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ukuleledaddy
01-12-2013, 01:32 PM
The 48th season of the ukulele: The Greatest Albums Of All Time

For Season 15 Mattydee challenged us to cover one of the all time great albums, Sgt Pepper. This gave me the idea to pay tribute to some of the other great albums which almost always show up on people’s “Best Of” lists. There have been many Greatest Albums Of All Time lists published and I have compiled the list below based on the lists published by Rolling Stone, MOJO, VH1, National Association Of Recording Merchandisers, Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, and Sound & Vision Magazine. Since what is considered to be a great album is so very subjective, I decided to induldge myself and create my own list of ten albums I have consitantly enjoyed time and time again through the years. Below are both lists, and here is your challenge:

Your task: Choose a song from any of the albums listed on either The Top Ten List OR UkuleleDaddy’s Top Ten List

Your prize: Either a set of Aquila strings or a T-shirt by the most rediculous excuse for a ukulele band, Toucan Sam & The Fruitloops (provided I can get the size you want). Runner up gets whatever the first place winner does not choose.

Rules and guidelines:

1. Your official entry has to be a new video created for this season.
2. Your entry must mention the 48th season of the ukulele.
3. Mention which album the song you are doing is from.
4. Only videos posted in this thread will be considered.
5. The ukulele must be featured front and center.
6. Your first entry is your official entry unless specifically stated. All other entries are bonus entries.
7. BONUS ENTRY: These can be any song from either list posted below OR choose a song from one of your own top ten favorite albums.
8. The deadline is Sunday, January 20th at 11:59 PM, HI time.


The Top Ten List (as compiled by different magazines):
Note: The Beatles – Sgt Pepper’s lonely Hearts Club Band would be on the list below but I chose to not include it due to the fact that the 15th Season covered every song from that album. You may however chose to do a song from that album as a bonus.
1. The Beatles - Revolver (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolver_(album))
2. The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet_Sounds)
3. Bob Dylan – Blonde On Blonde (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blonde_on_Blonde)
4. The Rolling Stones – Exile On Main Street (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exile_on_Main_St.)
5. Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What's_Going_On)
6. Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisted (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highway_61_Revisited)
7. Led Zeppelin - IV (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Led_Zeppelin_IV)
8. The Beatles – Rubber Soul (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber_Soul)
9. The Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let_It_Bleed)
10 . U2 – Joshua Tree (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Joshua_Tree)

UkuleleDaddy’s List Of Ten Great Albums (which is in no particular order and just a sample of albums I love):
1. The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sticky_Fingers)
2. Led Zeppelin – I (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Led_Zeppelin_(album))
3. The Beatles – Help! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help!_(album))
4. The Kinks – Lola Vs Powerman & The Moneygoround (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lola_Versus_Powerman_and_the_Moneygoround,_Part_On e)
5. Neil Young – After The Gold Rush (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/After_the_Gold_Rush)
6. Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Born_to_Run)
7. The Moody Blues – On The Threshold Of A Dream (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Threshold_of_a_Dream)
8. KISS – Destroyer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Destroyer_(Kiss_album))
9. Fleetwood Mac – Rumors (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumours)
10. Ryan Adams - Gold (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_(Ryan_Adams_album))



And that's it! Now, let’s rock and roll!

48th Season Playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaKuyxrZ9wHtvbpdXhEgPwAMuxB0N6DNe&feature=edit_ok)

Bonus Tracks (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaKuyxrZ9wHtLn-u1HMuQl3i-Rjx4sNoc&feature=view_all)

myrnaukelele
01-12-2013, 02:15 PM
What!?! No Grateful Dead on the list!?!

ukuleledaveey
01-12-2013, 02:22 PM
great theme mate and here is a little bonus entry to get the ball rolling from what I personally consider to be the Beatles best Album "Rubber soul" here is "Run for your life"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aatdY7RXfgo

ksiegel
01-12-2013, 03:06 PM
What!?! No Grateful Dead on the list!?!
Its worse than that- Led Zeppelin is ON both lists!




-Kurt

ukuleledaddy
01-12-2013, 03:31 PM
What!?! No Grateful Dead on the list!?!

I know. Music taste is so personal and "Top Ten Lists" are so subjective. I almost included The Dead's first album on my list. Alas. However, the bonus rules do state that you can do "any song from either list posted below OR choose a song from one of your own top ten favorite albums.


Its worse than that- Led Zeppelin is ON both lists!




-Kurt

Funny you should mention that Kurt. Since TODAY is the anniversary of the release of their first album, I very seriously considered doing an all Zep challenge. I thought I'd be kind and widen the parameters.

chrimess
01-12-2013, 03:35 PM
How about some lack mountain side my friends?

GinnyT11
01-12-2013, 04:01 PM
What about Carole King's Tapestry for the Seasonista songbirds?

And why haven't you posted a song for Season 47 yet? :)

Jazzbanjorex
01-12-2013, 04:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJcBlV20Es4&feature=youtu.be

29moons
01-12-2013, 05:11 PM
Multi-tracking? I only ask so that I can weigh my options when determining the song(s) that I'll do. I already have a list seven possible songs. Nice to have some time after such a busy week. Sorry GT that I couldn't get an entry in this week.

TCK
01-12-2013, 08:12 PM
Dammit-
I would not need most of these on a desert island ..no
Sex Pistols? Well, the Marvin is genius enough to counter the Beach Boys- off to see what I can
make of it,,,

wee_ginga_yin
01-13-2013, 12:06 AM
A Revolver bonus for no one.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c16a4EWeAjc

FiL
01-13-2013, 02:36 AM
Dammit-
I would not eat most of these on a desert island ..no
Sex Pistols? Well, the Marvin is genius enough to counter the Beach Boys- off to see what I can
make of it,,,

The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds needs no countering. It is an amazing album if you are tuned into its mood. Brian's chords, harmonies, and arrangements are just mind bogglingly delicious to me. YMMV.

- FiL

xommen
01-13-2013, 03:43 AM
As there is a U2 record in the list, here is my U2 entry Running to Stand Still (I realised I already did about 5 songs of that album for previous seasons, but not yet this one).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHLlrbW2y6Y

xommen
01-13-2013, 03:45 AM
As a bonus again Running to Stand Still, but now on my cheap guitelele I bought at Thomann for 28 euro (or something like that).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Xn0AWC5qns

~dave~~wave~
01-13-2013, 04:36 AM
Oh, boy, another great challenge. The soundtrack to my life.

What I love about top ten lists is it gives everybody a chance to argue and quibble about what got left out. ;)

Out of 20 records, ONE album with WOMEN on it sneaks in second from the bottom. :rolleyes:
I'm not picking on the host, I just looked at half a dozen top 50 lists and they're all that way.

So here's old feminist ~dave~'s top ten albums by WOMEN who rock.

Janis Joplin ~ Cheap Thrills
Joni Mitchell ~ Blue
The Pretenders ~ Pretenders
The Supremes ~ Where Did Our Love Go
Dusty Springfield ~ Dusty in Memphis
Aretha Franklin ~ Lady Soul
Carole King ~ Tapestry
Labelle ~ Nightbirds
Linda Ronstadt ~ Heart Like A Wheel
Cyndi Lauper ~ She's So Unusual

ukuleledaddy
01-13-2013, 05:21 AM
great theme mate and here is a little bonus entry to get the ball rolling from what I personally consider to be the Beatles best Album "Rubber soul" here is "Run for your life"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aatdY7RXfgo

Great way to kick it off! I love that song. And that outfit? And the hair?! Wonderful!

ukuleledaddy
01-13-2013, 05:22 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJcBlV20Es4&feature=youtu.be

Yes! I was wondering if anyone would touch this album. I figured I'd get a lot of slack for including this in my list but I grew up with it and it always makes me smile. Thanks!

ukuleledaddy
01-13-2013, 05:23 AM
Multi-tracking? I only ask so that I can weigh my options when determining the song(s) that I'll do. I already have a list seven possible songs. Nice to have some time after such a busy week. Sorry GT that I couldn't get an entry in this week.

Yeah John, multi-tracking. Go nuts. have fun.

ukuleledaddy
01-13-2013, 05:26 AM
What about Carole King's Tapestry for the Seasonista songbirds?

And why haven't you posted a song for Season 47 yet? :)

I was hoping to do a song for the 47th season but honestly there's been a severe lack of free time in my life for the past six weeks. Add to that a need to take a break from the Seasons and voila.

Regarding Tapestry, a wonderful album, no question. I'm looking forward to your Carole King bonus entry.

ukuleledaddy
01-13-2013, 05:27 AM
Dammit-
I would not eat most of these on a desert island ..no
Sex Pistols? Well, the Marvin is genius enough to counter the Beach Boys- off to see what I can
make of it,,,

Ha ha! Sorry Dave. At least I didn't include The Eagles. I'm looking forward to seeing you squirm.

TCK
01-13-2013, 07:11 AM
Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
ha ha! Sorry dave. At least i didn't include the eagles. I'm looking forward to seeing you squirm.
I all honesty- I just usually like to dig up the best albums no one has ever heard. There are some real doozies On the lists here for sure though. What's Going On is a real favorite, but Sticky Fingers? One of the first records my dad gave me-great stuff.
Destroyer? Needs no validation at all-Melissa! Fetch my make-up...the god of thunder is ready to play his Ukulele ;)

29moons
01-13-2013, 07:32 AM
Cyndi Lauper's debut is an incredible album often looked over. Other than GJWHF it has awesome stuff.

Her's my top 10

The Chrurch - Of Skins and Hearts
The Cars - Heartbeat City
XTC - Skylarking
DEVO - Q. Are We Not Men? A. We Are DEVO
Beatles - Help!
Monkees - Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones
Rolling Stones - Some Girls
The Go-Gos - Head Over Heels
The Who - Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy
and of course
The Grateful Dead - American Beauty

So here's old feminist ~dave~'s top ten albums by WOMEN who rock.

Janis Joplin ~ Cheap Thrills
Joni Mitchell ~ Blue
The Pretenders ~ Pretenders
The Supremes ~ Where Did Our Love Go
Dusty Springfield ~ Dusty in Memphis
Aretha Franklin ~ Lady Soul
Carole King ~ Tapestry
Labelle ~ Nightbirds
Linda Ronstadt ~ Heart Like A Wheel
Cyndi Lauper ~ She's So Unusual[/QUOTE]

ksiegel
01-13-2013, 07:39 AM
Okay, so on After The Gold Rush, Neil Young did Act Naturally. This was a hit for Buck Owens, and some guys from Liverpool, UK. (Whatever happened to them, anyway. Did they ever make it big?)

I submitted it as a bonus in Season 22, and since this is a "Greatest Hits" thingamabob, I'm submitting it as a bonus, again. Just pretend I'm saying "Season 48" instead of "Season 22"...



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


This should work, until I finish something that has NOTHING to do with a musical abomination that somehow made it to this list twice...




-Kurt

~dave~~wave~
01-13-2013, 07:58 AM
"Sticky Fingers" came out the spring I graduated from High School, and as such it was the soundtrack to a memorable time.

I feel blessed to have grown up in that era.
It was Number One May 22- June 18, 1971.
Previous #1 was "Four Way Street" by CSNY, subsequent one, Carole King's "Tapestry."

The Stones were on top of their game for that record, and the art was by Andy Warhol. The only album cover ever with a working zipper, featured in my video.


The album's artwork emphasizes the suggestive innuendo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_entendre) of the Sticky Fingers title, showing a close-up (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Close-up) of a jeans-clad male crotch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crotch); the cover of the original (vinyl) release featured a working zipper (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zipper) and mock belt buckle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belt_buckle) that opened to reveal cotton briefs. The vinyl release displayed the band's name and album title along the image of the belt; behind the zipper the white briefs were seemingly rubber stamped in gold with the name of American pop artist (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_art) Andy Warhol (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Warhol)...

About a year ago I saw jazz saxophonist Karl Denson's band cover the entire album, the songs are timeless and lend themselves to all kinds of interpretations.

I played in garage bands and covered a lot of the tunes on the record, but never this slow one. So 41 years on, Moonlight Mile seemed ripe for a uke version.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0qsV14nybo

ukuleledaddy
01-13-2013, 10:15 AM
Ok folks, I've included links to the 48th Season playlist as well as the playlist for bonus tracks in the first post of this thread. Great stuff coming in so far! Also, I suppose I'll post my individual comments about videos on the performers' Youtube pages from here on out.

myrnaukelele
01-13-2013, 10:53 AM
Oh, boy, another great challenge. The soundtrack to my life.

What I love about top ten lists is it gives everybody a chance to argue and quibble about what got left out. ;)

Out of 20 records, ONE album with WOMEN on it sneaks in second from the bottom. :rolleyes:
I'm not picking on the host, I just looked at half a dozen top 50 lists and they're all that way.

So here's old feminist ~dave~'s top ten albums by WOMEN who rock.

Janis Joplin ~ Cheap Thrills
Joni Mitchell ~ Blue
The Pretenders ~ Pretenders
The Supremes ~ Where Did Our Love Go
Dusty Springfield ~ Dusty in Memphis
Aretha Franklin ~ Lady Soul
Carole King ~ Tapestry
Labelle ~ Nightbirds
Linda Ronstadt ~ Heart Like A Wheel
Cyndi Lauper ~ She's So Unusual
Cheap Thrills -YES! I like this list davewave.

http://youtu.be/XO65GINzGbw
I would have also included
Bonnie Raitt ~ Give it up
Emmy Lou Harris ~ Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town

myrnaukelele
01-13-2013, 11:01 AM
and of course
The Grateful Dead - American Beauty

[/QUOTE]
Of course!

http://youtu.be/cgEDd5g1eO4

Tootler
01-13-2013, 11:48 AM
Your top ten albums list was interesting for what was left out. Someone recently posted a link to this article (http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2013/01/did-michael-jacksons-thriller-really-sell-a-hundred-million-copies.html) on another forum. It includes a list of all time best selling albums and makes an interesting comparison with the top ten list you posted.

