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by penguin
Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:01 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Weaning a scene away from Neo Swing
Replies: 8
Views: 8989

I agree with the others about Jump Blues - but you could also try throwing into the mix some Cab Calloway, some Allstars Louis Armstrong or maybe a bit of Jimmy Witherspoon. If it's the phat sound of neo that they like try using some contemporary swingin' stuff like George Gee or Solomon Douglas (or...
by penguin
Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:58 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Fallout 3 soundtrack
Replies: 8
Views: 3580

I've done a little bit of digging: Go here http://www.apmmusic.com/myapm/main.php and search for it - you'll find the same song with a whole bunch of catalogue numbers. It notes that the composer was Sid Phillips, so there's doubt if he actually recorded it. This is what's in the notes: Library: KPM...
by penguin
Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:12 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Japanese school girls in short skirts playing Swing music
Replies: 16
Views: 7086

One of thousands of competant but unremarkable renditions of In the Mood - why bother?
by penguin
Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:35 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Fast competition music
Replies: 8
Views: 3671

Here's a list of suggestions that I came up with - they might not all foot the bill - it's kind of late and my brains half dead! Ridin' High [Live] Benny Goodman 2:39 241 1937 Bugle Call Rag Benny Goodman 2:59 265 1934 Bugle Call Rag Cab Calloway 2:31 235 1931 Bugle Blues Cab Calloway and His Orches...
by penguin
Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:01 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: mosaic sets
Replies: 290
Views: 145287

Well I got my catalogue in the mail today (and my pennies from Kevin won't be far behind) so I'm feeling stimulated to buy some music. I figure the US economy needs it more than ours so I'm eyeing off a couple of mosaic sets. Definitley on my list is the new Louis Armstrong set. But I'm also thinkin...
by penguin
Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Scene getting busier? A reaction to the recession?
Replies: 7
Views: 5604

Either way, the question is providing the subject for a lot of dark humor in our scene--some of the DJs have taken to cracking jokes about it. Maybe we'll start to see the return of dance marathons. Or house rent parties. Perhaps the changes noticed in London may have something to do with Swing Pat...
by penguin
Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:45 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Creative Xmod
Replies: 2
Views: 2305

I like it - good balance of quality and cost. Agree with J-h:n about the crystalizer and surround. The large volume knob that also acts as a mute button is also handy when I'm just using it to listen to music (and is a good backstop if you don't have your levels set right and the mixing board isn't ...
by penguin
Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:22 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Overplayed songs to Balboa to
Replies: 13
Views: 4851

I wouldn't say that I don't want to hear it anymore, but overexposure has made Bechet's "Blues My Naughty Sweety Gives To Me" a lot less interesting for me. Brent There's an alternate take (from the same 1951 recording session - I found it on the Fabulous Sidney Bechet) of Blues my Naught...
by penguin
Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:24 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Who plays Glenn Miller's 'In The Mood'?
Replies: 165
Views: 51535

Bah. I prefer Jumpy Nerves.

Though a version of In the Mood that I heard at a Battle of the Bands (when the two bands joined in) was pretty awesome.
by penguin
Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Bugle Call Rag, Glenn Miller
Replies: 22
Views: 9597

I think the fastest song that most dancers would be familiar with (though I've heard it played over a huge range, as low as ~220bpm) would be Bugle Call Rag (though Hellzapoppin would feature too ~325bpm). The fastest version I'm aware of is a Glenn Miller recording I have form 28th April 1940. It's...
by penguin
Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:04 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Help! Muddy Sound...
Replies: 9
Views: 5542

Good responses from everyone else so I thought I just post that I'm very happy with my external card. It's a Creative Xmod http://au.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=209&subcategory=668&product=15913 and does a great job boosting the audio. The other bells and whistles make it a gr...
by penguin
Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:32 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Stand-out years in swing history?
Replies: 27
Views: 7798

Hell, I can do better than that. I'll give you an exact date and place: January 16th, 1938, Savoy Ballroom, New York, New York. It's the first one I'm programming into my time machine when it comes in the post. I'd be at Carnegie Hall for the Goodman concert the same night. Wouldn't miss the Honeys...
by penguin
Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:13 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Stand-out years in swing history?
Replies: 27
Views: 7798

Hell, I can do better than that. I'll give you an exact date and place:

January 16th, 1938, Savoy Ballroom, New York, New York.

It's the first one I'm programming into my time machine when it comes in the post.
by penguin
Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: 1930's slow tempo songs
Replies: 10
Views: 3430

trev wrote:Get some Duke Ellington:

Creole Love Call
Black And Tan Fantasy
Mood Indigo
The Mooche
Mobile Blues
Particularly these tracks (except for Mobile Blues) off the Decca recordings set. They rate about an 8 on the crust-ometer.
by penguin
Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:01 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Help: Lost Liner Notes
Replies: 1
Views: 1380

Help: Lost Liner Notes

Hi All, I was wondering if someone might be able to help me out. I've lost my liner notes for my copy of Slim and Slam's Complete Columbia Master Takes http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00006K0CY/thewholemagila Does anyone have any info on the tracks (particularly the year) electronically that...