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by SpuzBal
Sat Feb 26, 2005 7:54 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: On the Sunny Side of the Street
Replies: 26
Views: 16477

Has anybody seen the Far Side cartoon about that song?
by SpuzBal
Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:07 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Charleston
Replies: 10
Views: 2239

I second the recommendation of the Fess Williams double CD. They were playing it at this record store by my house, and I could hardly believe that the recordings were from the 20s. They sounded wonderful.
by SpuzBal
Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:07 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Sidney Bechet
Replies: 73
Views: 20671

KevinSchaper wrote:When a Soprano Meets a Piano with Martial Solan is a real nice mellow Bechet album, probably a good intro to his stuff fer people that are freaked out by the dixie-ness of his usual surrounds..
Does anyone know if this album has been released on CD? Some web site I saw seems to think that it has.
by SpuzBal
Mon Dec 06, 2004 1:33 am
Forum: Technical Questions
Topic: Swing DJ’s Album & Song Data Base
Replies: 53
Views: 37057

Maybe an easier first step would be to create such a database where people just rated albums. If that took off, then it could be turned into a song-by-song thing.
by SpuzBal
Sun Nov 14, 2004 7:11 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Gene Deitch, official cartoonist of SwingDJs.com
Replies: 4
Views: 2169

Those are awesome.
by SpuzBal
Thu Nov 11, 2004 10:30 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The Big Band Arrangers
Replies: 19
Views: 4345

GemZombie wrote:Fletcher did do a number of arrangements for Goodman though, yes?
Yeah. I can't think of anything for sure off the top of my head (I'd look it up, but I'm in a rush), but I think he arranged "Sugar Foot Stomp," "King Porter Stomp," and "Down South Camp Meetin'."
by SpuzBal
Thu Nov 11, 2004 12:04 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The Big Band Arrangers
Replies: 19
Views: 4345

Both Fletcher Henderson and Mary Lou Williams did some Arranging for Goodman... didn't Henderson do the Sing Sing Sing arrangement? Jimmy Mundy did Benny Goodman's "SSS" arrangement. My Fletcher Henderson disc doesn't seem to say who arranged the Fletcher Henderson version, but it might have been H...
by SpuzBal
Sat Oct 16, 2004 1:44 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: dropping in...
Replies: 36
Views: 9860

As long as we're off-topic...

mousethief wrote:Can we move this thread to the "Snarky Responses by Jaded Members over Newcomer's First Post" forum?
Whoa. Nice word.
by SpuzBal
Tue Sep 21, 2004 4:17 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Swedish songs for haraang
Replies: 7
Views: 1646

Swingwombat wrote:You missed Australia!!

:lol: Di
Haha, wow, Mr. Moore, the geography nut teacher from my elementary school would be highly disappointed in me...
by SpuzBal
Tue Sep 21, 2004 4:15 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Cool Sounds
Replies: 11
Views: 2567

Well, this one goes against my repeated/extended sounds request, but I'm curious about the sound. Fletcher Henderson's "Radio Rhythm," from the CD Tidal Wave , has an unusual sound at 1:58. Reminds me of somebody slapping the strings on a guitar, but I'm not sure exactly what it is. Anybody know wh...
by SpuzBal
Sun Sep 19, 2004 4:23 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Swedish songs for haraang
Replies: 7
Views: 1646

Re: Swedish songs for haraang

What other songs could you add to this one to make a complete "Around the world in 80 days" theme night? Stockholm Stomp Borneo Shanghai Shuffle Belleville (I think it's a real city) Nagasaki Songs about the US (Drop Me Off in Harlem, Dear Old Southland, etc.) Hindustan Copenhagen Song of India The...
by SpuzBal
Wed Aug 25, 2004 3:32 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Special order, backorder, etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 2558

If you've given up hope on Amazon, there are a couple people on half.com selling that disc. (I think it's an awesome disc, by the way.)
by SpuzBal
Sun Aug 01, 2004 5:39 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What are your favorite songs right now?
Replies: 220
Views: 64588

"Avalon" and "Chasin' the Gypsy" by James Carter, on Chasin' the Gypsy.

Incidentally, I saw James Carter play this afternoon in Oakland. Man! He was amazing. He must have pushed his saxes to every limit they had. James Carter is one crazy man.
by SpuzBal
Fri Jul 16, 2004 3:58 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What are your favorite songs right now?
Replies: 220
Views: 64588

You'd think that having ants in your pants would make you more, not less, likely to get up and move ar...never mind.

Anyway, I'm digging Biréli Lagrène's version of "Ma Première Guitare" right now, off of Gypsy Project and Friends.
by SpuzBal
Fri Jul 09, 2004 9:02 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Austin Lindy Exchange 2004
Replies: 38
Views: 13408

Wow, that's a lake, not a river by the County Line? Ha. I've been going there for just about my entire life (whenever I was visiting Texas, that is) and never knew I wasn't on a river until now.