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#1 Post by Utah_Nate » Wed Dec 08, 2004 3:41 pm

I haven't made it out of Utah much lately, so I haven't been able to hear what everyone is playing across the country. I was wondering if anybody was keeping playlists that they might like to post on here so I don't get stale with my sets. Thanks!
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#2 Post by mousethief » Thu Dec 09, 2004 8:12 am

There are some here http://www.swingdjs.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=36 and there are several at www.jivejunction.com.

Here's my radio playlist, which is not necessarily what I would play at a dance.

Red Hot Pepper, Wynton Marsalis
Too Late, King Oliver
T'ain't Nobody's Bizness, Fats Waller
After You've Gone, Benny Goodman Trio
Rose Room, Sidney Bechet
Sugar (That Sugar Baby of Mine), Billie Holiday
Cafe Society Blues, Count Basie
Rexatious, Rex & His 52nd Street Stompers
Moten Swing, Soundtrack
Exactly Like You, Jimmy Rushing & Earl Hines
Crazy 'Bout My Baby, Louis Armstrong
Burlecue, Ronni Magri
Kater Street Rag, Bennie Moten
Mahogany Hall Stomp, Louis Armstrong
Jammin' in Four, Charlie Christian
We Cats Will Swing for You, The Cats & the Fiddle
8, 9 & 10, Slim Gaillard & Slam Stewart
Close to Five, Andy Kirk & the 12 Clouds of Joy
I Gotta Swing, Blanche Calloway
Roll 'Em Pete, Big Joe Turner
The Glory of Love, Count Basie
Don't Be That Way, Chick Webb
Jumpin' the Blues, Al Cooper & His Savoy Sultans
Cotton Club Stomp #1, John Barry (of all people)
Me & My Gin, Sandra Kaye & the James Gilyard Ensemble
Come On Over to My House, Julia Lee & Her Boyfriends
You Make Me Feel So Young, Oscar Peterson
All the Way, Aaron Bell Trio
I Get a Kick Out of You, Dinah Washington
Bli Blip, LCJO
The Phantom, You Know Him, You Love Him
After Theatre Jump, Lester Young
The Charleston, Brother Bones (same guy who immortalized Sweet Georgia Brown)
Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None of This Jellyroll, Sidney Bechet
I Want to Be Happy, Duke Heitger
St. Louis Blues, Jimmy Rushing & Earl Hines
Back Room Romp, Duke Ellington
You Gotta Walk That Chalk Line, Buddy Johnson
Band Call, Oscar Peterson
Up 'n' Adam, Lester Young
I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling, Louis Armstrong
Honeysuckle Rose, Maxine Sullivan and Her All-Stars
Bun's Blues, Count Basie & Oscar Peterson
3:00 AM Blues, Dick Hyman
Save the Bones for Henry Jones, Nat "King" Cole
On the Sunny Side of the Street, Dizzy Gillespie
Love with No Money, Joe Williams & Shirley Horn
A Fine Romance, Billie Holiday
Jive at Six, Ben Webster
This Can't Be Love, Mary Stallings
You Send Me, Rachelle Ferrell
Madame Dynamite, Eddie Condon
Sweet Georgia Brown, Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli
Minka, Spike Jones
Little Joe from Chicago, Andy Kirk & the 12 Clouds of Joy
Shim-me-sha-wabble Don Redman
Jivin' the Vibes, Lionel Twain...er... Hampton
Jeep is Jumpin', Everyone Knows Who Did This
The Minor Goes Muggin', Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey
Skyliner, Charlie Barnet
East St. Louis Toodle-Oo, John Barry
Make Me a Pallet on the Floor, Sidney Bechet
Deacon's Hop, Ronni Magri
Qu'est-que-ce, Joe Carroll
Oo-pa-pa-da, Babs Gonzales
All of Me, Clearwater Hot Club, featuring SAMMO tee hee
Every Tub, Count Basie
Mack the Knife, Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington
Darktown Strutter's Ball, Alberta Hunter
The Party's Over, Aaron Bell Trio
Sidewalk Blues, Wynton Marsalis
Mamma Don't Allow It, Preservation Hall Jazz Band
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#3 Post by kitkat » Thu Dec 09, 2004 8:17 am

I've been meaning to type up my playlists for my own records so I can throw away the scraps of paper in my binder...remind me after Dec. 22 and I'll try to get around to that.

