Alan Copeland invented the remix

I was doing some research for a paper on the public domain and intellectual property and blah blah blah, when I came across this wonderful (and Grammy-winning!) single, released in 1968. Arranged by Alan Copeland (who did arrangements with Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald before moving on to compose theme songs), it’s possibly the first pseudo-mashup ever released, and even though it’s cheesy as all get-out, it works oddly well. Keep it in mind next time mashups and bachelor pad chic have comebacks. Because that’s bound to happen some day.

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