Speaking of Charlie Haden, I must mention his talented daughter Petra Haden, an idiosyncratic pop vocalist and jazz violinist.
Lately she’s been on a one-woman a cappella kick; her 2005 CD “Petra Haden Sings: The Who Sell Out” recreates an entire album by the Who with just her voice.
Similarly, Petra remade the Beach Boys tune “God Only Knows” as a multitracked a cappella recording. To hear it streaming on my Vox blog, click here.
“God Only Knows” is available as a FREE MP3 on Petra Haden’s website. To commence with the downloading, hit this link and watch it happen.
Trippier still, Ms. Haden’s MySpace page contains her one-woman a cappella version of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” (Not the whole album; just the song. But you know what? Remaking the whole album that way would be cool as shit!) I suggest you pay her page a visit and stream that one.