When I first read about the concept, I wasn’t sure what to expect – frankly I don’t really have a benchmark for what a good Disney cover sounds like.  However, after listening to The Morning Benders‘ cover of “I Wanna Be Like You” from the Jungle Book, I’m pretty sure I’ve found one.  It captures the fun child-oriented feel of the original song (the Monkey Song), but adds a lot of depth and ambiance, including some deep jungle-y drumming and some guitar chords straight out of a luau.  If only all Disney movies featured awesome musical covers – I’d probably have a better reason to revisit my youth…

[mp3] The Morning Benders – I Wanna Be Like You (Jungle Book cover)

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