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~dave~~wave~
05-04-2013, 06:36 PM
The theme this week is anything of or pertaining to Louisiana.

Songs by Louisiana artists, about or referring to Louisiana, its cities, environs, culture, characters, etc. are welcome.

I you need direction or suggestions PM me.



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

Rules

Please state the name and writer or artist of your song, I'm not hip enough to guess them all.

Everything is permitted.
That is, except Iko Iko.

I'm traumatized from watching and being obliged to participate in too many cringe-inducing uke version of this, one of my favorite songs, to put up with any more this week.


Prizes

This week everybody who enters wins First Prize.
Too many deserving folks enter each week and get edged out by the very talented or very lucky.

Everybody who sends me their address will receive a 0.125 oz. (.037 l) bottle of genuine Tabasco brand Louisiana hot sauce with a collectible limited edition Season 64 label. Anywhere in world.
If you prefer, I can PM you a certificate.

In addition, there will be three Grand Prizes.


First time posters will have a drawing for a hand-crafted stone pick (plectrum) made of petrified wood, to represent that no one should be "petrified" about jumping in and entering the Seasons.

Anybody who has won in previous Seasons is not eligible to win a Grand Prize.

Folks who have never won a prize will be entered in two random drawings.


The domestic US winner will receive a Boulder Sled kite.
The international winner will get an assortment of red hot Aquila Red strings plus a Fremont Soloist Polished Gold Low G sent with the hot sauce.

Terms and conditions

The standard terms and time lines apply this week.

Feel free to get busy recording and uploading, but refrain from posting until Sunday morning US time.

Deadline, as usual, is midnight Sunday Hawaiian Standard Time.

Laissez les bontemps roulez (Let the good times roll) !


Playlists:


Season 64 Entries (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDxeiLCFwcc&list=PLjclkBFJi3SL6CP8k8eCu-loxIZ9qEOjL)
Minty Fresh Lagniappes (bonus tracks) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWL-rH36WUI&list=PLjclkBFJi3SJkXk2Dntysiexy2h4DjvRq)
Moldy Oldie Bonus Tracks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t95J8LLAEVU&list=PLjclkBFJi3SJnZsZRDZ0S9hLyDCAwR6am)

​Iko Iko Purgatory (you were warned!) (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjclkBFJi3SJ29B3Hyi3xDLQG317gqp6H)

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
05-04-2013, 06:41 PM
Great challenge! So much great music from Louisiana---excited to see/hear what y'all choose this week. Now, let's not ALL sing a L'il Wayne song, okay?

ukuloonie
05-04-2013, 07:08 PM
Thanks Dave wave looks like an interesting week.

pabrizzer
05-05-2013, 12:07 AM
OK here we go.
Jolie Blonde. I believe this would be classed as a "Traditional" song. I could find when they believe it was first recorded but could not find a composer's name. The name also varies but I think it is basically "Pretty Blonde" in English. It kinda sounds wrong in English especially Australian English.

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

wee_ginga_yin
05-05-2013, 02:11 AM
OK I have done a distressed audio/video some time ago, so here it is as a bonus. Randy Newman does SOuthern gothic better than anyone.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t95J8LLAEVU

pabrizzer
05-05-2013, 02:12 AM
Louisiana Blues (Muddy Waters) Bonus done for this season.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWL-rH36WUI

wee_ginga_yin
05-05-2013, 02:27 AM
What no Iko Iko just when I had explored the African traditions and traced how
they were transported and adapted to the Mardi Gras in New Orleans:old:

If You like a bit of Dan Moi and some African carnival dance then you can indulge
your self with this version, and get in the mood for this season.

IKO IKO (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oywyubFJxoE)

Barbablanca
05-05-2013, 03:09 AM
I guess you are already familiar with Osibisa - but here is their Aiko Biya
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rImdFdr-tc

Just another way of spelling Iko.... :D

ukuLily Mars
05-05-2013, 06:03 AM
Great theme! Who's going to do "Amos Moses"? Decaturcomp??? You'll all be happy to know it won't be me.

Seriously, someone needs to do "Amos Moses." Please. I need to hear this on 'uke. :music:

myrnaukelele
05-05-2013, 07:13 AM
Here's one for the Moldy Oldies! A tribute to my father - 38 years a RR engineer on the Illinois Central. The City of New Orleans was one of his trains.

http://youtu.be/HNFbw4um-F4

ukuLily Mars
05-05-2013, 07:26 AM
Here's one for the Moldy Oldies! A tribute to my father - 38 years a RR engineer on the Illinois Central. The City of New Orleans was one of his trains.

That was beautiful, Myrna! What a nice tribute to your father.

frisbee fred
05-05-2013, 08:07 AM
Audrey is home from college for the weekend (have to take her back after I upload this). We decided to have some fun!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4eNYy6lU-A&feature=youtu.be

OldePhart
05-05-2013, 08:36 AM
Uh, oh...I predict a rather large number of covers of "Jambalya" ;)

What I want to know though, is would a song about my wife qualify? I met and married her while stationed at England AFB in Alexandria, LA...

Come to think of it...I haven't written any songs about my wife.

Nevermind... :)

John

myrnaukelele
05-05-2013, 08:52 AM
Audrey is home from college for the weekend (have to take her back after I upload this). We decided to have some fun!


That was very fun! Awfully nice to see the two of you making music together. :)

myrnaukelele
05-05-2013, 08:56 AM
That was beautiful, Myrna! What a nice tribute to your father.
Thanks Lily. It's actually a double Moldy Oldie since i posted it as a bonus during train week as well. But what can I say? I've loved that song ever since I first heard it - it was our train and our song! I was one of those pass riders he sang about. I once met Steve Goodman and told him how much that song meant to me.

ukuLily Mars
05-05-2013, 09:19 AM
Uh, oh...I predict a rather large number of covers of "Jambalya" ;)

What I want to know though, is would a song about my wife qualify? I met and married her while stationed at England AFB in Alexandria, LA...

Come to think of it...I haven't written any songs about my wife.

Nevermind... :)

John

I'm sure that would qualify. Looks like this is your chance... :D

wee_ginga_yin
05-05-2013, 09:31 AM
Lawd have Moicy!!! This is my official entry and I claim my miniature bottle of hot cajun sauce with the limited edition "Season 64" label... ready of not here I come a Scotsman lost on the Bayou.

Since I expect Polka Salad Annie will feature at some time I went for the less well know Roosevelt and Ira Lee and their night time adventures in search of food :drool:


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

Raygf
05-05-2013, 10:01 AM
Minty Fresh Bonus Track


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR_KsSFP2ys

Raygf
05-05-2013, 10:07 AM
Moldy Oldie Bonus Track

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE8hUj1WJPA

pabrizzer
05-05-2013, 10:38 AM
Lawd have Moicy!!! This is my official entry and I claim my miniature bottle of hot cajun sauce with the limited edition "Season 64" label... ready of not here I come a Scotsman lost on the Bayou.

Since I expect Polka Salad Annie will feature at some time I went for the less well know Roosevelt and Ira Lee and their night time adventures in search of food :drool:

Beauty. The WGY TREATment! Good one that I have never heard. I'll take chicken every time (not stolen though).


Minty Fresh Bonus Track

Nice slow blues Ray. Good job.

Moldy Oldie Bonus Track

This is great Ray. Certainly nothing moldy about it! I might attempt it myself later in the week.
I have been looking at Steve Earle's After the Mardi Gras from the same TV series, I reckon you would do a great cover of that song.

xommen
05-05-2013, 10:57 AM
As they say one man's bonus is another man's entry, here is my entry Louisiana 1927 by Randy Newman.

http://youtu.be/svwssT1hTAI

Barbablanca
05-05-2013, 11:17 AM
Getting in early this season. Tonight I was rehearsing with my friend (and ex-student) Bernat Garcia (we're preparing a repertory of lesser known covers for a show we call "Undercovers" ;) ) and it suddenly struck me that I could record the song I'd planned to do with his help. So, here is the result. Bernat is playing his guitar with an e-bow - a kind of magnetic equivalent of a violin bow - hence the cello like quality to what he is doing. He's incredibly tall, his chair is a good four inches lower than mine. I feel like a Hobbit next to Aragorn when I'm with him :rolleyes:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iqD8_WOHB4&feature=youtube_gdata

Lyrics in the description on youtube.

PS - I wrote this in response to the terrible floods on the Mississippi in 1993. The worst floods since the great flood of 1927.

GaryC1968
05-05-2013, 11:30 AM
I found this poem by Paul Ott. My apologies to Paul Ott. ;)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fLace0prZw

Penguinofsorts
05-05-2013, 12:52 PM
Presenting for my entry, The State Song of Louisiana, "You Are My Sunshine". One of my favorite tunes...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st2sReKA7nw&sns=em

myrnaukelele
05-05-2013, 01:10 PM
Presenting for my entry, The State Song of Louisiana, "You Are My Sunshine". One of my favorite tunes...


Yes! Sunshine! All our snow of yesterday has melted away and the sun is shining and I'm singing along with the high harmony as I type :)
Ok I'm off to plant peas now. (Even though the garden is nothing but mud - but I'm not complaining...)

~dave~~wave~
05-05-2013, 02:47 PM
Hey, thanks, everybody, for jumping on board this week.


OK here we go.
Jolie Blonde. I believe this would be classed as a "Traditional" song. I could find when they believe it was first recorded but could not find a composer's name. The name also varies but I think it is basically "Pretty Blonde" in English. It kinda sounds wrong in English especially Australian English.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIzfYqEDUrI

A great song to kick things off, Brian.
You had the two-step dance rhythm going nice and lively.



OK I have done a distressed audio/video some time ago, so here it is as a bonus. Randy Newman does SOuthern gothic better than anyone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t95J8LLAEVU

A classic of yours, Rob, hope to see lots more Randy Newman this week.


Here's one for the Moldy Oldies! A tribute to my father - 38 years a RR engineer on the Illinois Central. The City of New Orleans was one of his trains.
http://youtu.be/HNFbw4um-F4

Thanks for bringing this one back, Myrna, that's so cool your dad operated that train.

lakesideglenn
05-05-2013, 02:59 PM
Great theme! Who's going to do "Amos Moses"? Decaturcomp??? You'll all be happy to know it won't be me.

Seriously, someone needs to do "Amos Moses." Please. I need to hear this on 'uke. :music:

Working on it Lily...it was the first thing that came to my mind believe it or not!

Dougf
05-05-2013, 05:27 PM
"Azalea", by Duke Ellington. The lyrics are based on passages from Louis Armstrong's autobiography, "Swing that Music". The definitive recording is from the 1961 "Summit" sessions with Duke and Pops.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7rExpxWxY0

I did a version of this for wee ginga's season 30, but since it's a much better fit for this season's theme, I decided to do it again, this time with linear tuning of F Bb D G.

