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iamdanielle
07-13-2009, 04:16 PM
Hey guys!
I've decided to hold a contest...

Song must be considered "Motown" or "Soul" and it must have been written and/or recorded in the 50s 60s or early 70s..

As always, PLAY YOUR UKULELE! But feel free to have other instruments in your video too!!

THREE entries per person.

Please post your entries in this thread and/or as a video response to my video.

Prizes:
1st Place - Tyler Mountain Banjo Ukulele
2nd Place - A set of CDs with all of the wonderful entries on them

Contest Ends: August 13th, 2009

Shake Your Soul Contest (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdP80DFYTFg)

Playlist of entries for the lazy! :p (http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=2A64DB5E12600A90)

Entries:
MRUKETOBER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzpDZtQB9vg) - I Want You Back
AnnaUK (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CweZh8rPCFM) - Please Mr. Postman
Eerteep (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZSS3KARFmg) 1 - Can't Take My Eyes Off of You
SmithPaul60 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Idx5pxWqGow) - Dock of the Bay
Bratset (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYwW82UAzfM) - Dock of the Bay
Sebi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3pS07WAr6c) - Higher Ground
KATreeTrunk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cfbg-ZsGKOo) - Heard It Through the Grapevine
wee_ginga_yin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6pI0e6CWyg) - Try a Little Tenderness
Eerteep (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHQKPu3-Dbo) 2 - My Girl
brother_sonny (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEm9e3fwya4) - Heard It Through the Grapevine
PoisonDart (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql0OXec8o9s) - Mustang Sally
AgentORC (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkLidh5DrCM) - Under the Boardwalk
wee_ginga_yin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Blf_8murbIg) 2 - Bring It On Home to Me
Denno (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx00xKwcLcc) - What's Going On
YooKooLayLayed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEo8qzCEpwA) - Superstition
Ukulelezo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAvjI-z4kAg) - Bring It On Home to Me
jddennis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06ws5FHPC0I) - My Girl
SamWise (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziI6aVfdWXw) - Just My Imagination
YouKooLayLayed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywDGeQ3aOYU) 2 - Ain't No Sunshine
KATreeTrunk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onQajD44hXI) 2 - Build Me Up Buttercup
russ_buss (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0Fz3ds-iuo) - Get Ready
wee_ginga_yin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ql6Eur1icE) 3 - Where Did Our Love Go
UkuleleScout (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5aTGmOk4b4) - Dock Of The Bay
PoisonDart (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3I9HEoBBrI) - What a Wonderful World
Whitney! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOZKsd-Z_TY) - I Ain't Never Loved A Man
Casetone2514 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCPuAvUAW0c) - Tainted Love
brother_sonny (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMEQ6aRaS1w&feature=channel_page) 2 - Ain't Too Proud to Beg
ukester_brown (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg46ZporeR4) - A Rainy Night in Georgia
mrplatypus70 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TeLs8ITe4Y) - Second That Emotion
ukuleleninja (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy9OGsudOUs) - Baby I Love You
Casetone2514 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82PvQVN9UD8) 2 - Reet Petite
ukuleleninja (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71HbulFnxWc) 2 - Be My Baby
UkuleleJJ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3DRGhntapE&feature=channel_page) - Someday We'll Be Together
brother_sonny (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azARU7Mi2zs) 3 - Ya Ya
tom (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv4n18Z3mRY) - My Girl
schuermurrman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ueo1bWjlyzc) - At Last
Seeso (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxyxQzVEeqo) - Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Greeno (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_KKhTFales) - This Old Heart of Mine
SamWise (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3N9pjl-bqk) 2 - This Old Heart of Mine
thesilverfish (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7scUgb7tdp0) - Dock of the Bay
SamWise (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHcHwfua2iM) 3 - Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
BaronK (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRKhYX2nP0A) - Stand By Me
4DJB25 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5hc3S0hw6Y) - Hard to Handle
tom (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfc72o3cdLo) 2 - Soul Man
Beckstrodinary (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ynl0lhXTvEk&feature=response_watch) - You've Really Got A Hold of Me
Shmukulele (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7hWw0SHojE) - Tracks of my Tears
UkuleleMotion (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HHChCPtr4Q) - Sara Smile
messyhair (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ayA3J1aXyQ) - Stand By Me
Ukulele JJ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3gJw7Lfxno&feature=channel_page) 2 - O-o-h Child
LisaXY424 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl-ZGb_MtY0) - Respect
Capt_Amazo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXw3Yr7skIk) - Hit the Road Jack
FiPfft (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssYujPQyLaM&fmt=18) - Respect
proteus (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TPUsGg3w10) - My Girl
GrumpyCoyoteTunes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFN7n0DqV0M) - Can't Help Myself
converse415 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFN7n0DqV0M) Stone In Love
Seeso (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEyBDnqUmlo) 3 - Soul Man

houghty
07-13-2009, 04:22 PM
People were going on about too many contests, but I say the more the merrier! They motivate me to push myself to learn and perfect a new song, so I'm excited!

