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Wongo
08-11-2013, 12:12 AM
Welcome along to the 78th Season of the Ukulele.
I am a great lover of Madness and SKA music. This week I want to watch you amazing people play the music that I love.
I turn 30 on the 19/08/2013 so I was very happy when I managed to get this week. I fully intend on sitting and relaxing while I listen to what you Seasonistas have to bring this week. Culminating in a fantastic playlist for me to play at my party next Monday.(Double Bonus)

Guidelines:
1: Songs must be by Madness or be a SKA Hit(I’m not going to be overly fussy about what constitutes as a SKA Hit. so if you have a song but you are not sure....do it anyway)

2: scrap this rule.../.........././././...as many entries as you like.......././.....././. I liked Fred's rule of 3 entries per person so I will stick to that again this week (so no bonuses, limit of 3 videos per participant)

3: Multi-tracking is allowed, Ukulele must be the central instrument

4: Repeats of songs are allowed as I like to hear how different people interpret a song

5: Its must be a new video for this season, with entrants stating somewhere that it is for the 78th Season of the Ukulele

6: Please state somewhere the song title and the artist

7: Season ends 11:59pm Sunday 18/8/2013 Hawaii Time

Here are some useful links

list of Ska bands (http://ska4u.com/ska-bands/)

http://www.pure80spop.co.uk/ska.htm

The Specials (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Specials)

The(English)Beat (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beat_(band))

This is a musical based around the music of Madness.
Our house the musical (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xCqKZqbqyM&list=PL-g5tJP58KYz-e_g8mQxGiQK7ZvDFsR-G)


Judging: this week I will pick two winners, I will make my decision based on energy with you video as Ska music is all about the energy.

Prizes: the two winners will win a pair of sunglasses like Suggs wore. Also each winner will have the opportunity to name one of my new kittens. I will also send you emails with pictures of the kitten you named as they grow up.
Here are the kittens57104

Thank you I hope you enjoy this week as much as I’m going to

Alex

Playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1wiWSXG6bUofIq7pypXyXFIcZ3FGmAda)

Non-entry playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1wiWSXG6bUrci2SPrLV6zllcDmCYSehX)

Songs from "The Harder They Come"playlist
(http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeIzPEGGcS27ctgZsD1YACikjdfXAGgdf)

UkeyDave
08-11-2013, 12:43 AM
Wow - Beaut Wongo. Got two songs already in the pipeline. Off to watch some football and then at work 13 hours tomorrow but I WILL RETURN. ;-)

Wongo
08-11-2013, 12:50 AM
Wow - Beaut Wongo. Got two songs already in the pipeline. Off to watch some football and then at work 13 hours tomorrow but I WILL RETURN. ;-)

looking forward to you entries Dave

ukuleledaveey
08-11-2013, 01:01 AM
great theme wongo :) here is a NON ENTRY from a past season just to get the two tone flowing :)


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

Wongo
08-11-2013, 01:12 AM
great theme wongo :) here is a NON ENTRY from a past season just to get the two tone flowing :)


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

Fantastic start Dave, brilliant Non-entry. Looking forward to your official entries

frisbee fred
08-11-2013, 03:41 AM
Lol! From Broadway to Ska. I'm going to have to get some help from my son on this one as I have no clue.......

Wongo
08-11-2013, 03:53 AM
Lol! From Broadway to Ska. I'm going to have to get some help from my son on this one as I have no clue.......

Fred you should watch the Our house the musical link I posted, it's a great show, it's been on in the westend. It just hasn't made it to broadway(yet)

frisbee fred
08-11-2013, 03:55 AM
Fred you should watch the Our house the musical link I posted, it's a great show, it's been on in the westend. It just hasn't made it to broadway(yet)

Thanks, Wongo. Will do.

The Ukelites
08-11-2013, 04:18 AM
SKA? Woohoo! We're going on holiday tomorrow, but let's see what we will get done today! Brilliant theme!

Wongo
08-11-2013, 04:21 AM
SKA? Woohoo! We're going on holiday tomorrow, but let's see what we will get done today! Brilliant theme!

Can't wait to see what you two fabulous people put together. :)

we tigers
08-11-2013, 04:40 AM
I love old ska music from the sixties and I've got a song in mind as well. Let's see if we can get an entry in this week. We're also preparing to play at Burning Uke in Gent (Belgium) on Saturday. Busy times. But a great theme!

Wongo
08-11-2013, 04:47 AM
I love old ska music from the sixties and I've got a song in mind as well. Let's see if we can get an entry in this week. We're also preparing to play at Burning Uke in Gent (Belgium) on Saturday. Busy times. But a great theme!

It would be great if you stars could get an entry together.

kleblanc
08-11-2013, 04:59 AM
I have never heard of Ska music. What in the world is it?

uke4ia
08-11-2013, 05:29 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrXGySIAx68

This is another NON-ENTRY from the Mash-up week.

uke4ia
08-11-2013, 05:36 AM
I have never heard of Ska music. What in the world is it?

It was a fast reggae beat, often with a horn section. Like the Mighty Mighty Bosstones.

