Many Girlfriends by Matt Leddy.
Jim: This song is really hot right now. It's got a great Bop beat
and works well for Boppers and Shaggers. This tune will pull them to the
dance floor. DJ
Mike: Couldn't be more perfect for a Bop style dance song. It has
a "Bangin' Beat" that really makes you want to dance. It could
be a little shorter, they'll be tired by the time it's over.
Distance Love by Seth Walker.
"Smooth as silk". It's got a sound that appeals across the
board. Good Shag Smoothie as well as West Coast Swing. DJ
Jim: Oh yes, it's as smooth as it gets. You just can't help but
move your feet and snap your fingers to this tune. "It's got the
groove". The Shaggers
have got to be lovin' this one but I think the Boppers will like it too.
They like to Bop to these slow ones once in a while.
Up Your Sleeve by Brenton Wood.
Another Shag Smoothie with a Cha Cha beat. Although it doesn't have a
strong beat it's a smooth song. DJ
Mike: I agree it's smooth but I think it's my least favorite song
on the CD. It's nice to hear Brenton Wood again but I don't think it's
going to have wide appeal. DJ
Jim: True, it lacks punch.
Hundred Pounds Of Trouble by Burton Garr.
DJ Mike: Terrific
song from a terrific album. I'm glad it made it to a compilation so
he'll get wider exposure. Maybe it'll generate more interest in his
album. Buy it if you can find it. DJ
Jim: Kind of slow for a Bop dancer but it's got great soul. I
might speed it up a bit for our Bop dancers. Nice song.
Been Rockin' by Lee Morris.
This is a really nice song. Although the beat gets a little repetitive I
think it's another great dance tune, more for Shaggers than Boppers.
DJ Mike: This
was the big song as SOS. This song just grabs you and pulls you to the
dance floor. I think it's awesome. This song is almost two years old and
languished until SOS moved it to the forefront.
Ann by Seth Walker.
Another song from Seth Walker's album. Similar sound to Long Distance
Love but not as smooth, more suited for Bopping. It works fine straight
up or sped up slightly. DJ
Jim: This song has the kind of strong back beat I really like. If
this doesn't make you want to move your feet they must be nailed to the
floor. Shaggers will love it but Boppers will too.
by Slim Man (Tim Camponeschi).
This song leaves me waiting for more. It's just too commercial sounding
for me. It's pretty, it's a Cha Cha, it just doesn't make me feel like
moving anything. Swaying my head to the tropical breeze maybe but that's
about it. DJ
Mike: Help...can someone get me out of the elevator...I'm stuck
between floors and the "Muzak's Killin' Me". Barry Manilow
would be proud though.
Me I'm Your Man by The Jumpin' Joz Band.
This is a cute song although it's not one I'll be playing very often. It
should get some exposure. Sounds like Little Charlie and the Nightcats.
DJ Jim: I
hear ya'. Another song with a "cute" sound. It's not that bad
but I agree with you Mike, I won't be playing this one very often. I think
our Boppers would dance to it, but it won't make the request list.
Love by Greg Brown.
I'd have to call this a Shag Smoothie, it's just not a very good one.
This song leaves me wanting more...a lot more. There's just nothing here
to get excited about. DJ
Mike: This sounds like a Mark Knopfler from "Dire
Straits" knockoff. I don't like this song very much.
Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town by Curley Bridges.
"Now we're talking" this is a "killer song". I can't stop movin'
long enough to review it. Put on your Boppin' Shoes cause you'll be
dancin' to this one. DJ Jim: "Ooooh
Yeeaaah" , you got that right brother. Man the Blues don't get no
better than this. You can Shag, you can Bop, hell you can do anything
you want to it. We could probably speed it up a bit for our Boppers, but
why ruin a great song. Makes the CD worth having.
To Find A Baby by River City Blues Band.
Another great Blues song like the last one. Curley Bridges will get them
to the floor and The River City Blues Band will keep them there. The
Boppers will love this song. DJ
Mike: A perfect call and response song that will have you singin'
on the floor while you wear out the soles of your shoes. Awesome song.
Me You Love Me by Amy & The Hank Sinatras.
DJ Mike: This
has got some potential. I think the West Coast Swingers will like it.
It's got good vocals with good style, it just needs a little punch.
DJ Jim: This
song reminds me of "Good Rockin Daddy" by The Senders. Kind of
a Swing song. I agree, I think the West Coasters will like it. It could
be a Shag Smoothie but I don't think Shaggers are going to like it that
much. It's not a bad song, I like the sound, I just don't hear it as a
"dance floor draw".
Lea by Seth Walker.
DJ Jim: This
is another Swing song kind of like the last one. It's got a decent beat
and Boppers will dance to it if we play it. I think Shaggers might find
it a tad fast. DJ
Mike: I agree with you Jim, I think we'll need to slow it down a bit
for our dancers. I don't think the Shaggers will like it. I don't think
I'll be playing this one.
In The Middle Of Wrong by Charles Wilson.
already seeing a response to this one on the dance floor from fans of
the likes of Rue Davis or Barbara Carr. This song really appeals to a
large number of our dancers. This one should climb the charts steadily. DJ
Jim: Nice and smooth
with a great beat for Boppers. Shaggers won't be disappointed with the
beat nor will West Coasters. This is a great all around song. I agree
with you Mike, this sounds something like Barbara Carr.
Me Lies by Lisa Bourne.
Another awesome Blues song in the style of Curley Bridges or Burton Garr.
This is the sound that our dancers like and I've been playing this one
for some time now. DJ
Jim: This CD has some great Blues tunes on it and this is one of
them. Mike you're right on when he say's it just the type of song our dancers
like. Man the guitar rifts are great. The tempo works well for Boppers,
Shaggers, or West Coast Swingers. Great all around song.