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23skidoo
07-10-2012, 05:36 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqP2mv11mmY


THE FINE PRINT:
*Songs must be performed in a classic, traditional country style – think Hank Williams, Lefty Frizell, Ernest Tubb, and the like. Other traditional styles are welcome, but try to keep in mind both kinds of music – country and western, just like that honky tonk in ‘The Blues Brothers’.

*Entries must state that they are for the ‘22nd Season of the Ukulele’.

*Recordings must be done in a single take – no edits or dubs.

*Any song is fine – it’s the way it’s played that matters. If you don’t dig classic country, pick a tune you know and be creative – just be sure to put some twang in your sang.

*Make sure there’s an ukulele in there somewhere…..

SCORING:
Musicianship - 15 possible points
Singing – 15 possible points
Creativity, musical and otherwise – 20 possible points

Since this theme was chosen to commemorate the July 18, 1952 release of Hank William’s ‘Jambalaya’, any Hank tune receives THREE bonus points.

Bonus tracks are encouraged and welcomed, but will not count towards your point total.

JUDGES: The SEUkers, our local ukulele club, will be asked to judge. If there are insufficient volunteers, I’ll just wing it.

DEADLINE: Sunday, July 22 at 11:59 p.m., HAST

PRIZES: Most graciously provided by Mike at Uke Republic (http://www.ukerepublic.com/)

1st – A Uke Republic T-shirt and a set of Freemont strings
2nd – A set of ebony bones
3rd – A set of Lucy’s strings

Good luck and have fun!

HERE'S THE PLAYLIST OF ENTRIES FOR THIS WEEK (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE7CD7DC42E520A31&feature=plcp)

*BONUS TRACK* PLAYLIST (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5AD87A18646411AD&feature=view_all)

The Ukelites
07-10-2012, 07:14 AM
I guess I'll do this one, if no one else has dibs....

That would be great! Thanks!

ukuleledaveey
07-10-2012, 09:17 AM
yay :) top man skidoo we would be honoured mate

TCK
07-12-2012, 07:34 AM
Excellent Smithers....can't wait to see what you come up with

I guess I'll do this one, if no one else has dibs....

I'll announce the details Saturday night/Sunday morning, as usual.....

OldePhart
07-12-2012, 08:13 AM
Looking forward to it...

Dan Uke
07-13-2012, 05:09 PM
It would be awesome if you made everyone wear a mask like your avatar!!

23skidoo
07-13-2012, 07:16 PM
It would be awesome if you made everyone wear a mask like your avatar!!

that's my son a couple of years ago on Halloween..... I've always intended to get him into one of my YT videos wearing the mask before he outgrows it.....

23skidoo
07-14-2012, 08:19 PM
alrighty, here's a bump to let you know the ball is rolling.....

The Ukelites
07-14-2012, 08:50 PM
Yeehaww, We're in for sure! :mraz:

TCK
07-14-2012, 08:58 PM
Bill-will we still be friends if I muddy up your thread right out of the chute?
I gotta say...I love Ike, probably like Eugene (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?65379-14th-Season-Of-Uke-quot-Get-On-The-Bike-With-Ike-quot) does.
I love Woody like Ukisociety (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?57011-I-want-your-Woody-Guthrie-covers-for-new-YT-channel!) does.
I like Jimmy Rodgers (http://dlaurice.podomatic.com/player/web/2012-06-27T00_00_57-07_00) more than Merle Haggard does...
But I LOVE Hank Williams more than I love drawing a new breathe each morning.
For the fine folks out there in internet land...here is my radio show from two weeks back. (http://dlaurice.podomatic.com/player/web/2012-06-22T05_13_33-07_00) It is not a shameless self promotion- just a bit of old country from mister Hank to show the folks what they need to do.
Might as well go whole hog- here is a bonus track right out, little old Hank for the fine folks. I did this on August 11th of last year for my wife, on my home made little 'lectric geetar :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjO1pTIa9Ok&list=UU1xday0NyeuItGfSKVnR8-w&index=9&feature=plcp
This is the best season EVER...and did I mention I love you man? Oh- yeah, I love you man.
Great theme and a surely a great season...even if I flood the poor thing all week with my hack versions of Hank's tunes.
Thank you.

TCK
07-14-2012, 09:03 PM
Why not- bonus track number two...You have opened a real can of worms here Bill.
Please Don't Let Me Love You- Mister Hank Williams, done about five months back for a friend :). Now dang it, move to the correct coast so we can play old country on our ukuleles all night long man. God this is gonna be a good week. And wait- a set of bones as a prize? Solid gold mate. Solid gold.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejRSQvs47l0&list=UU1xday0NyeuItGfSKVnR8-w&index=1&feature=plcp
Oh man, I have seen the light, and I'm settin the woods on fire!

wee_ginga_yin
07-14-2012, 11:59 PM
Leaning more towards Kevin Breit than Hank Snow.

A tale of woe and deception.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6hABRhiSE4

SweetWaterBlue
07-15-2012, 12:50 AM
Good start TCK. Real country didn't get all fancy until the big money started flowing.

cheesegasuki
07-15-2012, 04:22 AM
I'm looking forward to this one! Now to pick a song and get it up to snuff. To do a Hank original, or to Hank-ify another song? Both options are awesome. How do I choose?

Raygf
07-15-2012, 04:44 AM
What a great theme! We would listen to Hank Williams on 78s that my dad had. Fond memories right there. Thanks Dad. A Jimmie Rogers' tune I've played for years has popped up a few times this past week and it's time I press record on it.

strumsilly
07-15-2012, 05:00 AM
I'm doing a Hank for this week, I need all the bonus points I can get. Thanks for keeping this going.

http://youtu.be/qtJ3k3apmIw

TCK
07-15-2012, 05:05 AM
Completely in love with the Wee version of Mr. Snows classic. Such a great shot at this one mate
Leaning more towards Kevin Breit than Hank Snow.

A tale of woe and deception.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6hABRhiSE4

TCK
07-15-2012, 05:07 AM
Shufflin around with my coffee and singing right along-I knew this was gonna be a good week. Nice version here
I'm doing a Hank for this week, I need all the bonus points I can get. Thanks for keeping this going.

http://youtu.be/qtJ3k3apmIw

cheesegasuki
07-15-2012, 05:18 AM
I'm doing a Hank for this week, I need all the bonus points I can get. Thanks for keeping this going.


Nicely done! You've got a good voice and got me singing along, too.

OldePhart
07-15-2012, 09:36 AM
Just warning y'all, I have a natural advantage on this one - I get told that even my "rock" tunes sound like Johnny Cash so...just saying... :)

John

J-Peg
07-15-2012, 10:01 AM
Just warning y'all, I have a natural advantage on this one - I get told that even my "rock" tunes sound like Johnny Cash so...just saying... :)

John

True. But... I was born and raised in the Great Smoky Mountains and lived almost 15 years in Nashville, so if'n I got time this week, I reckon I can give ya a run for yer money.

cheesegasuki
07-15-2012, 11:52 AM
Just warning y'all, I have a natural advantage on this one - I get told that even my "rock" tunes sound like Johnny Cash so...just saying... :)

John

But you'll be hard pressed to hit those fantastic high warbles that Hank was so good at. 40259

OldePhart
07-15-2012, 12:34 PM
But you'll be hard pressed to hit those fantastic high warbles that Hank was so good at. 40259

Yeah...that's for sure. Anybody wanna stomp on my...foot...while I'm tryin' to hit those notes, please. :) The sad thing is I could hit those notes before I smoked for 20 years... :(

This is going to be fun, though. The only trouble is going to be narrowing my choices down. I'd forgotten what a prolific writer and artist he was. He was only active for, what, fifteen or sixteen years before he died? And then, of course, there's all those Carter family hymns he sang, sometimes with the Carter family.

This was a good idea, Bill. It even gave me reason to get off my backside and put some badly needed fresh strings on my "country" uke. :)

John

OldePhart
07-15-2012, 12:45 PM
True. But... I was born and raised in the Great Smoky Mountains and lived almost 15 years in Nashville, so if'n I got time this week, I reckon I can give ya a run for yer money.

Well...that shouldn't be hard 'cause I gots no money...

Course...I was born in California but I got out of there quick as I could. My pappy was born and raised in the Ozarks and his pappy was born and raised in Sevierville, TN so the blood is there, man. 'Fact, my folk moved to Sevierville back before it was Sevierville, back when it was Indian country shortly after the Rev. War. :)

You might've heard that song/story about the pioneers not being able to abide the sound of a neighbor's axe - that was my dad's family back seven or eight generations!

John

Tootler
07-15-2012, 01:23 PM
Well. Great theme and what a start.

@TCK, loved those Hank songs, your Hank puppet and that cigar box uke.

@wee_ginga_yin. Great song in your own inimitable style. You definitely give real meaning to making a song your own.

@Strumsilly. A classic well executed.

Now to think. First singing in French and now as a Brit trying to sing in country style, that's asking a lot. At least the language is the same...















More or less :D

Oh well, now to look up those songs that I normally wouldn't sing in a folk club. Well not quite, I have been known to sing 16 tons.

23skidoo
07-15-2012, 02:20 PM
Well, I've had a hectic 24 hours and haven't really been able to check in, so I'm happy to find that we're off to a good start. I was little skeered that folks might not vibe on the classic country.....

Dave - except for you, brother - I knew you'd be all over this one. Thanks for getting us started off with the right righteous bonus tracks.... and y'all should definitely check out the Cloverdale Kid's podcasts, not just the Hank show he linked to on the first page. From Texas Swing to Reggae, TCK is the man with the deep cuts and the impeccable taste - always a highlight of my week..... and, Dave, I love you too, man. In fact, I'm thinking your bromance with Jon might actually be a ménage à trois.....

23skidoo
07-15-2012, 02:27 PM
Leaning more towards Kevin Breit than Hank Snow.

A tale of woe and deception.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6hABRhiSE4

Wonderful, Robert - many thanks for the first entry.... a splendid take on a great old tune..... I actually own an old Fender Bassman amplifier that once belonged to Hank Snow's second fiddle player - a friend of my grandparents out in west Texas.

23skidoo
07-15-2012, 02:28 PM
I'm looking forward to this one! Now to pick a song and get it up to snuff. To do a Hank original, or to Hank-ify another song? Both options are awesome. How do I choose?

That's what bonus tracks are for ;)..... looking forward to your offering......

23skidoo
07-15-2012, 02:31 PM
What a great theme! We would listen to Hank Williams on 78s that my dad had. Fond memories right there. Thanks Dad. A Jimmie Rogers' tune I've played for years has popped up a few times this past week and it's time I press record on it.

I inherited my grandfather's old 78s - he especially liked Lefty Frizell.... so great to listen to the old tunes the way they were intended to be heard at the time. Can't wait to see what you come up with, Ray - your version of "So Long" is still my favorite tune up on the Woody Guthrie anniversary channel.....

23skidoo
07-15-2012, 02:35 PM
I'm doing a Hank for this week, I need all the bonus points I can get. Thanks for keeping this going.

http://youtu.be/qtJ3k3apmIw

Excellent choice of tune, man - and I dig the hat.... like what you did with the ending, as well - good stuff......

OldePhart
07-15-2012, 02:42 PM
...At least the language is the same...
More or less :D

I'm sure you've heard the saying that the British and Americans are two peoples separated by a common language. The same is true in spades of country folk and everybody else... :)

John

OldePhart
07-15-2012, 02:45 PM
Wow - I stand amazed.


Leaning more towards Kevin Breit than Hank Snow.

A tale of woe and deception.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6hABRhiSE4

OldePhart
07-15-2012, 02:47 PM
Great choice and a good job with it - love the chord progression at the end, too.


I'm doing a Hank for this week, I need all the bonus points I can get. Thanks for keeping this going.

http://youtu.be/qtJ3k3apmIw

OldePhart
07-15-2012, 02:57 PM
Oh man, I have seen the light, and I'm settin the woods on fire!

I saw what you did there!

Great bonus tracks, too!

John

TCK
07-15-2012, 05:48 PM
He was only active for, what, fifteen or sixteen years before he died?
1937-1953. Not a bad career for a guy who died at 29

23skidoo
07-15-2012, 05:53 PM
This was a good idea, Bill. It even gave me reason to get off my backside and put some badly needed fresh strings on my "country" uke. :)

John

Glad you like it - can't wait to hear what you lay down.... find you a pretty girl singer and take a stab at 'Daddy Sang Bass'....

23skidoo
07-15-2012, 05:54 PM
Inspiration for today....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3f7aSXDvRfc&list=PLFE07AA5085E31B62&index=4&feature=plpp_video

Blue Skies
07-15-2012, 07:48 PM
and to think, the week before last, all i practiced was 'jambalaya' for my music teacher in all of two chords and still couldn't make it sound good. so, i looked up all the words i didn't know 'cause i was gettin frustrated and after i learned what the song was about i played much better!

Hippie Dribble
07-16-2012, 12:32 AM
hey gang, here's a 1st & only shot at an ol goodtime country blues tune...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5QpZWJnYx4

have a great week everyone and thanks Bill for a cool theme. :)

wee_ginga_yin
07-16-2012, 02:22 AM
hey gang, here's a 1st & only shot at an ol goodtime country blues tune...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5QpZWJnYx4

have a great week everyone and thanks Bill for a cool theme. :)

Have you got a patent on that knuckle finger shaker... It is a neat little gizmo.
or did you buy it from somewhere?

23skidoo
07-16-2012, 03:09 AM
hey gang, here's a 1st & only shot at an ol goodtime country blues tune...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5QpZWJnYx4

have a great week everyone and thanks Bill for a cool theme. :)

Beautiful Jon - I love the LPs on the wall and the pregnant pause before you whip out the kazoo..... great job, brother, lots of fun - was hoping you'd chime in this week, many thanks.....

23skidoo
07-16-2012, 03:11 AM
Have you got a patent on that knuckle finger shaker... It is a neat little gizmo.
or did you buy it from somewhere?

