Search found 264 matches

by straycat
Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:11 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Video game swing for maximum pleasure
Replies: 9
Views: 6333

There is a song from Conker, "Windy," that I've played a few times. There is another song from that game that I've been tempted to play, but I'm just not that crass. Depending on what song you're talking about, it's quite possible that I have been that crass.... (although to be fair, it was at Herr...
by straycat
Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:51 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Black & Tan Fantasy, Lincoln Center Jazz Orch
Replies: 11
Views: 5439

It's a version of Black & Tan Fantasy - but which one I'm not quite sure.

Out of the ones I have here, it's not: Solomon Douglas, Louis Armstrong (Platinum Collection) or from The Complete Verve Johnny Hodges Small Group Sessions 1956-61.

[EDIT]Got it. It's Wynton Marsalis (from Live in Swing City)
by straycat
Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Multiple Songs From ILHC 2008
Replies: 11
Views: 5571

Great track - I think it is "Just Jivin' Around" - a little typo I found it lurking in my collection. You might find it also under Lester Young as he seems to feature on the track with the Sammy Price band. Oops. That's the problem with cheating - I did think the title looked odd, but didn't invest...
by straycat
Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:51 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Multiple Songs From ILHC 2008
Replies: 11
Views: 5571

turin wrote:Here's the link, btw. :oops:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvMBVSDMFFo
Thought I'd try cheating.

Fourth track is Sammy Price & his Texas Blusicians - Just Livin' Around.

Or so says Shazam.
by straycat
Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: danceable Louis Armstrong
Replies: 49
Views: 13609

Got both from Volume 8 - "1941-42" I'm not familiar with that series (or, I think, that label) - is it good? (Sound quality, liner notes etc.) Quality is extremely variable - none are perfect, but some are quite decent, some are appalling (the notes claim that this was down to 'bad transmission and...
by straycat
Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:22 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: danceable Louis Armstrong
Replies: 49
Views: 13609

To add to the above a couple of my own favourites...

Swingin' on Nothin' - I think this YouTube link has been posted elsewhere here....
and Leap Frog.

Got both from Volume 8 - "1941-42"
by straycat
Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:11 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: iPhone 2.0 DJing
Replies: 31
Views: 13665

There's a DJ here in Sydney who uses his iphone for DJing during class - he uses it as a remote for his (mac) laptop I think... (I'm not really sure exactly how it works...). It's pretty cool stuff. He also uses it on its own for music in classes. OK - had a play with this yesterday, and I'm very m...
by straycat
Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:04 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: iPhone 2.0 DJing
Replies: 31
Views: 13665

There's a DJ here in Sydney who uses his iphone for DJing during class - he uses it as a remote for his (mac) laptop I think... (I'm not really sure exactly how it works...). It's pretty cool stuff. He also uses it on its own for music in classes. There's a freebie 'Remote' application which one ca...
by straycat
Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: iPhone 2.0 DJing
Replies: 31
Views: 13665

Well - a couple of weeks ago, I succumbed to the lure of the iPhone - and I'm absolutely loving it. Today, we had a gig where the organisers supplied the sound system... which steadfastly refused to play most of my CDs. Hadn't brought the laptop, as there was no power available (outdoor gig). Luckil...
by straycat
Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Multiple Blues Songs
Replies: 3
Views: 2906

Second clip sounds like Louise Hoffsten
by straycat
Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:12 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Who plays Glenn Miller's 'In The Mood'?
Replies: 165
Views: 48148

Just coming back to this, I think it's from a CD called The Radio Years, 1940 by Gene Krupa And His Orchestra. The track listing on allmusic is wrong, In The Mood is Track 17 . See the listing on Amazon for the correct track listing and some reviews Colour me impressed - I'd all but forgotten about...
by straycat
Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:16 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Multiple Songs
Replies: 11
Views: 4881

Well the second clip is the Johnson Rag - sounds like the Glenn Miller version. I too would love to know what the track from the first clip is.
by straycat
Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:09 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: eMusic Song/Album recomendations
Replies: 210
Views: 76880

Haydn wrote:New on eMusic UK in July 2008 is a good modern CD called Talk To Me from London-based Blue Harlem.
Thanks - I'd not noticed it come out. I've always liked Blue Harlem, and there's some great stuff on that album.
by straycat
Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Overplayed songs
Replies: 105
Views: 65970

... but reading through that list of songs one of my initial reactions was 'there are some great songs there' - reason enough for them to be played a whole bunch? Is it better to hear a really good song every week than to hear only a collection of unfamiliar crappy songs? Sometimes that one version...
by straycat
Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:11 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Overplayed songs
Replies: 105
Views: 65970

Re: Overplayed songs

It's really hard to determine overplayed from scene to scene. A song new to you may be overplayed somewhere else. Overplayed also depends on the audience. New dancers might never have heard many of the "overplayed" songs. Absolutely. When I was starting out, particularly as the scene here was prett...