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by KevinSchaper
Tue Apr 06, 2004 12:25 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: 50s bands for swing dancing
Replies: 211
Views: 45516

yedancer wrote:One thing to realize is that there was a major difference in the tastes of average white folks and black lindy hoppers during the swing era.
It can get a lot worse than loving Harry James - I'm told my grandparents were big Wayne King fans.
by KevinSchaper
Fri Apr 02, 2004 6:03 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Albums You Wish You Never Bought
Replies: 78
Views: 22805

I think I've got that one too, and I gave up on the idea that I'd ever use anything on it... here's my contribution: http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00008YO90.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg Musically, man, I bet it's killer.. but since they're basically nothing but the drum mic, it's a little hard to tell. (the...
by KevinSchaper
Thu Apr 01, 2004 4:13 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Tweaking the Tempo (Pitch control)
Replies: 19
Views: 7418

Without actually understanding all the technology underneath, I think there's still an issue of processing power.. my turntable does pitch-corrected tempo changing up to 50%, but it starts sounding like a 50's robot if you low it down too far.. (or maybe that's inevitable) I wouldn't use it for anyt...
by KevinSchaper
Tue Mar 30, 2004 12:01 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Pleasing the Dancers
Replies: 26
Views: 9194

Everything they said - plus, look for smiles.. a lot of peopple just dont ever smile, granted, but if you scan dancers and don't see anyone smiling, maybe try something different for the next song..
by KevinSchaper
Mon Mar 15, 2004 1:32 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Slower version of Take the A Train?
Replies: 9
Views: 2805

There's a 110ish version on the Basie Orchestra Ellington tribute disc from a couple years ago.. it's not too bad.
by KevinSchaper
Fri Mar 12, 2004 12:31 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: DJ Battles
Replies: 27
Views: 10803

When Kevin Tamura and I do 'em it's really just cooperative - the only competition is over who gets the most "Damn, what was that?" questions..
by KevinSchaper
Fri Feb 27, 2004 4:18 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How do you find your new music?
Replies: 35
Views: 11752

Re: traditional jazz societies

djstarr wrote: Thanks Gary for letting us know about it.
I got a big crowd of dancers to turn out 3 or 4 years ago when the PSTS flew in Hal Smith's Roadrunners..

I remember it was the funniest thing when we were all too tuckered out to dance to Crazy Capers - so there was nobody on the floor under 70. :)
by KevinSchaper
Fri Feb 27, 2004 1:36 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: On Demand
Replies: 53
Views: 18599

oh, right, yeah, I figured it wasn't necessary to point out that we aren't scratch djs. Yeah, more craft than art. It's the "historian dj" term that I find offensive... phasing a question "are we creative, or just historians" would be throwing just as much a bomb as if I asked, "Are top 40 wedding d...
by KevinSchaper
Fri Feb 27, 2004 1:26 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: On Demand
Replies: 53
Views: 18599

huh?
by KevinSchaper
Fri Feb 27, 2004 12:47 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: On Demand
Replies: 53
Views: 18599

I think it's a little bit of a false dichotomy - I've heard argentine tango djs with vastly different styles. A DJ isn't a replacement for a band because they can create art, and all we can do it "hang it on the walls", so to speak. Your comment seems to me to show a common misconception that I used...
by KevinSchaper
Wed Feb 25, 2004 12:10 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Swing and Jazz Guitar Spotlight
Replies: 14
Views: 4824

Tiny Grimes!

My favorite stuff of his is on Blue Note Swingtets

next comes the stuff he did with Cats and the Fiddle..
by KevinSchaper
Tue Feb 24, 2004 6:44 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: On Demand
Replies: 53
Views: 18599

'if its obscure its obscure for a reason'. with so many small labels recording great jazz musicians, and so much good music going in and out of print, that really doesn't apply to our music. 2) switch styles up more often than every half hour or hour. Amen. I think it's harder to move quickly betwe...
by KevinSchaper
Tue Feb 24, 2004 6:14 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What's the makeup of your collection?
Replies: 15
Views: 5007

in what I carry:

34% swing era
66% not swing era

(more or less 100 & 200 respectively)

in general:

.00125% Lorne Greene
.99875% Non-Lorne Greene
by KevinSchaper
Tue Feb 24, 2004 3:54 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: And it goes on and on and on ...
Replies: 16
Views: 6683

One could avoid these issues entirely by playing music played by musicians who played for dancers. *runs away cackling* The songs I really wanna edit right now are some of the 7 minute tunes on Rex Stewart's Fletcher Henderson Reunion and the 16 minute Panama Francis & the Savoy Sultans recording o...
by KevinSchaper
Thu Feb 19, 2004 4:57 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: It's bad... then INCREDIBLE!
Replies: 3
Views: 1509

That's how I feel about bass solos.. I hate it when it's an otherwise great song.. last sunday I saw a new-ish couple stop during a bass solo to get a drink of water, then start up again once the interestingness resumed.. that seemed like an awfully good use of the time.