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world swing dj championships

#1 Post by SirScratchAlot » Sun Feb 15, 2004 11:56 pm

the GNSH event in London, was a blast, interesting as well, The friday nite world championships had DJ's representing different country's with the home country of the UK acually having 2 dj's.

I accepted the invatation knowing I would be nothing more then a sacrificial lamb to those that wanted the driving traditional Lindy Hop music.......after a blow out, and a couple close split decisions.......
I came away with the win to bring the world cup to the USA.

Using my weapon of choice ,the sharp actius av18 laptop,
I knocked out my final competitior with Harlem Congo,
after weaking him with some Madam Dynamite...LOL

THE real winner here? hahaha The dancers ofcourse...

I'll be back for next years world championships to defend the title!!!
\\\"Jazz Musicians have dance in them, and Jazz dancers have music in them, or Jazz doesn''''t happen.\\\" Sidney Bechet

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#2 Post by kennly » Fri Feb 20, 2004 4:44 pm

Freakin' rad!! Congratulations.

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#3 Post by Soupbone » Fri Feb 20, 2004 6:48 pm

that sounds pretty cool, Peter. How was the "contest" run?
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#4 Post by SirScratchAlot » Sun Feb 22, 2004 8:07 am

Soupbone wrote:that sounds pretty cool, Peter. How was the "contest" run?
hey, lets see, there were 10 countrys representing, 2 from home team (england).

basically it was tournament Ladder, draw your opponent, flip a coin to go first or last, and then you play 3 songs. thats it, crowd decides, split decisions are decided by dancers stepping to either side of the floor, to have their vote counted.

the last two DJs go to the final which is only playin 2 songs.

Huge event, nice workshops and great dances....I was pleasently surprised I had never been to this event.
\\\"Jazz Musicians have dance in them, and Jazz dancers have music in them, or Jazz doesn''''t happen.\\\" Sidney Bechet

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#5 Post by Soupbone » Sun Feb 22, 2004 2:22 pm

Sounds pretty cool. Congrats on the victory!

p.s. Theresa and I are up in Seattle now. Coming this way anytime soon (feel free to PM if you don't want to clutter the thread)?
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#6 Post by Yakov » Mon Feb 23, 2004 3:26 pm

U - S - A! U - S - A!

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#7 Post by mousethief » Mon Feb 23, 2004 3:37 pm

Sweet deal. Congratulations. Nothing is as sweet as being true to yourself and winning because of it.

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#8 Post by Petitetonya » Tue Mar 02, 2004 11:24 am

Dude, that is awesome. I have always told you that you are one of my favorite dj's but for some reason you don't dj much. Okay, the next time you are in Seattle, I am going to make you dj. I am so proud, great job Peter. I knew that Madame Dynamite would tip the scales. I dj that all the time since you introduced me to it.

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#9 Post by Soupbone » Tue Mar 02, 2004 2:07 pm

Petitetonya wrote:I knew that Madame Dynamite would tip the scales. I dj that all the time since you introduced me to it.
Eddie Condon and His Orchestra (1933 recording)?
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#10 Post by CafeSavoy » Tue Mar 02, 2004 2:24 pm

Soupbone wrote:
Petitetonya wrote:I knew that Madame Dynamite would tip the scales. I dj that all the time since you introduced me to it.
Eddie Condon and His Orchestra (1933 recording)?
it's on that JSP boxset.

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#11 Post by Soupbone » Tue Mar 02, 2004 3:33 pm

CafeSavoy wrote: it's on that JSP boxset.
JSP? Maybe I'm blanking... what is that short for?

Anyhoo, if it's the same recording, I have it on a Pee Wee Russell "Best of Jazz" 1927 - 1944 disc -- this one: His Best Recordings 1927-44
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#12 Post by CafeSavoy » Wed Mar 03, 2004 2:46 am

Soupbone wrote:
CafeSavoy wrote: it's on that JSP boxset.
JSP? Maybe I'm blanking... what is that short for?

Anyhoo, if it's the same recording, I have it on a Pee Wee Russell "Best of Jazz" 1927 - 1944 disc -- this one: His Best Recordings 1927-44
i'm not sure what it's short for, but Jsp Records ( http://www.jsprecords.com/ ) is one of those Euro labels like Proper Records that's releasing well mastered versions of old classics. If you search towerecords.com or bn.com by label you can get sound samples from their catalog.

It might be the same version, i don't have the box in front of me but i'm pretty sure some of the material is recorded elsewhere. For example, there's also a version of the Eel on boxset too.

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#13 Post by Soupbone » Wed Mar 03, 2004 10:43 am

CafeSavoy wrote: i'm not sure what it's short for, but Jsp Records ( http://www.jsprecords.com/ ) is one of those Euro labels like Proper Records that's releasing well mastered versions of old classics.
Oh, my bad! JSP the label.... I don't have anything from them! Thanks for the heads up.
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#15 Post by mity » Wed Mar 03, 2004 12:18 pm

( i love yakov's sig. )

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