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RichM
09-22-2012, 01:40 PM
THE BRITISH INVASION!


Click here for the "Official Entry" Playlist for this week! (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_U9rjDCAA7FOQjxvZTptrP6BYEHGLbtC&feature=mh_lolz)

Click here for the Bonus Track Playlist for this week! (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_U9rjDCAA7E1r5TEbgNcqvofkJNhfYsr&feature=mh_lolz)

It's 1965. Mods are riding their GS Scooters in Brighton. Rockers prowl the streets of London in leather jackets. Swingers flock to Carnaby Street for fun fashion. And from the Cavern Club to the Railway Tavern to the Marquee Club, some of the best music in history is being unleashed on the world.

Very little of it on the ukulele, of course, but this week, we're gonna fix that!

The week, we want songs from the bands of the British Invasion. For sake of argument we're going to say that consists of bands or singers from the UK who were in existence between the years of 1962 and 1970. As long as the performer was in business during this time period, it doesn't matter what year the song is from. So if you want to do a Moody Blues song from the 1980's, that's okay. Frankly, I don't know why you would do that, but you can.

Covers are fine. The Beatles covered "The Music Man." The Who covered James Brown and Mose Allison. But please limit covers to songs actually performed by British Invasion bands.

Please remember that there were a lot more bands and performers in the British Invasion than the big names everyone thinks of, including some one- and two-hit wonders that made beautiful music.

Rules:


The video must be a new video recorded for this contest.

What is it with all these rules about no multitracking? This week, MULTITRACK ALL YOU LIKE!!! Do four-part harmony with yourself! Green Screen yourself into Michelangelo Antonioni's Blow-up. Sing "To Sir With Love" to Sidney Poitier. GO NUTS!!!!!

The video must say at the beginning or end that it is for the 32d Season of the Ukulele. Or the middle. It's the 60's, man. Do your own thing.

Videos must be posted to this thread.

The contest ends at 8AM Greenwich Mean Time (of course!) on Monday morning October 1. For Yanks, that's 3AM EST and 12 Midnight PST (so Late Sunday Night is what I'm saying, for US folks).


Bonus Tracks: Only one entry per participant is eligible for a prize. Please feel free to submit bonus tracks! The more the merrier. I will assume that your first submission is your "official" entry, and others are bonus tracks, unless you tell me differently.

Judging:

There are three prizes, based on the following criteria:

1. The High Fidelity Award: This is for the entry that is truest to the era in terms of performance. The more it evokes the look and feel (and sounds) of the times, the better.

2. The Fab! Gear! Groovy! Award: For the most creative and entertaining performance.

3. The Lucky Bastard Award: A random drawing for one lucky bastard (or bastardess).

The Prizes:

The High Fidelity winner gets first choice of prize; the Fab! Gear! Groovy! winner gets second choice. And the Lucky Bastard gets what's left. No participant can win more than one prize. Here are the prizes:

1. A brand-new copy of Jim Beloff's "60's Uke-In: 25 Really Groovy Songs for Ukulele"

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/518j-QnrHlL._SS500_.jpg

2. A selection of delicious British sweeties (photo for illustration purposes only; actual prize will depend on what I can find at Wegman's)

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=43268&d=1348353156

3. A set of Aquila strings in the size of your choice.

http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/stringsandbeyond_2225_439210779

That's it! Have at it, groovy ukers!

23skidoo
09-22-2012, 01:55 PM
Holy crap - I've been cycling through Beatles records for the last two weeks, starting with 'Please Please Me' and listening to them in chronological order. Made it through the catalogue several times now..... I know they're an obvious choice, but I keep thinking, 'that would be GREAT on the ukulele!' as I'm listening..... gonna be hard to narrow it down. The Kinks are calling, as well, and The Stones 'Aftermath'..... I think there are going to be a few bonus tracks this week.....

JerBear
09-22-2012, 02:01 PM
Eee. Technically, I've been working on two that would qualify... But I also want to pick something new. Hmmmmmm

ukuleledaveey
09-22-2012, 02:02 PM
fantastic :) so looking forward to this and by chance have been learning a song from a certain unknown band called the rolling stones,but i doubt i will do it justice as i have no idea how to multitrack lol but what the heck this is groovy baby and i am a massive Who fan, so you better do them proud guys n gals, right im off to polish my vespa and punch a few rockers (joking)
Thanks for hosting and choosing a great theme ,cheers from me.

OldePhart
09-22-2012, 02:14 PM
Oh...dis gonna be fun! Dang I wish I still had the old reel to reel tapes my brother gave me back in the 70's, though. He was a GI stationed in England in the 60's and a real recording nut so he had all kinds of stuff he'd recorded in small pubs and whatnot of bands that later made it big. He gave me his tapes when he switched to cassette and when I went in the military I sold off the reel-to-reel deck and all the tapes to a friend - found out later he recorded his accordian music over them (which may partially explain my deep-seated hatred of the accordian) - nah, just kidding TCK - I don't quite hate the accordian...

John

ukuleledaveey
09-22-2012, 02:27 PM
here's a little link for those young 'uns across the pond, hope this is of some help

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_British_Invasion_artists

RichM
09-22-2012, 02:30 PM
here's a little link for those young 'uns across the pond, hope this is of some help

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_British_Invasion_artists

Thanks, Daveey! I felt like I couldn't encourage people to go one way or the other, but *you* certainly can-- and I bet that list is going to inspire a lot of people!

ukuleledaveey
09-22-2012, 02:42 PM
Thanks, Daveey! I felt like I couldn't encourage people to go one way or the other, but *you* certainly can-- and I bet that list is going to inspire a lot of people!
Your welcome Rich I am really looking forward to this week, just found a more comprehensive list i have pasted it this time, apart from learning and playing the chosen song i love the researching as well :) and here is a website dedicated to all things to do with the british invasion http://britishinvasionbands.com/

Bigger list :
1. The Beatles
2. The Rolling Stones
3. The Kinks
4. The Who
5. The Yardbirds
6. The Animals
7. The Dave Clark Five
8. The Hollies
9. Dusty Springfield
10. Herman's Hermits
11. Gerry & the Pacemakers
12. The Searchers
13. Peter & Gordon
14. Manfred Mann
15. Petula Clark
16. The Troggs
17. Donovan
18. The Zombies
19. John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers
20. Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas
21. Chad & Jeremy
22. Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders
23. Tom Jones
24. The Moody Blues
25. Small Faces
26. Freddie & the Dreamers
27. Cliff Richard
28. Cilla Black
29. The Shadows
30. Marianne Faithfull
31. Brian Poole & the Tremeloes
32. The Pretty Things
33. Them
34. The Fortunes
35. Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated
36. Billy Fury
37. The Spencer Davis Group
38. Sandie Shaw
39. Shirley Bassey
40. Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames
41. The Swinging Blue Jeans
42. Adam Faith
43. The Honeycombs
44. Dave Berry
45. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
46. The Merseybeats
47. The Graham Bond Organisation
48. Crispian St. Peters
49. The Nashville Teens
50. The Barron Knights
51. The Fourmost
52. The New Vaudeville Band
53. Unit 4+2
54. The Rockin' Berries
55. Chris Andrews
56. The Silkie
57. David & Jonathan
58. Lulu
59. The Ivy League
60. The Four Pennies
61. Heinz
62. Ian Whitcomb
63. Jonathan King
64. Chris Farlowe
65. The Tornados
66. Mike Berry & the Outlaws
67. The Hullaballoos
68. The Applejacks
69. The Mojos
70. Johnny Kidd & the Pirates
71. The Sorrows
72. Steampacket
73. Jet Harris & Tony Meehan
74. The Alan Price Set
75. The Migil Five
76. Twinkle
77. Paul & Barry Ryan
78. John's Children
79. Screaming Lord Sutch
80. The Overlanders
81. Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers
82. Hedgehoppers Anonymous
83. The Merseys
84. Pinkerton's Assorted Colours
85. The Big Three
86. The Joystrings
87. Bern Eliot & the Fenmen
88. Geno Washington & the Ram Jam Band
89. The Creation
90. Cyril Davies All-Stars
91. St. Louis Union
92. The Naturals
93. Zoot Money's Big Roll Band
94. Twice as Much
95. The Cryin' Shames
96. The Poets
97. Tommy Quickly/The Remo Four
98. The Cherokees
99. The Paramounts
100. The Dennisons

101. The Mike Cotton Sound
102. Tony Jackson & the Vibrations
103. The Beat Merchants
104. The Birds
105. The Action
106. The Zephyrs
107. The Escorts
108. The Undertakers
109. The In Crowd
110. The Artwoods
111. The Roulettes
112. Mike Sheridan & the Nightriders
113. Rory Storm & the Hurricanes
114. Long John Baldry
115. Les Fleur de Lys
116. The Chants
117. The Rockin' Vickers
118. The Black Knights
119. Just Four Men/Wimple Winch
120. David John & the Mood
121. The Riot Squad
122. Lee Curtis & the All Stars
123. Faron's Flamingos
124. The Syndicats
125. The Eyes
126. Episode Six
127. The Downliners Sect
128. Sounds Incorporated
129. Tony Rivers & the Castaways
130. Beryl Marsden
131. King Size Taylor & the Dominoes
132. Ian & the Zodiacs
133. The Country Gentlemen
134. The Koobas
135. The Pete Best Four
136. Dean Ford & the Gaylords
137. The Wheels
138. Steve Aldo
139. The Rats
140. A Band of Angels
141. The Gamblers
142. The Mark Leeman Five
143. Peter Jay & the Jaywalkers
144. Freddie Starr & the Midnighters
145. The Cheynes
146. Jimmy Powell & the Five Dimensions
147. Keith Powell & the Valets
148. Gary Farr & the T-Bones
149. Paddy, Klaus & Gibson
150. The Toggery Five

OldePhart
09-22-2012, 03:18 PM
I think maybe we should have a little betting pool on the side - how many versions of "Wild Thing" do you think we're going to get this season? :)

TCK
09-22-2012, 03:32 PM
I saw THEM in your exhaustive list Davey (super-rad...where did you source that?), but if the Irish bands are allowed, we need to include one of us. This one was number 8 in the US billboard charts, and I believe it was the first Irish single to do that. (Ian- you around to verify?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2FkCnDg0Us

Such a rad theme.

Dan Uke
09-22-2012, 06:32 PM
Ukuleledaveey, can you recommend a few more...never heard any of them!! LOL

HawaiianHibiki
09-22-2012, 06:51 PM
Your welcome Rich I am really looking forward to this week, just found a more comprehensive list i have pasted it this time, apart from learning and playing the chosen song i love the researching as well :) and here is a website dedicated to all things to do with the british invasion http://britishinvasionbands.com/

Bigger list :
1. The Beatles
2. The Rolling Stones
3. The Kinks
4. The Who
5. The Yardbirds
6. The Animals
7. The Dave Clark Five
8. The Hollies
9. Dusty Springfield
10. Herman's Hermits
11. Gerry & the Pacemakers
12. The Searchers
13. Peter & Gordon
14. Manfred Mann
15. Petula Clark
16. The Troggs
17. Donovan
18. The Zombies
19. John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers
20. Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas
21. Chad & Jeremy
22. Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders
23. Tom Jones
24. The Moody Blues
25. Small Faces
26. Freddie & the Dreamers
27. Cliff Richard
28. Cilla Black
29. The Shadows
30. Marianne Faithfull
31. Brian Poole & the Tremeloes
32. The Pretty Things
33. Them
34. The Fortunes
35. Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated
36. Billy Fury
37. The Spencer Davis Group
38. Sandie Shaw
39. Shirley Bassey
40. Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames
41. The Swinging Blue Jeans
42. Adam Faith
43. The Honeycombs
44. Dave Berry
45. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
46. The Merseybeats
47. The Graham Bond Organisation
48. Crispian St. Peters
49. The Nashville Teens
50. The Barron Knights
51. The Fourmost
52. The New Vaudeville Band
53. Unit 4+2
54. The Rockin' Berries
55. Chris Andrews
56. The Silkie
57. David & Jonathan
58. Lulu
59. The Ivy League
60. The Four Pennies
61. Heinz
62. Ian Whitcomb
63. Jonathan King
64. Chris Farlowe
65. The Tornados
66. Mike Berry & the Outlaws
67. The Hullaballoos
68. The Applejacks
69. The Mojos
70. Johnny Kidd & the Pirates
71. The Sorrows
72. Steampacket
73. Jet Harris & Tony Meehan
74. The Alan Price Set
75. The Migil Five
76. Twinkle
77. Paul & Barry Ryan
78. John's Children
79. Screaming Lord Sutch
80. The Overlanders
81. Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers
82. Hedgehoppers Anonymous
83. The Merseys
84. Pinkerton's Assorted Colours
85. The Big Three
86. The Joystrings
87. Bern Eliot & the Fenmen
88. Geno Washington & the Ram Jam Band
89. The Creation
90. Cyril Davies All-Stars
91. St. Louis Union
92. The Naturals
93. Zoot Money's Big Roll Band
94. Twice as Much
95. The Cryin' Shames
96. The Poets
97. Tommy Quickly/The Remo Four
98. The Cherokees
99. The Paramounts
100. The Dennisons

101. The Mike Cotton Sound
102. Tony Jackson & the Vibrations
103. The Beat Merchants
104. The Birds
105. The Action
106. The Zephyrs
107. The Escorts
108. The Undertakers
109. The In Crowd
110. The Artwoods
111. The Roulettes
112. Mike Sheridan & the Nightriders
113. Rory Storm & the Hurricanes
114. Long John Baldry
115. Les Fleur de Lys
116. The Chants
117. The Rockin' Vickers
118. The Black Knights
119. Just Four Men/Wimple Winch
120. David John & the Mood
121. The Riot Squad
122. Lee Curtis & the All Stars
123. Faron's Flamingos
124. The Syndicats
125. The Eyes
126. Episode Six
127. The Downliners Sect
128. Sounds Incorporated
129. Tony Rivers & the Castaways
130. Beryl Marsden
131. King Size Taylor & the Dominoes
132. Ian & the Zodiacs
133. The Country Gentlemen
134. The Koobas
135. The Pete Best Four
136. Dean Ford & the Gaylords
137. The Wheels
138. Steve Aldo
139. The Rats
140. A Band of Angels
141. The Gamblers
142. The Mark Leeman Five
143. Peter Jay & the Jaywalkers
144. Freddie Starr & the Midnighters
145. The Cheynes
146. Jimmy Powell & the Five Dimensions
147. Keith Powell & the Valets
148. Gary Farr & the T-Bones
149. Paddy, Klaus & Gibson
150. The Toggery Five

I swear, this is seriously helpful. Without this kinda stuff, I honestly dont think I would be able to participate in this contest lols. I have never in my 18years of living heard of such a theme and or anything with "british invasion bands" My gratitude to your helpful researching ways :P <3

Dan Uke
09-22-2012, 06:53 PM
I think maybe we should have a little betting pool on the side - how many versions of "Wild Thing" do you think we're going to get this season? :)

I have a feeling it's gonna be Guitar Genly Weeps! There's so many tabs and tutorials out there!!

chrimess
09-22-2012, 06:58 PM
From the man who brought the world DADGAD and left us too early:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-SPviyPBj0&sns=em

GinnyT11
09-22-2012, 07:37 PM
fantastic :) so looking forward to this and by chance have been learning a song from a certain unknown band called the rolling stones,but i doubt i will do it justice as i have no idea how to multitrack lol but what the heck this is groovy baby and i am a massive Who fan, so you better do them proud guys n gals, right im off to polish my vespa and punch a few rockers (joking)
Thanks for hosting and choosing a great theme ,cheers from me.


So Daveey, were you a Mod? What were your favorite clothes to wear? Was Quadrophenia true to history?

GinnyT11
09-22-2012, 08:02 PM
I swear, this is seriously helpful. Without this kinda stuff, I honestly dont think I would be able to participate in this contest lols. I have never in my 18years of living heard of such a theme and or anything with "british invasion bands" My gratitude to your helpful researching ways :P <3

Oh, and how you will LAUGH when you look at videos of these groups! They wore SUITS when they performed! And what girls thought these guys were sexy?! THESE were the haircuts that parents were upset about? HA HA HA HA! What a crazy time!

(I was only briefly distracted by The Dave Clark Five; I was true to the Beatles, and Paul---the cute one---was my favorite.)

Dan Uke
09-22-2012, 08:22 PM
Oh, and how you will LAUGH when you look at videos of these groups! They wore SUITS when they performed! And what girls thought these guys were sexy?! THESE were the haircuts that parents were upset about? HA HA HA HA! What a crazy time!

(I was only briefly distracted by The Dave Clark Five; I was true to the Beatles, and Paul---the cute one---was my favorite.)

I just saw a video of Peter and Gordon "World Without Love" and I didn't know Austin Power sang this song!!

Joko
09-22-2012, 09:14 PM
THESE were the haircuts that parents were upset about? HA HA HA HA! What a crazy time!


I think I'll be heading down to the Halloween MegaStore to see if I can find myself a new wig.

29moons
09-22-2012, 09:46 PM
Wow that list is long. I found a very abbreviated version on wiki. I am going to attempt to multi-track using my web cam and pulling the sound track from it into audacity. This is my only choice as I have a cheap old mic (computer one that came with a PC from 1998) and maybe a adapter to plug in my uke in to the sound card. As I said, "I'm going to attempt." Oh, and I just got Adobe Premier so we'll see what that does.

