View Full Version : George Formby's "In My Little Snapshot Album" on Banjo Uke

02-10-2012, 08:58 PM
This was recorded at the Uke Hut in NYC two weeks ago, and I once again attempted a Lancs accent, the dear help you who listen in...


02-10-2012, 09:06 PM
Love this...love this a lot. Dear help to me

02-10-2012, 09:47 PM
Hey-well done! I enjoyed that!

02-10-2012, 09:57 PM
Very nicely done, excellent formby style and a great voice. Really enjoyed this, although it has now made me want a banjo ukulele again!

02-10-2012, 10:20 PM
You are really great John, great performance sir.

02-10-2012, 10:28 PM
The definition of excellence, right here.

Hippie Dribble
02-10-2012, 10:39 PM
wonderful, wonderful, wonderful :D

02-10-2012, 11:03 PM
I was cringing for you when I read you were doing a northern accent, was worried you'd sound like Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins.

How wrong I was, though. George would have been delighted!

02-11-2012, 01:39 AM
Had this song stuck in my head all morning now!

02-11-2012, 04:47 AM
Loved it!!!!!

02-11-2012, 07:11 AM
Thanks, Roxie, Dr. Finlay, Tor, Jon, Camsuke, Uke552, Dave and Chris. Its VERY kind of you!

Dr. Finlay - sorry about that! George seemed only to pick songs that ended up ear worms; that's probably why he made so many records.

Chris Tarman
02-12-2012, 08:03 AM
That was wonderful!

Uke Whisperer
02-12-2012, 09:07 AM
You've done again John! Great!

Time for you to do lessons. I'll subscribe as I am sure many Formby music fans would. Perhaps the fan base would increase...


02-12-2012, 10:43 AM
Just watched this on you tube. Great stuff for sure!! Thanks for sharing!

02-12-2012, 01:06 PM
Thank you, Chris and Carrie - much appreciated!

Thank you, Tom. OK, I take your point. Perhaps a couple, to explain a few of the strokes?

02-12-2012, 02:25 PM
WOW! Great stuff!

02-13-2012, 06:00 AM
Thank you, Elisdad. :)

Uke Whisperer
02-13-2012, 10:33 AM
Thank you, Chris and Carrie - much appreciated!

Thank you, Tom. OK, I take your point. Perhaps a couple, to explain a few of the strokes?

How about a few of the Solos too!

If one can play the strokes/strums at "Mach 1", transition between the different chords and the different strokes at the same time, but can't figure-out by listening and watching how to put them together, it tends to drive one insane! Got to be a way to learn them utilizing the words and music of the verses and chorus that are used to make-up the solos? Yes, my real problem is age and loss of gray matter! Sure wish I had started the Uke a few years ago! I don’t like the frustration of this, so that’s why lately I’ve been working through strumming, finger-picking and whispering (with a British accent) the entire “The Daily Ukulele” (365 songs for better living)! It’s much easier and provides a lot of self-gratification!

John, my friend, you are doing great! Keep it up!

02-14-2012, 04:53 AM
Thanks, Tom. :)

So integrating the strums and stringing them together is the challenge. Yes, that was a challenge for me to make happen as well. You think you know the split stroke and you get it, and then, you can't quite pick up the beat again or get back into another strum. That can be overcome with scripting the solo to give you the ability to transition from one rhythm into another. I can do something on that, absolutely.