Mora's Modern Rhythmists versus Barbara Morrison

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Which band do you play more often when you DJ?

Barbara Morrison
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53%
Mora's Modern Rhythmists
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31%
Both about equally
1
3%
I don't play either of them
5
14%
 
Total votes: 36

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Mora's Modern Rhythmists versus Barbara Morrison

#1 Post by Ron » Thu Feb 13, 2003 6:25 pm

I did a few of these polls on the Yahoo list and I thought they were kinda fun.

How about these two bands. Which do you play more and why?

They are pretty different so I imagine most people will have a clear preference...

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#2 Post by Kyle » Thu Feb 13, 2003 11:34 pm

that's easy for me. I never play barbara.

I went to the first show in sac, and the second show in SF, and I saw her in Fullerton,CA so there is not a lack of interest in her music. I like her voice.

The reason why I play MMR is because I don't play anything like BM. It's all oldskool swing. pure 100% swing. no groove/jazz (whatever you call it) at Suzy Q's.




and, i like the sound of MMR over BM :)

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#3 Post by Ron » Fri Feb 14, 2003 12:59 am

MMR is about as classic as you can get. The anti-groove. In fact, if MMR and BM played music in the same room at the same time, would the result be something like a matter/anti-matter explosion?

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#4 Post by main_stem » Fri Feb 14, 2003 8:53 am

AS much as I like Barbra I play Mora a lot more. His music has got more range style wise while Barbra is much more of a nitch that can easily get over played.

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#5 Post by CafeSavoy » Fri Feb 14, 2003 9:15 am

Ron wrote:MMR is about as classic as you can get.
wouldn't that be pre-classic? isn't the classic era the 30's?

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#6 Post by Kyle » Fri Feb 14, 2003 10:18 am

that is the era he plays early 30's from what i know, he goes from 27-36, if im not mistaken

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#7 Post by GemZombie » Fri Feb 14, 2003 10:35 am

I don't own any BM, but I do MMR... so the answer is obvious.

I like all Jazz, but I dont' like to dance to all Jazz. BM isn't my dance taste, nor my DJ taste :)

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#8 Post by Greg Avakian » Fri Feb 14, 2003 10:39 am

For most dancers at the venues I at spin at: Barbera fills the floor.

IMO she is just a lot more fun. They both are niche artists, but to me Barbera's music is more alive, filled with feeling and emotion. She can take a boring song and bring it to life. When you listen to Barbera singing you hear fat beats that flow into each other. There is plenty of drive but it's not hitting you on the head. This is music with more "pulse" than beat.

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#9 Post by Mr Awesomer » Fri Feb 14, 2003 11:12 am

I would love to hear Barbara fronting Mora's band.

Main Entry: 1groove
Pronunciation: 'grüv
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English groof; akin to Old English grafan to dig -- more at GRAVE
Date: 1659
1 : a long narrow channel or depression
2 a : a fixed routine : RUT b : a situation suited to one's abilities or interests : NICHE
3 : top form <a great talker when he is in the groove>
4 : the middle of the strike zone in baseball where a pitch is most easily hit <a fastball right in the groove>
5 : an enjoyable or exciting experience
6 : a pronounced enjoyable rhythm

By definition, both is groove dependant on one's taste.
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#10 Post by Mr Awesomer » Fri Feb 14, 2003 11:14 am

PS: I voted "I don't play either of them" because 1) I don't have the Barbara CD and 2) I rarely play Mora's CD now that I have most of the originals.
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Lindy Groovers

#11 Post by Ron1319 » Fri Feb 14, 2003 11:36 am

I really dug the fact that Barbara on Friday nite of the Binge kept refering to the dancers as Lindy Groovers (those of us that went to the hotel to see her). I propose a name change for our dance. Especially with Rueben's definition because all music that we enjoy can be considered groove.

(I'm not actually proposing that Lindy Groovers could replace Lindy Hoppers, but I do like the idea)

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#12 Post by Greg Avakian » Fri Feb 14, 2003 11:45 am

GuruReuben wrote:I would love to hear Barbara fronting Mora's band.
Me too; I'd love to hear her doing more traditional music.

Hmmm ...maybe someone's next project. I wish I lived in a city thathad an audience for great live music.

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#13 Post by Mr Awesomer » Fri Feb 14, 2003 12:11 pm

...and they are both LA based... so it could happen. I'll look into it.
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#14 Post by Kyle » Fri Feb 14, 2003 2:51 pm

Greg Avakian wrote: but to me Barbera's music is more alive, filled with feeling and emotion.
comeon now greg, that is an unfair statement to make. just listen to some of mora's stuff, itis just as alive and full of emotion as barbara's is. IMO you comment should have contained the discalimer that it is a "different" emotion. or maybe that barbara adds more emotion than artists in her vein of music. ????

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#15 Post by KevinSchaper » Fri Feb 14, 2003 3:00 pm

GuruReuben wrote:I would love to hear Barbara fronting Mora's band.
She does a great job on 'Drivin me Crazy/Moten Swing' off of the Johnny Otis Territory Bands cd.. definitely more traditional.. I only have her on that, and a Doc Severinson disc, but I guess she gets a little more play from me than Mora, cuz I've already heard his stuff enough.. (though, I don't have his new one, I'll hafta get it)

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