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Dougf
08-15-2012, 03:57 AM
Welcome to season 27 of the ukulele, "The Latin Connection". Your song selections this week will be pretty much anything from, or derived from Latin America or the Iberian Peninsula. So Latin Jazz, Latin Rock, flamenco, fado, salsa, bossa, the list goes on.

Judging/scoring:
This will be a participant judged contest. You'll choose your top three in order of "like" (no voting for yourself).

Three points will be awarded if you receive a 1st place vote, two points for a 2nd place, and one point for 3rd.

Songs sung in Spanish or Portuguese give you four extra points, regardless of votes. Bonus tracks give you an additional point each, and if in Spanish or Portuguese, two points.

The names of the top three scorers will be placed in a hat, and I will draw the 2nd runner up, 1st runner up, and winner, in that order.

Rules:
The usual seasons rules apply: single take, no overdub or multi-track, ukulele must be front and center. You must state that the video is for the 27th season. Bonus tracks must also state for the 27th season in order to count for points.

Prizes:
1st place - signed copy of Craig Brandau's new book, "Jazz Chord Solos for the Ukulele"
2nd place - Ian Chadwick's collection of vintage ukulele sheet music on DVD
3rd place - "The Complete What Ukulele Players Really Want to Know" by Barry Maz

Post your videos to this thread.

Contest ends midnight August 26, Hawaiian time zone

Entries (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8F37FEC3912659BE&feature=view_all)
Bonus tracks (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1FBED41D38829925&feature=view_all)

GaryC1968
08-15-2012, 04:00 AM
Time to pull out all of my old Menudo albums.

chrimess
08-15-2012, 05:21 AM
Just a teaser, details coming soon. :)
Alia iacta est, quod erat demonstrandum

jjjj
08-15-2012, 05:29 AM
Gregorian chants?

TCK
08-15-2012, 06:12 AM
YES!!! If Menudo dice', clap your hands like this....:)
Time to pull out all of my old Menudo albums.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
08-15-2012, 07:40 AM
Ukulele erat demonstratum.

wee_ginga_yin
08-15-2012, 07:45 AM
Songs in a nutshell was started by Ian Emmerson who has done a reduced Shakspearian rendition of many songs

Queen song in a nutshell (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UCjLe_LZ98)

Basically if you are male and are middle aged or over "songs in a nutshell" gives you the the
opportunity to act like a badly behaved schoolboy s******ing at the back of the bus.

If you are a lady especially a very elegant one perhaps you would not want to get involved.

I am going to preempt everybody and do

Ipanema in a nutshell (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmkGrxhmnWg)

Fermin
08-15-2012, 08:20 AM
Otra razón para instalar una buena cámara y micrófono de una buena vez!

J-Peg
08-15-2012, 11:59 AM
Semper ubi sub ubi.

myrnaukelele
08-15-2012, 02:43 PM
Quidam popularis carmina in tempore caesar forte?

GinnyT11
08-15-2012, 02:51 PM
Omnia Gallia in tres partes divisa est.

ukuloonie
08-15-2012, 03:28 PM
Nos gaudere in latina et SYMBOLA fabulas gaudium et tragoedia?
hoc gaudum ad animam meam;)

GinnyT11
08-15-2012, 04:08 PM
Everyone knows this sign, right?


41768


It's a Roman soldier ordering 5 beers.

chrimess
08-15-2012, 04:25 PM
De belllo ukulelico.
Omnia Gallia in tres partes divisa est.

GinnyT11
08-15-2012, 04:30 PM
De belllo ukulelico.

That was a terrible time; there are still refugees in Germanica.

UncleElvis
08-15-2012, 06:17 PM
YES!!! If Menudo dice', clap your hands like this....:)

Please get out of my head!

I have no idea why, but that is the only Menudo song I have ever heard and it's stuck in my brain forever!

TCK
08-15-2012, 08:12 PM
That certainly makes me smile...and clap my hands like this.....
Please get out of my head!

I have no idea why, but that is the only Menudo song I have ever heard and it's stuck in my brain forever!

chrimess
08-16-2012, 03:08 AM
I am actually a refugee from Germanica...

That was a terrible time; there are still refugees in Germanica.

wee_ginga_yin
08-16-2012, 03:14 AM
Everyone knows this sign, right?


41768


It's a Roman soldier ordering 5 beers.

WHen you turn the hand around the other way, I think the hand gesture is called
"flipping the bird" but the origins of the two finger salute supposedly dates back to
the battle of Agincourt when the English archers to taunt the French raised two fingers...
the fingers that they used to draw their arrows on their bowstrings.

It's true I swear it.:old:

chrimess
08-16-2012, 05:18 AM
Rob,
How would you know? The romans never made it past hadrian's wall...


WHen you turn the hand around the other way, I think the hand gesture is called
"flipping the bird" but the origins of the two finger salute supposedly dates back to
the battle of Agincourt when the English archers to taunt the French raised two fingers...
the fingers that they used to draw their arrows on their bowstrings.

It's true I swear it.:old:

Dougf
08-17-2012, 04:01 AM
Okay, I've updated the original post with the contest info. Have fun, and buena suerte!

GinnyT11
08-17-2012, 04:19 AM
Doug, I wish you'd waiting until the last day of my week before posting your info. That's how we've done all the weeks up till now. Would you please reconsider and post it late Saturday or Sunday?


.

Dougf
08-17-2012, 04:23 AM
Doug, I wish you'd waiting until the last day of my week before posting your info. That's how we've done all the weeks up till now. Would you please reconsider and post it late Saturday or Sunday? When it's your week, you'll enjoy being the center of attention for a few days.

Okay, sorry, I thought some of the contests started a little earlier.

Dan Uke
08-17-2012, 05:20 AM
Doug, I wish you'd waiting until the last day of my week before posting your info. That's how we've done all the weeks up till now. Would you please reconsider and post it late Saturday or Sunday? When it's your week, you'll enjoy being the center of attention for a few days.

Great comment...I think a few started earlier on Sat. as they said they were busy Sunday or other matter. I was going to make a point and start Season 28 today!! LOL Just kidding

Looking forward to Caliente Week

peewee
08-17-2012, 07:09 PM
Cogito Ergo Strum

weerpool
08-17-2012, 07:51 PM
nobody steals Gerardo's "Rico Suave" because i will own it.

chrimess
08-18-2012, 06:04 AM
Que approveche!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S14BFgDjESQ ...Me getting back at Espana for always humiliating us in futbol.

ukuleledaddy
08-18-2012, 06:27 AM
Que approveche!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S14BFgDjESQ ...Me getting back at Espana for always humiliating us in futbol.

WOW! What an intro! That's one of my favorites from you Christian. Muy bueno!

caukulele
08-18-2012, 06:57 AM
That was great Christian! Your playing is lovely.

mattydee
08-18-2012, 08:49 AM
Now that people have started posting, and it's saturday, any chance we could restore the challenge. I missed the ten minute window last night.

Dan Uke
08-18-2012, 08:54 AM
Haha...You can post a song and hope it works for the theme!!

chrimess
08-18-2012, 08:58 AM
Thanks for the kind words, guys, theone in the middle is by Heroes de Silencio..
. But then I had to open my mouth...
That was great Christian! Your playing is lovely.

Ukeval
08-18-2012, 12:03 PM
I'm afraid video posted before the opening of the contest are out of it...
(just joking of course)

Dougf
08-18-2012, 01:14 PM
Okay, time for the bona fide contest info, hopefully not upsetting the status quo too much, since I really don't want to be persona non grata. The modus operandi of these challenges seemed a bit flexible, sort of a quasi ad hoc affair, really. So if I get it wrong, mea culpa.

Anyway, that's not the agenda here, and I could go on ad nauseam with more non sequiturs, talking about de facto rules, quid pro quo, criteria versus format, et cetera, but that has very little to do with the contest per se. So I'll just save it for the post mortem. Or vice versa. :)

Dougf
08-18-2012, 01:19 PM
And of course, Christian, your video is in, thanks for the submission. I thought I'd start off the bonus tracks with a little video I put together for a contest from UkeHeidi, aka UU member wromble.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fhr0JRkEbI

chrimess
08-18-2012, 01:24 PM
Appreciate it, Doug, cannot afford to break strings on a daily basis and will have to spend all sunday in the office...
And of course, Christian, your video is in, thanks for the submission. I thought I'd start off the bonus tracks with a little video I put together for a contest from UkeHeidi, aka UU member wromble.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fhr0JRkEbI

Dan Uke
08-18-2012, 04:48 PM
Okay, time for the bona fide contest info, hopefully not upsetting the status quo too much, since I really don't want to be persona non grata. The modus operandi of these challenges seemed a bit flexible, sort of a quasi ad hoc affair, really. So if I get it wrong, mea culpa.

Anyway, that's not the agenda here, and I could go on ad nauseam with more non sequiturs, talking about de facto rules, quid pro quo, criteria versus format, et cetera, but that has very little to do with the contest per se. So I'll just save it for the post mortem. Or vice versa. :)

Are you a lawyer by trade? I guess this is the Latin Connection!! LOL Good choice of words Doug

austin1
08-18-2012, 10:53 PM
Força Portugal!

I knew being Portuguese would pay off some day!

chrimess
08-19-2012, 12:17 AM
That means you are basically born with uke in hand and it shows.


Força Portugal!

I knew being Portuguese would pay off some day!

Ukeval
08-19-2012, 12:17 AM
Here is my entry...


www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbYkcodpLNo

leduck
08-19-2012, 01:54 AM
Chapeau Val. Mais aurais-tu pris de la bouteille ?

Ukeval
08-19-2012, 03:02 AM
Chapeau Val. Mais aurais-tu pris de la bouteille ?
Sujet latino, bouteille latino...
(latino subject, latino bottle)

roxhum
08-19-2012, 04:23 AM
WOW! What an intro! That's one of my favorites from you Christian. Muy bueno!

Wow that was good. You are setting the bar really high. Good job!!!

roxhum
08-19-2012, 04:28 AM
Here is my entry...


www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbYkcodpLNo

Excellent playing! The talent on this forum is amazing and inspiring. Nice uke

mm stan
08-19-2012, 05:10 AM
Excellent playing! The talent on this forum is amazing and inspiring. Nice uke

Wow never saw a sailhead kamaka pineapple before....nice playing..

GinnyT11
08-19-2012, 06:45 AM
Doug, you're going to have a great week with this theme. It's a nice change from dream songs, just as dream songs were a nice change from trains. This Seasons business pays off in surprising ways.

Ukeval
08-19-2012, 07:16 AM
Wow never saw a sailhead kamaka pineapple before....nice playing..
Not a kamaka, inspired by... made by a french amateur maker. ;-)

Ukeval
08-19-2012, 10:07 AM
As I was today in a recording mood, here is my first bonus track : spanish baroque music from 1674... Passacalle by Gaspar Sanz.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFTjsnh9eec

Tootler
08-19-2012, 10:58 AM
I'm off to Whitby Folk Week for the next few days so I thought I would get one in early.

