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Moore Bettah Ukuleles
03-19-2011, 06:37 AM
Here's a video that says it all. What would our lives be like with the ukulele? Admittedly it isn't played much on the video, but just seeing an ukulele can change your day for the better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXvJ8UquYoo

ksiegel
03-19-2011, 06:47 AM
Oh, yeah!

Got to dig out the old Louis Prima stuff now and try it on the uke!

-kurt

fitncrafty
03-19-2011, 06:51 AM
What an awesome video.. He does strum very briefly.. thanks for sharing!

Nixon
03-19-2011, 06:53 AM
:)

Pennies from heaven sounds great on a uke, or just a gigalo on a banjolele.

pdxuke
03-19-2011, 07:04 AM
Well, someone once said it's the 10% of life that makes it worth living. That's part of the 10%. Thanks for showing us, Chuck!

waveydavey
03-19-2011, 07:08 AM
Thanks for posting this! Best part of my day so far!

mm stan
03-19-2011, 07:23 AM
Mahalo Chuck,
What a way to start the morning....just love those vintage themes...sooooo cool!!

Uke Whisperer
03-19-2011, 07:46 AM
Chuck, thanks for posting that, just "for me". Seems you did anyway. I have been feeling pretty much "down and out" for the last 6 weeks. My only high points have been Uke related. I had major surgery 6 weeks ago and during what should have been a normal recovery I found to have contracted H-MRSA in the hospital. First antibiotic didn't "touch it". I'm on second now and it doesn't seem to be working. Next, I'm told, will be 6 weeks of a drug by IV and in the mean time my leg is being "ate-up" inside by MRSA! Today I was not able to travel to the Blackwater Uke Festival near Charleston, SC. I have been looking forward to that! So, today has been a real "bummer", well until I read your post and followed the link! I felt as if I was in that video. All of a sudden I actually had a smile on my face! That was very "up-lifting" for me and sure it will be to everyone in the world that gets to view it! Thanks for sharing it with me!

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
03-19-2011, 07:55 AM
Tom, MRSA can be a tough one to beat, it's just a matter of finding the right antibiotic. I almost lost my leg to it a few years ago (from a tiny little scratch!) and had a few courses of antibiotics until we found one that works. Boost your immune system with a proper diet. You'll lick it.
Get well and keep playing that happy music!

pdxuke
03-19-2011, 07:58 AM
Uncle Tom, also boost your immune system by playing those ukes (especially that Ohana SK39--isn't she a beauty?)! And know that we're all rooting for you!

pdxuke
03-19-2011, 08:14 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqK27itUk70&feature=player_embedded

Fun tutorial on learning the song!

guitharsis
03-19-2011, 08:51 AM
Great video Chuck! Thanks for sharing.

Gmoney
03-19-2011, 09:49 AM
Love it & the little yellow Makala!

uke552
03-19-2011, 11:05 AM
Great tune/video. I will be learning this one.

mds725
03-19-2011, 11:29 AM
Thanks for posting the video, Chuck. It brought fun and sunshine to an otherwise dreary and rainy day.

For those interested in the sheet music, I found this (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?21202-Bring-Me-Sunshine) thread on UU. The thread includes a link to the D'Ukes of Chelmsford Ukulele Songbook Volume 2 (2nd revision) (http://www.davidwarren202.demon.co.uk/ukulele/singalong_songbook_volume_2.pdf), which includes chords (in a different key) and lyrics to "Bring Me Sunshine."

By the way, the tutorial (upliaded in January 2011) invites people to record and upload "Bring Me Sunshine" for a chance to win a "special prize"!

pulelehua
03-19-2011, 12:49 PM
Fantastic. My son watches a cartoon, called the Zingzillas. On one of the columns in one of the tiki huts on Zingzilla island, hangs a little yellow Dolphin. Always makes me smile.

I love the 50s. Love jive dancing. That is sort of a perfect video for me. Thanks, Chuck!

joeybug
03-19-2011, 03:10 PM
Chuck, thanks for posting that, just "for me". Seems you did anyway. I have been feeling pretty much "down and out" for the last 6 weeks. My only high points have been Uke related. I had major surgery 6 weeks ago and during what should have been a normal recovery I found to have contracted H-MRSA in the hospital. First antibiotic didn't "touch it". I'm on second now and it doesn't seem to be working. Next, I'm told, will be 6 weeks of a drug by IV and in the mean time my leg is being "ate-up" inside by MRSA! Today I was not able to travel to the Blackwater Uke Festival near Charleston, SC. I have been looking forward to that! So, today has been a real "bummer", well until I read your post and followed the link! I felt as if I was in that video. All of a sudden I actually had a smile on my face! That was very "up-lifting" for me and sure it will be to everyone in the world that gets to view it! Thanks for sharing it with me!

I'm sorry to hear that, I am what is considered to me MRSA+ and colonised, I've never had it badly, though I do get numerous infections and that's lots of antibiotics, so I know the feeling, damn hopsital superbugs, you go there to get better not to get something worse!

