Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Seth MacFarlane has a swing jazz vocal record out?

Ok, stay with me here: Seth MacFarlane...the guy from Family Guy, American Dad, etc...has an album of swing jazz tunes a la Frank Sinatra called Music Is Better Than Words...it's a straight take, not a goof...and it's *good*.

Did *not* see that one coming.

Seriously, check out "Something Good" (from the Sound of Music), "The Sadder But Wiser Girl" (from the Music Man) or the tracks he recorded with Norah Jones or Sarah Bareilles.

Huh. Ya learn somethin' new ev'ry day.


  1. Very unexpected, but I guess he's not filthy iconoclast all the time, eh? :)

  2. Saw him sing a song off this on Conan i think it was. He's good.

  3. wow. very high production value too on the music.

  4. @Jason - I read on AllMusic that MacFarlane hired the composer from American Dad to arrange the tunes like the old Sinatra records from the mid-50s. Recorded at the same Capitol Records studios, too.