Welcome to the groovin' sounds of Swingadelic! We are here to uplift the human spirit, free your mind from the constraints of musical segregation and to celebrate the groove no matter what bag we play in. And we're always ready for the party after the gig, baby! We've taken the classic sounds of Count Basie and Duke Ellington, the rockin' rhythms of the jump blues masters, added a pinch of soul jazz and spice it up with some Latin dances to create a beautiful blend of music we like to call 'Acid Lounge'. And baby, it is swingin'! Come join us in the lounge to dance or just to kick back and listen. Take a trip with us to a better place....Dave Post
BC BOOGALOO, written by Dave Post and performed by Swingadelic, will be featured in a new motion picture by CT FILMS called BLACK ONYX.
From the October 2003 JazzTimes
Swingadelic, based in the New York City area and lead by acoustic bassist Dave Post, is a working swing and jump blues band that varies in size from 6 to 10 pieces. This album, the groups' second, incorporates the soulful Hammond B3 sound throughout. (The album is dedicated to the late organists "Brother" Jack McDuff and Charles Earland. Tom "T-Bone" Stinson and Don Militello split the keyboard duties.
Tunes such as Post's "BC Boogaloo" and W.C.Handy's "Loveless Love" (aka "Careless Love") mine the 60's soul-jazz groove. But the disc also includes classic blues (Willie Dixon's "I Just Want To Make Love To You"), classic swing (Basie and "Sweets" Edison's "Jive At Five"), Latin jazz (Willie Bobo's "Spanish Grease" and plenty of jump tunes.
The rhythm is infectious on each performance, though the personnel and soloists vary from track to track. The usual instrumentation is alto, tenor and baritone saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, organ, bass and percussion. Several instrumentalists also double as vocalists. Alto and tenor saxophonist and vocalist Buddy Terry is an asset in all departments. His Illinois Jacquet-style tenor is perfect on Post's "Meddlin' With Edlin." Trombonist and vocalist Neal Pawley also distinguishes himself, especially with his smooth lead vocal on "Cry To Me."
Swingadelic seems an excellent party band. It sounds authentic (as opposed to slick and faux retro). Its arrangements and solos make for fun listening as well as dancing.
Reviewed by Owen Cordle, JazzTimes
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