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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:43 pm    Post subject: Music picks by the album Reply with quote

Hey, so for Christmas I got (among other things) a $15 iTunes gift card. Naturally it's going to go towards something to swing to-- my jazz collection is woefully deficient. (And Ukrainian rock music just doesn't fit, you know?) I could just pick out songs I like until I get to 15, but it looks like you get about twice as much music (give or take) if you buy it by the album.

Naturally I will spend more time than perhaps strictly necessary goofing off on the computer and listening to 30-second samples before I make my final decision, but before I do:

What albums especially deserve a look? Can you think of any albums that have more awesome on them than any album has a right to have? Albums that you love until they turn real, like the velveteen rabbit? Albums that you're sure you would love, but don't actually have? Albums that you were totally about to buy me for Christmas yourself, but didn't (for whatever reason)?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indigo swing Greatest hits, or Brian Setzer Greatest hits... go with that!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go, Daddy-O!

But you get minus points for neither album actually being on iTunes.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

savoysultan wrote:
Indigo swing Greatest hits, or Brian Setzer Greatest hits... go with that!



As my brother would say... "are you cereal?!"
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honorary JBJ wrote:
savoysultan wrote:
Indigo swing Greatest hits, or Brian Setzer Greatest hits... go with that!



As my brother would say... "are you cereal?!"


Very cereal. If you don't have those albums you probably don't even say "Go Daddy-O" on the dancefloor!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T_Roach wrote:
Honorary JBJ wrote:
savoysultan wrote:
Indigo swing Greatest hits, or Brian Setzer Greatest hits... go with that!



As my brother would say... "are you cereal?!"


Very cereal. If you don't have those albums you probably don't even say "Go Daddy-O" on the dancefloor!


Oh, that would be sad. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's one I wish I had:

Quote:
Really Swingin’: Frankie Manning’s Big Band Favorites

1. Shiny Stockings - Count Basie & His Orchestra
2. Swingin’ At Newport - Count Basie & His Orchestra
3. Jersey Bounce - Benny Goodman
4. T’aint What You Do - Jimmie Lunceford
5. Begin The Beguine - Artie Shaw
6. Hamp’s Boogie Woogie - Lionel Hampton & His Septet
7. Let’s Get Together - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
8. Tuxedo Junction - Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra
9. Segue In C - Duke Ellington & Count Basie
10. Posin’ - Jimmie Lunceford
11. In The Mood - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
12. Tippin’ In - Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra
13. Flying Home - Lionel Hampton & His Septet
14. Take The ‘A’ Train - Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra
15. One O’ Clock Jump - Count Basie & His Orchestra
16. Corner Pocket - Count Basie & His Orchestra
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The songs that I recognize *do* sound good. That's another one that apple won't sell me for love or money, though, so I'll just have to keep it in mind abstractly.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's got to be:

Lionel Hampton: Jukebox Hits 1943-1950

Flying Home
Flying Home (1940 Version)
Evil Gal Blues
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Hamp's Boogie Woogie
Beulah's Boogie
Hey! Ba Ba Re Bop
Blow Top Blues
I Want to Be Loved (But Only By You)
Gone Again
Midnight Sun
Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee
The Hucklebuck
Lavender Coffin
Chicken Shack Boogie
Central Avenue Breakdown
Turkey Hop, Pt. 1
Pink Champagne
Rag Mop
Everybody's Somebody's Fool

iTunes Plus (DRM-free, 256K) $9.99
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DRM-free and 256k... on iTunes. That's pretty cool.

I love hamp's boogie woogie. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just picked up an album by Little Walter, and another one by Sonny Boy Williamson II.

And since the thread was still here, I figured I'd say so.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As someone who actually likes Neo-Swing &/or Pop-Swing:
Razz to the rest of you! Wink

Alien Fashion Show---Alien Fashion Show
All Aboard!---Indigo Swing
Americana Delux---Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
The Dirty Boogie---The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Everybody's Talkin' 'Bout Miss Thing!---Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
Four Chords and Several Years Ago---Huey Lewis & the News
Indigo Swing---Indigo Swing
Michael Bublé---Michael Bublé
Red Light!---Indigo Swing
Rock Swings---Paul Anka
Sinatra Reprise: The Very Good Years---Frank Sinatra
Swing Kids: Movie Soundtrack
Swingin' Away---George Gee and His Make-Believe Ballroom Orchestra
Swizzle: Smooth Tunes on the Rocks---Tony Paglia
This Beautiful Life---Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
This One's from the Heart---James Darren

Practically no one's ever heard of Tony Paglia or James Darren, but they are sooooooo awesome...

My big thing is variety. If you prefer any particular "sub-genre" of Swing over another, or ever over all others, that's fine. But please, please for the love of everything holy, play a variety of music! No matter how much I like a style, it gets old if that's all I hear during a night of dancing.

So yeah, play Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Prima, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, etc.---they're all great. But don't discount Neo-Swing &/or Pop-Swing Smile
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