Saturday, January 23, 2010

We're Gonna Make a Lil' Music

We are getting a lil' bit of sunshine up here in the Pacific Northwest for once in twenty nine days. I felt like Van Dyke Parks' "Discover America" is the perfect homage to bright heartbeats and American folkism to soundtrack my sunny day. This little ditty I've chosen to share has a blissful xylophone, punchy kick drum and transcendent background vocals. What more can one ask for in an eclectic seventies pop song? People justa singin' occapella...

"Occapella" came out in 1972 on Van Dyke Parks' "Discover America." The album is a steelband tribute to America's history. It's quite eccentric, but delightfully enjoyable.


Van Dyke Parks - Occapella

4 comments:

dbcooper said...

Dead link, dude

seandonson said...

Fixed... PS shes a lady. ;)

Bearbaby said...

o :-> thanks sean haha i walked off to drink coffee and forgot to check it... LAME!

Joe said...

Discover America's one of my favorite records ever, Van Dyke Parks is the shit