Birds of Tokyo is a five-piece alternative rock band from Perth, Western Australia.
They took their name from an article one member had read about the absence of birds in Tokyo’s high-density CBD due to pollution and overcrowding. “We thought that was interesting, no birds in Tokyo — we thought, we’ll be the birds of Tokyo”, he says.
Buy the album MARCH FIRES – http://smarturl.it/birdsoftokyo
Harry James, premier trumpet virtuoso, Jazz superstar and Big Band leader performs his arrangement of the Rimsky-Korsokov classic, FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEE, in this clip from the hit MGM musical, BEST FOOT FORWARD. The popular bandleader and trumpet star was prominently featured with his band in this film along with Lucille Ball, June Allyson, Nancy Walker and Tommy Dix. Harry James was probably the most famous trumpeter of the twentieth century due to his many hit records, feature films and big band tours across the United States, Europe and Latin America throughout the 1940’s, ’50’s, ’60’s and ’70’s. He performed up to the very end playing a Los Angeles concert date one week before he died, July 5, 1983 at age 67.
A feel-good piece to make you happy.
Published on Aug 1, 2013
Jimmy, Robin Thicke & The Roots play “Blurred Lines” on classroom instruments in the Late Night “Music Room.” (instrument list below)
Jimmy Fallon – wood block, Casio keyboard
Robin Thicke – spoons
Questlove – wooden clacker
Mark Kelley – kazoo
Kamal Gray – xylophone
James Poyser – melodica
Captain Kirk – ukulele
Tuba Gooding Jr. – recorder, banana shaker
Frank Knuckles – cowbell
Black Thought — maraca