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by SpuzBal
Wed Feb 11, 2004 11:52 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Last 10?
Replies: 160
Views: 36195

How's the Sidney Bechet Society thing? I've been thinking about getting that for a while, especially since it has Wycliffe Gordon on it, who is rad.
by SpuzBal
Fri Feb 06, 2004 4:09 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: a study in frustration?
Replies: 24
Views: 6504

I'm just bummed theres no St. Louis Blues on it...that live version he actually does on the series is amazing... I think I have that. It's a b&w clip of him playing for a really enthusiastic audience in France in the 50s? The version I have is on a German set called "Hall of Fame." It might be avai...
by SpuzBal
Wed Jan 28, 2004 9:23 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Lester Leaps In: The Saga
Replies: 23
Views: 4224

main_stem wrote:
Shanabanana wrote: In general, do you have a good source of anecdotal stuff like this?
Jazz Anecdotes
by Bill Crow

It's has some really funny stuff in it.
I second that. It's a great book.
by SpuzBal
Tue Jan 20, 2004 6:45 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Yehoodi 6th Anniv 10/9 - Greatest Band Ever to Dance To!?!?
Replies: 39
Views: 13022

So...when do we get to know who's in this band? :)

(Sorry if that was already mentioned and I just missed it.)
by SpuzBal
Fri Jan 16, 2004 6:11 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Fess Williams
Replies: 6
Views: 2216

Savoy Bearcats...I'll have to check them out. They have a cool name, haha.
by SpuzBal
Fri Jan 16, 2004 4:00 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The Bix Centennial All-Stars
Replies: 2
Views: 1450

Yeah...the scored solos are a little unusual. It's kind of a cool concept to take a solo and harmonize it for three cornets, though, at least.
by SpuzBal
Thu Jan 15, 2004 1:58 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The Bix Centennial All-Stars
Replies: 2
Views: 1450

The Bix Centennial All-Stars

After almost a year of meaning to buy their album, Celebrating Bix! , I finally got it yesterday. Oh man, is it ever rad. Easily one of my all-time favorite albums. I've probably listened to it two or three times through since I got it last night. Some of the tracks are treated with more of a swing ...
by SpuzBal
Thu Jan 15, 2004 1:46 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Fess Williams
Replies: 6
Views: 2216

I only heard parts of a couple songs, unfortunately. I was trying to figure out who it was that was playing, and I was almost going to guess that it was a recording of Andy Kirk in the late 20s, or maybe Bennie Moten. It reminded me a lot of his "Mess-A-Stomp." So it's definitely got that late 20s f...
by SpuzBal
Thu Jan 15, 2004 11:48 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Fess Williams
Replies: 6
Views: 2216

Fess Williams

I remember a long time ago on Jive Junction, Aleksey (I totally forgot your username, dude) asked something about Fess Williams and his Royal Flush Orchestra. I just thought you (and others) might be interested to know that Jazz Oracle just released a 2-disc set of Fess Williams recordings, remaster...
by SpuzBal
Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:41 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Best of contemporary swing music
Replies: 22
Views: 5394

You will not be disappointed. TH7 rock my world.
by SpuzBal
Tue Jan 13, 2004 11:35 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Wedding Ceremony Music
Replies: 18
Views: 8501

It was between the Imperial March and the song that they play at the end of Episode IV when the medals are being handed out.
by SpuzBal
Mon Jan 12, 2004 3:21 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: The Red-Headed Stepchild of Swing
Replies: 21
Views: 10506

I just bought my first Bob Wills CD ("The Essential Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys," I think) on Saturday, coincidentally enough. It's pretty cool. I dig the slide guitars.
by SpuzBal
Mon Jan 05, 2004 1:13 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Django Reinhardt
Replies: 70
Views: 13754

As far as I know, it just means going out and having a good time (e.g. "The Minor Goes Muggin").
by SpuzBal
Mon Jan 05, 2004 1:12 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Wedding Ceremony Music
Replies: 18
Views: 8501

Some friends of a friend of a friend (ha) used the Imperial March as their recessional music. I thought that was funny.
by SpuzBal
Thu Jan 01, 2004 10:00 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: African Jazz
Replies: 15
Views: 10632

Whoa! That's awesome. I think I'll have to buy that...