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Seth MacFarlane: In Full Swing (Republic/Verve)

How delightfully idiosyncratic that Seth MacFarlane, who’s built a film and TV empire by trading in the most sophomoric of humor, has emerged as an old-school crooner, breezily mining Tin Pan Alley tunes with the verve of Dean Martin and the snap of Sinatra. Given his place near the top of the Hollywood firmament, it’s … Read More “Seth MacFarlane: In Full Swing (Republic/Verve)”

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Seth MacFarlane: No One Ever Tells You

Four years ago, primetime animation kingpin Seth MacFarlane put his ardor for the Great American Songbook to the test, uniting with arranger and conductor Joel McNeely to record the breezy Music Is Better Than Words. The polished collection of Tin Pan Alley chestnuts and obscurities netted him a Grammy nomination. MacFarlane and McNeely subsequently reunited … Read More “Seth MacFarlane: No One Ever Tells You”

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Seth MacFarlane: Music Is Better Than Words

Fans of the long-running animated TV hit Family Guy have likely heard series creator Seth MacFarlane sing standards in the guise of Brian, the Griffin family’s alcoholic, intellectual dog. Stepping out of character and into Hollywood’s fabled Capitol Studios, MacFarlane finally fully indulges his predilection for classic Vegas-style material and the singers who dispensed it. … Read More “Seth MacFarlane: Music Is Better Than Words”

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