15 Songs, 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Pianist/arranger Scott Bradlee has hit on a smart formula where he puts contemporary pop songs through the filter of different vintage musical styles. Here, for example, we get Whitney Houston’s “The Greatest Love of All” as a ‘40s swing tune, The Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way” as ‘70s soul music, and Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” as torchy cabaret. Bradlee’s choice in singers is excellent, rotating through several with spot-on backing from Postmodern Jukebox. Several of these songs’ videos have been viewed upward of half a million times on YouTube, but Selfies is a nonstop party all its own.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Pianist/arranger Scott Bradlee has hit on a smart formula where he puts contemporary pop songs through the filter of different vintage musical styles. Here, for example, we get Whitney Houston’s “The Greatest Love of All” as a ‘40s swing tune, The Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way” as ‘70s soul music, and Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” as torchy cabaret. Bradlee’s choice in singers is excellent, rotating through several with spot-on backing from Postmodern Jukebox. Several of these songs’ videos have been viewed upward of half a million times on YouTube, but Selfies is a nonstop party all its own.

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