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Tootler
11-17-2012, 02:17 AM
http://youtu.be/ciykR6lUgxQ

I can still remember my "Wow" reaction when I heard my first Rock 'n' Roll records so for this season we are going back to the heady days of Rock 'n' Roll!

The Challenge
* Make a recording of a song from the Rock 'n' Roll era.: Say between the release of 'Rock Around the Clock' in 1955 and 'Love Me Do' in 1962.
* More particularly, your song should be from a hit record (from either side of the Atlantic) released between those two years.

Bonus tracks are encouraged and your bonus tracks can be from outside the period providing the original artist was active during the period.

Instrumental breaks were a common feature of records at that time so there will be a bonus point for an instrumental break. There were also a number of artists/groups that specialised in instrumental records, so instrumentals are particularly encouraged, especially of instrumental originals. and will get a bonus point.

Multiple versions of the same song are encouraged so if someone beats you to posting the song you were going to do, don't be discouraged, go for it anyway. Earlier seasons have shown we can have several excellent and different versions of the same song.

Parameters
* Ukulele front and center
* State in your clip that the recording is for the "40th season of the ukulele"
* Give the title of your song either in the video itself or its title or in the intro to your entry in the 40th season thread.
* Your first post will count as entry unless you state otherwise. the more bonuses the better!
* Overdubbing is allowed to add an instrumental break but not for multitrack vocals.
* Instrumental breaks should be of a length at least equivalent to one verse and can be from any instrument; just your uke, a second uke or another instrument altogether (including kazoo)

Judging
Judging will be based on votes from participants. If you enter, you are entitled to vote.
* You will be asked to nominate your first second and third choices
* Scoring will be: 1st choice 3 points, 2nd choice 2 points, 3rd choice 1 point. Instrumental breaks and all instrumental entries one bonus point.
* Honourable mentions: You may also add honourable mentions to your vote for any entry you think worthy in addition to your 1st, 2nd & 3rd choices.
* Honourable mentions may include bonus tracks as well as entries and there will be a prize for the track getting the most honourable mentions.
* You may not vote for your own entry.

The entries with the highest scores will then be drawn by a suitable random process - to be decided later.

Deadline: 11:59 PM Hawaii time, Sunday November 25th. That's 10am Monday November 26th here in the UK.

Prizes:
1st prize: George Formby Songbook (23 George Formby songs with words, music and ukulele chord diagrams)
2nd and 3rd prizes: 1930's original tin kazoo by Clarke and Pub prop
Honourable mentions: Mini tambourine.

Playlists.

Season 40 Entries playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLg2RZHnrXbUA5xc3tmQnqF9vy8UVHrfFH)
Season 40 Bonus tracks playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLg2RZHnrXbUDANMoT0fP8Bl3MEAeVZAb3)

austin1
11-17-2012, 03:45 AM
I do love the 50's, but my knowledge of rock and roll is sorely lacking. Time for some education! Thanks for the challenge!

xommen
11-17-2012, 03:56 AM
I used to like Elvis a lot when I was young, and some of my musical heroes have been influenced by music from this era. But my first thought was skipping this season, and then I recorded this (Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis) :cool: with some modern delay on the uke.

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

Tootler
11-17-2012, 07:40 AM
I do love the 50's, but my knowledge of rock and roll is sorely lacking. Time for some education! Thanks for the challenge!

Look forward to your entry, Tina. You usually do something good. You never know, you could even win the shiney kazoo! :music:

austin1
11-17-2012, 08:21 AM
Look forward to your entry, Tina. You usually do something good. You never know, you could even win the shiney kazoo! :music:

SHINY KAZOOS!

Oh I am so in this week.

ukuleledaveey
11-17-2012, 09:10 AM
Fantastic Geoff and fab prizes oohhh i like the look of the kazoo and the min tambourine :) great theme and i am really ooking forward to it, funnily enough as i type this someone somewhere else in this block of flats is playing the saxophone, might have to try and stalk them to do a instrumental break for me lol
Anyway smashing theme, time to dig out the winkle pickers, drainpipes and fashion my hair into a D A :)

Tootler
11-17-2012, 09:24 AM
I used to like Elvis a lot when I was young, and some of my musical heroes have been influenced by music from this era. But my first thought was skipping this season, and then I recorded this (Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis) :cool: with some modern delay on the uke.

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

Great choice. Excellent start.

000Kanaka000
11-17-2012, 01:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URMcQviS31Y&feature=youtu.be

Am on a Layover in New York so am sure the hotel is wondering what the heck
with the music coming from this room. hahahahahaha
What is the mystery song --- 1950's -60's early Rock
One of the First Extremely Controversial Rock N Roll
greats. Give you a hint a cousin of a well known preacher...

But here it is a quick channeling of Jerry Lee Lewis as you
just can't this season without Great Balls of Fire.

austin1
11-17-2012, 01:57 PM
I had a really bad day so this is what came out of it. Apparently, earth angel is a rock song? At any rate, I decided to strip it as far as it could be stripped. No uke in sight, so this is a bonus entry all the way.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY4AZzPMoNM&feature=youtu.be

Hippie Dribble
11-17-2012, 02:18 PM
I used to like Elvis a lot when I was young, and some of my musical heroes have been influenced by music from this era. But my first thought was skipping this season, and then I recorded this (Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis) :cool: with some modern delay on the uke.

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

very smooth xommen. Nice feel mate, the uke sounds awesome too

Hippie Dribble
11-17-2012, 02:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URMcQviS31Y&feature=youtu.be

Am on a Layover in New York so am sure the hotel is wondering what the heck
with the music coming from this room. hahahahahaha
What is the mystery song --- 1950's -60's early Rock
One of the First Extremely Controversial Rock N Roll
greats. Give you a hint a cousin of a well known preacher...

But here it is a quick channeling of Jerry Lee Lewis as you
just can't this season without Great Balls of Fire.
GOODNESS GRACIOUS Ganga! That was fab! :)

Hippie Dribble
11-17-2012, 02:23 PM
I had a really bad day so this is what came out of it. Apparently, earth angel is a rock song? At any rate, I decided to strip it as far as it could be stripped. No uke in sight, so this is a bonus entry all the way.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY4AZzPMoNM&feature=youtu.be

wow Tina, that was stunning. Whatever happened today sure brought forth a wonderful performance. Can almost hear the doo-wops in the background. Take care mate.

Hippie Dribble
11-17-2012, 02:24 PM
Thanks Geoff for hosting another fun week! Here's Richie Cunningham's theme song :p


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1amna9RDfA

gitarzan
11-17-2012, 02:29 PM
Thanks Geoff for hosting another fun week! Here's Richie Cunningham's theme song :p


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1amna9RDfA


Wow. That was so good, it's pretty much preemptive. Most excellent.

Hippie Dribble
11-17-2012, 02:30 PM
Wow. That was so good, it's pretty much preemptive. Most excellent.
thanks brother, now if I could just catch that bloody rooster. He's in dire need of an agent or some lead therapy, not sure which :p

TCK
11-17-2012, 05:27 PM
GREAT THEME!!! Gotta be a hit record huh? All right- me and the Father,Son and the Holy Ghost are heading to the sock-hop to figure out what it is we are going to play

peewee
11-17-2012, 06:35 PM
This will be another great one, Geoff.

Question: If I go instrumental, can I multi track to do chords + lead for the whole tune?

cheers,
peewee

ukuleledaddy
11-17-2012, 06:40 PM
Thanks Geoff for hosting another fun week! Here's Richie Cunningham's theme song :p


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1amna9RDfA

Excellent Jon! That's not just Ritchie Cunningham's theme song. I proposed to my wife on top of Blueberry Hill in Denali National Park in Alaska. I'm a lucky and happy man.

pabrizzer
11-17-2012, 07:21 PM
Ok,
Not exactly sure how to go about this but this is my entry for Season 40 of Ukulele - Rock and Roll Competition.
Be Bop a Lula by Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps. Top ten USA and top 20 UK in 1956. Sold more than 2 million copies.
Done on my Tom pocket.
My wife did say I was going crazy when she saw me videoing this.
I'll just try pasting the address for the YouTube clip first to see how that goes.
Edited my post and it worked a treat - Thanks ukuloonie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfuslcR6MCQ&feature=plcp

ukuloonie
11-17-2012, 07:30 PM
I'll add it here for you
when you create a reply, click on the filmstrip icon next to the speech bubble
add the link by pasting the link into the space provided. and it puts it into the post.

http://youtu.be/PfuslcR6MCQ

Great playing and singing

ukuloonie
11-17-2012, 07:36 PM
I had a really bad day so this is what came out of it. Apparently, earth angel is a rock song? At any rate, I decided to strip it as far as it could be stripped. No uke in sight, so this is a bonus entry all the way.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY4AZzPMoNM&feature=youtu.be

OOOOOOooooooohhh I like this one woohoo great job Austin1

pabrizzer
11-17-2012, 07:39 PM
Many thanks. I did do that but it was after I just pasted the address so maybe that mucked it up.
Where in Canada?
We spent a year there in 1995 and loved in. We were based in Kamloops BC but drove right around the country with only province not visited being Newfoundland.
Again thanks for your help,
Briz

000Kanaka000
11-18-2012, 12:34 AM
Really a fun rendition to watch.



Ok,
Not exactly sure how to go about this but this is my entry for Season 40 of Ukulele - Rock and Roll Competition.
Be Bop a Lula by Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps. Top ten USA and top 20 UK in 1956. Sold more than 2 million copies.
Done on my Tom pocket.
My wife did say I was going crazy when she saw me videoing this.
I'll just try pasting the address for the YouTube clip first to see how that goes.
Edited my post and it worked a treat - Thanks ukuloonie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfuslcR6MCQ&feature=plcp

000Kanaka000
11-18-2012, 12:36 AM
Nice and subtle, pretty.

000Kanaka000
11-18-2012, 12:40 AM
Loved your part of it but would get a new back up singer.
Romulus is trying to steal the act.





Thanks Geoff for hosting another fun week! Here's Richie Cunningham's theme song :p


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1amna9RDfA

000Kanaka000
11-18-2012, 12:42 AM
Great song choice - can't go wrong with heartbreak hotel.
definitely has your own take on it.



Great choice. Excellent start.

Barbablanca
11-18-2012, 12:56 AM
Prizes:
1st prize: George Formby Songbook (23 George Formby songs with words, music and ukulele chord diagrams)


2nd Prize TWO George Formby Songbooks??? ;) :rolleyes:

Barbablanca
11-18-2012, 01:04 AM
Loved your part of it but would get a new back up singer.
Romulus is trying to steal the act.

I think his upstaging has been dealt with, if 0:35 is accurate ;)

45478

Photo too small to read. It says. "Romulus is now known as Dinner" :)


Great version (as always) Eugene!

Barbablanca
11-18-2012, 01:13 AM
"Earth angel by whom?"

This link will tell you Tina (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Angel) ;)

Great version of that song Tina. I look forward to your entries each Season. But couldn't you have done it using a Baritone and made it "official"? :rolleyes:


PS I'd never heard of "The Penguins", anyone else?

austin1
11-18-2012, 01:21 AM
This link will tell you Tina (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Angel) ;)

Great version of that song Tina. I look forward to your entries each Season. But couldn't you have done it using a Baritone and made it "official"? :rolleyes:


PS I'd never heard of "The Penguins", anyone else?

If only I owned a baritone!

I've heard of the penguins, there was a documentary about them marching. I never saw it, but it made my sister cry.

000Kanaka000
11-18-2012, 01:29 AM
Hopefully he tasted better than he sings. hahahahhaha



I think his upstaging has been dealt with, if 0:35 is accurate ;)

45478

Photo too small to read. It says. "Romulus is now known as Dinner" :)


Great version (as always) Eugene!

Tootler
11-18-2012, 05:10 AM
Great start. Some real R 'n' R classics. The period coincided with my school days. My parents hated R 'n' R so I used to go and sit in the Kitchen and listen to Radio Luxembourg (the only commercial station available in the UK at that time and reception was iffy at the best of times)



Am on a Layover in New York so am sure the hotel is wondering what the heck
with the music coming from this room. hahahahahaha
What is the mystery song --- 1950's -60's early Rock
One of the First Extremely Controversial Rock N Roll
greats. Give you a hint a cousin of a well known preacher...