Good luck all.

ukuleledaveey
09-23-2012, 12:43 AM
I swear, this is seriously helpful. Without this kinda stuff, I honestly dont think I would be able to participate in this contest lols. I have never in my 18years of living heard of such a theme and or anything with "british invasion bands" My gratitude to your helpful researching ways :P <3
Your welcome and look forward to seeing your song(s) this week, loved your song for last week by the way and it is always great to have new faces join this crazy gang :)


So Daveey, were you a Mod? What were your favorite clothes to wear? Was Quadrophenia true to history?
I wish i was Ginny, unfortunately I was to young to be a mod, i wasnt even born :) although i look extremely old he he he.There was a Mod revival in the late 70's - early 80's due to the release of the film of Quadrophenia and bands like The Jam. But i was still to young (I was born on the cusp of 70/71) I am pretty certain some elements of Quadrophenia were pretty true to life, there was a lot of punch ups, especially at the seaside resorts, If i had been around i would of been a mod :) better clothes and taste in music, as they also liked reggea, soul and of course there main staple of music was Rn'B. Which these days really infuriates me (I am getting old now) as you most definitely know R n' B means Rythmn and Blues, yet this modern noise the young uns call music or let alone R n' B is not Ryhtmn and blues it is urban music, this really winds me and some of my friends up, the coprporate music business is to blame, i just wish they wouldnt call beyonce, rhianna,etc R n' B because they are NOT.
He he he rant over, calmness restored, now off to listen to some classic invasion music from the brits. :)

RichM
09-23-2012, 03:34 AM
From the man who brought the world DADGAD and left us too early:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-SPviyPBj0&sns=em

Thanks for getting us started, Christian! Wonderful job! The performance is top-notch, and a great reminder of the diversity of music that came from this era.

decaturcomp
09-23-2012, 03:38 AM
A great start with a big finish! I love this one, too. Learned it from Paul Simon and then heard the upgrade version from Bert Jansch now here is you're great uke version. Nice!


From the man who brought the world DADGAD and left us too early:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-SPviyPBj0&sns=em

23skidoo
09-23-2012, 04:23 AM
From the man who brought the world DADGAD and left us too early:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-SPviyPBj0&sns=em

Great stuff, Christian..... I have a feeling there are going to be a lot of us former guitar players adapting their old standards for the ukulele this week - I've already got a few in mind.... and I'm glad casual sex made the top of your list - good to keep your priorities straight....

chrimess
09-23-2012, 04:40 AM
Thanks for the kind words- I only wish I could be reborn as Austin Powers...


Great stuff, Christian..... I have a feeling there are going to be a lot of us former guitar players adapting their old standards for the ukulele this week - I've already got a few in mind.... and I'm glad casual sex made the top of your list - good to keep your priorities straight....

myrnaukelele
09-23-2012, 04:58 AM
I think I'll be heading down to the Halloween MegaStore to see if I can find myself a new wig.
Ha! That was my thought exactly! I was wondering if there might be a blonde beehive wig in case I decide to do a Dusty Springfield song lol!

chrimess
09-23-2012, 05:18 AM
Thanks for the praise- Davy, Bert and john Renbourn have been such amazing pioneers in guitar playing. This version is courtesy of Alistair(ukulelehunt) who rerecorded it on the tube in memoriam of Bert Jansch.

000Kanaka000
09-23-2012, 05:46 AM
OK - am starting off running. Man this is my time period and there are SO many
songs that could be done. Am really going to enjoy this week. But here is my starting
one. Am sure there will be many bonus songs and will try to spread it out with different
artists. But the Beatles especially during the psychedelic years were some of my favorites.
You just Know that this song will be done many times this week. But i will start it off.
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds i like it because you can have 3 playing styles in one song.
And i get to wear my Beatles tribute clothing complete with peace buttons. Bwah haha haha
Would have worn my john lennon glasses as well but they are for distance. My room mate
is asking for Imagine so that may be in the works as well as something by petula clark or
maybe one of the other women singers of that time era. Hmmmmm maybe the yardbirds
for your love. This is going to be a tough week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIuEUo_nZs0

chrimess
09-23-2012, 06:00 AM
That is a beautifully mellow version of LSD-well done.

fitncrafty
09-23-2012, 06:07 AM
OK - am starting off running. Man this is my time period and there are SO many
songs that could be done. Am really going to enjoy this week. But here is my starting
one. Am sure there will be many bonus songs and will try to spread it out with different
artists. But the Beatles especially during the psychedelic years were some of my favorites.
You just Know that this song will be done many times this week. But i will start it off.
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds i like it because you can have 3 playing styles in one song.
And i get to wear my Beatles tribute clothing complete with peace buttons. Bwah haha haha
Would have worn my john lennon glasses as well but they are for distance. My room mate
is asking for Imagine so that may be in the works as well as something by petula clark or
maybe one of the other women singers of that time era. Hmmmmm maybe the yardbirds
for your love. This is going to be a tough week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIuEUo_nZs0
Fantastic job, beautiful singing and playing! Thank for sharing!

Dougf
09-23-2012, 06:21 AM
Season 32 is off to a great start, well done Christian and Kanaka000. I have a feeling this is going to be another action packed season.

000Kanaka000
09-23-2012, 07:01 AM
Well am already on a bonus song. My room mate requested this so why not
go for it ? Also someone asked to hear the Mya Moe Tenor without any reverb
etc. So here it is done plain no treble no reverb. The song Requested is Imagine
another Beatle John Lennon Song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6c5MrcyZmY

Dougf
09-23-2012, 07:05 AM
My season 31 entry would also qualify for season 32 since the Beatles covered "September in the Rain" in 1962. I didn't see anything in the rules about bonus tracks, so here's a link back to my season 31 entry, a "sort-of-bonus" track. :)

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?70381-31st-Season-of-the-Ukulele-We-re-gonna-make-it-RAIN!/page21#206

JerBear
09-23-2012, 07:11 AM
Hey Rich, here's a question...

Is it first entry that's eligible for prizes, or are you considering bonus videos eligible, too?

Dan Uke
09-23-2012, 07:15 AM
Hey Rich, here's a question...

Is it first entry that's eligible for prizes, or are you considering bonus videos eligible, too?

I always go for the Lucky Bastard Award!

RichM
09-23-2012, 07:19 AM
Hey Rich, here's a question...

Is it first entry that's eligible for prizes, or are you considering bonus videos eligible, too?

I've amended the rules to account for bonus tracks. Here's the new rule:

Bonus Tracks: Only one entry per participant is eligible for a prize. Please feel free to submit bonus tracks! The more the merrier. I will assume that your first submission is your "official" entry, and others are bonus tracks, unless you tell me differently.

000Kanaka000
09-23-2012, 08:36 AM
I've amended the rules to account for bonus tracks. Here's the new rule:

Bonus Tracks: Only one entry per participant is eligible for a prize. Please feel free to submit bonus tracks! The more the merrier. I will assume that your first submission is your "official" entry, and others are bonus tracks, unless you tell me differently.

- Can you explain the difference ? So many of the contests aren't based on skills but rather what seems to be a random drawing in the end.Or
am i missing something ?

RichM
09-23-2012, 09:09 AM
- Can you explain the difference ? So many of the contests aren't based on skills but rather what seems to be a random drawing in the end.Or
am i missing something ?

Sure! This week I will be giving out three prizes. Two of the prizes are based on the quality of your entry. One of the prizes is based on a random drawing.

Each participant can enter as many times as they like, but only one entry from each participant will be considered for a prize. The others are just for fun. I assume that the first video each participant submits is their "official" entry, but if you do three and decide that your third is the best one, just let me know, and I'll consider that your official entry.

I will determine, based on the criteria stated in my first post, who wins the two "quality-based" prizes. After those winners are selected, I will put the names of all non-prize-winning participants in a hat and select one randomly for the third prize.

I hope that makes sense. Thanks!

myrnaukelele
09-23-2012, 09:20 AM
- Can you explain the difference ? So many of the contests aren't based on skills but rather what seems to be a random drawing in the end.Or
am i missing something ?
Well, going back through the history of the Seasons, at first all contests were judged on skills and presentation. Only one entry per person (a second entry meant the first entry was now out- the last song entered was your entry). Somewhere around Season 17 or 18 a few bonus tracks were posted just for fun. In Season 19, as host I decided it was so difficult to judge the many fabulous entries with their different styles (and I was leaving for three weeks the day after my Season ended so I needed to finish my Season and head to the airport) that I changed the rules (just for that week) and decided to pick out of a hat. Also bonus tracks were encouraged- the more the merrier. From then on bonus tracks have been a fun part of the Seasons and hosts have been given the option of judging or choosing the winner in a variety of (unique) ways. And the Seasons are still evolving. It's been a fun ride.:o

000Kanaka000
09-23-2012, 09:33 AM
Sure! This week I will be giving out three prizes. Two of the prizes are based on the quality of your entry. One of the prizes is based on a random drawing.

Each participant can enter as many times as they like, but only one entry from each participant will be considered for a prize. The others are just for fun. I assume that the first video each participant submits is their "official" entry, but if you do three and decide that your third is the best one, just let me know, and I'll consider that your official entry.



I will determine, based on the criteria stated in my first post, who wins the two "quality-based" prizes. After those winners are selected, I will put the names of all non-prize-winning participants in a hat and select one randomly for the third prize.

I hope that makes sense. Thanks!

* OK that makes sense - will let you know which is the official entry later down the line as there are a few that
i might be doing. Am pretty new here so haven't seen the progression and the ones that i entered didn't seem
to be based on quality. This makes sense though so thank you guys for clarifying.

GlukoZ
09-23-2012, 10:29 AM
Don't worry guys, Imagine is a song from 1971, just out of the contest.

~dave~~wave~
09-23-2012, 10:40 AM
Thanks for a great theme this week.
The invasion came at the dawn of my musical awareness.
Really looking forward to this one.

Note:
History buffs will notice the "vertical strum position" used in the bridge @ 1:10. This was apparently mandatory at some point in every British Invasion TV performance, or so it seemed to me as a kid.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZJRTZa-Jb4

bbbannister
09-23-2012, 10:44 AM
Not only am I thinking what to learn, I'm also thinking can I squeeze a trip down to Brighton Pier to record it there? Only 30mins away.

Now where's my old Parker?

Bob.

OldePhart
09-23-2012, 10:53 AM
@Christian - holy smokes, dude, you have really brought it the last two seasons!

@ HawaiianHibiki said, "I have never in my 18years of living heard of such a theme and or anything with "british invasion bands" -- ack - stab me in the heart! I feel so old! LOL

@000Kanaka000 - great version of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds!

~dave~~wave~ - lots of fun and a great visual set

000Kanaka000
09-23-2012, 11:35 AM
Don't worry guys, Imagine is a song from 1971, just out of the contest.

Well if nothing else my friend enjoyed it. Hmmmmm will have to check better on the dates of songs.
Should i delete it from this site ?

JerBear
09-23-2012, 11:42 AM
Don't worry guys, Imagine is a song from 1971, just out of the contest.


Well if nothing else my friend enjoyed it. Hmmmmm will have to check better on the dates of songs.
Should i delete it from this site ?

My understanding of the rules is that the song can be from outside that time period so long as the band was active during it.

Is that correct, Rich?

Tootler
09-23-2012, 12:29 PM
Ukuleledaveey, can you recommend a few more...never heard any of them!! LOL

Start with the Wikipedia list that Davey linked to first and go to You Tube. Most of their best known songs are there.

For me, it's a nostalgia trip. I was there. It was an exciting time musically.

Tootler
09-23-2012, 12:32 PM
My understanding of the rules is that the song can be from outside that time period so long as the band was active during it.

Is that correct, Rich?

From the opening post:


The week, we want songs from the bands of the British Invasion. For sake of argument we're going to say that consists of bands or singers from the UK who were in existence between the years of 1962 and 1970. As long as the performer was in business during this time period, it doesn't matter what year the song is from. So if you want to do a Moody Blues song from the 1980's, that's okay. Frankly, I don't know why you would do that, but you can.

Seems pretty clear to me and Imagine looks OK based on that.

Tootler
09-23-2012, 12:55 PM
British invasion? What British invasion? I was there all along - The time period covers my last year at school and my university years and it was an exciting period musically. There were some great bands - there was also a huge pile of crap but that has mostly been forgotten. Many of the bands were heavily influenced by R 'n' B - the real stuff not the crap that is passed for RnB these days. Then there was Ready Steady Go on the Telly on Saturday night where a great many of the bands got their early exposure and Top of the Pops early evening mid week, which featured records in the top 20. You made a point of getting home from the Pub to watch RSG. I discovered blues and folk music at that time. Yes they were great times.

Anyway, some comments on the early posts:

@crimes: Anji; Everyone who was anyone did this one back then. A ukulele version great!!

@000Kanaka000: Two Beatles - well one Beatles and one John Lennon strictly speaking. Great stuff, well sung. The reverb on Lucy gave that period feel.

@~dave~~wave~; Great style and The Who are spot on. I always associated the vertical guitar with the Rolling Stones. IIRC, Bill Wyman held his bass that way. Oh! and mine's a pint of Tetley's btw :drool:

This looks like being a re-run of guilty secrets week for me - if I get enough time that is.:rolleyes:

ukuleledaddy
09-23-2012, 01:59 PM
From the man who brought the world DADGAD and left us too early:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-SPviyPBj0&sns=em

Christian, that was awesome! That was inspirational! That is where I would love to be on the uke in a few years. A man can dream. I loved it from start to finish.

RichM
09-23-2012, 02:08 PM
Don't worry guys, Imagine is a song from 1971, just out of the contest.


Actually, "Imagine" is fine. Per the rules, the performer must have been part of the British Invasion, not the song. Since I think we're all comfortable that John Lennon was part of the British Invasion, "Imagine" fits the rules.

RichM
09-23-2012, 02:09 PM
My understanding of the rules is that the song can be from outside that time period so long as the band was active during it.

Is that correct, Rich?

That is correct!

uke4ia
09-23-2012, 03:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQgxWCDJbe0

Okay, it's not a Moody Blues song from 1980. It's a Moody Blues song from 1970. This one has been on the to-do list since I was doing a bunch of Moodies songs in July.

Dougf
09-23-2012, 04:21 PM
Rich, I think Jimi Hendrix should be considered part of the British Invasion, even though he's American. His real breakthrough was with The Jimi Hendrix Experience, a band that was created in the UK. Anyway, just a suggestion, it's your call. Thanks,

Doug

RichM
09-23-2012, 04:27 PM
Rich, I think Jimi Hendrix should be considered part of the British Invasion, even though he's American. His real breakthrough was with The Jimi Hendrix Experience, a band that was created in the UK. Anyway, just a suggestion, it's your call. Thanks,

Doug

It's a good point, but after giving it careful thought, and a bit of internet opinion-gathering, I have to conclude that Hendrix was an American artist and not truly part of the British Invasion.

000Kanaka000
09-23-2012, 04:28 PM
Was thinking about doing some things from the Monkees but see they are an american band. Also
liked Green Tamborine but was also done by an american band. Guess there is always Hermans
Hermits and Henry the VIII in a british accent.

RichM
09-23-2012, 04:40 PM
Great opening day to the 32d Season! Thanks so much to everyone who has already contributed:



chrimess: (Anji) Thanks for getting us started, Christian! Wonderful job! The performance is top-notch, and a great reminder of the diversity of music that came from this era.

000Kanaka000: (Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds and Imagine) You have such a distinctive voice! I love your contributions to the Seasons. I have serious uke-envy on your Mya-Moes. Plus your outfit in "LSD" is awesome-- although I suspect that's just what you threw on this morning. :)

~dave~~wave~: (The Kids Are Alright): I'm a HUGE Who fan, and this may be my favorite Who song. Clever set and nice to see your copy of "MBB&B" up front-- and in album form. Great performance with a lot of energy-- it's obvious you really like this song, too.


uke4ia: (The Answer)First of all, mad props for hosting the outgoing week of the Seasons! Excellent job of adapting the Moodys to the uke! You really captured that Justin Hayward purr. Thanks for being one of the most reliable contributors to the Seasons weeks after week.

000Kanaka000
09-23-2012, 05:12 PM
000Kanaka000: (Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds and Imagine) You have such a distinctive voice! I love your contributions to the Seasons. I have serious uke-envy on your Mya-Moes. Plus your outfit in "LSD" is awesome-- although I suspect that's just what you threw on this morning.

* i may re record them as the LSD is a bit low for my voice and have some others that may go up. Will let you know
which one will wind up being my entry. Am enjoying the Mya Moes as each has it's own personality and sound.
Thank you for the lovely compliments.

TCK
09-23-2012, 05:43 PM
This is one of my favorite songs ever, not ashamed to admit I sing it to my dogs. Not an original of the British Invasion, but I have it by The Yardbirds, The Beatles, and The Kinks. Totally counts...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKjmrBo-sX4&feature=youtu.be
Thanks for watchin'

RichM
09-23-2012, 05:49 PM
This is one of my favorite songs ever, not ashamed to admit I sing it to my dogs. Not an original of the British Invasion, but I have it by The Yardbirds, The Beatles, and The Kinks. Totally counts...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKjmrBo-sX4&feature=youtu.be
Thanks for watchin'

Totally brill, TCK! I know the Beatles' version. Way to use the scooters for the full effect, too. To me, a tune like this really gives off the vibe of the British Invasion. Well done!

TCK
09-23-2012, 05:53 PM
Too kind Rich...American following Brit sub-culture for all my life here. Nothing like a bunch of Mods throwing down American blues in 1963...If you don't have the Yardbirds version, get it. They are who I learned this tune from when I was six (gotta love Dad). Thanks so much for your nice compliment
Totally brill, TCK! I know the Beatles' version. Way to use the scooters for the full effect, too. To me, a tune like this really gives off the vibe of the British Invasion. Well done!

RichM
09-23-2012, 05:56 PM
Too kind Rich...American following Brit sub-culture for all my life here. Nothing like a bunch of Mods throwing down American blues in 1963...If you don't have the Yardbirds version, get it. They are who I learned this tune from when I was six (gotta love Dad). Thanks so much for your nice compliment

By the way, 3 extra points for admitting you sing it to your dogs. Would have been 10 extra points if the dogs actually appeared in the video ;)

TCK
09-23-2012, 06:00 PM
Hahahahahahaha- She was totally in the first take, but I shut her out because she was eating all the cat food...too much monkey business
By the way, 3 extra points for admitting you sing it to your dogs. Would have been 10 extra points if the dogs actually appeared in the video ;)

fitncrafty
09-23-2012, 06:42 PM
This is one of my favorite songs ever, not ashamed to admit I sing it to my dogs. Not an original of the British Invasion, but I have it by The Yardbirds, The Beatles, and The Kinks. Totally counts...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKjmrBo-sX4&feature=youtu.be
Thanks for watchin'

Loved that one Dave. Great tune and I know why you haven't put that uke down all weekend... sounds incredible...
Now you have sang to one of my brood. My kitty came nose to screen to check it out....

ukuleledaddy
09-23-2012, 07:49 PM
This is one of my favorite songs ever, not ashamed to admit I sing it to my dogs. Not an original of the British Invasion, but I have it by The Yardbirds, The Beatles, and The Kinks. Totally counts...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKjmrBo-sX4&feature=youtu.be
Thanks for watchin'

Oh look at that sweet uke! Nice one.

Dan Uke
09-23-2012, 07:51 PM
Well am already on a bonus song. My room mate requested this so why not
go for it ? Also someone asked to hear the Mya Moe Tenor without any reverb
etc. So here it is done plain no treble no reverb. The song Requested is Imagine
another Beatle John Lennon Song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6c5MrcyZmY

Very nicely sung! I was right about the uke, it sounds fabulous! I'm sure you'll have a couple more bonus along the way...can't wait!

Dan Uke
09-23-2012, 07:54 PM
Thanks for a great theme this week.
The invasion came at the dawn of my musical awareness.
Really looking forward to this one.

Note:
History buffs will notice the "vertical strum position" used in the bridge @ 1:10. This was apparently mandatory at some point in every British Invasion TV performance, or so it seemed to me as a kid.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZJRTZa-Jb4

So that is where Dougf learned to hold the uke! That was a great performance!

ukuleledaddy
09-23-2012, 07:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQgxWCDJbe0

Okay, it's not a Moody Blues song from 1980. It's a Moody Blues song from 1970. This one has been on the to-do list since I was doing a bunch of Moodies songs in July.

Oh this is great. I'm a big Moodies fan and Question Of Balance has always been my favorite album by them. I'll be viewing this video over and over to try and learn it. Great cover. I was trying out a bunch of Moodies tunes a while back (Dawning Is The Day, For My Lady, Are You Sitting Comfortably, The Land Of Make-blelieve, You And I), maybe I'll try one out for this season. I'm not a very good musician though!

Dan Uke
09-23-2012, 08:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQgxWCDJbe0

Okay, it's not a Moody Blues song from 1980. It's a Moody Blues song from 1970. This one has been on the to-do list since I was doing a bunch of Moodies songs in July.

It must feel good to be a contrbutor instead of the host!! Both are fun and rewarding. All I can say is AAAAHHH

If I take out the Beatles, I really don't know many songs so this will be an entertaining week.

Dan Uke
09-23-2012, 08:05 PM
This is one of my favorite songs ever, not ashamed to admit I sing it to my dogs. Not an original of the British Invasion, but I have it by The Yardbirds, The Beatles, and The Kinks. Totally counts...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKjmrBo-sX4&feature=youtu.be
Thanks for watchin'

I just finished watching Uk4ia's video and you guys must be on the opposite side of strumming and both work really well! Wow, for a resonator, it sound pretty warm. Very catchy song.

Dan Uke
09-23-2012, 08:12 PM
Starting with the bonus first. The first song that popped into my mind after Christian said Casual Sex! This will be be the only song that I sing with the words "You were perverted too" (Laughing like Beavis and Butthead right now)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jMuvEMw1jo&feature=plcp

wee_ginga_yin
09-23-2012, 09:49 PM
This is one of my favorite songs ever, not ashamed to admit I sing it to my dogs. Not an original of the British Invasion, but I have it by The Yardbirds, The Beatles, and The Kinks. Totally counts...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKjmrBo-sX4&feature=youtu.be
Thanks for watchin'

So that was where Dylan got his inspiration for Subterranean homesick blues :-)

Hippie Dribble
09-24-2012, 12:40 AM
Thanks Rich for hosting this week mate! Here's my entry, some British-style spaghetti western...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKEmp7kBYOc

uke4ia
09-24-2012, 01:27 AM
Oh this is great. I'm a big Moodies fan and Question Of Balance has always been my favorite album by them. I'll be viewing this video over and over to try and learn it. Great cover. I was trying out a bunch of Moodies tunes a while back (Dawning Is The Day, For My Lady, Are You Sitting Comfortably, The Land Of Make-blelieve, You And I), maybe I'll try one out for this season. I'm not a very good musician though!

Thanks. I expect to do Land of Make Believe one of these days. That's another one I was working on over the summer.

~dave~~wave~
09-24-2012, 03:20 AM
This is one of my favorite songs ever, not ashamed to admit I sing it to my dogs. Not an original of the British Invasion, but I have it by The Yardbirds, The Beatles, and The Kinks. Totally counts...


This is a prime example of the theory that part of the British "invasion" was an echo of music from the US bouncing back to us, with a lot of energy and panache.

If you look at the Beatles catalog alone, we could get songs this week not only from Chuck Berry rock 'n' roll, but Motown soul music, Buck Owens country, Chess Chicago blues, etc.

chrimess
09-24-2012, 03:48 AM
[QUOTE=eugene ukulele;1053350]Thanks Rich for hosting this week mate! Here's my entry, some British-style spaghetti western...

classic, classy uke performance, Jon! Were any racoons harmed in this performance?

ukuloonie
09-24-2012, 04:20 AM
That was a Pretty Wacky Fun Song Jon I have to look up the original to see what all the fun was about.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKEmp7kBYOc

000Kanaka000
09-24-2012, 05:19 AM
OK next up the Troggs - Love Is All Around


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZhlAA1SU_M

23skidoo
09-24-2012, 05:45 AM
OK - am starting off running. Man this is my time period and there are SO many
songs that could be done. Am really going to enjoy this week. But here is my starting
one. Am sure there will be many bonus songs and will try to spread it out with different
artists. But the Beatles especially during the psychedelic years were some of my favorites.
You just Know that this song will be done many times this week. But i will start it off.
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds i like it because you can have 3 playing styles in one song.
And i get to wear my Beatles tribute clothing complete with peace buttons. Bwah haha haha
Would have worn my john lennon glasses as well but they are for distance. My room mate
is asking for Imagine so that may be in the works as well as something by petula clark or
maybe one of the other women singers of that time era. Hmmmmm maybe the yardbirds
for your love. This is going to be a tough week.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIuEUo_nZs0

very nice, Kanaka, on both Lennon tunes.... nice mix of techniques on the ukulele and well sung....


Thanks for a great theme this week.
The invasion came at the dawn of my musical awareness.
Really looking forward to this one.

Note:
History buffs will notice the "vertical strum position" used in the bridge @ 1:10. This was apparently mandatory at some point in every British Invasion TV performance, or so it seemed to me as a kid.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZJRTZa-Jb4

dig it, Dave! One of my favorite Who tunes and you pull it off nicely.... and I've always wondered about the vertical strum myself - what an odd performance fad.....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQgxWCDJbe0

Okay, it's not a Moody Blues song from 1980. It's a Moody Blues song from 1970. This one has been on the to-do list since I was doing a bunch of Moodies songs in July.

another fine Moody's cover, Jim - always impressed by your ambitious arrangements of their tunes and this is no exception.... you make interesting song choices, as well.....


This is one of my favorite songs ever, not ashamed to admit I sing it to my dogs. Not an original of the British Invasion, but I have it by The Yardbirds, The Beatles, and The Kinks. Totally counts...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKjmrBo-sX4&feature=youtu.be
Thanks for watchin'

One of my favorite Chuck Berry tunes and one of The Yardbirds' best singles, IMHO..... great vibe, you scooter puppy, you.....


Starting with the bonus first. The first song that popped into my mind after Christian said Casual Sex! This will be be the only song that I sing with the words "You were perverted too" (Laughing like Beavis and Butthead right now)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jMuvEMw1jo&feature=plcp

Great job, Daniel - nice strum and well sung.... nice to hear this played on the ukulele with someone actually singing.....:)


Thanks Rich for hosting this week mate! Here's my entry, some British-style spaghetti western...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKEmp7kBYOc

what a hoot, Jon.... vibin' on the kazooby vocals and genuinely impressed that you own a garment that matches that ukulele....great fun....


Thanks Rich for hosting this week mate! Here's my entry, some British-style spaghetti western...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKEmp7kBYOc

what a hoot, Jon.... vibin' on the kazooby vocals and genuinely impressed that you own a garment that matches that ukulele....great fun....


OK next up the Troggs - Love Is All Around

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZhlAA1SU_M

I've always loved this song - first heard it when R.E.M. did an excellent cover back in my misspent youth..... enjoyed your well performed take on it, as always.....

Tootler
09-24-2012, 06:26 AM
This is a prime example of the theory that part of the British "invasion" was an echo of music from the US bouncing back to us, with a lot of energy and panache.

If you look at the Beatles catalog alone, we could get songs this week not only from Chuck Berry rock 'n' roll, but Motown soul music, Buck Owens country, Chess Chicago blues, etc.

It's very true. You have summarised nicely much of what influenced at least the first wave of 60s bands with a lot of blues and soul covers. Much of it from records that weren't initially released over here as the record co. execs. didn't think they would sell, but many of the bands somehow got hold of personal copies of the records. That view was often state by BB King, who has said on several occasions that many of the great blues singers owed their wider popularity to the British Bands covering their songs and bringing them back to America.

Now for some comments:

@Uke4ia: A veritable tour de force - very much typical of the progressive bands towards the end of the period. Really suits your style

@TCK: Great stuff. I even remember the original by Mr Berry. A lot of the 60s bands started out doing covers of R n B classics. Love the reso uke, btw.

@nongdam: Great version of a Lennon/McCartney song, though made famous in the uke world by someone else -I'm not sure who? :uhoh:. Nice to hear a vocal version.

@Eugeneukulele: Not a Beatles song I'm familiar with. I kinda lost interest in them after Sgt Pepper. I always thought that Revolver was a better album. I was always more of a Stones man myself, anyway.

000Kanaka000
09-24-2012, 09:37 AM
OK here it comes my OFFICIAL Entry.... Wait for it.... drum roll please.. hahahahahahah


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4png8_ByPA

Petula Clark - Downtown 1965

decaturcomp
09-24-2012, 09:55 AM
Downtown is just SUPER 000Kanaka000!

decaturcomp
09-24-2012, 09:58 AM
As an 000Kanaka000 fan, I'd like to warm up with a few bonus tracks too, if it's okay.
I talked too much at the beginning but this is a sort of famous movie song from the Midnight Movie circuit.
I noticed the Alan Price Set in the list of good bands to work on here and thought about this one from Alan himself. Besides he spells his name properly as to Ukisociety and I.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVt_pp9Ld0E&amp;feature=player_detailpage

decaturcomp
09-24-2012, 10:33 AM
A great one wavy davy! You look like you're at a Who Festival rallying the troops in the name of Tetley's. (mine's a pint o' courage best but that's just because of Chaz and Dave's influence over me).

I always thought the vertical strum bit was taken (knowingly or not) from the bluegrass tradition of sharing a one mic among four or more players with un-amplified instruments. That's the position a guitar player takes to make himself heard when he steps up for a solo. Makes sense, eh?


So that is where Dougf learned to hold the uke! That was a great performance!

000Kanaka000
09-24-2012, 10:38 AM
As an 000Kanaka000 fan, I'd like to warm up with a few bonus tracks too, if it's okay.
I talked too much at the beginning but this is a sort of famous movie song from the Midnight Movie circuit.
I noticed the Alan Price Set in the list of good bands to work on here and thought about this one from Alan himself. Besides he spells his name properly as to Ukisociety and I.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVt_pp9Ld0E&feature=player_detailpage

* Ah i spy another mya moe in hand. Nice. Interesting song.

UKISOCIETY
09-24-2012, 10:55 AM
This is a great contest. I've been checking out the groups in the list and hearing some great music for the first time.

fitncrafty
09-24-2012, 11:01 AM
As an 000Kanaka000 fan, I'd like to warm up with a few bonus tracks too, if it's okay.
I talked too much at the beginning but this is a sort of famous movie song from the Midnight Movie circuit.
I noticed the Alan Price Set in the list of good bands to work on here and thought about this one from Alan himself. Besides he spells his name properly as to Ukisociety and I.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVt_pp9Ld0E&feature=player_detailpage

Nice one. Great job!

Tootler
09-24-2012, 11:15 AM
OK next up the Troggs - Love Is All Around

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZhlAA1SU_M


OK here it comes my OFFICIAL Entry.... Wait for it.... drum roll please.. hahahahahahah

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4png8_ByPA

Petula Clark - Downtown 1965

Two great songs here. I love the Pet Clarke look :cool: These all bring back memories for me.

Tootler
09-24-2012, 11:17 AM
As an 000Kanaka000 fan, I'd like to warm up with a few bonus tracks too, if it's okay.
I talked too much at the beginning but this is a sort of famous movie song from the Midnight Movie circuit.
I noticed the Alan Price Set in the list of good bands to work on here and thought about this one from Alan himself. Besides he spells his name properly as to Ukisociety and I.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVt_pp9Ld0E&feature=player_detailpage

Alan Price is an excellent choice.

Tootler
09-24-2012, 11:20 AM
Well we absolutely must have some Rolling Stones.

"It's All Over Now", written by the Womaks was the Stones first UK No. 1 in 1964 and it brings back memories of the Co-op dance hall in Doncaster on a Friday Night (At least I think it was Friday, it was a long time ago :D )


http://youtu.be/zgXO4Gk5obM

I'm not sure whether or not to make this my official entry yet. Can I leave it open as I have at least one more to come.

000Kanaka000
09-24-2012, 11:21 AM
Two great songs here. I love the Pet Clarke look :cool: These all bring back memories for me.

Just couldn't resist doing the hair and 60's makeup for the video. Also was So hard to decide on an official entry.
And with SO many good songs from this era and season, just may have a few more bonus songs before it's over.
Thank you for your comments. People may take up a collection to get me to put the Uke away for awhile. hahahaha

000Kanaka000
09-24-2012, 11:25 AM
Well we absolutely must have some Rolling Stones.

"It's All Over Now", written by the Womaks was the Stones first UK No. 1 in 1964 and it brings back memories of the Co-op dance hall in Doncaster on a Friday Night (At least I think it was Friday, it was a long time ago :D )


http://youtu.be/zgXO4Gk5obM

Definitely a different spin and flavor on this. Fun. Was thinking about doing stone pain it black.

~dave~~wave~
09-24-2012, 12:14 PM
Well we absolutely must have some Rolling Stones.

"It's All Over Now", written by the Womaks was the Stones first UK No. 1 in 1964 and it brings back memories of the Co-op dance hall in Doncaster on a Friday Night (At least I think it was Friday, it was a long time ago :D )


Nice one, Geoff.
I'd forgotten they didn't write that one, but covered it from a US soul band.

The Stones played here in Nebraska in 1964 on their first US tour.
Nobody knew who they were, so almost no no one went to the concert.
Keith wrote about it in his memoir:

"The first time I stared into a gun barrel was in the men's room of the Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska. It was in the fist of a big grizzled cop."

Keef and Brian were drinking Scotch and Coke during soundcheck and went to the men's room, carrying their cups with them. There they were confronted by one of Omaha's finest, who pulled his pistol and made them flush the drinks.

"...In Nebraska and places like that we got used to them saying, ‘Hello girls.' We just ignored it. At the same time they felt threatened by us, because their wives were looking at us and going, ‘That's interesting'..."

~dave~~wave~
09-24-2012, 12:25 PM
OK here it comes my OFFICIAL Entry.... Wait for it.... drum roll please.. hahahahahahah

Petula Clark - Downtown 1965

Wow, that was fab, love the women artists of the British invasion. :D
Great singing, and you really got the 60's look goin' on there.

decaturcomp
09-24-2012, 12:30 PM
Another Bonus if that's okay:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lZXIXo7doI

000Kanaka000
09-24-2012, 12:44 PM
A Rolling Stones Bonus : Paint It Black


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4yFC0uFLwA

peewee
09-24-2012, 12:58 PM
Hi All, lots of fun being had already. I especially dig 000Kanaka000 as Petula Clark !

Here's a track from one of my faves on the list, the Troggs. They kind of invented the sappy + heavy combination.
I wanted to multi-track this so I could try to do the cello and chime parts of the original (http://youtu.be/1hN-Y2kys_4), but I'm settling for a live take..due to technical difficulties and real life intrusion.

thanks RichM!



http://youtu.be/KjlGnzyOtd4

decaturcomp
09-24-2012, 01:06 PM
That's really nice. I didn't think I'd like a slower tempo there but you really sold it as a sort of chill out tent mantra. twelve thumbs up!


A Rolling Stones Bonus : Paint It Black


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4yFC0uFLwA

000Kanaka000
09-24-2012, 01:06 PM
Hi All, lots of fun being had already. I especially dig 000Kanaka000 as Petula Clark !

Here's a track from one of my faves on the list, the Troggs. They kind of invented the sappy + heavy combination.
I wanted to multi-track this so I could try to do the cello and chime parts of the original (http://youtu.be/1hN-Y2kys_4), but I'm settling for a live take..due to technical difficulties and real life intrusion.

thanks RichM!



http://youtu.be/KjlGnzyOtd4

Whahoo Trogg Out - This is a great season already and it's only just begun.

decaturcomp
09-24-2012, 01:07 PM
Nice drum addition! I kept thinking the Wild Thing ocarina part was coming somehow. Spiffy!


Hi All, lots of fun being had already. I especially dig 000Kanaka000 as Petula Clark !

Here's a track from one of my faves on the list, the Troggs. They kind of invented the sappy + heavy combination.
I wanted to multi-track this so I could try to do the cello and chime parts of the original (http://youtu.be/1hN-Y2kys_4), but I'm settling for a live take..due to technical difficulties and real life intrusion.

thanks RichM!



http://youtu.be/KjlGnzyOtd4

decaturcomp
09-24-2012, 01:10 PM
Hey, nice one Tootler! I was thinking Stones and Beatles would be sort of obvious but this great cover from their earliest hits is really welcome. Well played, sir.


Definitely a different spin and flavor on this. Fun. Was thinking about doing stone pain it black.

Tootler
09-24-2012, 01:41 PM
Some more Stones: Satisfaction from 1965 written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richard.


http://youtu.be/dNI47GBGMws

I was trying to avoid slavishly copying the Stones original, but the song almost forces you to sing it a bit like Mick Jagger - not too much, though. :wtf:

uke4ia
09-24-2012, 01:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fpACPlFFXo


Here's a bonus track. According to this massive book my wife gave me called "The Great Rock Discography", this Procol Harum song went to #6 in the U.K. in 1967. Procol Harum grew out of an earlier band called the Paramounts. This is from an open mike two years ago today.

UKISOCIETY
09-24-2012, 01:46 PM
Did this back in 2008, so consider it a bonus. Just wanted to share it.


