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by main_stem
Sun May 18, 2003 5:12 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Mora's Modern Rhythmists versus Barbara Morrison
Replies: 130
Views: 40430

Chico rules, I spent many years up there hangin out in the late 80's and early 90's. skateboarding and music scene was hot, great bands came from there, there used to be a place called Juanita's, and it was good place to see big name bands up close. Glissade Snowboards are from there...as was a Ban...
by main_stem
Sat May 17, 2003 10:27 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Mora's Modern Rhythmists versus Barbara Morrison
Replies: 130
Views: 40430

Using ?Lindy Hop? instead of ?Swing Dance? distinguishes ?us? from the Ballroom scene, not just the zoot-suit, neo-swing twits. Ok, you like to call people Twits...but most of the people out today dancing started as a Twit.... I was one. LOL I actually started dancing because my friends had a band,...
by main_stem
Sat May 17, 2003 10:15 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Blue Devils Recordings
Replies: 2
Views: 2241

They only recorded 4 sides to my knowledge. Chronological put them out on a anniversarry set a couple years ago.
by main_stem
Sat May 17, 2003 10:10 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Chick Webb
Replies: 4
Views: 2766

If you get one album by chick webb then DEFINITELY get, Strictly Jive. It might be hard to find but well worth it.

Kevin
by main_stem
Thu May 15, 2003 2:57 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Austin site
Replies: 6
Views: 3186

Re: Austin site

I have to say, though, your music divisions are a little wacked. I'm not sure about your division between "mainstream swing" and "groove swing". Hey Ron I actually agree with you on this. I find it funny that he has OP in "main stream" and Gene in "Groove" when they shared one very importan person ...
by main_stem
Thu May 15, 2003 8:09 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Blues for lindy hop
Replies: 24
Views: 9566

Another person you might try is Big Joe Turner. The album Boss of the Blues [1956] is great. It also features Pete Johnson on piano.
by main_stem
Thu May 15, 2003 8:04 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Blues for lindy hop
Replies: 24
Views: 9566

Lawrence wrote:
Drew wrote:Blues is a word with so many different meanings and implications.
That's why I avoid using the Swedish (Herrang) term "Blues dancing:" because of the very confusion that results from it. Why add to the ambiguity?
I just call it the slow grind.
by main_stem
Fri May 09, 2003 8:06 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Blues for lindy hop
Replies: 24
Views: 9566

Are you actually refering to slow blues?
by main_stem
Tue May 06, 2003 8:22 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 205948

Lawrence wrote:
Marcelo wrote:Those of you Mac users (read: sensible computer people) .
Yeah, you tell 'em. Those PC'ers probably dance Savoy-style to non-authentic, so-called-"groove" swing music, too. Hollywood-style and Macs forever!!!

:roll:
No just you Lawrence :P
by main_stem
Tue May 06, 2003 8:20 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 205948

Just to dig on the mac folks; Besides the cost, what convinced me to go PC for the laptop is that my girlfriend's home mac won't burn CDs anymore, her work mac's hard drive just crashed after less than two years and she has so many problems with her mac notebook that -as we speak- she is desperatel...
by main_stem
Tue May 06, 2003 8:11 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Till Tom Special
Replies: 14
Views: 6616

I only play the Charlie Christian version. Interesting note their is dispute over who actually wrote the song. While it credits Goodman/Hampton, it's believed that Christian is the true author. Mary Lou Williams said that when she first heard Christian he was jamming a bunch of stuff that later beco...
by main_stem
Thu May 01, 2003 2:54 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Apple - iTunes Music software
Replies: 16
Views: 7646

Just make sure that you've disabled the 1-click purchasing so that you don't get too addicted. ;) No shit, it's way to easy. I found some Johnny Hodges stuff that I wanted for a while but never found a good price on the disc. Thankfully I had to finish cooking dinner so I didn't buy anything. Reall...
by main_stem
Thu May 01, 2003 8:38 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Apple - iTunes Music software
Replies: 16
Views: 7646

Got to say I like the AAc compression it's only slightly larger than an 128 mp3 but as clear as a CD. Granted this is based off of only doing a couple of songs from one album. I'll be doing a more extensive test when I get the chance. As for the music store, it's a good start. There is a lot of stuf...
by main_stem
Wed Apr 30, 2003 1:09 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Live at the Lindy Binge - The CD!
Replies: 22
Views: 6725

Sweet!
by main_stem
Tue Apr 29, 2003 6:55 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Apple - iTunes Music software
Replies: 16
Views: 7646

You know i'm not big at all on Mac. I've used mac's a lot and i've tried to like them. I've even owned one before. I just don't like Mac. Now they are way to expensive. I think there are only 2 things good with mac. 1. THey don't crash as much 2. Good Graphics. That's all. Hee Hee. My Mac at home m...