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lelouden
09-20-2014, 03:15 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoM7iQYAPdg&feature=youtu.be

The Nifty Fifties~

*Sing me anything from the 50's :)
Moving away from the big band sound of the prior decade, music took a turn. Television influenced music to change into three minute musicals and hit songs were performed as television skits.

The Fifties are known as the “Birth of Rock and Roll” but the fifties were more than just rock 'n roll. Crooners like Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como and Dinah Shore were all popular. There were Country Crooners like Bing Crosby, Ray Price and even Dean Martin. Many of these singers were the idols of the rockers who developed the new sound of Rock and Roll. Classic Pop, Rockabilly, Doo Wop, R&B, Blues, and Old Country dominated and defined this decade of music.

Patty Page kicked things off with what would become the biggest hit of the decade, the “Tennessee Waltz.”

*Elvis Presley was on the Top 100 more than any other artist in the 50's.

*Nearing the end of the decade we lost three great singers in a plane crash.
On February 3rd, 1959, often considered: The Day The Music Died, Rock Hall of Famers Buddy Holly (22), the Big Bopper (J.P. Richardson) (29), and Ritchie Valens (18) as well as the pilot Roger Peterson died when their Beechcraft Bonanza plane crashed just outside Clear Lake, Iowa, during a stormy winter night. Holly was famous for many hits including “Peggy Sue.” The Big Bopper had one big hit, “Chantilly Lace,” and Valens was best known for his hits, ” Oh, Donna”, and “La Bamba.” They should never be forgotten.

This season is wide open to any 50's genre. All I ask is that you say or write who the artist is and what year it was recorded. Please learn a new song to submit to the playlist. I will post comments on new videos only.


Guidelines For Entries
1. No videos posted before 12:01 am, Hawaii time, Sunday Sept. 21
Season closes at 11:59:59 pm, Hawaii time, on Sunday, Sept. 28

2. Ukulele front and center. Say it's for Season 136 including artist and recording date.

3. Everything newly recorded this week is an entry

4. Multi tracking is ok.

5. All video entries must be recorded this week and must be a song you've never recorded!

6. Multiple versions are ok.

There will be three playlists.

*Songs of the 50's (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqBeZKYL1nM1dfQUg6Y_GzwM0RJuBua0E)

*Song by Elvis/50's (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqBeZKYL1nM2PH3079vrPGo7LgdAO5TIJ)

*Songs by Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens! (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqBeZKYL1nM2ATLt--C2j6TVTEMrffi_-)

Winners will be chosen by the raffle ball cage from each playlist plus there will be bonus winners.

Prizes *1950's Ukulele Music Book and *Nostalgia Items! These items are featured in the opening video :)
*Books
*Marbles
*Jacks
*Slinky
*Daniel Boone/Davy Crocket Coon Hats Adult L and XL

lelouden
09-20-2014, 03:27 PM
Next week will be my one week anniversary for joining the seasons. I have had a personal goal to not miss a season for this first year, so here is my entry for this week. There may be more:)

Remember start time isn't until 12:01 am, Hawaii time, Sunday Sept. 21 but I get to do whatever I want. Im the host!:biglaugh:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_bK0WMUqII&feature=youtu.be

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-20-2014, 03:33 PM
:bowdown: awesome theme!!!!!!!

and lovely host vid

GinnyT11
09-20-2014, 03:50 PM
Dear Linda, what a wonderful anniversary for you! You have added so much to the Seasonista mix, with your lovely singing and playing, and your bold experimentation into every genre that has been proposed.

I like this theme. As a child (really a very tiny child, just weeks old), I heard these songs on the radio that my mother played as she did housework. They were usually very upbeat and had extremely simple lyrics (e.g., "Sugar in the morning, sugar in the evening, sugar at suppertime...")

I shall follow your week with great interest. And when are you coming east?

lelouden
09-20-2014, 03:57 PM
I like this theme. As a child (really a very tiny child, just weeks old), I heard these songs on the radio that my mother played as she did housework. They were usually very upbeat and had extremely simple lyrics (e.g., "Sugar in the morning, sugar in the evening, sugar at suppertime...")

I shall follow your week with great interest. And when are you coming east?

Thank You Ginny. I hope you will be able to find some time to participate. Like you've said there are oodles of songs that are stuck in our heads and easy.

If I was an independent traveler I would say tomorrow but I never know what tomorrow will bring:)

Jazzbanjorex
09-20-2014, 04:52 PM
"Gee Wally this will be swell".
I love me some 50s.

How many entries per playlist?

lelouden
09-20-2014, 05:00 PM
How many entries per playlist?

As many as you like:) Im going easy this time and using a raffle ball cage for random winners. Each participant will get an assigned number no matter how many entries they do. Your number will go in the cage for each playlist that you joined in on and then there will also be some bonus winners chosen.

frisbee fred
09-20-2014, 05:02 PM
Great theme! So much to choose from here.

austin1
09-20-2014, 05:58 PM
I LOVE FIFTIES MUSIC. I am so in this week!

lelouden
09-20-2014, 07:53 PM
I LOVE FIFTIES MUSIC. I am so in this week!

So glad to have you join in Tina:)

Tootler
09-20-2014, 10:59 PM
50s!

A dreary decade here but it saw the birth of some great music. I remember being wowed by Rock 'n' Roll but I had to into the kitchen to listen on the radio. My Dad hated it.

I'll need to check what I've already recorded. I hosted a Rock 'n' Roll week some time ago.

UkeyDave
09-20-2014, 11:00 PM
Fandabbydozy. As a fifties child this is a great theme for me. Love it.

pabrizzer
09-21-2014, 01:01 AM
Wiki says - Cash borrowed the melody for the song and many of the lyrics from Gordon Jenkins's 1953 song "Crescent City Blues".
Well if you have a listen the song is basically a direct steal of “Crescent City Blues” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3M3Igjnbhs) which I find very disappointing.
It is Keb Mo’s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWoGA1X0YCc) version that really got me wanting to do this song.
It was released as a single by Cash on December 15 1955.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPU2o6O5R5o

pabrizzer
09-21-2014, 01:03 AM
And for the Buddy Holly playlist here is my take of Everyday.
Again according to Wiki - "Everyday" is a song written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty, recorded by Buddy Holly and the Crickets on May 29, 1957 and released on September 20, 1957 as the B-side to "Peggy Sue".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmWmbe-T5os

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-21-2014, 04:46 AM
"answer me, my love"

this song has been recorded by SO many people - frankie laine and david whitfield in 1953, nat king cole in 1954, the list goes on and on and ON from there - i first heard it in the form of barbara dickson's charming take from 1976 - that's the one that has inspired my vid here, i really love her version, it's the one that plays in my head when i think of the song, it's the one i sing in the bath - i hope it's ok with our lovely host... linda, if it's not fifties enough in spirit because of that extra seventies vibe, please just treat this as a fifties-inspired random just-for-fun vid rather than a season entry, and move briskly along!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeQkis_jMxo

greyghost
09-21-2014, 05:58 AM
Here's one for the Richie Valens et al. playlist. I've known this song since I was a little kid in Guatemala, and it was one of the first sets of chords I ever learned, back when I first started trying to play guitar (almost 40 years ago now). This is also the debut of my brand-spanking-new 8-string tenor! I love the sounds I can get out of the octave strings.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXxQBlhFveA&feature=youtu.be

greyghost
09-21-2014, 06:37 AM
I'm taking a sick day today and staying in, which means more ukin'! Here's my take on a classic by the King.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL3APK99iVI&feature=youtu.be

greyghost
09-21-2014, 06:58 AM
I'm on a bit of a roll today. Here's another shot at Elvis.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX5ZDiLMv3k&feature=youtu.be

strumsilly
09-21-2014, 07:16 AM
I don't think I've done this sweet song yet. easy chords, so this is a one take wonder.
from wiki:
The song is credited to Presley and Vera Matson because of the publishing agreement reached for the assignment of royalties (Presley had songwriting input on only a very small number of the many songs he recorded). The principal writer of the lyrics wasKen Darby (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Darby) (Matson's husband). The song was published by Elvis Presley Music.[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Me_Tender_(song)#cite_note-1) Darby also adapted the Civil War tune, which was in the public domain. When asked why he credited his wife as co-songwriter along with Presley, Darby responded, "Because she didn't write it either."

http://youtu.be/HW-vRu8ooHI

Joko
09-21-2014, 07:35 AM
On Tuesday morning, I am off for a week's vacation in North Sumatra, Indonesia! I love this week's theme, and will soon be adding another country to the list of places from which Seasonistas have performed!

Even though it's the world's 4th most populous nation after China, India and the USA, I can't recall us ever getting an entry from Indonesia.

lelouden
09-21-2014, 07:39 AM
50s!

A dreary decade here but it saw the birth of some great music. I remember being wowed by Rock 'n' Roll but I had to into the kitchen to listen on the radio. My Dad hated it.

I'll need to check what I've already recorded. I hosted a Rock 'n' Roll week some time ago.

Noooo This is so much more than R&R Geoff. Its not a R&R week. The genre is open and there was plenty of good Folk music of that time. The Crooners were still big at that time too. Remember the rules. You'll make the playlist if its a new recording of a song you haven't previously done. I really want to hear from you. I hope you take a look around and bring something to 136 :)

mythinformed
09-21-2014, 08:05 AM
Nice one Linda........50's .........Elvis........Sorted !! :cool:

UkeFoote
09-21-2014, 08:20 AM
Some of my favorite stuff to do on the uke are cheesy TV Western songs. Here's one of the best, the "Rawhide" theme:

http://youtu.be/jUhMZmUhSE4

lelouden
09-21-2014, 08:34 AM
Playlists are up and running. We've gotten off to a fine start here this morning! Thank You:)


Pabrizzer- “Folsom Prison Blues” I really loved the shuffle between the two chords that keep pushing this forward. Cash use the drum to do that. What you've doe really works and gives this a bluesy feel. Love the harp work so much. I recently read about the "Cresent City" and was equally disappointed but its a great song and I love this version. Thanks Brian for kicking this one off so well!

Pabrizzer- “Everything” Wow, This is just beautiful slowed down and pabrizzered like this. Your vocals are among the best on YT. Boy do I remember dancing to this as a child, and sing this and Peggy Sue at the top of our lungs. I remember well doing the "Pony" with my sister. Your probably to young to remember the "Pony" ;-)

Birdseyeview- “Answer Me My Love”- This is GREAT! I do love this Lynda. Its all about making a song your own and you did this just right. I really like it unplugged and the picking breaks were really nice. Thanks for joining in and finding some time for the 136th

Greyghost- Yes, “La Bamba”! I love this song and remember well thinking I was singing it right. Very good job on this Luis. I loved your new 8 string. Is it an OS? She sounded great! Thanks so much for starting the Valen's playlist off right.

Greyghost- “All Shook Up” Who wouldn't love this? This is *a great song. I love what you've done here with the strum imitation of the original. What a great choice of song for you. Nice job on this and once again your the first on the Elvis list. Thanks for kicking it off with a great one.

Greghost- “Dont Be Cruel” Yes, you are on a roll and your bringing the best of Elvis. This is fantastic fun to reminisce with all these songs. Love the strumming on this one too.

Strumsilly- "Love Me Tender" Andy, this is just beautiful. One of Elvis's most beautiful songs too. Love what you've done on the uke and your vocals are always so beautiful. Even the bird joined in.

UkeFoote- "Rawhide" Tsh, Yip, Haw! Move em' out! This is so much fun Brian. Just the perfect song for you to bring this morning. I didn't realize what a mouthful this song is until now. What a fantastic job you've done with this and that uke sounds great. Some fine strum work here. Thanks for joining in.


UkeFoote
09-21-2014, 08:43 AM
Thanks Linda! Here's one more, "Walkin' After Midnight":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAQA3vRTQzc&feature=youtu.be

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-21-2014, 09:34 AM
hey linda, thanks so much for your lovely comment, i can't reply over on youtube :mad: just wanted to say thanks!

Harry122
09-21-2014, 10:37 AM
Here's a Buddy Holly Bonus. "Peggy Sue Got Married" is one of the first rock & roll "sequels," a follow-up, of course, to the monster hit, "Peggy Sue."


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q0jnhzPO7w&feature=youtu.be

wee_ginga_yin
09-21-2014, 11:15 AM
This song is not about vampires... in case you were wondering.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJjq66DhWUE

MikeOnTheUke
09-21-2014, 11:29 AM
Oddly, even though I'm only 22, Elvis is one of, if not my favorite, favorites. Sadly... most of my faves by him (and most of the ones I've done with guitar in the past) are from the early 60s and on... well. I can dig a season where I learn to play something new.

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
09-21-2014, 11:40 AM
I reckon there'll be some great videos this week as there are so many great songs. There is also my video ;^)
I'm getting in early this week, which means I might manage more than one. I'll be going to a couple of Open mics this week so I might try to get a live recording with an audience.
Anyway here is Dean Martin from 1955 played in the 'Saharan Surf' style.


http://youtu.be/DezBwbNdYH0

TCK
09-21-2014, 11:45 AM
Grew up on this stuff- and I am going to jump in with both feet, in spite of fighting the crud still (GRRRR).
Oh well, those kids haven't killed me yet. Here's a fifties sing-a-long for y'all. I reckon it is the best one...but that is only because me and my dad do an AMAZING a'cappelle version of it whenever it comes on- have since I was old enough to talk ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckqOdebULf0&feature=youtu.be

ukuleledaveey
09-21-2014, 11:51 AM
Howdy Gang and many thanks Linda for hosting a great season and boy so many of my favourite performers started in this decade and some mighty fine music made as well.
Well here is a Elvis number 1 from 1958 "Hard headed Woman"

Some facts according to Wiki : "Hard Headed Woman" is a #1 rock and roll song recorded by Elvis Presley and published by Gladys Music, Presley's publishing company in 1958. It is an American 12-bar blues written by African American songwriter Claude Demetrius. It was most notably recorded as a rock and roll song by Presley as part of the soundtrack for his 1958 motion picture King Creole, and was included on the record album of the same name. The song was also released as a 45rpm single and in 1958 went to No. 1 on the Billboard charts and went to number two for two weeks on the R&B chart.[1] It became the first rock and roll single to earn the RIAA designation of Gold Record.
The song has also been recorded by Wanda Jackson, among others.


http://youtu.be/JSpkHnMlqBY

RAB11
09-21-2014, 11:54 AM
Two of my possibles were recorded in 1960. Grrrr.

