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#31 Post by zzzzoom » Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:53 am

kitkat wrote:(the pendulum seems to have swung back a little more into the swing era <snip>
Thank God.

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#32 Post by kitkat » Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:55 am

zzzzoom wrote:
kitkat wrote:(the pendulum seems to have swung back a little more into the swing era <snip>
Thank God.
*giggle*
I, too, personally prefer my hepness and hotness a little more main-swing-era-style.

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#33 Post by GemZombie » Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:15 am

agreed

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#34 Post by Haydn » Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:24 am

kitkat wrote:I, too, personally prefer my hepness and hotness a little more main-swing-era-style.
You mean late 30s presumably?

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#35 Post by kitkat » Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:02 am

Haydn wrote:
kitkat wrote:I, too, personally prefer my hepness and hotness a little more main-swing-era-style.
You mean late 30s presumably?
Yeah, or sounding something sorta like it.

(Generally--after all, sometimes I come to a lindy hop dance hoping to get a few Charleston dances in the way a salsa dancer might hope to get a few meringue dances in at a salsa dance. What's more, I not only know how to foxtrot but rather enjoy the dance, so I can also forgive some sappy feeling that I might otherwise dislike in swing music.)

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#36 Post by djstarr » Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:45 pm

kitkat wrote: late 2006, mid-tempo
thanks for posting these Kat - the 2006 video cracks me up because the tag is "Kevin and Carla swing dance" and I see neither Kevin nor Carla, and a bunch of Korean characters in the back - any idea where this was filmed?

And as far as stylistic etc., I just think dancers in general, especially the top level dancers, have gotten a lot better, especially in expressing musicality in their dance.

I was at Rhythmic Arts two years ago when Swifty played a much needed 2 hour motown set on Sunday afternoon [a good change of pace] - all the top dancers in the room who definitely can bring the jank also excelled at west coast and it was awesome watching them all dance a totally different style.

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#37 Post by Mr Awesomer » Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:49 pm

I am the premier jank expert on this forum.

( that one's for you Swifty, :wink: )
Reuben Brown
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#38 Post by djstarr » Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:55 pm

GuruReuben wrote:I am the premier jank expert on this forum.

( that one's for you Swifty, :wink: )
So I looked for either you or Giselle on youtube/google but didn't see anything handy. Do you have any videos you'd care to share with us?

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#39 Post by Swifty » Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:43 pm

GuruReuben wrote:I am the premier jank expert on this forum.

( that one's for you Swifty, :wink: )
I appreciate this on multiple levels.
"Dance like it hurts. Love like you need money. Work when people are watching."

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#40 Post by sonofvu » Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:43 am

Is Andy Kirk's Froggy Bottom jank, swing, or a combination? The song starts out jank and then swings hard.
Yard work sucks. I would much rather dj.

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#41 Post by texas-eddie » Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:48 pm

djstarr wrote:
kitkat wrote: late 2006, mid-tempo
thanks for posting these Kat - the 2006 video cracks me up because the tag is "Kevin and Carla swing dance" and I see neither Kevin nor Carla, and a bunch of Korean characters in the back - any idea where this was filmed?
Looks like Korea Lindy Hop Revolution, circa 2006.

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#42 Post by djstarr » Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:55 pm

sonofvu wrote:Is Andy Kirk's Froggy Bottom jank, swing, or a combination? The song starts out jank and then swings hard.
hmmmmmmmm. tough question. not sure if swing is at the right comparison level. - it's jank vs. groove :lol: I think Froggy Bottom is jank AND swing. as compared to Diana Krall being swing AND groove; no jank there.

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#43 Post by kitkat » Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:31 am

djstarr wrote:
sonofvu wrote:Is Andy Kirk's Froggy Bottom jank, swing, or a combination? The song starts out jank and then swings hard.
hmmmmmmmm. tough question. not sure if swing is at the right comparison level. - it's jank vs. groove :lol: I think Froggy Bottom is jank AND swing ...
That's why I'm always so hesitant to spin that tune. The "swing" element makes me almost play it at a dance full of non-janky-taste dancers to whom I want to introduce a lot of "swing" sound, but the "jank" element keeps me from actually playing it!

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#44 Post by anton » Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:17 am

kitkat wrote: That's why I'm always so hesitant to spin that tune. The "swing" element makes me almost play it at a dance full of non-janky-taste dancers to whom I want to introduce a lot of "swing" sound, but the "jank" element keeps me from actually playing it!
The only reason for not spinning it at least twice per night is the SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH sound that can be heard throughout :cry:

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#45 Post by tornredcarpet » Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:13 pm

(geek) wrote:now I must find a song that is both jank and groove.

one song, in the darkness to bind them! =)
I GOT IT!!!
Yerba Buena's New Orleans Blues.
Jesse (Los Angeles, CA/Hampton Roads, VA)

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