Not exactly Latin but an English Folk Song about a voyage to South America. Mentions Rio and Valparaiso, so I hope this qualifies.


http://youtu.be/Av_i1BCO8Jw

TCK
08-19-2012, 11:17 AM
Great theme Doug- had me scratching my head for a bit trying to figure out what I knew.
Turns out I do know some Latin American music- I would venture to say everyone does, and hopefully this is recognizable to some degree.
Never fingerpick because I am no good at it, but I will keep practicing this one because it is fun to play- Here it is warts and all,
my 100 year old Andean folk song.
(Thanks to Mike Lynch on the Youtube for showing me how to play it, I did a few alterations to make it easier)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oomGJ-1it2c&feature=youtu.be

v30
08-19-2012, 11:30 AM
I'm off to Whitby Folk Week for the next few days so I thought I would get one in early.

Not exactly Latin but an English Folk Song about a voyage to South America. Mentions Rio and Valparaiso, so I hope this qualifies.


http://youtu.be/Av_i1BCO8Jw

Love those old English Folk songs....nice job!

Hippie Dribble
08-19-2012, 12:37 PM
Great theme Doug- had me scratching my head for a bit trying to figure out what I knew.
Turns out I do know some Latin American music- I would venture to say everyone does, and hopefully this is recognizable to some degree.
Never fingerpick because I am no good at it, but I will keep practicing this one because it is fun to play- Here it is warts and all,
my 100 year old Andean folk song.
(Thanks to Mike Lynch on the Youtube for showing me how to play it, I did a few alterations to make it easier)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oomGJ-1it2c&feature=youtu.be
YES! Great video Dave. Looks and sounds terrific brother. Well played.

GaryC1968
08-19-2012, 01:02 PM
Great theme Doug- had me scratching my head for a bit trying to figure out what I knew.
Turns out I do know some Latin American music- I would venture to say everyone does, and hopefully this is recognizable to some degree.
Never fingerpick because I am no good at it, but I will keep practicing this one because it is fun to play- Here it is warts and all,
my 100 year old Andean folk song.
(Thanks to Mike Lynch on the Youtube for showing me how to play it, I did a few alterations to make it easier)


Awesome job! And your fingerpicking was great, it added a whole new dimension to the song!

TCK
08-19-2012, 01:47 PM
Thanks so much guys...figured the theme was so far out of my comfort zone anyway, I might as well. Happy to see I was not so bad as to repel. Funny, it is way harder for me to do something like that than it is to sing Poison songs to my chooks...thanks for watching and for your kind remarks

Dougf
08-19-2012, 02:26 PM
Here is my entry...

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

Great entry, thanks. Even though the scoring is tilted toward the vocal side, I think it's clear that people will like this.


As I was today in a recording mood, here is my first bonus track : spanish baroque music from 1674... Passacalle by Gaspar Sanz.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFTjsnh9eec

Wow, and a bonus track already, you're on a roll!


I'm off to Whitby Folk Week for the next few days so I thought I would get one in early.

Not exactly Latin but an English Folk Song about a voyage to South America. Mentions Rio and Valparaiso, so I hope this qualifies.

http://youtu.be/Av_i1BCO8Jw

Sure, why not, certainly derived from Latin America, in a sense. Thanks, great entry.


Great theme Doug- had me scratching my head for a bit trying to figure out what I knew.
Turns out I do know some Latin American music- I would venture to say everyone does, and hopefully this is recognizable to some degree.
Never fingerpick because I am no good at it, but I will keep practicing this one because it is fun to play- Here it is warts and all,
my 100 year old Andean folk song.
(Thanks to Mike Lynch on the Youtube for showing me how to play it, I did a few alterations to make it easier)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oomGJ-1it2c

Way to go, Dave, and another instrumental, to boot. Thanks.

Dougf
08-19-2012, 02:32 PM
Doug, you're going to have a great week with this theme. It's a nice change from dream songs, just as dream songs were a nice change from trains. This Seasons business pays off in surprising ways.

Thanks, Ginny, I'm getting a new appreciation for doing this hosting thing, hope I can pull it off. Very well done with "Dream" season.

Dan Uke
08-19-2012, 03:13 PM
I figure if I use a Bossa Drum Beat it qualifies. :p

Ending is very rough as my mind went blank so I was just playing something but don't know what it is. Don't ask me what chords they were as I have no idea. LOL


http://youtu.be/hUdx6UStVnw

fernandogardinali
08-19-2012, 05:07 PM
We were thinking of playing a Bossa Nova, but we decided to do a soulful 1968 song by the brazilian Erasmo and Roberto Carlos.

Roberto Carlos is really big around here, he's called "O Rei" (The King, like Elvis for the American people) - he was one the first brazilian young icons and he led the Brazilian rock scene in the very beginning of it in the 1960's, he's the best record selling artist in Brazil in all time.

The song we played is called "Se Você Pensa" (If you think). It was released by Roberto on the "O Inimitável" (The Inimitable) album, in his prime (his albums between 1968 and 1972 are really worth listening!). "Se Você Pensa" was recorded also by big names like Elis Regina, Gal Costa and Wilson Simonal.

Here's our entry. Some of our friends joined us for the take. Hope you enjoy!

http://youtu.be/WxN5SXDdj3o

UkeyDave
08-19-2012, 09:12 PM
Mmmm struggling with this one. Was going to do El Condor Pasa but TCK beat me to it. (I'm not very good at picking either). May have to give this one some more thought. In the meantime I thought you'd find this one interesting. I used to play in a Samba drumming band and this is us playing in front of 25,000 for the special Olympics opening ceremony in the UK in 2009. No Ukulele in sight but a bit of Brazilian rhythms. Now then...............wonder if I could add a Uke to this? lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltkS7ZuMUXw

austin1
08-20-2012, 03:23 AM
Here's my one-take entry!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFP8hUVfTYs&feature=youtu.be

Dougf
08-20-2012, 04:02 AM
I figure if I use a Bossa Drum Beat it qualifies. :p

Ending is very rough as my mind went blank so I was just playing something but don't know what it is. Don't ask me what chords they were as I have no idea. LOL

http://youtu.be/hUdx6UStVnw

That tune works really well with a bossa beat, missed your little helper, though. :) Good stuff, thanks!


We were thinking of playing a Bossa Nova, but we decided to do a soulful 1968 song by the brazilian Erasmo and Roberto Carlos.

Roberto Carlos is really big around here, he's called "O Rei" (The King, like Elvis for the American people) - he was one the first brazilian young icons and he led the Brazilian rock scene in the very beginning of it in the 1960's, he's the best record selling artist in Brazil in all time.

The song we played is called "Se Você Pensa" (If you think). It was released by Roberto on the "O Inimitável" (The Inimitable) album, in his prime (his albums between 1968 and 1972 are really worth listening!). "Se Você Pensa" was recorded also by big names like Elis Regina, Gal Costa and Wilson Simonal.

Here's our entry. Some of our friends joined us for the take. Hope you enjoy!
http://youtu.be/WxN5SXDdj3o

Great energy, and a great song, looks like you're having fun. Muito obrigado!


Mmmm struggling with this one. Was going to do El Condor Pasa but TCK beat me to it. (I'm not very good at picking either). May have to give this one some more thought. In the meantime I thought you'd find this one interesting. I used to play in a Samba drumming band and this is us playing in front of 25,000 for the special Olympics opening ceremony in the UK in 2009. No Ukulele in sight but a bit of Brazilian rhythms. Now then...............wonder if I could add a Uke to this? lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltkS7ZuMUXw

If that doesn't get you in the mood for a little latin strumming, nothing will. :)


Here's my one-take entry!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFP8hUVfTYs&feature=youtu.be

Lovely singing and fingerpicking, great selection. What's the song called?

austin1
08-20-2012, 04:24 AM
Lovely singing and fingerpicking, great selection. What's the song called?

Nunca me Esqueci de Ti, by Rui Veloso

Dougf
08-20-2012, 02:34 PM
Just a quick note to thank everyone for their submissions so far, some really good stuff, gracias y obrigado.

Also, just a reminder that I've started two playlists, one for the entries and one for the bonus tracks. The links for these are at the bottom of the contest rules on the first page of this thread. I intend to reply to each entry in a timely manner and update the playlist shortly thereafter, so if you think I've missed your entry, please send me a PM, and I'll fix it.

Ukeval
08-20-2012, 06:24 PM
and another bonus track...

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

ukuloonie
08-20-2012, 06:35 PM
Here's my one-take entry!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFP8hUVfTYs&feature=youtu.be

Ahhhhh sigh I always like to hear your singing Austin1
a very pretty song

Ukeval
08-20-2012, 07:11 PM
Here's my one-take entry!


Very sweet song ;-)

leduck
08-20-2012, 08:37 PM
and another bonus track...

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

Charentes-Poitou, Charentes-Poitou, la la la la la la la ...

Très sympa,Val, je vois que tu as un don d'ubiquité assez prononcé. Pour moi, pas de souci, tu peux y aller, j'apprécie énormément tes performances.

Ukeval
08-20-2012, 08:46 PM
Charentes-Poitou, Charentes-Poitou, la la la la la la la ...

Très sympa,Val, je vois que tu as un don d'ubiquité assez prononcé. Pour moi, pas de souci, tu peux y aller, j'apprécie énormément tes performances.
Salut Canard !
Pour ma part j'associe la Cucaracha à la chansonnette de Pierre Dac pendant l'occupation : Radio Paris ment...
Mais je n'avais pas pensé au slogan de M. Raffarin père.
Sinon j'ai encore deux bonus tracks en préparation. Le Latino mood m'inspire on dirait.

Dougf
08-21-2012, 03:14 AM
and another bonus track...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gFyfFbLuvg

Very nice, Val. I never thought of this as a banjo tune, but you definitely made it work. Great bonus track, merci, et encore! Keep 'em comin'. :)

watchyourtoes
08-21-2012, 03:44 AM
Here's my one-take entry!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFP8hUVfTYs&feature=youtu.be


Beautiful!

watchyourtoes
08-21-2012, 03:48 AM
Because I have no shame, here is "Conga."



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkuxNQ6ZwGw

Luana Gouvea
08-21-2012, 04:19 AM
Yeaah!!!
That's it!!
Real brazilian stuff!
Vote for us!


We were thinking of playing a Bossa Nova, but we decided to do a soulful 1968 song by the brazilian Erasmo and Roberto Carlos.

Roberto Carlos is really big around here, he's called "O Rei" (The King, like Elvis for the American people) - he was one the first brazilian young icons and he led the Brazilian rock scene in the very beginning of it in the 1960's, he's the best record selling artist in Brazil in all time.

The song we played is called "Se Você Pensa" (If you think). It was released by Roberto on the "O Inimitável" (The Inimitable) album, in his prime (his albums between 1968 and 1972 are really worth listening!). "Se Você Pensa" was recorded also by big names like Elis Regina, Gal Costa and Wilson Simonal.

Here's our entry. Some of our friends joined us for the take. Hope you enjoy!

http://youtu.be/WxN5SXDdj3o

wee_ginga_yin
08-21-2012, 10:40 AM
This is me committing musical suicide in trying to do a Brazilian song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3xc0QfhqDQ

chrimess
08-21-2012, 11:24 AM
Excellent, you mst still be intoxicated by the joy of winning the calligraphy!