Tootler
05-06-2013, 07:21 AM
St. James Infirmary can be traced back to a 19th Century English Folksong called "The Unfortunate Rake" which has given rise to a number of variants over the years. St. James Infirmary seems to have originally appeared in the Southern US about 1910 as "The Gamblers Lament". The earliest recording was by Louis Armstrong in 1928 which remains a classic. For me, this song is very much associated with New Orleans.


http://youtu.be/txQe42DtFxw

Another well known American variant of the Unfortunate Rake is The Streets of Laredo which is actually much closer to the original story. In St. James Infirmary, the story is somewhat vague though it has the key elements of the Unfortunate Rake story.

I have previously uploaded a version of the Unfortunate Rake http://youtu.be/NtSt8wE5oos

bbbannister
05-06-2013, 10:49 AM
I say old chaps it would be spiffing if one cold be enlightened as to what the heck Iko Iko is?

Many thanks.

Toodle pip

BB

xommen
05-06-2013, 11:11 AM
I thought there would be no U2 song for this theme, I was wrong, this is the Saints are Coming, which was a U2/Greenday joined effort to rase money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. I today found that the original is by a punk band called Skids.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mbsncpf17tg

xommen
05-06-2013, 11:13 AM
I say old chaps it would be spiffing if one cold be enlightened as to what the heck Iko Iko is?

Many thanks.

Toodle pip

BB

A quick google search gives a wikipedia page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iko_Iko
and a youtube vid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wNSHPQj0W8

hth

we tigers
05-06-2013, 11:40 AM
Fifteen years ago a Louisiana band called Neutral Milk Hotel made their milestone album In the Aeroplane over the Sea. It became one of the most important albums of the nineties for us indie kids. Pressure on singer and songwriter Jeff Magnum became so high that he basically never got around to writing a follow-up. The original title song has a characteristic horn section and theremin but we just used our regular uke and glock combination with some ubass. Apologies to hardcore fans of Neutral Milk Hotel... ;)


http://youtu.be/oPag8LjIAPU

~dave~~wave~
05-06-2013, 01:01 PM
I say old chaps it would be spiffing if one cold be enlightened as to what the heck Iko Iko is?

Many thanks.

Toodle pip

BB

Iko Iko is a traditional New Orleans rhythm song.
It's a chant like children jumping rope would sing.

This is how it should be played and sung:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQFYddXhU3U





In about an hour I will be standing on a stage in public playing yet another limp and pallid ukulele version with a local club along with some lovely people who collectively don't have the soul of one eyelash on a Dixie Cup.

The reason is that because it only has a F and C7 chord, it is perceived as an "easy" ukulele tune.

If folks want to play it, fine, but not here, not this week.

I have yet to see a YouTube uke video version that I would watch more than once, seldom can I last 20 seconds. (Other than weegingayin's.)

~dave~~wave~
05-06-2013, 01:04 PM
I have to dash off to a performance.

Terribly behind in commenting, but I have individually on the YouTube videos, I'll catch up soon here.

Don't forget to PM your address so I can mail your hot sauce First Prize awards.
Everybody's a winner this week, in more ways than one. :D

Pueo
05-06-2013, 01:32 PM
I say old chaps it would be spiffing if one cold be enlightened as to what the heck Iko Iko is?

Many thanks.

Toodle pip

BB

http://youtu.be/3oaUBKWx3BY

redpaul1
05-06-2013, 01:33 PM
Here's one for the Moldy Oldies! A tribute to my father - 38 years a RR engineer on the Illinois Central. The City of New Orleans was one of his trains.

http://youtu.be/HNFbw4um-F4
That was really beautiful. This song is one of the favourites in my favourite ukulele jam too - I've sent them all the link :)

ukuLily Mars
05-06-2013, 02:30 PM
Working on it Lily...it was the first thing that came to my mind believe it or not!

Of course I believe it! Yay! Looking forward to this.

ukensol
05-06-2013, 03:26 PM
that was beautiful, can hear the clickety-clack through the authentic sound of the banjo uke; and your lovely clear voice: good job
you done dad proud

myrnaukelele
05-06-2013, 04:52 PM
that was beautiful, can hear the clickety-clack through the authentic sound of the banjo uke; and your lovely clear voice: good job
you done dad proud


That was really beautiful. This song is one of the favourites in my favourite ukulele jam too - I've sent them all the link :)

Thanks guys. The singing is out of sync- but it was fun to put together the pictures of the Illinois Central trains and depots.

mikef
05-06-2013, 10:10 PM
This week everybody who enters wins First Prize.

I know I'm not going to have time this week but I applaud your season and your prize philosophy doubly so. What a generous man you are :)

Good luck everyone, I shall look forward to the playlist at the end of the week :D

CharlotteC
05-06-2013, 10:31 PM
We had done WAY too many takes so things were getting a little out of hand...
The song was originally called Uncle Satchmo's Lullaby but Pa changed the lyrics a little. The girl also sang in German so a big thanks to The Ukelites for helping with the translation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E94Yx0lZKHA

pabrizzer
05-06-2013, 10:51 PM
Yes Charlie you went a bit crazy at the end there!
I need to make sure you have a ukulele in your hands to keep them under control.
Nice singing though despite pa trying to "help" with those lines that started higher.
I needed Banjorex's Satchmo voice for this one.

Dougf
05-07-2013, 03:38 AM
Here's a bonus of a song by Louis Armstrong that I covered a while back. It is probably based on a boyhood recollection of his, but I'm sure its roots go way back to Congo Square.


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

pabrizzer
05-07-2013, 09:41 AM
Here's a bonus of a song by Louis Armstrong that I covered a while back. It is probably based on a boyhood recollection of his, but I'm sure its roots go way back to Congo Square.


Great job on the song and the video Doug.

lakesideglenn
05-07-2013, 09:46 AM
Nice one Doug. I play that one on the guitar with heavy use of the bass strings.

ukuleledaddy
05-07-2013, 10:22 AM
I'm glad I found the time to get one in this week, and it's only Tuesday! Here's When The Saints Go Marching In which I learned to play from watching one of my first ukulele heroes, Todd Baio.

I have vivid memories of spending 4th of July as a kid at an outdoor arena at Stanford University with my extended family as we entered three legged races and got soaked doing the balloon toss, but the real treat was watching the Preservation Hall Jazz Band play every year. This was always my favorite tune they played. My Grandpa (we called him Poppi) was a huge fan of New Orleans jazz. This song was played at his funeral.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOMQ6-4btKk&feature=em-upload_owner

bbbannister
05-07-2013, 10:30 AM
Hot Sauce coming right up...

Love discovering new stuff, and "Swamp Blues" is it for this week. iTunes served up 60 Slim Harpo songs for £3.49 - Now that's value!

Some heavy amp sounds created through Logic, hope you enjoy.

Sorry about the PJ's, been a bank holiday here!


http://youtu.be/_TlKR6AaMUk

krabbers
05-07-2013, 08:09 PM
Totally spur of the moment 2 chorder at unplugthewood. Our good friend melodeon mark turned up with his lovely wife Jan so we had a go at this.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1avgMwNcU4

pabrizzer
05-07-2013, 11:29 PM
Totally spur of the moment 2 chorder at unplugthewood. Our good friend melodeon mark turned up with his lovely wife Jan so we had a go at this.

Barrel of fun here Krabbers - and BIG points for the accordion I reckon!
Well done everyone!!

TheUkeBloke
05-08-2013, 12:00 AM
Totally spur of the moment 2 chorder at unplugthewood. Our good friend melodeon mark turned up with his lovely wife Jan so we had a go at this.

Hey that worked really well, great group sound, love the accordion - sure got the pub rocking...!

TheUkeBloke
05-08-2013, 12:04 AM
We had done WAY too many takes so things were getting a little out of hand...
The song was originally called Uncle Satchmo's Lullaby but Pa changed the lyrics a little.
So cool both of you, Cha has such a lovely tone in her voice, and she sure has fun - excellent job. :)

krabbers
05-08-2013, 12:33 AM
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Barrel of fun here Krabbers - and BIG points for the accordion I reckon!
Well done everyone!!

Cheers. Mark has got quite a collection. He was winging it a bit as he normally plays a Cajun thing with less buttons.

krabbers
05-08-2013, 12:34 AM
Hey that worked really well, great group sound, love the accordion - sure got the pub rocking...!

Thanks. It was a quiet night last night but always manage to have some fun.

~dave~~wave~
05-08-2013, 01:37 AM
Totally spur of the moment 2 chorder at unplugthewood. Our good friend melodeon mark turned up with his lovely wife Jan so we had a go at this.


Oh, this is superb.
I so chuffed that we got a Louisiana fais-do-do with button accordion from a pub in the UK.

Kindly inform your mates they have all won first prize this week, a dozen bottles of commemorative hot sauce will be dispatched from the US Postal Service to the Royal Mail upon receipt of an address.

Phooto
05-08-2013, 01:53 AM
Oh, this is superb.
I so chuffed that we got a Louisiana fais-do-do with button accordion from a pub in the UK.

Kindly inform your mates they have all won first prize this week, a dozen bottles of commemorative hot sauce will be dispatched from the US Postal Service to the Royal Mail upon receipt of an address.
Woot! Was a great night (as always).

~dave~~wave~
05-08-2013, 02:07 AM
I'm reeling and rocking with all the diverse entries so far, thanks everybody for playing.
You all win First Prize, remember to send me your address to collect your miniature hot sauce bottle.


pabrizzer ~ Louisiana Blues (Muddy Waters) -

A rocking Delta rhythm on the 8-string uke, reminds me of Leadbelly and his 12-string guitar.
A mojo hand is powerful medicine, I'm sure you have all the ladies chasing after you without using one.


Frisbee Fred (with Audrey) ~ Before You Accuse Me (Bo Diddley)-

You two are locked into a groove and looking sharp in your Blues Brothers shades. Sweet and lowdown Fred, and welcome to the Seasons, Audrey! (You will be entered in the first-timer drawing.)


wee_ginga_yin ~ Roosevelt and Ira Lee (Tony Joe White) -

Oh, yes, swamp-alicious. The sonic atmosphere paints an evocative picture.


Raygf ~ Walkin' To New Orleans (Fats Domino) -

Oh, yes, thanks for some Fats Domino. A great version of one of my favorites.

frisbee fred
05-08-2013, 03:45 AM
We had done WAY too many takes so things were getting a little out of hand...
The song was originally called Uncle Satchmo's Lullaby but Pa changed the lyrics a little. The girl also sang in German so a big thanks to The Ukelites for helping with the translation.


