Paul Anka – Rock Swings

These past two days I’ve been listening to, and greatly enjoying I must add, Paul Anka’s latest album “Rock Swings“. I first heard some bits from it at a friend’s place and was hooked immediately.

On this album Paul Anka has taken a number of the most famous rock songs of these past years, re-arranged them using some cool swinging jazz beats, and the result is pure magic.

Some of the hits he’s covered and that I loved on this cd are: Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana), Wonderwall (Oasis), Black Hole Sun (Soundgarden), It’s My Life (Bon Jovi), Tears In Heaven (Eric Clapton) and Hello (Lionel Richie).

When I first heard a bit of this album at my friend’s place, I’d never have guessed that it was old 50s crooner Paul Anka, who can count my dad as one of his fans. But well, he did an amazing job on this album, and I’m truly enjoying every bit of it.

I really recommend listening to this album, it’s a great piece of music, that gives another dimension and life to a list of great songs.

And if you enjoy this album, I also recommend the following cool albums:

George Michael: “Songs from the Last Century”
Michael Bubl

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Mohamed Marwen Meddah is a web development director, amateur photographer and web enthusiast from Tunisia, currently living in Canada.

7 thoughts on “Paul Anka – Rock Swings”

  1. Salut khouya
    ca va ?
    pour paul anka c vrai qu’il a une musique extra ordinaire
    meme son avant dernier album n’est pas mal
    et surtout la reprise de house of the rising sun
    somptueuse
    sinon si tu aimes le style
    je te conseille lee ritenour avec la serie : “a twist of marley”, “a twist of jobim” et “a twist of motown”

    chet atkins un peu plus guitare mais ca reste qd meme un peu dans le meme repertoire

    enfin je me retrouve 🙂

  2. Jordan

    this paul anka is not the old rock’n’Roll paul anka of the 50’s. (i love his song “Diana” by the way it says “please stand by me Diana”

    This paul anka is a quite a classical jazz and swing singer .

  3. Stupeur, thanks for the tips, I’ll try to check them out asap. I’ll also try to get my hands on “House of the rising sun” by Paul Anka, should be a cool cover.

    Jordan, oh yeah, he’s still alive and he’s rockin’, or should I say swingin’, like there’s no tomorrow.

    Oth, let me know what you think 😉

  4. I like the Michael Buble album too. Although the boyfriend’s tired of hearing the entire thing on repeat in the car for the last couple months. hehe!

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