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#16 Post by CafeSavoy » Thu Apr 08, 2004 2:57 am

Travis wrote:Three tracks from International Sweethearts of Rhythm are in this set that Doug mentioned. The set is readily available (at least it was a couple of years ago when I bought it) and I would recommend it.

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=am ... f6zfj1eh3k
Cool cd. Thanks for the link. You can get sound samples on BN.com too. http://btobmusic.barnesandnoble.com/sea ... 4921050426

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#17 Post by Doug » Thu Apr 08, 2004 4:07 am

I also collect vinyl and do have an entire Sweethearts of Rhythm LP (really nice photos) from the Jubilee show. But the three best cuts by far are those available on the 3 cd set. In particular, Swing Shift at 235+ BPM is absolutly wonderful. If you can't dance bal or fast lindy to that, you just can't dance! At least so I would have you believe.

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#18 Post by Yakov » Thu Apr 08, 2004 9:52 am

how is the set in general, outside of the ISR content? it really looks like a special item

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#19 Post by Doug » Thu Apr 08, 2004 2:38 pm

As a jazz fan, it is incredible! As a swing DJ I mainly play the ISR(all) & Elmer Fain (all) but mainly Stampede - it rips (256 BPM)

Tempos are as shown below. The new lines correspond to Ernie "Bubbles" intros which are annoying. I do not give tempos on the final one o'clock jumps because they are short and ernie speaks over them. Note that there is a pretty good spread of tempos, but not much in the 130-150 range. Oh well. Since I DJ a lot of balboa & fast lindy stuff, I get to use the fast tunes as I wish. They were all recorded live, so the sound can be weird occasionally, but they do give an excellent look at what the bands sounded like live in 1943-46. Several of them were in that time frame heading towards the 50's big band sounds decried in the adjacent thread, with unison and/or blaring horns and/or bass and drum solos that make them a little hard to DJ with.

It isn't often that dancers applaud a DJed tune, but last year at All Bal Weekend (Spy Bar on Thursday night) they did applaud after ISRs "Swing Shift"! I was amazed - and pleased

D1
246,220,184
250,214,160,208
256,204,214,178,294,110,250
177,59,193
176,66,71

D2
229,175,62,68
242,275
228,186
125,170,234
210,216
228,142,236
210,175
222,196,104,186

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188,183,200
165,147,207,85,208
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250,153,221,77,320,97
180,180,135

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#20 Post by Yakov » Wed Oct 27, 2004 12:37 pm

enthusiastic love for the JUBILEE set! 3 CDs of awesomeness with a great booklet!

Only problem is the set is excruciatingly ugly. Very very poor graphic design.

But don't let that throw you -- the music, sequencing (clipping together of disparate shows to make it sound like one program) and documentation is fantastic!

the JAZZIZ review on Amazon focuses on the aspect that this set covers the years (42-44) of the AFM recording ban, giving rare opportunities to hear the development of bop. Interesting read: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00000F1SG

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#21 Post by scowl » Tue Nov 09, 2004 2:24 pm

I also totally totally love the 3 CD Jubilee box. Lots of great fast songs, many from bands I've never heard of before.

I may get shot for saying this, but I think the Duke and Basie cuts are among the weakest in the collection and they're still good. The sound quality varies from good to better than any transcription disc I've ever heard.

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#22 Post by Yakov » Tue Nov 09, 2004 10:08 pm

man, i dig the spoken intros. i want to learn how to do that for my DJ sets! different strokes for different folks i gues

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#23 Post by scowl » Tue Nov 23, 2004 5:01 pm

I'd want to play "Hello, Goodbye, Forget It" just for the intro!

"Welcome to the Jubilee Jazz Joint were the..." uh I don't understand a word between that and "...Jimmy Mundy" but it sounds cool.

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#24 Post by trev » Tue Nov 30, 2004 7:49 pm

You can get 86 full Jubilee radio broadcasts (almost 40 hours) from http://www.otrcat.com/jubilee.htm.

Unfortunatly they come as poor 56kbps MP3 files on 2 MP3 discs - So although you may not be able to DJ with them, it's great stuff. For only $10 they make an excellent sampler.

Now if only they were available in as good a quality as the Hindsight box set. :cry:

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#25 Post by Travis » Wed Dec 22, 2004 10:04 pm

Doug wrote: It isn't often that dancers applaud a DJed tune, but last year at All Bal Weekend (Spy Bar on Thursday night) they did applaud after ISRs "Swing Shift"! I was amazed - and pleased
It's a shame that song is only 1:15 long.

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