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by penguin
Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:28 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Private collection of Bill Savory
Replies: 31
Views: 9357

It seems like some of the material eventually will be available to the public. If so, I hereby call a spot at the front of the line. I wonder if this article would set you drooling as much as it does myself.... Might be a good time to start saving up some pennies. Mosaic Records in Discussions to R...
by penguin
Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:06 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Looking for good Gypsy Swing suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 6384

by penguin
Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:47 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Dependable purveyors of good quality recordings.....
Replies: 17
Views: 4238

The top end is Mosaic - the audio quality is the best it can be, and the collections are complete including alternate takes. This probably isn't what you're looking for, they're very expensive. The other good compilation labels include JSP, Proper and Quadromania. The Proper boxes are generally quit...
by penguin
Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: DJing from external hard drive
Replies: 7
Views: 3616

Jriver media center can be installed and run off an external hard drive (there's a special installation mode that let's you do this), however it's a Windows-only product. I'm not aware of any product for mac where this is a feature.
by penguin
Wed May 26, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The Swinger hacks any song to... swing
Replies: 6
Views: 4150

The Swinger hacks any song to... swing

I'd imagine others have found this by now. Certainly it's only swing with a little "s" and it doesn't work all the time - definitely interesting for those who are interested in "novelty" swing.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/26/the- ... -to-swing/
by penguin
Mon May 10, 2010 7:24 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] The Mooche, Sidney Bechet
Replies: 1
Views: 1561

Sounds like the Sidney Bechet version from 1941 - I have a version on an album called "The Legendary Sidney Bechet".
by penguin
Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:29 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Copyright Issues: Recording Old Material for New Albums
Replies: 13
Views: 3640

The equivalent Australian organisation is APRA (who deal with licensing fees for the copyright in the lyrics and the score - there is another organisation, the PPCA, that performs an equivalent function for the copyright in the recordings). These are the sorts of issues that would be resolved by mus...
by penguin
Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Georgianna, Count Basie
Replies: 4
Views: 2448

This is actually the alarm song on my phone.

I really should play it more.
by penguin
Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:36 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Worst Songs Ever Heard at a Lindy Hop Night?
Replies: 107
Views: 39089

As for my original comment, did I mention a side benefit to playing Bublé here is that the dj gets group hugs from the girls after playing his music? That only happens when I bake cookies and bring them to the dance. Being able play music that both the you and the crowd likes, won't always happen f...
by penguin
Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Worst Songs Ever Heard at a Lindy Hop Night?
Replies: 107
Views: 39089

Surreal wrote:I'm not really a fan of Michael Buble, but there's a contingent of college-age girls in our scene who are in love with him. I can play any song of his with a moderately danceable tempo (and even some that aren't) and it's guaranteed to fill the floor.
Maybe they're just being patriotic.
by penguin
Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:57 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Halloween Songs
Replies: 34
Views: 61263

One song that I thought would make a good Halloween number is:
Song of the Volga Boatmen - Glenn Miller
by penguin
Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:41 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What was an 'ickie'?
Replies: 6
Views: 1977

So it's like a "Muggle" then, right?
by penguin
Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:50 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: A jazz CD collection on eBay
Replies: 5
Views: 1629

I like the $900 postage. :shock:
by penguin
Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:22 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 163834

There is a big difference in the quality and fit & finish of a consumer grade laptop and business grade laptops. I recommend the business grade laptops - the cases are stronger, the hinges are stronger, and the overall fit & finish is higher. For new laptops, business grade versions come with a 3 y...
by penguin
Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:13 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Can Music Be Too Fast? (Or Slow)
Replies: 5
Views: 5694

As for the tempo-bending to make it danceable:

If it's so fast or slow as to make it extremely difficult for most folk to dance to you're not going to be able to make enough of a difference without distorting the sound such that it would be horrible to listen to.