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Swing Easy!
Swing Easy!
General information
Artist
Arranger
Release date(s)
August 2, 1954
Recorded
April 7, April 19, 1954
Record Label
Producer
Voyle Gilmore
Product code
Track information
Discs
1
Total tracks
18 (12 in CD re-release)
Length
19:17
Reception
4½ / 5 [2]
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Alternate cover art
Chronology

Swing Easy! is the ninth studio album of Frank Sinatra.

It was released under Capital Records and was his first actual arrangement with Nelson Riddle.

Like it's predecessor of Songs for Young Lovers, Swing Easy! was released again in 1960 as an LP along with new songs. Swing Easy! was also re-released on CD along with tracks of Songs for Young Lovers.

Track Listing Edit

Original listing Edit

  1. "Just One of Those Things" (Cole Porter) - 3:12
  2. "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter" (Fred E. Ahlert, Joe Young) - 2:24
  3. "Sunday" (Chester Conn, Benny Krueger, Ned Miller, Jule Styne) - 2:28
  4. "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams" (Harry Barris, Ted Koehler, Billy Moll) - 2:13
  5. "Taking a Chance on Love" (Vernon Duke, Ted Fetter, John Latouche) - 2:12
  6. "Jeepers Creepers" (Harry Warren, Johnny Mercer) - 2:21
  7. "Get Happy" (Ted Koehler, Harold Arlen) - 2:21
  8. "All of Me" (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) - 2:06

Expanded listing Edit

  1. "Jeepers Creepers" (Harry Warren, Johnny Mercer)
  2. "Taking a Chance on Love" (Vernon Duke, Ted Fetter, John Latouche)
  3. "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams" (Harry Barris, Ted Koehler, Billy Moll)
  4. "Lean Baby" (Roy Alfred, Billy May)
  5. "I Love You" (Harry Archer, Harlan Thompson)
  6. "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter" (Fred E. Ahlert, Joe Young)
  7. "Get Happy" (Ted Koehler, Harold Arlen)
  8. "All of Me" (Seymour Simons, Gerald Marks)
  9. "How Could You Do a Thing Like That to Me" (Tyree Glenn, Allan Roberts)
  10. "Why Should I Cry Over You?" (Chester Conn, Nathan "Ned" Miller)
  11. "Sunday" (Chester Conn, Benny Krueger, Ned Miller, Jule Styne)
  12. "Just One of Those Things" (Cole Porter)

Singles Edit

While none of the songs from the original album charted or were released as singles, "Lean Baby," a song from the recording dates of Swing Easy!, was released as a single with the song "I'm Walking Behind You." Released in 1953, this was Sinatra's first single under Capitol Records.[1]

Reception Edit

Allmusic loved Swing Easy!, scoring it at four and a half out of five stars. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic claimed that "it ranks as one of his most jazzy performances, as well as one of his most fun and carefree records."[2]

Personnel Edit

Personnel
Harry Archer Composer
Harry Barris Composer
Chester Conn Composer
Vernon Duke Composer
Ted Fetter Composer
Ted Koehler Composer
Benny Krueger Composer
John Latouche Composer
Ned Miller Composer
Billy Moll Composer
Nelson Riddle Arranger, conductor
Frank Sinatra Vocals
Jule Styne Composer
Harlan Thompson Composer

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 http://sinatrafamily.com/single-list/
  2. 2.0 2.1 Allmusic review

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