Some good "Lindy Hop" music

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Some good "Lindy Hop" music

#1 Post by KevinSchaper » Fri Dec 20, 2002 5:30 pm

Without digging too deep into the politics of definitions - I have no trouble with the idea that only a portion of what I play fits solidly into the category of a stricter definition of Lindy Hop music - that being said - I want some recommendations to pick up some more of that stuff...

(not cuz I'm short, I recently split it out into it's own section, and saw that about 80 of the 220 or so discs I regularly travel with are strictly swing era - but when I'm not picking up new stuff in the genre I find I pay less attention to it.)

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#2 Post by Kyle » Sat Dec 21, 2002 1:08 pm

Eddie Condon The Classic Sessions
Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey Swingin In Hollywood
Charlie Barnett Skyliner

personal favorites

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#3 Post by CafeSavoy » Sat Dec 21, 2002 4:21 pm

Kyle wrote:Eddie Condon The Classic Sessions
just checked it out on AMG, nice line-up of players.
although i'm curious, strictly speaking, would eddie
condon be considered lindy hop music. or would that
just be more big band swing era music?

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#4 Post by Kyle » Sat Dec 21, 2002 7:15 pm

not this again!


I really dont want to start up this argument of what is considered swing music, lindy hop music, etc.... Not to sound holyer than thou with that request, but I am a bit overloaded with all the discussion about that.


Eddie Condon- his music has rhythmic displacement

:)

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#5 Post by Mr Awesomer » Sun Dec 22, 2002 2:03 am

Here are my suggestions, all Lindy Hop music:

http://www.jivejunction.com/djservices/

...though I'd be surprised if you didn't already have most of that. I consider that stuff standard material now.
Reuben Brown
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#6 Post by CafeSavoy » Sun Dec 22, 2002 7:17 pm

Kyle wrote:not this again!


I really dont want to start up this argument of what is considered swing music, lindy hop music, etc.... Not to sound holyer than thou with that request, but I am a bit overloaded with all the discussion about that.


Eddie Condon- his music has rhythmic displacement

:)
haha. not like that. i was just curious. i'm not that familar with his work.
i'm sure i have him on random stuff, like the commodore box set, and
i know he makes smart comments on a live buddy hackett set. so i'll
keep my eyes open for that set and give it a listen.

going back to the original question a guess a lot depends on what you
already have. perhaps we could come up with a list of recommendations
for "must have" recordings (maybe both swing era and modern) as a
product of the dj list.

with regard to new stuff, some things i recently got that were interesting

Count Basie _The Octet Sounds
- (not exactly swing era, but documents basie small 1950 band with buddy defranco and clark terry)
Count Basie _1944 - (some live footage with lester young back from the war)
Artie Shaw _Live in Hotel Lincoln NYC
Harry James _Record Session- 1939-1942
Harry James _Yes Indeed
Billie Holiday: Lady Day Swings
- (has an excellent "Swing Brother Swing"; she's accompanied by sidemen from the Basie and Goodman bands)

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#7 Post by KevinSchaper » Mon Dec 23, 2002 2:19 am

CafeSavoy wrote: Count Basie _The Octet Sounds
- (not exactly swing era, but documents basie small 1950 band with buddy defranco and clark terry)
ooh - does that have Bluebeard Blues?

I've got a copy of that on a real generic "Blues By Basie" LP, and I recently picked up another LP with some Octet stuff, and just noticed the similarity in sound.

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#8 Post by CafeSavoy » Mon Dec 23, 2002 4:53 am

KevinSchaper wrote:
CafeSavoy wrote: Count Basie _The Octet Sounds
- (not exactly swing era, but documents basie small 1950 band with buddy defranco and clark terry)
ooh - does that have Bluebeard Blues?
yes, it does. this is the cd - http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=am ... en97lskr5t - and it is one of those multimedia cds with pictures, brief bio, and very brief discography.

it's kind of interesting hearing basie with a strong clarinet, like on
the one o'clock jump, almost like a benny goodman small group.

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#9 Post by main_stem » Mon Jan 06, 2003 11:58 am

After about 2 months on backorder I finally got Harlen Leonard and His Rockets. While I am still digesting it, I've already found some great cuts of the 23 tracks.
"We called it music."
— Eddie Condon

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#10 Post by CafeSavoy » Wed Jan 22, 2003 2:44 am

Kyle wrote: Charlie Barnett Skyliner

personal favorites
i was just listening to him on a road trip. Drop Me of in Harlem and Cherokee, have some sweet cuts too. i'm not too familar with his post 40's stuff though. i think jesse has one of his latter albums.

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#11 Post by Kyle » Wed Jan 22, 2003 10:24 am

also try his "idea" recordings

The Count's Idea
The Duke's Idea
The Right Idea



and my faorite:

The Last Jump

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#12 Post by GemZombie » Wed Jan 22, 2003 11:28 am

Dude, fix your avatar :)

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#13 Post by JesseMiner » Wed Jan 22, 2003 2:21 pm

GemZombie wrote:Dude, fix your avatar :)
While you're fixing it, please load it onto this server. Sooner or later, we won't be allowing avatars to be linked from external sites.

Thanks.

Jesse

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#14 Post by Kyle » Thu Jan 23, 2003 9:56 am

thanks


sorry about that :(

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#15 Post by Daddy Nailhead » Fri Apr 11, 2003 9:54 pm

For me: I am currently favoring alot of

Will Bradley
Andy Kirk

Among my other standards- Shaw, Basie et. al.
Fast music, fast cars, pretty girls and smoke filled bars..... ooohhh yeaaahhh.

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