Cool Mashup – ‘What a Wonderful World’ Meets Death Metal

Cool Mashup - 'What a Wonderful World' Meets Death Metal
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I have been a huge fan of Louis Armstrong for decades, even having ‘What a Wonderful World’ as the dance I did with my mother at my wedding. The song was a huge hit for Satchmo at the end of his legendary career, and was re-released upon his death in 1972, as well as gaining huge success as a featured song from 1987’s movie Good Morning Vietnam. It has remained one of the top selling songs in the jazz store on iTunes, and is one of those songs that quickly fins fans across the generations.

The song is closely associated with Louis, but has been redone innumerable times … generally unsuccessfully. I have enjoyed versions by loads of artists, but none as much as the original. My personal ‘un-favorite’? Kenny G – the pitch-challenged noodly over-rated smooth jazz icon – did a ‘digital duet’ in which he dumped his meandering garbage all over Louis’s wonderful version. Various versions have been covered on ‘talent’ shows such as ‘American Idol’ … with predictable results.

My personal favorite cover version was done by Ministry … you can listen to it here.

Why all the talk about Louis Armstrong and ‘What a Wonderful World’? The cool folks at Neatorama posted a link to a cool version that uses the video from a BBC TV show in the summer of 1968.

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Michael Anderson
I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!