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by main_stem
Wed Jun 18, 2003 7:46 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Actual (not armchair) HJDF
Replies: 142
Views: 47898

haha, so ya want to be a DJ???? talk to me when you break the 1,000 cd mark.... :lol: Damn! that means I still have 850 left to go. hey, are you going to that Little Jazz store in Seattle thats downstairs in the basement...??? I dropped a few Bills in there...damn it! LOL Bud's Jazz Records. Gawd t...
by main_stem
Wed Jun 18, 2003 7:40 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Actual (not armchair) HJDF
Replies: 142
Views: 47898

p.s. I found the Lady Day Swings CD - I'm really excited since she has such a great voice but most of the collections I've heard is slower non-danceable songs..... You might want to also check out Billie Holiday and Lester Young, A Musical Romance , it's another recent reissue from Columbia with so...
by main_stem
Tue Jun 17, 2003 9:54 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Regarding "classic" and "groove" style s
Replies: 134
Views: 47191

Re: groove/vintage

Seattle Rocks because you down have any Juke Box DJ's that play everything under the sun...Thats the great thing about being up there, you can acually dance every song all night, and not get bored. Oh if only that were true. We have our share of the Jukebox DJs. One imparticular has been getting a ...
by main_stem
Mon Jun 16, 2003 1:12 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Actual (not armchair) HJDF
Replies: 142
Views: 47898

It would be nice to hear from the DJs who went and battled. I've heard that Shiny Stockings was played about 15 different times. Any truth to that?
by main_stem
Thu Jun 12, 2003 8:13 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Regarding "classic" and "groove" style s
Replies: 134
Views: 47191

I'm glad to hear lots of DJs saying they play all styles, and it is certainly true that the definitions are fuzzy and that many DJs range all over the spectrum with various dashes of jump blues, rock and roll and modern pop swing thrown in. But my experience is counter to the poll results show so f...
by main_stem
Thu Jun 12, 2003 8:06 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Arm chair HJDF DJ battle
Replies: 109
Views: 37107

djstarr wrote:... we haven't really overplayed Live at Swing City out in Seattle yet - especially the faster cuts.
Wrong, we burned it out back in 2000 just like every other city. :P
by main_stem
Wed Jun 11, 2003 1:28 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Regarding "classic" and "groove" style s
Replies: 134
Views: 47191

-edit: Is it really *that hard* to like both Chick Webb and Gene Harris? I like them both, but, to be honest, yes it is that hard, especially when it comes to danceability. It takes a bit broader appreciation of the wide variety of movement that the wide variety of music can inspire. Eh? I've playe...
by main_stem
Wed Jun 11, 2003 12:59 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Arm chair HJDF DJ battle
Replies: 109
Views: 37107

However, if I had to pre-program: 1. Fine and Mellow (from 1957 "Sound of Jazz" with Billie Holliday and Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, and Ben Webster soloing (recorded on 30th Street Columbia studios, but close enough) 2. East St. Louis Toodle-oo or Creole Love Call Duke Ellington (From 1956 Hist...
by main_stem
Wed Jun 11, 2003 12:56 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Arm chair HJDF DJ battle
Replies: 109
Views: 37107

Although he wasn't the only one, Basie's band also popularized the transition to 4/4 time and the use of a less rigid feel to the rhythm section. I'm not so sure of that Rayned. The movement to 4/4 is one of the big differences between traditional jazz and swing jazz. This happened in the late 20s ...
by main_stem
Wed Jun 11, 2003 8:12 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Arm chair HJDF DJ battle
Replies: 109
Views: 37107

Good points Mike Because they had to compete with him! He was stealing away their business. He was stealing some of their musicians (Paul Gonsalves for one). The ideas of "riffs" can certainly be heard in post 1940's Ellington. However, we commonly refer to these as well-planned solos for favorite, ...
by main_stem
Tue Jun 10, 2003 10:34 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Battle of the DJs - HJDF/Swing City
Replies: 55
Views: 20133

Greg Avakian wrote:
Shorty Dave wrote: I also heard the Brooklyn Bridge is for sale.
Yeah, but you can't make love to a bridge...
I'm sure some have tried. YUCK!
by main_stem
Tue Jun 10, 2003 8:38 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Battle of the DJs - HJDF/Swing City
Replies: 55
Views: 20133

I think it's going to be pure luck. 15 minutes & strict guidelines gets rid of most of the participants individuality, if you ask me. Do you call the below "strict guidelines"? If you do, then it looks like you need to expand your collection. I've kept specific track lately, and every set I've DJed...
by main_stem
Tue Jun 10, 2003 8:33 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Arm chair HJDF DJ battle
Replies: 109
Views: 37107

Nope, I can't. I cannot spotlight specific changes Count Basie music brought upon Lindy Hop, Jazz Dancing, etc. Maybe someone else can. I dunno, though. So even though you have no proof you will still atest to the fact that dancing changed because of Basie. This is just absurd. If you're going to s...
by main_stem
Tue Jun 10, 2003 2:51 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Arm chair HJDF DJ battle
Replies: 109
Views: 37107

If I'm correct you're saying... Because Basie's primary developmental stages occurred in Kansas City his impact on jazz dancing, most notably on Harlem Jazz Dancing, is not justified? That he had no imact on what the big bands in Harlem were doing? That his presence wasn't felt in Harlem Jazz danci...
by main_stem
Tue Jun 10, 2003 1:43 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Arm chair HJDF DJ battle
Replies: 109
Views: 37107

no one is denying Basie's KC bona fides, just pointing out that you have to consider a person's entire life. Basie didn't go west until he was in his 20's. And if his mentors were guys like Fats Waller, that squarely puts his roots in the new york stride school. Duke Ellington roots are in the same...