AND NOW FOR A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR......

wee - Mike sells em at Uke Repbulic, (http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/product/rhythm-ring) so they're probably available somewhere on your side of the water, as well....

ksiegel
07-16-2012, 03:20 AM
The name on the shaker is "Rhythm Ring" (made in USA).

I got mine from Magic Fluke, when I bought my Fluke last year.


Originally Posted by wee_ginga_yin:
Have you got a patent on that knuckle finger shaker... It is a neat little gizmo.
or did you buy it from somewhere?

AND NOW FOR A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR......

wee - Mike sells em at Uke Repbulic, (http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/product/rhythm-ring) so they're probably available somewhere on your side of the water, as well....

TCK
07-16-2012, 04:07 AM
Thanks for the props on the radio show Skidoo-too kind, and happy to have ya as a listener for sure!
Well, I've had a hectic 24 hours and haven't really been able to check in, so I'm happy to find that we're off to a good start. I was little skeered that folks might not vibe on the classic country.....

Dave - except for you, brother - I knew you'd be all over this one. Thanks for getting us started off with the right righteous bonus tracks.... and y'all should definitely check out the Cloverdale Kid's podcasts, not just the Hank show he linked to on the first page. From Texas Swing to Reggae, TCK is the man with the deep cuts and the impeccable taste - always a highlight of my week..... and, Dave, I love you too, man. In fact, I'm thinking your bromance with Jon might actually be a ménage à trois.....

TCK
07-16-2012, 04:13 AM
Great stuff here Jon, definitely a lift since we did not get to hear ya try and sing in French.ause for kazoo solo sends it over the top!
hey gang, here's a 1st & only shot at an ol goodtime country blues tune...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5QpZWJnYx4

have a great week everyone and thanks Bill for a cool theme. :)

23skidoo
07-16-2012, 04:50 AM
Thanks for the props on the radio show Skidoo-too kind, and happy to have ya as a listener for sure!

Here's the link for the uninitiated.....

http://dlaurice.podomatic.com/

Barbablanca
07-16-2012, 05:20 AM
Howdy, y'all;

Here is my contribution. It's a country song I wrote some years back that I think fits well with the Ukulele.

Why this setting? Well, apart from the acoustics, life can be sh*t sometimes ;-)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tGJLz7m_eM&feature=youtube_gdata


PS I'm off on my vacation soon, so I won't be contributing again, for a while. Have a good one guys and gals!

LYRICS:


Black Mascara

CHORUS
Black mascara, black mascara,
How you hide behind your mask of black mascara.
It won't keep you from the truth, that you've left behind your youth,
On every bar stool from L.A. to Texarkana

Small town beauty left for big time games,
Leaving no address behind.
Played so many you forgot their names,
Can't bring any faces to mind.
Thought you were winning every hand you played,
But they called the shots, even when they paid,
Never thought of the future, never looked to the past,
Never thinking is a habit that lasts (x 2)

CHORUS

Friends stood you drinks when your friends could stand,
Recently they melt away.
Bottle it in till you're good and canned,
Bring it back up on the highway.
Hitch a ride to nowhere in the back of a truck,
Take it as it comes, like you're running out of luck.
Holding to a vision that you can't allow to fade,
Someone will come along and end this masquerade (x 2)

CHORUS

Nobody can blame you for living out a movie,
Especially when you didn't write the script.
Everybody told you it was hip or cool or groovy
To let your own identity be stripped.
You chose a path better left uncharted,
Lost the race, long before you even started,
The only excuse that in your memory remains is
Nothing happens that ain't been ordained (x 2)

CHORUS

Tootler
07-16-2012, 05:59 AM
I'm sure you've heard the saying that the British and Americans are two peoples separated by a common language.


Certainly have. That's what I was alluding to.


The same is true in spades of country folk and everybody else... :)
John

I'll still need to adapt my style somewhat. I have a few possibilities lined up. 16 tons actually goes quite well in local folk clubs, I have another Merle Travis song in mind as a possibility.


Have you got a patent on that knuckle finger shaker... It is a neat little gizmo.
or did you buy it from somewhere?

I got one from the Southern Ukulele Store in Southbourne.

Tootler
07-16-2012, 06:09 AM
hey gang, here's a 1st & only shot at an ol goodtime country blues tune...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5QpZWJnYx4

have a great week everyone and thanks Bill for a cool theme. :)

Great stuff! That looked like fun.

Tootler
07-16-2012, 06:14 AM
Excellent stuff. Great song.


Howdy, y'all;

Here is my contribution. It's a country song I wrote some years back that I think fits well with the Ukulele.

Why this setting? Well, apart from the acoustics, life can be sh*t sometimes ;-)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tGJLz7m_eM&feature=youtube_gdata


PS I'm off on my vacation soon, so I won't be contributing again, for a while. Have a good one guys and gals!

LYRICS:


Black Mascara

CHORUS
Black mascara, black mascara,
How you hide behind your mask of black mascara.
It won't keep you from the truth, that you've left behind your youth,
On every bar stool from L.A. to Texarkana

Small town beauty left for big time games,
Leaving no address behind.
Played so many you forgot their names,
Can't bring any faces to mind.
Thought you were winning every hand you played,
But they called the shots, even when they paid,
Never thought of the future, never looked to the past,
Never thinking is a habit that lasts (x 2)

CHORUS

Friends stood you drinks when your friends could stand,
Recently they melt away.
Bottle it in till you're good and canned,
Bring it back up on the highway.
Hitch a ride to nowhere in the back of a truck,
Take it as it comes, like you're running out of luck.
Holding to a vision that you can't allow to fade,
Someone will come along and end this masquerade (x 2)

CHORUS

Nobody can blame you for living out a movie,
Especially when you didn't write the script.
Everybody told you it was hip or cool or groovy
To let your own identity be stripped.
You chose a path better left uncharted,
Lost the race, long before you even started,
The only excuse that in your memory remains is
Nothing happens that ain't been ordained (x 2)

CHORUS

OldePhart
07-16-2012, 06:41 AM
Glad you like it - can't wait to hear what you lay down.... find you a pretty girl singer and take a stab at 'Daddy Sang Bass'....

Many years ago when I was a teenager and before I ruined my voice with cigarettes I dated a girl who could sing from alto down into bass territory and I could sing baritone through really high tenor - we used to do that song and swap the parts around...

I'm planning on doing Ramblin' Man, though. Always loved that song and hadn't heard it in ages until this contest. Of course, Six Miles to the Graveyard and Lost Highway are mighty tempting, too. :)

John

OldePhart
07-16-2012, 06:51 AM
Holy smokes! Now that's some traditional country right there! Excellent song!


Howdy, y'all;

Here is my contribution. It's a country song I wrote some years back that I think fits well with the Ukulele.

Why this setting? Well, apart from the acoustics, life can be sh*t sometimes ;-)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tGJLz7m_eM&feature=youtube_gdata


PS I'm off on my vacation soon, so I won't be contributing again, for a while. Have a good one guys and gals!

LYRICS:


Black Mascara

CHORUS
Black mascara, black mascara,
How you hide behind your mask of black mascara.
It won't keep you from the truth, that you've left behind your youth,
On every bar stool from L.A. to Texarkana

Small town beauty left for big time games,
Leaving no address behind.
Played so many you forgot their names,
Can't bring any faces to mind.
Thought you were winning every hand you played,
But they called the shots, even when they paid,
Never thought of the future, never looked to the past,
Never thinking is a habit that lasts (x 2)

CHORUS

Friends stood you drinks when your friends could stand,
Recently they melt away.
Bottle it in till you're good and canned,
Bring it back up on the highway.
Hitch a ride to nowhere in the back of a truck,
Take it as it comes, like you're running out of luck.
Holding to a vision that you can't allow to fade,
Someone will come along and end this masquerade (x 2)

CHORUS

Nobody can blame you for living out a movie,
Especially when you didn't write the script.
Everybody told you it was hip or cool or groovy
To let your own identity be stripped.
You chose a path better left uncharted,
Lost the race, long before you even started,
The only excuse that in your memory remains is
Nothing happens that ain't been ordained (x 2)

CHORUS

23skidoo
07-16-2012, 07:25 AM
Howdy, y'all;

Here is my contribution. It's a country song I wrote some years back that I think fits well with the Ukulele.

Why this setting? Well, apart from the acoustics, life can be sh*t sometimes ;-)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tGJLz7m_eM&feature=youtube_gdata


PS I'm off on my vacation soon, so I won't be contributing again, for a while. Have a good one guys and gals!



Berni, that was great, man! Definite kudos for doing an original tune - and OldePhart is right, that is some wonderful Texas two-steppin music.... I can just hear the pedal steel, the walking bass, and the shuffle beat..... would sound right at home in any of the old Texas dance halls - great stuff!

23skidoo
07-16-2012, 07:27 AM
Many years ago when I was a teenager and before I ruined my voice with cigarettes I dated a girl who could sing from alto down into bass territory and I could sing baritone through really high tenor - we used to do that song and swap the parts around...

I'm planning on doing Ramblin' Man, though. Always loved that song and hadn't heard it in ages until this contest. Of course, Six Miles to the Graveyard and Lost Highway are mighty tempting, too. :)

John

'Ramblin Man' is one of my favorite Hank tunes to play - mainly because it's only got two chords and my voice naturally does that little skip yodel he does at the end of the first line of each verse - I'm a big fan of the path of least resistance.... looking forward to seeing what you do with it......

Barbablanca
07-16-2012, 07:34 AM
Thank you 23 Skiddoo and Olde Phart - I am humbled by your praise.

For more of my Country Music songs, check out my Country Avatar: Aaron Armstrong:
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=26512&content=music

BTW 23 - did you know that "23 Skiddoo" were John Dillinger's last words.

23skidoo
07-16-2012, 07:43 AM
BTW 23 - did you know that "23 Skiddoo" were John Dillinger's last words.

I did, indeed - one of the interesting things that has me quite taken with the phrase these last few years.....

I was trying to hold out and host a season next week - for obvious reasons - but, alas, I felt compelled to act when no one else stepped forward.

Here's one of my original country tunes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ067abGya0) - I did 'an original song a week' project last fall that lasted for a few months......

Barbablanca
07-16-2012, 08:21 AM
Cracking song 23 - sounds very Ernest Tubb.

The Ukelites
07-16-2012, 11:04 AM
AND NOW FOR A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR......

wee - Mike sells em at Uke Repbulic, (http://cargo.ukerepublic.com/product/rhythm-ring) so they're probably available somewhere on your side of the water, as well....

I bought one from ukulele.de, RISA, Germany. :shaka: Great song, Robert!

ksiegel
07-16-2012, 11:23 AM
Here's mine. At least one Bonus Hank song later, and a Bakersfield Sound bonus in mind...


http://youtu.be/XUWuyl-Fo8w


-Kurt

The Ukelites
07-16-2012, 11:29 AM
Wow, this season's fast,
@ weeginga: Cool version of the song and amazing outfit!

@ TCK: What theme could be a better one for you? I really would have liked to see your face, when you read Skidoo's first post, haha! :cheers: Have great fun and keep them bonus tracks comin'!

@ Strumsilly: Great Hank Williams song, hope to see a lot more this week!

@ Barbablaca: Another outstanding original, hope you have nice holidays, but then please come back to the season!

@ Eugeneukulele: Aaaah Jon, good to see you back, what a warming song for a Tasmanian winter :), like the decoration of the wall.

@ Oldephart and JPeg: We 're looking forward to your entries :drool:

The Ukelites
07-16-2012, 11:43 AM
Hank Williams has such a lot of wonderful songs. It's really difficult to choose one. Today we recorded this song. But I guess there are some bonus tracks possible this week...:)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G7C1qBYQPM

ksiegel
07-16-2012, 11:58 AM
Beautiful! I was thinking of doing this as a bonus, but I can't top this by any stretch of the imagination!

You two are incredible, in case no one has told you so lately.



-Kurt


Hank Williams has such a lot of wonderful songs. It's really difficult to choose one. Today we recorded this song. But I guess there are some bonus tracks possible this week...:)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G7C1qBYQPM

23skidoo
07-16-2012, 12:01 PM
Cracking song 23 - sounds very Ernest Tubb.

Thanks - ET is one of my favorites.... and likewise - some good tunes on your soundclick site....

23skidoo
07-16-2012, 12:06 PM
Here's mine. At least one Bonus Hank song later, and a Bakersfield Sound bonus in mind...


http://youtu.be/XUWuyl-Fo8w


-Kurt

Diggin it, Kurt - some great pickin in there and and I love the woody tone of that KoAloha Sceptre - perfect for a country blues. Many thanks, man - great entry....

The Ukelites
07-16-2012, 12:12 PM
Here's mine. At least one Bonus Hank song later, and a Bakersfield Sound bonus in mind...


http://youtu.be/XUWuyl-Fo8w


-Kurt

Thank you very much, Kurt. Just watched your rendition! Great song! This interesting uke sounds sweet and fits perfect for the song! Quite tricky picking! :)

23skidoo
07-16-2012, 12:13 PM
Hank Williams has such a lot of wonderful songs. It's really difficult to choose one. Today we recorded this song. But I guess there are some bonus tracks possible this week...:)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G7C1qBYQPM

Wunderbar! Great choice of tunes - I was wondering who was going to get to that one first. Great vocals and rhythm - very nicely done.... and Steffen - you definitely look the part - I love the shirt and you pulled just the right ukulele out of the stable for this one. Thanks!

OldePhart
07-16-2012, 12:24 PM
'Ramblin Man' is one of my favorite Hank tunes to play - mainly because it's only got two chords and my voice naturally does that little skip yodel he does at the end of the first line of each verse - I'm a big fan of the path of least resistance.... looking forward to seeing what you do with it......

