Tenacious D – Simply Jazz

Given Jack Black’s love for scatting, it’s a bit of a mystery why this track didn’t come sooner. Apart from being their normal comedic selfs, the blend with jazz performed by skilled musicians is great. If this is a one off thing, or part of a bigger project remains to be seen. My mind has been blown either way.

Week 27: Steve Martin – Late For School

Steven Martin is a really good banjo player as it turns out. Of all the tracks on the album The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo this is the only one where Mr. Martin sings, which is why I chose it as the track of the week over the others on it. It’s an excellent bluegrass track with the added value of a fun story, which is told very well.

Week 13: Richard Cheese – Somebody Told Me

I have a certain place in my heart for great covers. I’m always happy to hear a new version of a track, doesn’t matter if it’s better or worse. However, when I hear a cover of something that I like and the new version is of equal or better quality, then I’m filled with joy. Richard Cheese’s version of The Killers’ Somebody Told Me falls in the group of covers that take a song to completely new levels, and as such, I decided it was worth a mention.