Swing Cats

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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
The retro-swing revival of the late '90s often owed a portion of its style to early rock & roll as well as swing and jump blues, and no one is better proof of that fact than ex-Stray Cat Brian Setzer. In light of his success, it seems only logical for his former bandmates to get in on the act, and both Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom are present and accounted for in the Swing Cats, along with Honeydrippers guitarist Danny B. Harvey. On their self-titled debut, the band covers artists as diverse as Carl Perkins, Hank Williams, Sr. "Mind Your Own Business", and Benny Goodman, with vocals supplied by an array of guests Tim Polecat, Claudia Cummings, Jamie James, etc.. The ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
The retro-swing revival of the late '90s often owed a portion of its style to early rock & roll as well as swing and jump blues, and no one is better proof of that fact than ex-Stray Cat Brian Setzer. In light of his success, it seems only logical for his former bandmates to get in on the act, and both Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom are present and accounted for in the Swing Cats, along with Honeydrippers guitarist Danny B. Harvey. On their self-titled debut, the band covers artists as diverse as Carl Perkins, Hank Williams, Sr. "Mind Your Own Business", and Benny Goodman, with vocals supplied by an array of guests Tim Polecat, Claudia Cummings, Jamie James, etc.. The energy might flag here and there, and a permanent lead singer may be in order, but overall, the group's respect for the music makes this one of the better such projects around.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/10/2009
  • Label: Imports
  • UPC: 636551281928
  • Catalog Number: 843829
  • Sales rank: 100,925

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tall Skinny Mama (2:44)
  2. 2 Little Pig (4:09)
  3. 3 A Smo-o-oth One (3:40)
  4. 4 Saturday Night Fish Fry (4:37)
  5. 5 Summertime (5:21)
  6. 6 Little Buster (3:16)
  7. 7 Cracker Jack (3:32)
  8. 8 Let's Roll (3:45)
  9. 9 Mind Your Own Business (3:12)
  10. 10 St. James Infirmary (4:46)
  11. 11 Matchbox (4:19)
  12. 12 Seven Come Eleven (2:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Swing Cats Primary Artist, Group
Jamie James Vocals
Jeff Baxter Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Soloist
Danny B. Harvey Guitar, Vocals, Soloist
Slim Jim Phantom Drums
Lee Rocker Vocals, Standup Bass
Chris Mostert Saxophone
Adrian Demain Guitar, Soloist
Mark Ritter Piano, Vibes
Claudia Cummings Vocals
Tim Polecat Vocals
Technical Credits
Irving Mills Composer
Lee Rocker Contributor
Steve Bigas Engineer
Swing Cats Producer
Jon Masciana Mastering
Traditional Composer
Joe Primrose Composer
Willis Lawrence Walsh Composer
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