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by Ron
Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:56 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What's the worst swing song ever?
Replies: 99
Views: 24255

Oh, I hated "We Built This City" passionately. The worst swing song? Well, of course we don't play the really awful stuff, like anything off the CD I was sent "Swinging to Sting". But of the stuff that gets played, or conceivably gets played, perhaps one of the following is my vote for the worst swi...
by Ron
Tue Apr 20, 2004 11:18 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Scott Hamilton makes me happy
Replies: 13
Views: 4981

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 Ron
Tue Apr 20, 2004 1:16 pm
Forum: Technical Questions
Topic: Purpose of this board
Replies: 22
Views: 17296

I don't think there's a big problem. Some of the other threads are very good. In fact, the 50's bands thread is 12 pages, and that's very focused on music. The thing is, when talking about a specific artist, everyone will exchange recommendations and then there isn't a lot more to be said. There's n...
by Ron
Tue Apr 20, 2004 1:10 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Need Help Finding a Song
Replies: 60
Views: 14088

There's Etta Jones, too. I guess all the memory locations got scrambled. ;)
by Ron
Tue Apr 20, 2004 1:03 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Need Help Finding a Song
Replies: 60
Views: 14088

Boy, that didn't take people long! Now I hope everyone noticed that Rayned actually didn't get every one of them! Of course it wasn't actually a swing song... That Woody Herman tune did indeed come from SF via Meeshi years ago, so maybe he got it from Marc. I'm glad I finally know the title, it real...
by Ron
Mon Apr 19, 2004 9:54 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Need Help Finding a Song
Replies: 60
Views: 14088

You know this idea of uploading clips is pretty cool. Why don't we all do this more? We talk about music in words so much, it's pretty cool to use actual examples. I know why I hadn't done it. Laziness, lack of server space, and slow internet connection. Well, now I have road-runner cable, problem s...
by Ron
Mon Apr 19, 2004 9:45 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Need Help Finding a Song
Replies: 60
Views: 14088

OK, I have my own mystery songs that I'd like some help identifying. A couple I've had for a while, a few I got from Bernard of Toulouse, and one of those was labeled from Virginia. Actually, I know some of the info, or have guesses myself, but I left them completely unlabeled so you could more full...
by Ron
Mon Apr 19, 2004 9:35 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: 10 Songs to Introduce Someone to Lindy
Replies: 10
Views: 3627

Here's three recent compilations I mixed for relative newcomers to swing music and swing dancing. You'll see that there is a mix of swing dance music styles, including songs from Frankie's Favorites & Swing Kids. There's new and old, fast and slow, hi and lo fi, and selections from four groupings of...
by Ron
Mon Apr 19, 2004 12:02 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Non swing - when and how?
Replies: 75
Views: 25570

Hmmm, seems like we've done this topic to death before. But anyway. I would only insert 1-2 per night, like you said, and in the past I've played the following types: slow blues, soul-jazz, current modern pop, hip-hop or a non-swinging rock n roll. Once I played a Waltz song. I've never played a pol...
by Ron
Mon Apr 19, 2004 11:46 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: 10 Songs to Introduce Someone to Lindy
Replies: 10
Views: 3627

Yes, but if they didn't like lower-fidelity classic swing, you would turn them completely off by giving them Frankies Favorites. I've made some "Intro to swing" CDs for people, maybe I'll remember to post the playlists here when I get home. But I think they contain 4-5 or so songs each of 4 differen...
by Ron
Mon Apr 19, 2004 11:35 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Scott Hamilton makes me happy
Replies: 13
Views: 4981

Well, now I'll have to check it out again for sure! It wouldn't be the first time I found something "new" on a CD I've owned for years.
by Ron
Fri Apr 16, 2004 12:44 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: 50s bands for swing dancing
Replies: 211
Views: 39340

Except that Balboa music is only a subset of the swing danceable music that most of djs on this list spin.
by Ron
Fri Apr 16, 2004 12:41 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Too much groove for me, lately
Replies: 149
Views: 41114

You know, I really have no idea what this thread is about now. What exactly are you guys arguing about? So some people like to dance fast, some people like to dance slow. So what? People have preferences. It sounds like some people feel strongly about the benefits of learning to dance fast. So what?...
by Ron
Thu Apr 15, 2004 11:18 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Essential Blues CDs
Replies: 4
Views: 1820

Mine, from my website: Jimmy Witherspoon - Jazz Me Blues/Best Of (1998) Gene Harris - Best of the Concord Years (Concord Records - 1988) Mose Allison - The Best of Mose Allison (Atlantic Jazz - 1988) Jeannie and Jimmy Cheatham - Sweet Baby Blues (Concord Jazz - 1985) Johnny Hodges - Verve Jazz Maste...
by Ron
Wed Apr 14, 2004 4:33 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Too much groove for me, lately
Replies: 149
Views: 41114

That's a really good way to look at it, Brenda, thank you for that perspective!