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by LindyChef
Mon May 10, 2004 12:42 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Offensive Songs In General and Drawing Lines
Replies: 30
Views: 6846

There are several Cab Calloway songs which I think are great songs but are probably not appropriate for play at a dance. "A Strictly Cullud Affair" being one of them. Calloway's Chop Chop Charlie Chan is one that I'll never play ... not just because of the racist stereotypes in the song, but I also...
by LindyChef
Sun May 09, 2004 6:32 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Are you an "opener" or a "closer"?
Replies: 55
Views: 18658

(geek) wrote:And gatorgal.. everyone raved about your T3 sets, so no more being bashful. ;-)
Off topic, but I second that ... Tina rocked the house :D
by LindyChef
Wed Apr 28, 2004 2:46 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Gospel Lindy?
Replies: 29
Views: 19299

Lavern Baker - Precious Memories: Lavern Sings Bessie Smith There's some great material on this album including: * On Revival Day (one of my fave songs to lindy to right now) * Everytime I Feel the Spirit * Preachin' the Blues * Somebody Touched Me And I know it's non-gospel, but the song "Gimme a P...
by LindyChef
Wed Apr 28, 2004 7:32 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Eddie Reed: Will You Spin Him Nowadays?
Replies: 26
Views: 11352

There is a certain stigma that is associated with child molesters. Comparing child molesters to gamblers, thiefs, drug abusers, etc... is like comparing apples to oranges. Even in prison there is a stigma associated with child molesters. They rank socially on the bottom of the prison totem pole and...
by LindyChef
Tue Apr 27, 2004 10:56 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Eddie Reed: Will You Spin Him Nowadays?
Replies: 26
Views: 11352

No, I'm saying that his music is independent of the crimes he committed. Art without context is meaningless. Sure, you could study art and gain a limited appreciation of it, but until you understand the artist's biography, the political climate of the time, etc., you won't truly understand everythi...
by LindyChef
Tue Apr 27, 2004 9:29 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Exchanges and their DJs
Replies: 57
Views: 17438

mousethief wrote:Every successful exchange I have seen "keeps it real" and keeps the locals happy as well.
[Dave Chapelle Voice]
And welcome to another installment of "When Keepin' It Real Goes Wrong."
[/Dave Chapelle Voice]
by LindyChef
Sun Apr 25, 2004 7:08 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Eddie Reed: Will You Spin Him Nowadays?
Replies: 26
Views: 11352

Eddie Reed: Will You Spin Him Nowadays?

So I saw this link on Yehoodi to a story about Eddie Reed: http://www.presstelegram.com/Stories/0,1413,204~21474~2064632,00.html Man gets 10 years for lewd acts Local bandleader pleaded guilty to molesting relative. By Tracy Manzer Staff writer LONG BEACH -- The frontman for a local swing band that ...
by LindyChef
Fri Apr 23, 2004 7:55 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Are you an "opener" or a "closer"?
Replies: 55
Views: 18658

I always prefer to dance when the most regular lindy hoppers are present. That is usually toward the last 3rd of the night in San Diego. Ahh yes. Lindy hoppers take fashionably late to the extreme. Personally, I would much rather close a night than open a night ... I like the challenge of keeping a...
by LindyChef
Fri Apr 23, 2004 12:51 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Radio stations playing jazz, swing, ragtime, etc.
Replies: 16
Views: 4611

If I remember correctly - 89.1 FM in Menlo Park, CA. It's broadcast on a small transmitter from Menlo/Atherton High School, but it is 100% swing music from the swing era 24-7 ... the DJ's are very knowledgeable and it's fun to listen to. Too bad you can only pick it up within about 10 miles of the c...
by LindyChef
Fri Apr 23, 2004 12:46 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What's the worst swing song ever?
Replies: 99
Views: 25822

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/dre100/e109/e10902gjmb9.jpg If I was drinking milk right now, it would be coming out of my nose ... I had to look this one up on Amazon and YES!!!! There are samples! Swingin': A Tribute to Michael Jackson It's kinda funny to listen to because for some of the...
by LindyChef
Fri Apr 23, 2004 9:51 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: What's the worst swing song ever?
Replies: 99
Views: 25822

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Not necessarily the worst, but definitely one I love to hate ... just an acapella group trying to cash in on the "swing craze."
by LindyChef
Thu Apr 22, 2004 9:40 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Non swing - when and how?
Replies: 75
Views: 27391

I hear top WCS competitors are doing balboa in comps now. [sarcasm] Just because you can bal to 90 BPM hip hop music, doesn't mean you should. [/sarcasm] On a more serious note, I'm really glad to see all of the agreement (in principle at least ;) ) about the spirit of lindy hop and how it needs to...
by LindyChef
Thu Apr 22, 2004 11:39 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Non swing - when and how?
Replies: 75
Views: 27391

When Frankie has talked about stealing moves from other dances, he incorporated them into his lindy. They did not fundamentally alter the way he danced, nor they demand a change in the music that was being played. I see Frankie going "I want something like that in my dancing. I just don't want to d...
by LindyChef
Thu Apr 22, 2004 9:44 am
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: Non swing - when and how?
Replies: 75
Views: 27391

Lindy Hop is a vintage dance, not a new thing that we're trying to figure out like the originators were. That's what makes it worth preserving. It has nothing to do with the color of our skin. But what are we preserving? There is no central authority for lindy hop that has codified the dance. If yo...
by LindyChef
Wed Apr 21, 2004 10:58 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: 50s bands for swing dancing
Replies: 211
Views: 42567

Re: Turnabout, Jerry.

Ok to add fuel to the debate fire, I put up 10 new clips: http://www.wkhr.org/SwingDJs/ 1. I quite liked the piano intro and solo, but the rest is more or a foxtrot feel ... wouldn't use it. 2. Some might mistake this for a groovy feel, but I think the the trumpet is way too jazzy and distracting ....