But here it is a quick channeling of Jerry Lee Lewis as you
just can't this season without Great Balls of Fire.

Just loved it. The heavy reverb - so typical of the time.


I had a really bad day so this is what came out of it. Apparently, earth angel is a rock song? At any rate, I decided to strip it as far as it could be stripped. No uke in sight, so this is a bonus entry all the way.


Really nicely done. The simple guitar accompaniment was just right. I saw the comment about a baritone - have you a tenor? that would have been almost as good.


Thanks Geoff for hosting another fun week! Here's Richie Cunningham's theme song :p


Another R 'n' R classic in typical EE style. I remember the Fats Domino version with its thrumming piano. Your uke captured a bit of that. Excellent. I get the impression you were not too happy with the backing singer and are intending to sack him. :rulez:

My kids used to watch Happy Days so I saw a fair bit. About the same time there was a band here in the UK called Showaddywaddy who specialised in reviving 50s songs. I remember wandering round the classroom watching the kids doing some maths and singing "The Great Pretender" under my breath (as I thought) when I heard one kid say to another in a surprised tone "Hey sir knows The Great Pretender!". Little did they know! My wife and I had a bit of a laugh about it when I told her

austin1
11-18-2012, 05:31 AM
Really nicely done. The simple guitar accompaniment was just right. I saw the comment about a baritone - have you a tenor? that would have been almost as good.




I do, but it wanted bass strings. Don't worry! I'm pretty sure I have another rock song in me somewhere!

Tootler
11-18-2012, 05:45 AM
This will be another great one, Geoff.

Question: If I go instrumental, can I multi track to do chords + lead for the whole tune?

cheers,
peewee

Yes, that'll be OK. As long as one instrument is a uke, though I get the impression you are thinking both being uke which is even better.

Tootler
11-18-2012, 05:54 AM
I do, but it wanted bass strings. Don't worry! I'm pretty sure I have another rock song in me somewhere!

I understand. Look forward to your entry.

Tootler
11-18-2012, 06:05 AM
Ok,
Not exactly sure how to go about this but this is my entry for Season 40 of Ukulele - Rock and Roll Competition.
Be Bop a Lula by Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps. Top ten USA and top 20 UK in 1956. Sold more than 2 million copies.
Done on my Tom pocket.
My wife did say I was going crazy when she saw me videoing this.
I'll just try pasting the address for the YouTube clip first to see how that goes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfuslcR6MCQ&feature=plcp

Great version. That dinky little uke sounds really good and loved your instrumental break. Definitely worth a bonus point.

I remember, in the film "The Girl Can't Help It", Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps were filmed through an open window singing this in a rehearsal studio and part way through they tipped their heads back so the blue denim hats they were wearing came off.

Tootler
11-18-2012, 10:15 AM
I have added links for the playlists to the first post in the thread.

For completeness, here they are.

Season 40 Entries playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLg2RZHnrXbUA5xc3tmQnqF9vy8UVHrfFH)
Season 40 Bonus tracks playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLg2RZHnrXbUDANMoT0fP8Bl3MEAeVZAb3)

ukuloonie
11-18-2012, 10:29 AM
Woohoo Thanks Tootler
I have added these links to the big playlist for all to see
Thankyou for doing this so quickly

Tootler
11-18-2012, 10:33 AM
Woohoo Thanks Tootler
I have added these links to the big playlist for all to see
Thankyou for doing this so quickly

By, that was quick. I've just PM'd you with the links hoping to save you a little effort but you've already done it.
Cheers and thanks

Geoff

ukuloonie
11-18-2012, 10:55 AM
Ooo Geoff,
I am dead sharpish when It comes to sumit like this. :)

austin1
11-18-2012, 11:49 AM
if sort-of multitracking is allowed for instrumentals, how about for people? Like, would it be possible to record the voice and the uke separately? Only because I'm going for the high G and I can't sing and play that at the same time.

Tootler
11-18-2012, 01:31 PM
if sort-of multitracking is allowed for instrumentals, how about for people? Like, would it be possible to record the voice and the uke separately? Only because I'm going for the high G and I can't sing and play that at the same time.

I assume you mean that you are aiming to sing a high G which is at the top of your vocal range? I think I can allow that.

Can I make a suggestion, though. I had a similar problem trying to sing El Condor Pasa. The arrangement I had needed a high G (coincidentally). Though I could reach the note, it was pushing it. In the end I tuned the uke down a tone (to Bb tuning - F Bb D G) which meant I could play the same chord shapes but sing it a tone lower so the top note was F rather than G. I found that worked well as you got the same chord voicings and the lower tuning actually gave the uke a more mellow tone. Think about it.

If you go for the separate voice and accompaniment, can you lip sync the final video? It should look OK then.

austin1
11-18-2012, 01:55 PM
I assume you mean that you are aiming to sing a high G which is at the top of your vocal range? I think I can allow that.

Can I make a suggestion, though. I had a similar problem trying to sing El Condor Pasa. The arrangement I had needed a high G (coincidentally). Though I could reach the note, it was pushing it. In the end I tuned the uke down a tone (to Bb tuning - F Bb D G) which meant I could play the same chord shapes but sing it a tone lower so the top note was F rather than G. I found that worked well as you got the same chord voicings and the lower tuning actually gave the uke a more mellow tone. Think about it.

If you go for the separate voice and accompaniment, can you lip sync the final video? It should look OK then.

It's not the note that's the problem, it's just that I can't play and be high at the same time, there's just too much to concentrate on and everything winds up falling apart. I'll try double-tracking it and see if that works, I've never tried it before. Hooray! Project for the week!

And I was thinking I'd either edit the two together or just have the video with the singing. Is that alright? I feel weird about lip-syncing.

UKISOCIETY
11-18-2012, 02:30 PM
... it's just that I can't play and be high at the same time...

[insert joke here]

:)

austin1
11-18-2012, 02:37 PM
[insert joke here]

:)

OH YOU.

:D

well-played, sir.

Jazzbanjorex
11-18-2012, 03:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNbglo-8WRk&feature=youtu.be
Contours 1962
If this is too Motown and not enough Rock and Roll let me know.
Jazzbanjorex

TCK
11-18-2012, 04:18 PM
All right- what do we have for these fine people tonight?
Sweet Little 16, released by Chuck Berry, January 1958. Chuck only had one hit that charted higher (this reached number 2), and that was "My Ding-A-Ling", which I simply can not do while keeping any semblance of decorum...so yeah, you all get this one instead.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7xnru--t-o&feature=youtu.be

Hippie Dribble
11-18-2012, 05:22 PM
Off to Hobart for a few days tonight so had to get something done quick. Here's a bash at "Everyday", a big hit for Buddy Holly and the Crickets in 1957. Have a great week everyone and big thanks to Geoff for hosting another fun week. :)

Geoff, please accept this as my official "entry" and make "Blueberry Hill" a bonus. Cheers mate.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WN5bA3hu24k

Tootler
11-19-2012, 12:05 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNbglo-8WRk&feature=youtu.be
Contours 1962
If this is too Motown and not enough Rock and Roll let me know.
Jazzbanjorex

Motown is fine. I was a bit of a fan myself, there were some great Motown songs. This was good, I really loved the wild bit at the end. You really needed the uke plugged in with a sustain pedal so you could hit the chord then twirl your arm while the sustain did the work :iwant:


All right- what do we have for these fine people tonight?
Sweet Little 16, released by Chuck Berry, January 1958. Chuck only had one hit that charted higher (this reached number 2), and that was "My Ding-A-Ling", which I simply can not do while keeping any semblance of decorum...so yeah, you all get this one instead.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7xnru--t-o&feature=youtu.be

Chuck Berry. Great - and one of his classic songs. Great job and you definitely qualify for an instrumental bonus. That was really good.


Off to Hobart for a few days tonight so had to get something done quick. Here's a bash at "Everyday", a big hit for Buddy Holly and the Crickets in 1957. Have a great week everyone and big thanks to Geoff for hosting another fun week. :)

Geoff, please accept this as my official "entry" and make "Blueberry Hill" a bonus. Cheers mate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WN5bA3hu24k

First Buddy Holly and an excellent choice. Well done as always. I will change the playlists over. Done. Oh and bonus point for instrumental break.

Enjoy yourself in the Big City. :music:

Tootler
11-19-2012, 12:06 AM
It's not the note that's the problem, it's just that I can't play and be high at the same time, there's just too much to concentrate on and everything winds up falling apart. I'll try double-tracking it and see if that works, I've never tried it before. Hooray! Project for the week!

And I was thinking I'd either edit the two together or just have the video with the singing. Is that alright? I feel weird about lip-syncing.

Edit the two together, that'll be fine.

BTW, your week seems to have had an effect. I'm seeing entries with drumming on the uke as part of the song. Give yourself a pat on the back. :music:

wee_ginga_yin
11-19-2012, 03:50 AM
Yakety Yak" is a song written, produced, and arranged by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller for The Coasters and released on Atlantic Records in 1958, spending seven weeks as #1 on the R&B charts and a week as number one on the Hot 100 pop list.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooK5SrSa4ls

philpot
11-19-2012, 05:15 AM
I think it's time to break out the guitar for a little intro... I hope I can pull this song together. Great theme! :D

Barbablanca
11-19-2012, 06:36 AM
Yakety Yak" .......

Oh, that has got to be one of the best videos you've uploaded WGY - superb!!! The overkill reverb was perfect for that song and your delivery.

Would those mushy peas be the ones illustrated being cooked on your head in your avatar? :)

peewee
11-19-2012, 09:33 AM
Here's some of that instrumental action; not very polished but I can't give it any more time right now.. I'm embarrassed at how many hours it took to get to this point.
While there are tons of flaws in this, I am breaking my arm patting myself on the back for getting it done. I'm so happy to have an excuse to learn it. Thanks Geoff!

A patchy


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhNkS6nk9wc

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_%28instrumental%29

Rock on seasonistas!

Tootler
11-19-2012, 09:52 AM
Yakety Yak" is a song written, produced, and arranged by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller for The Coasters and released on Atlantic Records in 1958, spending seven weeks as #1 on the R&B charts and a week as number one on the Hot 100 pop list.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooK5SrSa4ls

Loved it. Liked the moothie in the background, nice touch. And I agree with Barbablanca, the reverb is spot on and is right for the period. I remember this well and I used to love the Sax break in the middle.


Here's some of that instrumental action; not very polished but I can't give it any more time right now.. I'm embarrassed at how many hours it took to get to this point.
While there are tons of flaws in this, I am breaking my arm patting myself on the back for getting it done. I'm so happy to have an excuse to learn it. Thanks Geoff!

A patchy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhNkS6nk9wc

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_%28instrumental%29

Rock on seasonistas!

Absolutely great! Well done Peewee for going for it. That definitely deserves a bonus point. Nicely done with the accompaniment, you definitely captured the spirit of the original. I was a little surprised at your choice - pleasantly so - as I did not think that Apache really made it in the USA. It was a big hit over here, OTOH. I was watching a video about Mark Knopfler recently and he cited Hank Marvin as one of his influences and there was a follow up video of the two of them performing together. Anyway excellent choice and well done.

Just read the Wikepedia article and I see it was a big hit for someone else in the USA and the actual tune has been hugely influential subsequently. Interesting.

pabrizzer
11-19-2012, 09:55 AM
peewee and Apache - Wow! That was FANTASTIC.
Never mind the not very polished - it was SHINY!

wee_ginga_yin
11-19-2012, 09:57 AM
@Peewee Where was the shadows cross-over leg step? Apache is not complete without that move.

peewee
11-19-2012, 10:11 AM
Absolutely great! Well done Peewee for going for it. That definitely deserves a bonus point. Nicely done with the accompaniment, you definitely captured the spirit of the original.
Thanks Geoff! I know it as a surf music fan, every band played/plays it, notably Dick Dale and also the Ventures. I stole most of the harmonic ideas and the swish-swish thing from them.

peewee and Apache - Wow! That was FANTASTIC.
Never mind the not very polished - it was SHINY!
Thanks !