I spent this evening working on a song from your album lists but it just was not happening, then my wife came up to bed early (our bedroom is next door to the room I have all my music stuff) so I had to give up. I will have to have a rethink. I have one idea if someone doesn't get there first.

GinnyT11
01-13-2013, 12:02 PM
Here's how to mix the Seasons...

A Beatles-Led Zep mashup. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aY2bWyiaei4

ukuleledaddy
01-13-2013, 12:03 PM
Your top ten albums list was interesting for what was left out. Someone recently posted a link to this article (http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2013/01/did-michael-jacksons-thriller-really-sell-a-hundred-million-copies.html) on another forum. It includes a list of all time best selling albums and makes an interesting comparison with the top ten list you posted.

I spent this evening working on a song from your album lists but it just was not happening, then my wife came up to bed early (our bedroom is next door to the room I have all my music stuff) so I had to give up. I will have to have a rethink. I have one idea if someone doesn't get there first.

Yeah, I decided to go with lists compiled by rock magazines for the most part. That seemed much more interesting to me than best selling albums which of course is a different list entirely.

Geoff I would LOVE to see you paint your face ala KISS and do God Of Thunder!

ukuleledaddy
01-13-2013, 12:18 PM
Cyndi Lauper's debut is an incredible album often looked over. Other than GJWHF it has awesome stuff.

Her's my top 10

The Chrurch - Of Skins and Hearts
The Cars - Heartbeat City
XTC - Skylarking
DEVO - Q. Are We Not Men? A. We Are DEVO
Beatles - Help!
Monkees - Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones
Rolling Stones - Some Girls
The Go-Gos - Head Over Heels
The Who - Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy
and of course
The Grateful Dead - American Beauty

So here's old feminist ~dave~'s top ten albums by WOMEN who rock.

Janis Joplin ~ Cheap Thrills
Joni Mitchell ~ Blue
The Pretenders ~ Pretenders
The Supremes ~ Where Did Our Love Go
Dusty Springfield ~ Dusty in Memphis
Aretha Franklin ~ Lady Soul
Carole King ~ Tapestry
Labelle ~ Nightbirds
Linda Ronstadt ~ Heart Like A Wheel
Cyndi Lauper ~ She's So Unusual[/QUOTE]

Great albums there for sure John! Honestly in the end I almost didn't do this challenge because I really couldn't come up my own top ten list, there are just too many albums I love so I decided to go with ones I've listened to for years which I thought most people might be familiar with. I hated leaving out albums by bands like The Dead, The Monkees, The Pretenders, The Ramones, The Who, I could go on and on.
BTW, The Fruitloops used to do Mongoloid by DEVO. Another great album!

ukuleledaddy
01-13-2013, 12:20 PM
Here's how to mix the Seasons...

A Beatles-Led Zep mashup. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aY2bWyiaei4

Ginny, um, wow! You're blowing my mind. That is amazing.

BTW, I was trying to work on both Working On The Highway by Springsteen and Factory Girl by The Stones for the 47th Season but it just wasn't coming together well. I'm hoping at the end of the Year Of The Seasons there will be a week where the Seasonistas can do a song from any week they've missed.

Tootler
01-13-2013, 12:28 PM
Geoff I would LOVE to see you paint your face ala KISS and do God Of Thunder!

The mind boggles :anyone:

Kiss belongs to that time in my life when I had two small daughters and not much money so records were a luxury item, so unlikely.

I now have two grown up daughters - and a granddaughter - but still not much money - I'm on a pension. :old:

Anyway, I think a bonus is in order from my back catalogue (sounds impressive, doesn't it?) and from one of my favourite albums.


http://youtu.be/5qe1trQODkI

ukuleledaddy
01-13-2013, 12:46 PM
I think a bonus is in order from my back catalogue (sounds impressive, doesn't it?) and from one of my favourite albums.


One of my favorites too Geoff. Another album I very nearly added to my list. That entire album is solid. It particularly brings back memories of my summers working in Alaska. Especially April Come She Will.

foxisaac
01-13-2013, 02:04 PM
Forgive the sullen expression, awfully rough morning haha.
http://youtu.be/9WTtgeTbmUU

~dave~~wave~
01-13-2013, 02:14 PM
"Mr. Narrator, this is Bob Dylan to me. These songs could be my life."

I apologize for putting up a bonus track so quick, I will try to control myself the rest of the week.

First Led Zeppelin album, 1969, Communication Breakdown.

I remember well the first time I heard it.
I lived in a small rural town, we could only get AM radio, this new "underground acid rock" stuff was not top 40 and did not get played.
Only a couple of dime stores stocked a few records for sale, so a lot of music came from trips to bigger cities or mail order.
We were too young to drive, my friend Roger got ahold of a copy and demoed it for a few buddies at the Youth Center.





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

TCK
01-13-2013, 02:54 PM
Well, all things considered, this turned out to be the most fun I have had doing a seasons video ;)
I decided to get the wife in the car and head out to my favorite birding destination for a film.
Climbed a giant hill. Realized the tripod was at home on the table. Made a tripod from Ukulele cases.
Taught Melissa the song.
Did three tracks, all of which I could have posted-that NEVER happens.
Backdrop- Cloverdale Cemetary, which is being lovingly salvaged from the ravages of nature by my friend Will. The headstone is the last of the really grand ones that were there-the others were stolen. In any event, it was a great day. and we came up with this, which I am pretty darn pleased with.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipzpcTPsRWA&feature=youtu.be
Now- in other news...I would pretty much give ANYTHING to see Geoff painted up God of Thunder style, and my top ten are (in no particular order):
Louder than Bombs-The Smiths
Blue Horse-The Be Good Tanyas
Gillian Welch- Revival
Steve Earle- Train A Comin'
Superfly- Curtis Mayfield
Sufferer- Kingstonians
Pleasant Dreams- Ramones
Paranoid- Black Sabbath
Plague of Dreams- Everbodyfields
Crane Wife- Decemberists
(I would probably smuggle I Smell Trouble in there- Ike and Tina Turner)
Totally based on the fact that these are on a short list of ones I can listen to all the way through.
For Melissa,
Thank you for the Music- Abba (I know- right?)
Dreams TO Remember- Otis Redding
High Tide and Green Grass- Rolling Stones
Strangers Almanac- Whiskeytown
Anodyne- Uncle Tupelo
Trace-Son Volt
Impossible Dream- Patty Griffin
Infamous Angel- Iris Dement
Satellite Rides- Old 97's
And a compilation...because she would have to have the Best Of Sam and Dave, or someone is getting hurt.
Mostly based on what I know she plays over and over again ;)
She says it is lucky we get 20.

Joko
01-13-2013, 04:11 PM
Is it permissible to call "dibs!" on a possibly entry? One that I'm sure someone else going to want to cover, and I want to claim it first? Yes? No? Well, let me be the first to claim all 11 minutes and 42 seconds of Dylan's Sad Eyed lady of Lowlands off Blonde on Blonde!

ukuleledaddy
01-13-2013, 05:18 PM
Is it permissible to call "dibs!" on a possibly entry? One that I'm sure someone else going to want to cover, and I want to claim it first? Yes? No? Well, let me be the first to claim all 11 minutes and 42 seconds of Dylan's Sad Eyed lady of Lowlands off Blonde on Blonde!

My personal feeling is just go for whatever you want to do and if somebody gets there first do it anyway. I love to hear different takes on the same song.

ukuleledaddy
01-13-2013, 05:24 PM
Well, all things considered, this turned out to be the most fun I have had doing a seasons video ;)
I decided to get the wife in the car and head out to my favorite birding destination for a film.
Climbed a giant hill. Realized the tripod was at home on the table. Made a tripod from Ukulele cases.
Taught Melissa the song.
Did three tracks, all of which I could have posted-that NEVER happens.
Backdrop- Cloverdale Cemetary, which is being lovingly salvaged from the ravages of nature by my friend Will. The headstone is the last of the really grand ones that were there-the others were stolen. In any event, it was a great day. and we came up with this, which I am pretty darn pleased with.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipzpcTPsRWA&feature=youtu.be
Now- in other news...I would pretty much give ANYTHING to see Geoff painted up God of Thunder style, and my top ten are (in no particular order):
Louder than Bombs-The Smiths
Blue Horse-The Be Good Tanyas
Gillian Welch- Revival
Steve Earle- Train A Comin'
Superfly- Curtis Mayfield
Sufferer- Kingstonians
Pleasant Dreams- Ramones
Paranoid- Black Sabbath
Plague of Dreams- Everbodyfields
Crane Wife- Decemberists
(I would probably smuggle I Smell Trouble in there- Ike and Tina Turner)
Totally based on the fact that these are on a short list of ones I can listen to all the way through.
For Melissa,
Thank you for the Music- Abba (I know- right?)
Dreams TO Remember- Otis Redding
High Tide and Green Grass- Rolling Stones
Strangers Almanac- Whiskeytown
Anodyne- Uncle Tupelo
Trace-Son Volt
Impossible Dream- Patty Griffin
Infamous Angel- Iris Dement
Satellite Rides- Old 97's
And a compilation...because she would have to have the Best Of Sam and Dave, or someone is getting hurt.
Mostly based on what I know she plays over and over again ;)
She says it is lucky we get 20.

Dave, I left a comment on your YouTube page, but here's a few notes;
First of all, I wish I were there to sing and play with you.
Secondly, who the hell steals headstones?
Finally, that's a fine list of music you got there. Both of you. I can't claim to be familiar with it all but I look forward to giving them all a spin soon.

Joko
01-13-2013, 05:33 PM
I was just kidding, incidentally. I wouldn't dare attempt a 12 minute song.

If we ever do a "Nights in White Satin" week, I'll sit out.

decaturcomp
01-13-2013, 05:54 PM
[QUOTE=29moons;1151554]Cyndi Lauper's debut is an incredible album often looked over. Other than GJWHF it has awesome stuff.
Hey Moons,
My neighbor Tom Gray wrote "Money Changes Everything" for his band the Brains. It was one of the lesser hits on Lauper's She's So Unusual as you may know. He sings it here with backing from another group called the Swimming Pool Q's.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z5PkpVAjEM
His current group sort of a Blues and Country Rock band is named similarly to yours, Delta Moon.

uke4ia
01-13-2013, 06:01 PM
If we ever do a "Nights in White Satin" week, I'll sit out.

I did "Nights in White Satin" last summer. It wasn't 12 minutes long.

29moons
01-13-2013, 08:16 PM
Of course!

Myrna,
So absolutely beautiful. I loved it so much. That maybe my favorite of all-time ever on the seasons. Thank you so much. Put me back at the Shoreline Amphitheater in the early 90's.

TCK
01-13-2013, 08:27 PM
Shoreline, and my miss-spent youth ;) The methane seeps were such a thrill if ya had a lighter.
Of course!

Myrna,
So absolutely beautiful. I loved it so much. That maybe my favorite of all-time ever on the seasons. Thank you so much. Put me back at the Shoreline Amphitheater in the early 90's.

29moons
01-13-2013, 08:31 PM
decaturcomp,
Please tell Tom that "Money Chnges Everything" is my favorite song off that album. I am planning a cover sometime. Awesome video of it live. I always thought that the Hooters wrote it.

TCK
01-13-2013, 08:34 PM
We would be glad to have you anytime mate!
Thanks for hosting this week, and someday we will play that darn river to sleep.
Dave, I left a comment on your YouTube page, but here's a few notes;
First of all, I wish I were there to sing and play with you.
Secondly, who the hell steals headstones?
Finally, that's a fine list of music you got there. Both of you. I can't claim to be familiar with it all but I look forward to giving them all a spin soon.

wee_ginga_yin
01-14-2013, 12:13 AM
Remember when Kerouac went to Mexico with that dirty low down rat Moriarty,
the one that abandoned him with a fever in a whorehouse, the one who tossed women
aside, or left them standing at a cross roads in the desert, and showed no remorse whatsoever.
A sociopath if ever there was one.

Well Tom Thumb's blues describes a nightmarish experiences in Juarez, Mexico, where the anti-hero
stumbles amidst sickness, despair, whores and angels. He battles against corrupt authorities,
alcohol and drugs, and Moriarty, his supposed best friend well... he takes the easy way out and
returns to New York City, leaving Kerouac to sweat it out in Juarez.


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

Some words you remember
and some words you forget.
And we forget because we must
and not because we will.
Good, to forgive;
Best, to forget!
Living, we fret;
Dying, we live...
People change
and forget to tell each other.
The stupid neither forgive nor forget;
the naïve forgive and forget;
the wise forgive but do not forget.
The best way to remember
your wife's birthday is to forget it once.
First you forget names,
then you forget faces,
then you forget to pull your zipper up,
then you forget to pull your zipper down.

Tootler
01-14-2013, 01:03 AM
I nearly forgot. The Beach Boys included a traditional folk song on Pet Sounds, so here is my entry. Not quite as the Beach Boys did it; a more basic arrangement.


http://youtu.be/leiNpgLVecU

It usually goes down well when I sing it out. People not only join in the chorus but love to do the "do wop" backing vocal as well. Great Fun.

ukuleledaveey
01-14-2013, 07:25 AM
here is my official entry for this week another song off of Rubber Soul and A song i have loved for my whole life and I guess it is my theme tune it basically sums me up.
here is "Nowhere Man"

http://youtu.be/kRZNErfd69c

Pueo
01-14-2013, 08:50 AM
What!?! No Grateful Dead on the list!?!
The Dead covered a few songs on that list, most of the Dylan stuff, and some of the Beatles too...

ksiegel
01-14-2013, 09:17 AM
My entry.

Neil Young's After The Gold Rush.


http://youtu.be/4GfbgXyFlEA

Another One Take Wonder... and I know I don't sound anything like Neil Young.


-Kurt

OldePhart
01-14-2013, 12:34 PM
I was just kidding, incidentally. I wouldn't dare attempt a 12 minute song.

If we ever do a "Nights in White Satin" week, I'll sit out.

Hmmm...I think I'll host a week where everybody has to do their take of the full version of Inagoddadavida by Iron Butterfly... LOL

John

Tootler
01-14-2013, 01:13 PM
I was just kidding, incidentally. I wouldn't dare attempt a 12 minute song.

