Rock Swings is an album by Paul Anka. Recorded in November and released on May 31, in Canada and June 7, in the United States, it contains swing jazz covers of popular rock and pop songs from the s and s. The idea of an established vocalist giving rock hits a " standards " treatment was earlier realized by Anka's contemporary Pat Boone in the album, In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Reportedly, the Michael Jackson song " Billie Jean " was slated to be on the album in the recording stages, but Paul Anka could not get through a vocal take without bursting into laughter. A DVD release of the same name , including live performances of these songs by Anka, was released on December 6, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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With the likes of Postmodern Jukebox, jazz covers of popular songs are becoming more mainstream, often with a clear s-style influence. However, jazz covers have a much longer history and are much more diverse than that. Everything from upbeat New-Orleans brass bands to mellow, bluesy piano has been used as inspiration in these jazz covers. Whether you like a tune you can dance to or something for relaxing, there's a jazz cover to suit your style. Richard Cheese's version, which features an upbeat piano, manages to make it just that. It's almost impossible not to imagine Darth Vader dancing to this one, accompanied by some Storm Troopers. The arrangement for piano, drums, and bass captures the emotion of the original, while spinning it into something new- a contemporary jazz piece.
Love it! Is Holly Cole actually a Jazz singer? Well, probably borderline. Who cares, this album is amazingly beautiful. Youn Sun Nah also has a great track on Autour de Nina mentioned above , but her own albums are equally impressive, e. Moon River is just out of this world! So, what do you think? Any recommendations would be appreciated! I'm not a professional musician, I don't work in the music industry, I'm just what the name says, somebody who loves music. I go to concerts, both classical and Jazz, quite regularly.
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