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Stock Music track: Luck Aint Got Nothin To Do With It

Swinging answer to the classic Frank Loesser composition from Guys and Dolls (also one of Sinatra’s greatest hits). Ultra-cool big band arrangement blasts out a call and response with male jazz vocalist. Lyrics jump between two themes, romance and gambling; ultimately deciding that confidence and attitude are the keys to success. T14165 14.95 81.95

Track details

Track ID number: 14165
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: Ironic / Spiteful / Bad Attitude -- Happy / Joyful / Positive -- Cool / Funky / Strutting
Suggested Production Types: Historical / Retro: 1960's -- Historical / Retro: 1950's -- Historical / Retro: 1920-1940's -- Lounge / Cafe / Lobby / Bar
Prominent Instruments: Bass (Upright/Acoustic) -- Brass section / Horns -- Drums (Drum Kit) -- Piano (Acoustic) -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics
Tempo feel: Medium -- Fast
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 136
Artist: Buddy Moncrief
Composer: John Swanson (BMI - CAE#: 00545496814)
Publisher: Acoustic SwaneeLand (BMI)
PRO / Non-PRO Track? PRO (What's this?)
WAV file bit depth: CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)
Lyrics: Luck ain’t got nothin’ to do with it
No matter what they say
Luck ain’t got nothin’ to do with it
I’ll show you how to play

You watch the people sweating at the table
Look them straight in the eyes
When you see a moment of doubt, you pounce
It’s the element of surprise
It’s an easy game if you know how to play it
You play it slow
Keep your cards down low
And never let ‘em know that

Luck ain’t got nothin’ to do with it
Luck ain’t got nothin’ to do with it

The first time I saw you in the moonlight
My feet turned into clay
But I knew you wouldn’t just fall in my lap
I had to make a play
So I took a chance and stepped in your moment
With butterflies in my head
Thinking maybe it was luck instead
But you just laughed and said,

“Luck ain’t got nothin’ to do with it
Baby don’t you know that
Luck ain’t got nothing’ to do with it”

When I took a chance and stepped in your moment
It was luck at first sight
Thinking that was my lucky night
But baby you were so right, cuz’

Luck ain’t got nothin’ to do with it
Luck ain’t got nothin’ to do with it

Luck ain’t got nothin’ to do with it
Luck ain’t got nothin’ to do with it
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.