This is me committing musical suicide in trying to do a Brazilian song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3xc0QfhqDQ

Dougf
08-21-2012, 02:20 PM
Because I have no shame, here is "Conga."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkuxNQ6ZwGw

Very cool, it's like your uke strumming is another part of the drum kit! And nice rhythm breaks. Thanks for the entry.

Dougf
08-21-2012, 02:22 PM
This is me committing musical suicide in trying to do a Brazilian song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3xc0QfhqDQ

I was hoping for some Jobim, great entry Rob, thanks. Regardless of whether you've got samba blood, you gave it your own special touch, as always.

Dougf
08-21-2012, 02:35 PM
wee_ginga_yin's version reminded me of this one, performed by Elis Regina and Tom Jobim. The entire performance is great, but the chemistry from about 2:50 to the end is just a beautiful musical moment.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qle1OrunKnE

Garydavkra
08-21-2012, 04:38 PM
That was fantastic! I had to watch it several times.



We were thinking of playing a Bossa Nova, but we decided to do a soulful 1968 song by the brazilian Erasmo and Roberto Carlos.

Roberto Carlos is really big around here, he's called "O Rei" (The King, like Elvis for the American people) - he was one the first brazilian young icons and he led the Brazilian rock scene in the very beginning of it in the 1960's, he's the best record selling artist in Brazil in all time.

The song we played is called "Se Você Pensa" (If you think). It was released by Roberto on the "O Inimitável" (The Inimitable) album, in his prime (his albums between 1968 and 1972 are really worth listening!). "Se Você Pensa" was recorded also by big names like Elis Regina, Gal Costa and Wilson Simonal.

Here's our entry. Some of our friends joined us for the take. Hope you enjoy!

http://youtu.be/WxN5SXDdj3o

thesillydave
08-21-2012, 07:18 PM
well...my spanish failed me... a little...well, maybe more than a little..., but i gave it the old college try! so many words!!
anyhow, have always loved The Gypsy Kings! another fun week of learning and playing!


http://youtu.be/nEtAp5vcwVM

now, on to bonus tracks!! wheeeeee!!!

thesillydave
08-21-2012, 08:11 PM
as warned....bonus track!


http://youtu.be/GzstV6VT57I

i'll stop for the night..

wee_ginga_yin
08-21-2012, 08:31 PM
I was hoping for some Jobim, great entry Rob, thanks. Regardless of whether you've got samba blood, you gave it your own special touch, as always.

Special needs/Special touch :old:

The Waters of March was voted the best Brazilian song ever so
if my suicide did not succeed, I may just have set myself up for
assassination.

That was a great clip by the way. It is just so hard to play that syncopated
style and the chords used are quite alien to me. Had to use a chord chart
to figure them out, and even then some of the shapes were just too difficult
so I had to fluff it with some fake chords. I would like to hear it done properly
on the ukulele.

Check out a very special version by

David Byrne and Marisa Monte- Waters of March (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US1f_XSuRAA)

janeray1940
08-21-2012, 08:45 PM
Many thanks to peewee (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/member.php?31963-peewee) for making this happen:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miY5TBFSbEQ

Ukeval
08-21-2012, 08:57 PM
Just so lovely !

Many thanks to peewee (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/member.php?31963-peewee) for making this happen:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miY5TBFSbEQ

Dougf
08-22-2012, 03:28 AM
well...my spanish failed me... a little...well, maybe more than a little..., but i gave it the old college try! so many words!!
anyhow, have always loved The Gypsy Kings! another fun week of learning and playing!

http://youtu.be/nEtAp5vcwVM

now, on to bonus tracks!! wheeeeee!!!

Way to go, Dave, you captured that "Los Reyes" feel. Great song, thanks for posting!

Dougf
08-22-2012, 03:34 AM
as warned....bonus track!

http://youtu.be/GzstV6VT57I

i'll stop for the night..

Great bonus track, Dave, gracias, amigo. Much of what we think of as cowboy culture came from the Mexican vaqueros, including their musical influences.

Dougf
08-22-2012, 03:38 AM
Many thanks to peewee (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/member.php?31963-peewee) for making this happen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miY5TBFSbEQ

So Nice! :) What a sweet little duet, thanks guys!

austin1
08-22-2012, 04:25 AM
so many brilliant entries!

Ukeval
08-22-2012, 04:29 AM
another bonus track, a little lullaby from Brazil... using my new Glyph tenor.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VADVwwQdQU

Dan Uke
08-22-2012, 06:09 AM
another bonus track, a little lullaby from Brazil... using my new Glyph tenor.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VADVwwQdQU

Great playing! Were you one of the lucky ones to be on the waitlist or did you buy from another party. Lovely uke!!

Ukeval
08-22-2012, 06:15 AM
Great playing! Were you one of the lucky ones to be on the waitlist or did you buy from another party. Lovely uke!!
I was on the waitlist since 3 years... Life teach you patience... but worth the wait. ;-)

janeray1940
08-22-2012, 06:58 AM
Just so lovely !


So Nice! :) What a sweet little duet, thanks guys!

Many thanks!

Still catching up but so many great entries here so far. Thanks Dougf for another fun Season!

wee_ginga_yin
08-22-2012, 07:34 AM
Bonus Song
The song was a tribute to Ben Linder, an American civil engineer
who was killed by the Contras in 1987 while working on a
hydroelectric project in Nicaragua.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLm_B3JnTNU

wickedwahine11
08-22-2012, 09:07 AM
Many thanks to peewee (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/member.php?31963-peewee) for making this happen:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miY5TBFSbEQ

Sounds great!

glass
08-22-2012, 09:55 AM
Haven't done a season in a while but here is my entry go easy please....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zQfcWhx_1Q

Tootler
08-22-2012, 01:34 PM
Been away for a couple of days and just been catching up. Some great entries for this season.

Dougf
08-22-2012, 02:37 PM
another bonus track, a little lullaby from Brazil... using my new Glyph tenor.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VADVwwQdQU

Another great bonus track, has a bit of a baroque feel to it. Thanks again!

Dougf
08-22-2012, 02:38 PM
Bonus Song
The song was a tribute to Ben Linder, an American civil engineer
who was killed by the Contras in 1987 while working on a
hydroelectric project in Nicaragua.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLm_B3JnTNU

You don't shy away from the heavy. Lest we forget how fragile we are. So true. Thanks for the bonus.

Dougf
08-22-2012, 02:41 PM
Haven't done a season in a while but here is my entry go easy please....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zQfcWhx_1Q

Well done, that's a tough song. Victoria Vox covered it as part of her 52 week cover project, and even she said it was a challenge. Thanks for the entry!

chrimess
08-22-2012, 03:09 PM
Glass, you always rock!

Haven't done a season in a while but here is my entry go easy please....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zQfcWhx_1Q

chrimess
08-22-2012, 03:42 PM
You don't shy away from the heavy. Lest we forget how fragile we are. So true. Thanks for the bonus.

Rob did a great job- talking about heavy, watch sting do it live on 9/11 in tuscany.

myrnaukelele
08-22-2012, 06:06 PM
Many thanks to peewee (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/member.php?31963-peewee) for making this happen:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miY5TBFSbEQ
Very nice samba indeed! You two were great!

janeray1940
08-22-2012, 06:07 PM
Sounds great!


Very nice samba indeed! You two were great!

Mahalo Staci and Myrna!

Hippie Dribble
08-22-2012, 06:49 PM
Many thanks to peewee (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/member.php?31963-peewee) for making this happen:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miY5TBFSbEQ

aaaaw, warms me cold ol' heart to see this. So good you two.

Now,to the important questions at hand (ie seasons gossip), are you (a)brother and sister (b)husband and wife (c) ships passing in the night or (d) none of the above

no really, the people want to know...he he...I can't keep up with the PM's.... :p

AWESOME WORK GUYS!!!!
:cheers:

mm stan
08-22-2012, 07:35 PM
Great Work sounds awesome...wow Janeray1940 and PeeWee first seen to me at least...ha ha

Good Question Eugene...hot UU gossip...ha ha they look alike, but you know you live together 10 years and you always look alike..ha ha
Tell Us....

peewee
08-22-2012, 08:17 PM
he he he...
We are the Meg and Jack White (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_White_Stripes#Early_history) of the ukulele world. Same idea, but nerdier. :o

Actually, we are linked by neither matrimony kinship or romance.

We are only Ukulele junkies who visit the same class each week, and are part of the Westside Ukulele Ensemble (http://www.westsideukes.com/blog/). Well, Janeray is a founder and a main driver of that illustrious group, I am merely a cog in the wheel.:music:

I appreciate the praise for our performance, and perhaps speculation as to the nature of our relationship is inevitable, and is meant in a friendly way, but let's put it to rest please. :stop:

I should also thank our uke guru Steve for the fabulous arrangement of So Nice that we were working from.

For the really curious, here's what my actual family looks like (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6r9XU4Y1brA&feature=player_detailpage#t=35s)

weerpool
08-22-2012, 08:45 PM
here it is, another week another entry :). just got home from work and recorded a quick video as i wont have time to even breathe this next 4 days until the deadline. i love every single one of you sessionistas.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O7Bfs092bw

peewee
08-22-2012, 08:56 PM
here it is, another week another entry :). just got home from work and recorded a quick video as i wont have time to even breathe this next 4 days until the deadline. i love every single one of you sessionistas.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O7Bfs092bw

That was gorgeous.
Please keep breathing.
thanks

weerpool
08-22-2012, 08:59 PM
thank you sir!
That was gorgeous.
Please keep breathing.
thanks

wee_ginga_yin
08-22-2012, 11:30 PM
here it is, another week another entry :). just got home from work and recorded a quick video as i wont have time to even breathe this next 4 days until the deadline. i love every single one of you sessionistas.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O7Bfs092bw

Magical!!! I don't know how you manage to get you fingers into those chord shapes
and do those transitions so effortlessly... so skillful

wee_ginga_yin
08-22-2012, 11:36 PM
Glass, you always rock!

And he went topless... just like I did in my bonus track.
I fear Christian that the bare knees will soon be replaced
by topless videos. Perhaps a whole season could be devoted
to going topless... I am sure it would be a winner.:old:

wee_ginga_yin
08-23-2012, 01:47 AM
Rob did a great job- talking about heavy, watch sting do it live on 9/11 in tuscany.

When you listen to the words I can see that it would be
a quite appropriate anthem for 9/11

Man's inhumanity to man is only tempered by acts of self-sacrifice and courage.

glass
08-23-2012, 02:16 AM
Well done, that's a tough song. Victoria Vox covered it as part of her 52 week cover project, and even she said it was a challenge. Thanks for the entry!

Yes it was quite hard but I think I got it ok...

glass
08-23-2012, 02:17 AM
Glass, you always rock!

Ahh thanks Christian!

glass
08-23-2012, 02:19 AM
And he went topless... just like I did in my bonus track.
I fear Christian that the bare knees will soon be replaced
by topless videos. Perhaps a whole season could be devoted
to going topless... I am sure it would be a winner.:old:

It was getting hot in the house so I just went with it. Good suggestion though for a season.

