Stock Music track: I Don't Like Pictures

Jazz quartet (guitar, piano, acoustic bass, brush drums) swings freely behind male vocals. Poignant lyrics about pictures and how they influence and portray our lives; for good and bad. Unique harmonic structure creates a bluesy feel within a jazz context. Well done on the guitar and piano solos.

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Track details

Track ID number: 10100
Genres: Vocal Jazz music - royalty free jazz with vocals -- Jazz: Soft & smooth jazz -- Jazz: Old-time jazz, Retro jazz
Moods/Emotions: Cool / Funky / Strutting -- Laid back / Easy-going / Chilled -- Classy / Elegant / Exclusive
Suggested Production Types: Comedy / Sitcom / Dramedy -- Family / Light Entertainment -- Lounge / Cafe / Lobby / Bar -- Style / Fashion / Make-up
Prominent Instruments: Bass (Upright/Acoustic) -- Drums (Drum Kit) -- Guitar (Electric) -- Piano (Acoustic) -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics
Tempo feel: Slow -- Medium
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 108
Artist: Buddy Moncrief
Composer: Buddy Moncrief (BMI)
Publisher: Acoustic SwaneeLand (BMI)
PRO / Non-PRO Track? PRO (What's this?)
WAV file bit depth: CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)
Lyrics: I don't like pictures
I don't like pictures of me
I don't like pictures
I don't like pictures of me

Bad haircuts, bad sweaters
You know I've have had a few
Remind me of all the chances
That I had and I blew
I don't like pictures unless they're pictures of you

I don't like pictures
I don't like pictures of me
I don't like pictures
I don't like pictures of me

Best buddies, distant cousins
That I barely knew
You paint a smile on and act all happy
For a second or two
I don't like pictures unless they're pictures of you

All I need are my fond memories
Manipulate them
Store and rate them
Re-create them
As tailor-made realities
Do as I please

I don't like pictures
I don't like pictures of me
I don't like pictures
I don't like pictures of me

I don't like them; I don't trust them
Their slanted point of view
The injustice of forced smiling
Is so painfully true
All I need is a big fat picture of you
All I need is a big fat picture of you
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About the Artist
Buddy Moncrief Buddy Moncrief

Somewhere out on New Route 66, about 50 miles west of Sinatra and 75 miles east of Tom Waits, Swanson struts his swingin' and singin'. He loves Dave Frishberg songs and Johnny Walker in a tumbler. He'd like to hear Kurt Elling cover Stone Temple Pilots. Lonnie Johnson is God.

On his latest full-length release "We Can't Party Like We Used To" (2009 Acoustic SwaneeLand), Swanson pounds out 12 original vocal jazz cuts with a cool retro vibe. His bluesy vocals and tasty guitar licks remind of crooners past and present - Sinatra, Cole, John Pizzarelli come to mind - but his clever songwriting has a leaner, edgier feel to it that puts him squarely in the current century.