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by Shorty Dave
Tue Jan 25, 2005 11:39 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The Basie-Peterson Recordings
Replies: 12
Views: 3451

Re: The Basie-Peterson Recordings

I love Satch and Josh...one of my first ever jazz cds I got, right after Night Train. I also like playing Jive at Five from Oscar's Tribute to Basie. There are more recordings too....Count Basie Plays the Blues Do you know if this cd has any music with the two of them that's not from the other cds? ...
by Shorty Dave
Thu Jan 13, 2005 8:15 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Will there ever be another?
Replies: 24
Views: 5299

Vaughan never sang a song like she lived the lyrics. That's my judgment of the records that I own by her (which aren't many). Fitzgerald, Holiday, you can close your eyes and imagine that they wrote the songs and are singing them spontaneously for you at that very moment. On that note, did you know...
by Shorty Dave
Sat Jan 08, 2005 6:31 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Yourmusic.com: Amazing CD club
Replies: 7
Views: 2299

no extra shipping costs! info page says: "All CDs on yourmusic.com are only $4.99 each and shipping is always free!" I stand corrected. That's pretty cool! so maybe the price is exactly the same for the club and the yourmusic -- however, at your music you don't have to jump through hoops and deal w...
by Shorty Dave
Sat Jan 08, 2005 2:51 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Yourmusic.com: Amazing CD club
Replies: 7
Views: 2299

This is a pretty cool deal, but don't forget there's also shipping and handling, which brings it to about $7.50 per cd. Anyone considering this, let me throw out another suggestion that might be even better: Join BMG's music club, which is 12 for the price of 1. (Since it's both BMG, I assume the av...
by Shorty Dave
Sat Jan 01, 2005 4:54 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Bizarre deaths of Jazz Greats
Replies: 25
Views: 5467

Bennie Moten died in a fluke accident at the dentist's when he was getting his tonsils taken out. Oye vey.
by Shorty Dave
Mon Dec 27, 2004 12:42 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: For Dancers Only! A Lindy Hop Compilation
Replies: 70
Views: 11993

Yes Dave you're being far to sensative. As you said, you were expecting critisim from people, people who clearly have different tastes in music then you, so why should it bug you they don't like it? It doesn't bug me one bit, Reuben, and any criticism was not what I was being sensitive about. (Lord...
by Shorty Dave
Mon Dec 27, 2004 10:02 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: For Dancers Only! A Lindy Hop Compilation
Replies: 70
Views: 11993

I wish my daddy had worked for a record label so i could put out my own compilation. *pouts out of jealousy* Thanks to those who gave words of encouragement and those who already bought a copy. These days, I know I personally will shell out $12 in a heartbeat to buy a cd with one song that I think ...
by Shorty Dave
Wed Dec 22, 2004 4:37 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Commonly Mislabeled Songs
Replies: 5
Views: 1600

Re: Commonly Mislabeled Songs

Yes, it is Ray Charles playing on it, but the track is actually a track by saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman. Depends on what you mean by the word "by". That specific version first appeared on a cd called "Ray Charles introduces Fathead Newman", or something like that. So I guess it can be conside...
by Shorty Dave
Wed Dec 22, 2004 12:09 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Feb 12 in Philly - We've got Oscar Brown, Jr!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 2037

Feb 12 in Philly - We've got Oscar Brown, Jr!!!

Thought you all might be interested in the fact that Oscar Brown Jr is gonna play a gig for Lindy Hoppers :) Here's the announcement... Alright kids, all the details are finally in, and believe it or not, this is shaping up to be the best Philly Party yet :) As you all already know, Feb 11-13 Paul ...
by Shorty Dave
Wed Dec 22, 2004 10:58 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: For Dancers Only! A Lindy Hop Compilation
Replies: 70
Views: 11993

For Dancers Only! A Lindy Hop Compilation

http://www.chiaroscurojazz.com/images/gall/223.jpg Here's what we just posted on Yehoodi...I hope you all check it out...it's got some pretty great stuff on there! For Dancers Only! A Lindy Hop Compilation Not since "Frankie Manning's Big Band Favorites" has there been a swing compilation that was ...
by Shorty Dave
Thu Oct 28, 2004 12:56 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Tell Us About Your Scene
Replies: 18
Views: 7582

There's no other scene I'd rather be a part of than NYC. In addition to having so many good dancers, in the past year alone, there have been swing dances here with the following musicians or bands: Junior Mance Trio Ray Bryant Trio Ken Peplowski Allan Vache Harlem Blues & Jazz Band Art Baron Paul Ti...
by Shorty Dave
Thu Oct 21, 2004 11:48 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Tell Us About Your Scene
Replies: 18
Views: 7582

From your post on the Sugarfoot Stomp thread here and your many posts on the Frim Fram thread on Yehoodi, maybe you should tell us about our scenes? LOL

<ducks>

<come on, that was a joke ;) >
by Shorty Dave
Thu Oct 21, 2004 11:37 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Monday Nights In LA: A Lindy Hop Revival
Replies: 18
Views: 7591

120? That's freakin awesome! Congrats. Has it sustained at that number since it started? Getting bigger? That's great to hear you're appealing to a crowd that wasn't going out dancing at all (or very little) 'cuz of specific music preferences. Seriously, I'm not being sarcastic or anything. I think ...
by Shorty Dave
Thu Oct 21, 2004 2:07 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Monday Nights In LA: A Lindy Hop Revival
Replies: 18
Views: 7591

Hey, congrats on starting a new dance! The grand opening had a huge turnout and the numbers have been really good and consistent ever since (even with the rain storm we had this Monday). There's been a lot of talk in NYC lately about new dances, and (my admittedly limited) perception of LA is that i...
by Shorty Dave
Mon Oct 18, 2004 6:52 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: "Poor"/"Mediocre" DJing at Basie100 Week
Replies: 30
Views: 14324

Here's what I said: For those interested in the specifics of Mike's "overall" comment, the lack of variety of DJs throughout the weekend that Mike is referring to consisted of: -Tomo -Myself -Manu -Raleigh Rob -Swifty -Larry Kang -Reuben (a couple social songs, but not a ton...) -Bill Borgida -Greg ...