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by Ryan
Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Reub and the Groove
Replies: 6
Views: 1861

Eh, too much work for me, I'm into passive entertainment today.

I wasn't implying LCJO is "groove" anyway. The post just gave me the idea.
by Ryan
Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Reub and the Groove
Replies: 6
Views: 1861

Reub and the Groove

Funny... I like that entire album. Hmm... I honestly thought "They Came to Swing" would tick you off. My bad. It's Friday and work is slow, so I'm hoping Reub will amuse me with a running list of Groove type albums and artists he listens to at home (with frequency) that he'd never play at a dance. ...
by Ryan
Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Favourite recording of ... Tuxedo Junction?
Replies: 28
Views: 8952

And is this it, or this video one of the other artists people have mentioned here? That sounds to me like the standard Erskine Hawkins version speeded up. Or a very good pastiche of it. Y'know, I'm pretty sure that's the "Snakehips" Johnson version. Virtually the same arrangement as the Erskine Haw...
by Ryan
Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The OMG what was THAT? Factor
Replies: 9
Views: 2808

I so knew you'd never actually answer this question Reub.

For the record, I can only handle playing that song (as much as I love it) about once every 3-4 months at this point.
by Ryan
Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The OMG what was THAT? Factor
Replies: 9
Views: 2808

The OMG what was THAT? Factor

One of my favorites to play [of Flying Home] is actually by the studio band on the League of Their Own Soundtrack. I think I get more inquiries about that track than any other I play. So Swifty got me thinking (bad news I know), what songs do you spin that constantly get people coming to the booth ...
by Ryan
Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Nicky Siano plays something familiar
Replies: 2
Views: 5039

It's Sing Sing Sing with a hard house beat laid on top of it.
by Ryan
Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:48 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Favorite recording of ... All of Me?
Replies: 17
Views: 4696

djstarr wrote:Is this the one on the Lester Young Proper Box? Don't have any liner notes on me right now, just my playlist files.

Not sure because I actually don't have the Lester Young Proper Box.
by Ryan
Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:37 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Favorite recording of ... All of Me?
Replies: 17
Views: 4696

Most of the versions of this song are a bit sweet for me, but here's some I dig on.

- The Bechet version
- Erroll Garner's version on Savoy
- Billie Holiday's version with Eddie Haywood
by Ryan
Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:56 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Favourite recording of ... Tuxedo Junction?
Replies: 28
Views: 8952

I like some medium-fast version that Mike Faltesek used to play...last time he mentioned it, I was at Herrang, so it must've been a long time ago. Anyway, I liked it. He said it was an Erskine Hawkins recording. Any idea which one it was? And is this it, or this video one of the other artists peopl...
by Ryan
Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Favourite recording of ... Tuxedo Junction?
Replies: 28
Views: 8952

There's a cd of live recordings of swing era standards that include a version of tuxedo junction by erskine hawkins. It's a little faster and a bit longer too. I wonder if it is the same as the version he ripped. Any chance you're talking about this one? http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql...
by Ryan
Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Favourite recording of ... Tuxedo Junction?
Replies: 28
Views: 8952

Nobody gonna chime in here? I thought for sure someone at the very least would mention Snakehips Johnson or the various Erskine Hawkins versions on reflex.
by Ryan
Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:09 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Favourite recording of ... Tuxedo Junction?
Replies: 28
Views: 8952

Favourite recording of ... Tuxedo Junction?

I've been digging on this song lately while coming across some great versions. Since there are hundreds upon hundreds of versions of this song, I'd love some help wading through the crap to the gems.

For starters, I'm loving the Bunny Berigan version off "The Radio Years 1937-1940".
by Ryan
Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:27 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Favourite recording of ... Don't Be That Way?
Replies: 54
Views: 15308

Benny Goodman Live at the Rainbow Grill. Yale Recordings Volume 6.
by Ryan
Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Are dancers musical tastes changing?
Replies: 91
Views: 28219

A few weeks back a 22 year old friend of mine expressed an interest in taking up swing. He wanted to see what it looked like, so I played him a few video clips. After about the third clip he looked kinda solemn and disinterested, "Is this the only music you guys dance to? Jazz?" If someone isn't in...
by Ryan
Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:53 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Seeking recommendations of pre-Swing big band recordings
Replies: 23
Views: 8081

Thirded on "Loose Like a Goose". Great Song.