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Favorite version of "Things Ain't What They Used To Be&

#1 Post by AlekseyKosygin » Thu Mar 24, 2005 4:31 pm

I think this is a great swing song and I am sure that people on here are aware of other versions that are much better than mine, (Ellington (59) and Chrlie Barnet (42))...Let's hear 'em...

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#2 Post by Nate Dogg » Thu Mar 24, 2005 11:49 pm

City Rhythm Orchestra has a great version.

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#3 Post by trev » Fri Mar 25, 2005 12:06 am

A great swingin track. I like Ellington Live at the Blue Note (59), and I just watched a live Ellington version from Newport 62 on DVD, so I'm going to see if I can track down a nice audio transfer of the performance.

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#4 Post by Lippy » Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:51 pm

Some of my favorites:

Count Basie Big Band live at Montreux 77

I also love the chill version by Oscar Peterson on Night Train

and my man Gene Harris on Swingin' The Blues

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#5 Post by LindyChef » Fri Mar 25, 2005 6:45 pm

Duke Ellington - Duke Ellington at the Alhambra (to me this one is the gold standard)
Gene Harris - The Gene Harris Trio Plus One
Woody Herman - The Concord Jazz Heritage Series
Count Basie - Montreux '77

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#6 Post by SpuzBal » Tue Mar 29, 2005 3:54 pm

There's an outstanding Charlie Barnet version on a disc called Radio Days.
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#7 Post by zzzzoom » Thu Mar 31, 2005 11:22 am

Possibly same Charlie Barnet track on 'Drop Me Off in Harlem'

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#8 Post by kitkat » Thu Mar 31, 2005 11:42 am

Probably not...isn't Drop Me Off in Harlem full of studio recordings?

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#9 Post by GemZombie » Thu Mar 31, 2005 11:43 am

kitkat wrote:Probably not...isn't Drop Me Off in Harlem full of studio recordings?
yup

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#10 Post by Jerry_Jelinek » Thu Mar 31, 2005 2:29 pm

No question that the live version on Woody Herman 1981 CD is my favorite.

Maybe not as much for the dancers. This thing just cooks and the trumpets just SCREAM!!! I saw this exact band about 1 week before this LP was recorded. Just a great group:

Live at the Concord Jazz Festival - Woody Herman

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#11 Post by Swifty » Thu Mar 31, 2005 4:47 pm

Jerry, if you use this syntax

[url=http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=am ... 7720EE972D...]link[/url]

it will do it.
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#12 Post by Jerry_Jelinek » Fri Apr 01, 2005 6:48 am

Swifty wrote:Jerry, if you use this syntax

link

it will do it.
Hmmm... I'm doing something wrong because I tried this and it didn't work????

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#13 Post by Swifty » Fri Apr 01, 2005 10:13 am

Jerry_Jelinek wrote:
Swifty wrote:Jerry, if you use this syntax

link

it will do it.
Hmmm... I'm doing something wrong because I tried this and it didn't work????
Looks okay to me now.
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#14 Post by Swifty » Fri Apr 01, 2005 10:14 am

Back on topic, my current favorite version is a 13+ minute doozy on an LP called "Harlem...One More Time! Live at Pluckemin." Oh so good!
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