Stay With Me Jazz Version: Postmodern Jukebox covers Sam Smith (VIDEO).

Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” Sounds Great as a ’40s Jazz Ballad

Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” Sounds Great as a ’40s Jazz Ballad

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Sept. 2 2014 9:34 PM

Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” Sounds Great as a ’40s Jazz Ballad

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The folks of Postmodern Jukebox seem like masters of every genre imaginable, but to my ear they’re at their best when performing in a ’40s era jazz and swing style. They’ve applied that vintage treatment to Britney Spears’ “Womanizer” and Madonna’s “Like a Prayer,” and now they’ve taken Sam Smith’s summer hit “Stay With Me” and given it the same old-timey, sultry sheen.

Cristina Gatti supplies the vocal and the band is good as ever. Enjoy.

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