Friday, January 11, 2013
Song of the day: Nick Martellaro - "Hello, Goodbye"
BB Steve (Hi, Steve!) over at the PowerPop blog recently posted a cover of Los Shakers' "Always You" that was performed by one-man-band wunderkind Nick Martellaro, a New Yorker in his twenties who adores the music of the 1960s.
(That sentence was way too long. Many apologies, grammar nerds.)
I enjoyed Nick's cover a lot, so I went to his YouTube channel to see/hear what other songs he'd covered.
The answer: Plenty. Nick's speciality seems to be Beatles songs, but he assiduously recreates (and occasionally reinterprets) 1960s songs from other bands as well.
I liked his Beatles tracks most of all, and I'll put a couple of them here shortly, but first here's the Los Shakers song in case you don't know it (or don't visit the PowerPop blog):
Los Shakers - "Always You" (1965)
Nick Martellaro - "Always You" (2001)
And now here are some of Nick's Beatles covers:
Nick Martellaro - "Hello, Goodbye" (2012)
Nick Martellaro - "I'm Only Sleeping" (2012)
Nick Martellaro - "Baby's In Black" (2012)
The Beatles - "Hello, Goodbye" (1967)
The Beatles - "I'm Only Sleeping" (1966)
The Beatles - "Baby's In Black" (1964)