What happens when you mix Elvis Presley, Rihanna, 50 Cent, Britney Spears and Maroon 5, all into the same pot? You get the most fascinating celebration of 50s and 60s rock & roll. A trip to the future and the future with a final stop in the past.
Usually, what we do in this podcast is we take one song that has been covered by many different artists, making it a success in its own right, but on today’s episode, we’re doing things a bit differently; we’re talking about one music act that has covered several songs from different artists, with some success, and have carried Elvis Presley’s legacy while doing so. This is Uncovering the Cover: The Baseballs.
The Baseballs are a German rock and roll band from Berlin founded in 2007. Sam, Digger and Basti, perform contemporary hits in a style resembling Elvis Presley. Together with pompadour hairstyles and long sideburns as Elvis institutionalized in the 50s, The Baseballs first rose to fame with their cover of Rihanna feat. Jay-Z’s “Umbrella”, which was released just two years after Rihanna’s took over the world.
We’re going deep into the sounds of this rockabilly band that have covered songs from contemporary pop artists. Uncovering the Cover is the podcast for music fans, where we tell the stories of the songs that have captured our imagination… throughout several generations. Contact: @PinzonDiego or PinzonDiego.com.
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