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Album Review: Glenn Crytzer’s Savoy Seven – Uptown Jump

Disclaimer: Glenn Crytzer asked me to do this review and would have given me a copy of the album for it, had I not already been on the kickstarter.

Buy it on Bandcamp and CD Baby. You can also support Glenn on Patreon.

Uptown Jump is composer, guitarist and bandleader Glenn Crytzer’s sixth release and I believe the first since his move to New York City. He has brought together a stellar line up of musicians in the Savoy Seven, his newest group, including Mike Davis on Trumpet (a regular at Mona’s who also plays with Baby Soda and Gordon Webster) Evan Arntzen on reeds (also with Baby Soda, plus Naomi Uyama’s Handsome Devils), Dan Levinson on reeds (a member of Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks and one of the most “in-demand reedmen” around), Jesse Gelber on piano (bandleader of the Swing Doctors), Andew Hall on Bass (who plays with Tamar Korn, and Gordon Au’s Grand Street Stompers) and Kevin Dorn on drums (also plays with Baby Soda and Gordon Au).

This is a full length album of entirely original music (though you can get a version of Tuxedo Junction with Shim Sham breaks on the bonus tracks) and with this release Glenn’s writing has clearly further matured. All of these tracks sound like they could have been dug up from the vaults of Colombia or Vocalion or from sheet music found in someone’s attic. Although Crytzer is far from the only contemporary swing musician who is writing and arranging new tunes, his intensity of activity sets him apart from everyone else. As a DJ and a dancer new music is incredibly important in keeping the lindy hop scene growing and creative, especially as old unheard of gems are becoming increasingly difficult to find.

It’s on the instrumental compositions such as Uptown Jump, Hop on the Mop and The Lenox that Glenn’s composing hand really shines. The band is tight and each of the musicians’ solos inspired. I’m not the biggest fan of Glenn’s vocals and the heavy double entendre is kind of getting a little old, but that’s mostly a matter of personal preference. I would play any track on this album for dancers, even with the tempos topping out at a blistering 316 beats per minute yet there are plenty of tracks that are right in the pocket for some great lindyhopping.

If you’re used to listening to contemporary swing bands (where musicians are individually miced) the audio quality may be disappointing. Crytzer makes a number of choices in his recording methods that hark back to the way swing music was originally recorded, which he goes into in a blog post here. This has the effect of making the recording sound less ‘crisp’ (but in my opinion much warmer) than some other contemporary recordings and it may not perform as well as other contemporary music on some of the shitty audio equipment many of us Swing DJs are forced to use. But on decent equipment this album will kick ass!

Buy this CD – you won’t regret it.

Classic Lindy Hop Music – The Hottest 100

User Shadowpoga on reddit asked about classic songs for DJing at a lindy hop dance. Whilst I gave my two cents in the comments, I didn’t actually post any song suggestions.

That’s what this post is for.

I went through my own collection and picked out the 100 best tracks from the 30s through to the early 60s. I may get around to picking out a top 10 or something and talking a bit about each, but given my track record it’s not likely. πŸ™‚

I’m not claiming that this represents any sort of objective top 100, which would require some sort of voting system – and some way of resolving what to do about all the covers, alternate takes and recordings of the same song by the same artist in different sessions. There’s a number of notable exceptions (such as Willie Bryant – A Viper’s Moan and Roy Eldrige – Jump Through the Window) missing from this list. Despite having a collection that would take 3 weeks of continuous listening to get through, there’s still some ridiculously popular songs that I don’t have.*

In order of artist they are:

Name Artist BPM Year Duration
Davenport Blues Adrian Rollini & His Orchestra 139 1934 3:17
Wham (Wham, Re, Bop, Boom, Bam) Andy Kirk and His Twelve Coulds of Joy 198 1940 3:05
Back Bay Shuffle Art Shaw and His Orchestra 190 1938 3:16
Hop, Skip and Jump Artie Shaw and His Gramercy 5 177 1945 2:58
Just Kiddin’ Around Artie Shaw and His Orchestra 153 1941 3:24
The Grabtown Grapple Artie Shaw and His Orchestra 192 1945 2:57
Traffic Jam Artie Shaw and His Orchestra 261 1939 2:17
Big John’s Special Benny Goodman 185 1938 3:08
Goody, Goody Benny Goodman 194 1936 2:32
Swingtime in The Rockies Benny Goodman 231 1936 3:10
King Porter Stomp Benny Goodman and His Orchestra 184 1951 3:08
Let’s Dance Benny Goodman and His Orchestra 203 1939 2:34
Stompin’ at the Savoy Benny Goodman Orchestra 153 1954 3:15
Forty Cups of Coffee Betty Miller with Sid Phillips & His Band 134 3:04
Are You All Reet? Cab Calloway 155 1941 3:04
A Chicken Ain’t Nothin’ but a Bird Cab Calloway 161 1940 2:53
The Jumpin’ Jive Cab Calloway and His Orchestra 176 1939 2:51
Boo-Wah Boo-Wah Cab Calloway and His Orchestra 199 1940 2:52
Afternoon Of A Moax (Shake, Rattle ‘n’ Roll) Charlie Barnet 131 1940 3:23
Wild Mob Of The Fish Pond Charlie Barnet 133 1940 3:15
Cherokee Charlie Barnet 174 1939 3:20
Flying Home Charlie Barnet 183 1940 2:55
The Last Jump (A Jump To End All Jumps) Charlie Barnet 244 1939 2:41
The Dipsy Doodle Chick Webb and His Orchestra 188 1937 3:10
Splanky Count Basie and His Orchestra 121 1957 3:36
Georgianna Count Basie and His Orchestra 165 1938 2:35
Shorty George Count Basie and His Orchestra 206 1938 2:46
Jumpin’ At the Woodside Count Basie and His Orchestra 237 1938 3:10
All Right, Ok, You Win Count Basie – Joe Williams 133 1955 3:05
Roll ‘Em Pete Count Basie – Joe Williams 178 1955 3:12
Corner Pocket Count Basie and His Orchestra 139 1955 5:17
Blues in Hoss Flat Count Basie and His Orchestra 140 1959 3:14
Four, Five, Six Count Basie and His Orchestra 142 1962 4:39
Swing, Brother, Swing Count Basie and His Orchestra 154 1937 1:50
9:20 Special Count Basie and His Orchestra 196 1941 3:12
Swingin’ the Blues Count Basie and His Orchestra 223 1960 3:15
Every Day I Have the Blues Count Basie Big Band 109 1956 5:11
One O’Clock Jump Count Basie Octet 192 1950 2:53
Take the ‘A’ Train Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra 166 1941 2:57
The Gal From Joe’s Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra 166 1938 2:58
Exposition Swing Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra 219 1936 3:12
Ridin’ and Jivin’ Earl Hines and His Orchestra 154 1939 2:42
Smooth Sailing Ella Fitzgerald 118 1951 3:06
Mack the Knife Ella Fitzgerald 139 1960 4:39
Lindy Hopper’s Delight Ella Fitzgerald 195 1939 2:45
On the Sunny Side of the Street Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie 105 1963 3:44
Shiny Stockings Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie 126 1963 3:34
The Frim Fram Sauce Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong 106 1946 3:13
Solid as a Rock Ella Fitzgerald with Sy Oliver and His Orchestra 149 1950 2:59
Tuxedo Junction Erskine Hawkins and His Orchestra 155 1939 3:14
Your Feets Too Big Fats Waller 119 1931 2:58
Dark Eyes Fats Waller 163 1931 3:22
The Yacht Club Swing Fats Waller 172 1938 3:11
Christopher Columbus Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra 186 1936 3:08
Pennsylvania 6-5000 Glenn Miller 148 1940 3:15
Jeep Jockey Jump Glenn Miller & The Army Air Force Band 204 1943 2:15
Little Brown Jug Glenn Miller and The Andrews Sisters 170 1939 3:11
Two O’Clock Jump Harry James 154 1955 3:00
Bottom’s Up Illinois Jacquet and his All Stars 198 1945 2:58
Jacquet in the Box Illinois Jacquet Sextet 157 1946 2:56
For Dancers Only Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra 149 1937 2:43
‘Tain’t What You Do (It’s The Way That You Do It) Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra 158 1939 3:05
Posin’ Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra 191 1937 3:01
Harlem Shout Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra 197 1936 2:56
Kansas City Jimmy Witherspoon 128 1959 3:10
Good Rockin’ Tonight Jimmy Witherspoon 150 1963 2:43
Bucket’s Got A Hole In It Kid Ory’s Creole Jazz Band 121 1953 2:51
On Revival Day LaVern Baker 142 1958 3:16
Hey, Ba-Ba-Re-Bop Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra 132 1945 3:21
Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra 132 1949 3:24
Lavendar Coffin Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra 137 1949 2:47
Flying Home, No. 2 Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra 162 1944 3:07
Ain’t Misbehavin’ Louis Armstrong 171 1955 4:01
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington 109 1961 3:35
I’m Beginning To See The Light Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington 148 1961 3:39
A Fine Romance Louis Armstrong with Ella Fitzgerald 174 1957 3:51
Caldonia Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five 165 1945 2:43
Choo Choo Ch’boogie Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five 171 1946 2:44
Just a Gigolo / I Ain’t Got Nobody Louis Prima 127 1956 4:44
Jump, Jive An’ Wail Louis Prima 208 1956 3:29
Let It Roll Again Lucky Millinder and his Orchestra 125 1950 2:58
Shout, Sister, Shout Lucky Millinder and his Orchestra 141 1941 2:44
Apollo Jump Lucky Millinder and his Orchestra 147 1941 3:26
Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well? Lucky Millinder and his Orchestra 163 1944 3:00
Savoy Lucky Millinder and his Orchestra 191 1943 3:26
Bugle Call Rag Metronome All Stars 262 1941 3:16
The Fox Ray Anthony and His Orchestra 162 1951 2:33
All the Cats Join In Roy Eldridge and His Orchestra 182 1946 2:40
Viper Mad Sidney “Pops” Bechet with Noble Sissle Swingsters 178 1938 3:05
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho Sidney Bechet and His Blue Note Jazzmen 178 1949 3:20
Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me Sidney Bechet and His Hot Six 142 1951 5:44
The Ball Game Sister Wynona Carr 140 1952 3:06
Look Out Slim Gaillard & Slam Stewart 195 1939 2:55
Jump Session Slim Gaillard & Slam Stewart 163 1938 2:37
We Cats Will Swing for You The Cats and The Fiddle 182 1939 2:38
Gang Busters The Cats and The Fiddle 192 1939 3:07
Yes Indeed Tommy Dorsey 131 1941 3:29
Opus One Tommy Dorsey 169 1944 2:57
Well, Get It Tommy Dorsey 189 1942 3:03
Keep On Churnin’ Wynonie Harris with Todd Rhodes Orchestra 144 1952 2:54

* And given my current self-imposed music buying restrictions isn’t likely to be corrected anytime soon.

