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by funkyfreak
Thu Feb 12, 2004 9:52 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How do you find your new music?
Replies: 35
Views: 13057

Re: How do you find your new music?

limiting [music played] to Swing Era dance bands limits the search to a finite subset of danceable music because the Era of top-quality musicians consciously catering to Lindy Hoppers/Jitterbuggers is long gone. Limiting music played to only "swinging music" limits the search to a finite subset of ...
by funkyfreak
Mon Feb 02, 2004 4:35 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: vinyl (not CDs)
Replies: 22
Views: 7292

Jazz vinyl auction, this month they have 1,292 Artists: http://alljazz.com

From the Chocolate Dandies to Oscar Peterson, 20,000 records a year (with occasional other items and styles of music). Check out their Typical Record Examples.

-FF
by funkyfreak
Mon Feb 02, 2004 1:03 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Need a gazillion recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 8114

julius wrote:Ray McKinley and his Orchestra
Good stuff, play him somewhat often.

-FF
by funkyfreak
Thu Jan 29, 2004 3:55 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Motown
Replies: 108
Views: 46877

We could probably think of a dozen more reasons as to why people never danced lindy and swing patterns to soul music back in the 60s. Or, maybe some folks did and it just never caught on. Who knows. I guess it is a matter of perspective, most of us are in our 20s - 50s looking at the lindy hop in r...
by funkyfreak
Wed Jan 28, 2004 2:35 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Looking for Connie Mclean
Replies: 0
Views: 1551

Looking for Connie Mclean

I'm looking for information on Connie Mclean and his Rhythm Boys. Velma Middleton was a singer for the group briefly, but I don't believe she would have recorded with them. I've only found reference to three records and one vinyl they appear on: I Can't Use That Thing Shylock Blues Sissy Man Blues (...
by funkyfreak
Sun Jan 25, 2004 8:59 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: kansas city territory bands
Replies: 7
Views: 2973

I enjoy her 2 disk set "Kansas City's First Lady of the Blues"
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I'll play any tune off of them, excellent and highly recommended.

-FF
by funkyfreak
Fri Jan 23, 2004 1:57 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Henry Red Allen
Replies: 13
Views: 4165

You mean the one I mentioned?

-FF
by funkyfreak
Thu Jan 22, 2004 2:52 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Henry Red Allen
Replies: 13
Views: 4165

I dunno if it's my favorite, but I do keep going back to the 2 disks of 1929-1930 with outtakes.

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-FF
by funkyfreak
Fri Jan 16, 2004 1:23 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hamp & Ella
Replies: 4
Views: 2168

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/de ... 2?v=glance

"The Early Years Pt 1 & 2"

Ella with Chick Webb (1935-1938), my favorite years to hear her singing.

-FF
by funkyfreak
Mon Jan 12, 2004 11:59 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Benny Goodman small groups on CD
Replies: 7
Views: 2695

I have these if you want to listen to them sometime, Yakov.

-FF
by funkyfreak
Wed Dec 24, 2003 12:47 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: ECS/Lindy/WCS - Bridging the Gap
Replies: 173
Views: 48255

CafeSavoy wrote:It is interesting that many jazz fans tend to look down on jump and rock'n'roll but they probably will draw more people than some of the more esoteric genres both old and new.
This can be very true because of the reasons you mentioned.

-FF
by funkyfreak
Tue Dec 23, 2003 7:00 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Getting pushed out
Replies: 63
Views: 20880

" Great DJs are not fungible and cannot be replaced by anyone willing to DJ for free ." Awesome. But are you saying that more DJs need to be paid so that they'll become respected by the venue owners? I don't really understand that, because I find that if an owner is an asshole without paying, often ...
by funkyfreak
Tue Dec 23, 2003 6:49 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: ECS/Lindy/WCS - Bridging the Gap
Replies: 173
Views: 48255

Lawrence wrote:Baiting???
Perhaps that's just my overgeneralization of it? ;)

-FF
by funkyfreak
Mon Dec 22, 2003 6:22 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: ECS/Lindy/WCS - Bridging the Gap
Replies: 173
Views: 48255

Lawrence wrote:yours would like high-energy fast music, whereas mine would like music you could sink you teeth into and doesn't fly by too fast to enjoy.

There is a significant crowd that wants exactly the opposite, and really enjoys hearing accessible swing music...
Italics mine. Baiting yours.

-FF
by funkyfreak
Fri Dec 19, 2003 7:27 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: A Challenge...
Replies: 23
Views: 7138

Two most well known bands to the scene: Boilermaker Jazz Band - Panama ( hear clips ) ( see website ) ( buy CDs ) although their newer releases aren't online for sale Roger Humphries Big Band - Don't Give Up ( hear clips ) ( see website ) ( buy CDs ) Little Known bands: Dixie Doc and the Pittsburgh...