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Hippie Dribble
06-14-2013, 12:42 AM
1930. Stuart Gorrell; Hoagy Carmichael.

Feeling a bit reflective tonight. Here's a very humble shot at one of the most beautiful songs ever written. Played on my new custom Ono claro walnut concert uke.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXr2dNOFfKs

Thanks for listening friends.

CTurner
06-14-2013, 04:38 AM
jon,

The Ono walnut sounds wonderful for this song. It's a terrific sound.

Now I remember who you remind me of when you sing and play: Tom Waits. You do sentimental and blues so very well, and you have the kind of gentle swing he did. I thought the pace of the piece was just right.
You've gotten some excellent chord changes in there and the slides are absolutely integrated, not just add-ons for fill.
Thanks for this.

Huckleberry
06-14-2013, 04:46 AM
Ray Charles would be proud. Your rendition is right up there. Well done.

SailingUke
06-14-2013, 05:44 AM
Your videos and talent ALWAYS amaze me !!!

coolkayaker1
06-14-2013, 06:08 AM
Now I remember who you remind me of when you sing and play: Tom Waits.

No disrespect to Tom, but Jon is much, much better. :rolleyes:

Jnobianchi
06-14-2013, 08:53 AM
Sigh. Beautiful work, Jon; from singing to playing to arranging, your work is a source of wonder. Thanks for posting, mate!

saltytri
06-14-2013, 04:02 PM
It's great to hear the walnut sing! You make it sound so nice.

keonepax
06-14-2013, 05:48 PM
Very nice interweaving of the playing and vocals! You got style!

Jim Hanks
06-14-2013, 06:05 PM
Looking forward to hearing more of the walnut and how you think it compares with the Ono mango.

AKuker
06-14-2013, 07:20 PM
Ahh, reflection is a good thing and that song was terrific! Thanks, Jon.

Hippie Dribble
06-15-2013, 01:50 PM
Thanks so much everyone for these lovely comments. This song is a real challenge for me as there are a few high notes that are always a struggle. But Yes, I think the slow tempo is how this song really works best. As for the new uke, it's got a fantastic sound and I'll do a direct comparison with the Ono mango sometime soon. Unfortunately the lighting in this was poor and the beautiful aesthetic details don't come out. There'll be other songs for that though. Again, thanks a lot guys. :)

Hochapeafarm
06-17-2013, 01:15 PM
Ditto, here, on that, SailingUke! And, Jon's videos are always such a source of inspiration -- uke-wise and all-around! :-)


Your videos and talent ALWAYS amaze me !!!