Thursday, October 2, 2008


Rock Swings - Paul Anka

Rating: 6.5/10
Sound Quality: 320 kb/s
Format: Mp3
Record Label: Verve
Year Released: 2005
Album Covers: Included
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About the Album
Rock Swings is an album by Paul Anka. Recorded in November 2004 and released on May 31, 2005 in Canada and June 7, 2005 in the United States, it contains swing jazz covers of popular rock and pop songs from the 1980s and 1990s. 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. The album features 'It's My Life' by Bon Jovi, a song which includes the line "Like Frankie said, 'I did it my way'" - a tongue-in-cheek reference to the Sinatra classic My Way, the English lyrics to which were written by Anka. After the release of this album, Anka was awarded a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto. A DVD release of the same name, including live performances of these songs by Anka, was released on December 6, 2005.

About Paul Anka
Paul Mustapha Abdi Anka (Arabic: ﺞﺘﳳﴽﻥ ﺴﺯ ﻕﭑ ﺞﺩﺦﺞﺕﺢ) OC (born 30 July 1941, in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor of Lebanese origin. He became a naturalized US citizen in 1990. Anka first became famous as a teen idol in the late 1950s and 1960s with hits songs like "Diana," "Lonely Boy," and "Put Your Head on My Shoulder." He went on to write such well known music as the theme for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Tom Jones' biggest hit "She's A Lady," and the English lyrics for Frank Sinatra's signature song "My Way."


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