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by Nate Dogg
Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Overplayed songs
Replies: 105
Views: 52409

Re: Overplayed songs

When I was starting out, particularly as the scene here was pretty much brand new, whenever I came across a reference to an 'overplayed' track that I didn't have or know, I would make it a priority to get hold of it, reasoning that to be overplayed, it had to have been worth playing in the first pl...
by Nate Dogg
Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Did you ever belong to a record club?
Replies: 6
Views: 1801

Samer as lipi.

Also, I would quit and rejoin Columbia House and BMG every year or so. I was a member from 1986 through 1996 or so.

I had forgotten about YourMusic.

Nathan
by Nate Dogg
Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Clearing The Floor
Replies: 24
Views: 11735

The main venue I DJ has two room, when I DJ the secondary (side) room and we need to have people go to the main room for a special function or something, I just announce it. That is a very rare case (if we have Halloween costume contest or something else along those line). Playing music that does no...
by Nate Dogg
Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Worst Songs Ever Heard at a Lindy Hop Night?
Replies: 107
Views: 39067

Pat Boone singing R and B classics? This was posted in the other thread, Before Paul Anka's Rock Swings, there was this chesnutt. This one came out during the late 90s. http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drc800/c866/c86650lf4qn.jpg For the most part, in my view, the whole genre of swing covers...
by Nate Dogg
Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Worst Songs Ever Heard at a Lindy Hop Night?
Replies: 107
Views: 39067

trev wrote:I think the worst (best) I've heard is:

Wham's "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" and;

:D
If only the DJs had video monitors during their sets, what was everybody thinking when they made this video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hksil-KkebQ
by Nate Dogg
Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Worst Songs Ever Heard at a Lindy Hop Night?
Replies: 107
Views: 39067

Some of those songs are not really what I would call bad. Fire or Queen may not be certain DJs cup of tea, but no reason to get harsh, too many dancers like them for them to really be considered the worst. Maybe, they would fit a list of the cheesiest songs. I don't think anyone is surprised that t...
by Nate Dogg
Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Worst Songs Ever Heard at a Lindy Hop Night?
Replies: 107
Views: 39067

Some of those songs are not really what I would call bad. Fire or Queen may not be certain DJs cup of tea, but no reason to get harsh, too many dancers like them for them to really be considered the worst. Maybe, they would fit a list of the cheesiest songs. To me, I think songs that qualify are one...
by Nate Dogg
Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Peckin', Benny Goodman
Replies: 5
Views: 2438

Does anybody know what version of Peckin' Steven Mitchell has been using recently (recently as of Spring 2008), a dancer asked me about it, I would like to provide him an answer, hate mysteries.

Nathan
by Nate Dogg
Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Dancers sitting on the stage
Replies: 11
Views: 5176

As a DJ it was never an issue for me and the dancers know better than doing it during band nights. Locally, it was an issue a few years back, the dancers that hung around the stage had a reputation for being cliquish. One anonymous dancer wrote a nasty email complaining and used the word, "stage tro...
by Nate Dogg
Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: I wanna win a Wetzel
Replies: 9
Views: 2438

I am a member of the group. Most of the time, I am the token lindy oriented DJ. Different Lindy DJs have dropped in and out at different points in time. Jesse Miner was nominated for the Wetzel at least once (not sure who nominated him). I did not see him on the website, but I remember seeing posts ...
by Nate Dogg
Fri May 30, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Complain about my DJing
Replies: 44
Views: 14914

Venues and crowds are so different, if the dancers were digging his set, that is all that really matters. Keeping it groovy might be exactly what works for certain DJs and scenes at certain points in time. Focusing on classic swing probably works at other times and places. I could post playlists and...
by Nate Dogg
Tue May 27, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Jimmy McGriff R.I.P
Replies: 0
Views: 1189

Jimmy McGriff R.I.P

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/28/arts/music/28mcgriff.html Jimmy McGriff, Jazz and Blues Organist, Dies at 72 By BEN RATLIFF Published: May 28, 2008 Jimmy McGriff, who since the early 1960s was one of the most popular jazz and blues organists, died on Saturday in Voorhees, N.J. He was 72 and lived ...
by Nate Dogg
Sun May 25, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: The "Removing The CD Player" Debate
Replies: 128
Views: 33957

The problem is lazy DJs period. I just think that computers make it easier for them to exist. Some don't even bother with a second station or any way to transition. As a result, dancers are often at the whim of the end of a track. And like I've said, a regular playlist is about the laziest thing an...
by Nate Dogg
Sat May 24, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: The "Removing The CD Player" Debate
Replies: 128
Views: 33957

I think it has been said, you can buy a portable CD drive that plugs right into your laptop's USB drive, not that expensive, you can have your cake and eat it to. If you laptop does not have enough USB ports, you can buy a hub to fix the problem. If somebody actually believes that using carrying aro...
by Nate Dogg
Wed May 14, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: eMusic Song/Album recomendations
Replies: 210
Views: 64939

Recently added Panama by Boilermaker Jazz Band featuring SwingDJ.com's own Paul Cosentino. More Def Black and Blue Session CDs including Carrie Smith - When you're down and out Charle Shavers - The Last Session Claude Williams - My Silent Love Al Grey - Grey's Mood Bill Doggett - Everyday I Have The...