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by main_stem
Mon Jan 31, 2005 1:24 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: For Dancers Only! A Lindy Hop Compilation
Replies: 70
Views: 13993

Any chance we could get them to cut us a deal on the rest of their catalogue?
by main_stem
Tue Jan 25, 2005 4:34 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong
Replies: 7
Views: 2733

djstarr wrote: The kick ass version of 'Now you Has Jazz' is on Louis Amstrong Newport CD called 'Mack the Knife [LIVE]'. It's much better without Bing ;-)
Trummy Young is "Poppa Bing Crosby in TechniColor".
by main_stem
Wed Jan 19, 2005 4:27 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Recording Labels History
Replies: 4
Views: 1570

Billy Crystal's dad was a manager at Commodore too.
by main_stem
Fri Jan 14, 2005 9:37 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Last 10?
Replies: 160
Views: 39808

Campus Five wrote: Lester Young - The "Kansas City" Sessions - Commodore
One of my favorite Prez albums, I Got Rhythm and Three Little Words (Alt take) are worth it alone.
by main_stem
Thu Jan 13, 2005 2:33 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Last 10?
Replies: 160
Views: 39808

lindyholic wrote: Bob Crosby - A Proper Introduction to Bob Crosby
Bob Crosby - Bob Crosby and his Bobcats
Be carefull Harrison, I think there are a lot of overlap on these two albums: that is if the second one is the same one that I have.
by main_stem
Mon Jan 10, 2005 9:25 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: The best. request. ever.
Replies: 159
Views: 44372

I got a request a couple of months ago for Artie Shaw's The Glider: what made this stand out to me is that the girl asking for it couldn't have been more than a sophmore in highschool. I was dumbfounded that she even knew who Shaw was, let alone that song.
by main_stem
Sun Jan 09, 2005 3:49 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Claude Hopkins
Replies: 5
Views: 2042

falty411 wrote:My favorite song done by Claude Hopkins is "Church Street Sobbin Blues" off of the Monkey Business album on Hep Cat.
I love that song too, I have both the Hep Cat albumsand find them both enjoyable, but not what a lot of people would like to dance to.
by main_stem
Wed Jan 05, 2005 9:55 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Glenn Miller
Replies: 6
Views: 2411

The only Miller CD you need is The Spirit is Willing. It focusses on the "jazz" side of his orchestra, which I tend to regard as a sweet band in the vein of Paul Whiteman. It's this emphasis on the sweet, novalty tunes (Partly due to the way his music is still marketed) that turns many people off.
by main_stem
Tue Jan 04, 2005 3:47 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Artie Shaw dead?
Replies: 80
Views: 16021

I played a few Shaw songs last Sunday while splitting the night with Kevin T. Hardly a tribute but my choices were: St. Louis Blues Oh Lady Be Good Sweet Sue Shaw is the first artist whose work I started seriously collecting. Lot's of good stuff. I played my all time favorite, When the Quails Come ...
by main_stem
Tue Jan 04, 2005 2:03 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Artie Shaw dead?
Replies: 80
Views: 16021

Are we done with the pissing match yet...
by main_stem
Fri Dec 10, 2004 3:40 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: DJ Playlists
Replies: 15
Views: 5041

Here's my play list from from a couple nights ago. I split the night with another DJ and we eached played a half hour set followed by trading 5s until the end where we only had time to play 3 each. Barn 12 — Harry James You're Just in Love — Jonah Jones Good Night, My Love — Bob Wilber Effervesent B...
by main_stem
Wed Dec 08, 2004 11:49 am
Forum: Technical Questions
Topic: Swing DJ’s Album & Song Data Base
Replies: 53
Views: 44361

For some reason this never got posted, but anyway I'd be willing to do the front end work (design, ui and stuff) on the sub site if some one is willing to mark it up.
by main_stem
Tue Dec 07, 2004 6:32 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Laptop DJing
Replies: 647
Views: 192131

Utah_Nate wrote:

On another note, do you get flack from other djs in your scene about djing off of a laptop? I have taken some because they say I am not "putting on a show."
LOL. Unless they're beat juggling, scratching sand using vinyl I don'r see how any DJ can be "putting on a show".
by main_stem
Mon Dec 06, 2004 10:57 am
Forum: Technical Questions
Topic: Swing DJ’s Album & Song Data Base
Replies: 53
Views: 44361

We coulde create a blog to do this Oh, yuck. Thanks for the initiative, but that's even less organized and more difficult to reference than this board. A blog is just a user interface to a database, which is pretty much what you're asking for. The key is having a solid Information Architecture that...
by main_stem
Mon Dec 06, 2004 9:28 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Sounding Fresh
Replies: 1
Views: 1686

1. Look at the artists you like to play a lot, then pick a couple songs that you've never DJed by them befor and forceyourself to use them.

2. When I'm at home I put iTunes on random and let it go. Half the time I come across music I'd forgotten about and put it in a a list for the next time I DJ.