Jazz Music Shops for Swing DJs

One of the things I’ve been working on of late is a crowd sourced map of jazz music stores. When I travel I like to visit music stores and check out their selection – hopefully I can snap up something that’s out of print or heavily discounted.

The map is for those swing DJs who like to travel and who like to buy their music in hard copy.

Here’s the map:
If anyone has any additions please let me know in the comments. I’d rather avoid adding chain stores, unless they have a particularly good selection.

DJing at Herrang

I’ve just left Herrang after volunteering for the crash down of camp. I’m now slowly meandering my way to Italy where I’ll take up residence in September. Whilst I was taking classes and partying I had the opportunity to be a volunteer DJ on a number of occasions. DJing at Herrang was an awesome experience and I thought I’d share some of my experiences (and also how the volunteer DJing works – there’s not too much information out there about it) and vague meanderings about DJing there. I may get around to posting some other stuff about Herrang, but we’ll see how that works out with some of the other stuff I’m doing over the next few weeks.

DJed music at Herrang is done by the Head DJs, Staff DJs (Christian Bossert has a great post about being a staff DJ here) and Volunteer DJs. The crucial sets are looked after by the Head and Staff DJs with volunteer DJs generally given the less critical sets (for example in another room whilst the band is playing or early in the night). My sets ranged in length from an hour to more than 2 hours. Volunteer DJs will occasionally get to close out the night in somewhere like the library or the Dancebanan, but I don’t believe it happens often.

To be a volunteer DJ all you need to do is show up for one of the DJ meetings held on Sunday by the Head DJs. To be asked to DJ more than once all you need to do is not play crap music. The number of sets that you are asked to do will vary depending on the number of volunteer DJs, how late the dancers are staying up that week, how much live music is going on and whether the head DJs like you or not.

For volunteer DJs the perks are few: you get free entrance to the party on the evening you’re Djing (an important consideration if you’re planning on buying a party pass) and bike parking right outside Folkets Hus. But hey, you’re DJing at freaking Herrang (and I’m hoping the exposure will be good, now that I’ve moved to Europe).

There are 3 main dance spaces in the Folkets Hus, the main location for the evening partying

  • The Main Ballroom – with the exception of slow drag night and the occasional activity on the Friday night party the main ballroom is always lindy hop. Sometimes a band will play the ballroom.
  • The Dansbanan (aka the Dance Banana) – during week 1 this is the Boogie Woogie floor, for other weeks it’s usually lindy hop. Sometimes a band will play the dancebanan.
  • The Library – the library had quite a bit of variation. During week 1 it was slow dance themed, week 3 was balboa and there were other events in there too (often themed for the Friday party, Peter Loggins also played a New Orleans set there), but the intention is to keep the library relatively true to the Herrang music philosophy (there was a well attended discussion on this during week 5, which I missed).

Then there’s the secret blues dancing parties which occur in a variety of venues (including the Sauna, Heaven’s Kitchen or the foyer of Folkets Hus), to DJ these you need to contact the organisers (who vary).

Herrang’s music philosophy is well known. The focus is on big band swing recorded in the 1920s, 30s and early 1940s, with the late 30s early 40s period probably being the most played period. Contemporary bands that play in a similar style are also played (though I feel that there may be a little too much reliance on very popular bands like Gordon Webster and Glenn Crytzer). Perdido (1942) and Now You Has Jazz (1956) were two of the most popular tracks by my ear unless you count the 2 hours of Bananaphone (1994) which completed the end of the ultimately bad lindy hop music showcase on the last Thursday of camp.

I played what I consider to be relatively conservative sets. You don’t come to Herrang to experiment and you don’t come to Herrang to play crap (unless it’s bad music night). Having said that I think flexibility is also very important. The following DJ may be late or not show up at all; you might be asked to DJ a lindy room, only to be faced with a room of balboa dancers (both of which happened to me – the balboa freaked me out a little, not being a huge balboa dancer I normally need some time to prepare for a balboa set, but I recovered eventually). I also Djed one of the peer auditions for the Advanced Lindy Hop stream which was fun. About a third of the tracks I played were recorded before 1939 and half before 1944. A third of the tracks I played were contemporary (though that does include a lot of the tracks I dropped during the secret blues party I DJed) with the remainder being from the late 40s and 50s.

Djing at Herrang was an awesome experience and I hope to be back spinning next year.

Setlists

8 July 0130-0230 Dancebanan
Seq – Name – Artist – Album – BPM – Duration
1 – Muddy Waters (A Mississippi Moan) – Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra – Life is Fine – Disc 1 – 167 – 2:58
2 – And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine – Ella Fitzgerald – The Complete Masters: CD7 1942-45 – 149 – 3:15
3 – Song of the Volga Boatmen – Glenn Miller – The Magic of Glen Miller Unforgettable Moments – 125 – 3:26
4 – What’s Your Name – Fats Waller – Fats Waller and His Rhythm: a Handful of Keys – 151 – 3:34
5 – Jacquet in the Box – Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators – Skinny Minne – 160 – 2:46
6 – St. Louis Blues – Artie Shaw – Greatest Hits – 171 – 3:01
7 – Blues in Hoss’ Flat – George Gee and His Make Believe Ballroom Orchestra – Swingin’ Away – 148 – 5:15
8 – Sweet Loraine – Metronome All Stars – The Classic Recordings 1939-1953 – 122 – 3:14
9 – Afternoon Of A Moax (Shake, Rattle ‘n’ Roll) – Charlie Barnet – Cherokee – 131 – 3:23
10 – Darktown Strutter’s Ball – Ella Fitzgerald and Her Savoy Eight – The Complete Masters: CD1 1935-36 – 182 – 3:02
11 – Apollo Jump – Lucky Millinder and his Orchestra – Apollo Jump: Disc 1 – 147 – 3:26
12 – Boulder Buff – Glenn Miller – The Magic of Glen Miller Unforgettable Moments – 131 – 3:31
13 – Corner Pocket – Count Basie and His Orchestra – Complete Clef/Verve Fifties Studio Recordings: Disc 5 – 139 – 5:17
14 – Bizet Has His Day – Les Brown & His Band of Renown – Session #55 – 158 – 2:27
15 – Night Train – Gordon Webster – Live in Rochester – 142 – 3:59
16 – Jersey Bounce – Bernard Berkhout Swing Orchestra – Lets Dance – 126 – 3:32

20 July time? Library
Seq – Name – Artist – Album – BPM – Duration
1 – What’s Your Name – Fats Waller – Fats Waller and His Rhythm: a Handful of Keys – 151 – 3:34
2 – Over Hand (New Froggy Bottom) – Mary Lou Williams & Her Trio – Queen of Jazz Piano – 141 – 2:47
3 – Milkman – Keep Those Bottle Quiet – Kay Kyser and His Orchestra – Swingin’ ‘Round The Clock – 166 – 2:58
4 – The Right Idea – Charlie Barnet – Cherokee – 184 – 3:13
5 – Baby Brown – Fats Waller – Fats Waller Performance: Radio Recordings from 1931-1943 – 207 – 1:24
6 – Truckin’ – Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra – The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia and Master Recordings of Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra: Disc 5 – 238 – 3:00
7 – Swing – Brother – Swing – Count Basie and His Orchestra – America’s #1 Band: Disc 4 – 154 – 1:50
8 – Stop Beatin’ β€˜Round the Mulberry Bush – Fats Waller – Fats Waller and His Rhythm: a Handful of Keys – 147 – 2:54
9 – Mr. Rhythm – Glenn Crytzer and His Syncopators – Harlem Mad – 131 – 4:08
10 – Swingin’ on Nothin’ – Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five, featuring Hilary Alexander – Jammin’ the Blues – 126 – 3:45
11 – Hesitating Blues – Muggsy Spanier and His Ragtimers – A-Z: A Portrait of Muggsy Spanier – 107 – 3:12
12 – Goodnight, My Love – Benny Goodman – Swing Kids Sountrack – 114 – 3:08
13 – You’re Slightly Less Than Wonderful – Fats Waller – Fats Waller Performance: Radio Recordings from 1931-1943 – 136 – 2:24
14 – Leap Frog – Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra – The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-1946): Disc 7 – 158 – 2:59
15 – Thursday – Count Basie – The Complete Decca Recordings (Disc 3) – 173 – 3:06
16 – Jumbuck Jamboree – Michael McQuaid’s Red Hot Rhythmakers – Rhythm of the Day – 181 – 2:55
17 – Roll Em – George Gee and His Make Believe Ballroom Orchestra – Swingin’ Away – 200 – 4:53
18 – Posin’ – Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra – Life is Fine – Disc 2 – 191 – 3:01
19 – Dark Rapture – Count Basie – The Complete Decca Recordings (Disc 2) – 154 – 2:40
20 – Chasing Shadows (-2) – Putney Dandridge and His Orchestra – Classic Chu Berry Columbia and Victor Sessions: Disc 1 – 136 – 2:38
21 – The ‘C’ Jam Blues – Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra – Take the A-Train – 180 – 2:39
22 – The Yacht Club Swing – Fats Waller – Fats Waller and His Rhythm: a Handful of Keys – 172 – 3:11
23 – Air Mail Special – Benny Goodman and His Orchestra – Classic Columbia and Okeh Benny Goodman Orchestra Sessions: Disc 3 – 224 – 2:57
24 – Ridin’ High [Live] – Benny Goodman – Essential Benny Goodman – Disc 2 – 241 – 2:39
25 – King Porter Stomp – Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra – Classic Coleman Hawkins Sessions 1922-1947: Disc 3 – 224 – 2:57
26 – Darktown Strutters Ball – Red McKenzie and the Celestial Beings – A-Z: A Portrait of Muggsy Spanier – 242 – 3:30
27 – I Want to Be Happy – Chick Webb – Strictly Jive – 214 – 4:18
28 – Special Delivery – Cab Calloway and His Orchestra – Classic Chu Berry Columbia and Victor Sessions: Disc 7 – 231 – 3:01
29 – High Society – Lionel Hampton – Complete Victor Sessions 1937-1941 – 246 – 3:15
30 – Shorty George – Count Basie – The Complete Decca Recordings (Disc 2) – 206 – 2:46
31 – Main Stem – Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra – Take the A-Train – 207 – 2:51