If we ever do a "Nights in White Satin" week, I'll sit out.

I did "Hard Rain's Gonna Fall" a while back. That took 7 minutes.

Hippie Dribble
01-14-2013, 01:15 PM
hey gang, here's my entry. Thanks Sean...notice I'm sporting one of the prized and oh, so rare Toucan Sam shirts?..he he. This is what's at stake, folks :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dn6u-ueVeA

Joko
01-14-2013, 01:19 PM
I should explain that Bliss is the name of my cat. I'm going to have to give her up soon, and I still haven't found a good home. Any cat lovers in the Northwest or Northern California want to a adopt a mild mannered, fluffy, loving female 6 year-old kitty cat? She's good with people and other pets.

Seeing KISS - Destroyer on the list made my week. They were my first favorite band. Yeah, appealing to 8 year old boys was part of the marketing strategy, I suppose. I really don't listen to them much anymore, but I will say Peter Criss wrote one of the greatest power ballads in the history of Rock and Roll... I cover it here.


http://youtu.be/gleuKMn20A4

I can't really defend my list as being the TEN BEST albums of all time. What makes for good music is far too subjective of a topic for any "top ten" list to really mean anything. Now, one certainly could compile a top ten "most influential" list, as that is "influence" is a more objective and measurable phenomenon than something being "the best"...

For me, these are my top ten most influential albums on me in particular and what I've called my favorite music over the years. In no particular order...

1. Pink Floyd - The Wall
2. Led Zeppelin - II
3. Metallica - Master of Puppets
4. Peter Gabriel - So
5. Nirvana - Nevermind
6. Soundgarden - Superunknown
7. Temple of the Dog - Temple of the Dog
8. Coheed and Cambria - Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star
9. System of a Down - Toxicity
10. Matisyahu - Youth

haolejohn
01-14-2013, 01:33 PM
What!?! No Grateful Dead on the list!?!

that is b/c there are like 5 beatles records on the top list. lol

haolejohn
01-14-2013, 01:34 PM
I should explain that Bliss is the name of my cat. I'm going to have to give her up soon, and I still haven't found a good home. Any cat lovers in the Northwest or Northern California want to a adopt a mild mannered, fluffy, loving female 6 year-old kitty cat? She's good with people and other pets.

Seeing KISS - Destroyer on the list made my week. They were my first favorite band. Yeah, appealing to 8 year old boys was part of the marketing strategy, I suppose. I really don't listen to them much anymore, but I will say Peter Criss wrote one of the greatest power ballads in the history of Rock and Roll... I cover it here.


http://youtu.be/gleuKMn20A4

I can't really defend my list as being the TEN BEST albums of all time. What makes for good music is far too subjective of a topic for any "top ten" list to really mean anything. Now, one certainly could compile a top ten "most influential" list, as that is "influence" is a more objective and measurable phenomenon than something being "the best"...

For me, these are my top ten most influential albums on me in particular and what I've called my favorite music over the years. In no particular order...

1. Pink Floyd - The Wall
2. Led Zeppelin - II
3. Metallica - Master of Puppets
4. Peter Gabriel - So
5. Nirvana - Nevermind
6. Soundgarden - Superunknown
7. Temple of the Dog - Temple of the Dog
8. Coheed and Cambria - Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star
9. System of a Down - Toxicity
10. Matisyahu - Youth

good list.
That TOD cd rocked.

Joko
01-14-2013, 01:49 PM
w
Hmmm...I think I'll host a week where everybody has to do their take of the full version of Inagoddadavida by Iron Butterfly... LOL

John

SEVEN MINUTE+ songs only! That would be a great theme!

chrimess
01-14-2013, 02:00 PM
Stunning stuff, Jon.


hey gang, here's my entry. Thanks Sean...notice I'm sporting one of the prized and oh, so rare Toucan Sam shirts?..he he. This is what's at stake, folks :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dn6u-ueVeA

uke4ia
01-14-2013, 03:16 PM
w

SEVEN MINUTE+ songs only! That would be a great theme!

I've got my 16-minute medley of Supper's Ready and Close to the Edge ready to break it out when it's needed. But I think I have to get a bigger memory chip for my camera to do it all in one take.

decaturcomp
01-14-2013, 03:29 PM
Best records I've ever heard:
Workingman's Dead
The Naked Dutch Painter: Stew
Let it Bleed
For the Roses: Joni
Dirty Mind: Prince
Murmur: REM
Excitable Boy: Zevon
Imperial Bedroom: Elvis
Velvet Underground and Nico
Copperhead Road: Steve Earle
Surfer Rosa/Come on Pilgrim: Pixies
Amnesiac: Radiohead

TCK
01-14-2013, 03:42 PM
This is song written by a home-town boy and his muse.
It is a song I often sing at the top of my lungs with my muse while driving in the car.
It is the worst possible choice for my voice...but I am having fun, so I will leave it here as a bonus, and all the Lindsay Buckingham fans can shake their fists angrily at me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7Rc_eXAnV0&feature=youtu.be

ukuleledaddy
01-14-2013, 04:11 PM
I should explain that Bliss is the name of my cat. I'm going to have to give her up soon, and I still haven't found a good home. Any cat lovers in the Northwest or Northern California want to a adopt a mild mannered, fluffy, loving female 6 year-old kitty cat? She's good with people and other pets.

Seeing KISS - Destroyer on the list made my week. They were my first favorite band. Yeah, appealing to 8 year old boys was part of the marketing strategy, I suppose. I really don't listen to them much anymore, but I will say Peter Criss wrote one of the greatest power ballads in the history of Rock and Roll... I cover it here.


http://youtu.be/gleuKMn20A4

I can't really defend my list as being the TEN BEST albums of all time. What makes for good music is far too subjective of a topic for any "top ten" list to really mean anything. Now, one certainly could compile a top ten "most influential" list, as that is "influence" is a more objective and measurable phenomenon than something being "the best"...

For me, these are my top ten most influential albums on me in particular and what I've called my favorite music over the years. In no particular order...

1. Pink Floyd - The Wall
2. Led Zeppelin - II
3. Metallica - Master of Puppets
4. Peter Gabriel - So
5. Nirvana - Nevermind
6. Soundgarden - Superunknown
7. Temple of the Dog - Temple of the Dog
8. Coheed and Cambria - Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star
9. System of a Down - Toxicity
10. Matisyahu - Youth

And the make-up comes out! I was hoping somebody would take the leap! I did a cover off Peter's 1978 solo album as a bonus for the 31st Season but I didn't put the make-up on. Thank you for doing what I did not.

On another note, I love that some of you are putting up your own lists of albums you love! I can't wait to explore some of the ones I haven't heard yet. The Top Ten list I posted in the first page of this thread is by no means my top favorite albums of all time, that would be impossible to compile, too many wonderful albums. It's just a list of approachable albums which I've listened to for years and I can still to this day listen to all the way though and enjoy thoroughly. They're like old friends I know I can count on. If I made a list of the albums I listen to mostly at the moment, it would be a very different list.

ukuleledaddy
01-14-2013, 05:22 PM
hey gang, here's my entry. Thanks Sean...notice I'm sporting one of the prized and oh, so rare Toucan Sam shirts?..he he. This is what's at stake, folks :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dn6u-ueVeA

Jon, I left a note on your Youtube page but I must say, you wear it well!

myrnaukelele
01-14-2013, 05:29 PM
Of course!

Myrna,
So absolutely beautiful. I loved it so much. That maybe my favorite of all-time ever on the seasons. Thank you so much. Put me back at the Shoreline Amphitheater in the early 90's.

Thanks moons!

mikef
01-15-2013, 12:00 AM
Peter Criss wrote one of the greatest power ballads in the history of Rock and Roll... I cover it here.

Awww shucks you beat me to it... and how can I compete with that!!! Awesome mate :)

29moons
01-15-2013, 04:18 AM
decaturcomp

Interesting list

I love the Dead but just realized that I haven't cut "Working Man's" to my iTunes - on my list of things to do.

Murmur is one of my favorite R.E.M. disks - "Two headed cow"

Velvet Underground were 20 years ahead of their time. Such a good record.

I am just finishing up reading "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead - The Dirty Life And Times Of Warren Zevon" He was a very complicated man and a raging asshole when he drank. But, he is considered by many professional musicians and rock-n-rollers to be one of the greatest song writers of all-time.

I will have to check out more from your list.

29moons

wallyboy
01-15-2013, 06:49 AM
heres my feeble attempt, there is some talent on this site that is for sure,
interesting theme, missed a lot of cracking albus out.
neil young,
birds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmDIPz21Iuo

greyghost
01-15-2013, 07:49 AM
OK, I'm working on a possible entry from an album on the list, but meanwhile here's a bonus song from one of my all-time favorites--I noticed a severe shortage of METAL, both on the lists and among the entries, so here's my take on Ronnie James Dio's Holy Diver! \m/ \m/ !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ5hif5K5D0

Tootler
01-15-2013, 10:14 AM
Here's another bonus from my "Back Catalogue"


http://youtu.be/9kiUubW71us

Some of my favourite albums:

Everley Brothers - Sing Great Country Hits
Simon & Garfunkel - Sounds of Silence & Bridge Over Troubled Water
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Kathryn Tickell - Northumbrian Collection
Maddy Prior & Carnival Band - Hang up Trouble & Care
Magpie Lane - Six for Gold
Eagles - Hotel California
Tom Paxton - Rambling Boy
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Musicians of Swanne Alley - Elizabethan Ballads & Theatre Music

Fuzzy
01-15-2013, 10:27 AM
OK, I'm working on a possible entry from an album on the list, but meanwhile here's a bonus song from one of my all-time favorites--I noticed a severe shortage of METAL, both on the lists and among the entries, so here's my take on Ronnie James Dio's Holy Diver! \m/ \m/ !
Love it!!! DIO ROX HARD!!! METAL ROOLZ!!! :music:

strumsilly
01-15-2013, 11:43 AM
In 2012, Rubber Soul was voted #5 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time"
no metal, but how about wood? Rubber Soul is on a lot of folks best album list, and Norwegian Wood was a huge hit from that great album. I played it on my 8 string as it sounds the most like a sitar [I know it's a stretch]

http://youtu.be/Gjnd2ZQmTCI

uke4ia
01-15-2013, 01:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztzBojuAXX8

Here's a Moody Blues song or three, from "Threshold of a Dream". I've got over a thousand albums, so it's really hard to pick ten. If I was going to be stuck on a desert island, five of the ten would probably be live albums (like Waiting for Columbus and Rock of Ages), just because they're usually double or triple albums, so I'd have more great songs to listen to. But this is a reasonable pass at my top 10:

Genesis - Foxtrot
Richard Thompson - Rumor and Sigh
R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant
Echolyn - Mei
The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
Midnight Oil - 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1
Bonnie Hayes with the Wild Combo - Good Clean Fun
Yes - Fragile
Rossy - One Eye on the Future, One Eye on the Past
Joan Osborne - Relish

I've done a few cuts from these albums already.
R.E.M. Fall on Me (on tiple) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkML-UO9ev0)
Genesis Supper's Ready/Close to the Edge medley (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWVCYe8rcIM)
Genesis Willow Farm (live at All Asia Bar) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tU-Q9zwDd8)
Yes South Side of the Sky (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EduuKLTEFA4)
Midnight Oil Read About It (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk_JZWi1geM)

Hippie Dribble
01-15-2013, 02:41 PM
I love lists! here's mine...today anyway :)

1. Richard Buckner - The Hill (any of his would do)
2. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
3. Wild Pumpkins At Midnight - This Machine Is Made Of People
4. Richard & Linda Thompson - I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
5. Michelle Shocked - Captain Swing (or any other of hers)
6. Mark Olsen & Gary Louris - Ready For The Flood
7. Pete Seeger - We Shall Overcome (gotta have some Pete on hand)
8. R.E.M. - Fables Of The Reconstruction (or any of their first 5 records)
9. Ry Cooder - Chicken Skin Music
10. Grand Salvo - Slay Me In My Sleep

oops...I took an extra big bag to my desert island :p

11. Calexico - Hot Rail
12. Cliff Edwards - Shakin' The Blues Away
13. Patrick Sky - Patrick Sky
14. Linda Ronstadt - Simple Dreams
15. Old Spice Boys - Alibi Of Birdland
16. Tim Buckley - Greetings From LA
17. Lil' Rev - Fountain Of Uke #2
18. Replacements - Pleased To Meet Me
19. Do Re Mi - Domestic Harmony
20. Mountain Goats - Heretic Pride

still can't fit in a gazillion others...sheesh

CountryMouse
01-15-2013, 02:56 PM
My entry.

Neil Young's After The Gold Rush.

Another One Take Wonder... and I know I don't sound anything like Neil Young.


-Kurt

I hope you don't mind if I also do this one. If I am feeling well enough and have time, I'd like to do it because my husband likes this song.

CountryMouse

ksiegel
01-15-2013, 03:18 PM
I hope you don't mind if I also do this one. If I am feeling well enough and have time, I'd like to do it because my husband likes this song.

CountryMouse

Why would I mind? I love your videos!

Please do it!


-Kurt

CountryMouse
01-15-2013, 03:43 PM
Why would I mind? I love your videos!

Please do it!


-Kurt

Eee, thanks! Okay, cool! I'm hoping I'll have time and feel up to it before the deadline. :)

CountryMouse

Jazzbanjorex
01-15-2013, 03:59 PM
Yes! I was wondering if anyone would touch this album. I figured I'd get a lot of slack for including this in my list but I grew up with it and it always makes me smile. Thanks!

