To Swing Or Not To Swing, Vol. 3

Barney Kessel

To Swing Or Not To Swing Vol 3 MP3
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    1. Begin The Blues 4:26
    2. Louisiana 3:53
    3. Happy Feeling 3:55
    4. Embraceable You 4:48
    5. Wail Street 4:22
    6. Indiana 8:51
    7. Moten Swing 3:55
    8. Midnight Sun 3:58
    9. Contemporary Blues 4:07
    10. Don't Blame Me 2:27
    11. 12th Street Rag 2:59

This gathering of some veterans of the big-band era is a happy romp through some great, old swinging standards ("12th Street Rag," "Indiana," "Moten Swing," and "Louisiana"), ballads ("Embraceable You," "Don't Blame Me," and Lionel Hampton's "Midnight Sun"), and blues. With past masters such as "Sweets" Edison, Georgie Auld, and leader Barney Kessel, one of the true standard-bearers of the Charlie Christian heritage, the question "To Swing or Not to Swing" is immediately answered in the affirmative. The addition of Al Hendrickson on rhythm guitar doesn't hurt the swing one bit.

with Harry Edison, Georgie Auld, Bill Perkins, Jimmy Rowles, Al Hendrickson, Red Mitchell, Irv Cottler, Shelly Manne

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