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by lipi
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Mad Dog version of Well Git It; Answered!
Replies: 15
Views: 14393

Re: Mad Dog version of Well Git It; Answered!

And received. Apparently they shipped by rocket. Possibly by teleport. The single-disc Jasmine release Anton recommended indeed has the fast studio version. Yay! :D Bruyninckx thinks it was recorded in Hollywood, circa April 1944. It gives personnel as follows: Candle, Mangano, LaPerche, Pierce (tp)...
by lipi
Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Mad Dog version of Well Git It; Answered!
Replies: 15
Views: 14393

Re: Mad Dog version of Well Git It; Answered!

Ordered. Grumble, grumble.
by lipi
Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Mad Dog version of Well Git It; Answered!
Replies: 15
Views: 14393

Re: Mad Dog version of Well Git It; Answered!

Ugh. This thread is a huge lie.

The four disc Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Glenn Miller set (on Jasmine records) that Falty linked a million years ago does *not* have the fast version of "Well Git It". It has the 190 bpm version you can find everywhere.
by lipi
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Beale Street Blues, The Magic Shook Heads
Replies: 2
Views: 3743

Re: Who's this song ?

What makes you think it's badly tagged? I think it's correctly tagged (though the band name, "The Magic Shook Heads", sounds like something from a fevered absinthe episode): https://soundcloud.com/yourliveconcert/magic-shook-heads-beale-street Someone re-encoded, though. The version on sou...
by lipi
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Bananarama - Tain't What You Do
Replies: 3
Views: 12856

Re: Bananarama - Tain't What You Do

That's...surreal.

:D
by lipi
Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: The Hot Sugar Band
Replies: 2
Views: 4224

Re: The Hot Sugar Band

Amazon.fr has it: https://www.amazon.fr/Are-You-Shape-Sugar-Band/dp/B00R8ZNVYM/ You may need a payment method with a European address associated with it to order--I have not tried. If that doesn't work, drop the band a line (their website has a contact form) and ask them about US distribution. It mi...
by lipi
Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:55 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] Sunny Side of the Street, Harold Nicholas
Replies: 2
Views: 3844

Re: Who is this vocalist?

My first reaction was "he's listened to a lot of Sammy Davis Jr and Nat King Cole!". (Listen to that "hear" two seconds in--doesn't that sound *just* like Nat Cole?) Anyway, it's Harold Nicholas (yes, of the Nicholas Brothers). Harold Nicholas et son orchestre, 1959. You can find...
by lipi
Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] St Louis Blues, Benny Goodman (1947)
Replies: 3
Views: 5456

Re: Goodman Tempo Shift -> St Louis Blues into One O'Clock J

Glad that's indeed the one. :) That German site you linked is a bit shady (read: totes illegal in the US, and ethically a bit suspect in Europe). The Mosaic box set is OOP, but you can get used copies on Amazon in the US: https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Capitol-Recordings-Goodman-1944-1955/dp/B002SK...
by lipi
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Song IDs
Topic: [Answered] St Louis Blues, Benny Goodman (1947)
Replies: 3
Views: 5456

Re: Goodman Tempo Shift -> St Louis Blues into One O'Clock J

Doesn't seem like the thing I'd play for balboa, but I imagine it was Benny Goodman in 1947 on Capitol. It's only 100 bpm or so most of the way through, and does have the funny ending you describe with a One O'Clock Jump-ish bit. 1947-02-12 Benny Goodman (cl), Ernie Felice (acc), Jess Stacy (p), Har...
by lipi
Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Songs that Speed Up
Replies: 4
Views: 6656

Re: Songs that Speed Up

This search on Google finds the thread you want:
site:swingdjs.com "speed up"

http://www.swingdjs.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1892

Or you can try this and find another thread:
site:swingdjs.com tempo change
http://www.swingdjs.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2059
by lipi
Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: DJ Skillz
Topic: How long should individual swing or DJ sets be?
Replies: 6
Views: 18085

Re: How long should individual swing or DJ sets be?

I'm selfish (?) and prefer to DJ the whole three or four hours!

When I have split in the past, I've always preferred longer sets.
by lipi
Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: On the Sunny Side of the Street
Replies: 26
Views: 23524

Re:

Two great versions: The version from the short film "Jammin' the Blues" with Lester Young et al. I don't know the name of the singer but it is the most laid back swinging version I have heard. I'm digging through the archive for no-doubt nefarious purposes, and this caught my eye: the sin...
by lipi
Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Gospel Lindy?
Replies: 29
Views: 26033

Re: Gospel Lindy?

Last Wednesday we finally did the gospel/spiritual set at the local venue that's in a church. I played gospel-y things for the first hour and a bit, and then just the usual boring stuff. Got some compliments, and people danced fairly enthusiastically. I think we'll do this again in the near future. ...
by lipi
Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: mosaic sets
Replies: 290
Views: 162539

Re: mosaic sets

Cool, thanks! I'm really looking forward to hearing these.

(The alt to "Shoe Shine Boy" was already known. The other three are new--that is, they were discovered in a basement a year or two ago.)
by lipi
Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: mosaic sets
Replies: 290
Views: 162539

Re: mosaic sets

Thanks for the update!

How are the alternates to the Jones-Smith tracks? I've heard the "Lady Be Good" alternate, and it's great, but I haven't hear the other two yet. (And I haven't ordered my set yet. It's on the wishlist!)