Great theme though Linda! Got a couple still in mind.

ukuleledaveey
09-21-2014, 12:26 PM
Me again folks and another song by the King i love his early songs so much, my dream is one day to visit Sun Studios as many of my music hero's recorded there.
Here is some song facts from wiki : Elvis Presley & The Blue Moon Boys version of "Milk Cow Blues"

Elvis Presley, accompanied by Scotty Moore on guitar and Bill Black on bass, recorded a rockabilly version retitled "Milkcow Blues Boogie" at Sun Records in November or December 1954. The arrangement was closer to Wills' version than to the Arnold original. The single was released in January 8, 1955 with "You're a Heartbreaker" as the B-side, but would not be released on LP until 1959, when it was included on the RCA LP A Date with Elvis.


http://youtu.be/1jSHrxkYdo8

TCK
09-21-2014, 01:15 PM
This popped into my head the MINUTE I saw this weeks season. Why is included within...
sigh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDriO6GL-gw&feature=youtu.be

frisbee fred
09-21-2014, 01:24 PM
This is a great season, Linda. Hey Bartender was written by Floyd Dixon in 1954 and covered by several. I first heard it in 1978 by the Blues Brothers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egA6-xbQZ94&feature=youtu.be

BigDaddyUker
09-21-2014, 01:25 PM
My apologies to TCK - I just got through recording this and realized you had already posted it. Love it clovered up...much better. I agree...a great song!


http://youtu.be/5VZIZ-M1AjA

Jazzbanjorex
09-21-2014, 01:39 PM
1958, Everly Brothers, All I have to do is dream.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnzMH8BaY6w&feature=youtu.be

BigDaddyUker
09-21-2014, 01:45 PM
One of my favorites...


http://youtu.be/4V_S2qYx30o

pabrizzer
09-21-2014, 01:56 PM
My Elvis Playlist entry - thanks for the idea ukuleleDaveey - see his take this season (post #32)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06qDkbABRfM

lelouden
09-21-2014, 02:45 PM
Ukefoote- "Walkin After Midnight" You know I love Patsy Cline. This is really a beautiful take you've done here. Loved the picking pattern. Your vocals are so great on this and then you throw in that fantastic whistle. Does it get any better!


Harry112- “Peggy Sue Got Married” Randy, you are getting so good at this. Uke, taps, shaker, piano, base and great vocals! Than there is the video work. You've really put a lot into this gem. Nice work. I loved it!

Weegingayin-”Twilight Time” Awe the Platters done so well by you Rob. Love the simple take you've taken. Lovely chording on that cigar box uke. This is just beautiful. Thanks for joining in:)

Lumpywafflesquirt- “Saharan Surf” Im so glad you are able to join in so early Lumpy. This is sure a fun Dean Martin song. Very nicely sung and played. Im hoping for more form you!

TCK- “Its Only Make Believe” Oh, a sing-a-long and the best one there is! Conway Twitty what an excellent choice. I can only picture you and your dad blowing the roof off the car and with silly grins. The same silly grin I have on my face right now. Im loving this 50's stuff!

UkuleleDaveey- "Hard Headed Women" Fantastic Elvis song to bring Dave. Loved your playing. Keep those cotton picking fingers strumming along. Loved this. Thanks for joining in!

UkuleleDaveey- "Milk Cow Boogie Blues" Another fantastic Elvis song by you. This is so fun. Elvis gets in your head like a good virus and I really love this bug. As the king himself says, "Lets get real gone now." More more more!

TCK- "Hushabye" You struck gold with this one. Your music knowledge is great. Love this one and love how you've played it for us. Amazing how these "boy band" multi vocal songs sound so great done like this. Thanks TCK for adding another great song to the list.

Frisbee Fred- "Hey Bartener" Yep! This is a great one to bring and with so much enthusiasm. Great playing and singing. Thats quite a collection of almost empty bottles. Should we be worried about you? Thanks for singing before the drunkin stupor ;-)

BigDaddyUker- "Its Only Make Believe" Very nice job on this really great song. Really good job on this. Isn't it fun revisiting these oldies. Im having a ball!

Jazzbanjorex- "All I Have To Do Is Dream" Singing right along with you Rex. Loved the finger picking and your vocals are alway spot on. Loved this. Thanks for joining in!

BigDaddyUker- "Walking After Midnight" How could anyone resist doing a Patsy Cline song. This is really great Rock. Very nicely played. I can tell you really are loving this song:)

Pabrizzer- "hard Headed Woman" So beautifully done Brian. Loved the harp on this one too. This is really a great little number slowed down like this. Great story to tell but Im just saying it here...We really aren't that hard headed and you men love the thorns!

ksiegel
09-21-2014, 03:06 PM
Grew up on this stuff- and I am going to jump in with both feet, in spite of fighting the crud still (GRRRR).
Oh well, those kids haven't killed me yet. Here's a fifties sing-a-long for y'all. I reckon it is the best one...but that is only because me and my dad do an AMAZING a'cappelle version of it whenever it comes on- have since I was old enough to talk ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckqOdebULf0&feature=youtu.be

Hey, Dave! Get well soon!

I was fortunate enough to meet Conway Twitty and Crystal Gayle at a concert in Fairmont, WV when I was in college around 1977-78 (I was working as a stagehand). Twitty asked me to hold his guitar for him before he went on stage, and told me that his daughter Joni (who was on stage at the time) was off limits, so "thank you, and put your eyes back in their sockets, son."

When he sang "It's Only Make Believe", that room exploded, male and female alike. And Crystal was standing next to me backstage at the time, singing along.

Joni who?


(g)



-Kurt

TCK
09-21-2014, 03:11 PM
I can't reply to your comments on Youtube Linda, but thanks for the kind words and the reason to play these great old songs.
One more for today- the plane crash playlist. Seems the only thing that would have saved any of them would have been a heroin addiction (although all accounts say Dion did not get on the plane because he was notoriously "cheap"-right.). Terrible day.
J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper) was by all accounts bigger in person than his exuberant video footage shows, even if "Chantilly Lace" is all he is really known for. He at one time held the record for the longest continual radio broadcast I learned today, and a man after my own heart- he played 1,821 records in five days two hours and 8 minutes (the record has long been beaten by fifty hours...people are crazy).
He also wrote two songs I love:
White Lightnin' by George Jones, and this one- Running Bear, made famous by Johnny Preston in 1959.
I forgot to put the year in the dang video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YKlNdMw3hs&feature=youtu.be

lelouden
09-21-2014, 03:23 PM
Ive created a new youtube account to hold the playlist of the seasons that I host because I already have a gazillion playlists. Ive had a couple people now tell me they can't reply. Thats ok just keep making music. Im loving everything you all are doing!

I hate google!

Jazzbanjorex
09-21-2014, 03:48 PM
1958, Skyliners, Since I don't have you.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_LYv66kIa0

Jazzbanjorex
09-21-2014, 04:10 PM
A song from a prison movie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmE0qvZUbkA&feature=youtu.be

lelouden
09-21-2014, 04:29 PM
Here is another one from me. Likely my last. You people are bringing them in so fast and furious I won't have time this week to do anything but be entertained and I'm loving it!

Gogi Grant 1956

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCTQvzX7PoA

Harry122
09-21-2014, 04:30 PM
A Bushel And A Peck, a Top Ten hit by Perry Como and Betty Hutton in 1950. More info in the pop-ups.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPrJuSP7CqU&feature=youtu.be

Joko
09-22-2014, 12:34 AM
Here ya go, Linda!

I forgot to mention the week, the artist and the year in the intro... So it's 136, Elvis and 1956.
I shot this in a classroom, as my language school is partially shut down for a non-teaching week. I hope to do multiple entries this week, as I'm taking the uke with me to Sumatra tomorrow on my vacation.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwF6H71fuik

UkeyDave
09-22-2014, 01:16 AM
Superb theme Linda. Here's my first. Scarlett Ribbons charted in the UK at Number 18 in September 1957 by Harry Belafonte (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCPKbU8ISKo) according to everyhit.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRTGqbGvBoo

Rustyy
09-22-2014, 02:00 AM
"Not Fade Away" was on the flip side of "Oh, Boy!". I know this because my parents had a copy of it, and when the Rolling Stones released "Not Fade Away" in 1964 I remembered hearing it before, and, of course, found it stashed away in a cupboard. For those years from about 1958 to 1964 we didn't have a record player after trading in the radiogram, which I mentioned last season, on a TV.
Seems strange now, with TVs in nearly every room in the house.
I had to find an old pair of Safety Specs to pay tribute to Buddy.
My grandson, Lucas, was visiting overnight, and took a liking to the Bop Bop bit of this song. He is 2 and a half years old. Apologies for the quality of the vision for his bit of the recording. He makes another appearance from the rehearsals at the end.


http://youtu.be/WDritFP7Z-c

UkeyDave
09-22-2014, 04:26 AM
Entry Number 2
Tonight You Belong To Me. Written in 1926 but Reached Number 28 in the UK Charts in November 1956 when it was sung by Prudence and Patience (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOjVjc5vJ6I). According to everyhit.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrzBZGdSzgM

frisbee fred
09-22-2014, 04:57 AM
Another song for the 50s playlist. Sixteen Tons was recorded by Tennessee Ernie Ford in 1955. Although the song went to #1 it was actually a B side song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bctPQw9FNjo&list=UU8cUinqkPFVzjX1YBc-epdg

Dougf
09-22-2014, 06:13 AM
Hoagy Carmichael wrote Stardust in 1927, but it wasn’t until 1957 that Nat King Cole recorded what is often considered the definitive version.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3yaDsTXjec

frisbee fred
09-22-2014, 07:06 AM
This is one of those I wish I had a lot more time with. Kind of a rocky start. But I've got to get one on the Elvis list and this is one of my favorite songs of his.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuzpBOkdLNA&feature=youtu.be

UkeyDave
09-22-2014, 07:21 AM
You may be sick to death of me by the end of this week folks ;-) Here is the record that was Number 1 in the UK Charts on the day I was born. A big big family favourite although NO ONE sings it like Connie Francis (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9QEAtcz3o8).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27Ijfx2ZScs

RAB11
09-22-2014, 07:45 AM
Back in Fred's Stories season I did a version of Boll Weevil that took some inspiration from Eddie Cochran's version of it. Turns out that was the B-Side to a song from 1958 that I love. This is uber proto-punk. Sid Vicious covered it once in fact.

Tried to get the right look too, but my camera inexplicably won't do B/W.


http://youtu.be/fFNyWQB5Yak

lelouden
09-22-2014, 08:53 AM
TCK- “Running Bear” This is great TCK. I have to admit Im not that familiar with a lot of his work so thanks for adding him in the playlist. I love what you do!

Jazzbanjorex- " I Don't Have Anything" Yes, this is great. Your vocals once again, even in falsetto are perfectly pitched. Very impressive! Lovely version Rex.

Jazzbanjorex- "Unchained Melody" This is really a beautiful song. So many people have recorded it. Even Elvis in 1977 but nobody matches the 1965 version by the Righteous Brothers IMO. This is perfect Rex. Thanks for the story and bringing such good music this week.

Harry112- “A Bushel And A Peck" I love that the 50's spirit is here. I was a little concerned it would be all about R&R but the majority has been these great old 50's gems. This is such a cute song and you pulled it off with that key change so well with that cut red flea. Thanks Randy for another fantastic entry.

Joko- "Hound Dog" OMG that was sceaming good fun. I laughed till I cried. hahahaha I am so glad you have the time to join in this week. That was so clever and funny. Great acoustics in that class room. I wish I had teachers that taught like that. Fantastic vocals and playing and a beautiful instrument. Clearly you love Elvis...how could you not. Thanks Joko.

UkeyDave- "Scarlet Ribbons" This is a beautiful choice of song. So beautifully played and sung. A fathers love and an answer to prayer, doesn't get much better than that. Belafonte and the Browns both had hits with this song in the 50's. Such a beautiful arrangement Dave. Thanks for joining in.

Rustyy- "Not Fade Away" This is a beautiful choice of song. So beautifully played and sung. A fathers love and an answer to prayer, doesn't get much better than that. Belafonte and the Browns both had hits with this song in the 50's. Such a beautiful arrangement Dave. Thanks for joining in.

UkeyDave- "Tonight You Belong To Me" Oh I love this song. I was sing right along with you. Everyone should have this one in there bag of tricks. Nice job on that Dave Strum.

Frisbee Fred- "Sixteen Tons" Wow Fred This is really good. I think this may be your best video. Your vocals are so good in those bari tones. Love this song choice for you. Nicely done!

Dougf- “Stardust” Fantastic! This is very hypnotic Doug. Great vocals to such a beautiful number but what your doing on the fretboard is just so excellent. You have some of your best work here. I think you may have some genius fingers there and some genius musicality in you. How can I say it any better than that?....Never mind I have to watch it again cuz Im speechless at this point! Thanks Doug for bringing this unbelievable piece.

Frisbee Fred- “Don't” Nice choice. This is a really beautiful Elvis ballad. Very nicely delivered....Now if BEV would just listen!

UkeyDave- " Who's Sorry Now" Really great playing. Love this song and you've done a great job of this. Loed the little instrumental breaks you've thrown in there. Wonderful! Trust me we won't get sick of this stuff!....or you.

RAB11- “Something Else” Rockabilly all rocked out by you. Yeah! You sure captured Cochran's style Ryan. I love that you dressed the part so perfectly too. You need to add this to your open mic playlist. Nicely done! Thanks for joining in. I suggest you take a look at "Blue Suede Shoes" for the Elvis list.

xommen
09-22-2014, 09:11 AM
I had some trouble finding something that I actually like from the 50's, I'm really not a 50's person. But here is my take on Everyday by Buddy Holly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GRGoB3t13c

mythinformed
09-22-2014, 10:22 AM
One of the greatest love story musicals ever written hit Broadway in 1957 ......'West Side Story' , theres some classics to be found in there if anyones Interested or stuck for ideas.

redpaul1
09-22-2014, 11:48 AM
Two of my possibles were recorded in 1960. Grrrr.

Great theme though Linda! Got a couple still in mind.

Just like 2000 was the last year of the 20th Century, 1960 is the last year of the '50s:


The Sixties started in 1963

Between the end of the Chatterley ban

And the Beatles' first LP

:)

decaturcomp
09-22-2014, 12:45 PM
I wouldn't NORMALLY break the rules this early but may I please post an older version of a Buddy Holly song performed at 5AM on a Sunday morning as the very last song of Ukulele World Congress this year? More than a few Seasonistas were present and accounted for.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6hQX0ayulQ


At least:
Mandy, Pueo, Freeda/Mdiddy Kashizzle/Marion Koslowski, and Austin1 (tinafish) as well as Skidoo and myself in this group have posted to the Seasons and/or hosted.