24 July 0245-0410 Dancebanan
Seq – Name – Artist – Album – BPM – Duration
1 – Darktown Strutter’s Ball – Ella Fitzgerald and Her Savoy Eight – The Complete Masters: CD1 1935-36 – 182 – 3:02
2 – Big Chief De Sota – Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra – Wrappin’ It Up: Disc 4 – 190 – 2:59
3 – Boogie Woogie (I May Be Wrong) – Count Basie – The Complete Decca Recordings (Disc 1) – 170 – 2:50
4 – Johnson Rag – Glenn Miller – The Magic of Glen Miller in the Mood – 157 – 2:51
5 – Wild Mob Of The Fish Pond – Charlie Barnet – Skyliner – 133 – 3:15
6 – Pig Foot Sonata – Lionel Hampton – Complete Victor Sessions 1937-1941 – 127 – 3:04
7 – Shorty’s Got to Go – Lucky Millinder and his Orchestra – Apollo Jump: Disc 1 – 146 – 3:13
8 – My Blue Heaven – Mint Julep Jazz Band – Mint Julep Jazz Band – 165 – 3:17
9 – Say It with Your Feet – Peter Davis Lindy Hop Heaven – Goin’ to Lindy Land – 176 – 3:09
10 – A Chicken Ain’t Nothin’ But A Bird (Alt Take) – Cab Calloway and His Orchestra – Classic Chu Berry Columbia and Victor Sessions: Disc 7 – 157 – 2:59
11 – Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers – Shake It and Break It – 147 – 2:52
12 – Ain’t Nothing To It – Fats Waller and His Orchestra – Chant Of The Groove – 127 – 3:14
13 – Bounce Me, Brother, With a Solid Four – Will Bradley and His Orchestra – Howdy, Friends – 146 – 3:17
14 – Pussy Willow – Duke Ellington and His Orchestra – Take the A-Train – 158 – 4:33
15 – One O’Clock Jump – Count Basie and His Orchestra – America’s #1 Band: Disc 4 – 170 – 3:08
16 – Sing Me A Swing Song (And Let Me Dance) – Bernard Berkhout Swing Orchestra – Lets Dance – 180 – 3:15
17 – Main Stem – Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra – Live in Swing City: Swingin’ with Duke – 200 – 3:56
18 – Bli Blip – Jennie Lobel & Swing Kings – Mop Mop & Bli Blip – 163 – 2:47
19 – To a Broadway Rose – Artie Shaw – Greatest Hits – 152 – 3:30
20 – Davenport Blues – Adrian Rollini & His Orchestra – Jack Teagarden, Big “T”: Disc 2 – 139 – 3:17
21 – Organ Grinder’s Swing – Jimmie Lunceford – The Classic Tracks – 123 – 2:41
22 – Well, All Right – Tommy Dorsey – A Portrait of Tommy Dorsey Disc 1 – 147 – 3:12
23 – Roll ‘Em (Pt. 1) – Benny Goodman and His Orchestra – Classic Columbia and Okeh Benny Goodman Orchestra Sessions: Disc 4 – 165 – 2:54
24 – Cherokee – Charlie Barnet – Cherokee – 174 – 3:20

25 July 0400-0630 Dancebanan
Seq – Name – Artist – Album – BPM – Duration
1 – Forty Cups of Coffee – Betty Miller with Sid Phillips & His Band – The Best of British Jazz: Disc 2 – 134 – 3:04
2 – Ballin’ The Jack – Kid Ory’s Creole Jazz Band – This Kid’s The Greatest! – 149 – 3:15
3 – The Honeydripper (Liggins) – Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra – Life Is Fine – Disc 4 – 160 – 2:44
4 – St. Louis Blues – Artie Shaw – Greatest Hits – 171 – 3:01
5 – The Right Idea – Charlie Barnet – Cherokee – 184 – 3:13
6 – Goin’ to Lindy Land – Peter Davis Lindy Hop Heaven – Goin’ to Lindy Land – 152 – 3:43
7 – Sales Tax – Leigh Barker – The Sales Tax – 140 – 3:42
8 – Perdido – Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra – Take the A-Train – 127 – 3:10
9 – Old Fashioned Love – Unity Hall Jazz Band – Unity Hall Jazz Band – 146 – 4:42
10 – Till Tom Special – Lionel Hampton – Complete Victor Sessions 1937-1941 – 159 – 3:23
11 – Fat And Greasy – Fats Waller and His Orchestra – Chant Of The Groove – 162 – 3:09
12 – C Jam Blues – Gordon Webster – Live in Philadelphia – 170 – 4:12
13 – Red Top/Ella’s Blues/C-Jam Blues/Blow Top Blues – Barbara Morrison – By Request: Volume 2 – 141 – 3:12
14 – Alright, O.K., You Win – Count Basie and His Orchestra – Complete Clef/Verve Fifties Studio Recordings: Disc 5 – 133 – 3:05
15 – Uptown Sop – Gordon Webster – Happy When I’m With You – 115 – 5:44
16 – Mack the Knife – Ella Fitzgerald – The Complete Ella in Berlin: Mack the Knife – 139 – 4:39
17 – Blues in Hoss’ Flat – George Gee and His Make Believe Ballroom Orchestra – Swingin’ Away – 148 – 5:15
18 – Bearcat Shuffle – Andy Kirk & His Twelve Clouds Of Joy – Queen of Jazz Piano – 156 – 3:02
19 – Look a There – Slim Gaillard & Slam Stewart – Complete Columbia Master Takes Disc 1 – 178 – 2:17
20 – Jacquet in the Box – Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators – Skinny Minne – 160 – 2:46
21 – Daddy Won’t You Please Come Home – Alex Pangman – They Say – 134 – 4:00
22 – Sister Kate – New Orleans Moonshiners – Frenchmen St. Parade – 116 – 3:31
23 – I Don’t Care Who Knows – Catherine Russell – Sentimental Streak – 130 – 3:18
24 – Boogie Blues – Gene Krupa & his Orchestra – Drum Crazy – 143 – 3:23
25 – Sing Me a Swing Song – Chick Webb and His Orchestra – The Complete Masters: CD1 1935-36 – 159 – 2:35
26 – Take the ‘A’ Train – Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra – Take the A-Train – 166 – 2:57
27 – On Revival Day – LaVern Baker – LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith – 142 – 3:16
28 – Big Fine Daddy – Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers – Everybody’s Talkin’ ‘Bout Miss Thing – 123 – 4:06
29 – You Turned the Tables on Me – Bernard Berkhout Swing Orchestra – Lets Dance – 114 – 3:08
30 – Mr. Rhythm – Glenn Crytzer and His Syncopators – Harlem Mad – 131 – 4:08
31 – Bienvenue Dans Ma Vie – Nikki Yanofsky – Nikki – 144 – 3:50
32 – Are You Hep to the Jive? – Cab Calloway – Are You Hep to the Jive? – 158 – 2:50
33 – Bei Mir Bist Du Schon – Glenn Miller and the Andrews Sisters – The Chesterfield Broadcasts: Disc 1 – 164 – 3:02
34 – Sweethearts on Parade – Lionel Hampton – Complete Victor Sessions 1937-1941 – 175 – 3:00
35 – The Ball Game – Sister Wynona Carr – Dragnet for Jesus – 140 – 3:06
36 – Moan You Moaners – Palmetto Bug Stompers – Live @ Dba – 126 – 4:46
37 – Happy Go Lucky Local – Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra – Live in Swing City: Swingin’ with Duke – 111 – 6:57
38 – When I Get Low, I Get High – Gordon Webster – Live in Philadelphia – 106 – 5:27
39 – Don’t Advertise Your Man – Diane Van Deurzen & Lisa Otey – Wild Women – 99 – 3:36
40 – Sit Back Down – Little Esther – The Blues: New York – Disc 3 – 113 – 2:23
41 – Buona Sera – Louis Prima – Buona Sera: Just a Gigolo – 107 – 2:59

