Phil Swann | Stale Scotch and Cheap Cigars

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Stale Scotch and Cheap Cigars

by Phil Swann

Singer / songwriter, Phil Swann, returns to his saloon-jazz roots with an homage to a time when men donned tuxedos, women flaunted fur and everybody smoked. Swann, and a cast of stellar musicians, set the mood and add pages to the Great American Songbook
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Slow Dance
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2. Jazz is a Special Taste
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3. How Beautiful Is the Night
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4. The Middle Man
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5. In Another Place
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6. Parade of Wonders
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7. How Do I Go Home Tonight
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8. The Power of Us
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9. The Man You Made of Me
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10. If I Could Start Anew
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In his first solo CD, Stale Scotch and Cheap Cigars, singer / songwriter / producer, Phil Swann, returns to his saloon-jazz roots with 10 original Swann songs – including co-writes with renowned songwriters, Greg Barnhill, Mark Winkler, Dave Bassett and the legendary, Paul Williams. Swann's songs have been heard in television, film and recorded by such artists as: Clay Aiken, Lee Ann Womack, Blake Shelton, Neal McCoy, Rodney Atkins and Lee Greenwood, to name a few. As a record producer, Swann’s credits include: Helen Slater, Laura Hall, Roberta Duchak, Daniel Nahmod, and Adrina Thorpe. For the stage, Swann is the composer of: In A Booth at Chasen’s, Trombone, Neil Simon’s, Fools, Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits, as well as the award winning musicals, deLEARious, The People vs. Friar Laurence and Play It Cool (opening off-Broadway, September 6, 2011).

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Mark Winkler

Like Undiscovered pages to the Great American Songbook
Veteran Songwriter records his first CD and it's a winner. If you like Romantic songs that sound like undiscovered pages of the great American Songbook-- you'll love this. Beautifully recorded and sung, the CD is chock full of good songs. One of the highlights for me is "Middle Man" with it's wry lyrics and Dixieland arrangement-- but there are lots of gems here- like "Slow Dance" and "How Do I Go Home Tonight?" Highly recommended
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Ed Bazel

The Man Behind The Songs Steps Out In Fine Form
How refreshing it is to hear an award winning songwriter finally turn the microphone onto himself in a raw and sincere demonstration of talent. Swann's Stale Scotch and Cheap Cigars gives us a rare glimpse at the man behind many hit songs. Recorded live without the over processed sound of today's talents, Swann shows why he is an outstanding songwriter with a gift of delivering the depth of our feelings to us. Bravo Phil Swann for finally reflecting the spotlight on you - and thanks for sharing your soul with us!
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