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by Ryan
Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:15 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Seeking recommendations of pre-Swing big band recordings
Replies: 23
Views: 8986

Sugar Foot Stomp and Black Beauty are great picks. Black Beauty is underecorded in my opinion. - Heebie Jeebie's: Louis Armstong Hot 5's and Seven's. I know it's "New Orleans" but I think it could fit your band. - Duke Ellington's Sugar Hill Shim Sham from his small groups might be a good pick for y...
by Ryan
Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Shanghai Shuffle
Replies: 9
Views: 3201

Yeah, I was talking about the later Henderson version that you find on "Tidal Wave".
by Ryan
Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Shanghai Shuffle
Replies: 9
Views: 3201

Yeah, I already listend to the Berigan versions, which are solid but don't really stand out from the Henderson version to me. I'm wondering mainly if anyone knows of versions you can't look up on Allmusic.
by Ryan
Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Shanghai Shuffle
Replies: 9
Views: 3201

Shanghai Shuffle

Anyone know of any GREAT versions of this you would spin other than Fletcher's on "Tidal Wave"?

Yes, I know the Wolverines did a rendition.
by Ryan
Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: DJing Pet Peeves
Replies: 54
Views: 26341

I had a good laugh the other night when a woman asked me to play some 40's "classic" swing music "you know like some Duke Ellington, benny Goodman and Count Basie" right after I played some 40's Ellington and Goodman tunes and had been playing all 30's or 40's swing for the last 5 tunes. *shrug* I t...
by Ryan
Mon May 29, 2006 12:25 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Finding your voice as a DJ
Replies: 63
Views: 28052

I think this is even worse than editing. Someone once observed that Count Basie always patted his foot to start off a song at just the right tempo for the arrangement, no matter what it was. Not only that, but the way a musician plays the swing rhythm changes as tempo varies. It goes from extremely...
by Ryan
Tue May 02, 2006 7:12 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Recording Live Albums
Replies: 10
Views: 4944

Thanks all... keep he suggestions coming. This is totally helpful.
by Ryan
Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:51 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Recording Live Albums
Replies: 10
Views: 4944

Recording Live Albums

When it comes to recording a jazz/swing band live, what are the obstacles and necessities for recording the band with decent to great production value while maintaining a low cost? I would love to hear from anyone invloved with the Barbara Morrison live CD or the Binge Band CD and anyone else who ha...
by Ryan
Thu Apr 06, 2006 2:43 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: NEW Boilermaker Jazz Band CD: You Do Something To Me
Replies: 35
Views: 11423

Looking foward to hearing your version of Brazil.
by Ryan
Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hampton & Jacquet - Flying Home - Live 1949 - 1952?
Replies: 9
Views: 3023

Just a thought... you might want to tell him what the album is.
by Ryan
Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:19 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hampton 1947 STARDUST on CD???
Replies: 7
Views: 2513

Proper Boxes can be had for around 20 dollars, so it's not out of his budget, but it's understandable if he wants the entire original album.
by Ryan
Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:11 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hampton 1947 STARDUST on CD???
Replies: 7
Views: 2513

I know you can find that Pasedena recording of Stardust (which is unbelievable) on the Lionel Hampton Proper Box Set - Disc 4.
by Ryan
Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:37 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Best proper box sets
Replies: 18
Views: 10919

Ok, so beyond dancing for a second...

Has anyone listened to the Miles Davis Proper Box? Reviews?
by Ryan
Wed Jun 15, 2005 9:25 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Spinning Under The Influence
Replies: 13
Views: 6705

Spinning Under The Influence

Ok, seriously... who thinks they spin better under the influence?


Substances and Spinning...



Discuss.
by Ryan
Tue Jun 14, 2005 10:12 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Songs from non US DJs
Replies: 34
Views: 9479

lipi wrote: and (closer to) on topic: i actually don't like dancing to live music exactly because there is less variety. i grew up with dj'ed music, and i prefer it. i know that's considered heresy in certain circles, but...hey, there you go.
Yeah man, that's pretty fucked up right there.