The Puppini Sisters
April 21, 2007 9:23 PM   Subscribe

In light of all of the recent genre-crossing cover posts on MetaFilter [1, 2], here's another. The Puppini Sisters cover such classics as Wuthering Heights, Heart of Glass and I Will Survive in 1940s style jazz. Enjoy.
posted by grapefruitmoon (11 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
(PS: That blog post says their album is not available in the US. This is lies, I work for Borders and I know we carry it because the cover of "Wuthering Heights" on the overhead was what made me post this in the first place. I had been hearing more traditional covers all day, and all of a sudden... is that KATE FREAKING BUSH? My ears nearly bugged out of my head. Anyhow. Yes. Borders at least carries the album.)
posted by grapefruitmoon at 9:25 PM on April 21, 2007

I love this stuff. :)

I have to admit, there's one thing I find somehow missing in people who try to do the 40s style harmonies now... and that's their presentation doesn't have the same feel of deceitfully effortlessly-seamless unison that the old groups had. I find myself always aware that there are three people singing, where as when I hear The Boswell Sisters or Andrews Sisters, they just feel so much like one voice and are so TIGHT musically that I'm perpetually in awe. I just love that stuff though... so cool. Thanks.
posted by miss lynnster at 9:48 PM on April 21, 2007

Swing died 10 years ago. Can't we just let it rest in peace?
posted by DonnieSticks at 12:30 AM on April 22, 2007

Nice. It also lead me to the Nintendo Choir.
posted by i_cola at 2:08 AM on April 22, 2007 [1 favorite]

These were pretty good grapefruitmoon. But these sisters were quirkier, and had tighter harmonies. Scroll down to the today show appearance - tight.
posted by vronsky at 4:41 AM on April 22, 2007

1940s style music died 10 years ago, you say? Awwww, you're so adorable.
posted by miss lynnster at 7:35 AM on April 22, 2007

Kate Bush, excellent taste. I do believe I'm going to have to buy this CD.
posted by adipocere at 8:41 AM on April 22, 2007

Andrews Sisters and Puppini Sisters versions of "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy."
posted by kirkaracha at 8:41 AM on April 22, 2007

Swing died 10 years ago. Can't we just let it rest in peace?

Aw, sorry, Pa. I'll keep my gramophone down next time. Honest.

Great post, grapefruitmoon! I love this stuff.
posted by katillathehun at 1:26 PM on April 22, 2007

wuthering (.mov, ukuleles) & wuthering (.mp4, a capella)...
posted by progosk at 3:43 PM on April 22, 2007

i_cola: Thanks for that, it's awesome. One of my coworkers and I frequently "sing" the Super Mario Bros. song at work - next time someone makes fun of us for it, I will remind them that it's an "art piece, from Japan."
posted by grapefruitmoon at 4:56 PM on April 22, 2007

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