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Roseman
Posted on: Mar 2 2017, 04:37 AM


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QUOTE (limden @ Mar 1 2017, 08:00 AM) *
The Board Statistics at the moment show that 59 Guests have been active in the last 15 minutes! They can't all be bots surely?

Limden


I see the same thing too. Somebody or something is dropping by. I'm afraid that there are
just too few of us anymore that still want to use the message board.

And one reason may be that most of the current generation of music seekers don't know
about the board. Dismuke has taken the link to it off his web site and I find no reference
either on his Facebook page.

Does this mean he has no interest in the board? If so why is it still up and running?

Surely with the traffic he receives via Facebook, there are a few people interested in discussing
this music further than just commenting how great the Radio is or how wonderful to hear
some particular song.

Maybe a petition/plea to him to advertise the board would help generate more involvement.


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Roseman
Posted on: Mar 2 2017, 03:17 AM


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I'll admit I don't have a formal system. I have no 3rd party software to index and catalog my music files.

My Windows Media Player is the one source that I have that maintains my digital collection. It's a legacy system
still running on my old XP computer. But it only knows what I load to it in the form of (1) media files and (2) playlists.

Media files are made from ripped cd's, which in most cases are albums. They are tagged by album title and further
indexed into subgroups by genre; i.e. Broadway, Classical, Popular, etc. and within genre by composer or artist.

Playlists are created from downloads of files from various sources. They may consist of a single file or a group
and indexed same as the media files.

I have a significant collection of digit music (300+ gigabytes) and I estimate that some 90% is in WMP control. With
that size library one can only depend on the limited control of the player.

There is no single data base that has all my music nicely organized so that I may search in what ever fashion I desire.
How nice it would be to have such.

And what happens when I want to listen to a particular song and the media player doesn't know about it and I can't find it?
I crank up the old faithful search feature.

That's how I do my music. Tell me about your system.

Don...











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Roseman
Posted on: Mar 1 2017, 06:35 PM


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I've no experiance with any of these products, so I'm afraid I'm of no help.

But I do have a Logitech blue tooth system that I can use to sling music down to
my stereo. That was exciting at first, but now I have an excellant desk top
speaker system and rarely use my big component system.

My computer is now my stereo system.


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Roseman
Posted on: Mar 1 2017, 01:33 AM


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O.K. Fellows, I guess it's just us four.. for now anyway. Maybe more will show up in the near future.
Taking a famous line from the American baseball movie, Field of Dreams; "If you build it. They will come".

I had mentioned in a previous thread that it's getting harder to find good music sites
(78rpm era stuff) for recommendation. Most of the surviving good sites are already
known by us and besides Youtube seems to have become the place to seek out most
any genre and music taste you may desire. So why look anywhere else?

I read this morning in the WSJ that YouTube viewers worldwide are now watching
more than 1 billion hours of videos a day. This doesn't tell us how many people are watching.
and how long. But if we use the current World Population Clock at 7.5 billion humans on this
planet and assume ( just for comparison) the average watch time is about 1 hour; that calculates
out over 13% of the total world population. That's the equivalent of every man, woman, and child
in the U.S., the 28 countries of the E.U., Australia, N.Z, plus another 250 million.
That is an amazing statistic.

Now to some recommendations.

Unfound sites hosting our era music is rare. Mainspring Press, a company specializing in books
and electronic publications about historical sound recordings, is not an unfound site at all,
but the mp3 category of their Record Collectors Blog may be to some. Several musical clips
interspersed with the narratives Check it out. You may find something appealing.

And for the serious collector of this music and others; this may be the top prize from this site.
A free discography download of Brian Rust's: Jazz Records (Personal-Use Edition, 19171934)

As for a top-notch YouTube channel, featuring 20's & 30's stuff, I really like this one.


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Roseman
Posted on: Feb 28 2017, 02:39 AM


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There are a vast array of tools available for downloading video or mp3 from YouTube.
I count in my arsenal at least a half dozen - so called Add-ons, Apps, Extensions, Programs -
that I depend on regularly.

Why so many you may ask? Mainly because of my having four computers running three
different operating systems and the variables they present. Believe me, I didn't plan it this way.
But as I became aware of the dangers lurking on the internet, (spyware, ransomware,...)
I separated my entertainment (music, vedios, games, etc.) from my personal/business computing..
Two computers for business and two for play. Pairing this way provides backup capability
and additional security. No downloading allowed on the personal/business computers.