It doesn't hurt that the prize sure is pretty.. hah.

damusicboy7
07-13-2009, 04:31 PM
so can i go instrumental?

iamdanielle
07-13-2009, 04:33 PM
so can i go instrumental?

sure, as long as the uke is one of the instruments! :)

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-13-2009, 04:42 PM
great prize! although i suck at singing :D

seeso
07-13-2009, 05:32 PM
Nice prize! :nana:

DeG
07-13-2009, 05:44 PM
agreed, nice prize fer sure...:)

JT_Ukes
07-13-2009, 06:08 PM
Whoot!

awesome prize!

mrUKETOBER
07-13-2009, 10:17 PM
im def in ! great prize great contest ! bet there will be some great entries also !!

mrUKETOBER
07-13-2009, 11:12 PM
oh and is there a limit to how many entries are allowed per person ?

schuermurrman
07-14-2009, 04:33 AM
What a great contest!! There are going to be some great entries!! Can't wait to see the shenanigans this uke crowd comes up with!!

:nana:

sebi
07-14-2009, 05:18 AM
great idea! :) can't wait to watch all entries to this contest :nana:

russ_buss
07-14-2009, 05:33 AM
way to go with the awesome prize! u go Danielle!:)

Denno
07-14-2009, 06:03 AM
Omg to cool for school!!!!! :D

iamdanielle
07-14-2009, 06:43 AM
oh and is there a limit to how many entries are allowed per person ?

Three per person. Thanks for the reminder about that!

PoisonDart
07-14-2009, 06:57 AM
Multiple entries, right?

because I cannot be expected to choose between Staxx, Motown, and Muscle Shoals....

Russ Sonny Kemner
07-14-2009, 07:07 AM
I'm not much of a performer, but what a sweet looking banjo uke. I just might have to embarrass myself by throwing in an entry for this one.

mrUKETOBER
07-14-2009, 12:45 PM
Three per person. Thanks for the reminder about that!


no problem danielle ! just wanted to make sure before i choose one when i coulda done a diff one way better lol .. gonna be hard to choose only 3

mrUKETOBER
07-14-2009, 02:23 PM
hmmm... guess ill be the first embarrassment of this contest ! lol anyway heres number 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzpDZtQB9vg

mrUKETOBER
07-14-2009, 07:51 PM
not to be cocky or anything but i think that my vid is by far the best one so far ;) heheheh

smithpaul60
07-16-2009, 05:25 AM
I'm gonna enter but i'm having string issues and have some new ones coming. So give it couple of days. I hope more people enter.

AnnaUK
07-18-2009, 12:59 PM
I love contests!

Here is my first entry:
The Marvelettes' "Please Mr Postman":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CweZh8rPCFM

I've been musing on why if this was recorded in the US by Americans, it isn't "Please Mr Mailman"? Am I being thick here? (Pity me, I'm only British...)

I hope you like this as much as I liked making it.
AND... my UU t-shirt arrived YAAAAAAAY :D

dominicfoundthemooon
07-18-2009, 04:14 PM
I love contests!

Here is my first entry:
The Marvelettes' "Please Mr Postman":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CweZh8rPCFM

I've been musing on why if this was recorded in the US by Americans, it isn't "Please Mr Mailman"? Am I being thick here? (Pity me, I'm only British...)

I hope you like this as much as I liked making it.
AND... my UU t-shirt arrived YAAAAAAAY :D

anna

yours is oh so dope.. and i have no idea what song to do.. i am soooo not motown.. i love motown.. but yeah.. super job on this entry! loved it!!

d

mrUKETOBER
07-18-2009, 04:37 PM
good job anna

AnnaUK
07-19-2009, 09:55 AM
Hey Dominic

I'm with you there, I love Motown, but it's SO hard to pick something. The vocal range of most of those songs is WAAAY above mine so it's a question of transposition all the way :) ha ha

Good luck with your entry
Anna

mrUKETOBER
07-19-2009, 10:31 AM
way above yours ? psh ! yours is way above mine ! lol

AnnaUK
07-19-2009, 10:35 AM
Transposition is the answer! And I should hope my voice is above yours, me being a girl!! LOL.

I'm not a great singer, but you just gotta do the best with what you got, I think. And transpose into a more comfortable key wherever possible.
Very few of my vids are in the original key.

Good luck, Nic :)

Russ Sonny Kemner
07-19-2009, 10:47 AM
I have no vocal range, which means I could probably sing adequately anything by Tom Petty or REM.. outside of that, yikes. But I am drooling over the prize on this one, so I am trying to find a motown song that works for me.

I went to Pandora.com and typed in Wilson Pickett, Ray Charles, Sam and Dave and and Sam Cooke. If you are looking for a refresher on Motown, there is a lot playing on Pandora, check it out.

eerteep
07-19-2009, 02:48 PM
hey, i gots a question...i just recorded 'too good to be true' by frankie valli...does anybody know if this falls into the 'motown years'? just need to know before i upload...i've done some searchin', but can't definite answer...
thanks for helpin' out!
cheers!
: )
p.

mrUKETOBER
07-19-2009, 03:01 PM
Transposition is the answer! And I should hope my voice is above yours, me being a girl!! LOL.

I'm not a great singer, but you just gotta do the best with what you got, I think. And transpose into a more comfortable key wherever possible.
Very few of my vids are in the original key.