I would have prefered Kiss's debut album but this one will do.
Rex

TCK
01-15-2013, 04:21 PM
Well...yeah.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIobrgC5i_A&feature=youtu.be
Now look what you have done.

watchyourtoes
01-15-2013, 04:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoXChO26iuc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

A bonus. "La Cienega Just Smiled" from Ryan Adams' "Gold" album. This album is also on my top ten and I have many more from it coming. My official entry is going to be "Firecracker" from that album, but I need to redo it because I accidentally deleted it. Gonna do some songs from the Springsteen and Dylan Albums on the list if I have time. Thanks for this already awesome week!

watchyourtoes
01-15-2013, 04:58 PM
Here is another one from Ryan Adams' Gold. This is "Gonna Make You Love Me."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_1SfuZrwzI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

ukuleledaddy
01-15-2013, 06:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztzBojuAXX8

Here's a Moody Blues song or three, from "Threshold of a Dream". I've got over a thousand albums, so it's really hard to pick ten. If I was going to be stuck on a desert island, five of the ten would probably be live albums (like Waiting for Columbus and Rock of Ages), just because they're usually double or triple albums, so I'd have more great songs to listen to. But this is a reasonable pass at my top 10:

Genesis - Foxtrot
Richard Thompson - Rumor and Sigh
R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant
Echolyn - Mei
The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
Midnight Oil - 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1
Bonnie Hayes with the Wild Combo - Good Clean Fun
Yes - Fragile
Rossy - One Eye on the Future, One Eye on the Past
Joan Osborne - Relish

I've done a few cuts from these albums already.
R.E.M. Fall on Me (on tiple) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkML-UO9ev0)
Genesis Supper's Ready/Close to the Edge medley (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWVCYe8rcIM)
Genesis Willow Farm (live at All Asia Bar) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tU-Q9zwDd8)
Yes South Side of the Sky (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EduuKLTEFA4)
Midnight Oil Read About It (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk_JZWi1geM)

I was REALLY hoping you would do a number from this album (I remember your cover of Question), but would never have thought you would attempt Have You Heard pts 1 & 2 with The Voyage in between. This is by far the most personal of all the albums on the list for me. I was hard pressed to include Threshold and not Question. I often listened to both albums back to back, especially in my days working and living in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Thank you.

ukuleledaddy
01-15-2013, 06:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoXChO26iuc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

A bonus. "La Cienega Just Smiled" from Ryan Adams' "Gold" album. This album is also on my top ten and I have many more from it coming. My official entry is going to be "Firecracker" from that album, but I need to redo it because I accidentally deleted it. Gonna do some songs from the Springsteen and Dylan Albums on the list if I have time. Thanks for this already awesome week!

Yes! So glad you did Ryan! I remember when you covered him in a previous Season. I wasn't sure if anyone would touch this but I was hoping you'd get on board. Can't wait to hear Firecracker! I have a few bootlegs from the Gold tour. He is really my favorite contemporary artist. Great stuff.

ukuleledaddy
01-15-2013, 06:49 PM
Well...yeah.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIobrgC5i_A&feature=youtu.be
Now look what you have done.

I used to work at a summer camp near Yosemite when I was sixteen and I was the singer in a very bad three piece rock group. We were all employees and we'd do some covers for the weekly talent show. Believe it or not, at sixteen I was only vaguely familiar with the Gods Of Rock. We'd get stinking drunk and throw mop heads on ourselves and go onstage and give 100% to this classic tune. We sounded horrible but it was my fist taste at how wonderful performing music can feel.

That sir, was damn fine.

TCK
01-15-2013, 06:59 PM
That story is magic Daddy-O...total magic. I kind of wish I had been there-a lot.
The Ryan Adams thing got me thinking about this catalog, and now I will be up all night.
My wife absolutely loves the guy solo, and for me, there is no finer song than "Let It Ride" (um- yeah, we play that one a lot), but now I am lost in Whiskeytown, and Caitlyn Cary and Thad Cockerell's BRILLIANT Begonias record...
And some how I end up right back here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iBe53ruE1g
I am fairly certain that Melissa hates it when I play this song like this, but damn...
Yeah- Ryan Adams is cool.
Many thanks for hosting, and yes, Black Dog is a bonus (as if- they are all bonuses, I am here just to play!)- I am just having a ton of fun playing these songs. Unexpected yes, but now I probably cannot be stopped. Thanks for watching my melt-down.

pabrizzer
01-15-2013, 08:48 PM
My entry - Don't Stop by Christine McVie from Fleetwood Mac's Rumours album.

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

pabrizzer
01-15-2013, 09:03 PM
This is song written by a home-town boy and his muse.
It is a song I often sing at the top of my lungs with my muse while driving in the car.
It is the worst possible choice for my voice...but I am having fun, so I will leave it here as a bonus, and all the Lindsay Buckingham fans can shake their fists angrily at me.


I really like your version.

Ukeval
01-16-2013, 02:34 AM
My entry :
Yesterday (in the Help! album...)
Instrumental arranged by Didier Anglada.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VCAS07yFG8

watchyourtoes
01-16-2013, 04:41 AM
I'm really glad this album was on your top 10 list- it would make mine as well. In fact half of your top 10 would be on my list. I don't think I enjoy covering any songs more than Ryan Adams/Whiskeytown. However, Gold may be the album I play around with the least because he really shows off his pipes on that album and I'm lucky if I can hit half the notes on those songs. I never realized what a vocal range he had until this album!
The Boss is my all-time fav singer-songwriter, and I'm looking forward to doing some bonus songs from Born to Run and from the Dylan albums on the list for a chance to play some harp.

watchyourtoes
01-16-2013, 04:43 AM
Thanks for putting this up, TCK. I hadn't seen this video yet, but enjoyed it immensely.

Tootler
01-16-2013, 08:04 AM
Here is another bonus track. This one off my favourite Beatles album; Revolver.


http://youtu.be/ND6c9AuB7-k

ukuleledaveey
01-16-2013, 10:08 AM
well i may as well make it three songs from rubber soul, so here is another bonus entry
"Girl"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M56MNaRTmQA

pabrizzer
01-16-2013, 10:43 AM
My entry :
Yesterday (in the Help! album...)
Instrumental arranged by Didier Anglada.


You are such an accomplished classy player Val.
I really enjoy your vids.

watchyourtoes
01-16-2013, 11:12 AM
http://youtu.be/UD7mOKY_-Eo

This is my official entry for the 48th season. Its a cover of "Firecracker" from Ryan Adams' "Gold" album.
Had to go full-on plugged-in for this one so the harmonica didn't drown out everything else.

decaturcomp
01-16-2013, 11:26 AM
Oh, damn. New signature addition.

Jazzbanjorex
01-16-2013, 01:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T6RY8nYYJM&feature=youtu.be

I was hoping that one of the lady Seasonistas would do this song because it's a nice Christine McVie song, and still can because this is a bonus for me. Anyone?
Rex

29moons
01-16-2013, 02:10 PM
Here's my first multi-track song. I got a Samsung C01U mic for Christmas and this is my first good chance to use it. I wanted to make up for my entry that I put in the last time Uke Daddy hosted (a badly muddied recording of Bobby McGee.) I went a little MTV on this but not as much I would have liked. I think my wife would say that I spent entirely too much time on this, so I think it's better that I stop where I'm at.

Awesome entries this week everyone, I am so impressed and overwhelmed with sweat at the quality and creativity.


http://youtu.be/H8eKpegJdQc

alemarco
01-16-2013, 04:28 PM
I'm sorry, Jazzbanjorex, I picked a different Christine McVie song from Rumours.

Here's Songbird by Fleetwood Mac.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3_nNnM5ksw&feature=youtu.be

ukuleledaddy
01-16-2013, 05:11 PM
Yeah- Ryan Adams is cool.
Many thanks for hosting, and yes, Black Dog is a bonus (as if- they are all bonuses, I am here just to play!)- I am just having a ton of fun playing these songs. Unexpected yes, but now I probably cannot be stopped. Thanks for watching my melt-down.

Whatever you do Dave, don't stop!! Thanks for sharing this man, great stuff. I love that Ryan Adams is a metal fan, totally not his style. I have a bootleg of his where he talks quite a bit about Iron Maiden and Metallica.

ukuleledaddy
01-16-2013, 05:16 PM
I love lists! here's mine...today anyway :)

1. Richard Buckner - The Hill (any of his would do)
2. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
3. Wild Pumpkins At Midnight - This Machine Is Made Of People
4. Richard & Linda Thompson - I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
5. Michelle Shocked - Captain Swing (or any other of hers)
6. Mark Olsen & Gary Louris - Ready For The Flood
7. Pete Seeger - We Shall Overcome (gotta have some Pete on hand)
8. R.E.M. - Fables Of The Reconstruction (or any of their first 5 records)
9. Ry Cooder - Chicken Skin Music
10. Grand Salvo - Slay Me In My Sleep

oops...I took an extra big bag to my desert island :p

11. Calexico - Hot Rail
12. Cliff Edwards - Shakin' The Blues Away
13. Patrick Sky - Patrick Sky
14. Linda Ronstadt - Simple Dreams
15. Old Spice Boys - Alibi Of Birdland
16. Tim Buckley - Greetings From LA
17. Lil' Rev - Fountain Of Uke #2
18. Replacements - Pleased To Meet Me
19. Do Re Mi - Domestic Harmony
20. Mountain Goats - Heretic Pride

still can't fit in a gazillion others...sheesh

Jon, I LOVE LISTS TOO! Thanks so much for sharing. What fun! Great albums you've got there. I'll have to give the ones I'm not familiar with a spin. And, Wild Pumpkins At Midnight? Never heard of them. Can't wait to check it out.

pabrizzer
01-16-2013, 06:05 PM
I was hoping that one of the lady Seasonistas would do this song because it's a nice Christine McVie song, and still can because this is a bonus for me. Anyone?
Rex
Gee Rex, You always sing well but every now and again you show what a really good voice you have. This is one of those times. Even with the sock monkey you showed it in You Are So beautiful as well. You get those sweet high notes effortlessly. I'm impressed.


Here's my first multi-track song. I got a Samsung C01U mic for Christmas and this is my first good chance to use it. I wanted to make up for my entry that I put in the last time Uke Daddy hosted (a badly muddied recording of Bobby McGee.) I went a little MTV on this but not as much I would have liked. I think my wife would say that I spent entirely too much time on this, so I think it's better that I stop where I'm at.

Awesome entries this week everyone, I am so impressed and overwhelmed with sweat at the quality and creativity.


29moons,

WOW!! The whole production was just FABULOUS! Jaw is on the floor over this fine work!

thesillydave
01-16-2013, 06:23 PM
here's my little entry...i was really intimidated at trying any one of these pillars of rock and roll songs....
i'd rather try my hand at some obscure oldie, but alas, ukuleledaddy rules the roost this week! so here goes..warts and all!

http://youtu.be/0FTnx5t_8rE
and of the entries i have seen so far, you crazy seasonistas have knocked it again out of the ballpark!
thanks for the opportunity to play amongst y'all...the seasons contests have forced me to try many different songs and have made me a better player...
now, if only my voice could catch up!
rave on seasonistas!

pabrizzer
01-16-2013, 06:34 PM
here's my little entry...i was really intimidated at trying any one of these pillars of rock and roll songs....
i'd rather try my hand at some obscure oldie, but alas, ukuleledaddy rules the roost this week! so here goes..warts and all!
and of the entries i have seen so far, you crazy seasonistas have knocked it again out of the ballpark!
thanks for the opportunity to play amongst y'all...the seasons contests have forced me to try many different songs and have made me a better player...
now, if only my voice could catch up!
rave on seasonistas!

You kept me right to the end Dave and it's a wonder you couldn't hear me attempting to fill out the big choir sections. You looked done in at the end. It was a full on vocal performance!
Good one!

thesillydave
01-16-2013, 06:37 PM
thanks papa brizzer...i thought about trying a second take...but i didn't have it in me! cheers!

Ukeval
01-16-2013, 06:59 PM
Nice to hear songs from Fleetwood Mac !

No Supertramp or America in the list...
(and Hot tuna, and Jefferson Airplane (Grateful already named by Myrna), and James Taylor, Matching mole, Robert Wyatt, Genesis, Yes, and and and !!!)

I was thinking to hear many more Beatles songs, some here or there but not so much...
Anyway nice season again ;-)

23skidoo
01-16-2013, 07:58 PM
What a great week so far - an excellent pool of songs to choose from, Sean..... I've got a few in mind, but Alan came by tonight and we took a stab at 'Wild Horses' by The Rolling Stones. Enjoy!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G9axGXEEp8

pabrizzer
01-16-2013, 11:32 PM
What a great week so far - an excellent pool of songs to choose from, Sean..... I've got a few in mind, but Alan came by tonight and we took a stab at 'Wild Horses' by The Rolling Stones. Enjoy!

I definitely did. It was SO good. Thanks guys.

decaturcomp
01-17-2013, 01:43 AM
Very nice. One of my favorite songs from that brace of records that ruled a few years worth of airwaves. I never cared much for post Peter Green Fleetwood Mac but I like this and Buckingham/Nicks' "Landslide" a lot.

I really liked the interplay with the uke and your voice. Big ups for making a little 4 stringed instrument approximate a band! That's our job here, right?


I'm sorry, Jazzbanjorex, I picked a different Christine McVie song from Rumours.

Here's Songbird by Fleetwood Mac.

ukuleledaveey
01-17-2013, 02:17 AM
What a great week so far - an excellent pool of songs to choose from, Sean..... I've got a few in mind, but Alan came by tonight and we took a stab at 'Wild Horses' by The Rolling Stones. Enjoy!

:shaka::bowdown: Fantastic Alan & Bill, really love this, gorgeous playing of the uke and guitar and great vocals and great accompanying vocals by Bill, this is my fave of the week so far, you guys never fail to deliver such fine music, I feel honoured to have you as online chums :) great stuff, hope i get to see you guys live one day all the best from me :)

23skidoo
01-17-2013, 04:09 AM
thanks briz and daveey! it's great playing with Alan on a regular basis - I love it that he's patient enough to humor my attempts at trying to learn to play lead..... it's also nice to have such good folks to share music with here in this Seasons....

Fuzzy
01-17-2013, 06:06 AM
Loving all the entries so far! You guys and gals are excellent!

