Rock Swings

I know most of you will have to resist vomiting when I mention Paul Anka, but bear with me: his Rock Swings album, a collection of rock covers, has an oddly irresistible charm to it which at times transcends the unintentionally comedic arrangements (listen to “Black Hole Sun”!). And in the same vain, here’s Henry Mancini’s version of “Walk Like An Egyptian”.

3 Responses to “Rock Swings”

  1. Balint says:

    I heard it’s a nice album. By the way: did you know Vinnie Colaiuta plays drums on this?…

  2. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    No kidding! I had no idea.
    And yes: it’s a nice album — if to be taken in moderate doses…

  3. Rick says:

    Several Zappa alumni or at least people who played with him, including Vinnie Colaiuta, Emil Richards, Gene Cipriano, Joel Peskin, Pam Goldsmith. And one of the instrumentalists & conductors is long-time Anka associate Jon Crosse, who I saw on stage at Westminster College at Salt Lake City in 1974 playing with the Fowlers, Ruth Underwood, Napoleon Murphy Brock, George Duke etc; a missing Zappa story that I ought to tell someday!

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