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#4 Post by Nima » Thu Dec 09, 2004 8:29 am

I know this probably should go under Tech Talk but is relevant to this topic as well.

I am using PCDJ Red and I have heard that you can save your playlists in there. But I haven't figured out how yeat. Anyone with experience in the software care to enlighten me?

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#5 Post by GemZombie » Thu Dec 09, 2004 8:35 am

I have some of my radio playlists online on the radio station website:

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#6 Post by Yakov » Thu Dec 09, 2004 9:20 am

EVERY TIME i dj i plan on making a list, and every time i forget. one time i started one and then abandoned it.

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#7 Post by Utah_Nate » Thu Dec 09, 2004 9:23 am

Thanks for your help everyone! I appreciate it. If anyone else has any lists, I would love to take a look.

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#8 Post by julius » Thu Dec 09, 2004 12:26 pm

mousethief wrote:
Here's my radio playlist, which is not necessarily what I would play at a dance.
Man, I'd dance to that.

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#9 Post by Bob the Builder » Thu Dec 09, 2004 8:27 pm

My Saturday night Swing City Melbourne play list.

Sunday 28th Nov 04 - Starting time 1:00am

Jersey Bounce 3:07 Benny Goodman B.G. In Hi-Fi 134 1954
Jive At Five 3:09 Count Basie Yeahman 1 136
Easy Does it 5:17 The Big 18 Now you are Swingin' 1 132
Big John's Special 3:38 Chick Webb C,Basie - C, Webbr1937 - 1936 168 1936
Flying Home No. 2 3:09 Lionel Hampton 100 Big Band Classics 164 1944
For Dancers Only 2:47 Billy May Everybody Swing, Everybody Dance 153 1958
Wild Mob Of The Fish Pond 3:15 Charlie Barnet Skyliner 132
The Mirror Goes Muggin' 3:00 Tommy Dorsey Yes, Indeed! 178 1945
Yes Indeed 3:13 Sy Oliver Yeahman 2 133
Shout, Sister, Shout! 2:46 Lucky Millinder Lucky Millinder - 1941 - 1942 140 1941
Bechet Perades The Blues (St Louis Blues) 4:19 Sidney Bechet Blues in the Air 182
Rigamarole 2:38 Willie Bryant Willie Bryant & His Orchestra 242 1935
Christopher Columbus 3:37 Ernestine Anderson The Concord Jazz Heritage Series 168
TV Is The Thing This Year 2:26 Dinah Washington Dinah Washington's Finest Hour 153 1951
Stomp It Off 3:18 Jimmie Lunceford Jimmie Lunceford - 1930-1934 177 1934
On The Sunny Side Of The Street 3:13 Benny Goodman Peggy Lee & Benny Goodman: The Complete Recordings 1941-1947 123 1942
Blue Skies 3:17 Tommy Dorsey Golden Era 125
Summit Ridge Drive 3:19 Artie Shaw The Complete Gramercy Five Sessions 130 1940
Bicycle Bounce 3:23 Erskine Hawkins Swinging At The Savoy: The Home Of Happy Feet! 1937-45, Jazz Archives #6 (158442) 133 1942