Joko
09-22-2014, 01:19 PM
Another song for the 50s playlist. Sixteen Tons was recorded by Tennessee Ernie Ford in 1955. Although the song went to #1 it was actually a B side song.


Interesting factoid! Nowadays, with easily trackable DLs off iTunes and the like, it's easy to figure what songs are the top sellers, but with 45 rpm singles, how'd they do that? With two songs on the record, how did they know which side a person was buying the single FOR?

frisbee fred
09-22-2014, 01:48 PM
Interesting factoid! Nowadays, with easily trackable DLs off iTunes and the like, it's easy to figure what songs are the top sellers, but with 45 rpm singles, how'd they do that? With two songs on the record, how did they know which side a person was buying the single FOR?

Excellent point. Possibly radio requests?

Tootler
09-22-2014, 02:21 PM
Interesting factoid! Nowadays, with easily trackable DLs off iTunes and the like, it's easy to figure what songs are the top sellers, but with 45 rpm singles, how'd they do that? With two songs on the record, how did they know which side a person was buying the single FOR?


Excellent point. Possibly radio requests?

I'd never thought about that. I just used to accept it. Fred's suggestion is one possibility.

As charts at that time were compiled from record shop returns, it could also be based on which side was asked for when the record was bought.

Tootler
09-22-2014, 02:23 PM
Just like 2000 was the last year of the 20th Century, 1960 is the last year of the '50s:


The Sixties started in 1963

Between the end of the Chatterley ban

And the Beatles' first LP

:)


In between was No Time.

(just like in Co. Durham there's a town called No Place)

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-22-2014, 02:27 PM
Just like 2000 was the last year of the 20th Century, 1960 is the last year of the '50s
oh

lordy

will our lovely host allow songs from 1960?

are we talking 1950 - 1959

or 1951 - 1960

like my brain doesn't already hurt from some of the technicalities over on the major to minor thread

now it's math(s)

ow

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d159/lyndabeth/emoticons%20and%20mini%20anims%20etc/sadpiglet.gif

lelouden
09-22-2014, 04:12 PM
oh

lordy

will our lovely host allow songs from 1960?

are we talking 1950 - 1959

or 1951 - 1960

like my brain doesn't already hurt from some of the technicalities over on the major to minor thread

now it's math(s)

ow

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d159/lyndabeth/emoticons%20and%20mini%20anims%20etc/sadpiglet.gif

Im a logical thinker. If 1960 is the beginning of a new decade then I'm saying 1950 through 1959. The end of the decade. Now I don't want to cause another riff with time.... and Im in charge....

So thats that! ;D

TCK
09-22-2014, 05:30 PM
Whoops. Did it again. Hank Williams-released 1952

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyJmaXgEOqk&feature=youtu.be

TCK
09-22-2014, 06:00 PM
'Bout two weeks ago, I was asked to make three hours of continuous music for a car show. Took me two nights, four hours a piece...and my goodness there were some great (and rare) songs on that list.
In any event- given two days notice, I had it in the hands of the organizer 20 hours before the show opened. Simple...download and hit play.
The morning of, I was also a judge for the show- woke at 7 AM and checked on the files- not downloaded. Got to the show and spent the day thinking about the time wasted on that music, and listened to the same "Beach Boys Greatest Hits" all day- which for me was like being kicked in the face repeatedly (Beach Boys- Eagles- Creedence. Leave off with all of that when I am around). I was so pissed. I reckon I still am, but this has been cathartic.
Goodie Goodie-1957. My version is loosely based (meaning at least I had some exuberance) on the best version of the song IMO, but Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers.
Oh yeah- I did it again. Again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SjargbqYHA&feature=youtu.be

myrnaukelele
09-22-2014, 07:22 PM
One of the greatest love story musicals ever written hit Broadway in 1957 ......'West Side Story' , theres some classics to be found in there if anyones Interested or stuck for ideas.

Ha! Great minds think alike. I checked out the 1950s musicals this morning as well. There's also Oklahoma, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Gypsy, and more. And don't forget all the Walt Disney classics - Cinderella (1950), Alice In Wonderland (1951), Peter Pan (1953), The Lady and the Tramp (1955) and Sleeping Beauty (1959).
But I've gone off in another direction entirely.

ukuleledaddy
09-22-2014, 07:33 PM
'Bout two weeks ago, I was asked to make three hours of continuous music for a car show. Took me two nights, four hours a piece...and my goodness there were some great (and rare) songs on that list.
In any event- given two days notice, I had it in the hands of the organizer 20 hours before the show opened. Simple...download and hit play.
The morning of, I was also a judge for the show- woke at 7 AM and checked on the files- not downloaded. Got to the show and spent the day thinking about the time wasted on that music, and listened to the same "Beach Boys Greatest Hits" all day- which for me was like being kicked in the face repeatedly (Beach Boys- Eagles- Creedence. Leave off with all of that when I am around). I was so pissed. I reckon I still am, but this has been cathartic.
Goodie Goodie-1957. My version is loosely based (meaning at least I had some exuberance) on the best version of the song IMO, but Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers.
Oh yeah- I did it again. Again.

Dave, it should be a crime that all that wonderful radio you put together is sitting around unheard. Will it ever surface? Can you release it on Podomatic? This vid is top notch. Want more.

pabrizzer
09-22-2014, 07:37 PM
I'm checking out Hank Williams gospel songs but so far all written in the 40s.

TCK
09-22-2014, 08:09 PM
I'm checking out Hank Williams gospel songs but so far all written in the 40s.But many released in the fifties Pa...I reckon they count.
And while we are at it, my last radio show was Hank's Hymns (http://dlaurice.podomatic.com/entry/2014-09-20T21_57_04-07_00). I promise you will be a happy fellow after hearing these, was his birthday this week.
This page (http://www.hankwilliamsdiscography.com/) will give you all the release dates.

mythinformed
09-22-2014, 08:19 PM
Ha! Great minds think alike. I checked out the 1950s musicals this morning as well. There's also Oklahoma, My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Gypsy, and more. And don't forget all the Walt Disney classics - Cinderella (1950), Alice In Wonderland (1951), Peter Pan (1953), The Lady and the Tramp (1955) and Sleeping Beauty (1959).
But I've gone off in another direction entirely.
My version of 'I Feel Pretty' would have been on a par with Adam Sandler singing to Jack Nicholson stuck in a car so I decided to go in another direction too. Lol



I'm checking out Hank Williams gospel songs but so far all written in the 40s.
Elvis covering Big Boy Cruddup toons spring to mind here............I'm sure our hostess will be lenient. ;)

I've been looking at an Instrumental from the 30s but the song wasn't released in its own right until the 50s.

lelouden
09-22-2014, 09:07 PM
I'm checking out Hank Williams gospel songs but so far all written in the 40s.

Hank Williams wrote “I saw the Light" in 1948 but Bill Monroe released it in 1958. "Precious Lord Take My Hand" is another that he covered but it was also covered by 9 different artist in the 50's according to Wiki, and Elvis is among them. If the song was covered during that decade then thats good enough for me. Im easy about this. Don't get hung up on who wrote the song. Remember that guy named Elvis? He didn't write his songs either:)

Look at the song your thinking about through Wiki and see if someone released it in the 50's and then Hank it up if you want. Im good with that!

TCK
09-22-2014, 09:10 PM
Precious Lord will be done this week if I can...just sayin'

lelouden
09-22-2014, 09:19 PM
But many released in the fifties Pa...I reckon they count.
And while we are at it, my last radio show was Hank's Hymns (http://dlaurice.podomatic.com/entry/2014-09-20T21_57_04-07_00). I promise you will be a happy fellow after hearing these, was his birthday this week.
This page (http://www.hankwilliamsdiscography.com/) will give you all the release dates.

This is great TCK.

Sitting here in the dark quite and I clicked on the radio link. Im reading away and looking at his death picture. Just about came out of my skin when I hear a "Hello Everyone"!

Thought it was Hank himself coming back to get me:biglaugh:

lelouden
09-22-2014, 09:21 PM
Precious Lord will be done this week if I can...just sayin'

We'll all be looking forward to that!

barefootgypsy
09-22-2014, 10:06 PM
Now I have been REALLY busy with all manner of stuff uke and non-uke these last couple of weeks and have not had time to participate, but this week I'm really looking forward to getting a video in! I love the theme Linda, I was a little kid in the 50's, radio on constantly with music and if I couldn't find something to post it would be a disgrace! See y'all later! :)

lelouden
09-22-2014, 10:12 PM
Now I have been REALLY busy with all manner of stuff uke and non-uke these last couple of weeks and have not had time to participate, but this week I'm really looking forward to getting a video in! I love the theme Linda, I was a little kid in the 50's, radio on constantly with music and if I couldn't find something to post it would be a disgrace! See y'all later! :)

Great! So happy to have you on board:)

lelouden
09-22-2014, 10:13 PM
Xommen- “Everyday” Very nice fit for you Wim. I think the 50's suits you well and this Buddy Holly song was a fine fit for you. Vocally this is great and the typical Wim Strum fits it perfect too. Thanks for doing this Wim. I loved it and I love that you've joined in!

Alan-" Not Fade Away" Sure was fun stuff. Grand Finales should always make the playlists Im making an exception:) I see Alan and Skidoo but who else am I missing...anyone?

TCK- “Im A Long Gone Daddy” Wow, that was good stuff. I knew Hank would show up sometime soon. What a fantastic song and a great fit for you. Loved this so much!

TCK- “Goody Goody” Frankie Lymon, What a talent way beyond his years. I was just watching him on YT just last week and the way he felt this song is amazing. Im so glad you've brought him to the party. I loved this version. I think you had almost as fun as he did doing this song.

mythinformed
09-22-2014, 10:39 PM
Remember that guy named Elvis? He didn't write his songs either:)
He did re-write some lyrics though. 'One Night Of Sin' better known as 'One Night' was originally considered too suggestive to be released so he re-wrote the the censored part himself from "One night of sin is what I'm now paying for" into "One night with you is what I'm now praying for." :p

pabrizzer
09-22-2014, 11:36 PM
But many released in the fifties Pa...I reckon they count.
And while we are at it, my last radio show was Hank's Hymns (http://dlaurice.podomatic.com/entry/2014-09-20T21_57_04-07_00). I promise you will be a happy fellow after hearing these, was his birthday this week.
This page (http://www.hankwilliamsdiscography.com/) will give you all the release dates.

Had already had a listen to every song on your playlist Dave but thanks for the links.

pabrizzer
09-22-2014, 11:38 PM
Forgot to mention I've been working on Precious Lord too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_78AARAXBg

UkeyDave
09-23-2014, 02:39 AM
Im a logical thinker. If 1960 is the beginning of a new decade then I'm saying 1950 through 1959. The end of the decade. Now I don't want to cause another riff with time.... and Im in charge....

So thats that! ;D
Oh YES YOU ARE AND YES IT IS. ;-)

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-23-2014, 04:53 AM
Im a logical thinker. If 1960 is the beginning of a new decade then I'm saying 1950 through 1959. The end of the decade. Now I don't want to cause another riff with time.... and Im in charge....

So thats that! ;D
yes, that seems logical captain



'One Night Of Sin' better known as 'One Night' was originally considered too suggestive to be released so he re-wrote the the censored part himself from "One night of sin is what I'm now paying for" into "One night with you is what I'm now praying for." :p
:bowdown: elvis... what a great guy - gotta love him

wee_ginga_yin
09-23-2014, 05:00 AM
Where would the 50's be without echo?


http://youtu.be/ud9BmEbnUmI

UkeyDave
09-23-2014, 06:07 AM
Mr Sandman was number 11 in the UK in December 1954. Not quite the right key for my voice but I was too lazy to transpose it into Bb.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JOnNFsmCG4

decaturcomp
09-23-2014, 06:22 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvZliPsWJZk

I didn't know the song before now and, in the same way that Dave sometimes/often Cloverdales things up I may have Decaturcomped this tune some. I suggest listening to the originals including Jeff Buckley's take on "Sketches for my Sweetheart the Drunk".

Porter Wagoner (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porter_Wagoner) charted at No. 1 on the Billboard (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_Magazine)Hot Country Songs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Country_Songs) list in 1955.
Red (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Foley) and Betty Foley charted at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs list in 1955
Jean Shepard (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Shepard) charted at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs list in 1955.
Ella Fitzgerald (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ella_Fitzgerald) on 1955 album The First Lady Of Song (Decca) (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_First_Lady_Of_Song_(Decca)&action=edit&redlink=1) The most impressive version in the pop market, the single reached #25 on the "Music Vendor" Top 100, with 15 weeks in the chart.

myrnaukelele
09-23-2014, 06:40 AM
Forgot to mention I've been working on Precious Lord too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_78AARAXBg

Oh pabrizzer this is just beautiful. It's just the song I needed to hear this morning. My brother passed away a couple of days ago. I leave for France tonight (he lived in Paris). We will be having a service for him and hope to lay him to rest in the cimetiere Montmarte. I needed a song to sing for him - I think I'll learn this one.

decaturcomp
09-23-2014, 07:03 AM
Thanks for your kind inclusion, Linda. Now added to the original post:
At least:
Mandy, Pueo, Freeda/Mdiddy Kashizzle/Marion Koslowski, and Austin1 (tinafish) as well as Skidoo and myself in this group have posted to the Seasons and/or hosted.
AND Myrnaukulele (who was very nearby but who may have been asleep during this? as were Rebecca Ballard? and Jay Shelton? and the DeG family?) reminds me that Mim (shown here, singing enthusiastically) was, you should pardon the expression, instrumental getting things moving in the early days of SOTU before I arrived.



Alan-" Not Fade Away" Sure was fun stuff. Grand Finales should always make the playlists Im making an exception:) I see Alan and Skidoo but who else am I missing...anyone?

auntieuku
09-23-2014, 07:44 AM
"...peace and goodwill..." :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqwPCovB4vk

auntieuku
09-23-2014, 07:51 AM
Beautiful rendition of "Precious Lord.". Thank you.

lelouden
09-23-2014, 08:08 AM
Oh pabrizzer this is just beautiful. It's just the song I needed to hear this morning. My brother passed away a couple of days ago. I leave for France tonight (he lived in Paris). We will be having a service for him and hope to lay him to rest in the cimetiere Montmarte. I needed a song to sing for him - I think I'll learn this one.

