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by lipi
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Herräng DJ'ing 2017?
Replies: 2
Views: 3809

Herräng DJ'ing 2017?

Anyone here going? I'll be there week 5. Anyone have up-to-date-ish information on whether they're still taking volunteer DJ's? Last time I went was four or five years ago, and I DJ'ed a bunch. I know they've made some changes, and I don't want to carry my laptop for nothing. :) (Yes, I'll write to ...
by lipi
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Lindyhopper's Delight
Replies: 17
Views: 13821

Re: Lindyhopper's Delight

Chicago, October 12th 1939: Dick Vance, Bobby Stark, Taft Jordan (tp), George Matthews, Nat Story, Sandy Williams (tb), Eddie Barefield (cl,as), Hilton Jefferson (as), Teddy McRae, Wayman Carver (ts), Tommy Fulford (p), John Trueheart (g), Beverly Peer (b), Bill Beason (d), EF (vcl) That's what Mosa...
by lipi
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: mosaic sets
Replies: 290
Views: 162542

Re: mosaic sets

Quite a few sets of definite interest to "us" are threatening to sell out: Classic Earl Hines Sessions 1928-1945 Chick Webb & Ella Fitzgerald Decca Sessions 1934-1941 Eddie Condon & Bud Freeman Complete Commodore & Decca Sessions And, somewhat less interesting but perhaps still...
by lipi
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: First time DJing an Exchange
Replies: 6
Views: 5688

Re: First time DJing an Exchange

I doubt *no* one will dance (unless you really screwed up and put on Katy Perry or something)... I can only remember fading a song once, and that was early on when I was very inexperienced. Now, I just let the three couples struggle valiantly till the end, and I put on a sure-fire hit afterwards (li...
by lipi
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: First time DJing an Exchange
Replies: 6
Views: 5688

Re: First time DJing an Exchange

Is it your local exchange, or one you're traveling to? If the latter, ask the organizers for some guidance on the local scene. Also, are you DJ'ing late at night or earlier in the day? Outside on concrete or inside in a ballroom? In general, I think setting any sort of bpm limits isn't a great idea....
by lipi
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Songs for a Graduation?
Replies: 4
Views: 4340

Re: Songs for a Graduation?

Where are you that graduation is in April?!? "Doctor Jazz" if your crowd likes the New Orleans/trad feel. In order of comfort level for dancers, I've DJ'ed these before: Louis Armstrong, 1959, "Satchmo Plays King Oliver" Jelly Roll Morton, 1926, any number of places--the JSP set ...
by lipi
Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Glen Gray & the Casa Loma Orch.
Replies: 14
Views: 10971

Re: Glen Gray & the Casa Loma Orch.

It's now 11 years later, and I happened upon this thread while looking for something else. And, no, I don't believe those two are the same take. The first difference occurs three seconds in (or 2 and a bit in the faster version): there is a cymbal hit on the Anthology of BBS track, but not on the Bo...
by lipi
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Hey Mister Jesse Podcast
Replies: 254
Views: 149669

Re: Hey Mister Jesse Podcast

Episode #134 of Hey Mister Jesse is now available to download and enjoy. February's show features new music from Catherine Russell , a Balboa 8-Count Swing with guest DJs Marc D'Olimpio & Kyle Smith [/color][/b] and plenty of international audience feedback. (85 minutes) Listen to the show now ...
by lipi
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Songs with pronounced/interesting breaks
Replies: 3
Views: 4474

Re: Songs with pronounced/interesting breaks

Two that come to mind immediately: "Harlem Air Shaft", Duke Ellington, 1940, "The Blanton-Webster Band" (or any number of other albums) (or, if you must, the LCJO recording from "Live in Swing City") A bunch of breaks, they're all a little before 1 or 5, if memory serve...
by lipi
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: mosaic sets
Replies: 290
Views: 162542

Re: mosaic sets

Here's a fun rumour about a set in the works: http://www.organissimo.org/forum/index.php?/topic/80447-teddy-wilson-mosaic/ Teddy Wilson, non-Billie Holiday recordings, 1939-1942. This should pick up around where the Hep releases left off--the last one in that series ("Jumpin' for Joy") is ...
by lipi
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Vocalist on Gordon Webster's "Live at Boston Swing Central"?
Replies: 2
Views: 3638

Vocalist on Gordon Webster's "Live at Boston Swing Central"?

Does anyone who has Gordon Webster's "Live at Boston Swing Central" on CD, with liner notes, want to tell me who the vocalists are? In particular, I want to know the male vocalists and on which track they sing.

Thanks in advance. :)
by lipi
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Discographic ressources
Replies: 2
Views: 4050

Re: Discographic ressources

Sometimes this free site is useful: http://www.redhotjazz.com/ But, really, what you need is this: CD-ROM or website: Tom Lord's "The Jazz Discography" (https://www.lordisco.com/) CD-ROM: Walter Bruyninckx's discography (http://www.worldcat.org/title/93-years-of-recorded-jazz-blues-1917-20...
by lipi
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Bandcamp donating to ACLU today
Replies: 0
Views: 9079

Bandcamp donating to ACLU today

(I'll risk angering the moderators by placing this here, but I suspect most of the few of you reading will find it worthwhile, regardless of where you live or even of what your political leanings are.) Bandcamp is donating all their proceeds (15% of what you pay--the rest goes to the artist) today t...
by lipi
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Savory Collection Volume 2
Replies: 7
Views: 8327

Re: Savory Collection Volume 2

I'm particularly enjoying "Rosetta" from Lionel Hampton's jam session (1938-12-28) and intend to play it until dancers around here get thoroughly sick of it.

Then I'll play it some more.

Hire me, I'm awesome.