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

Pueo
09-24-2012, 02:06 PM
Spinal Tap bonus track perhaps?

Tootler
09-24-2012, 02:34 PM
Another Bonus if that's okay:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lZXIXo7doI

John Mayall was important for the folks that were in his band at various times, but he never quite made it big himself. Probably too much pure blues. Liked your version and the harp work.


A Rolling Stones Bonus : Paint It Black

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4yFC0uFLwA

Wow! Now that was different. Really good and brought out the words. A much better song than you might have thought.


Hi All, lots of fun being had already. I especially dig 000Kanaka000 as Petula Clark !

Here's a track from one of my faves on the list, the Troggs. They kind of invented the sappy + heavy combination.
I wanted to multi-track this so I could try to do the cello and chime parts of the original, but I'm settling for a live take..due to technical difficulties and real life intrusion.

thanks RichM!

http://youtu.be/KjlGnzyOtd4

Two Troggs and no Wild Thing! This was good and loved the percussion.


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

Here's a bonus track. According to this massive book my wife gave me called "The Great Rock Discography", this Procol Harum song went to #6 in the U.K. in 1967. Procol Harum grew out of an earlier band called the Paramounts. This is from an open mike two years ago today.

Nice one. Procul Harum were really a two hit wonder, they didn't do very much after Whiter Shade of Pale.


Did this back in 2008, so consider it a bonus. Just wanted to share it.

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

Sort of surprised that this has no uke covers on YT. I always liked this song and you did it justice here.

decaturcomp
09-24-2012, 03:00 PM
Great rendition. One of the first procol songs that I really liked along with Shine on Brightly, a salty dog, conquistadores, and especially Power Failure which Leo Kottke covered beautifully.



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


Here's a bonus track. According to this massive book my wife gave me called "The Great Rock Discography", this Procol Harum song went to #6 in the U.K. in 1967. Procol Harum grew out of an earlier band called the Paramounts. This is from an open mike two years ago today.

decaturcomp
09-24-2012, 03:04 PM
Terrific Alan! I loved the dueling Alans' harmony.

caroljean
09-24-2012, 03:17 PM
So, there was a different one I had in mind that I might still do, but it wasn't happening tonight, partially due to the fact that I have some kind of cold and am dizzy and winded. But I had to do something...so without further ado, my hot little mess: Paperback Writer




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e0NHouCTzc

Ugh, and the video seems kind of messed up. Sorry...but I'm done for now :-)

decaturcomp
09-24-2012, 03:30 PM
Nice take on the song. I dig the way you reworked it from the aggro way they did it to a sort of sultry but dignified request. Brilliant.


So, there was a different one I had in mind that I might still do, but it wasn't happening tonight, partially due to the fact that I have some kind of cold and am dizzy and winded. But I had to do something...so without further ado, my hot little mess: Paperback Writer




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e0NHouCTzc

Ugh, and the video seems kind of messed up. Sorry...but I'm done for now :-)

myrnaukelele
09-24-2012, 03:45 PM
OK here it comes my OFFICIAL Entry.... Wait for it.... drum roll please.. hahahahahahah


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4png8_ByPA

Petula Clark - Downtown 1965

Great costume! That blonde wig is really you! The 60s styles were too fun. I've been thinking of singing a Marianne Faithfull song in a fur rug lol!
No really, I'm doing Petula too- but I've picked a different song.

000Kanaka000
09-24-2012, 04:05 PM
Great costume! That blonde wig is really you! The 60s styles were too fun. I've been thinking of singing a Marianne Faithfull song in a fur rug lol!
No really, I'm doing Petula too- but I've picked a different song.

* Am sure that the rug would be a hit. hahahahahah Yes Petula has some good songs to do.
Marianne Faithful has some good songs as well. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Jazzbanjorex
09-24-2012, 04:13 PM
Hello, I haven't entered any the Seasons of the Ukelele contests before. Last competition I entered was the Ukeeku Acoustic Challenge. Can I just post my video on the thread or is there some preliminary entry requirements?
Jazzbanjorex

Hippie Dribble
09-24-2012, 04:16 PM
Hello, I haven't entered any the Seasons of the Ukelele contests before. Last competition I entered was the Ukeeku Acoustic Challenge. Can I just post my video on the thread or is there some preliminary entry requirements?
Jazzbanjorex
post away brother!!! Welcome aboard!

RichM
09-24-2012, 04:27 PM
Hello, I haven't entered any the Seasons of the Ukelele contests before. Last competition I entered was the Ukeeku Acoustic Challenge. Can I just post my video on the thread or is there some preliminary entry requirements?
Jazzbanjorex

Yup, that's all there is to it-- we're not fancy :) Glad to have you aboard!

RichM
09-24-2012, 04:30 PM
Okay, work is getting in the way of me reviewing entries-- until now! I'm not fully caught up, but let me get started, coz let me tell you, we are seeing some pretty incredible stuff this week!

nongdam: (While My Guitar Gently Weeps) Well, somebody had to do it-- I'm glad it was you! Nice to hear the lyrics again, I think a lot of uke players think it's an instrumental. Nice performance, it really suits your voice!

eugene ukulele: (Rocky Raccoon) Okay, we're getting pretty deep into the White Album. Count on Jon to bring a kazoo to a ukulele fight :) Done with your usual panache! You never fail to entertain.

000Kanaka000: (Love is All Around) Okay, folks, THIS is what I'm talking about! Dig deep and find the less mainstream songs from this great era. Can't tell you how much I enjoyed your performance and just hearing this song again.

000Kanaka000: (Downtown) Goodness, you're prolific! Petula Clark + Wig+ Uke= Bliss! I found myself helplessly singing backup for you.

decaturcomp: (O, Lucky Man, The Laws Must Change) Extra points for historical context! Great performance of a lesser-known song. I also think that Mya-Moe is now the Office Ukulele of the 32d Season.

Tootler: (It's All Over Now) Aaaaand... The Stones make their first appearance. A lot of rough n ready authenticity to that performance-- I love it! I also think Tootler is our first official Brit entry...may there be many more!

000Kanaka000: (Paint it Black) What, no Mick Jagger wig? Very touching performance-- as they say on American Idol, "You really made that song your own."

peewee (Any Way You Want Me): Wait, we have as many Troggs tunes as we have Stones tunes? I LOVE YOU PEOPLE!!!!! This is SO what I wanted to happen! Extra points for fake British accent on off-camera rhythm section!

Tootler: (Satisfaction)Tootler back for more Stones! There might be a little Mick Jagger in there, but it's mostly all Tootler! On the other hand, who remembers Devo's version? Not even a little Mick Jagger in that...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jadvt7CbH1o&feature=related

uke4ia
09-24-2012, 04:35 PM
No really, I'm doing Petula too- but I've picked a different song.

Don't Sleep in the Subway?

JerBear
09-24-2012, 04:35 PM
OK here it comes my OFFICIAL Entry.... Wait for it.... drum roll please.. hahahahahahah


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4png8_ByPA

Petula Clark - Downtown 1965

I've loved all of your videos so far, but I got a big kick out of this one (I think it was the wig)

Your playing is great.

000Kanaka000
09-24-2012, 04:45 PM
who remembers Devo's version? Not even a little Mick Jagger in that...

Devo is just to bazaar.

Would have loved to hear your backup singing. the Love is all around Troggs song, was fun to do. Am sure there are some more less popular ones to do.

peewee
09-24-2012, 04:53 PM
I'm planning an all Troggs week, so stay tuned for more!

myrnaukelele
09-24-2012, 05:02 PM
Don't Sleep in the Subway?
Ha! You guessed it~ I've still got rain songs on the brain :)

ukuLily Mars
09-24-2012, 05:22 PM
This is one of my favorite songs ever, not ashamed to admit I sing it to my dogs. Not an original of the British Invasion, but I have it by The Yardbirds, The Beatles, and The Kinks. Totally counts...

Love this! I have to learn it -- my dog would love it. Great job!

Joko
09-24-2012, 05:38 PM
What a great way to spend a day off! Engaging in my two favorite hobbies: ukulele and videomaking. Thank you for allowing multitracking, as I went all out. Well, not really ALL out. I did buy a wig, which made this vid have actual production costs ($14.99), but if I truly wanted to go ALL out, I woulda found some bongo drums, as they were key in the original version of this Yardbirds song.

Please forgive the error at the beginning when I forgot what number this season was. "Thirty One" rhymes with "For Your Love".. what can I say?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3rpIApa0wE

Joko
09-24-2012, 05:44 PM
OH! I forgot! Had intended to mention that there are parts of the video above that NSFW!!

Pegasus and unicorn copulating. An epic British bum..

Joko
09-24-2012, 05:55 PM
~~Dave: Loving the props! What kind of booze is that there on the railing?

A very SPIRITED rendition!

Joko
09-24-2012, 06:00 PM
Thanks Rich for hosting this week mate! Here's my entry, some British-style spaghetti western...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKEmp7kBYOc

WOW! I didn't know one could use a WAZOO like that. Loved it. Ingenious!

~dave~~wave~
09-24-2012, 06:35 PM
"For Your Love" Great production even minus the bongos. The uke harpsichord sound is fantastic. You got the Keith Relf sunglasses perfect. The video jump cuts are hilarious.
This song is infamous as the one that drove Eric Clapton out of the 'too commercial" Yardbirds to join John Mayall and play the blues, replaced by Jeff Beck.


~~Dave: Loving the props! What kind of booze is that there on the railing?
Raiding my cupboards for anything British, there are two single-malt scotches, Laphroig and Aberlour. Behind me next to the Bass Ale ashtray is a Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale.
As it was just after breakfast, I imbibed only a small measure of the malt as cough medicine.

Dan Uke
09-24-2012, 07:23 PM
Here's my entry! Just learned the song and I picked it cuz it sounds groovy baby


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEVdwD8uRMo&feature=plcp

Joko
09-24-2012, 08:25 PM
Here's my entry! Just learned the song and I picked it cuz it sounds groovy baby


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEVdwD8uRMo&feature=plcp

Very well played, nongdam! I enjoyed that... although I have to admit, I couldn't stop staring at that balloon that escaped up to the rafters.

wee_ginga_yin
09-24-2012, 09:35 PM
Raiding my cupboards for anything British, there are two single-malt scotches, Laphroig and Aberlour. Behind me next to the Bass Ale ashtray is a Monty Python's Holy Grail Ale. As it was just after breakfast, I imbibed only a small measure of the malt as cough medicine.

I heard tell that during the prohibition era Laphroig was let into the States
because it tasted more like medicine than whisky. It is indeed due to the phenols
and perhaps some iodine traces, since seaweed is used when the malt is roasted.

Some more useless information to impress your local barman you can tell which
is Scottish and which is Irish just by looking at the way they spell whisky.
It is Scottish whisky and Irish whiskey... the Irish put in an extra "e"
Irish whiskey is much smoother and easier to drink since most of them are triple
distilled whereas the Scottish whisky is only double distilled and has a rougher
rawer edge.

wee_ginga_yin
09-24-2012, 10:01 PM
@PeeWee: I guess you are a fan of the "young ones" that intro was a perfect Neil (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktMPT6oJPFg)

Tootler
09-25-2012, 12:01 AM
So, there was a different one I had in mind that I might still do, but it wasn't happening tonight, partially due to the fact that I have some kind of cold and am dizzy and winded. But I had to do something...so without further ado, my hot little mess: Paperback Writer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e0NHouCTzc

Ugh, and the video seems kind of messed up. Sorry...but I'm done for now :-)

Yes you were clearly full of cold which is a pity. I liked your take on this song. Well done for giving it a go, given how you were feeling.

Tootler
09-25-2012, 12:23 AM
Here's my entry! Just learned the song and I picked it cuz it sounds groovy baby

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEVdwD8uRMo&feature=plcp

First Donovan! It really suits your voice and works well with uke. Nice one.

UkeyDave
09-25-2012, 12:55 AM
Here is my multitrack effort. Apologies its not as crisply synched as it should be as I was a little limited with time. It cost me a pretty penny to hire Sir Paul I can tell you. The things I do for you lot. ;-) Shame I didn't have time to do my hair Beatles style and put a suit on. I'm definitely vying for the "lucky bastard" award (what a great concept that is).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV1AWCavNts

wee_ginga_yin
09-25-2012, 02:54 AM
Original was done by Screaming jay Hawkins (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwXai-sgM-s) followed by Nina Simone (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klIcu7r46Ig) and then Alan Price (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xBBvmF9VI0).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgDuv7pU5fY

000Kanaka000
09-25-2012, 03:09 AM
Nice to hear some Donovan.. Nice job.


Here's my entry! Just learned the song and I picked it cuz it sounds groovy baby


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEVdwD8uRMo&feature=plcp

decaturcomp
09-25-2012, 03:50 AM
I strongly support this arrangement, this energy level and this performance in general. Oh, and I also approved this message.


Nice to hear some Donovan.. Nice job.

decaturcomp
09-25-2012, 04:03 AM
Spot on. I loved this performance.


Original was done by Screaming jay Hawkins (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwXai-sgM-s) followed by Nina Simone (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klIcu7r46Ig) and then Alan Price (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xBBvmF9VI0).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgDuv7pU5fY

23skidoo
09-25-2012, 05:17 AM
OK here it comes my OFFICIAL Entry.... Wait for it.... drum roll please.. hahahahahahah

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4png8_ByPA

Petula Clark - Downtown 1965

Another great cover, Kanaka, and a great choice of song - perfect for your voice. Props for the wig and make up - what a hoot!


As an 000Kanaka000 fan, I'd like to warm up with a few bonus tracks too, if it's okay.
I talked too much at the beginning but this is a sort of famous movie song from the Midnight Movie circuit.
I noticed the Alan Price Set in the list of good bands to work on here and thought about this one from Alan himself. Besides he spells his name properly as to Ukisociety and I.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVt_pp9Ld0E&amp;feature=player_detailpage

Nice one, Alan - thanks for the Animal husbandry backstory and introducing me to a new artist and a great tune....


Well we absolutely must have some Rolling Stones.

"It's All Over Now", written by the Womaks was the Stones first UK No. 1 in 1964 and it brings back memories of the Co-op dance hall in Doncaster on a Friday Night (At least I think it was Friday, it was a long time ago :D )

http://youtu.be/zgXO4Gk5obM

I'm not sure whether or not to make this my official entry yet. Can I leave it open as I have at least one more to come.

Great choice, Geoff - always preferred the early Stones to their later stuff.... they kind of lost their way after 'Exile On Main St.', as far as I'm concerned.... and they were the best of all the English groups in the mid 60's doing American R&B, I think - way ahead of the Kinks, the Beatles, and others on that rockin, bluesy sound.


Another Bonus if that's okay:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lZXIXo7doI

hell yes, Alan.... the Bluesbreakers and their circle (Korner, Green, Clapton, etc.) were the pinnacle of the 60's English blues scene for me.... great tune and well performed - great strum and harp, well sung....


A Rolling Stones Bonus : Paint It Black

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4yFC0uFLwA

Interesting take on this one, K.... I was thinking of taking a stab at this one myself.... very beautiful - especially fine picking....


Hi All, lots of fun being had already. I especially dig 000Kanaka000 as Petula Clark !

Here's a track from one of my faves on the list, the Troggs. They kind of invented the sappy + heavy combination.
I wanted to multi-track this so I could try to do the cello and chime parts of the original (http://youtu.be/1hN-Y2kys_4), but I'm settling for a live take..due to technical difficulties and real life intrusion.

thanks RichM!


http://youtu.be/KjlGnzyOtd4

great tune, peewee - not one I'd heard before and you do it well - great feel to the strum.... dig the off screen percussion....


Some more Stones: Satisfaction from 1965 written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richard.

http://youtu.be/dNI47GBGMws

I was trying to avoid slavishly copying the Stones original, but the song almost forces you to sing it a bit like Mick Jagger - not too much, though. :wtf:

good job with this one, Geoff - pretty rockin! This song always makes me think of that great scene from 'Apocalypse Now' with a teenage Larry Fishburne dancing around the deck of a PT boat holding a transistor radio....


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


Here's a bonus track. According to this massive book my wife gave me called "The Great Rock Discography", this Procol Harum song went to #6 in the U.K. in 1967. Procol Harum grew out of an earlier band called the Paramounts. This is from an open mike two years ago today.

nice bonus, Jim.... and props for the live performance.... I always like the way you pull deep cuts (at least for me) from these groups with only a handful of songs I know.


Did this back in 2008, so consider it a bonus. Just wanted to share it.

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

kind of creepy - I was going to do this tune in almost exactly the same way, including the overdubbed background vocals.... sounds just like I thought it would. Nicely done, sir....


So, there was a different one I had in mind that I might still do, but it wasn't happening tonight, partially due to the fact that I have some kind of cold and am dizzy and winded. But I had to do something...so without further ado, my hot little mess: Paperback Writer



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e0NHouCTzc

Ugh, and the video seems kind of messed up. Sorry...but I'm done for now :-)

Nicely done! Way to soldier through the ick and get it done....


What a great way to spend a day off! Engaging in my two favorite hobbies: ukulele and videomaking. Thank you for allowing multitracking, as I went all out. Well, not really ALL out. I did buy a wig, which made this vid have actual production costs ($14.99), but if I truly wanted to go ALL out, I woulda found some bongo drums, as they were key in the original version of this Yardbirds song.

Please forgive the error at the beginning when I forgot what number this season was. "Thirty One" rhymes with "For Your Love".. what can I say?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3rpIApa0wE

Highly inspiring, Joko! Truly dig the madcapness and the ambitious editing and multitracking.... a rollicking good time. And I like the blonde wig the best....


Here's my entry! Just learned the song and I picked it cuz it sounds groovy baby

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEVdwD8uRMo&feature=plcp

Nice job, Daniel - love the bends, really nice, groovy strummin in there. Gotta admit, I have this irrational dislike of Donovan, but you make this song very palatable indeed....


Here is my multitrack effort. Apologies its not as crisply synched as it should be as I was a little limited with time. It cost me a pretty penny to hire Sir Paul I can tell you. The things I do for you lot. ;-) Shame I didn't have time to do my hair Beatles style and put a suit on. I'm definitely vying for the "lucky bastard" award (what a great concept that is).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV1AWCavNts

Excellent, Dave! LOVE the multitrack - great harmonies, nice playing.... very entertaining, man - and a great tune.... nice to finally see yer face in a video, as well.... funny, you look like someone I've seen before....


