Swing Club

Swing Club

by Ray Anthony
     
 
This survivor from the middle of the century hung around long enough to latch onto something for which his colleagues were waiting in vain for decades -- a late-'90s swing revival. His patience thus rewarded, Anthony adopts a variation of the pile-driving jump
ockabilly/swing beat that the younger bands use, adds a rockabilly-tinged

Overview

This survivor from the middle of the century hung around long enough to latch onto something for which his colleagues were waiting in vain for decades -- a late-'90s swing revival. His patience thus rewarded, Anthony adopts a variation of the pile-driving jump
ockabilly/swing beat that the younger bands use, adds a rockabilly-tinged electric guitar, rounds up some L.A. session vets and some of the old songs, and re-enters the fray. But after awhile, the beat begins to sound more than a bit monotonous and tired, even desperate, though admittedly that doesn't make Anthony much different from all those Johnny-One-Note new swing bands out there. Vocalist Patrick Tuzzolino does manage to swing "Route 66" very nicely, his duets with Madeline Vergari bring back a Louis Prima/Keely Smith-like feeling, and Anthony's trumpet sounds robust. On a less-trendy note, "Sing Sing Sing" merely apes the Goodman rendition -- and "In the Groove" is a blatant rip-off of "In the Mood," however artfully altered. It will be interesting to see whether the young swing audience cottons to this oldster's soundalike revue.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/10/1999
Label:
Aerospace
UPC:
0722141104521
catalogNumber:
1045
Rank:
257996

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ray Anthony   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Leader
Roger Neumann   Tenor Saxophone
Madeline Vergari   Vocals
Kevin Anthony   Baritone Saxophone
Rick Baptist   Trumpet
Bob Efford   Tenor Saxophone
Danny House   Alto Saxophone
Alan Kaplan   Trombone
Charles Loper   Trombone
Sal Lozano   Alto Saxophone
Warren Luening   Trumpet
Timothy May   Guitar
Larry McGuire   Trumpet
Roger Neuman   Tenor Saxophone
Morris Repass   Trombone
Kirk Smith   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Gregg Field   Drums
Wayne Bergeron   Trumpet
Bill Tole   Trombone
Patrick Tuzzolino   Vocals

Technical Credits

Ray Anthony   Producer
Andy Gibson   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Don Simpson   Arranger
Harry Warren   Composer
Andy Waterman   Engineer
Matty Malneck   Composer
Roy Alfred   Composer
Scotty Morris   Composer

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