I wish my voice naturally did it - I'm working on it but it ain't natural! :)

OldePhart
07-16-2012, 12:30 PM
Wow - is there not anything you two can't sing and play amazingly well? Great job. Makes me really glad I didn't choose that one (I'd thought about it) because the contrast would have been a bit embarrasing for me... :)


Hank Williams has such a lot of wonderful songs. It's really difficult to choose one. Today we recorded this song. But I guess there are some bonus tracks possible this week...:)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G7C1qBYQPM

OldePhart
07-16-2012, 12:35 PM
Heh, heh. Loved it Jon, good to see you back on form! I have one question though...what are those black things nailed to the wall behind you? :p



hey gang, here's a 1st & only shot at an ol goodtime country blues tune...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5QpZWJnYx4

have a great week everyone and thanks Bill for a cool theme. :)

OldePhart
07-16-2012, 12:42 PM
Wow Kurt - really steppin' it up with that fine blues pickin'! That's a perfect choice for that sceptre, or vice versa, me thinks 'cause a lot of ukes would have been too bright and tinkley doing that bit but it sounds great on the sceptre! Also love, and can relate to, the sigh of relief at the end!


Here's mine. At least one Bonus Hank song later, and a Bakersfield Sound bonus in mind...


http://youtu.be/XUWuyl-Fo8w


-Kurt

OldePhart
07-16-2012, 12:45 PM
Glad you like it - can't wait to hear what you lay down.... find you a pretty girl singer and take a stab at 'Daddy Sang Bass'....

But...if I find me a pretty girl singer I won't have time to make no videos...

(And, if my lovin' bride sees this I am so dead not least because she sings and a lot better than I do!) :rofl:

John

OldePhart
07-16-2012, 12:53 PM
D-aaaanngggg! Have you folks priced what it costs to get a decent cowboy hat these days???!!! I was gonna go for the "Hank look" since my ability to get the "Hank sound" is a bit dubious (okay...let's be honest...a lot dubious). I have ties and shirts and maybe a jacket that will do, but...passable felt cowboy hats start at about $150!!! Decent ones over $200, and a nice one can set you back as much as a K-brand tenor!

I don't think I've seen a single picture of Hank when he wasn't wearing a tie and jacket and cowboy hat. What's a poor schmuck like me to do? :)

John

The Ukelites
07-16-2012, 01:02 PM
D-aaaanngggg! Have you folks priced what it costs to get a decent cowboy hat these days???!!! I was gonna go for the "Hank look" since my ability to get the "Hank sound" is a bit dubious (okay...let's be honest...a lot dubious). I have ties and shirts and maybe a jacket that will do, but...passable felt cowboy hats start at about $150!!! Decent ones over $200, and a nice one can set you back as much as a K-brand tenor!

I don't think I've seen a single picture of Hank when he wasn't wearing a tie and jacket and cowboy hat. What's a poor schmuck like me to do? :)

John

Don't worry about the hat: 40285

ksiegel
07-16-2012, 01:19 PM
Wow Kurt - really steppin' it up with that fine blues pickin'! That's a perfect choice for that sceptre, or vice versa, me thinks 'cause a lot of ukes would have been too bright and tinkley doing that bit but it sounds great on the sceptre! Also love, and can relate to, the sigh of relief at the end!

Thanks! I just keep thinking how much better this would have been if I could only Yodel!

-Kurt

Tootler
07-16-2012, 01:24 PM
Great choice of song and great pickin'. Works really well with the ukulele.


Here's mine. At least one Bonus Hank song later, and a Bakersfield Sound bonus in mind...


http://youtu.be/XUWuyl-Fo8w


-Kurt

Tootler
07-16-2012, 01:29 PM
Well!!!!

What can I say? Superb as always. Great singing, excellent playing.


Hank Williams has such a lot of wonderful songs. It's really difficult to choose one. Today we recorded this song. But I guess there are some bonus tracks possible this week...:)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G7C1qBYQPM

23skidoo
07-16-2012, 01:59 PM
D-aaaanngggg! Have you folks priced what it costs to get a decent cowboy hat these days???!!! I was gonna go for the "Hank look" since my ability to get the "Hank sound" is a bit dubious (okay...let's be honest...a lot dubious). I have ties and shirts and maybe a jacket that will do, but...passable felt cowboy hats start at about $150!!! Decent ones over $200, and a nice one can set you back as much as a K-brand tenor!

I don't think I've seen a single picture of Hank when he wasn't wearing a tie and jacket and cowboy hat. What's a poor schmuck like me to do? :)

John

I'm right there with you..... I've got an old straw Stetson, but the 10 gallon hat's just a little to big for around here.....I've always wanted a nice Open Road/LBJ fur hat..... I might be able to justify the $180 if I lived out west, but not in the Atlanta suburbs....

23skidoo
07-16-2012, 02:01 PM
But...if I find me a pretty girl singer I won't have time to make no videos...

(And, if my lovin' bride sees this I am so dead not least because she sings and a lot better than I do!) :rofl:

John

Careful, John - or you'll be singing 'Dear John' for your entry..... if you live that long.....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFBcP8VSb18

TCK
07-16-2012, 02:01 PM
Howdy, y'all;

Here is my contribution. It's a country song I wrote some years back that I think fits well with the Ukulele.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tGJLz7m_eM&feature=youtube_gdata


Oh hell ya! Very nicely done Bernie- have a great vacation and we'll see you when ya get back ;)

TCK
07-16-2012, 02:03 PM
So perfect guys...great great job on this one!


Hank Williams has such a lot of wonderful songs. It's really difficult to choose one. Today we recorded this song. But I guess there are some bonus tracks possible this week...:)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G7C1qBYQPM

peewee
07-16-2012, 02:05 PM
Kitty Wells died today (http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/16/entertainment-us-kittywells-death-idUSBRE86F1AT20120716). Can I get the bonus points for a transgender KW tune?

TCK
07-16-2012, 02:06 PM
Them jumpin' Honky Tonk Blues! So dang good here Kurt- picking works so well. Outstanding!
Here's mine. At least one Bonus Hank song later, and a Bakersfield Sound bonus in mind...


http://youtu.be/XUWuyl-Fo8w


-Kurt

TCK
07-16-2012, 02:13 PM
I am not even going to defend myself.
My behavior is probably going to get indefensible anyway.
I understand that my enthusiasm might be construed as annoying.
LOVE THIS WEEK.
Here is my Monday bonus :) Now fortified with rock star faces!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkIljNqZNsk&feature=youtu.be
I learned this from Iris Dement, who undoubtedly learned it from Merle Haggard, and the fellow who wrote it, Mr. Lefty Frizzell.
OK...back to my cave.

TCK
07-16-2012, 02:24 PM
Moment of silence....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKleTa94dC8

Kitty Wells died today (http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/16/entertainment-us-kittywells-death-idUSBRE86F1AT20120716). Can I get the bonus points for a transgender KW tune?

23skidoo
07-16-2012, 02:36 PM
Kitty Wells died today (http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/16/entertainment-us-kittywells-death-idUSBRE86F1AT20120716). Can I get the bonus points for a transgender KW tune?

If you show up on my monitor in drag...... I'll consider it.:)

Happy trails, Missus Wells.....

ksiegel
07-16-2012, 04:04 PM
Here's a Bonus Track for Season 22.

I'm hoping someone does a better take - I kinda feel like Terry Bradshaw here (His recording only made it to #78 on the Country Charts...)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h5VsfheNTg

23skidoo
07-16-2012, 04:51 PM
I am not even going to defend myself.
My behavior is probably going to get indefensible anyway.
I understand that my enthusiasm might be construed as annoying.
LOVE THIS WEEK.
Here is my Monday bonus :) Now fortified with rock star faces!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkIljNqZNsk&feature=youtu.be
I learned this from Iris Dement, who undoubtedly learned it from Merle Haggard, and the fellow who wrote it, Mr. Lefty Frizzell.
OK...back to my cave.

Dave...... post as many friggin videos as you damn well please - it's a joy to watch how much you enjoy doing what you do. I think I speak for everyone - and if I don't, well they can just go ahead and run Season 23 - when I say it's impossible to tire of your enthusiasm. You killed this Lefty tune..... I think I'm probably the one that mentioned him because he's just about my favorite vocalist in any genre. I was planning to post one of his tunes for a little inspiration but you beat me to the punch. Keep em coming, my good man....nice shirt, by the way.....

This comes from one of the best channels on YouTube.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CylR5EDr9Uo

23skidoo
07-16-2012, 04:56 PM
Here's a Bonus Track for Season 22.

I'm hoping someone does a better take - I kinda feel like Terry Bradshaw here (His recording only made it to #78 on the Country Charts...)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h5VsfheNTg

nice bonus, Kurt..... excellent instrumental break in there, great playing.....

ukuleledaddy
07-16-2012, 05:15 PM
I am not even going to defend myself.
My behavior is probably going to get indefensible anyway.
I understand that my enthusiasm might be construed as annoying.
LOVE THIS WEEK.
Here is my Monday bonus :) Now fortified with rock star faces!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkIljNqZNsk&feature=youtu.be
I learned this from Iris Dement, who undoubtedly learned it from Merle Haggard, and the fellow who wrote it, Mr. Lefty Frizzell.
OK...back to my cave.

You can't go wrong with smiley pockets. I'll listen over and over again to anyone who sings with such heart. You've got it my man. I can't wait to see what you and your wife have cookin'.

TCK
07-16-2012, 05:39 PM
Daddy- you make sure and hit the homestead up when you are next here...we will cook up tunes all night.
You can't go wrong with smiley pockets. I'll listen over and over again to anyone who sings with such heart. You've got it my man. I can't wait to see what you and your wife have cookin'.

TCK
07-16-2012, 05:45 PM
Yeah- I know you mentioned it...a video for Bill here, and his da'...mostly because I'd walk for miles, cry or smile (you know the rest). Thank you so much for your kind words and I am so glad you enjoyed the tune...Now what shall I do tomorrow? Always Late is so above me (way outta my league), but I got a thing on an old Webb Pierce I might have to let out of the chute. Called dad tonight and asked if he might sit in with his Steel Gee-tar and he seemed up to it. All for now, except that is the shirt that is in second place...you ought to see number one ;)
Dave...... post as many friggin videos as you damn well please - it's a joy to watch how much you enjoy doing what you do. I think I speak for everyone - and if I don't, well they can just go ahead and run Season 23 - when I say it's impossible to tire of your enthusiasm. You killed this Lefty tune..... I think I'm probably the one that mentioned him because he's just about my favorite vocalist in any genre. I was planning to post one of his tunes for a little inspiration but you beat me to the punch. Keep em coming, my good man....nice shirt, by the way.....

This comes from one of the best channels on YouTube.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CylR5EDr9Uo

23skidoo
07-16-2012, 05:49 PM
Called dad tonight and asked if he might sit in with his Steel Gee-tar and he seemed up to it.

Eggzcellent.... I've always wanted to hear TCK Sr. lay it down.....

TCK
07-16-2012, 06:03 PM
He has been playing the damn thing since 1964...learnt from Spade Cooley's man, but my god he is shy. We will see. He is my greatest inspiration and my fondest set of memories all rolled into one-really my favorite musician ever. Oh- for the record...I get my ability to throw it out there from my ma ;)
Eggzcellent.... I've always wanted to hear TCK Sr. lay it down.....

thesillydave
07-16-2012, 07:11 PM
first bonus entry....like TCK, and being from texas, i am a big fan of old country and old western music!
grew up with bob wills, my dad loved him...my next door neighbor played in bob's band in the early 50's.
might have to do a few more bonus tracks for fun until i figure out my real entry! loved the lefty TCK!


http://youtu.be/JhAyOmbecPQ

ukuleledaddy
07-16-2012, 07:50 PM
Hank Williams has such a lot of wonderful songs. It's really difficult to choose one. Today we recorded this song. But I guess there are some bonus tracks possible this week...:)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G7C1qBYQPM

Oh I love this you two. Lovely vocals. It's like sinking into a nice, soft comfy chair listening to you.

TCK
07-16-2012, 07:52 PM
Awe jeez Dave...which one of the Playboys was your neighbor? I have collected them since I had money to do so (I started at nine...I am forty now), and dare I say I have every recording they ever made? My podcast was played at the funeral of the man who made Roly Poly come to life (Jimmy Wyble)-he is an old friends uncle (also played with Spade Cooley...and then made himself pretty famous with Jazz). I love me some Playboys for sure. Great shot at this tune which I love love love...assuredly tomorrow's "I am bored and have no friends" bonus will be a Bob Wills number :)
By the by- this was one of Hank's stand by's...he played this tune often. I have him doing it on Louisiana Hayride and the Health and Happiness hour.

first bonus entry....like TCK, and being from texas, i am a big fan of old country and old western music!
grew up with bob wills, my dad loved him...my next door neighbor played in bob's band in the early 50's.
might have to do a few more bonus tracks for fun until i figure out my real entry! loved the lefty TCK!


http://youtu.be/JhAyOmbecPQ
Perhaps...instead of calling the seasons a contest and making prizes and such, we ought to just call it "here's your theme, now, cool people go for it".

Dan Uke
07-16-2012, 08:48 PM
Perhaps...instead of calling the seasons a contest and making prizes and such, we ought to just call it "here's your theme, now, cool people go for it".

That's a great idea!!! I never thought French would be easier than finding a country song that I know!!!

This is the only country song I knew growing up. I was born in the South but unfortunately it was South Korea!

I could sing better but I was trying to get into character if you know what I mean...It's really hard to get the right amount of glassy eyes!

To all my Uke Friends!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYSpQ86yrHc&feature=youtu.be

Dan Uke
07-16-2012, 08:58 PM
I just saw the video and I REALLY SUCK!! :p

wee_ginga_yin
07-17-2012, 01:16 AM
Wow, this season's fast,
@ weeginga: Cool version of the song and amazing outfit!

Amazing outfit... what outfit... that is just my gardening kit (http://youtu.be/VlpRcygELiE):old:

ksiegel
07-17-2012, 02:30 AM
Thanks for the Lefty, Guys.

I'm a sucker for Western Swing, and lots of his songs were right there - I'm a big Bob Wills Fan.

Which leads to a brag - I just got tickets for a September 27 show in Troy NY of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, with openers Asleep At The Wheel - two of my all time favorite bands!

[BRAG ON]
Oh yeah - the tickets are 2nd row, in a restored 1870's, 1250 seat Music Hall with incredible acoustics.

