Bobby McFerrin: “Don’t Worry, Be Healthy”

Bobby McFerrin is not only a human music-making machine, he’s also a 10-time Grammy Award winner, best known for his smash laid-back  hit, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”  The song caught the attention of the entire country in the last 1980’s with McFerrin using his voice and parts of his body as “instruments” for the entire song.  

McFerrin often performs both the main melody and the accompanying parts of songs. He makes use of percussive effects created both with his mouth and by tapping on his chest. He’s also well versed in scat singing, polyphonic overtone singing, and improvisational vocal percussion.