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by funkyfreak
Thu Dec 18, 2003 11:14 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Christmas songs
Replies: 56
Views: 23055

Yeah, but fun with Country music?? Com'on now... ;)

-FF
by funkyfreak
Thu Dec 18, 2003 11:12 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: ECS/Lindy/WCS - Bridging the Gap
Replies: 173
Views: 45947

The one essential thing that slower "groove" swing music and Neo Swing share in common is accessibility to currently popular tastes in music (Blues, Rap, Hip Hop, Pop Rock...) I don't follow, can you explain this? Because what I'm imagining your saying is that "Grooving" Basie has elements of Justi...
by funkyfreak
Thu Dec 18, 2003 11:05 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Pushing people in
Replies: 31
Views: 11653

Re: Pushing people in

Is it actually possible to "create" or encourage new talent, or is DJ'ing something that someone gets into only because they naturally develop a love and sense of the music they want to share? I think it takes both: 1) People need to already have a love of the music. 2) They need to be have the sit...
by funkyfreak
Wed Dec 17, 2003 8:20 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: ECS/Lindy/WCS - Bridging the Gap
Replies: 173
Views: 45947

We (the two dj's involved) have already decided it will be a mixed ECS/WCS/Lindy dance, but we're a little nervous about the requests for other stuff. We don't intend to play it, because it's a swing dance, and we hope we aren't forced to (because the number of people who dance is very small and th...
by funkyfreak
Wed Dec 17, 2003 7:21 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Ethel Waters
Replies: 0
Views: 1438

Ethel Waters

God, I love this woman . Her early work especially (20's-30's) is impressive on many, many levels and plenty of clean recordings are available. Her ' European Classics ' Label re-issues (4 Disks in all) covers most of her best sessions, and is available on B&Noble. -FF Random addition: Original 78 ....
by funkyfreak
Wed Dec 17, 2003 7:03 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Getting pushed out
Replies: 63
Views: 19923

Cool, venting happens.

Have you talked to the owner about it? You mentioned you've been on a somewhat friendly basis with her, give her a questioning nudge yet?

-FF
by funkyfreak
Wed Dec 17, 2003 6:43 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: How about Howlin' Wolf?
Replies: 7
Views: 3303

Re: How about Howlin' Wolf?

Yakov wrote:but some of the tracks are midtempo with a boogie woogie type beat... how do you like this stuff for lindy?
I do like his work like that for Blues.

-FF
by funkyfreak
Wed Dec 17, 2003 6:42 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: ECS/Lindy/WCS - Bridging the Gap
Replies: 173
Views: 45947

It sounds like you have the right ideas: you have some passionate people trying to make a change in a certain direction, and you already know the music is key. It also sounds like you have some patience, which is good, because things like what you want can take some time. Keep playing the music you ...
by funkyfreak
Tue Dec 16, 2003 4:24 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: ECS/Lindy/WCS - Bridging the Gap
Replies: 173
Views: 45947

I don't see too much disagreement between us, just a matter of wording and how we interpret the words. I don't disagree with what you wrote. My point was that people hear a style of music/tempo in class. They tend to feel ok dancing to it outside of class. Cool. I agree in a sense, when phrased lik...
by funkyfreak
Tue Dec 16, 2003 3:46 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: ECS/Lindy/WCS - Bridging the Gap
Replies: 173
Views: 45947

An inspirational dancer who teaches and DJs can be a force, if he or she can get develop a following. I agree with this part of your post. The instructors are perhaps one of the largest influences, although alone they can't 'change' a general scene. A respected teacher who also DJs, or has like-min...
by funkyfreak
Fri Dec 12, 2003 8:40 am
Forum: Technical Questions
Topic: Song Database
Replies: 13
Views: 14634

Not really, just set up a phpBB Photo Gallery:

Members can submit photos of the CD cover, and comments are postable from everyone.

-FF
by funkyfreak
Tue Dec 09, 2003 12:13 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: History Lessons
Replies: 41
Views: 14197

Depending on the situation, every once in a while I'll do this. I might explain the connection between the songs I'm playing, or I've spent the final hour of a night giving a progression of swinging music from early to late or the influence of time and traveling in Blues music, or whatever I make up...
by funkyfreak
Sun Dec 07, 2003 4:54 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Basie and Earl Hines
Replies: 3
Views: 2141

I can't find a reference to it after a (short) look, but one other not-so-rare thing to do is to simply reissue both artists' select songs on the record, hence getting both names on the jacket and giving a "variety" record. Again, it's hard to say without seeing it myself, just something to consider...
by funkyfreak
Sun Nov 30, 2003 10:32 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: "Jazz the World Forgot"
Replies: 13
Views: 6128

I'm a large fan of the Yazoo label, if not for DJing, for their excellent historical relevance and quality personal listening/dancing.

-FF
by funkyfreak
Thu Nov 27, 2003 7:17 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Band rhythm section
Replies: 8
Views: 3448

"In April 1941 Gene Krupa played a battle of the bands with Jimmie Lunceford in Baltimore. "It was no fight at all - we lost terribly, it was rout", recalls trumpeter Graham Young. "They pulled one thing in the first set; They started the last number and I remember the first guy to quit was the drum...