myself, well, doesn't have it. Does anyone have a copy of it that they can email to me?! It would be much appreciated. my email address i...
by Shorty Dave
Thu Jun 16, 2005 3:41 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Songs from non US DJs
Replies: 34
Views: 7674

Also, if it was a live band (which is the optimal situation) you won't here them play an uptempo swing tune, followed by a groovy 60s piece, followed by a funk, followed by a soul. Actually, that just happened Sat night with Paul Tillotson Love Trio at the CT Exchange! Furthermore, Fri night, Cathe...
by Shorty Dave
Fri Apr 22, 2005 3:48 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: KC After Dark: More Music From Robert Altman's Kansas City
Replies: 13
Views: 3451

Here, here, to Indiana and King Porter Stomp. I play them all the time. Also love Moten Swing from the first cd.
by Shorty Dave
Thu Mar 24, 2005 4:21 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Cutting Contests
Replies: 18
Views: 5264

caab's post intrigued me, so I brought this thread up with Junior Mance, wonering if that was the same philosophy "back in the day". This was his response: "David, It is extremely rare that "cutting sessions" ever had any malicious intent or feelings in mind. Even "back in the days," they have alway...
by Shorty Dave
Mon Mar 21, 2005 6:29 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Song Analysis
Replies: 31
Views: 10938

I've always gotten a kick out of Cherokee, which is indeed sectioned in four phrases, but instead of each phrase being 4 8-counts (32 counts), it's 8 8-counts (64 counts)
by Shorty Dave
Sun Mar 13, 2005 12:20 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Cutting Contests
Replies: 18
Views: 5264

I'm sure a little bit of research might dig up bootlegs of cutting sessions, but to be honest, you will never hear legendary sessions such as Ben Webster and Lester Young driving Coleman Hawkins out of Kansas City. I heard Herschel Evans was also a part of that session. And they had to go wake up M...
by Shorty Dave
Wed Mar 02, 2005 1:33 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Mahalia Jackson
Replies: 0
Views: 1054

Mahalia Jackson

So for the past two weeks at our weekly dance (Frim Fram) I've played Mahalia's "Keep You Hand on the Plow" from Duke Ellington in Newport, 1958. Well I've gotten more people come up to the DJ booth and ask me about that song both times, than I have any other song in a real long time. So, are there ...
by Shorty Dave
Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:59 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Which Complete Basie on Decca is the best?
Replies: 18
Views: 4316

AlekseyKosygin wrote:What does GRP stand for?
(Dave) Grusin and (Larry) Rosen Productions
by Shorty Dave
Wed Feb 23, 2005 1:00 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Song quotes / solo quotes as songs.
Replies: 14
Views: 3275

I don't think this counts, but what about Happy Go Lucky Local / Night Train? Not quite the same, but Wardell Gray's solo on "Twisted" was turned into vocalese by Annie Ross of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross. Yeah, that stuff is cool...listening to the actual solo that was used when the vocalese person...
by Shorty Dave
Tue Feb 15, 2005 1:54 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Playlist with a Valentine's theme
Replies: 13
Views: 6473

Anyone know of any versions of My Funny Valentine that are good for swing dancing?
by Shorty Dave
Tue Feb 08, 2005 8:17 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Zen blues: Count Basie's late trio recordings
Replies: 7
Views: 1932

"(Un)Easy Does It" every now and then. Love the whole cd...classic Basie.

He never did a solo album, did he?
by Shorty Dave
Mon Feb 07, 2005 2:39 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: How many different Count Basie CDs/ records do you have?
Replies: 16
Views: 4773

Are those 300 unduplicated recordings? Even with that it's still less than what it would take to collect Ellington. For example, the Basie Complete RCA-Victor is just 3 discs, whereas the Ellington Complete RCA-Victor is 24 discs. Amen to that. If you want to talk about output, Ellington is your ma...
by Shorty Dave
Sun Feb 06, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: How many different Count Basie CDs/ records do you have?
Replies: 16
Views: 4773

The Complete Decca Recording - 3 Discs The Count Basie Story (Proper) - 4 Discs The Count Basie Story (Roulette Jazz) - 2 Discs Count Basie & Friends 100th Birthday Bash - 2 Discs America's Number One Band - 4 Discs April in Paris Breakfast Dance and Barbecue Atomic Basie Count on the Coast Basie an...