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by russell
Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Competition Music
Replies: 28
Views: 12591

The two Jimmie Lunceford tracks are both from this CD

http://www.amazon.com/1943-45-Broadcasts/dp/B0011D69J6

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Yes live broadcasts.
by russell
Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:01 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Competition Music
Replies: 28
Views: 12591

nice one Trev :) Songs for Strictly Lindy Hop heat (all spotlights) Down South Camp Meeting - Benny Goodman (188) Flying Home - Charlie Barnet (185) Christopher Columbus - Chu Berry (187) Sing You Sinners - Ben Webster (185) Flying Home No 2 - Lionel Hampton (188) The Minor Riff - Jimmie Lunceford (...
by russell
Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Competition Music
Replies: 28
Views: 12591

Thanks for the feedback - esp as a competitor. I will check what that song was when I have access to my mac at home. :)
by russell
Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Competition Music
Replies: 28
Views: 12591

The competition I was referring to was last Friday and went off without a hitch. I think all the music worked probably well given the constaints you work within. The hardest was coming up with 12 different songs for the spotlights for Strictly Lindy with similar tempos, feel and energy. Obviously so...
by russell
Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Competition Music
Replies: 28
Views: 12591

I thought I would resurrect this thread since relevant to me at present and also contains some great advice. I am presently preparing for a comp on Friday night (and Trev for Sat night :) ) and also had a night giving advice to a new to competition DJing friend. I try to follow all of Jesse's precep...
by russell
Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Herrang?
Replies: 14
Views: 6061

I understand that Peter Loggins went "extreme" and DJed off a windup Victrola with 78s :D

ps not sure how you go transporting lots of vinyl (esp 78s) around the world to a gig.
by russell
Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: charlie christian
Replies: 4
Views: 2372

Also off genius

A Smooth One
Benny's Bugle
Gone With What Wind

ps I love this stuff for balboa and DJ it for balboa all the time
pss Campus Five do some great versions of this stuff if you want the clean audio. (stuff being the Benny Goodman small group with CC on guitar)
by russell
Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: eMusic changes
Replies: 18
Views: 9602

My plan has been retired - I used to get 60 downloads a month - now get 37 downloads for the same dollars :-(
by russell
Wed May 20, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Frankie's 95th Birthday Festival - NYC - May 21-25, 2009
Replies: 13
Views: 8908

For those who enjoy a challenge - I came across a CD shop that sells new and used in East Village in NYC. It is literally packed from floor to ceiling with CDs everywhere. The challenge is to dig through all the CDs to find what you are looking for - mixture of usual plus jazz and blues. Rainbow Mus...
by russell
Tue May 19, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Frankie's 95th Birthday Festival - NYC - May 21-25, 2009
Replies: 13
Views: 8908

Saw Allen Toussaint and band in concert tonight at Village Vanguard - amazing. Great trumpet player (Christian Scott) and hot band. Elvis Costello happened to be in the audience (near where we were sitting) and of course got called up to do a number.
by russell
Thu May 14, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Frankie's 95th "Great Day in Harlem" Photo of DJ's
Replies: 4
Views: 3565

I'll be in town :D
by russell
Thu May 14, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Frankie's 95th Birthday Festival - NYC - May 21-25, 2009
Replies: 13
Views: 8908

I will be there. Looking forward to seeing all the great bands.
For interested parties Allen Toussaint is playing at the Village Vanguard for his new CD from next Tuesday. I am going to try to get there for the Tuesday night.

Russell
by russell
Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:17 am
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: Mills Blue Rhythm Band
Replies: 48
Views: 20665

For interest I played "Barrelhouse" as one of the tracks for the Jumptown Jam Lindy Hop JnJ on Friday. :D
by russell
Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: eMusic Song/Album recomendations
Replies: 210
Views: 90409

Just bought the CD (like my liner notes). Thanks for the pointer DP.
ps great music to bal to.
by russell
Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: Swinging Music
Topic: USA Musical Journey
Replies: 4
Views: 2171

Unfortunately Chicago is not on my itinerary - would love to check out Chicago one day.