Swing Street is an album by composer and singer Barry Manilow, released in 1987. Most of the tracks on the album featured Manilow in a duet with another singer. The tracks were recorded at various locations. The album only reached Gold, despite all the outside talent brought in to record it. This album marks Manilow's return to the Arista Records label from RCA Records, where he had four releases from 1985 to 1986 including Manilow.
Swing Street (LP, Album). 208 878. Barry Manilow. Swing Street - BARRY MANILOW 3:30. Barry Manilow: Stomping at the Savoy 2:43.
Tracklist: 1. Swing Street, 2. Big Fun, 3. Stompin’ At The Savoy, 4. Black And Blue, 5. Hey Mambo, 6. Summertime, 7. Brooklyn Blues, 8. Stardust, 9. Once When You Were Mine, 10. One More Time. More albums from Barry Manilow: Singin’ With The Big Bands by Barry Manilow. Barry Manilow II by Barry Manilow. Night Songs by Barry Manilow. The Greatest Songs Of The Fifties by Barry Manilow. Manilow by Barry Manilow. One Voice by Barry Manilow. The Greatest Songs Of The Sixties by Barry Manilow. Manilow Sings Sinatra by Barry Manilow. View all albums . Swing Street.
Swing Street is an album by composer and singer Barry Manilow, released in 1987. Swing Street" (Eddie Arkin, Barry Manilow, Roy Freeland) - 3:33. Big Fun" (with Full Swing) (Arkin, Lorraine Feather) - 3:54. Stompin' at the Savoy" (Benny Goodman, Chick Webb, Edgar Sampson, Andy Razaf, Manilow) - 2:40. Black and Blue" (with Phyllis Hyman & Tom Scott) (Manilow, Tom Kelly, Adrienne Anderson) - 4:01.
In the liner notes for Swing Street, Barry Manilow refers to his wish to record a "techno-swing album. From the first few notes of its title track, the album seems like music made for an audience of mannequins. Manilow himself fully indulges in the vocal style of the genre, emoting up a storm on "Stardust" and "Summertime," a duet with Diane Schurr that also features the sax of Stan Getz. The latter track is a standout; together with the wistful, piano-driven "Once You Were Mine," it's the most real thing on the album. The rest of Swing Street can't outrun its digital composition, as illustrated by an unfortunate version of "Stompin' at the Savoy," which adds lyrics and sounds like Muzak on Mars.
CBS aired Manilow's Big Fun on Swing Street special in March 1988. It featured songs and special guests from his Swing Street and 2:00 AM Paradise Cafe albums, including Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Phyllis Hyman, Stanley Clarke, Carmen McRae, Tom Scott, and Uncle Festive, a band within Manilow's band at the time. The special was nominated for two Emmys in technical categories, and won in the category of "Outstanding Art Direction for a Variety or Music program. In October 2009, Manilow TV, a monthly video subscription service, launched.
|1||–Barry Manilow||Swing Street
Lyrics By – Barry Manilow, Roy FreelandMusic By – Eddie Arkin*
|2||–Barry Manilow Featuring Full Swing||Big Fun
Lyrics By – Lorraine FeatherMusic By – Eddie Arkin*
|3||–Barry Manilow||Stompin' At The Savoy
Lyrics By – Andy RazafLyrics By [Additional] – Barry ManilowMusic By – Benny Goodman, Chick Webb, Edgar Sampson
|4||–Barry Manilow Duet With Phyllis Hyman Featuring Tom Scott||Black And Blue
Lyrics By – Adrienne AndersonMusic By – Barry Manilow, Tom Kelly
|5||–Barry Manilow Duet With Kid Creole And The Coconuts||Hey Mambo
Lyrics By – Bruce Sussman, Jack FeldmanMusic By – Barry Manilow, Tom KellyProducer – Emilio*, The Jerks
|6||–Barry Manilow Duet With Diane Schuur Featuring Stan Getz||Summertime
Lyrics By – Dubose Heyward*Music By – George Gershwin
|7||–Barry Manilow Featuring Tom Scott||Brooklyn Blues
Lyrics By – Bruce Sussman, Jack FeldmanMusic By – Barry Manilow
|8||–Barry Manilow Featuring "Uncle Festive"*||Stardust
Featuring – "Uncle Festive"*Lyrics By – Mitchell ParishMusic By – Hoagy Carmichael
|9||–Barry Manilow||Once When You Were Mine
Lyrics By – Adrienne AndersonMusic By – Barry Manilow
|10||–Barry Manilow Featuring Gerry Mulligan||One More Time
Lyrics By – Bruce Sussman, Jack FeldmanMusic By – Barry Manilow, Tom Kelly
|5C 208860||Barry Manilow||Swing Street (LP, Album)||Arista||5C 208860||Spain||1987|
|LAE-754||Barry Manilow||Swing Street (LP, Album)||Arista||LAE-754||Mexico||1987|
|208 878||Barry Manilow||Swing Street (LP, Album)||Arista||208 878||Europe||1987|
|AL-8527||Barry Manilow||Swing Street (LP, Album)||Arista||AL-8527||US||1987|
|ARCD 8527, ARCD-8527||Barry Manilow||Swing Street (CD, Album)||Arista, Arista||ARCD 8527, ARCD-8527||US||1987|