It Might as Well Be Swing
Infobox Album | Name = It Might As Well Be Swing
| Released = 1964
June 9– June 12, 1964, Los Angeles
Jazz, Classic pop
Length = 27:22
AllmusicRating|3.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:zkdjvwpva9tk link]
Last album = "
America, I Hear You Singing" (1964)
This album = "It Might as Well Be Swing"
Next album = "
12 Songs of Christmas" (1964)
"It Might as Well Be Swing" is a 1964 (see
1964 in music) album by Frank Sinatra, accompanied by the Count Basie orchestra. It was Sinatra's first studio recording with Quincy Jones.
This was Sinatra and Basie's second collaboration after 1963's "".
Sinatra's cover version of "Hello Dolly" on the album features a new second verse improvised by Sinatra, which pays tribute to
Louis Armstrong, who had topped the Billboard chartswith his own version of the song earlier in 1964.
It Might as Well Be Swing is a reference to the title of the well known jazz standard
It Might as Well Be Spring.
Fly Me to the Moon" ( Bart Howard) – 2:30
#"I Wish You Love" (
Léo Chauliac, Charles Trenet, Albert Beach) – 2:56
I Believe in You" ( Frank Loesser) – 2:21
#"More (Theme From "
Mondo Cane")" ( Riz Ortolani, Nino Oliviero, Marcello Ciorciolini, Norman Newell) – 3:05
I Can't Stop Loving You" ( Don Gibson) – 3:00
#"Hello, Dolly!" (
Jerry Herman) – 2:45
I Wanna Be Around" ( Johnny Mercer, Sadie Vimmerstedt) – 2:25
#"The Best is Yet to Come" (
Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) – 3:10
#"The Good Life" (
Sacha Distel, Jack Reardon) – 3:10
Wives and Lovers" ( Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 2:50
Frank Sinatra- Vocals
Count Basieand his Orchestra
Quincy Jones- Arranger, Conductor
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