40304

[BRAG OFF]


Dave...... post as many friggin videos as you damn well please - it's a joy to watch how much you enjoy doing what you do. I think I speak for everyone - and if I don't, well they can just go ahead and run Season 23 - when I say it's impossible to tire of your enthusiasm. You killed this Lefty tune..... I think I'm probably the one that mentioned him because he's just about my favorite vocalist in any genre. I was planning to post one of his tunes for a little inspiration but you beat me to the punch. Keep em coming, my good man....nice shirt, by the way.....

This comes from one of the best channels on YouTube.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CylR5EDr9Uo

23skidoo
07-17-2012, 04:13 AM
first bonus entry....like TCK, and being from texas, i am a big fan of old country and old western music!
grew up with bob wills, my dad loved him...my next door neighbor played in bob's band in the early 50's.
might have to do a few more bonus tracks for fun until i figure out my real entry! loved the lefty TCK!


http://youtu.be/JhAyOmbecPQ

AwwwwwwHaaaaaaa! Dig me some Bob Wills and this is one the Playboys' best. Some really nice melody pickin and great whistlin...... props for the bolo - can't wait to see what you settle on for your entry...... a great bonus, man - thanks!

23skidoo
07-17-2012, 04:18 AM
That's a great idea!!! I never thought French would be easier than finding a country song that I know!!!

This is the only country song I knew growing up. I was born in the South but unfortunately it was South Korea!

I could sing better but I was trying to get into character if you know what I mean...It's really hard to get the right amount of glassy eyes!

To all my Uke Friends!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYSpQ86yrHc&feature=youtu.be

Thanks for pushing your comfort zone, man - I appreciate it.... that's a tough song to sing, but I think you did a fine job. I like the feel of it - nice strum and a good country vibe - and the picking in the intro is especially nice...... and I'm honored to be one of your 'uke friends in low places' ;)

23skidoo
07-17-2012, 04:21 AM
Amazing outfit... what outfit... that is just my gardening kit (http://youtu.be/VlpRcygELiE):old:

Rob - I always enjoy your gardening videos from the far North country.... interesting to see the differences and the similarities to what we do here - one of my favorite YT subscriptions.....

23skidoo
07-17-2012, 04:23 AM
Which leads to a brag - I just got tickets for a September 27 show in Troy NY of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, with openers Asleep At The Wheel - two of my all time favorite bands!


Ray Benson from AATW is just about my favorite contemporary country singer - voice like warm butter - and no one else does Texas swing like them these days.... enjoy the show....

23skidoo
07-17-2012, 04:24 AM
Thanks for all the great entries and bonus cuts so far, folks! This is going to be tough to judge.....Keep em coming!

strumsilly
07-17-2012, 04:58 AM
Here's a Bonus Track for Season 22.

I'm hoping someone does a better take - I kinda feel like Terry Bradshaw here (His recording only made it to #78 on the Country Charts...)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h5VsfheNTg
I love this song, probably one of the saddest ever written.I like your take on it. I do it with a descending bass line that sounds really nice on my bari. maybe I'll do it for a double bonus as I've already done one Hank. I'm sure mine won't be better.

strumsilly
07-17-2012, 05:25 AM
Hank Williams has such a lot of wonderful songs. It's really difficult to choose one. Today we recorded this song. But I guess there are some bonus tracks possible this week...:)


Your voice fits that song [or verse-visa] perfectly. wish my partner would play.

UkeyDave
07-17-2012, 07:54 AM
Here is my entry. Apologies this one has already been done but I only heard this for the first time this week after googling this Hank Williams geezer. Thanks to UU for opening my eyes to a bit of Country. What a great song. I tried to make the mood as dark as possible and also to sing with as much sadness as possible. I hope my acting helps the misery shines through in my performance. :confused:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfUGLRkoqEw&feature=youtu.be

Dan Uke
07-17-2012, 08:31 AM
Here is my entry. Apologies this one has already been done but I only heard this for the first time this week after googling this Hank Williams geezer. Thanks to UU for opening my eyes to a bit of Country. What a great song. I tried to make the mood as dark as possible and also to sing with as much sadness as possible. I hope my acting helps the misery shines through in my performance. :confused:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfUGLRkoqEw&feature=youtu.be

Anyone has a tissue? Great singing

23skidoo
07-17-2012, 08:38 AM
Here is my entry. Apologies this one has already been done but I only heard this for the first time this week after googling this Hank Williams geezer. Thanks to UU for opening my eyes to a bit of Country. What a great song. I tried to make the mood as dark as possible and also to sing with as much sadness as possible. I hope my acting helps the misery shines through in my performance. :confused:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfUGLRkoqEw&feature=youtu.be

Great performance, Dave! Glad you enjoyed getting to know a little Hank - he's one of the best. Your mood and delivery suits the song to a 'T'..... like the vocals, good strum, really gets at the feeling of the original - very nice. I also like how you spank the ukulele a couple of times - you gotta let it know who's boss :D

Freeda
07-17-2012, 08:50 AM
I'm sure ten people have done this song already but I don't care because it is a blast to sing. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5QgFiGwH2A

Dan Uke
07-17-2012, 08:52 AM
and I'm honored to be one of your 'uke friends in low places' ;)

I'd be an honor to have a drink with you or any other UU friends!

UKISOCIETY
07-17-2012, 09:05 AM
I'm sure ten people have done this song already but I don't care because it is a blast to sing. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5QgFiGwH2A

Wow what a strong voice! exlnt

Tootler
07-17-2012, 09:31 AM
I am not even going to defend myself.
My behavior is probably going to get indefensible anyway.
I understand that my enthusiasm might be construed as annoying.
LOVE THIS WEEK.
Here is my Monday bonus :) Now fortified with rock star faces!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkIljNqZNsk&feature=youtu.be
I learned this from Iris Dement, who undoubtedly learned it from Merle Haggard, and the fellow who wrote it, Mr. Lefty Frizzell.
OK...back to my cave.

Liked this. Good choice of song well sung.

Tootler
07-17-2012, 09:34 AM
first bonus entry....like TCK, and being from texas, i am a big fan of old country and old western music!
grew up with bob wills, my dad loved him...my next door neighbor played in bob's band in the early 50's.
might have to do a few more bonus tracks for fun until i figure out my real entry! loved the lefty TCK!


http://youtu.be/JhAyOmbecPQ

That was a real cool bonus track.

Tootler
07-17-2012, 09:38 AM
That's a great idea!!! I never thought French would be easier than finding a country song that I know!!!

This is the only country song I knew growing up. I was born in the South but unfortunately it was South Korea!

I could sing better but I was trying to get into character if you know what I mean...It's really hard to get the right amount of glassy eyes!

To all my Uke Friends!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYSpQ86yrHc&feature=youtu.be


I just saw the video and I REALLY SUCK!! :p

Hey! It wasn't as bad as you think. You looked somewhat nervous at the beginning, clearly out of your comfort zone, but once you settled it was OK. The picking at the beginning was a nice touch.

As Skiddo said, well done for stepping out of your comfort zone.

Tootler
07-17-2012, 09:40 AM
Here is my entry. Apologies this one has already been done but I only heard this for the first time this week after googling this Hank Williams geezer. Thanks to UU for opening my eyes to a bit of Country. What a great song. I tried to make the mood as dark as possible and also to sing with as much sadness as possible. I hope my acting helps the misery shines through in my performance. :confused:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfUGLRkoqEw&feature=youtu.be

I had considered this one, but you've done it much better than I could. Loved the atmospheric setting.

TCK
07-17-2012, 09:43 AM
I suppose it is Tuesday innit? Figure I ought to learn a song
The Hooterville Cannonball is pulling down the spur line to the Shady Rest
Charley is waving to the lovelies...

It's My Lazy Day- 1944- Smiley Burnette (also done by Bob Wills).
Todays Bonus track :rolleyes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ESryUlI6Ls&feature=youtu.be

Tootler
07-17-2012, 09:45 AM
I'm sure ten people have done this song already but I don't care because it is a blast to sing. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5QgFiGwH2A

Only two so far and a good song can stand any number of interpretations. Excellent version. As someone else commented, you certainly have a strong voice and it suits the song well.

Freeda
07-17-2012, 09:50 AM
Only two so far and a good song can stand any number of interpretations. Excellent version. As someone else commented, you certainly have a strong voice and it suits the song well.

Thank you. :) My husband thought it was pretty over the top but I was going for the feel of someone who is heartbroken and raw, not someone who is content for karma to get you, which is what I think when I see the more laid back versions. I don't know if it makes sense, but it did in my head. ;)

Tootler
07-17-2012, 09:53 AM
Here is my effort. A song by Merle Travis. Where I live had coal mining to the north and iron mining to the south (all gone now) so it seemed appropriate.

Merle Travis explains here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CP8FgkmBpA) how the song came about.


http://youtu.be/SheYIVliFQ0

ksiegel
07-17-2012, 11:29 AM
Very nice, Dave!

This is why I did it as a Bonus - knowing that it would attract others to do it better than I do!



-Kurt


Here is my entry. Apologies this one has already been done but I only heard this for the first time this week after googling this Hank Williams geezer. Thanks to UU for opening my eyes to a bit of Country. What a great song. I tried to make the mood as dark as possible and also to sing with as much sadness as possible. I hope my acting helps the misery shines through in my performance. :confused:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfUGLRkoqEw&feature=youtu.be

ksiegel
07-17-2012, 11:32 AM
Magnifique!

Oops, not the French season any more....

Wonderful Freeda! Well done! Cute "curtsey" at the end, too!


-Kurt


I'm sure ten people have done this song already but I don't care because it is a blast to sing. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5QgFiGwH2A

ksiegel
07-17-2012, 11:39 AM
Here is my effort. A song by Merle Travis. Where I live had coal mining to the north and iron mining to the south (all gone now) so it seemed appropriate.


Nice one, Tootler!

I went to college in West Virginia - Coal Mining Country - and when I sang John Prine's "Paradise" (An anti-strip mining song) one night at a bar, a few of the miners started getting real antsy - They all calmed down when I sang this one. One even bought me a drink.



-Kurt

TCK
07-17-2012, 12:49 PM
So great with your accent! Merle Travis, such a great picker- nice song choice Tootler
Here is my effort. A song by Merle Travis. Where I live had coal mining to the north and iron mining to the south (all gone now) so it seemed appropriate.

Merle Travis explains here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CP8FgkmBpA) how the song came about.


http://youtu.be/SheYIVliFQ0

TCK
07-17-2012, 12:50 PM
Sang the heck outta that one didn't ya? Well done!
I'm sure ten people have done this song already but I don't care because it is a blast to sing. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5QgFiGwH2A

OldePhart
07-17-2012, 12:50 PM
Nice job - love the lighting, too!


Here is my entry. Apologies this one has already been done but I only heard this for the first time this week after googling this Hank Williams geezer. Thanks to UU for opening my eyes to a bit of Country. What a great song. I tried to make the mood as dark as possible and also to sing with as much sadness as possible. I hope my acting helps the misery shines through in my performance. :confused:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfUGLRkoqEw&feature=youtu.be

TCK
07-17-2012, 12:53 PM
So sweetly played, such a great tone you coax from that Ukulele nongdam. Uke friends in low places...awesome

That's a great idea!!! I never thought French would be easier than finding a country song that I know!!!

This is the only country song I knew growing up. I was born in the South but unfortunately it was South Korea!

I could sing better but I was trying to get into character if you know what I mean...It's really hard to get the right amount of glassy eyes!

To all my Uke Friends!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYSpQ86yrHc&feature=youtu.be

OldePhart
07-17-2012, 12:54 PM
Great voice Freeda! I have the feeling there are going to be several versions of this song in this season! It is one of Hank's best known songs.


I'm sure ten people have done this song already but I don't care because it is a blast to sing. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5QgFiGwH2A

TCK
07-17-2012, 12:56 PM
You only just heard this this week and you knocked out this? Well done Mister Dave...well done! Picked up on what 'ol Hank was after for certain


Here is my entry. Apologies this one has already been done but I only heard this for the first time this week after googling this Hank Williams geezer. Thanks to UU for opening my eyes to a bit of Country. What a great song. I tried to make the mood as dark as possible and also to sing with as much sadness as possible. I hope my acting helps the misery shines through in my performance. :confused:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfUGLRkoqEw&feature=youtu.be

TCK
07-17-2012, 01:09 PM
Picking bit is so great there- whole thing is great, but the break seals the deal, and man is that Koaloha a tone-monster!
Big 'ol smile here mate!

Here's a Bonus Track for Season 22.

I'm hoping someone does a better take - I kinda feel like Terry Bradshaw here (His recording only made it to #78 on the Country Charts...)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h5VsfheNTg

23skidoo
07-17-2012, 06:14 PM
I'm sure ten people have done this song already but I don't care because it is a blast to sing. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5QgFiGwH2A

Hell yeah, Freeda! Way to belt it out! Really diggin the vocals on this one - you nailed it, even got just the right amount of twang in there..... superb! I love the big smile at the end, too - a real pleasure to watch. Thanks so much - great job!

23skidoo
07-17-2012, 06:20 PM
I suppose it is Tuesday innit? Figure I ought to learn a song
The Hooterville Cannonball is pulling down the spur line to the Shady Rest
Charley is waving to the lovelies...

It's My Lazy Day- 1944- Smiley Burnette (also done by Bob Wills).
Todays Bonus track :rolleyes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ESryUlI6Ls&feature=youtu.be

Dave.....man.....you know what I think? I think that if no one steps up to host the 23rd Season (HINT, HINT) we should just keep this running till you run out of tunes. This is just pure joy, brother. I'm going to miss sitting down at my computer each night and seeing you throw down some righteously good tune when this week is over. Keep em coming, man - keep em coming.....

23skidoo
07-17-2012, 06:34 PM
Here is my effort. A song by Merle Travis. Where I live had coal mining to the north and iron mining to the south (all gone now) so it seemed appropriate.

Merle Travis explains here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CP8FgkmBpA) how the song came about.


http://youtu.be/SheYIVliFQ0

Great song choice, Geoff - Merle Travis is one of my favorite guitar players and one of our best songwriters. My favorite of his is 'Nine Pound Hammer'.

