Swing Street

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This article is about the Barry Manilow album. For the street in New York City, see 52nd Street (Manhattan).
Swing Street
Studio album by Barry Manilow
Released 1987
Genre Pop
Easy listening
Length 39:00
Label Arista
Producer Barry Manilow, Eddie Arkin
Barry Manilow chronology
Swing Street
Barry Manilow
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 1.5/5 stars [2]

Swing Street is an album by composer and singer Barry Manilow, released in 1987. Most of the tracks on the album featured Manilow in a duet with another singer. The tracks were recorded at various locations. The album only reached Gold, despite all the outside talent brought in to record it. This album marks Manilow's return to the Arista Records label from RCA Records, where he had four releases from 1985 to 1986 including Manilow. The title of the album refers to 52nd Street in Manhattan, between 5th and 6th Avenues, which was the jazz mecca during the late 1930s and early 1940s.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1 - 8:00pm[edit]

  1. "Swing Street" (Eddie Arkin, Barry Manilow, Roy Freeland) - 3:33
  2. "Big Fun" (with Full Swing) (Arkin, Lorraine Feather) - 3:54
  3. "Stompin' at the Savoy" (Benny Goodman, Chick Webb, Edgar Sampson, Andy Razaf, Manilow) - 2:40
  4. "Black and Blue" (with Phyllis Hyman & Tom Scott) (Manilow, Tom Kelly, Adrienne Anderson) - 4:01
  5. "Hey Mambo" (with Kid Creole & the Coconuts) (Manilow, Kelly, Bruce Sussman, Jack Feldman) - 2:52

Side 2 - Midnight[edit]

  1. "Summertime" (with Diane Schuur & Stan Getz) (George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward) - 4:14
  2. "Brooklyn Blues" (with Tom Scott) (Manilow, Sussman, Feldman) - 5:07
  3. "Stardust" (with Uncle Festive) (Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish) - 5:19
  4. "Once When You Were Mine" (Manilow, Anderson) - 2:49
  5. "One More Time" (with Gerry Mulligan) (Manilow, Kelly, Sussman, Feldman) - 4:10