Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox - Swipe Right For Vintage (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 45:11 min | 106 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Swing | Label: Multidigital
Bradlee was born in Long Island, New York, where he first fell in love with jazz at the age of 12 after hearing George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" for the first time. Bradlee became a successful performer, working in the New York jazz scene. Bradlee also served as music director for an interactive, off-Broadway theater experience called Sleep No More.
In looking for creative inspiration, Bradlee began reworking popular music as an exercise. In 2009, he released "Hello My Ragtime '80s," in which he incorporated popular music from the '80s with ragtime-style piano. After playing and experimenting on stage at his regular gig at Robert Restaurant, Bradlee released the compilation Mashups by Candlelight. He would finally begin to gain popularity with his release of A Motown Tribute to Nickleback in 2012, a collaboration with local musicians which arranged Nickleback's songs in the style of '60s style R&B music.
In 2013, Bradlee began to work more seriously on forming Postmodern Jukebox, a rotating group of musicians producing covers of pop songs in the styles of jazz, ragtime, and swing. The group broke out onto the public radar with their doo-wop cover of Miley Cyrus's "We Can't Stop". Several artists have publicly noted their appreciation for the group's work. As the viral surge grew, Bradlee was interviewed by news outlets such as NPR and also performed live on Good Morning America and Fuse. The group capped off their meteoric year with a visit to Cosmopolitan Magazine's New York office for a year end review of their work and popular songs from the year. The group's most prominent guest musician is Dave Koz, who collaborated with them in a 1930s jazz version of "Careless Whisper".
In 2013, Bradlee also found interest from the video game industry, gaining a composer credit for 2K Games' BioShock Infinite. The soundtrack features three of the artist's stylized arrangements.
01. Bad Blood (3:12)
02. My Heart Will Go On (3:22)
03. Lovefool (4:00)
04. I Kissed A Girl (2:51)
05. Criminal (4:04)
06. Lean On (2:53)
07. Radioactive (4:45)
08. Seven Nation Army (4:06)
09. I Don't Mind (3:52)
10. Boulevard Of Broken Dreams (4:31)
11. Oops!... I Did It Again (3:31)
12. This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) (4:05)