For those of you who, like me, don’t spend much time on top 40 radio, you might be thinking this post will be a musical fish tale. But no, this is bass, which sounds like and originates from a late Middle English version of the word base, the double S spelling, according to the Oxford English Dictionary was influenced by the Italian word basso, meaning low.
After all the winter calorie storage (to keep warm, of course) I too seem to be “All About That Bass.” And so, the song by Meghan Trainor has a lot of fun with the pun on bass, even the spelling! But this cover takes it all a step further, and honestly is the best cover of this song I’ve heard (and there are many). In fact, I think I like it better than the original. Sorry, Meghan and fans.
Part of my affinity probably comes from my love of Postmodern Jukebox, a group I only first heard about a few months ago when I posted Puddles Pity Party’s cover of “Royals.” So below the Bass video you’ll find another cover with the seven-foot, sad-faced clown and my new favorite jazz group, as they team up again on the song “Chandelier.” A little terrifying and a lot wonderful. More info about the clown and the band can be found in the video descriptions on YouTube.
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Hey David– Fred Astaire has a song about all about the bass– he sings it I mean– so charming. And the spelling is always difficult! I wrote a humorous novel called Nose Dive in which the bass of music features prominently and I endless worried that people would not read the word correctly. I am sympathetic re the calorie storage! Thanks! K.
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Perfect listening for your Sunday afternoon.