I really like your take on this.... with your inflection and rhythm, it almost sounds like an English ballad and just reinforces how the folk music of the UK is so interwoven with traditional Appalachian music.... just a really great blend and very well played. And the kazoo works wonderfully well. Thoroughly entertaining - many thanks.....

23skidoo
07-17-2012, 06:41 PM
thanks for all the great entries and comments folks - this is great fun....

Inspiration for today - as I crack another beer on a weeknight....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKyZb9wnZQ8

thesillydave
07-17-2012, 07:25 PM
well, i guess this will be my official entry! whew! now i can start trying to catch up to TCK and trying all sorts of songs! woohoo!


http://youtu.be/vVNPse83vzg

thesillydave
07-17-2012, 08:10 PM
since i was in a singing mood...here's another bonus song! now, night night!


http://youtu.be/4pgBW7g1Khw

wee_ginga_yin
07-18-2012, 03:43 AM
There is one country singer, Jim White, that I just adore because his songs have that
southern gothic mystic to them. I have searched for an eternity for the chords
for

The wound that never heals (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFskdl_gTE4)

But never found them. Perhaps it is a song to listen to and not play.

Jim White must be C&W cos he wears a stetson hat and has a buckskin
coat with fringes down the sleeves... but the fringes look like christmas tinsel.
That can't be country... right???

10 miles to go on a 9 mile road (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qWahwJOM1I)

He is looking for the gold tooth in the crooked smile of God.
Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0389361/plotsummary) was a 2004 BBC documentary,
directed by Andrew Douglas, in which Jim White explores of the rural South
of the USA, and unearths cult heros from the Alt country scene.

strumsilly
07-18-2012, 04:02 AM
Here's my take on a song that's already been done 3x for this season. I just thought it sounded good[to me anyway] on a baritone as this song cries [pun intended] out for a walking bass line.I'm pretty proud of this uke, I got it as a fixer upper, popped bridge and super unlevel frets, and I think it plays, looks, and sounds great [to me anyway. It's a Koloa, and if they are all like mine was, I would shy away unless you are feeling brave or lucky.

http://youtu.be/9XMalvHni48

23skidoo
07-18-2012, 04:10 AM
well, i guess this will be my official entry! whew! now i can start trying to catch up to TCK and trying all sorts of songs! woohoo!


http://youtu.be/vVNPse83vzg

Dave, you picked one of the holy trinity of Hank songs, as far as I'm concerned, and you did a wonderful job with it - everything is just right. I'm glad to see you put on your good Sunday hat, as well..... thanks!

Tootler
07-18-2012, 04:12 AM
First, thanks to all for your comments.


Nice one, Tootler!

I went to college in West Virginia - Coal Mining Country - and when I sang John Prine's "Paradise" (An anti-strip mining song) one night at a bar, a few of the miners started getting real antsy - They all calmed down when I sang this one. One even bought me a drink.


-Kurt

I can understand the miners getting upset but I've seen pictures of the devastation caused by strip mining and it's dreadful. Our nearest equivalent, open cast, is much smaller scale - many of our coalfields are worked out - and it tends to be holes in the ground rather than removing mountain tops, so less visual impact. Also the companies are supposed, by law, to clean up when the coal is worked out.


So great with your accent! Merle Travis, such a great picker- nice song choice Tootler

Thanks.


Great song choice, Geoff - Merle Travis is one of my favorite guitar players and one of our best songwriters. My favorite of his is 'Nine Pound Hammer'.

I really like your take on this.... with your inflection and rhythm, it almost sounds like an English ballad and just reinforces how the folk music of the UK is so interwoven with traditional Appalachian music.... just a really great blend and very well played. And the kazoo works wonderfully well. Thoroughly entertaining - many thanks.....

Many thanks. Like all good songs, it's universal and the experience it describes is true for miners wherever they are.

As to my take on it, I don't think it's right to try and imitate the American style, it just sounds false. We have our own country singers over here and most of them do that and it just doesn't work for me. Much better to take the songs and make them your own.

You're right about the links between Appalachian and UK folk song. Many of the songs, of course originated over here, but they've been changed and so they have their own style which is great. We can celebrate the connections and the differences. I love to listen to the Appalachian singers but I would never try to imitate them.

I wasn't sure about the kazoo as it's so often used for comic effect. I had tried a harmonica but I sing it in C and a C harp didn't sound right - too high. The kazoo worked OK in the end, though.

23skidoo
07-18-2012, 04:14 AM
since i was in a singing mood...here's another bonus song! now, night night!


http://youtu.be/4pgBW7g1Khw

Bonus! indeed..... nice job on the ET drawl - great tune, man - thanks for putting it up.......

Tootler
07-18-2012, 04:24 AM
well, i guess this will be my official entry! whew! now i can start trying to catch up to TCK and trying all sorts of songs! woohoo!


http://youtu.be/vVNPse83vzg

Good choice of song. Well sung and your accompaniment works well with the song

Tootler
07-18-2012, 04:29 AM
There is one country singer, Jim White, that I just adore because his songs have that
southern gothic mystic to them. I have searched for an eternity for the chords
for

The wound that never heals (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFskdl_gTE4)

But never found them. Perhaps it is a song to listen to and not play.

Jim White must be C&W cos he wears a stetson hat and has a buckskin
coat with fringes down the sleeves... but the fringes look like christmas tinsel.
That can't be country... right???

10 miles to go on a 9 mile road (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qWahwJOM1I)

He is looking for the gold tooth in the crooked smile of God.
Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0389361/plotsummary) was a 2004 BBC documentary,
directed by Andrew Douglas, in which Jim White explores of the rural South
of the USA, and unearths cult heros from the Alt country scene.

I listened to "The Wound that Never Heals". Fascinating but disturbing. I can see that it would work well with your style.

I noticed the comment about the chords only being valid in a particular tuning which I thought was a load of nonsense. The chords simply give an outline of the harmonic structure; it's what you make of them in the context of the song that matters.

23skidoo
07-18-2012, 04:33 AM
Wonderful stuff, wee.....



He is looking for the gold tooth in the crooked smile of God.

Shouldn't we all be doing this?



Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0389361/plotsummary) was a 2004 BBC documentary,
directed by Andrew Douglas, in which Jim White explores of the rural South
of the USA, and unearths cult heros from the Alt country scene.

Added to my netflix queue.... thanks for the recommendation.....

23skidoo
07-18-2012, 04:40 AM
Here's my take on a song that's already been done 3x for this season. I just thought it sounded good[to me anyway] on a baritone as this song cries [pun intended] out for a walking bass line.I'm pretty proud of this uke, I got it as a fixer upper, popped bridge and super unlevel frets, and I think it plays, looks, and sounds great [to me anyway. It's a Koloa, and if they are all like mine was, I would shy away unless you are feeling brave or lucky.

http://youtu.be/9XMalvHni48

Nice arrangement - that bass line does work well.... very cool bari, as well. This is one of Hank's best tunes - I wouldn't mind if ten more people did it - never get tired of hearing this one. Good job, man - thanks for the bonus!

ksiegel
07-18-2012, 05:24 AM
Yet another Bonus Track for Season 22 of the Ukulele!

This just So Easy to get into doing!


http://youtu.be/hQzcFbEBa1w

wee_ginga_yin
07-18-2012, 05:33 AM
Here's a wee bonus for ye Jimmy.

This song was written by Ray Charles but recorded by country singer Buck Owens.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=volTohR3EVY

ksiegel
07-18-2012, 05:44 AM
This is wonderful!

I figured when I did mine it would be a challenge for everyone else, and you've certainly risen to the challenge! The sparse arrangement is perfect for this song! Great Job!



-Kurt



Here's my take on a song that's already been done 3x for this season. I just thought it sounded good[to me anyway] on a baritone as this song cries [pun intended] out for a walking bass line.I'm pretty proud of this uke, I got it as a fixer upper, popped bridge and super unlevel frets, and I think it plays, looks, and sounds great [to me anyway. It's a Koloa, and if they are all like mine was, I would shy away unless you are feeling brave or lucky.

http://youtu.be/9XMalvHni48

The Ukelites
07-18-2012, 05:58 AM
Here's a wee bonus for ye Jimmy.

This song was written by Ray Charles but recorded by country singer Buck Owens.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=volTohR3EVY

I've seen a lot of great bonus tracks already. This one is absolutely fantastic, one of my (Miriam's) Ray Charles favs.

The Ukelites
07-18-2012, 06:01 AM
We thought about this for the river-season, now we got another opportunity. So here is a bonus track, this time we're all singing, even our drummer :D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs2S59q7aeQ&feature

ksiegel
07-18-2012, 06:15 AM
Beautiful!


We thought about this for the river-season, now we got another opportunity. So here is a bonus track, this time we're all singing, even our drummer :D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs2S59q7aeQ&feature

ukuleledaveey
07-18-2012, 06:39 AM
here is my entry ,thanks for a great topic Skidoo

http://youtu.be/s2NAJJuo0oE

ksiegel
07-18-2012, 07:15 AM
Davey, somethings wrong with the sound. Even with my volume all the way up, I can hear the strums, and that you're singing, but I can't make out your words.

Which is a shame, because the strumming sounds good.


-Kurt


here is my entry ,thanks for a great topic Skidoo

http://youtu.be/s2NAJJuo0oE

OldePhart
07-18-2012, 07:28 AM
Great rendition of one of my favorite Hank songs!


well, i guess this will be my official entry! whew! now i can start trying to catch up to TCK and trying all sorts of songs! woohoo!


http://youtu.be/vVNPse83vzg

ukuleledaveey
07-18-2012, 07:32 AM
Davey, somethings wrong with the sound. Even with my volume all the way up, I can hear the strums, and that you're singing, but I can't make out your words.

Which is a shame, because the strumming sounds good.

{indent]-Kurt[/indent]
many thanks for that kurt, it sounds fine on my lap top, i will see if anyone else is having trouble with it, fingers crossed it is ok :) on the positive side i will have to do it again if it is a poor sound recording

OldePhart
07-18-2012, 07:34 AM
Hmmm...I like those songs but I don't think that they'd quite qualify as traditional country...


There is one country singer, Jim White, that I just adore because his songs have that
southern gothic mystic to them. I have searched for an eternity for the chords
for

The wound that never heals (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFskdl_gTE4)

But never found them. Perhaps it is a song to listen to and not play.

Jim White must be C&W cos he wears a stetson hat and has a buckskin
coat with fringes down the sleeves... but the fringes look like christmas tinsel.
That can't be country... right???

10 miles to go on a 9 mile road (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qWahwJOM1I)

He is looking for the gold tooth in the crooked smile of God.
Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0389361/plotsummary) was a 2004 BBC documentary,
directed by Andrew Douglas, in which Jim White explores of the rural South
of the USA, and unearths cult heros from the Alt country scene.

ukuleledaveey
07-18-2012, 07:36 AM
And here is a bonus song, it is not a Hank Williams song, but I think it is still a classic, hope the sound is ok, it sounds fine on my laptop !!!!!


http://youtu.be/DDOw9jk_MdE

OldePhart
07-18-2012, 07:40 AM
The audio is there but at a very low level. If I boost my PC volume from it's normal "10%" up to 100 percent it's loud enough but pretty noisy because the recording level was so low.

Good job though, Davey!


Davey, somethings wrong with the sound. Even with my volume all the way up, I can hear the strums, and that you're singing, but I can't make out your words.

Which is a shame, because the strumming sounds good.

{indent]-Kurt[/indent]

OldePhart
07-18-2012, 07:42 AM
THe audio level is pretty low on this one too, Sue. :)

Always loved that Cash song.


And here is a bonus song, it is not a Hank Williams song, but I think it is still a classic, hope the sound is ok, it sounds fine on my laptop !!!!!


http://youtu.be/DDOw9jk_MdE

The Ukelites
07-18-2012, 07:45 AM
many thanks for that kurt, it sounds fine on my lap top, i will see if anyone else is having trouble with it, fingers crossed it is ok :) on the positive side i will have to do it again if it is a poor sound recording

We had sound problems too, it's simply not loud enough:confused:

ukuleledaveey
07-18-2012, 07:51 AM
THe audio level is pretty low on this one too, Sue. :)

Always loved that Cash song.
many thanks john, sorry about the low audio, i think my kodak play touch reset its mic lever grrrrrrr and i used a new mic i bought today, i will re-record them by the weekend :)
thanks for the comments and for you and kurt letting me know about the audio, look forward to your entry to :)

The Big Kahuna
07-18-2012, 07:57 AM
many thanks john, sorry about the low audio, i think my kodak play touch reset its mic lever grrrrrrr and i used a new mic i bought today, i will re-record them by the weekend :)
thanks for the comments and for you and kurt letting me know about the audio, look forward to your entry to :)

How you getting on with your Playtouch pal ? What resolution/frame rate are you recording at, and have you found a decent external mic ?

wee_ginga_yin
07-18-2012, 08:57 AM
Hmmm...I like those songs but I don't think that they'd quite qualify as traditional country...

I totally agree with you. I did mention that they were ALT country.

As Tootler said Jim White does songs that are a bit dark and disturbing.
They follow in the tradition of the grotesque and sinister Boo Radley, having
a hint of near-supernatural qualities.

He manages to capture that decadent, low life, backward, underbelly of the gothic south
full of characters like Faulkner's former slaves or descendants of slaves, poor white trash,
and working-class Southerners. They exude the Body Heat of Deliverance.

The Levy breaks, and there is 6 feet of water in the streets of Evangeline... it is a never
ending story that repeats itself like a curse... 99 and a half wont do (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_jBTqOWvbo)

UkeyDave
07-18-2012, 09:43 AM
Ukulites - Loved this. Damn your good.:)

ukuleledaveey
07-18-2012, 09:51 AM
How you getting on with your Playtouch pal ? What resolution/frame rate are you recording at, and have you found a decent external mic ?

hi ya mate it was going ok till i got a new external mic today, im wondering if the new mic needs a pre amp, as it records very quietly, the sony clone was working well. i have to record in 1080 as if i use 720 the videos tend to miss loads of frames and skips, i dont know how to resolve it as i am useless with computers,infact i am starting to hate them :(

ksiegel
07-18-2012, 10:12 AM
Depending on the mic, some of the USB mikes have a gain control built in. At least my MXL does. (But my Kodak PlaySport ZX3 doesn't have an external mic input, and I have no other way to record video.)


