Milwaukee Record is proud to present Public Domain. The video series features Milwaukee musicians setting up at Colectivo’s new Back Room performance space at its Prospect Avenue cafe to adapt some of the world’s best-known songs in ways they’ve never been heard before.
The final installment of 2016 features Milwaukee rapper and producer Mike Regal adapting one of the public domain’s most famous songs. “When The Saints Go Marching In” is a beloved American gospel hymn that came into existence in the early 1900s. Though its exact origin is uncertain, the song was made famous by Louis Armstrong in the 1930s. Since then, it was covered by the likes of Elvis Presley, Judy Garland, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dolly Parton, Bruce Springsteen, Tears For Fears, and countless others. “When The Saints Go Marching In” is also the inspiration for the New Orleans Saints’ team name.
Though many composers have claimed responsibility for writing this classic jazz number, it’s safe to say Mike Regal owns it after he performed this awesome version. The video was shot, recorded, and edited by Cheston Van Huss of Effigy Media. Travis Whitty produced the opening sequence. Public Domain is sponsored by Colectivo Coffee Roasters.