Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Glenn Does Big Band?

  1. #1
    Administrator sodascouts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Where Faulkner collides with Elvis
    Posts
    33,573

    Default Glenn Does Big Band?

    Brooke posted this link in another thread:

    http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/n...les-main_N.htm

    So Glenn is thinking of putting out an album of big-band music in the spring. Will these be covers? Things he's written? Both? Will it be mostly instrumentals? My dad used to be in one of these bands back in the late fifties and early sixties. I find this both surprising and intriguing. Of course we have to allow for the possibility that it won't materialize, but it's exciting to hear him even planning a solo album after all this time.

    Always in our hearts, Never forgotten

  2. #2
    Stuck on the Border
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    24,191

    Default

    Exciting isn't the word.

    I can hear him doing Sinatra's That's Life with all the requisite swagger. I don't know if that is what he has in mind. Big band music can also mean slow ballads with lots of horns. Why doesn't that surprise me?!

  3. #3
    Stuck on the Border Maleah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Leave me be, I'm just walkin' this line
    Posts
    2,703

    Default

    FP that's the exact song that I had in mind when I heard Glenn was going to do a "big band" album. He'd nail it!

  4. #4
    Stuck on the Border
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    24,191

    Default

    It's funny you know. I finally heard Van Morrison do That's Life, and it's good, but it lacks Sinatra's pizzazz, which Glenn would give it in spades.

    We were talking about this in chat earlier. Mack The Knife, anybody?!!

    Um... I thought I'd find an appropriate smiley

    but then I saw this

    and I put my hand over my mouth. I am getting way ahead of myself here.

  5. #5
    Moderator Brooke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Down some endless road just south of nowhere (Missouri)
    Posts
    21,492

    Default

    At first I just culdn't imagine Glenn doing either musicals or big band! I'm just stuck on him being the "rock star"!

    But, now that I think about it, yes I can! He's changed a lot over the years!
    https://i.imgur.com/CuSdAQM.jpg
    "They will never forget you 'till somebody new comes along"
    1948-2016 Gone but not forgotten

  6. #6
    Stuck on the Border Mrs Frey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Posts
    2,814

    Default

    Wow! The idea of Glenn doing a big band album really appeals to me. I enjoy that kind of music (I find Michael Buble's revival of the big band sound, as well as his own songs, very appealing), and Glenn is such an amazing and versatile singer that I have no doubt he will do whichever songs he chooses extremely well.

    FP, I understand what you mean when you mentioned that Glenn possibly doing slow ballads with lots of horns does not surprise you. He really seems to favour a brass section in his solo work, and has of course brought it into the Eagles' music as well. I would also like to hear him do "Mack The Knife" - hopefully that song will be one of his choices. I've always enjoyed Bobby Darin's version very much, and it's a great song.


    I've got a peaceful, easy feeling
    And I know Glenn won't let me down

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •