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by main_stem
Mon Jun 09, 2003 8:06 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Arm chair HJDF DJ battle
Replies: 109
Views: 37094

When I hear "Count Basie" the first thing I think of isn't "Harlem"... instead I think "Kansas City." I'm with you on this one. It's not as though I'd go to and event promting the contributions of Kansas City and play a bunch of Chick Webb. Admittadly I did use a Basie song as my "bonus track", if ...
by main_stem
Fri Jun 06, 2003 8:25 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Arm chair HJDF DJ battle
Replies: 109
Views: 37094

1. Take the A Train; Duke Ellington
2. Strictly Jive; Chick Webb
3. South Main; Buddy Johnson
4. Christopher Columbus; Fletcher Henderson
5. Swingin' on C; Jimmie Lunceford

If time permits
Swing Brother Swing; Count Basie fea Billie Holiday
by main_stem
Fri Jun 06, 2003 8:16 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Arm chair HJDF DJ battle
Replies: 109
Views: 37094

Arm chair HJDF DJ battle

So, what would you play if you had only 15 minutes? (5-6 songs depending on the length) Here are teh rules go nut. a. 85% of the music played must be played or composed by African-American artists. b. No cartoon music. Period. c. No West Coast music. Period. d. No Neo-Swing. Period. "...come prepare...
by main_stem
Thu Jun 05, 2003 2:10 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Battle of the DJs - HJDF/Swing City
Replies: 55
Views: 20125

Ron wrote:Like 15 minutes is enough time to judge a DJ!
Yeah with you we'd only need one song :P

Actually you can get 5 really good licks perhaps 6 in that amount of time. It's going to be tuff, but that's what makes it fun.
by main_stem
Thu Jun 05, 2003 8:36 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Battle of the DJs - HJDF/Swing City
Replies: 55
Views: 20125

Dude I'm thowing down for Reuben. Given the criteria I think he best suits it. But hey that just me.

As for judging I think it should be both dancers and peers.

Let the cutting begin.
by main_stem
Wed May 28, 2003 3:58 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What are we missing?
Replies: 55
Views: 18546

I actually have the ISoR LP. Good stuff.
by main_stem
Wed May 28, 2003 2:31 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What are we missing?
Replies: 55
Views: 18546

anyway, regarding the topic - I think a lot of stuff has been reissued at some point, somewhere - like International Sweethearts of Rhythm, it's a bitch to find their music, but you can find LP reissues, you don't hafta go all the way back to the 78. There's a couple tunes on this collection: http:...
by main_stem
Wed May 28, 2003 12:42 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What are we missing?
Replies: 55
Views: 18546

CafeSavoy wrote:Some of those japanese cds are starting to show up here. although they're usually more expensive.
Yes but they come in as imports and usually cost $30.00 US. While in Japan they're around 1800 yen, ruffly $13 US.
by main_stem
Wed May 28, 2003 8:01 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What are we missing?
Replies: 55
Views: 18546

It's not just the 78's. There are tons of albums that have never been trasfered to CD and probablynever will. Then of course there is Japan. The Japanese love Jazz. Every music store has a decent collection of Jazz over there, though the bigger stores are better. Their love for Jazz is also showed i...
by main_stem
Tue May 27, 2003 12:52 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: BPM Counter for Mac OS10
Replies: 11
Views: 5867

BPM Counter for Mac OS10

For those Mac geeks out there using OS10 and iTunes 4; Blacktree.com has a nifty bpm atachment.

http://www.blacktree.com/apps/
by main_stem
Thu May 22, 2003 7:58 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Why are all the DJs male?
Replies: 111
Views: 39154

I ask this in this thread because I remember my jazz band in highschool being all guys and one young woman. We went to some competitions and other performances and the other school's jazz bands seemed much the same to me, while the concert bands and string orchestras were much more evenly divided a...
by main_stem
Tue May 20, 2003 5:35 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Remastered Duke Ellington
Replies: 59
Views: 20138

Since none of us ever knew Duke I doubt we'll ever know why some songs never were rerecorded. KoKo adn Jack the Bear were specific vehicles for Blanton. This could be another reason why they never got redone in large fashion.
by main_stem
Tue May 20, 2003 1:13 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Theme Songs
Replies: 60
Views: 19059

Re: Ernestine Anderson

djstarr wrote: Ernestine lives in Seattle and goes to my church (can you say "name drop"); she also played a lot in town when I was in college, so I have some personal attachments to her.
Yeah we drove that one into the ground out here.
by main_stem
Tue May 20, 2003 1:08 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Remastered Duke Ellington
Replies: 59
Views: 20138

Duke, while being an artist through and through, still admitted he was obligated to play what the audiences wanted to hear. If that meant playing mostly old hits, he was more than willing to do that because the audience was so important to him. Or maybe he thought those particular songs were just f...
by main_stem
Mon May 19, 2003 9:45 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Remastered Duke Ellington
Replies: 59
Views: 20138

The new reissue of teh Blanton Webster Band (Never No Lament) is pulled rom the Centenial Edition. The sond is great. A great leap forward from the previous one Blue Bird put out. On top of the improved sound they have include the the duets between Ellington and Blanton. You cold only get these on i...