Well done! I very much look forward to your duets.

redpaul1
05-08-2013, 07:46 AM
I figured, it being Thursday already and no-one else has covered this yet, what the hey?

http://youtu.be/XGzNmG8KRr8

redpaul1
05-08-2013, 07:48 AM
http://youtu.be/UsLPjkjHy30

redpaul1
05-08-2013, 07:49 AM
http://youtu.be/ZnQuLqn_-PA

redpaul1
05-08-2013, 07:52 AM
This was actually the first take for my official entry, chiefly memorable for the prop failure at about 3min 40

http://youtu.be/p8qMO6yZqcY

redpaul1
05-08-2013, 07:53 AM
My official entry. If you've got this far, I salute your patient endurance!

http://youtu.be/bqaCVlj0twI

Joko
05-08-2013, 09:08 AM
When I think of Louisiana, I think of Buddhist Stupas, don't you?

Normally, I don't mix my other video blogging with the Seasons videos, but for this one I let one bleed into the other. The ukulele part doesn't start until about two minutes in...

http://youtu.be/ZhySktzwQSg

peewee
05-08-2013, 09:38 AM
Hi y'all

Here's a classic NO song. We've been working on it in uke class, which explains the excellent arrangement. As for the singing, Billie Holiday I am not. Oh and I think I said season 63, which is clearly incorrect.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgH-tA_VurY&feature=youtube_gdata_player

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgH-tA_VurY&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Thanks

decaturcomp
05-08-2013, 12:15 PM
Man, such a strong idea. Thanks, Bro. Great stuff alREADY, too. Here's my entry.

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

Tootler
05-08-2013, 01:42 PM
I did this a little while ago for a different contest (not a Season). Not sure if it's strictly a Louisiana song as Chuck Berry originally came from Missouri, but it mentions New Orleans, so I reckon it 'll do for a bonus. I'd just bought a Risa stick uke and was trying it out.


http://youtu.be/6uQrnpjxu94

TCK
05-08-2013, 02:29 PM
Managed to squeak out a video before Melissa left on vacation to Texas...which is near Louisiana as I understand it. Wanted to do a classic like "Basin Street", but I could not get this out of my head. In any event- it mentions Louisiana once, but as my computer flatlined this week, this may be it from me.
In any event-here it is...a clear statement on where the Cloverdale Couple stands on the Uncle Tupelo split.
Son Volt- Windfall. Wanted to play this one for y'all for a while

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPt50Fmpv9Q&feature=youtu.be

strumsilly
05-08-2013, 04:03 PM
http://youtu.be/NUyySIXzcNA

GinnyT11
05-08-2013, 04:20 PM
House of the Rising Sun. This is a great rendition of this song, Andy, and I like that you did it in the dark, which makes it highly metaphorical.

Though it's been recorded by men several times, to me this is a woman's song of misery and despair, being trapped by poverty to work in a brothel. "It's been the ruin of many a poor girl..." makes much more sense than claiming visiting a brothel has ruined a man. And the lyric is much more poignant, as Andy sings it: "tell my baby sister not to do what I have done."
It's an old song. It was a big cabaret hit for Libby Holman in the 1930s, and both Joan Baez and Dolly Parton have sung it, but the Animals etched it into modern music as a man's song. I just don't think it sounds like men's lyrics.

~dave~~wave~
05-08-2013, 04:37 PM
When I think of Louisiana, I think of Buddhist Stupas, don't you?

Normally, I don't mix my other video blogging with the Seasons videos, but for this one I let one bleed into the other. The ukulele part doesn't start until about two minutes in...

http://youtu.be/ZhySktzwQSg


OK, Joko, I salute you.

I knew somebody would feel compelled to do this song this week, against my express wishes.

But you win on every score.

You do my favorite version, by Dr. John.
You preface it with a Bangkok travelogue with a cute cat.
Your name is in the refrain "Joko-Mo fee na nay."
Best of all, you played and sang with the great syncopated rhythm that's missing from 99.9% of the uke versions of this song. You couldn't keep your legs still, neither could I listening.


Therefore, instead of placing you on the Iko Iko Ukulele Hell Playlist, I put you on the Iko Iko Ukulele Purgatory Playlist.

I then commuted your sentence and added you to the official Season 64 Playlist.

PM me when you get an address.
I'm sure Tabasco sauce is tame compared to Thai chili peppers, but I'll send you a bottle for decorative if not seasoning purposes. :cool:




http://youtu.be/ZhySktzwQSg

~dave~~wave~
05-08-2013, 04:41 PM
In any event-here it is...a clear statement on where the Cloverdale Couple stands on the Uncle Tupelo split.


Oh, Jay Farrar for the win in my book, much as I like Jeff Tweedy.
I get to see Son Volt at a festival at the end of the month, looking forward to that.

Whew, thanks for sharing that one, we always get a kick out of the Cloverdale duets.

peewee
05-08-2013, 05:20 PM
Here's a Moldy Oldy that has very little to do with Louisiana..


http://youtu.be/17bVfSnerDY

myrnaukelele
05-08-2013, 06:33 PM
Another moldy oldie from me! peewee just posted this one and that reminded me I covered it last winter for Saudade Week - Season 38.

http://youtu.be/RxAvmcmrKVs

myrnaukelele
05-08-2013, 06:43 PM
Man, such a strong idea. Thanks, Bro. Great stuff alREADY, too. Here's my entry.

Great song for this week. And an excellent rendition.

myrnaukelele
05-08-2013, 06:49 PM
Managed to squeak out a video before Melissa left on vacation to Texas...which is near Louisiana as I understand it. Wanted to do a classic like "Basin Street", but I could not get this out of my head. In any event- it mentions Louisiana once, but as my computer flatlined this week, this may be it from me.
In any event-here it is...a clear statement on where the Cloverdale Couple stands on the Uncle Tupelo split.
Son Volt- Windfall. Wanted to play this one for y'all for a while
]

Oh that was really nice you two! Loved it.

Joko
05-08-2013, 07:46 PM
A little bonus track of another Doctor John song...

Hmmm.... It seems the add video link is gone from my posting screen...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5hgIVrTGaQ

Joko
05-08-2013, 07:50 PM
OK, Joko, I salute you.

I knew somebody would feel compelled to do this song this week, against my express wishes.



Oh. I missed those expressed wishes. One of the only things I don't like about Thailand is the slow internet. It reminds me of the dialup modem days. If I want to watch a video, I have to start it, then pause it while it loads, maybe go the bathroom, get some reading in, take a shower, hit the market.... and after all that, it may be loaded.

I've had to really lower the resolution of my vids because the upload speeds are even more ridiculous.

All that said, I'm glad I didn't offend you too much.

krabbers
05-08-2013, 08:32 PM
Woot! Was a great night (as always).

I didn't know you were on UU Simon.
52843
Thanks for great picture.

Simon is one of the unplugthewood all stars. And the official jam photographer

wee_ginga_yin
05-08-2013, 09:09 PM
A moldy oldie bonus.

This is a song you hear a thousand times and you never really listen to the words.
This morning I listened to an a capello version by Samm Bennett and it struck me
for the first time that this was a really humorous song. It was the first time I listened
to the words and not concentrate on the beat.

There are four verses to the song which was written by Stephen Foster in 1848
but the last two verses are very rarely sung because they are not considered to
be politically correct. The song was written for the Minstrel shows which were popular
at the time.

I have ofter thought that Randy Newman was greatly influenced by Stephen Foster
and both seem to have an intimate relationship with the southern states of America...
with this in mind I slowed the song down cos I wanted to generate some longing for
something that was lost. Most versions on youtube are fast knee slapping up-tempo numbers,
and I did not want to do another version like that.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2TTNYh4Tts

drbekken
05-08-2013, 10:33 PM
http://youtu.be/4PBAkvW_e3I

Here's my entry: BROKEN LEVEE BLUES by Lonnie Johnson. New Orleans-born Johnson recorded the song in 1928, a year after the 1927 flooding disaster in Louisiana. I learned this song when I was about twelve years old (in 1976), after hearing it on the LP 'The Story of the Blues', compiled and annotated by blues scholar Paul Oliver. Even if I was born and raised under totally different conditions than Mr Johnson, the song spoke to me; something about his voice and his guitar made a lasting impression. My love of old blues has never gone away. I hope I can do the song some justice. Lonnie Johnson sure is a hard act to follow.

pabrizzer
05-09-2013, 01:22 AM
A moldy oldie bonus.

This is a song you hear a thousand times and you never really listen to the words.
This morning I listened to an a capello version by Samm Bennett and it struck me
for the first time that this was a really humorous song. It was the first time I listened
to the words and not concentrate on the beat.

There are four verses to the song which was written by Stephen Foster in 1848
but the last two verses are very rarely sung because they are not considered to
be politically correct. The song was written for the Minstrel shows which were popular
at the time.

I have ofter thought that Randy Newman was greatly influenced by Stephen Foster
and both seem to have an intimate relationship with the southern states of America...
with this in mind I slowed the song down cos I wanted to generate some longing for
something that was lost. Most versions on youtube are fast knee slapping up-tempo numbers,
and I did not want to do another version like that.


REALLY liked this WGY. Just a great version of this old song. Well done.

decaturcomp
05-09-2013, 01:31 AM
Mouldering and Auldering throwback bonus from seasoning 30

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7sS_JOBBtA

~dave~~wave~
05-09-2013, 02:46 AM
A little bonus track of another Doctor John song...

Hmmm.... It seems the add video link is gone from my posting screen...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5hgIVrTGaQ

Well, allow me to fix that for you, my friend.

OMG, Joko, another heartbreaking work of staggering genius.

One of Dr. John's best, one of the best story songs of all time, you got his voice and inflections down to a "T" and a return to your spectacular audio and video production values.

Thanks for this one.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5hgIVrTGaQ

~dave~~wave~
05-09-2013, 02:53 AM
http://youtu.be/4PBAkvW_e3I

Here's my entry: BROKEN LEVEE BLUES by Lonnie Johnson. New Orleans-born Johnson recorded the song in 1928, a year after the 1927 flooding disaster in Louisiana. I learned this song when I was about twelve years old (in 1976), after hearing it on the LP 'The Story of the Blues', compiled and annotated by blues scholar Paul Oliver. Even if I was born and raised under totally different conditions than Mr Johnson, the song spoke to me; something about his voice and his guitar made a lasting impression. My love of old blues has never gone away. I hope I can do the song some justice. Lonnie Johnson sure is a hard act to follow.

That was fantastic, Dr B.
Beautifully sung and the strumming finale is stunning.

