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The Swingle Singers
Around the World Folk Songs

Song NameComposer
Cachapaya (Peru)
Star of the County Down (Ireland)
El paisanito (Argentina)
De punta y taco (Chile)
The Ash Grove (Wales)
David of the White Rock (Wales)
The Drunken Sailor (England)
Ciao bella ciao (Italy)
L'Amour de moi (France)
Country Dances (USA)
Waltzing Matilda (Austrailia)
Danny boy (Ireland)
Charlie is My Darling (Scotland)
Loch Lomond (Scotland)
The Salley Gardens (England)
Joshua Fit De Battle Of JerichoTraditional
Viel Freuden mit sich bringet (Germany)
Bushes and Briers (England)
Sakkijarven Polka( Finland)
Vem kan segla (Sweden)

Simply put, the early success of Ward Swingle's Singers in the world of jazz is a result of their applying scat singing (a vocal technique using nonsense syllables started by Louis Armstrong in 1926 when his songsheet with the words fell on the floor while recording) to incongruous well-known music, such as the orchestral and organ music of J.S. Bach. In "Around The World" the Swingles apply scat to folk songs from around the world with a result as fresh and surprising as their first hit, "Bach Hits Back." The instruments they scat in this generous, sumptious CD (over an hour, 20 songs) include flutes of the Andes on the lovely opening cut, "Cachapaya," the banjo in the American medley "Country Dances" and the didgeridoo in a lilting "Waltzing Matilda." The combination of words and vocal "instruments" create another winning, unique sound for the Swingles. Some other favorites: "Star of the County Down" from Ireland, Scotland's "Loch Lomond," "The Ash Grove" from Wales, "Joshua fought the battle of Jericho," England's haunting "Bushes and Briars"... actually, there's not a weak track here!

Item code: 6208C | 1 CD | $15.98 add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | A Cappella | Mixed

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