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by straycat
Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:01 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Spanish Shawl, Kid Ory
Replies: 17
Views: 5768

In case you haven't already found this: http://cgi.ebay.com/MOSAIC-JAZZ-8-CDs-C ... dZViewItem

Kind of expensive for the whole set though, let alone just for one song....
by straycat
Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:54 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Who plays Glenn Miller's 'In The Mood'?
Replies: 165
Views: 39508

I believe Gene Krupa played in a few different bands as well as his own, so perhaps the track you heard was recorded by a different band with Krupa on drums? I was wondering about that, and it seems likely... but I'm not sure how to go about finding which one it is. Guess I'd better try to get hold...
by straycat
Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:50 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: songs you are in love with
Replies: 26
Views: 8219

I tend to fall in love a lot, have very intense obsessions, then fall back into the 'friends' phase. That said, my current (and unusually long-lasting) infatuation is with Frankie Trumbauer's Troubled.
by straycat
Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:17 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Who plays Glenn Miller's 'In The Mood'?
Replies: 165
Views: 39508

Well - on the last night of Herrang this year, I ended up dancing to a version I'd not come across before - pretty fast, lots of fun, but with more false endings that all the others put together - in that respect, it was about as evil as a track can get. The DJ (Ron Leslie) told me it was by Gene Kr...
by straycat
Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Who plays Glenn Miller's 'In The Mood'?
Replies: 165
Views: 39508

DJs hate it b/c the song has more power than they do to get people on the floor. Foreign DJs really hate it b/c it is the quintessential American song and it trumps the entire recorded output of their homeland in 3:30 minutes. Well - that's me told. Here was me thinking I had a mind and tastes of m...
by straycat
Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:40 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Who plays Glenn Miller's 'In The Mood'?
Replies: 165
Views: 39508

Well - speaking only for myself, I don't like it either (though 'hate' is a bit strong) - it's just not a track that inspires me. I think - I've just heard it far too much - rarely on the dancefloor, but off it, more times than I can possibly count - from my perspective, it's the definitive overplay...
by straycat
Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:25 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Favorite recording of........Summertime
Replies: 18
Views: 4913

Difficult question - there are so many different versions, with so many different qualities... I have two Sidney Bechet ones - one from Petit Fleur, which has a strangely sinister opening, but which is a lot of fun once it gets going, and another gentler one from I-know-not-where - the first of thes...
by straycat
Wed Jun 13, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Youtube Jazz Tunes
Replies: 33
Views: 10009

Very special: Gene Harris' Summertime: http://youtube.com/watch?v=9frgJdwYNC8
by straycat
Fri May 11, 2007 4:27 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: New GEORGE GEE CD is ready!
Replies: 8
Views: 2525

I actually just bought this one on iTunes, am listening to it now and loving it. An excellent (and very danceable) album.

Thank you.