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by penguin
Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Metadata for the swing DJ
Replies: 2
Views: 1615

For those of us that are music nerds things like: - Recording Date and location (to identify recording session) - Label, and any identifiers for recording or releases - Personnel and soloists - Composer and Arranger - Bandleader - Original release artist and album artist (useful for collections) Tha...
by penguin
Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:04 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Looking for Romance
Replies: 8
Views: 2548

It would depend on whether you want to avoid songs that sound romantic but are really about pain, heartache and despair. Or songs that are romantic but heavily laden with innuendo.
by penguin
Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Swing House/Electro Swing
Replies: 17
Views: 21675

There does appear to be quite a bit of variation in electro-swing that I don't think it's terribly useful lumping it all together. There's the standard remix approach (ie. swing samples + club beats) like: G-swing: http://www.myspace.com/gswingrecords DJ Disse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruX0Q0Y...
by penguin
Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:46 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Jazzy Science Songs
Replies: 9
Views: 3267

One of the Melbourne dancers and musicians wrote a song called Black Hole (he also wrote a theme song for the Melbourne Lindy Exchange 2007 I think).

Listen to it here: http://www.myspace.com/bernarddlc
by penguin
Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:16 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: *OPEN* Multiple ids.
Replies: 6
Views: 2401

Perhaps the others can do better but I'm pulling blanks on most of them. Here's what I recognise:

3. Charlie Barnet - Wild Mob of the Fish Pond - 1940
8. Big Chief De Sota - Fletcher Henderson
9. Sounds like Sugar Foot Stomp but I can't recognise the arrangement or the band.
by penguin
Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Multiple songs
Replies: 11
Views: 3627

The sixth video - the version of Zonky is also by Crytzer's Blue Rhythm Band - you can buy the CD with both tunes on it here: http://www.syncopators.net/?page_id=23
by penguin
Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Songs about taxes
Replies: 4
Views: 1867

The Fats Waller tune "We the people" has a few lines about taxation. I think it's on one of the chronological classics (37-38 maybe). There's also a cover by Catherine Russell on her latest album "Inside this heart of mine" . Genre is jazz.
by penguin
Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: All about coffee
Replies: 10
Views: 3850

Forty Cups of Coffee
by penguin
Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: mixing styles
Replies: 11
Views: 7193

One thing about beat-matching with Swing music. Because of the musical structure and the general audio quality of old swing music varying the tempo by any more than 10-20% makes it sound funny. So if you are beat-matching it probably pays to start off with two tunes of similar tempo.
by penguin
Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:56 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] The Song Of The Count, Count von Count
Replies: 2
Views: 1798

The song is 'the song of the count' by Count von Count of Sesame Street fame with some creative censoring. The word bleeped out is "count"!
by penguin
Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Fast competition music once more
Replies: 11
Views: 4233

At a glance what about these: 24 Robbers (there's a bunch of versions) Exposition Swing - Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra - 219BPM - 1936 Central Avenue Breakdown - Lionel Hampton - 222BPM - 1940 Wild Party - Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra - 241BPM - 1934 Tootin Through the Roof - Duke...
by penguin
Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:08 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: mosaic sets
Replies: 290
Views: 108652

Have just gotten into CD 6 of the Ellington set - this is the beginning of the 1936-37 period. Damn it's swinging hard - virtually every track on this disc is seriously in the pocket.
by penguin
Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: New music 2010
Replies: 13
Views: 5735

@Sam - I'll loan you the liner notes next time I see you.


As for the discussion nothing comes to mind that hasn't been mentioned but I'm sure I could come up with a few if I checked Mr Jesse's show notes.
by penguin
Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:11 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Josh Duffee and Andy Schumm visiting Australia
Replies: 5
Views: 1881

Awesomesauce.

How can they have a gig in the gong and not one in Sydney though?
by penguin
Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:10 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: NAXOS CDs - any good?
Replies: 10
Views: 2598

Short answer: No.

Particularly the Nostalgia collection - they sound like they've been remastered with the specific intent purpose of making them sound worse.

The jazz legends ones that I've heard are little better - though there may be some out there with better remastering.