Good luck, Nic :)


well thanks anna ! i think your voice is great ! i dont really know how to transpose and do all that.. im not a singer lol i just try and fail

eerteep
07-19-2009, 05:53 PM
hey, i gots a question...i just recorded 'too good to be true' by frankie valli...does anybody know if this falls into the 'motown years'? just need to know before i upload...i've done some searchin', but can't definite answer...
thanks for helpin' out!
cheers!
: )
p.

i figured it out—it's actually called 'can't take my eyes off of you'...and it's one of two motown hits valli with the four seasons on the motown label in the mid-sixties...whew! i guess that qualifies...now to upload and link.
: )

katreetrunk
07-19-2009, 06:00 PM
okay, i missed the hip hop contest but i will DEFINITELY go for this one!! i have wanted a banjolele since i first laid my eyes on one!

eerteep
07-19-2009, 06:48 PM
i figured it out—it's actually called 'can't take my eyes off of you'...and it's one of two motown hits valli with the four seasons on the motown label in the mid-sixties...whew! i guess that qualifies...now to upload and link.
: )

here's the entry vv.
'can't take my eyes off you'—frankie valli and the four seasons. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZSS3KARFmg)
cheers everyone!
: )
p.

mrUKETOBER
07-19-2009, 07:14 PM
great job eertep

smithpaul60
07-20-2009, 07:17 AM
fianlly i made one. Feel special this is my first uke/music/etc video. enjoy

youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Idx5pxWqGow)

Bratset
07-20-2009, 07:26 AM
fianlly i made one. Feel special this is my first uke/music/etc video. enjoy

youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Idx5pxWqGow)

Well done!
Editing my entry now, the same song lol!

smithpaul60
07-20-2009, 07:31 AM
Well done!
Editing my entry now, the same song lol!

great mind think alike

Bratset
07-20-2009, 07:31 AM
great mind think alike

Indeed! :shaka:

Denno
07-20-2009, 09:02 AM
fianlly i made one. Feel special this is my first uke/music/etc video. enjoy

youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Idx5pxWqGow)

Great work for a frist vid man! :)

Bratset
07-20-2009, 09:05 AM
My first entry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYwW82UAzfM

AnnaUK
07-20-2009, 09:16 AM
Great entries! Maybe we should ALL attempt Dock of the Bay? Ha ha.
Or could that be a whole other contest...??? :rolleyes:

Bratset
07-20-2009, 09:18 AM
Great entries! Maybe we should ALL attempt Dock of the Bay? Ha ha.
Or could that be a whole other contest...??? :rolleyes:

haha!
Mayeb a Dock of the Bay contest where you take the song over to an other genre haha :)

sebi
07-20-2009, 11:08 AM
Cool entries!!!

This should have been my entry to the contest but I realized too late that the song was released in 1973 and not in the 50s or 60s :( Oh well. I thought I still want to share it here even though it won't run in the contest.

Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder / Red Hot Chili Peppers (cover)
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3pS07WAr6c) :anyone:

Bratset
07-20-2009, 11:09 AM
Cool entries!!!

This should have been my entry to the contest but I realized too late that the song was released in 1973 and not in the 50s or 60s :( Oh well. I thought I still want to share it here even though it won't run in the contest.

Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder / Red Hot Chili Peppers (cover)
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3pS07WAr6c) :anyone:

Cool cover!
Too bad itæs not in the right decade

sebi
07-20-2009, 11:16 AM
Cool cover!
Too bad itæs not in the right decade

thanks bratset! i really thought the song was from the 60s. i guess i'm too young to know about it :D

smithpaul60
07-20-2009, 11:34 AM
nice job sebi and bratset.

Bratset
07-20-2009, 11:35 AM
nice job sebi and bratset.

Thanks! :shaka:

katreetrunk
07-20-2009, 12:37 PM
My first entry ya! :shaka:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y97SgpnIchE

dominicfoundthemooon
07-20-2009, 01:04 PM
My first entry ya! :shaka:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y97SgpnIchE

this is great.. sent you a message on yt

lisaxy424
07-20-2009, 01:32 PM
My first entry ya! :shaka:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y97SgpnIchE

That was great! I've been practicing that song for this contest too! I think I'll pass on it though, I've already doubled songs for another contest and don't want people to think I'm a SONG-STEALER! :D

katreetrunk
07-20-2009, 01:38 PM
That was great! I've been practicing that song for this contest too! I think I'll pass on it though, I've already doubled songs for another contest and don't want people to think I'm a SONG-STEALER! :D

don't be silly! great minds think alike is all! :P

mrUKETOBER
07-20-2009, 01:45 PM
Cool entries!!!

This should have been my entry to the contest but I realized too late that the song was released in 1973 and not in the 50s or 60s :( Oh well. I thought I still want to share it here even though it won't run in the contest.

Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder / Red Hot Chili Peppers (cover)
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3pS07WAr6c) :anyone:

dang sebi ! that bass was amazing! great job !!

smithpaul60
07-20-2009, 02:43 PM
My first entry ya! :shaka:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y97SgpnIchE

I concede. :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown: I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy.

Chexjc
07-20-2009, 07:34 PM
Nice entries so far guys! I'm excited to post mine - possibly tomorrow :).

katreetrunk
07-20-2009, 08:55 PM
-_- my dumb self put the wrong name in the video...

so i am reuploading the video with the right name! sorry for the mistake danielle =_=


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cfbg-ZsGKOo

SamWise
07-21-2009, 01:11 AM
Oh, I'm all over this, prize or no prize.......

dirk.li
07-21-2009, 03:12 AM
Danielle, I'd like to enter one of my favorite songs, but it's from 1972 (The Staple Singers - I'll Take You There). Would you allow it for the contest? :D

whetu
07-21-2009, 03:44 AM
Oh, I'm all over this, prize or no prize.......

that's what she said? :)

Seriously though, I have a great song in mind... I just have to break my new strings in and convince a friend to get involved...


Cool entries!!!

This should have been my entry to the contest but I realized too late that the song was released in 1973 and not in the 50s or 60s :( Oh well. I thought I still want to share it here even though it won't run in the contest.

Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder / Red Hot Chili Peppers (cover)
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3pS07WAr6c) :anyone:

jaw, meet floor. floor, meet jaw.

Sebi, I think that's the best video I've seen out of your already awesome collection... you just raised your own bar!

iamdanielle
07-21-2009, 06:06 AM
Danielle, I'd like to enter one of my favorite songs, but it's from 1972 (The Staple Singers - I'll Take You There). Would you allow it for the contest? :D

Surely. Can't wait to see the entry!

iamdanielle
07-21-2009, 06:08 AM
-_- my dumb self put the wrong name in the video...

so i am reuploading the video with the right name! sorry for the mistake danielle =_=


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cfbg-ZsGKOo

no problem, lady!! everyone makes that mistake.. haha. i'll change the link.

Ukulele JJ
07-21-2009, 06:26 AM
Surely. Can't wait to see the entry!

Ooooh... if you're bumping the "soul cut-off" up to the early 70's, I've got a good one in mind! :cool:

JJ

wee_ginga_yin
07-21-2009, 06:56 AM
Here is a nude video of me impersonating Mahatma Ghandi, impresonating Ken Middleton performing "Try a little tenderness" the Otis Redding soul classic from the 60's

Try a little tenderness (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6pI0e6CWyg)

Do I get extra points for going topless?

Chexjc
07-21-2009, 07:55 AM
Hey what are the rules about performing as a part of a group? I'm thinking myself playing ukulele & singing, a friend singing along, and possibly a percussionist. Is this permissible? :)

mrUKETOBER
07-21-2009, 07:56 AM
Hey what are the rules about performing as a part of a group? I'm thinking myself playing ukulele & singing, a friend singing along, and possibly a percussionist. Is this permissible? :)

i believe so but id wait for danielle to give you the ok on that ..

Denno
07-21-2009, 11:51 AM
Might be a good idea to clear up the rules? We can do songs from the 70th now?
I am getting confused.

eerteep
07-21-2009, 12:40 PM
hi guys! here's my second entry for 'iamdanielle's 'shake your soul' contest...
'my girl' by the temptations. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHQKPu3-Dbo)
hope y'all like!
: )
p.

SamWise
07-21-2009, 12:52 PM
Ooooh! If we can have early 70's, I can have "Just My Imagination". Hmmmmm.

iamdanielle
07-21-2009, 02:11 PM
Hey everyone,

Please check the updated rules in the video's sidebar or in this thread.

Sorry for any and all confusion! You'll have to forgive me, this is my first time holding a contest.

Denno
07-21-2009, 02:23 PM
Hey everyone,

Please check the updated rules in the video's sidebar or in this thread.

Sorry for any and all confusion! You'll have to forgive me, this is my first time holding a contest.

No problem at all, as long as its the same for all. ;)

iamdanielle
07-21-2009, 02:49 PM
Ooooh! If we can have early 70's, I can have "Just My Imagination". Hmmmmm.

ooooh!!! dooo it sam!!

PoisonDart
07-21-2009, 07:14 PM
um...

yeahh....

Mustang Sally (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql0OXec8o9s)

:confused::rolleyes::eek::cool:

brother sonny
07-21-2009, 08:45 PM
ahhh older soul music.....love it...here is one of my humble submissions...

peace and good,

Todd

"I heard it through the grapevine"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEm9e3fwya4

AgentORC
07-22-2009, 06:02 AM
All right I finally have my entry!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkLidh5DrCM

Bratset
07-22-2009, 06:04 AM
All right I finally have my entry!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkLidh5DrCM

That's a great song! and you did a great cover! :rock:

lisaxy424
07-22-2009, 06:56 AM
I'm still practicing for this Danielle! :) Hopefully I'll have it up in the next couple days! MWUAHAHAHA!

May I make a suggestion (mainly because I'm lazy...)? Could you put the song title after the submitters' names on your title page? I don't want to repeat anyone's songs (especially the songs that are already repeated - although I do love me some Grapevine!) :D

THANKS DANIELLE!!!

iamdanielle
07-22-2009, 07:09 AM
I'm still practicing for this Danielle! :) Hopefully I'll have it up in the next couple days! MWUAHAHAHA!

May I make a suggestion (mainly because I'm lazy...)? Could you put the song title after the submitters' names on your title page? I don't want to repeat anyone's songs (especially the songs that are already repeated - although I do love me some Grapevine!) :D

THANKS DANIELLE!!!

absolutely. good call lisa!! can't wait to see your entry(ies!)

wee_ginga_yin
07-22-2009, 07:48 AM
OK yesterday I did Try a little tenderness topless
and I have now gone bottomless for a cover of
the Sam Cooke classic

Bring it on home to me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Blf_8murbIg)

It was also a bit hit in the UK for Eric Burden and The Animals
and those "White soul" knights the Righteous Brothers gave
their leather lungs some exercise on this one

When you are on a roll you've got to go with the flow.

P.S. Hope you like the end.

Denno
07-22-2009, 01:33 PM
Here is my first submission! I am not sure if I get time to do another.
Anyway Whats going on by the great Marvin Gaye from 71 I belive. :)
I had a lot of fun doing this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx00xKwcLcc

Enjoy!

UkEdman90
07-22-2009, 09:26 PM
so wait does it have to be played exactly the same? lol im a fan of mixing things up :)

Yookoolaylayed
07-22-2009, 09:36 PM
Love the contest and ALL the entries!
Much fun spent watchin them all thus far... can't wait for more.