Im so sorry to hear this Myrna. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Praying that you have safe travels and that the whole family is blessed with comfort during this time of grief. This is such a beautiful song and Brian has given us a gift this morning. I too have been very moved by his thoughtful delivery of the song.

Thanks pabrizzer, from all of us!

BigDaddyUker
09-23-2014, 08:11 AM
What a great theme for a season. I was so excited. I created my 3 song list on Saturday, I start posting songs on Sunday, all of which had already been done. So I doubled up on 2 of them and put the other away. Created another 3 song list...check the thread, check the playlist...whew, Im in luck. Just logged in to listen to some music while eating my lunch and all 3 songs posted...CMON...I'm on my 3rd song list...we will see what happens. The positive to all this 50s misery...Im playing 3-4 times as many songs this week as I usually do and absolutely enjoying everybody else's!!!

UkeyDave
09-23-2014, 08:24 AM
Someday by Ricky Nelson was No.1 in the UK during November 1958. I highly recommend a listen to Ricky's version. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu-XQSzuUNM)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeNwzpPBlVs

ddanner
09-23-2014, 08:25 AM
Yikes! Ukulele travels and subsequent RV trailer repairs have caused me to miss the last two weeks of SOTU. I'm still busy with working on the trailer, but there was no way that I could miss joining in on the "Nifty Fifties!" What a great theme choice, Linda! Especially for someone like myself who seems to be stuck in the 50's :o

I hope I can get another video or two done before we have to leave again, but at least I got one of my earliest favorites done. It is a cover of "A Rose And A Baby Ruth" (1956) written by John Loudermilk and recorded by George Hamilton IV.

Strangely, I have never yet heard this tune played on any of the "Golden Oldie" radio stations. Maybe it is too short, or maybe because GH went into the Country genre after this hit at such a young age.


http://youtu.be/8t0jPwnhXos

P.S. This is the video debut for my 2nd ukulele build. I didn't get it finished before UWC, and it took me forever to get back to it. It's a solid bubinga tenor. NFS

lelouden
09-23-2014, 08:38 AM
What a great theme for a season. I was so excited. I created my 3 song list on Saturday, I start posting songs on Sunday, all of which had already been done. So I doubled up on 2 of them and put the other away. Created another 3 song list...check the thread, check the playlist...whew, Im in luck. Just logged in to listen to some music while eating my lunch and all 3 songs posted...CMON...I'm on my 3rd song list...we will see what happens. The positive to all this 50s misery...Im playing 3-4 times as many songs this week as I usually do and absolutely enjoying everybody else's!!!

I love what you've posted:)

There are sooooooo many great songs from the 50's and you will find something that no one else has posted in your search. You might try adding to the Holly, Big Bopper, Valens playlist. There has only been one song of Big Bopper's done by TCK. "Chantilly Lace" would be so much fun! Valens only has one song too, sung by Greyghost. Valens has some great songs. Keep up the good work and add as many repeats as you like. Sure keeps you playing doesn't it:D

Barbablanca
09-23-2014, 09:03 AM
As a decade, the 50s had too many clichéd, sugary and saccharine filled songs for me to love it, but I do treasure it for being the cradle of the Folk Revival, without which I would probably never have written a song! My Dad really got into the folk revival and had two versions of the song I am about to ask you to listen to. One was the over produced (but, hey, it had its charm) Kingston Trio version and the other was UK Skiffle King, Lonnie Donegan's upbeat version.

I read about the background to the song (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Dooley_(song)) on wikipedia and it is far more interesting than you might have expected -maybe poor Tom took the rap for his lover. The victim and the woman he may have covered for were both sleeping with Tom from an early age and the truth might have been a lot more complicated than the song implies. Incidentally, the other character (Grayson) mentioned was NOT a rival of Tom's (as is often claimed) but his employer who turned him in when Tom had skedaddled out of NC and was living under an assumed name.

So, as my tribute to Pete Seeger and the 50s Folk Revivalists, here is Tom Dooley hanging down his head before being hanged.


https://vimeo.com/106946187

ChrisDeston821
09-23-2014, 09:07 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_B--BjAaNQ
Been looking forward to a theme like this since the old song salesman =)
Hopefully find time for a few entries this week but heres a quick one for now

"Great Balls of Fire is a 1957 song recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis featured in the 1957 movie Jamboree. It was written by Otis Blackwell and Jack Hammer. The Jerry Lee Lewis 1957 recording was ranked as the 96th greatest song ever by Rolling Stone and sold one million copies in its first 10 days of release in the United States and sold over five million copies, making it both one of the best-selling singles in the United States, as well as one of the world's best-selling singles of all time." Thanks wiki ;)

Recorded on new phone, hopefully quality is up to standard?

BigDaddyUker
09-23-2014, 09:24 AM
I love what you've posted:)

There are sooooooo many great songs from the 50's and you will find something that no one else has posted in your search. You might try adding to the Holly, Big Bopper, Valens playlist. There has only been one song of Big Bopper's done by TCK. "Chantilly Lace" would be so much fun! Valens only has one song too, sung by Greyghost. Valens has some great songs. Keep up the good work and add as many repeats as you like. Sure keeps you playing doesn't it:D

I am having a ball and Chantilly Lace is on my new song list...

What's amazing though is that the 50s is always associated with the rock-n-roll music that was born and bred in this era but there is so much other music that was written or at least resurrected during the 50s.

lelouden
09-23-2014, 09:52 AM
I am having a ball and Chantilly Lace is on my new song list...

What's amazing though is that the 50s is always associated with the rock-n-roll music that was born and bred in this era but there is so much other music that was written or at least resurrected during the 50s.

You are right. I knew Tootler had done a R&R season in the past and I really was hoping that you all would catch the spirit of this theme:) You all have. The playlist is filled with great music already and its only tuesday. This is so much fun!

Those crooners and the R&B gave the new rockers so much to work with. Without them there wouldn't be R&R...Well, them and those wild teenagers ;-)

lelouden
09-23-2014, 10:23 AM
Thanks everybody for your fun participation. Keep checking on me and the playlist to make sure Ive put you in the right place or haven't forgotten you!



Pabrizzer- "Precious Lord" This is just beautiful. From the very first melting vocal note I was pulled in and grasped by the whole song. Fantastically felt and so well delivered Brian. Thanks for this one. Loved it!

Wee_ginga_yin- "Only You" Hahaha You are good for all kinds of entertainment. The song is perfect. Loved the fun bit at the end. What a great uke. I haven't seen the bowling ball uke yet.

UkeyDave- "Mr Sandman" Yes, Love this. You and I seem to have the same taste in music. I thought about doing this myself. Its such a fun song with great chording. Lovely lower register vocals Dave.

Decaturcomp- "Satisfied Mind" This is a fantastic find. Such a great message. Story told just right by you. Love the GT on this too. Its funny as many times as this charted it wasn't familiar to me either. So glad you've introduced me to this song Alan. Nice job!

AuntieUku- "Mockingbird Hill" This is so beautifully sung and played. I love the relaxed delivery. Such a wonderful song you've brought to the seasons. I did see you over at the "Minor Thread" and now you entered here. Welcome to the seasons. Were always happy to have more women! When you a submit a video we would love for you to include somewhere in the video or in the write up that its for that particular season. This season is 136 and in my introduction to this season I asked for the inclusion of the artist and what year it was released. "This is a Patti Page song in 1951." Thank You so much for joining in. I hope to see much much more of your fabulous music. I have added this to the 50's playlist. Take a look at the first page of this thread and you will see there are three different playlist . You may add as many songs as you like to all three. This is an important page because every host has a different set of rules for their week:)

UkeyDave- "Someday You'll Want Me To Want You" Great choice of song that swept through the 40's and on through the 60's. Another really fine version with those great chords, vocals and even whistling. Yeah! Keep em' coming Dave.

ddanner- "A Rose And A Baby Ruth" Oh what a great job you've done on this song. Love the 50's feel with the echo. An Elvis-esque feel to this that seems very genuine to the decade. Nicely sung and played! That uke is a beauty...You made that? Wow, you've done a lovely job on her Dennis!

Barbablanca-" Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley” We all know how much I love folk music. Im so glad someone has done a folk number. This is a great one that was really done by so many in the 50's. Thanks for the back story. I had no idea this is based on a real story. I don't mind if you want to add an original 50's feel to the list Berni. You know I forgot about the writers:( Thanks so much for joining in.

ChrisDeston821- “Great Balls Of Fire” Yes, Ive been waiting for this one. Immediate huge smile on my face. Loved the enthusiasm and the Lewis vocal imitation. This is a fabulously fun song and you did it so well. There's nothing like a CDeston smile. Loved this!

Tootler
09-23-2014, 10:30 AM
First from me. Just managed to get it posted before I go and collect my daughter.

Dark as a Dungeon was written by Merle Travis in 1946 and then recorded by Cisco Houston in the early 50s and by Tennessee Ernie Ford in 1955 though it was really made famous a bit later by Johnny Cash in his Fulsom Prison album. It's quite popular on the folk circuit over here.


http://youtu.be/yBYafXWrNPg

elmann
09-23-2014, 11:02 AM
And now something complete different.
The 50s have been also a great time for Jazz music in Europe. An American from New Orleans, Sidney Bechet, found more notice and acceptance in Paris. His composition from '52, Petit Fleur, got lyrics in '59 by Fernand Bonifay and Mario Bua. In '59 his song also became a million seller (#3 in the UK charts, #5 in the US, source: Wikipedia)


http://youtu.be/jQ2WqoNVEZ4

EDIT:
The origin from 1952, instrumental, no lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMwckuWpxDs
A modern version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCsp3ZKBYaw

ddanner
09-23-2014, 12:41 PM
"Endless Sleep" was written and performed by Jody Reynolds in 1958. Apparently Demon Records thought that his name alone would not look like a professional songwriter so they added the name, Delores Nance, too. Many radio stations would not play the song in 1958 for fear that it might promote teenage suicide. It was definitely one of my all-time favorites as a young boy of the 50's.


http://youtu.be/bItRCJVflbw

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
09-23-2014, 12:51 PM
My second one this week. Tommy Steele 1957.
I recorded this twice, this one with kazoo and another with the more traditional whistling, but I preferred this one, the other is on my youtube channel.


http://youtu.be/9KxjL_imC7o

The inspiration came from putting 1950 in spotify and listening to all the tracks it came up with.

PhillyV
09-23-2014, 01:11 PM
Probably my favorite era for rock 'n roll. I'm committed to getting all three entries in this week. Here's #1:


http://youtu.be/22Myu6-W0Ms

Tootler
09-23-2014, 01:23 PM
You are right. I knew Tootler had done a R&R season in the past and I really was hoping that you all would catch the spirit of this theme:) You all have. The playlist is filled with great music already and its only tuesday. This is so much fun!

Those crooners and the R&B gave the new rockers so much to work with. Without them there wouldn't be R&R...Well, them and those wild teenagers ;-)

My theme covered the later 50s and early 60s so there is an overlap and plenty of good music left to investigate. I've just been listening to some of the entries and there is some great stuff. Really enjoying it all.

Time to climb the wooden hill before I turn into a pumpkin.:)

greyghost
09-23-2014, 02:19 PM
I'm having too much fun to stop (and I'm finding the sound of the 8-string really addictive!)! Here's my take on the Everly Brothers.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijdxWJsUrEo&feature=youtu.be

lelouden
09-23-2014, 02:35 PM
Probably my favorite era for rock 'n roll. I'm committed to getting all three entries in this week. Here's #1:



What happened! Your video disappeared and it was so fantastic! Bring her back!!!!!!

greyghost
09-23-2014, 02:41 PM
Here's another Everly Brothers classic (which I first experienced via the Nazareth hit version in the mid-1970s--you'll find elements of both approaches here, I suspect).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1diAuG5CGnE&feature=youtu.be

PhillyV
09-23-2014, 03:26 PM
What happened! Your video disappeared and it was so fantastic! Bring her back!!!!!!

I didn't realize the audio had gotten a little distorted during formatting. I went back and fixed it. So the video is back up. I had a lot of fun doing this one.

CeeJay
09-23-2014, 03:37 PM
http://youtu.be/lwTvLrezYa4

136 Nifty Fifties ...

Written in 1957 and originally called
Midnight in Leningrad.(I ask you ?)
The State leaned on the writers
Vasily Solovyov-Sedoi [composer] and
Mikhail Matusovsky[Lyrics]
and the rest is history ...a release in 1957 ..
a cover by Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen
in 1961 and this became a global hit....
even in Shang-Hai...

Then I done it and it came crashing to a halt ..
Ah well !

lelouden
09-23-2014, 03:42 PM
I didn't realize the audio had gotten a little distorted during formatting. I went back and fixed it. So the video is back up. I had a lot of fun doing this one.

Oh Good! Hate it when that happens. BTW this is an unlimited season. You can sing as many songs as you like this week:)

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-23-2014, 03:56 PM
"sea of love"

first recorded (and co-written) by phil phillips in 1959


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtLHOUEu2Ag

ddanner
09-23-2014, 04:31 PM
I'm still pretty new to SOTU so I'm not sure about whether posting a song that has already been entered by someone else is frowned upon, but I checked with PhillyV who already posted his version, and he didn't mind. So; I finished editing my recording from earlier this morning, and offer it up now for the "Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and Big Bopper" songlist. I hope you enjoy my cover of J. P. Richardson's (The Big Bopper) "Chantilly Lace."


http://youtu.be/3zChVdlSQ3A

TCK
09-23-2014, 04:46 PM
Hank Snow 1952
Elvis Presley 1959
Tri-fecta COMPLETE!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-D8_EHgI0o&feature=youtu.be

Rustyy
09-23-2014, 05:35 PM
When I did this one I presumed that it was an Elvis song. Well, it was, but also Buddy Holly, among many others over the years. Written by Leiber & Stoller, this one was on Elvis' Jailhouse Rock EP and it went to #14 on the R&B charts in 1957.
Buddy Holly's version didn't chart in England until 1961, according to Wiki.


http://youtu.be/QhNC7Xe-pGQ

wee_ginga_yin
09-23-2014, 07:04 PM
Buddy Holly was greatly indebted to Bo Diddley for his beat.
Here is something I did a few years back called Mona has faded away (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzjeoRN_E4k).
It is an amalgam of Hey Mona and Not fade away.
The visuals might be disturbing.

wee_ginga_yin
09-23-2014, 07:17 PM
Buddy Holly flashback


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SweEo_8VFI

lelouden
09-23-2014, 09:09 PM
Tootler- "Dark As A Dungeon" Oh Im so glad you found a song Geoff. I was so hoping you would. This is a great one too. Very nicely delivery of this song. Thanks Geoff for joining in with us.