Downloader Programs
As for the YT download programs I recommend, I'll offer a couple. The first is YTD Downloader .
I've used the basic free model for several years and it's great for single or batch downloads.
It also offers converting capabilities. I use it specifically for batch work (playlists).

If you want just a plain and straight forward one; then this might suit your fancy.
Simple YouTube Converter. Plenty of options; but simple.
Want just mp3 files?, then this one works. Found this one as an Add-on via Firefox.

Another option is to look at the Add-ons and Extensions your browser may offer.
You can usually find them in the tools or menu section.

Utility Programs
To convert downloaded YouTube video files (mp4) to audio (mp3) files I use
Switch Sound File Converter from NCH. Runs single or multiple files.

Realplayer has a trim feature that is useful for trimming out snipets from large files.
I find this useful when I only want that one song from a long video/musical episode.
A feature hard to find in free software. Trim, save, and discard.


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Roseman
Posted on: Feb 15 2017, 03:54 AM


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Well, Hello Fellows, shall we make this a foursome?

I had almost given up on the site of having any more activity and had not enquired of such since last fall.
Then by chance I decided to take another look and surprise, surprise, there was a 2017 post!
Great to see you guys are still around and still chasing this music.

I'm doing the same on my end and basically follow it via YouTube. Never got into Facebook or Twitter.
Haven't seen a whole lot there anyway. But was glad to see that Martin's 78 Turntable is back.
Thanks Terry for the update.

Lloyd, new good recommendations are becoming harder to find. I'll check thru my web links and see
if there are any that I think may be of interest,

Don...
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Roseman
Posted on: Jun 22 2014, 02:02 AM


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What's in a name? If it happens to be Ben or Bennie or Benny then it just might be hot jazz and more.

Here are some I came up with. These obviously are just a few names of band leaders but there are a lot
of others plus sidemen that carry the 'Ben' handle as well. **

Ben Bernie
Ben Pollock
Ben Selvin
Bennie Moten
Benny Goodman

A couple of selections are offered here to tickle your ears. Some fine clarinet instrumentation on both pieces.

Ben Pollock - WAITIN' FOR KATIE - 1927

Benny Goodman - GIVE ME THOSE GOOD OLD DAYS - 1948


Don...

**
Ben Thigpen (dm), Ben Webster (ts), Bennie Green (tb), Ben Heller (g),
Benny Altschuler (vc), Benny Bloom (tp), Benny Morton (tb),
Benny Strong (ldr), Benny Davis (Writer of poplar songs) - Margie - Baby Face
Benny Powell (tbns), Bennie Paine (p), Ben Richardson (as),
Benny Bailey (tp), Ben Williams (cl, as), Benny Washington (dm),
Bennie Krueger (ldr), Benny Meroff (ldr), Benny Carter (ldr)
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Roseman
Posted on: May 26 2014, 02:24 AM


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You fellows may remember Dismuke initiating his Facebook and Twitter projects
about three years ago and this seems to be where everything has gravitated to.

The forum was seemily becoming antiquated by this new 'social media' stuff and as a
consequence Dismuke took his music to were the new people were. And I guess Facebook
and Twitter has met his goal of exposing more to the music. But for those of us
that don't use Facebook and Twitter, we depended on this forum as a source to share our
thoughts and music. But it seems to have dried up; for reasons that may be varied and unknown.

This began the death spiral for the forum. It was always just a by-product of his radio show.
I've noticed that there's no link to it on his web site anymore. Therefore, we few are all
that's left. No new members coming on board. Even Dismuke hasn't visited since last July.

But who knows, the Phoenix may rise again.

As for Prozoot, I'm like you Limden, he's just vanished from YT. Maybe he became burned out.
These contributors put a lot of labor into their projects and I'm sure it's a labor of love for many.
I'm grateful to all of them for sharing the music.

As for Randy Skretvedt and the Al Bowlly project, I assume it is finalized. As a bit of info,
he has a radio show called 'Forward Into The Past' that airs on Sundays at 2 pm PCT and
repeated later at 3 am. He uses the name Randy Brian for the show. You may want to check
it out. here's the link.

KSPC Pgm Guide

Here are a few YT channels that subscribe to high quality posts. Some may be already familiar,
but just in case, I'll list a few that I've enjoyed.

Of course one of the pioneers in this endeavor..
Aaron1912

Another great contributor is
Pax41

... others are
MusicProf78

Panachord

Phonomono78s

Bsgs98

Edmundusrex

And if you want to see the latest with Dismuke, check his
Facebook page.