GinnyT11
08-23-2012, 02:24 AM
Many thanks to peewee (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/member.php?31963-peewee) for making this happen:


A delightful number! You two are quite good as a duo. Whose teevee studio do you use?

chrimess
08-23-2012, 02:40 AM
Excellent, compared to you I look and sound like a rubio maricon.


here it is, another week another entry :). just got home from work and recorded a quick video as i wont have time to even breathe this next 4 days until the deadline. i love every single one of you sessionistas.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O7Bfs092bw

23skidoo
08-23-2012, 03:11 AM
excellent entries so far folks and looking forward to more..... this is a real challenge - having to dust off my high school Spanish and step well outside the comfort zone for this one..... I've got a couple of buddies roped in, so hopefully we'll be able to get together over the weekend for some recording.....

Dougf
08-23-2012, 03:52 AM
here it is, another week another entry :). just got home from work and recorded a quick video as i wont have time to even breathe this next 4 days until the deadline. i love every single one of you sessionistas.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O7Bfs092bw

Very impressive, both on the vocals and the finger work! Great entry, obrigado!

Dougf
08-23-2012, 03:58 AM
I realized I should have allowed bonus points for the other languages of the Iberian peninsula, Catalan and Euskara (Basque). Also, however unlikely, indigenous languages of Latin American such as Quechua or Nahuatl would qualify as well. :)

ksiegel
08-23-2012, 04:08 AM
How about English? Can I sing in English?

I'm not too bad in French, but I can't pronounce Spanish or Portuguese to save my life. For some reason, I keep mixing them up. (Just ask my wife - the first time she was driving me around around in California, I was asking her where the "San Joe-a-kwin" valley was...)



-Kurt



I realized I should have allowed bonus points for the other languages of the Iberian peninsula, Catalan and Euskara (Basque). Also, however unlikely, indigenous languages of Latin American such as Quechua or Nahuatl would qualify as well. :)

Dougf
08-23-2012, 04:31 AM
How about English? Can I sing in English?

I'm not too bad in French, but I can't pronounce Spanish or Portuguese to save my life. For some reason, I keep mixing them up. (Just ask my wife - the first time she was driving me around around in California, I was asking her where the "San Joe-a-kwin" valley was...)



-Kurt

English is fine, it's just that bonus points are awarded for the other languages. And who knows, it may not make that much difference in the scoring anyway.

chrimess
08-23-2012, 05:30 AM
Do I have to play with a low wound G string if my chest is too hairy?


It was getting hot in the house so I just went with it. Good suggestion though for a season.

ukuleledaveey
08-23-2012, 05:31 AM
Hi all well here is my entry for this week, thanks Doug for hosting, great entries so far folks, really enjoyed them all.


http://youtu.be/qzWKuhI8OLI

Fermin
08-23-2012, 05:31 AM
I realized I should have allowed bonus points for the other languages of the Iberian peninsula, Catalan and Euskara (Basque). Also, however unlikely, indigenous languages of Latin American such as Quechua or Nahuatl would qualify as well. :)

There are a few more languages in Spain.

Now, I wish I knew any songs in Charrua, the language of the indigenous people of Uruguay.

chrimess
08-23-2012, 05:32 AM
Kurt,
You shold use your inadequate french then and sell it to us as Catalan, no one will notice and you will get bonus to boot.



How about English? Can I sing in English?

I'm not too bad in French, but I can't pronounce Spanish or Portuguese to save my life. For some reason, I keep mixing them up. (Just ask my wife - the first time she was driving me around around in California, I was asking her where the "San Joe-a-kwin" valley was...)



-Kurt

Dougf
08-23-2012, 05:33 AM
There are a few more languages in Spain.

Now, I wish I knew any songs in Charrua, the language of the indigenous people of Uruguay.

Leonese, Asturian, Gallego, anything goes. :)

Dougf
08-23-2012, 05:37 AM
Hi all well here is my entry for this week, thanks Doug for hosting, great entries so far folks, really enjoyed them all.

http://youtu.be/qzWKuhI8OLI

Yeah, classic Santana, great entry, UkuleleDaveey! Thanks, brought back memories. :)

ukuleledaveey
08-23-2012, 05:43 AM
Yeah, classic Santana, great entry, UkuleleDaveey! Thanks, brought back memories. :)
Many thanks Doug :) i was also trying to do "La Bamba" but the words are so hard, i can barely speak or write in english which is my native tongue, so i got 2 hopes of singing in a foreign language no hope and bob hope, i might see how i go and sneek it in as a bonus although i cant promise i will inflict it on you all :biglaugh:

Dan Uke
08-23-2012, 06:05 AM
here it is, another week another entry :). just got home from work and recorded a quick video as i wont have time to even breathe this next 4 days until the deadline. i love every single one of you sessionistas.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O7Bfs092bw

I don't know what's more impressive? The singing or the playing. That was really good!!

peewee
08-23-2012, 06:28 AM
Nice one Daveey!

Here's my shot: Janeray and I recorded this as an initial run-through after So Nice the other night, but I am not sure we'll be able to get together to do it again before the deadline.

Also I practiced singing this song MANY times during the course of the day, as I don't really speak Spanish, and I woke up the next day feeling like Real Madrid had been using my throat for penalty practice, so I'm not eager to do it again without transposing and relearning the whole thing a step or two lower...so here it is warts and all.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aIDCls3Few

As for playing the chords and the riff and singing in Spanish, maybe someday..but not before Sunday.

It's Me Gustas Tu (http://youtu.be/j86mVZu0aLE), a song from Manu Chao's fantastic CD Proxima Estacion Esperanza (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pr%C3%B3xima_Estaci%C3%B3n:_Esperanza)

Thanks to Doug, this is a cool week, it's fun to see people exploring these genres. There is definitely more material to work with than for French Week! And the Samba / Bossa Nova stuff sounds great on uke, the world needs more of that. ¡Olé!

Ukeval
08-23-2012, 06:30 AM
Hey very nice song ! like your singing in spanish Peewee ;-)

Fermin
08-23-2012, 06:33 AM
Leonese, Asturian, Gallego, anything goes. :)

How about Silbo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgEmSb0cKBg)? :P

I wish I could "speak" it

ukuleledaveey
08-23-2012, 06:34 AM
Nice one Daveey!

Here's my shot: Janeray and I recorded this as an initial run-through after So Nice the other night, but I am not sure we'll be able to get together to do it again before the deadline.

Also I practiced singing this song MANY times during the course of the day, as I don't really speak Spanish, and I woke up the next day feeling like Real Madrid had been using my throat for penalty practice, so I'm not eager to do it again without transposing and relearning the whole thing a step or two lower...so here it is warts and all.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aIDCls3Few

As for playing the chords and the riff and singing in Spanish, maybe someday..but not before Sunday.

It's Me Gustas Tu (http://youtu.be/j86mVZu0aLE), a song from Manu Chao's fantastic CD Proxima Estacion Esperanza (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pr%C3%B3xima_Estaci%C3%B3n:_Esperanza)

Thanks to Doug, this is a cool week, it's fun to see people exploring these genres. There is definitely more material to work with than for French Week! And the Samba / Bossa Nova stuff sounds great on uke, the world needs more of that. ¡Olé!

Many thanks Peewee :) loved your 2 tunes with Janeray, you sounded really good loved the bonus entry great singing mate, was really good, and you both did a great job on the tune :)
Im heading back to the loft now to see how i get on with la bamba, the neighbours might think i have some terrible spanish speaking person hide up there, as my racket travells across the car park through the roof :)

Fermin
08-23-2012, 06:36 AM
Beautiful playing and singing! You really captured the spirit of that song!
Love you too!


here it is, another week another entry :). just got home from work and recorded a quick video as i wont have time to even breathe this next 4 days until the deadline. i love every single one of you sessionistas.

Fermin
08-23-2012, 06:39 AM
Excellent, compared to you I look and sound like a rubio maricon.

Aw, don't say that about yourself! You clearly are not rubio!

:p

Fermin
08-23-2012, 06:43 AM
Yes, it really worked!!! Great arrangement and playing!


Many thanks to peewee (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/member.php?31963-peewee) for making this happen:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miY5TBFSbEQ

Fermin
08-23-2012, 06:52 AM
That was great! I hope you get extra points for mixing Spanish and Italian.


well...my spanish failed me... a little...well, maybe more than a little..., but i gave it the old college try! so many words!!
anyhow, have always loved The Gypsy Kings! another fun week of learning and playing!


http://youtu.be/nEtAp5vcwVM

now, on to bonus tracks!! wheeeeee!!!

Fermin
08-23-2012, 06:56 AM
Hey, that was quite nice! Very good adaptation. That song really fits with that rythm and the spirit of bossa nova!


I figure if I use a Bossa Drum Beat it qualifies. :p

Ending is very rough as my mind went blank so I was just playing something but don't know what it is. Don't ask me what chords they were as I have no idea. LOL


http://youtu.be/hUdx6UStVnw

janeray1940
08-23-2012, 06:57 AM
Wow, a girl steps away from the computer for an evening and all heck breaks loose! Gossip, speculation, and practice tracks making their primetime debut! :)


he he he...
We are the Meg and Jack White (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_White_Stripes#Early_history) of the ukulele world. Same idea, but nerdier. :o


Yes. This!!!


A delightful number! You two are quite good as a duo. Whose teevee studio do you use?

That would be PeeWeeTeeVee. My teevee studio consists of an Android smartphone.


Many thanks Peewee :) loved your 2 tunes with Janeray, you sounded really good loved the bonus entry great singing mate, was really good, and you both did a great job on the tune :)


Yes, it really worked!!! Great arrangement and playing!

Mahalo to both of you!

And I'm with those of you who have said the ukulele needs more Latin music. I think this week has been just about the most fun I've had playing, ever.

Fermin
08-23-2012, 07:00 AM
You guys simply rock.
But why was that pandeiro left alone in silence?



We were thinking of playing a Bossa Nova, but we decided to do a soulful 1968 song by the brazilian Erasmo and Roberto Carlos.

Roberto Carlos is really big around here, he's called "O Rei" (The King, like Elvis for the American people) - he was one the first brazilian young icons and he led the Brazilian rock scene in the very beginning of it in the 1960's, he's the best record selling artist in Brazil in all time.

The song we played is called "Se Você Pensa" (If you think). It was released by Roberto on the "O Inimitável" (The Inimitable) album, in his prime (his albums between 1968 and 1972 are really worth listening!). "Se Você Pensa" was recorded also by big names like Elis Regina, Gal Costa and Wilson Simonal.

Here's our entry. Some of our friends joined us for the take. Hope you enjoy!

http://youtu.be/WxN5SXDdj3o

Fermin
08-23-2012, 07:05 AM
Just beautiful. I'm falling in love with your voice.


Here's my one-take entry!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFP8hUVfTYs&feature=youtu.be

Fermin
08-23-2012, 07:15 AM
Your playing brings tears of joy to my eyes.

I wish I could ever play even remotely like you.


As I was today in a recording mood, here is my first bonus track : spanish baroque music from 1674... Passacalle by Gaspar Sanz.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFTjsnh9eec

Fermin
08-23-2012, 07:17 AM
That was a great season opener! I really liked the Rodrigo y Gabriela part.


Que approveche!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S14BFgDjESQ ...Me getting back at Espana for always humiliating us in futbol.

Dougf
08-23-2012, 07:19 AM
Nice one Daveey!

Here's my shot: Janeray and I recorded this as an initial run-through after So Nice the other night, but I am not sure we'll be able to get together to do it again before the deadline.

