American Look

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American Look
TheSwingleSingers AmericanLook.jpg
Studio album by The Swingle Singers
Released 1969
Length 29:48
Label Philips
The Swingle Singers chronology
Back to Bach
(1968)Back to Bach1968
American Look
(1969)
Sinfonia (Berio)
(1969)Sinfonia (Berio)1969

American Look is a 1969 album by the Swingle Singers on the Philips Records label. All tracks from this album are also included on the 11 disk Philips boxed set, Swingle Singers.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Country Dances (invention for vocal ensemble: "Arkansas Traveller" / "College Hornpipe" / "Devil's Dream" / "Old Zip Coon" / "Virginia Reel" / "Pop Goes the Weasel") – 2:15
  2. "When Jesus Wept" (William Billings) – 2:07
  3. Negro Spirituals (for vocal ensemble: "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho" / "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" / "Little David" / "Deep River") – 3:52
  4. Patriotic Songs (invention for vocal ensemble: "Dixie" / "Yankee Doodle" / "Battle Hymn of the Republic") – 2:07
  5. "He's Gone Away" (trad.) – 2:12
  6. "Saint's Fugue" (based on "When the Saints Go Marchin' In" for vocal ensemble) (Swingle) – 2:18
  7. Stephen Foster Medley: "Old Folks at Home"; "Beautiful Dreamer"; "Camptown Races"; "Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair" (Foster) – 3:26
from the opera, Porgy and Bess (Gershwin):
  1. "My Man's Gone Now" – 2:51
  2. "It Ain't Necessarily So" – 1:59
  3. "Summertime" – 1:58
  4. "I Got Plenty of Nothin'" – 2:03
  5. "Bess You Is My Woman" – 2:40

Personnel[edit]

Vocals:

  • Christiane Legrand – soprano
  • Nicole Darde – soprano
  • Hélène Devos – alto
  • Claudine Meunier – alto
  • Ward Swingle – tenor, arranger
  • Joseph Noves – tenor
  • Jean Cussac – bass
  • José Germain – bass

Rhythm section:

References / external links[edit]

  • Philips 6311.007, Philips 8262016
  • American Look at Allmusic.com