For some reason, some of our international players are having technical difficulty embedding a video this week, have a look here:





http://youtu.be/4PBAkvW_e3I

TCK
05-09-2013, 03:43 AM
Oh, Jay Farrar for the win in my book, much as I like Jeff Tweedy.
I get to see Son Volt at a festival at the end of the month, looking forward to that.

Whew, thanks for sharing that one, we always get a kick out of the Cloverdale duets.
Thanks Dave- they put on a great show- I envy you, they haven't been here in a long time.

Oh that was really nice you two! Loved it.
Thanks Myrna!

~dave~~wave~
05-09-2013, 04:54 AM
Time to catch up on some more comments:

Raygf ~ This City (Steve Earle) - A great one to reprise this week, a beautifully done tribute to the indomitable spirit of the Crescent City

xommen ~ Louisiana 1927 (Randy Newman) - A wonderful version of this classic tune, the sound quality is great. I'm sure folks living in the low countries know something about floods, as well.

Barablance ~ Lake Mississippi (original!) - Another great original, Berni. Always a treat to see the well-traveled baritone featured, and the e-bow really put this one over the top, that has to be a first for the Seasons.

GaryC1968 ~ I Am Louisiana (original music set to a Paul Ott poem) - Oh, my goodness, this is fantastic. The song version of the poem, the slide show, you captured the essence of what I was hoping for this week in a nutshell! The Lousiana Tourist Board needs to hire you. Now, for some reason, I'm very hungry.

Penguinofsorts ~ You Are My Sunshine (Louisiana State Song) - What a bright and lively version of this Carter Family classic. The Louisiana verses are fantastic, thanks for thinking of this one.

Dougf ~ Azalea (Duke Ellington) - I knew we could count on you for one of your jazzy renditions this week, Doug. You knocked it out of the park with this one.

~dave~~wave~
05-09-2013, 05:12 AM
And the hits just keep on coming...

Tootler ~ St James Infirmary (trad.) - The minor key really brings out the haunting quality of this venerable tune. Interesting to trace it back to its roots.
I considered outlawing kazoos this week, glad I didn't as yours added a wonderful brass band flavor to this one. Reminiscent of the jazz funerals where the band plays downtempo minor on the way to the cemetery and uptempo major dancing home.

xommen ~ The Saints Are Coming (U2 / Greenday / The Skids) - So glad you could ferret out a U2 connection to the theme this week.
I remember the band was very involved in the post-Katrina recovery and funding for musicians.
Your arrangement for uke works well, some great strumming.

we tigers ~ In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (Neutral Milk Hotel) - I'm so happy you brought a more contemporary song with a Louisiana connection.
Stunning, as always.
I first listened with my phone plugged into the car stereo, turned up loud to hear Saskia. I was nearly blown out of my seat when the first u-bass note dropped, pleased you saw fit to dub that into your sonic palette.

CharlotteC ~ Uncle Satchmo's Lullaby - Charming, Miss Charlotte! A lovely duet. Thanks for joining in the fun this week.Your own personal bottle of Season 64 Hot Sauce will be dispatched forthwith.

Dougf ~ Old Man Mose (Armstrong) - Thanks for sharing this for Season 64, can't ever get enough Satchmo, some cooking jazzy chording, there.

ukuleledaddy ~ When the Saints Go Marching In (trad.) - Awe-inspiring version of this classic. Beautifully sung and arranged, when you went into the muted rhythm break it was like the snare drums in a marching band.

~dave~~wave~
05-09-2013, 05:48 AM
To continue...

bbannister ~ Sally Wally Woo (Slim Harpo) - Thanks for bringing the Slim Harpo. A skillful multi-track voodoo brew. The stinging lead break especially, and the u-bass sounds fantastic.I've listened three times from small speaker to headphones to big monitors, it gets better and better.

krabbers ~ Jambalaya (Hank Williams) - Thanks for thinking of us this week, Mike. I always love your pub videos, hats off to the group and the videographer.
The authentic cajun button accordion was fantastic, and the flute chiming in a lovely touch.

redpaul1 ~ Johnny B Goode / King Creole (Chuck Berry / Elvis) - Interesting US state names trivia, pounding Chuck Berry Louisiana train tune and Elvis movie mashup, lots of fun!

redpaul1 ~ Sea Cruise (Frankie Ford) - Another New Orleans classic. I'm not ashamed to admit I first heard this song in 1965 on a Herman's Hermits album.

redpaul1 ~ C'est La Vie (Chuck Berry) - Thanks for the show and tell of the uke, and the rocking Chuck Berry song. A French title and and great story, it makes a nice pairing with Jambalaya.

redpaul1 ~ Louisiana Rain Outtake - The shades drop at 3:40 was unplanned? Appeared well-choreographed to me.

redpaul1 ~ Louisiana Rain (Tom Petty) - A great selection, This is the song that inspired my idea for the theme this week when I played it for Rain Week. I like your plucking, it sounds like raindrops.

Tootler
05-09-2013, 05:53 AM
My daughter was off out this morning to the doctor and I used that old corny "See you later alligator" as she went out the door. Of course, it was cue for a song and I thought it would make a good one for rem50's Rock 'n' Roll contest which is running just now. While searching for the lyrics, I looked at the Wikipedia entry (I like to know the background to the songs I sing) and found that it was written by a Louisiana songwriter by the name of Robert Guidry. Great, I thought, it will also make a good bonus for this week's season as well. So here it is FWIW.


http://youtu.be/nUiG3WW9kio

The Ukelites
05-09-2013, 06:01 AM
We're late this week! Our multitrack entry is song from Irma Thomas, 1963!

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

TheUkeBloke
05-09-2013, 06:24 AM
We're late this week! Our multitrack entry is song from Irma Thomas, 1963!

Wow, this is great hip stuff, love the way you put it together, your voice comes over so well - awesome entertainment guys. :):):)

~dave~~wave~
05-09-2013, 06:42 AM
Comments...

Joko ~ Iko Iko (trad. a la Dr. John) - As I said earlier, I have to let this one in because we need mo' Joko Jokomo fee na nay.

peewee ~ Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans (Louis Armstrong) - I was hoping we would get this tune this week. That really is a stunner of an arrangement, the finale especially, you really nailed it.

decaturcom ~ This City (Steve Earle) - A masterful version, I love the litany of landmarks and place names in this song.

tootler ~ Sweet Little Sixteen (Chuck Berry) - Your little Risa sounds sweet, I love my tenor, they really are the ultimate travel uke. I had forgotten the New Orleans reference in this one, you know Chuck Berry has a real affection for the city and state reflected in his lyrics.

TCK Cloverdale Couple ~ Windfall (Son Volt) - This beautiful song paints an evocative picture of driving through Louisiana at night and finding the perfect AM radio station, your eight-string sounds great.

strumsilly ~ House of the Rising Sun (trad. arranged by Hilton Valentine) - Beautifully sung and played, the mournful vocal over the arpeggios, all-around gorgeous uke version of this classic.

drbekken
05-09-2013, 06:46 AM
We're late this week! Our multitrack entry is song from Irma Thomas, 1963!

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

This Ukelites video is some of the hippest stuff I have seen in a very long time.

frisbee fred
05-09-2013, 08:03 AM
We're late this week! Our multitrack entry is song from Irma Thomas, 1963!


Very Mod! Where did you get that background? You set a high bar with those multi-tracks. I'm just figuring out how to sing with myself......

bonesigh
05-09-2013, 08:14 AM
Here's my entry for this week. "Marie Laveau" by Bobby Bare. Sorry about the poor video quality. I miss my windows 7 movie maker. The newest version of movies maker won't let me overlay sound! I had to make a video then record the video while playing along.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDZfllgM5QM&feature=youtu.be

The Ukelites
05-09-2013, 08:47 AM
Wow, this is great hip stuff, love the way you put it together, your voice comes over so well - awesome entertainment guys. :):):)

Thanks to Australia, UkeBloke!

The Ukelites
05-09-2013, 08:49 AM
This Ukelites video is some of the hippest stuff I have seen in a very long time.

Thanks you very much, Dr, Bekken, this means a lot to us!

The Ukelites
05-09-2013, 08:54 AM
Very Mod! Where did you get that background? You set a high bar with those multi-tracks. I'm just figuring out how to sing with myself......

Thank you, Fred. You shouldn't compare a multi-track session with a "live in front of the camera" situation. We all know the difference.
The background is a Google find - Carousel Bar in New Orleans.

peewee
05-09-2013, 09:40 AM
Here's a bonus song about Louisiana's early lead in the erectile dysfunction sector of the pharmaceutical market.

I Got My Mojo Working


http://youtu.be/15DiNQoicvE

http://youtu.be/15DiNQoicvE

It sometimes seems like the hardest songs to play are the simplest ones. Witness my lack of Mojo!

decaturcomp
05-09-2013, 12:20 PM
A minty fresh bonus but it smell a little bit like catfish

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qt6Tath3mo

southside mike
05-09-2013, 12:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4t1okCXXeE

decaturcomp
05-09-2013, 01:50 PM
Woot!
My friend Michael posts his first video! He's a great guy and an awesome uker. Give the guy a beeeeg welcome, mmmkay?
Great job, pal!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4t1okCXXeE

max2173
05-09-2013, 02:49 PM
Hey guys, here's our entry. Hope you enjoy the return of the melodica!


http://youtu.be/_yRcZFIZ6Bs

GinnyT11
05-09-2013, 03:03 PM
Hey guys, here's our entry. Hope you enjoy the return of the melodica!


Max and Matt, I can hardly catch my breath from dancing—you guys rock so much!!

~dave~~wave~
05-09-2013, 03:31 PM
Wow, Max and Matt were smoking hot, that's a tough act to follow, so I'll put up a host's bonus track done this week with my uke pals.





http://youtu.be/YIlcJcfbioI

~dave~~wave~
05-09-2013, 03:34 PM
Woot!
My friend Michael posts his first video! He's a great guy and an awesome uker. Give the guy a beeeeg welcome, mmmkay?
Great job, pal!

That is indeed a quality first post on the Seasons.
I always loved the CCR version, too.

Mike goes on the short list for the drawing for the First Timer Petrified Wood Stone Pick Prize.

greenie44
05-09-2013, 04:13 PM
OK, never done this before, so hope it comes out OK. I recorded this song a couple of weeks back, and when I saw it fit the topic of this week, I made an attempt at a YouTube video. I took the multi-track recording and muted the lead vocal, played it back and sang/played along. All noises on the recording are by me, and the recording features 3 of my ukes - Kanile'a Super Tenor, with some effects, on the intro lead, Pono 8 string tenor on the break solo, and my trusty Lanikai Koa 6-string tenor live and on rhythm. And here it is.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=SQSl3bK_mFQ

If you are interested, you can hear the original recording here - http://soundcloud.com/ricky-and-his-uke/you-never-can-tell

Hippie Dribble
05-09-2013, 08:11 PM
one of Louisiana's finest, Jelly Roll Morton


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8g2QkuxF_s

TheUkeBloke
05-09-2013, 10:15 PM
My entry for Ukulele Underground Season 64.