Also I practiced singing this song MANY times during the course of the day, as I don't really speak Spanish, and I woke up the next day feeling like Real Madrid had been using my throat for penalty practice, so I'm not eager to do it again without transposing and relearning the whole thing a step or two lower...so here it is warts and all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aIDCls3Few

As for playing the chords and the riff and singing in Spanish, maybe someday..but not before Sunday.

It's Me Gustas Tu (http://youtu.be/j86mVZu0aLE), a song from Manu Chao's fantastic CD Proxima Estacion Esperanza (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pr%C3%B3xima_Estaci%C3%B3n:_Esperanza)

Thanks to Doug, this is a cool week, it's fun to see people exploring these genres. There is definitely more material to work with than for French Week! And the Samba / Bossa Nova stuff sounds great on uke, the world needs more of that. ¡Olé!

Good stuff, Peewee, you riffed it just fine. Thanks, gracias, et merci! Just like Dave did one with Italian and Spanish, yours had a little French mixed in. Très cool!

chrimess
08-23-2012, 08:43 AM
Very nice, another bonus track gone...what am I going to do with all the extra pot accumulated in antiicipation of doing this number?


Nice one Daveey!

Here's my shot: Janeray and I recorded this as an initial run-through after So Nice the other night, but I am not sure we'll be able to get together to do it again before the deadline.

Also I practiced singing this song MANY times during the course of the day, as I don't really speak Spanish, and I woke up the next day feeling like Real Madrid had been using my throat for penalty practice, so I'm not eager to do it again without transposing and relearning the whole thing a step or two lower...so here it is warts and all.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aIDCls3Few

As for playing the chords and the riff and singing in Spanish, maybe someday..but not before Sunday.

It's Me Gustas Tu (http://youtu.be/j86mVZu0aLE), a song from Manu Chao's fantastic CD Proxima Estacion Esperanza (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pr%C3%B3xima_Estaci%C3%B3n:_Esperanza)

Thanks to Doug, this is a cool week, it's fun to see people exploring these genres. There is definitely more material to work with than for French Week! And the Samba / Bossa Nova stuff sounds great on uke, the world needs more of that. ¡Olé!

ukuleledaveey
08-23-2012, 08:50 AM
well here is my bonus i apologise for the terrible pronunciation of the words as i only attempted this today i think it should be entitled "Who killed La Bamba !!!!"
Anyway no matter how bad it is i hope the terribleness of it brings a smile :)


http://youtu.be/x9_K7dWzSQo

Fermin
08-23-2012, 09:38 AM
And here's my entry! I couldn't help myself and talked a lot in the introduction...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8V_xF47l2E

Dan Uke
08-23-2012, 09:48 AM
And here's my entry! I couldn't help myself and talked a lot in the introduction...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8V_xF47l2E

Fermin,

I really liked how this song sounded and the fact that you participated. This song would have been perfect for "Home" week!!

I know very little of Uruguay and only know of Diego Forlan and Luis Suarez. Hehe

Please continue to join us for the coming weeks.

wee_ginga_yin
08-23-2012, 09:50 AM
well here is my bonus i apologise for the terrible pronunciation of the words as i only attempted this today i think it should be entitled "Who killed La Bamba !!!!"

I saw what you just did there... Tenpole Tudor would be proud of you.

Who killed Bambi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu_0h2GZXJQ)

chrimess
08-23-2012, 10:28 AM
rob, if you speak any finnish you could certainly make that pass for Basque/Euskadi.



I saw what you just did there... Tenpole Tudor would be proud of you.

Who killed Bambi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu_0h2GZXJQ)

peewee
08-23-2012, 10:41 AM
Very nice, another bonus track gone...what am I going to do with all the extra pot accumulated in antiicipation of doing this number?

prizes for reggae week?

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
08-23-2012, 11:39 AM
Still working on a song in Spanish (mi espanol es no bueno). No hope for me of getting anything together this week that's in Portuguese, but I love Brazilian music. So here's a bonus track written by Caetano Veloso while he was living in England.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H-VLwTYYYE

ukuleledaveey
08-23-2012, 12:00 PM
I saw what you just did there... Tenpole Tudor would be proud of you.

Who killed Bambi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu_0h2GZXJQ)

:cheers: thanks Rob im glad someone got my little nod to old tenpole, thanks for putting that link to the video as well, havent heard or seen it in ages :)

austin1
08-23-2012, 12:23 PM
And here's my entry! I couldn't help myself and talked a lot in the introduction...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8V_xF47l2E

A couple things:

1) That was great! Do more seasons!

2) Sweet bandanna.

3) Are you the random hits I got on my blog from Uruguay this week?

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
08-23-2012, 12:35 PM
Just enjoyed the playlist of entries. Terrific week so far. Muchas gracias to Doug for a rich theme. Took notes as I listened...

@chrimess (Viva El Rey) Great intro. A spirited, intense performance here. Nice. Gracias.

@ukeval (Samba Lele) You've got the perfect touch for picking lovely melodies like this. Formidable, monsieur. Muchas gracias.

@tootler (Rounding the Horn) Tough life for sailors back then---at least they had music. Gracias for giving us a glimpse into their world.

@TCK (For What It's Worth) Cool looking video this week, Dave. Uke can play the melody, mi amigo. Yes, uke can. Gracias.

@nongdam (Bossa Beat) Groovy beat. Some groovy picking as well. Viva los chord melodies!

@fernandogardinali (Se Voce Pensa) Fun! I need to check out Roberto Carlos immediately.

@austin1 --- That singin' and that pickin' are just plain purty. Great melody here---sung so well, too. Softly. Sweetly. Great one. Muchas gracias.

@watchyourtoes (Conga) Great choice! Great percussion. You have released your inner Gloria Estefan, and the world is better for it. Gracias!!

@weee_ginga_yin (Marchers In The Water) Lovely. I think you just saved me a few bucks in psychoanalysis bills as well.

@thesillydave (Volare) Nice choice, nice version. You settle into a nice groove here, Dave. Peppy, funky, nice.

@janeray1940 (A Very Nice Samba) Ah, that's nice. Melody. Harmony. Samba rhythm. Great to see two Seasonistas playing together. And so well. Viva California!

@glass (Chan Chan) Welcome back, glass! Nice nudity!! Nice version of this Cuban gem. Groovy. Gracias.

@weerpool (Triste) Nice bongolele intro. Your picking is in a lovely groove here. Great singing. Lovely instrumental work near the end. Terrific performance. Muchas gracias!

@ukuleledaveey (Evil Ways) Ah, Santana. Nice choice. Nice, mellow version. Volume was pretty low, be sure to crank it back up for next week.

@peewee (Me Gustas Tu) You like many things, apparently. I like this performance. Great work, Seasonistas! Fun.

@Fermin --- Thanks for sharing a song with so much personal resonance. For me it can be difficult to record a songs that is deeply meaningful. Your version sounds wonderful. Viva Uruguay!

ksiegel
08-23-2012, 01:03 PM
My entry for the 27th season...

With a little bonus track tacked on at the end.


http://youtu.be/1wdmTjnwzKY


-Kurt

ksiegel
08-23-2012, 01:17 PM
Kurt,
You shold use your inadequate french then and sell it to us as Catalan, no one will notice and you will get bonus to boot.

Ou est la bibliotheque? La Bilbliotheqe est la.

Bon Appetite!

(If they could use AutoTune for
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=80ZrUI7RNfI then it might just happen...

chrimess
08-23-2012, 01:44 PM
Ship UPS? Or FEDEX?

prizes for reggae week?

fernandogardinali
08-23-2012, 01:52 PM
Still working on a song in Spanish (mi espanol es no bueno). No hope for me of getting anything together this week that's in Portuguese, but I love Brazilian music. So here's a bonus track written by Caetano Veloso while he was living in England.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H-VLwTYYYE

Very nice! I like that song very much!

Dougf
08-23-2012, 02:31 PM
well here is my bonus i apologise for the terrible pronunciation of the words as i only attempted this today i think it should be entitled "Who killed La Bamba !!!!"
Anyway no matter how bad it is i hope the terribleness of it brings a smile :)

http://youtu.be/x9_K7dWzSQo

Great bonus track, Daveey, and regardless of pronunciation, you nailed it!

Dougf
08-23-2012, 02:32 PM
And here's my entry! I couldn't help myself and talked a lot in the introduction...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8V_xF47l2E

Muchas gracias Fermín. Great entry, some authentic Uruguayan music. And thanks for the extra effort to provide the english translation of your intro.

Dougf
08-23-2012, 02:33 PM
Still working on a song in Spanish (mi espanol es no bueno). No hope for me of getting anything together this week that's in Portuguese, but I love Brazilian music. So here's a bonus track written by Caetano Veloso while he was living in England.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H-VLwTYYYE

Great bonus entry, Ralf, gracias. I was hoping somebody might cover something by Caetano Veloso, but I'd never heard this one. Looking for flying saucers in the sky! So imaginative.

Dougf
08-23-2012, 02:35 PM
My entry for the 27th season...

With a little bonus track tacked on at the end.

http://youtu.be/1wdmTjnwzKY


-Kurt

Good old Kingston trio, great entry Kurt. That work you put into Midnight Special paid off again. :).
Hey, and that bonus stuff at the end is great. Malagueña, right?

Dougf
08-23-2012, 02:38 PM
How about Silbo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgEmSb0cKBg)? :P

I wish I could "speak" it

Very cool, thanks for the link. Even though you don't "speak" it, you could probably "fake" it. :)

Hippie Dribble
08-23-2012, 03:57 PM
hi Doug, I'm sorry but I won't be able to do anything for this week, as we are going to Hobart for some days and much is going on with us at the moment. Great theme mate and I'm loving the entries a lot. Blessings brother

ksiegel
08-23-2012, 04:31 PM
Si, Senor. I started playing Malagueña years and years ago on guitar, because I liked the way it sounded, and then one day realized that I only know the equivalent of the chorus.

Hadn't thought about it for more than 20 years, until I started noodling for the video, so I figured, what the heck

Glad you liked it.


-Kurt

.
Good old Kingston trio, great entry Kurt. That work you put into Midnight Special paid off again. :).
Hey, and that bonus stuff at the end is great. Malagueña, right?

Fermin
08-23-2012, 08:52 PM
A couple things:

1) That was great! Do more seasons!

2) Sweet bandanna.

3) Are you the random hits I got on my blog from Uruguay this week?

1) After uploading it I realized the tempo was a bit too fast... I can't say I'm really satisfied. But thanks :) I intend to do more seasons. I've been wanting to. But I just moved countries and haven't set up my PC and recording software properly (I really shouldn't be using THIS PC for recording videos, or even browsing forums.... SHHHHH... don't tell my boss!).

2) A las órdenes!

3) This week when? I did check your blog quickly this morning/yesterday, trying to find your name (you'll understand when you see my bonus track, I had to apologize to you and I'd rather do it by name).

Fermin
08-23-2012, 09:05 PM
Ok, I finally managed to upload my first bonus track. I have more coming!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKI9j7G3CVM

austin1
08-23-2012, 11:16 PM
1) After uploading it I realized the tempo was a bit too fast... I can't say I'm really satisfied. But thanks :) I intend to do more seasons. I've been wanting to. But I just moved countries and haven't set up my PC and recording software properly (I really shouldn't be using THIS PC for recording videos, or even browsing forums.... SHHHHH... don't tell my boss!).

