Stock Music track: Sycamore Drive

New Orleans style blues with piano, guitar, bass, drums, male vocals. Fun, bouncing, medium up-tempo feel with guitar and piano solos. Descriptive lyrics with specific names, places, and feelings on a small town summer night. New Orleans, blues, piano, fun, rolling, guitar, bass, drums, jazz, Cajun, small town, characters.

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Track details

Track ID number: 11719
CD-collection containing this track: (None)
Genres: Vocal Jazz music - royalty free jazz with vocals -- Vocal Blues / Southern -- Jazz: General & faster jazz -- Blues & Southern Rock
Moods/Emotions: Excited / Enthusiastic / Energetic -- Happy / Joyful / Positive -- Cool / Funky / Strutting -- Funny / Playful / Whimsical / Comical
Suggested Production Types: Historical / Retro: 1960's -- Historical / Retro: 1950's -- Historical / Retro: 1920-1940's -- Lounge / Cafe / Lobby / Bar
Prominent Instruments: Bass (Electric) -- Drums (Drum Kit) -- Guitar (Electric) -- Piano (Acoustic) -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics
Tempo feel: Medium
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 133
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: Down on Sycamore Drive
Old Mrs. Anderson is kicking the jive
She still plays piano now she’s eighty-five
She don’t believe in living in the past

Down on Sullivan Street
Marcellus Damone is staying out of the heat
From his front porch cooler he’s got a front row seat
To yell at people driving too fast

On a small town summer night
You get the ice cream meltin’ in the neon light
You got the tough kids hangin’ out lookin’ for a fight

Down in Mulberry Park
Two young lovers are carving out their names in the bark
They’re making the vows that will break their hearts
And they’re sealing their fate with a kiss

Down at Billy O’s pub
Billy O’Malley’s throwin’ down some grub
The catfish plate, oh man I’m telling you bub
It don’t get better than this

In a small town summer scene
You get the egg-head dancing with the homecoming queen
You got more corn on the cob than you ever seen

In your small town summer dreams
You get free hot dogs for the little league teams
The rest of the world is so far away it seems

Down on Sycamore Drive
Old Mrs. Anderson is feeling alive
She’s fired up the Buick, she’s goin’ out for a drive
You better stay out of her way

Down at Billy O’s place
I’m likin’ the flushed glowing look on your face
I’m stickin’ to beer baby just in case
You want to come over to play
Down on Sycamore Drive
Down on Sycamore Drive
Down on Sycamore Drive
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.