I can't even remember the last time I played offa CD's. I think
it maya been a year ago at the first St. Louis Lindy Blues Exchange.
Here's what's in what used to be my traveling case.
The beginning of this case (upper left hand corner in a hard case, not a book) is original full CD's arranged (nominally) in alphabetical order.
- You Gotta Walk That Chalk Line - Buddy Johnson / Walk 'Em / 125bpm / 2:39
- Parade of the Milk Bottle Caps - The Big 18 / More Live Echoes / 180bpm / 3:56
- I'm Fallin' In Love Again - The Bill Elliot Swing Orchestra / Swingin' the Century / 144bpm / 2:38
- Corner Pocket - Count Basie / Corner Pocket LIVE / 165bpm / 5:10
- Basement Boogie - Pete Johnson / (Various Artists) Anthology of Boogie Woogie CD 2 / 192bpm / 2:57
Not too bad, IMO. I love the Buddy Johnson tune, and regularly play it or another version that I have. The Big 18 song is pretty decent. The Bill Elliot song is OK. Not something I'd play regularly, but nothing that I'd be ashamed of if I played it by accident. I've got better versions of "Corner Pocket" that I'd play before the live version, but it's certainly playable. The BW anthology is actually outta place, so wouldn't have come up in this list if my case was actually in the order that I normally kept it in. Saying that, it's not not half bad. Overall, I'd not be displeased with playing these five songs in this order. The tempos even go up and downish as I usually like them to.
The lower right side of my this case is a buncha my own compilations as well as those of other DJ's.
- Cool Cat Walk - Angelo Badalamenti & Kinny Landrum / 120bpm / 3:27
- Buzz Buzz Buzz - Mighty Blue Kings / 140bpm / 3:09
- Two O'Clock Jump - Harry James / 160bpm / 3:00
- Take the "A" Train - Duke Ellington / 170bpm / 2:45
- Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean - Yoke Noge / 120bpm / 5:47
Hmmmm. Again, a set that I wouldn't be ashamed of. I certainly wouldn't play them together like this (I'd want a buffer between the swingier Ellington tune and the Yoko song that's a sorta bluesy / westyish sounding thing for one thing but it's not too bad.
Thanks Roy, that was entertaining.