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Jackson 5 and Bach were funky way before Bruno Mars' Uptown Funk! -"I Want You Bach"-The Piano Guys

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► Get our albums: https://smarturl.it/TPG_ALBUMS ► WE'RE ON TOUR! https://smarturl.it/tpgtour ► GET TPG SHEET MUSIC: https://smarturl.it/TPGSheetMusic ________________________ ► Apple Music/iTunes - https://smarturl.it/TPGAppleMusic ► Spotify - https://smarturl.it/TPGCatalog ► Amazon - https://smarturl.it/TPGAmzn ► Google Play - https://smarturl.it/TPGooglePlay ________________________ ► SUBSCRIBE: https://smarturl.it/TPGsubscribe1 ► FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ThePianoGuys ► INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/ThePianoGuys ► TWITTER: https://www.twitter.com/ThePianoGuys We owe a monumental debt of gratitude and a HEAVY shout out to Hale Centre Theatre for providing the set, the elaborate costumes, the harpsichord, the descending piano/cello cage and, most of all, the friendliest professional team of stage people in the business! If you are ever in Utah, you HAVE to see a production there: http://www.hct.org .THANK YOU, AMAZING HALE PEOPLE! Story behind the song What if the harpsichord from the 1770s hit headlong into the talk box from 1970s? What if J.S. Bach and Jackson 5 met up and just jammed? Would they jive? Can you dig it? These are the kind of far out questions we asked ourselves as we laid down these licks and cut this film. We decided to put together a gig with two wigs in dandy attire and two hep-cats in some funkadelic threads to see if it would fly. (Incidentally, Steve's 1770/1970 alter egos are "Sir Reginald von Sharp" and "Scooby" while Jon's are "Duke Johann van Keymeister" and "Phil.") Presenting… "I Want You Bach" – Jackson 5's funky "I Want You Back" mashed-up with 5 illustrious themes written by J.S. Bach. (See if you can catch them all – winner gets a free disco ball…which will be faxed to you). All the sounds you hear were created by the instruments shown – including the words "I Want You Back/Bach" simulated by a "talk box" (popularly used in the 1970's, but never with a cello!) Here's how it works: Steve plays cello notes through a micro speaker built into a foot pedal, the sound then travels through a tube and into his mouth where he shapes the notes into actual words. (Google "talk box" to learn more – it's pretty groovy.) To our knowledge, the likes of electric cello, grand piano, harpsichord, Baroque cello, talk box, and kick drum have never gigged together. Until now. It's totally the battle of the 70's – the 1770s and the 1970s…can you dig? Phil is tickling the ivories of a custom-built hybrid grand piano, while Scooby shreds on a custom 5-stringed electric cello complete with a sidecar kick drum. Conversely, Sir Reginald is playing a circa-1700-replica Baroque cello (no "why don't you fix it?" jokes, please), and Duke Johann is playing an actual harpsichord that was built and designed by Hale Centre Theatre. In fact, nearly everything you see in this video was provided by Hale Centre Theatre – from the sinking Piano/Cello platform down to the disco duds of Scooby and Phil opposite the Scarlett Pimpernel robes arrayed upon Johann and Sir Reggie. We filmed this using 4K resolution (a huge step up from 1080p and quickly becoming the new "high def"), allowing for more freedom and flexibility to zoom in and out of static shots (which helped us create the illusion that two different versions of Jon and Steve were jamming together.) Let us know what you think in the comments below! If you liked it – don't forget to flog the "thumbs up!" And if you've read this far into the description you're invited to either an evening of highbrow hobnobbing with Sir Reginald von Sharp and his entourage or a night of sick roller-skating with Phil and his dancing mustache. Please choose a 1770s/1970s alter ego name. Credits "I Want You Back" as performed by Michael Jackson and Jackson 5, written by The Corporation Arrangement written and produced by Al van der Beek, Jon Schmidt & Steven Sharp Nelson Also inspired by the following Johann Sebastian Bach pieces: Brandenburg Concertos No. 3 & 5, Two Part Invention No. 8, Minuet in G, Bourrée, and Gavotte from the French Suite No. 5 Performed by Jon Schmidt: Piano & harpsichord Steven Sharp Nelson: Baroque cello, electric cello, talk box, cello percussion, percussion, & vocal textures Hale Center Theatre Crew: Theatre Producers – Mark & Sally Dietlein Scenic Designer – Kacey Udy Props Mistress & Set Dresser – Michelle Jensen Props Assistant – Jennifer Taylor Production Assistant – Jamie Sanduk Stage Manager – Jimmy Smolka Lighting Designer & Body Double – Adam Flitton Costume Designer – Brooke Wilkins Wig & Makeup Designer – Krissa Lent & Trisha Ison Costumer – Peggy Willis Sound Engineer – Shane Steel Carpenter & Body Double – Ryan White Carpenters & Engineers – Rob Kinmont, Kelby Merton, & Brian Loth #thepianoguys #pianocello
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casedinlight (6 hours ago)
The Harpsichord is possibly my favorite instrument. <3 <3 <3 This is my JAM!
