Author: <span class="vcard">Andy</span>

Week 4 of lockdown brings week 3 of this series. I’m sure that made sense at some point. Anyway – we’re onto tracks 80-71 in my Most DJ’d Blues Tracks weekly countdown.

Blues DJing Music Top 100

Week three of the lockdown brings us round two of my most-DJ’d music countdown. Enjoy the second batch of tracks.

Being a complete geek, I now have the full list on a spreadsheet, which auto-generates the HTML tables used to show it in the blog. All I need to do now is find preview links, make the Spotify playlist, write some descriptions, then copy-paste into the blog. What could be simpler? 

DJing Music Set Lists Swing Top 100

Blues DJing Music Top 100

As we have at least ten weeks of lockdown to enjoy, it occurred to me to do a series of posts of my most-DJ’d music – so I’m starting a weekly series of posts, where each week I’ll post another ten tracks from my most-played list. Here’s the first ten swing tracks to get things started. 

DJing Music Set Lists Swing Top 100

As we have at least ten weeks of lockdown to enjoy, it occurred to me to do a series of posts of my most-DJ’d music in both swing and blues– so I’m starting a weekly series of posts, where each week I’ll post another ten tracks from my most-played lists. Here’s the first ten blues tracks to get things started. 

Blues DJing Music Top 100

There’s a lot of great jump blues songs out there, and some fantastic ones for swing DJing. I’ve been listening to these two a lot recently, and felt inclined to dig into and share why I love them so much.

General rambles

This year marked my third year DJing at the wonderful Chase Festival, and my second as DJ coordinator. As ever, I had an absolutely blast.

This set list was requested by a few people – and please accept my apologies for posting a little later than I’d intended.

This year, there were two fantastic Chase after-parties, on the Friday and Saturday nights, and to cut a long story short, on one of the late night venues, while a Lindy room was rocking it upstairs, downstairs some blues happened. I’d had a small equipment crisis, and mislaid some of my sound gear – luckily it was found the following day – so I was DJing “blind” – and couldn’t preview anything. This set, in consequence, consisted of a whole bunch of my blues favourites – so there will be some overlap with earlier setlists, but I hope you all find it useful nonetheless. Enjoy!

Blues DJing Music Set Lists

Since I made the re-edited version of the Hellzapoppin’ dance scene – the greatest swing dance scene ever to grace the cinema screen, Atilio Menéndez has found, and generously made available, an incredible high definition version of the scene – and it looks absolutely beautiful. The frame rate is better too, which means it feels far smoother, as well as looking far more detailed.

Of course – it probably goes without saying that I had to repeat the rephrasing exercise. I quickly realised that there were places I could improve on what I’d done last time – and I hope I’ve done it better justice than before.

General rambles