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by Bob the Builder
Thu May 03, 2007 4:36 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Jimmie Lunceford
Replies: 47
Views: 32475

http://www.propermusic.com/images/proper/properbox125.jpg Just been released by Proper Records. link Jimmie Lunceford gave his audience their fill of beautiful music, finding the secret of pleasing a wide audience, without lowering musical standards. To the dancer it was a fine dance band, to the p...
by Bob the Builder
Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Swing DJ’s role (if any) in promoting live Jazz.
Replies: 16
Views: 9807

Swing DJ’s role (if any) in promoting live Jazz.

Swing DJ’s role (if any) in promoting live Jazz. In many local scenes over the past few years, I’ve seen a huge increase in role put on DJed social events, to an extent where in some scenes the amount dancers attending live jazz gigs is very low in comparison to the number of dancers in the scene. N...
by Bob the Builder
Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:10 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Yehoodi Radio Wants You!
Replies: 37
Views: 18245

and suggest Russell from Canberra Yes I second Russell. Russell is easily the leading Swing DJ in Australia at the moment. He has a love of a wide selection of swing music that he can keep any floor happy. Russell also was the pioneer Swing DJ on really giving talented Australian musicians good air...
by Bob the Builder
Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Favorite Version of "Bugle Call Rag"?
Replies: 10
Views: 2562

So I'm going to have to go the total other way.
Back to 1931 (13 Sept.) and the Cab Calloway orchestra.
It's amazing the recording of Bugle Call Rag go back to 1916.
So it makes it a very traditional jazz song.

Brian
by Bob the Builder
Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:41 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Favorite recordings of ..... King Porter Stomp?
Replies: 17
Views: 4538

Yes, it is very cool.

I really love King Porter Stomp. I haven't heard a recording yet that I don't like.

B :D
by Bob the Builder
Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Qaudromania label
Replies: 10
Views: 3318

I quite liked the Jimmie Lunceford box set.

Brian
by Bob the Builder
Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:38 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Favourite recording of ... Tuxedo Junction?
Replies: 28
Views: 8638

Ken 'Snakehips' Johnson & His West Indian Dance Band 27 Feb 1940 - blows them all away. Johnson was such a amazing arranger. If he dadn't been killed a few months later in a bombingrade he would have gone on to be one of the best big band leaders out side the US. Teddy Stauffer also has a very nice ...
by Bob the Builder
Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:56 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Happy birthday to GLENN MILLER
Replies: 18
Views: 3927

It's amazing how many put Miller down in the Lindy scene.
Which is a pitty as there is a lot of interesting sides of Glenn Miller.
by Bob the Builder
Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:50 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Favourite recording of ... Christopher Columbus?
Replies: 22
Views: 5338

Willie Lewis - 21/04/1936 Pathe Paris France. Now that kicks.

Don Redman also recorded a nice one that year.
by Bob the Builder
Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Seeking recommendations of pre-Swing big band recordings
Replies: 23
Views: 7772

Oooh, I second "Loose Like a Goose", love that song. I was listening to that recording and I was thinking. I know that song as something else. It's a tiny varieation on House of David Blues. :D Some of Motens recordings are a little difficult to re-create as some have a Piano Accordion or a second ...
by Bob the Builder
Tue Jan 30, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: External Sound Cards for Laptop DJing
Replies: 152
Views: 68944

The Numark mixer I've been using for a little over a year has two USB connections so people can plug up to two laptops in and instantly have second 24 bit sound cards for free. I always get crystal clear sound and it's eliminated a lot of problems I've had with ground loops and loose connections. P...
by Bob the Builder
Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:36 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The Big 18 - Celery Stalks at Midnight?
Replies: 63
Views: 31375

Just been added to Gemm. Artist Title Media Price Cond. Backordered Item GML# BIG 18 - V/A LIVE ECHOES OF THE SWIN CD $40.00 SS/NEW (New / "Still Sealed"/Nonstandard rating) 888194172 1993 (1959) tracks: 9 RCA VICTOR JAZZ CLASSICS (complete track listing on request) DE RCA LIVING STEREO BM 432113032...
by Bob the Builder
Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Jazz Parties / Festivals
Replies: 24
Views: 5713

From reading some of the posts i would conclude.

They are going to lousy festivals
and / or
They are seeing lousy bands at these events.

It makes me appreciate the high standard of Trad. jazz we have here in Melbourne.

Brian
by Bob the Builder
Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: What ratio of tracks do you shortlist for a set?
Replies: 13
Views: 5432

Persionally I see everything as a shortlist, even if that list is over 1000 songs. To me a short list is a smaller version of your entire collection in some form. You are only "not" chosing from a shorlist if you are going down through ever song in your entire collection. How many people do that? Br...
by Bob the Builder
Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:56 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Jazz Parties / Festivals
Replies: 24
Views: 5713

I do find it odd that I very rarely hear about any of these I would consider being big people in the US Trad Jazz scene not playing at any Lindy hop events. Who is big in the US 'trad Jazz' scene? And 'big' is relative Well I would start with some of the names I mentioned above. Most Lindy dance pr...