T.B. Schaefer (1 day ago)
Oh yeah! 🤘🏻
大頭 Bighead (2 days ago)
Why have i just seen this now, youtube what r u doing??
Rod Mont (7 days ago)
Wardel DLT (8 days ago)
What music of intro please ?
astrid kersten (9 days ago)
So good
astrid kersten (9 days ago)
Timothy J. Bowlby (9 days ago)
Don't want to be too much of a party-pooper-purist-for-historical-accuracy, here... I mean, really? how DURST I?1?? But... about the kind of amplified celli our hear-owe is jamming on ever so hiply. Had they even been invented in the 1970's?!??  And yeah, I bet Frank Zappa's conversations with JS Bach that are going on in Heaven right now would be FABulous to get a transcript of. Ya KNOW?!??
AIDEN PACKARD (12 days ago)
1:20 at 1.25x speed
AIDEN PACKARD (12 days ago)
or at .75
Alexander Chambers (13 days ago)
Solo funny
A. Lionel C. Kouadjani (14 days ago)
Ho I love you Music
M ia (18 days ago)
Klasse ! ich glaube, dass triffts am Besten ;-)
Kayla Allison (21 days ago)
This is so cool!!!
Yuna Kang (21 days ago)
i wanted to search something but this song made me stop my homework, everything to listen
D T (24 days ago)
couldn't stop laughing lol
Angélica Vieira (24 days ago)
Genial! Amo voces 😁😍♥️♥️♥️
Phil Anthropos (1 month ago)
Absolutely amazing. I usually just listen over my little iGrados directly plugged into the laptop. I liked this piece enough to go look for my ifi iDSD headphone amp to plug in between just to be able to enjoy it even more. By now the big Fostex headphones sit on my head and I literally can't stop grinning over this fabulous mash up! Pure enjoyment! Thank you piano guys!
Danny Lawrence (1 month ago)
Aezelll (1 month ago)
Okay so....this is definitely Baroque style music blended with Jackson 5. The Baroque ended in 1750 when J.S. Bach died so....your video should say "1740s" not "1770s."
Mikayla VandenBrink (1 month ago)
This made my day!!!
Zion Gweshe (1 month ago)
cant stop playing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FaH! (1 month ago)
The video description is precious, don't miss reading it!
Shinta Marito (1 month ago)
Oh so Here is Engineer again Professing His Love in a Comedic Way. ❤
Filmon Tesfay (1 month ago)
❤️💫🎼🎶Wow! Amazing Jackson 5 music I want you back & classical music of Bach together! ❤️Thank you so much The Piano Guys! Keep it up! Rip great composer,musician,pianist Bach🎹🎼🎶🎵❤️. And Rip the King of pop ,greatest singer,dancer,musician,artist humanitarian,humble &loving,handsome with a beautiful smile ❤️Michael Jackson!(MJ)💫🎼🎶🎵.❤️MJ said“Good Art Never Dies!” 💫”A star can never die. It just turns into a smile and melts back into the cosmic music, the dance of life.”❤️✍️Michael Jackson!📝
Girl Gone God Tier (2 months ago)
the poor costumes director
Brittany D 168 (2 months ago)
I love this!!! I could listen to this all day long!!!
Cece Nicksic (3 months ago)
Thats awsome
Outstanding!!! it´s amazing how they do it...
so much job, so nice thanks
godhandneo (3 months ago)
Yeah funky
Paige Gines (3 months ago)
I've been a piano guys fan for years and this is still my favorite arrangement ever!
Lexii Lopez (3 months ago)
Kye W (3 months ago)
It's crazy and weird.😐😐
Noah Keller (3 months ago)
Great idea! You guys are so talented!
ghay gheek (4 months ago)
Uhm...Bruno who?? 🤔
Grey (4 months ago)
I'm just wheezing at their entrance-
VGirl55 (4 months ago)
christopher D. (4 months ago)
Ha lmao 😆. Omg I don't know about you but sure made want to get up start dancing. This awesome guys keep it up.
Mountain Pass (4 months ago)
i love your music!
matty bux (4 months ago)
Debe Instrumentals (4 months ago)
One of my all-time favs!
Xtreme J (5 months ago)
Some people have talent. Some people have skill. And then there's the Piano Guys
scubatrinni (5 months ago)
You guys Do NOT disappoint ! Thanks again ~
Johnathan Hughes (5 months ago)
I can't help thinking that Bach himself would LOVE this.
TheFaithArtist (5 months ago)
Great camera work!
Dominic White (5 months ago)
If I only watched this one video, it would be enough to make me a fan forever lol
Kel Gilkes (5 months ago)
My son's love this song
Jessica Murphy (5 months ago)
0:56 made my stomach quiver, haha.
