Swing This, Baby!, Vol. 3 from Beyond is another decent collection featuring '90s and new millennium swing revivalists, with solid tracks from artists such as the New Morty Show, Wolfgang Parker, Hipster Daddy-O & the Handgrenades, the Flying Neutrinos, and more.
Swing This, Baby!, Vol. 2 concentrates on the sort of ironic swing-with-a-smirk that made up a not inconsiderable portion of that particular mid- to late-'90s retro craze. It does have "Jump, Jive An' Wail," but not the original by Louis Prima or the hit cover by the Brian Setzer Orchestra but rather a version by the Crescent City Maulers; it's good, but not quite up to the level of the former two. Other groups present include Hipster Daddy-O and the Handgrenades, the Atomic Fireballs, the Ray Gelato Giants, the Dino Martinis, and Blue Plate Special, among many others.
By the time the neo-swing craze hits its peak, this compilation will be looked upon as a sensational collection of the swing pioneers. With the likes of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the Cherry Poppin' Daddies, and the Royal Crown Revue, Swing This, Baby! is 48 minutes of the kind of upbeat and frenzied dance music that propelled the big-band sound back into mainstream society. The charm of the album, though, is not solely due to the more established names it boasts. While other collections might have loaded the palette with those well-known names, Swing This, Baby limits each of 15 bands to one song apiece.