The bands at Alex Levin Music have performed so many thousands of great songs, and every now and then, they take time to videotape their version of tunes. These five cover versions of pop, soul, and jazz tunes will keep your feet tapping and are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
- The Lovesome: (I Can’t Help) Falling in Love with You:
Everyone remembers this haunting song, recorded perhaps most famously by Elvis Presley. In The Lovesome’s version, a quiet voice and guitar duet expands into a ravishing, layered performance that is both delicate and surprisingly moving.
- Sarah King and The Smoke Rings: ‘Til There Was You
This cute melody was recorded by The Beatles on one of their earlier records. Here, Sarah King’s simple ukulele strumming, coupled with delicate piano and bass accompaniment, is surprisingly sweet and disarming. The cuckoo clock on the back wall helps create a cozy and welcoming atmosphere.
- Street of Dreams Jazz Band: After You’ve Gone
This track has the romance and appeal of a Woody Allen Jazz soundtrack. Recorded in a band member’s railroad apartment in Brooklyn, this swinging performance will make you wish you had remembered the tonic water last time you went shopping, If only you could mix yourself a Gin and Tonic! Cheers!
- Love, Charley Jazz and Swing Band: It Had to Be You
Speaking of movies, remember how Harry Connick sang “It Had to Be You” in When Harry Met Sally? It’s really one of the best jazz standards, and Martina knocks it out of the park in this swinging, melodic tour-de-force. The song itself, Martina’s flapper-inspired dress, and the fun of it is sure to get you up and dancing.
- Alex Levin: Christmas Time is Here
Alex’s version of the classic Peanuts song will make you feel like Christmas came early this year. It’s a reminder of the timeless elegance of solo jazz piano.