I'd really like to participate but am having lots of trouble setting up a YouTube channel. :(

But I can still post my list of my top ten albums, in no particular order;

- Trout Mask Replica - Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
- Rubber Soul - Beatles
- Lizard - King Crimson
- The Yes Album - Yes
- Entertainment! - Gang of Four
- Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
- Barrett - Syd Barrett
- Doc At The Radar Station - Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
- Revolver - The Beatles
- Delay 68 - CAN

ukuleledaddy
01-17-2013, 06:53 AM
alas, ukuleledaddy rules the roost this week!

Ha ha! If only my kids felt that way Dave! Thanks for covering what I (sometimes) consider my favorite song of all time.

ukuleledaddy
01-17-2013, 06:58 AM
What a great week so far - an excellent pool of songs to choose from, Sean..... I've got a few in mind, but Alan came by tonight and we took a stab at 'Wild Horses' by The Rolling Stones. Enjoy!


Glad you're enjoying this week, I know I am! I love seeing you guys playing together. I left a note on your Youtube page and wanted to let you know that I put this up on the playlist as your entry. If you'd rather have it as a bonus just let me know. Yee haw!

FiL
01-17-2013, 07:11 AM
Not as polished as I'd like, but this is about as far as I could get during one lunch hour. From Sticky Fingers, here's my take on "Sway":


http://youtu.be/PlFSdB8Mbuo

- FiL

decaturcomp
01-17-2013, 08:17 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xxq6ZlYhkH8
One of the numbers on the list that I recorded a while back so just a bonus maronus.

decaturcomp
01-17-2013, 08:25 AM
If that's a lunch hour's worth I'd like to see what you do with a day off! Great version of a wonderful song. Really enjoyed this.


Not as polished as I'd like, but this is about as far as I could get during one lunch hour. From Sticky Fingers, here's my take on "Sway":


http://youtu.be/PlFSdB8Mbuo

- FiL

xommen
01-17-2013, 08:50 AM
Although I'm still not totally happy with the vocals on this one even after transposing this song 2 whole notes lower. I am still putting it up. This is Easter by Marillion.
Steve Hogarth has such a great voice when he does this song.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwjYFDz9VIw

Oh and my top ten album list would be something like this at the moment:

U2 - War (and any other U2 album I guess ;-))
Marillion - Seasons End/Misplaced Childhood
Neal Morse - Lifeline
Iona - Heavens Bright Sun
The Call - Reconcile
King's X - Dogman
HB - Frozen Inside
Giant - First of the Runaways
The New Shining - Full Circle
the Police - Ghost in the Machine

wee_ginga_yin
01-17-2013, 09:33 AM
"Tomorrow Never Knows" is the final track of The Beatles' 1966 studio album Revolver
but the first to be recorded. Credited as a Lennon–McCartney song, it was written primarily
by John Lennon. The song has a vocal put through a Leslie speaker cabinet
(which was normally used as a loudspeaker for a Hammond organ) and uses
automatic double tracking (ADT) to double the vocal image. Tape loops prepared by the
Beatles were mixed in and out of the Indian-inspired modal backing underpinned by Ringo Starr's
constant but non-standard drum pattern. The song is also one of the first uses of a flanger effect on any instrument.

Mines has a Tanpura snippet in C with a reversed loop ukulele solo and megaphone breath vocals.
I went for the vibe and feel. Photos are of the countryside around where I live. The moon set
was some CC footage from youtube.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYI3PSnesEE

Fuzzy
01-17-2013, 10:04 AM
"Tomorrow Never Knows"Wow, this is truly fantastic! I didn't think a cover of this song could ever be done effectively! Excellent, excellent job!!

ukuleledaddy
01-17-2013, 10:32 AM
"Tomorrow Never Knows"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYI3PSnesEE

You sure got that vibe down in a way I never would have thought possible with a uke. The images are beautiful too. Haunting.
BTW, I included Tom Thumb's Blues as your entry and this one as a bonus but neither was mentioned as one or the other. If it matters to you just let me know and I'll fix it.

wee_ginga_yin
01-17-2013, 11:56 AM
Wow, this is truly fantastic! I didn't think a cover of this song could ever be done effectively! Excellent, excellent job!!

To start of there was a tanpura drone in C to start the audio and to build up the atmosphere the
Ukulele solo with the reverse mastering was faded in. The vocals used the megaphone filter to
emulate the automatic double tracking.

There was three ukulele tracks on there. First track was just rocking between the C and Bb chords
and a super flange was applied to get that spacey sound. The second track used the surf filter and it
was basically fingerpicking the same to chords. The third track was the most complicated since it
was doing runs on the C scale, and it involved isolating that track and importing it into iMovie so I could
reverse it then importing it back into garageband.

For a little bit of color there are two more tracks first a tambourine and some Indian drums.
Here is a graphic representation of how the tracks are laid out.

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pabrizzer
01-17-2013, 01:49 PM
In God's Country from U2 Joshua Tree album bonus track.

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

greyghost
01-17-2013, 01:51 PM
Although I'm still not totally happy with the vocals on this one even after transposing this song 2 whole notes lower. I am still putting it up. This is Easter by Marillion.
Steve Hogarth has such a great voice when he does this song.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwjYFDz9VIw

Oh and my top ten album list would be something like this at the moment:

U2 - War (and any other U2 album I guess ;-))
Marillion - Seasons End/Misplaced Childhood
Neal Morse - Lifeline
Iona - Heavens Bright Sun
The Call - Reconcile
King's X - Dogman
HB - Frozen Inside
Giant - First of the Runaways
The New Shining - Full Circle
the Police - Ghost in the Machine

You and I have very similar tastes--this is one of my favorites, by one of my favorite bands! (also dig the Kings X and Neal Morse inclusions--if I can find the time, I'm thinking of doing a uke version of Marillion's Quartz. That's going to take a while to figure out...)

TCK
01-17-2013, 04:20 PM
Time for one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite records. In 1984, I was 12, and this was the B-Side to "William, it was really nothing" (my dogs name is William). It saw US release in 1987, and there I was...15, awkward, likely in love with some stupid girl who let me hold her hair at a party while she...well-
There were the "normal" kids, buying the AOR stuff at Tower Records, and there were the weird kids, robbing the place blind and nicking stuff like this.
I was weird kid- a title I wear with pride now, not so much then.
Oh yeah- and this is also Ryan Adams favorite artist-that has to count for something.
Another bonus
A song I love, and stole in 1987

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsshLtc37Og&feature=youtu.be
Thanks for putting up with me Daddy-o and the rest of you lot.
Apologies for the audio- it ain't great

29moons
01-17-2013, 06:53 PM
I got through all of the official entries entries and have commented on each youtube page. I enjoyed all of them guys, this is such a fund week. I'll try to get to the bonuses but we'll see how that goes.

Also, Although I was lucky enough to see Fleetwood Mac in concert in the late 90's, I have never given them a true listen other than what I've heard on the radio. But, since there have been so many Fleetwood Mac covers this week I went and picked up Rumours today. I will give several thorough listens to, I promise.

Joko
01-17-2013, 07:04 PM
Right after posting my KISS video a couple days back, I still felt all full of creative energy. I'm sure you all can understand the feeling.

So, I posted on my Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/jokolondo) the list of the ten best albums as reported by UkuleleDaddy and asked my social network friends to choose a track from one of the albums for me to cover, feeling that "bonus track" urge but not sure which song to pick.

I'm sure I'm not the only one here who has an old high school friend of the opposite gender on Facebook. The one that got away. The one that "if only things had been different"... but now one or both of your are married and settled and so on... I chose THAT girl's suggestion and performed a U2 song that is WAY outside my normal vocal register.

Plus, right now, I am learning how to use my new audio recording software. IT'S DIFFICULT!! I need a local FruityLoops tutor to show me how to do the stuff in a few minutes that it took me ALL DAY through trial and error to learn on my own. I will say this: at the start of this project, I understood about 1% of how FruityLoops works. I'm now up to 4%. AND I'm still getting used to Pinnacle Studio 16.

Excuses, excuses.

Please enjoy.


http://youtu.be/z_3DoMmrRdk

barefootgypsy
01-18-2013, 01:32 AM
"Tomorrow Never Knows" is the final track of The Beatles' 1966 studio album Revolver
but the first to be recorded. Credited as a Lennon–McCartney song, it was written primarily
by John Lennon. The song has a vocal put through a Leslie speaker cabinet
(which was normally used as a loudspeaker for a Hammond organ) and uses
automatic double tracking (ADT) to double the vocal image. Tape loops prepared by the
Beatles were mixed in and out of the Indian-inspired modal backing underpinned by Ringo Starr's
constant but non-standard drum pattern. The song is also one of the first uses of a flanger effect on any instrument.

Mines has a Tanpura snippet in C with a reversed loop ukulele solo and megaphone breath vocals.
I went for the vibe and feel. Photos are of the countryside around where I live. The moon set
was some CC footage from youtube.

Stunning! Jeez, that was clever, and must have taken some time - hats off to you - it sounds great, and the images really enhance the overall effect. Who'd have thought a good uke cover could have been done of that song..... wonderful, I am in awe! :D

apnaples
01-18-2013, 03:24 AM
I love this! Captures the original but takes it to a new place. Top Notch!


Remember when Kerouac went to Mexico with that dirty low down rat Moriarty,
the one that abandoned him with a fever in a whorehouse, the one who tossed women
aside, or left them standing at a cross roads in the desert, and showed no remorse whatsoever.
A sociopath if ever there was one.

Well Tom Thumb's blues describes a nightmarish experiences in Juarez, Mexico, where the anti-hero
stumbles amidst sickness, despair, whores and angels. He battles against corrupt authorities,
alcohol and drugs, and Moriarty, his supposed best friend well... he takes the easy way out and
returns to New York City, leaving Kerouac to sweat it out in Juarez.


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

Some words you remember
and some words you forget.
And we forget because we must
and not because we will.
Good, to forgive;
Best, to forget!
Living, we fret;
Dying, we live...
People change
and forget to tell each other.
The stupid neither forgive nor forget;
the naïve forgive and forget;
the wise forgive but do not forget.
The best way to remember
your wife's birthday is to forget it once.
First you forget names,
then you forget faces,
then you forget to pull your zipper up,
then you forget to pull your zipper down.

FiL
01-18-2013, 03:25 AM
If that's a lunch hour's worth I'd like to see what you do with a day off! Great version of a wonderful song. Really enjoyed this.

Thanks, Alan! What could we all do given enough time, eh?

- FiL

apnaples
01-18-2013, 04:38 AM
Inspired by wee_ginga_yin I decided to give Tom Thumb's a shot too. Not nearly the quality of that version though. It was the first take though - so there's that. The audio got a little out of sync so sorry for that - don't know how to fix it and I'll never get a better take than this one so I didn't even want to try again.

Haven't been too active here lately because of the flu - but the plus side is after 2 weeks of constant coughing I can now sing better than I could before because the torture to my throat helped fill out the bottom end.


http://youtu.be/_ZxZqwSc5_0

decaturcomp
01-18-2013, 05:12 AM
Folks who said nice things on the Wild Horses video on YT:
Thanks!
It's Skidoo's entry and his account so, if I responded there, you wouldn't be notified.
You are the kindest people around.
I'm beginning that distributing ukuleles Worldwide could solve some problems.
Yep.

ukuleledaddy
01-18-2013, 06:15 AM
I posted on my Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/jokolondo) the list of the ten best albums as reported by UkuleleDaddy and asked my social network friends to choose a track from one of the albums for me to cover, feeling that "bonus track" urge but not sure which song to pick.


What a fun idea! And I must say "the one that got away" chose a fine song indeed.

ukuleledaddy
01-18-2013, 06:19 AM
Inspired by wee_ginga_yin I decided to give Tom Thumb's a shot too. Not nearly the quality of that version though. It was the first take though - so there's that. The audio got a little out of sync so sorry for that - don't know how to fix it and I'll never get a better take than this one so I didn't even want to try again.

Haven't been too active here lately because of the flu - but the plus side is after 2 weeks of constant coughing I can now sing better than I could before because the torture to my throat helped fill out the bottom end.


http://youtu.be/_ZxZqwSc5_0

Thanks for entering! And by the way SUPER AWESOME SHIRT. You can see eugeneukulele sporting the shirt which is part of this seasons' prize and based on that very same shirt you're wearing in his entry for the week.

FiL
01-18-2013, 08:56 AM
It's not likely that I'll have time for a bonus track this week, so I'll just point y'all to my entry from Season 37, a cover of "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (http://youtu.be/k_Qb3SdVY3Q)" from Highway 61 Revisited.

I noticed a few people posting their lists of favorite albums. I gave up trying to rank my albums that way a long time ago, because there is simply too much essential music out there. But I did try to come up with a list of what albums caused me to buy the most other albums, and are therefore did the most to shape my musical tastes.

Doing this away from my music collection, so I'm probably leaving something important out, but these 18 albums (from my first 25 years, and mostly in order of discovery) are responsible for a lot:

Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
The Beatles - Revolver [U.S. version]
Iron Maiden - Live After Death
Yes - The Yes Album
Neil Young - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Bob Dylan - Biograph
Fleetwood Mac - Live at the Boston Tea Party (1970)
R.E.M. - Document
All Gods' Children - Zapata and Other Love Songs
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
John Coltrane - Ole Coltrane
Jerry Garcia Band - Jerry Garcia Band
Richard Thompson - Watching the Dark - A History of Richard Thompson
Van Morrison & The Chieftains - Irish Heartbeat
Phish - A Picture of Nectar
The Kinks - The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society
Steve Earle - Train a Comin'
The Byrds - Sweetheart of the Rodeo

- FiL

apnaples
01-18-2013, 09:19 AM
Thanks udaddy - I didn't even notice the shirt! Pretty funny. Gabba Gabba Hey.

decaturcomp
01-18-2013, 09:21 AM
The Few,
The Proud,
The Ramones


Thanks udaddy - I didn't even notice the shirt! Pretty funny. Gabba Gabba Hey.

