A Vintage Jazz Remake of “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked,” Starring Joey Cook

Joey Cook – the American Idol star that also happened to be the first person to say “Postmodern Jukebox” on prime time television – is back!  Check out what we did with Cage The Elephant’s “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked,” which also stars clarinetist Jacob Scesney doing a bit of decorating.  Watch:

Click here to get the song on our brand new album, “33 Resolutions Per Minute.”

Since the original version of “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked” tells a story in each verse in a similar manner to classic jazz tunes like “Mack The Knife,” it wasn’t hard to flip this into jazz.  Joey’s vocals are brilliant and straight out of the 1930s here, making the transformation to small band swing complete.  Of course, PMJ resident clarinet stuntman Jacob Scesney had a bit of fun in the new place, too.


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  • marge201

    You are all THE GREATEST! I love it and all the adorable shtick!!

  • I wish PMJ would do some more punk songs.

  • Jeffrey Gelb

    pls come to Galveston Texas and we can book you at The Grand.
    Joey Cook is amazing. However, Watch out for those crab fingers. Didnt like Casey Abrams bouncing with the dancers. Casey you shouldnt bounce. Is Haley Reinhart still with your show?