26 July 2330-0200 Dancebanan
Seq – Name – Artist – Album – BPM – Duration
1 – Savoy – Lucky Millinder and his Orchestra – Apollo Jump: Disc 1 – 191 – 3:26
2 – Christopher Columbus – Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra – Classic Chu Berry Columbia and Victor Sessions: Disc 2 – 186 – 3:08
3 – Little Brown Jug – Glenn Miller and The Andrews Sisters – The Chesterfield Broadcasts: Disc 2 – 170 – 3:11
4 – Dark Eyes – Fats Waller – Fats Waller Performance: Radio Recordings from 1931-1943 – 163 – 3:22
5 – Vine Street Boogie – Jay McShann and His Orchestra – Blues from Kansas City – 153 – 2:36
6 – Tip on the Numbers – Slim Gaillard & Slam Stewart – Complete Columbia Master Takes Disc 3 – 143 – 3:01
7 – Flat Foot Floogee – Benny Goodman – Swing Kids Sountrack – 160 – 3:20
8 – Swingmatism – Jay McShann and His Orchestra – Blues from Kansas City – 177 – 2:39
9 – The Dipsy Doodle – Chick Webb and His Orchestra – The Complete Masters: CD2 1937-38 – 188 – 3:10
10 – Macpherson Is Rehearsin’ (To Swing) – Chick Webb – Strictly Jive – 197 – 3:05
11 – He Ain’t Got Rhythm – Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra – Life is Fine – Disc 2 – 174 – 2:45
12 – Funny Feathers – Louis Armstrong – Meet the Girls – 156 – 3:17
13 – Le Jazz Hot – Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra – Life is Fine – Disc 3 – 147 – 2:44
14 – Swinging On A Star – Bing Crosby with The Music Maids and The Charioteers – Swingin’ ‘Round The Clock – 123 – 3:32
15 – Easy Does It – Count Basie and His Orchestra – America’s #1 Band: Disc 2 – 149 – 3:29
16 – Smooth Sailing – Horace Henderson and His Orchestra – The Real Kansas City of the ’20s, ’30s & ’40s – 162 – 2:57
17 – Boogie Woogie – Jones-Smith, Inc. – America’s #1 Band: Disc 1 – 181 – 3:16
18 – Penguin Swing – Cab Calloway and His Orchestra – Classic Chu Berry Columbia and Victor Sessions: Disc 4 – 200 – 3:32
19 – Whoa Babe – Kay Thompson – Saturday Night Swing Club: First Anniversary Show – 201 – 4:19
20 – Exposition Swing (alt tk 2) – Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra – The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia and Master Recordings of Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra: Disc 6 – 219 – 3:13
21 – The Yacht Club Swing – Fats Waller – Fats Waller and His Rhythm: a Handful of Keys – 172 – 3:11
22 – Bizet Has His Day – Les Brown & His Band of Renown – Session #55 – 158 – 2:27
23 – Jive at Five – Count Basie and His Orchestra – Complete Clef/Verve Fifties Studio Recordings: Disc 1 – 136 – 3:09
24 – Shiny Stockings – Solomon Douglas – Swingmatism – 125 – 5:43
25 – Good Queen Bess – Peter Davis Lindy Hop Heaven – Goin’ to Lindy Land – 146 – 3:51
26 – Sister Kate – Gordon Webster – Live in Philadelphia – 158 – 13:53
27 – Jumpin’ At the Woodside – Count Basie – The Complete Decca Recordings (Disc 2) – 237 – 3:10
28 – When I Grow Too Old To Dream – Putney Dandridge and His Orchestra – Classic Chu Berry Columbia and Victor Sessions: Disc 1 – 201 – 2:43
29 – Sugerfoot Rag – Ella Fitzgerald with Sy Oliver and His Orchestra – The Complete Masters: CD10 1949-50 – 196 – 3:03
30 – Viper Mad – Sidney Bechet with Noble Sissle’s Swingers – The Ultimate 30s and 40s Reefer Songs – 178 – 3:03
31 – Let Me Off Uptown – Gene Krupa & his Orchestra – Drum Crazy – 151 – 3:05
32 – Perdido Street Blues – Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra – The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-1946): Disc 6 – 143 – 3:06
33 – Open House – Lionel Hampton – Complete Victor Sessions 1937-1941 – 133 – 3:01
34 – Ride On – Stan Kenton – Intermission Riff – 121 – 2:24
35 – Cow Cow Boogie – Ella Fitzgerald and The Ink Spots – The Complete Masters: CD7 1942-45 – 116 – 2:55
36 – Don’t Fence Me In – Ella Fitzgerald – Simply Ella – Disc 2 – 112 – 3:22
37 – Davenport Blues – Adrian Rollini & His Orchestra – Jack Teagarden, Big “T”: Disc 2 – 139 – 3:17
38 – Tuxedo Junction – Erskine Hawkins – Big Bands’ Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 – 152 – 3:17
39 – Rose Room – Crytzer’s Blue Rhythm Band – Chasin’ The Blues – 163 – 2:49
40 – Sing Me A Swing Song (And Let Me Dance) – Bernard Berkhout Swing Orchestra – Lets Dance – 180 – 3:15
41 – Wednesday Night Hop – JW Swing Orchestra – JW Swing Orchestra Live – 192 – 2:51
42 – Sing You Sinners – Michael McQuaid’s Red Hot Rhythmakers – Sweet Like This – 202 – 4:57
43 – Roll ’em Pete – George Gee Swing Orchestra – John Dokes Sings George Gee Swings – 214 – 2:38
44 – I’m Gonna Lock My Heart – Boilermaker Jazz Band – Give Me Your Telephone Number… – 198 – 3:28
45 – Oh Babe! – Lucky Millinder and his Orchestra – Apollo Jump: Disc 2 – 171 – 2:56
46 – Jesus Is Here to Stay – Sister Rosetta Tharpe – The Original Soul Sister, V. 3 – 167 – 2:51
47 – Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me (Alt Tk) – Sidney Bechet – The Fabulous Sidney Bechet – 132 – 5:54
48 – Cement Mixer – Slim Gaillard Trio – Chronogical Classics – 1945 Vol. 2 – 128 – 3:19
49 – Chasing Shadows (-2) – Putney Dandridge and His Orchestra – Classic Chu Berry Columbia and Victor Sessions: Disc 1 – 136 – 2:38

27 July 2300-0030 Dancebanan
Seq – Name – Artist – Album – BPM – Duration
1 – Corner Pocket (Alt tk) – Count Basie and His Orchestra – Complete Clef/Verve Fifties Studio Recordings: Disc 5 – 145 – 5:00
2 – Sing for Your Supper – Count Basie – The Complete Decca Recordings (Disc 3) – 166 – 2:44
3 – Rump Steak Serenade – Fats Waller and His Orchestra – Chant Of The Groove – 179 – 2:41
4 – Goodnight, Sweet Dreams, Goodnight (Alt Tk-2) – Earl Hines and His Orchestra – Classic Earl Hines Sessions (1928-1945) – Disc 4 – 162 – 2:10
5 – Drop Me Off In Harlem – Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra – Jazz – The Essential Collection – Volume 06 – 142 – 3:03
6 – Tabby the Cat – Hal McIntyre and His Orchestra – Jazz Cats: Felix and other Cats – 139 – 3:02
7 – Drei Six Cents – Slim Gaillard Quartette – Chronogical Classics – 1945 Vol. 2 – 125 – 2:43
8 – Shoo Fly Pie And Apple Pan Dowdy – Stan Kenton – Intermission Riff – 124 – 2:36
9 – Second Balcony Jump – Earl Hines and His Orchestra – Classic Earl Hines Sessions (1928-1945) – Disc 7 – 143 – 3:06
10 – Teasin’ Tessie Brown – Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra – Life is Fine – Disc 2 – 158 – 2:54
11 – C Jam Blues – Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators – Skinny Minne – 172 – 2:31
12 – Milenberg Joys – Gordon Webster – Live in Philadelphia – 190 – 3:45
13 – Fare Thee Well Deacon Jones – Lucky Millinder and his Orchestra – Apollo Jump: Disc 2 – 154 – 2:46
14 – Out Of Nowhere – Harry James – Life Goes to a Party – 142 – 2:52
15 – Accentuate The Positive – Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers – Swingin’ ‘Round The Clock – 137 – 4:42
16 – Perdido – Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra – Take the A-Train – 127 – 3:10
17 – Sweet Potato Fries – Gordon Webster – Live in Rochester – 145 – 4:26
18 – Caladonia – Geoff Bull And The Finer Cuts – Geoff Bull And The Finer Cuts – 166 – 4:27
19 – Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea – New Orleans Jazz Vipers – New Orleans Jazz Vipers – 180 – 3:53
20 – When I Grow Too Old to Dream – The Cats and The Fiddle – We Cats Will Swing for You 1939-1940 – 199 – 2:47
21 – A Chicken Ain’t Nothin’ but a Bird – Cab Calloway – Are You Hep to the Jive? – 161 – 2:53
22 – Loose Wig – Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra – The Lionel Hampton Story – Flying Home – 145 – 3:04
23 – Blues for You, Johnny (Alt Tk-2) – Sidney Bechet and His New Orleans Feetwarmers – Classic Earl Hines Sessions (1928-1945) – Disc 6 – 140 – 3:00
24 – Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home – Cecil Aagaard and His Swingsters – Leo Mathisen 1940-41: Take It Easy – 123 – 3:12
25 – Booglie Wooglie Piggy (Live) – Glenn Miller – The Magic of Glen Miller All Time Favourites – 142 – 2:34
26 – The Count (alt tk -3) – Benny Goodman and His Orchestra – Classic Columbia and Okeh Benny Goodman Orchestra Sessions: Disc 4 – 165 – 3:32
27 – How Come You Do Me Like You Do? – Spike Hughes and His Negro Orchestra – Essential Sides Remastered (1933-1934): Disc 2 – 171 – 3:05
28 – Flying Home – Charlie Barnet – Skyliner – 183 – 2:55

