Stock Music track: O Little Town of Bethlehem (J Swanson)

Cool, jazzy, stripped down version of the famous Christmas Carol with a slight blues feel.

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Track details

Track ID number: 16886
Genres: Jazz: Soft & smooth jazz -- Christmas: New & Fun Christmas Music
Moods/Emotions: Happy / Joyful / Positive -- Laid back / Easy-going / Chilled -- Classy / Elegant / Exclusive
Suggested Production Types: Christmas / Holiday
Prominent Instruments: Bass (Upright/Acoustic) -- Piano (Acoustic)
Keywords / Hints: Nat King Cole, Vince Guaraldi, jazz, cool, fun, moderate, retro, rat pack, Christmas, holiday, carol, smooth, warm, peaceful, enlightening, happy, calm, acoustic bass, Charlie Brown Christmas, Charlie Brown, elegant, playful, mellow, light, joyful, sincere, soft, advertising, commercial, TV
Tempo feel: Slow -- Medium
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 102
Artist: Buddy Moncrief
Composer: John Swanson (BMI - CAE#: 00545496814)
Publisher: Acoustic SwaneeLand (BMI)
SRCO (Sound Recording Copyright Owner): John Swanson
PRO / Non-PRO Track? PRO (What's this?)
WAV file bit depth: CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)
Stem files available for this track: No
Album containing this track: (None)
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.