Elmann- "Petite Fleur" Wow, I wasn't expecting that. Thanks for adding more dimension and flavor to the playlist. This is simply beautiful. Ive listened to it twice. The second time I sang right along with the great translation. This is so well done. Thanks for joining in with such a gem.

Ddanner- " Endless Sleep" This is one that is new to me. I can see why you loved it. He sang with such heart. Its a great song. You've really done a great job presenting this one. You sound great, the uke is beautiful. Those sad vocal slides are perfect and it is appropriately chorded in minors. Nice job Dennis. Loved it!*

Lumpywafflesquirt- " Singing The Blues" This is really a fun song Lumpy. I loved what you've done here with the kazoo and the shaker. Thanks for this upbeat blues tune.

PhillyV- "Chantilly Lace" OMG This is over the top goooood. I couldn't stop smiling and laughing through the whole thing. This song brought something out in you that we haven't seen and it was fantastic fun. Loved that you couldn't stop smiling! You sure capture the spirit of the Big Bopper. J.P. Richardson would be so proud! Fantastic sing and that bari...yep, loved it!
P.S. Your not limited to three. do as many as you like!!!

Greyghost- "Bye Bye Love" These songs are so much fun. I was having as much fun as you. The eight string sound fantastic. Another one added to the list. Thanks Luis!

Greyghost- "Love Hurts" Who is she? Ill go slap the crap put of her for you. Hahaha This was so much fun watching you suffer:) Loved this one too. Keep em' coming!

CeeJay- “Midnight In Moscow” I couldn't even play the simplest part of that. The way you improvise your way around that fretboard is beyond my thinking. Very creative Sir Riffington. Hats off to another very different 50's entry to add to our playlist. Thanks CJ for joining in. Loads of fun with the video effect too!

Birdseyeview- "Sea Of Love" Lynda, this turned out really beautiful done up in the BEVOMU style. Really lovely vocals and the strumming fit just fine. I love this song too. I have to say I feel a little upside down with you right side up but your chording is just as clear as ever. Loved this!

Ddanner- "Chantilly Lace" Haha Prime entertainment from you guys doing this song. So much fun! I loved this version too. How much fun are we having this week?! Im having a ball! Nice chunking, great delivery with the lyrics and vocals are great. This song bring so much acting charm. Love it!

TCK- “Fool Such As I" This is such a good song. I just visited Hank and Elvis. Those two completely different styles still made for the best music. Still can't believe Elvis was ever told he couldn't sing. Ya they say he couldn't harmonize but that guy felt a song, and so do you. You have such a great style for this stuff and sure know how to suck us in!

Rustyy- "Baby I Dont Care" I just can't get enough of Elvis. This is really great Rusty. The thing about the 50's songs is they were a little silly with the delivery of lyrics and I love the interest it gives. You brought this one just the way it should be !

PhillyV
09-24-2014, 02:21 AM
Look who stopped by to participate in Season 136. That's all right, mama.


http://youtu.be/dJwBsN1IKJo

Jazzbanjorex
09-24-2014, 02:53 AM
I sat down at my computer this morning while getting ready for work and my songbook was open to this song. I had been looking at the song on the opposite page last night. I thought hey this song qualifies for this season. So while the family is getting ready I recorded it.
1957, Marty Robbins.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjH4Z8MLuJQ&feature=youtu.be

UkeyDave
09-24-2014, 03:05 AM
Another one from me. This one was number 13 in December 1958 in the UK and another one from the marvellous Connie Francis. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA2bAaHvJCY)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4e920lWjhg

BigDaddyUker
09-24-2014, 04:41 AM
Just hangin!


http://youtu.be/F5urcDUmSJg

Barbablanca
09-24-2014, 05:33 AM
Carmen is away in Hamburg on a school trip, so when I woke at 4am this morning, instead of just lying there, I was able to turn on the light and finish this "Bonus" song.

There is a multi-tracked uke used in the song, for the rhythm and the solos. But I wanted the visuals to be just me and a mic - like a kind of rat-pack recording session. I had also planned to illustrate the verses with images from the period, etc, but some further work came in, so I decided to just leave it nice and bare. Hope you enjoy it.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBDUZMqE1i0

As usual the lyrics are in the youtube description.

dickadcock
09-24-2014, 08:42 AM
This song has been done by many, and versions vary remarkably little. Just a good, solid song. Les Paul & Mary Ford did it, Eddy Arnold, Gene Pitney, Elvis, George Clooney's aunt Rosemary, a Parton & Nelson duet (one of the best versions)… etc. I thought I'd put an end to a string of good versions with: "I Really Don't Want to Know." 1953 on.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pA1zUxZ1FU

lelouden
09-24-2014, 08:48 AM
Richie Valens had some great songs some of you might want to take a look at.

We Belong Together
Come On Let Go
Oh Donna
Sleep Walk ( Some of you instrumentalist would love this)

EDIT- Sleep Walk is associated with the Valens movie. However it is played by Santo & Johnny!

lelouden
09-24-2014, 09:12 AM
I've noticed several lurkers visiting the thread:) I would love you people to join in and become a Seasonista. All it takes is one entry and your one of us. This is the perfect theme to join in on. Most of the songs in the 50's are charming and under 3 minutes and are simple chord songs. This is the place for motivation and encouragement and the themes keep you practicing. If you've been thinking about it we would love to hear from you!

dickadcock
09-24-2014, 09:19 AM
Love Me Tender, as most people know, uses the tune of the now public domain "Aura Lee". That song was published in 1861. Lyrics by W.W. Fosdick, music by George R. Poulton.

Interestingly enough, Poulton was born in a place I've never heard of -- Cricklade -- in a country I have heard of -- England -- but came to the U.S. at the age of 7, to Lansingburgh, NY, which is just across the river from me. (basically, it's now North Troy, but retains an "identity" as The 'Burg)

Acc. to the local historical society, he was tarred & feathered & run out of town for getting too familiar with one of his music students. It is said that his health was affected, and he died at age 38, in 1867.

Recorded first by Elvis in 1956.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8444AvGGEaw

ddanner
09-24-2014, 09:42 AM
Yea! I finally begged enough to get my wife, Evelyn to join me for a video. This will be her SOTU debut!

We wanted to try some multi-tracking and it proved far more challenging that either of us anticipated. We have a new found appreciation for backup singers. We could have used a lot more practice on this, especially with the backup parts, but we needed to hurry it out the door so we could leave soon for the Ohio Ukulele Campout .2 I think there are some other Seasonistas attending so maybe we can get another "Nifty Fifties" video done "ala group" while at OUC.

We hope you enjoy our Elvis tune from 1957 where it was a number 1 hit for him for several weeks of that summer.

http://youtu.be/-vtST1icTkw

Markwo
09-24-2014, 09:49 AM
This season is right up my alley. As a kid I was obsessed with 50s music. I think I must've been born in the wrong time. I loved Elvis, Dion, doo-wop - all of it. Here is entry #1.

http://youtu.be/ivUtBw8VhEI

lelouden
09-24-2014, 09:55 AM
Welcome Evelyn. Huge smiles from all of us. We're so happy to have you on board. I hope to see you joining in again soon. Have a safe and fun trip, both of you:)

lelouden
09-24-2014, 10:08 AM
PhillyV- "Thats alright Mama" *Smelling Salts, everybody give her some room! Oh Oh Elvis Oh........She's out again! Call an ambulance!!!
Wow Phillip you are bringing down the house. This is great! Now I have to ask....With that outfit....do you get paid for that act? That was so fun and so good. Who else do you do? How about Jerry Lee or Little Richard ?*

Jazzbanjorex- "White Sport Coat" Oh this brought me right back. Don't know why Im so familiar with this song but I can even see him singing in my head. Nice one Rex. Perfect pitch as always, ukulele aint to shabby either.

UkeyDave- “ You Always Hurt The One You Love” You are finding so many great numbers this week. These song sure have a sentimental memory for me as well. My dada always came home from work whistling a happy tune. Im sure it is from him that I know so many of these songs. Love this one Dave. Great job singing, playing and *whistling!

BigDaddyUker- "Tom Dooley" Perfect! Who doesn't knw Tom Dooley. Isn't it one of the first songs we all learn. This was a bit of a sing along for me and I love that. Great vocals on this too.Thanks Rock!

Barbablanca-” In The Year I Was Born” Yes, thankfully things have changed. I just wish TV was still innocent:) This is really great to bring our memories back to how much has changed. Im putting this on the playlist. I wish I could do the same with your other song. If you upload it to YT let me know.

Dickadcock- "I Really Don't Want To Know" Such a very beautiful song. This is a great one to add to the list. You have that great Willie vibrato that Ive only just noticed. Nicely done Dick. Thanks for adding to the list. I hope you have more.

Dickadcock- " Love Me Tender" And a lovely simple version of this beautiful song. It'll getcha every time. I love it! Thanks for bringing this to the Elvis playlist :)

Ddanner and Evelyn- "Teddy Bear" Welcome welcome welcome Evelyn. This is fantastic and not an easy thing that multi tracking! But you did it and I loved it and now your one of us:) I hope to see more from you. Lovely playing by both of you and great vocals. Wasn't that fun!? It was for me!

Markwo- "Lonesome Town" Wow, you said it. This is right up your alley! This is really really great. Fantastic song choice for you. I loved the 50's reverb you've added. These simple 50's songs are gems! I hope this is only the beginning of what your bring to us this week. Fabulously delivered Mark. Reminded me of "Ill Hold You In My Heart" while listening to this. Another great 50's song.

BigDaddyUker
09-24-2014, 10:15 AM
Originally recorded in 1954 by the Spaniels, the best selling version also recorded in 1954 by the MacGuire Sisters. Song became popular again in the 70s by the group Sha Na Na. Do do do do do do...


http://youtu.be/nu68kuB7_q4

RAB11
09-24-2014, 10:16 AM
Willie vibrato

......

*chortle*

lelouden
09-24-2014, 11:22 AM
This one goes out to RAB11:)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hv6N93klOZc

Recorded by many in the 50's!

UkeyDave
09-24-2014, 11:27 AM
Not sure if its coming across how much I like this weeks theme ;) With this in mind I just had to do another one whilst out in my car today.
You Belong To Me by Jo Stafford was number 1 in the UK in November 1952.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDdIKLeDzSA

barefootgypsy
09-24-2014, 11:37 AM
Ah, at last, getting an entry in, phew! I love the 50's music -well a lot of it anyway.... here's my first entry, Dream Lover, Bobby Darin, 1959! I hope I can get one or two more in! Now to get watching some entries too!

http://youtu.be/a3URjrbxthw

BigDaddyUker
09-24-2014, 12:30 PM
Lovin this season!!! Do do do do do we just keep going till someone yells stop???

Guy Mitchell 1956


http://youtu.be/57HlCYvTYcg

Markwo
09-24-2014, 12:39 PM
Here's my Elvis playlist entry. Its really hard to do an Elvis song without slipping into impersonation mode, but I think I pulled it off.


http://youtu.be/GAV4jaRWnlU

Larry D.
09-24-2014, 12:49 PM
Boy....that brings back some memories of my Jr. High gym class when we had to dance with the girls. The coached taught us the Fox Trot and hearing your rendition made me wish I could go back and try it again.
Thanks for sharing and I really enjoyed it Lelouden.

Jazzbanjorex
09-24-2014, 12:54 PM
I've been listening to Pandora 50s channel to get some ideas. I had one song picked out and had worked out the lyrics and chords then looked it up on Wikipedia and it was a #1 song in 1963. Not a 1950 to 1959 song. So double check now I do.

So I'm saving "If You Wanna Be Happy" by Jimmy Soul for another time.

xommen
09-24-2014, 01:03 PM
I was PM'ed by Brian (thanks Brian) about this one, it is a Johnny Cash song. It was covered by U2, and is called Don't take your guns to town .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0toBj0h7AQ

UkeCan1
09-24-2014, 01:10 PM
Yea! I finally begged enough to get my wife, Evelyn to join me for a video. This will be her SOTU debut!

We wanted to try some multi-tracking and it proved far more challenging that either of us anticipated. We have a new found appreciation for backup singers. We could have used a lot more practice on this, especially with the backup parts, but we needed to hurry it out the door so we could leave soon for the Ohio Ukulele Campout .2 I think there are some other Seasonistas attending so maybe we can get another "Nifty Fifties" video done "ala group" while at OUC.

We hope you enjoy our Elvis tune from 1957 where it was a number 1 hit for him for several weeks of that summer.

http://youtu.be/-vtST1icTkw

Aw, that was all kinds of adorable! So great to see Evelyn become a Seasonista ... and, even better, we will get to see you in person in just two days!

Yes, FiL and I will also be at OUC, as will fellow UWC-Seasonista Chris da Barber. Lynette is sending food and an envoy, but as we have seen here, her lovely self is in Greece and hence cannot also be in Ohio. (Seriously, how could you pick Greek beaches over ... oh ... yeah....)

Anyway, Dennis, check the OUC Facebook group. We are indeed planning a group Seasons entry ... so, soon the other 30-something Ohio Ukulele Campers will all be Seasonistas too!

Page 20 in Songbook 1 (the songbook from OUC 1 - there's also a Songbook 2 that FiL posted today ... do check the Facebook group!).

peewee
09-24-2014, 01:23 PM
Greetings All!

So much 50s goodness. When I saw the theme, I knew it meant another chance to work on this Serge Gainsbourg song "Le Poinconneur des Lilas".
I considered it for train week, occupation week, French week, it would have worked for location week too.

It's Gainsbourg's first hit song from 1958, and is a darkly funny first-person account of the hallucinatory and suicidal ennui of a Parisian Metro ticket puncher.
Here's a video with a pretty good english translation and some good period visuals: http://youtu.be/7CHHsd46rcc
and another at a more reasonable rate of speed. http://youtu.be/E8ZCvYg5-ZQ
Anyhow the point is it's an iconic song that I've wanted to do for ages, so here's a very rough first take:

http://youtu.be/jXWU2Jftcx0

http://youtu.be/jXWU2Jftcx0

thanks

lelouden
09-24-2014, 01:23 PM
I've been listening to Pandora 50s channel to get some ideas. I had one song picked out and had worked out the lyrics and chords then looked it up on Wikipedia and it was a #1 song in 1963. Not a 1950 to 1959 song. So double check now I do.

