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by KevinSchaper
Fri Apr 23, 2004 4:32 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Buying used equipment
Replies: 9
Views: 4466

I got screwed on a technics 1200 thru ebay.. my advice from that experience is to check out people's feedback and see if they've gotten positive feedback on similar stuff.. the girl I bought it from had sold a few records and nothing else.. it showed up sitting in a box it would only fit in diagonal...
by KevinSchaper
Fri Apr 23, 2004 4:19 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Exchanges and their DJs
Replies: 57
Views: 18615

At an exchange especially, I think all you can do is pick your DJs well. Get folks who have a wide range, but recognize where they lean. If you pick good/experienced DJs, you don't really need to tell them what to play. at one extreme is djs going nuts with a full hour of motown or dixieland or neos...
by KevinSchaper
Fri Apr 23, 2004 4:04 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Are you an "opener" or a "closer"?
Replies: 55
Views: 19762

We're just starting to break up the 4 hour set thing we've had going in Portland for years.. more with trading than twin 2 hr sets though, cuz I think it stinks having to choose either opening or closing.
by KevinSchaper
Fri Apr 23, 2004 3:48 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: 50s bands for swing dancing
Replies: 211
Views: 45509

(CLIP 7)Sugar Foot Stomp - The Big Reunion - Fletcher Henderson All Stars - Fresh Sound FSR-CD 44 - All star reunion of Henderson alumni. Has 9 tracks with hto jazz, swing and a few ballads. I have this on vinyl and really love it, I didn't know it was available on CD. I don't think it is - I think...
by KevinSchaper
Fri Apr 23, 2004 3:38 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Chronological Compilations
Replies: 15
Views: 4454

Yeah, for being such a random bunch of odds and ends, it's really amazing how good much great stuff is on it..
by KevinSchaper
Fri Apr 23, 2004 3:34 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What's the worst swing song ever?
Replies: 99
Views: 27260

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/dre100/e109/e10902gjmb9.jpg You win! Those samples are hilarious. Damnit! I used to own that! I left it playing at the viscount one night when I was done DJing and somebody swiped it.. There is something worse (I appologize in advance... especially if you fol...
by KevinSchaper
Fri Apr 16, 2004 3:31 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Scott Hamilton makes me happy
Replies: 13
Views: 5583

Wow, I have a Maxine Sullivan/Scott Hamilton CD that I disliked. Swingin Sweet from 1988, I believe. I didn't find anything worth playing. That's the one.. go back and listen to Loch Lomond, the bagpippy sounding intro is a little unusual, but it's a great tune. Not that it's a thread for her, but ...
by KevinSchaper
Fri Apr 16, 2004 3:28 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Chronological Compilations
Replies: 15
Views: 4454

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=am ... pzefyk1gfj

It's called Complementary Tracks..

and I only found it cuz Rayned was showing off with a track from it in the file naming thread. :)

It's really good.
by KevinSchaper
Tue Apr 13, 2004 1:41 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Relation between music and dance
Replies: 31
Views: 7665

This also makes me wonder, why is it okay that modern foxtrot is far different from 20s/30s foxtrot but a modern take on lindy hop is frowned upon by so many? Is it simply a ballroom vs vernacular viewpoint or is it something else? I don't think he said it's ok.. even seeing old timers at trad danc...
by KevinSchaper
Tue Apr 13, 2004 12:35 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: 50s bands for swing dancing
Replies: 211
Views: 45509

7. - Sugarfoot Stomp. Good arrangement. I might DJ with this. But I find the insistant cymbal work annoying. Give me 4 on the pedal at this tempo. Despite the generally high energy playing and the musicianship, the energy is not there for me. But I still might play it. This listening test is great....
by KevinSchaper
Wed Apr 07, 2004 4:50 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Big Band Radio Recordings
Replies: 24
Views: 5692

SpuzBal wrote:Huh? An International Sweethearts of Rhythm CD?
Yeah, they did an AFR Jubillee show. The tracks I have on a Stash "Woman in Jazz" box set are from that mostly, I think.
by KevinSchaper
Wed Apr 07, 2004 4:16 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Portable HD MP3 Player
Replies: 49
Views: 19883

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Numark is making the box I always wanted now, a dual cd player with a hard disc inside.. it needs to cost about a third as much as it does now, but it's a start...
by KevinSchaper
Wed Apr 07, 2004 2:44 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Too much groove for me, lately
Replies: 149
Views: 46143

I agree with Julius, but sometimes I get really surprised too, I'll throw on something at 230 on a night where I seriously sometimes never go over 200, and half the people in the room are still dancing..
by KevinSchaper
Tue Apr 06, 2004 4:47 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: "Best" bitrate to use? (128-320kbps)
Replies: 35
Views: 16011

might as well make the mono recordings mono compressed too..
by KevinSchaper
Tue Apr 06, 2004 4:46 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: 50s bands for swing dancing
Replies: 211
Views: 45509

Actually, with Mora I think it's also the recording technique, he goes more for the binaural mic approach so that you're actually hearing the band as a single unit - rather than stuffing a mic into every possible "musical orifice" and trying to make it sound like a band after the fact. (not that I'm...