-Kurt



hi ya mate it was going ok till i got a new external mic today, im wondering if the new mic needs a pre amp, as it records very quietly, the sony clone was working well. i have to record in 1080 as if i use 720 the videos tend to miss loads of frames and skips, i dont know how to resolve it as i am useless with computers,infact i am starting to hate them :(

ukuleledaveey
07-18-2012, 10:33 AM
Depending on the mic, some of the USB mikes have a gain control built in. At least my MXL does. (But my Kodak PlaySport ZX3 doesn't have an external mic input, and I have no other way to record video.)


-Kurt
Hi Kurt I think i havent figured the best position to place the mic to pick up the uke and vocals at there best, i basically rushed back from the shop and set it all up with the kodak and recorded, strange that it sounds ok on my lap top though, but 3 lots have said the audio is very low, so i apologise for that, then again it is probably a blessing when it comes to my singing and uke playing, lol. i am uploading a new version now, not sure if the audio is any better but fingers crossed :)

ukuleledaveey
07-18-2012, 11:17 AM
Hi everyone here is a re recorded version of the song i posted earlier, apparently the audio is pretty pooh, so i am hoping this one is better, although i sang much better on the other vid, but hey who am i trying to kid, it is not as if i am ever going to win any of these competitions :)
If this audio is pooh as well let me know and i will take all the vids down and try to sort something at the weekend, cheers everyone :)

http://youtu.be/Zu2DGSXF9Bs

OldePhart
07-18-2012, 11:32 AM
Much better audio level - still on the low side but I don't have to crank the volume up real high just to hear it.

I'm betting your new microphone is a directional microphone - that can make it very difficult to get the uke and voice balanced. The built in microphones in cameras are omnidirectional or at least have a very wide pattern - of course that also makes them pick up noise from air conditioners and what have you.

You may want to consider two microphones or a pickup on the uke and the microphone right at your lips. It's a pain in the backside but does give very good and balanced sound with low background noise.

I sometimes use a USB stereo audio interface plugged into my laptop so I can run a uke with a pickup in one input and the microphone into the other. THen, I use a video program to replace the camera's audio track with the one from the computer. A pain but since I don't have a quiet place to record it's often about the only way I can get decent audio. If my office wasn't right next to the central air unit and there weren't three kids running around the house most of the time I'd rather just use the camera's microphone. :)



Hi everyone here is a re recorded version of the song i posted earlier, apparently the audio is pretty pooh, so i am hoping this one is better, although i sang much better on the other vid, but hey who am i trying to kid, it is not as if i am ever going to win any of these competitions :)
If this audio is pooh as well let me know and i will take all the vids down and try to sort something at the weekend, cheers everyone :)

http://youtu.be/Zu2DGSXF9Bs

ukuleledaveey
07-18-2012, 11:51 AM
Much better audio level - still on the low side but I don't have to crank the volume up real high just to hear it.

I'm betting your new microphone is a directional microphone - that can make it very difficult to get the uke and voice balanced. The built in microphones in cameras are omnidirectional or at least have a very wide pattern - of course that also makes them pick up noise from air conditioners and what have you.

You may want to consider two microphones or a pickup on the uke and the microphone right at your lips. It's a pain in the backside but does give very good and balanced sound with low background noise.

I sometimes use a USB stereo audio interface plugged into my laptop so I can run a uke with a pickup in one input and the microphone into the other. THen, I use a video program to replace the camera's audio track with the one from the computer. A pain but since I don't have a quiet place to record it's often about the only way I can get decent audio. If my office wasn't right next to the central air unit and there weren't three kids running around the house most of the time I'd rather just use the camera's microphone. :)
Many thanks John :) I use a kodak play touch which has a external mic socket, this is what i plugged the mic into, what i might do is i have a double 3.5mm adapter jack so i will be able to plug 2 mics into that, i may have a experiment at the weekend, i have a nice usb mic but i am not very good with the old computers so i tend to just stick to the play touch, i had the mic gain turned up to max on the play touch, but i think you are right about the mic being directional, oh well experimenting is half the fun especially for a noob like me, cheers for your words mate :)

ukuleledaveey
07-18-2012, 12:07 PM
re recorded version of my bonus track fingers crossed the audio is slightly better on this to, sorry for the problems folks :)


http://youtu.be/K1Ws0M_ygw8

peewee
07-18-2012, 12:45 PM
Hi All

Haven't had time to review the playlist, I know this will be a good one, and I have a long queue of bonus tracks to work on.
Here's Jambalaya with three different sets of lyrics and a tip of the hat to Professor Glucoz.
I don't own a shred of Western Kit, so sorry about that.


http://youtu.be/cSN9d6XW3Y4

OK straight to work on the bonus track before I have to pack up..

ksiegel
07-18-2012, 01:03 PM
Better, Davey - Actually, the vocal is better, and the uke is quieter, but I can hear you without having to crank everything up to 11.

If I listened to it through headphones, the volume would be higher, but it is playing through the HDMI connection into my monitor, so that isn't an option.

What kind of microphone are you using? Just wondering, so I can help troubleshoot...

Also, just so you know, I did a version of A Boy Named Sue back before March, when I still had hair - not for a contest, but in celebration of Mr. Cash's birthday. The YouTube link is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Uviass0v4AY if you are interested.


-Kurt



re recorded version of my bonus track fingers crossed the audio is slightly better on this to, sorry for the problems folks :)

http://youtu.be/K1Ws0M_ygw8

TCK
07-18-2012, 01:18 PM
Hope you don't mind Dave- I sat in on this one. Coupla times even...you did the heck outta this one!


well, i guess this will be my official entry! whew! now i can start trying to catch up to TCK and trying all sorts of songs! woohoo!


http://youtu.be/vVNPse83vzg

TCK
07-18-2012, 01:21 PM
"I'm walking the floor over you, can't sleep a wink that is true"...So great Dave, I kinda had to play along again.
40444

since i was in a singing mood...here's another bonus song! now, night night!


http://youtu.be/4pgBW7g1Khw

TCK
07-18-2012, 01:24 PM
Solid Gold! Am I remembering this as a fifties tune? I don't have it, but I am thinking my ma used to sing it to us when we were little. Nicely done Kurt!

Yet another Bonus Track for Season 22 of the Ukulele!

This just So Easy to get into doing!


http://youtu.be/hQzcFbEBa1w

TCK
07-18-2012, 01:27 PM
I kinda love Buck Owens, a lot. I used to like his version of this tune, until I heard this one. Wee- you kicked the melancholia up to level that is un-matched in any cover of this tune ever, and as it should be. Hauntingly beautiful.
I need a drink now.

Here's a wee bonus for ye Jimmy.

This song was written by Ray Charles but recorded by country singer Buck Owens.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=volTohR3EVY

TCK
07-18-2012, 01:29 PM
So well done again folks...I figure this tune is about perfect for your voice Miriam. A great shot at this tune for sure. LOVE IT

We thought about this for the river-season, now we got another opportunity. So here is a bonus track, this time we're all singing, even our drummer :D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs2S59q7aeQ&feature

SweetWaterBlue
07-18-2012, 01:30 PM
Here's a wee bonus for ye Jimmy.

This song was written by Ray Charles but recorded by country singer Buck Owens.



I still love Buck Owens

peewee
07-18-2012, 01:31 PM
Bonus Track 1:

is 1959 old enough for classic country?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJGJNuh96v8

Boy my singing is weak.. here's the proper version - I want that steel player!
http://youtu.be/LnnA_tqGpv4

ukuloonie
07-18-2012, 01:31 PM
put the video playlist in the big season playlist;)

TCK
07-18-2012, 01:32 PM
So great, and the little picking bit at the beginning is fantastic. That and you are wearing both a Cowboy shirt (must be easy to find in England right? :)) and a neckerchief...
You win all these competitions in my mind mate.

Hi everyone here is a re recorded version of the song i posted earlier, apparently the audio is pretty pooh, so i am hoping this one is better, although i sang much better on the other vid, but hey who am i trying to kid, it is not as if i am ever going to win any of these competitions :)
If this audio is pooh as well let me know and i will take all the vids down and try to sort something at the weekend, cheers everyone :)

http://youtu.be/Zu2DGSXF9Bs

TCK
07-18-2012, 01:33 PM
Another sender Davey- well done!

re recorded version of my bonus track fingers crossed the audio is slightly better on this to, sorry for the problems folks :)


http://youtu.be/K1Ws0M_ygw8

ukuloonie
07-18-2012, 01:33 PM
re recorded version of my bonus track fingers crossed the audio is slightly better on this to, sorry for the problems folks :)


http://youtu.be/K1Ws0M_ygw8

Keep going mate sounded pretty good

TCK
07-18-2012, 01:35 PM
OK- bringing it in French, and the Prof Glukoz tribute...this is FANTASTIC!

Hi All

Haven't had time to review the playlist, I know this will be a good one, and I have a long queue of bonus tracks to work on.
Here's Jambalaya with three different sets of lyrics and a tip of the hat to Professor Glucoz.
I don't own a shred of Western Kit, so sorry about that.


http://youtu.be/cSN9d6XW3Y4

OK straight to work on the bonus track before I have to pack up..

TCK
07-18-2012, 01:36 PM
I love this song so much- great version Pee Wee! Steel Player is pretty outrageous. It might be Jimmy Day there, and he is about as good as Steel Players get. Me and dad are going to play all day tomorrow and see if we can blow the dust off his playing...fingers crossed.
Bonus Track 1:

is 1959 old enough for classic country?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJGJNuh96v8

Boy my singing is weak.. here's the proper version - I want that steel player!
http://youtu.be/LnnA_tqGpv4

TCK
07-18-2012, 02:32 PM
All right- I'm just going to laugh and put this right here for safe keeping.
Oops, I did it again ;)
Here is what I learned this morning

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VxBggBDQ1k
Cheers-

ksiegel
07-18-2012, 03:11 PM
Fair, Dave - Fair.

You're going to have to learn how to do this uptempo one of these days, maybe get a little toe tapping and strumming that has a beat, y'know?




(g)



That was Great! It is nice to NOT hear "I Saw The Light" done as a Dirge! Man, the song is supposed to be joyful, and you pulled that off completely!

Now, get some gauze and surgical tape, and maybe we can reattach it somehow....

If that's a bonus, I can't wait for the entry!

Now I've got to do another Bonus Track for the "Play every cool country song that you can remember for Bill" week of the ukulele....



-Kurt



All right- I'm just going to laugh and put this right here for safe keeping.
Oops, I did it again ;)
Here is what I learned this morning

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VxBggBDQ1k
Cheers-

ksiegel
07-18-2012, 03:16 PM
Fine. Not to be outdone by that Cloverdale guy, here's yet another Bonus Track in the 22nd Week of the "Play every cool country song that you can remember for Bill" ukulele...

A Celebration of the Bakersfield Sound.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMXw3SkM6iA

Dan Uke
07-18-2012, 05:25 PM
Everyone plays so well! It's gonna be tough for the judge

OldePhart
07-18-2012, 05:33 PM
That was Great! It is nice to NOT hear "I Saw The Light" done as a Dirge! Man, the song is supposed to be joyful, and you pulled that off completely!


Who plays that as a dirge! That's something that I (happily) have never heard. Man when we used to sing that in church a lot people were coming out of their shoes!

OldePhart
07-18-2012, 05:36 PM
Great job Dave. One of my favorite gospel songs (probably second only to I'll Fly Away). I just realized today that Hank wrote this. I knew he'd sung it but I didn't know he wrote it. I may be doing a version of this for my entry now that I've found that out - I've got Ramblin' Man in the can but I'm not really happy with it so it may end up being a bonus track if I get a chance to record I Saw the Light.

John



All right- I'm just going to laugh and put this right here for safe keeping.
Oops, I did it again ;)
Here is what I learned this morning

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VxBggBDQ1k
Cheers-

peewee
07-18-2012, 06:00 PM
Hi everyone here is a re recorded version of the song i posted earlier, apparently the audio is pretty pooh, so i am hoping this one is better, although i sang much better on the other vid, but hey who am i trying to kid, it is not as if i am ever going to win any of these competitions :)
If this audio is pooh as well let me know and i will take all the vids down and try to sort something at the weekend, cheers everyone :)
http://youtu.be/Zu2DGSXF9Bs

Hi Daveey!

I'm only getting it in one ear, but it is audible. And sounds really good. Nice work
(applies to this and Sue)

TCK
07-18-2012, 06:59 PM
All right...I am going to work on something more upbeat for tomorrow. Hopefully my finger heels by then. Hilarious Kurt-thanks so much for watching :) I got one all worked up just for you, but I need the right season to come up for it. Pretty much if know one steps up in about a day, I am runnin it. It will be "songs we ought to play for Kurt" week.
Fair, Dave - Fair.

You're going to have to learn how to do this uptempo one of these days, maybe get a little toe tapping and strumming that has a beat, y'know?




(g)



That was Great! It is nice to NOT hear "I Saw The Light" done as a Dirge! Man, the song is supposed to be joyful, and you pulled that off completely!

Now, get some gauze and surgical tape, and maybe we can reattach it somehow....

If that's a bonus, I can't wait for the entry!

Now I've got to do another Bonus Track for the "Play every cool country song that you can remember for Bill" week of the ukulele....



