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by Eyeball
Fri Nov 18, 2005 2:47 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hi, My Name is Gary...
Replies: 109
Views: 29665

It begs the question - Why didn't actual jazz musicians get involved in the 'swing craze' of the late 90s? Most of the guys with big bands that I knew were so totally clueless about what was happening outside of their jazz or nostalgia worlds. They had heard something about it somewhere, but paid no...
by Eyeball
Wed Nov 02, 2005 8:31 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Charlie Barnet
Replies: 25
Views: 5833

The post 40s Barnet stuff just doesn't seem to have the kick of his earlier work. I have listened to maybe 6 albums oif stuff and they are largely disappointing...not 'bad'...just a let down. i9 have 2 old LPs for sale if anyine ants them. All 39 - 42 barnet sides on Bluebird....super sound quality....
by Eyeball
Thu Oct 27, 2005 6:39 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Halloween Songs
Replies: 34
Views: 61263

How about-

Artie Shaw - "Don't Fall Asleep"

Will Bradley - "Strange Cargo"

Billie Holiday - "Gloomy Sunday" aka The Hungarian Suicide Song

Charlie Barnet - "Murder At Peyton Hall"
by Eyeball
Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:05 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Duke Ellington and “Lets get together”
Replies: 6
Views: 2374

Re: Duke Ellington and “Lets get together”

Duke Ellington and “Lets get together” I’ve been told that Duke made another recording of “Lets get together” possibly in the 60’s. If this recording does exist I’m having problems locating it. It may only be on LP. Has anyone come across such a recording? Brian :D fwiw - It is fairly unlikely that...
by Eyeball
Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:42 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hi, My Name is Gary...
Replies: 109
Views: 29665

Some people just don't like pretty music.
by Eyeball
Tue Oct 18, 2005 11:16 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Charlie Barnet
Replies: 25
Views: 5833

Re: Charlie Barnet

So, no one has started talking about him. I guess I'll beg people to. I'm addicted to a CD I have of him, but have not been able to find any more while browsing. What are your favorite albums for DJing? For listening? What about specific songs? For Charlie Barnett Id say the band was at it's best w...
by Eyeball
Tue Oct 18, 2005 1:36 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hi, My Name is Gary...
Replies: 109
Views: 29665

Someone up there raised a good point about the 'distance' of neo-swing to new dancers. It's history. Real Swing and neo-Swing may both be alien concepts to newer sceners. At least classic gets some exposure in movies and tv shows. More people listened to it over the decades then people did neo-swing...
by Eyeball
Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:14 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hi, My Name is Gary...
Replies: 109
Views: 29665

why you don't like 'real' Swing I like most forms of music, including traditional swing. The only "genre" I dislike as a whole is disco, because I find the beat far too overpowering, which starts out boring and quickly becomes intolerable. Some genres - rap, contemporary pop, and (lately) modern ro...
by Eyeball
Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:58 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hi, My Name is Gary...
Replies: 109
Views: 29665

Hi Gary-

Instead of the reply you wanted, can I ask you why you don't like 'real' Swing. I'm not sure that you don't like it, but your post indicates a preference for Neo.

Eyeball
by Eyeball
Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:18 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Bizarre deaths of Jazz Greats
Replies: 25
Views: 5174

I thought I had read that some fellow jazz musician had brought him some marijuana while he was in the hospital. And there is the famous jazz musician who died in a taxi cab crash circa 1930...I think it was Frank Teschmaker.....he died and Wild Bill Davidson, who was also in the cab, lived. My deta...
by Eyeball
Thu Oct 06, 2005 5:28 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Bizarre deaths of Jazz Greats
Replies: 25
Views: 5174

Trombonist Tommy Turk was shot to death during a convenience store robbery where he just happened to be shopping. Trombonist Frank Rosolino killed himself, wife and child. Walter Barnes died in a fire (or as the result of a fire) in a southern barn in which his Royal Creolians band was playing. Tomm...