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In today’s blog, I am pleased to spotlight a series of YouTube videos that have reached their finale this morning. If you haven’t yet, fill up a bowl with your favorite cereal and some milk and groove it on in with some…
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hear a mellowed out version of “Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers?” Did you ever imagine you and your partner could make awwww-shucky-ducky-time to the tune of “Transformers?” Does the idea of a trio of talented R&B vocalists singing “The Powerpuff Girls” sound like a good time? Well this totally rad playlist is what you need to soak in!
Featured all over the web since the spring, musician Scott Bradlee‘s Saturday Morning Slow Jams is a series of live-music videos provided on his YouTube channel. They combine some of the theme songs of our beloved old-school cartoon shows with the vocals, instruments, solos, vibes and pace of a 90’s R&B slow jam. Joined up with a variety of singers and performers for each song, Scott (on keys) and the charismatic Steve Sweat (on EWI*) brought us a new jam nearly every Saturday– enough to fill an album which you can purchase on iTunes.
The tunes they covered, aside from the aforementioned jams, include: Animaniacs, Pokémon, Duck Tales, Gummi Bears, Muppet Babies, Darkwing Duck (their most requested theme), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Sailor Moon and today’s release My Little Pony. I’ve embedded a few more videos below, but seriously, subscribe to Scott’s YouTube channel today and buy that iTunes album immediately.
Every Saturday Morning should have a Slow Jam!
Scott Bradlee’s YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ScottBradleeLovesYa
Buy the Saturday Morning Slow Jams album on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/saturday-morning-slow-jams/id884367420
*EWI = Electronic Wind Instrument. Steve Sweat is a beast on this device, and he’s present in every jam. He is also the smooth ladies man in the shades who graces nearly every closing credits scene. Stick around for them credits!
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