The Time Is Right 4:31 Oscar Peterson Satch & Josh...Again 123 1978
Poert of Rico 2:44 Illinois Jacquet Now you are Swingin' 1 133 1952
Don't Get Around Much Any More 4:04 Ernestine Anderson The Concord Jazz Heritage Series 113
In A Mellow Tone 3:33 Lambert, Hendricks & Ross The Hottest New Group In Jazz 122 1960
Swingin' On Nothin' 3:17 Tommy Dorsey Yes, Indeed! 125 1941
Lean Baby 3:19 Billy May Everybody Swing, Everybody Dance 110 1952
Blues In Hoss Flat 3:15 Count Basie Yeahman 1 144
Hey Sweet Potato 2:42 Buddy Johnson 1942-47 133 1947
Moten Swing 4:41 Jennie Lobel Baele Street Blues 152
Bli-Blip 3:04 Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Day Dream: Best Of The Duke Ellington Songbook 135 1956
Blues for Staphanie 7:00 Count Basie The Basie Cellection 136
Tain'T Me 2:36 Roy Milton Roy Milton & His Solid Senders. Vol. 2-Groovy Blues 160
Apollo Jump 3:23 Lucky Millinder 100 Big Band Classics 154 1941
Chant Of The Groove 3:06 Fats Waller 100 Big Band Classics 176
A Viper'S Moan 3:27 Willie Bryant Willie Bryant & His Orchestra 150 1935
The Gal FRom Joe's 3:22 Charlie Barnet Leapin' At The Lincoln 160 1938
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me 2:55 Nina Simone Most Famous Hits-The Album 112
Up a lazy River 3:32 Count Basie Now you are Swingin' 1 114
Loose Lid Special 2:47 Tommy Dorsey Yes, Indeed! 115 1941
Splanky 4:17 The Real Group Now this is swing 2 103
Exactly Like You 6:18 Count Basie Satch And Josh 145 1972
Rough Ridin' 3:17 Ella Fitzgerald 75th Birthday Celebration 118 1952
Tuxedo Junction 3:37 The International Sweethearts Of Rhythm Big Band Jazz The Jubilee Sessions 203 1944
Exactly Like You 2:12 Carmen McRae PriceLess Jazz Collection 134 1998
I'm Gonna Always Love You 2:56 The Muppets The Muppet Show: The 25th Anniversary Collection 120 2002
Smack Dab In the Middle 3:38 Count Basie Count Basie at Newport 132 1957
I Got Rhythm 2:54 Dave Davies 3x5 202 1997
Teddy the Toad 3:19 Count Basie Atomic Swing 125 1957
Wade in the Water 4:04 Eva Cassidy Now you are Swingin' 1 113
When The Lights Go Out 2:52 Jimmy Witherspoon Spoon So Easy 92
Doodlin' 3:52 Lee Aaron Now you are Swingin' 1 112
Someone Else Is Steppin' In 4:49 Ernestine Anderson The Concord Jazz Heritage Series 95
I Don T Know Why 2:41 Jimmy Witherspoon Spoon So Easy 98
Happy Feet 1:37 The Muppets The Muppet Show: The 25th Anniversary Collection 224 2002
Lullaby Of Birdland 2:52 Ella Fitzgerald Ken Burns Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald 114 1954
Satisfy My Soul 3:00 Buddy Johnson 1950-1951 112 1950
I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water 3:10 Lou Rawls Legendary 134 1992


