A very lovely percussive instrumental version of Toto’s ‘Africa’ by virtuoso Russian guitarist
More of his plucky oeuvre
Two monster renditions from the
Rockin’1000 playlist wherein ensembles made up of around 1000 musicians play cover versions of famous tunes.
What sounds like a terrible idea is, as intended, epic.
While the people featured in the iconic cover art collage of The Beatles’
‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, are all well documented, Chris Shaw went one step further and tracked down all the source imagery. To wit:
The collage was designed by Peter Blake and his wife Jann Haworth, and the cut-outs were assembled in Michael Cooper’s London photographic studio. Michael and his team toiled hard to construct the ‘cast of extras’, using a mix of photos sourced from the BBC Hulton Picture Library, images from private collections, waxworks and personal artifacts,
including a gnome owned by Ringo Starr
A stonking cover of The Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’ on night one (last Thursday) of
Dave Grohl and producer Greg Kurstin’s Hanukkah Sessions – celebrating eight songs by eight famous Jewish artists each night of Hannukah.
Chag urim sameach!
A pleasingly groovy cover of “You’re The One That I Want’ from Grease by vocalists
Antwaun Stanley, Therese Curatolo and collaborative funksters Scary Pockets.
Carolina Eyck showcases her impressive gestural skills with a rendition of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s notoriously challenging ‘Flight Of The Bumblebee’.
A perfectly synched bluegrass cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ by incongruous genre remixer
There I Ruined It.
And if you liked that, you might also care for this
swing cover of Nirvana’s ‘Come As You Are’.