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Mad Men Theme + Nat "King" Cole's "Nature Boy" = Beautiful Jazz

Chris Higgins
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What happens when a mini-orchestra performs the Mad Men theme song, gently mashed up with Nat "King" Cole's classic "Nature Boy"? Awesome jazz fantasticness. Also be aware -- it's performed in a single take, with no cuts or overdubs. BEHOLD:

Educational note: the Mad Men theme is actually an edit of "A Beautiful Mine" by RJD2. Huh. You learn something new every day, right? Here's how the band (apparently called Videos Recorded Live) describes the track:

We loved the song "A Beautiful Mine" by RJD2 that plays during the opening credits of "Mad Men." We wanted to put lyrics to it and realized that "Nature Boy" made famous by Nat King Cole, and written by eden ahbez, was the perfect fit. This was filmed in one take (this one, specifically, happened to be take 29 of the day)...no cuts, dubbing, lip-syncing or auto-tuning. More videos coming soon...This is a Video Recorded Live. Credits: Vocalist: Allison Williams Director: Ralph Arend DP: Vincent Peone Editor: Ralph Arend Composer: Jay Wadley Sound Mixer: Raphael Producer: Josh Ruben Producer: Erika Hampson Line-Producer: Nick Uhas Steadicam Op: Yousheng Tang Gaffer: Corey Fontana Grip: Jason Beasley Grip: Leo Schott AC: Andrew Brinkman DIT: Kali Riley PA: Roland Da Rold PA: Suzie Jozkowski PM: Jordan Hall/Elefant Films Art Director: Andy Myers Prop Master - Thor Foss Scenic - Jen Dunlap Set Dresser - Bennie De Grase Set Dresser - Luc Grusen Flute: Roberta Michel Celeste: Trevor Gureckis Violin 1: Pauline Kim Violin 2: Marissa Licata Viola: Meena Bhasin Cello: Jessie Marino Bass: Zack Lober Drums: Colin Stranahan Congas: Jay Wadley

See also: "Nature Boy" performed by Pomplamoose, Kurt Elling, Miles Davis, and of course Nat "King" Cole.

(Via Cal Henderson.)

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