And here's mine!
A little Stevie Wonder...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEo8qzCEpwA

iamdanielle
07-22-2009, 11:03 PM
so wait does it have to be played exactly the same? lol im a fan of mixing things up :)

Do what you will with it! :)

ukulelezo
07-23-2009, 02:21 AM
Here's our entry. Bring it on Home to Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAvjI-z4kAg

From Helloukulele and Ukulelezo

I didn't realize someone had already done this song but, Jodi has already gone back home so we're entering it anyway. :)

wee_ginga_yin
07-23-2009, 02:35 AM
Great contest. Nice to see all the entries rolling in.
Danielle is doing a good job of updating and adding
everyone's submissions to the first post. So check
it out cos it is the definitive list.

I might also suggest that you add your entry as a
video response on Danielle's official
"Shake your soul" youtube channel. Not everybody has.

That way you have a convenient way of playing
and seeing all of the entries without the trouble of
clicking the links here on UU

Playlist for Shake your soul contest (http://www.youtube.com/video_response_view_all?v=JdP80DFYTFg)

hellojodi
07-23-2009, 08:44 AM
Yes, that was a long way to travel to participate in a UU video contest.

sebi
07-23-2009, 12:30 PM
Here's our entry. Bring it on Home to Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAvjI-z4kAg

From Helloukulele and Ukulelezo

I didn't realize someone had already done this song but, Jodi has already gone back home so we're entering it anyway. :)

and i'm really glad you entered this one :shaka: 4 thumps up!

seeso
07-23-2009, 01:17 PM
Here's our entry. Bring it on Home to Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAvjI-z4kAg

From Helloukulele and Ukulelezo

I didn't realize someone had already done this song but, Jodi has already gone back home so we're entering it anyway. :)

That a cappella verse... yowza. :love:

jddennis
07-23-2009, 01:54 PM
Here's my first entry: "My Girl" by The Temptations.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06ws5FHPC0I

CoffeeMate
07-23-2009, 08:02 PM
Cool contest, I'll have to figure out a song for it, hmmmm.....

brother sonny
07-23-2009, 09:18 PM
o.k.

one more came to mind the other day as well.... :)

here it be:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMEQ6aRaS1w

peace and good,

Todd

Bratset
07-24-2009, 12:25 AM
o.k.

one more came to mind the other day as well.... :)

here it be:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMEQ6aRaS1w

peace and good,

Todd

Great entry Todd!

KC8AFW
07-24-2009, 08:38 AM
Yes, that was a long way to travel to participate in a UU video contest.

But it was worth it (well...for us anyway). :D

Rick
07-24-2009, 10:40 AM
aha im sad that i can't get an entry out fast enough, I wanted to be the first entry with My girl, but its ok, I have a whole lot of others in mind.

I plan on doing My girl anyway. I got tough competition with the multiple entries of it!

SamWise
07-24-2009, 12:54 PM
No way am I letting this contest go by. I've been waiting about 25 years for an excuse to sing some of this stuff! Here's my first entry, but there'll be two more. It's Just My Imagination by the Temptations:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziI6aVfdWXw

Yookoolaylayed
07-25-2009, 02:11 AM
Loving the Entries!
Here's my 2nd.
I went out and got Final Cut Express... so... had some fun (and headaches) working this one out. Still learning on it... but here it is regardless!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywDGeQ3aOYU

whetu
07-25-2009, 03:10 AM
Loving the Entries!
Here's my 2nd.
I went out and got Final Cut Express... so... had some fun (and headaches) working this one out. Still learning on it... but here it is regardless!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywDGeQ3aOYU

e, meet pic. pic, meet e.

epic!

The melodica gives a real french sound.. not originally quebeci are we?

Yookoolaylayed
07-25-2009, 11:04 PM
e, meet pic. pic, meet e.

epic!

The melodica gives a real french sound.. not originally quebeci are we?

Thanks!
Nope sure ain't quebeci... but one can dream.

iamdanielle
07-26-2009, 05:56 AM
Wow guys, I can't believe how many awesome entries are coming in!

Thanks so much for participating, everyone!!!!

:smileybounce:

katreetrunk
07-26-2009, 06:53 PM
here's my 2nd entry! everyones got a little jaaaaaa in them hehe :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onQajD44hXI

papplehead
07-26-2009, 10:04 PM
So its okay to do a group entry where im the musician with the uke and my friend is the one singing? Just making sure so I follow the rules properly. We just recorded Stand By Me and now just need to film some video to go along with it.

iamdanielle
07-27-2009, 06:43 AM
So its okay to do a group entry where im the musician with the uke and my friend is the one singing? Just making sure so I follow the rules properly. We just recorded Stand By Me and now just need to film some video to go along with it.

that's fine!

russ_buss
07-28-2009, 09:09 AM
here's my lazy bare bones entry:

Get Ready - Temptations (1966)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0Fz3ds-iuo

thanks for hosting the contest! the other entries have been fun to watch :)

Craig
07-28-2009, 10:29 AM
here's my lazy bare bones entry:

Get Ready - Temptations (1966)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0Fz3ds-iuo

thanks for hosting the contest! the other entries have been fun to watch :)
Fee Fi Fo Fum, look out baby cause here I come!.... Great vid Russ!

wee_ginga_yin
07-29-2009, 12:04 PM
This is my third and final entry. I have decided to do
that 60's classic by the Supremes

Where did our love go (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ql6Eur1icE)

I am not sure if I sang it is the style of Bob Dylan
during his Harding phase or it might have been early
Brian Ferry from Roxy Music or at a pinch Steve Harley
from his Cockney Rebel days.

