Trolley Song Remix

So at a friend’s house the other day this familiar seeming song came up on his record player:

That’s jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck performing up there, and in case you don’t get the reference, here’s the original, 1944 movie musical version:

It’s coming back to you know, right?  That’s Judy Garland in Meet me in St. Louis, obviously.  I thought it was so charming that something from the (admittedly pretty campy) movie musical world would go on to the jazz world, but upon reflection it’s not a rare occurrence at all!

Just one other example, Charlie Parker performing Gershwin.  I guess the Trolley Song just seemed strangely… specific?


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