In a Real Radio network interview to be broadcast tomorrow, Sir Paul told presenter Terry Underhill that he planned to record a selection of "Rat Pack" tunes (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr.) until Robbie Williams "stole his thunder" with his chart-topping collection of swing classics, Swing When You're Winning. However, Sir Paul added:"I love old standard songs. So that's a long-standing ambition of mine. I must say that I was shaping up to do it but then Robbie Williams went and did one and I thought, 'Well, if I do it now it's going to look like oh he's just copying Robbie'."Sir Paul said the situation was compounded when Rod Stewart released his album of classics, It Had To Be You:"Every time that happens it puts the kibosh on it for me, but I do love those songs and for me they remind me of my parents' generation, New Year's parties. All that music of that era is special to me. One day I'd like to do some of that."
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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