Swing (album)

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Swing
Studio album by The Manhattan Transfer
Released 1997
Genre Jazz
Label Atlantic
The Manhattan Transfer chronology
Man-Tora! Live in Tokyo
(1996)
Swing
(1997)
Boy From New York City And Other Hits
(1997)

Swing is a studio album released by The Manhattan Transfer in 1997 on the Atlantic Records label. This album is a collection of 1930's and 1940s swing music with The Manhattan Transfer's jazz twist.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Writers Length
1 Stomp of King Porter Jelly Roll Morton, Jon Hendricks 3:12
2 Sing a Study in Brown Count Basie, Larry Clinton, Jon Hendricks 2:51
3 Sing Moten's Swing Jon Hendricks, Buster Moten, Bennie Moten 3:36
4 A-Tisket, A-Tasket Al Feldman, Ella Fitzgerald. 2:57
5 I Know Why (And So Do You) Harry Warren, Mack Gordon 3:34
6 Sing You Sinners Sam Coslow, W. Frank Harling 2:45
7 Java Jive Ben Oakland, Milton Drake 2:51
8 Down South Camp Meetin' Fletcher Henderson, Jon Hendricks, Irving Mills 3:15
9 Topsy Edgar Battle, Eddie Durham 3:14
10 Clouds Django Reinhardt, Jon Hendricks 7:12
11 Skyliner Charlie Barnet 3:11
12 It's Good Enough to Keep (Air Mail Special) Charlie Christian, Benny Goodman, Jimmy Mundy, Alan Paul 3:11
13 Choo Choo Ch'Boogie [live] Denver Darling, Milt Gabler, Vaughn Horton 3:00

Guest artists[edit]

  • Sing Moten's Swing, A-Tisket, A-Tasket, and Java Jive were recorded with Asleep At The Wheel.
  • Ricky Skaggs is featured on Skyliner and It's Good Enough To Keep.
  • Mark O'Connor is featured on I Know Why, It's Good Enough To Keep, and Choo Choo Ch' Boogie.

Cover Art[edit]

The cover art for Swing comes from a matchbook cover advertising "Hollywood's Jitterbug House" which was located at 875 North Vine Street in Hollywood. This venue featured Louis Prima and his band.

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