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Keely Swings Basie Style...With Strings

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Keely definitely knows Swing

    On this tribute to Count Basie, Keely is accompanied by an 18-piece band and a 22-member string orchestra led by pianist/conductor Dennis Michaels. Keely definitely swings Basie-style, using his musical style to interpret timeless standards as ¿How High The Moon,¿ and ¿Mood Indigo.¿ The cd also includes swing versions of ¿How Sweet It Is¿ and ¿Can¿t Take My Eyes Off You,¿ which captures and re-introduces the beautiful essence of the big-band Swing music era. Keely Smith began her career as the female singer in Louis Prima¿s band which recently inspired ¿The Gap¿ to use ¿Jump, Jive, and Wail¿ in one of their ad campaigns. I¿m glad to see that Swing is back in swing, and this album is definitely a must-have.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Keely Sings & Swings like the old days!

    If you are a Keely Smith fan you will want this album. Or if you are a fan of big band arrangements then you will love Keely's new CD. The songs are great and Keely gives them new life only the way she can. This is her third album for Concord Records and it is simply fantastic. I have been a fan since the late fifties and I am happy she is recording once again. If you have never heard Keely before check out her earlier recordings for Capitol Records. Del

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    Posted July 25, 2009

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