So I'm saving "If You Wanna Be Happy" by Jimmy Soul for another time.

Yep its a 60's tune but Robert Mitchum did a version of the song on Calypso — Is Like So...! entitled "From a Logical Point of View" (1957). Have you checked that out. Its a stretch I know.

OR maybe you could twist Uke4ia's arm and we could slip right into the 60's next week.

lelouden
09-24-2014, 01:26 PM
Boy....that brings back some memories of my Jr. High gym class when we had to dance with the girls. The coached taught us the Fox Trot and hearing your rendition made me wish I could go back and try it again.
Thanks for sharing and I really enjoyed it Lelouden.

Thank you Larry. Not sure what song you speak of but thats ok. Are you going to join in with us this week?

Jazzbanjorex
09-24-2014, 01:29 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcGChDER6MM&feature=youtu.be

Jazzbanjorex
09-24-2014, 03:11 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ1LHR0kl0I&feature=youtu.be

Markwo
09-24-2014, 03:35 PM
Here's one for the Buddy Holly/Ritchie Valens/Big Bopper playlist.


http://youtu.be/dJuyYe6227s

Markwo
09-24-2014, 03:38 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ1LHR0kl0I&feature=youtu.be
Doggone you Rex, I recorded this earlier today! I just haven't finished/posted it yet!

Jazzbanjorex
09-24-2014, 03:43 PM
Doggone you Rex, I recorded this earlier today! I just haven't finished/posted it yet!

Don't let me stop you. Go for it. I will be interesting the different takes we have for the song. You've got me curious now.

If you don't post yours I'll pull mine.

Larry D.
09-24-2014, 03:44 PM
Thank you Larry. Not sure what song you speak of but thats ok. Are you going to join in with us this week?
I got one picked out but do not have a clue how to record it....there is a learning curve and I will ask a buddy at work to get me on the right track.

As for which one??? Tennessee Waltz.....you are too young to remember the fox trot I am sure but for a bunch of 7th graders that were just discovering that there is no such thing a cooties it was a challenge....gee besides the scary films about S.E.X. I was about to swear off girls before I discovered that they we not as bad as I was told by my big brother.

Looking back.....cooties were not near as bad as some of the stuff going around now:eek:

Jazzbanjorex
09-24-2014, 04:35 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FD5rfCvVjI0&feature=youtu.be

Jazzbanjorex
09-24-2014, 05:19 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYBMo5xw5HY&feature=youtu.be

pabrizzer
09-24-2014, 06:55 PM
I'll just put this here because I'm sure that's where Laurie intended it to go Linda.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S_eEQP0bHY
It's a joyful cover of this Elvis tune.

lelouden
09-24-2014, 06:58 PM
I got one picked out but do not have a clue how to record it....there is a learning curve and I will ask a buddy at work to get me on the right track.

As for which one??? Tennessee Waltz.....you are too young to remember the fox trot I am sure but for a bunch of 7th graders that were just discovering that there is no such thing a cooties it was a challenge....gee besides the scary films about S.E.X. I was about to swear off girls before I discovered that they we not as bad as I was told by my big brother.

Looking back.....cooties were not near as bad as some of the stuff going around now:eek:

Hey we were taught square dancing in junior high and we also had cooties....Well the boys did any way and the scary movie was the psychedelic drug movie:)

I sure hope your buddy can help you out cuz this is so much fun!

Milliron
09-24-2014, 07:16 PM
Thank you Pa! I am starting over again and appreciate your help! Have a wonderful evening! Laurie

I'll just put this here because I'm sure that's where Laurie intended it to go Linda.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S_eEQP0bHY
It's a joyful cover of this Elvis tune.

thesillydave
09-24-2014, 08:25 PM
fever...peggy lee's version...with the help of some spoons..It was originally recorded by American R&B singer Little Willie John in 1956

http://youtu.be/QhE8gKVy8WU
cheers all!

lelouden
09-24-2014, 08:31 PM
There are 82 songs on the playlists! Isn't that fantastic. I think that means everyone is having a good time this week. I know I am! Everyone check the playlists and make sure Ive got you in the right spot and that I didn't leave any body off. I don't want to forget anyone and Ive been known to make a mistake or two in my life! Really I think only once ;-)

Keep them coming gang!

BigDaddyUker- Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight" *Yep, another fantastic song and I did sing a long and we sounded fabulous. I love this tune. You got to it first and gave a great performance. Do do do do do do do do you have more? This is so fun. I love it!*

UkeyDave- "You Belong To Me" Oh, I love this one. Love the fretwork and I really love your vocals in that range. This is really fun picturing you driving down the road and so haunted by the music that you had to pull over and sing just to get it out of your system....and with this lovely number, Im glad you did!

Barefootgypsy- "Dream Lover" Thanks Leslie for joining in with this lovely version. I love the way you play the uke and that fancy fan stroke is perfect for this song. Nicely sung too. Im looking forward to more from you this week:)

BigDaddyuker- "Singing The Blues" I just want you to know Im having as much fun as you are. You just keep sing! This is another sweet version of this song. Very nicely don I might add.

Markwo- "Love Me Tender" This brings back sweet memories of Elvis singing this to me ;-) A very lovely melodic version of this song Mark. Again love the reverb for this one too!

Xommen- "Dont Take Your Guns To Town" This is a great fit Wim. Nice vocals and playing. When you were struggling to find a song I went searching for this. I knew I had seen U2 had covered a 50's version but I couldn't remember where I saw it and thought maybe I had dreamed it. Im so glad that Brian knew about it. Thanks for doing this and there is so much that can be Xommenized if you keep searching.

Peewee- " Le Poinconneur des Lilas " Wow Peter. Im glad you've taken the chance to bring this one in. What a fantastic version. Love the 007 base line solo parts. The english translation was a surprise. Fantastic playing, great singing. foreign language...This is tops. So well done Sir. Hats off and huge applause....and plenty of whistles too!

Jazzbanjorex- “ Why Do Fools Fall In Love” Sweeeet! Really lovely version of this. So glad Frankie has made the playlist again. I really love this tender approach you've taken with this one. Ive said this before but Ill say it again. You really have great control and can do so many thinks with your voice and it always work. What a gift.

Jazzbanjorex- “ Teenager In Love” Isn't it amazing when you find a great song those back up angels start singing along. There are some "funky" angels in heaven I think. I really think this is nifty. Im listening again just to catch it all. Wait Ive gotta get some "cans"....ok Daddy-o give it to me "18 karat". Fantastic "air-check". You really know how to "blow" that "axe". You were really "burnin" on those "changes". That was a real “gas”.
Translations http://wwwinfoworld.com/50sslang.htm

Jazzbanjorex- “Come Go With Me” And I thought it couldn't get any better and then the "bose bouncing" starts. That was really "groovy". Then to top it off you pull out the Satchmo growl. That was a "hot plate".

Jazzbanjorex- “In TheStill Of The Night” In all seriousness, that was "Supermurgitroid"! Froggie is a fantastic back up singer and Big Bird did his part well too. Keep your "lid" on folks! He's on a roll.

Markwo- “It's So Easy” Man Your killin it! This is just the stuff that makes a thread so great. Your really pulling out all the stops. Multis are fantastic. Singers are terrific. Playing is great. That was *the bomb! More More More:) Loved it!

Milliron- “Love Me Tender” I love this Laurie. Who's version is it. Your vocals are really great and so is your playing. This is one of my favorite Elvis songs but I really like what you've done with it. Im glad you've found the time to submit a song. This has been a really fun theme for me. Do another song if you can swing it:)

lelouden
09-24-2014, 08:52 PM
84 and rising:)

thesillydave- “Fever” Wow that was some hot stuff. Yes I am speaking of the smoking Miss SillyDave. It has to be all that serenading that keeps her around ;-) That was a real "barn burner" Dave. Loved the playing and this key changes. A spoonful of hot stuff from you two. Now that she has actually made an appearance she should become a seasonista....Oh ya I forgot she needed a uke in hand. Bummer!

*Note- Berni has a song on Vimeo.

lelouden
09-24-2014, 09:01 PM
Doggone you Rex, I recorded this earlier today! I just haven't finished/posted it yet!

I sure do hope we get to here this Mark. Love that you all have caught the 50's spirit!

UkeCan1
09-25-2014, 12:39 AM
Doggone you Rex, I recorded this earlier today! I just haven't finished/posted it yet!

If it makes you feel any better, I was gonna do "Teenager in Love" too. Whole lotta duplicates (and triplicates and ... quadricates?) this week. It's all good.

Someone already did the planned OUC group entry song too. Doesn't matter. We will do it too.

You would think with the whole fifties to choose from, there might be less duplication, but there do seem to be a relatively small number of go-to songs from that era, especially for the bonus playlists. All good.

Larry D - jump on in, the water's fine! It's been fun hearing from you in the conversation. I look forward to seeing your face and hearing your music! I got a lot of help getting started too. I hope you can get what you need to get us an entry this week.

Miss Linda ... Dion and the Belmonts were on the tour with Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper, but did not get on the plane. Waylon Jennings too, who gave up his seat to the ailing Bopper. Do they count for the "Day the Music Died" playlist? Might allow for a bit more variety. If so, I will do "Teenager in Love" if I have time for bonus entries.

(I have been working on my main entry ... hopefully a less obvious one, but fine if someone else gets there first ... will get that done today before heading off for Ohio and the aforementioned (by Dennis D, and me) Ukulele Campout!)

barefootgypsy
09-25-2014, 12:55 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcGChDER6MM&feature=youtu.beRex that is such a sweet version of this - we do seem to like the same songs, I actually tried to record this last night, 4 takes and I kept coming off the rails after the second chorus - and although the vocal range was easy for me to sing, I wasn't at all sure that I liked the effect! Really nice one there matey! :D

erivel
09-25-2014, 01:53 AM
I asked my brother Kevin (Cave) in NJ to help me out this week. His friend suggested we do this song. I love this song. Released in 1959 by brothers Santo and Johnny Farina from NY.

Thank you Linda for giving us the opportunity to record it! We both recorded our parts late at night. I wish I were better at the picture in picture thing…Cave is so small...enjoy!


http://youtu.be/sxlfi1ENDHI

Jazzbanjorex
09-25-2014, 02:19 AM
I'm actually finding most of my 50s songs in my two Daily Ukulele books. That could be why there are so many duplicates. Anyone else using these books to find their material?

BigDaddyUker
09-25-2014, 04:09 AM
Don't let me stop you. Go for it. I will be interesting the different takes we have for the song. You've got me curious now.

If you don't post yours I'll pull mine.

Funny - I was gonna post the same thing...I agree with Rex...just post and see what everybody comes up with.

UkeCan1
09-25-2014, 04:12 AM
I'm actually finding most of my 50s songs in my two Daily Ukulele books. That could be why there are so many duplicates. Anyone else using these books to find their material?

Yes. Please don't do the one you haven't done yet. :)

mythinformed
09-25-2014, 04:19 AM
Have some respite Linda, this ones only just over a minute long.............some pauses included because its an all finger song and confusion and mis co-ordination was setting in !! Lol (Elvis and Buddy to follow).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuOqIE3gyNA

wee_ginga_yin
09-25-2014, 04:20 AM
Song from Casablanca (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc02Y4xHWys) done by Perry Como in the 50's


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-knGPz2veUQ

BigDaddyUker
09-25-2014, 04:27 AM
Jimmy Rodgers 1957 I believe. Fighting the crud this morning...


http://youtu.be/EXw1LrL4xus

BigDaddyUker
09-25-2014, 04:40 AM
Not sure I should be singing this one but everybody needs a little Hank!


http://youtu.be/liUqZtKybh0

cua94
09-25-2014, 05:19 AM
Here is my version of the Everly Brothers hit, Bye Bye Love (from 1957).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxMUEULvr1s&list=UUUXkNVyjOCPrAZLOMiV3lRA

lelouden
09-25-2014, 07:13 AM
Miss Linda ... Dion and the Belmonts were on the tour with Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper, but did not get on the plane. Waylon Jennings too, who gave up his seat to the ailing Bopper. Do they count for the "Day the Music Died" playlist? Might allow for a bit more variety. If so, I will do "Teenager in Love" if I have time for bonus entries.


Wendy , Im sorry. The idea here is to honor those lost in that plane crash ending the 50's decade. Ive done a quick search and there are so many songs that all three recorded. For instance I just found that "Sea of Love" was covered by the Big Bopper too. He also covered "Let Twist Again" (Chubby Checkers) and "White Lightning" (George Jones). Ive used him as an example because we don't think of him as doing as much as the others but he did plenty. He also did a version of "Purple People Eater" with a twist. What Im trying to say is if you do a good search of these guys individually you may find plenty of shared versions that may be in your books. Im guessing thats what your trying to do for convenience???

Heres some interesting trivia. Did you know that Richie Valens and the Big Bopper reached higher on the charts than Buddy Holly according to some sites. TCK might know if thats true? Valens had some really good songs that haven't been touched and if you want to go with fun song for groups I suggest the Bopper and no one has done Holly's "Peggy Sue" yet. Holly equally has tons of songs great for groups.

Also remember I welcome repeat versions of songs and this is an unlimited season!

Im looking forward to what ever the group does :) It should be loads of fun!

mythinformed
09-25-2014, 07:19 AM
A bash at some Buddy but not just anybuddy ........... Mr. Holly


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oNVjr_tWCk&feature=youtu.be

BigDaddyUker
09-25-2014, 07:31 AM
On my way out of the door and thought of this one...was happy to see it just made the cut off as it was written in 1959 and performed by the Clovers that same year.


http://youtu.be/lu2TklyXf6I

lelouden
09-25-2014, 08:14 AM
I'm actually finding most of my 50s songs in my two Daily Ukulele books. That could be why there are so many duplicates. Anyone else using these books to find their material?

Funny, I have the yellow one and I never use it. I do all my searching on the web. there hasn't yet been a song I haven't found chords for and the book doesn't give me the history of the song. Great book though. I need to pull it out more often.

myrnaukelele
09-25-2014, 08:23 AM
Linda - thank you (and all the Seasonistas who PMd me) for your kind thoughts about my brother's passing. I'm at my sister's house. In just a couple hours we head to the airport and fly off to France but I had a few minutes to sing this song for you before I leave.

http://youtu.be/X3RfLNmHdEU

lelouden
09-25-2014, 09:18 AM
Myrna, We will all be thinking of you today while you travel. Your song is lovely and Im sure it will be a great comfort to all.

