Teresa Brewer‘s extensive recording career (which encompassed nearly 600 song titles) ran the gamut – from pop and novelty to rhythm & blues to country, musicals and, in the latter part of her career, jazz. And yes, you can even add rock to that list – as evidenced by “Mama Sure Could Swing a Deal,” a song from her 1973 album, In London with Oily Rags, on the Flying Dutchman label.
“Mama Sure Could Swing a Deal” Teresa Brewer 1973
Oily Rags is the stage name for musical duo, Chas Hodges and Dave Peacock, who are joined by a bassist and drummer, two percussionists, three guitarists (including Pete Frampton), an electric keyboardist, and a 6-piece horn section on this track.
Curious to note that in 1973 Teresa Brewer also released 3 singles on the Flying Dutchman label – however, none of those sides duplicated any tracks from her album with Oily Rags.