Sources: Complete song recorded in the Roseville Are High School auditorium, March 30, 1999. Excerpts recorded in the Roosevelt Middle School auditorium, March 22, 2002.
The media files below include two versions of "It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't got That Swing." The first is a medium-quality (64K bandwidth) MP3-format file of the entire song, as recorded in the Roseville Area High School auditorium.
|64Kbps MP3 (1710KB)|
The second is an excerpt. The final selection on the Roseville Big Band's program for the 2002 Roosevelt Middle School Jazz Festival was a medley of "It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing" and "Sing, Sing, Sing". The one minute, 52 second, video montage below includes excerpts (not all in the order they occur in the songs) from Jo Newton's live video of the concert. In addition to the full band, you'll hear a short vocal by the Rosetones and parts of improvised solos by Rich Eyman (trombone), Keith Miner (scat vocal), Glen Newton (trumpet), and Jim Foster (drum set).
To accomodate a variety of connection speeds and playback software, the video montage is provided in several formats, described below.
|Video Montage Format
|Although it may look blurry and jumpy, this should sound smooth if your internet connection can sustain about 24K bits per second (Kbps). To get this low data rate, the audio is monophonic medium-low quality (22KHz sample rate), the video rate is four frames per second, and the size (96x72 pixels) is so small that the text captions are hard to read.|
|RealVideo- Low Quality (482KB)
||This video is 176x144 pixels and includes low-quality (4KHz frequency range, 8 bit dynamic range) monophonic audio. It needs a 34Kbps data rate, which you may have with a 56K modem.|
|QuickTime (3504KB)||This video is 320x240 pixels and includes compressed medium-quality (32KHz sample rate, 16 bit dynamic range) stereo audio. It needs a 31Kbps data rate, which you may have with a 56K modem.|
|RealVideo - Higher Quality (4792KB)||This video is 320x240 pixels and includes compressed high-quality (20KHz frequency range, 16 bit dynamic range) stereo audio. It needs a 350Kbps data rate, which you may have with an ISDN or cable connection to the internet.|
|Windows Media Video - Higher Quality (5734KB)||This video is 320x240 pixels and includes compressed high-quality (44.1KHz sample rate, 16 bit dynamic range) stereo audio. It needs a 416Kbps data rate, which you may have with an ISDN or cable connection to the internet.|
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