Original was done by Screaming jay Hawkins (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwXai-sgM-s) followed by Nina Simone (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klIcu7r46Ig) and then Alan Price (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xBBvmF9VI0).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgDuv7pU5fY

Not sure how much I can communicate how much I enjoy the subtle creepiness and simplicity of this, wee - very hip..... and don't forget about the Marilyn Manson version of this tune. I'm certainly no fan of his music, but David Lynch used his cover of this tune in his film 'Lost Highway'..... if you like your media dark, creepy, and utterly ambiguous this film is for you - it's one my favorites. And the scene featuring the Marilyn Manson track is one of the best uses of music in a film anywhere, imho.....

23skidoo
09-25-2012, 05:21 AM
here's a rehashed bonus from 'dream' week to inspire me as I'm working on tunes for this week..... what a great Season so far....


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

chrimess
09-25-2012, 05:40 AM
thanks for the praise, Sean, I will teach you by webcam, you are more than up for it.


Christian, that was awesome! That was inspirational! That is where I would love to be on the uke in a few years. A man can dream. I loved it from start to finish.

Tootler
09-25-2012, 05:57 AM
Pentagle were a UK folk band formed in 1967 whose members had backgrounds both in folk and jazz and their material is best described as jazz tinged folk. They recorded versions of many traditional songs and this is one of them, Lord Franklin (aka Lady Franklin's Lament). The song deals with Sir John Franklin's ill-fated 1845 expedition to find the North West Passage. The song itself originated as a broadside in the 1850s and passed into the oral tradition where it was pared down to its bare essentials.


http://youtu.be/qFDxTAPowJE

This song was also the inspiration for "Bob Dylan's Dream" off his Freewheelin' album.

chrimess
09-25-2012, 06:03 AM
that was excellent- also it makes 2 songs associated with Bert, Davey and JR for this week- let us pray JR will be with us for a long time!

Pentagle were a UK folk band formed in 1967 whose members had backgrounds both in folk and jazz and their material is best described as jazz tinged folk. They recorded versions of many traditional songs and this is one of them, Lord Franklin (aka Lady Franklin's Lament). The song deals with Sir John Franklin's ill-fated 1845 expedition to find the North West Passage. The song itself originated as a broadside in the 1850s and passed into the oral tradition where it was pared down to its bare essentials.


http://youtu.be/qFDxTAPowJE

This song was also the inspiration for "Bob Dylan's Dream" off his Freewheelin' album.

Tootler
09-25-2012, 06:03 AM
Okay, work is getting in the way of me reviewing entries-- until now! I'm not fully caught up, but let me get started, coz let me tell you, we are seeing some pretty incredible stuff this week!

Tootler: (Satisfaction)Tootler back for more Stones! There might be a little Mick Jagger in there, but it's mostly all Tootler! On the other hand, who remembers Devo's version? Not even a little Mick Jagger in that...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jadvt7CbH1o&feature=related

The Devo video is blocked for the UK, so can't watch it.

How about the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain instead?


http://youtu.be/bbX5dldhJlc

Tootler
09-25-2012, 06:13 AM
Some more useless information to impress your local barman you can tell which is Scottish and which is Irish just by looking at the way they spell whisky. It is Scottish whisky and Irish whiskey... the Irish put in an extra "e" Irish whiskey is much smoother and easier to drink since most of them are triple distilled whereas the Scottish whisky is only double distilled and has a rougher rawer edge.

I have to confess to a small act of treachery. We went to a wedding in Belfast a few years back and afterwards, while holidaying on the Antrim Coast, visited the Bushmill's distillery. As a result, I have to admit that Bushmill's became my favourite whiskey.

A bit of trivia, Bushmill's claim to be the longest continuously surviving distillery in the UK having been first licensed during the reign of James VI/I

decaturcomp
09-25-2012, 06:27 AM
Man, this is just top notch. You found new feeling in a song I thought I knew inside out. You know how critics say that covers sometimes don't add anything to the original? Well, maybe I'm amazed that you found new stuff to add to Beatles tune. The pausebeforethe last verse actually caught me off gaurd. Also, the languid delivery was perfect.


here's a rehashed bonus from 'dream' week to inspire me as I'm working on tunes for this week..... what a great Season so far....


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

Tootler
09-25-2012, 06:30 AM
What a great way to spend a day off! Engaging in my two favorite hobbies: ukulele and videomaking. Thank you for allowing multitracking, as I went all out. Well, not really ALL out. I did buy a wig, which made this vid have actual production costs ($14.99), but if I truly wanted to go ALL out, I woulda found some bongo drums, as they were key in the original version of this Yardbirds song.

Please forgive the error at the beginning when I forgot what number this season was. "Thirty One" rhymes with "For Your Love".. what can I say?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3rpIApa0wE

You certainly captured the essence of this song.


Here is my multitrack effort. Apologies its not as crisply synched as it should be as I was a little limited with time. It cost me a pretty penny to hire Sir Paul I can tell you. The things I do for you lot. ;-) Shame I didn't have time to do my hair Beatles style and put a suit on. I'm definitely vying for the "lucky bastard" award (what a great concept that is).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV1AWCavNts

Just loved the McCartney touch there.


Original was done by Screaming jay Hawkins (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwXai-sgM-s) followed by Nina Simone (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klIcu7r46Ig) and then Alan Price (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xBBvmF9VI0).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgDuv7pU5fY

Another song given the distinctive WGY treatment. I really enjoy your videos.


here's a rehashed bonus from 'dream' week to inspire me as I'm working on tunes for this week..... what a great Season so far....

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

From my favourite Beatles Album, Revolver. Better than Sgt Pepper, IMO. I really liked your treatment of this song.

Edit: Just been reading up. It seems This song did not originally appear on the US version of Revolver. It's definitely on my copy which is up in the loft.

peewee
09-25-2012, 06:33 AM
@PeeWee: I guess you are a fan of the "young ones" that intro was a perfect Neil (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktMPT6oJPFg)

LOL that was an unpremeditated improv accent, but it is reminiscent of the Glorious Weariness of Neil..

decaturcomp
09-25-2012, 06:35 AM
House meeting! House meeting!

How can you worry about house meetings during this Thatcherite junta?


@PeeWee: I guess you are a fan of the "young ones" that intro was a perfect Neil (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktMPT6oJPFg)

peewee
09-25-2012, 06:36 AM
I have to confess to a small act of treachery. We went to a wedding in Belfast a few years back and afterwards, while holidaying on the Antrim Coast, visited the Bushmill's distillery. As a result, I have to admit that Bushmill's became my favourite whiskey.


Geoff, my image of you is changing this week. You are now revealed to be a Bushmill's guzzling Stones fan. Who knew?

decaturcomp
09-25-2012, 07:14 AM
Jolly nicely done on the Franklin, Tootler.

000Kanaka000
09-25-2012, 07:46 AM
Originally Posted by 000Kanaka000
A Rolling Stones Bonus : Paint It Black

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4yFC0uFLwA
Interesting take on this one, K.... I was thinking of taking a stab at this one myself.... very beautiful - especially fine picking....


* Always good to hear another version. Thank you for the picking compliment am still working on it.

~dave~~wave~
09-25-2012, 09:52 AM
Here is my multitrack effort...

Good song choice, nice multi-track production, George Martin would be proud.

I noticed this thread lacked tambourine and maracas, since they were a staple of the invasion sound, so enjoyed the little percussion blast @ 1:20.

decaturcomp
09-25-2012, 10:11 AM
Another bonus.
This is Mother Nature's Son that I recorded last year. A professional musician pal Bruce Gilbert added some very subtle keys and our very own 23Skidoo finished it off with a nice lead and arrangement. Musical friends are excellent friends.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iokyGNW4hgY&amp;list=UUa57R-HT-UlbHxQ0i2hy7yw&amp;index=40&amp;feature=plcp

Dan Uke
09-25-2012, 10:30 AM
Nice job, Daniel - love the bends, really nice, groovy strummin in there. Gotta admit, I have this irrational dislike of Donovan, but you make this song very palatable indeed....

I heard it for the first time Sunday and the lyrics are just alright...picked it as it's easy to play...It's your typical 3 blues chord song, C7, F, G7. The riff with the bending note is open 4th String, 3rd Fret 4th String, Open 3rd String, 3rd Fret 3rd String (BEND THE NOTE..You can use this note for also F chord). Real easy to play.

It's originally played it in D7 but then the little riff required bar chord and using my pinky so lowered it to C7 to use some of Dougf's techniques. I wanted to add C13 and Cdim since he taught us how to play Route 66 but kept it simpler. I justed added the bended note a few times. Thanks Doug for allowing me to play my Route "33"

ksiegel
09-25-2012, 10:37 AM
Irish whiskey is much smoother and easier to drink since most of them are triple
distilled whereas the Scottish whisky is only double distilled and has a rougher
rawer edge.

Nice to know someone else has noticed that.

Generally speaking, I can't drink Scotch - it comes right back as soon as it hits the stomach - but Irish? Well, now, that's a different kettle of fish.

I've several bottles of Bushmill 1608 - don't know if it is sold in the US yet, but when I got them - 1994- 1995 - they weren't available here. A friend of mine who was born in Belfast, and currently lives in Wicklow got me started on the drink - he offered a taste of 1608, and a taste of Bushmill Single Malt, back when neither was available here, and told me I could have the bottle I like best.


I've since found several single malt Irish Whiskeys that have been distilled 4 and 5 times, and they are as pure and sweet as a baby's kiss.

The best part of the journey was finding a few Triple Distilled Scotch Whiskeys, all of which are quite pleasant, and do not ricochet when sipped. Glengoyne is chief among them - and oddly enough, uses no peat in the roasting process, thereby being the antithesis of Laphroig.

We now return you to your Regularly Scheduled Ukulele Season : The British Invasion.



-Kurt

Tootler
09-25-2012, 10:57 AM
Another bonus.
This is Mother Nature's Son that I recorded last year. A professional musician pal Bruce Gilbert added some very subtle keys and our very own 23Skidoo finished it off with a nice lead and arrangement. Musical friends are excellent friends.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iokyGNW4hgY&list=UUa57R-HT-UlbHxQ0i2hy7yw&index=40&feature=plcp

Very nice arrangement. Captures the feel of the original while making it your own.

ukuleledaddy
09-25-2012, 10:57 AM
Another bonus.
This is Mother Nature's Son that I recorded last year. A professional musician pal Bruce Gilbert added some very subtle keys and our very own 23Skidoo finished it off with a nice lead and arrangement. Musical friends are excellent friends.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iokyGNW4hgY&list=UUa57R-HT-UlbHxQ0i2hy7yw&index=40&feature=plcp

This is superb you guys!! So much fun to watch and so very enjoyable to see two seasonistas working together! Hmmm, I think I smell a future challenge....

ukuleledaddy
09-25-2012, 10:59 AM
Here's my entry, Till The End Of The Day by The Kinks. It features my very first attempt ever at a solo bit. Laugh all you want, I can take it.
I hope to get a bonus or two in this week. Love this theme!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdpQ7_aFAwI&list=UUwOfmPtmH0q5v_XIFVIWYsA&index=1&feature=plcp

Tootler
09-25-2012, 11:06 AM
Nice job, Daniel - love the bends, really nice, groovy strummin in there. Gotta admit, I have this irrational dislike of Donovan, but you make this song very palatable indeed....


I know what you mean. Over here we always saw Donovan as a pale imitation of Dylan, though that was probably a little harsh judgment. He was his own man, but his style initially seemed a somewhat insipid copy of Dylan.

Still Colours is not bad and is heard not infrequently in folk music singarounds here. Also his cover of Universal Soldier was also OK and probably brought a good song to a wider audience and, again is heard in folk music circles from time to time. I still don't rate Donovan all that much, nevertheless. I find him a bit too earnest and a bit insipid.

Correction. It was Buffy Sainte-Marie who wrote Universal Soldier but it was Donovan who popularised it. :o

Hippie Dribble
09-25-2012, 11:07 AM
Here's my entry, Till The End Of The Day by The Kinks. It features my very first attempt ever at a solo bit. Laugh all you want, I can take it.
I hope to get a bonus or two in this week. Love this theme!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdpQ7_aFAwI&list=UUwOfmPtmH0q5v_XIFVIWYsA&index=1&feature=plcp
Rock on Sean!!!!!! Loved it mate. :)

~dave~~wave~
09-25-2012, 11:42 AM
I'm digging every last one of the groovy entries this week.
Trying to stay caught up.

Chrimess ~ Anji - Took my to school right out of the blocks, gorgeous and unknown to me.

Uke4ia ~ Question - epic. Homburg - props for doing the single after WSOP

Nongdam ~ HCTS - JS wishes he could sing. Sunshine Superman - Wow, I'm going to study Doug's tutorial and then I'm totally stealing your arrangement, that was genius.

Eugene ~ Rockin' Rocky, what a goof that Macca

Decaturcomp ~ Really digging deep. The Mayall did my head in, great strumming. The Turning Point Album was a major eye opener when it came out, no drums, no electric guitars, just great grooves. (I guess the laws changed a little maybe, sure not enough)

PeeWee ~ Keep those Troggs coming, can't get enough

Ukisociety ~ Thanks for that one, got any more?

Caroljean ~ Good to see you back, great song pick. I recommend Laphroig scotch for that cold

Wee Ginga ~ Diving deep into the catalog as always, a delight

23skidoo ~ Great uke arrangement and vocal as always, looking for great things from you this go-around

tootler ~ Oh yes, thanks for the Pentangle, a nice corollary to the beat groups

ukuedaddy ~ The Kinks, at last! Nice lead overdub.

Hippie Dribble
09-25-2012, 12:18 PM
Hi Gang and many thanks Rich for hosting a fab week, i am loving the theme, I managed to record 4 songs today so have some bonus songs to get up eventually and there is tons more i could/would love to do.
Well I have chosen for my official entry what I consider to be one of the greatest songs EVER written, my version obviously is going to be a stripped back bare version a daveey unplugged version, anyway loving all the entries well done all and here is my tune :)


http://youtu.be/fi_P7tcLL7E
nice job on this one Dave. Great set too mate. is that your bari? Sounds awesome brother, why does the rotten ol' devil get the best songs...sheesh :p

Tootler
09-25-2012, 12:32 PM
Here's my entry, Till The End Of The Day by The Kinks. It features my very first attempt ever at a solo bit. Laugh all you want, I can take it.
I hope to get a bonus or two in this week. Love this theme!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdpQ7_aFAwI&list=UUwOfmPtmH0q5v_XIFVIWYsA&index=1&feature=plcp

Very typical Kinks. Works well on your uke.

Tootler
09-25-2012, 12:39 PM
Hi Gang and many thanks Rich for hosting a fab week, i am loving the theme, I managed to record 4 songs today so have some bonus songs to get up eventually and there is tons more i could/would love to do.
Well I have chosen for my official entry what I consider to be one of the greatest songs EVER written, my version obviously is going to be a stripped back bare version a daveey unplugged version, anyway loving all the entries well done all and here is my tune :)

http://youtu.be/fi_P7tcLL7E

That was seriously good. Great sounding uke and fabulous accompaniment.

GinnyT11
09-25-2012, 12:50 PM
Hi Gang and many thanks Rich for hosting a fab week, i am loving the theme.
Well I have chosen for my official entry what I consider to be one of the greatest songs EVER written, my version obviously is going to be a stripped back bare version a daveey unplugged version, anyway loving all the entries well done all and here is my tune :)


Oooooooeeeeeeeshriiiieeeeek! (That's a stripped bare version of a frantic crowd for Daveeeeeeey!)

Love you playing on that baritone. Nicely sung, too.

J-Peg
09-25-2012, 12:51 PM
On the other hand, who remembers Devo's version? Not even a little Mick Jagger in that...


I love Devo's cover of that song. When those guys say they can't get no satisfaction, you believe it.

Tootler
09-25-2012, 12:52 PM
Definitely a different spin and flavor on this. Fun. Was thinking about doing stone pain it black.


Nice one, Geoff.
I'd forgotten they didn't write that one, but covered it from a US soul band.




Hey, nice one Tootler! I was thinking Stones and Beatles would be sort of obvious but this great cover from their earliest hits is really welcome. Well played, sir.


Okay, work is getting in the way of me reviewing entries-- until now! I'm not fully caught up, but let me get started, coz let me tell you, we are seeing some pretty incredible stuff this week!

Tootler: (It's All Over Now) Aaaaand... The Stones make their first appearance. A lot of rough n ready authenticity to that performance-- I love it! I also think Tootler is our first official Brit entry...may there be many more!


Tootler: (Satisfaction)Tootler back for more Stones! There might be a little Mick Jagger in there, but it's mostly all Tootler! On the other hand, who remembers Devo's version? Not even a little Mick Jagger in that...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jadvt7CbH1o&feature=related



Great choice, Geoff - always preferred the early Stones to their later stuff.... they kind of lost their way after 'Exile On Main St.', as far as I'm concerned.... and they were the best of all the English groups in the mid 60's doing American R&B, I think - way ahead of the Kinks, the Beatles, and others on that rockin, bluesy sound.


good job with this one, Geoff - pretty rockin! This song always makes me think of that great scene from 'Apocalypse Now' with a teenage Larry Fishburne dancing around the deck of a PT boat holding a transistor radio....



that was excellent- also it makes 2 songs associated with Bert, Davey and JR for this week- let us pray JR will be with us for a long time!


Jolly nicely done on the Franklin, Tootler.


I'm digging every last one of the groovy entries this week.
Trying to stay caught up.


Thanks to all for your kind words.

000Kanaka000
09-25-2012, 12:53 PM
nice job on this one Dave. Great set too mate. is that your bari? Sounds awesome brother, why does the rotten ol' devil get the best songs...sheesh :p

Great song - and great job, really enjoyed listening to this one.

Dan Uke
09-25-2012, 12:53 PM
Hi Gang and many thanks Rich for hosting a fab week, i am loving the theme, I managed to record 4 songs today so have some bonus songs to get up eventually and there is tons more i could/would love to do.
Well I have chosen for my official entry what I consider to be one of the greatest songs EVER written, my version obviously is going to be a stripped back bare version a daveey unplugged version, anyway loving all the entries well done all and here is my tune :)


http://youtu.be/fi_P7tcLL7E

You really have a good fake British accent!!! HAHAHAHAHA:rotfl:

Tootler
09-25-2012, 12:58 PM
Geoff, my image of you is changing this week. You are now revealed to be a Bushmill's guzzling Stones fan. Who knew?

