“Airplane” (The Beach Boys Cover)

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Guest Sessions here on the Laptop Sessions acoustic cover songs music video blog!  The Guest Sessions is a chance for our loyal viewers to try their hand at an acoustic cover song music video.  If we like it, we post it here on the music blog for all to see!

Tonight’s entry comes from Mustomix on YouTube.  He wrote to me a few months ago (sorry, I’ve been a bit slow on the uptake here) and sent me his channel of Beach Boys cover songs.  I’m very impressed with his selection of Beach Boys cover videos, but I’m most impressed with his incredible guitar selection!  He’s got some great stuff going on there!  I chose “Airplane” because it’s a unique song off of the Beach Boys “love it or hate it” 1977 album “Love You” and because he uses a great 12-string acoustic guitar, which is perfect for this song.  He does a great job playing it, as well.

I hope you enjoy tonight’s Guest Sessions entry and congrats to Mustomix for getting on the music blog!  Enjoy “Airplane” by the Beach Boys- a really cool tune!

“A Change is Gonna Come” (Sam Cooke electric cover) [Ep 3, Fall 2011]

By David Reed & Justin Hamilton:

David Reed and Justin Hamilton of Airplanes cover Sam Cooke’s beautiful 1964 track ”A Change is Gonna Come.”  (Shot in Dallas — 5/30/2011.)

[Editor’s Note: This is an interesting twist in the usual format of our Laptop Sessions.  First of all, this video isn’t being hosted on YouTube, and second, this is a two-man combo (increasingly rare here recently).  One beautifully subtle electric guitar and one passionate lead vocal make for the perfect cover song.  Enjoy — I know I did!]

A Change is Gonna Come — Cover by Airplanes from James Daniel on Vimeo.