CountryMouse
01-18-2013, 10:18 AM
But since my husband likes this song, I wanted to do it anyway. I forgot to verbally mention the album, but it's on the title page before the video. ALSO: this is on my secondary (covers) channel! Please check out my other videos there. Thanks!


http://youtu.be/asgnCM1ZBA0

CountryMouse

pabrizzer
01-18-2013, 10:25 AM
But since my husband likes this song, I wanted to do it anyway. I forgot to verbally mention the album, but it's on the title page before the video. ALSO: this is on my secondary (covers) channel! Please check out my other videos there. Thanks!


CountryMouse

I enjoyed this, CM. Really liked the vocal track added on last verse. Good job.

CountryMouse
01-18-2013, 10:43 AM
I enjoyed this, CM. Really liked the vocal track added on last verse. Good job.

Thanks! I sure had to struggle with Sony Vegas, though--it's crashtastic!

CountryMouse

decaturcomp
01-18-2013, 11:53 AM
Oh Country Mouse. That was so beautiful.
I hope you don't mind that I wanted to join your band at the end:
https://soundcloud.com/alan-thornton1/song-with-cm

Hiddencross
01-18-2013, 04:09 PM
Been practicing Gold Dust Woman from the Fleetwood Mac album Rumors. I was going to record it this evening. However, while making dinner I ah...well, it seems that the hood fan over the stove was a bit noisy. So I pushed on the filter and stuck by hand in the fan. I don't recommend it.

After applying some pressure, I just needed some neosporin and a couple of band aids. End result, a bit of loud cursing and some difficulty fretting chords. I hope to be healed for next weeks challenge.

BTW, great job everyone.

ukuleledaddy
01-18-2013, 04:48 PM
Been practicing Gold Dust Woman from the Fleetwood Mac album Rumors. I was going to record it this evening. However, while making dinner I ah...well, it seems that the hood fan over the stove was a bit noisy. So I pushed on the filter and stuck by hand in the fan. I don't recommend it.

After applying some pressure, I just needed some neosporin and a couple of band aids. End result, a bit of loud cursing and some difficulty fretting chords. I hope to be healed for next weeks challenge.

BTW, great job everyone.

Ouch! Any chance you got all that calamity on video? You could splice that into your final vid! Looking forward to your entry......

CountryMouse
01-18-2013, 05:26 PM
Oh Country Mouse. That was so beautiful.
I hope you don't mind that I wanted to join your band at the end:
https://soundcloud.com/alan-thornton1/song-with-cm

Oh thank you! That turned out so beautiful!! Can I download it? Would that be all right? I would love to keep it! We need to do a collab! :)

CountryMouse

CountryMouse
01-18-2013, 05:29 PM
Been practicing Gold Dust Woman from the Fleetwood Mac album Rumors. I was going to record it this evening. However, while making dinner I ah...well, it seems that the hood fan over the stove was a bit noisy. So I pushed on the filter and stuck by hand in the fan. I don't recommend it.

After applying some pressure, I just needed some neosporin and a couple of band aids. End result, a bit of loud cursing and some difficulty fretting chords. I hope to be healed for next weeks challenge.

BTW, great job everyone.

Eeep! I hope you heal up fast!

CountryMouse

decaturcomp
01-18-2013, 05:46 PM
Of course! I just loved your harmonies and was thinking about asking if you'd consider a third part when I saw you had had struggles with vegas (I didn't know it was even still around, nice job, though). I'd love to collaborate. It's my favorite thing. Thanks for being so nice about this.


Oh thank you! That turned out so beautiful!! Can I download it? Would that be all right? I would love to keep it! We need to do a collab! :)

CountryMouse

CountryMouse
01-18-2013, 06:09 PM
Of course! I just loved your harmonies and was thinking about asking if you'd consider a third part when I saw you had had struggles with vegas (I didn't know it was even still around, nice job, though). I'd love to collaborate. It's my favorite thing. Thanks for being so nice about this.

Got it! Thank you! :)

I don't know what else to use (Sony Vegas). I was using Windows MovieMaker; but when Cat'r bought me the Flip UltraHD camera, MM wouldn't accept its output, so I had to find something else. Sony Vegas was what I could afford.

Nice?? I am flattered! Our voices go well together! Now we'll have to figure out something to do together. You probably know a LOT more songs than I do, but we should take this to email. :) My email is ctrymaus at gmail dot com.

Thanks again!

CountryMouse

ukuleledaddy
01-18-2013, 06:21 PM
Oh Country Mouse. That was so beautiful.
I hope you don't mind that I wanted to join your band at the end:
https://soundcloud.com/alan-thornton1/song-with-cm

That was very cool!


I'd love to collaborate. It's my favorite thing.

This reminds me of an idea I had for one of the Seasons challenges. I would love to take one song and have any of the Seasonistas who wanted to participate collaborate and make one track featuring everyone together, a lot like the Playing For Change songs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us-TVg40ExM

myrnaukelele
01-18-2013, 08:19 PM
Here's another song off Fleetwood Mac's Rumours album. It was written by Stevie Nicks. I only wish I could sing as beautifully as she does.

http://youtu.be/zLv3NpGxDfg

strumsilly
01-19-2013, 03:04 AM
That was very cool!



This reminds me of an idea I had for one of the Seasons challenges. I would love to take one song and have any of the Seasonistas who wanted to participate collaborate and make one track featuring everyone together, a lot like the Playing For Change songs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us-TVg40ExM
count me in, that would be fun

CountryMouse
01-19-2013, 03:11 AM
That was very cool!

This reminds me of an idea I had for one of the Seasons challenges. I would love to take one song and have any of the Seasonistas who wanted to participate collaborate and make one track featuring everyone together, a lot like the Playing For Change songs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us-TVg40ExM

Thanks!

Oh, I don't know that we could do that in just one week! I would have to research this further. Things are starting to feel like they're bunching up! I have the Seasons every week, we're probably doing a collab, and then I need to do something for my 600 subscribers soon. Plus other stuff offline! Eeeek!

CountryMouse

chrimess
01-19-2013, 06:04 AM
What's with all the Led Zeppelin badmouthing...

http://youtu.be/TVzej4BcxZU

uke4ia
01-19-2013, 07:05 AM
What's with all the Led Zeppelin badmouthing...



:rock: :rock: :bowdown: :music:

We need a smiley holding up a cigarette lighter, but till then I'll work with what I've got. Great job, Christian.

chrimess
01-19-2013, 07:09 AM
Thanks very much! I hope T Brady will earn the same emoticons tomorrow.


:rock: :rock: :bowdown: :music:

We need a smiley holding up a cigarette lighter, but till then I'll work with what I've got. Great job, Christian.

ukuleledaddy
01-19-2013, 07:38 AM
Thanks!

Oh, I don't know that we could do that in just one week! I would have to research this further. Things are starting to feel like they're bunching up! I have the Seasons every week, we're probably doing a collab, and then I need to do something for my 600 subscribers soon. Plus other stuff offline! Eeeek!

CountryMouse

Oh, no worries CM, that was just a passing idea I had a while ago. It would be tons of fun but not very practical, especially if there were only a week to do it.

29moons
01-19-2013, 08:34 AM
Pbrizzer,
Thanks so much. I appreciate the "FABULOUS." In liked this week a lot.

29moons,

WOW!! The whole production was just FABULOUS! Jaw is on the floor over this fine work![/QUOTE]

bbbannister
01-19-2013, 08:38 AM
Here's a little Rumour - still awesome on vinyl :-)

OK, I didn't read the rules, deliberately (ROCK AND ROLL!) and the timing's all over the place, but you know what...

I HAD FUN :-)

Have a great weekend everyone.

BB


http://youtu.be/NXYOAoJkBFw

Hiddencross
01-19-2013, 08:59 AM
Despite by previously reported injury, I managed to put together this somewhat buzzy version of Gold Dust Woman from the Album Rumors by Fleetwood Mac. Playing with a band aid on my finger is my excuse for the buzzing. I do not have an excuse for accidentally calling it the "38th Seasons" during my intro. Hope you enjoy.

http://youtu.be/kXTGzqcU3i8
http://youtu.be/kXTGzqcU3i8

myrnaukelele
01-19-2013, 09:50 AM
Also, Although I was lucky enough to see Fleetwood Mac in concert in the late 90's, I have never given them a true listen other than what I've heard on the radio. But, since there have been so many Fleetwood Mac covers this week I went and picked up Rumours today. I will give several thorough listens to, I promise.
Good choice moons. According to Wikipedia:
In 1998, Q placed Rumours at number three—behind The Clash's London Calling and Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon—in its list of 50 Best Albums of the 70s.
Rolling Stone ranked it at number 25 in its special issue of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time".
Rumours is included in both The Guardian's "1000 Albums to Hear Before You Die" and the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

pabrizzer
01-19-2013, 10:41 AM
Here's a little Rumour - still awesome on vinyl :-)

OK, I didn't read the rules, deliberately (ROCK AND ROLL!) and the timing's all over the place, but you know what...

I HAD FUN :-)

Have a great weekend everyone.

BB

Good one - quite a production. Isn't that Bob on the wall? He is probably wondering why you are not doing one of his.


Despite by previously reported injury, I managed to put together this somewhat buzzy version of Gold Dust Woman from the Album Rumors by Fleetwood Mac. Playing with a band aid on my finger is my excuse for the buzzing. I do not have an excuse for accidentally calling it the "38th Seasons" during my intro. Hope you enjoy.
http://youtu.be/kXTGzqcU3i8

Yes I did enjoy it. Well done.

Gee - I haven't checked but I think Fleetwood Mac have the most songs covered here.

Myrna I really enjoyed your video too (I forgot to multi-quote your intro).

pabrizzer
01-19-2013, 11:20 AM
OK I am not that into ranking musicians but I'll see if I can drum up a list of artists that I have in my collection that are most special to me.
James Taylor - it is possible that I have all his albums.
Paul Kelly - great Australian singer song writer and that is not just my opinion. Would have almost all of his albums.
Tracy Chapman - love her work.
The Eagles - great harmonies and musicianship
The Little River Band - great harmonies and musicianship - like an Australian Eagles.
Cindi Lauper - Time After Time and True Colours are truely beautiful songs.
Tom Petty - I admire his work
Neil Young - love his work
Crosby Stills Nash and Young - Deja Vu - great album.
Elton John - but only his very early stuff. Second album is a classic. Madman Across the Water was great IMHO. And I liked the Lion King sound track.
Here is a bonus track from Elton's second album featuring my brother (ivantheT) and his wife.
It was done for garydavkra's January Showcase Challenge which you can still be part of -
Elton and Bernie's I Need You to Turn To

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB74PhpwSnE

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
01-19-2013, 11:33 AM
Hi Seasonistas. This may be more like an "Anthology" version of this Beatles number, since I totally blew the instrumental break. Heh.

Thanks, ukuleledaddy, for a great challenge--looking forward to enjoying everyone's entries. A special thank you to my wife, Jessica, for shooting this video.


http://youtu.be/wBQkckvQHdM

ukuleledaddy
01-19-2013, 11:53 AM
What's with all the Led Zeppelin badmouthing...


The Gods Of Rock smile upon thee....

bbbannister
01-19-2013, 11:57 AM
[QUOTE=pabrizzer;1158617]Good one - quite a production. Isn't that Bob on the wall? He is probably wondering why you are not doing one of his.


Yep, its Bob. Family couldn't put up with me doing another BD song :-).

BB

mikef
01-19-2013, 12:06 PM
Hey guys. Another amazing week of tunes!
Here's my entry for this week and it's from "The Moody Blues – On The Threshold Of A Dream" album, a track called "Dear Diary". I've tried to go to town this week and use my looper pedal as the original has such a great groove... hope you like it :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI2981_adxU

chrimess
01-19-2013, 12:39 PM
Hi Seasonistas. This may be more like an "Anthology" version of this Beatles number, since I totally blew the instrumental break. Heh.

Thanks, ukuleledaddy, for a great challenge--looking forward to enjoying everyone's entries. A special thank you to my wife, Jessica, for shooting this video.



As irressistible as ever, my one-year old grabbed the phone and stared mesmerized at the screen rocking her head.

ukuleledaddy
01-19-2013, 12:42 PM
Wow, 30 videos in the "master" playlist! I've got some catching up to do. Looks like some great tunes everyone's choosing to do. Thanks so much! One more day left.

Also, I'm looking forward to seeing what the 39th Season will bring! Not many more weeks until "the end", and then........????????????

uke4ia
01-19-2013, 01:35 PM
Hey guys. Another amazing weekend of tunes!
Here's my entry for this week and it's from "The Moody Blues – On The Threshold Of A Dream" album, a track called "Dear Diary". I've tried to go to town this week and use my looper pedal as the original has such a great groove... hope you like it :)


Excellent.

ksiegel
01-19-2013, 02:32 PM
What's with all the Led Zeppelin badmouthing...


Not badmouthing - merely an honest expression of the negative reaction I have to Robert Plant's voice.

So it isn't "all this badmouthing"... I badmouth LZ off line, more often than not.

Honestly. Not even Zeppelin related - I can't stand The Honeydrippers either, and I really hated an album I heard a while ago- even though I love Alison Krauss- and couldn't put my finger on the reason why... Then I found out it was duets with Robert Plant.

People have said that I don't like LZ because I don't know their music - not true. When playing a "Name That Tune"type thing, I have been able to identify LZ 8/10 times within 5 notes. I recognize the band has talent.

But frankly, I'd rather listen to Opera.

Even Wagner, at his worst.



-Kurt

~dave~~wave~
01-19-2013, 03:23 PM
For his MTV Unplugged session in 94, Dylan did this tune from Hwy 61 more uptempo, with a different feel.

I cut down the 11 verses to my three favorite and brought it in at 3:38.

Desolation Row (Abridged)




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIv0aWL5RZ0

chrimess
01-19-2013, 04:40 PM
Fair enough-so what is wrong with wagner, then?

Not badmouthing - merely an honest expression of the negative reaction I have to Robert Plant's voice.

So it isn't "all this badmouthing"... I badmouth LZ off line, more often than not.

Honestly. Not even Zeppelin related - I can't stand The Honeydrippers either, and I really hated an album I heard a while ago- even though I love Alison Krauss- and couldn't put my finger on the reason why... Then I found out it was duets with Robert Plant.

