Flip Phillips: Swing is the Thing (2000)
Green’s opening snippet of "Baby Bumblebee," for example, cracks "Flip the Whip" to jovial life. From the building jitterbug snap of "Exactly Like Us" to the noir-y, breathy plod of "Susan’s Dream," this veteran of Goodman, Norvo, Herman and Granz keeps pace with his latest fellow performers, some of whom are over 50 years his junior, in an array of original sets and cherished covers. Even his occasional slurs and squeals seem the planned product of an experienced master more than the misgivings of age. Leading the way and keeping the star-studded conglomerate in a tight and snappy line, Phillips shows once again what has kept him swinging all these years.
Track Listing: 1. The Mark Of Zorro - Intro 2. I Hadn't Anyone Till You 3. Everything I Have Is Yours 4. Where Or When 5. In A Mellow Tone 6. Exactly Like Us 7. Music, Maestro, Please 8. Swing Is The Thing 9. For All We Know 10. Flip The Whip 11. Susan's Dream 12. This Is All I Ask 13. Grand Rose 14. The Mark Of Zorro - Outro
Record Label: Verve Music Group