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by Lindy Bomb
Mon Oct 13, 2003 6:21 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: I don't normally buy compilation CDs, but...
Replies: 0
Views: 1215

I don't normally buy compilation CDs, but...

Ok, so I happened upon this Big Band box set today. I know it's $90, but it's also 40 cds. 40! It has a substantial amount of music by each of 18(?) artists, at least 2 cds per person. For the amount of music that's included and the fact that it's an import, the price seems pretty low to me, which l...
by Lindy Bomb
Fri Oct 10, 2003 8:08 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: eMusic Song/Album recomendations
Replies: 210
Views: 81556

I am too. I'm wondering if it won't go better at odd hours.

Probably not.
by Lindy Bomb
Sat Oct 04, 2003 8:26 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Spinnin' The Webb
Replies: 34
Views: 12887

Tried Half.com yet? I just put stuff on my wish list and get an email when there's one in stock.
by Lindy Bomb
Sat Oct 04, 2003 8:25 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Anthology of Big Band Swing
Replies: 20
Views: 7799

Yeah, I use it as a practice cd sometimes. Just pop it in and go, everything's great. Skyliner's one of my faves and Dunkin' a Donut! So good! I also really like the Goodman version of One o'clock Jump, it really kicks.
by Lindy Bomb
Fri Oct 03, 2003 11:39 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: mislabeled cds?
Replies: 4
Views: 2619

I've got this ghetto big band compilation cd set, that's actually got some really great stuff on it...but several of the songs are mislabeled. One cd has the same song twice in a row, another one has two songs listed that aren't on the cd and a couple of songs are switched with the one right next to...
by Lindy Bomb
Fri Oct 03, 2003 11:29 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Counting BPM
Replies: 59
Views: 48051

Lately I've been cataloguing all my music, counting the BPM for each song and making a note of it. I've gotten so in tune with BPMs that I can now guess the BPM of a song and usually get it within about 10 or 20. Anybody else experience something similar? Yeah, I've been fairly good about this in t...
by Lindy Bomb
Fri Oct 03, 2003 11:16 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: why does everyone hate Louis Prima?
Replies: 34
Views: 12178

remember that most of Louis Prima's music was written more for his Las Vegas lounge act than for dancers. Was late Prima still swing?? I thought he was driving a 2/4 oompah band. Well, it does sound like Vegas music, and I don't think that much of his music (at least what's "popular") swi...
by Lindy Bomb
Fri Oct 03, 2003 10:50 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Anthology of Big Band Swing
Replies: 20
Views: 7799

Excellent CD compilation. Every track is good for dancing, and the style is what you seem to like. Sound quality is good too, as Ryan said. I usually avoid buying comps, but this one is excellent. Most of the songs are somewhat common, but not so much so that they can be found on every "swing c...
by Lindy Bomb
Thu Oct 02, 2003 10:50 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: why does everyone hate "wade in the water?"
Replies: 95
Views: 27727

Yakov wrote:whatsisface the guitarist?
Brain Setzer?

*shudder*
by Lindy Bomb
Thu Oct 02, 2003 10:09 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What CD do you own has the best version of Splanky?
Replies: 21
Views: 6760

I don't even own the cd, but the Sands is my fave too.
by Lindy Bomb
Wed Oct 01, 2003 8:09 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: The Science of BPMs
Replies: 15
Views: 8282

I like to challenge myself to estimate the bpm of a song and then later on look it up or calculate it. With practice you can get a ballpark range (with much more error at faster tempos) right off the bat. It helps to know one or two milestone songs so well that you can hear it in your head at the p...
by Lindy Bomb
Mon Sep 29, 2003 8:04 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: The Blues on PBS/reviews
Replies: 17
Views: 9027

I have been watching, and it's been very interesting so far. Well worth a few hours of my time.
by Lindy Bomb
Sat Sep 27, 2003 7:50 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: I just love those singing groups
Replies: 20
Views: 8646

Ugh! Every time I hear someone play a Real Group recording of anything at a dance venue I want to reach out and smack the dj upside the head. I've had alot of experience with music in this style; and I think the Real Group, while they have some interesting arrangements, sound very canned and sterile...
by Lindy Bomb
Fri Sep 26, 2003 9:28 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Fast pop music
Replies: 38
Views: 34324

That's interesting, because I think of pop music as anything that's popular, hence the term "pop[ular] music". At one time jazz and big band were considered pop music.
by Lindy Bomb
Wed Sep 24, 2003 7:51 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Major & minor keys in swing music
Replies: 56
Views: 22941

Those answers are possibly correct, but not the answer I was looking for. Two that pop into my head right away are: Greensleeves and Scarborough Fair. There are many more, but those are the first two popular songs that I think of. Yeah, Yakov...all the theory talk can just be confusing. I understand...