Swing, Swing, Swing

Swing, Swing, Swing

by Keely SmithKeely Smith


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Nearing the age of 70, without a recording session in more than 15 years, Keely Smith returned on the heels of the '90s rejuvenation of swing music. Recorded for the Concord label, Swing, Swing, Swing does just what the title promises. Smith rips through 16 songs with barely a pause for breath, including plenty of swing standards ("Kansas City," "Jump, Jive 'An Wail," "On the Sunny Side of the Street," "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah," and the title track) as well as a few obscure songs and at least one new one ("Keely's Boogie"). The backing -- by the Frank Capp Orchestra with arrangements by Dennis Michaels and Don Menza -- is big, brassy, and more than enough to contend with Smith's surprisingly strong voice. Walking a very fine line between nostalgia and real innovation, Swing, Swing, Swing throws enough chestnuts to the younger audience to qualify as generational crossover, but never compromises the high-class swing that Keely Smith has always championed.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/22/2000
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0013431488224
catalogNumber: 4882
Rank: 91769

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Keely Smith   Primary Artist,Vocals
Frank Capp   Snare Drums
Pete Christlieb   Tenor Saxophone
Don Menza   Clarinet
Pete Candoli   Trumpet
Rick Baptist   Trumpet
Chuck Berghofer   Acoustic Bass
Danny House   Alto Saxophone
Charles Loper   Trombone
Sal Lozano   Alto Saxophone
Andy Martin   Trombone
Charlie Morillas   Trombone
Jack Nimitz   Baritone Saxophone
Joel Peskin   Tenor Saxophone
Carl Saunders   Trumpet
Jim Self   Trombone
Richard Simon   Acoustic Bass
Frank Szabo   Trumpet
Ken Wild   Electric Bass
Donald Williams   Percussion

Technical Credits

Tony Bennett   Liner Notes
Frank Capp   Liner Notes
Don Menza   Arranger
Keely Smith   Executive Producer,Adaptation
Freddie Bell   Composer
James Darren   Liner Notes
Charles Paakkari   Engineer
Alexis Davis   Product Development
Joey Lattanzi   Composer
Bobby Milano   Producer
Charlie Paakkari   Engineer

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