Savoy Ballroom, 78th Anniversary of it opening

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Savoy Ballroom, 78th Anniversary of it opening

#1 Post by Bob the Builder » Tue Feb 17, 2004 5:01 pm

On Friday the 12th of March 1926 the Savoy Ballroom first opened its doors to the public and kicked off with the Fess Williams and his Royal Flush Orchestra & Leon Abbey and the Charleston (later Savoy) Bearcats. 78 years later to the day, DigaDigaDoo in Melbourne are saying “Happy Birthday Savoy Ballroom” with a night of charts recorded by Savoy Ballroom House bands, around the time of their residency in the Savoy.
8:30pm. Friday, March 12th
St. Ambrose’s Hall. 5 Dawson Street, Brunswick 3056 Melbourne.
More info @ http://www.digadigadoo.com/

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#2 Post by julius » Tue Feb 17, 2004 5:44 pm

Why do Australians pay attention to the history of lindy hop and the United States fails to give a rat's ass?

*sobs*

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#3 Post by Zot » Tue Feb 17, 2004 5:57 pm

Maybe because we don't have much real lindy hop history of our own. :twisted:

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#4 Post by Bob the Builder » Tue Feb 17, 2004 6:32 pm

Peter Loggins did hold a similar nigth, “A Salute To The Savoy”, in Memories, Whittier, California on February 22nd, 2003. The play list for it, is up on Jive Junction.
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#5 Post by julius » Tue Feb 17, 2004 6:53 pm

I know, I was there. :)

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#6 Post by falty411 » Tue Feb 17, 2004 9:23 pm

Its not just australians

look at europeans, like the swedes or jivin lindy hoppers etc who care much more about the history of the dance then americans.
-mikey faltesek

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#7 Post by falty411 » Tue Feb 17, 2004 9:24 pm

ps SOUNDS LIKE FUN DANCING!!!!

wish i could be there, Happy BDAY Savoy! The Savoy Tribute in LA was the best night of DJed music dancing I had all year.
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#8 Post by Lawrence » Tue Feb 17, 2004 10:50 pm

julius wrote:I know, I was there. :)
So then what you mean by asking "why [does] the United States United States fail[] to give a rat's ass?" is that you are actually looking for the ass of a rat, not an actual musical tribute, to be given in tribute to the Savoy's birthday?
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#9 Post by Mr Awesomer » Wed Feb 18, 2004 1:09 am

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#10 Post by mousethief » Thu Feb 19, 2004 10:58 am

I would love to do something like this in Dallas. I always try to include a little history in my lessons.

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#11 Post by KevinSchaper » Thu Feb 19, 2004 12:34 pm

I still don't think that a savoy tribute needs to stick with house bands.. I mean, heavy on house bands, but when Tamura and I were doing it, I asked Sugar Sullivan if she had anything she wanted to hear, and she wanted some Basie.. which seemed to echo Frankie's taste.

It'd be great to have more information about who played there and how often.. I wonder if there's documentation anywhere like newspaper archives or anything.

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#12 Post by Swifty » Thu Feb 19, 2004 12:47 pm

KevinSchaper wrote:It'd be great to have more information about who played there and how often.. I wonder if there's documentation anywhere like newspaper archives or anything.
SavoyBallroom.com has a list of house bands as well as an alphabetical list of musicians/bands that played there.

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#13 Post by julius » Thu Feb 19, 2004 12:49 pm

Lawrence wrote:ass rat
Was that another "It does not make sense!" attempt at humor? New rule: funny jokes only.

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#14 Post by KevinSchaper » Thu Feb 19, 2004 1:02 pm

Swifty wrote: SavoyBallroom.com has a list of house bands as well as an alphabetical list of musicians/bands that played there.
doh. I swear that wasn't there the last time I looked.

Who runs that site anyway? I like it.

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#15 Post by falty411 » Thu Feb 19, 2004 5:32 pm

KevinSchaper wrote:
Swifty wrote: SavoyBallroom.com has a list of house bands as well as an alphabetical list of musicians/bands that played there.
doh. I swear that wasn't there the last time I looked.

Who runs that site anyway? I like it.
Terry Monahan runs it who is a very knowledgable dance historian.
-mikey faltesek

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