Saint Motel: Benny Goodman (Video)

SaintMotelI love Saint Motel. I really enjoyed their album ‘Voyeur’ from earlier this year (which reminds me that I must actually write about it here).

The LA four piece has revealed a new video which was directed by lead singer AJ Jackson and features two viral sensations combining creative forces – 7-year-old Miles “Baby Boogaloo” Brown and Derrick Tuggle.

Benny Goodman was a real person and AJ Jackson has said “The concept for the video is inspired, like the song itself, by the tale of Benny Goodman’s struggle for success. As Benny learned at the Palomar Ballroom in 1935, when no one else believes in you, when you can’t go on, when the end is near…don’t give up! Because that just might be your time to shine.”

As for the internet pairing in the vid, Baby Boogaloo began dancing when he was 3 and has appeared in videos for Chris Brown, Aloe Blacc and Stereotypes as well appearing as a finalist on ‘America’s Got Talent’. Derrick Tuggle became an overnight sensation when he starred in The Black Keys’ “Lonely Boy” music video.

Have to say, I as delighted when I was able to play this on national radio on Culture Cafe on 2fm.

Photo from here

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