A place for new music with old sound

Yorkton This Week’s editorial staff takes readers on an explorative journey around the Internet, searching out the best in videos, podcasts, webcomics, music and anything else that catches their collective eyes which might interest our readers.
Having been a big fan of blues and jazz music any website providing interesting music in those genres catches my attention.
So when I happened to see a song from Postmodern Jukebox posted on a popular social media site some months ago, I immediately clicked on the link for a listen.
I don’t recall the initial song that led me on to search out the site, but I can tell you that I was immediately captured by the site.
“Ever since I was in middle school, I knew I was something of an old soul. While my friends listened to ’90s pop hits, I listened to old jazz and Motown records and spent hours upon hours attempting to figure out their inner workings on the piano. Listening to these records truly transported me — I appreciated the creativity, skill, and — above all — natural talent that went into their creation. Years later, as a musician living in New York City, I formed Postmodern Jukebox as way to bring the classic sounds I loved back into the mainstream, and to build a platform to celebrate real, unadulterated, deserving talent,” details Scott Bradlee on the website.
“Today, it’s been five years since Postmodern Jukebox performed its first show, and our family has grown to include nearly fifty singers and another fifty instrumentalists, all of whom now have the opportunity to perform the classic genres they love for the audiences who appreciate them. The vocalists sing every note live, without any tuning help. The musicians make every sound you hear on stage and in my living room with the instruments you see them playing. That doesn’t matter to everyone, but it matters to us and I believe it matters to our fans. We do it the old fashioned way and we love every second of it.”
The result of having very talented musicians taking many of today’s popular hits and giving them a fresh treatment ranging from blues to jazz to swing is both fascinating and enjoyable. It intrigues to see how songs can be adapted to different ‘sounds’ and still be completely enjoyable, and since I like blues and jazz often better than the original.
This is a site highly recommended for music lovers.
Check it out at www.postmodernjukebox.com
— Calvin Daniels
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