Which remind me. This is getting off topic, but this thread has been pretty much off topic for most of the time anyway.Roy wrote:I've heard Jessie DJ a several times in the past few weeks and Jessie does not sound like Jessie anymore so it would be hard to copy someone who does not sound like his old self.
Another point, a few years back many dj's were trying to emulate Paul Overton, I think many DJ's still do and just don't know it. Look at his 25 reccomended CD list. It came out well before Jessie ever got popular many of those CD's are still staples in many new DJ's 1st 100 purchased CD's.
The old YahooGroup version of this list had a database made up of DJs top ten songs or something to that effect. It never got fully developed and we moved on from there to this web based forum.
But, I think the concept would be great. If we could have a database with a unique record for every recording (songs, not albums). The DJs could then add their two cents about whether they like it or not, etc...
For example, one record would be:
"Massachusetts - Maxines Sullivan - A Tribute to Andy Razaf"
Related comments from each DJ would be linked somehow.
DJ A - Great song from the old days
DJ B - Overplayed and representing of everything wrong with so-called Lindy hop music these days.
Threads serve this purpose somewhat. But, I am thinking about a master database of all the songs, that allow all the DJs to contribute their opinions.
Several lists do exist (Paul Overton, Ron Bloom, Lawrence Page, Jive Junction), but they represent the opinion of the reviewer only, not mulitple DJs with opposing viewpoints.