Favourite recording of ... Don't Be That Way?

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#16 Post by Ryan » Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:27 am

Benny Goodman Live at the Rainbow Grill. Yale Recordings Volume 6.

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#17 Post by Haydn » Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:27 am

GemZombie wrote:My favorite version of Don't Be that way comes from a Lionel Hampton Combo recording. (It's on the first disc of the proper box set - "Hot Mallets").
You mean this one?

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#18 Post by GemZombie » Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:40 am

yup

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#19 Post by Jonas » Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:59 am

GemZombie wrote:My favorite version of Don't Be that way comes from a Lionel Hampton Combo recording. (It's on the first disc of the proper box set - "Hot Mallets"). The Chick Webb version is a very close second... and depending on what I'm in the mood for, they may swap positions.
For a slow dancing alternative to Chick's flag waver, the Hamp combo would absolutely be my pick too, anchored nicely by the solid, "heavy", four-to-the-bar time keeping by Allen Reuss, giving ample space for some great soloing, and then especially those deep sax tones, they really get me going :D

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#20 Post by Matthew » Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:32 pm

Basie, from The Golden Years, Vol. 2. Lots of Basie and Lester Young.

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#21 Post by djstarr » Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:13 pm

I got a request when I dj'ed at Herrang for the version of Don't be that Way that Ella and Louis do - it's on "Ella and Louis again". Very nice for a slow/blues version.

and I concur, if I'm dj'ing a lindy hop dance I will always play the Chick Webb version over the slower Benny Goodman one. The Chick Webb version makes the BG one sound apathetic.

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#22 Post by Eyeball » Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:40 pm

djstarr wrote: The Chick Webb version makes the BG one sound apathetic.
Why? Because it is faster?
Will big bands ever come back?

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Re: Favourite recording of ... Don't Be That Way?

#23 Post by JesseMiner » Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:18 pm

Haydn wrote:The question about Christopher Columbus seemed to arouse some interest, so here's another one. What's your favourite version of 'Don't Be That Way', composed by Edgar Sampson.
I will reference Reuben's answer here.

And two other personal favorite versions that I love to play are from:

Gene Harris - Best Of The Concord Years
Jess Stacy - Tribute To Benny Goodman

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#24 Post by djstarr » Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:21 pm

Eyeball wrote:
djstarr wrote: The Chick Webb version makes the BG one sound apathetic.
Why? Because it is faster?
No, it has more "jank" sound. Thumpety thumpety rhythm; or to me the Chick Webb one is more "hot" while I find the BG one a little "sweet", nothing to do with tempo. I also like the little saxophone trills during the last chorus.

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#25 Post by Eyeball » Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:35 pm

DJStarr uses a word with which counsel is not familiar; namely - "jank".

FWIW - I find the Webb version of DBTW rather clumsy and not too far removed from a voo-dee-oh-doh rinky tink 20s recording.
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#26 Post by Swifty » Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:45 pm

You're a counsel now?

My favorite version is the Hamp version but I recently acquired the version by Jess Stacy & The Famous Sidemen that Jesse mentioned, and I'm enjoying quite a bit.
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#27 Post by dogpossum » Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:23 am

GemZombie wrote:My favorite version of Don't Be that way comes from a Lionel Hampton Combo recording. (It's on the first disc of the proper box set - "Hot Mallets").
This is my favourite too. It's one of those friendly tempo/chunky rhythm versions that gets a slumpy crowd up and dancing again.

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#28 Post by Mr Awesomer » Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:41 am

Eyeball wrote:DJStarr uses a word with which counsel is not familiar.
Need a "judge" remind you what has happened when you've annoyed "juries" in the past?
Reuben Brown
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#29 Post by Swifty » Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:29 am

GuruReuben wrote:
Eyeball wrote:DJStarr uses a word with which counsel is not familiar.
Need a "judge" remind you what has happened when you've annoyed "juries" in the past?
I hate to derail the thread, but I'm not starting a new one solely to address this.

All cute court-room analogies aside - you're becoming increasingly arrogant and condescending on this board, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who doesn't appreciate it.

Maybe you can just take it down a notch or two for everyone's sake?
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#30 Post by GemZombie » Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:08 am

Eyeball wrote:DJStarr uses a word with which counsel is not familiar; namely - "jank".

FWIW - I find the Webb version of DBTW rather clumsy and not too far removed from a voo-dee-oh-doh rinky tink 20s recording.
I've noticed this about your tastes. Those of us who like the Webb version probably like it because it's not *too* refined.

Also, many of us like the "rinky tink" 20's music.

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