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Swing

Suzy Bogguss Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (24 Nov 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Compadre Records
  • ASIN: B00009N1XI
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 133,649 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Straighten Up And Fly Right
2. My Dream Is You
3. Comes Love
4. Sweetheart (Waitress In A Donut Shop)
5. Jumping Into Spring
6. Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
7. Burning The Toast
8. It's Always New To Me
9. Cupid Shot Us Both With One Arrow - Ray Benson
10. Picadilly Circus
11. It's All About You
12. Stay Out Of My Dreams

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''I don't like hot dogs and I don't like anchovies. I don't like people who say there are too many guitar players in the world and I especially don't like singers who sneak up on their notes. But I like Suzy Bogguss…she is always in the tone center, her voice sparkles lik crystal water…she is one of the best'' Chet Atkins. One of the most successful artists in Country music, with numerous Gold and Platinum awards as well as countless Grammy/CMA/ACM and Ascap nominations, returns with her first new studio album in three years. Co-produced by Ray Benson (Asleep At The Wheel), 'Swing' contains Bogguss' take on classics from Nat King Cole and Duke Ellington, as well as eight brand new songs and chestnuts by Billie Holiday and Dan Hicks. As well as Benson's immpeccable guitar work, his fellow bandmates (past & present) from Asleep At The Wheel also lend a hand. As a result this is Suzy's most wonderfully diverse release to date.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Never mind the length, Swing to the quality 22 Jan 2004
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Suzy Bogguss (what a name!) has been a leading country singer in the US for at least 16 years. Possessed of a sweet, clear voice she has always sung what she wants to sing, rather than following the Nashville juggernaut (driven by the need to produce more radio-friendly pop/rock/epic ballad orientated country music, a la Shania, or LeAnn, or Garth); consequently she is relatively unknown, at least here in the UK.
With the recent switch to the independent label Campadre she has produced an absolute cracker of an album, 12 songs in lilting jazz/western swing style, influenced by, but not copying, the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra that she grew up listening to in her childhood.
In fact she leaves those two giants alone; the three covers here are from Nat King Cole ("Straighten Up..."), Billie Holiday ("Comes Love") and Duke Ellington ("Do Nothing..."), and there are five new songs in the same mould by renowned jazz writer April Barrows. Suzy sings them fairly straight, but sounds as if she's enjoying herself, and doesn't have to shout against the backing or try to prove any special artistic point.
Produced by Asleep At The Wheel's Ray Benson, with other members making up the backing band, rather than giving these songs the heavy-footed big band treatment, they have a much more subtle jazz-club feel. With plenty of acoustic bass, fiddle, piano as well as guitar and the odd sax/clarinet, the album has a wonderful laid back, easy feel. In fact, although this will inevitably be filed under "Country & Western" it would be equally appropriate under jazz or easy listening.
The only slight disappointment is the length, at 37 minutes you're left wanting more, but there are no weak tracks, or fillers such as spoil many albums these days, so we'll forgive her for that and look forward to the next one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Suzy Boggus 8 Sep 2013
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I've always loved Suzy's voice ,very sharp and clear but still wish she would sing more 'standards',eg Body and Soul,Stardust,I've Got You Under my Skin etc,etc
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3.0 out of 5 stars Suzt tries a little jazz 3 April 2014
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Yes, this is very pleasant to listen to. Suzy swings through a selection of jazzy numbers with a band led by Ray Benson, of "Asleep at the Wheel" fame,
Its very professional, and quite toe-tapping, but I cant quite help thinking both Suzy and Ray are much better when they are singing and playing Country music.
If you can get this cheap, and like the artists, then its quite a good buy, but not for Country music fans, really.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars +1/2 -- Fine swing album mates classics with moderns 23 July 2003
By hyperbolium - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Despite having scored a string of country chart hits in the late 80s and early 90s, Bogguss never really fit the Nashville orthodoxy, having to forsake early covers of Patsy Montana and Merle Haggard for crossover material that made her a star. By the mid-90s she'd moved on to idiosyncratic (but highly charming) releases such as her duet album with Chet Atkins, "Simpatico," before taking a couple of years off to start a family.
Upon her return to recording, she filled out her contract with Capitol, and began an indie recording career. This third indie release reveals, in startling clarity, just how brilliant a singer Bogguss really is. Not that her country recordings secreted the quality of her voice, but this all-Swing affair highlights how beautifully she can caress a melody, and how well she can draw out a lyric. Producer Ray Benson (of Asleep at the Wheel fame) smartly supports her with a tight, acoustic combo that's able to lay back or swing, as needed. Jason Roberts' violin is especially fine in its evocation of Stephane Grappelli, Spencer Starnes adds wonderfully lyrical stand-up bass, and Dave Biller's guest spot on "It's All About You" once again proves him an ace among aces.
