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America, Swinging

CHICAGO, October 04, 2019 - Jazz crooner-songwriter Frank Lamphere has completed recording his third CD “America, Swinging”. The CD includes his original compositions Las Vegas with a thunderous ten-piece horn section and the swinging baseball anthem The Cubs Go All the Way. Unique covers of: America the Beautiful, Meditation, Born Free and This Guy's In Love With You are also included on the disc. Anticipated release will be January 2020.

Frank Lamphere is a professional singer in the highly specialized genre known as traditional pop. (Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Jack Jones) Vast portions of his performances and repertoire are presented in big band and a straight-ahead jazz style and always with a live band.

His musical journey began at a young age singing along to records. Early opportunities to sing mini sets with an Italian wedding band and sit-ins with local bands like Tony Smith's were a great start. As jazz took on a greater role in his musical direction, Frank found pianists Buddy Charles then Billy Pierce. Like most up-and-comers, jam sessions played a key role in his development. Jim Beebe, John Bany and Bruce Oscar's jam sessions were pivitol. Around 1998, Frank found steady vocal work with the Johnny Gabor Trio, at the Flame of Countryside. In a short while he gained the confidence to seek work of his own; and did he find it! A stream of club and hotel work (lasting about fifteen years) ensued; all the while learning, improving, forming. It’s worth noting that Lamphere has a day job. Deck carpenter-contractor and owner of A-Affordable Decks, 27 years in business as of 2019.

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”His voice, now more than ever before, is a wonderful blend of masculine strength and smooth, rounded edges”

“The fledgling composer succeeds with five originals with catchy lyrics, good production value, and top notch playing by some of Chicago’s finest musicians”

“Unlike singers like Michael Buble who initially succeed in one genre but cross over into more popular styles, Frank demonstrates respect for the style he loves. Without being a generic impersonator, Lamphere derives inspiration from the usual suspects, Sinatra and Dean Martin. But I didn’t find myself comparing him to either”

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Album Frank Swings by Frank Lamphere

Frank Swings

Self Produced
2012

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