Sunday, February 16, 2014

Song of the Week: "16 Toneladas"

I first heard this samba cover of the Tennessee Ernie Ford song a month or two ago, and was kind of surprised to hear it in Heineken's big, not really that funny Super Bowl commercial. Weird that a song about the almost hopeless unfairness of backbreaking labor is in a song about how fun and awesome beer is. That's American commercials for you. Noriel Vilela, 1968.

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