29 July 0100-0300 (0300-0420 Secret blues party) Library
Seq – Name – Artist – Album – BPM – Duration
1 – Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee – Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra – The Lionel Hampton Story – Midnight Sun – 132 – 3:24
2 – I Didn’t Like It The First Time (The Spinach Song) – Julie Lee & Her Boyfriends – Jazz – The Essential Collection – Volume 13 – 161 – 2:57
3 – That Chick’s Too Young to Fry – Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five – Choo Choo Ch’boogie – 188 – 2:26
4 – Black Coffee – The Careless Lovers – Black Coffee – Single – 200 – 2:39
5 – Twenty-Four Robbers – Gordon Webster – Live in Philadelphia – 245 – 2:50
6 – Lindy Hopper’s Delight – Ella Fitzgerald – Strictly Jive – 195 – 2:45
7 – You’re the Cream in My Coffee – Michael McQuaid’s Red Hot Rhythmakers – Rhythm of the Day – 167 – 3:42
8 – Ballin’ The Jack – Kid Ory’s Creole Jazz Band – This Kid’s The Greatest! – 149 – 3:15
9 – Boogie Woogie – Count Basie – The Complete Decca Recordings (Disc 2) – 180 – 3:03
10 – Mack the Knife – Ella Fitzgerald – The Essential Ella Fitzgerald: the Great Songs – 141 – 5:08
11 – Kansas City with Shake Rattle and Roll – Barbara Morrison – Live at the 9:20 Special – 157 – 5:56
12 – Old Fashioned Love – Unity Hall Jazz Band – Unity Hall Jazz Band – 146 – 4:42
13 – I Like Pie – Gordon Webster – Live in Rochester – 162 – 5:37
14 – Darktown Strutters’ Ball – Mint Julep Jazz Band – Mint Julep Jazz Band – 198 – 3:14
15 – And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine – Stan Kenton – Artistry in Rhythm – 152 – 3:05
16 – Shout, Sister, Shout – Lucky Millinder and his Orchestra – Apollo Jump: Disc 1 – 141 – 2:44
17 – Music Makers – Harry James & His Orchestra – All That Swing – Disc 1 – 135 – 3:17
18 – Strollin’ – Charlie Barnet – Skyliner – 159 – 3:25
19 – He Ain’t Got Rhythm – Bernard Berkhout Swing Orchestra – Lets Dance – 166 – 4:48
20 – Blue Drag – New Orleans Jazz Vipers – New Orleans Jazz Vipers – 179 – 4:23
21 – Oh Yes, Take Another Guess – Catherine Russell – Sentimental Streak – 142 – 2:26
22 – Walkin’ Off the Blues – Peter Davis Lindy Hop Heaven – Goin’ to Lindy Land – 132 – 3:43
23 – Someone Else Is Slippin’ In – Kim Massie with The Solomon Douglas Swingtet – Soul Serenade – 115 – 3:54
24 – Uptown Sop – Gordon Webster – Happy When I’m With You – 115 – 5:44
25 – Comes Love – Midnight Serenaders – Sweet Nothin’s – 104 – 5:29
26 – Black And Tan Fantasy – Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington – The Complete Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington Sessions – 95 – 4:03
27 – Buddy Bolden’s Blues – Hugh Laurie – Let Them Talk – 81 – 3:12
28 – Frosty Morning Blues – Cecile McLorin Salvant – Cecile – 71 – 4:42
29 – Funky Blues – Solomon Douglas – Swingmatism – 62 – 7:12
30 – Where Are the Words – Lisa Otey – Gimme Some a Yo’ Sugar – 58 – 5:10
31 – Song with No Words – Asylum Street Spankers – Spanks for the Memories – 87 – 4:12
32 – Down Home Blues – Barbara Morrison – By Request: Volume 2 – 86 – 4:57
33 – Pepper Head Woman – Square Walton – The Blues: New York – Disc 3 – 88 – 2:24
34 – Those Lonely, Lonely Nights – Earl King – Crescent City Bounce, from Blues to R&B in New Orleans: Disc C – 71 – 2:25
35 – Midnight Hours – Larry Dale – The Blues: New York – Disc 3 – 70 – 3:00
36 – Can’t Sleep – Jonno Zilber – Bigger Better Zilber – 66 – 4:05
37 – Hoochy Coochie Man – Muddy Waters – Blues Guitar Heros (Volume2) – 66 – 2:57
38 – I Hate A Man Like You – Hugh Laurie – Didn’t It Rain – 72 – 4:17
39 – Bad Luck Everywhere You Go – C.W. Stoneking – King Hokum – 80 – 4:22
40 – Second Chances – Jonno Zilber – Bigger Better Zilber – 65 – 3:50
41 – San Francisco Bay Blues – Eva Cassidy – Simply Eva – 58 – 3:54
42 – Sugar Blues – Creole Syncopators – The Storyville Years – 87 – 3:55
43 – Long, Strong and Consecutive – Catherine Russell – Inside This Heart of Mine – 74 – 3:59
44 – St James Infirmary – Christa Hughes and the Honky Tonk Shonks – Shonky – 69 – 5:21
45 – Blue Horizon – Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses – Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses – A Tribute to Sidney Bechet – Live in New Oleans – 62 – 4:44
46 – Nobody’s Blues But Mine – Tuba Skinny – Garbage Man – 67 – 5:57
47 – Lucky Devil – Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns – Lucky Devil – 65 – 4:54
48 – Wild Man Blues – Sidney Bechet – The Legendary Sidney Bechet – 87 – 3:19
49 – My Baby On My Mind – The Cope St Parade – Live at Caravan – 89 – 3:52
50 – Careless Love – Hugh Laurie – Didn’t It Rain – 55 – 5:21

31 July 2230-0015 Main Ballroom
Seq – Name – Artist – Album – BPM – Duration
1 – Sweethearts On Parade – Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra – The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-1946): Disc 6 – 161 – 2:52
2 – Ridin’ on a Blue Note – Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra – Creole Rhapsody: Duke Ellington in the Thirties: Disc 2 – 152 – 2:47
3 – Flying Home, No. 2 – Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra – The Lionel Hampton Story – Flying Home – 162 – 3:07
4 – Foo a Little Bally-Hoo – Cab Calloway – Are You Hep to the Jive? – 172 – 3:01
5 – And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine – Stan Kenton – Artistry in Rhythm – 152 – 3:05
6 – Twenty-Four Robbers – Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra – Life Is Fine – Disc 4 – 139 – 3:10
7 – Southern Fried – Charlie Barnet – Skyliner – 130 – 3:24
8 – Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me – Count Basie and His Orchestra – America’s #1 Band: Disc 4 – 145 – 3:10
9 – There’ll Be a Hot Time in The Town of Berlin – Glenn Miller & The Army Air Force Band – Rare Broadcast Performances from 1943-1944 – 158 – 2:36
10 – Fat And Greasy – Fats Waller and His Orchestra – Chant Of The Groove – 162 – 3:09
11 – A Well a Take Um a Joe – Slim Gaillard & Slam Stewart – Complete Columbia Master Takes Disc 2 – 184 – 3:05
12 – Shorty George – Count Basie and His Orchestra – Oscillatin’ Rhythm – 199 – 2:55
13 – The Fox – Ray Anthony and His Orchestra – Oscillatin’ Rhythm – 162 – 2:33
14 – Let the Good Times Roll – George Gee and His Make Believe Ballroom Orchestra – Swingin’ Live! – 150 – 2:32
15 – Ain’t She Sweet – Les Brown & His Band of Renown – Session #55 – 142 – 3:18
16 – Sweet Loraine – Metronome All Stars – The Classic Recordings 1939-1953 – 122 – 3:14
17 – Stompin at the Savoy – Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra – Presenting Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey – 149 – 3:21
18 – Swing, Brother, Swing – Count Basie and His Orchestra – America’s #1 Band: Disc 4 – 154 – 1:50
19 – Little Brown Jug – Glenn Miller and The Andrews Sisters – The Chesterfield Broadcasts: Disc 2 – 170 – 3:11
20 – Well, Get It – Tommy Dorsey – A Portrait of Tommy Dorsey Disc 1 – 189 – 3:03
21 – Two O’Clock Jump – Muggsy Spanier and His Orchestra – A-Z: A Portrait of Muggsy Spanier – 204 – 3:01
22 – Ridin’ and Jivin’ – Earl Hines and His Orchestra – Classic Earl Hines Sessions (1928-1945) – Disc 4 – 154 – 2:42
23 – C Jam Blues – Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra – Live in Swing City: Swingin’ with Duke – 143 – 3:33
24 – Estrelita – Bernard Berkhout Swing Orchestra – Lets Dance – 132 – 3:37
25 – Summit Ridge Drive – Artie Shaw – Jazz – The Essential Collection – Volume 07 – 127 – 3:22
26 – I’m Puttin’ All My Eggs In One Basket – Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra – The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-1946): Disc 2 – 142 – 2:56
27 – The Object of My Affections – Lionel Hampton – Complete Victor Sessions 1937-1941 – 154 – 3:11
28 – Leap Frog – Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra – The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-1946): Disc 7 – 158 – 2:59
29 – Blue Skies – Count Basie and His Orchestra – America’s #1 Band: Disc 3 – 169 – 2:54
30 – Functionizin’ – Fats Waller and His Orchestra – Chant Of The Groove – 171 – 3:08
31 – Apollo Jump – Lucky Millinder and his Orchestra – Apollo Jump: Disc 1 – 147 – 3:26
32 – Lavendar Coffin – Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra – The Lionel Hampton Story – Midnight Sun – 137 – 2:47
33 – Groovy Juice Jive – Slim Gaillard Quartette – Chronogical Classics – 1945 Vol. 2 – 152 – 3:07
34 – Boogie Woogie (I May Be Wrong) – Count Basie – The Complete Decca Recordings (Disc 1) – 170 – 2:50
35 – Oh, Baby! (Pt. 1) – Benny Goodman and His Orchestra – Classic Columbia and Okeh Sessions Disc 6 – 168 – 4:57

3 August 0130-0255 Dancebanan
Seq – Name – Artist – Album – BPM – Duration
1 – For Dancers Only – Jimmie Lunceford And His Orchestra – Life is Fine – Disc 2 – 149 – 2:43
2 – I’ve Got A Pocketful of Dreams – Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra – The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-1946): Disc 5 – 156 – 2:55
3 – The Gal From Joe’s – Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra – Creole Rhapsody: Duke Ellington in the Thirties: Disc 2 – 166 – 2:58
4 – Taps Miller – Count Basie and His Orchestra – America’s #1 Band: Disc 3 – 193 – 3:20
5 – Baby Brown – Fats Waller – Fats Waller Performance: Radio Recordings from 1931-1943 – 207 – 1:24
6 – I’m Gonna Clap My Hands – Gene Krupa’s Swing Band – Classic Chu Berry Columbia and Victor Sessions: Disc 1 – 190 – 3:00
7 – Stomp It Off – Tommy Dorsey – A Portrait of Tommy Dorsey Disc 2 – 159 – 3:45
8 – Mop! Mop! – Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five – Choo Choo Ch’boogie – 132 – 2:58
9 – Comes Love – Gordon Webster – Live in Rochester – 147 – 4:23
10 – Goin’ to Lindy Land – Peter Davis Lindy Hop Heaven – Goin’ to Lindy Land – 152 – 3:43
11 – Red Silk Stockings and Green Perfume – Ray McKinley & His Orchestra – “Howdy – Friends” – 170 – 3:18
12 – The Jumpin’ Jive – Cab Calloway and His Orchestra – Classic Chu Berry Columbia and Victor Sessions: Disc 5 – 176 – 2:51
13 – Leapin’ At The Lincoln – Charlie Barnet – Cherokee – 200 – 2:46
14 – Dark Eyes – Fats Waller – Fats Waller Performance: Radio Recordings from 1931-1943 – 163 – 3:22
15 – Flyin’ Home – Lionel Hampton – Complete Victor Sessions 1937-1941 – 158 – 2:58
16 – Forty Cups of Coffee – Betty Miller with Sid Phillips & His Band – The Best of British Jazz: Disc 2 – 134 – 3:04
17 – Atomic Cocktail – Slim Gaillard Quartette – Chronogical Classics – 1945 Vol. 2 – 126 – 2:43
18 – Bei Mir Bist Du Scheon – Jonathan Stout and His Campus Five – Moppin’ and Boppin’ – 111 – 3:56
19 – Main Stem – Mint Julep Jazz Band – Mint Julep Jazz Band – 208 – 3:37
20 – Hamp’s Blues – Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra – The Lionel Hampton Story – Flying Home – 161 – 3:30
21 – Boogie Woogie on St. Louis Blues – Earl Hines and His Orchestra – Classic Earl Hines Sessions (1928-1945) – Disc 5 – 144 – 2:51
22 – Alright, Ok, You Win with Everyday I Have the Blues – Barbara Morrison – Live at the 9:20 Special – 130 – 5:27
23 – Voo-It – Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers – Everybody’s Talkin’ ‘Bout Miss Thing – 125 – 5:06
24 – Corner Pocket (Alt tk) – Count Basie and His Orchestra – Complete Clef/Verve Fifties Studio Recordings: Disc 5 – 145 – 5:00
25 – Papa’s In Bed With His Britches On (Alt Take -3) – Cab Calloway and His Orchestra – Classic Chu Berry Columbia and Victor Sessions: Disc 7 – 162 – 2:39
26 – One O’Clock Jump – Glenn Miller – The Magic of Glen Miller Unforgettable Moments – 178 – 3:56
27 – Opus One – Gene Krupa & his Orchestra – Drum Crazy – 152 – 3:01
28 – Drop Me Off In Harlem – Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra – Jazz – The Essential Collection – Volume 06 – 142 – 3:03
29 – Fortunate Love – Glenn Crytzer and His Syncopators – Harlem Mad – 132 – 2:54
30 – Evenin’ – New Orleans Jazz Vipers – New Orleans Jazz Vipers – 128 – 6:20
31 – Ochi Chorniye – Gordon Webster – Live in Rochester – 145 – 4:29
32 – That Old Black Magic – Ella Fitzgerald with Benny Carter and His Orchestra – The Complete Masters: CD14 1954-55 – 165 – 2:30
33 – Choo Choo Ch’Boogie – JW Swing Orchestra – JW Swing Orchestra Live – 172 – 2:47
34 – Wednesday Night Hop – George Gee And The Jump, Jive And Wailers – Swingin’ Away – 190 – 2:48

