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by zzzzoom
Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:06 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: balboa/shag music recommendations
Replies: 55
Views: 23470

I have dj'ed at All Bal for a couple of years now and this year, I dj'ed two sets - both on Sunday night. The first one was called 'Bal for Tired Feet' and was all slower tempos. The second one was all Chick Webb (we had a 'battle of the bands' between Chick, Count Basie and Benny Goodman) I may hav...
by zzzzoom
Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Converting Protected AAC files to Unprotected MP3 on a Mac
Replies: 16
Views: 9020

In iTunes, click on "Advanced"

click on "Convert to MP3"
by zzzzoom
Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:15 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Mixed Tempo songs?
Replies: 32
Views: 16608

Fats Waller - Ain't Misbehaving

goes from approx 110 bpm to 268 and then back to 110-ish.

Great bal competition song
by zzzzoom
Tue May 27, 2008 5:04 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: [plug] DJay 2.0's out!
Replies: 2
Views: 2807

http://www.mupromo.com/

One day only (today - May 27) Djay 2.1 is half off. $24.99

I've never used it it but you can download a trial version and decide if it's worth the price.
by zzzzoom
Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:44 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: DJing Software.
Replies: 113
Views: 54063

and ended up using Megaseg . If Traktor seemed a bit over-the-top for you, Megaseg may prove to be similar (and it cost a lot more than I was hoping to pay), but I've found it to be rock-solid, and an absolute joy to use. I downloaded the demo and poked around, and it seemed like a nice program (I ...
by zzzzoom
Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:56 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: AOL MUSIC - HOW'S THIS WORK?
Replies: 2
Views: 1655

Hmm. Worked for me.
by zzzzoom
Sun Feb 17, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Professional sound engineer?
Replies: 8
Views: 4669

ABW uses a sound engineer to sound the bands (Jonathan Stout Orchestra, Campus Five and Boilermakers) . . . and last year he helped with the DJs that did the band breaks.
by zzzzoom
Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: "I'm sorry"?
Replies: 14
Views: 5532

I just watched "Rhythm Romance" with Bob Hope and Gene Krupa: Rhythm Romance is the television title for the 1939 Bob Hope comedy Some Like It Hot (the change was made to avoid confusion with the 1959 Billy Wilder film of the same name). The song, "Some Like It Hot", was written ...
by zzzzoom
Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Ridin' and Jivin', Earl Hines
Replies: 3
Views: 2347

Ridin' and Jivin' - Earl Hines

I think this one has been requested for an ID a couple of times.

It's a great song!
by zzzzoom
Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:36 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Bix
Replies: 0
Views: 1441

Bix

I thought some of you might enjoy this. I stumbled across it last week. In May 1971, James Robert Grover submitted "A Creative Aural History Thesis" to the Department of Speech of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts. T...
by zzzzoom
Sat Jan 26, 2008 7:05 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Early jazz at lindy dances
Replies: 41
Views: 10553

With reference to Benny Goodman, I've just got a CD called The Essential Benny Goodman [Bluebird/Legacy] which has by far the best-sounding version of his 'Don't Be That Way' that I've heard. On this CD, 'Don't Be That Way' sounds cleaner and less 'tinny' than normal (note: it's a different take, b...
by zzzzoom
Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:26 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Numark DJ I/O Audio interface
Replies: 7
Views: 5097

http://www.wired.com/images/slideshow/2008/01/namm/01_namm.jpg Numark’s new iDJ2 complete mobile iPod mixer allows full control over all the music in your iPod -- including mixing, cueing, looping and even scratching. You can plug turntables, CD players, mikes and USB mass-storage devices (thumb dr...
by zzzzoom
Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Rock and Rye, Earl Hines
Replies: 4
Views: 2408

Rock and Rye - the version I have is by Earl Hines . . . this sounds a little different . . .
by zzzzoom
Tue Jan 08, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: "I'm sorry"?
Replies: 14
Views: 5532

This is just a guess: there is a 1938 movie called Some Like It Hot (not the Billy Wilder one with Marilyn Monroe) starring Bob Hope (and here is the kicker) - there is an appearance by Gene Krupa (playing himself). Allmusic.com lists the song in question as being from 1938 . . . So my guess is that...