@Peewee Where was the shadows cross-over leg step? Apache is not complete without that move.
When I get the finger moves down, I'll work on the stepping! Thanks also your Yakity Yak is epic. Leiber and Stoller deserve a week of their own.

ukuloonie
11-19-2012, 10:41 AM
That was awesome Peewee something for me to aspire to.

Ukeval
11-19-2012, 10:46 AM
http://youtu.be/SDv9LmB95X4

My try...
Wild Cow blues also known as Milk Cow blues, or Milk Cow blues boogie is an old blues from the '30 but was also used for Boogie and Rock by :
Elvis Presley in 1955, Eddie Cochran in 1960 and later : the Kinks, Aerosmith and many others...

My version is probably closer to the old blues than the rock versions... Anyway it was fun to do it !!!

Banjolele tune in baryton, low D (living waters strings)

Barbablanca
11-19-2012, 11:45 AM
Val, I love your blues on the Banjolele. It really gives me a great desire to get hold of one....

NO, stop it! That'd be grounds for divorce... Now, if I'd have won one in a competition.... Would that be a little white lie? Or a whopping dark toned one? :rolleyes:

Tootler
11-19-2012, 11:58 AM
http://youtu.be/SDv9LmB95X4

My try...
Wild Cow blues also known as Milk Cow blues, or Milk Cow blues boogie is an old blues from the '30 but was also used for Boogie and Rock by :
Elvis Presley in 1955, Eddie Cochran in 1960 and later : the Kinks, Aerosmith and many others...

My version is probably closer to the old blues than the rock versions... Anyway it was fun to do it !!!

Banjolele tune in baryton, low D (living waters strings)

I was hoping you would put in an entry, Ukeval so I'm glad to see this. Some classic blues, just great especially as a lot of Rock 'n' Roll songs were straight 12 bar blues. Your banjolele has a great tone I can understand why Barbablanca was :drool: . Definitely a bonus point for an instrumental. Great stuff.

Tootler
11-19-2012, 12:01 PM
Thanks Geoff! I know it as a surf music fan, every band played/plays it, notably Dick Dale and also the Ventures. I stole most of the harmonic ideas and the swish-swish thing from them.


A lot of the bands that covered it later must have also been influenced by the Shadows version as you can hear elements of their version in yours.

Tootler
11-19-2012, 12:06 PM
I couldn't resist doing a bonus track myself.

Here's Oh Boy, a 1957 song from the Crickets (including, of course Buddy Holly). Interestingly it did better here than in the US.

Played on my cheap Lidl Ukulele. Not bad for 15 quid!


http://youtu.be/qCG6lPPdnNo

Barbablanca
11-19-2012, 12:49 PM
Nice one Geoff. That Lidl Uke sounds so bright. Have you got it tuned up to "D"?

BTW I have taken the liberty of linking to your performance on the Lidl Uke thread. Hope you don't mind.


PS Just played along with you. Standard tuning, isn't it?

Tootler
11-19-2012, 01:15 PM
Nice one Geoff. That Lidl Uke sounds so bright. Have you got it tuned up to "D"?

BTW I have taken the liberty of linking to your performance on the Lidl Uke thread. Hope you don't mind.


PS Just played along with you. Standard tuning, isn't it?

Thanks. No problem with the link, I was planning to do it anyway.

It is tuned GCEA. I lowered the action a little - didn't need much - & I replaced the strings with some Worth browns which I had and it's turned out not bad at all.

austin1
11-19-2012, 01:41 PM
Edit the two together, that'll be fine.

BTW, your week seems to have had an effect. I'm seeing entries with drumming on the uke as part of the song. Give yourself a pat on the back. :music:

oh hooray, on both counts!

GinnyT11
11-19-2012, 05:22 PM
Here's some of that instrumental action; not very polished but I can't give it any more time right now.. I'm embarrassed at how many hours it took to get to this point.
While there are tons of flaws in this, I am breaking my arm patting myself on the back for getting it done. I'm so happy to have an excuse to learn it. Thanks Geoff!
A patchy
Rock on seasonistas!

That was sensational, Peewee! What are you planning for the B side?

J'Ukebox
11-19-2012, 05:45 PM
Wow, pewee, that was AWESOME! I have always loved this tune, tho' i never knew it was called Apache! Wonderful job - wish i could just transfer that ability to MY fingers, and now i could play it like that too!! Congrats!


Here's some of that instrumental action; not very polished but I can't give it any more time right now.. I'm embarrassed at how many hours it took to get to this point.
While there are tons of flaws in this, I am breaking my arm patting myself on the back for getting it done. I'm so happy to have an excuse to learn it. Thanks Geoff!

A patchy


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhNkS6nk9wc

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_%28instrumental%29

Rock on seasonistas!

peewee
11-19-2012, 09:43 PM
That was awesome Peewee something for me to aspire to.


That was sensational, Peewee! What are you planning for the B side?


Wow, pewee, that was AWESOME! I have always loved this tune, tho' i never knew it was called Apache! Wonderful job - wish i could just transfer that ability to MY fingers, and now i could play it like that too!! Congrats!

Wow, this instrumental is a Seasons sensation..is my singing really that bad?

JK, thanks, I'm honored, thanks for your kind words. and BTW it's not actually particularly difficult to play as these things go..I picked up the tab here
http://www.muffin.net.nz/muffin/Printable_Ukulele_Music.html and changed only a couple of things about it, and added several embellishments. I also listened to the original to get the structure down. It's a perfect Uke duet, the chords are pretty easy, get your buddy to strum it and go to town!

Barbablanca
11-20-2012, 12:31 AM
I was going to do a version of Miss Ann by Little Richard, but when I woke up this morning I had a picture of Geoff in my mind and the first few lines of this cheeky, affectionate tribute to his passion for Traditional British folk going round in my head. So, who am I to refuse the muse when she comes to visit at 6:30 am?

I guess the fact that it is not a 50s hit makes this a Bonus Song. Though I was around in the fifties too ;)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJzZ1vapWIQ&feature=youtube_gdata

LYRICS:

Give me Trad!

Oh, youíve got to give me Trad!
Other music drives me mad!
I want to hear some well sung folk,
Rap and Hip Hop are a joke.
Whack-fol-de-riddle ohs for me,
Will fill me full of ecstasy.

You canít beat a good Border Ballad,
About yon crows with their eyeball salad.
There has to be a good gory death,
Or a damsel sighing her last breath.
Or a sailor home from sea
Whose tartís left him in misery.

Robin Hood facing Little John,
When I hear that one, Iím really gone.
A good shanty will get me higher
Than the Doors singing ďLight my FireĒ
If itís obscurest history
Then thatís the real McCoy for me!

wee_ginga_yin
11-20-2012, 01:17 AM
@barbablanca "About yon crows with their eyeball salad."

Great line... at school we had to learn the "The Twa Corbies" (http://www.twocrows.co.uk/twa_corbies.html)
so I got that oblique reference to the eyeball salad... made me smile

wee_ginga_yin
11-20-2012, 02:21 AM
Rock and Roll and the 50's would not be complete without Bo Diddley.
I don't know if I will have time to do a Bo Diddley beat for this season
but as a bonus here is a mash-up of Mona/Not fade away I have done
previously. Video is Hidden-camera shots of Tijuana's infamous 'zona norte'.
and I called the mash-up "Mona has faded away" for obvious reasons.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzjeoRN_E4k

Tootler
11-20-2012, 05:32 AM
I was going to do a version of Miss Ann by Little Richard, but when I woke up this morning I had a picture of Geoff in my mind and the first few lines of this cheeky, affectionate tribute to his passion for Traditional British folk going round in my head. So, who am I to refuse the muse when she comes to visit at 6:30 am?

I guess the fact that it is not a 50s hit makes this a Bonus Song. Though I was around in the fifties too ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJzZ1vapWIQ&feature=youtube_gdata



Wow Barba, that was great. Loved the 50s style - not enough reverb, though. :old:

Lidl ukulele too. Aquila strings?

Have we the nucleus of a Li'l UU Orchestra? :iwant:

PS Can you post the chords. That might just go down well in a singaround at the right time.

Tootler
11-20-2012, 05:38 AM
Rock and Roll and the 50's would not be complete without Bo Diddley.
I don't know if I will have time to do a Bo Diddley beat for this season
but as a bonus here is a mash-up of Mona/Not fade away I have done
previously. Video is Hidden-camera shots of Tijuana's infamous 'zona norte'.
and I called the mash-up "Mona has faded away" for obvious reasons.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzjeoRN_E4k

Cool.

Hey lad, leave those girls alone. You don't know where they've been :rulez:

Tootler
11-20-2012, 05:41 AM
That was sensational, Peewee! What are you planning for the B side?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shadows_discography

Barbablanca
11-20-2012, 06:29 AM
.... Lidl ukulele too. Aquila strings?.... PS Can you post the chords. That might just go down well in a singaround at the right time.

Yep, aquilas. On the Lidl special, I sanded down my saddle, tightened up the tuning pegs and restrung it and that was that. It could perhaps do with a light touch to the nut, but as it works, I left it.

The Intro does your standard G7 shape at third fret to second to first (classic blues/rock opening). Then segues into an A Blues /Rock 'n' roll. In other words: A, D & E7

So glad you liked it. I was worried you might take it the wrong way. :rolleyes:

Not enough reverb? Ah, should have recorded it in the toilet ;)

GinnyT11
11-20-2012, 09:04 AM
I was going to do a version of Miss Ann by Little Richard, but when I woke up this morning I had a picture of Geoff in my mind and the first few lines of this cheeky, affectionate tribute to his passion for Traditional British folk going round in my head. So, who am I to refuse the muse when she comes to visit at 6:30 am?

I guess the fact that it is not a 50s hit makes this a Bonus Song. Though I was around in the fifties too ;)


Great song, Barbablanca! I appreciate that you did it for Tootler Geoff, who is arguably the most faithful viewer and commenter on everyone's videos in all the Seasons. I admire this about him, and I'm glad he gets this bit of spotlight.

GinnyT11
11-20-2012, 10:10 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFsv3eCJr5M


Running Bear, originally sung by Johnny Preston in 1959.
It was written by J.P. Richardson, better known as The Big Bopper.

Those of you who have heard the original know that it had a low "oogah, oogah, oogah" vocal in the background on the verses, and a big sax flourish in the choruses.

we tigers
11-20-2012, 11:18 AM
Here's some of that instrumental action; not very polished but I can't give it any more time right now.. I'm embarrassed at how many hours it took to get to this point.
While there are tons of flaws in this, I am breaking my arm patting myself on the back for getting it done. I'm so happy to have an excuse to learn it. Thanks Geoff!

A patchy


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhNkS6nk9wc

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_%28instrumental%29

Rock on seasonistas!

Now that was pretty darn brilliant, Peewee! Always hated a wound string, now however I see that they have a reason for existing...

Dougf
11-20-2012, 11:24 AM
A little more Buddy Holly.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOf5qRsj9ko

Tootler
11-20-2012, 11:27 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFsv3eCJr5M

Running Bear, originally sung by Johnny Preston in 1959.
It was written by J.P. Richardson, better known as The Big Bopper.

Those of you who have heard the original know that it had a low "oogah, oogah, oogah" vocal in the background on the verses, and a big sax flourish in the choruses.

Nice choice, Ginny and well done. Nice rhythm on the uke.

Indeed I remember it. Nice touch with the drum beat on the uke at the beginning and end. Another one influenced by Tina's beatz week :music:

Tootler
11-20-2012, 11:35 AM
A little more Buddy Holly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOf5qRsj9ko

Nice one. Can't have too many Buddy Holly entries as far as I'm concerned. Good interpretation of the song, Doug and nice instrumental in the middle. Definitely an instrumental break bonus.

we tigers
11-20-2012, 12:00 PM
Here's ours.
Is it Rock 'n' Roll? No, but it's from that era. We tried to make a mash up of two classic doowop songs; Perry Como's Magic Moments and Sh-Boom.
Hope you guys like it. Sorry Geoff, no instrumental break in this one... ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7h8NuZLVRE&feature=plcp
Thank you for watching!

ukuloonie
11-20-2012, 12:21 PM
This first song for some reason reminds me of Christmas and winter.
Thanks for figuring this out, it sounds great

GinnyT11
11-20-2012, 12:31 PM
Here's ours.
Is it Rock 'n' Roll? No, but it's from that era. We tried to make a mash up of two classic doowop songs; Perry Como's Magic Moments and Sh-Boom.
Thank you for watching!

