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by yedancer
Mon Dec 09, 2002 4:01 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: hip hop "music"
Replies: 30
Views: 21694

I put music in quotes just to see if anyone would notice. I always love it when people start arguing about whether or not hip-hop/rap is music.
by yedancer
Sat Dec 07, 2002 2:32 am
Forum: Other Music
Topic: hip hop "music"
Replies: 30
Views: 21694

hip hop "music"

Any suggestions for good hip hop songs to play during your average lindy night? I like to play one every once in a while, but I'm getting tired of my 3 or 4 hip hop CDs, which include Jurassic 5, Millenium Hip Hop collection, Digable Planets, and the soundtrack to Dr. Doolittle of all things. Anybody?
by yedancer
Sat Dec 07, 2002 2:25 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Good Jam Songs
Replies: 17
Views: 8791

In San Diego, "Rhythm" by Casey MacGill often seems to ignite a spontaneous jam.
by yedancer
Wed Nov 27, 2002 8:53 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hellzapoppin
Replies: 21
Views: 10356

I'm thinking a possibility is that they could have choreographed it to a different song (from what I hear is true, apparently it's done to Jumpin' At The Woodside) and the musicians could have written the music to the dancing? I don't know on that part, it's all just speculation According to Norma ...
by yedancer
Wed Nov 27, 2002 12:09 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hellzapoppin
Replies: 21
Views: 10356

You never see the musicians and the dancers in the same scene, only the same set. Add to that the fact already mentioned that they would have danced to a recording as opposed to a live playing (multiple takes = hell to edit) it's possible (but I personally don't know) whether they danced to JATW - ...
by yedancer
Tue Nov 26, 2002 7:42 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hellzapoppin
Replies: 21
Views: 10356

I thought the song in the film was overdubbed and that they danced to a different tune. Anyone know? Of course it's overdubbed. That scene is made up of a bunch of clips from different takes. They didn't just go out and dance once and then leave. It took something like 2 weeks to film the Helzapopp...
by yedancer
Fri Nov 22, 2002 6:19 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Space between songs...
Replies: 18
Views: 10267

As a dancer it drives me nuts where there isn't a gap since half the time whoever I'm dancing with doesn't realize the song is ending and then all of a sudden notices "wait, this is another song" and then you've got that nervous little moment where you try to decide if you should dance another one ...
by yedancer
Fri Nov 22, 2002 6:14 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hellzapoppin
Replies: 21
Views: 10356

In the Helzapoppin' video, Slim is playing instruments and singing. He's the one that says, "If I'm not mistaken, here comes something NOW!" And if I'm not mistaken, it's Slam playing bass (someone correct me if I'm wrong). I'm not sure whether he wrote the song or not, but he's definitely in it.
by yedancer
Thu Nov 21, 2002 12:05 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Speed control
Replies: 6
Views: 3009

...because it takes away any energy and such the original soundtrack had. In general, I don't like to use the pitch control, because I usually don't need to and because I like to stay true to the artist's vision. However, if used correctly on the right song, it's hard to tell it's been changed. The...
by yedancer
Wed Nov 20, 2002 8:34 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Space between songs...
Replies: 18
Views: 10267

I usually have a 3-second silence, unless it's one of those occasional agonizing nights with small attendance and a weird atmosphere. Those nights I have a longer silence, so that I don't have to play as many songs.
by yedancer
Wed Nov 20, 2002 8:23 pm
Forum: Technical Questions
Topic: What do you think?
Replies: 41
Views: 27065

My vote is for the web-based forum. As I get more and more busy with work, I find myself with less and less time to waste, and I'd rather just be able to scroll past meaningless messages, and not even click on meaningless threads, than be forced to click on each and every message to be able to deter...
by yedancer
Wed Nov 20, 2002 8:16 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: In A Mellow Tone
Replies: 26
Views: 6246

If I'm not mistaken, Gene Harris has a pretty good version.