Swingers [Original Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - Mark Vanderhoff
The 1996 Miramax release Swingers helped in part to launch the neo-swing trend of the late '90s. The soundtrack that accompanied the film not only introduced swing revivalists such as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, but delved into classic swing, country, and funk to create an eclectic yet surprisingly cohesive album. Dean Martin's "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You" and Bobby Darin's "I'm Beginning to See the Light," respectively, open and close the soundtrack just as they did the film. Studio versions of two songs Big Bad Voodoo Daddy performed in the movie -- "You & Me and the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight Baby" and "Go Daddy-O" -- are included, as well as one song that ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Vanderhoff
The 1996 Miramax release Swingers helped in part to launch the neo-swing trend of the late '90s. The soundtrack that accompanied the film not only introduced swing revivalists such as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, but delved into classic swing, country, and funk to create an eclectic yet surprisingly cohesive album. Dean Martin's "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You" and Bobby Darin's "I'm Beginning to See the Light," respectively, open and close the soundtrack just as they did the film. Studio versions of two songs Big Bad Voodoo Daddy performed in the movie -- "You & Me and the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight Baby" and "Go Daddy-O" -- are included, as well as one song that wasn't in the film a cover of the Disney classic "I Wanna Be like You." "King of the Road" by Roger Miller and George Jones' "She Thinks I Still Care" add a country flavor to the collection, while King Floyd's "Groove Me" and Average White Band's "Pick Up the Pieces" proudly represent swing's urban '70s counterpart: funk. Throw in the ultra-smooth "Paid for Loving" by Love Jones and a few short pieces by the Jazz Jury and you have an album that flows beautifully from beginning to end. Fans of the film may miss Heart's "Magic Man," but it would have no doubt stuck out on what is basically an album of songs that differ in style but share a common, dance-happy spirit. Heart did get the nod for the second soundtrack album from the film, Swingers Too!, which includes other music from the film.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/22/1996
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • UPC: 720616209122
  • Catalog Number: 162091
  • Sales rank: 16,477

Album Credits

Performance Credits
George Jones Vocals, Track Performer
Dean Martin Track Performer
The Average White Band Track Performer
Bobby Darin Track Performer
Count Basie Track Performer
Tony Bennett Track Performer
Louis Jordan Track Performer
Roger Miller Track Performer
King Floyd Track Performer
Joey Altruda Track Performer
Love Jones Track Performer
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Track Performer
Jazz Jury Track Performer
Technical Credits
Woody Guthrie Composer
Ben Vaughn Producer
Jim Morrison Composer
Ray Manzarek Composer
John Densmore Composer
Andy Razaf Composer
Richard M. Sherman Composer
Robert B. Sherman Composer
Jeffrey Kimball Producer
Justin Reinhardt Producer
Mitchell Leib Producer
Jon Favreau Executive Producer
Nicole Shay Laloggia Executive Producer
Doug Liman Executive Producer
Victor Simpkins Executive Producer
Beth Rosenblatt Producer
Dickey Lee Lipscomb Composer
Scotty Morris Composer
Steve Duffy Composer
Robby Krieger Composer
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