"Well, isssh like thish yer honner. There was me an' Mick..."

More a real ale person really. :cheers:

decaturcomp
09-25-2012, 01:03 PM
Way to jam retrowise ukedad!

decaturcomp
09-25-2012, 01:05 PM
Awesome. I wondered who would be secure enough to compare themselves to TJ. Watch for flying panteloons.


thanks for the wondeful words on my stones tune guys n gals greatly appreciated.
Here is bonus #1recorded today 3 more to follow, will upload them tomorrow any way here is a bit of classic tom jones :)


http://youtu.be/ECqz6Vsmhl8

Dan Uke
09-25-2012, 01:33 PM
Can someone explain how to put several posts into one reply so I can reply to several videos at once to save space?

chrimess
09-25-2012, 01:38 PM
That's a great one since it moves very nicely- you emulate that bass pattern very well with te strum.


Hi Gang and many thanks Rich for hosting a fab week, i am loving the theme, I managed to record 4 songs today so have some bonus songs to get up eventually and there is tons more i could/would love to do.
Well I have chosen for my official entry what I consider to be one of the greatest songs EVER written, my version obviously is going to be a stripped back bare version a daveey unplugged version, anyway loving all the entries well done all and here is my tune :)


http://youtu.be/fi_P7tcLL7E

GinnyT11
09-25-2012, 01:55 PM
Can someone explain how to put several posts into one reply so I can reply to several videos at once to save space?

It is helpful to do that. At the bottom right of someone's post you see the symbol of a quote with a plus sign. Click it, and it becomes a check. Then go to the next person's post you want to comment on and click that symbol there too. When you've marked several, click on the "Reply with quote" and they all stack up in a single post of yours that you can type comments between.

You can also save space when you click Reply with Quote to a single post by deleting the [video] part of the quoted material. Then only the words come up. Be sure you're replying to the original songster's post, not someone's comment on the original post.

You can also save space by not using your full signature for every post you make. There's an option to uncheck the "show signature" under Go Advanced.

.

ksiegel
09-25-2012, 02:13 PM
People keep complaining that they can't see my hands when I'm playing.

So here are my hands - for whatever good that does - and I'm cutting the glare from the top of my head, for the most part.

I learned the song "Colors" - as I have so many songs - from a Kingston Trio album. Later on, I'd hear "Mellow Yellow" and "Sunshine Superman" on the radio. They were interesting, nicely produced, and require a lot more than one voice paired with an instrument to bring them off the way I remember them. Colors, on the other hand, is just a lovely little love song, and just fine with a single instrument as accompaniment.

Hopefully, I've played it slowly enough. (g)


-Kurt


http://youtu.be/5--LfSUPWmk


(There will be a bonus track in the future - already in the can.)

Tootler
09-25-2012, 02:29 PM
You can also save space when you click Reply with Quote by deleting the [video] part of the quoted material.

In fact you have to do that. You are only permitted one video clip per post. If you are replying to multiple posts and you don't delete [video] part of the quoted material you will find you can't post your reply and you get a little message telling you why.

You also have to be careful with smileys. You are only allowed a limited number of images (six, I think) and smileys count as images, so if you are replying to several posts and there are multiple smileys scattered about, again you will find that your reply won't go through.

HTH

fitncrafty
09-25-2012, 02:34 PM
People keep complaining that they can't see my hands when I'm playing.

So here are my hands - for whatever good that does - and I'm cutting the glare from the top of my head, for the most part.

I learned the song "Colors" - as I have so many songs - from a Kingston Trio album. Later on, I'd hear "Mellow Yellow" and "Sunshine Superman" on the radio. They were interesting, nicely produced, and require a lot more than one voice paired with an instrument to bring them off the way I remember them. Colors, on the other hand, is just a lovely little love song, and just fine with a single instrument as accompaniment.

Hopefully, I've played it slowly enough. (g)


-Kurt


http://youtu.be/5--LfSUPWmk


(There will be a bonus track in the future - already in the can.)

Kurt that was just beautiful!! Truly beautiful.. That song just made your sceptre sing! How about Spirit in The Sky?
I had to giggle when you said peeps want to see your hands. I can sit right next to you for hours and still not figure out what your hands are doing! Ha.. They just never stop moving.. Loved that one.. Looking forward to your bonus...

Dan Uke
09-25-2012, 02:35 PM
It is helpful to do that. At the bottom right of someone's post you see the symbol of a quote with a plus sign. Click it, and it becomes a check. Then go to the next person's post you want to comment on and click that symbol there too. When you've marked several, click on the "Reply with quote" and they all stack up in a single post of yours that you can type comments between.

You can also save space when you click Reply with Quote by deleting the [video] part of the quoted material. Then only the words come up. Be sure you're replying to the original songster's post, not someone's comment on the original post.

You can also save space by not using your full signature for every post you make. There's an option to uncheck the "show signature" under Go Advanced.

.


In fact you have to do that. You are only permitted one video clip per post. If you are replying to multiple posts and you don't delete [video] part of the quoted material you will find you can't post your reply and you get a little message telling you why.

You also have to be careful with smileys. You are only allowed a limited number of images (six, I think) and smileys count as images, so if you are replying to several posts and there are multiple smileys scattered about, again you will find that your reply won't go through.

HTH

Yeah!! It worked!! Thanks Double G!! You guys play the same song and also reply to the same topic!! You guys have this weird bonding going on. :p

UkeyDave
09-25-2012, 02:39 PM
People keep complaining that they can't see my hands when I'm playing.

So here are my hands - for whatever good that does - and I'm cutting the glare from the top of my head, for the most part.

I learned the song "Colors" - as I have so many songs - from a Kingston Trio album. Later on, I'd hear "Mellow Yellow" and "Sunshine Superman" on the radio. They were interesting, nicely produced, and require a lot more than one voice paired with an instrument to bring them off the way I remember them. Colors, on the other hand, is just a lovely little love song, and just fine with a single instrument as accompaniment.

Hopefully, I've played it slowly enough. (g)

-Kurt



(There will be a bonus track in the future - already in the can.)

Wow Kurt - Fantastic picking and great sounding Uke

Tootler
09-25-2012, 02:39 PM
thanks for the wondeful words on my stones tune guys n gals greatly appreciated.
Here is bonus #1recorded today 3 more to follow, will upload them tomorrow any way here is a bit of classic tom jones :)
And in my haste i forgot to edit out a false start :) sorry folks !!!!!

http://youtu.be/ECqz6Vsmhl8

This one made me smile. I loved your little "instrumental" interludes with the kazoo. Contrast to TJ's "heavy" treatment. I'll have to leave your other bonus tracks till tomorrow. It's well after midnight now. Beddy Byes time ;)


People keep complaining that they can't see my hands when I'm playing.

So here are my hands - for whatever good that does - and I'm cutting the glare from the top of my head, for the most part.

I learned the song "Colors" - as I have so many songs - from a Kingston Trio album. Later on, I'd hear "Mellow Yellow" and "Sunshine Superman" on the radio. They were interesting, nicely produced, and require a lot more than one voice paired with an instrument to bring them off the way I remember them. Colors, on the other hand, is just a lovely little love song, and just fine with a single instrument as accompaniment.

Hopefully, I've played it slowly enough. (g)


-Kurt

http://youtu.be/5--LfSUPWmk

(There will be a bonus track in the future - already in the can.)

This was very nicely done. Nice picking on the accompaniment, spot on for the song. Colours is one of Donovans songs that you still hear sung fairly regularly. At least, you do over here.

GaryC1968
09-25-2012, 03:42 PM
This is my entry, Bob Dylan Blues by Syd Barrett. Syd was a founding member of Pink Floyd and actually gave the band their name. Unfortunately, he was an acid casualty of the times. From what I understand, he wrote this song in 1963 after seeing Bob Dylan in concert.

Another great theme this week!


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

JerBear
09-25-2012, 03:58 PM
Starting off with a bonus video while I work on my entry.

Also, love any excuse to wear a skinny tie.


http://youtu.be/F4UH3E16jdE

JerBear
09-25-2012, 05:27 PM
Going to try comment on everyone's... Batch 1


From the man who brought the world DADGAD and left us too early:
Great start for the season. As a beginner, I watched it pretty much in awe.



OK - am starting off running. Man this is my time period and there are SO many
songs that could be done. Am really going to enjoy this week. But here is my starting
one. Am sure there will be many bonus songs and will try to spread it out with different
artists. But the Beatles especially during the psychedelic years were some of my favorites.
You just Know that this song will be done many times this week. But i will start it off.
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds i like it because you can have 3 playing styles in one song.
And i get to wear my Beatles tribute clothing complete with peace buttons. Bwah haha haha
Would have worn my john lennon glasses as well but they are for distance. My room mate
is asking for Imagine so that may be in the works as well as something by petula clark or
maybe one of the other women singers of that time era. Hmmmmm maybe the yardbirds
for your love. This is going to be a tough week


Well am already on a bonus song. My room mate requested this so why not
go for it ? Also someone asked to hear the Mya Moe Tenor without any reverb
etc. So here it is done plain no treble no reverb. The song Requested is Imagine
another Beatle John Lennon

LSD - 1. Beautiful uke, both visually and in tone. 2. This was one of my favorite songs as a kid, much to my parents dismay. I loved your version - excellent for just chilling out. 3. Fabulous jacket

Imagine - my students sing this all the time. I think they'd enjoy your version; I really did. (Also, another gorgeous use. Not helping my myamoe lust at all)


My season 31 entry would also qualify for season 32 since the Beatles covered "September in the Rain" in 1962. I didn't see anything in the rules about bonus tracks, so here's a link back to my season 31 entry, a "sort-of-bonus" track. :)

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?70381-31st-Season-of-the-Ukulele-We-re-gonna-make-it-RAIN!/page21#206

Missed this the last time. Enjoyed it a lot


Thanks for a great theme this week.
The invasion came at the dawn of my musical awareness.
Really looking forward to this one.

Note:
History buffs will notice the "vertical strum position" used in the bridge @ 1:10. This was apparently mandatory at some point in every British Invasion TV performance, or so it seemed to me as a

Super fun. Thumbs up on the vertical strum. I m sure I would have dropped my uke first thing




Okay, it's not a Moody Blues song from 1980. It's a Moody Blues song from 1970. This one has been on the to-do list since I was doing a bunch of Moodies songs in July.

I don't know any Moody Blues, but I suspect I should add them to my list - enjoyed this a lot.


This is one of my favorite songs ever, not ashamed to admit I sing it to my dogs. Not an original of the British Invasion, but I have it by The Yardbirds, The Beatles, and The Kinks. Totally counts...

Thanks for watchin'

Woot! props! Great vocals, great playing, enviable whistling. (And a nice uke!)


Starting with the bonus first. The first song that popped into my mind after Christian said Casual Sex! This will be be the only song that I sing with the words "You were perverted too" (Laughing like Beavis and Butthead right now)



Really glad to see this one as a vocal with a strumming accompaniment. The instrumentals are nice, but I love the lyrics, too. Thanks for this. :). Looking forward to your entry.


Thanks Rich for hosting this week mate! Here's my entry, some British-style spaghetti western...


This was a ton of fun!


OK next up the Troggs - Love Is All Around




OK here it comes my OFFICIAL Entry.... Wait for it.... drum roll please.. hahahahahahah

Petula Clark - Downtown 1965

You are one prolific seasonista! Love is All Around was a great video, and like I said before, Downtown was awesome (as was the wig)

TCK
09-25-2012, 05:43 PM
Oi mate, just chucked me knickers at the Telly :)
thanks for the wondeful words on my stones tune guys n gals greatly appreciated.
Here is bonus #1recorded today 3 more to follow, will upload them tomorrow any way here is a bit of classic tom jones :)
And in my haste i forgot to edit out a false start :) sorry folks !!!!!


http://youtu.be/ECqz6Vsmhl8

TCK
09-25-2012, 05:49 PM
Pretty much my personal hero...love me some Kinks, especially with car seats and a mini-van load of kid related crap.
Here's my entry, Till The End Of The Day by The Kinks. It features my very first attempt ever at a solo bit. Laugh all you want, I can take it.
I hope to get a bonus or two in this week. Love this theme!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdpQ7_aFAwI&list=UUwOfmPtmH0q5v_XIFVIWYsA&index=1&feature=plcp

JerBear
09-25-2012, 05:58 PM
Batch 2!


As an 000Kanaka000 fan, I'd like to warm up with a few bonus tracks too, if it's okay.
I talked too much at the beginning but this is a sort of famous movie song from the Midnight Movie circuit.
I noticed the Alan Price Set in the list of good bands to work on here and thought about this one from Alan himself. Besides he spells his name properly as to Ukisociety and I.


Nice one!


Well we absolutely must have some Rolling Stones.

"It's All Over Now", written by the Womaks was the Stones first UK No. 1 in 1964 and it brings back memories of the Co-op dance hall in Doncaster on a Friday Night (At least I think it was Friday, it was a long time ago :D )

I'm not sure whether or not to make this my official entry yet. Can I leave it open as I have at least one more to come.

Yes, we absolutely must have some Rolling Stones. I've been waiting for them. Nice one!


Another Bonus if that's okay:


Loved this. Harmonica was a great addition.


A Rolling Stones Bonus : Paint It Black



Nice take on this one. Felt kinda eerie to me; liked that.


Hi All, lots of fun being had already. I especially dig 000Kanaka000 as Petula Clark !

Here's a track from one of my faves on the list, the Troggs. They kind of invented the sappy + heavy combination.
I wanted to multi-track this so I could try to do the cello and chime parts of the original (http://youtu.be/1hN-Y2kys_4), but I'm settling for a live take..due to technical difficulties and real life intrusion.

thanks RichM!



More Troggs! Drums were a nice addition.


Some more Stones: Satisfaction from 1965 written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richard.

I was trying to avoid slavishly copying the Stones original, but the song almost forces you to sing it a bit like Mick Jagger - not too much, though. :wtf:

And more Stones! Much appreciated





Here's a bonus track. According to this massive book my wife gave me called "The Great Rock Discography", this Procol Harum song went to #6 in the U.K. in 1967. Procol Harum grew out of an earlier band called the Paramounts. This is from an open mike two years ago today.

Not familiar with this. Thanks for sharing it!


Did this back in 2008, so consider it a bonus. Just wanted to share it.

This is one of my fav songs to play on Beatles RockBand.. But your video has me thinking I should actually learn it on the uke. Video editing here was fun, too.


So, there was a different one I had in mind that I might still do, but it wasn't happening tonight, partially due to the fact that I have some kind of cold and am dizzy and winded. But I had to do something...so without further ado, my hot little mess: Paperback Writer

Ugh, and the video seems kind of messed up. Sorry...but I'm done for now :-)

Feel better! Nice take on the song, too.


What a great way to spend a day off! Engaging in my two favorite hobbies: ukulele and videomaking. Thank you for allowing multitracking, as I went all out. Well, not really ALL out. I did buy a wig, which made this vid have actual production costs ($14.99), but if I truly wanted to go ALL out, I woulda found some bongo drums, as they were key in the original version of this Yardbirds song.

Please forgive the error at the beginning when I forgot what number this season was. "Thirty One" rhymes with "For Your Love".. what can I say?



This is just straight up craziness. Awesome!


Here's my entry! Just learned the song and I picked it cuz it sounds groovy baby


Nice job! Not familiar with the song.

erivel
09-25-2012, 06:03 PM
Here's my entry this week. Well this is the third Season in a row that I've done a Beatles tune. I've always wanted to do this one, my favorite off of Sgt. Pepper's. Sorry for the sync issues. Hope you enjoy!


http://youtu.be/U3f2uitdoJk

TCK
09-25-2012, 06:23 PM
Ummm...yeah, glad I pushed you into this. This is sold gold mate...SO AWESOME.
Here's my entry this week. Well this is the third Season in a row that I've done a Beatles tune. I've always wanted to do this one, my favorite off of Sgt. Pepper's. Sorry for the sync issues. Hope you enjoy!


http://youtu.be/U3f2uitdoJk

erivel
09-25-2012, 06:31 PM
Ummm...yeah, glad I pushed you into this. This is sold gold mate...SO AWESOME.

Yes, you are to blame Dave!

JerBear
09-25-2012, 06:41 PM
Batch 3


Here is my multitrack effort. Apologies its not as crisply synched as it should be as I was a little limited with time. It cost me a pretty penny to hire Sir Paul I can tell you. The things I do for you lot. ;-) Shame I didn't have time to do my hair Beatles style and put a suit on. I'm definitely vying for the "lucky bastard" award (what a great concept that is

Why hello Sir Paul! A+. Enjoyed this.


Original was done by Screaming jay Hawkins (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwXai-sgM-s) followed by Nina Simone (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klIcu7r46Ig) and then Alan Price (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xBBvmF9VI0).
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Super. Loved this.


here's a rehashed bonus from 'dream' week to inspire me as I'm working on tunes for this week..... what a great Season so far

Rehashed or not, this was awesome


Pentagle were a UK folk band formed in 1967 whose members had backgrounds both in folk and jazz and their material is best described as jazz tinged folk. They recorded versions of many traditional songs and this is one of them, Lord Franklin (aka Lady Franklin's Lament). The song deals with Sir John Franklin's ill-fated 1845 expedition to find the North West Passage. The song itself originated as a broadside in the 1850s and passed into the oral tradition where it was pared down to its bare essentials.

This song was also the inspiration for "Bob Dylan's Dream" off his Freewheelin' album.

Nice job. I really enjoy these sort of traditional songs.


Another bonus.
This is Mother Nature's Son that I recorded last year. A professional musician pal Bruce Gilbert added some very subtle keys and our very own 23Skidoo finished it off with a nice lead and arrangement. Musical friends are excellent friends.

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Ooo collab. It's is great! Awesome all around - arrangement, playing, vocals


Here's my entry, Till The End Of The Day by The Kinks. It features my very first attempt ever at a solo bit. Laugh all you want, I can take it.
I hope to get a bonus or two in this week. Love this

Kudos for the solo attempt! Nicely done.


