DJ Set Notes – 7/6/23

Notes from my 10:30p set, along with starting and final set lists:

Jen had wrapped up her set with the Benny Goodman classic Sing, Sing, Sing, a selection intended to support a jam circle — and that it did. I had Chick Webb’s Spinnin’ the Webb slated to start the set initially, but after seeing the jam circle, I decided to swap in Lionel Hampton’s Flying Home (in retrospect I might alternatively have gone with The Dipsy Doodle – Chick Webb) to keep the energy up with another well-known, hard-swingin’ classic (and reference/continuity with Benny Goodman Orchestra). Seeing good response on the dance floor, I queued up Sent For You Yesterday – Count Basie (later recording with Joe Williams on vocals) next to bring the tempo back down a bit (after what were effectively two higher tempo selections back to back) while maintaining energy and familiarity.

Hit a slower, bluesy groove with Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me – Cootie Williams, followed by They Raided The Joint – Roy Eldridge, keeping the general groove going and picking the energy up a little more. When I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling – Louis Armstrong started, another impromptu jam circle formed (which I hadn’t been expecting), so to keep the energy going, I queued up the Lionel Hampton standby Hey, Ba-Ba-Re-Bop and then Six Appeal from Benny Goodman Sextet with Charlie Christian.

As we got more into late night, I threw in an Erroll Garner take on Somebody Loves Me and then a little reference paring: Flip Phillips’ Salute To Pres (a nickname for Lester Young) followed by Almost Like Being In Love from Lester Young with Oscar Peterson Trio.

Wrapped up with Dove Springs Bungalow from local group Texas Moaners and the late night send-off Moonglow – Benny Goodman.

As can be seen from the loose starting point set, a fair bit was swapped, added or moved around, based on what seemed to be working with the groove, energy and response from the floor during this particular set.


Starting point set

Final version