2) A las órdenes!

3) This week when? I did check your blog quickly this morning/yesterday, trying to find your name (you'll understand when you see my bonus track, I had to apologize to you and I'd rather do it by name).

3) Haha, awesome. I was just wondering because I saw that was like "Uruguay? COOL. Do I know anyone in Uruguay?"


Ok, I finally managed to upload my first bonus track. I have more coming!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKI9j7G3CVM

You certainly don't have to apologize to me! Great video!

Luana Gouvea
08-24-2012, 01:19 AM
You guys simply rock.
But why was that pandeiro left alone in silence?

Hi Fermin!

So, the pandero was used when we played before recording, but our friend Guty, using a brazilian expression, "arregou" hahaha. He said he would lose the chords if kept playing the pandero with his feet. So no pandero this time!

Thanks for enjoying it! =)

Dougf
08-24-2012, 03:59 AM
Ok, I finally managed to upload my first bonus track. I have more coming!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKI9j7G3CVM

Nice bonus track, Fermín, obrigado! I find myself humming and whistling this tune. I wonder if it would work in Silbo. :)

Dougf
08-24-2012, 04:01 AM
hi Doug, I'm sorry but I won't be able to do anything for this week, as we are going to Hobart for some days and much is going on with us at the moment. Great theme mate and I'm loving the entries a lot. Blessings brother

Thanks, Jon, we're gonna miss you this season. Have a great weekend in the city!

Fermin
08-24-2012, 04:22 AM
Nice bonus track, Fermín, obrigado! I find myself humming and whistling this tune. I wonder if it would work in Silbo. :)

You should try it. Just not during a vacation in the Canary Islands. You could accidentally pick up a fight with some of the locals :P

I love that song, both the tune and the lyrics deliver a very nice message. I should probably post a translation for the rest of you.

Fermin
08-24-2012, 05:07 AM
You should try it. Just not during a vacation in the Canary Islands. You could accidentally pick up a fight with some of the locals :P

I love that song, both the tune and the lyrics deliver a very nice message. I should probably post a translation for the rest of you.

And here it is:

What is life, what is life?

I choose the purity of childrens answers,
this is life, life is beautiful, it's beautiful.

To live, without shame for being happy.
To sing, and sing and sing
the beauty of being forever a learner.
I know, that life could be better, and it will be,
but that doesn't keep me from repeating,
it's beautiful, it's beautiful, it's beautiful.

Life, what is life, tell me, my brother?
Is it the beat of a heart?
Is it a sweet illusion?

Life, is it marvel or is it suffering?
Is it happiness or wail?
What is life? What is life, my brother?

There are some who may say life is nothing in the world.
A water drop, a moment shorter than a second.
There are some who may say life is a profound divine mistery.
It's the Creator's breath, in an attitude full of love.

You say it's luxury and pleasure.
He says life is living.
She says it's better to die,
because she's not loved and "to suffer" is the verb.

I just know I trust the the Virgin,
and in the Virgin I put the strength of my faith.
It's ourselves that make life,
as we can, are allowed, or want.

Always desired, even when wrong.
Nobody wants death, only health and good luck.
And the question starts rolling,
and our head shaking.

I choose the purity of childrens answers,
this is life, life is beautiful, it's beautiful.

To live, without shame for being happy.
To sing, and sing and sing
the beauty of being forever a learner.
Oh my god!
I know, that life could be better, and it will be,
but that doesn't keep me from repeating,
it's beautiful, it's beautiful, it's beautiful.

glass
08-24-2012, 10:01 AM
Ship UPS? Or FEDEX?

Fed Ex, did I ever say I work there ;)

Tootler
08-24-2012, 10:19 AM
TCK did it as an instrumental.

Here is El Condor Pasa with Paul Simon's English words as a bonus track.


http://youtu.be/TQpRXvJhnLU

I tuned my concert uke down to Bb so that I could play the "same" chords as in the book I used but in a range that better fits my voice.

I was pleasantly surprised that the lower pitch gave the uke a more mellow tone without losing its basic character.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
08-24-2012, 10:27 AM
Ah, great bonus tracks this week! Gracias, muchachos!

@wee_ginga_yin (Girl From Ipa) Perhaps your scariest video so far. In a good way. Me gusta. (Not Really Breakable) Sad and lovely. My comment quickly got political, so it's coming to you via PM.

@ukeval (Pasacalle) Ah, more loveliness. I like how you "strum" by plucking notes on a few strings. Pretty. Gracias. (La Cucaracha) Classique. Perfect for banjolele, too. Merci. (Lullaby From Brazil) So glad these excellent bonus tracks keep coming. Merci beaucoups. That's a sweet lullaby, sweetly played.

@thesillydave (South of the Border) Yes. Cowboys. Vaqueros. Singing. Es excellente, mi amigo.

@ukuleledaveey (La Bamba) Short and sweet. That melody sounds so great on the uke. Gracias.

@Fermin (O que é, O que é) Great, spirited performance here. You've got a great voice, Fermin! Thanks again for joining us here in the Seasons!

chrimess
08-24-2012, 10:51 AM
awesome, if you get it from here to there, you are most welcome to take a little cut...


Fed Ex, did I ever say I work there ;)

Ukeval
08-24-2012, 11:43 AM
and my last bonus track with "La Colegiala" (well known in France as a clip advertising for coffee in the '80...)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbUDbXHN8eU

uke4ia
08-24-2012, 11:56 AM
I think I'm going to miss this week. I haven't been able to find anything that I feel inspired to learn and play. My daughter wants me to do this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngRq82c8Baw

but it seems too much to me like the "Foux Fa Fa Fa" that SillyDave did for French week. I tried turning on my new keyboard and just jamming to some of the Latin rhythms it can play, but my camera thought this was so lame that it kept turning itself off out of disgust.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
08-24-2012, 02:14 PM
I had a terrific time learning this one. New language. New rhythm. A history lesson. Thanks for a great challenge, Doug!

This is a folk song from the Spanish Civil War.


http://youtu.be/kzHFCaUwW9o

The lyrics (Spanish, then English):

Si me quieres escribir, ya sabes mi paradero,
En el frente de Gandesa primera linea de fuego.

Si tu quieres comer bien, barato y de buena forma.
En el frente de Gandesa, alli tienen una fonda.

En la entrada de la fonda, Hay un moro Mojama
Que te dice, "Pasa, pasa que quieres pata comer."

El primer plato que dan, son grenadas rompedoras
El segundo de matralla para recordar memorias

If you want to write me a letter, you already know my whereabouts.
I'm on the Gandesa Front, in the first line of the fighting.

If you want to eat your fill, good food and not too many pesos,
On that bloody battlefield stands an inn where you are welcome.

At the entrance of this inn there waits a moor by name Mohammed,
Who warmly greets you, "Hurry, hurry, rare and spicy food awaits you.

The first dish which they serve is hot grenades in quick succession,
Followed by a burst of shrapnel, makes a meal you'll all remember.

Dougf
08-24-2012, 02:27 PM
TCK did it as an instrumental.

Here is El Condor Pasa with Paul Simon's English words as a bonus track.

http://youtu.be/TQpRXvJhnLU

I tuned my concert uke down to Bb so that I could play the "same" chords as in the book I used but in a range that better fits my voice.

I was pleasantly surprised that the lower pitch gave the uke a more mellow tone without losing its basic character.

Thanks for the bonus track, Geoff, and I'm glad that TCK's version didn't stop you from doing yours. And you're right, the tone is fine.

Dougf
08-24-2012, 02:30 PM
and my last bonus track with "La Colegiala" (well known in France as a clip advertising for coffee in the '80...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbUDbXHN8eU

Now I'm really sorry I didn't offer a prize for most bonus tracks, because you definitely deserve something for posting all these great tunes. Thanks, and don't stop now! :)

ukuloonie
08-24-2012, 02:33 PM
.


http://youtu.be/kzHFCaUwW9o

.

well played Ralf
that was pretty cool

Dan Uke
08-24-2012, 02:34 PM
Ralf

Your Spanish sounded very authentic!! Great picking and thanks for the translation!

Dougf
08-24-2012, 02:36 PM
I had a terrific time learning this one. New language. New rhythm. A history lesson. Thanks for a great challenge, Doug!

This is a folk song from the Spanish Civil War.

http://youtu.be/kzHFCaUwW9o

The lyrics (Spanish, then English):

Si me quieres escribir, ya sabes mi paradero,
En el frente de Gandesa primera linea de fuego.

Si tu quieres comer bien, barato y de buena forma.
En el frente de Gandesa, alli tienen una fonda.

En la entrada de la fonda, Hay un moro Mojama
Que te dice, "Pasa, pasa que quieres pata comer."

El primer plato que dan, son grenadas rompedoras
El segundo de matralla para recordar memorias

If you want to write me a letter, you already know my whereabouts.
I'm on the Gandesa Front, in the first line of the fighting.

If you want to eat your fill, good food and not too many pesos,
On that bloody battlefield stands an inn where you are welcome.

At the entrance of this inn there waits a moor by name Mohammed,
Who warmly greets you, "Hurry, hurry, rare and spicy food awaits you.

The first dish which they serve is hot grenades in quick succession,
Followed by a burst of shrapnel, makes a meal you'll all remember.

Wow, how did you find this? And great job mastering this in just a couple of days. This is one of those songs that probably helped people cope with that tragedy. Dark, ironic humor.

Dougf
08-24-2012, 02:38 PM
I think I'm going to miss this week. I haven't been able to find anything that I feel inspired to learn and play. My daughter wants me to do this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngRq82c8Baw

but it seems too much to me like the "Foux Fa Fa Fa" that SillyDave did for French week. I tried turning on my new keyboard and just jamming to some of the Latin rhythms it can play, but my camera thought this was so lame that it kept turning itself off out of disgust.

How about some more classic Santana? Should be right up your alley.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
08-24-2012, 03:10 PM
Wow, how did you find this? And great job mastering this in just a couple of days. This is one of those songs that probably helped people cope with that tragedy. Dark, ironic humor.

The arrangement is in The International Book of Folk Songs by Norman Luboff & Win Stracke---a beautifully illustrated collection that I've turned to more than a few times during the Seasons. Luboff & Stracke didn't have all the lyrics, but they were easily found online.

I was lucky to find this terrific version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gX1QhvXeVkI) of the song for help with pronounciation, rhythm, etc.

uke4ia
08-24-2012, 03:14 PM
How about some more classic Santana? Should be right up your alley.

I was originally going to try "Rain in Spain" by Chuck Leavell's band Sea Level, or Little Feat's "Spanish Moon". Then I read the first post again and saw those songs weren't allowed under the theme.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
08-24-2012, 03:22 PM
After doing a folk song from the Spanish Civil War, I had to do a punk song about the Spanish Civil War...


http://youtu.be/QDbx2fWdADg

Dougf
08-24-2012, 03:50 PM
After doing a folk song from the Spanish Civil War, I had to do a punk song about the Spanish Civil War...

http://youtu.be/QDbx2fWdADg

Excellent Ralf, that brought back memories, thanks. Seems you've found a theme within a theme. :)

Dougf
08-24-2012, 03:52 PM
I was originally going to try "Rain in Spain" by Chuck Leavell's band Sea Level, or Little Feat's "Spanish Moon". Then I read the first post again and saw those songs weren't allowed under the theme.

