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Perfection
Jun 13th, 2006, 11:37 PM
Lately I've really been on a swing kick.. the more modern bands though. I like alot of the older stuff from the 30s, 40s, etc. but the newer "Swing Revival" bands are just great, as their topics in songs are more modern. I really like fast, catchy, happy music that makes you want to be crazy.. and swing just does that to me. It's especially nice to hear when you have had a few drinks. :angel:

Some good modern swing bands are Squirrel Nut Zippers (my avatar ;)), Royal Crown Revue, Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and many more.

I also like jazz, but only the older stuff. I really don't like Norah Jones or Diana Krall... they are just too played out and generic in my opinion.

Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Peggy Lee, & Ella Fitzgerald are definately my favorite jazz singers of all time. They truly felt their music and they were just so ahead of their time.

Barrie_Dude
Jun 13th, 2006, 11:47 PM
I do like jazz and the blues, though I differ in that I like Norah and Diana! Also, I am impressed by Claptons foray into the blues. BB will always be the master. I love Kelly Joe Phelps and Muddy Waters! Billie and Ella are legends!

timafi
Jun 13th, 2006, 11:54 PM
one of my favorite song of all time is " In a sentimental mood " by J. Coltrane, D. Ellington, Gershwin :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

Barrie_Dude
Jun 13th, 2006, 11:59 PM
one of my favorite song of all time is " In a sentimental mood " by J. Coltrane, D. Ellington, Gershwin :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:Gershwin:worship:

Rocketta
Jun 14th, 2006, 12:13 AM
I like blues...I'm feeling Shameka Copeland. I don't listen to as much as I should. I could see myself liking Swing live because I like to see a rhythm section having fun. :)

Viktymise
Jun 14th, 2006, 12:23 AM
I like Nina Simone and Billie Holiday

meyerpl
Jun 14th, 2006, 12:58 AM
I like jazz, swing and blues a lot. Each is highly distinctive; to like one is not necessarily to like them all. I grew up in a home listening to lots of music, including jazz and swing. Jazz grew on me. Miles Davis' Kind of Blue is momentous. I had the pleasure of seeing McCoy Tyner, who played with Miles Davis and is an amazing pianist. I discovered blues as a teen and saw B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Bonnie Raitt, John Mayall, and others in the day when I crawled around bars and concert halls.
Swing....I wish I'd been able to see Benny Goodman play, he was a master. My wife saw Duke Ellington and I'm still jealous.
Gershwin's music can make me cry.

meyerpl
Jun 14th, 2006, 12:59 AM
I like blues...I'm feeling Shameka Copeland. I don't listen to as much as I should. I could see myself liking Swing live because I like to see a rhythm section having fun. :)
I've got a good friend who plays her for me a lot. Very nice!

Perfection
Jun 14th, 2006, 01:01 AM
I've got a good friend who plays her for me a lot. Very nice!

Do you know any of the bands I posted? :sad:

meyerpl
Jun 14th, 2006, 01:23 AM
Do you know any of the bands I posted? :sad:
I'm very familiar with Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald. My dad used to listen to Peggy Lee a lot. She isn't one of my favorites. I used to fail to see what was so great about Billie Holiday, but I've grown very fond of her. Ella Fitzgerald is wonderful, I love her. I have to confess ignorance to Nina Simone.

As for the modern swing bands, I'm only somewhat familiar with Cherry Poppin' Daddies but I really liked what I've heard. The others have clever names! I definitely need to check them out.

If you're looking for older stuff that fits the description of what you like, you may want to give a listen to Cab Calloway if you already haven't.

Perfection
Jun 14th, 2006, 01:26 AM
I'm very familiar with Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald. My dad used to listen to Peggy Lee a lot. She isn't one of my favorites. I used to fail to see what was so great about Billie Holiday, but I've grown very fond of her. Ella Fitzgerald is wonderful, I love her. I have to confess ignorance to Nina Simone.

As for the modern swing bands, I'm only somewhat familiar with Cherry Poppin' Daddies but I really liked what I've heard. The others have clever names! I definitely need to check them out.

