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"Sweet Child O' Mine", Trad Jazz Style

Miche Braden with Postmodern Jukebox
Miche Braden with Postmodern Jukebox, still from video.
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If you've ever wondered (and really, who among us hasn't?), what a trad jazz cover of Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child O' Mine" would sound like, have we got a video for you!

It's from the album Twist is the New Twerk by Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox (see more about them below). They're joined by singer Miche Braden, who lends a Bessie Smith-like aura to the proceedings. And in her delivery of the song's final bars, she turns Axl Rose's caterwaul into something beautiful.



Says Scott Bradlee: "My goal with Postmodern Jukebox is to get my audience to think of songs not as rigid, ephemeral objects, but like malleable globs of silly putty. Songs can be twisted, shaped, and altered without losing their identities–just as we grow, age, and expire without losing ours–and it is through this exploration that the gap between 'high' and 'low' art can be bridged most readily."

Postmodern Jukebox's other work includes a doo-wop cover of Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop", and, even more unsettling, a seven-song Motown Tribute to Nickelback.

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