Here is the one hundred fiftieth song and I'm happy to feature a tune by one of my favorite Swiss combos!
I would have brought them much earlier on the series, but because their album has not been available online until recently, I wanted to wait so that it's easier for you – the international audience – to get the song (or even better the full album).
A Touch Of Swing
A Touch Of Swing is a fine acoustic Jazz quartet. Two guitars: Manfred Junker (who replaced Erich Nussbaum) and Dani Solimine, one double bass: Geri Zumbrunn and a warm female voice: Flavia Vasella.
It's more than just a touch of Swing, it's a soft but hardly swinging band for dancers!
Their subtle and witty arranged songs are mainly from the American songbook from the 1930s and 1940s. But they also mix latin rhythms, gipsy swing solos and some “Italianità” into the jazz standards and thus create a unique blend of beautiful music.
Although this is not a winter song, its mood suits perfectly to that winter atmosphere.
Romance Without Finance
This tune is a funny version. Flavia is scatting and the middle of the song she changes the lyrics from English to Swiss German. For sure an unusual sound for many ears! Unique!
On the recording [easyazon-link asin=”B00A9HGEI6″ locale=”us”]Trust In Me[/easyazon-link] – and therefore in this tune – it's Erich Nussbaum playing the lead guitar!
[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00A9HGEI6″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”https://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51OGWOL-F8L._SL160_.jpg” width=”160″]Title: [easyazon-link asin=”B00A9HGETU” locale=”us”]Romance Without Finance[/easyazon-link]
Artist: A Touch Of Swing
Album: [easyazon-link asin=”B00A9HGEI6″ locale=”us”]Trust In Me[/easyazon-link]
Tempo: 152 bpm
Dance: Lindy Hop
Click the link to download the song at
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Every Monday, I post a new “Song of the Week“.
You can find the songs also on my Spotify playlist or on 8tracks.
Song of the Week #149: “California Rain” by Madeleine Peyroux
Song of the Week #148: “Tu Vuò Fà L'Americano” by Quadro Nuevo
Song of the Week #147: “Mele Kalikimaka” by The Puppini Sisters
Song of the Week #146: “Four Or Five Times” by Muggsy Spanier feat. Sidney Bechet
Song of the Week #145: “Organ Grinder's Swing” by The Mills Brothers