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Stock Music track: If I Could Make You Happy

Good hearted swing big band in the "Sinatra Vegas" style. Classy, uptown jazz. Male crooner sings to his love about how much better life would be if he could please her. Also available as an instrumental version.

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Track details

Track ID number: 20754
CD-collection containing this track: (None)
Genres: Vocal Jazz music - royalty free jazz with vocals -- Jazz: General & faster jazz
Moods/Emotions: Happy / Joyful / Positive -- Laid back / Easy-going / Chilled -- Angelic / Heavenly / Delightful -- Funny / Playful / Whimsical / Comical
Suggested Production Types: Comedy / Sitcom / Dramedy -- Historical / Retro: 1960's -- Historical / Retro: 1950's -- Historical / Retro: 1920-1940's -- Lounge / Cafe / Lobby / Bar -- TV Commercial - Quirky / Fun
Prominent Instruments: Bass (Upright/Acoustic) -- Brass section / Horns -- Drums (Drum Kit) -- Piano (Acoustic) -- String Section -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics
Tempo feel: Slow -- Medium
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 116
Artist: Buddy Moncrief
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?)
Lyrics: "If I could make you happy
If I could make you smile
It's be the wind in my sails
The hero prevails
At least for awhile

If I could make you happy
Put a smile on your face
I'd be a rich man indeed
Riding a white steed
Running; winning the race

There's no place like being with you
There's no place like being with you
Won't you give love a try
We'll spread out our wings and we'll fly

If I could make you happy
Oh, if I could make you smile
Now that would be making a point
I'd be owning the joint
We'd be going in style

If I could make you happy
If I could make you smile
It'd be a big load off my mind
One less thing to do
Baby we're two of a kind
Can't you see I could be happy to

If I could make you happy
If I could make you smile
If I could make you happy"
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.