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by Campus Five
Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:54 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Favorite recording of ... All of Me?
Replies: 17
Views: 4423

When I play guitar, especially Django-style, All of Me is almost always the first thing I play. Its got nice chords and its really familar. But, I've almost never heard a great version for dancing, and I know I've never called it at a dance. The one off the Sweet and Lowdown soundtrack might work th...
by Campus Five
Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Birth of the Jank
Replies: 50
Views: 13831

That's closer to what I was thinking. On earlier jazz stuff the ensembles is often more staccato - comparing an Henderson or Webb tune vs. the Goodman version. Same thing with the 2/4 bass lines, etc. All more Janky to me.
by Campus Five
Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Birth of the Jank
Replies: 50
Views: 13831

[sobbs]gee thanks Kat....I'll just take my definition and go home[sniffle]. Just kdding, by the way I'll try to call you tonight to talk about your question from the other day. so, Are you using "janky" in a positive way to connote things that really feel right or really rock, regardless of style? I...
by Campus Five
Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Favourite recording of ... Tuxedo Junction?
Replies: 28
Views: 8541

There's some great acoustic guitar solo stuff on that track. A real surprise.
by Campus Five
Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:53 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Birth of the Jank
Replies: 50
Views: 13831

Congratulations you've won a tiny little battle over whether someone defined something. Can we get back to the topic. Thanks. Also, you miss read my post. I was not caterogically defining the term, just throwing in what I thought it meant. I think there is some difference in the way people are using...
by Campus Five
Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:28 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Birth of the Jank
Replies: 50
Views: 13831

This semantic bs is why people get annoyed. Get to the point without out being so damn snotty. Like I said earlier, I though the term refered to earlier jazz styles which were more staccato and often in 2-feel. Pre-'34 ensemble stuff, like Henderson or Redmond or Duke, or Hot-jazz-y stuff like pre-4...
by Campus Five
Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Birth of the Jank
Replies: 50
Views: 13831

I still can't see that at all. The G5 stuff, especially My Blue Heaven and Cross Your Heart are my definition of good 4-feel swing, because you can really hear that thumpin' bass drum on all 4 beats.
by Campus Five
Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Birth of the Jank
Replies: 50
Views: 13831

I've never heard the term Janky to refer to the Artie Shaw or BG small groups. I would think a lot of 2-beat stuff say before 1934 would be more Janky. Such as used on the yehoodi threat about "Janky charleston music."
by Campus Five
Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Favourite recording of ... Tuxedo Junction?
Replies: 28
Views: 8541

There's a cd of live recordings of swing era standards that include a version of tuxedo junction by erskine hawkins. It's a little faster and a bit longer too. I wonder if it is the same as the version he ripped. Any chance you're talking about this one? http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql...
by Campus Five
Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Favourite recording of ... Tuxedo Junction?
Replies: 28
Views: 8541

So I found the version after realizing that I was the one who played it - it was a request and I just went through my ipod and found the one. Anyway its on the "Complete Erskine Hawkins" and is 3:14. The Trpt solo and the trpt plunger figures behind the clar solo have some real grit and bite. The cl...
by Campus Five
Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Favourite recording of ... Tuxedo Junction?
Replies: 28
Views: 8541

To be honest I don't know if it was a live record, but I thought it was the "original" version, and it was played for the shim-sham.
by Campus Five
Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:18 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Favourite recording of ... Tuxedo Junction?
Replies: 28
Views: 8541

The oringal Erskine Hawkins version was surprisingly good last time I heard it, which was at HiLX 2005. I hadn't heard it in years and was really surprised by how good it was - the trumpet solo especially. Of course, nobody really plays it for shim-sham around here.
by Campus Five
Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Happy birthday to GLENN MILLER
Replies: 18
Views: 3875

The Spirit is Willing has a good number of songs. Then again, you might just look to itunes to Cherry-pick.
by Campus Five
Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Happy birthday to GLENN MILLER
Replies: 18
Views: 3875

I thought it was funny that when I heard "Slip Horn Jive", I thought it sounded like Shaw, and then I found out it was arranged by Jerry Gray, who arranged for Shaw. Same thing with "Glen Island Special" and the fact that it was arranged by Eddie Durham.
by Campus Five
Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Are dancers musical tastes changing?
Replies: 91
Views: 26763

aw.....lucky.....