We’re back to Cool & Strange Music for May 28, 2016! And we have a special edition! Today we are featuring 3 of my very favorite Mash-up videos of all time!

For us oldsters, “What is a Mash up?” Wikipedia has the answer: “A video mash-up combines multiple pre-existing video sources with no discernible relation with each other into a unified video. These are derivative works as defined by the United States Copyright Act 17 U.S.C. § 101, and as such, may find protection from copyright claims under the doctrine of fair use.”

Ha! Ha! Ha! So try to sue me and the creators of these videos!

First up is a mash-up sent to me by alert reader Christopher Jack who just so happens to be the lead singer and guitarist for the Routes! You can see some Routes videos here in last week’s Top 3 Video Countdown! Here, at #3, is Black Sabbath as envisioned by some beatniks and jazz fans. This is hilarious!

#3) Black Sabbath – Paranoid (Jazz Version) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiaEsHK_PFA

Next is an classic mash-up, it’s the Pre-fab four (The Beatles who were actually the first pre-fabricated rock band – NOT the Monkees!) It’s the Monkees versus the Beatles with Paperback Believer!

#2) Beatles vs. Monkees – Paperback Believer  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4EJpUKEPYI

Finally at this week’s #1 is James Brown. This is a special track for my friend George who recently has gone James Brown crazy but was a long time Led Zeppelin fan!

#1) James Brown vs Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Sex Machine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XeI9H2__gM

Well that’s it for Cool & Strange Music for this week. Hope you enjoyed today’s tracks as much as we enjoyed presenting them to you! Have a great weekend! – Mike in Tokyo Rogers


Past issues of:

Cool & Strange Music for April 12, 2016! Stan Freberg, The Privates (Japan), Messer Chups! robot55.jp/blog/cool-strange-music-for-april-12-2016-stan-freberg-bowies-in-space-messer-chups-flight-of-the-conchords/

Cool & Strange Music for April 5, 2016! Messer Chups, New Piccadillys, Residents, Sloth Baby and the Land Pirates, robot55.jp/blog/cool-strange-music-for-april-5-2016-messer-chups-new-piccadillys-residents-sloth-baby-and-the-land-pirates/

Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Mar. 28, 2015 – Coldcut and Hexstatic, Tom Lehrer, Sweden Heaven and Hell! robot55.jp/blog/cool-and-strange-music-countdown-mar-28-2015-coldcut-and-hexstatic-tom-lehrer-sweden-heaven-and-hell/

Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Mar. 21, 2015 – Mr. Diagonal, Hexstatic, Messer Chups, Messer Fur Frau Muller! robot55.jp/blog/cool-and-strange-music-countdown-feb-21-2015-mr-diagonal-hexstatic-messer-chups-messer-fur-frau-muller/

Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Feb. 13, 2015 – Star Wars Mah Na Mah Na, Dj Trotsky, Messer Chups! robot55.jp/blog/cool-and-strange-music-countdown-feb-13-2015-star-wars-mah-na-mah-na-dj-trotsky-messer-chups/

Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Feb. 13, 2015 – Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper, Hexstatic, Great David Bowie & John Lennon Imitator! robot55.jp/blog/cool-and-strange-music-countdown-feb-13-2015-mojo-nixon-skid-roper-hexstatic-great-david-bowie-john-lennon-imitator/

Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Jan. 29, 2015 – Oleg Kostrow, Jimmy Bo Horne & Kim Jung Un, Milky Edwards & the Chamberlings robot55.jp/blog/cool-and-strange-music-countdown-jan-29-2015-oleg-kostrow-jimmy-bo-horne-kim-jung-un-milky-edwards-the-chamberlings/

Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Jan. 14, 2015 – David Bowie Tribute! robot55.jp/blog/cool-and-strange-music-countdown-jan-14-2015-david-bowie-tribute/

Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Dec. 29, 2015 – Eddie Murphy, Messer Chups, Vladimir Putin! robot55.jp/blog/cool-and-strange-music-countdown-dec-29-2015-eddie-murphy-messer-chups-vladimir-putin/


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