The Louisville Leopard Percussionists Perform 'Crazy Train' By Ozzy Osbourne

6 years ago

It is one of the classic rock song of the 20th century. The song ‘Crazy Train’ was what gave Ozzy Osbourne a taste of solo fame, when he broke off his band Black Sabbath in 1980. Ozzy didn’t need much promotion or public relations for his solo act - everything was already done a decade ago with Sabbath.

The song is one of Osbourne's best known and recognizable as a solo performer. VH1 rated it 9th on the list of 40 Greatest Metal Songs in 2009 and 23rd greatest hard rock song of all time, which is the highest placement a solo artist has achieved on that list.

Many artists have attempted their rendition of the 1980 single in their own style, but this rendition is unique in its own way. A group of children at the ages between 7 and 12 years, perform the ageless classic on <a href="" target="_blank">xylophones</a> in pairs, accompanied by drums, bass and piano! They’re so good, we got the chills!

The Louisville Leopard Percussionists is a non-profit organization offering extracurricular music opportunities to local children at little or no cost. The project began in 1993 as a performing ensemble of approximately 55 student musicians, ages 7-12, living in and around Louisville, Kentucky. Each student learns and acquires proficiency on several instruments, such as marimbas, xylophone, vibraphone, drum set, timbales, congas, bongos and piano.

Credit: The Louisville Leopard Percussionists

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