Bogguss constructs her songbook on a foundation of classics, including a playful reading of Nat King Cole's "Straighten Up and Fly Right" and a songbird's stroll through Duke Ellington's "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me." Smartly, though, she draws heavily on sophisticated new songs from April Barrows, Paul Kramer, and even her own pen. The resulting mood balances vintage timbre with modern emotion, swinging free and easy with the confidence (though not the swagger!) of Sinatra's early Capitol sides. Bogguss is much more than a former pop crooner (e.g., Linda Ronstadt, Natalie Cole) looking for fresh commercial ground, she's a jazz singer set loose. This set is the deepest and most artistically complete album of Bogguss' career.
4-1/2 stars, if allowed fractional ratings.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gorgeous CD, a breath of fresh air 27 Jan 2004
By Mr. R. B. Ager - Published on Amazon.com
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An absolute gem of an album from one of country's most under-rated singers (at least she certainly is here in the UK).
Freed from the constraints of a mainstream record label, Suzy has come up with an easy-going bar-room jazz / western swing album that's like a breath of fresh air. The sensitive, acoustic arrangements mean that we get the full benefit of her clear, sweet vocals, without her having to strain above the backing.
She obviously had fun recording this set, and loves this sort of music (she admits growing up to the sound of Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald). There are just three cover versions, from the likes of Nat Cole and Billie Holiday, but the new songs sit easily with them, and could have come from the same era.
The only slight disappointment is the running time, at 37 minutes it leaves you wanting more, but at least there are no duff or filler songs, so I'll forgive her, give it five, and look forward to the next one.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Suzy Rocks! and Swings... 19 Jun 2003
By Tyler Davis - Published on Amazon.com
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As one of many artists to break during the late-80's, early-90's boom in country music, Suzy Bogguss has shown incredble endurance in a shaky industry, which is now made up of nothing but manufactured stars who are here today, gone tomorrow.
Suzy had consistant country radio hits between 1989 and 1994 ("Outbound Plane," "Aces," "Just Like the Weather" to name a few), and was definitely in the "alternative country" vein that was so popular during that time. All of a sudden, the tides turned, and country radio became very "white-bread" and narrow, and Suzy's winning streak at radio ended. She would have a moderate hit here and there ("No Way Out" in 1996, "Somebody to Love" in 1998) but it was her albums, which had become more experimental than commercial like her 1991-1994 releases (which were still very well done, and "left of center" compared to what was being marketed at the time from Garth, Reba, and George), that stood out.
Every album that she has released since 1996's "Give Me Some Wheels" has been strong, creative, and each completely different from the last. Now we have "Swing" - appropriately titled after the kind of music it features. A good mix of western swing (ala Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel, who produced the album) and classic dancehall swing, with only the smallest trace of 'country' if any at all.
Suzy's rendition of Nat King Cole's "Straighten Up and Fly Right" is pitch-perfect, and her take on "Comes Love" will stick with you for hours. "Burning the Toast" is also lots of fun - those three are my personal favorite tracks. The rest of the album holds up very well and is well mixed. This is a great album to put on while cooking, or when you have a home-dinner date. And of course, it's great the cut up the dance floor with.
It's a great companion piece to Suzy's recently released "20 Greatest Hits" if you're new to Suzy's music - so you can get the best of the past, and preview what's the come.
Very classy and non-gimmicky. I highly doubt it will take Suzy back into the mainstream at radio, but frankly, all radio sucks these days - let's hope she does get the recognition she deserves, however.
Do not miss out on "Swing" :-)
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A treat 5 Aug 2004
By M. Lane - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Suzy Bogguss has produced some pretty forgettable Nashville product in the past, so this comes as something of a surprise. Unlike a lot of pop singers who suddenly do a standards album, she is not overly respectful or intimidated by the material. She wisely kept the band small and although the arrangements are excellent with a Texas swing feel, they do not overpower or overshadow her. The vocals are delivered with warmth and a light-on-her-feet swing. A delight.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly exceptional! 22 July 2003
By "igbotrevor2" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I was wandering through a downtown DC record shop, and saw this new one by Suzy on the shelf. I hadn't been aware that she had a new release, but I had always been a fan from her early 90's country days. Since I've more recently developed a taste for jazz, swing, and standards, I decided to pick it up. Got it home later that evening, and was absolutely floored! "Swing" instantly became my favorite CD of the year. The crystal-clarity of Suzy's voice, the pared-down musical accompaniment, the beauty of the older standards such as "Comes Love" and "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me", and the humor of the new "soon-to-be standards" such as "Burning The Toast" by April Barrows make this Suzy's best yet by far. I hope it continues to garner excellent reviews, and builds word-of-mouth steam similar to Norah Jones' "Come Away With Me" CD last year. This one is a must-have.
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