- Audio CD (24 Feb. 1998)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Emd/Capitol
- ASIN: B000002UVQ
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 155,667 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Top Customer Reviews
The boys pay homeage to an era in jazz that could easily be described as its finest hour and I would have no hesitation in recommending this recording to any music lover. Check out Mr Pinstripe Suit on track two (my personal favourite), the vocals really do justice to such a golden age in jazz.
Released in 1996 this eponymous album was the debut of the contemporary swing band from southern California. And I think I would be hard pressed to have a more enjoyable time unless the twin ministrations of Halle Berry and Scarlett Johansson came round wearing not much and clutching the strongest Viagra known to mankind. Ladies feel free to substitute those two with hunks of your choice ...the Viagra is still optional. People of other sexual orientations....well just go with it. Have I covered all the bases there?
Putting aside my lavicous fantasies the music is led by horns that swing like a Waqar Younis toe crusher , percussion that pops along the rhythms and piano arrangements that are spritzy and so full of zest they could wake up a member of Parliament and make them forget about that expenses claim for a while.
The ultra smooth vocals of Scotty Morris often glide effortlessly over the top and even if the lyrics are ridiculous and trite this music is not meant to be a vehicle for Radiohead style introspection. The aforementioned tracks from Swingers prove this emphatically as do other tremendous numbers like "Mr Pinstripe Suit" , "Minnie The Moocher"( a cover of a Cab Calloway classic) "Mambo Swing" ,"Jump With My Baby " and well just about any track you care to mention.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this because we needed one of the songs and could not find individual song to download from itunes or similar.Published 28 days ago by Ruth
Arrived early and in good condition. And the music, love it, if you have not listened to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy your missing out.Published on 18 April 2013 by geoff wilson
amazing...truely awesome record....if i had to choose my top 5albums of all time this would be on it....enuff said!!Published on 22 July 2004 by Paulie