People have said that I don't like LZ because I don't know their music - not true. When playing a "Name That Tune"type thing, I have been able to identify LZ 8/10 times within 5 notes. I recognize the band has talent.

But frankly, I'd rather listen to Opera.

Even Wagner, at his worst.



-Kurt

barefootgypsy
01-20-2013, 03:23 AM
Hi peoples, an interesting week, (thanks!) and here's mine, I finally managed to get an entry in..... it had to be the Beatles..... from Rubber Soul. Loads of takes on this because if I didn't forget the words, I messed up the chords - and this isn't spot-on but it's good as it's going to get. If you watch it - thanks for taking the trouble!

http://youtu.be/hH5qrLJP5CY

ksiegel
01-20-2013, 03:42 AM
Fair enough-so what is wrong with wagner, then?

Well first, I don't do well with Operatic Soprano or Tenor at all, while the Alto, Baritone, and Bass parts are just fine. (Actually, I like Opera music, it is the singing I can't stand.)

Wagner, in small doses, is okay, but after about 2 hours of Das Rheingold, cutting ones hands off seems to be a viable alternative form of entertainment.

Remember, I said Wagner at his worst.

(Having skewered Opera in general, I have to say that I do enjoy Carmen... even the singing.)


-Kurt

(We now unhijack this thread...)

chrimess
01-20-2013, 04:15 AM
Okidoki-10-4-unhijack it is.
Well first, I don't do well with Operatic Soprano or Tenor at all, while the Alto, Baritone, and Bass parts are just fine. (Actually, I like Opera music, it is the singing I can't stand.)

Wagner, in small doses, is okay, but after about 2 hours of Das Rheingold, cutting ones hands off seems to be a viable alternative form of entertainment.

Remember, I said Wagner at his worst.

(Having skewered Opera in general, I have to say that I do enjoy Carmen... even the singing.)


-Kurt

(We now unhijack this thread...)

uke4ia
01-20-2013, 04:38 AM
Wagner, in small doses, is okay, but after about 2 hours of Das Rheingold, cutting ones hands off seems to be a viable alternative form of entertainment.


Years ago, I watched the Ring Cycle on PBS. It had subtitles, and I was surprised at how many times the characters recapped for each other what had happened in the story so far. I assumed Wagner knew his audience, and wanted people who had dozed off for a while to be able to get caught up with the plot.

mattydee
01-20-2013, 07:27 AM
Gods of Rock? Check.
8 minutes +? Check.
1 billion takes? Check.


http://youtu.be/5cLPEqrLZo0

Not perfect, but boy when you do multiple takes of a tune this long, all your budgeted time goes fast!

Thanks for a great season, Sean! Looking forward to catching up on the entries this week.

(And sorry again for the sync issues. Not sure how to fix them -- I've tried Youtube's proposed solutions, and they don't work for me. Grrrr.)

TCK
01-20-2013, 09:27 AM
All this talk about bashing got me thinking...
I was the first to groan at the challenge this week,
and I have had more fun than I remember (oh yeah- season 22).
I suppose I ought to just go with the flow-
Sunday morning, last bonus, from mom's all time favorite record.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExAhWV4AqtU&feature=youtu.be
Repentant sinner or insufferable smart-ass? You decide ;)
Great season Daddy-O. Thanks for enduring me

Saxracing
01-20-2013, 09:55 AM
Hi, haha i'm too late...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veeJneRBRXw



The 48th season of the ukulele: The Greatest Albums Of All Time

For Season 15 Mattydee challenged us to cover one of the all time great albums, Sgt Pepper. This gave me the idea to pay tribute to some of the other great albums which almost always show up on people’s “Best Of” lists. There have been many Greatest Albums Of All Time lists published and I have compiled the list below based on the lists published by Rolling Stone, MOJO, VH1, National Association Of Recording Merchandisers, Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, and Sound & Vision Magazine. Since what is considered to be a great album is so very subjective, I decided to induldge myself and create my own list of ten albums I have consitantly enjoyed time and time again through the years. Below are both lists, and here is your challenge:

Your task: Choose a song from any of the albums listed on either The Top Ten List OR UkuleleDaddy’s Top Ten List

Your prize: Either a set of Aquila strings or a T-shirt by the most rediculous excuse for a ukulele band, Toucan Sam & The Fruitloops (provided I can get the size you want). Runner up gets whatever the first place winner does not choose.

Rules and guidelines:

1. Your official entry has to be a new video created for this season.
2. Your entry must mention the 48th season of the ukulele.
3. Mention which album the song you are doing is from.
4. Only videos posted in this thread will be considered.
5. The ukulele must be featured front and center.
6. Your first entry is your official entry unless specifically stated. All other entries are bonus entries.
7. BONUS ENTRY: These can be any song from either list posted below OR choose a song from one of your own top ten favorite albums.
8. The deadline is Sunday, January 20th at 11:59 PM, HI time.


The Top Ten List (as compiled by different magazines):
Note: The Beatles – Sgt Pepper’s lonely Hearts Club Band would be on the list below but I chose to not include it due to the fact that the 15th Season covered every song from that album. You may however chose to do a song from that album as a bonus.
1. The Beatles - Revolver (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolver_(album))
2. The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet_Sounds)
3. Bob Dylan – Blonde On Blonde (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blonde_on_Blonde)
4. The Rolling Stones – Exile On Main Street (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exile_on_Main_St.)
5. Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What's_Going_On)
6. Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisted (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highway_61_Revisited)
7. Led Zeppelin - IV (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Led_Zeppelin_IV)
8. The Beatles – Rubber Soul (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber_Soul)
9. The Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let_It_Bleed)
10 . U2 – Joshua Tree (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Joshua_Tree)

UkuleleDaddy’s List Of Ten Great Albums (which is in no particular order and just a sample of albums I love):
1. The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sticky_Fingers)
2. Led Zeppelin – I (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Led_Zeppelin_(album))
3. The Beatles – Help! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help!_(album))
4. The Kinks – Lola Vs Powerman & The Moneygoround (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lola_Versus_Powerman_and_the_Moneygoround,_Part_On e)
5. Neil Young – After The Gold Rush (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/After_the_Gold_Rush)
6. Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Born_to_Run)
7. The Moody Blues – On The Threshold Of A Dream (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Threshold_of_a_Dream)
8. KISS – Destroyer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Destroyer_(Kiss_album))
9. Fleetwood Mac – Rumors (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumours)
10. Ryan Adams - Gold (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_(Ryan_Adams_album))



And that's it! Now, let’s rock and roll!

48th Season Playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaKuyxrZ9wHtvbpdXhEgPwAMuxB0N6DNe&feature=edit_ok)

Bonus Tracks (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaKuyxrZ9wHtLn-u1HMuQl3i-Rjx4sNoc&feature=view_all)

pabrizzer
01-20-2013, 10:46 AM
Gods of Rock? Check.
8 minutes +? Check.


Didn't make it to the end? Check.
But the couple of minutes I managed was great.

We had a TV show here called "The Money or The Gun" hosted by Andrew Denton. It was a different kind of talk show. Every week there was an invited musical act who had to perform 'Stairway' (but never all 8 minutes).
It actually kind of re-invented Rolf Harris's career - he did the song complete with wobble board, YouTube it.
My favourite was a Russian woman's choir, again probably on YouTube somewhere.
Some guitar shops here in Oz have a sign by the guitars saying -
"NO Stairway to Heaven.
NO Blackbird."

pabrizzer
01-20-2013, 10:55 AM
Hi peoples, an interesting week, (thanks!) and here's mine, I finally managed to get an entry in..... it had to be the Beatles..... from Rubber Soul. Loads of takes on this because if I didn't forget the words, I messed up the chords - and this isn't spot-on but it's good as it's going to get. If you watch it - thanks for taking the trouble!
Liked this a lot!
It is one of their best songs I reckon and not easy to do - I have never managed it well.
Your voice is lovely.

Saxracing
01-20-2013, 11:12 AM
My first post...
Honest.... I don't know wher/how to post.....
veeJneRBRXw



Fair enough-so what is wrong with wagner, then?

Saxracing
01-20-2013, 11:14 AM
Honest.... I don't know wher/how to post.....
[youtube]veeJneRBRXw[youtube]

pabrizzer
01-20-2013, 11:24 AM
Honest.... I don't know wher/how to post.....
[youtube]veeJneRBRXw[youtube]
If you have a clip on your YouTube account you go there and copy ALL of the address.
You then come here and post a reply.
Above the reply box are little pictures.
One of them is a little movie film strip - when you hover it will say Insert Video.
Click on it and paste all of the address of your YouTube clip in the space provided.
Your video won't appear (only text) until you actually post your reply.
Good Luck.

~dave~~wave~
01-20-2013, 11:28 AM
Honest.... I don't know wher/how to post.....
[youtube]veeJneRBRXw[youtube]

Fixed it for you. Welcome to the Seasons.


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

pabrizzer
01-20-2013, 12:38 PM
Stairway to Heaven.

Here is a playlist of some of the versions done for Money Or the Gun
Thoroughly recommend Rolf and Far Gone Beauties but thye are all worth a look. Couldn't find the Russian women - I may have mis-remembered.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF93978A0189FB9EA

The list didn't have this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKxpxm1Aus4

wee_ginga_yin
01-20-2013, 01:09 PM
Stairway to Heaven.
Here is a playlist of some of the versions done for Money Or the Gun
Thoroughly recommend Rolf and Far Gone Beauties but thye are all worth a look. Couldn't find the Russian women - I may have mis-remembered.


I attended the "Total Balalaika Show" put on with Leningrad Cowboys and the Red Army Choir


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcBpv9kpsgk

decaturcomp
01-20-2013, 01:49 PM
How much do I love this, including yer cackle at the end? Very fookin' much, that's how.
This is one of the last eagles songs i liked. Which is to say that i liked the first record and their cover of Ol' 55 and...that's about it. But this is a great, great song and you did it proud. I was sorta touched by it. Truly, thanks.
One more for our trip to Joshua Tree, no damn doubt.


All this talk about bashing got me thinking...
I was the first to groan at the challenge this week,
and I have had more fun than I remember (oh yeah- season 22).
I suppose I ought to just go with the flow-
Sunday morning, last bonus, from mom's all time favorite record.

Repentant sinner or insufferable smart-ass? You decide ;)
Great season Daddy-O. Thanks for enduring me

decaturcomp
01-20-2013, 01:51 PM
Want a bonus from one of the worlds greatest records?
Here's my version of one.
I may be an all bonus guy as TCK's quote below indicates below from now on...
Love from Alan,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mSYJJCAhso

ukuleledaddy
01-20-2013, 02:22 PM
My first post...
Honest.... I don't know wher/how to post.....
veeJneRBRXw

Super duper! Thanks for entering and WELCOME to the seasons!

TCK
01-20-2013, 02:24 PM
Want a bonus from one of the worlds greatest records?
Here's my version of one.
I may be an all bonus guy as TCK's quote below indicates below from now on...
Love from Alan,
Dang- and one heck of a bonus it is mate-thanks for watching mine and posting yours, perfect song for your voice, just beautifully done.

pabrizzer
01-20-2013, 03:45 PM
Honest.... I don't know wher/how to post.....
[youtube]veeJneRBRXw[youtube]
Welcome to the seasons.
Good first entry!
Well done!

pabrizzer
01-20-2013, 03:48 PM
I attended the "Total Balalaika Show" put on with Leningrad Cowboys and the Red Army Choir


Impressive performance. You were there?
I have a pair of red cowboy boots almost as pointy as the ones those guys are wearing.

decaturcomp
01-20-2013, 03:48 PM
Okay, maybe I do want to do a really REALLY traditional entry.
Here' you go. Woot!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL93gBVgo7M

pabrizzer
01-20-2013, 04:05 PM
Okay, maybe I do want to do a really REALLY traditional entry.
Here' you go. Woot!


Yeah! It was a BEAUTY!
But did Bob teach you to play that harp?:)

mattydee
01-20-2013, 04:35 PM
Oh, my list of top 10 albums, in no particular order.

Joshua Tree - U2
Abbey Road - Beatles
Grace - Jeff Buckley
Hazards Of Love - The Decemberists
The Wall - Pink Floyd
Ziggy Stardust- David Bowie
Stop Making Sense -Talking Heads
Purple Rain - Prince
My Head Is An Animal - Of Monsters And Men
What's Goin' On - Marvin Gaye
and 11:
Hell - Squirrel Nut Zippers

decaturcomp
01-20-2013, 04:48 PM
Actually single malt taught me...


Yeah! It was a BEAUTY!
But did Bob teach you to play that harp?:)

~dave~~wave~
01-20-2013, 05:23 PM
Peter Gabriel - So
Matisyahu - Youth


Bonnie Raitt ~ Give it up
Emmy Lou Harris ~ Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town

...my top ten are (in no particular order):
Blue Horse-The Be Good Tanyas
Gillian Welch- Revival

For Melissa,
High Tide and Green Grass- Rolling Stones
Anodyne- Uncle Tupelo
Trace-Son Volt
Infamous Angel- Iris Dement


Best records I've ever heard:
Workingman's Dead
Murmur: REM
Excitable Boy: Zevon
Velvet Underground and Nico
Copperhead Road: Steve Earle


Simon & Garfunkel - Sounds of Silence & Bridge Over Troubled Water
Maddy Prior & Carnival Band - Hang up Trouble & Care
Tom Paxton - Rambling Boy


Richard Thompson - Rumor and Sigh
R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant
Midnight Oil - 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1
Yes - Fragile



4. Richard & Linda Thompson - I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
8. R.E.M. - Fables Of The Reconstruction (or any of their first 5 records)
9. Ry Cooder - Chicken Skin Music
11. Calexico - Hot Rail
18. Replacements - Pleased To Meet Me


Stop Making Sense -Talking Heads
My Head Is An Animal - Of Monsters And Men
What's Goin' On - Marvin Gaye


I love all these top ten lists, what a great week. Still have some catching up to do on watching all the entries.



My Head Is An Animal - Of Monsters And Men


I'll be seeing OMAM live in June for the first time, looking forward to that.



