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by main_stem
Mon Apr 04, 2005 8:41 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Kansas City Jazz
Replies: 15
Views: 4443

Doug wrote:Moten Swing by Bennie Moten is based on an 8-bar blues structure....
Moten Swing is a typical AABA format, not blues. Further more just because a song is in the AABA format dosen't make it "pop".
by main_stem
Thu Mar 31, 2005 9:24 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: iTunes song redemption
Replies: 6
Views: 1781

That song can actually be found on Juke Box Ella V1—of course there is very little on the two disc set worth DJing with.
by main_stem
Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:46 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: DJ Battle of the Bands format
Replies: 24
Views: 11334

Now that I'm in the middle of my post, I thought of a way the hat trick could work. If you filled the hat with broad themes (food, animals, colors, trios, big band, vocals, instrumentals, etc...) and had the moderator choose from the hat, then each DJ would have to play three songs fitting that the...
by main_stem
Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:41 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: DJ Battle of the Bands format
Replies: 24
Views: 11334

I would allow the DJ's to pick their artist before hand and play only the music by that artist. This would allow the DJ to prepare and really provide a wide perspective of the artist. Pulling names from a hat could lead to trouble of DJ's not knowing the particular artist, pulled from the hat, very ...
by main_stem
Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:41 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Rushing/Williams duet?
Replies: 3
Views: 1287

They sang together in concert, usually at jazz festivals where they were both at, but I'm unaware of if there are any CDs of teh paring
by main_stem
Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:34 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What are your favorite songs right now?
Replies: 220
Views: 69220

"John's Idea" - Basie, from The Golden Years, Vol. 1 (1937) . I especially like the part at about 3:00, when Basie's swingin' hard and somebody yells "Swing it, Count!," and Basie swings it harder! I think it's Jimmy Rushing who yells out. You can also hear Billie Holiday prodding Pres on on one so...
by main_stem
Tue Mar 15, 2005 1:05 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: New Release/Re-issue thread
Replies: 76
Views: 23176

CafeSavoy wrote:
Do you know if there are any recordings of his early work?
His first recordings were with Andy Kirk.
by main_stem
Tue Mar 15, 2005 10:08 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: New Release/Re-issue thread
Replies: 76
Views: 23176

I would call Joe Williams a blues crooner. He doesn't shout, he sings very smoothly, fully rooted in the age of microphones. There is no doubt that Joe Williams definitely used a smoother style on many recordings, one of his influences was Nat King Cole; however he did use the shouting style on man...
by main_stem
Mon Mar 14, 2005 1:28 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: New Release/Re-issue thread
Replies: 76
Views: 23176

Swifty wrote:Joe Williams is considered a blues shouter? The Joe Williams that sang with New Testament Basie (not Big Joe Williams)?
I actually wrote latter-day blues shouter meaning his roots stem from the blues shouter tradition.
by main_stem
Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:46 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: New Release/Re-issue thread
Replies: 76
Views: 23176

yeah, I love Kevin Mahogany's voice but he is more of a jazz singer than a blues shouter if that makes sense --- I bought one of his CDs on sale and there were only two or three songs that worked for dancing; even those have some interesting touches so I don't play them that often. Actually he does...
by main_stem
Fri Feb 25, 2005 2:50 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: The Learning Stages of a DJ
Replies: 17
Views: 7307

Stage: I'll play anything with a 4/4 rhythm and call it swing.
by main_stem
Fri Feb 25, 2005 10:37 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Trading collections
Replies: 73
Views: 30742

Brilliant!

(And if you have any questions about my tone in this comment it is extreamly sarcastic)
by main_stem
Wed Feb 23, 2005 2:14 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Song quotes / solo quotes as songs.
Replies: 14
Views: 3550

Shorty Dave wrote:I don't think this counts, but what about Happy Go Lucky Local / Night Train?
Actually the song was originally Johnny Hodges' That's the Blues Old Man.
by main_stem
Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:29 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: mp3 vs aac
Replies: 35
Views: 11682

GuruReuben wrote:To me the future is cheap storage of uncompressed audio data.
Think a terabyte of data stored on solid state memory that costs around a bill.
Word.
by main_stem
Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:26 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 177850

Anyone that is using Winamp for DJing should check out the DJ Helper plugin . It's awesome. Count and instantly add BPM into the 'comment' section of the MP3 tag, save cue points and a bazillion other helpful things. http://www.sploghm.com/misc/Helper25.gif Here's more info. That has got to be one ...