RAB11
09-25-2014, 09:19 AM
This was released in 1952 by Bull Moose Jackson. Didn't get much airtime, dunno why.

Anyway, Aerosmith had another go at it in the 70s, now it's my turn.


http://youtu.be/48WWNmhH_uo

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-25-2014, 09:21 AM
donna

richie valens

1958


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aosUPZCA2ho

yay i'm the right way up!

:cool:

by which i mean

i'm the wrong way up

:uhoh:

lelouden
09-25-2014, 10:17 AM
There are lots of Elvis song from the 50's. Here are some ideas if your still looking for something. I would double check the dates.

Enjoy!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L74hSuGIGK8

ukuleledaddy
09-25-2014, 10:20 AM
Some of you might know that TCK does a weekly radio show, which you can find here (http://dlaurice.podomatic.com).
A few weeks back Dave let me be guest DJ for a show. I had so much fun.
Last week a good buddy of mine visited from CA and he took the train. We started talking about train songs, which got me thinking about maybe doing another radio show (if Dave will have me). Guess I'm hooked. What do you think Dave? Train songs?
Anyway, I found this nifty tune in my collection. Turns out it's from 1959. Tarheel Slim. Number Nine Train.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4OBB7mftaI&index=1&list=UUwOfmPtmH0q5v_XIFVIWYsA

dickadcock
09-25-2014, 10:22 AM
This was released in 1952 by Bull Moose Jackson. Didn't get much airtime, dunno why.

. . .

Maybe if the big ten inch had more tremolo ... :)

Good one, Ryan!

lelouden
09-25-2014, 11:19 AM
Erivel- “Sleep Walk” Wow, Guys this is beyond fantastic. Such a fantastic collaboration. So glad to see you both joining in. I love when you work with Cave. I mistakenly credited Valens for this song on the thread. You can't trust the internet! Thanks for making me look that one up. This is so fantastic. I loved the double harmony slide work Cave! Eric this is terrific. Im so excited you've done this one. I was hoping that it would be done and you were the perfect group to put this one on the playlist. Huge applause by everyone. I can't come up with the right word for how FANTASTICALLY AMAZING this is!

Mythinformed- " Mr. Sandman" A short and sweet mis coordination! Loved this so much. I wish I was gifted with that much mis coordination. Very Nice version of this Mark. Thanks for joining in!

wee_ginga_yin- "As Time Goes By" Oh, another beautiful very familiar song to all. Nicely delivered Rob. I love your pick/strum style and your vocals with your rolling R mad this so much fun to listen too. Such a great song done by so many. Even Bob Dylan made a crack at it. Wonderful entry!

BigDaddyUker- "Honeycomb" Such a fun song to sing and share on the playlist Rock. That sure is a lovely uke your playing. So glad the sickness didn't put a stop to your joining in today.

BigDaddyUker- "Hey Good Lookin'" Yes, This is just your type of song. Very nicely sung and a perfect match for you. How could you not want some more *Hank on the thread. Thanks Rock!

Cua94- " Bye Bye Love" Very nice version Liz. Short and sweet and oh so neat! Another fun song to bring and I love the Everly Brothers. Nice vocals and playing. Thanks for joining in Liz.

Mythinformed- " I Guess It Doesn't Matter Anymore" Wonderfully delivered Mark. What a fun uptempo bouncy number to play and a song no one else has gotten to yet. Loved the little Holly bits too. Fantastic!

BigDaddyUker- “Love Potion #9” Yes, it does just keep getting better. Fantastic thought on this one. So much fun and you played and sang this like you've been singing this one every day since 1959. Loooooove this! Applause, Clap, Whistle!

Myrnaukulele- "Precious Lord" Myrna, This brought tears. Ill be thinking of you today and throughout this week. This is such a beautiful version. I love your beautiful vocals and that bari is such a good match up. Very heartfelt and emotionally felt delivery. Hugs and prayers coming your way.

RAB11- “Big Ten Inch” Amazing that Bull Moose Jacksons song about his "Ukulele" didn't get much air time. Like I always say " your ukulele always looks bigger when your looking down!" A very empowering performance Ryan. You have really done some homework and I love that. Nicely done Sir!

Birdseyeview- " Donna" Looks like things are getting back to normal. This is a great version. Its amazing to mae how many songs work so well upstrummed like that. Beautiful vocals on this too. I really loved this Lynda. I was beginning to wonder if you would be able to get to this and you managed to get it done first. WONDERFUL!

Ukuleledaddy- "Number 9 Train" Oh yes, I too love train songs. This is really great stuff. Made me want to play along and get up and jump around. Fantastic playing on this. I do believe you've found your notch with this one. Bar chords appropriately played on the Doug uke. I really love the energy, vocals, playability and your enthusiasm for this song. Elvis did Mystery Train in *1955 if your looking :) *Thanks for joining in Sean. Glad to have you!



peewee
09-25-2014, 12:13 PM
Hi All,

A quickie - "At the Hop", a One Hit Wonder by Philly's Danny and the Juniors- in a minor key..

http://youtu.be/AYdHjJIXQXI


http://youtu.be/AYdHjJIXQXI

UkeCan1
09-25-2014, 12:37 PM
I hope Rex hasn't done this one yet ... it's from Daily Ukulele, which claims it's from 1952, though I probably would have guessed '40's. A bit of a departure from all that early rock and roll everyone's been bringing. That would have been fun too, but this was the first one I found that really called to me. Love those old standards!

Sorry for the voice break on the high note(s). It's been sounding better all week in practice ... I am having some respiratory stuff. (Or I just don't sing that well. :))

Of course, the DU version seemed to be missing a few chords, to my ear. So I added them. And then I added some more. It's been a while since I've done this kind of song ... kind of getting back to my "roots". You know, from six or eight months ago. :)


http://youtu.be/fIWWkTXGYIc

And now I am off to Ohio! With FiL, to meet Dennis and Evelyn and Chris da Barber and Mandy, and a bunch of future Seasonistas. So hopefully you'll be seeing more of us, as a group, in a day or two.

Jazzbanjorex
09-25-2014, 12:41 PM
Yes. Please don't do the one you haven't done yet. :)

That's the only ones I can do, per Linda's rules.

Jazzbanjorex
09-25-2014, 12:50 PM
Funny, I have the yellow one and I never use it. I do all my searching on the web. there hasn't yet been a song I haven't found chords for and the book doesn't give me the history of the song. Great book though. I need to pull it out more often.

We started using the Yellow and Blue book for our ukulele club. Use them mostly now. It eliminates a lot of disagreements on how the song should go, what key, how long is this chord held, etc....

We were also having a chaotic time of collecting and organizing downloaded song sheets. Nobody's club binders matched. So we decided to try the published book route for a while. It's working well.

I try to reference these books first when searching for songs. I still scour the internet for a lot of songs. But for our club's sake I try to look first in these books.

lelouden
09-25-2014, 01:03 PM
for our club's sake I try to look first in these books.

These are great books and everyone should have at least one in their arsenal. I can see them being very valuable for the group purpose.

barefootgypsy
09-25-2014, 01:34 PM
Woah, still struggling for time - just managed to do an entry for Elvis.... this was released in 1958 and though I was just a little kid I loved it and Elvis's voice and thought it very romantic! "Don't" by Lieber and Stoller


http://youtu.be/-JEwsPJLzDc

CeeJay
09-25-2014, 04:16 PM
Hank Williams produced this song in about in about 1952 and massively covered by just about everybody and his catfish....so I've had a go as well....and it was done in that new fangled Teckernicklecolor and some sort of Stair E Go Ram was used to play the finished shellac disc.......

http://youtu.be/dVAQma3ce5c

We put a disclaimer at the end just in case you was wondering....

BigDaddyUker
09-25-2014, 06:35 PM
Technically, this song was written in 1949 but was written to be spoken and no sung so I don't think the singing version and covers came about until the 50s...at least that is my story. I thought I could throw it under the Elvis section but he didn't cover it until the 70s.


http://youtu.be/ai_6gAm-Fg0

BigDaddyUker
09-25-2014, 06:53 PM
I'm actually finding most of my 50s songs in my two Daily Ukulele books. That could be why there are so many duplicates. Anyone else using these books to find their material?

Love them books...

ukuleledaddy
09-25-2014, 07:06 PM
I wasn't sure I was going to post this take. Got a comment from my pal TCK so I figured I would put it up.
1957.
Del-Vikings.
Whispering Bells.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwWnxho22lM&google_comment_id=z13xsrk5gwjrjprss22fhhsxty33clfz f04&google_view_type

BigDaddyUker
09-25-2014, 07:44 PM
Originally released by Shirley and Lee in 1956. Even the dogs let it roll a little!!!!


http://youtu.be/PH4kWgWBtoY

lelouden
09-25-2014, 09:41 PM
Peewee- “Lets go to the Minor Hop” I think the cats and chicks were going to get into some trouble at the hop. I can just feel it. I really like this transformation. Makes me a little worried for those kids though :/ Really nice way to completely change a song. Love it!

UkeCan1- "When I Fall In Love" Yes, this is a beautiful song. The 50s had beautiful simplicity and the crooners really made these songs great. Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis and Dorris Day recorded this one. I love this song. Very very nice job on those chord additions. Im glad you got your uke back in time to travel. Thanks for joining in Wendy.

Barefootgypsy- "Don't" Yes, even as a small child you picked up on the romance of this beauty. Wow could Elvis convey a message through song. Absolutely Lovely job on this song. Im glad you've found time for the Elvis playlist Leslie.

CeeJay- "Jambalaya" Ha! This is screaming good fun. You've really put your all into this one. A lot of time well spent! I loved every single thing you've done here. Loved the chopstick percussion on that spirited cup. Love that organ squishy thingy...fabulous. The base ugly stick...you have one of those? impressive! But that fella with the uke is the real star. He's the serious one that got that group together Ill bet. The ring leader of the band. The task master. Thank him for the "before its time" production" Fantastic fun here Ceej :)

BigDaddyUker- " Im So Lonesome I Could Cry" Very subtle and layer back version. Nicely played Rock. Glad to see your still wanting to party. *Marty Robbins recorded this in 57. Ill put it on the 50's playlist.

Ukuleledaddy- "Whispering Bells" I Love Doo Wop. In fact I almost made this a Doo Wop season but I didn't want to limit interest and boy am I glad Ive done this week like I have. This is great and Im glad you've posted it for the thread. Fun to hear the family living life behind the scene. You know I love your energy and the fun stuff you bring.

BigDaddyUker- "Let The Good Times Roll" This would be the perfect theme song for this week. Good one Rock. I see you've joined the hat club. Seems hats and ukes go hand in hand and the dog was so obedient to stay out of the act:)

lelouden
09-25-2014, 09:49 PM
You people have caught the 50's bug and Im so glad to see you all having a good time with me. This sock hop is the bomb! :D Just a reminder about the playlists.

:rulez:

"Winners will be chosen by the raffle ball cage from each playlist, plus there will be bonus winners."

That means if you want in the cage 3+ times you'll want to add to each playlist! There have been so many great entries and so much involvement that I will be adding more prizes!!!

Thanks Kids. I love the way you all shake rattle and roll. :music:

Step right up folks. Watch the cage go round and round. Who will it be?... Yes Sir, I said who will it be?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB8N3E27ZsU

Peterjens
09-25-2014, 09:51 PM
"At the Hop"in a minor key..
Eerie vibe to a fun song. Love the "20s Martin.

krabbers
09-26-2014, 12:44 AM
short and sweet

http://youtu.be/7qWYKkebkhw

Jazzbanjorex
09-26-2014, 02:48 AM
I've got to get an Elvis tune and a Holly (or others) tune done to get on the other playlists. We've got through Saturday and Sunday right?

UkeyDave
09-26-2014, 03:29 AM
Here's my short Buddy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GogasfEtA-E

UkeyDave
09-26-2014, 03:32 AM
Here's my Elvis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imBEAlqJU5M

RAB11
09-26-2014, 03:40 AM
Here's my short Buddy.


Big Ten Inch yesterday... short Buddy today.... Poor Linda won't know what to do with herself!

mythinformed
09-26-2014, 05:22 AM
I've always loved this simple little Elvis song which he sings at the end of the 1957 film Jailhouse Rock


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wjuwB4v17M

lelouden
09-26-2014, 06:58 AM
I've got to get an Elvis tune and a Holly (or others) tune done to get on the other playlists. We've got through Saturday and Sunday right?

Hahaha! Yes, Season closes at 11:59:59 pm, Hawaii time, on Sunday, Sept. 28 :D

lelouden
09-26-2014, 07:12 AM
Big Ten Inch yesterday... short Buddy today.... Poor Linda won't know what to do with herself!

