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Hooked On Swing

6 Sept. 2007 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 6 Sept. 2007
  • Release Date: 6 Sept. 2007
  • Label: K-Tel
  • Total Length: 37:24
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  • ASIN: B001N34V0S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,978 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Paul A. Jellicoe on 25 Jun. 2011
Format: Audio CD
The CD notes do not say but this KINGS OF SWING ORCHESTRA is led by Larry Elgart,The American dance band leader of the 1950s onwards.The K-TEL hooked on series such as Hooked on classics or Hooked on movies were hugely popular in the 1980s and Larry Elgart profiles say that this is the biggest selling swing album of all time on a worldwide basis.If that is the case perhaps it should belong in any sensible swing collection.
I like it,it is very easy to listen to over and over again as if there is the odd tune you are not keen on it quickly moves on to the next.It is divided into 8 medley sections such as Hooked on crooners medley ,Hooked on Shearing medley as well as swing.It bounces along in an upbeat way and like most Elgart stuff it is difficult not to tap your feet as it swings along.Highbrow jazz purists would probably wince but it is not meant for them anyway.
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By Diane S on 5 Jan. 2015
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Just what I wanted
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Amazon.com: 31 reviews
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Great *Sampler* But So Short! I Want MORE! 29 May 2009
By Alex Honda - Published on Amazon.com
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I remember seeing the commercial for HOOKED ON SWING back in the 80s when I was a small kid and because I liked the song "In The Mood," I insisted my parents buy me the cassette. This became one of my favorite things to play on my boom box and now as an adult, I'm so glad to find it on CD.

The HOOKED ON SWING CD by "The Kings Of Swing Orchestra" contains medleys of some of the most popular and classic songs of all time. "The Kings Of Swing Orchestra" went in and re-recorded the music, sometime in the 80s, and provide a snippet of wonderful songs from the past, that just blend seamlessly into one another. Songs in the medleys include "In The Mood," "New York, New York," "Misty," "S'Wonderful," "Lullaby Of Broadway," "Chattanooga Choo Choo," "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," "On The Sunny Side Of The Street," and "Mame," just to name of few. As you can see the medleys aren't limited to just swing songs and include hits from Broadway, love songs, etc. The CD sounds great!

Clocking in at about 40:09-minutes, each medley running about 5-6 minutes with 8-medleys (tracks) in all, the CD is too short! I wish it were longer! Each medley gives the listener just a taste of a classic swing song before moving on to another.

The cover folds open with the individual songs listed (also on the back cover of the CD) so you know what songs were used in the medleys. I highly recommend HOOKED ON SWING. It's a great introduction to some of the most iconic songs of all time.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
You can dance to this one!! 22 Nov. 2007
By PATRICK J.POWERS - Published on Amazon.com
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Larry Elgart released this on record about 25 years ago so I decided to order the CD version! What a great sound quality. If you enjoy big bands then you will want to dance to this. After all these years I am still "hooked"!!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Always Hooked! 7 April 2009
By Lorraine Jessica - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Todays bands cannot be compared to these big bands of yesteryear (And, no, I'm not a "dinosaur"!) I remember my Mum enjoying this same music! I have "Hooked On Big Bands" as well, and love it!!
Thanks Amazon for enabling me to purchase these CD's as they are hard to find over this side of the world.
Best wishes from Lorraine
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Excellent musicianship, marred by attempt to sound contemporary. 31 Jan. 2012
By Persephone Reik - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I originally owned this title on vinyl as a child many, many years ago, and I loved it. Listening to it now on CD, it sounds hokey. In fact, it is downright annoying.

The musicianship is excellent, the arrangements flawless. Sadly, the tracks suffer from the addition of a click track, an effect added in an attempt to make the music sound modern and contemporary. Sadly, what may have been interesting in the early 1980s sounds positively hideous today.

As an early example of electronic percussion, this particular click track (it actually is meant to sound like clapping) is not nuanced at all, and would sound far more in place with a New Wave title.

And every track on this album has this annoying click track! The same effect on every tune.

If this material were to ever be remastered, even if they simply removed the effect and did nothing else, the album would rate a 5 in my book.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Hooked on Swing 19 April 2008
By Lifelong Learner - Published on Amazon.com
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The CD sounds better than the old LP! A lot of fun and it's great exercise!
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