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Stock Music track: We Make a Pretty Good Team

Hard swinging big band backs big-voiced male crooner. Horn section (trumpets, trombones, tenor sax, alto sax) trades licks with a stinging electric guitar throughout the song in call and response. Jazz number with a definite blues feel. Lyrics send out a cool, good feeling vibe about the importance of teamwork in love, relationships, and life. Lyrics full of allusions and metaphors.

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Track details

Track ID number: 10107
CD-collection containing this track: (None)
Genres: Vocal Jazz music - royalty free jazz with vocals -- Jazz: General & faster jazz
Moods/Emotions: Excited / Enthusiastic / Energetic -- Busy / Active / Bustling -- Cool / Funky / Strutting -- Classy / Elegant / Exclusive
Suggested Production Types: Comedy / Sitcom / Dramedy -- Family / Light Entertainment -- Historical / Retro: 1970's -- Historical / Retro: 1960's -- Lounge / Cafe / Lobby / Bar -- Style / Fashion
Prominent Instruments: Bass (Upright/Acoustic) -- Brass section / Horns -- Drums (Drum Kit) -- Guitar (Electric) -- Piano (Acoustic) -- Trumpet -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics
Tempo feel: Medium -- Fast
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 132
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: Cruise control on easy street
Black numbers on the balance sheet
We're undefeated; we can't be beat
Like hot coffee with sugar and cream

You have to admit we make a pretty good team
You have to admit we make a pretty good team
It ain't always pretty
It ain't always fine
But you get your's baby
I'll get mine
You have to admit we make a pretty good team

Apple pie ala mode
A pretty princess and an ugly toad
A pair of hands to carry the load
A pair of fins to paddle up stream

You see what I mean; we make a pretty good team
You have to admit we make a pretty good team
Sometimes we're skinny
Sometimes we're thick
We'll build the castle baby
Brick by brick
You have to admit we make a pretty good team

Spring flowers need the month of May
Sally Bowles needs a cabaret
My head might need a toupee someday
Wouldn't that be a scream?


You see what I mean; we make a pretty good team
You have to admit we make a pretty good team
Sometimes it's gravy
Sometimes it's grease
We'll build the castle baby
Piece by piece
You have to admit
We make a pretty good team
We make a pretty good team
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.