I've been making my own "break tapes" for years, and when CD's became the standard - I switched over to that format. Today, my laptop holds over 4,000 mp3 files that can cover ANY party situation, whether on my breaks, or as a DJ. I do kid's parties, sweet 16's, college graduations, weddings, 50th anniversaries .... you name it . I have the music for it.
Start by transferring million sellers to a folder for dances ... like:
Old Time R&R
Hot Hot Hot
I will survive
..... you know - stuff that EVRYBODY dances to at parties.
Then get the specialty stuff:
Electric Slide (there's THREE now)
Put them in folders according to genre, and you're on your way.
I have folders set up for:
30'3 & 40's
50's & 60's
70's & 80's
90's to current
TV & Movies (show tunes, soundtracks)
USA (patriotic fare)
Weddings (specific novelties to weddings, like Bride cuts cake, gimicks-jike jepoardy theme, procesionals etc...)
Good luck to you !
[This message has been edited by Uncle Dave (edited 05-31-2003).]
Everyone, and everything I listen to is my teacher. Every instrument, every voice, every sound in nature ... they are all my private tutor ... 24/7 for free.