I think the whistling should count as an instrumental break. I love my Best of Perry Como CD, and this song is a favorite. It would have gone with Catch a Falling Star too. Excellent glockenspiel, Saskia!

watchyourtoes
11-20-2012, 01:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo66Gj25g-s

This is my entry for the 40th season. It's a rendition of "Jingle Bell Rock" on a solid-body electric uke I recently finished building. Besides being a great Christmas song, Jingle Bell Rock is from this era and exhibits so many characteristics that were common in rock and roll during the period- including an instrumental break. I was extra-eager to do this song when I learned of the 40th
season's theme for a couple of reasons.
First off, I built this uke with '50s Fender guitars in mind, hence the hot, twangy pickups and mint pickguard. This was the golden age for guitars as much as it was for rock and roll. One would have never flourished without the other. So, it was mighty convenient to have a theme it fit so well this week.
Also, during this time, many musicians, especially folk and classical guitarists, were still reluctant to accept the electric guitar as a serious instrument, not just a noise machine.
This topic, regarding whether an instrument with a solid body and steel strings is a ukulele, a mandola, a variation of a guitar, or something completely different (e.g. the "original guitars also had gut strings" argument.) As far as I'm concerned, it doesn't matter and is pointless to debate. How many of us were first intrigued by ukes because of their unconventional, eccentric charm? Whatever your opinion may be, uke or not, you're right- because talking about the ukulele is fun and all of us here are passionate them! This instrument was made by a uker to be played by a uker. Personally, I prefer a soft, warm acoustic tone (ukes, guitars and all other stringers) as I consider my self a [lousy] folk musician. But, I'm so proud to be a uker that I wanted some flashy little ukes, with a big ballsy sound for- well, just for the attention, honestly. Its how I say "My uke has bigger nuts than your obnoxious 7-string, bar-chord-crunching Ibanez!"
However, it's also how I say "I have too much free time on my hands..."
Anyway, sorry to rant. I think I'm just excited that I have a valid excuse to strum Christmas songs for 5 more weeks and I'm glad to be out of the shop for a little while and back on the forum. I've not posted on here in over a month and I missed you all!
Thanks for a great great theme for our 49th season and for some amazing new uke videos to watch!

watchyourtoes
11-20-2012, 01:22 PM
Now, I need to go ice my thumb. This ^ whole grammatically-challenged mess was posted from my phone and I can't bear the notion of having to proof read size 2 font with these clumsy thumbs.

Tootler
11-20-2012, 02:08 PM
Here's ours.
Is it Rock 'n' Roll? No, but it's from that era. We tried to make a mash up of two classic doowop songs; Perry Como's Magic Moments and Sh-Boom.
Hope you guys like it. Sorry Geoff, no instrumental break in this one... ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7h8NuZLVRE&feature=plcp
Thank you for watching!

That was really well done. Not all songs from that era were R 'n' R especially towards the end of the period, the music softened quite a bit so your entry is perfectly OK and meets the criteria.

The whistling and glock together at the end effectively constitute an instrumental break so I think a bonus point is in order. I am always willing to look for excuses to award bonus points.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo66Gj25g-s[/url]

This is my entry for the 40th season. It's a rendition of "Jingle Bell Rock" on a solid-body electric uke I recently finished building. Besides being a great Christmas song, Jingle Bell Rock is from this era and exhibits so many characteristics that were common in rock and roll during the period- including an instrumental break. I was extra-eager to do this song when I learned of the 40th
season's theme for a couple of reasons.
First off, I built this uke with '50s Fender guitars in mind, hence the hot, twangy pickups and mint pickguard. This was the golden age for guitars as much as it was for rock and roll. One would have never flourished without the other. So, it was mighty convenient to have a theme it fit so well this week.
Also, during this time, many musicians, especially folk and classical guitarists, were still reluctant to accept the electric guitar as a serious instrument, not just a noise machine.
This topic, regarding whether an instrument with a solid body and steel strings is a ukulele, a mandola, a variation of a guitar, or something completely different (e.g. the "original guitars also had gut strings" argument.) As far as I'm concerned, it doesn't matter and is pointless to debate. How many of us were first intrigued by ukes because of their unconventional, eccentric charm? Whatever your opinion may be, uke or not, you're right- because talking about the ukulele is fun and all of us here are passionate them! This instrument was made by a uker to be played by a uker. Personally, I prefer a soft, warm acoustic tone (ukes, guitars and all other stringers) as I consider my self a [lousy] folk musician. But, I'm so proud to be a uker that I wanted some flashy little ukes, with a big ballsy sound for- well, just for the attention, honestly. Its how I say "My uke has bigger nuts than your obnoxious 7-string, bar-chord-crunching Ibanez!"
However, it's also how I say "I have too much free time on my hands..."
Anyway, sorry to rant. I think I'm just excited that I have a valid excuse to strum Christmas songs for 5 more weeks and I'm glad to be out of the shop for a little while and back on the forum. I've not posted on here in over a month and I missed you all!
Thanks for a great great theme for our 49th season and for some amazing new uke videos to watch!

Loved your axelet. Has it got a tremolo arm? If not adding one would be great if it could be done. Great choice of song I seem to remember it was Brenda Lee who recorded this. I can hear her voice in my head. The fuzz box for the instrumental break was a nice touch, you definitely look like your having fun with this. Definitely worth a bonus point.


Now, I need to go ice my thumb. This ^ whole grammatically-challenged mess was posted from my phone and I can't bear the notion of having to proof read size 2 font with these clumsy thumbs.

Good on you for doing it on your phone. I avoid doing anything but the shortest of messages on a touch screen device. It's so easy to make mistakes and you spend more time correcting them than getting the message down.

pabrizzer
11-20-2012, 02:09 PM
Here's ours.
Is it Rock 'n' Roll? No, but it's from that era. We tried to make a mash up of two classic doowop songs; Perry Como's Magic Moments and Sh-Boom.
Hope you guys like it. Sorry Geoff, no instrumental break in this one... ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7h8NuZLVRE&feature=plcp
Thank you for watching!

You guys always always do interesting arrangements. As usual I really enjoyed this one. I liked the harmony line between the vocals and glock in the first song. Sweet!

TCK
11-20-2012, 04:22 PM
Tootler likes him some Buddy Holly, as does the Cloverdale Kid.
Little bonus redux loving from the vaults-season 22 in the way-back machine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZlWgKiqM9Q&feature=autoplay&list=UU1xday0NyeuItGfSKVnR8-w&playnext=1

Tootler
11-21-2012, 12:22 AM
Tootler likes him some Buddy Holly, as does the Cloverdale Kid.
Little bonus redux loving from the vaults-season 22 in the way-back machine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZlWgKiqM9Q&feature=autoplay&list=UU1xday0NyeuItGfSKVnR8-w&playnext=1

That's a third Buddy Holly. Excellent.

I've left a video response on your You Tube channel

wee_ginga_yin
11-21-2012, 08:37 AM
Whenever you get the chance... do a dance.


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

You know how things go... the Uke sounds a bit thin so you add a shaker
but that is not enough so you shove in some tambourine, and then some
snare drum, and a bit of fat bottom bass and to fill it out some harp,
and before you know it... it has spiraled out of control, and editing the
segments becomes a nightmare... so to salvage things you do your best
to sync the music to some dancing and when you have got it all finished
you have broken all the bonus rules, and musical rules as well.

Oh well Bo I did give it a try.

pabrizzer
11-21-2012, 09:58 AM
wee_ginga_yin
Loved it!

Tootler
11-21-2012, 01:48 PM
Whenever you get the chance... do a dance.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpSOZFQxrlw

You know how things go... the Uke sounds a bit thin so you add a shaker
but that is not enough so you shove in some tambourine, and then some
snare drum, and a bit of fat bottom bass and to fill it out some harp,
and before you know it... it has spiraled out of control, and editing the
segments becomes a nightmare... so to salvage things you do your best
to sync the music to some dancing and when you have got it all finished
you have broken all the bonus rules, and musical rules as well.

Oh well Bo I did give it a try.

Eeee, I don't know lad! This whole business is getting out of control, tha knowst.

But it's good though. :cool:

Tootler
11-21-2012, 02:09 PM
Just been updating the playlists. If I've missed your entry or any bonuses, please let me know:

Entries Playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLg2RZHnrXbUA5xc3tmQnqF9vy8UVHrfFH)

Bonus Tracks Playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLg2RZHnrXbUDANMoT0fP8Bl3MEAeVZAb3)

ksiegel
11-21-2012, 03:02 PM
Tootler likes him some Buddy Holly, as does the Cloverdale Kid.
Little bonus redux loving from the vaults-season 22 in the way-back machine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZlWgKiqM9Q&feature=autoplay&list=UU1xday0NyeuItGfSKVnR8-w&playnext=1

So, Dave....

What are we gonna do for this Season on Friday?

It just seems like there ought to be something on the burner... Especially if Ryan and Gary are able to join us...



-Kurt

TCK
11-21-2012, 05:41 PM
Hahaha- Great idea Kurt! I learned a few old Rockabilly tunes today, but they would have to be bonus' material because they were not hits. What do you want to play mate- most this fifties stuff is pretty straight forward, I can get it figured pretty quick.
Kind of really really really want to make this an Ukulele reality-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7ZC0cTlYpU
Course, now everyone knows,
SO yeah- someone do this please.

peewee
11-21-2012, 07:41 PM
Hi All,

I'm going down the WGY path here, I recorded audio in one program while capturing video in another, but the video was jumpy so the audio was impossible to sync, so I too gave up and found some imagery to go with the greatest Juvenile Delinquency anthem of all time: Link Wray's Rumble (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumble_%28instrumental%29) as a bonus..


http://youtu.be/3VDXKylhX8o

here's the original
http://youtu.be/oBQSkOO8_K4

Jazzbanjorex
11-22-2012, 07:10 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w90HaKkZ2kY&feature=youtu.be

BolD
11-22-2012, 07:16 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKVvGns1WKg

"Good Rocking Tonight" was originally a jump blues song released in 1947 by its writer, Roy Brown and was covered by many other recording artists. The song includes the memorable refrain, "Well I heard the news, there's good rocking tonight!" The song anticipated elements of rock and roll music.

julienstaudt
11-22-2012, 08:07 AM
1955 is the year chess record released "My babe" sung by Little Walter, written by Willie Dixon. The song was number one on RnB charts.
It has be covered by lots of people, Elvis Presley was among them...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOiZZI4TLNg

Jazzbanjorex
11-22-2012, 08:15 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEkg661QJ28&feature=youtu.be

we tigers
11-22-2012, 08:34 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKVvGns1WKg

"Good Rocking Tonight" was originally a jump blues song released in 1947 by its writer, Roy Brown and was covered by many other recording artists. The song includes the memorable refrain, "Well I heard the news, there's good rocking tonight!" The song anticipated elements of rock and roll music.

Go Danny go!
Another Dutch participant!

wee_ginga_yin
11-22-2012, 10:43 AM
1955 is the year chess record released "My babe" sung by Little Walter, written by Willie Dixon. The song was number one on RnB charts.
It has be covered by lots of people, Elvis Presley was among them...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOiZZI4TLNg

Few weeks ago I watched a movie about Chess records called Cadillac Records (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1042877/)
In it there was Muddy Waters and he had Willie Dixon, Hubert Sumlin, and Little walter
playing in his band. It was quite fascinating to see that Etta James( Beyonce ), Chuck Berry
and Howling Wolf (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uaHXLgyGt4) were all taken under the wing of Leonard Chess. I suppose it was about
the graft that went on to get black artists accepted in a white crossover market.

I have always loved Little Walter as a harmonica player My Babe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmxTbcnW6bY) was one of his best,
and you got those chord changes down perfect.

xommen
11-22-2012, 11:38 AM
I did a bonus, and as it is a bonus added some bass and shaker, not perfect but I can live with this:
Buddy Holly - Not fade away (I actually like this song never knew it was his ;-))

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK3U6VgtnZY

GinnyT11
11-22-2012, 11:46 AM
I am delighted to see that we might have Buddy's Holly's entire oeuvre represented this week. A super early rocker.