:biglaugh:

Oh, I will just leave it at that!

mythinformed
09-26-2014, 08:06 AM
Couldn't resist jumping on the Elvis 'Don't' bandwagon ............blips and slips apply but I don't mind 'cos I'm warbling along to my Idol.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaOxnwElBKY

decaturcomp
09-26-2014, 08:40 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipPPCDQWgp0
From West Side Story 1958

xommen
09-26-2014, 09:03 AM
Another one Brian pointed out to me, I might have done this one before, I know I at least tried to record it before ;).
This seemed to have been written in 1960 but people say that was part of the 50's so here this is. It was also later covered by U2.

http://youtu.be/gnP238-MoJM

redpaul1
09-26-2014, 09:43 AM
From 1952...

http://youtu.be/QAxbF8Pn5NU

BigDaddyUker
09-26-2014, 10:22 AM
UUUGH. If Elvis isn't rolling in his grave over this this...he ain't dead. Sorry to double up but wanted to get something on the Elvis list and it was the only one that wasn't attracting wild animals to my porch.


http://youtu.be/hQxwtctAaWw

Tootler
09-26-2014, 10:53 AM
My contribution to the Buddy Holly list. Released posthumously in 1959 on the album "Buddy Holly Story Vol 2"


http://youtu.be/klsdNjGNCjc

UkeyDave
09-26-2014, 12:49 PM
Diana - Paul Anka. Forgive the dodgy vocals on this one. :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKDNb0FruAk

bonesigh
09-26-2014, 12:51 PM
Just a kind of choppy one'er for me this week. Way busy with starting a new uke club for a senior center with a friend of mine. Also practice meetings and just reg practice for up coming Saturday performance with the Reston group NVUS. Sorry I'm missing everything here! I also deleted my Wondershare editor (frustration to the max)!! Just did this one in the simple Moviemaker.
I'm singing harmony, you sing the melody (:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GutcD9XeIAQ&feature=youtu.be

UkeyDave
09-26-2014, 01:13 PM
Only You - The Platters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx9zaOPmINE

UkeyDave
09-26-2014, 01:32 PM
Young Love - Tab Hunter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw97dmaGGS4

BigDaddyUker
09-26-2014, 01:41 PM
Yes! Found one for the other bonus list!!!!


http://youtu.be/L9XhFJ-R_D4

CeeJay
09-26-2014, 01:54 PM
http://youtu.be/d_Jgz7FjlZM

Tricky one for me .......Buddy Holly ...who could proper sing and stuff ...and did soppy lyrics....so I steeled myself and had a go ........

pabrizzer
09-26-2014, 02:04 PM
Shady Grove
The late 1950s early 1960s saw a lot of rerecording of traditional folk songs keeping some of these great 'people's' songs alive.
I know this was on From the Hungry i live album by the Kingston Trio released in Jan 1959

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4R3FVx4fsA

BigDaddyUker
09-26-2014, 03:14 PM
I can't sing it for nothing but absolutely the most fun I have ever had singing a song!!! Sorry for the triple up but this is one of my favorites and I have never just pushed through and done it. Thanks PhillyV and Double D for paving the trail.


http://youtu.be/Uyj_e68xClY

pabrizzer
09-26-2014, 04:04 PM
Does anyone know what the current video count record is for a season?
I say we try and beat it this week.
I think there are 116 videos on the playlists at the moment.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-26-2014, 04:57 PM
i defo think this week could break all records, it's such a fab theme

bnolsen
09-26-2014, 05:53 PM
Okay my first performance video. Bad equipment, no rehearsal, crackling sound. But its a first so it is what it is.

Blueberry Hill, written in 1940 but made popular by Fats Domino in 1956.


http://youtu.be/VkRV_IvmBRA

lelouden
09-26-2014, 07:44 PM
Does anyone know what the current video count record is for a season?
I say we try and beat it this week.
I think there are 116 videos on the playlists at the moment.

The count is now at 118 including Berni's first song that is on vimeo. I have taken a look around and I think the record may be 144 during the blues week. It would be awesome to break that record. I thing you all should go for it!!!

mythinformed
09-26-2014, 09:19 PM
The count is now at 118 including Berni's first song that is on vimeo. I have taken a look around and I think the record may be 144 during the blues week. It would be awesome to break that record. I thing you all should go for it!!!
We've still got two and half days to run here ............hmmmmmm Lol

lelouden
09-26-2014, 09:34 PM
I thought I'd put up the list of songs that are in the "1950's Ukulele Decade Series" book that is one of the prizes.

Maybe it will give you ideas to post :D

Ain't That A Shame
All I Have To Do Is Dream
At My Front Door
Be-Bop Baby
Blue Monday
Blue Suede Shoes
Blueberry Hill
Chances Are
Chanilly Lace
Come Go With Me
Diana
Do You Want To Dance
Dont Be Cruel
Dream Lover
Earth Angel
A Fool Such As I
Good night My Love, Pleasant Dreams
The Great Pretender The Green Door
Happy Happy Birthday Baby
Heartache By The Number
Honeycomb
Hush-a-bye
I Hear You Knocking
Its Only Make Believe
Kansas City
Lipstick On Your Collar
Little Darlin'
Lollipop
Lonely Boy
Lonely Street
Lonely Teardrops
You've Got The Magic Touch
Mister Sandman
Mr. Blue
No, Not Much
Only You
Party Doll
Peggy Sue
You've Got Personality
Poor Little Fool
Put Your Head On My Shoulder
Rag Mop
A Rose And A Baby Ruth
Sea Of Love
Searchin'
See You Later, Aligator
Sh-Boom
Shake, Rattle and Roll
Silhouettes
Since I Don't Have You
Since I Met You Baby
Sincerely
Singing The Blues
Sixteen Candles
Sixteen Tons
Stagger Lee
TheStroll
Stupid Cupid
Sugar Time
Tammy
Tears On My Pillow
Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear
A Teenager In Love
Tonight You Belong To Me
Tutti Frutti
Vaya Con Dios
Venus
Volare
TheWayward Wind
A White Sports Coat
Why
Why Do Fools Fall In Love
You Send Me
Young At Heart
Young Blood
Young Love

lelouden
09-26-2014, 10:15 PM
We've still got two and half days to run here ............hmmmmmm Lol

Whoops! That was a miss count...Its at 118 :D

pabrizzer
09-26-2014, 10:23 PM
"San Francisco Bay Blues" is an American folk song and is generally considered to be the most famous composition by Jesse Fuller. Fuller first recorded the song in 1954 (released 1955) for a small label called World Song. (according to wiki)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJwN9WQzAZo
as it comes

UkeyDave
09-26-2014, 10:31 PM
Love Letters in the Sand - Pat Boone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opiE4sDB-bE

pabrizzer
09-26-2014, 10:33 PM
Well there's 2 more because I didn't see Shady Grove on the playlist.
I may get 2 more done.
We were away motelling it for the last few days so didn't get as many done as I thought this week.
We are off again for a few days on Monday so hopefully will be able to get something done for the next season tomorrow.
I see UkeyDave, Rex and BigDaddy are keeping the vid count ticking over.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-26-2014, 10:34 PM
misheard lyrics?

wishful thinking?

a one-track, uke-obsessed mind?

who can say?

this is "only uke"

very nearly by the platters

from 1955

will our extremely lovely host allow it?

i dunno :eek:

here it is anyway


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0Qr9DypGMI

pabrizzer
09-26-2014, 11:23 PM
Blue Moon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fod1w-MiusE
as it comes

lelouden
09-26-2014, 11:50 PM
Well its 2am here. I went to bed but my mind wouldn't shut off. I realized I didn't post comments for the last several songs so I got up to do that and here are several new songs. Thanks pabrizzer for keeping me in line. I had left yours and one of UkeyDaves off so there was really 120 vids at that point. More now.

Gee you people are terrific:)

Please every one make sure I haven't left you off the playlist!!!

lelouden
09-26-2014, 11:55 PM
BigDaddyUker- "Let The Good Times Roll" This would be the perfect theme song for this week. Good one Rock. I see you've joined the hat club. Seems hats and ukes go hand in hand and the dog was so obedient to stay out of the act.

Krabbers- "I Put A Spell On You" Krabbers, Im so happy to wake up to this beauty. They sure wrote this song right putting it in minors. Very spellbound by what you've done with this song. I could have been happy with several repeats as I was truly hypnotized by what you were doing with both hands. Very nice dynamics. I loved how you pushed your instrument through the diminuendos to the crescendos. Very powerful!As always you sure know how to deliver a song. Love this soooooo much. Thanks for taking the time to join in this morning.

UkeyDave- "Peggy Sue" This song puts an immediate smile on my face. Love that someone finally brought this one. Some really snappy playing and chording your doing there. This is a fun one!

UkeyDave- "Love Me Tender" This is proving to be the favorite Elvis song and you just don't get sick of it. I love your unforced subtle delivered version. Nice to hear this one again. The king would be so proud:) Thanks Dave!

Mythinformed- "Young and beautiful" Yes this is a beautiful song. Very nice and simple delivery, just right for the song. Nice choice Mark!

Mythinformed- " Don't" How could you not want to cover this lovely song. Nicely sung and played Mark!

Decaturcomp- “One heart One Hand” OMG this is so beautiful. Love the harmonies Alan. What a beautiful appropriate pick/strum for this. Terri you have a lovely voice. Thanks so much for this. I loved the WWS movie as a kid and remember singing "I feel pretty" at the top of my kid voice:) Having three brothers its a wonder Im still alive!*

Xommen- "The Ballad Of Springhill" Very nicely presented Wim and a wonderful version of this song. One of your best I think. I really enjoyed this.*The song was published in 1960. However it is a folk song written and *performed by the writers Peggy Seeger and Ewan MacCollon on television in 1959.*http://disastersongs.ca/the-ballad-of-springhill/ . Thanks Wim. Just a fine job of this.

Redpaul1- " The Hippopotamus Song" Hahaha Perfect song to bring to the 50's. Flanders & Swann, a british comedic duo. I had to go check this one out. It wasn't familiar to me but I loved it. Nicely done Paul. Thanks for joining in and bringing us some comedic relief. Love this.

BigDaddyUker- "Love Me Tender" Actually I have run into Elvis at the Burger King and he said anyone can sing this song and make it lovely. And you did!*

Tootler- "Learning The Game" This is a great song choice Geoff and a really lovely version of the song. I love the flute on this. Isn't it fun to step out of the box and find something that you wouldn't normally think to do because of these seasons? I really enjoyed this. Added to the Holly list.

UkeyDave- " Diana" Another great choice. That Paul Anka seemed to have an effortless tenor voice and your keeping right up with him. Your Dave Strum fits this decade of music so well.

Bonesigh- “Are You Lonesome Tonight” Man that was fun. We sounded great. Nice idea Janet. I Love this song. Elvis recorded this in 1960 but*Jim Flaherty covered it in 58. Good one Janet. That resonator is fantastic. I love this! Thanks for joining in Janet.

UkeyDave- "Only You" I sang right along with you. This is such a great song. I loved this version. Wow you are on a roll. Makes me smile.

UkeyDave- “Young Love” Im running out of great things to say to all of these old great 50's tunes your bringing to the season. How about FANTASTIC STUFF DAVE!

BigDaddyUker -"Everyday" This song give me so many good memories. I can still see my sister and I dancing away in out little living room. Played this song all the time as a small kid. Love that you made the playlist Rock.

CeeJay- “Raining In My Heart” Wow, you've stepped out of the box with this one and succeeded. I really enjoyed that CeeJay. Waving right back .

Pabrizzer- "Shaddy Grove" Oh, you know I love everything you do and this is no exception. I loved the recorder intro. Vocals are always spot on and perfect with the Bari. Rex just reminded me of this song in a minor key. Its just a great song. Love that you brought some kingston Trio.

BigDaddyUker- “Chantilly Lace” Late night big giggles from me and the puppy behind you. The backwards hat trick...gotta try that. Very nicely done and so much fun. You are really bringing out all the big guns this week. Nice!

Bnolson- "Blueberry Hill" Ive been waiting for this one to show up and Im so glad that you've decided to jump on board and share this Brian. Very nicely played and your vocals are fantastic. Ive been surprised by the absents of Fats this week. I really enjoyed this and hope you can get a chance to jump in again. This is a very welcoming place and we love having new arrivals. So Welcome big time from me:)

lelouden
09-27-2014, 12:15 AM
124 and counting:)

Bedtime now!

pabrizzer
09-27-2014, 12:24 AM
because it was on the host's list ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGwEMwoO_qk

RAB11
09-27-2014, 12:37 AM
Linda messaged me the other day with a few links to this song. Fell in love with the Hendrix/Little Richard version but I want this to go in the Elvis playlist. My version doesn't sound like either of theirs but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, once I took out the solo. Gonna try and get a few people to join in with me on this one at Open Mic on Sunday.


http://youtu.be/-wx4KtJ3b38

Hopefully gonna try and get something for the Buddy/Bopper/Valens playlist tonight.

mythinformed
09-27-2014, 01:49 AM
Heres another Elvis one to add to the target Linda...........The singings diabolical but I used the song to practice a bit of impro picking (cheeky eh) :p


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKIAnRXCplU

dickadcock
09-27-2014, 01:49 AM
Due to the extreme scarcity of iPods in 1959-62, I carried both a camera and a ukulele on school trip (mostly band)… This is one we sang, but I could only remember one verse then. I had to teach a lot of people how to play my little Harmony soprano (got it new) just so I could get some rest. (sure I did) … No one else carried either a camera or uke. Strange people.
A Belafonte song, from 1957, with a good sing-a-long chorus, and few chords.

Jamaica Farewell.


http://youtu.be/4MUzK5-aPa4

xommen
09-27-2014, 05:33 AM
I wanted to be on all the playlists so I recorded an Elvis Song. This is Have I Told You Lately That I Love You.

http://youtu.be/Ky4LPMT1Fm4

dickadcock
09-27-2014, 06:01 AM
Here's a song with some good fifties clues:

Short Fat Fannie by Larry Williams

I was slippin' and slidin' with a long tall Sally

Peekin' and a hidin', duck back in the alley

Don't wanna rip it up,don't wanna dance with Annie

I've got a brand new lover, name is Short Fat Fannie



One day while I was visit'n at Heartbreak Hotel

That's where I met Fannie and she sure looked swell

I told her that I loved her and I'd never leave

She put her arms around me, gave me fever


She's my tutti fruiti, I love the child so

She watch me like a hound dog everywhere I go

Whenever I'm around her I'm on my P's and Q's

She might step on my blue suede shoes


Well, at a honky tonk party just the other night

Fannie got jealous and she started a fight

At the club I was dancin' with Mary Lou

I had to call Jim Dandy to the rescue


Short Fat Fannie, she's my hearts desire

Short Fat Fannie sets my soul on fire

On Monday we were married on Blueberry Hill

Now we're so happy and I love her still


Williams also wrote Bony Moroni.




barefootgypsy
09-27-2014, 06:50 AM
Finally got one for the Buddy Holly etc playlist, I love the rock songs but can't put them over vocally - however, I've tried, here's Rave On, released by Buddy Holly Feb 1858. This is such a fab theme, it's be great if it broke the records Linda! Yeah go for it!

http://youtu.be/E3_YcaMgnWs

lelouden
09-27-2014, 07:31 AM
Here's a song with some good fifties clues:

Short Fat Fannie by Larry Williams


And recorded in 1957. I would love to add this to the playlist. Its perfect! ......Anyone??

Harry122
09-27-2014, 07:45 AM
Your Cheatin' Heart
Written and recorded by Hank Williams in 1952.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFTIlj-dlzc&feature=youtu.be

lelouden
09-27-2014, 08:40 AM
Curiosity took me on a little stroll through past seasons again and I stand corrected. "Happy Hour" had 148 vids. Some other playlists are missing so I counted the vids and Im pretty sure that this is correct. So, there is a new goal if your interested in breaking 148. Just saying! :rolleyes:

Markwo
09-27-2014, 09:01 AM
I always loved this one from the Everly Brothers.

http://youtu.be/WlOjvKrp850