About 15 years ago I used to go Country 2-Step Dancing and really loved this song called Baton Rouge sung by Lee Roy Parnell. Never really listened to the words or new what Baton Rouge was, but I bought the CD at the time.

I just happened to come across the CD this week and now learnt some things about Louisiana. Baton Rouge being the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and the second largest city in the state - well "whatta U know".......

Hope you like it Mr Dave Wave...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Me5MSribVtE

TheUkeBloke
05-09-2013, 10:28 PM
Hey guys, here's our entry. Hope you enjoy the return of the melodica!

That was crazy great, you guys really gave it hell - absolutely love the melodica - well done that man :)

krabbers
05-09-2013, 10:38 PM
ok, sorry i have missed a couple of weeks , has been a bit busy over with gigs and practicing for gigs, i am playing bass for a band tonight and have had to learn 7 new original songs, also had a nasty cold and back problems, so i am typing this horizontally and dosed up on codine Ibuprofen and sudafed,

anyways up, i have just been through all the the official playlists, great entries everyone, standout video was house of the rising sun strumsilly, i have been playing my version (major chords) for so long i forgot how good the minor version was,

redpaul1
05-09-2013, 11:55 PM
Wow, Max and Matt were smoking hot, that's a tough act to follow, so I'll put up a host's bonus track done this week with my uke pals.
http://youtu.be/YIlcJcfbioI

Are those copies of 'Daily Ukulele' on those music stands? ;)

pabrizzer
05-10-2013, 12:31 AM
http://youtu.be/NUyySIXzcNA

Superb job on this StrumS. Loved it!

decaturcomp
05-10-2013, 01:55 AM
Una de las mejores de Osibisa!

I guess you are already familiar with Osibisa - but here is their Aiko Biya
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rImdFdr-tc

Just another way of spelling Iko.... :D

bbbannister
05-10-2013, 03:38 AM
Not even a proper bonus track, but had to sneak this in as it's Louisiana week. It's one of our favourites.

St James Infirmary - Papaghost stylie.

Hope no one minds ;-)

PS: You can't see me but I'm on the brushes :-)


http://youtu.be/FGBt_ZAAE88

BB

bonesigh
05-10-2013, 04:40 AM
Toe tappin fun for Cotton Fields southside mike! I like your strumming technique (:

bigchiz
05-10-2013, 05:47 AM
First time to post in Seasons... it's a start.

This is an elementary alphabet song including facts about Louisiana.


http://youtu.be/VImhgpZj6Y0

[C]A B C D [F] E F [C] G [F]the state[C] insect[G7] is the honey[C]bee
[C]H I J K [F] L M [C] N [F] and the [C] state bird [G7] is the peli[C]can
[C]O P Q R [F] S T [C] U [F] the crawfish [C] live in the [G7]old bay[C]ou
[C]V W X Y [F] and [C] Z and the [F] bald [C] cypress is [G7]our state [C] tree

decaturcomp
05-10-2013, 06:19 AM
Welcome bigchiz Welcome!
Nice job. Hope to see your entries from here forward!!


First time to post in Seasons... it's a start.

This is an elementary alphabet song including facts about Louisiana.


[C]A B C D [F] E F [C] G [F]the state[C] insect[G7] is the honey[C]bee
[C]H I J K [F] L M [C] N [F] and the [C] state bird [G7] is the peli[C]can
[C]O P Q R [F] S T [C] U [F] the crawfish [C] live in the [G7]old bay[C]ou
[C]V W X Y [F] and [C] Z and the [F] bald [C] cypress is [G7]our state [C] tree

wee_ginga_yin
05-10-2013, 07:03 AM
In New Orleans when somebody was buried, then on the way to the graveyard they would play a slow
tune or a dirge, and after they were buried they would play the same tune but in a dixieland jazz style.
Louis Armstrong was admonished by his sister for taking a "spiritual" and turning it into a hot jazz tune.

In New Orleans the tune is nicknamed "The Monster" by some jazz musicians, as it seems to be
the only tune some people know to request when seeing a Dixieland band, and some musicians dread
being asked to play it several times a night. The musicians at Preservation Hall in New Orleans got so
tired of playing it that the sign announcing the fee schedule ran $1 for standard requests, $2 for unusual requests,
and $5 for "The Saints". (This was in early 1960s dollars. By 2004 the price had gone up to $10.)

I give it to you for free in a call and response style and it is a hybrid between the going to and the
coming from the funeral. The song is apocalyptic, taking much of its imagery from the Book of Revelation,
but excluding its more horrific depictions of the Last Judgment. The verses about the Sun and Moon refer to
Solar and Lunar eclipses; the trumpet (of the Archangel Gabriel) I could only manage the harmonica.

Mouldy Oldie bonus.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRvPKqF3VE4

TheUkeBloke
05-10-2013, 09:13 AM
Not even a proper bonus track, but had to sneak this in as it's Louisiana week. It's one of our favourites.

St James Infirmary - Papaghost stylie.

Hope no one minds ;-)

PS: You can't see me but I'm on the brushes :-)

Bl..dy awesome I reckon, just love it, so much feeling and talent. :drool:

How about giving the singer a baritone uke with similar tuning to what he has, so you guys can make an official entry next time???

peewee
05-10-2013, 09:35 AM
What a great week.

Bonus Time!
I tried to learn a song by the Normals, N.O. punk band from way back when, but somehow ended up with Brenton Wood, who was born in Shreveport, according to wikipedia. His tunes are much loved by the old school lowrider car set here in Cali, which is where I first heard his ballad Me and You (http://youtu.be/xNBg2tzS3YY).
Also he has the best spazzy dance moves ever. (http://youtu.be/qtjpzXPcwKw)
This might be worth watching just to witness the horror of peewee going falsetto:
Gimme Little Sign, 1967


http://youtu.be/DBf4x8BGcf4

thanks

Tootler
05-10-2013, 11:39 AM
Hijacking the thread for a minute.

The results of Season 63 are now available. Congratulations to the winners and all who entered.

You can go back to the current season now. :music:

mattydee
05-10-2013, 12:42 PM
I know there have been a couple already, and I figure there may be a couple more, but I love this tune, and am feeling a bit under the weather, so I also had to take a trip down to St James Infirmary. This is based on Lil' Rev's arrangement.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1N5uOaHBpk

And no, your calendars aren't wrong. It's not yet Sunday, but my schedule only had this window in it, so you get it a bit early this week.

myrnaukelele
05-10-2013, 02:11 PM
Another moldy oldie- from Season 5.

http://youtu.be/Y9zkC72hO40

myrnaukelele
05-10-2013, 02:16 PM
Another Moldy Oldie! This one is a cover of a Lucinda Williams song. She was born the day after I was in St. Charles, Louisiana.

http://youtu.be/77uZi03PG1U
Originally posted for Season 34 -IV-vi-IV week.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
05-10-2013, 04:54 PM
I'm a little bummed. L'il Wayne turned out to be too much of a stretch for me. I couldn't get Juvenile's "Back That Azz Up" going, either.

Luckily, NOLA's Irma Thomas sings this great Allen Toussaint song that every Portlander can identify with...


http://youtu.be/TpN10bs9OFs

Whew. Thanks for a great Season, ~~dave~~, and thanks for sharing your grooves, Seasonistas!

myrnaukelele
05-10-2013, 06:13 PM
A collaboration video with Michelle (penguinofsorts). I wanted to overlay two video tracks on top of Michelle's video- vocals and lead uke. Alas, I found out tonight I'm only able to overlay one video track with my program. So I split the sound from my uke track and you hear it being picked but don't see it being played. This is my first attempt at anything so complicated. I didn't quite get the balance right but did my best. Hope you like it!

http://youtu.be/rjCXgVdkKUU

ukuloonie
05-10-2013, 06:51 PM
Awesome Collaboration
Sounded pretty cool

thesillydave
05-10-2013, 07:55 PM
here's my entry...hope you enjoy!

http://youtu.be/8X4emx710s8

cheers!

wee_ginga_yin
05-10-2013, 08:43 PM
Last moldy oldie bonus... I promise.


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

Dan Uke
05-10-2013, 09:03 PM
How to Love by Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. I think he's a big country, western fan and his hero is John Wayne...why else would he be known as Lil Wayne :p


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4cT_DPNp-Y&feature=youtu.be

decaturcomp
05-10-2013, 10:29 PM
I think we might have a winner here if it was up to me!
One of the greatest songs ever by two amazing seasonista songbirds!
Woot!


A collaboration video with Michelle (penguinofsorts). I wanted to overlay two video tracks on top of Michelle's video- vocals and lead uke. Alas, I found out tonight I'm only able to overlay one video track with my program. So I split the sound from my uke track and you hear it being picked but don't see it being played. This is my first attempt at anything so complicated. I didn't quite get the balance right but did my best. Hope you like it!

http://youtu.be/rjCXgVdkKUU

decaturcomp
05-10-2013, 10:35 PM
This is not an Entry
This is not a Bonus
This is a Singalong!
It's got two chords.
Here's an A
Here's an E7.
Let's go!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzQoGJtz4oU

TheUkeBloke
05-11-2013, 02:15 AM
This is not an Entry
This is not a Bonus
This is a Singalong!
It's got two chords.
Here's an A
Here's an E7.
Let's go!

Gee this is fun Alan, great job - for a non-entry, non-bonus, singalong 2-chorder of only an A & E7.......! - its bl..dy excellent. :cool:

~dave~~wave~
05-11-2013, 02:32 AM
A collaboration video with Michelle (penguinofsorts). I wanted to overlay two video tracks on top of Michelle's video- vocals and lead uke. Alas, I found out tonight I'm only able to overlay one video track with my program. So I split the sound from my uke track and you hear it being picked but don't see it being played. This is my first attempt at anything so complicated. I didn't quite get the balance right but did my best. Hope you like it!


What a glorious serenade to wake up to!
Believe it or not, I dialed up this Emmylou song yesterday and wondered if any Seasonista songbirds would do it this week.

My dreams have come true, in spades.
The sounds of the birds in the background, the lovely harmonies, fantastic, thanks! :D

GinnyT11
05-11-2013, 04:21 AM
A collaboration video with Michelle (penguinofsorts). I wanted to overlay two video tracks on top of Michelle's video- vocals and lead uke. Alas, I found out tonight I'm only able to overlay one video track with my program. So I split the sound from my uke track and you hear it being picked but don't see it being played. This is my first attempt at anything so complicated. I didn't quite get the balance right but did my best. Hope you like it!