Have all you fans of his seen his biopic: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077280/

BolD
11-22-2012, 11:52 AM
Go Danny go!
Another Dutch participant!

thanks buddy :D

Tootler
11-22-2012, 02:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKVvGns1WKg

"Good Rocking Tonight" was originally a jump blues song released in 1947 by its writer, Roy Brown and was covered by many other recording artists. The song includes the memorable refrain, "Well I heard the news, there's good rocking tonight!" The song anticipated elements of rock and roll music.

A newcomer to the seasons. Welcome. This was very good and very much in the style. It'll have to be a bonus track, though as it's outside the period and although Elvis re-released it in 1955, it didn't chart. Still, an excellent bonus.


1955 is the year chess record released "My babe" sung by Little Walter, written by Willie Dixon. The song was number one on RnB charts.
It has be covered by lots of people, Elvis Presley was among them...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOiZZI4TLNg

Good choice and well sung. The instrumental was really good and the style was spot on.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEkg661QJ28&feature=youtu.be

Everly Brothers. Very good choice and well sung. I liked a lot of their early records. Loved the harmonies as well.


I did a bonus, and as it is a bonus added some bass and shaker, not perfect but I can live with this:
Buddy Holly - Not fade away (I actually like this song never knew it was his ;-))
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK3U6VgtnZY

Well done and I liked the inserts with you playing the bass and the shaker. It's not easy to get the parts all properly synced and to have the movie in sync as well so good effort. Good choice of song as well. Another Buddy Holly

Tootler
11-22-2012, 02:15 PM
I only realised it was thanksgiving today when there was an item on our evening news.

Anyway, I hope you all have a good day and enjoy your meal.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
11-22-2012, 04:52 PM
I'd like to give thanks to all the Seasonistas all over the world for the music and comraderie we share each week. Muchas gracias!

Thanks, in particular, to Geoff for a great challenge this week. And thanks to my brother-in-law, Doug, for rocking and rolling on guitar.


http://youtu.be/4ZSpK1k8Q2M

Now to eat some turkey, stuffing, gravy, roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts, kale, and sweet potato pie. Whew. :)

decaturcomp
11-22-2012, 09:17 PM
I'm thankful for each of you Seasonistas y Seasonistos.

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

A Bonus Please.

BolD
11-22-2012, 10:55 PM
A newcomer to the seasons. Welcome. This was very good and very much in the style. It'll have to be a bonus track, though as it's outside the period and although Elvis re-released it in 1955, it didn't chart. Still, an excellent bonus.


Thank you for the welcome and the compliment!

xommen
11-22-2012, 11:33 PM
Well done and I liked the inserts with you playing the bass and the shaker. It's not easy to get the parts all properly synced and to have the movie in sync as well so good effort. Good choice of song as well. Another Buddy Holly
Thanks, one of my vids was out of sync to begin with so that made it even harder ;-). My photobooth application on my mac has serious audio/sync issues and I used that to record the shaker part.

julienstaudt
11-22-2012, 11:45 PM
http://youtu.be/4ZSpK1k8Q2M
:)

So simple, so strong! I wait to see all the entries but I think I already know where one of my votes is going to...
I thought this was a good song for uke but I couldn't sing it right, you do well.
Congrats.

wee_ginga_yin
11-23-2012, 01:43 AM
@Ralf Fantastic rendition... even down to that section with the hic-up vocals.

krabbers
11-23-2012, 02:02 AM
been kinda busy this week so havnt watched as many videos as i would like to, i will try and get throught the playlist this weekend


ANYWAYS

here's mine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBN3JXTIhNU

GinnyT11
11-23-2012, 05:34 AM
been kinda busy this week so havnt watched as many videos as i would like to, i will try and get throught the playlist this weekend
ANYWAYS
here's mine


Yes, yes!! I'll go on a sea cruise! Oooowee, you ROCK, Krabbers! Love the strum.

caroljean
11-23-2012, 07:39 AM
Ok, here's mine, so I'm just starting to be able to play an E chord, so that's some of what's happening here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y81S_RAfJ7g

strumsilly
11-23-2012, 10:44 AM
Visiting the kids and grandkids, so this is done on a borrowed uke and a netbook. I may redo it[ if it sounds horrible] when I can listen to it on a decent speaker
didn't upload the right one. to be continued

Ukeval
11-23-2012, 10:47 AM
Great season, all videos are nice and fun !

strumsilly
11-23-2012, 10:47 AM
http://youtu.be/LEQLuUZXdP8

Tootler
11-23-2012, 11:59 AM
I'd like to give thanks to all the Seasonistas all over the world for the music and comraderie we share each week. Muchas gracias!

Thanks, in particular, to Geoff for a great challenge this week. And thanks to my brother-in-law, Doug, for rocking and rolling on guitar.

http://youtu.be/4ZSpK1k8Q2M


Great stuff. That really captures the feel of the original and also great instrumental break. Definitely a bonus point.



Now to eat some turkey, stuffing, gravy, roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts, kale, and sweet potato pie. Whew. :)

We have all that lot at Christmas. Hope you enjoyed it.


I'm thankful for each of you Seasonistas y Seasonistos.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeVZbTzaUxU

A Bonus Please.

Sam Cooke had a great voice and I loved his records. This really did the song justice. It just shows how memory plays tricks, I thought he was later than that but I checked and he died in 1964 so he really belongs to the period. Went much too soon.


been kinda busy this week so havnt watched as many videos as i would like to, i will try and get throught the playlist this weekend


ANYWAYS

here's mine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBN3JXTIhNU

A less well song from the period but very much in the style. Nicely done and really liked your accompaniment.


Ok, here's mine, so I'm just starting to be able to play an E chord, so that's some of what's happening here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y81S_RAfJ7g

Good choice. Can't go wrong with Chuck Berry and you gave it a good go. Well done for sticking with your E chord and playing through the little stutters.


Visiting the kids and grandkids, so this is done on a borrowed uke and a netbook. I may redo it[ if it sounds horrible] when I can listen to it on a decent speaker. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgoi3e4VcJ8&feature=youtu.be

Seems very short. I was just getting into it. But nice one for the bit I heard. Sounded OK but just finished in the middle.


http://youtu.be/LEQLuUZXdP8

And this explains it. There was someone needing to join in. Well done to both of you.

I'll combine these two as one entry for now. If you get chance to redo it, then I can make that your entry and move these to the bonus playlist. How does that sound?

ukuleledaveey
11-23-2012, 01:26 PM
Howdy gang well here is my official entry for this marvelous theme. here is a little background on the song it may be wrong as i have just copied wikipedia :eek:

"Haley soon scored a major worldwide hit with a cover version of Big Joe Turner's "Shake, Rattle and Roll", which went on to sell a million copies and became the first ever rock 'n' roll song to enter British singles charts in December 1954 and became a Gold Record. He retained elements of the original, but threw some country music aspects in to the song (specifically, Western Swing) and cleaned up the lyrics. Haley and his band were important in launching the music known as "Rock and Roll" to a wider, mostly white audience after a period of it being considered an underground genre."

Anyway here is one of the first great rock n roll hits by the legendary Bill Haley and the comets "Shake, Rattle, n' Roll.


http://youtu.be/x7gxFzP0Qco

ukuleledaveey
11-23-2012, 02:05 PM
Well here is a bonus song Elvis Presley's first commercial single release.Presley's version was recorded on 5 July 1954, and released on 19 July 1954 with "Blue Moon of Kentucky" as the B-side. It is #112 on the 2004 Rolling Stone magazine list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time".
"That's all Right" Written and originally performed by blues singer Arthur Crudup.


http://youtu.be/h2ZdwxDkegE

TCK
11-23-2012, 09:56 PM
So, here is why we do this brothers and sisters. This morning, I arose with the only intention I had being to drive 300 miles to meet another person from the underground. Why? Because I love you all...
That be known, I am a weird guy with weird hobbies. I met a fellow here with the same weird hobbies, and when I heard he was going to be in my state, well, it had to happen.
Those hobbies (to name a few), include both the ukulele and knitting. Yeah-I knit. It keeps me from killing someone (as does Ukulele)- remember, I am surrounded by 200 pre-teens daily. Turns out my wife knits too, as does Kurt's wife Nancy. Kurt is a spinner of very high caliber, and they both are just lovely folks. Had a great time with them and Gary (you are on here...which one are you, and where is your darn video???) as they catered their entire day it seems to amuse us. Ended the day sitting on the floor of a yarn store, dusting the cobwebs off a tune I had not heard for 30 years.
The result is rough, but it is one of the coolest videos I have ever been involved in. My fatigue and yarn over-load can't even wreck it.
Thanks for a great day Kurt and Nancy (hope to see you next year)- here is your entry.
OK- totally smiling that the complete strangers whose store we had taken over were singing as well- this is gold folks. Shoot- we even talked raptors at dinner (another hobby of mine)- what a day!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht0YocPi-eg&list=UU1xday0NyeuItGfSKVnR8-w&index=1&feature=plcp
Kurt and Nancy- this will make me smile for YEARS- thanks for a great time.

pabrizzer
11-23-2012, 10:28 PM
OK not sure how this works - but I'll put this in as a bonus entry.
Song has already been covered here - but my grand daughter (9yo) and I did it at the Halloween open mic of our Uke club (over 100 people were booked in at Jack's Bar and Grill). Couldn't resist sharing and song does sort of fit the criteria.
THE WITCH DOCTOR 1958
Credited to the character David Seville ( Ross Bagdasarian, Sr), the song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The single was considered a major surprise hit on the chart, where it stayed at number one for two weeks and became Seville's first number-one single. The single also peaked at number one on the Billboard R&B chart and on the Cash Box chart as well. The single sold over one million copies in the United States.(so says wiki)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6KnQUoGbfU&feature=plcp

Dan Uke
11-23-2012, 10:32 PM
I wanted to make this entertaining but after watching it, it's pretty embarassing!! It's past midnight and I'm not going to make another one...besides, there's a high chance it will be just as bad!! Intentions were good but the execution was bad!! It's really tough to gyrate, play, and sing at the same time!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ie3oZrrllmk&feature=youtu.be

etf
11-23-2012, 11:22 PM
To everyone that has posted a video hear all I can say is, "Fantastic Job All". I have not been playing to long but you just inspires me to play. It just goes to show that this instrument just spreads happiness all over. You hear an ukulele and you can't help but smile. Thank you all and keep playing.

From a guy that's so happy to be part of the UU family,
ETF :cool:

wee_ginga_yin
11-24-2012, 03:11 AM
@TCK I once went to an exhibition done by Kaffe Fassett (http://www.kaffefassett.com/Knitting.html) in Stockholm and after that
I gained the utmost respect for men who knit. He had done a collection of jumpers
and the selection and blend of colors was phenomenal. If you had worn one of those
jumpers you would instantly have become a walking work of art.

wee_ginga_yin
11-24-2012, 03:19 AM
@nongdam The opening Elvis raised arm was classic, and there was even some pelvic movement
in there. I thought the raised arm at the end was more Travolta but it also incorporated some Townsend
windmill action... the only thing missing was some gangnam style horse riding movements... that
would have sealed it for me.:D

Barbablanca
11-24-2012, 03:50 AM
Great to see that yarn about meeting up added to this thread ;). It is fabulous having all these virtual friends, but when you meet up in real life to play together , it takes it to a whole new level. I loved meeting up with the guys from Lyon last summer and playing at the Ukulele Bar in the city! Long live UU!

wee_ginga_yin
11-24-2012, 04:28 AM
Two for the price of one... Nat King Cole (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHBHH0BK5ys)1950 and Conway Twitty (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoIRGS_bTsI) 1958
Not very frenetic but at the end of an evening in the cub scout hall after
working up a sweat dancing to rock 'n' roll the last dance was alway a slowey.


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

austin1
11-24-2012, 04:41 AM
was super looking forward to entering this week, but no matter how much I beg, these grant proposals for my grad research refuse to write themselves. STUPID THINGS.

GinnyT11
11-24-2012, 05:08 AM
was super looking forward to entering this week, but no matter how much I beg, these grant proposals for my grad research refuse to write themselves. STUPID THINGS.

