Homeland Swingin’ is a musical tribute to the United States of America. This recording project features a playlist of historic and popular patriotic tunes, along with the debut of original compositions.
Homeland Swingin' is a love letter of sorts, envisioned as a way to celebrate the best of who and what we are as Americans.
From coast to coast, our homeland has a rich history that expresses the range of our humanity, the high and lows, the good and bad. The depth and breadth of this experience gave birth to the musical genres of gospel, blues and jazz.
This inaugural IWP recording project is a songbook rooted in these uniquely-American-bred art forms that are embraced worldwide.
Official Release Dates
"America: My Country Tis' of Thee"
One song, two versions
Instrumental - September 15, 2022
Spoken word - November 15, 2022
Listen & Download (coming soon)
"America: My Country Tis' of Thee" (2 versions)
Music Director and Pianist, Sunnie Paxson
Guitar, Linda Taylor
Acoustic Bass, Jennifer Jane Leitham
Drums, Suzanne Morissette Cruz
Flute, Carol Chaikin
Trumpet, Barbara Laronga
Lori Stuntz, Trombone
Vocals: Susan Sidney Massengale, Maree Reed and Sandra Adams
Spoken Word: Love Tashia Asanti*
*Appears courtesy of Noble Trinity Music
Composer: Unknown (1700’s)
Lyrics: Samuel Francis Smith (1831)
Arrangement by Sunnie Paxson and Mark J. Vincent
Executive Producer, LaQuetta M. Shamblee
Producers, Sunnie Paxson and Mark J. Vincent
Recorded, engineered, mixed and mastered by
Mark J. Vincent at Multi Media Music Productions in Toluca Lake, CA and St. Petersburg, FL
Spoken word recorded by Mychal Lozano at The Loft – Hemet, CA
A collaborative recording project with
The Instrumental Women Project (a nonprofit arts agency), sponsored by MAD Catfish Records, a division of MAD Catfish Media, LLC – Phoenix, AZ
Two Artistic Interpretations
Dance - Choreographer
Love Tashia Asanti
Spoken Word Artist
An original poem "The Falcon and the Lotus"
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EP #1 (4 songs)
The full Homeland Swingin' recording features 12 songs, scheduled for release in three phases of extended plays (EPs).
Song 1: "America: My Country Tis' of Thee"
Release Date: September 15, 2022
Song 2: "America: My Country Tis' of Thee"
featuring poet, Love Tashia Asanti
Release Date: November 15, 2022
Song 3: "Living in America"
Release Date: March 30, 2023
Song 4: "Some Gave All"
featuring vocal stylist, Phyllis Battle
Release Date: May 15, 2023
Release Dates (TBD): June - July 2023
Release Dates (TBD): Aug - Sept 2023