America the Beautiful
Soulful rendition of the patriotic classic. Groovy Hammond B3 organ and tight blues rhythm sections. Influenced by Ray Charles version. Bluesy, strong, and proud. Made in the U.S.A.!
|Track ID number:||20750|
|Genres:||Urban styles: R&B / Soul / Urban Pop|
|Moods/Emotions:||Loving / Romantic / Tender -- Passionate / Emotional / Melodramatic|
|Suggested Production Types:||Comedy / Sitcom / Dramedy -- Historical / Retro: 1960's -- TV Commercial - Quirky / Fun|
|Tempo feel:||Very slow -- Slow|
|Tempo Beats Per Minute:||64|
|Composer:||Buddy Moncrief (BMI)|
|Publisher:||Lynne Publishing (PRS)|
|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|
|CD-collection containing this track:||(None)|
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.