Blue Horse-The Be Good Tanyas


Listened to this one all the way through this week, one of my favorites, too, thanks for that reminder.

A few of my favorites:

The Who Live At Leeds
The Allman Brothers Band Live at the Fillmore East
Nanci Griffith ~ Other Voices, Other Rooms
Burning Spear ~ Marcus Garvey / Garvey's Ghost (dub)
Los Lobos ~ Kiko
Jimi Hendrix Experience ~ Electric Ladyland
Fairport Convention ~ Liege & Leaf
Santana ~ first album
Dylan ~ Blood On The Tracks
Lucinda Williams ~ Car Wheels On A Gravel Road

decaturcomp
01-20-2013, 05:27 PM
hey ~~~
Fairport Convention ~ Liege & Leaf
respect.

decaturcomp
01-20-2013, 05:28 PM
oh, and ...

is it midnight yet?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4aGRRjlBJk

uke4ia
01-20-2013, 06:19 PM
hey ~~~
Fairport Convention ~ Liege & Leaf
respect.

I agree. I'm a big Fairport fan, though I prefer "What We Did on Our Holidays" and "Full House". But one of these days I do want to learn to play "Crazy Man Michael".

decaturcomp
01-20-2013, 06:34 PM
Perhaps, combine them with similar era Joni Mitchell as, Crazy Man Michael from Mountains.
I'm so goofy about them I've watched Croperdy videos more than once.
Favorite Richard Thompson story:
At a John Prine/Iris Dement show where RT opened (great bill but sacrilege) a jabberdy little old lady was sitting beside us and talking during Thompson's set (a band set, not solo) and kept looking over at me because I was not ignoring the act ((I suppose)) finally she asked me, "Who is that guy?" I replied, "He's the best guitar player on earth since Hendrix died." By the end of the set she was on her feet and cheering.


I agree. I'm a big Fairport fan, though I prefer "What We Did on Our Holidays" and "Full House". But one of these days I do want to learn to play "Crazy Man Michael".

mikef
01-21-2013, 12:54 AM
Just listening to them all back to back... some amazing performances as ever. It's been a great week to hear wonderful and diverse versions of songs we all know and love, so hats off to our host for an excellent choice of theme.

I was going to post my top 10 albums but I've been thinking about it for so long my head has exploded... I just can't pick 10 :)

chrimess
01-21-2013, 01:16 AM
Yours was impressive, actually. It does not hurt that you remind me of a younger+cooler Ricky Gervais!


Just listening to them all back to back... some amazing performances as ever. It's been a great week to hear wonderful and diverse versions of songs we all know and love, so hats off to our host for an excellent choice of theme.

I was going to post my top 10 albums but I've been thinking about it for so long my head has exploded... I just can't pick 10 :)

wee_ginga_yin
01-21-2013, 02:10 AM
My three favorite instrumental albums are

1) In a silent way (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCnUpl6B46M) by Miles Davis (heard it on the Dover/Calais ferry when driving a 1954 SWB Land rover to India)
2) Meeting by the River (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEWFc4avub0) by Ry Cooder & V. M. Bhatt (listened to it while walking on the frozen sea at Espoonlahti)
3) Face the music (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmqe_v11q3U) by Sun Ra (because he is spectacularly sparkingly weird)

The BBC has done a documentary on Sun Ra and he was said to have inspired funk-master George Clinton and Bootsy Collins

Brother from another Planet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqZHzpAYVIk)

wee_ginga_yin
01-21-2013, 05:27 AM
Impressive performance. You were there?
I have a pair of red cowboy boots almost as pointy as the ones those guys are wearing.

The Leningrad Cowboys have a cult status in Finland... they have even done a road movie called

Leningrad Cowboys go America (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqyU4MdmQx4)

It was directed by Aki Kaurismäki. The humor is sort of a mix between the Coen Bros meets the Blues brothers.
Jim Jarmusch (http://www.criterion.com/films/27793-leningrad-cowboys-go-america) the american director has a cameo role as a used car salesman. If you have ever had cabin fever
and know something of the stoic nature of the Finnish male and something of SISU then this movie might be for you
but you have to be able to eat raw onions before you can watch it.

barefootgypsy
01-21-2013, 05:48 AM
Liked this a lot!
It is one of their best songs I reckon and not easy to do - I have never managed it well.
Your voice is lovely.Thank you so much pabrizzer for those kind comments! And thanks too, to everyone else who has watched and commented so positively on my effort. There are so many accomplished players and singers on the Seasons, I know I can't "compete" as such, but just taking part and having a go where I feel I can slowly builds a bit of confidence, and is just fun!

I am slowly working through the videos on the playlist, and I'm commenting on Youtube as I watch. Those comments don't appear on here though and that's a shame.... I'm constantly blown away by the sheer talent and polish of you lot! But as my Youtube name is completely different (seemed like a good idea at the time!) I've now got the same avatar up to try to make it easier to recognise as me.

Thanks ukuleledaddy for another great season!

pabrizzer
01-21-2013, 06:23 AM
Actually single malt taught me...

(Homer voice)
Mmmmmm......single malt.....

pabrizzer
01-21-2013, 06:28 AM
Dang..
Ry Cooder
John Hiatt
Should have been in my list of favs - I have lots of their CDs.

Ukeval
01-21-2013, 08:42 AM
There is one of my favorite album, I guess if someone ever play it on ukulele :
Terry Riley
Side one : A Rainbow in Curved Air
Side two : Poppy Nogood & the Phantom Band

wee_ginga_yin
01-21-2013, 11:58 AM
There is one of my favorite album, I guess if someone ever play it on ukulele :
Terry Riley
Side one : A Rainbow in Curved Air
Side two : Poppy Nogood & the Phantom Band

I think Terry Riley is most famous for

in C (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kdfuEo4Nv0)

And the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain have done a separate piece called

Relentlessly in C (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyeyB9dU30Q)

ukuleledaddy
01-21-2013, 04:47 PM
A hardy thank you and congrats to all who took part in Season 48! This was definitely a Top 10 favorite week for me! You've all just blown my mind with some tremendous songs.

CountryMouse
01-21-2013, 04:54 PM
Oh, no worries CM, that was just a passing idea I had a while ago. It would be tons of fun but not very practical, especially if there were only a week to do it.

Ah okay. :) As it is, I think I'm having to skip Season 49--no time.

CountryMouse

FiL
01-21-2013, 04:59 PM
This has very little ukulele content, but I'm in it and it was recorded this past Thursday, during season 48. Every Thursday night I help lead a large (30-40 people) acoustic jam at a local pub. It's mostly acoustic guitars, but a few folks play ukes some of the time, and I play my ukes exclusively. One of our "standards" is "Nowhere Man". This is what it sounds like when 30+ people get together to play it:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH1nSIkkxuw&feature=share&list=PL73VgknTi6zas3Z8IrwqY1e4tCAWlUGGT

The audio and video quality are dodgy, and you'd have to have pretty good ears to pick out my uke or my voice, but I get so much joy playing with this group every week, I thought I'd share it.

- FiL

ukuleledaddy
01-21-2013, 06:53 PM
This has very little ukulele content, but I'm in it and it was recorded this past Thursday, during season 48. Every Thursday night I help lead a large (30-40 people) acoustic jam at a local pub. It's mostly acoustic guitars, but a few folks play ukes some of the time, and I play my ukes exclusively. One of our "standards" is "Nowhere Man". This is what it sounds like when 30+ people get together to play it:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH1nSIkkxuw&feature=share&list=PL73VgknTi6zas3Z8IrwqY1e4tCAWlUGGT

The audio and video quality are dodgy, and you'd have to have pretty good ears to pick out my uke or my voice, but I get so much joy playing with this group every week, I thought I'd share it.

- FiL

Oh that's great! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm putting it up on the bonus playlist.
I get together with 50 or so people about once a month for a bluegrass jam. It's such a blast. People bring all kinds of instruments. There's even a guy who plays the saw!

pabrizzer
01-21-2013, 08:17 PM
This has very little ukulele content, but I'm in it and it was recorded this past Thursday, during season 48. Every Thursday night I help lead a large (30-40 people) acoustic jam at a local pub. It's mostly acoustic guitars, but a few folks play ukes some of the time, and I play my ukes exclusively. One of our "standards" is "Nowhere Man". This is what it sounds like when 30+ people get together to play it:

The audio and video quality are dodgy, and you'd have to have pretty good ears to pick out my uke or my voice, but I get so much joy playing with this group every week, I thought I'd share it.

- FiL
Gee can that bunch sing!

Tootler
01-22-2013, 12:46 AM
I think I'm having to skip Season 49--no time.

CountryMouse

Me too. We're having some alterations done in the house and with workmen in, it's difficult to get some decent practice in.

decaturcomp
01-22-2013, 03:37 AM
I'm totally not trying to one up here but we have two musical saw players in our group, one plays th electric rake as well and then, of course, there are the nose flutes. Here's a tip. Nose flutes need to be used sparingly if you don't want to run folks off... Just sayin'.


Oh that's great! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm putting it up on the bonus playlist.
I get together with 50 or so people about once a month for a bluegrass jam. It's such a blast. People bring all kinds of instruments. There's even a guy who plays the saw!

decaturcomp
01-22-2013, 03:38 AM
That's a great sounding group. Thanks for letting us hear a bit.


This has very little ukulele content, but I'm in it and it was recorded this past Thursday, during season 48. Every Thursday night I help lead a large (30-40 people) acoustic jam at a local pub. It's mostly acoustic guitars, but a few folks play ukes some of the time, and I play my ukes exclusively. One of our "standards" is "Nowhere Man". This is what it sounds like when 30+ people get together to play it:


The audio and video quality are dodgy, and you'd have to have pretty good ears to pick out my uke or my voice, but I get so much joy playing with this group every week, I thought I'd share it.

- FiL

Ukeval
01-27-2013, 08:15 AM
I miss the results ??,

ukuleledaveey
01-27-2013, 09:00 AM
I miss the results ??,
i dont think they have been declared yet :)

ukuleledaddy
01-27-2013, 09:01 AM
I miss the results ??,

No, not at all. I was hoping nobody would notice yet that I haven't posted results, but I guess Uncle Elvis' absence today has created a bit of a void. UNCLE ELVIS!!! The problem is that, despite working with some members of Toucan Sam & The Fruitloops to help judge, there is no clear winner because there were so damn many good videos! I'm going to have to get creative to come up with a winner. Stay tuned. I should have something to announce sometime during the week.

ukuleledaddy
01-31-2013, 10:20 AM
RESULTS!

First of all, let me say that as the Seasons have progressed, I've found it quite difficult to judge this week in part because I've become so familiar and friendly with many of you. My respect for all of you is great.

Secondly, this was tough because there were so many wonderful performances. I got together with some members of Toucan Sam & The Fruitloops as they helped with the judging and we all agreed there was really no clear winner(s). Too many "too close to call" vids. Also, I had to personally divorce myself from any emotional attachment I have to these songs, since most of them are personal favorites.

SO, without further ado..........(in my head John Bonham and Keith Moon are doing the most awesome drum roll in history!)...............

First place: Mikef for his version of Dear Diary by The Moody Blues. Everything really came together well for this song. The singing was spot on as was the playing, especially considering that you were performing with a loop pedal as well! The solo was terrific too. An all around winner.

Second place: Mattydee with Stairway To Heaven. Matt, you really put your heart and soul into this and made a true iconic song come thru superbly on ukulele with many of the bits and pieces of that tune shining through.

Mike and Matt, please send an IM with your addresses and I will get out the prizes soon. Mike, you have your choice of either some new Aquila strings or a Toucan Sam & The Fruitloops T-shirt.

Again, it was a very tough week to call and I thank you all so much for taking the time and putting forth the effort to participate.

On a side note, it was a lot of fun to read the top 10 lists some of you put up. Also, I was thrilled to have more people choose to do songs from my own list that the "professionally" put together list. There were so many songs that have a great deal of meaning for me that you all did. There were also some surprises. Nobody chose to cover Springsteen. I wasn't sure anyone would do KISS (let alone in full make-up!), or Ryan Adams. Tons of fun folks! Thanks so much.

mattydee
01-31-2013, 11:14 AM
Whoa! Thanks! And congrats to Mike, and everyone, really, for a stellar week. Sean, this season was awesome!

decaturcomp
01-31-2013, 11:21 AM
woot!
Great choices!
Congrats Laddies.

barefootgypsy
01-31-2013, 11:27 AM
Congrats to the winners! Great videos, both, and well-deserved - and thanks ukuleledaddy for a great week, lots of fun playing and watching! L.

thesillydave
01-31-2013, 11:35 AM
congrats winners! and thanks daddy for another great week!

CountryMouse
01-31-2013, 11:35 AM
Congratulations, winners! And thanks, ukuleledaddy, for a great week! :)

CountryMouse

29moons
01-31-2013, 03:56 PM
Congratulations guys! Great songs. Everyone did great. Thanks Sean for a great week. Well done.

myrnaukelele
01-31-2013, 05:08 PM
This was a fun week ukuleledaddy. There were some really great covers. Congrats to the winners!

TCK
01-31-2013, 05:57 PM
Congrats to the winners and thanks for another great week Daddy-O. TONS of fun

Ukeval
01-31-2013, 07:04 PM
Bravo ! great fun and good music ;-)

Hippie Dribble
01-31-2013, 07:10 PM
Thankyou very much Sean for a super week. Big congrats to Mike and Matt for their wonderful songs, and thankyou to everyone for a bunch of great performances. :)

chrimess
01-31-2013, 07:54 PM
Thx, sean and congrats to our first time winner.

TCK
01-31-2013, 08:16 PM
Thx, sean and congrats to our first time winner.
Mike-is he a first time? That is a fellow to watch for sure

mikef
01-31-2013, 09:42 PM
Whooooop whoooooooooooop!!! Wow, I'm so chuffed!!! Thank you so much everyone :D
Well done to Matt for his awesome rendition of Stairway... and indeed to everyone, it's was a cracking theme... bravo Sean!



Mike-is he a first time?
I'm a first time winner, about 6th time entrant :)