All I know is I did not want to sound like Diana Ross
Are there no icons on this board for tongue in cheek?

UkuleleScout
07-29-2009, 04:12 PM
My entry
"Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5aTGmOk4b4

PoisonDart
07-29-2009, 06:15 PM
Sam Cooke's What a Wonderful World (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3I9HEoBBrI)
:cool:

Whitney!
07-29-2009, 09:47 PM
Seeso charmed me into participating in this contest!

Im very excited to be part of it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOZKsd-Z_TY

Thanks guys,
Whitney

seeso
07-29-2009, 09:49 PM
Seeso charmed me into participating in this contest!

Im very excited to be part of it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOZKsd-Z_TY

Thanks guys,
Whitney

Whoo hoo, Whitney's here, Whitney's here! This is too shexy, Whitney. Great entry!

casetone2514
07-29-2009, 10:52 PM
Finally got around to recording one of my favourite Northern Souls singers - Gloria Jones!
Here's my entry (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCPuAvUAW0c)

KC8AFW
07-30-2009, 01:40 PM
Seeso charmed me into participating in this contest!

Im very excited to be part of it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOZKsd-Z_TY

Thanks guys,
Whitney

Welcome to UU...one heck of a first post. Glad Seeso was able to work his magic. :D

Ukester Brown
07-31-2009, 12:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg46ZporeR4

These contest/challenges make go outside my "norm". Thanks for having them everyone.....

Craig
07-31-2009, 01:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg46ZporeR4

These contest/challenges make go outside my "norm". Thanks for having them everyone.....
Good one Ukester!

mrplatypus70
08-02-2009, 02:58 AM
My first entry "Second That Emotion" by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles. I had a lot of fun with this, not a song or a style I would normally play.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TeLs8ITe4Y

ukuleleninja
08-02-2009, 05:06 AM
Hi, very quick go at Baby I Love You - The Ronnettes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy9OGsudOUs

Enjoy

iamdanielle
08-02-2009, 09:22 AM
hi guys, sorry for being MIA for a week or so. i just got back from sedona, az but i just added all of the new entries to the list.

thanks so much for participating, everyone!!!!

i love stitch
08-02-2009, 10:57 AM
great prize! although i suck at singing :D

same, i want to enter with just my uke but i probably wouldnt win anything then :(

casetone2514
08-03-2009, 12:28 AM
One more entry - Does this count? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82PvQVN9UD8)

ukuleleninja
08-03-2009, 07:42 AM
More Ronnettes, Be My Baby.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71HbulFnxWc

I'm loving this contest.

caz
08-03-2009, 09:57 AM
Seeso charmed me into participating in this contest!

Im very excited to be part of it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOZKsd-Z_TY

Thanks guys,
Whitney

Wow, that was great!

Greeno
08-04-2009, 07:26 AM
Here's my attempt at The Isley Brothers', This Old Heart Of Mine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_KKhTFales)- I believe it meets the requirements! Different key and tempo to the original.

(That's the same £18 Mahalo U30 I've used in all the recordings, it just not covered in green paint anymore. I'm almost ashamed to say that those are still the original factory strings, re-used after stripping the paint. If anyone needs to win this ukulele, I do! :-) )

Ukulele JJ
08-04-2009, 04:16 PM
Here's my (first?) entry:

Someday We'll Be Together (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3DRGhntapE&feature=channel_page)

:cool:

JJ

brother sonny
08-06-2009, 12:40 PM
hi all,

after finding a lee dorsey cd at a discount store for 3 bucks, here is my 3rd and final entry for danielle's most 'excellently themed' contest......

"YA YA" soul man lee dorsey cover by....

todd b. (brother sonny)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azARU7Mi2zs

peace and good,

Todd

iamdanielle
08-06-2009, 03:32 PM
Hi everyone!

I've decided to give out a prize to the second place winner as well. The prize will be a CD set of all of the great entries to this contest!

tom
08-06-2009, 04:00 PM
Hello everyone,

Thanks Danielle - what fun!

Here's my 1st entry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv4n18Z3mRY

Regards,

Tom

mrUKETOBER
08-06-2009, 06:59 PM
my other 2 entries will come soon i am waiting to do them on my new ukes :D

schuermurrman
08-06-2009, 07:57 PM
Hi everyone!

I've decided to give out a prize to the second place winner as well. The prize will be a CD set of all of the great entries to this contest!

Freaking awesome!!!! that'll be way sweet!!

seeso
08-07-2009, 04:07 PM
Here's my first entry - Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, by Marlena Shaw.

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

Whitney!
08-07-2009, 04:15 PM
Nice job over there you!

seeso
08-07-2009, 04:24 PM
Nice job over there you!

Thank you, darlin'!

mrUKETOBER
08-07-2009, 05:39 PM
wow seeso ! your voice was awesome for that song ! great job !

Dominator
08-07-2009, 06:09 PM
Here's my first entry - Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, by Marlena Shaw.

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

Freakin' awesome Seeso. Doesn't matter what uke you were playing. It was all about the voice here. I'd willingly sacrafice some of my playing skills to be able to sing like that. I'm trying. Will be singing a couple of tunes in my set tomorrow night at DaSilva's.

seeso
08-07-2009, 06:37 PM
Freakin' awesome Seeso. Doesn't matter what uke you were playing. It was all about the voice here. I'd willingly sacrafice some of my playing skills to be able to sing like that. I'm trying. Will be singing a couple of tunes in my set tomorrow night at DaSilva's.

