The other day one of our favorite blogs Aquarium Drunkard released their anticipated winter mixtape. This album featured a mash-up of two covers of The Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby." One being Third Wave, a pop jazz vocal group made up of five Filipino sisters from Stockton CA. They were discovered by jazz musician and long time Frank Zappa collaborator, George Duke. Their version of "Rigby" is very vocalized and jazzy. The other cover is done by Ronnie Prophet, a Canadian country musician who had is own Canadian television show in the 1970's and reached moderate success. What I find interesting is how both of these songs differ in style but still have a very well defined psychedelic undertone to them. I can only conclude that this is a direct result from the wide influence of The Beatles.
Much thanks to Aquarium Drunkard as listed above, and for Ponytone, the original poster of these songs, and a blog that takes the discovery of rare music to a whole new level.
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