Cover Versions: Scott Bradlee And Postmodern Jukebox

Usually when we do these, we’ll have them be about one song that a buncha different bands will cover, and sometimes it’s cool to see all the different ways to do a song all in a row.

But the other way to do these posts is to show what one act will do to a buncha different songs, particularly if that act does ’em in such a way where it’s totally different from how they were originally done.

This one’s in that second category, because we found an old-timey jazz band who’s doin’ a buncha different rock songs like they woulda been done if they’d started out old-timey.

Like, for example, here’s Scott Bradlee and Postmodern Jukebox doin’ Sweet Child O’ Mine, with a blues diva named Miche Braden playin’ the part of Axl Rose…

She don’t look much like Axl Rose, and she don’t sing much like Axl Rose, but she definitely can cover that song. The flourish at the end’s pretty strong, no?

And they got Miche Braden to do a New Orleans jazz version of that One Direction song “Story Of My Life” which we like almost as much…

But these Jukebox people have done a lotta other stuff, too. For example, here they are doin’ that Blurred Lines song…

It ain’t jazz, it’s Bluegrass. Marvin Gaye’s laughin’ his butt off right now at Robin Thicke.

And then there’s that Royals song by Lorde, but this time instead of an exotic-lookin’ Kiwi chick from New Zealand singin’ they found a seven-foot sad clown named Puddles who’s gotta little early Tom Jones in him to front it.

Yeah, you know you wanna see this…

Y’all remember that “Young And Beautiful” song from the Great Gatsby movie? They did that, too – only their version comes off like what the song would have sounded like if somebody was singin’ it in Gatsby’s time…

And here’s that Timber song, doo wop style…

Here’s somethin’ a little different – that Wake Me Up song, mariachi style, and in Spanish…

They even made a country song outta that “Die Young” song by Ke$ha, or whatever her name is.

Kinda creative, I thought. But that Sweet Child O’ Mine version, which is the latest one, looks like the best of ’em. Y’all agree, or what?

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