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Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #137 - Back to Plumberland


Featuring Super Mario Bros. 3 and Nat 'King' Cole.

Greetings fellow game music lovers,

vacation is over, but the yearning for the sun and the sea remains. Did you know that apparently more people are killed by falling coconuts each year than by shark attacks? Consequently, one might be tempted to visit rather the sea than the forest and a game that has particularly nice water stages is the NES classic Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988) whose underwater themes feature a bubbly, jazzy sequence:

There is a song from 1958 by famous jazz pianist Nat 'King' Cole from 1955 whose main motif has an astonishing similar vibe to this section of the water theme:

Sunday it's finally David Wise time.

Phil out.

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