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Roseman
Posted on: Jun 12 2013, 04:55 PM


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QUOTE (limden @ Jun 11 2013, 04:38 PM) *
Maybe you are bolder??

I tried Orbit and another called MySpace MP3Download. Couldn't get either one to work. Both failed at finding
any audio. There may be someone else that knows of a way to capture some sounds, but for me, I had no success.

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Roseman
Posted on: Jun 11 2013, 07:41 PM


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Thanks limden, some really great stuff. I particular liked Every Day Away From You.
He was outstanding at arranging and his classical training also shows thru with the use
of various instrumentation. Sometimes I view some of his works as concert pieces
instead of dance pieces. Just good stuff to listen to and shake a leg.

Don...

p.s. Wish there was a way to download from myspace via the freebe account.
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Posted on: Jun 10 2013, 07:24 PM


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QUOTE (limden @ Jun 9 2013, 03:27 PM) *
Sad to say after about 1938 his musical abilities appeared to go downhill..

This chart seems to reflect the same sentiment with the one exception of 'Linda' in 1947.

Don...
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Roseman
Posted on: Jun 9 2013, 11:21 PM


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Hey, ...at my age, just thinking about jumpin' or anything else is a thankful treat. laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

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Roseman
Posted on: Jun 5 2013, 01:24 AM


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I think there is a generational aspect involved also that may attribute to the heavy use of
facebook and twitter. Facebook was initially just for college kids and then it moved to high
school age and then to the adult population.

I read recently that the younger people are now moving away from faceebook to twitter
because of wanting more privacy and less scrutinization of parents tracking their messages.

Older adults are staying on facebook and the void by the younger folk leaving being filled by
adults who are primarily attracted there by the ability to link up with friends and relatives
in distant locations.

So I guess for a few of us, the old message board can still be our cyber-social entry point. It
worked in the past and still seems to work now.

And we were discussing twitter in the distant past via this thread dated June 2007.

Can it really be that long ago?

Don...
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Roseman
Posted on: Jun 4 2013, 07:16 PM


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As I work my way through the Al Bowlly discorgraphy I'm finding gems of music that I can't
seem to stop replaying. Three particular ones come to mind. They were recorded in London
on Dec. 20, 1933 with the Ray Noble Orch.

As usual Al's singing is great, but what really caught my attention was the exceptional band
playing. Just outstanding musicianship of various soloists and such masterful arrangements.
Ray Noble has my attention.

Take a listen and see if you don't agree. If they don't get your juices flowing and your
foot patting... then I don't know what.

You Ought To See Sally On Sunday

On A Steamer Coming Over

Did You Ever See A Dream Walking?

Don...
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Posted on: Jun 3 2013, 12:22 AM


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Ramon Newton
If you enjoy the singing of British vocalist Ramon Newton, you might find this Ramon Newton Cocktail
appealing too or just sort of interesting, if you're a tee-totaler like me. Wonder if there are other period
musical cocktails from the Savoy Cocktail Book era?


Hi-Fi Weddings
You never know where our kind of music will show up. Who would have thought of finding it at a wedding?
But that's exactly what you will find at this wedding site. A site that is devoted to those wanting their
wedding to be musically important and a means to express their love of music and anything related to it.

As one strolls through these unique wedding and engaement events, you'll find all of them attempting to convey
some expression of music such as records lining the bridal aisle to events in record stores and shops to an Art Deco
museum with Hot Jazz included.

To began your tour start with this wedding with all the music listed from the cocktail hour to the reception. And
as a bonus, if you are Spotify user you can play the music that was used for the wedding. The cocktail hour has the
good stuff. Then click the Hi-Fi Weddings tab to view others.


VJM Vintage Jazz Mart
I'm sure record collectors find this site to be most interesting. But as a non-collector, I'm just a fan of the music, I find
V J M a interesting reading and fact gleaning site. There's a great archive section in the articles tab.


Good News for Spotify Users
(and ex-users due to the 5-play limit)
Click to see Recent news from their site.


What's Happen To My Message Board?
I find it sad that blogs and message boards are 'seemily' becoming web relics and that use of
facebookand twitter are the hip things to use. Much info is to be shared via these antiquated digit
presentations And guess what? They work. And I for one still search them out for relative
and interesting information. Particular as it relates to music/history/life about the 1950's and back.

One such site I ran across recently is this one, 'I'm Learing To Share!'. I'm still running down all the
links and finding lots of good reading and music.

