Hear AlunaGeorge Lovingly Cover 'Jungle Book' Classic 'I Wanna Be Like You'

Shouts to Louie Prima, forever the King of the Swing

AlunaGeorge 'I Wanna Be Like You' Jungle Book Cover Louis Prima BBC Radio 1
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AlunaGeorge was our No. 3 pick for Best R&B Up-and-Comers of 2013 and the London duo has stayed strikingly busy living up to that designation since. Just two days ago we shared their fantasy-steeped video for "Attracting Flies," a sleekly bumping dis track leveled at a former lover, and now we've got a playful new cover to take in. At the top of the year, we heard the pair flex their chops on a brightened-up version of Frank Ocean's "Thinking Bout You," but singer Aluna Francis and producer George Reid go all the way back to 1967 for this one. In a new BBC Radio 1 session, they take on Louis Prima's "I Wan'na Be Like You," a.k.a "The Monkey Song" from Disney classic The Jungle Book. It's both a charming bit of nostalgia for anyone who saw the film growing up, and a reminder of this group's close stylistic ties to café-style jazz. Swing with AlunaGeorge:

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