DJing at Herrang – The Secret Library Blues Party 29/07/13

So I’ve been DJing quite a bit at Herrang. Last night I turned the library into a secret blues party after about 3am. I’ll get around to posting my other setlists and talking more generally about DJing here but I wanted to get this list up as quite a few people asked me about the songs I was playing at the bluesy end of the set. The set ran from 0100-0420.

Seq – Name – Artist – Album – BPM – Duration
1 – Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee – Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra – The Lionel Hampton Story – Midnight Sun – 132 – 3:24
2 – I Didn’t Like It The First Time (The Spinach Song) – Julie Lee & Her Boyfriends – Jazz – The Essential Collection – Volume 13 – 161 – 2:57
3 – That Chick’s Too Young to Fry – Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five – Choo Choo Ch’boogie – 188 – 2:26
4 – Black Coffee – The Careless Lovers – Black Coffee – Single – 200 – 2:39
5 – Twenty-Four Robbers – Gordon Webster – Live in Philadelphia – 245 – 2:50
6 – Lindy Hopper’s Delight – Ella Fitzgerald – Strictly Jive – 195 – 2:45
7 – You’re the Cream in My Coffee – Michael McQuaid’s Red Hot Rhythmakers – Rhythm of the Day – 167 – 3:42
8 – Ballin’ The Jack – Kid Ory’s Creole Jazz Band – This Kid’s The Greatest! – 149 – 3:15
9 – Boogie Woogie – Count Basie – The Complete Decca Recordings (Disc 2) – 180 – 3:03
10 – Mack the Knife – Ella Fitzgerald – The Essential Ella Fitzgerald: the Great Songs – 141 – 5:08
11 – Kansas City with Shake Rattle and Roll – Barbara Morrison – Live at the 9:20 Special – 157 – 5:56
12 – Old Fashioned Love – Unity Hall Jazz Band – Unity Hall Jazz Band – 146 – 4:42
13 – I Like Pie – Gordon Webster – Live in Rochester – 162 – 5:37
14 – Darktown Strutters’ Ball – Mint Julep Jazz Band – Mint Julep Jazz Band – 198 – 3:14
15 – And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine – Stan Kenton – Artistry in Rhythm – 152 – 3:05
16 – Shout, Sister, Shout – Lucky Millinder and his Orchestra – Apollo Jump: Disc 1 – 141 – 2:44
17 – Music Makers – Harry James & His Orchestra – All That Swing – Disc 1 – 135 – 3:17
18 – Strollin’ – Charlie Barnet – Skyliner – 159 – 3:25
19 – He Ain’t Got Rhythm – Bernard Berkhout Swing Orchestra – Lets Dance – 166 – 4:48
20 – Blue Drag – New Orleans Jazz Vipers – New Orleans Jazz Vipers – 179 – 4:23
21 – Oh Yes, Take Another Guess – Catherine Russell – Sentimental Streak – 142 – 2:26
22 – Walkin’ Off the Blues – Peter Davis Lindy Hop Heaven – Goin’ to Lindy Land – 132 – 3:43
23 – Someone Else Is Slippin’ In – Kim Massie with The Solomon Douglas Swingtet – Soul Serenade – 115 – 3:54
24 – Uptown Sop – Gordon Webster – Happy When I’m With You – 115 – 5:44
25 – Comes Love – Midnight Serenaders – Sweet Nothin’s – 104 – 5:29
26 – Black And Tan Fantasy – Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington – The Complete Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington Sessions – 95 – 4:03
27 – Buddy Bolden’s Blues – Hugh Laurie – Let Them Talk – 81 – 3:12
28 – Frosty Morning Blues – Cecile McLorin Salvant – Cecile – 71 – 4:42
29 – Funky Blues – Solomon Douglas – Swingmatism – 62 – 7:12
30 – Where Are the Words – Lisa Otey – Gimme Some a Yo’ Sugar – 58 – 5:10
31 – Song with No Words – Asylum Street Spankers – Spanks for the Memories – 87 – 4:12
32 – Down Home Blues – Barbara Morrison – By Request: Volume 2 – 86 – 4:57
33 – Pepper Head Woman – Square Walton – The Blues: New York – Disc 3 – 88 – 2:24
34 – Those Lonely, Lonely Nights – Earl King – “Crescent City Bounce –  from Blues to R&B in New Orleans: Disc C” – 71 – 2:25
35 – Midnight Hours – Larry Dale – The Blues: New York – Disc 3 – 70 – 3:00
36 – Can’t Sleep – Jonno Zilber – Bigger Better Zilber – 66 – 4:05
37 – Hoochy Coochie Man – Muddy Waters – Blues Guitar Heros (Volume2) – 66 – 2:57
38 – I Hate A Man Like You – Hugh Laurie – Didn’t It Rain – 72 – 4:17
39 – Bad Luck Everywhere You Go – C.W. Stoneking – King Hokum – 80 – 4:22
40 – Second Chances – Jonno Zilber – Bigger Better Zilber – 65 – 3:50
41 – San Francisco Bay Blues – Eva Cassidy – Simply Eva – 58 – 3:54
42 – Sugar Blues – Creole Syncopators – The Storyville Years – 87 – 3:55
43 – Long, Strong and Consecutive – Catherine Russell – Inside This Heart of Mine – 74 – 3:59
44 – St James Infirmary – Christa Hughes and the Honky Tonk Shonks – Shonky – 69 – 5:21
45 – Blue Horizon – Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses – Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses – A Tribute to Sidney Bechet – Live in New Oleans – 62 – 4:44
46 – Nobody’s Blues But Mine – Tuba Skinny – Garbage Man – 67 – 5:57
47 – Lucky Devil – Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns – Lucky Devil – 65 – 4:54
48 – Wild Man Blues – Sidney Bechet – The Legendary Sidney Bechet – 87 – 3:19
49 – My Baby On My Mind – The Cope St Parade – Live at Caravan – 89 – 3:52
50 – Careless Love – Hugh Laurie – Didn’t It Rain – 55 – 5:21

Set List: Brisbane Lindy Exchange Sunday Evening

Here’s my set from Sunday afternoon at the Brisbane Lindy Exchange. I was following up the wonderful Tim Awesomesauce.

After starting this set off with a food theme I took a detour through the Jitterbug Stroll and a little bit of ‘sixties’ stuff. A spontaneous jam circle formed on Jeep Jockey Jump which was strange as the room was half empty – everyone was getting the BBQ.

I passed over to Matt and the band (the Empire Swings Back) who knocked everyone’s socks off.

Seq – Name – Artist – Album – BPM – Duration
1 – Hey Good Lookin’ – The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn – Permanent Magic – 138 – 3:11
2 – Sweet Potato Fries – Gordon Webster – Live in Rochester – 145 – 4:26
3 – I Didn’t Like It The First Time (The Spinach Song) – Julie Lee & Her Boyfriends – Jazz – The Essential Collection – Volume 13 – 161 – 2:57
4 – Tutti Frutti – Slim Gaillard & Slam Stewart – Complete Columbia Master Takes Disc 1 – 170 – 2:39
5 – Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee – Hal’s Angels – And The Angels Swing – 167 – 3:45
6 – Everybody Eats When They Come to My House – Cab Calloway – Are You Hep to the Jive? – 152 – 2:46
7 – Boogie Woogie Blue Plate – Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five – Choo Choo Ch’boogie – 136 – 2:47
8 – Honey Pie – Diane Van Deurzen & Lisa Otey – Wild Women – 122 – 2:28
9 – Kitchen Man – Catherine Russell – Sentimental Streak – 101 – 3:05
10 – Chicken Rythm – Slim Gaillard – Rides Again – 139 – 2:16
11 – I Like My Baby’s Pudding – Wynonie Harris – Eat to the Beat – 149 – 2:43
12 – Jitterbug Stroll – Steven Mitchell – Just Wanna Swing – 170 – 2:35
13 – I Like Pie – Gordon Webster – Live in Rochester – 162 – 5:37
14 – Black Coffee – The Careless Lovers – Black Coffee – Single – 200 – 2:39
15 – Jeep Jockey Jump – Glenn Miller & The Army Air Force Band – Rare Broadcast Performances from 1943-1944 – 204 – 2:15
16 – Jacquet in the Box – Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators – Skinny Minne – 160 – 2:46
17 – “Bounce Me, Brother, With a Solid Four” – Will Bradley and His Orchestra – “Howdy –  Friends” – 146 – 3:17
19 – Lazy Lazy River – Leigh Barker – The Sales Tax – 129 – 5:09
20 – Corner Pocket – Count Basie and His Orchestra – Complete Clef/Verve Fifties Studio Recordings: Disc 5 – 139 – 5:17
21 – Loose Wig – Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra – The Lionel Hampton Story – Flying Home – 145 – 3:04
22 – And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine – Stan Kenton – Artistry in Rhythm – 152 – 3:05
23 – Shake Your Tailfeather – The Blues Brothers – Motion Picture Soundtrack – 160 – 2:52
24 – You Never Can Tell (Live) – Adam Hall – When It’s Party Time Down South – 158 – 5:47
25 – Someone Else Is Slippin’ In – Kim Massie with The Solomon Douglas Swingtet – Soul Serenade – 115 – 3:54
26 – Blues for Stephanie – George Gee and His Make Believe Ballroom Orchestra – Swingin’ Live! – 137 – 4:55
27 – Shuffle Twist – Unity Hall Jazz Band – The Unity Hall Jazz Band – 125 – 5:25
28 – Sixty Minute Man – The Dominoes – Eat to the Beat – 130 – 2:30

