I just saw this on Gizmodo and knew I needed to share it immediately.

From Gizmodo:

This cover of Stand By Me was recorded by completely unknown artists in a street virtual studio all around the world. It all started with a base track—vocals and guitar—recorded on the streets of Santa Monica, California, by a street musician called Roger Ridley. The base track was then taken to New Orleans, Louisiana, where Grandpa Ellitott—a blind singer from the French Quarter—added vocals and harmonica while listening to Ridley’s base track on headphones. In the same city, Washboard Chaz’s added some metal percussion to it.

And from there, it just gets rock ‘n’ rolling bananas: The producers took the resulting mix all through Europe, Africa, and South America, adding new tracks with multiple instruments and vocals that were assembled in the final version you are seeing in this video. All done with a simple laptop and some microphones.

6 thoughts on “WHOA SHIT! THIS IS AWESOME:”

  1. That is pretty impressive.

    The first guy was straight up improvising his own lyrics. I was digging Grandpa Elliot and the guy wuth the steel guitar in New Orleans.

  2. THANKS for sharing that!

    I love ninebullets and try to promote it over here (Germany) a little bit 😉

  3. Hey ‘Tops 🙂

    Bill Moyers featured this video on his PBS show back earlier in the winter – had the guy who did it on and they talked about his music for peace concept and then played this video and one other (I think) You can also find it on YouTube. This is one killer way to make music reach the world ennit?
    As always, anjoy the site.
    The Damaged One

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