Official Ballroom Song ID Thread

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by Larinda McRaven, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Rumbabob

    Rumbabob New Member

    I am a real man.
    midomi unable to identify this song... (the same situation: rumba, cha cha, salsa)
     
  2. Siggav

    Siggav Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah I answered before I spotted all those other posts so it looked more like a weird but actual query.

    As for the hips, yeah no, that's not anything close to what I'd do when dancing lindy and I basically agree with Jennifer on ballroom swing. I do watch it sometimes because I find it interesting to see what other people do but that's nothing resembling swing dancing that fits swing music.

    Also speaking of the Shim sham, yeah that's the version most people across the world do, here's a fun video cut together from lots of people all over the world doing the shim sham. It was edited together in honour of what would have been Frankie Manning's 95th birthday



    I'll hopefully do a workshop soon learning the tranky doo again and then the big apple lindy hop routine. Ive learnt the tranky doo once but need to learn routines like that around 3 times before it sticks and I can dance it.
     
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  3. Siggav

    Siggav Moderator Staff Member

    Steve, I searched around a bit and found this clip. The couple is basically just doing simple steps, rock steps and triple steps, i.e. keeping it very basic but they're still being musical and dancing to the music. This is actual lindy hop in terms of how they move etc. obviously they are dancing to fairly slow music and were on purpose staying away from swing outs, turns or footwork variations, so it's not full on lindy but it's the closest I could get that would be kind of an actual lindy version of the stuff shown in the original video.

     
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  4. twnkltoz

    twnkltoz Well-Known Member

    Cute! A little swagger, which is great with the music.
     
  5. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    Just liking doesn't go far enough to express my agreement with this!
     
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  6. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    Looks like I've been missing out!

    Really, when I first saw Lindy it was pretty much a bunch of air steps and a lot of jumping around. Well, that was my impression. And the disapproval of the women that had to dance with me in the rotation was had a lot to do with my overall impression of the dance. I never thought of myself as that energetic, for one thing.
    But, as the years go by, my opinion about that is changing.

    I'm kind of thankful that the CW place started that guys only cover charge, because now I'm free to do other things on that evening. Right now I've got a few things cooking but....
     
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  7. ajiboyet

    ajiboyet Well-Known Member

    Isn't the guy in the video (and I think the owner of P4D) a member here?
     
  8. twnkltoz

    twnkltoz Well-Known Member

    I don't know, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. You have to admit it's weird to have so much interest in such non-interesting music, all from the same person's videos.
     
  9. Rumbabob

    Rumbabob New Member



    William Peklinsky: For All Time
     
  10. ballroomdancertoo

    ballroomdancertoo Active Member

    can anyone id the artist and where can i buy the cd
    thanks in advance
     
  11. Catherder

    Catherder New Member

    I'm haunted by an instrumental waltz melody that I heard in the 80s or early 90s in ballroom studios. I've figured out the notes on a keyboard and tried entering them into musipedia.org, but that site doesn't come up with anything remotely like this tune. I'm wondering if there are any people out there who are intimately familiar with music played in studios in the 80s, whom I could call up and sing this tune to. I'm not kidding, it's driving me crazy! I really would like to own a copy of it. It had no lyrics and was quasi-classical, but not in a 19th c. way. If anyone has a keyboard, I'll send you the notes and you can see if you recognize it. Any suggestions most welcome, thanks!!
     
  12. Rumbabob

    Rumbabob New Member

    Ray McVay Orchestra - The Shadow Of Your Smile
     
  13. Rumbabob

    Rumbabob New Member

     
  14. leesalomon

    leesalomon New Member

    I wish I knew the title too!
     
  15. Rumbabob

    Rumbabob New Member

    Ray McVay Orchestra - The Shadow Of Your Smile
     
  16. ballroomdancertoo

    ballroomdancertoo Active Member

    thanks Rumbabob. great people in this forum!
     
  17. Rumbabob

    Rumbabob New Member

    This is one of my favourite songs.
     
  18. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    Could you make a Youtube video of the notes actually being played?
     
  19. Catherder

    Catherder New Member

    I have a music recorder for singing lessons - I could record myself playing the melody on a keyboard and send it to you - would you be willing to listen to it? I have no idea how to make a youtube video and do not have smart phone.
     
  20. ballroomdancertoo

    ballroomdancertoo Active Member

    cha cha id please at about 6 minutes in (after the samba)
     

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