Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Star Wars Day 2010

Happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th be with you and all that. This is my fourth year in a row of posting Star Wars covers and the supply is dwindling. Well, actually there are endless covers, just few very good ones. Next year, I may have to pull a George Lucas and start recycling old posts, zing!

Voice Male - Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare [originally composed by Alfred Newman]
Originally composed by Alfred Newman in 1933, I think it's fair to say that the 20th Century Fox fanfare is strongly associated with the Star Wars series. I may be mistaken, but I think the extended version was specifically orchestrated for the films. Voice Male is an all-male a cappella group from the Netherlands Belgium... not to be confused with the all-male a cappella group from Utah of the same name.

Brooke Sofferman - Imperial March
A fine cover from jazz drummer Brooke Sofferman's album Fine Whines, which also contains a cover of Led Zeppelin's Kashmir.

The Alexandria Kleztet - Cantina Band
I've always wanted a klezmer Cantina Band cover and now thanks to The Alexandria Kleztet, my life is complete.

Sex Wing Starfighter - Yub Nub
Sex Wing Starfighter is a Star Wars-themed punk band with a free album on their bandcamp site. This cover of the Ewok celebration song is featured as a bonus track.


DDay said...

Don't want to be nit-picking, but this Voice Male is from Belgium, not Holland.
They just toured over here in Belgium with their Voice Male At The Movies show: http://www.voice-male.be/index2.html

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Fongolia said...

DDay: Their site was immune to Google Translate and I misread something, thinking they were from the Netherlands. Now it's fixed, thanks!

monorail77 said...

Yay, you did it again! I'm so happy! Thanks so much for this. I'd also love it if you re-posted past years' entries. They were great, too. I particularly loved the Anchorhead Shredisode.

Anyway, must go listen to this year's offerings now. Thanks again!

Seth Kibel said...

Glad we could help fill a void in your life : )

- Seth Kibel
The Alexandria Kleztet