Have you tried threatening to put them in the microwave?

decaturcomp
11-24-2012, 05:09 AM
More Bonusy Sam Cooke

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt9-zOkMqzg&feature=plcp

decaturcomp
11-24-2012, 05:18 AM
Another Cooke bonus tune, okay? Mostly because Ginny and I were having a backchannel chat about digging his stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVHl5Kq25lM&feature=plcp

austin1
11-24-2012, 06:35 AM
Have you tried threatening to put them in the microwave?

and a Siberian gulag. Nothing.

ksiegel
11-24-2012, 06:50 AM
And what a time it was, although way too short. (Ryan, you shoulda been here!)

THis song, BTW, was the first recording Ross Bagdasarian Sr made under the name of "David Seville". It was 1958, and hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, AND the Billboard R&B charts. And, contrary to popular belief, it was NOT and "Alvin and the Chipmunks" song; Bagdasarian's chorus only used a singled sped-up voice, rather than the three in harmony that the Chipmunks used.

{Sorry - didn't see the OTHER Witch Doctor post after Dave put this one up- my information is redundant. This is not the droid you are looking for. Move along, move along...}

But enough about that- The Uke & Yarn get-together was a blast! Thanks again, Dave and Mel - And Gary- we need to get you playing in front of others!


-Kurt


So, here is why we do this brothers and sisters. This morning, I arose with the only intention I had being to drive 300 miles to meet another person from the underground. Why? Because I love you all...
That be known, I am a weird guy with weird hobbies. I met a fellow here with the same weird hobbies, and when I heard he was going to be in my state, well, it had to happen.
Those hobbies (to name a few), include both the ukulele and knitting. Yeah-I knit. It keeps me from killing someone (as does Ukulele)- remember, I am surrounded by 200 pre-teens daily. Turns out my wife knits too, as does Kurt's wife Nancy. Kurt is a spinner of very high caliber, and they both are just lovely folks. Had a great time with them and Gary (you are on here...which one are you, and where is your darn video???) as they catered their entire day it seems to amuse us. Ended the day sitting on the floor of a yarn store, dusting the cobwebs off a tune I had not heard for 30 years.
The result is rough, but it is one of the coolest videos I have ever been involved in. My fatigue and yarn over-load can't even wreck it.
Thanks for a great day Kurt and Nancy (hope to see you next year)- here is your entry.
OK- totally smiling that the complete strangers whose store we had taken over were singing as well- this is gold folks. Shoot- we even talked raptors at dinner (another hobby of mine)- what a day!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht0YocPi-eg&list=UU1xday0NyeuItGfSKVnR8-w&index=1&feature=plcp
Kurt and Nancy- this will make me smile for YEARS- thanks for a great time.

FiL
11-24-2012, 07:00 AM
I haven't had time to watch the videoes this week, so I don't know if anyone already covered this one or not. "That's All Right" was written and recorded by Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup in the mid-'40s, but most folks know it as Elvis' first single. Here's my very un-rock'n'roll version:


http://youtu.be/3HMkxugKEq4

- FiL

wee_ginga_yin
11-24-2012, 07:37 AM
@ukuleledaveey When I was a boy I always heard "Shake rattle and roll" as "Shake Marilyn Monroe"
That's just how provocative rock and roll was back then.

ukuleledaveey
11-24-2012, 08:55 AM
@ukuleledaveey When I was a boy I always heard "Shake rattle and roll" as "Shake Marilyn Monroe"
That's just how provocative rock and roll was back then.

:) the original had saucier lyrics, not sure if that is the reason why Bill Haley changed the lyrics, Yup marilyn was a gorgeous woman, not like these stick insects that infest our world today. Im only 41 and im pining for the old days im listening to some doris day at themoment, i think i am by passing middle age, straight to slippers and ovaltine for me. Your songs/videos Rob just keep getting better and better, i reckon you will have to tour soon

myrnaukelele
11-24-2012, 10:01 AM
Those hobbies (to name a few), include both the ukulele and knitting. Yeah-I knit. It keeps me from killing someone (as does Ukulele)- remember, I am surrounded by 200 pre-teens daily. Turns out my wife knits too, as does Kurt's wife Nancy. Kurt is a spinner of very high caliber, and they both are just lovely folks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht0YocPi-eg&list=UU1xday0NyeuItGfSKVnR8-w&index=1&feature=plcp
Kurt and Nancy- this will make me smile for YEARS- thanks for a great time.
Oooh EEE Oooh Ah Ah ~ laughing out loud and singing along! Now that is one cool venue. I too knit and spin (among other hobbies). What fun you must have had in that yarn shop playing ukes!:D

myrnaukelele
11-24-2012, 10:06 AM
OK not sure how this works - but I'll put this in as a bonus entry.
Song has already been covered here - but my grand daughter (9yo) and I did it at the Halloween open mic of our Uke club (over 100 people were booked in at Jack's Bar and Grill). Couldn't resist sharing and song does sort of fit the criteria.
THE WITCH DOCTOR 1958



Cuteness factor!! Extra Points to pabrizzer and strumsilly :o

myrnaukelele
11-24-2012, 10:14 AM
@TCK I once went to an exhibition done by Kaffe Fassett (http://www.kaffefassett.com/Knitting.html) in Stockholm and after that
I gained the utmost respect for men who knit. He had done a collection of jumpers
and the selection and blend of colors was phenomenal. If you had worn one of those
jumpers you would instantly have become a walking work of art.
I started knitting a Kaffe Fassett sweater (jumper?) about 10 years ago. I got stuck on the sleeves and it's been in my knitting basket ever since. One of these days I'll pick it back up and finish it. His designs are so beautiful. This one is multi-colored stars.

~dave~~wave~
11-24-2012, 10:30 AM
What a fun week, thanks, Geoff.

According to Wikipedia, this was the first "teenage" country single to crossover to the pop charts. Number One in January 1957 in the US, Number 11 in the UK.

Props to my buddy Andy for suggesting we work this up on uke last summer.

Learned a new trick in iMovie to drop in a u-bass solo @ 1:10.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMP3L4sQh3Y

~dave~~wave~
11-24-2012, 10:42 AM
Yet another Buddy Holly song as a bonus.
They all sound so good on uke.

This one was never a "hit"- only made it to #82 in the US and #30 in the UK.
I first heard it as a cover version by Herman's Hermits.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heartbeat_(Buddy_Holly_song)





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00C4jKA_Lpg

Tootler
11-24-2012, 10:42 AM
Some really great stuff here. I've not heard a bad entry and I'm really enjoying this week. Hoping a few more regulars will be posting. Keep 'em coming folks! :drool:


Howdy gang well here is my official entry for this marvelous theme. here is a little background on the song it may be wrong as i have just copied wikipedia :eek:

"Haley soon scored a major worldwide hit with a cover version of Big Joe Turner's "Shake, Rattle and Roll", which went on to sell a million copies and became the first ever rock 'n' roll song to enter British singles charts in December 1954 and became a Gold Record. He retained elements of the original, but threw some country music aspects in to the song (specifically, Western Swing) and cleaned up the lyrics. Haley and his band were important in launching the music known as "Rock and Roll" to a wider, mostly white audience after a period of it being considered an underground genre."

Anyway here is one of the first great rock n roll hits by the legendary Bill Haley and the comets "Shake, Rattle, n' Roll.

http://youtu.be/x7gxFzP0Qco


Well here is a bonus song Elvis Presley's first commercial single release.Presley's version was recorded on 5 July 1954, and released on 19 July 1954 with "Blue Moon of Kentucky" as the B-side. It is #112 on the 2004 Rolling Stone magazine list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time".
"That's all Right" Written and originally performed by blues singer Arthur Crudup.

http://youtu.be/h2ZdwxDkegE

Good to see your entry. Two excellent choices. First Bill Haley. Really good rhythmic style and excellent instrumental break. That definitely earns a bonus point.


So, here is why we do this brothers and sisters. This morning, I arose with the only intention I had being to drive 300 miles to meet another person from the underground. Why? Because I love you all...
That be known, I am a weird guy with weird hobbies. I met a fellow here with the same weird hobbies, and when I heard he was going to be in my state, well, it had to happen.
Those hobbies (to name a few), include both the ukulele and knitting. Yeah-I knit. It keeps me from killing someone (as does Ukulele)- remember, I am surrounded by 200 pre-teens daily. Turns out my wife knits too, as does Kurt's wife Nancy. Kurt is a spinner of very high caliber, and they both are just lovely folks. Had a great time with them and Gary (you are on here...which one are you, and where is your darn video???) as they catered their entire day it seems to amuse us. Ended the day sitting on the floor of a yarn store, dusting the cobwebs off a tune I had not heard for 30 years.
The result is rough, but it is one of the coolest videos I have ever been involved in. My fatigue and yarn over-load can't even wreck it.
Thanks for a great day Kurt and Nancy (hope to see you next year)- here is your entry.
OK- totally smiling that the complete strangers whose store we had taken over were singing as well- this is gold folks. Shoot- we even talked raptors at dinner (another hobby of mine)- what a day!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht0YocPi-eg&list=UU1xday0NyeuItGfSKVnR8-w&index=1&feature=plcp
Kurt and Nancy- this will make me smile for YEARS- thanks for a great time.

That's really cool. Sat on the floor in a wool shop playing ukes and singing Witch Doctor. You can't get much better than that. Really great to see UUers getting together. Pity I'm a bit far away. I could leave my wife and daughter looking at the yarns and other goodies while I play. Problem: is this an entry or a bonus? It can certainly count as either.


OK not sure how this works - but I'll put this in as a bonus entry.
Song has already been covered here - but my grand daughter (9yo) and I did it at the Halloween open mic of our Uke club (over 100 people were booked in at Jack's Bar and Grill). Couldn't resist sharing and song does sort of fit the criteria.
THE WITCH DOCTOR 1958
Credited to the character David Seville ( Ross Bagdasarian, Sr), the song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The single was considered a major surprise hit on the chart, where it stayed at number one for two weeks and became Seville's first number-one single. The single also peaked at number one on the Billboard R&B chart and on the Cash Box chart as well. The single sold over one million copies in the United States.(so says wiki)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6KnQUoGbfU&feature=plcp

Another Witch Doctor! This time at an open mic with a younger uker. It keeps on getting better.


I wanted to make this entertaining but after watching it, it's pretty embarassing!! It's past midnight and I'm not going to make another one...besides, there's a high chance it will be just as bad!! Intentions were good but the execution was bad!! It's really tough to gyrate, play, and sing at the same time!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ie3oZrrllmk&feature=youtu.be

Not in the least embarrasing as far as I'm concerned. I reckon you're not a natural showman. Still this was really good and I loved those whirls at the end. All you needed was to plug it in with a fuzz box and sustain pedal to really get the effect, but excellent stuff.


Two for the price of one... Nat King Cole (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHBHH0BK5ys)1950 and Conway Twitty (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoIRGS_bTsI) 1958
Not very frenetic but at the end of an evening in the cub scout hall after
working up a sweat dancing to rock 'n' roll the last dance was alway a slowey.

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

Well! what can I say? Words fail me. Two for the price of one. That was really good. When I saw Conway Twitty in your intro I though "It's only Make Believe". I'd forgotten Mona Lisa. Two interestingly different takes on the same song.


More Bonusy Sam Cooke
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt9-zOkMqzg&feature=plcp


Another Cooke bonus tune, okay? Mostly because Ginny and I were having a backchannel chat about digging his stuff.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVHl5Kq25lM&feature=plcp

Two Sam Cookes. Well keep 'em coming. I liked the way you said it was "Sam Cooke Week". Really well done.



I haven't had time to watch the videoes this week, so I don't know if anyone already covered this one or not. "That's All Right" was written and recorded by Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup in the mid-'40s, but most folks know it as Elvis' first single. Here's my very un-rock'n'roll version:

http://youtu.be/3HMkxugKEq4

- FiL

Another "It's All Right" but very different. Loved the banjo uke accompaniment. Great picking and also excellent harmonica. It all worked really well to give a very different take on the song.

decaturcomp
11-24-2012, 11:03 AM
A last bonus Sam song and my favorite. It doesn't fit our time parameters but...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBcXqAAT9LI&feature=plcp

Tootler
11-24-2012, 11:19 AM
What a fun week, thanks, Geoff.

