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by Lindy Bomb
Fri Jun 20, 2003 11:13 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Foreign-language swing
Replies: 36
Views: 13498

I would also like to echo Paris Combo...I find that alot of their stuff can be played for dancing (and not just swing dancing). It's a far cry from big band, but it's nice jazz. I have their self titled CD, which is pretty good- you can use stuff off it for some latin dances too. The singer's voice ...
by Lindy Bomb
Sat Jun 07, 2003 12:13 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Double Time
Replies: 15
Views: 7883

What sometimes works better instead is a song that goes into half time partway through, then kicks back into normal time. I guess I'm thinking of "Ain't Misbehaving" by Maxine Sullivan at the moment. I quite like that song. I've got a badass Fats Waller recording of Ain't Misbehaving that...
by Lindy Bomb
Fri Jun 06, 2003 5:22 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Overplayed songs
Replies: 53
Views: 19578

When people go out to dance - they want to hear some familiar songs. The key is when and how to rotate them in. You gotta mix it up. Probably the worst thing you can play isn't an 'overplayed' song, but a set that's filled with a bunch of 'overplayed' songs in a row. Exactly, this is problem I have...
by Lindy Bomb
Thu May 29, 2003 6:05 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Overplayed songs
Replies: 53
Views: 19578

Have you ever had the nightmare of going out dancing only to find that 80% of the music you're going to hear is played every week at this venue, and at least once a week at another? Songs like, "Artificial Flowers", "Zoot Suit Riot" (yes, it still gets played and packs the floor)...
by Lindy Bomb
Thu May 29, 2003 5:48 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: vinyl (not CDs)
Replies: 22
Views: 7476

We have one local DJ, who's also the band leader of one of our local big bands, that only spins vinyl. He's got quite a collection of big band 78s, mostly late 30's and early to mid-40's. He says that he's found them in thrift stores, antique shops, garage sales, estate sales and even in the garbage...
by Lindy Bomb
Sun Apr 27, 2003 11:02 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: "Golden Greats" Box Sets
Replies: 8
Views: 4561

I bought a Big Band compilation set once, it was only $9.99, so I figure what the heck. Even if it was bad, it was only $9.99- so it wasn't a total loss. There were no liner notes, and there were one or two tracks that were switched in order on the case- but still, the music is good and the quality'...
by Lindy Bomb
Sun Apr 27, 2003 10:57 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Songs from Chicago, That Thing You Do and other soundtracks
Replies: 11
Views: 5809

I've heard local djs play some soundtrack songs...they go over pretty well with most of the dancers, but I'm not a big fan of most of them. Chicago - When You're Good to Mama That Thing You Do - That Thing You Do Moulin Rouge - Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend Rushmore - Here Comes My Baby (by Cat ...
by Lindy Bomb
Sat Apr 12, 2003 3:29 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Good Jam Songs
Replies: 17
Views: 10408

Played Basie's "Doggin' Around" on thursday and got a nice jam going- and it happened spontaneously. A few couples were dancing, but everyone stopped to cheer on one couple that was totally bustin' out!