-Kurt

TCK
07-18-2012, 07:06 PM
Do the hell out of it John. I had to make a pact with myself, the devil, and the personal health and safety of those I love not to do "Six More Miles" when you mentioned it, as it is my favorite Hank tune (beside "Please don't let me love you" which I done did already), but this one is soooo special.
Just to throw a complete wrench into your line of reasoning, I think Hank did one gospel that is better than this one-Tramp on the street. I am kind of expected at this point to go hog wild and get silly, but that sure is a hauntingly beautiful piece of religious music as well.
Can't wait to hear your version, and thanks for Watching mine mate.
-Dave
Great job Dave. One of my favorite gospel songs (probably second only to I'll Fly Away). I just realized today that Hank wrote this. I knew he'd sung it but I didn't know he wrote it. I may be doing a version of this for my entry now that I've found that out - I've got Ramblin' Man in the can but I'm not really happy with it so it may end up being a bonus track if I get a chance to record I Saw the Light.

John

TCK
07-18-2012, 07:18 PM
My goodness man....this is wonderful. I know I do a lot of HAG tunes, but Buck is the king of Bakersfield (Bonnie is certainly queen, which creates an interesting dilemma for Mr. Haggard). So well done. I can't sing a Buck Owens tune to save my life (at least to the point where I would post one)
Totally going to pull my country guy street cred card and trump Asleep At The Wheel Tix (which is cool cool cool)...I met JayDee Mannes and talked music with him. Total Buckaroo cred :)
All right. I am going to go squeeze into my Crystal Palace sweatshirt that is two sizes to small and .....well...make bill another dang video
Fine. Not to be outdone by that Cloverdale guy, here's yet another Bonus Track in the 22nd Week of the "Play every cool country song that you can remember for Bill" ukulele...

A Celebration of the Bakersfield Sound.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMXw3SkM6iA

thesillydave
07-18-2012, 07:34 PM
well...this season has brought out the bonus songs from me! hope i'm not getting too annoying!
here's another from Hank....Kaw-Liga, hope y'all like it!


http://youtu.be/NCSX6wel_pY

might even try my hand at yodeling next! ouch!

TCK
07-18-2012, 07:40 PM
Can I even say this out loud? Sure...Charley Pride does this song better than Hank in my estimation (oh god...there it is). However, the Sillydave does it quite well too! Don't worry about being annoying man, it is jam night at 23skidoo's house. Kids are up late, fire is going, and we are all allowed to play every tune we can think of until the sun comes up. Nicely done mister Dave
well...this season has brought out the bonus songs from me! hope i'm not getting too annoying!
here's another from Hank....Kaw-Liga, hope y'all like it!


http://youtu.be/NCSX6wel_pY

might even try my hand at yodeling next! ouch!

wee_ginga_yin
07-19-2012, 12:29 AM
I've seen a lot of great bonus tracks already. This one is absolutely fantastic, one of my (Miriam's) Ray Charles favs.

Miriam you have an immaculate taste in music.:old:

wee_ginga_yin
07-19-2012, 12:35 AM
re recorded version of my bonus track fingers crossed the audio is slightly better on this to, sorry for the problems folks :)


http://youtu.be/K1Ws0M_ygw8

A double bare knee... double bonus. Giving it a fair bit of leg there Dave.
Come on now admit it... the trouble with the audio on the first video was just
a ruse... an excuse so you could display those knee-caps once again.

ksiegel
07-19-2012, 03:10 AM
Who plays that as a dirge! That's something that I (happily) have never heard. Man when we used to sing that in church a lot people were coming out of their shoes!

Roy Acuff.

Or at least, it sounds like a dirge to me when he sings it.

That, and "Wreck On The Highway" are my two least favorite Acuff performances.


-Kurt

Freeda
07-19-2012, 03:14 AM
I am loving this theme week.

ksiegel
07-19-2012, 03:29 AM
My goodness man....this is wonderful. I know I do a lot of HAG tunes, but Buck is the king of Bakersfield (Bonnie is certainly queen, which creates an interesting dilemma for Mr. Haggard). So well done. I can't sing a Buck Owens tune to save my life (at least to the point where I would post one)
Totally going to pull my country guy street cred card and trump Asleep At The Wheel Tix (which is cool cool cool)...I met JayDee Mannes and talked music with him. Total Buckaroo cred :)
All right. I am going to go squeeze into my Crystal Palace sweatshirt that is two sizes to small and .....well...make bill another dang video

Okay, fine... I have to pull out my aces.

When I was in College (1977) in West Virgina, I did my work-study in the Media Services Department. One day the director, John Sowers (Howdy John, Wherever you are!) said he got a call to handle the audio setup for a concert a the Fairmont Civic Center, and asked if I'd like to come along to work - it was a paid job, so I jumped at it.

There were two shows, and after setup, two of us would stay for the fist show while the other two went out to eat, and then we'd swap. I stayed for the first show.

Did I mention it was a country music show?

The opening act was a guy named Cal Smith, who had a hit with "Hello, Country Bumpkin (There's frost out on the pumpkin)". Good, traditional country from the early 1970's. While I was standing backstage watching, a rather gorgeous young woman came and stood next to me, watching the performance. The first thing I noticed was that she only came up to my jaw - and I'm only 5' 8". Then I noticed the low cut, floor length dress - I was looking down after all. Then I saw the length of her hair - it almost swept the ground. We chatted very briefly, and she excused herself, saying she had to get ready for performance.

10 minutes later, when she made her entrance from the opposite side of the stage, the announcer asked everyone to welcome and "Up and coming singer - Loretta Lynn's little sister, Crystal Gayle!"

"Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" was released the following week.

But wait - there's more.

Toward the end of Crystal's part in the show, the Headliner came up and stood next to me, asked how I was enjoying the show, patted me on the shoulder, asked me to hold his guitar, and told me not to even think about talking to his daughter, who would be joining him on stage shortly. Then he took his guitar back, smiled, said "I mean it, son.", turned around and took the stage as the announcer introduced Conway Twitty.

Okay. I'm done.


-Kurt

Okay, I'm not - when I was working in Radio a year later, Ray Sawyer and Dennis LeCorriere of Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show did a pre-concert interview at the station, and sang a beautiful two-part a capella version of "Happy Trails" before they left. 2 feet away from me.

Okay, now I'm done.

23skidoo
07-19-2012, 04:08 AM
Here's a wee bonus for ye Jimmy.

This song was written by Ray Charles but recorded by country singer Buck Owens.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=volTohR3EVY

That's what I'm talking about, wee..... just beautiful, my friend.....

23skidoo
07-19-2012, 04:14 AM
We thought about this for the river-season, now we got another opportunity. So here is a bonus track, this time we're all singing, even our drummer :D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs2S59q7aeQ&feature

Holy smokes, Miriam - you killed that one dead! Great vocals, even got a few of Hank's little yodels in there. Nice to see the fellas chiming in on the backup, as well....

23skidoo
07-19-2012, 04:19 AM
here is my entry ,thanks for a great topic Skidoo

http://youtu.be/s2NAJJuo0oE

Hell yeah, Davey! I did have to plug in the headphones and crank it up, but it was worth it..... nice yodel, great pickin on the little break, and definite bonus for that shirt - loved it, man! Glad you like the theme - I was hoping folks would..... thanks for the great entry!

23skidoo
07-19-2012, 04:29 AM
And here is a bonus song, it is not a Hank Williams song, but I think it is still a classic, hope the sound is ok, it sounds fine on my laptop !!!!!


http://youtu.be/DDOw9jk_MdE

Davey - you may not have been born there, but it's obvious that Hertfordshire and Essex are in the south of England because you're a Southerner at heart.... great job on covering the Man in Black - can't believe this is the first tune of his someone has done.... the song was actually written by Shel Silverstein, of 'Where The Sidewalk Ends' fame...... he wrote and collaborated on several great hippie country tunes - cowrote some especially nice songs with Kris Kristofferson. Great choice and well performed, man - thanks for the righteous bonus!

23skidoo
07-19-2012, 04:35 AM
Hi everyone here is a re recorded version of the song i posted earlier, apparently the audio is pretty pooh, so i am hoping this one is better, although i sang much better on the other vid, but hey who am i trying to kid, it is not as if i am ever going to win any of these competitions :)
If this audio is pooh as well let me know and i will take all the vids down and try to sort something at the weekend, cheers everyone :)

http://youtu.be/Zu2DGSXF9Bs

Davey - since you liked the first one better, I went ahead and added both to the playlist - I'll talk to the judges and have them use the first one if they're able.... thought this one was great, as well, though..... thanks for pushing through the technical difficulties....

23skidoo
07-19-2012, 04:50 AM
Hi All

Haven't had time to review the playlist, I know this will be a good one, and I have a long queue of bonus tracks to work on.
Here's Jambalaya with three different sets of lyrics and a tip of the hat to Professor Glucoz.
I don't own a shred of Western Kit, so sorry about that.


http://youtu.be/cSN9d6XW3Y4

OK straight to work on the bonus track before I have to pack up..

Nice one, peewee! Merci! Never actually heard anyone sing 'Grand Texas' before, though I knew Hank and Moon Mullican borrowed the melody when they wrote 'Jambalaya'. The Cajuns add a verse or two to the original, in English and French, and it's still a staple for their dance bands - some of the best dance music on the planet, IMHO..... really nice take on it here and thanks for the different versions - informative and entertaining!

23skidoo
07-19-2012, 04:57 AM
Bonus Track 1:

is 1959 old enough for classic country?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJGJNuh96v8

Boy my singing is weak.. here's the proper version - I want that steel player!
http://youtu.be/LnnA_tqGpv4

GREAT bonus, peewee - Faron Young's best tune, I think. Some really nice pickin in there and the vocals are great, man. It's amazing just how many classic country hits Willie Nelson wrote for other people. From his humble beginnings backing up Ernest Tubb, Willie had an amazing career - and then he grew his hair long, started smoking dope and became a superstar. Thanks for this one, man - one of the truly great country tunes.....

23skidoo
07-19-2012, 05:00 AM
put the video playlist in the big season playlist;)

Thanks, loonie! I was going to, but it looks so neat and tidy in the thread with you doing them all......

Keep your eyes peeled, if you would - when I get caught up with all these great entries, I'm going to go back and start a 'bonus' playlist - there are some great offering here that need to be memorialized, but I don't want to confuse the non-UU judges by adding them to the regular playlist.... maybe it could be added to the other thread as well?

Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5AD87A18646411AD&feature=view_all Thanks!

23skidoo
07-19-2012, 05:05 AM
All right- I'm just going to laugh and put this right here for safe keeping.
Oops, I did it again ;)
Here is what I learned this morning

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VxBggBDQ1k
Cheers-

Oh, yes.... This is not my favorite Hank tune, but it is my favorite one to play.... I'm not a religious man, but it's impossible not to be filled with joy if you sing this song with enough gusto. Also, maybe the easiest song ever to sing harmony on.

The tone of that ukulele is perfect for this one and I love the way your moving around while you play. Thanks again for all the great bonus material - can't wait till you and your better half get your official entry together...and take it easy on Mel, slave driver.....

Raygf
07-19-2012, 05:05 AM
Nice arrangement - that bass line does work well.... very cool bari, as well. This is one of Hank's best tunes - I wouldn't mind if ten more people did it - never get tired of hearing this one. Good job, man - thanks for the bonus!

Okay, you asked for it. I dedicate this to my father's brother, Harold. Harold was a WWII South Pacific vet and an outstanding musician, but unfortunately, an outstanding drinker too. Caused my dad and the family a whole lot of pain. I remember how he loved to tell jokes and make people laugh. Best ear wiggler I've ever seen. So Harold, this one's for you. God rest your soul.


http://youtu.be/u_GzLTvGTMc

Sorry about the dead links in the "Reply With Quote" posts. I thought the original was too quiet and then proceeded to mess up multiple times editing audio in iMovie. That caused clipping. I got it down to one clip in this current upload. Always get the highest level possible the first time. I knew that. I'm finally getting around to using a camera I bought 2 years ago. I plan on adding my Zoom H2 as an external mic. Thanks for listening.

23skidoo
07-19-2012, 05:10 AM
Fine. Not to be outdone by that Cloverdale guy, here's yet another Bonus Track in the 22nd Week of the "Play every cool country song that you can remember for Bill" ukulele...

A Celebration of the Bakersfield Sound.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMXw3SkM6iA

Eggzcellent, Kurt! Dig that Bakersfield sound and you do a great job on this tune - mighty fine pickin in there..... this might be one of the best videos you've posted, I reckon - really nice job, man.....

23skidoo
07-19-2012, 05:11 AM
Everyone plays so well! It's gonna be tough for the judge
you can say that again.....

23skidoo
07-19-2012, 05:26 AM
well...this season has brought out the bonus songs from me! hope i'm not getting too annoying!
here's another from Hank....Kaw-Liga, hope y'all like it!


http://youtu.be/NCSX6wel_pY

might even try my hand at yodeling next! ouch!

Diggin it, Dave - great choice! When I was a kid, this was my favorite Hank tune - just listened to it over and over and over. Love how you capture the way the rhythm changes for the chorus - when that dance beat kicks in, it's hard not to stand up and start dancing around..... can't wait to hear you yodel, either - should have thought of giving folks bonus points for trying.....

23skidoo
07-19-2012, 05:34 AM
Okay, you asked for it. I dedicate this to my father's brother, Harold. Harold was a WWII South Pacific vet and an outstanding musician, but unfortunately, an outstanding drinker too. Caused my dad and the family a whole lot of pain. I remember how he loved to tell jokes and make people laugh. Best ear wiggler I've ever seen. So Harold, this one's for you. God rest your soul.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Wqk9IBEmSE

Ray, this is just beautiful, man. Not much more to say about it - just really lovely. Your singing here is top notch - really heartfelt and well done. The subtle strum is just perfect. Thanks - this is a keeper.

Tootler
07-19-2012, 05:39 AM
We thought about this for the river-season, now we got another opportunity. So here is a bonus track, this time we're all singing, even our drummer :D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs2S59q7aeQ&feature

Great stuff as always. Lovely little bit of bluesy harmony at the end.

Tootler
07-19-2012, 05:44 AM
here is my entry ,thanks for a great topic Skidoo

http://youtu.be/s2NAJJuo0oE

Good song. It was quiet, but I didn't have to turn up too much to hear it OK.

