Week Seventeen: Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

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Holy Smokes Carmen Sandiego, this song was a blast!! What cleverly formed and educational lyrics–Do it, Rockapella! Norm’s 11 year old beat boxing experience proved to be quite handy in the making of this ditty. For those of you who didn’t watch this show, catch it here or tune in to your local PBS channel to see if they still air it. A big thank you to PBS, Rockapella, Agent Greg Lee, and  the Chief for giving us such a magical, geographically based gift of a show in the early 90s. Who didn’t dream about being a gumshoe?!?

This song was good fun!  The actual TV show was a little after my time, but I DO remember playing the video game version on our Leading Edge PC.  I also remember playing Gumshoe on Nintendo, on a somewhat related note.  Anyway, a fun fact:  this song was almost out of both of our singing ranges.  Kristin could barely hit the high notes, and I definitely could NOT hit the lowest notes performed in the inhuman voice of Barry Carl, the bass singer in Rockapella.  So I did a wee bit of pitch-shifting magic. But the rest of the magic was the magic of love.

Week 18 Teaser:  We will bring whole cities to ruin, and still have time to get a little soft-shoe in.

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  1. Jeanette says:

    From your teaser last week I thought you might sing the 50 Nifty states song. This is a great one! You guys are digging up some treasures. Love the harmonies and vocal percussions. Plus it sounds like a great time.

    Which is great, because Carmen Sandiego was a really great time. (I’m referring to the pc game here)

  2. kristin says:

    During my Carmen Sandiego research to find pics for this post, I learned there is now a form of the game on facebook to train a new generation of gumshoes.

  3. Gloria says:

    Love this song! Used to watch this show with Maya when she was in grade school. Keep it up! You guys are amazing.

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  5. Amy from the Bakery says:

    I was a fan of both game and show- I generally love video game based movies or shows. Think the game was the winner and glad to hear kids are still searching for her.
    I learned Rio De Janeiro from CSD. She was always hiding there. Who wouldn’t?

    Amazing cover, guys. so many layers! So much talent! I am flooded with awe!

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