Monday 29th Nov 04 Starting time 1:15am

Loose Wig 3:07 Lionel Hampton Swingsation 142 1944
In The Groove At The Groove 2:45 Chick Webb Swinging At The Savoy: The Home Of Happy Feet! 1937-45, Jazz Archives #6 (158442) 173 1939
Jive At Five 3:02 Dave Davies 3x5 135 1997
Flat Foot Floogee 3:20 Benny Goodman Swing Kids 165 1938
Boogie Woogie 3:08 Tommy Dorsey A Portrait Of Big Band Swing 150 1938
Ain't Misbehavin' 2:54 Sidney Bechet Perdido Street Blues 148
Tuxedo Junction 3:05 Glen Gray The Casa Loma Orchestra 1940 176 1940
Satan Takes A Holiday 3:16 Tommy Dorsey A Portrait Of Tommy Dorsey 149
Now this is Jazz 4:16 Louis Armstrong Now you are Swingin' 1 169
All Right, Okay, You Win 2:45 Count Basie Count Basie at Newport 154 1957
Broadway 2:56 Count Basie Cutting Butter - The Complete Columbia Recordings 1939 - 1942 190 1940
Tippin In 3:22 Erskine Hawkins Erskine Hawkins - 1941-45 148 1945
Well, All Right 3:13 Tommy Dorsey Yes, Indeed! 151 1939
I Want The Waiter 3:09 Ella Fitzgerald The Radio Years 1940 131 1940
Flaming Youth 3:18 Duke Ellington Duke Ellington & His Orchestra -1928-1929 132 1929
Zonky 2:59 McKinney's Cotton Pickers McKinney's Cotton Pickers 231 1930
Shiny Stockings 3:34 Ella Fitzgerald Ella And Basie! [Remaster] 122 1963
Why Don't You Do Right? 3:13 Benny Goodman Ken Burns Jazz 130 1942
Christopher Columbus 3:34 Benny Goodman A Portrait Of Benny Goodman 165 1936
Taps Miller 3:25 Count Basie The Count Basie Story: Harvard Blues 190 1944
Opus #1 3:00 Gene Krupa Drummin' Man 152 1945
Saboo 3:10 Erskine Hawkins Erskine Hawkins - 1939-40 165 1939
I Diddle 3:05 Dinah Washington Yeahman 1 146
Till Tom Special 3:06 Benny Goodman Benny Goodman Sextet with Charlie Christian 178 1940
Big Chief De Sota 3:00 Fletcher Henderson Riffin' 185 1936
Effervescent Blues 2:49 John Kirby World Of Swing 119 1939
Beaver Junction 4:49 Count Basie The Basie Cellection 122
Cow Cow Boogie 2:58 Jennie Lobel Baele Street Blues 120
My Baby Just Cares For Me 3:37 Nina Simone Cool ' N Swingin' For Beginners 120
I'm Beginning To See The Light 4:07 Ella Fitzgerald Ella And Basie! [Remaster] 118 1963
Billie's Blues 2:40 Billie Holiday The Quintessential Billie Holiday Volume 2 117 1936
Peel me a Grape 3:51 Yvette Johansson Yvette Johansson &Jazz Avenue Live at Cha-Cha 137 1998
You Be Mine 3:00 Joe Williams Yeahman 1 105
Rough Ridin' 3:17 Ella Fitzgerald 75th Birthday Celebration 118 1952
Massachusetts 3:18 Gene Krupa Drummin' Man 157 1942
Everyday 5:23 Lambert, Hendricks & Ross Sing A Song Of Basie 106 2001
Blues For Basie 3:35 Oscar Peterson Yeahman 2 119
Blues For Smedley 6:56 Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson Trio + One: Clark Terry 136 1964

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#10 Post by mousethief » Fri Dec 10, 2004 8:14 am

julius wrote:
mousethief wrote:
Here's my radio playlist, which is not necessarily what I would play at a dance.
Man, I'd dance to that.
That's right - you were gallivanting around Europe when it played. You'll dance to anything.

Drinks in New Orleans?

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#11 Post by mousethief » Fri Dec 10, 2004 8:18 am

Great set list, Bob. Set lists always point out deficiencies in my collection - they prompt me to get more music.

Kalman
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#12 Post by Ryan » Fri Dec 10, 2004 10:46 am

mousethief wrote: Drinks in New Orleans?


Kalman
Sidecars... and Bourbon.

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#13 Post by julius » Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:18 pm

I'll dance to anything, but I won't necessarily be dancing lindy hop. AH AH AH

No bourbon for me, thanks. There might be other alcoholic beverages involved.

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#14 Post by mousethief » Fri Dec 10, 2004 1:54 pm

julius wrote: AH AH AH
CHOOO!

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#15 Post by main_stem » Fri Dec 10, 2004 3:40 pm

Here's my play list from from a couple nights ago. I split the night with another DJ and we eached played a half hour set followed by trading 5s until the end where we only had time to play 3 each.

Barn 12 — Harry James
You're Just in Love — Jonah Jones
Good Night, My Love — Bob Wilber
Effervesent Blues — John Kirby
Moten Swing — KC Band
Bill Bailey — Ella
Sweet Georgia Brown — Gene Krupa
Fair and Warmer — Basie
Ain't She Sweet — Henry Red Allen
The Dirty Dozen — Tommy Dorsey and His Clambake Seven


Sunny Side of the Street — Leroy Vinnegar
Sweet Sue — Artie Shaw
Fat and Greasy — Fats Waller
Rosetta — Muggsy Spannier
Yancey Special — Bob Crosby


Jo Jo — Lester Young
Midriff — Duke
Big Butter and Egg Man — Muggsy Spannier
Big Butter and Egg Man — Louis Armstrong fea. Velma
John Brown's Body — Monty Alexander


Old Fasion Love — Jimmy Rushing
Blused Out — Ray Brown
Don't Be That Way — Bobby Hackett
Happy Blues — Ella
Summertime — Sidney Bechet


Black and Blue — Kid Ory
Shinny Stockings — Gene Harris
Swing That Music — Bobby Hackett
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