For new faces around here, or those just checking in for the first time in a while, let me remind you about my love of quirky covers – ones that give a new spin to the original, where the covering artist takes it and makes it his/her own. New York singer-songwriter Scott Bradlee has been doing this for a while. He gained notice a couple of years ago for his Motown tribute to Nickleback; this time, Bradlee and company are back with a jazzy cover of Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop”. Vocals are by Robyn Adele Anderson. Check it out, and then download the track at Bandcamp.
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