According to Wikipedia, this was the first "teenage" country single to crossover to the pop charts. Number One in January 1957 in the US, Number 11 in the UK.

Props to my buddy Andy for suggesting we work this up on uke last summer.

Learned a new trick in iMovie to drop in a u-bass solo @ 1:10.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMP3L4sQh3Y


Yet another Buddy Holly song as a bonus.
They all sound so good on uke.

This one was never a "hit"- only made it to #82 in the US and #30 in the UK.
I first heard it as a cover version by Herman's Hermits.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heartbeat_(Buddy_Holly_song)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00C4jKA_Lpg

Two good 'uns here Dave. Nice version of Young Love and I liked the U-Bass solo - definitely a bonus point. I remember the version by Tab Hunter which I think did better over here and someone at school had a copy.

As you say, Buddy Holly songs work well on the uke and your version really captured the spirit of the original. It was used over here as the theme song for a police series set in the North York Moors just near where I live. The version used in the series was actually recorded by a UK singer called Nick Berry but was very much a cover of Buddy's original.

Tootler
11-24-2012, 11:21 AM
Cuteness factor!! Extra Points to pabrizzer and strumsilly :o

Well. I must do as I am told. :rulez:

Cuteness bonuses to pabrizzer and strumsilly.

Tootler
11-24-2012, 11:29 AM
A last bonus Sam song and my favorite. It doesn't fit our time parameters but...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBcXqAAT9LI&feature=plcp

Wow! That was beautifully sung. Superb.

strumsilly
11-24-2012, 11:29 AM
ok, this isn't as cute , but I was able to post[I hope] the whole song. written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant and published in 1957. The song is best known in a recording by The Everly bros.
Dedicated to my wonderful wife Suzy, who has to put up with my Ukulele obsession.

http://youtu.be/6gZaQfdPYJU

ksiegel
11-24-2012, 11:31 AM
That's really cool. Sat on the floor in a wool shop playing ukes and singing Witch Doctor. You can't get much better than that. Really great to see UUers getting together. Pity I'm a bit far away. I could leave my wife and daughter looking at the yarns and other goodies while I play. Problem: is this an entry or a bonus? It can certainly count as either.

Actually, Geoff, this is My entry - I forgot to bring the video camera with me, and my phone's battery drained while we were looking at fiber, so Dave recorded it on the ipad and uploaded it for me. It follows my "tradition" of doing a One-Take Wonder (as in, "I wonder why he didn't do that again and get it right?").

We had a great time, and I really look forward to doing this again. maybe over a couple of days.

Maybe I can save up enough vacation and money to get to a West Coast Uke Fest...?

(Naw... Gotta save up for my Compass Rose!)


-Kurt

And don't forget cuteness points to Mel (TCW) for putting up with Dave (TCK). The woman, not unlike my own sweet Nancy, is a Saint!!!!

Tootler
11-24-2012, 01:45 PM
ok, this isn't as cute , but I was able to post[I hope] the whole song. written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant and published in 1957. The song is best known in a recording by The Everly bros.
Dedicated to my wonderful wife Suzy, who has to put up with my Ukulele obsession.
http://youtu.be/6gZaQfdPYJU

Nicely done. I'm glad you were able to get it recorded properly in the end.

ukuloonie
11-24-2012, 01:55 PM
This is my entry,The Glory of love

http://youtu.be/ESVDE3tKYdo
Thanks to Ukulelezaza's Rendidtion of the Glory of love. for the inspiration

Tootler
11-24-2012, 01:55 PM
Actually, Geoff, this is My entry - I forgot to bring the video camera with me, and my phone's battery drained while we were looking at fiber, so Dave recorded it on the ipad and uploaded it for me. It follows my "tradition" of doing a One-Take Wonder (as in, "I wonder why he didn't do that again and get it right?").

We had a great time, and I really look forward to doing this again. maybe over a couple of days.

Maybe I can save up enough vacation and money to get to a West Coast Uke Fest...?

(Naw... Gotta save up for my Compass Rose!)


-Kurt

And don't forget cuteness points to Mel (TCW) for putting up with Dave (TCK). The woman, not unlike my own sweet Nancy, is a Saint!!!!

That's great, Kurt. I'll put it in the entries and mark it as yours. Mel definitely deserves cuteness points. She participated in the recording. Anyway, it looks like you all had a great time.

Tootler
11-24-2012, 02:10 PM
This is my entry,The Glory of love
http://youtu.be/ESVDE3tKYdo
Thanks to Ukulelezaza's Rendidtion of the Glory of love. for the inspiration

They keep popping up while I am responding to another post.

Interesting choice. Well sung.

myrnaukelele
11-24-2012, 02:30 PM
Chuck Willis (King of the Stroll) released this hit song in 1958 shortly before his death in April of that year.

http://youtu.be/UHhFeqhTocM

wee_ginga_yin
11-25-2012, 01:35 AM
old jim-jam session done old movie style for the bonus.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsq96pEApyo

bbbannister
11-25-2012, 06:45 AM
Thought I would do the instrumental on the invisible trombone ;-)

You aitn't nothing but a hound dawg...


http://youtu.be/6l_gIPtpnlU


Apologies for the bloopers, bit rushed for time this week.

Love the entries all.

BB

ukuLily Mars
11-25-2012, 09:39 AM
Here's one from just under the wire -- 1962, but before "Love Me Do," so I think it's okay. Anyway, it's Elvis, so there's that. And it was particularly fun because it is waaaaay too low for me to sing, but I was having such a good time I decided it was better to play fast and loose with the melody than to whip out the capo or try another song. Oh, and I'm really not good enough for an instrumental break but I put one in anyway because I'm hoping for bonus points. Lily needs a shiny new kazoo. I hope everyone is still drinking when they vote! Thanksgiving isn't over yet, is it?

Thanks for another great Season, Geoff! I hope you all enjoy.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy3emH0JHuU

Tootler
11-25-2012, 11:52 AM
More good stuff. Keep 'em coming!


Chuck Willis (King of the Stroll) released this hit song in 1958 shortly before his death in April of that year.
http://youtu.be/UHhFeqhTocM

Excellent stuff, Myrna. I see you were really getting in the groove.


old jim-jam session done old movie style for the bonus.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsq96pEApyo

Jim Jam Session, eh - with early style movie action? What will you think of next. Good song, though.


Here's one from just under the wire -- 1962, but before "Love Me Do," so I think it's okay. Anyway, it's Elvis, so there's that. And it was particularly fun because it is waaaaay too low for me to sing, but I was having such a good time I decided it was better to play fast and loose with the melody than to whip out the capo or try another song. Oh, and I'm really not good enough for an instrumental break but I put one in anyway because I'm hoping for bonus points. Lily needs a shiny new kazoo. I hope everyone is still drinking when they vote! Thanksgiving isn't over yet, is it?

Thanks for another great Season, Geoff! I hope you all enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy3emH0JHuU

Good choice, Lily and no problems with the date. As long as it was released during 1962, that's fine. In this case, as you say, though it was actually released before Love Me Do. I think an instrumental bonus.

Tootler
11-25-2012, 11:54 AM
Thought I would do the instrumental on the invisible trombone ;-)

You aitn't nothing but a hound dawg...

http://youtu.be/6l_gIPtpnlU

Apologies for the bloopers, bit rushed for time this week.

Love the entries all.

BB

Was expecting someone to do this one. Well done and more Big Mamma Thornton than Elvis, I think. Nicely done, though. Worth an instrumental bonus.

Tootler
11-25-2012, 11:59 AM
Thought I would add a couple of bonuses of my own.

Carl Perkins was one of the early Rock 'n' Roller pioneers but did not achieve the success that perhaps he deserved with only one No. 1 with Blue Suede shoes and that was eclipsed by Elvis's later version.

He composed a number of songs, though and had a successful career though he seems to have been considered more a country singer as most of his hits were on the country charts. He was a fine guitarist and there are several clips of him on You Tube that show that.

Matchbox was released in 1957 and was loosely based on "Matchbox Blues" a song recorded by Blind Lemmon Jefferson in the 1920s.


http://youtu.be/i-z7o5VZWao

Tootler
11-25-2012, 12:05 PM
And another bonus. Save the Last Dance for Me. Released in 1960 by the Drifters with Ben E. King as their lead singer this reached no. 1 in the US and no. 2 in the UK.

I was reminded of it when I came across it last night while browsing You Tube. It represents the softer style that became prevalent towards the end of the period.


http://youtu.be/3_gb091rnIw

mattydee
11-25-2012, 12:18 PM
Here we go.

No time this week. What with Thanksgiving here in the States, and me opening a show the next day, I barely had time to get this done this morning. And in honor of Tootler, I got a few takes in, only to choose the first one.

Anyway. I love this song. Sea of Love, by Phil Phillips. Peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard R&B charts, and No. 2 on the Hot 100, both in 1959.


http://youtu.be/EKNtBu31k1k

Great season Tootler. I'll be glad to take the next season off, and just enjoy watching the entries come in...

Check out season 41, seasonistas!

glass
11-25-2012, 12:50 PM
Man I was hoping to get an entry in but this week was so busy!! I probably will be busy here and there through the next few weeks but hopefully I will get to enter some future seasons!

decaturcomp
11-25-2012, 12:52 PM
Finally, we made an official entry for this week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlHBzaIf9OQ
Thanks for the excellent season Geoff and Seasonistas!

Tootler
11-25-2012, 01:07 PM
Here we go.

No time this week. What with Thanksgiving here in the States, and me opening a show the next day, I barely had time to get this done this morning. And in honor of Tootler, I got a few takes in, only to choose the first one.

Anyway. I love this song. Sea of Love, by Phil Phillips. Peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard R&B charts, and No. 2 on the Hot 100, both in 1959.

http://youtu.be/EKNtBu31k1k

Great season Tootler. I'll be glad to take the next season off, and just enjoy watching the entries come in...

Check out season 41, seasonistas!

Well, I'm glad you got an entry in, Matty. That was really good. Well sung.


Finally, we made an official entry for this week.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlHBzaIf9OQ
Thanks for the excellent season Geoff and Seasonistas!

I really enjoyed that. I loved the Barbie touch and she belongs to the era as well. Great entry. I reckon there's an instrumental bonus and a cuteness bonus in that one.

Barbablanca
11-25-2012, 02:04 PM
Barbie puppeteering and an off camera lead vocal! Wow! That was fun! :)

Tootler
11-25-2012, 02:05 PM
I've updated the playlists.

Will you please check I have all your entries and bonuses included and in the right place. If anything needs changing, please let me know.

Season 40 Entries playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLg2RZHnrXbUA5xc3tmQnqF9vy8UVHrfFH)
Season 40 Bonus tracks playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLg2RZHnrXbUDANMoT0fP8Bl3MEAeVZAb3)

Just after midnight here, so you have just under 10 hours to get your entries in if you want to enter.

ukuleledaddy
11-25-2012, 07:36 PM
I was hoping to do That's Alright Mama this week. On the road visiting family for Thanksgiving offered me no time for ukulele fun. Maybe after the one year mark we could have a week where everyone can do songs from weeks they missed?

Great challenge Tootler!

thesillydave
11-25-2012, 08:36 PM
finally found time to do a song..thanks tootler for hosting another fun week!


http://youtu.be/re5ZArURqLI

Ukeval
11-25-2012, 09:36 PM
Thanks Geoff for another great week ;-)
(first time of my life I played Rock'n roll, euh, well, kind of R&R...)

Tootler
11-26-2012, 12:05 AM
Season 40 is now ended.

Thanks all who contributed to a great week. There have been some excellent entries and I've enjoyed every one.

I still have the last few entries to listen to and I need to update the playlist which I will do this afternoon (UK time :) ). I will also post the voting instructions at that time.

Please continue to post bonus tracks if you have any you want to add but any posted after this message won't be added to the playlist.

Once again thanks for all your contributions.

Tootler
11-26-2012, 12:11 AM
Thanks Geoff for another great week ;-)
(first time of my life I played Rock'n roll, euh, well, kind of R&R...)