23skidoo
07-19-2012, 05:53 AM
Wow, folks - thanks so much for the great week so far..... some mighty fine entries and bonuses, as well as lots of good comments and discussion. I'm having a blast watching and listening to all this great material. I'll admit my designs were entirely selfish is choosing a theme for this Season, but I'm glad y'all are being so accommodating. We've still got plenty of time - can't wait to see what gets posted in the big rush the last few days....

With all the great bonus entries this week, I've gone ahead and put together a separate bonus playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5AD87A18646411AD&feature=view_all).

Thanks again for all the work, folks - I'm really enjoying this..... keep em coming!

Tootler
07-19-2012, 06:04 AM
Hi All

Haven't had time to review the playlist, I know this will be a good one, and I have a long queue of bonus tracks to work on.
Here's Jambalaya with three different sets of lyrics and a tip of the hat to Professor Glucoz.
I don't own a shred of Western Kit, so sorry about that.

OK straight to work on the bonus track before I have to pack up..

I've been waiting for someone to do Jambalaya and I was not disappointed. I liked your Cajun version as well.

I also enjoyed your bonus track. Nice one.


Here's a wee bonus for ye Jimmy.

This song was written by Ray Charles but recorded by country singer Buck Owens.

Nice version. I can imagine Ray Charles singing this. It has his style written all over it.

Tootler
07-19-2012, 06:24 AM
@TCK "I Praised the Lord" Yes, you certainly had a good try. Although I am not a religious person, I do like this stirring stuff and you certainly did a good job.

@ksiegel "Act Naturally". I remember this by a certain quartet from Liverpool. Nice version

@Raygf. "I'm so Lonesome I could cry". Third version, good and all different and all good. Nice one.

peewee
07-19-2012, 06:40 AM
Okay, you asked for it. I dedicate this to my father's brother, Harold. Harold was a WWII South Pacific vet and an outstanding musician, but unfortunately, an outstanding drinker too. Caused my dad and the family a whole lot of pain. I remember how he loved to tell jokes and make people laugh. Best ear wiggler I've ever seen. So Harold, this one's for you. God rest your soul.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Wqk9IBEmSE

Wow! Chills. Beautiful, Ray

OldePhart
07-19-2012, 06:45 AM
Wow! Loved all three versions!


Hi All

Haven't had time to review the playlist, I know this will be a good one, and I have a long queue of bonus tracks to work on.
Here's Jambalaya with three different sets of lyrics and a tip of the hat to Professor Glucoz.
I don't own a shred of Western Kit, so sorry about that.


http://youtu.be/cSN9d6XW3Y4

OK straight to work on the bonus track before I have to pack up..

austin1
07-19-2012, 06:51 AM
townes van zandt? counts? doesn't count?

Raygf
07-19-2012, 07:16 AM
Ray, this is just beautiful, man. Not much more to say about it - just really lovely. Your singing here is top notch - really heartfelt and well done. The subtle strum is just perfect. Thanks - this is a keeper.

Thank you very much. Great choice of theme. It gets me to work on making music and that's always a good thing.


Wow! Chills. Beautiful, Ray

Thank you for listening.

I just updated the audio in iMovie. I also raised the mic level on the camera for future videos. First effort with this camera. Next step, connect the Zoom H2 as the external mic. I think I'll go do that right now. Y'all come back now. Ya hear?

23skidoo
07-19-2012, 07:58 AM
townes van zandt? counts? doesn't count?

Considering he's just about my favorite songwriter, I'd have to say yes, although technically he's a little after the 'classic' period.... most of his tunes were instant classics, in my opinion.... several of his tunes fit the style, regardless.... so knock yourself out!

uke4ia
07-19-2012, 08:56 AM
I'm out for this week. Between preparing for the Ukulele Melee in Kittery, Maine this weekend and trying to schedule college visits for my daughter, I haven't had time. The Moody Blues videos I posted this week were recorded a month ago. There's a good chance I'll miss next week too, if there is a contest next week. Hope I'll have a little time to at least listen to everyone's videos.

Tootler
07-19-2012, 08:57 AM
Bonus Track

I went into a record shop just after getting my first pay packet after leaving school. I found a record called "The Everley Brothers Play Great Country Hits". I bought it and have been playing it ever since.

This was the opening track.


http://youtu.be/WxvVIabYl3g

thesillydave
07-19-2012, 09:00 AM
Diggin it, Dave - great choice! When I was a kid, this was my favorite Hank tune - just listened to it over and over and over. Love how you capture the way the rhythm changes for the chorus - when that dance beat kicks in, it's hard not to stand up and start dancing around..... can't wait to hear you yodel, either - should have thought of giving folks bonus points for trying.....

i recorded my yodel song several times last night...only one was passable...all were a little painful!....i'll try again today, but, i might just send in the passable one...for fun...this is just a warning.

cheesegasuki
07-19-2012, 09:15 AM
FINALLY RECORDED! After this Hank Williams overload I thought I would go with another classic country singer, Patsy Cline.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlyDY-IvT9s

23skidoo
07-19-2012, 09:21 AM
Bonus Track

I went into a record shop just after getting my first pay packet after leaving school. I found a record called "The Everley Brothers Play Great Country Hits". I bought it and have been playing it ever since.

This was the opening track.


http://youtu.be/WxvVIabYl3g

Tootler - my folks had the same LP -or something very similar- when I was growing up..... always loved this track and those beautiful family harmonies.... I like your take on it..... what brand of kazoo is that? I've noticed in your other videos, as well - it projects really nicely and has a great tone.

23skidoo
07-19-2012, 09:22 AM
i recorded my yodel song several times last night...only one was passable...all were a little painful!....i'll try again today, but, i might just send in the passable one...for fun...this is just a warning.

warning duly noted..... run it up the pole and see if it flies.... looking forward to it....

23skidoo
07-19-2012, 09:27 AM
FINALLY RECORDED! After this Hank Williams overload I thought I would go with another classic country singer, Patsy Cline.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlyDY-IvT9s

Cowgirl's got pipes! You even got the key change in there - nicely done! I was hoping one of the ladies - or one of the guys, for that matter - would bust out some Patsy Cline. Again - excellent vocals and the strum is great.... nice changes and just the right amount of drive. Good stuff, thanks for joining the Seasons.....

TCK
07-19-2012, 09:48 AM
Totally ridiculously jealous. Not a fan at all of Crystal Gayle (I think I was over-loaded on all 70's country as a kid), but Conway.
I think as trite as it is, that this is the most wonderful song ever done by a country boy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kipXyKxRW_E&feature=related
That and me and dad will drop everything and sing this at the top of our lungs at a moments notice, and have for the last 35 years. Tom-foolery runs deep in our line :O
Great stuff their Kurt. Man I wish I was around to see all this stuff I like so much, but alas, I got the eighties and nineties (yuck)

Okay, fine... I have to pull out my aces.

When I was in College (1977) in West Virgina, I did my work-study in the Media Services Department. One day the director, John Sowers (Howdy John, Wherever you are!) said he got a call to handle the audio setup for a concert a the Fairmont Civic Center, and asked if I'd like to come along to work - it was a paid job, so I jumped at it.

There were two shows, and after setup, two of us would stay for the fist show while the other two went out to eat, and then we'd swap. I stayed for the first show.

Did I mention it was a country music show?

The opening act was a guy named Cal Smith, who had a hit with "Hello, Country Bumpkin (There's frost out on the pumpkin)". Good, traditional country from the early 1970's. While I was standing backstage watching, a rather gorgeous young woman came and stood next to me, watching the performance. The first thing I noticed was that she only came up to my jaw - and I'm only 5' 8". Then I noticed the low cut, floor length dress - I was looking down after all. Then I saw the length of her hair - it almost swept the ground. We chatted very briefly, and she excused herself, saying she had to get ready for performance.

10 minutes later, when she made her entrance from the opposite side of the stage, the announcer asked everyone to welcome and "Up and coming singer - Loretta Lynn's little sister, Crystal Gayle!"

"Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" was released the following week.

But wait - there's more.

Toward the end of Crystal's part in the show, the Headliner came up and stood next to me, asked how I was enjoying the show, patted me on the shoulder, asked me to hold his guitar, and told me not to even think about talking to his daughter, who would be joining him on stage shortly. Then he took his guitar back, smiled, said "I mean it, son.", turned around and took the stage as the announcer introduced Conway Twitty.

Okay. I'm done.


-Kurt

Okay, I'm not - when I was working in Radio a year later, Ray Sawyer and Dennis LeCorriere of Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show did a pre-concert interview at the station, and sang a beautiful two-part a capella version of "Happy Trails" before they left. 2 feet away from me.

Okay, now I'm done.

TCK
07-19-2012, 09:51 AM
My goodness. I may not enter at all now- this is just about perfect. Absolutely beautiful Ray. Seriously.
Hat is off, jaw is dropped, eyes are kinda welling up (but we'll just call that allergies).
Rest well Uncle Harold.

Okay, you asked for it. I dedicate this to my father's brother, Harold. Harold was a WWII South Pacific vet and an outstanding musician, but unfortunately, an outstanding drinker too. Caused my dad and the family a whole lot of pain. I remember how he loved to tell jokes and make people laugh. Best ear wiggler I've ever seen. So Harold, this one's for you. God rest your soul.


http://youtu.be/8e84f45QdNk

TCK
07-19-2012, 09:54 AM
Love this song Tootler- well done, so nice to hear a favorite from your early days...I wish the first record I ever bought with my own money was half as good as this one
Bonus Track

I went into a record shop just after getting my first pay packet after leaving school. I found a record called "The Everley Brothers Play Great Country Hits". I bought it and have been playing it ever since.

This was the opening track.


http://youtu.be/WxvVIabYl3g

cheesegasuki
07-19-2012, 09:56 AM
Cowgirl's got pipes! You even got the key change in there - nicely done! I was hoping one of the ladies - or one of the guys, for that matter - would bust out some Patsy Cline. Again - excellent vocals and the strum is great.... nice changes and just the right amount of drive. Good stuff, thanks for joining the Seasons.....

Thanks! I was practicing belting it out like Patsy would, but my throat was none too happy about that. This contest could definitely use a few more Patsy Cline classics.

ksiegel
07-19-2012, 10:15 AM
FINALLY RECORDED! After this Hank Williams overload I thought I would go with another classic country singer, Patsy Cline.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlyDY-IvT9s

Great Job, Brenna! (of course, now I'm thinking... "I'm just a-spinnin'/ after midnight/ I got some roving/ that just called my name/I'm at my wheel/After Midnight/ Spinnin' for you...")

See how these things just kinda creep up on me?



-Kurt

thesillydave
07-19-2012, 10:15 AM
FINALLY RECORDED! After this Hank Williams overload I thought I would go with another classic country singer, Patsy Cline.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlyDY-IvT9s

very nice!!

thesillydave
07-19-2012, 10:17 AM
Okay, you asked for it. I dedicate this to my father's brother, Harold. Harold was a WWII South Pacific vet and an outstanding musician, but unfortunately, an outstanding drinker too. Caused my dad and the family a whole lot of pain. I remember how he loved to tell jokes and make people laugh. Best ear wiggler I've ever seen. So Harold, this one's for you. God rest your soul.


http://youtu.be/8e84f45QdNk

liked it alot!

TCK
07-19-2012, 10:25 AM
Spectacular- real nice singing, this is great stuff!
FINALLY RECORDED! After this Hank Williams overload I thought I would go with another classic country singer, Patsy Cline.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlyDY-IvT9s

austin1
07-19-2012, 10:29 AM
Considering he's just about my favorite songwriter, I'd have to say yes, although technically he's a little after the 'classic' period.... most of his tunes were instant classics, in my opinion.... several of his tunes fit the style, regardless.... so knock yourself out!

WIN! thanks! Ima film this RIGHT NOW.

peewee
07-19-2012, 10:44 AM
Bonus Track!

I should be finishing the scoring chart for week 21 but here I am messing with goofy Hank Thompson tunes:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odJu29x-mSg

Raygf
07-19-2012, 11:18 AM
My goodness. I may not enter at all now- this is just about perfect. Absolutely beautiful Ray. Seriously.
Hat is off, jaw is dropped, eyes are kinda welling up (but we'll just call that allergies).
Rest well Uncle Harold.
Thank you kindly, but you'd better keep those entries coming. I enjoy them very much. Yeah, allergies are especially bad in this dry spell the country is having right now. Dog days for sure. Some other Hank tunes, MY ALLERGIES, have had me eyes watering more than a few times this week. Hank's music and this style in general are very special to me. It's in the blood, heart and soul. Simple, powerful music. I have 2 more tunes in mind and they are almost there. Hopefully tomorrow morning will do it. Another Hank tune (if I can hold it together) and a Jimmie Rodgers I learned by way of Arlo Guthrie. It keeps coming out a mix of the 2 with a little bit of me on the side. Thanks again for such high praise. I like to think it's the music. The more I can get out of the way the better it becomes.

23skidoo
07-19-2012, 11:26 AM
Bonus Track!

I should be finishing the scoring chart for week 21 but here I am messing with goofy Hank Thompson tunes:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odJu29x-mSg

I've always loved this tune, peewee - great choice. It has such interesting lyrics - a little something out of the ordinary for a 'tear in your beer' kind of tune.... Great job on the vocals - very nice - and the little picked fills were pretty sweet. Good stuff, man, thanks for posting. And one-a-day sounds about right - got keep a steady, balanced diet going.....

austin1
07-19-2012, 11:43 AM
Okay--here's my thrown-together entry. I can't actually sing country music, for the record. Sorry, Townes.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRoFf5vP8cs&feature=youtu.be

Dan Uke
07-19-2012, 11:44 AM
After listening to the entries, I must say we need more female entries as they are all excellent. The guys are great too but there is something bout the ladies!!

Keep it up

23skidoo
07-19-2012, 11:52 AM
Okay--here's my thrown-together entry. I can't actually sing country music, for the record. Sorry, Townes.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRoFf5vP8cs&feature=youtu.be

Beautiful, Tina - lovely vocals and the fingerpicking is just right.... you just can't go wrong with TVZ. I've never considered this one of his better known songs - a really interesting choice, I've got to say..... thanks for chiming it - this was really a pleasure to hear.