Setlist: Brisbane Lindy Exchange Friday night uplate

Seq – Name – Artist – Album – BPM – Duration
1 – Ain’t Nobody Here but Us Chickens – Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five – Choo Choo Ch’boogie – 150 – 3:05
2 – Never Make Your Move Too Soon with Smack Dab in the Middle – Barbara Morrison – Live at the 9:20 Special – 135 – 6:14
3 – Keep on Churning – Pugsley Buzzard – Chicago Typewriter – 127 – 3:17
4 – Sales Tax – Leigh Barker – The Sales Tax – 140 – 3:42
5 – Goin’ to Lindy Land – Peter Davis Lindy Hop Heaven – Goin’ to Lindy Land – 152 – 3:43
6 – My Blue Heaven – Mint Julep Jazz Band – Mint Julep Jazz Band – 165 – 3:17
7 – Sweet Nothin’s – Midnight Serenaders – Sweet Nothin’s – 141 – 3:14
8 – Banana Split for My Baby – Louis Prima – Buona Sera: Just a Gigolo – 137 – 2:32
9 – I Don’t Care Who Knows – Catherine Russell – Sentimental Streak – 130 – 3:18
10 – Shave ’em Dry – Asylum Street Spankers – Spanks for the Memories – 124 – 2:45
11 – You Can Have My Husband – Tuba Skinny – Six Feet Down – 140 – 3:50
12 – Bienvenue Dans Ma Vie – Nikki Yanofsky – Nikki – 144 – 3:50
13 – Big Fine Girl – Jimmy Witherspoon – The ‘Spoon Concerts – 153 – 4:54
14 – “Alright, O.K., You Win” – Count Basie and His Orchestra – Complete Clef/Verve Fifties Studio Recordings: Disc 5 – 133 – 3:05
15 – Evil Gal Blues – Kim Massie with The Solomon Douglas Swingtet – Soul Serenade – 134 – 3:14
16 – Uptown Sop – Gordon Webster – Happy When I’m With You – 115 – 5:44
17 – Wild Women Don’t Have The Blues – Diane Van Deurzen & Lisa Otey – Wild Women – 107 – 2:51
18 – I’ve Got That Thing – Catherine Russell – Sentimental Streak – 100 – 2:55
19 – Exactly Like You – Cecile McLorin Salvant – Cecile – 125 – 5:13
20 – Fortunate Love – Glenn Crytzer and His Syncopators – Harlem Mad – 132 – 2:54
21 – Old Fashioned Love – Unity Hall Jazz Band – The Unity Hall Jazz Band – 146 – 4:42
22 – Sister Kate – Gordon Webster – Live in Philadelphia – 158 – 13:53
23 – Baby Won’t You Please Come Home? – Crytzer’s Blue Rhythm Band – Chasin’ The Blues – 126 – 3:38
24 – Don’t Pretend – The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn – Permanent Magic – 117 – 3:23
25 – Back At The Chicken Shack – Kim Massie with The Solomon Douglas Swingtet – Soul Serenade – 122 – 5:07

Review: Where to buy music in Australia – Take 2

Though it’s only been 6 months since my original post there’s been quite a few changes on the music buying circuit so I thought I’d update and re-post it.

I’ve had a lot of people asking me lately where to buy swing music from so I thought I’d put together a post outlining the best places to purchase music from. I’ll cover physical stores and buying CDs online as well as digital downloads. This is written from the Australian viewpoint – noting that many of the large online stores (for digital downloads) have geographic restrictions.

Props to Jesse and Spuds for starting this conversation on ‘Hey Mr Jesse‘ and to various Australian listeners for their feedback to the show which pointed me in some good directions. If you’re interested in swing music their show is a must listen. For the international readers Spuds put together a brief review of digital download sites that are available in various locations. They also regularly discuss the various streaming services available – which I don’t.

Bricks and Mortar
For briefness I’ll stick to Sydney, but there are plenty of retailers out there around the traps. If anyone wants to send me info about other cities in Oz I’ll include them.

One of the best places to pick up CDs is at gigs. They’re often cheaper than you can find in the store and you can be sure that the most amount of money possible is actually finding its way to the artist. And besides, what better way to preview the music than live!

Fish Fine Music – QVB, King St, Newtown and Balmain (which is moving to Leichhardt)
Fish has a good selection and breaks it up into a couple of categories (usually blues, jazz and nostalgia). They also tend to stock decent box sets. They are also more than happy to order stuff in (and it’s generally much quicker than trying to buy off amazon). Their bargain bins generally have quite a lot of cheap compilations of jazz stuff. Good if you’re looking to start a collection.

Birdland – George Street, Sydney
This is pretty much the only speciality jazz retailer in Sydney (they also run a website and mail order business). They’re also only open Thursday, Friday and Saturday. They have a lot of Australian content and also stock a lot of vinyl and SACDs (for the audiophiles out there).

JB Hi Fi
The big ugly yellow retailer, but the only one with a decent variety of jazz CDs. Many of their stores do have separate jazz and blues sections, but the selection tends towards post 50’s material and contemporary jazz. Their bargain bins are not worth going through. They can order stuff in, but if I’m doing that I’d rather go local.

2MBS Book and Record Bazaar – Moves Around
This second hand fair moves around town every couple of months and has books, sheet music, records and CDs. They do have a jazz section, but it pays to check pop music and classical for the occasional gem that goes astray. You can often get good out-of-print stuff here if you’re prepared to spend the time leafing through the bins. Make sure you check the CDs though, some of them can be scratched or not in the case at all. It’s also well advised to get there when the doors open on the first night as there’s a bunch of music nerds that descend on the place looking to snatch up a bargain.

Plastic and Aluminium
I’m listing sellers with large catalogues here, but many artists sell their own and other CDs direct through their own websites. There’s also many specialist labels and other niche distributors out there as well which are worth seeking out for stuff that’s more off the beaten path.

Amazon
This is usually my first go-to for old stuff. They have a huge catalogue and also act as a distributor for many other resellers. You may even be able to find out-of-print stuff there through the resellers. However most out-of-print CDs and many emerging and unsigned artists are not available.
Unfortunately Amazon Mp3 is not yet available in Australia.

CDBaby
Though there’s only a handful of CDs of old swing music here but this site is very popular with new musicians, particularly independents. If I’m looking for contemporary stuff this is my go-to. They also do digital downloads for many of the releases they carry.

Louisiana Music Factory
This store specialises in New Orleans and Louisiana music. They also carry a lot of trad jazz and all sorts of other stuff (Cajun, Zydeco etc.) If the artist is from New Orleans this store has it. The interface isn’t as slick as Amazon or CDBaby but you can find it if you know what you’re looking for. I like to make my New Orleans purchases from this store as I know more money is going back to the local community that way.

Mosaic Records
The store for high quality, complete box sets. They also do smaller compilations of particular artists. The audio quality is the best you will get and liner notes thoroughly researched and discographies complete with alternate takes. It’s expensive and the releases are limited, but well worth it. Sign up to their mail list to find out what’s coming up.

Jazz By Mail
Specialises in Trad Jazz and other early jazz (including the various revivals). It also stocks the catalogues of a number of specialist re-issuers including Arbors Records. They are also gearing up to do some digital downloads.

Amoeba
These guys are based in California and have three huge stores of music new and used. I found a tonne of out-of-print stuff when I was there. Although their online purchasing is fairly limited they do run a service where you can fill out a form on their website and they’ll try and track down the CD or LP in store and send it to you.

Ones and Zeros
Now before I start this section I must profess that I buy all my music on CD. I like doing so because I get the liner notes with good pictures, prose and complete details. It’s also an additional back-up if my electronic files fail. And even though you need specialised equipment to read them (a record can be played with a paper cone) I like having the physical product in my hand. As such I don’t have any personal experience with these services. Many of them have a variety of payment options (credit card or store bought cards) and all offer discounts for buying a whole album.

