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#1 Post by mousethief » Mon Mar 31, 2003 1:50 pm

i need new suggestions. i keep looking at my collection and going "blah."

i need more instrumentals with definite bounce, more up-tempo post-war pieces and some more male vocals.

lately, i've been expanding my classic, pre-war selections but i'm still holding the bag on a lot of stuff.

just no rock 'n' roll, oh-so obvious west coast and no sappy neocrap.

kalman

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Re: gimme

#2 Post by szarka » Tue Apr 08, 2003 12:07 pm

mousethief wrote: i need more instrumentals with definite bounce, more up-tempo post-war pieces and some more male vocals.
This past month I am all about Dany Doriz' This One's for Basie, which I find bouncy and up-tempo but which some of the local dancers thought was "mellow", so your mileage may vary.

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#4 Post by Greg Avakian » Tue Apr 08, 2003 5:20 pm

Or...
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#5 Post by Kyle » Tue Apr 08, 2003 7:05 pm

Mora's Modern Rhythmists

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#6 Post by mousethief » Wed Apr 09, 2003 10:44 am

my online time is very limited. i'm too connected to the first responder community to listen to music all day.

i own mora's but seldom play their music. might be time to reexamine them.

kalman

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#7 Post by Kyle » Thu Apr 10, 2003 11:55 pm

yeah, they are a swing band, they play music that swings.


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#8 Post by Daddy Nailhead » Sat Apr 12, 2003 11:27 pm

Check out some 50s R&B- Big Maybelle, Ruth Brown, etc. etc.

Try some of the online radio stations- Live365 has some good ones.

Check out Big Jay McNeely and Earl Bostic, too.
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#9 Post by mousethief » Tue Apr 15, 2003 2:12 pm

thanks for suggestions, but dallas already has a sizable rockabilly scene and i'm trying to keep the lindy scene distinct. people who want to cross over can learn both genres.

besides, i can't see me lugging 50 rockabilly cds across the country to dj. listen to, yes; dj, no.

kalman

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#10 Post by yedancer » Tue Apr 15, 2003 2:37 pm

Josh Collazo and his Feetwarmers.
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#11 Post by mark0tz » Tue Apr 15, 2003 2:56 pm

Kalman,

You try disconforme - http://www.disconforme.ad/ ? I bought ~$200 from them and my collection felt instantly refreshed. Thanks a bunch for coming up to DC to DJ. I wish now I had kept you at Saturday late-night in addition to the afternoon set. Hope you had fun there, though, and made it to the airport alright.
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#12 Post by mousethief » Wed Apr 16, 2003 7:25 am

mark0tz wrote:Kalman,

You try disconforme - http://www.disconforme.ad/ ? I bought ~$200 from them and my collection felt instantly refreshed. Thanks a bunch for coming up to DC to DJ. I wish now I had kept you at Saturday late-night in addition to the afternoon set. Hope you had fun there, though, and made it to the airport alright.
yeah, i wish you had too! i have to come back because i only saw dupont circle and i'm still not sure that was in dc. i'm just guessing.

kalman

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#13 Post by Ron » Wed Apr 16, 2003 9:51 am

mark0tz wrote:Kalman,

You try disconforme - http://www.disconforme.ad/ ? I bought ~$200 from them and my collection felt instantly refreshed. Thanks a bunch for coming up to DC to DJ. I wish now I had kept you at Saturday late-night in addition to the afternoon set. Hope you had fun there, though, and made it to the airport alright.
I checked out disconforme, but unless I'm completely stupid, there's no track lists and no music samples, so how can I possibly evaluate the CDs? they look interesting...

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Re: gimme

#14 Post by djstarr » Sat Jun 07, 2003 4:06 am

mousethief wrote:i need more instrumentals with definite bounce, more up-tempo post-war pieces and some more male vocals.
since I don't know anything about your collection this is kind of shooting in the dark - but for male vocals - in the groove/swing I have been playing Curtis Stigers --- out of Boise, has the Gene Harris influence - sounds a little like Mose Allison. I like him quite a bit.

For uptempo post-war modern male vocals you can't beat either of the Swing Session albums - lots of fun danceable stuff on there and I love listening to Pops sing.

Swing Session credited their main influence as Roy Milton and his Solid Senders --- the main west coast jump blues band from the '50s --- I also like playing them against Swing Session.

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#15 Post by Matthew » Sat Jun 07, 2003 6:45 am

"Rhythm is Our Business" - CD by Duke Heitger and His Swing Band. Tightest, most-skillful playing I've heard from a modern band.

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