Swingers [Original Soundtrack]

Swingers [Original Soundtrack]


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The 1996 Miramax release Swingers helped in part to launch the neo-swing trend of the late '90s. The soundtrack that accompanied the film not only introduced swing revivalists such as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, but delved into classic swing, country, and funk to create an eclectic yet surprisingly cohesive album. Dean Martin's "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You" and Bobby Darin's "I'm Beginning to See the Light," respectively, open and close the soundtrack just as they did the film. Studio versions of two songs Big Bad Voodoo Daddy performed in the movie -- "You & Me and the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight (Baby)" and "Go Daddy-O" -- are included, as well as one song that wasn't in the film (a cover of the Disney classic "I Wanna Be like You.") "King of the Road" by Roger Miller and George Jones' "She Thinks I Still Care" add a country flavor to the collection, while King Floyd's "Groove Me" and Average White Band's "Pick Up the Pieces" proudly represent swing's urban '70s counterpart: funk. Throw in the ultra-smooth "Paid for Loving" by Love Jones and a few short pieces by the Jazz Jury and you have an album that flows beautifully from beginning to end. Fans of the film may miss Heart's "Magic Man," but it would have no doubt stuck out on what is basically an album of songs that differ in style but share a common, dance-happy spirit. Heart did get the nod for the second soundtrack album from the film, Swingers Too!, which includes other music from the film.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/22/1996
Label: Hollywood Records
UPC: 0720616209122
catalogNumber: 162091

Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Jones   Vocals,Track Performer
Dean Martin   Track Performer
Average White Band   Track Performer
Bobby Darin   Track Performer
Count Basie   Track Performer
Tony Bennett   Track Performer
Louis Jordan   Track Performer
Roger Miller   Track Performer
King Floyd   Track Performer
Joey Altruda   Track Performer
Love Jones   Track Performer
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy   Track Performer
Jazz Jury   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Ben Vaughn   Producer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Richard M. Sherman   Composer
Robert B. Sherman   Composer
Jeffrey Kimball   Producer
Justin Reinhardt   Producer
Mitchell Leib   Producer
Jon Favreau   Executive Producer
Nicole Shay Laloggia   Executive Producer
Doug Liman   Executive Producer
Victor Simpkins   Executive Producer
Beth Rosenblatt   Producer
Dickey Lee Lipscomb   Composer
Scotty Morris   Composer
Steve Duffy   Composer

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