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by Nate Dogg
Thu Jul 03, 2003 8:12 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Regarding "classic" and "groove" style s
Replies: 134
Views: 47190

The team in the Middle that plays everything (or try's to) is called the all mighty wedding DJ....hated by all sides...LOL Why should we hate wedding DJs? They play to a totally different audience. Heck, their audience changes widely depending on the gig. They have to deal with issues we never have...
by Nate Dogg
Wed Jul 02, 2003 7:22 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Houston+Austin=weeklong exchange?
Replies: 22
Views: 10047

Registration is up for Austin. Registration for Houston should up very soon.
by Nate Dogg
Mon Jun 30, 2003 10:19 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Music for Japanese Girls
Replies: 14
Views: 6586

Play whatever makes the girls happy, whatever works, it will probably be a trail and error thing. Lucky for you, the people on this Board who frown upon the occasional use of non-swing music won't be there to shake their heads in disgust. Unless, of course, you report back later and confess. In that...
by Nate Dogg
Fri Jun 27, 2003 2:04 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Ron's swing CD reviews
Replies: 14
Views: 5223

I like the idea of a simple thread where someone (a moderator perhaps) throws out one track or album a day and everyone else reviews it if they've heard it, or something. I think a giant database would be less interesting for me to wade through. Yeah, but it would be so hard for people to stay on t...
by Nate Dogg
Fri Jun 27, 2003 11:57 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Ron's swing CD reviews
Replies: 14
Views: 5223

dont you think the SwingDjs website should have a CD review database that we could all keep up to date? I always thought that would be a good idea. Put up an album/track and let everybody comment. Kind of like a music thread, put more organized and more moderated. Not a long thread that meanders ab...
by Nate Dogg
Thu Jun 26, 2003 11:17 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Albums You Wish You Never Bought
Replies: 78
Views: 25266

There have been CDs that I regret paying a certain price for. Usually, I find the same CD cheaper just a few days/weeks later. For the most part, in the case of used CDs, I sort of enjoy the risk of trying out an album, even if I don't know for sure what is on it. In the cases where I don't want to ...
by Nate Dogg
Wed Jun 25, 2003 8:30 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Essential Collections
Replies: 52
Views: 20310

[ Lunceford was more dancers favorites then any other band (of both white and black dancers, including Lindy Hoppers as well as Swing dancers)....closely followed by Goodman, and third Basie...then Barnet...Webb...Shaw...(quite alot of dancers considered Barnett the dance band version of Ellington)...
by Nate Dogg
Tue Jun 24, 2003 1:09 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Foreign-language swing
Replies: 36
Views: 13097

Yoko Noge (from Chicago) has several great songs with Japanese lyrics. A Japanese former member of Austin's scene flipped for it every time I played it. www.jazzmebluesmusic.com If you are referring to Alexis, her last dance as an "Austin Dancer" is Thursday. Guess who is working the 10 PM slot (wh...
by Nate Dogg
Tue Jun 24, 2003 11:23 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Regarding "classic" and "groove" style s
Replies: 134
Views: 47190

I was going through Allmusic.com not to long ago and I had a thought that I wanted to share. I guess this could fit numerous threads, but for now, I will put it here. I have noticed that AllMusic allows for multiple classifications, for example: Jimmy Witherspoon is listed as Jazz Blues, Jump Blues,...
by Nate Dogg
Mon Jun 23, 2003 2:35 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Basie: Your Favorite Songs
Replies: 49
Views: 14474

Ron wrote:
Nate Dogg wrote:There are about 57 different Count Basie albums on eMusic right now.
Dang, Nathan, do you get a commission or something for new emusic enrollees? ;)
Somebody's gotta pimp eMusic, might as well be me.
by Nate Dogg
Mon Jun 23, 2003 12:22 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Basie: Your Favorite Songs
Replies: 49
Views: 14474

There are about 57 different Count Basie albums on eMusic right now. Listed as Count Basie (44) Count Basie Big Band: Montreux '77 88 Basie Street April In Paris Basie And Friends Basie Jam Basie Jam 2 Count Basie 1937-1943 Count Basie Get Together Count Basie Jam Montreaux '75 Count Basie Jam: Mont...
by Nate Dogg
Sun Jun 22, 2003 10:58 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Essential Collections
Replies: 52
Views: 20310

This thread came up because a fledgling DJ was asking about essential CDs to have in her collection for DJing purposes. We thought it would be interesting to poll the Swing DJs to see what they thought. Do what you will with it, but that's what I would find most interesting. I'm thinking maybe one ...
by Nate Dogg
Thu Jun 19, 2003 3:35 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Regarding "classic" and "groove" style s
Replies: 134
Views: 47190

Your are talking about the music definitions in their relation to the larger world out there, i.e, how do non-dancing jazz fans/historians classify music. My perspective was coming from an interest in what the multitude of dancers using the word groove are trying to say. As a DJ, it is good to know...
by Nate Dogg
Thu Jun 19, 2003 2:13 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Regarding "classic" and "groove" style s
Replies: 134
Views: 47190

In short, lindy hop dancer slang has developed over the past few years that has little relevance in the real world of jazz terminology. In short lindy hop is fuill of people who are to lazy to understand a thing and would rather lump things in by association rather than actually taking the time to ...
by Nate Dogg
Wed Jun 18, 2003 10:00 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How is your swing scene compared to a year ago?
Replies: 13
Views: 6035

On whether a "unified" scene is better, I'm not sure. So what if different people don't like each other? Even if they don't dance with each other, what difference does it make if they all go out dancing regularly? Aside from the occasional bickering, our scene is somewhat unified I really wish that...