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Gizmodo - Best Video I've Seen Today Will Make You Smile - Songs around the world

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 Elliott-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.
 

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I am Groot
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Holy shit! That was AMAZING! :bowdown:
 

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Tune It Lower
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Amazing... in both concept and execution. Wonder how they kept the tempo and key in check. Maybe a little bit of post work. :) In any case, brilliant, even if I'm not the biggest fan of the song... and I'd far rather hear this than puh-puh-puh-pooper-face again.
 

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Amazing... in both concept and execution. Wonder how they kept the tempo and key in check. Maybe a little bit of post work. :) In any case, brilliant, even if I'm not the biggest fan of the song... and I'd far rather hear this than puh-puh-puh-pooper-face again.
According to the blurb, they had the track from the first musician all recorded, and then had the other guys sing/play/harmonize while they listened to that.

Pretty damn cool though, I agree!
 
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