Thanks, Ukeval. Glad you enjoyed it.

The Blues was a key component of RnR and your blues on the Banjolele was really good.

Tootler
11-26-2012, 12:13 AM
finally found time to do a song..thanks tootler for hosting another fun week!

http://youtu.be/re5ZArURqLI

And an excellent way to finish. A great final contribution.

I realise it must have been difficult for many of you with Thanksgiving and people travelling to see families (or having families to visit), so a special thank you to all who contributed.

julienstaudt
11-26-2012, 12:30 AM
Well it's over and its so sad. So much other song we could have done. Woke up this morning with this one in my head so... To thank tootler for this seaon here's an unofficial "not running for a price" late one take bonus song. It's seemed to me nobody had done Eddie Cochran (not sure but...).
So just for fun.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrLhg3-vMVM&feature=plcp

Tootler
11-26-2012, 03:57 AM
Well it's over and its so sad. So much other song we could have done. Woke up this morning with this one in my head so... To thank tootler for this seaon here's an unofficial "not running for a price" late one take bonus song. It's seemed to me nobody had done Eddie Cochran (not sure but...).
So just for fun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrLhg3-vMVM&feature=plcp

You're right, no Eddie Cochran, till now. Nice one. My brother borrowed my C'mon Everybody album, took it to sea and lost it - or it was pinched from his cabin. I'm not sure which.

Lots of other artists and classic records missed and lots done. That's the way of it.

I've added this to the bonus playlist as it was only just past the deadline and it makes a nice round 25 bonus entries. That's definitely the last though.

Tootler
11-26-2012, 04:14 AM
I've updated the playlists and the final tally is 30 entries and 25 bonus tracks. Pretty good.

Season 40 Entries playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLg2RZHnrXbUA5xc3tmQnqF9vy8UVHrfFH)
Season 40 Bonus tracks playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLg2RZHnrXbUDANMoT0fP8Bl3MEAeVZAb3)

If there are any mistakes please let me know. I have added a note to each track on the playlist with the song title and your UU user name to make it easier to identify the tracks.

Time to cast your votes. PM me with your votes give me your first, second and third choices and any honourable mentions. You can nominate as many honourable mentions as you like and they can be either entries or bonus tracks. You can identify the tracks by the number on the playlist, the song title and UU user name.

To qualify to vote you must have posted to this season before the deadline. A bonus track will qualify you to vote.

I would like to get the results out on Friday so voting will close 10pm Thursday, Hawaii Time. That will give me Friday morning locally to count up the votes and I will be able to get the results posted Friday evening (UK time) - all being well.

Look forward to getting your votes.

000Kanaka000
11-26-2012, 06:04 PM
Tough week - lots of entries to plow through.
Votes have been cast. Good Luck to All everyone
did outstanding songs and played them well.

Tootler
11-27-2012, 02:48 PM
12 votes in, so that's half of you.

Thanks to all who have voted so far.

Joko
11-27-2012, 06:38 PM
::THROWS OPEN DOOR::

::FALLS ON FACE, HOLDING UKULELE IN THE AIR:::

Am I too late?!? Looks like I missed this, and the last, Season. See, back on November 5th, my computer died. Could not start it up. Six years of faithful service at an end. I then went 3 weeks without a computer. Man, that was tough!

Finally got the resources together to get back online, although I am still down the editing capability I used to have. Once I pair this brand new intel I7 processor with the latest video editing software, look out, don't step on my blue suede shoes. For now, the built-in webcam will have to do.

THE FIRST VIDEO MADE ON MY NEW COMPUTER!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIJEWGOXTzs&feature=share&list=UUv3bcDHU6nuwh2HX-f0l7pQ

Tootler
11-28-2012, 06:47 AM
::THROWS OPEN DOOR::

::FALLS ON FACE, HOLDING UKULELE IN THE AIR:::

Am I too late?!? Looks like I missed this, and the last, Season. See, back on November 5th, my computer died. Could not start it up. Six years of faithful service at an end. I then went 3 weeks without a computer. Man, that was tough!

Finally got the resources together to get back online, although I am still down the editing capability I used to have. Once I pair this brand new intel I7 processor with the latest video editing software, look out, don't step on my blue suede shoes. For now, the built-in webcam will have to do.

THE FIRST VIDEO MADE ON MY NEW COMPUTER!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIJEWGOXTzs&feature=share&list=UUv3bcDHU6nuwh2HX-f0l7pQ

Pity you didn't make the cut. That would have made an excellent entry. That's computers for you - fail at the wrong moment.

Still that was an excellent choice and loved the wig and shades man :music:

strumsilly
11-28-2012, 08:29 AM
12 votes in, so that's half of you.

Thanks to all who have voted so far.
this is really hard, so many great songs, can't you just put numbers on some rocks and roll em. that was bad, I know. oki I'll pick 3 , but I want to pick 30 winners.

Barbablanca
11-28-2012, 08:55 AM
Joko, you look like Roy Orbison back from the dead in that get up. ;). I expected you to break out into "Oooby-Dooby" rather than "Blue Suede Shoes" ;)

~dave~~wave~
11-28-2012, 04:20 PM
My votes are in.
I really enjoyed this week.
I strummed along with nearly every one, and I picked up a lot of good ideas for strums, rhythms and licks.

So, well done, everybody.

Joko, welcome back, glad you jumped in even if it doesn't "count" for the "competition."

*****************
I just gotta say, my number one was easy.
Peewee absolutely crushed it, as far as I'm concerned.
I was really hoping to hear Apache this week.

We may never play it as great as peewee, but we can work on the uke moves and the steps, as demonstrated in this vintage video of the Shadows. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLocafpLMi0

Tootler
11-30-2012, 11:20 AM
The votes are in and the results are declared. They are announced in the video and also below if you don't want to watch the video, though it's fairly short ~ 3 1/2 mins.


http://youtu.be/TcP-Wuimt2M

Congratulations to everyone who took part. It was a great week with some great videos. It may sound corny, but you are all winners really. However, we have to declare some winners.

26 of a possible 30 voted. After counting the votes, the winners were

1st. Peewee with Apache
2nd. Krabbers with Sea Cruise
3rd. We Tigers with Magic Moments/Sh-Boom.

There was a three way tie at the top for the most honourable mentions between Ukeval, TheOnlyUkeThatMatters and Krabbers (again). A draw out of a "hat" gave the result to TheOnlyUkeThatMatters.

Well done to all of you, very well deserved.

If the winners will PM me with addresses, I can get the prizes sent to you. Also if Krabbers would let me know if he wants the kazoo or the Pub Prop.

GinnyT11
11-30-2012, 11:33 AM
Hooray to the winners! Peewee's instrumental was sensational, it's not a surprise that he won.
Congrats also to the always-good Krabbers and We Tigers.
(You have to watch the video to see the honorable mention.)

Geoff, thanks for a fine choice of theme, and for your kind attentions to all as host.

Hippie Dribble
11-30-2012, 11:34 AM
thanks for a really fun week Geoff, and hearty congrats to the winners!
:cheers:

thesillydave
11-30-2012, 11:36 AM
thanks geoff! congrats to all the winners!

we tigers
11-30-2012, 11:42 AM
It was a great week! Thanks Geoff for hosting and thanks for the votes folks! Woohoo!

ukuloonie
11-30-2012, 12:06 PM
Thanks Geoff for all the time and effort you contributed for your week.
Congratulations to the winners

Ukeval
11-30-2012, 12:13 PM
Congrats to the winners !
and thanks again Geoff, it was a great week.
;-)

mattydee
11-30-2012, 01:31 PM
Congrats, winners! I knew there was something I forgot to do this week, and that was vote.

Great week though, Geoff. This era of music doesnt do much for me, but in true Seasonista style, i grew to love these songs through the power of the ukulele! And I was really glad to commit Sea of Love to my repertoire. It's a keeper for me for sure.

Carry on, Seasonistas!

peewee
11-30-2012, 03:42 PM
HOLY MOTHER OF TOILET SEAT!
NO FREAKIN WAY!
WOOOOO HOOO!
I can't believe I got first place, and in a vote, no less. Over the moon, I am.
Thank You Thank You Thank You!! (http://users.elite.net/runner/jennifers/thankyou.htm)
and special thanks to Tootler / Geoff, PM on the way.
Congrats to the other winners too!

Dougf
11-30-2012, 03:51 PM
HOLY MOTHER OF TOILET SEAT!
NO FREAKIN WAY!
WOOOOO HOOO!
I can't believe I got first place, and in a vote, no less. Over the moon, I am.
Thank You Thank You Thank You!! (http://users.elite.net/runner/jennifers/thankyou.htm)
and special thanks to Tootler / Geoff, PM on the way.

Yeah, you totally deserved it, congrats.

And congrats of course to the other winners, Krabbers and we tigers, and so many other great videos. Thanks for a great season, Geoff.

TCK
11-30-2012, 04:01 PM
Well done winners and thank Tootler for hosting a great week!
Thanks all for the free entertainment, and PeeWee- you had it in the bag first note.
Best song choice EVER

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
11-30-2012, 04:15 PM
Wow. It's very flattering to have my performance mentioned in the same breath as UkeVal's excellent blues picking and the decaturcomp gang's incredible ukulele puppet musical. Thanks for the mentions!

Congratulations to the winners for your outstanding performances. Extra congratulations to peewee, who shall be known henceforth as "The Ukulele Rider of the Plains". (Seriously, peewee, your participation makes every Season better; glad you got a win!)

Of course, thanks and congratulations to every one of this week's Seasonistas for both your rocking and your rolling. Terrific week---thanks, Geoff!

myrnaukelele
11-30-2012, 04:20 PM
You all just rocked this week! Congrats to peewee and krabbers and wetigers and ukeval and OnlyUkeThatMatters and decaturcomp and everybody else. What a fun week! and thanks to you Tootler for hosting :cool:

Jazzbanjorex
11-30-2012, 04:23 PM
Congratulations winners! Great job hosting Tootler!

watchyourtoes
12-01-2012, 03:21 AM
Congrats to the winners and to everyone for being amazing! I've immensely enjoyed every season thus far, but I declare this to be my favorite season playlist to just sit and listen to on repeat. Is there anything better than rock n roll on uke? If so, I'd refuse to believe it!

Barbablanca
12-01-2012, 05:20 AM
FeliÁitats to the winners. Doesn't it just feel extra good that your fellow Seasonistas voted for your top spots? ;)

decaturcomp
12-01-2012, 08:04 AM
wonderful wonderful season! thanks Geoff and congratulations all 'round especially to the winners, very very well done!!

wee_ginga_yin
12-01-2012, 08:46 AM
HOLY MOTHER OF TOILET SEAT!
NO FREAKIN WAY!
WOOOOO HOOO!
I can't believe I got first place, and in a vote, no less. Over the moon, I am.
Thank You Thank You Thank You!! (http://users.elite.net/runner/jennifers/thankyou.htm)
and special thanks to Tootler / Geoff, PM on the way.
Congrats to the other winners too!

It was good even without the cross over step. :-)

ukuLily Mars
12-01-2012, 10:54 AM
What a fun week! Geoff, you did a wonderful job as host. Thanks to everyone who entered for making it a pleasure to watch all those terrific videos! Contratulations to all of the winners.

krabbers
12-02-2012, 11:33 PM
congrats to everyone, i have been moving house in the last few weeks and have not been paying attention, sorry , loads of great entries. mike , cheers for a great week Geoff

~dave~~wave~
03-11-2013, 05:32 PM
Here's some of that instrumental action; not very polished but I can't give it any more time right now.. I'm embarrassed at how many hours it took to get to this point.
While there are tons of flaws in this, I am breaking my arm patting myself on the back for getting it done. I'm so happy to have an excuse to learn it. Thanks Geoff!

A patchy


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhNkS6nk9wc

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_%28instrumental%29

Rock on seasonistas!

I just had to bump this old thread with a news flash.
This just in:

According to my new issue of MOJO, the writer of Apache, Jerry Lordan, demoed it to the Shadows on his UKE back in 1960. Wikipedia also confirms this story.


...humming and playing his uke, he showed them his composition Apache... they desperately needed a hit... Apache... rocketed to Number 1 and shifted a million copies. The Shadows sound was established...

Who knew??