Brava, brava! What a fine collaboration—a good pairing of singers and and I hope the first of several vids you will do. You will get better and better technically.

UkeyDave
05-11-2013, 04:38 AM
Here is my entry folks. Still not managed to catch up with all the entries yet. Looking forward to having a long watching session now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUE6aoXjK4g

chrimess
05-11-2013, 04:44 AM
thanks, Dave, this is dedicated to Jake Delhomme, my favourite Cajun!

http://youtu.be/0qMFJ4xd504

TCK
05-11-2013, 05:19 AM
A little bonus I learned from the Be Good Tanyas, though it is much older (albeit the lyrics have been changed a bit). Tried to get it out there for Season 63...didn't happen. Not real sure I got it for this season either, but here it is anyway-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxWG5QC3JF4&feature=youtu.be
Cheers

frisbee fred
05-11-2013, 06:01 AM
thanks, Dave, this is dedicated to Jake Delhomme, my favourite Cajun!


C'était exceptionnel! Votre ukulélé et chant sonne bien.

ukuleledaddy
05-11-2013, 06:06 AM
Last moldy oldie bonus... I promise.



Oh I love that song. Wonderful. You know, Lady Marmalade popped into my head last night as I was thinking about this week and I remembered your fabulous version of that tune, though from what season I can't remember (French week?). Perhaps you could squeak in one last moldy oldie?

ukuloonie
05-11-2013, 08:05 AM
here is mine Midnight special, I had a tough time finding something that I could play and sing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=objxC75My04&feature=youtu.be

Raygf
05-11-2013, 08:39 AM
In New Orleans when somebody was buried, then on the way to the graveyard they would play a slow tune or a dirge, and after they were buried they would play the same tune but in a dixieland jazz style. Louis Armstrong was admonished by his sister for taking a "spiritual" and turning it into a hot jazz tune.

In New Orleans the tune is nicknamed "The Monster" by some jazz musicians, as it seems to be the only tune some people know to request when seeing a Dixieland band, and some musicians dread being asked to play it several times a night. The musicians at Preservation Hall in New Orleans got so tired of playing it that the sign announcing the fee schedule ran $1 for standard requests, $2 for unusual requests, and $5 for "The Saints". (This was in early 1960s dollars. By 2004 the price had gone up to $10.)

I give it to you for free in a call and response style and it is a hybrid between the going to and the coming from the funeral. The song is apocalyptic, taking much of its imagery from the Book of Revelation, but excluding its more horrific depictions of the Last Judgment. The verses about the Sun and Moon refer to Solar and Lunar eclipses; the trumpet (of the Archangel Gabriel) I could only manage the harmonica.

Mouldy Oldie bonus.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRvPKqF3VE4

:shaka: All Right! This is one sweet Mouldy Oldie Bonus! Thanks for adding it!

Jazzbanjorex
05-11-2013, 09:53 AM
Doug Kershaw, Louisiana Man. My Dad use to fiddle a bit and when it came to Cajun fiddling Dad really liked Doug Kershaw. Used my looper for this. It's not flawless. Don't think I'd get it done if it had to be.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvVIw9DXaxs

ukuLily Mars
05-11-2013, 09:59 AM
What a great theme! Thanks, Dave! Here's my entry, "Down at the Twist & Shout," written and recorded by Mary Chapin Carpenter in 1991. In the battle of voice vs. enthusiasm, enthusiasm won. I hope you enjoy it!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C4oE8ZFASU&feature=youtu.be

Jazzbanjorex
05-11-2013, 12:30 PM
Basin Street Blues, Louis Armstrong sung it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMd871HLa6o&feature=youtu.be

chrimess
05-11-2013, 03:05 PM
Merci Beaucoup.
C'était exceptionnel! Votre ukulélé et chant sonne bien.

~dave~~wave~
05-11-2013, 05:18 PM
Thanks everybody for all the great tunes this week.
We're heading into the home stretch, trying to catch up.

drbekken ~ Broken Levee Blues (Lonnie Johnson) - Beautifully sung and the strumming finale is stunning.

tootler ~ See You Later Alligator (Robert Guidry) - I loved this song as a kid, my mom used to sing it to us.An inspired selection for this week.
Your Risa really sounds good in this one, isn't it funny how you get used to no headstock?

The Ukelites ~ Hitting on Nothing (Irma Thomas) - What can I say? Unbelievably funky, and top-notch production.

bonesigh ~ Marie Laveau (Bobby Bare) - Wow, this is really cool, the sound and video are great.
You can't keep a good Seasonista down, technical challenges be damned!
Whew, I hope I don't see any of those faces when I try to sleep tonight.

peewee ~ Got My Mojo Workin' (Muddy Waters) - These songs are so great, the pale British lads loved to sing them in the 60's and we still do today.Interesting history of the song on Wikipedia, Muddy Waters is smiling wherever he is now over your tribute to him, especially @ 2:18 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15DiNQoicvE&feature=player_embedded#).

decaturcomp ~ Louisiana Man (Doug Kershaw) - I don't know how, but your uke playing really captures the droning fiddle flavor of the original. We needed this tune, thanks for a great version.

southside mike ~ Cotton Fields (trad. a la CCR) - A quality first post on the Seasons.
I always loved the CCR version, too.

max2173 ~ Great Balls of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis) - Wow, guys, that was stonking. Ferriday, Louisiana's favorite son gets some love. Rocking uke strumming, and the two-fisted melodica was fantastic.
Your arrangement was stunning, the long, dramatic rest really had me going.

~dave~~wave~
05-11-2013, 05:38 PM
greenie44 ~ C'est La Vie (Chuck Berry) - Welcome to the Seasons! Fantastic multi-track work on a great Chuck Berry tune, love the sound of that 8-string.

eugene ukulele ~ Sweet Substitute (Jelly Roll Morton) - What a fantastic uke arrangement of a rollicking Jelly Roll piano tune, this one's a classic, Jon.

TheUkeBloke ~ Baton Rouge (Lee Roy Parnell) - A fantastic Louisiana song I had not heard before, very well sung and played. Great lyric, thanks for sharing.

bbannister with papaghost ~ St. James Infirmary - Thanks for thinking of us this week, you and your mates are fantastic.The mandolin is almost a ukulele, give your mate a soprano tuned in fifths and turn him loose.

bigchiz ~ Louisiana Alphabet - Welcome to the Seasons, a nifty little tune for Louisiana week.

peewee ~ Gimme Little Sign (Brenton Wood) - Oh, wow, peewee, you hit me where I live once more. 1967 was a great year for music, this soul classic slipped in along with all the psychedelia and pop, I remember it well.
Brenton Wood also had a hit with the Oogum Boogum song.

mattydee ~ St. James Infirmary Blues (arr. Lil' Rev)​ - Fantastic singing, really works well with the stately, mournful pace of this arrangement.

alemarco
05-11-2013, 05:41 PM
"Just a Closer Walk With Thee" is a gospel traditional, sung throughout her career by Louisiana native Mahalia Jackson. It's also a favorite in New Orleans Jazz funerals with a great version by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.


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

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
05-11-2013, 08:05 PM
First version I heard of this song was the Clash's reggae version (back when I was in junior high). Much later (when I was in grad school) I found out about the great Professor Longhair's version. This uke version steals liberally from both...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF4u94w5kRg

redpaul1
05-11-2013, 11:06 PM
A little bonus I learned from the Be Good Tanyas, though it is much older (albeit the lyrics have been changed a bit). Tried to get it out there for Season 63...didn't happen. Not real sure I got it for this season either, but here it is anyway-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxWG5QC3JF4&feature=youtu.be
Cheers
It goes without saying that I love your stuff TCK - this one no exception.

Fun fact of the day: Creole (from the Spanish Criollo), technically simply means someone of European extraction born in the Americas :)

redpaul1
05-12-2013, 01:21 AM
First version I heard of this song was the Clash's reggae version (back when I was in junior high). Much later (when I was in grad school) I found out about the great Professor Longhair's version. This uke version steals liberally from both...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF4u94w5kRg

"Hey Ralf! Whatcha doin? Playin' ukulele?" Love it! Loved the whole thing, natch! :rock:

~dave~~wave~
05-12-2013, 02:04 AM
The host is deliriously happy...

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters ~ It's Raining (Irma Thomas) - I can hear the raindrops tumbling out of your uke, heavenly vocal.

myrnaukulele and penguinofsorts ~ Evangeline (Jamie Robbie Robertson) - I was really hoping for this one, The Band with Emmylou. The sounds of the birds in the background, the lovely harmonies, fantastic.

thesillydave ~ Lady Marmalade (LaBelle) - Silky skin the color of cafe au lait, black satin sheets... an inspired pick for a tune, beautifully done.The LaBelle Nightbirds was in heavy rotation at our house when it came out, with Allen Toussaint producing and the Meters playing the instruments, thanks for this one.

nongndam ~ How To Love (Lil' Wayne) - Thanks for moving this week into the current century, Daniel. A sweet tune, you sing it so well.
Maybe there is something to this strange music the darn kids listen to today, but I'll never know, I'm too busy chasing them off my lawn.

decaturcomp ~ Meet De Boy On De Battlefront (Wild Tchopitoulas) - What a delight. Your lively syncopation is the antidote to the tiresome Kumbaya-strum ukulele Iko Ikos that pervade YouTube.
This one should be a mandatory parade marching singalong before anybody attempts the latter.
A classic New Orleans record, The Wild Tchopitoulas, with the Meters backing up the Mardi Gras Indians.

UkeyDave ~ Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry) - A wonderful, laid-back shuffle version of this classic. Your little walk-down riffs are very tasty. I'm totally stealing this arrangement from you, thanks for offering it up this week.

chrimess - Saint Bounty (Trent Reznor / Britney Spears) - I'm floored, did not see anything like this coming, I get a kick out of you nutty kids. Bonus points for the introduction en Francaise.

TCK ~ The Lakes of Pontchartrain (The Be Good Tanyas) - One of my all-time favorites. The Be Good Tanyas is the definitive version for me, as well. (I play it in G, too.)

~dave~~wave~
05-12-2013, 03:11 AM
ukuloonie ~ Midnight Special (Lead Belly) - Poor old Huddie Ledbetter laying up in Angola Prison, a genuine Louisiana tune.
This is a wonderful arrangement, I really dig your lively strumming on it.

Jazzbanjorex ~ Louisiana Man (Doug Kershaw) - Oh, yeah, we were definitely missing washboard this week, thanks for getting that in.
Textbook construction of the percussion loop, what a hoot!

ukuLily Mars ~ Down at the Twist & Shout (Mary Chapin Carpenter) - A modern classic Louisiana tune, this could be the new "Jambalaya." Nothing like that good old cajun two-step.
Lily, I love how your up on your feet and dancing yourself on this one.

