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Guns N' Roses "Sweet Child O' Mine" Redo

I can honestly say that I have never listened to the band, Guns N' Roses. I am familiar with their song, "Sweet Child O' Mine," having heard it a time or two over the years since it came out 28 years ago. (It is amazing to me that it has been that long ago.)

It has become one of my favorite songs since I heard a remake of it by Scott Bradlee’s group, Postmodern Jukebox, and singer Miche Braden. An acquaintance shared it and listening one time is all it took to make me a fan of this song.

This is not your typical heavy metal rock song any more. Instead, think New Orleans speakeasy in the 1920s.

Though it might not appeal as much of to those of you who grew up listening to Axl Rose and Slash, it might be one way to bridge the communication gap between those of who cut our eye teeth on jazz.

To listen to this new version:

It proves, once again, that music is the universal language.

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JohnRoberts wrote on December 8, 2015, 1:57 PM

Actually Sweet Child O'Mine is the band's second best known hit after Run Through the Jungle and a staple on retro rock stations.

CoralLevang wrote on December 8, 2015, 2:01 PM

Well, since I didn't listen to them, I would never have cared had I not heard the jazz version. emoticon :winking:

MegL wrote on December 8, 2015, 2:11 PM

Music is a universal language but that one is not in my dialect.

CoralLevang wrote on December 8, 2015, 2:35 PM

Which one? Axl's version or the jazz version?

MegL wrote on December 8, 2015, 2:41 PM

I didn't listen to Guns n roses. Like you, I have never listened to them. It was the jazz version in your link. My husband and his friend and our son all like the blues and jazz but it is not my scene. A cousin of mine enthused over, I think "Midnight in Moscow" many, many years ago but I could never get into it.

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 8, 2015, 7:49 PM

I have heard of "Postmodern Jukebox" and I think they are good. Do you know the girl who was on American Idol named Haley Rinehart. (think I spelled it right). She didn't win Idol but she has created a good music career for herself. She has that jazzy voice and she went on tour with "Postmodern Jukebox" earlier this year.

CoralLevang wrote on December 8, 2015, 8:16 PM

Yes, I am familiar with Haley R. I am not a fan of her voice/sound, but it is nice to hear a 25yo who is keeping the style of music alive.