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November 03, 2008

The Original Plumber

Adrian Holovaty is a lead developer for the Django open source application framework. In 2006, he stumbled upon VGMix.com, an online community of amateur musicians who make recordings of video-game music. So he spent some time recording a guitar version of the Super Mario Bros 2 level-one theme, in the gypsy jazz style of Django Reinhardt

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The song is actually from Doki Doki Panic. It was only a Mario game in the US because the real Mario 2 was too hard.

Posted by: ciper at Nov 6, 2008 2:44:07 PM

This sounds a lot like the French band Apple Indirect

Posted by: Graham at Nov 6, 2008 7:35:08 PM

no, Nintendo thought that Mario 2 was too hard. Sure a few people may have jumped off the roof, but most Americans could have handled it

Posted by: bruce at Nov 11, 2008 5:20:17 PM

One question, Adrian: When's the CD coming out and where can I get one? Beautiful work.

Posted by: Dan at Dec 5, 2008 3:11:10 PM

What an awesome effort, i love this adaptation. Talented & Unique.

Posted by: Musical Instruments at Jul 1, 2009 4:00:26 AM