The Kings And Queens Of Swing Compilation (Universal)
Graham Clark, Features Writer
Mindful of the fact that most CD's these days are bought by an older generation, Universal Music have put together this compilation that focuses on the golden age of jazzy, swing standards.
Mind you, Seal recently released a swing album full of covers and these standards have been recorded too by acts such as Michael Buble.
Spread over 4 CD's the album starts off with Frank Sinatra with Fly Me To The Moon before we hear Bobby Darin and Mack The Knife.
Who can resist such memorable classics such as Nina Simone and I Put A Spell on You?
Louis Armstrong is represented with the subliminal What A Wonderful World whilst we get to hear Burt Bacharach sing his very own, Do You Know The Way To San Jose.
By the time we reach CD4 the standard starts to drop slightly with Val Doonican and If The Whole World Stopped Lovin'. Things pick up with Tom Jones and It's Not Unusual before Vera Lyn concludes the 80 track CD with We'll Meet Again.
I give it 4 out of 5
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The Kings And Queens Of Swing Compilation (Universal), 10th May 2018, 15:19 PM