There’s really only 5 large online stores that have a good range of both contemporary and old stuff. I’m going to take my cue from Spuds on Hey Mr Jesse and test each by the availability of three artists: Count Basie, Billy Kyle and Nikki Yanofsky. To that I’m going to add a couple of Australian artists: James Morrison as the popular one and Pugsley Buzzard as the less common. I’ve also listed a couple of other sites – Bandcamp which focussing on indie artists is not directly comparable and emusic and Google music for completeness.

iTunes comes out on top, as it has by far the largest collection. They’re all fairly comparable on price (most tracks being about $1.69 across all services) and naturally the local sites largely fail on the local musicians (ie. buy it from the musician direct).

iTunes
Apple – biggest collection, but you need to download iTunes to use it.
Total Collection: 14 million songs
General Price: $1.19-$2.19 per track
Count Basie: Lots (100s of albums)
Billy Kyle: Some (about 15 albums)
Nikki Yanofsky: Yes (1 album – only release)
James Morrison: Lots (about 15 albums)
Pugsley Buzzard:Yes (2 out of 3 albums)

Ovi
This is Nokia’s offering and you don’t need to own a Nokia phone to buy. There is a however an emusic-like subscription model for owners of a particular Nokia phone. It appears to be web-based and offers a downloadable player and browser.
Total Collection: 11 million
General Price: $1.49 per track
Count Basie: 268 albums
Billy Kyle: 12 albums
Nikki Yanofsky: Yes (1 album – only release)
James Morrison: 10 albums
Pugsley Buzzard: Nil

Bandit.fm 
Primarily tracks on the Sony label (includes vintage jazz labels Columbia, RCA Victor, RCA, Okeh) and bits and pieces from other labels. It’s web-based.
Total Collection: 2 million songs
General Price: $1.69-$2.20 per track
Count Basie: 189 tracks
Billy Kyle: Nil
Nikki Yanofsky: Yes (1 album – only release)
James Morrison: Nil
Pugsley Buzzard: Yes (1 out of 3 albums)

Big Pond Music
You don’t need to be a ‘bog pond’ customer to access this service and it’s web-based.
Total Collection: 1 million songs
General Price: $1.10-$2.05 per track
Count Basie: 68 albums
Billy Kyle: 1 album
Nikki Yanofsky: Yes (1 album – only release)
James Morrison: 2 albums
Pugsley Buzzard: Yes (1 out of 3 albums)

Optus Music Store
Likewise you don’t need to be an Optus customer to buy. It’s also web-based.
Total Collection: Unknown
General Price: $1.69 per track
Count Basie: 279 albums
Billy Kyle: Nil
Nikki Yanofsky: Yes (1 album – only release)
James Morrison: Nil
Pugsley Buzzard: Nil

Bandcamp
This falls into a similar camp to CDBaby as it is all about independent artists. In addition to showcasing independent artists this website allows you to listen to the entire album before you download it (no 30 second samples here) and you can download in a range of formats (including a number of lossless formats like FLAC). It has an impressive 2.5 million catalogue.

eMusic
If you’ve got it, you’ll know about it. If you don’t have it you can’t get it.

Google Music
Not yet available in Australia (unless you do something fancy with a VPN). No word yet on a launch date.

DJ Sets – Canberrang

This past weekend was Canberrang – Canberra’s Lindy Exchange and one of the jewels in the crown of the Australian Lindy Calendar. I had an awesome time over the weekend and managed to squeeze in two sets. I wanted to get them up now as a lot of folk were asking me questions about the songs; I might add some commentary later. Here they are:
 
Thursday Night: 10pm-11.30pm
Hotel Kurrajong

Seq – Name – Artist – Album – Duration – Date – BPM

1 – Red Top/Ella’s Blues/C-Jam Blues/Blow Top Blues – Barbara Morrison – By Request: Volume 2 – 3:12 – 2009 – 141
2 – Open House – Lionel Hampton – Complete Victor Sessions 1937-1941 – 3:01 – 1940 – 133
3 – Ain’t Nothing To It – Fats Waller and His Orchestra – Chant Of The Groove – 3:14 – 1941 – 127
4 – All the Cats Join In – Catherine Russell – Inside This Heart of Mine – 3:38 – 2010 – 117
5 – Afternoon Of A Moax (Shake, Rattle ‘n’ Roll) – Charlie Barnet – Cherokee – 3:23 – 1940 – 131
6 – You Don’t Say – Glenn Crytzer and His Syncopators – Harlem Mad – 3:51 – 2011 – 139
7 – Bounce Me, Brother, With a Solid Four – Will Bradley and His Orchestra – Howdy, Friends – 3:17 – 1941 – 146
8 – Sermonette – Gordon Webster – Happy When I’m With You – 3:40 – 2009 – 118
9 – The Frim Fram Sauce – Louis Armstrong – Meet the Girls – 3:14 – 1946 – 106
10 – All of Me – Billie Holiday – The Billie Holiday Collection: Volume 2 – 3:04 –  – 106
11 – Whispers in the Dark – Brooks Tegler Small Groups – Uncommon Denominator – 2:30 – 2008 – 128
12 – Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee – Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra – The Lionel Hampton Story – Midnight Sun – 3:24 – 1949 – 132
13 – Accentuate The Positive – Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers – Swingin’ ‘Round The Clock – 3:25 – 1944 – 137
14 – Booglie Wooglie Piggy (Live) – Glenn Miller – The Magic of Glen Miller All Time Favourites – 2:34 – 1941 – 142
15 – Shoo Fly Pie And Apple Pan Dowdy – Stan Kenton – Intermission Riff – 2:36 – 1945 – 124
16 – Baby Won’t You Please Come Home – Topsy Chapman & The Pros – My One and My Only Love – 5:08 – 2001 – 117
17 – Preaching the Blues – LaVern Baker – LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith – 2:50 – 1958 – 105
18 – Kitchen Man – Catherine Russell – Sentimental Streak – 3:05 – 2008 – 101
19 – Splanky – Count Basie – The Complete Atomic Basie – 3:36 – 1957 – 121
20 – Mr. Rhythm – Glenn Crytzer and His Syncopators – Harlem Mad – 4:08 – 2011 – 131
21 – Perdido – Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra – Take the A-Train – 3:10 – 1942 – 127
22 – Uptown Sop – Gordon Webster – Happy When I’m With You – 5:44 – 2009 – 115
23 – Down Home Blues – Barbara Morrison – By Request: Volume 2 – 4:57 – 2009 – 86
24 – Sugar Blues – Creole Syncopators – The Storyville Years – 3:55 – 2011 – 87
25 – Shake Your Tailfeather – The Blues Brothers – Motion Picture Soundtrack – 2:52 – 1980 – 160
26 – New Orleans – The Louisiana Gator Boys and the Blues Brothers Band – Blues Brothers 2000 – 4:01 – 1998 – 163


Saturday Late Night: 2am-3am
White Eagle Polish Club
Seq – Name – Artist – Album – Genre – Duration – Date – BPM
1 – Going to Chicago – Barbara Morrison – Live at the 9:20 Special – 5:33 – 2002 – 127
2 – Lavendar Coffin – Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra – The Lionel Hampton Story – Midnight Sun – 2:47 – 1949 – 137
3 – Silent George – Lucky Millinder and his Orchestra – Apollo Jump – 2:39 – 1950 – 134
4 – The Ball Game – Sister Wynona Carr – Dragnet for Jesus – 3:06 – 1952 – 140
5 – Shout Sister Shout! – Shout Sister Shout – Hit That Jive – 2:46 – 2006 – 141
6 – Bienvenue Dans Ma Vie – Nikki Yanofsky – Nikki – 3:50 – 2010 – 144
7 – I Don’t Care Who Knows – Catherine Russell – Sentimental Streak – 3:18 – 2008 – 130
8 – It’s My Lazy Day – Casey MacGill’s Blue 4 Trio – Three Cool Cats – 3:40 – 2008 – 114
9 – Hallelujah, I Love Her So – Joe Sample & David T. Walker – Swing Street Cafe – 5:01 – 1978 – 124
10 – I Love Being Here with You – Barbara Morrison – Live at the 9:20 Special – 3:07 – 2002 – 155
11 – 16 Tonnes – Jacques Helian/Jean Louis Tristan – Swing Party – 2:30 – 1956 – 130
12 – Secret Love – Les Brown & His Band of Renown – Session #55 – 2:47 – 2001 – 118
13 – Volare – Oscar Peterson Trio – Night Train – Jazz – 2:49 – 1962 – 120
14 – Look a There – Slim Gaillard & Slam Stewart – Complete Columbia Master Takes – 2:17 – 1938 – 178
15 – Sister Kate – Gordon Webster – Live in Philadelphia – 5:23 – 2010 – 158
16 – Do Your Duty – Tuba Skinny – Six Feet Down – 3:48 – 2010 – 123
17 – Mr. Rhythm – Glenn Crytzer and His Syncopators – Harlem Mad – 4:08 – 2011 – 131

DJ Set – Canberra Social

I was down in Canberra for work last week and managed to make it out to the social on Thursday night. I ended up DJing the first set – here’s what I played:

Name – Artist – Album – Duration – Date – BPM
Blues for Stephanie – George Gee and His Make Believe Ballroom Orchestra – Swingin’ Live! – 4:55 – 1998 – 137
Don’t Get Around Much Any More – Gordon Webster – Live in Philadelphia – 4:14 – 2010 – 145
The Beaver Bump – Glenn Crytzer and His Syncopators – Harlem Mad – 3:35 – 2011 – 155
Dark Eyes – Fats Waller – Fats Waller Performance: Radio Recordings from 1931-1943 – 3:22 – 1931 – 163
The Right Idea – Charlie Barnet – Cherokee – 3:13 – 1939 – 184
Baby Won’t You Please Come Home – Lionel Hampton – Complete Victor Sessions 1937-1941 – 2:52 – 1937 – 134
I Don’t Care Who Knows – Catherine Russell – Sentimental Streak – 3:18 – 2008 – 130
He’s Smilin’ Too – The Cope Street Parade – The Cope Street Parade – 3:41 – 2010 – 117
Bucket’s Got A Hole In It – Kid Ory’s Creole Jazz Band – This Kid’s The Greatest! – 2:51 – 1953 – 121
Fortunate Love – Glenn Crytzer and His Syncopators – Harlem Mad – 2:54 – 2011 – 132
Keep On Churnin’ – Wynonie Harris with Todd Rhodes Orchestra – Eat to the Beat – 2:54 – 1952 – 144
Don’t Roll Those Bloodshot Eyes at Me – Pugsley Buzzard – Chicago Typewriter – 3:36 – 2008 – 156
You Better Watch Yourself, Bub – Catherine Russell – Sentimental Streak – 2:57 – 2008 – 167
You Can Have My Husband – Tuba Skinny – Six Feet Down – 3:50 – 2010 – 140
Moan You Moaners – Palmetto Bug Stompers – Live @ Dba – 4:46 – 2009 – 126
Sister Kate – New Orleans Moonshiners – Frenchmen St. Parade – 3:31 – 2011 – 116
T’Aint What You Do – Billy May and His Orchestra – Oscillatin’ Rhythm – 3:00 – 1957 – 166
All Right, Okay, You Win – Gordon Webster – Happy When I’m With You – 4:41 – 2009 – 140