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by funkyfreak
Mon Apr 12, 2004 2:34 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Jabbo Smith
Replies: 0
Views: 1196

Jabbo Smith

A forgotten artist of swinging jazz: Jabbo Smith . A direct 'challenger' to Louis Armstrong ability level and one of Roy Eldridge's influences, this guy's got insane swinging skill (in fact, Roy recounts a story of when Jabbo kicked his ass at a show). Listen to some songs & talk about him . He play...
by funkyfreak
Mon Apr 12, 2004 2:20 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Which info do you carry with you?
Replies: 10
Views: 4807

01 Song Title 03:45

And on the side is Artist & Title

-FF
by funkyfreak
Thu Apr 01, 2004 11:12 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: why does everyone hate Louis Prima?
Replies: 34
Views: 11305

Lindy Bomb wrote:Well, it does sound like Vegas music, and I don't think that much of his music (at least what's "popular") swings at all. It's similar to alot of Rosemary Clooney stuff, "Mob Hits" anyone?
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-FF
by funkyfreak
Mon Mar 22, 2004 10:53 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Boilermaker Jazz Band CD Release Party
Replies: 4
Views: 4042

They also played one of their new songs live for us last night, hot damn! The title track - Give Me Your Telephone Number - packed the floor, amazing song.

-FF
by funkyfreak
Mon Mar 22, 2004 10:49 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Extigy or similar
Replies: 25
Views: 9171

MikeD wrote:I get this humming when no music is playing.

It dissappears when I unplug the computer.
Hahahahaha, that's classic.

-FF
by funkyfreak
Thu Mar 11, 2004 1:50 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Theme Songs
Replies: 60
Views: 18379

djstarr wrote:the "suckle, suckle, suckle" line always cracked me up.
mousethief wrote:it's also got some heavy meaning for me and my girlfriend.
*bites tongue*

-FF
by funkyfreak
Thu Mar 11, 2004 1:37 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Swing for Toddlers
Replies: 24
Views: 8341

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The Boilermakers put out a CD of hot jazz kids songs. "Rocket in My Pocket" is a definate favorite just for the title alone...

-FF
by funkyfreak
Mon Mar 08, 2004 6:30 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: SwingDJs: The Band
Replies: 39
Views: 9979

I could play that instrument you used to play in elementary school that's just two sticks that you hit together. I think that's all they're called: Sticks :lol: I play african drums, which some groups have used for swing accompaniment around here. I've been looking for an excuse to play more recent...
by funkyfreak
Mon Mar 08, 2004 6:22 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Sidney Bechet
Replies: 73
Views: 24390

Well, he formed the Feetwarmers around what, 1932, '33-ish?

The musical style of the Feetwarmers wasn't exactly "modern Lindy Hop" music anymore, it was really out of vogue.

-FF
by funkyfreak
Sun Mar 07, 2004 3:13 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Boilermaker Jazz Band CD Release Party
Replies: 4
Views: 4042

Boilermakers rock, something Pittsburghers and anyone who has heard them have shoved down everyone else's throats for years now. So we made it a whole 3-Day CD Release Weekend , with the band and awesome DJs coming in April 16-18 !! Friday night: New Orleans in Pittsburgh -- Boilermaker Jazz Band at...
by funkyfreak
Mon Mar 01, 2004 3:25 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Swing and Jazz Guitar Spotlight
Replies: 14
Views: 5158

Roy wrote:According to this web site, he never took a solo: http://www.edsite2.fsnet.co.uk/eddiecondon.htm
He was was famous for never having taken a solo.
*cough* "We Called It Music"

-FF
by funkyfreak
Sun Feb 22, 2004 9:03 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Best Swing Compilations?
Replies: 16
Views: 6211

I found most of the set on vinyl in a trip to Detroit last year, I was ecstatic. Highly recommended as this isn't the modern-style Time Life collections -- these are seriously great tunes in one place.

-FF
by funkyfreak
Mon Feb 16, 2004 10:37 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Who's done any radio work?
Replies: 21
Views: 8403

What day/time are you on? I'm out that way occasionally, love to check it out some time.

-FF
by funkyfreak
Sun Feb 15, 2004 11:19 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How do you find your new music?
Replies: 35
Views: 12542

Re: How do you find your new music?

Sounds like Peter's just trying to recognize the extra energy a band brings when they've been strongly influenced by surrounding, responsive dancers. Yes, and that's fine as one factor to consider, but, again, it can mislead you to buy, say, Bob Crosby and overlook Duke Ellington or [more modern ba...
by funkyfreak
Thu Feb 12, 2004 10:07 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Hide the sheep, I'm coming to Texas!
Replies: 33
Views: 11935

What I personally don't like is to see advertisements for exchanges and other events here. There are other places for that. This board is theoretically a private discussion, since non-swing-DJs are not supposed to be members. At least, that's what I remember the user agreement saying. The only reas...