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by Bob the Builder
Mon Sep 22, 2003 6:22 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Count Basie, Live at the Savoy Ballroom
Replies: 4
Views: 2948

Thanks you so much guys for that help.
I've bought that Basie/Webb CD.
It just so happens I'm having a Savoy House Band night down here in Melbourne on the 12th of March (Savoys 78th Brithday) and I didn't have some of those Chick Webb charts.

Thanks Againn

Bob :D
by Bob the Builder
Sun Sep 21, 2003 3:54 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Count Basie, Live at the Savoy Ballroom
Replies: 4
Views: 2948

Count Basie, Live at the Savoy Ballroom

I've come across an LP on the internet called "Count Basie, 1937, Live at the Savoy Ballroom" Other than the name of the Album, I can't find any other info about it. Does anyone have it, and if so, what’s it like. From my experience Ballroom recordings were never great quality back then. Does this a...
by Bob the Builder
Sun Sep 14, 2003 6:44 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Looking for a thread...
Replies: 3
Views: 1999

Not sure, but if you want details on Savoy House bands just go to:
http://www.savoyballroom.com/

Really good site.

Bob :D
by Bob the Builder
Sun Sep 14, 2003 5:16 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Building up your swing collection
Replies: 7
Views: 3658

I've been working hard on getting Savoy house bands. Amazon is nearly a five month waiting on some of them. I'm getting a lot of Fletcher Henderson and will be looking for some Mills Blue Rhythm band over the next few months. There is some kind of rawness that these bands have that makes them swing ...
by Bob the Builder
Sun Sep 14, 2003 4:33 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Building up your swing collection
Replies: 7
Views: 3658

For me at the moment I just can't get enough of Black Harlem/New York Big Band recordings during the 30's.

Bob
by Bob the Builder
Thu Sep 11, 2003 10:56 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Building up your swing collection
Replies: 7
Views: 3658

I'm just DJing to Lindy hoppers, and other wise I'm buying for me.
by Bob the Builder
Thu Sep 11, 2003 8:12 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Building up your swing collection
Replies: 7
Views: 3658

Building up your swing collection

I've been building up my Swing collection now for the past 3 years and am very close to the 300 mark. In general, my selection of buying music has been very general with a bit of every style. However in the past few months it’s been a very specific aspect of swing, and even though I have an interest...
by Bob the Builder
Thu Sep 04, 2003 9:09 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Record Label Guide [from SONH DJ Summit]
Replies: 4
Views: 2605

Check out ebay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... gory=29223


The American Dance Band Discography Vol. 1&2
12 hours 48 mins left.
Starting bid US $550.00

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by Bob the Builder
Thu Sep 04, 2003 12:43 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Record Label Guide [from SONH DJ Summit]
Replies: 4
Views: 2605

Thats exeactly what I've been looking for.
Remorgage the house time.

Bob
by Bob the Builder
Mon Aug 18, 2003 12:48 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: outdoors vs. indoors?
Replies: 50
Views: 13981

I did some out door DJing at the weekend, and I found the concrete surface and the weather conditions to be the biggest influance. Concrete is nasty on the feet and legs of dancers at all speeds but in partiular the upper and lower ranges. Sun, heat, cold and wind can all have different affects. At ...
by Bob the Builder
Fri Aug 08, 2003 12:23 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Contrasting/complementing the previous DJ
Replies: 3
Views: 2301

Contrasting/complementing the previous DJ

When you DJing at an event and your set is following another DJs do you prefer to: Completely contrast the pervious DJ? Complement the previous DJ? Complement the pervious DJ at first and then change it to suit your team/mood for the event? Play the style that you like to play? I know the dancers th...
by Bob the Builder
Sun Aug 03, 2003 8:58 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: 20's music - lindy, not charleston
Replies: 3
Views: 2918

Have a listen to some of Fletcher Henderson's recordings between 1926 and 1930. You will find some very Lindy'able tracks in their. Also check out any Kirk between 1928-30. Tracks like Corky Stomp, recorded 1928, I thing (off the top of my head). You can't do anything but Lindy to it. Love DJing it....
by Bob the Builder
Sun Jul 27, 2003 3:38 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Wedding, First Song for Dancing?
Replies: 17
Views: 8517

Last weekend's first dance: "I love being here with you" Ernestine Anderson...the sweetness and joy in her voice make this song a classic first dance song. I used this one in my Wedding jam back in April. Its a nice song. Got a bit board of it half way through. There's not as much to play with in i...
by Bob the Builder
Tue Jul 22, 2003 8:30 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Jazz reference Books.
Replies: 13
Views: 4073

Jazz reference Books.

Some of the CD’s I’ve bought over the past few years have very little information on them in regard to recording dates and artists involved. I’m wanting to look for some of this information and I’m finding that websites like www.allmusic.com are not giving me all I’m looking for. Does any one know o...
by Bob the Builder
Wed Jun 04, 2003 7:22 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Reviewing your BPM graph after a set.
Replies: 28
Views: 8519

Reviewing your BPM graph after a set.

I’m wondering if after you have DJed a set, you graphed out your songs verses their BPM level. Would it on average look very simular after every set? You may start to ask your self some questions? Do I choose songs on how well it complements the previous song, or on how it ups or downs the BPM of th...