1989 Michelle Shocked – Captain Swing

Captain Swing is a mixed genre album by American folk singer-songwriter Michelle Shocked. It was first released by Mercury Records in 1989 and later reissued by Shocked’s own label Mighty Sound in 2004. It was named after Captain Swing, the pseudonymous rebel leader who penned threatening letters during the rural English Swing Riots of 1830.  The album was a cross-country inventory of swing musical styles—from Dixieland to Western, Big Band to BeBop.


1  God Is A Real Estate Developer (Michelle Shocked, Mat Fox) 3:13
2  On The Greener Side (Michelle Shocked ) 2:55
3  Silent Ways (Michelle Shocked ) 2:40
4  Sleep Keeps Me Awake (Michelle Shocked ) 2:44
5  The Cement Lament (Michelle Shocked ) 3:07
6  (Don’t You Mess Around With) My Little Sister (Michelle Shocked ) 2:38
7  Looks Like Mona Lisa (Michelle Shocked ) 2:32
8  Too Little Too Late (Michelle Shocked ) 2:15
9  Streetcorner Ambassador (Michelle Shocked ) 3:28
10  Must Be Luff (Michelle Shocked ) 2:44
11  Russian Roulette (Bonus) (Michelle Shocked ) 3:33



BassDusty Wakeman
BassDominic Genova
DrumsJeff Donovan
GuitarPete Anderson
Acoustic GuitarMichelle Shocked
MandolinPaul Glasse
KeyboardsSkip Edwards
AccordionZachary Richard
PercussionLenny Castro
ClarinetBeverly Dahlke-Smith
SaxBeverly Dahlke-Smith
SaxSteve Grove
TromboneDavid Stout
TrumpetLee Thornburg
VocalsMichelle Shocked

Liner Notes

Producer – Pete Anderson
Arranged By – Pete Anderson
Arranged By (Horns) – Lee Thornburg
Mastered By – Stephen Marcussen
Mixed By – David Leonard (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
Mixed By – Don Murray (Tracks 8, 9, 10)
Mixed By (Additional) – Charlie Paakkari
Programmed By (Emmulator Program) – John Begzian
Recorded By, Mixed By (Additional) – Peter Doell
Strings – Don Reed

Cover – Jaime Hernandez
Layout (Design) – Diana Lynn Perez
Photography By – Beth B, Chris Kehoe

Phonographic Copyright (p) – PolyGram Records, Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – FFRR Records Ltd.
Copyright (c) – FFRR Records Ltd.
Pressed By – EMI Records
Recorded At – Capitol Studios
Mixed At – Skip Sailor Studios
Mixed At – Soundcastle
Mixed At – The Enterprise
Mastered At – Precision Lacquer