Hi Gang and many thanks Rich for hosting a fab week, i am loving the theme, I managed to record 4 songs today so have some bonus songs to get up eventually and there is tons more i could/would love to do.
Well I have chosen for my official entry what I consider to be one of the greatest songs EVER written, my version obviously is going to be a stripped back bare version a daveey unplugged version, anyway loving all the entries well done all and here is my


thanks for the wondeful words on my stones tune guys n gals greatly appreciated.
Here is bonus #1recorded today 3 more to follow, will upload them tomorrow any way here is a bit of classic tom jones :)
And in my haste i forgot to edit out a false start :) sorry folks !!!!!



hi again folks im loving this season, i uploaded the wrong version of deliah,i actually did a better take, oh well not to worry, now for a little bit of the fab four, although i personally prefer the who, stones and the kinks. the Beatles still made some top tunes and here is 8 days a week :)


3 great videos in a row. I especially liked the first. *applause*


People keep complaining that they can't see my hands when I'm playing.

So here are my hands - for whatever good that does - and I'm cutting the glare from the top of my head, for the most part.

I learned the song "Colors" - as I have so many songs - from a Kingston Trio album. Later on, I'd hear "Mellow Yellow" and "Sunshine Superman" on the radio. They were interesting, nicely produced, and require a lot more than one voice paired with an instrument to bring them off the way I remember them. Colors, on the other hand, is just a lovely little love song, and just fine with a single instrument as accompaniment.

Hopefully, I've played it slowly enough. (g)


-Kurt


(There will be a bonus track in the future - already in the can.)

Enjoyed this a lot. Excellent. (And despite seeing your hands.. Still mystified)


my last bonus for today bonus #3 another beatles song one of my faves off one of my fave beatles albums rubber soul. here is "

Great song. Nice job.


This is my entry, Bob Dylan Blues by Syd Barrett. Syd was a founding member of Pink Floyd and actually gave the band their name. Unfortunately, he was an acid casualty of the times. From what I understand, he wrote this song in 1963 after seeing Bob Dylan in concert.

Another great theme this week!


Never heard the song before, but I really enjoyed it and your cover.

JerBear
09-25-2012, 06:45 PM
Here's my entry this week. Well this is the third Season in a row that I've done a Beatles tune. I've always wanted to do this one, my favorite off of Sgt. Pepper's. Sorry for the sync issues. Hope you enjoy!


http://youtu.be/U3f2uitdoJk

This. Was. Amazing.

myrnaukelele
09-25-2012, 06:52 PM
Here's my entry this week. Well this is the third Season in a row that I've done a Beatles tune. I've always wanted to do this one, my favorite off of Sgt. Pepper's. Sorry for the sync issues. Hope you enjoy!

You are just amazing erivel! Not only do you have the multi-tracking thing down you are a fabulous singer and player. You are my inspiration!

RichM
09-25-2012, 06:53 PM
The Devo video is blocked for the UK, so can't watch it.

How about the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain instead?


http://youtu.be/bbX5dldhJlc

I love those guys-- and I'm going to see them in a couple of weeks. Yay!

TCK
09-25-2012, 06:58 PM
One I gladly accept mate...this was awesome
Yes, you are to blame Dave!

RichM
09-25-2012, 07:05 PM
Okay, and now on to over 24 hours of catchup:

UKISOCIETY: (Do You Want to Know a Secret)Okay, this was another where I was all ready to sing the backup for you... but YOU already sang the backup. Really nice job, and great harmony on the backups!

caroljean: (Paperback Writer)I can hear that you're sick, but you still pulled it off! Your voice is so sweet and gentle, it's sort of amusing to hear you sing things like "it's a dirty story about a dirty man." :)

Joko: (For Your Love) Okay, where to start? First of all, excellent song choice. And your video is crazy creative-- you're obviously have a lot of fun! I can even forgive the fornicating mythical beasts... the video is that good. :)

nongdam: (Sunshine Superman): Yeah, that is definitely your entry-- you really nailed that song. In fact, I think this is one of the best performances I've seen you give in the Seasons. And, by the way.... nice uke. ;)

UkeyDave: (Ringo's Theme (This Boy)) Okay, the disembodied McCartney head is a little creepy, but the performance is excellent. Thanks for taking advantage of the "multitrack all you like" rule. Nice job!

wee_ginga_yin: (I Put a Spell on You): Okay, that one's going on my iPod. Just an all around great performance of that song. Love that you made it a slow drag-- it really works.

23skidoo: (I'm Only Sleeping): Just...flawless. I have to say, I'm really impressed. This song sits so well on the ukulele, but you just nailed the performance. This is as good a version of this song as I've heard.

Tootler: (Lady Franklin's Lament) Okay, I *knew* you sneak a traditional English song in somehow. Like a fine sorbet, this cleanses the palate as we prepare for.... more rock and/or roll.

decaturcomp, featuring 23Skidoo: (Mother Nature's Son): OMG, I'm sorry this can't be an entry, because it is SO good! I can't tell you how much I enjoyed that. I need to learn how to make those collaborative vids...

ukuleledaddy (Till The End of the Day): Yay, Kinks! That's a hard song to pull off with a uke and voice, but you sure did it. Letting out your inner Ray Davies.... :)

ukuleledaveey (Sympathy for the Devil): I really like this version-- it's very natural and organic. And, of course, you bring the right accent to the party.

ukuleledaveey (Delilah): Oh, thank god, someone did Tom Jones! I've always wanted to do Tom Jones, but I just CANNOT pull it off. And yet you did, even with a kazoo!

Okay, must sleep.. more commentary tomorrow. But I gotta say, uke buddies-- you are making this the most incredible Season ever!

thesillydave
09-25-2012, 08:16 PM
here goes! great theme! loved so many of the covers so far...now, on to the bonus rounds!


http://youtu.be/zelvQRhhrYI

cheers! y'all!

erivel
09-25-2012, 08:19 PM
This. Was. Amazing.


You are just amazing erivel! Not only do you have the multi-tracking thing down you are a fabulous singer and player. You are my inspiration!


One I gladly accept mate...this was awesome

Thanks so much!! :)

Hippie Dribble
09-25-2012, 08:36 PM
Here's my entry this week. Well this is the third Season in a row that I've done a Beatles tune. I've always wanted to do this one, my favorite off of Sgt. Pepper's. Sorry for the sync issues. Hope you enjoy!


http://youtu.be/U3f2uitdoJk

Jaw. On. Floor. Hat. Off. Sheesh...I'm in a daze...eugenie...me pills dear...quick!!!!!! aaaarrrrghhhghhh...oooohh...that was truly incredible Eric.
:cheers:

Hippie Dribble
09-25-2012, 08:39 PM
here goes! great theme! loved so many of the covers so far...now, on to the bonus rounds!


http://youtu.be/zelvQRhhrYI

cheers! y'all!

Dave you just keep bringin awesomeness to this comp EVERY SINGLE WEEK mate. This was superb. Magnificent intro too you naughty naughty man...he he

erivel
09-25-2012, 09:29 PM
Jaw. On. Floor. Hat. Off. Sheesh...I'm in a daze...eugenie...me pills dear...quick!!!!!! aaaarrrrghhhghhh...oooohh...that was truly incredible Eric.
:cheers:

Put a hat on him STAT! Ha ha! Thanks brother!

krabbers
09-26-2012, 01:03 AM
THE UNPLUGTHEWOOD ALL STAR JAM BAND ATTEMPT TWIST AND SHOUT BY THE BEATLES

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c3Z3mD6SfA

UNPLUGTHEWOOD is a weekly acoustic open mic and jam
follow us
http://www.twitter.com/unplugthewood
http://www.myspace.com/unplugthewood
http://www.youtube.com/unplugthewood
unplugthewood@googlemail.com

000Kanaka000
09-26-2012, 03:09 AM
Now this is totally fabulous - What a fun time all seem to be having. Wish we had something like there where i live.



THE UNPLUGTHEWOOD ALL STAR JAM BAND ATTEMPT TWIST AND SHOUT BY THE BEATLES

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c3Z3mD6SfA

UNPLUGTHEWOOD is a weekly acoustic open mic and jam
follow us
http://www.twitter.com/unplugthewood
http://www.myspace.com/unplugthewood
http://www.youtube.com/unplugthewood
unplugthewood@googlemail.com

000Kanaka000
09-26-2012, 03:16 AM
Now these guys are fun. Sounds like you will have a great time. Enjoy.


I love those guys-- and I'm going to see them in a couple of weeks. Yay!

krabbers
09-26-2012, 03:20 AM
Now this is totally fabulous - What a fun time all seem to be having. Wish we had something like there where i live.

Thankyou it it is fun, sometimes it works sometimes it fall apart magnificently, but it is always fun, during the jam we have the words and chords on the big screen behind us. although in the picture it looks white. then during the open mic we have a photo slideshow.

000Kanaka000
09-26-2012, 04:27 AM
Thankyou it it is fun, sometimes it works sometimes it fall apart magnificently, but it is always fun, during the jam we have the words and chords on the big screen behind us. although in the picture it looks white. then during the open mic we have a photo slideshow.

Wow now that's great.... Nobody gets together to do anything here in Florida. It's the deadest place I have ever lived.

GinnyT11
09-26-2012, 04:33 AM
here goes! great theme! loved so many of the covers so far...now, on to the bonus rounds!
cheers! y'all!

Dave, in that song you had all the lovelorn yearning I heard in Peter Noone's voice when I played it as a 45 on my record player.

wolfchs
09-26-2012, 04:50 AM
I love those guys-- and I'm going to see them in a couple of weeks. Yay!

I'll probably see you there Rich :o

000Kanaka000
09-26-2012, 05:06 AM
OK this is a bonus bonus bonus bonus - Hmmmmm Hope you enjoy this Out of the Way Troggs Song
Don't think we can call it a classic. But we can call it different.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtNmfdTkpC0

23skidoo
09-26-2012, 05:23 AM
Pentagle were a UK folk band formed in 1967 whose members had backgrounds both in folk and jazz and their material is best described as jazz tinged folk. They recorded versions of many traditional songs and this is one of them, Lord Franklin (aka Lady Franklin's Lament). The song deals with Sir John Franklin's ill-fated 1845 expedition to find the North West Passage. The song itself originated as a broadside in the 1850s and passed into the oral tradition where it was pared down to its bare essentials.

http://youtu.be/qFDxTAPowJE

This song was also the inspiration for "Bob Dylan's Dream" off his Freewheelin' album.

Interesting tune and background, Geoff.... not something I'd heard before, though it's great to find out where that great Dylan tune originated.


Here's my entry, Till The End Of The Day by The Kinks. It features my very first attempt ever at a solo bit. Laugh all you want, I can take it.
I hope to get a bonus or two in this week. Love this theme!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdpQ7_aFAwI&list=UUwOfmPtmH0q5v_XIFVIWYsA&index=1&feature=plcp

You killed it, Sean.... nice solo, as well! Gotta dig the multitrack....


Hi Gang and many thanks Rich for hosting a fab week, i am loving the theme, I managed to record 4 songs today so have some bonus songs to get up eventually and there is tons more i could/would love to do.
Well I have chosen for my official entry what I consider to be one of the greatest songs EVER written, my version obviously is going to be a stripped back bare version a daveey unplugged version, anyway loving all the entries well done all and here is my tune

http://youtu.be/fi_P7tcLL7E

right on, Dave..... great strum on this one - dig the driving rhythm and the little tinge of country in there - spot on....


thanks for the wondeful words on my stones tune guys n gals greatly appreciated.
Here is bonus #1recorded today 3 more to follow, will upload them tomorrow any way here is a bit of classic tom jones :)
And in my haste i forgot to edit out a false start :) sorry folks !!!!!

http://youtu.be/ECqz6Vsmhl8

another killer, Dave.... great kazoo - it's just right. Nice job on the vocals..... just keeps getting better, man.....


hi again folks im loving this season, i uploaded the wrong version of deliah,i actually did a better take, oh well not to worry, now for a little bit of the fab four, although i personally prefer the who, stones and the kinks. the Beatles still made some top tunes and here is 8 days a week :)

http://youtu.be/3y12Rr_S6hc

busy, busy lad..... another good one here.... this was the first tune I ever learned on guitar back as a teenager in my misspent youth. Way to get in touch with your inner Scouser - you'll be pulling for the Reds like sensible person before you know it.....:)


People keep complaining that they can't see my hands when I'm playing.

So here are my hands - for whatever good that does - and I'm cutting the glare from the top of my head, for the most part.

I learned the song "Colors" - as I have so many songs - from a Kingston Trio album. Later on, I'd hear "Mellow Yellow" and "Sunshine Superman" on the radio. They were interesting, nicely produced, and require a lot more than one voice paired with an instrument to bring them off the way I remember them. Colors, on the other hand, is just a lovely little love song, and just fine with a single instrument as accompaniment.

Hopefully, I've played it slowly enough. (g)


-Kurt

http://youtu.be/5--LfSUPWmk

(There will be a bonus track in the future - already in the can.)

holy smokes, Kurt - very pretty.... foine, foine pickin there, lad.... as I said previously, I'm not the biggest Donovan fan, but this is a great tune - very nicely done..... and you could be a hand model.....


my last bonus for today bonus #3 another beatles song one of my faves off one of my fave beatles albums rubber soul. here is "girl"

http://youtu.be/4VZ5f7r_0lo

Another great choice, Dave - the strum on this one is perfect for ukulele.... and Rubber Soul, along with Revolver, was definitely the highpoint for the Beatles for me, too....


This is my entry, Bob Dylan Blues by Syd Barrett. Syd was a founding member of Pink Floyd and actually gave the band their name. Unfortunately, he was an acid casualty of the times. From what I understand, he wrote this song in 1963 after seeing Bob Dylan in concert.

Another great theme this week!

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

Love the tune, Gary, and that 8 string sounds great.... I'm a huge Floyd fan, but never heard any of those 'lost' Syd Barrett recordings that got released awhile back. This song is great - nice and cynical, very smart.... good stuff, man....


Starting off with a bonus video while I work on my entry.

Also, love any excuse to wear a skinny tie.

http://youtu.be/F4UH3E16jdE

Nice picking on the intro on this one, JerBear.... sounds great and well sung.... can't go wrong with this tune.....


Here's my entry this week. Well this is the third Season in a row that I've done a Beatles tune. I've always wanted to do this one, my favorite off of Sgt. Pepper's. Sorry for the sync issues. Hope you enjoy!

http://youtu.be/U3f2uitdoJk

man oh man, Eric..... GREAT job.... this couldn't be better.... stellar arrangement and you outdo yourself on the harmonies..... that ukulele up the neck is so good it should be illegal. The bar is set mighty high here - truly outstanding....


here goes! great theme! loved so many of the covers so far...now, on to the bonus rounds!

http://youtu.be/zelvQRhhrYI

cheers! y'all!

hell yes, Dave.... definitely near the top of the heap with this one.... you had me with the cigarette and the accent during the intro, but then you knocked it out of the park with your performance. This is brilliant - great vibe....


THE UNPLUGTHEWOOD ALL STAR JAM BAND ATTEMPT TWIST AND SHOUT BY THE BEATLES
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c3Z3mD6SfA

UNPLUGTHEWOOD is a weekly acoustic open mic and jam
follow us
http://www.twitter.com/unplugthewood
http://www.myspace.com/unplugthewood
http://www.youtube.com/unplugthewood
unplugthewood@googlemail.com

spectacular.... looks like more fun than a sack of porcupines..... the fiddle sounds especially great in the mix..... and I'd speculate this is one of the few Beatles covers on record to feature a didge in the line up. Top notch stuff. If I ever make it back to the UK, UNPLUGTHEWOOD is at the top of my itinerary....


OK this is a bonus bonus bonus bonus - Hmmmmm Hope you enjoy this Out of the Way Troggs Song
Don't think we can call it a classic. But we can call it different.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtNmfdTkpC0

another great cover, GK..... the baritone sounds especially nice here. The tune's a riot.....

wee_ginga_yin
09-26-2012, 05:43 AM
Here is a Beatles bonus track from a few years back.
The words are the Beatles but not much else.
Vocals tortured with megaphone effect a la Tom Waits
Photos from my Flickr account.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HrbE95Nzfw

decaturcomp
09-26-2012, 05:44 AM
Another really nicely done video. I can understand folks wanting to see your hands. We all want to play the way you do.


People keep complaining that they can't see my hands when I'm playing.

So here are my hands - for whatever good that does - and I'm cutting the glare from the top of my head, for the most part.

I learned the song "Colors" - as I have so many songs - from a Kingston Trio album. Later on, I'd hear "Mellow Yellow" and "Sunshine Superman" on the radio. They were interesting, nicely produced, and require a lot more than one voice paired with an instrument to bring them off the way I remember them. Colors, on the other hand, is just a lovely little love song, and just fine with a single instrument as accompaniment.

Hopefully, I've played it slowly enough. (g)

-Kurt




(There will be a bonus track in the future - already in the can.)

decaturcomp
09-26-2012, 05:54 AM
I dig this version of the song a lot.


[QUOTE=wee_ginga_yin;1055574]Here is a Beatles bonus track from a few years back.
The words are the Beatles but not much else.
Vocals tortured with megaphone effect a la Tom Waits
Photos from my Flickr account.

decaturcomp
09-26-2012, 06:19 AM
Bonus:
An old gender specific tune sung by the wrong gender that Bert Jansch and others recorded.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j9XJgx5ONc&amp;list=UUa57R-HT-UlbHxQ0i2hy7yw&amp;index=1&amp;feature=plcp

decaturcomp
09-26-2012, 06:41 AM
Just Exactly Perfect. I'm flabberghastedly re-watching to make sure you're not a(nother) hallucination.


Here's my entry this week. Well this is the third Season in a row that I've done a Beatles tune. I've always wanted to do this one, my favorite off of Sgt. Pepper's. Sorry for the sync issues. Hope you enjoy!

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A Beauty.


[QUOTE=krabbers;1055370]THE UNPLUGTHEWOOD ALL STAR JAM BAND ATTEMPT TWIST AND SHOUT BY THE BEATLES

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YES we want you to bloody well perform, now stop sittin round wi a mouf full o stout an biscuits and sing some more. We an got all day!
xoxox


[QUOTE=thesillydave;1055289]here goes! great theme! loved so many of the covers so far...now, on to the bonus rounds!


cheers! y'all!

