Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Music Review: Rod Stewart - The Great American Songbook V

This has to be a collection of some of my favorite standards (Black Magic, Beyond the Sea, Love Me or Leave Me, Sunny Side of the Street); though they're my favorites because of the singers I associate them with (Jane Monheit, Michael Buble, Louis Prima/Keely Smith, Frank Sinatra, Royal Crown Revue to name a few), none of which is Rod Stewart. I commend Rod Stewart for branching into this area of music, giving more people a chance to enjoy it, but his voice and arrangements don't work for me, on any of his Great American Songbook albums. If you really like Rod Stewart, you might like this. Check it out for free this week at AOL Music.