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Jnobianchi
06-14-2013, 07:32 PM
Here's my take on the 1930 classic from Walter Donaldson - had a little trouble with the audio, so you may want to turn it up a tad... :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeK46tUwfYk

pabrizzer
06-14-2013, 07:45 PM
Good old time feel. Well done!

Hippie Dribble
06-14-2013, 08:42 PM
John, I got no more words left. Just keep playing and singing. Makes my day everytime I listen to a new performance from you. Thanks for the inspiration mate. :)

lakesideglenn
06-15-2013, 12:39 AM
Wow John....absolutely fantastic! How did you hold the megaphone and play at the same time?
Made my morning!

pootsie
06-15-2013, 03:24 AM
That was marvelous. I admit, I was sad when you put the megaphone down :(
What a great sound!

KoaDependent
06-15-2013, 03:35 AM
I know you'd never have the time to put it together, but I'd pay good money for a book of John Bianchi arrangements, if they included the tab for the twiddly bits.

Jnobianchi
06-16-2013, 01:43 PM
I know you'd never have the time to put it together, but I'd pay good money for a book of John Bianchi arrangements, if they included the tab for the twiddly bits.

:D So would I! Then I wouldn't have trouble remembering what it is I did. :) Seriously, thank you very much for the compliment.

Jnobianchi
06-16-2013, 01:51 PM
:) thanks, Glenn. That thing you see at bottom of the frame holding the bottom of the megaphone is my knee, so that's how I did it. Very low-tech solution, though I'm working on modifying a gooseneck mic stand to do the job.

Thank you, Pootsie. Yes, I should have sung the whole thing into it, now that I'm watching it after the fact. Next time.

Thanks, Pabrizzer - Glad that you liked it. I've been enjoying your vids a lot lately!

Jon; that's very kind of you. As always, you humble me with your comments. Thank you!! Now, you gotta get yourself one of these cardboard thingees. So much fun to play with it!

Ambient Doughnut
06-16-2013, 11:41 PM
That's weird - in a good way I mean!

The megaphone gives the vocals a kind of intimacy, like listening to an old gramophone record. Add in the scratchy sounds and you're there. Great performance too natch. :)

keonepax
06-17-2013, 02:40 AM
Loved it! That megaphone part looked a bit goofy, but it worked!

Chris Tarman
06-17-2013, 05:11 AM
Fantastic, as ALWAYS, John! You're one of my favorites. I'd love to be able to play like that. If I ever make it to NY, we'll have to get together!

Jnobianchi
06-17-2013, 06:06 AM
Thanks, Chris - I'm glad that you liked it! And yes - let me know if you ever get over this way.

Jnobianchi
06-17-2013, 06:08 AM
Thank you, Doughnut - and thank you, John. Yes - this is *entirely* goofy, but the only other way to make it less goofy involves having someone else play the uke, and I was the only one around. And then, it's still very goofy. :D

fernandogardinali
06-17-2013, 08:17 AM
Loved the megaphone thing!

Jnobianchi
06-17-2013, 03:13 PM
Thanks, Fernando. :)

pootsie
06-17-2013, 05:18 PM
Please do some more tunes with it!

I bet you can prop it up on the steering wheel ;)

Jnobianchi
06-19-2013, 05:55 AM
Please do some more tunes with it!

I bet you can prop it up on the steering wheel ;)

:D I think you'd lose that bet, though I do have a smaller 8" one that might fit. OK - I will try another tune or two, just to see what you can do with it. :)

pdxuke
06-19-2013, 06:04 AM
A classic, my friend. I enjoyed the heck out of it, as always!

( And I love how you do your triples!)

Jnobianchi
06-20-2013, 05:34 AM
Thanks, Thom. Maybe we get in a Skype to do those some time!