What's the worst swing song ever?

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#31 Post by gatorgal » Fri Apr 23, 2004 8:49 am

Is that the Rod Stewart stuff that's on the car commercial? If so, that's completely horrible. He's definitely reaching with that one.

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#32 Post by LindyChef » Fri Apr 23, 2004 9:51 am

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Not necessarily the worst, but definitely one I love to hate ... just an acapella group trying to cash in on the "swing craze."

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#33 Post by julius » Fri Apr 23, 2004 10:57 am

I wish I knew how to arrange so I could take a shot at creating an awesome version of In the Mood.

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#34 Post by CafeSavoy » Fri Apr 23, 2004 11:05 am

julius wrote:I wish I knew how to arrange so I could take a shot at creating an awesome version of In the Mood.
Teddy Wilson beat you to it.

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#35 Post by wheresmygravy » Fri Apr 23, 2004 11:07 am

There are some choice baddies on this recording:
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Although I have to admit "Truckin'" just makes me chuckle....

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#36 Post by Zev » Fri Apr 23, 2004 11:13 am

I kinda like Don Redman's "Hot and Anxious" which I always thought was basically the same tune.

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#37 Post by Zev » Fri Apr 23, 2004 11:15 am

Nate Dogg wrote:...examples of rock and pop artists who turned in weak standards/swing albums.
Didn't Joe Jackson invent this genre?

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#38 Post by Jake » Fri Apr 23, 2004 11:50 am

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#39 Post by Nate Dogg » Fri Apr 23, 2004 12:15 pm

Zev wrote:I kinda like Don Redman's "Hot and Anxious" which I always thought was basically the same tune.
Yeah, but Joe Jackson's take did not suck in the way that Rod Stewart or Ringo's did.

Also Ringo was a decade ahead of Joe Jackson.

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#40 Post by Nate Dogg » Fri Apr 23, 2004 12:16 pm

wheresmygravy wrote:There are some choice baddies on this recording:
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Although I have to admit "Truckin'" just makes me chuckle....
I have played the Grateful Dead's version of "Truckin" before. It went over well. There are only certain times and places that it would work though.
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#41 Post by LindyChef » Fri Apr 23, 2004 12:46 pm

Jake wrote:Image
If I was drinking milk right now, it would be coming out of my nose ...

I had to look this one up on Amazon and YES!!!! There are samples!

Swingin': A Tribute to Michael Jackson

It's kinda funny to listen to because for some of the tracks you just don't realize what it is until 30 seconds into the song and then you're like "I can't f*ckin' believe it."

PS - Does anyone else think Mr. Jefferson is the coolest guy there is?
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#42 Post by djstarr » Fri Apr 23, 2004 1:10 pm

LOL! I actually like ABC - I'd play it at a dance just for the fun of it. They cheated on Beat It - more reggae/ska than swing feel.

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#43 Post by Shanabanana » Fri Apr 23, 2004 3:11 pm

Jake wrote:Image
You win!

Those samples are hilarious.

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#44 Post by KevinSchaper » Fri Apr 23, 2004 3:34 pm

Shanabanana wrote:
Jake wrote:Image
You win!

Those samples are hilarious.
Damnit! I used to own that!

I left it playing at the viscount one night when I was done DJing and somebody swiped it..

There is something worse (I appologize in advance... especially if you follow the link and view the song titles.. ):

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#45 Post by Platypus » Fri Apr 23, 2004 6:16 pm

IF you have a "by request" night, using Taco as a threat if you don't get enough requests means that the booth gets crowded quickly!

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