Telah Brown (5 months ago)
0:64 lol
IzzyMcFrizzyton (5 months ago)
The only thing I can say is lol
Telah Brown (5 months ago)
this is what amirica shoud be these days, now its all about kim kardashian iphones jojo bows ect.
Telah Brown (5 months ago)
aka good mj songs
Lelleith Murray (5 months ago)
Classically funky!
Evolution Kim (6 months ago)
2018 anybody?
Edamus Prime (6 months ago)
September 2018?
Sooyeon Ahn (6 months ago)
i really enjoy this!
Skatejock21 (6 months ago)
I love how they dressed up
Min Soo Kim (6 months ago)
0:35 lol
Luap (6 months ago)
where can I buy this old style piano? I really like how it sounds in classical music
Boyd Bottorff (6 months ago)
It's a harpsichord. Your local music store may be able to get one... possibly. They will almost definitely need to special order it, though; you're unlikely to find one on their display floor. Ebay sells them in the $1500 and up range.
Ivan Zaragoza (6 months ago)
In the beginning there faces!!
Peter Maier (6 months ago)
1:32 you're welcome
Peter Maier (6 months ago)
1:32 Eargsm at its finest
Hakim Dreamtrips (6 months ago)
Been listening to this since 1770's and never get bored 😂😂 thank you The Piano Guys for the great talent in music 👏👏
Vasiliki Bakourou (6 months ago)
Magnificent..a fairytale in music
Marjorie Strait (6 months ago)
You guys are FANTASTIC!!!!😊😊😊Love it!!!!
VGNSK8RQU33N (6 months ago)
Um... I am GROOT?
x Hades Stamps (7 months ago)
Harpsichord (suprised it worked with the other instruments, a.k.a. it was in tune), piano, and 2 cellos (one acoustic 4 string, one electric 5 string).
x Hades Stamps (7 months ago)
REAL harpsichord?
Harold Lindley (7 months ago)
Verily, it is as simple as ABC.
Carolina (7 months ago)
Why does this not have a billion views?? Because people want to watch things like Despacito... :( Man this song is the REAL jam; you've done it again, Piano Guys!
BusinessBabe (7 months ago)
Pettyes Cs. (7 months ago)
Nagyon szeretem!!! Like-like-like and love! 😀 Best regards from Hungary
Gooblyful (7 months ago)
I have no clue what is going on here but I'm listening to it again
Ondřej Žáček (7 months ago)
Guardians intro, yay :D
Desktop Dina (7 months ago)
Can you do a Prince song like this?
Desktop Dina (7 months ago)
LOVE this!
Raphie(歌い手) (7 months ago)
watched this live at the Piano Guys tour in Toronto tonight. was blown away!!!! <333333
Andalusiax7 (7 months ago)
Awsome! Love it!
Helga Reynolds (7 months ago)
Haha - this is so great :D!
Deadpan_Studios (7 months ago)
I mean, if you think about it, harpsichords are basically 18th century clavinets... Man, now I really wanna hear "Superstition" played on a harpsichord.
Luke Kucharski (7 months ago)
MAN! This must have been expensive
Luke Kucharski (7 months ago)
LOL probably the funniest piano guys video ever!
Aditya (7 months ago)
I just realized tht he resembles Mr. Bean a bit😂😂.. Just a bit
V. Hansen (7 months ago)
I see the piano guys in 18th century wigs I click like. Then 70's wigs. Bonus.
Prof. Redwood (8 months ago)
1:06 Excuse me... did he just... DO THAT WITH HIS ELBOW!? I love this song way too much.
Shravya is 4ever (8 months ago)
Wow! Love it! I think I might break my mouse clicking replay so many times.
Elizabeth Johnson (8 months ago)
why is this my favorite thing in the whole world
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 😊😃😉👌👌👌
kenzo eboa (8 months ago)
livinlikelarrie (8 months ago)
My color guard and I used this song for our winter guard show last year and now everybody is sick of it lmao
John Dillon (8 months ago)
E P I C !!
Gideon Miles (8 months ago)
The funk! Man the 70s just had something I love about its music, XD hope my wife's​ okay with it at our wedding
2cute4u_Doge (9 months ago)
This song brings such unimaginable fun. The arrangement and genius put into this is astonishing and completely utmost insane. Who wouldn't love this? Completely wipes away all my worries, never thought I could get high off music. 9999/10
Millie (9 months ago)
SO FUNNY AND AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Heather K. (9 months ago)
Classical that’s modern- MORE PLEASE!!!
kenjopac (9 months ago)
dam there costumes
J.S Bach (9 months ago)
That guıtar ruıned Baroque, ı hate thıs!
Logan Mann (9 months ago)
anyone else want a harpsichord now
I never thought Bach's music could sound better

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