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Hooked on Swing [Soundtrack, Import]

Hooked On Swing (Series) Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (6 Feb 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack, Import
  • Label: Dutch Imports
  • ASIN: B000050K0H
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 208,584 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great *Sampler* But So Short! I Want MORE! 29 May 2009
By Alex Honda - Published on
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
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.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You can dance to this one!! 22 Nov 2007
By PATRICK J.POWERS - Published on
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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"!!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Always Hooked! 7 April 2009
By Lorraine Jessica - Published on
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
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Excellent musicianship, marred by attempt to sound contemporary. 31 Jan 2012
By Persephone Reik - Published on
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.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A big hit for the big bands! in 1982?...?...? 15 Sep 2011
By Bop Man - Published on
I remember seeing this K-tel album in the record stores when it first came out back in 1982. Well, it's a good idea, I said to myself, but who is the bandleader? Sammy Schmidlapp? Pstoink Picklegong? Harry Hankelberger? It had to be some no name studio band that I had never heard of, right? WRONG! I picked up the album and looked for a name and there it was on the bottom: LARRY ELGART! I said Wow, if it's the Larry Elgart band, then I knew it had to be good. Then I remembered all those distinctive Elgart tunes being played back in the 1950s and 60s by both Les and Larry Elgart. If you were around back in those days you couldn't possibly miss them. Their music was everywhere! The Adult Contemporary radio stations played their hit albums constantly. Wherever there was the new FM stereo radio stations playing, you heard them. You heard their smooth, swinging grooves in hotel lobbies, doctor's offices, restaurants, department stores, drug stores, grocery stores, rail stations, I mean everywhere. Never saw them in person, but I remember seeing them on TV, on the Jackie Gleason Show. Well, this record turned out to be a BIG hit, which encouraged more albums to follow. Everybody liked it, and I'm happy about the fact that the Elgart sound is still there. Though musically inactive today, hopefully, Mr. Elgart is still practicing on his alto saxophone. Give his other albums a listen. If you like this one, you'll like them, too.
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