Here are a couple that may be of some interest to ones on this almost defunct message board.
These links opens the front door, you can explore more to your interest after entering.

1923 ads
78's fRom Hell


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Roseman
Posted on: Jun 1 2013, 10:31 PM


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Thanks laughland for the links. If I were living during that time, I guess I would've preferred the
Roanes version for dancing because the Bozzies would have mesmerized me so I couldn't have danced.

I assume that the 'Two-Step' was a popular dance of the period. Can't seem to find anything definitive
that might concur with my assumption. I did find a reference that the two-stepdated back to the late
1800's and was danced to John Phillip Sousa's The Washington Post. Found thatrather interesting.

And I assume also, that the western/country two-step is kin to the above.

Don...
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Roseman
Posted on: May 31 2013, 01:00 AM


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What a great spring! Don't know how it's been where you live, but in my backyard here in North Carolina , I couldn't have ask for a better one. Not too hot.. Not too cold... Not too much rain.. Not too little either... Everything seems to be just right. Roses in full bloom and bountiful. Grass is lush and green. Tomatoes growing to beat the band and I'm seeing green ones that I wish would hurry and ripen.

Life is good. And simple things like flowers/plants and music can only enhance it.

Pardon my show and tell, but I feel a need to share these thoughts and here are a couple images from my garden and a little song that fits the sentiment.

Don...

Looking On The Bright Side of Life

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Posted on: May 30 2013, 02:05 AM


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Anyone know the name of the opening tune here. Can't find it in the credits and it features a young Al Bowlly on guitar.

Don...
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Posted on: May 30 2013, 01:40 AM


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Good find there laughland. I really like the modern sound on these old songs. These recordings were made the old fashion way, musicians and singers playing together in the same room. Gives one a sense of what it might have been to be at a live Bozzie concert in the old days.

For another dozen selections try this link. Not sure it readily showed up with the first one.

Shout, Sister!

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Posted on: May 28 2013, 11:38 PM


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In doing some web searcing for Fran Frey stuff (Saxophonist and vocalist with George Olsen band),
I ran across this piece of singing which might fit into this thread.

The singing is off key/on key and then at one point his phrasing is as if he forgets the words but manages to
recover at the last second. It starts at the 1.36 mark.

Also what is that wierd solo playing beginning at the 1.00 mark?

Ironically the song is titled 'A Little Bit Bad'.


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Posted on: May 28 2013, 12:59 AM


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The only issue I have is why Memorylane, supposely the definitive site on Al Bowlly, has the song
even listed in his discography, if not that they too are not sure.

This may well be one of those examples where the correct answer is unknown. Then perception rules.

And to add another supposely song credited as Al Bowlly, check out this other YT link.
Beside A Dutch Canal.

Now I do question the authenticity of this one. But who knows?
Maybe someone thinks they can sell more downloads if the name Al Bowlly is
associated with it. rolleyes.gif And these can all be found on Amazon.

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Posted on: May 28 2013, 12:31 AM


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laughland,
Believe you have solved the lyric problem. I copied the mp3 file into my music editor and got much better clarity
and it's definitely 'He would find he's losing time in wasting all his little arrows on me'.

Don...
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Posted on: May 27 2013, 03:53 AM


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Just ran across this new find of an Al Bowlly piece (All Over Italy) .

It appears to be of some doubt if it's really him. It's posted with a question mark in the
MemoryLane Discography of Al.
Plus it was not included in the mammoth mp3 presentation of some 3 years ago by Randy Skretvedt.

I don't know what gauge was used to question the genuineness, but after listening with these old
untrained ears, I must admit that I'm not convinced that it's not Al. He's singing and talking with
an Italian accent and this tends to distract from what he would normally sound like, but when he
sings the la la's (around the 1.22 mark) it sounds a whole lot like Al.

The YT channel indicates it's Al and so does as this Amazon link for the song.

So what do you think? Is it Al or not?

Don...
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Posted on: May 17 2013, 12:41 AM


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Another option is to select the + sign (Addtional services) and then select the 2tag link. It gives an url that will provide the player.

Don...

P.S. They have much more then 2 weeks of archives. I have almost 2 years of archives in my player and they are all on their servers. Saves me a lot of disc space.
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Seems to me that the simple answer to winning a bid is to out bid everyone. If you want it bad enought, then just double or triple or more the amount. That's the purpose of an auction... sold to the highest bidder. High beats fast anyday.

Don...

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