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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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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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

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!