Hope it heals soon and that the Uke is able to keep you smiling

Joey

mds725
03-19-2011, 03:31 PM
Chuck, thanks for posting that, just "for me". Seems you did anyway. I have been feeling pretty much "down and out" for the last 6 weeks. My only high points have been Uke related. I had major surgery 6 weeks ago and during what should have been a normal recovery I found to have contracted H-MRSA in the hospital. First antibiotic didn't "touch it". I'm on second now and it doesn't seem to be working. Next, I'm told, will be 6 weeks of a drug by IV and in the mean time my leg is being "ate-up" inside by MRSA! Today I was not able to travel to the Blackwater Uke Festival near Charleston, SC. I have been looking forward to that! So, today has been a real "bummer", well until I read your post and followed the link! I felt as if I was in that video. All of a sudden I actually had a smile on my face! That was very "up-lifting" for me and sure it will be to everyone in the world that gets to view it! Thanks for sharing it with me!

Sorry to hear that. A friend of mine had the same thing after being scraped by the end of a paper clip, and his doctors were able to find an antibiotic that worked. The important thing is that you get well.

pwcgecko
03-19-2011, 06:13 PM
Orange Sunburst Dolphin!!!

ukegirl13
03-19-2011, 06:48 PM
Thanks so much for the great video. Ukulele and swing dancing both at the same time?! Happy, happy, joy, joy! My other passion is swing dancing so this vid was just for me! ;) Thanks again Chuck!

Canoe Lady
03-19-2011, 08:45 PM
How nice to get home from work after midnight, check emails and the forums, and be led to this upbeat and cheery number. I will be learning this for sure. I have a coworker who's spouse is dying, and she smiles from ear to ear when I bring the uke in on weekends to play during break. What a happy instrument. I DO believe it will help boost that immunity too.

Jane
03-20-2011, 03:11 PM
Love it! I've copied the lyrics & chords...will listen a few more times and hope I will bring a smile or two to others (as well as myself).

Thank you!

UkePhilly
03-20-2011, 04:14 PM
Awesome! So much so that I just had to order a yellow Dolphin from MGM... ;)

UAS finds any excuse.

pulelehua
03-21-2011, 12:42 PM
I looked for the chords and couldn't find anything, other than a 2-year old thread here asking around for them. I sat and worked them out and posted them in that old thread. It's here:

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?21202-Bring-Me-Sunshine/page2

pdxuke
03-21-2011, 12:45 PM
I looked for the chords and couldn't find anything, other than a 2-year old thread here asking around for them. I sat and worked them out and posted them in that old thread. It's here:
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?21202-Bring-Me-Sunshine/page2

Online tutorial of song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqK27itUk70&feature=player_embedded

pulelehua
03-22-2011, 10:58 AM
Online tutorial of song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqK27itUk70&feature=player_embedded

So, mine doesn't have girls...........

;)

Gmoney
03-22-2011, 11:23 AM
Awesome! So much so that I just had to order a yellow Dolphin from MGM... ;)


I'm looking for one too!

Harold O.
03-22-2011, 02:09 PM
Jeez, Chuck. Now I'm jive'n all around the shop.

Viola Harpstrings
03-22-2011, 05:40 PM
Chuck, thanks for posting that, just "for me". Seems you did anyway. I have been feeling pretty much "down and out" for the last 6 weeks. My only high points have been Uke related. I had major surgery 6 weeks ago and during what should have been a normal recovery I found to have contracted H-MRSA in the hospital. First antibiotic didn't "touch it". I'm on second now and it doesn't seem to be working. Next, I'm told, will be 6 weeks of a drug by IV and in the mean time my leg is being "ate-up" inside by MRSA! Today I was not able to travel to the Blackwater Uke Festival near Charleston, SC. I have been looking forward to that! So, today has been a real "bummer", well until I read your post and followed the link! I felt as if I was in that video. All of a sudden I actually had a smile on my face! That was very "up-lifting" for me and sure it will be to everyone in the world that gets to view it! Thanks for sharing it with me!

I'm really sorry to hear about that. Are you on Vancomycin?

Harold O.
03-22-2011, 07:30 PM
I wandered through the tutorial and came away with the attached lyric/chord sheet in Bb.

21848

Canoe Lady
03-22-2011, 08:25 PM
I'm fairly new and my music sheet looked the same as yours! Yay!

RyanMFT
03-22-2011, 08:37 PM
Hey Chuck, thanks for posting this, I had kind of a rough night and it brought me some sunshine!

Uke Whisperer
03-23-2011, 01:42 AM
I'm really sorry to hear about that. Are you on Vancomycin?

Appears that Vancomycin may be next. 1st was Trimeth Sulfa, now about to finish Rifampin and can't tell any difference in status. Both were listed on culture report under list of drugs that would have an effect. I go back to doctor Thursday.

Gmoney
03-23-2011, 03:19 AM
Appears that Vancomycin may be next. 1st was Trimeth Sulfa, now about to finish Rifampin and can't tell any difference in status. Both were listed on culture report under list of drugs that would have an effect. I go back to doctor Thursday.

Vnacomycin will probably kick its butt - and yours as well. My wife is still recovering from the effects of long-term antibiotic dosage for her run w/MRSA. Prayers for you, brother. Mahalo

Gmoney
04-25-2011, 11:04 AM
I'm looking for one too!

Had to bump this thread again - I found that Yellow Dolphin & it's on its way to me now! Now... I got to find me some spats ...

rem50
04-25-2011, 03:40 PM
great tune. Definitely going to learn tomorrow!