Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Eleanor Rigby

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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  1. What's funny is that Aquarium Drunkard got both of these songs from ponytone.com, which is also where you got your Ronnie Prophet image (oops where did it go?). C'mon, give credit where it's due.

  2. ...or at least get your own material. This is like a xerox of a xerox of a xerox.

  3. Much apologies, I have fixed the post to include credit to you. In my defense I had only heard the two songs through AD's winter mix, and I thought it was their discovery. It wasn't until they posted their Ponytone mix that I realized you were the original poster. Quite frankly, until recently I hadn't been familiar with your blog, but I'm glad I have because what you have going on is an incredible achievement, and if my "xeroxing" somehow spreads your achievements around then I see no flaw in that. But you are right, credit is needed to be given when it is due, and it is my fault for not realizing Ponytone's involvement in these songs. I sincerely apologize.