Jazzbanjorex ~ Basin St. Blues (Louis Armstrong) - Wow, so sweet and mellow. Fantastic vocal over those chord changes. The dreamy look in your eyes makes me think you were remembering old times.

alemarco ~ Just A Closer Walk With Thee (Mahalia Jackson) - Marvelous, and so appropriate for Sunday morning. Your singing is clear as a bell, and the uke arrangement is striking with the little flourishes.I love to see folks up on their feet to play, you could take another chorus and we'd all march with you down St. Charles Avenue.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters ~ Junco Partner (The Clash [the only band that mattered in 1980]) - Devastating. The syncopated strum is definitive New Orleans. I'm up on my feet ready to follow you down the street in the Paleskin Mardi Gras Indian Ukulele Marching Band.
Bonus points for the "Crawfish Pi" t-shirt.

thesillydave
05-12-2013, 04:08 AM
a moldy oldie bonus....a little professor longhair! thanks dave for a great week!

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

TCK
05-12-2013, 06:25 AM
Thanks mate! Glad you liked it...hard to mess that one up, such a great old song
It goes without saying that I love your stuff TCK - this one no exception.

Fun fact of the day: Creole (from the Spanish Criollo), technically simply means someone of European extraction born in the Americas :)

GinnyT11
05-12-2013, 07:00 AM
http://youtu.be/1gOJoJCgP8M

This is a barbershop quartet song that MrT loves. He pointed me to it (because it happened on Bourbon Street) and developed the chords for me.

Dave~~Wave, you are doing a top-level job of hosting! I love the custom hot sauce items you made for us, and I admire your really thoughtful comments to everyone.

redpaul1
05-12-2013, 07:02 AM
I did a version of 'Crescent City Blues', but then discovered that the 'Crescent City' in the title is not a nickname for New Orleans, but to the actual Crescent City, IL. But that led me to this...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyWuZPW0OcI

I recorded this yesterday (Saturday), but various technical difficulties... suffice it to say that Myrna has since proved me wrong. Anyway, Season 64 now contains two Lucinda Williams covers: one Moldy Oldie, and one Minty Fresh Lagniappe.

ukuleledaveey
05-12-2013, 09:58 AM
Hi gang sorry i havent been around for a couple of weeks had a bad chest infection and sore throat, still have it hanging around and my voice is shot to pieces so my singing may not be the best (when was it ever lol !!!!) but wanted to get back on the seasons band wagon. Well here is my official entry for this week, didnt think anyone else would choose this song,but i was wrong, but here is my version of ..............

"Marie Laveau" is a 1974 live recording by Bobby Bare. "Marie Laveau" was Bobby Bare's thirty-fourth single to hit the country charts, which became his only number one. It was written by Shel Silverstein and Baxter Taylor. "Marie Laveau" went to number one for a single week and spent a total of eighteen weeks on the country charts.[1]
The song is about a fictitious witch who lived in a Louisiana bayou swamp, having the same name as the famous New Orleans voodoo priestess who is approached by a scoundrel, "Handsome Jack". Jack asks Marie to conjure up $1,000,000; in exchange, Jack will then marry Marie. Marie conjures up the money, but Jack backs out on his end of the deal, resulting in Marie casting a spell on Jack in revenge.
The first released recording is by Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show, on their 1971 album Doctor Hook. Another version is by Girl Trouble, released on Thrillsphere (1990) and Blue Dogs (Music for Dog People, 1991) .



http://youtu.be/bVwKPmD3xGI

pabrizzer
05-12-2013, 10:04 AM
Hi gang sorry i havent been around for a couple of weeks had a bad chest infection and sore throat, still have it hanging around and my voice is shot to pieces so my singing may not be the best (when was it ever lol !!!!) but wanted to get back on the seasons band wagon. Well here is my official entry for this week, didnt think anyone else would choose this song,but i was wrong, but here is my version of ..............

"Marie Laveau" is a 1974 live recording by Bobby Bare. "Marie Laveau" was Bobby Bare's thirty-fourth single to hit the country charts, which became his only number one. It was written by Shel Silverstein and Baxter Taylor. "Marie Laveau" went to number one for a single week and spent a total of eighteen weeks on the country charts.[1]
The song is about a fictitious witch who lived in a Louisiana bayou swamp, having the same name as the famous New Orleans voodoo priestess who is approached by a scoundrel, "Handsome Jack". Jack asks Marie to conjure up $1,000,000; in exchange, Jack will then marry Marie. Marie conjures up the money, but Jack backs out on his end of the deal, resulting in Marie casting a spell on Jack in revenge.
The first released recording is by Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show, on their 1971 album Doctor Hook. Another version is by Girl Trouble, released on Thrillsphere (1990) and Blue Dogs (Music for Dog People, 1991) .



Good to see you back Dave. Hope you can kick that bug.
You can never have too many murdering vodoo witches! Good job.

ukuleledaveey
05-12-2013, 10:13 AM
Good to see you back Dave. Hope you can kick that bug.
You can never have too many murdering vodoo witches! Good job.
many thanks mate, tried to record another song today but my voice went lol, i sounded like bon scott after a gig :)i have really missed not taking part the last couple of weeks, but plenty of cough syrup is doing the trick, many thanks once again mate :)

chrimess
05-12-2013, 10:34 AM
Welcome bac, Daveey, the entry is great and you are as much of a stand up guy as the resilient people of New Orleans.


Hi gang sorry i havent been around for a couple of weeks had a bad chest infection and sore throat, still have it hanging around and my voice is shot to pieces so my singing may not be the best (when was it ever lol !!!!) but wanted to get back on the seasons band wagon. Well here is my official entry for this week, didnt think anyone else would choose this song,but i was wrong, but here is my version of ..............

"Marie Laveau" is a 1974 live recording by Bobby Bare. "Marie Laveau" was Bobby Bare's thirty-fourth single to hit the country charts, which became his only number one. It was written by Shel Silverstein and Baxter Taylor. "Marie Laveau" went to number one for a single week and spent a total of eighteen weeks on the country charts.[1]
The song is about a fictitious witch who lived in a Louisiana bayou swamp, having the same name as the famous New Orleans voodoo priestess who is approached by a scoundrel, "Handsome Jack". Jack asks Marie to conjure up $1,000,000; in exchange, Jack will then marry Marie. Marie conjures up the money, but Jack backs out on his end of the deal, resulting in Marie casting a spell on Jack in revenge.
The first released recording is by Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show, on their 1971 album Doctor Hook. Another version is by Girl Trouble, released on Thrillsphere (1990) and Blue Dogs (Music for Dog People, 1991) .



http://youtu.be/bVwKPmD3xGI

ukuleledaveey
05-12-2013, 10:43 AM
Welcome bac, Daveey, the entry is great and you are as much of a stand up guy as the resilient people of New Orleans.

:) Many thanks Christian,oh those new Orleans people are extraordinary people, thery have been through so much i have so much respect for them, thanks for your kind words mate and im hoping Bayern win the champions league :) thanks for your kind words mate greatly appreciated if your ever over here in the Uk give me a shout and i will buy you a pint or few :)

electrauke
05-12-2013, 10:55 AM
Here it is:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbzNcpAadl0&feature=em-upload_owner

Not the best video, but audio is fine. Great week and awesome Tabasco prizes.

~dave~~wave~
05-12-2013, 11:44 AM
Hi gang sorry i havent been around for a couple of weeks had a bad chest infection and sore throat, still have it hanging around and my voice is shot to pieces so my singing may not be the best (when was it ever lol !!!!) but wanted to get back on the seasons band wagon...

Daveey! We're blessed to have you back and feeling better.
I was getting a bit concerned, getting ready to deputize a UU UK posse to check on your welfare.

Shel Sliverstein was quite a character, a brilliant satirist and cartoonist as well as occasional songwriter, glad we can add your version to the collection.

Dougf
05-12-2013, 03:52 PM
Here's a little late season bonus, "Basin Street Blues", by Spencer Williams, and first recorded by Louis Armstrong.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU5MeEJlB4k

J-Peg
05-12-2013, 03:53 PM
As usual, I'm getting my entry in just under the wire. My computer's being ornery tonight, so the video is all glitchy and out of sync, but I'm happy with the audio.

This is a song by an obscure short-lived band from the late 1980's called King Swamp. It's about a man who is so desperate for a certain woman's affection that he enlist the aid of a voodoo priestess. It's called "Louisiana Bride."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDWBd2-48U8&feature=youtu.be

myrnaukelele
05-12-2013, 07:04 PM
We had such a fun time playing music tonight. Molly's in town for the summer and she's learning to play trumpet. How could we not do this song?

http://youtu.be/Tp5WnXIs0ls
A minty fresh bonus. :cool:

~dave~~wave~
05-13-2013, 01:11 AM
^ ^ ^ ^

And another week comes to a close with Myrna and Molly marching us out with the perfect capper, thanks, you two.

Thanks again, everybody, for playing and watching this week, I had a great time remembering some classic old tunes and learning some new ones, all with a red hot Seasonista twist.

I've had a good response on folks PMing addresses for the micro commemorative hot sauce bottles, but there are plenty of these going begging, so please jump in, I'll be happy to mail you one, right around the world.

I promise, I'll delete your address as soon as I send it.
I won't show up at your door, my couch surfing days are long over. ;)





http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7316/8734030193_b192a31e1b_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27496798@N05/8734030193/)

redpaul1
05-13-2013, 02:04 AM
Thanks Dave for a great week - once again, a season has led me, like you, to discover some great new material, and re-discover some old favourites!

Fun fact of the day: 'wrap' in "that's a wrap" is an acronym: Wind Reels And Print :cool:

frisbee fred
05-13-2013, 07:50 AM
This was a great season, Dave. Audrey and I are looking forward to the commemorative hot sauce!

~dave~~wave~
05-13-2013, 04:04 PM
thesillydave ~ Mardi Gras in New Orleans (Professor Longhair) - Exquisite ukulele rendition of the ol' Fess. The whistling is faithful to his version, really happy you got this one in, Dave.

GinnyT11 ~ Slippery Sal (Randy Sparks? traditional?) - A peppy little Bourbon Street number I hadn't heard before.
A lively uke arrangement and delivery, we'll credit Mr T with a brilliant assist helping you put it together. I can envision quite the barbershop quartet production on it.

redpaul1 ~ Crescent City (Luclnda Williams) -I had never heard this Lucinda Williams gem. A brilliant selection for this week with the litany of evocative Louisiana place names.

ukuleledaveey ~ Marie Laveau (Shel Silverstein) - Thrilled to see you back with us this week, Daveey! I'm glad you're feeling better, your voice is in fine fettle and your little uke bright and lively.

electrauke ~ Jambalaya (Hank Williams Sr.) - Happy to see you back on the Seasons, Andre.
Jambalaya is a excellent tune to add to your repertoire. You can always get a uke group or any random musicians to play along.

dougf ~ Basin Street Blues (Armstrong) - Sweet and smooth as cocktails in a French Quarter courtyard.

