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Stock Music track: The Laughing Buddha Knows

Modern vocal jazz tune with swing feel and classic piano, acoustic bass, drums backing. Smoldering full-voiced male vocalist croons lyrics that have cosmic, religious overtones about a laughing Buddha who gives peace, love, and transcendence. Fine jazz piano comping and solo work. Beautiful minor key harmonic structure that sends out a positive vibe.

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Track details

Track ID number: 10105
CD-collection containing this track: (None)
Genres: Vocal Jazz music - royalty free jazz with vocals -- Jazz: General & faster jazz -- Jazz: Old-time jazz, Retro jazz
Moods/Emotions: Happy / Joyful / Positive -- Cool / Funky / Strutting -- Laid back / Easy-going / Chilled -- Reflective / Thoughtful / Introspective -- Classy / Elegant / Exclusive
Suggested Production Types: Comedy / Sitcom / Dramedy -- Family / Light Entertainment -- Historical / Retro: 1960's -- Historical / Retro: 1950's -- Historical / Retro: 1920-1940's -- Lounge / Cafe / Lobby / Bar -- Style / Fashion
Prominent Instruments: Bass (Upright/Acoustic) -- Drums (Drum Kit) -- Piano (Acoustic) -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics
Tempo feel: Slow -- Medium
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 128
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: Who knows when the sun
Will flicker and burn out
Cosmic dust cast about
Now that's a cold day

The Laughing Buddha he knows
The day the world will end
Rub his pot belly Zen
Go on and ask away

Ask him why
The say the end is near
Go on and ask him about
All the pain and the doubt
And the fear

How long will the sun
Flicker and burn
The hardest lesson to learn
Is the one you know

But the Buddha he laughs
When you look in his eyes
Because his love never dies
His love never dies

Ask him why
The say the end is near
Go on and ask him about
All your pain and your doubt
And your fear

How long will the sun
Flicker and burn
The hardest lesson to learn
Is the one you know

But the Buddha he laughs
When you look in his eyes
Because his love never dies
His love never dies
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.