Friday, 6 February 2009

Rock Swings

Rock Swings is an album by Paul Anka. Recorded in November 2004 - it contains swing jazz covers of popular rock and pop songs from the 1980s and 1990s. It may not be to everybody's taste but I really like it and it shows how well some pop songs can be converted to a jazz format. Here are a couple of tracks from the album - see what you think.

Track listing

  1. "It's My Life" (original version by Bon Jovi)
  2. "True" (original version by Spandau Ballet)
  3. "Eye of the Tiger" (original version by Survivor)
  4. "Everybody Hurts" (original version by R.E.M.)
  5. "Wonderwall" (original version by Oasis)
  6. "Black Hole Sun" (original version by Soundgarden)
  7. "It's a Sin" (original version by Pet Shop Boys)
  8. "Jump" (original version by Van Halen)
  9. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (original version by Nirvana)
  10. "Hello" (original version by Lionel Richie)
  11. "Eyes Without a Face" (original version by Billy Idol)
  12. "The Lovecats" (original version by The Cure)
  13. "The Way You Make Me Feel" (original version by Michael Jackson)
  14. "Tears in Heaven" (original version by Eric Clapton)