Knock 'em dead, Dom! :shaka:

Greeno
08-08-2009, 02:21 AM
My entry seems to be missing from the list on the first page and the YouTube playlist. :(

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

iamdanielle
08-08-2009, 05:25 AM
My entry seems to be missing from the list on the first page and the YouTube playlist. :(

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

oh no!! i'm sorry! it's not missing anymore!

SamWise
08-08-2009, 11:21 AM
And here's my second entry! It's This Old Heart of Mine, by the Isley Brothers. I'm working on the last one now.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3N9pjl-bqk

thesilverfish
08-08-2009, 04:19 PM
Here's mine. Dock of the Bay. This was a lot of fun, thanks for the opportunity. Stan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7scUgb7tdp0

SamWise
08-08-2009, 11:31 PM
My last and final entry: Papa's Got A Brand New Bag

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHcHwfua2iM

Baron K
08-09-2009, 12:30 PM
Here's my late entry to the contest:
Stand by me on uke and upright bass
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRKhYX2nP0A

Cheers!

4DJB25
08-09-2009, 05:39 PM
By popular demand, I am participating!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5hc3S0hw6Y

Otis Redding - "Hard to Handle"

Enjoy! I had fun doing this song.

tom
08-10-2009, 08:54 AM
Here's my second entry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfc72o3cdLo

This contest has been the best thing ever for my uke chops. What a blast! It's been a pleasure listening to everyone's stuff - lots of talent on this board for sure.

I tried to squeeze in the horn stabs over the 2nd/3rd verses with my pinky - not sure the difference is very audible. I gave up trying to connect the output of my little mixer to the mic input on the macbook - there was always some little bit of distortion, no matter how low I set the mixer output. I just resorted to the built in mic, which worked ok.

Regards,

Tom

beckstraordinary
08-10-2009, 12:27 PM
Here is my submission:

You've Really Got A Hold On Me - The Miracles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ynl0lhXTvEk)

seeso
08-10-2009, 03:29 PM
Here's my second entry:

I Wish it Would Rain - The Temptations (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X2mNOfWqQ8)

mrUKETOBER
08-10-2009, 04:59 PM
dang seeso i freakin love your videos !

KC8AFW
08-10-2009, 05:39 PM
Here is my submission:

You've Really Got A Hold On Me - The Miracles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ynl0lhXTvEk)

Welcome to UU. Excellent entry! :shaka:

beckstraordinary
08-10-2009, 08:40 PM
Welcome to UU. Excellent entry! :shaka:

Thank you. :)

J-Machine
08-11-2009, 08:29 AM
All these great contests and I can't even participate. Hopefully I can find someone with a camera in time for this one. I'm tired of being outta the fun.

Shmukulele
08-11-2009, 03:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7hWw0SHojE

Thanks for watching, thanks for the contest

ukulelemotion
08-11-2009, 07:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HHChCPtr4Q

thanks for the contest... good luck to us all.. haha

eerteep
08-11-2009, 07:40 PM
great job eertep

thanks very much...sorry 'bout the delayed response!
: )
p.

Yookoolaylayed
08-11-2009, 08:10 PM
yay contest!
ends the 13th....
the 13th is the last day?
can we still submit ON the 13th? or will she be done by then?

just got inspired to make a final entry....

iamdanielle
08-11-2009, 09:18 PM
yay contest!
ends the 13th....
the 13th is the last day?
can we still submit ON the 13th? or will she be done by then?

just got inspired to make a final entry....

You can submit entries until Thursday night (the 13th) at midnight!!

messyhair
08-12-2009, 12:45 AM
alright. here's mine, with the intro for this contest in front! :)

Stand By Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ayA3J1aXyQ

thegentlesurprise
08-12-2009, 08:11 AM
Oooh! I've always wanted a banjo uke!
Hopefully I can scrape a couple hours together today...
Stiff competition, tho!

FiPfft
08-12-2009, 01:45 PM
Struggling to get my entry to want to upload in full. Arrgh! :uhoh: I'm starting to think I'd have more hope of getting it in on time if I redrew it in flip book form, attached a small pianola-like uke to provide the music and sent the horrendously thick, multi-volume result through the post. :rolleyes: (Sopranino, harpsichord mechanism, mechanical fretting thing, catalogue of soul piano rolls, a hole-punch, some tape and you're away! Maybe. :confused:)

But hopefully (oh so very hopefully), I'll have a song for this one up over(US)night or on (US) Thursday morning. Y'all are still at Wednesday arvo/night, right? Eepeepeep.

Of course, I haven't a hope of winning or anything crazy like that (but I had to enter, as a way of saying "I think this contest is superb!"), because all you other entrants have been just OUTSTANDING. A fine tribute to one of the great musical styles. On youse.

:smileybounce:

lisaxy424
08-12-2009, 02:50 PM
Just made it! Procrastination is how I roll :)

Respect by Aretha Franklin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl-ZGb_MtY0)

Ukulele JJ
08-12-2009, 05:22 PM
Yet another entry from me...

