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Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2004 12:30 pm
by Yakov
Matthew wrote:Check out "In the Mood" on this one (the thing's been on my sadism wish-list since September):

Magic Organ: Happy Melodies

Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2004 12:39 pm
by mousethief
Matthew wrote:Check out "In the Mood" on this one (the thing's been on my sadism wish-list since September):

Magic Organ: Happy Melodies
New pick-up line in the making...

That is so wrong.

Kalman's Magic Organ

Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2004 1:02 pm
by Swifty
kitkat wrote:I can't find it in the liners--only the composer. Do you know who arranged the Wilson version?
AllMusic lists Buster Harding as the arranger on Teddy Wilson Chron. Classics '39-'41 and Jumpin' For Joy, which both have that track.

Interestingly enough AMG lists Al Casey as playing the baritone guitar on the latter album. :shock:

Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2004 2:11 pm
by RaleighRob
c| has a new free music download service at There's a big band section (go to Jazz->Big Band) and all the selections are atrocious.

The first band is "The Texas Instruments Jazz Band", made up of current and former employees of Texas Instruments. According to the notes on the site:
In the 1990s the group began inviting great jazz artists to appear with the band. The band has had the privilege of performing with such jazz greats as Clark Terry, Kurt Elling, Peter Erskine, Randy Brecker, Lorraine Feather, Bobby Militello, Kevin Mahogany, Frank Mantooth, Carol Welsman, Kim Park, Sandra Booker, Marvin Stamm, Leon Breeden, and Willie Thomas.

In 2000, the band was invited to play at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and made their international debut.

The group plays about 12 gigs a year around the Dallas area. The band released a CD "Jazz Bytes - Version 1.0" in 2000.
Clark Terry? Montreux? How??? How? They sound like an orchestra comprised of tiny Casio keyboards.

The second group is "Boogie Woogie Ace and The Rhythmkings" from Nagoya, Japan. Listen to "Calloway Boogie" and "Crazy Rhythm" at your own risk. It's not the music, which isn't so bad. The vocals? ugh

Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2004 2:15 pm
by Ron
I don't think "In the Mood" is worth a nomination as the worst swing song ever. Its bad, but there's so many worse songs. It's melody is inane, but catchy. However, the solos in the classic Miller version should win the award for the worst "jazz" solos ever.

Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2004 2:42 pm
by Nate Dogg
I think the reason that "In the Mood" is being highlighted by so many people is it's popularity, it is considered to be one of the definitive swing songs by some people (not by us though).

All the songs on the Blender list also were hits in their day (We Built this City, etc...).

Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2004 3:58 pm
by KevinSchaper
on my "I-wish-I-never-bought-it" Panama Francis live stuff, he gives a little speech before they play In the Mood, in their own defense, I think, about how it was written by a sax player in Edgar Hayes band and arranged by Eddie Durham.. I should dig it up and find the exact quote..

Posted: Sun May 02, 2004 10:29 am
by caab
cringe-worthy..."'Tain't What You Do" from Beauty and the Beard--Al Hirt and Ann Margaret (I inherited this from my grandfather, who must have had a weak moment in the mid-sixites...)

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 9:41 pm
by Lawrence
KevinSchaper wrote:
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.. ):

Just when I thought the Michael Jackson Swing CD had the prize... I must admit, with song titles like, "My finger has been more places than my hands," this one's gotta take the prize!!

Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:32 pm
by Nate Dogg
A new twist on "In the Mood"

A mash-up mixing "In the Mood" with the Beatles "Got To Get You Into My Life", Track 13

Actually, there is a whole album of Revolver mash-ups.

Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:31 pm
by The Peanut Vendor
My suck list:
"Oops my bad", mentioned earlier
"In the mood" 'tis true - it's not very good. dancing to it feels very blah.
I've got this Dick Haymes album. It's all big-band, but it simply doesn't swing at all. I'm guessing it's a late 40's cut, but gad it sucks!
"Dick Haymes - Complete Columbia Recordings" 2 (disk set)

Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 1:50 pm
by Serg
"Itty Bitty Pretty One" I hope I spelled correctly. I don't even know who sings this junk but the other DJ here in South Florida has been playing this song for the last 7 years. We DJ together quite a lot and he still plays it just to see my reaction. I detest it. Girls even know not to ask me to dance to this garbage.

I also cringe when he plays Dion songs line Wanderer and Run Around Sue. God, I think those songs are only played by him in South Florida and no where else in the Globe. There is no hope, all is lost!


Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 5:39 pm
by julius
I've heard Dion songs played for lindy hoppers around here. You're not alone.

Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 7:54 pm
by Toon Town Dave
I've only heard Dion stuff at ballroom dances. Wanderer for ECS and Run Around Sue for Jive. Ballroom dancers are not generally known for their taste in music.

Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 9:42 pm
by GemZombie
I'll admit it... I've played runaround sue. So what? I prefer Swing, but the occasional "novelty song" as I think it is in the dance world, can be amusing and fun. I've played it as a request for birthday jams.

Don't much care for "the wanderer".

I used to close all my swing nights with Dion's "After the Dance". It's a horridly cheezy song, and I thought it was a unique way to end a night with a bit of camp. After a year I got tired of it, and started finding other ways to end the night...