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.

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Thatgirlreply
September 27, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Very neat. Unexpected but interesting.

-Your Older Brother, Samreply
September 27, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Very unexpected, but I guess he's not filthy iconoclast all the time, eh? 🙂

kai technolustreply
September 28, 2011 at 6:20 pm

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

Jasonreply
September 30, 2011 at 2:07 am

wow. very high production value too on the music.

-Your Older Brother, Samreply
September 30, 2011 at 2:09 am

@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.

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