Friday, 14 March 2014

Dreamers Interview Series – Owen Hortop ~ Q&A and Giveaway winner

Here is the answer to the question that was asked to Owen:

Anonymous asked

Collegiate Shag - one of the "funnest" dances. What is your favorite music to Shag to? One or two specific songs, svp.

I mix it up as often as I can - but generally I'm a tradjazz (New Orleans style jazz) fan. From that genre I love "Riverboat Shuffle" by Eddie Condon. If I'm in the mood for something more big band, Gene Krupa's "Ball of Fire" is awesome. A lot of Shag dancers like to dance stuff around 250 BPM just to show off, but there's much to be said for "cruising speed" shag at around 200 or slower. For faster stuff, I'll give a shout out to my friend Gordon Au from NYC - the Grand Street Stompers have an album out with some great stuff for fast dance. 

You're the winner of the giveaway but since you commented as anonymous, I have no way to contact you.  Please send me an email to claim your prize!

Thank you once again to Owen for being a guest on ATUA!


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