Saturday, May 24, 2014

long time no DJ

oh, for back in 2010 when a month without dancing was a long, long time.

this summer, though, i don't have class on thursday nights for the first time in a good long while.  during my little break between semesters, i took a quick trip up to nyc and dc, went dancing one night in each to try to re-energize myself for it all.  i'm out of shape and my lindy's kinda shabby but a night dancing to baby soda jazz band in a williamsburg bar was enough to bring back the love.  so four times dancing in three weeks or so now, building it back up.

my last few dj sets had been so far apart that i'd repeatedly forgotten that my external sound card was having problems... FINALLY got a new one, so Thursday night was my first *real*, not desperately-throwing-together-a-playlist-from-my-most-comfortable-stuff set in probably a couple years.

i got there without really checking the schedule, and concurrent blues and west coast classes were running instead of lindy or charleston. so the set is still a bit making do, trying to keep the tempos way, way down and the music a little further out of the classic swing than i prefer.  the floor's a little beginner-heavy anyway these days, so it may be the way of things even when they shift back toward teaching lindy hop.

without further ado:
Go Down, Sunshine - Odetta 115
Deacon's Hop -  Ronnie Magri & His New Orleans Jazz Band 130
Let The Good Times Roll - Ray Charles & The Count Basie Orchestra 124
 Times A-Wastin - Duke Ellington 113
 Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Little Richard 124
 Cambridge Blues - Johnny Hodges 145
 Are You All Reet? - Cab Calloway 147
 Mean Old World - Sam Cooke 104
 The Mooche - Johnny Otis 123
 Southern Sunset - Sidney Bechet 116
 Ballin' The Jack - Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band 146
 Moten Swing - Kansas City Soundtrack 156
 Let It Roll Blue - Vipers of Brooklyn 111
 Was That The Human Thing To Do? (feat. Jeff Healey's Jazz Wizards) - Terra Hazelton 147
 Up Above My Head I Hear Music In The Air - Sister Rosetta Tharpe 161
 Happy Weekday Blues -Kermit Ruffins 160
 What a Wonderful World - Billy Collins' Swinginparis 115
 Bli Blip - Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra 130
 Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby - Dinah Washington 134
 The Goon Drag (Gone Wid De Goon) - Sam Price 138
 Blue Skies - Roy Milton 150
 Touch And Go - Wynona Carr 162
 Postcard - Christabel and the Jons 128
 Blues in Hoss' Flat - Count Basie 142
 Begin The Beguine - Alfredo Rey Orchestra 153
 Hit 'Em Up Style - Carolina Chocolate Drops 95