Rags and All that Jazz

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Rags and All that Jazz
Swingles 2 Rags & All that Jazz.jpg
Studio album by Swingle II
Released 1975
Genre Ragtime, jazz, a cappella
Label CBS
Producer Ward Swingle & Terry Edwards
Swingle II chronology
Words and Music
(1974)Words and Music1974
Rags and All that Jazz'
Lovin' You: Words and Music Vol. 2
(1976)Lovin' You: Words and Music Vol. 21976

Rags and All that Jazz is the third album by the London-based Swingle II singers released in 1975 on the CBS label. All tracks from this album were also included in the 2009 Sony Classical compilation, Swing Sing.[1] The original Paris-based The Swingle Singers recorded regularly for Philips in the 1960s and early 1970s and the successor London-based group (Swingle II) continued to record, for Columbia/CBS, Virgin Classics and other record labels from 1974 to the present.

Track listing[edit]

  • All lyrics by Tony Vincent Isaacs

Side 1

  1. "Hotshot” (Scott Joplin) - 2:25
  2. "The Wanderer (Solace)" (Scott Joplin) - 3:45
  3. "Movie Star (Kansas City Stomp)” (F. ‘Jelly Roll’ Morton) - 2:10
  4. "In a Mist" (Leon ‘Bix’ Beiderbecke) - 4:25
  5. ”Mr. Superman (Elite Syncopations)” (Scott Joplin) - 2:12

Side 2

  1. "Alligator Crawl" (Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller) - 3:00
  2. "Heliotrope Bouquet” (Scott Joplin) - 2:48
  3. "Chicago Breakdown” (F. ‘Jelly Roll’ Morton) - 3:20
  4. "Grandpa’s Spells" (F. ‘Jelly Roll’ Morton) - 1:48
  5. "Weeping Willow" (Scott Joplin) - 3:48


  • Olive Simpson & Catherine Bott – sopranos
  • Carol Hall & Linda Hirst – mezzo sopranos
  • John Potter & Ward Swingle – tenors
  • John Lubbock & David Beavan - basses


  • Patrick Gowers – keyboards
  • Allan Walley – bass guitar and double bass
  • Tony McVey - drums


  • Arrangements and adaptions: Ward Swingle
  • Producers: Ward Swingle & Terry Edwards
  • Engineer: Steve Taylor
  • Album art direction: Roslav Szaybo (CBS Records)
  • Album design/montage: Keith Davis