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#16 Post by Moonmist » Fri Feb 27, 2004 3:02 pm

Current favs:

Baby it's Cold Outside - Ray Charles version
Drop me off in Harlem - Victrola (Austin's own)
St' James Infirmary - from Metropolis Soundtrack
Murder, He Says - surprisingly Tori Amos (from Mona Lisa Smile Soundtrack) the Dinah Shore version wasn't that impressive, though I was told that the Anita O'Day version was compable, haven't found it yet.
Lullaby the Birdland - Ella & Duke

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#17 Post by falty411 » Fri Feb 27, 2004 9:36 pm

Go Harlem! - Chick Webb
Drummer's Delight - Duke's Small Group (Sonny Greer tears it up!)
-mikey faltesek

"Dancing is the union of the body with the rhythm and the sound of the music." Al Minns in 1984

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#18 Post by djstarr » Sat Feb 28, 2004 2:00 am

I'm gonna sit right down and write myself a letter --- Eddie Condon

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#19 Post by sonofvu » Wed Mar 03, 2004 9:13 pm

Big Butter and Egg Man
Louis Armstrong
Wonderful Duets


Four Or Five Times
McKinney's Cotton Pickers
McKinney's Cotton Pickers Vol 1- 1928-29

Viper Mad
Noble Sissle's Swingters
Shake "Em Up (Disc 1)
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#20 Post by sonofvu » Wed Mar 03, 2004 9:15 pm

Moonmist wrote:Current favs:
Murder, He Says - surprisingly Tori Amos (from Mona Lisa Smile Soundtrack) the Dinah Shore version wasn't that impressive, though I was told that the Anita O'Day version was compable, haven't found it yet.
I have the Anita O'Day version. Maybe some Sunday when I'm in Houston you can take a listen.
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#21 Post by Travis » Thu Mar 04, 2004 9:26 am

Tappin' The Commodore Till - Bud Freeman & His Gang

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#22 Post by julius » Thu Mar 04, 2004 11:51 am

Mention of Commodore made me realize I've been listening to the Commodore Story double cd set.

There is some monster stuff on this. I wouldn't exactly call them my favorites as I haven't listened to them 100 times in a row, but dude, Memphis Blues with Muggsy Spanier and The Sheik of Araby with Sidney De Paris are killer.

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#23 Post by Travis » Thu Mar 04, 2004 11:58 am

Spanier's Memphis Blues is just plain awesome. I dj it often.

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#24 Post by Matthew » Thu Mar 04, 2004 3:31 pm

"I've Found a New Baby" - Basie, from The Golden Years, Vol. 3. It's about 315 BPM, it's got a Lester Young solo in the middle, and it's got that barreling rhythm-section. I like the song anyway, and this version is like a fireworks display.

"Angry" - Earl Hines, from 1934-1937.

"Radio Rhythm" - Fletcher Henderson, from Tidal Wave.

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#25 Post by SpuzBal » Thu Mar 04, 2004 4:44 pm

Matthew wrote:"I've Found a New Baby" - Basie, from The Golden Years, Vol. 3. It's about 315 BPM, it's got a Lester Young solo in the middle, and it's got that barreling rhythm-section. I like the song anyway, and this version is like a fireworks display.
I think I know the version you mean. It's pretty rad.
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#26 Post by djstarr » Thu Mar 04, 2004 5:54 pm

sonofvu wrote:Big Butter and Egg Man
Louis Armstrong
Wonderful Duets
Is this with Velma Middelton? There is a live version on the "California Concerts" box set --- it's got great energy.

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#27 Post by sonofvu » Sat Mar 06, 2004 1:06 pm

djstarr wrote:
sonofvu wrote:Big Butter and Egg Man
Louis Armstrong
Wonderful Duets
Is this with Velma Middelton? There is a live version on the "California Concerts" box set --- it's got great energy.
Yes I believe it is. I do not have my music with me right now so I can't be sure. The version I have is great I would love to give the "California Concerts" a listen though. I hope you have your book at PDX.
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#28 Post by Travis » Tue Mar 09, 2004 2:57 pm

Lindy Hopper's Delight - Chick Webb

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#29 Post by Matthew » Wed Mar 17, 2004 3:46 pm

"The Count Steps In" by Basie, from The Golden Years, Vol. 1 (1937) - the thing has massive energy.

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#30 Post by Jerry_Jelinek » Wed Mar 17, 2004 6:12 pm

Wow that is always tough. Right now my brain is full of guitar music, so I'll start with some of those:

George Van Eps playing "Tea for Two" - Amazing performance

Barry Galbraith - The entire LP "Guitar and the Wind" - Great arranging by Billy Byers and Al Cohn

Herb Ellis - 52nd St Theme - HYPER fast live version with Oscar Peterson and Ray Brown

George Barnes - I'm just now discovering him and his touch on electric guitar just melts me.

Granted most of these are not dance things, but still they are finding a special place in my musical mind.

For Dance stuff, a new CD that every swing dance DJ should check out is Jimmy Rushing called "Five Feet of Soul". Reissue of GREAT roulette session arranged by Al Cohn. You swing dance DJs will LOVE this one!!!

Jerry

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