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Tuesday, September 26, 2006


BBMA Set List

Sarah and I each had the pleasure of DJ'ing for this season's first BBMA. I think the dance was a great success and provided a terrfic foundation on which Swing Dance Nashville can build both their brand and the organization.

I published the set list that I played on the SDN forum, but here it is again for all the world.

Good Rockin' Tonight4:15Jimmy WitherspoonJazz Me Blues: The Best Of Jimmy Witherspoon154
Oo Pappa Do3:13Lavay SmithOne Hour Mama164
Take The "A" Train2:54Duke Ellington / His OrchestraKen Burns Jazz170
It Don't Mean A Thing3:16Lionel HamptonAll Star Sessions, Volume 2:Hot Mallets (Disc 1)178
Oo-Shoo-Bee-Doo-Bee2:32Joe Carrollunknown141
And The Angels Sing3:21Lionel HamptonRevisited140
Goody Goody3:24Rosemary ClooneyRosemary Clooney Sings The Lyrics Of Johnny Mercer142
I'm Beginning To See The Light3:37Louis Armstrong & Duke
The Great Summit (Disc 1)157
As Long As I Live3:33Count BasieFor The First Time 144
Swingin' On Nothin'3:23The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra Live @ The
You Rascal You with Louis Jordon3:10Louis ArmstrongThe Wonderful
'Ay Now2:31Count BasieHall of Fame Disk 3 - Basie Blues178
Hot Rod Queen2:17Deke Dickerson & The EccofonicsNumber One Hit Record163
Swinging On A Star3:05Rosemary ClooneyRosie Sings Bing160
'Tain't What You Do (It's The Way That You Do It)3:03Ella
Ella Fitzgerald: The Hits 1936-1950 (Disc 2)155
C-Jam Blues5:14Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington And His Orchestra Featuring Paul Gonsalves143
Organ Grinder's Swing6:03Ella Fitzgerald And Count BasieA Classy Pair169
The Fox2:35Ray Anthonyunknown163


Update: Fall Travels

As with all plans I make, our fall travel schedule has been picked apart. Sarah and I have dropped a couple planned trips and I've found a workshop to add to the list. We won't be making it to WCLX, which is a sad developement as I'd really hoped to make it back finally. Neither will we be able to attend KLX this year.

But I will be teaching with Rebecca Strickland at Swing Dance USA Convention & Competition in Tampa. This is first time I'll make that event (this is the 2nd year they've hosted it) and the 2nd time teaching with Rebecca (joined forces for a couple of classes at this past years Private Collection). So while I do wish Sarah could make it to Tampa with me I am excited about the weekend and teaching with Rebecca.

So our Fall travel schedule, still subject to change, is as follows:

Thursday, September 14, 2006


Swing Dance USA

Back in March, at the Private Collection, I taught a class with Rebecca Stickland, an old friend. The class went great, and we had a ton of fun teaching and prepping for the class together so we vowed to teach again. That opportunity has shown come to the 'fore finally, the first weekend in October (6-8).

Swing Dance USA is a huge Lindy Hop and Balboa conference and competition headlined by Steve and Heid and an ALHC qualifier. Rebecca and I will join Marcie McCabe, Don Kruse, Tim Adams, Lee Davidson, Seth Dietzel, and Sayra Vasquez.

The only thing that could make the weekend better would be if Sarah could come down too, but she has dress rehearsals for Aida (she's singing with Nashville Opera chorus).

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


Tallahasee Recap

Our trip to Tallahassee was a great one. The workshop on Saturday afternoon went really well and was really well attended though mostly Gainsville dancers (but I'm neither a Gator or Seminole fan). Everyone seemed to appreciate what Sarah and I taught and though it did seem to be very challenging, I don't recall any of the students looking to be overwhelmed (or bored).

But the coolest part of the trip wasn't the workshops we did, but the boat trip around Wakulla Spring. I've never been "in" that kind of environment before, and to put the icing on the cake we got to get up close and personal to a manitee. That was the coolest.


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