Infected by Big Band

#1 Posted by Lind_L_Taylor (3963 posts) -

Man, after being immersed in the game over the weekend, I'm now
listening to samples of Big Band music on Amazon.  LOL. Normally,
I don't think I ever cared about Big Band music before, but now here
I am, tracking it down, trying to find out more about it.  Find out who
the key players are, the best music, & on & on.  I really liked that 
big band "Moon River" tune in the game.  Ring-a-ding, Daddy-O! 
Hell, I've got some old tune stuck in my head for big band from stuff
my grandfather probably played & I can't even figure out who it is.
The search is on.
 

#2 Posted by Lind_L_Taylor (3963 posts) -

I found it. Didn't take long. lol. Guess they didn't have much
obscurity in those days.
 

#3 Posted by MrRedwine (430 posts) -

Big band is the bee's knees.  Seriously, there is a lot of music from that time you might enjoy if you check it out.  Personally, I am a fan of Bob Willls and the Texas Playboys (Western Swing).  It's great to dance to and just feels fun.  Here's hoping this game will turn some other people on to some REALLY great music.

#4 Posted by Lind_L_Taylor (3963 posts) -
@MrRedwine said:
" Big band is the bee's knees.  Seriously, there is a lot of music from that time you might enjoy if you check it out.  Personally, I am a fan of Bob Willls and the Texas Playboys (Western Swing).  It's great to dance to and just feels fun.  Here's hoping this game will turn some other people on to some REALLY great music. "
LOL. Sounds like it would be too exhausting to dance
to.  But I'll happily listen to it while I'm getting all up in
my seedy business in New Vegas.
#5 Posted by Lind_L_Taylor (3963 posts) -

Goddam.  Check this out. A whole album of rock tunes done in big band
format.  I didn't even know this existed before.  Thanks New Vegas.
 

#6 Posted by ClamFTW (42 posts) -

  @Lind_L_Taylor said:

" Goddam.  Check this out. A whole album of rock tunes done in big band
format.  I didn't even know this existed before.  Thanks New Vegas.
 

"
Dude.  DUDE.  DUUUUUDE.  That is a find and a half!
#7 Edited by melcene (3056 posts) -

I love Big Band music.  And Fallout is also awful for really getting their music stuck on you.  The same happened to me in Fallout 3.  I have a youtube saved list of all the Fallout 3 music. 
 
But off my itunes list, here's some a few you might want to look up: 
 
Cole Porter
Glenn Miller 
Tommy Dorsey 
Tommy Dorsey & Frank Sinatra 
Tommy Dorsey & Jimmy Dorsey 
 
@ClamFTW said:

"   @Lind_L_Taylor said:

" Goddam.  Check this out. A whole album of rock tunes done in big band
format.  I didn't even know this existed before.  Thanks New Vegas.
 

"
Dude.  DUDE.  DUUUUUDE.  That is a find and a half! "
Seriosly, sweet!  SAVED. 
 
Edit again:  I am seriously in LOVE.
#8 Posted by Lind_L_Taylor (3963 posts) -
@melcene said:

" I love Big Band music.  And Fallout is also awful for really getting their music stuck on you.  The same happened to me in Fallout 3.  I have a youtube saved list of all the Fallout 3 music. 
 
But off my itunes list, here's some a few you might want to look up: 
 
Cole Porter
Glenn Miller 
Tommy Dorsey 
Tommy Dorsey & Frank Sinatra 
Tommy Dorsey & Jimmy Dorsey 
 
@ClamFTW said:

"   @Lind_L_Taylor said:

" Goddam.  Check this out. A whole album of rock tunes done in big band
format.  I didn't even know this existed before.  Thanks New Vegas.
 

"
Dude.  DUDE.  DUUUUUDE.  That is a find and a half! "
Seriosly, sweet!  SAVED.  Edit again:  I am seriously in LOVE. "
LOL. Yeah, it's pretty good.  I bought the album in mp3 format
off of Amazon.  It sounds Christmasy.  :-)
#9 Posted by leebmx (2238 posts) -
@Lind_L_Taylor: Thats really nice. I love i when classic artists do versions of modern songs. That Johnny Cash album (which kind of started it I think) was great. Its not Big Band style or anything but I love the cover of Nine Inch Nails.
#10 Posted by Lind_L_Taylor (3963 posts) -
@leebmx said:
" @Lind_L_Taylor: Thats really nice. I love i when classic artists do versions of modern songs. That Johnny Cash album (which kind of started it I think) was great. Its not Big Band style or anything but I love the cover of Nine Inch Nails. "
Hell yeah. I'm always looking for music done in a 
different musical format.  For instance, there is 
Dub Side of the Moon, the reggae version of Floyd's
Dark Side of the Moon.  I think it's good to do this
to breathe life in those tired, old-ass rock songs
that I never want to listen to again anyway. lol.
#11 Posted by Raymayne (1226 posts) -

I find it effing weird that you, for some reason, 
feel the need to post your messages in this
bizarre format. I would suggest perhaps that
you have a touch of OCD.

#12 Posted by leebmx (2238 posts) -
@Lind_L_Taylor: Yeah I've heard that dub Dark Side of the Moon. I think that is the same band which has done the dub version of Radiohead's Ok Computer - except they are called Radiodread. I've got it somewhere on CD I think.
#13 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -

I would listen to this, but I'm not 80.

#14 Posted by ClamFTW (42 posts) -
@ArchScabby said:
" I would listen to this, but I'm not classy. "
#15 Posted by sterbacblu (231 posts) -

It was awesome to see this post as I'm a big fan of big band music.  My Pennsylvania bias leans me towards the Dorsey brothers, but I enjoy Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman as well.  If you get the chance, listen to "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" by Tommy Dorsey.  Not only is it one of my favorite big band tunes, but one of my favorite songs of all time.  Reminds me of a previous place I worked at.

#16 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -
@ClamFTW said:
" @ArchScabby said:
" I would listen to this, but I'm not classy. "
"
who the hell wants to be classy?
#17 Posted by ClamFTW (42 posts) -
@ArchScabby said:
" @ClamFTW said:
" @ArchScabby said:
" I would listen to this, but I'm not classy. "
"
who the hell wants to be classy? "
Burt Reynolds, that's who. 

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