American Look

American Look
Studio album by The Swingle Singers
Released 1969
Length 29:48
Label Philips
The Swingle Singers chronology
Back to Bach
(1968)
American Look
(1969)
Sinfonia (Berio)
(1969)

American Look is a 1969 album by the Swingle Singers on the Philips Records label. All tracks from this album are also included on the 11 disk Philips boxed set, Swingle Singers.

Track listing

  1. Country Dances (invention for vocal ensemble: "Arkansas Traveller" / "College Hornpipe" / "Devil's Dream" / "Old Zip Coon" / "Virginia Reel" / "Pop Goes the Weasel") – 2:15
  2. "When Jesus Wept" (William Billings) – 2:07
  3. Negro Spirituals (for vocal ensemble: "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho" / "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" / "Little David" / "Deep River") – 3:52
  4. Patriotic Songs (invention for vocal ensemble: "Dixie" / "Yankee Doodle" / "Battle Hymn of the Republic") – 2:07
  5. "He's Gone Away" (trad.) – 2:12
  6. "Saint's Fugue" (based on "When the Saints Go Marchin' In" for vocal ensemble) (Swingle) – 2:18
  7. Stephen Foster Medley: "Old Folks at Home"; "Beautiful Dreamer"; "Camptown Races"; "Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair" (Foster) – 3:26
from the opera, Porgy and Bess (Gershwin):
  1. "My Man's Gone Now" – 2:51
  2. "It Ain't Necessarily So" – 1:59
  3. "Summertime" – 1:58
  4. "I Got Plenty of Nothin'" – 2:03
  5. "Bess You Is My Woman" – 2:40

Personnel

Vocals:

  • Christiane Legrand – soprano
  • Nicole Darde – soprano
  • Hélène Devos – alto
  • Claudine Meunier – alto
  • Ward Swingle – tenor, arranger
  • Joseph Noves – tenor
  • Jean Cussac – bass
  • José Germain – bass

Rhythm section:

References / external links

  • Philips 6311.007, Philips 8262016
  • American Look at Allmusic.com
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