I'm not going to be a stickler on what's allowed, and the theme is kind of meant to be interpreted by the participants.

Fermin
08-24-2012, 05:17 PM
Great song choice, and great version. You inspired me! I think I'll do one or two spanish civil war songs tomorrow.


I had a terrific time learning this one. New language. New rhythm. A history lesson. Thanks for a great challenge, Doug!

This is a folk song from the Spanish Civil War.


http://youtu.be/kzHFCaUwW9o

The lyrics (Spanish, then English):

Si me quieres escribir, ya sabes mi paradero,
En el frente de Gandesa primera linea de fuego.

Si tu quieres comer bien, barato y de buena forma.
En el frente de Gandesa, alli tienen una fonda.

En la entrada de la fonda, Hay un moro Mojama
Que te dice, "Pasa, pasa que quieres pata comer."

El primer plato que dan, son grenadas rompedoras
El segundo de matralla para recordar memorias

If you want to write me a letter, you already know my whereabouts.
I'm on the Gandesa Front, in the first line of the fighting.

If you want to eat your fill, good food and not too many pesos,
On that bloody battlefield stands an inn where you are welcome.

At the entrance of this inn there waits a moor by name Mohammed,
Who warmly greets you, "Hurry, hurry, rare and spicy food awaits you.

The first dish which they serve is hot grenades in quick succession,
Followed by a burst of shrapnel, makes a meal you'll all remember.

Fermin
08-24-2012, 05:18 PM
3) Haha, awesome. I was just wondering because I saw that was like "Uruguay? COOL. Do I know anyone in Uruguay?"


Jeje, well, now you know me! ;)

Fermin
08-24-2012, 05:22 PM
After doing a folk song from the Spanish Civil War, I had to do a punk song about the Spanish Civil War...

http://youtu.be/QDbx2fWdADg

Hmmm... Spanish punk, why didn't I think of that? Now I want to do some Loquillo. Or some Buitres (who aren't from Spain but have a very Spanish style)...

Dan Uke
08-24-2012, 07:03 PM
Since it's a bonus...I don't have to be in the video right?


http://youtu.be/UfB4RWLe-tA

myrnaukelele
08-24-2012, 07:45 PM
Well, somebody had to do this song for Latin Week lol! I've been working on another song all week for my entry and hope to record it tomorrow. So this is just a bonus track.

http://youtu.be/YI18A0GN4pk

Ukeval
08-24-2012, 08:58 PM
Nice song, thanks Myrna ;-)

Tootler
08-24-2012, 11:23 PM
and my last bonus track with "La Colegiala" (well known in France as a clip advertising for coffee in the '80...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbUDbXHN8eU

I really enjoy your instrumentals and that pineapple uke has a fabulous tone.

ksiegel
08-25-2012, 04:21 AM
Brought back memories of the first time I heard that melody...

"Ai, ai, ai-ai!
I am the Frito Bandito!
I like Fritos Corn Chips
I love them I do
I'll get Fritos Corn Chips
I'll take them from you!"


Television has a lot to answer for.



-Kurt


Well, somebody had to do this song for Latin Week lol! I've been working on another song all week for my entry and hope to record it tomorrow. So this is just a bonus track.

http://youtu.be/YI18A0GN4pk

glass
08-25-2012, 04:35 AM
Well, somebody had to do this song for Latin Week lol! I've been working on another song all week for my entry and hope to record it tomorrow. So this is just a bonus track.

Nice one Myrna!!

Dougf
08-25-2012, 04:39 AM
Since it's a bonus...I don't have to be in the video right?

http://youtu.be/UfB4RWLe-tA

That was great, Daniel. Those kids are too cute, and I couldn't stop cracking up!

Dougf
08-25-2012, 04:41 AM
Well, somebody had to do this song for Latin Week lol! I've been working on another song all week for my entry and hope to record it tomorrow. So this is just a bonus track.
http://youtu.be/YI18A0GN4pk

Excellent bonus, Myrna, just lovely, thanks. And nice touch with the rose!

ukuleledaveey
08-25-2012, 04:42 AM
I had a terrific time learning this one. New language. New rhythm. A history lesson. Thanks for a great challenge, Doug!

This is a folk song from the Spanish Civil War.


http://youtu.be/kzHFCaUwW9o

The lyrics (Spanish, then English):

Si me quieres escribir, ya sabes mi paradero,
En el frente de Gandesa primera linea de fuego.

Si tu quieres comer bien, barato y de buena forma.
En el frente de Gandesa, alli tienen una fonda.

En la entrada de la fonda, Hay un moro Mojama
Que te dice, "Pasa, pasa que quieres pata comer."

El primer plato que dan, son grenadas rompedoras
El segundo de matralla para recordar memorias

If you want to write me a letter, you already know my whereabouts.
I'm on the Gandesa Front, in the first line of the fighting.

If you want to eat your fill, good food and not too many pesos,
On that bloody battlefield stands an inn where you are welcome.

At the entrance of this inn there waits a moor by name Mohammed,
Who warmly greets you, "Hurry, hurry, rare and spicy food awaits you.

The first dish which they serve is hot grenades in quick succession,
Followed by a burst of shrapnel, makes a meal you'll all remember.

:bowdown: Excellent Amazing job Ralf, that sounded really good fantastic playing and awesome vocals in a foreign language, really really good, enjoyed your bonuses to loved how you slipped some clash in there to.
Thanks for the feedback on my efforts , always greatly appreciated, many thanks, have a great weekend.

wee_ginga_yin
08-25-2012, 05:48 AM
I had a terrific time learning this one. New language. New rhythm. A history lesson. Thanks for a great challenge, Doug!

This is a folk song from the Spanish Civil War.



I recently watch a movie called Hemingway and Gellhorn. Most of the movie concentrated
on their relationship during the Spanish civil war, and it was quite interesting since many of the
scenes had been cut around the famous photos of Robert Capa... I was surprised just how many
artists and writers were involved in the Spanish Civil war and there is one good song in the movie.

A good history lesson though I wonder about them meeting Mao and Chou Enlai :-)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4HcbDwN8xk

Official trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWFuQlLqqZk)

myrnaukelele
08-25-2012, 05:49 AM
and my last bonus track with "La Colegiala" (well known in France as a clip advertising for coffee in the '80...)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbUDbXHN8eU


Brought back memories of the first time I heard that melody...

"Ai, ai, ai-ai!
I am the Frito Bandito!
I like Fritos Corn Chips
I love them I do
I'll get Fritos Corn Chips
I'll take them from you!"


Television has a lot to answer for.



-Kurt
This song - also known as Canta y no Llores (Sing and Don't Cry) -became very well know in the US because of advertising as well, (advertising Frito corn chips as Kurt pointed out).
It was written in 1882 and is a common mariachi tune very well known in Mexico. It's become a theme song of sorts for Mexicans. Yet I can never hear it without thinking of the Frito Bandito. :(

fernandogardinali
08-25-2012, 06:25 AM
http://youtu.be/YUYjgr_AxL8

My bonus track! A Samba played on the uke

uke4ia
08-25-2012, 07:43 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBqRPj_yttY&feature=youtu.be

All right, I came up with a song. This is a song by Ximena Sariñana, a Mexican pop singer. She put out a great album last year, and this was the one Spanish language song on it.

myrnaukelele
08-25-2012, 09:14 AM
Here's my entry for Latin Week. Dedicated to Professor Glukoz.

http://youtu.be/3Xisl8plWHM

Ukeval
08-25-2012, 10:32 AM
Here's my entry for Latin Week. Dedicated to Professor Glukoz.

Happy Luke ;-)
(and very nice version !)

Ukeval
08-25-2012, 10:35 AM
This song - also known as Canta y no Llores (Sing and Don't Cry) -became very well know in the US because of advertising as well, (advertising Frito corn chips as Kurt pointed out).
It was written in 1882 and is a common mariachi tune very well known in Mexico. It's become a theme song of sorts for Mexicans. Yet I can never hear it without thinking of the Frito Bandito. :(Thanks for the infos, for us (french people) we always think of instant coffe "Nescafe"... But I dont drink my coffee with chips... ;-)

Fermin
08-25-2012, 10:36 AM
Here's my entry for Latin Week. Dedicated to Professor Glukoz.
http://youtu.be/3Xisl8plWHM

Thanks for making me smile for 1 minute and eight seconds :)

Fermin
08-25-2012, 11:43 AM
Time for another bonus track.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pu2A29KJG8

ukuloonie
08-25-2012, 12:13 PM
I tried a song but it wouldn't stick sorry. but I found some new musicians that I like,
The Cuban band "Buena Vista social club"
The one I wanted to learn I think I bit off more than I could chew was
Dos Gardinias. (http://youtu.be/F_GLh9iH3Gk)

mattydee
08-25-2012, 12:45 PM
Well, gang, it looks like I'm out this week. I've been working on a song, but it took too long to get up to snuff, and now I don't have time to record it.

Sigh.

The good thing is I should have plenty of time next week!

Dougf
08-25-2012, 03:40 PM
http://youtu.be/YUYjgr_AxL8

My bonus track! A Samba played on the uke

Great bonus track, Fernando, real brazilian samba! Obrigado!

Dougf
08-25-2012, 03:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBqRPj_yttY

All right, I came up with a song. This is a song by Ximena Sariñana, a Mexican pop singer. She put out a great album last year, and this was the one Spanish language song on it.

Well done, love the little instrumental breaks. I definitely want to check out Ximena, there's some great Mexican pop.

Sort of sorry we missed "Rain in Spain", though. :)

Dougf
08-25-2012, 03:45 PM
Here's my entry for Latin Week. Dedicated to Professor Glukoz.
http://youtu.be/3Xisl8plWHM

Great entry, Myrna, and nice tribute to le professeur!

Dougf
08-25-2012, 03:49 PM
Time for another bonus track.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pu2A29KJG8

Another great bonus track, gracias Fermin!

Dougf
08-25-2012, 03:54 PM
I tried a song but it wouldn't stick sorry. but I found some new musicians that I like,
The Cuban band "Buena Vista social club"
The one I wanted to learn I think I bit off more than I could chew was
Dos Gardinias. (http://youtu.be/F_GLh9iH3Gk)

Sorry, we'll miss your entry this week. There's another song on that album that basically has the same chords as "five foot two": "Orgullecida", might be easier to learn. Just a thought.

Dougf
08-25-2012, 03:55 PM
Well, gang, it looks like I'm out this week. I've been working on a song, but it took too long to get up to snuff, and now I don't have time to record it.

Sigh.

The good thing is I should have plenty of time next week!

Sorry you couldn't get it recorded, Matt, but feel free to submit late, just for fun, if you can work it in.

Bob Bledsoe
08-25-2012, 04:14 PM
Okay, here's my first Ukulele Seasons entry. I just read the parameters decided to enter today. He's what resulted:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_mpOeLx5X4

ukuloonie
08-25-2012, 04:22 PM
Sorry, we'll miss your entry this week. There's another song on that album that basically has the same chords as "five foot two": "Orgullecida", might be easier to learn. Just a thought.

