Stock Music track: We Three Kings (J Swanson)
A lightly jazzy version of the Christmas classic, featuring an all-live setup of acoustic bass, jazzy drums, acoustic piano. Swing feel. Available as a vocal version and an instrumental version.
|Track ID number:||15009|
|CD-collection containing this track:||(None)|
|Genres:||Vocal Jazz music - royalty free jazz with vocals -- Vocal Christian / Religious / Spiritual music -- Christmas: Traditional Christmas Music -- Christmas: New & Fun Christmas Music|
|Moods/Emotions:||Happy / Joyful / Positive -- Cool / Funky / Strutting|
|Suggested Production Types:||Christmas / Holiday|
|Prominent Instruments:||Bass (Upright/Acoustic) -- Drums (Drum Kit) -- Piano (Acoustic) -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics|
|Tempo Beats Per Minute:||177|
|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:||We three kings of Orient are;
Bearing gifts we traverse afar,
Field and fountain, moor and mountain,
Following yonder star.
O star of wonder, star of light,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect light.
Born a King on Bethlehem's plain,
Gold I bring to crown him again,
King forever, ceasing never,
Over us all to reign.
Frankincense to offer have I;
Incense owns a Deity nigh;
Prayer and praising, all men raising,
Worship him God most high.
Myrrh is mine; its bitter perfume
Breathes a life of gathering gloom;
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying,
Sealed in the stone-cold tomb.
Glorious now behold him arise;
King and God and sacrifice:
Heaven to Earth replies
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.