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by New Memphis Hepcats

A spectacular collection of classic big band tunes from the early swing to the bebop era. This CD features hits from Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Lunceford, Dizzy Gillespie, and other masters of big band jazz.
Genre: Jazz: Swing/Big Band
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Rhythm Is Our Business
3:13 album only
2. Ko Ko
2:40 album only
3. Fly Me To The Moon
2:26 album only
4. Splanky
3:32 album only
5. Beyond The Sea
3:04 album only
6. My Ship
4:14 album only
7. Ray's Idea
3:37 album only
8. All Of Me
4:19 album only
9. Such Sweet Thunder
3:14 album only
10. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
4:56 album only
11. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
2:46 album only
12. Memphis Blues
4:18 album only
13. Bill Bailey
4:24 album only


Album Notes
After forming in 1997, The New Memphis Hepcats fast became a favorite attraction in the Memphis area. In 1999, the band released its first album, "Live at the Hi Tone," to rave reviews. That same year, the band was nominated for the Newcomer Award by the Memphis chapter of NARAS at their Premier Player Awards. The band has performed extensively throughout the Southeast and continues to deliver their hard-swinging big band sound.
The second release from the New Memphis Hepcats features more great big band compositions. From Jimmie Lunceford's classic "Rhythm is Our Business", to Dizzy Gillespie's "Ray's Idea," this album covers several periods of big band jazz. Many of the tunes come from the books of the great Count Basie and Duke Ellington bands, including "Ko Ko," "Splanky," "All of Me," "Such Sweet Thunder," and "Fly Me to the Moon," which Basie recorded with Frank Sinatra. Other vocal numbers include Bobby Darin's version of "Beyond the Sea," a piano/vocal duet of "One For My Baby," and a new arrangement of the Cole Porter classic "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To." Another new avenue for the album is the recording debut of Old Man Johnson and the Cooter River Jass Band, a dixieland off-shoot of the New Memphis Hepcats. Two songs feature this seven-piece group: W.C. Handy's "Memphis Blues" and the traditional favorite "Bill Bailey." Swingopoly has something for everyone and will be sure to become a welcome addition to any big band library.



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Marie Shrader

All that I could get on my computer was broken sound so wish I could do better but what I did get sounded great!


Enjoyed every song. GREAT!!!
I enjoyed all of it. You guys really did a great job. I'm still "swingin'".

Marie Shrader