Argh I always go for the harder ones, this is a simple tune, bum I could have figured this one out
Thanks for the theme I'm constantly learning about songs and genre through this competition which I havent heard of before
Thanks for the theme.

thesillydave
08-25-2012, 04:23 PM
Okay, here's my first Ukulele Seasons entry. I just read the parameters decided to enter today. He's what resulted:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_mpOeLx5X4

loved it!! i need a mask like that as well! and your singing was fine! don't let that stop you from joining in....hasn't ever stopped me!! cheers!

uke4ia
08-25-2012, 05:22 PM
Sort of sorry we missed "Rain in Spain", though. :)

Maybe I can put together a quick version tomorrow if it's quiet around the house. Otherwise, it may show up on UU one of these days. It's a '70s jazz-rock fusion piece I've been messing with for a while, but I'm still trying to figure out how to make it sound good on solo uke.

peewee
08-25-2012, 05:35 PM
Okay, here's my first Ukulele Seasons entry. I just read the parameters decided to enter today. He's what resulted:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_mpOeLx5X4

Chupacabra makes an appearance! Nice one Bob, welcome.

ukuloonie
08-25-2012, 05:48 PM
Okay, here's my first Ukulele Seasons entry. I just read the parameters decided to enter today. He's what resulted:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_mpOeLx5X4


wooo hoo welcome to the Seasons of the Ukulele

ksiegel
08-25-2012, 06:15 PM
loved it!! i need a mask like that as well! and your singing was fine! don't let that stop you from joining in....hasn't ever stopped me!! cheers!

He's wearing a mask?

Bob Bledsoe
08-25-2012, 06:49 PM
loved it!! i need a mask like that as well! and your singing was fine! don't let that stop you from joining in....hasn't ever stopped me!! cheers!

Thanks Dave! I appreciate the encouragement!


Chupacabra makes an appearance! Nice one Bob, welcome.

Yes! I love the word "Chupacabra". Makes it sound like a fun pet. It might be, we won't know until someone catches one.


wooo hoo welcome to the Seasons of the Ukulele

Thanks ukuloonie!


He's wearing a mask?

A keen observation. I am not, in fact, wearing a mask. I was born looking that awesome.

myrnaukelele
08-25-2012, 07:49 PM
Nice one Myrna!!
Thanks glass:)


Happy Luke ;-)
(and very nice version !)
Merci Ukeval. I like your fingerpicking style and have been enjoying all your bonus tracks. Your new ukulele is quite lovely.


Thanks for making me smile for 1 minute and eight seconds :)
Gracias Fermin. It's been fun hearing your Spanish songs this week.

Ukeval
08-25-2012, 09:15 PM
Merci Ukeval. I like your fingerpicking style and have been enjoying all your bonus tracks. Your new ukulele is quite lovely.

Thanks a lot, about the uke, Im luckiest than Luke...

Tootler
08-26-2012, 04:15 AM
Well, somebody had to do this song for Latin Week lol! I've been working on another song all week for my entry and hope to record it tomorrow. So this is just a bonus track.


Nice one. I was about to listen to this yesterday when I got called away for my tea. Only just getting round to catching up.

Tootler
08-26-2012, 04:26 AM
Here's my entry for Latin Week. Dedicated to Professor Glukoz.


One minute of ukulele fun. Nice one Myrna.

Tootler
08-26-2012, 04:35 AM
Okay, here's my first Ukulele Seasons entry. I just read the parameters decided to enter today. He's what resulted:



Liked it. The singing was fine and I loved the mask.

Dougf
08-26-2012, 04:37 AM
Okay, here's my first Ukulele Seasons entry. I just read the parameters decided to enter today. He's what resulted:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_mpOeLx5X4

Great entry, Bob, and welcome to the seasons! That's some funny stuff, you ever do any standup?

Bob Bledsoe
08-26-2012, 05:38 AM
Liked it. The singing was fine and I loved the mask.

Thanks Tootler! Glad you liked it!


Great entry, Bob, and welcome to the seasons! That's some funny stuff, you ever do any standup?

Thank you Doug! Nice of you to say... Yes! Standup is what I do: http://bobbledsoe.com/

GinnyT11
08-26-2012, 06:32 AM
I'm just getting a chance to review this week's entries. This is a great theme because there is such a wide array of countries, languages, rhythms and moods to choose songs from. I'm impressed at all the many cool songs that have been submitted, more so because it's not anything I can do. I'm particularly interested in the historic songs, like those from the Spanish Civil War, but I start moving around when I hear a samba beat.

Doug, you're a good encourager and you also have a wide knowledge of the genre. I also like how you've shortened the thread by posting replies without the videos attached.

Ukeval
08-26-2012, 06:37 AM
I also like how you've shortened the thread by posting replies without the videos attached.
Yes I think it is better to do so it is easyer to read and see at once the new video posted.

OldePhart
08-26-2012, 08:26 AM
Well, gang, it looks like I'm out this week. I've been working on a song, but it took too long to get up to snuff, and now I don't have time to record it.

Sigh.

The good thing is I should have plenty of time next week!

Yeah...I know where you're coming from. I've missed the last two weeks and for one of them all I would have had to do is record a song I already know well. To paraphrase an old saw...work is the curse of the strummin' class...

John

uke4ia
08-26-2012, 08:46 AM
Sort of sorry we missed "Rain in Spain", though. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zJgBTj92ic

Be careful what you ask for. Chuck Leavell was the pianist for the Allman Brothers for many years, and the in late '70s he had a jazz-rock band named Sea Level after himself (C. Leavell). My favorite Sea Level song is "Rain in Spain", and it's something I've occasionally messed around with in recent years. But it mostly just shows that I need a lot more practice playing leads.

ukuleledaveey
08-26-2012, 09:25 AM
Okay, here's my first Ukulele Seasons entry. I just read the parameters decided to enter today. He's what resulted:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_mpOeLx5X4
Great job Bob and great to see you over here in the seasons, hope you can stick around for future weeks :) loved the mexican shirt and that mask is cool, ive just eaten some really strong cheese, i thought i was in pans labyrinth watching your clip :).
great strumming technique and your vocals were pretty good to mate, you sounded good, take care mate all the best from me

Bob Bledsoe
08-26-2012, 09:37 AM
Great job Bob and great to see you over here in the seasons, hope you can stick around for future weeks :) loved the mexican shirt and that mask is cool, ive just eaten some really strong cheese, i thought i was in pans labyrinth watching your clip :).
great strumming technique and your vocals were pretty good to mate, you sounded good, take care mate all the best from me

Thanks Daveey! You always have kind things to say. Glad you liked the video! I'll be around for future Season entries, but I'm going off grid tomorrow to Catalina island for two weeks, so I'll miss a couple. Cheers!

J-Peg
08-26-2012, 09:41 AM
Long week at work, but my wife and I found some quality time together to record an old favorite of ours.


Leonese, Asturian, Gallego, anything goes. :)

So how about some Ladino then?

Ladino is the language of the Sephardi, Jews who settled in the Iberian peninsula. Donna and I heard The Minstrels of Mayhem do this old Sephardic folk song at a Renaissance Faire and just fell in love with it. I was born and raised in Tennessee, so I barely speak English, much less Spanish or Portuguese, so I don't know how different Ladino is from them, but I pronounced everything as best I could.


http://youtu.be/lHg32qEr_Ow

I don't know why the video came out fuzzy.

Bob Bledsoe
08-26-2012, 09:51 AM
Long week at work, but my wife and I found some quality time together to record an old favorite of ours.



So how about some Ladino then?

Ladino is the language of the Sephardi, Jews who settled in the Iberian peninsula. Donna and I heard The Minstrels of Mayhem do this old Sephardic folk song at a Renaissance Faire and just fell in love with it. I was born and raised in Tennessee, so I barely speak English, much less Spanish or Portuguese, so I don't know how different Ladino is from them, but I pronounced everything as best I could. youtube_share;lHg32qEr_Ow]http://youtu.be/lHg32qEr_Ow

I don't know why the video came out fuzzy.

You guys sound great! Well done!... I have a guess as to why it's blurry - this is common. If you're using a flip cam type device like the Kodak z10, there is a switch at the top that's for extreme closeup shots. If that switch is on everything will come out blurry. Or it just auto-focused on your finger when you set the camera up. I do that all the time. It's why all my photographs of bigfoot come out blurry.

23skidoo
08-26-2012, 09:53 AM
wonderful stuff, everyone! Really enjoying all the great entries this week..... got one I've been working on all week - a buddy is coming over tonight and we're going to try to get a decent take..... wish us luck.:D

J-Peg
08-26-2012, 10:00 AM
You guys sound great! Well done!... I have a guess as to why it's blurry - this is common. If you're using a flip cam type device like the Kodak z10, there is a switch at the top that's for extreme closeup shots. If that switch is on everything will come out blurry. Or it just auto-focused on your finger when you set the camera up. I do that all the time. It's why all my photographs of bigfoot come out blurry.

Thanks for the compliments, Bob. And I'll check, but I'm pretty sure my camera doesn't have that switch. I think it's an auto-focus thing. I've just never had it do that before.

Tootler
08-26-2012, 10:45 AM
Long week at work, but my wife and I found some quality time together to record an old favorite of ours.

So how about some Ladino then?

Ladino is the language of the Sephardi, Jews who settled in the Iberian peninsula. Donna and I heard The Minstrels of Mayhem do this old Sephardic folk song at a Renaissance Faire and just fell in love with it. I was born and raised in Tennessee, so I barely speak English, much less Spanish or Portuguese, so I don't know how different Ladino is from them, but I pronounced everything as best I could.

I don't know why the video came out fuzzy.

That sounded really good. Great voices both of you. Interesting background info as well.

Tootler
08-26-2012, 11:57 AM
I realised I sort of knew a song in Spanish so I've been working on it from time to time during the week. I think it has just about come together but it's late here in the UK so I will see if I can get time to make a recording in the morning before the deadline but it will probably end up as a late bonus.

myrnaukelele
08-26-2012, 12:54 PM
Long week at work, but my wife and I found some quality time together to record an old favorite of ours.



So how about some Ladino then?

Ladino is the language of the Sephardi, Jews who settled in the Iberian peninsula. Donna and I heard The Minstrels of Mayhem do this old Sephardic folk song at a Renaissance Faire and just fell in love with it. I was born and raised in Tennessee, so I barely speak English, much less Spanish or Portuguese, so I don't know how different Ladino is from them, but I pronounced everything as best I could.


http://youtu.be/lHg32qEr_Ow
That was just beautiful you two! So haunting. Glad you had time to record it for Latin week.

Dougf
08-26-2012, 02:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zJgBTj92ic

Be careful what you ask for. Chuck Leavell was the pianist for the Allman Brothers for many years, and the in late '70s he had a jazz-rock band named Sea Level after himself (C. Leavell). My favorite Sea Level song is "Rain in Spain", and it's something I've occasionally messed around with in recent years. But it mostly just shows that I need a lot more practice playing leads.

Wow, you rocked it, man. Not what I was expecting at all, but some real pyro-technics there. Well done, great bonus, and thanks for putting in the extra effort.