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by Lawrence
Fri Jan 10, 2003 3:09 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: When selecting that "token" fast song...
Replies: 36
Views: 11958

Sticking to the point, the same sort of ignorance exists when "Original Swing Era" DJs try to play something with some "funk 'n' groove" to it. "We" are just as sick of "Stormy Monday," Gene Harris' "Summertime," "Wade In the Water," and other pop "token" hits as anyone, even though they do have "li...
by Lawrence
Thu Jan 09, 2003 12:40 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Using my microphone with a PC
Replies: 4
Views: 2912

Off the top of my head, I don't know the exact tech lingo, but there are often impedance and OHM differences that might require you to get more than just a simple 1/4 inch to mini-plug adaptor: you might need a capacitor (or some sort of electronic do-hickey) that also changes the impedance from low...
by Lawrence
Thu Jan 09, 2003 12:30 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Black CDRs
Replies: 8
Views: 3262

I have used them, and they work fine. As for scratch-resistance, keep in mind that there are two types of scratches: the plastic side and the data side. Scratches on the plastic (bottom) side can be buffed out any time. Scratches on the data side (top side) completely and irretrievably lose the info...
by Lawrence
Thu Jan 09, 2003 12:04 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: When selecting that "token" fast song...
Replies: 36
Views: 11958

I gotta add that many "fast dancers" DO want the Hi-Fi stuff, Ruben, even if "Benny Goodman in Hi-Fi" is vastly overplayed (and under-powered). The world is not so tuned into the L.A./Orange County/D.C. preference for lo-fi Swing Era stuff as some want to think it is. If I played up-tempo, lo-fi, Sw...
by Lawrence
Mon Dec 23, 2002 11:47 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Space between songs...
Replies: 18
Views: 10053

Just to clarify.... I am a dancer first, DJ second. I DJ accordingly. As a dancer, I personally do not want or need an identifiable space between songs. It is distracting; it dispels and often diminishes the "vibe" of the Dance (as an event). Also, again, the intro to almost every song is "throw-awa...
by Lawrence
Thu Dec 19, 2002 4:57 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: post swing era white guys
Replies: 31
Views: 8719

Stan Kenton mainstreamed and revolutionized the "Progressive Big Band" sound that explored new harmonies and musical theories at the expense of the consistent, core swing rhythm. So most of his stuff is very intentionally non-danceable. Most jazz musicians love him because of the interesting things ...
by Lawrence
Tue Dec 17, 2002 5:40 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Space between songs...
Replies: 18
Views: 10053

Great question. I generally leave no pauses because it sounds unprofessional, but there are quite a bit of qualifiers and explanations beyond that. There is no "rule" in my estimation other than to keep some sort of "flow" between songs. Usually that entails leaving no identifiable pause between son...
by Lawrence
Mon Dec 09, 2002 2:47 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: question for musicians and historians
Replies: 4
Views: 3209

Whoever wrote the original clip is pretending to know music better than he does: using terms that go beyond his actual comprehension. In musical terms, he has a very narrow rhythmic interpretation of what "swing music" is that goes against what most people understand "Swing Music" to be. It might ma...
by Lawrence
Mon Dec 09, 2002 2:34 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Scott Hamilton makes me happy
Replies: 13
Views: 4985

I just picked some Scott Hamilton up the other day, and then I log on here and see this post. Amazing synchronicity out there. In scouring used CD bins, I have heard some awful, ultra-fusion, modern-jazz stuff that Scott Hamilton has recorded. But I just bought his Tribute to Duke CD, and it has som...
by Lawrence
Mon Dec 09, 2002 2:30 pm
Forum: Technical Questions
Topic: What do you think?
Replies: 41
Views: 26560

I agree with Kirsten about "losing your page" when returning. But a solution would probably require cookies or some burdensome tech thingy that would just be too much work for a volunteer list. The other downside is the cumbersomeness of all the threads, which can get so darn intertwined that we end...
by Lawrence
Mon Dec 09, 2002 2:14 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: In A Mellow Tone
Replies: 26
Views: 5993

For me, it comes back to the Basie family of recordings. My favorite is a live version from a Paris concert: allmusic lists the CD as "Live From Paris," but the actual CD states "En Concert En Europe" on the cover. As Thomas Gunther told me in Chicago when I played it a few years ago, the version ha...
by Lawrence
Mon Dec 09, 2002 2:11 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Charles Brown
Replies: 0
Views: 2128

Charles Brown

Not sure how many are not visiting the Yahoo Group, so I re-posted this here. 8) I have not heard much buzz about this musician, but he has been a staple in my collection for years, so I thought I would mention him. Amongst his 30-40 albums, he also has two or three Christmas CDs out that contain sm...