J-peg ~ Louisiana Bride (King Swamp) - A great selection for this week, love hearing fresh material. That shiny metal uke is bright in more ways than one, great growl in the vocals, the harmonies are a deft touch.

myrnaukulele (+molly) ~ The Saints - WooHoo! A perfect capper for a wonderful week, thanks for sharing this one. Up on your feet with big smiles as the trumpet sounds its call, high harmonies reaching up to heaven, we all want to be in that number.

.................................................. .................................

I'm starting on the mailing project for the sauces. Fortunately, I found I can print customs declaration forms on the USPS web site.

Drawings for the Grand Prizes are in the works and should be announced in a few days.

drbekken
05-13-2013, 10:17 PM
Lovely Season this time (as always).So many great songs in beautiful versions. Everyone's a winner!

~dave~~wave~
05-15-2013, 02:54 AM
Random drawings were held last night for three Grand Prize Winners.

Remember, everybody won First Prize this week.
There's been a great response from folks sending their address for collectible souvenir hot sauce.

A few kind souls have expressed concern for the expense of mailing them out. Trust me, old ~dave~ made some good overtime this year, the project is well under budget.

Humor an old guy, I get a kick out of of supporting the Postal System.
There's still sauce available and time to send me your address.








http://youtu.be/YknoZSEAn7U




International winner ~ 0:29
USA winner ~ 1:30
First time on the Seasons winner ~ 2:30

GinnyT11
05-15-2013, 03:52 AM
Oh my goodness, I'm having trouble breathing...and my heel broke on the steps getting up here.

First, I'd like to thank Dave~~Wave for choosing an interesting, multi-faceted theme for the week, and for his attentive, kind and thoughtful hosting.
I deeply thank my husband, who helped me find the chords for my song, and who tried to keep me on pitch.
I'd also like thank the Seasonistas, who make the Seasons such a fun place to hang out.
And finally, I'd like to thank the Turn of Fate, without which I would never win a Season!
Oh wait...is there another Ginny?

frisbee fred
05-15-2013, 04:21 AM
Hahaha!! I will be accepting this award on Audrey's behalf as she is back at college. I've PMd you her address already for the hot sauce - let me know if you need it again. Very fun season - thanks for hosting it and doing all of this work.

we tigers
05-15-2013, 05:09 AM
Go Ginny!

Thanks for a great week Dave, another excellent season.

The Ukelites
05-15-2013, 05:17 AM
Congratulations to everyone! Thanks for a super season!:)

wee_ginga_yin
05-15-2013, 05:44 AM
Oh my goodness, I'm having trouble breathing...and my heel broke on the steps getting up here.


The broken heel was last year... this year it was tripping over the hem of your frock.
Congrats... you deserve a prize for being the best encourager on the seasons :D

Dougf
05-15-2013, 07:26 AM
Great season, Dave, definitely struck some rich veins this week.

UkeyDave
05-15-2013, 10:26 AM
A great week. Thank you to the host. I have been educated in Louisiana music and had never heard of Bayou Music before this week so it has been a great cultural musical lesson too. The seasons really are a great musical educator and have helped me discover some wonderful new music. Thanks again everyone. :cool:

decaturcomp
05-15-2013, 10:56 AM
A great season and a great outcome video. Thanks ~!
And please tell andy who drew the last winner that i think his shirt should have said "I bleed Husker Du"!
Congratulations winners!!!


Random drawings were held last night for three Grand Prize Winners.

Remember, everybody won First Prize this week.
There's been a great response from folks sending their address for collectible souvenir hot sauce.

A few kind souls have expressed concern for the expense of mailing them out. Trust me, old ~dave~ made some good overtime this year, the project is well under budget.

Humor an old guy, I get a kick out of of supporting the Postal System.
There's still sauce available and time to send me your address.











International winner ~ 0:29
USA winner ~ 1:30
First time on the Seasons winner ~ 2:30

TCK
05-15-2013, 03:26 PM
So many songs I worked on and wanted to play this week...So much NOLA R&B I simply cannot make sound right on the Uke (YET)- fantastic season Dave, tapping my favorite musical location for sure. Thanks for hosting, congrats to the winners all (all of us- gooble gobble we accept you), and well, laissez les bons temps rouler Seasonista's! See you all over on 65 ;)

TCK
05-18-2013, 07:24 PM
Y'all should still be lookin' because NOLA is where our musical roots are...
In any event, this weeks show is all New Orleans. Might be worth a listen- I hear the DJ is a pretty nice guy
http://dlaurice.podomatic.com/entry/2013-05-18T20_26_55-07_00
Damn fool went and self promoted again didn't he? Enjoy

ukuLily Mars
05-19-2013, 07:58 AM
What a great Season! So many wonderful videos! Dave, thanks for doing such a great job hosting, and especially for choosing such an exciting theme. Congratulations to the winners!

There is only ONE Ginny.

pabrizzer
05-21-2013, 10:26 AM
Charlie and I got our Hot Sauce.
Thank you very much!

Barbablanca
05-21-2013, 11:55 AM
Congrats to everyone who took part!

GinnyT11
05-23-2013, 11:23 AM
I received my kite prize for my good luck in the drawing for this Season! I think this means I'll have to spend a weekend at the beach playing with it. That's part of the prize, isn't it, Dave? I just send the bill to you?

I'm looking forward to my Louisiana hot sauce.

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lakesideglenn
05-23-2013, 11:56 AM
Hey Ginny ... go fly a kite!

:rolleyes:

peewee
05-23-2013, 01:39 PM
Hot Sauce received, thanks! Red Hot week!

Dan Uke
05-23-2013, 01:46 PM
Thanks...got mine today

bonesigh
05-23-2013, 03:36 PM
Got mine today (:53427On display with my mini,mini uke with sauce with the little one's hand artwork. Thanks!

TCK
05-23-2013, 03:56 PM
Red hot week, my pepper sauce is prominently displayed! Thanks again Dave

xommen
05-23-2013, 09:47 PM
Got mine too yesterday, thx Dave!

drbekken
05-23-2013, 10:32 PM
Hot sauce made it to Norway! And three packs of Aquila Reds too! I've already made a video of the Reds on a soprano (see videos & links). Sounds pretty cool. Thanks a million!

Barbablanca
05-23-2013, 11:06 PM
Hot sauce spicing up Catalonia too! Thanx - what cute little bottles!

UkeyDave
05-23-2013, 11:40 PM
Tabasco sauce is proudly on display. All the way from U.S. of A. Thanks Dave - it was a much appreciated gesture.
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we tigers
05-24-2013, 03:31 AM
Hot Sauce on display in the Netherlands as well!
Thanks Dave!

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
05-24-2013, 04:17 AM
Now I need to make an oyster po' boy so I can use my hot sauce. Merci beaucoup!!

decaturcomp
05-24-2013, 04:20 AM
Lovin' the salsa caliente! Mercy buckets Se~N~or!

redpaul1
05-24-2013, 05:59 AM
Nothing's turned up here yet. Did you get my PM (I keep forgetting to specify to keep a copy in my sent items folder or setting a 'read' notification so I never know if anyone's received my PM's)?

chrimess
05-24-2013, 07:28 AM
absolutely fantastic, Dave, thanks so much, my favorite sauce (I even convinced the Mexicans at the office) in an awesome commemorative package!

~dave~~wave~
05-24-2013, 03:18 PM
...Nothing's turned up here yet...

Not to fret, yours is on the way. I think I addressed it to Paul ReHot Ukulele since you didn't include a surname. I thought that was better than Paul pUke. ;)

.................................................. ............

Good to hear the first mailings are reaching their destinations.
I'm like Santa with his elves on strike, they were sent in batches.
Hang tight, if you sent me a PM, yours will come.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Back to the Ramones!

redpaul1
05-24-2013, 09:18 PM
Hahaha! Pepe le pUKE!

frisbee fred
05-25-2013, 09:06 AM
Hey, just checkin' in as we didn't get the sauce yet. Did you get my pm with Audrey's address as well?

ukuLily Mars
05-25-2013, 01:26 PM
I haven't gotten mine yet, either. But I'm on my way to Oregon for oyster po' boys at Ralf's.

GaryC1968
05-25-2013, 02:14 PM
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The bottles are HUGE!!!

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
05-25-2013, 02:27 PM
I haven't gotten mine yet, either. But I'm on my way to Oregon for oyster po' boys at Ralf's.

Bring your uke!!

ukuLily Mars
05-25-2013, 04:39 PM
The uke is packed. The uke is ALWAYS packed. :cool:

thesillydave
05-25-2013, 05:46 PM
got the sauce bottles today!! what a hoot! thanks dave!

wee_ginga_yin
05-28-2013, 04:13 AM
Thank yous very many. I gets the hots sauces todays
I mixes it with the vodkas, and gives it to my girlfriends.
They says theys likes it hots.

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redpaul1
05-28-2013, 05:18 AM
Mine too!
Laughed out loud when I saw who it was addressed to!
Cheers, Dave!
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lakesideglenn
05-28-2013, 08:10 AM
Hot sauce arrived today ... Thanks Dave, you the bestest!
Cheers to ya!

Tootler
05-28-2013, 12:50 PM
Tabasco arrived here today as well, Dave. My wife and daughter were pretty chuffed. My daughter mentioned "Bloody Mary" so you can guess what she was thinking - and it wasn't about a Tudor Queen!

Many thanks, Dave.

bbbannister
05-29-2013, 01:58 AM
Hot sauce has arrived in Sussex, will the locals know what to do with it?

:-) Brill, thanks Dave.

Bob

ukuLily Mars
05-29-2013, 05:21 PM
It's Tabasco time! The sauce arrived yesterday. I am beside myself... and my two bottles of Tabasco sause are beside each other. This is a very big deal.

Thanks, Dave! This whole season was a blast, and this is just the very spicy icing on awesomecake.

ukuloonie
05-29-2013, 05:25 PM
Is my tongue supposed to be on fire.
Thanks Dave for the awesome gifts.

frisbee fred
05-30-2013, 08:21 AM
Just got mine, Dave. Thank you very much!

krabbers
06-13-2013, 05:52 AM
thanks Dave . mine turned up today, i will share them out on tuesday, thanks again from all at UNPLUGTHEWOOD
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