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cashew
07-18-2009, 04:12 PM
Hey folks-- I was thinking about something fairly recently. I was perusing one of the other ukulele message boards a bit ago and I noticed that once a month, they all sit and pick a song, then everyone plays their own version of it.

It'd be cool to see how different people HERE (I've always equated this board as younger/hipper, ya know?)put their spin on a single song-- So, What I'm thinking is Ya'll suggest songs (one song per person I s'pose or the list can get huge) until lets say 7/25, I'll post them up in a big poll, and everyone votes on them until the end of the month. Last day of the month, the song with the highest amount of votes becomes the "Song of the Month".. and we'll all post up our version of the song :) And, we'll repeat as the month goes by.

All members are invited to join in and play along, no matter your skill level :nana:
Sounds interesting, no?

Ok, my song choice for the Month of August is:

Summer in the City by the Lovin' Spoonful (that song screams NYC at me.)

Ok, get your choices in, and we'll make this happen!

The Song list!

Summer in the City by the Lovin' Spoonful
Sublime - Eye of Fatima
Buckets of Rain - Bob Dylan
Under The Boardwalk
Summer Breeze by Seals & Croft
say it ain't so - weezer
The Night Before - The Beatles
The Beatles: A Day In The Life
troy fernandez: wahine `ilikea/waimanalo blues medley from Hawaiian Style `Ukulele
The Beatles: Girl
Redemption Song - Bob Marley
"Paint it Black" by the Rolling Stones.
Beyond the Sea- whoever you fancy singing it
MJ - man in the mirror,
"lay down your weary tune" by dylan

vahn
07-18-2009, 04:55 PM
Sublime - Eye of Fatima

Awesome song easy and sounds good on uke

ritzer012
07-18-2009, 08:13 PM
this is a great idea...i have no suggestion though...yet

seeso
07-18-2009, 08:26 PM
Buckets of Rain - Bob Dylan

j cal
07-18-2009, 09:01 PM
maybe also post a link to the tabs of the song?

cashew
07-18-2009, 09:40 PM
maybe also post a link to the tabs of the song?

I'm gonna cast the executive decision that a link to the basic chords to the song will be more than fine.

Don't get me wrong, lets say the song end up being 'Gently Weeps'... I don't wanna see 15 yootoobs of Jake's version (which is beautiful in its own right, but is HIS, not yours), ya know? I wanna see people playing with it and making it theirs. Same goes for 'Whats the strum pattern'. When we do the videos OWN IT. MAKE IT YOURS. Ya know? Maybe your version will be the next big thing.
--Nut

PattyD
07-19-2009, 07:56 AM
Nothing says SUMMER like Under The Boardwalk!

UkuEroll
07-19-2009, 08:09 AM
I'm yours;)...... sorry had to be done.
Good idea anyway, I'll have to think about it.

Ukulele JJ
07-19-2009, 08:59 AM
Can I just say, Cashew, that this idea is genius! :worship:

How about Summer Breeze by Seals & Croft?

JJ

cashew
07-19-2009, 02:49 PM
Wow-- these are some sweet songs so far-- lets see how many we get :) Remember folkies, you have only a few more days to put in your songs!

lernon
07-19-2009, 06:22 PM
how's about... say it ain't so - weezer

Chrisuzwhite
07-19-2009, 08:16 PM
The Night Before - The Beatles.

Very underrated song :3

rossjr
07-20-2009, 07:15 AM
Sounds like a great idea, but for some us not familar with the songs, maybe having a link to the song and/or a tab might be helpful. Then make short list and vote at the end of each month. So we could be voting now for August???

cashew
07-20-2009, 09:05 AM
Sounds like a great idea, but for some us not familar with the songs, maybe having a link to the song and/or a tab might be helpful. Then make short list and vote at the end of each month. So we could be voting now for August???

Ross,

We'll be placing songs into contention for the vote until the 25th... then, We'll be voting on the song that we all want to play until the last day of the month. A link to the general chords is allowed/encouraged, but everyone is encouraged to make the song their own.

seeso
07-20-2009, 09:17 AM
Will audio-only contributions be okay?

cashew
07-20-2009, 11:39 AM
Will audio-only contributions be okay?

Most Definately :)

cashew
07-22-2009, 02:02 AM
Guys- only 3 more days to get your song's in before the poll-- :) We've got a lot of good suggestions so far :) (Am so excited!)

--Nut

Ukulele JJ
07-22-2009, 02:48 AM
It occurs to me that, the simpler the song, the more it lends itself to unique interpretations. Traditional songs. Folk songs. Americana-ish songs. That sort of thing.

So how about songs like "The Lonesome Road (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egEHhvcrSGg)", or "You Are My Sunshine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8o4os6Um6g)", or (for the two or three people who haven't covered it already) "Hallelujah (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbZVzultvFs)".

Or any easy Bob Marley.

JJ

Ukulele JJ
07-22-2009, 03:17 AM
Or maybe something by Robert Earle Keen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV2FJG3YYyc)?

JJ

cashew
07-22-2009, 04:09 AM
JJ-- Pick one, and we'll add it to the list :) You guys have such good taste in music :)

Bratset
07-22-2009, 04:19 AM
The Beatles: A Day In The Life

1014
07-22-2009, 04:55 AM
bringing hawai`i into the equation:

troy fernandez: wahine `ilikea/waimanalo blues medley from Hawaiian Style `Ukulele

imatrout
07-22-2009, 08:07 AM
Or maybe something by Robert Earle Keen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV2FJG3YYyc)?

JJ

Oh I can hear it already: Merry Christmas from the Family!

My vote is The Beatles: Girl

biscuit
07-22-2009, 11:53 AM
Noobie joins in:)

I love this idea!

Redemption Song - Bob Marley

cashew
07-24-2009, 10:32 AM
Ok, only a few hours left! I'll be posting up the poll around midnight EST, (or when I get in from going out for dinner/date with the hubby tonight)

So many great choices!

ukestarcrafter
07-24-2009, 10:47 AM
I vote for "Paint it Black" by the Rolling Stones. The solo at the beginning is easy and fun to play on the uke.

noah_clinnson
07-24-2009, 11:01 AM
Beyond the Sea- whoever you fancy singing it

It makes me happy inside.

ukulelearp
07-24-2009, 11:11 AM
Here Comes the Sun- The Beatles

I'd like to see some different versions of it, youtube has a lot of very similar ones!

bumblemark
07-24-2009, 11:12 AM
I vote for "Paint it Black" by the Rolling Stones. The solo at the beginning is easy and fun to play on the uke.

you got the tabs for that??

cashew
07-24-2009, 11:17 AM
you got the tabs for that??

erm.....http://tinyurl.com/m4ynyz

seeso
07-24-2009, 11:17 AM
you got the tabs for that??

Ukulele Mike has a good tutorial video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRSqZ8QkUXE

ukulelearp
07-24-2009, 11:25 AM
you got the tabs for that??

I found the tabs here:

http://www.muffin.net.nz/muffin/Pdf_Tablature.html


They have separate files for the chords/words and tablature.

kalmario
07-24-2009, 11:45 AM
MJ - man in the mirror,

loving that song at the moment, if only i could decent tab!!

Cliff

seriously though it sounds cool strummed and those who fingerpick could go nuts!!

peterp
07-24-2009, 11:49 AM
"lay down your weary tune" by dylan. i've played this on mandolin and mandola, and i think this would sound good on a uke.