The Swingin' Swamis
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The Swingin' Swamis

Baltimore, Maryland, United States | SELF

Baltimore, Maryland, United States | SELF
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"Review of Dancing Shoes CD"

The last time I saw the Swingin' Swamis, they were performing at a Democratic election event attended by Barbara Mikulski, Martin O' Malley and other politicos in Dorchester County, where there may be more one-armed oystermen than registered Democrats. Democratic gatherings on the shore can be somber affairs, but the Baltimore-based combo, known as one of this area's premier party bands, injected enough levity into the proceedings to make it truly fun. That party vibe permeates this disc, from it's Perez Prado opener ("Sway") to the closing Wilson Pickett tune ("Mustang Sally"). Such tunes make a great calling card for the band, but it's the handful of original tunes, especially "No Foolin' Around" and "Premonition," that warrant closer attention. In fact, they suggest that the time has come for an entire CD of Swamis' songs. - Baltimore Magazine


"Review of Sookie! Sookie! CD"

Homegrown lounge combo The Swingin' Swamis recently released their third collection of smooth bachelor-pad standards and jazzy originals, Sookie! Sookie! The set of Rat Pack-cool tunes ranges from the lazy, mellow stylings of "Black Coffee" to the Latin-flavored fizz of "Cantaloupe Island". Perfect for adding a bit of bossa-nova background beat to your backyard barbecue or patio cocktail party. - Style Magazine


Discography

-The Swingin' Swamis (our debut CD recorded at Baltimore's ACR studios and released in April 2001)
Songs & Other Misdemeanors (12 original songs recorded at Baltimore's ACR studios and released in February 2003)

-Sookie! Sookie! (16 Song disc recorded at Invisible Sound Studios featuring classic songs such as It's Your Thing, Peter Gunn, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps and Night Train as well as original material. Released in March 2005)

-Dancing Shoes (10 Song disc recorded at Invisible Sound Studios featuring classic songs such as At Last and Mustang Sally as well as original material. Released in April of 2007)

-Shake (6 Song digital release highlighting the 5 guys and their singing chops. Released in November of 2009)

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The Swingin' Swamis perform an eclectic set of jazz and world rhythms. From 1930's jazz to 1970's funk and everything in between, it is the band's goal to present to listeners a wide range of popular as well as lesser-known music.

Since 1997, The Swingin' Swamis have provided the music for hundreds of corporate and private functions, weddings, music and arts festivals, restaurants and night clubs. Noteworthy performances include: The Kennedy Center, MusikFest 2005, Artscape 2004 & 2005, The Ram's Head Live (opening for The B-52's), The Baltimore Museum of Art, and The Maryland Film Festival.