Sunday, January 04, 2009

Music: If I Didn't Care

The "Fallout 3" video game soundtrack introduced me to "The Ink Spots," a vocal group popular in the '30s and '40s. Apparently, they were one of the most important musical acts of their time, serving as the precursors to the R&B and doo-wop sounds that would become popular later in the century.

Songs from The Ink Spots are usually chosen by modern day productions for their ability to evoke the '40s era while still being enjoyable. The sparse instrumentation and honeyed vocals pack a punch sixty years later. Here's a music video of their breakout hit, "If I Didn't Care":


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