If you're looking for older stuff that fits the description of what you like, you may want to give a listen to Cab Calloway if you already haven't.

Thanks :wavey:

Squirrel Nut Zippers are definately top notch.. their album, "Hot", is a classic. Every song is amazing. :worship:

I just got all of the other's albums for the first time (I went on a huge splurge with buying random swing bands) and I am most impressed with Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire's Oh! the Grandeur. Every song is so well-produced and different. Amazing.

Cybelle Darkholme
Jun 14th, 2006, 02:08 AM
I love all black music!

kabuki
Jun 14th, 2006, 02:22 AM
I love jazz, old and new. Ella, Billie, Norah, the works. I would also recommend Madeleine Peyroux and Sophie Milman for new stuff.

Blues, no one beats Etta James.

Eva Cassidy also recorded some great jazz and blues during her short life. :sad:

I like Squirrel Nut Zippers in small doses. Too much and the novelty wears thin.

ico4498
Jun 14th, 2006, 04:13 AM
i prefer older jazz ... some of the later stuff sounds pretentious.

wta_zuperfann
Jun 14th, 2006, 04:37 AM
http://www.pbs.org/jazz/


a great starting point for those who want to learn about jazz history

wta_zuperfann
Jun 14th, 2006, 04:51 AM
http://www.louis-armstrong.com/louie.jpg

King of jazz!

wta_zuperfann
Jun 14th, 2006, 04:55 AM
one of my faves -- Fletcher Henderson:


http://www.redhotjazz.com/fletcher.html

wta_zuperfann
Jun 14th, 2006, 04:58 AM
blues great Sam Chatmon - The Mississippi Sheik:


http://www.wirz.de/music/chatmon/grafik/chatmon4.jpg

wta_zuperfann
Jun 14th, 2006, 05:01 AM
the First Lady of Song -- Ella Fitzgerald


http://www.j-notes.com/myimages/ella8.jpg

wta_zuperfann
Jun 14th, 2006, 05:06 AM
Queen of the Blues - Koko Taylor


http://www.bayfrontblues.com/Karls%20photos%20for%20web/Koko-Taylor.jpg


still a big favorite in Chicago

wta_zuperfann
Jun 14th, 2006, 05:08 AM
Count Basie - the man who personified CLASS!


http://www.umkc.edu/lib/spec-col/ww2/PostWarWorld/images/basie.jpg

wta_zuperfann
Jun 14th, 2006, 05:11 AM
Prez Prado - King of Latin Jazz


http://www.recordresearch.com/Album_Photos/images/Prado_Perez.jpg

meyerpl
Jun 14th, 2006, 05:17 AM
Queen of the Blues - Koko Taylor


http://www.bayfrontblues.com/Karls%20photos%20for%20web/Koko-Taylor.jpg


still a big favorite in Chicago
I bought a Koko Taylor album when I was about twenty years-old. ( a long, long time ago) BTW, the Bayfront Blues Festival is in Duluth, MN every year, the 3rd largest blues fest in the USA. It's four days of non-stop outdoor music on the shore of Lake Superior, my stomping ground. It's definitely worth checking out.

Perfection
Jun 14th, 2006, 05:23 AM
Haha, I didn't expect this thread to get so many replies :eek: Nice to see people have different and good views on music ;)

And kabuki, yes.. Madeleine Peyroux is wondah-ful as well. I love her.

wta_zuperfann
Jun 14th, 2006, 05:23 AM
I saw here perform at the Guthrie theater in Minneapolis and she put on quite a show!!!

meyerpl
Jun 14th, 2006, 05:36 AM
I saw here perform at the Guthrie theater in Minneapolis and she put on quite a show!!!
I'll bet! Did you know that the Guthrie recently had it's last performance? It's being demolished to make way for a new theatre.

rebel_ffighter
Jun 14th, 2006, 07:38 AM
I like Jazz but more specifically I am an obsessed fan of Diana Krall!!!Her musi brings so many emotions to me