The Five Stairsteps' O-o-h Child (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3gJw7Lfxno&feature=channel_page)

http://image.listen.com/img/356x237/3/6/6/0/750663_356x237.jpg

:cool:

JJ

schuermurrman
08-12-2009, 06:34 PM
Everyone is throwing it down in these last few hours!!!!!! :music::shaka:

Capt Amazo
08-12-2009, 06:38 PM
My entry is Ray Charles' "Hit the Road Jack". :cool:
it's epicness in a can.

also this is my FIRST CONTEST!!!!!!!!!
(fanfare, confetti falls)

Wooooooot!
so yeah I'm excited. I hope everyone enjoys my entry ^^

Here it is:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXw3Yr7skIk

FiPfft
08-12-2009, 07:54 PM
Lisa beat me to the submission. If you've already seen hers, don't even bother with mine. :p

Respect, Aretha style (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssYujPQyLaM&fmt=18)... if Franklin had been a ukulele desperately in need of a second take.

lisaxy424
08-12-2009, 10:12 PM
Lisa beat me to the submission. If you've already seen hers, don't even bother with mine. :p

GIRRRRRRRL, YOU CRAZY! No one listen to the crazy person - GO SEE HER VIDEO, IT'S UNREAL! :D

papplehead
08-12-2009, 11:29 PM
Im so sad that I cant finish. Procrastination seems to have gotten the best of me in this case. I have audio, but no video to accompany it. sigh...At least I tried.

dirk.li
08-13-2009, 11:15 AM
Hey... can't help to have a last word... I missed the Baron's Golden Era Metal Contest and now THIS!!! Damn... I'm such an argh...

Well... at least I like the word "procrastination". *lol* What a tongue twisters! When I first read it, I associated "self-castigation" with it!! (As a non-native English speaker you carry around a vast supply of passive vocabulary and hardly ever know the real meaning of the words in your head...).

Ok...I'm waffeling here... just had to say something in the end... I guess... well... Ciao!

proteus
08-13-2009, 02:40 PM
Hello,

I've been lurking on the forums for a while, but haven't joined in yet.

I'd thought I'd junp in at the deep end with a video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TPUsGg3w10

I've loved looking through all the other entries. Hope I'll be as good as some of you some day!

Proteus.

GrumpyCoyote
08-13-2009, 04:46 PM
I may have made it on time...

I had big plans for this - harmonies, percussion, bass... but RussBuss slipped me roophies this weekend and I forgot to do this until the last second. So you get it this way.

I Can't Help Myself (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFN7n0DqV0M), by the Four Tops.

Ukulele JJ
08-13-2009, 04:46 PM
Hello,
I'd thought I'd junp in at the deep end with a video:


Welcome to UU, Proteus!

:shaka:

JJ

KC8AFW
08-13-2009, 04:47 PM
Hello,

I've been lurking on the forums for a while, but haven't joined in yet.

I'd thought I'd junp in at the deep end with a video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TPUsGg3w10

I've loved looking through all the other entries. Hope I'll be as good as some of you some day!

Proteus.

Welcome to UU, Proteus! Heck of a first post and great first video. :music:

CoffeeMate
08-13-2009, 04:58 PM
Welcome Proteus, your first post is a videa, how cool is that? VERY :cool:

seeso
08-13-2009, 06:41 PM
Here's my final entry, "Soul Man," by Sam and Dave. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzOPyAPqJtA)

Video may still need processing time... give it 10 minutes or so.

Thanks for a great contest, Danielle! It really got my juices flowing.

Good luck to everyone!

seeso
08-13-2009, 07:12 PM
AUGH! YouTube didn't convert my movie and I trashed the original file! OH NO!

Ukester Brown
08-13-2009, 07:32 PM
It's 1130 PM in Minnesota and here's my 2nd and last one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WJkhGkSkz4

The practice sheet can be had at my site below.. It has been a lesson in chord progression and key change. Thanks again for the contest- it's been a lot of fun!

Yookoolaylayed
08-13-2009, 07:51 PM
Hello Underground friends!
Sneaking a final one in...
It's 11pm here.
Just waiting for this one to actually be processed on youtube... but it's up!

Let's Stay Together- Al Green (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HtdQk3AzDU)

couldn't wait the 3 hours to load it on high quality.... so it's a little grainy.
Good luck to all!

GrumpyCoyote
08-13-2009, 08:01 PM
AUGH! YouTube didn't convert my movie and I trashed the original file! OH NO!
"This video has been removed by the user."

Bummer man.

seeso
08-13-2009, 08:32 PM
Okay, I managed to save it. Kinda. It is now 12:31 AM Chicago time, so if this video is disqualified, that's cool.

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

converse415
08-13-2009, 11:03 PM
took 2 hours to upload ONE video.... talk about lame. if it gets disqualified its al good just got make it in early next time.

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

mrUKETOBER
08-14-2009, 12:50 AM
Okay, I managed to save it. Kinda. It is now 12:31 AM Chicago time, so if this video is disqualified, that's cool.

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


omg seeso. that is the best cover of ANY song ive ever seen on youtube ! way to go dude ! WOW im amazed at this ! btw i love the melodica

schuermurrman
08-14-2009, 06:09 AM
DDDDDDDDUUUUUUUUDDDDDDDDDDDDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! I am sooooo happy to not be a judge!! Freaking tough job!!! Sooo many good entries!!! SOO GOOOD!! I freaking want that CD!!!

iamdanielle
08-14-2009, 02:00 PM
Alright guys, the contest is CLOOOOOOOSED!!

Thank you all sooo much for participating. I can't believe how many amazing entries I've received. This is going to take some serious thought.

If possible, could one of the Mods close this thread? THANKS!!!