000Kanaka000
09-26-2012, 06:42 AM
OK IF Yoko Ono Could Sing and she was Part of the Band -
Maybe :


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtyqk1ArFEY

Dan Uke
09-26-2012, 07:10 AM
THE UNPLUGTHEWOOD ALL STAR JAM BAND ATTEMPT TWIST AND SHOUT BY THE BEATLES

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c3Z3mD6SfA

UNPLUGTHEWOOD is a weekly acoustic open mic and jam
follow us
http://www.twitter.com/unplugthewood
http://www.myspace.com/unplugthewood
http://www.youtube.com/unplugthewood
unplugthewood@googlemail.com

WOW!! The Fab 20? I lost count! You would get my vote for doing a jam at a bar and actually having a band!

Rich, I don't want to give you pressure but a Frenchman in France won French Week and Brazilians won Latin Connection...British invasion...Hmmm

ukuleledaddy
09-26-2012, 07:17 AM
THE UNPLUGTHEWOOD ALL STAR JAM BAND ATTEMPT TWIST AND SHOUT BY THE BEATLES

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c3Z3mD6SfA

UNPLUGTHEWOOD is a weekly acoustic open mic and jam
follow us
http://www.twitter.com/unplugthewood
http://www.myspace.com/unplugthewood
http://www.youtube.com/unplugthewood
unplugthewood@googlemail.com

I want to come and crash that party! Looks like a ton of fun. For now I'll have settle for playing along at home while hoisting a pint.

000Kanaka000
09-26-2012, 07:21 AM
OK Here is one that just HAS to get done from the 60's
The Flower Power Stoners group came by to assist - Give Peace a Chance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOrL5rmfzEg

ukuleledaddy
09-26-2012, 07:28 AM
Rock on Sean!!!!!! Loved it mate. :)



ukuedaddy ~ The Kinks, at last! Nice lead overdub.

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Kudos for the solo attempt! Nicely done.




ukuleledaddy (Till The End of the Day): Yay, Kinks! That's a hard song to pull off with a uke and voice, but you sure did it. Letting out your inner Ray Davies.... :)





You killed it, Sean.... nice solo, as well! Gotta dig the multitrack....



Thanks so much for the kind words folks. I've been wanting to tackle that song for a while. I never knew what the hell I would do for the solo, probably kazoo it to death, but I figured it was about time I try to figure out how to pick out a solo. So it is what it is and I'm glad I jumped off that cliff. At least I didn't hurt myself!

decaturcomp
09-26-2012, 08:42 AM
Troggs Kitty song 1...Gerry and the Pacemakers nothing...at least so far.
That was awesome.


OK this is a bonus bonus bonus bonus - Hmmmmm Hope you enjoy this Out of the Way Troggs Song
Don't think we can call it a classic. But we can call it different.

UncleElvis
09-26-2012, 08:54 AM
OK next up the Troggs - Love Is All Around


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZhlAA1SU_M

I have a completely irrational dislike for their headstocks (*LOL* I can't understand it... I'm just an idiot!), but I LOVE their ukuleles.
That baritone is AMAZING.

The young lady playing it isn't, though.
She is, in fact, the epitome of awesome! Well done, love!

UncleElvis
09-26-2012, 08:55 AM
OK here it comes my OFFICIAL Entry.... Wait for it.... drum roll please.. hahahahahahah


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4png8_ByPA

Petula Clark - Downtown 1965

Ok. I was wrong. You are, in fact, awesome, too!

peewee
09-26-2012, 09:17 AM
Too many entries to notate them individually, I don't have time, I am desperately trying to keep up with the prolific (and fabulous) Ms 000Kanaka000, at least Troggs-wise.

Here's another one. This was banned all over the Anglo-Saxon world for being too racy..
There are some fantastic videos (http://youtu.be/1wbHMShLqBU) of them doing it overseas though. My discovery of the Troggs beyond Wild Thing was via this song and the Buzzcocks, later the Ramones. Then the Archeology double CD...I'll shut up before getting into a dissertation about rhythm guitar tone and snare-free drumming.




http://youtu.be/qrrpOSB4fMc

I guess it's a bonus track...

decaturcomp
09-26-2012, 09:21 AM
Bonus:
Gerry and the Pacemakers
If you are as old as I am old (unlikely but vaguely possible) this might have been playing for your first slow dance with an actual female person.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_9U0uJSOdo&amp;feature=vmdshb

000Kanaka000
09-26-2012, 09:21 AM
I have a completely irrational dislike for their headstocks (*LOL* I can't understand it... I'm just an idiot!), but I LOVE their ukuleles.
That baritone is AMAZING.

The young lady playing it isn't, though.
She is, in fact, the epitome of awesome! Well done, love!

* I also felt the same way about the headstock until it actually showed up on
the doorstep. Somehow in person it looks different and doesn't feel the same
as it appears in the videos. Thank you for the lovely comments. There are more
crazy videos in the wings.

000Kanaka000
09-26-2012, 09:38 AM
Alright something different just for fun this is going in my If I Were in the Band Series -
Am singing Harmony and playing Ukelele with the Swinging Blue Jeans to Shakin All Over
The Swinging Blue Jeans were a four piece 1960s British Merseybeat band
Also for you viewing pleasure the Stoned Flower Power 2 are the back up dancers.


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

Don't worry this is the last video today. hahahahaha

UKISOCIETY
09-26-2012, 09:42 AM
Ok, another oldie - I just developed a cold and hope to record a real entry later this week. This is "House of the Rising Sun" set to the chord sequence of "La Follia". It's a long story.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJf_GrQcZ00&feature=plcp

ukuleledaddy
09-26-2012, 09:45 AM
Too many entries to notate them individually, I don't have time, I am desperately trying to keep up with the prolific (and fabulous) Ms 000Kanaka000, at least Troggs-wise.

Here's another one. This was banned all over the Anglo-Saxon world for being too racy..
There are some fantastic videos (http://youtu.be/1wbHMShLqBU) of them doing it overseas though. My discovery of the Troggs beyond Wild Thing was via this song and the Buzzcocks, later the Ramones. Then the Archeology double CD...I'll shut up before getting into a dissertation about rhythm guitar tone and snare-free drumming.




http://youtu.be/qrrpOSB4fMc

I guess it's a bonus track...

Great tune PeeWee! Never heard this before but it's one I now want to learn. I love the intro too!!!

000Kanaka000
09-26-2012, 10:33 AM
Ah hah i'll see your Trogg and raise you a Trogg. Nice song - nice version. The Trogg wars begin. Bwah hahahahah
OK just kidding. Enjoying the music.


Too many entries to notate them individually, I don't have time, I am desperately trying to keep up with the prolific (and fabulous) Ms 000Kanaka000, at least Troggs-wise.

Here's another one. This was banned all over the Anglo-Saxon world for being too racy..
There are some fantastic videos (http://youtu.be/1wbHMShLqBU) of them doing it overseas though. My discovery of the Troggs beyond Wild Thing was via this song and the Buzzcocks, later the Ramones. Then the Archeology double CD...I'll shut up before getting into a dissertation about rhythm guitar tone and snare-free drumming.




http://youtu.be/qrrpOSB4fMc

I guess it's a bonus track...

strumsilly
09-26-2012, 10:46 AM
I've tried numerous times to get a take with no mistakes. I give up. here it is. Does one know what it's like to be a sad uker, to be a bad uker, behind green eyes? haha

http://youtu.be/WWjDl1aZ-t4

decaturcomp
09-26-2012, 11:11 AM
In the wings or in the WIGS (or, of course, both)?


* I also felt the same way about the headstock until it actually showed up on
the doorstep. Somehow in person it looks different and doesn't feel the same
as it appears in the videos. Thank you for the lovely comments. There are more
crazy videos in the wings.

Hippie Dribble
09-26-2012, 11:11 AM
I've tried numerous times to get a take with no mistakes. I give up. here it is. Does one know what it's like to be a sad uker, to be a bad uker, behind green eyes? haha

http://youtu.be/WWjDl1aZ-t4
gee I love this song. Lovely rendition ss. And don't feel bad brother, I think every song I ever tried to record has at least one and sometimes more flubs in it...it's just the way it is mate, I'm pretty sure we all share your frustration. That said, there's nothing to be ashamed of here. Just like love covers a multitude of sins, a song played from the heart with sincerity counts for a whole lot more than a mistake...mistakes just make it more real and honest, to me anyway.

decaturcomp
09-26-2012, 11:15 AM
I don't notice other folks' 'mistakes'. I consider them to be artistic interpretations or, as the Woodstock soundtrack referred to the sometimes poor recording quality 'like scratches in fine leather'.

Anyway, I dig this awesome version of a great/complex song.


I've tried numerous times to get a take with no mistakes. I give up. here it is. Does one know what it's like to be a sad uker, to be a bad uker, behind green eyes? haha

strumsilly
09-26-2012, 11:26 AM
I don't notice other folks' 'mistakes'. I consider them to be artistic interpretations or, as the Woodstock soundtrack referred to the sometimes poor recording quality 'like scratches in fine leather'.

Anyway, I dig this awesome version of a great/complex song.
thanks guys, I always feel embarrassed to post anything.

wee_ginga_yin
09-26-2012, 11:33 AM
I got my mojo working on a Betty Boop Cartoon. Multi-tracking but no ukulele in view... must be bonus time
Song when I first heard it was by Long John Baldry (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eroobdCORsI) but I guess he got it from Muddy Waters (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhTCYqJsfqs) but a very fine version is by Etta James (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnv9LE882k4)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gKaCwYmSJE

ukuleledaveey
09-26-2012, 11:40 AM
nice job on this one Dave. Great set too mate. is that your bari? Sounds awesome brother, why does the rotten ol' devil get the best songs...sheesh :p

Many many thanks Jon it is always a pleasure to get lovely words from my uke peers, this is the prize for me in the seasons, helos patch up the old frail confidence, many thanks as ever mate, yep that was the Bari (the steal from ebay) strung with worth browns, im going to try some of Kens strings on it when i eventually get through the worths


That was seriously good. Great sounding uke and fabulous accompaniment.

thanks so much Geoff and you did a pretty grand job on the stones yourself, i must say i am very happy with my version of sympathy, i really like it and love playing it, even though i hadnt ever played it before this week, i did run it through my music editing software but being a useless technophobe it wouldnt/didnt save, it sounded realy good with some reverb and slight delay i loved it, gave it that polished turd feeling he he he, thanks for the comment mate really appreciate it.


Oooooooeeeeeeeshriiiieeeeek! (That's a stripped bare version of a frantic crowd for Daveeeeeeey!)
Love you playing on that baritone. Nicely sung, too.

He he he he thanks so much Ginny, yep i love the baritone to, but i am quite limited to what i can play on it lol, the soprano is my first love and the bari is my occasional mistress, but i do love the sound of the bari, it matches my voice/shrieking rather well, and no niggling inner voices with this song i am actually pretty pleased with it, i am going to unleash it on our uke club at our xmas open mic night.


Great song - and great job, really enjoyed listening to this one.

Many many thanks and it is great to see you getting really stuck into the seasons now, so glad you hung around, told you once you are in there is no leaving, bit like hotel California he he he


You really have a good fake British accent!!! HAHAHAHAHA:rotfl:

yeah many thanks mate, i am surprised my aussie accent didnt slip through, and it would be a English accent not british, very touchy subject he he he he he.


Awesome. I wondered who would be secure enough to compare themselves to TJ. Watch for flying panteloons.

many thanks mate, i am useed to ducking while playing, but it is usually beer glasses and insults that are thrown at my direction he he he, i actually did a better take but uploaded the wrong one , that will teach me, many thanks for your kind words.


That's a great one since it moves very nicely- you emulate that bass pattern very well with te strum.

Thanks so much Christian, really appreciate your wonderful words, i think the bass is a major part of this song, and it is such a groovy bassline, it is by pure chance if the bass line comes through in my playing , but your comment really made my day mate , thanks so much.


This one made me smile. I loved your little "instrumental" interludes with the kazoo. Contrast to TJ's "heavy" treatment. I'll have to leave your other bonus tracks till tomorrow. It's well after midnight now. Beddy Byes time ;)


Many thanks again Geoff, really appreciate your feedback


Oi mate, just chucked me knickers at the Telly :)

he he he i do that when the remote control brakes and then i get told off by the wife for wearing her lingerie he he, glad you like d it mate



3 great videos in a row. I especially liked the first. *applause*

thanks so much jerbear, and good to see you back again,lok forward to seeing your songs over the coming weeks/months



ukuleledaveey (Sympathy for the Devil): I really like this version-- it's very natural and organic. And, of course, you bring the right accent to the party.
ukuleledaveey (Delilah): Oh, thank god, someone did Tom Jones! I've always wanted to do Tom Jones, but I just CANNOT pull it off. And yet you did, even with a kazoo!

Many thanks rich, this is a fab theme and i am really enjoying it, and made even better cos i am having a pooh week lots of stress and f*** ups going on around me and this comp is giving me some solitude and calmness to escape, yep it is surprising it does sound rather good on the baritone , i thought it may be a bit suspect without the piano ,bongos,woo woo's but i must say i am rather pleased with my little version.
If i can do deliah than anyone can, i am just lucky that this is part of our uke clubs set list, so have played it to death he he he, i always love a bit of kazoo and uke, any excuse lol



right on, Dave..... great strum on this one - dig the driving rhythm and the little tinge of country in there - spot on....

another killer, Dave.... great kazoo - it's just right. Nice job on the vocals..... just keeps getting better, man.....

busy, busy lad..... another good one here.... this was the first tune I ever learned on guitar back as a teenager in my misspent youth. Way to get in touch with your inner Scouser - you'll be pulling for the Reds like sensible person before you know it...

Another great choice, Dave - the strum on this one is perfect for ukulele.... and Rubber Soul, along with Revolver, was definitely the highpoint for the Beatles for me, too....

Thanks so much Bill as i said to Eugene, to get praise from uke players that are just so good as yourselves really does mean alot, not that others comments dont lol, it is just so nice that their is no looking down the noses at us lesser players, just encouragement and it really does mean so much, as i said this is my weekly prize, to get such great feedback from you all. As i have said a few times lol i am really pleased personally with my sympathy cover, it is definitely one i intend to perform live whenever i am allowed he he he, thanks so much once again mate

000Kanaka000
09-26-2012, 11:43 AM
What is a take without mistakes ? Don't think i have ever had one yet.
Love that song.



I've tried numerous times to get a take with no mistakes. I give up. here it is. Does one know what it's like to be a sad uker, to be a bad uker, behind green eyes? haha

http://youtu.be/WWjDl1aZ-t4

decaturcomp
09-26-2012, 11:45 AM
Splendid. Really entertaining. Three giant parsnips up!


I got my mojo working on a Betty Boop Cartoon. Multi-tracking but no ukulele in view... must be bonus time
Song when I first heard it was by Long John Baldry (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eroobdCORsI) but I guess he got it from Muddy Waters (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhTCYqJsfqs) but a very fine version is by Etta James (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhTCYqJsfqs)

decaturcomp
09-26-2012, 11:47 AM
So, to be clear...
By the time you got the headstock...
Your groovy vibes were strong
and everywhere was the song and the celebration?


* I also felt the same way about the headstock until it actually showed up on
the doorstep. Somehow in person it looks different and doesn't feel the same
as it appears in the videos. Thank you for the lovely comments. There are more
crazy videos in the wings.

UncleElvis
09-26-2012, 11:54 AM
* I also felt the same way about the headstock until it actually showed up on
the doorstep. Somehow in person it looks different and doesn't feel the same
as it appears in the videos. Thank you for the lovely comments. There are more
crazy videos in the wings.

I'm hoping to see one at TBUG in November. Maybe it'll change my mind.

It's weird, though, innit?
There's no real reason for my dislike, at all. I have no explanation.
(Having said all that, I want one! *lol*)

decaturcomp
09-26-2012, 11:59 AM
I'll bring mine so you can play one and be transmogrofiedized!


I'm hoping to see one at TBUG in November. Maybe it'll change my mind.

It's weird, though, innit?
There's no real reason for my dislike, at all. I have no explanation.
(Having said all that, I want one! *lol*)

peewee
09-26-2012, 12:00 PM
I got my mojo working on a Betty Boop Cartoon. Multi-tracking but no ukulele in view... must be bonus time
Song when I first heard it was by Long John Baldry (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eroobdCORsI) but I guess he got it from Muddy Waters (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhTCYqJsfqs) but a very fine version is by Etta James (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhTCYqJsfqs)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gKaCwYmSJE


That was great trippy Scandanavian gamalan blues with multi WGY's.
If your mojo is working for more than four hours, consult a physician.

000Kanaka000
09-26-2012, 12:08 PM
Sure that's it. hahahahahahah Song, Celebrations, and Blisters that have Blisters.



So, to be clear...
By the time you got the headstock...
Your groovy vibes were strong
and everywhere was the song and the celebration?

wee_ginga_yin
09-26-2012, 12:18 PM
Splendid. Really entertaining. Three giant parsnips up!

and a pumpkin.


That was great trippy Scandanavian gamalan blues with multi WGY's.
If your mojo is working for more than four hours, consult a physician.

Or eat more parsnips... or horse-radish neat will work as well.

UncleElvis
09-26-2012, 12:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6l05UwmtMg

I got inspired.

UncleElvis
09-26-2012, 12:26 PM
I'll bring mine so you can play one and be transmogrofiedized!

YAY! I get to play a Thmbroston MyaMoe! AWESOME!

strumsilly
09-26-2012, 12:33 PM
i'm hoping to see one at tbug in november. Maybe it'll change my mind.

It's weird, though, innit?
There's no real reason for my dislike, at all. I have no explanation.
(having said all that, i want one! *lol*)
tbug???????????????????

UncleElvis
09-26-2012, 12:36 PM
tbug???????????????????

The Tampa Bay Ukulele Getaway!

OldePhart
09-26-2012, 12:38 PM
I'm hoping to see one at TBUG in November. Maybe it'll change my mind.

It's weird, though, innit?
There's no real reason for my dislike, at all. I have no explanation.
(Having said all that, I want one! *lol*)

That's kind of like how I feel about the rope binding on Mainlands. After all this time, and...I've lost count, six, seven, eight? Mainlands I'm still not crazy about the rope binding.

BTW, I'm not a big fan of the Mya Moe headstock, either, so you're not completely alone.

I guess I'm just too vanilla...

John