Wongo
08-11-2013, 06:06 AM
I have never heard of Ska music. What in the world is it?

Have a look at the links I posted. Or type ska hits into YouTube. There's plenty of example on there.

Wongo
08-11-2013, 06:11 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrXGySIAx68

This is another NON-ENTRY from the Mash-up week.

Another fantastic non-entry.

TCK
08-11-2013, 06:32 AM
SEE? Now the Vespa will come in handy!
Street cred regained...
If I am not overstepping and anyone needs inspiration, here are a few recent radio shows
Blue Beat records (http://dlaurice.podomatic.com/entry/2013-06-29T06_28_31-07_00)
and other original Ska sides (http://dlaurice.podomatic.com/entry/2013-05-12T10_33_29-07_00).
hup hup hup chigga chigga chigga.
This is gonna be FUN! Thanks Wongo for a great theme

I have never heard of Ska music. What in the world is it?
K- check the links mate, Jamaican popular right around the time of independence. Think American R&B with a different accented note. Grandpa of Reggae.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
08-11-2013, 06:46 AM
Great theme, Wongo. So many ways to adapt ska's rhythms to ukulele---should be both challenging and fun for all.

Maybe a photo or two of those kittens would provide additional inspiration? Meow?

Shady Wilbury
08-11-2013, 06:47 AM
Thanks, TCK...that really accentuates the difference between the two, which had me stumped. :) Great radio shows too. (I just discovered them of my own accord, fairly recently...nice to know what particular favourites of yours are.)

xommen
08-11-2013, 07:13 AM
This is my entry for this week it's a quick Madness song It must be love:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evgu7xSVA9M

frisbee fred
08-11-2013, 08:50 AM
SEE? Now the Vespa will come in handy!


TCK - The eye on your shoulder (I swear I saw it blink at me) gives you street cred. The Vespa doesn't........

kleblanc
08-11-2013, 09:20 AM
Well, I listened to it and I still don't know what it is. I think this is one for me to observe and not participate. Not sure I get it at all. Seems to be some pretty violent sounding music. Will be interested to see the entries.

pabrizzer
08-11-2013, 10:50 AM
Well, I listened to it and I still don't know what it is. I think this is one for me to observe and not participate. Not sure I get it at all. Seems to be some pretty violent sounding music. Will be interested to see the entries.

Well The Cat Empire is listed in the Ska band list so I will do 3 of their songs I think.
They are well worth a listen kleblanc.
Upbeat happy music mostly - certainly not violent sounding.
Interesting in percussion but simple in chord - so will be interesting to see how it goes on ukulele.

TCK
08-11-2013, 10:58 AM
135 Orange Street.
Kingston Jamaica.
About the most important address in the history of Jamaican popular music, and the home of Beverly's Ice Cream Parlor and Record Shop (Mim was not the first to combine passions :)).
The proprietor, Mr. Leslie Kong, decided to record and did so, bringing to the world for the first time Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Dekker, The Maytals, and a very young Bob Marley. Marley's early sides include a great gospel tune called "Judge Not" which I figure most have heard, so I decided to go with two lesser known from the label. Of course we will have to agree that anything done by the Maytals or Desmond Dekker with few exceptions constitutes a "hit" at this point.
That, and if I only do three videos this week- please come by and make sure I have not died.
Mount Zion- Desmond Dekker and the Aces (who were incidentally the same as the people of the Maytals) and Hallelujah by the Maytals (Cherry pies, Vikings...Aces...etc.)

Thanks for a great theme Wongo!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5oZ4yHkQDI&feature=youtu.be

mikef
08-11-2013, 11:01 AM
Awww brilliant theme Wongo! I'm looking forward to watching some excellent videos this week. I think Ska rhythm suits the uke so well.

This isn't an entry but I can't resist posting this old video up for you to have a giggle at as that young spiky orange haired backing vocalist... is me!!!


http://youtu.be/c4rVtyZsIms

TCK
08-11-2013, 11:07 AM
I was hoping you'd be along pretty quick Mike. Awesome!
Awww brilliant theme Wongo! I'm looking forward to watching some excellent videos this week. I think Ska rhythm suits the uke so well.

UkeyDave
08-11-2013, 11:18 AM
Well, I listened to it and I still don't know what it is. I think this is one for me to observe and not participate. Not sure I get it at all. Seems to be some pretty violent sounding music. Will be interested to see the entries.
There are plenty of seasons type music that I "don't get" but I try and participate all the same. Go on, get out of that comfort zone. If I can do a song in French (many seasons ago) then ANYTHING is possible my friend.

Wongo
08-11-2013, 11:48 AM
SEE? Now the Vespa will come in handy!
Street cred regained...
If I am not overstepping and anyone needs inspiration, here are a few recent radio shows
Blue Beat records (http://dlaurice.podomatic.com/entry/2013-06-29T06_28_31-07_00)
and other original Ska sides (http://dlaurice.podomatic.com/entry/2013-05-12T10_33_29-07_00).
hup hup hup chigga chigga chigga.
This is gonna be FUN! Thanks Wongo for a great theme

K- check the links mate, Jamaican popular right around the time of independence. Think American R&B with a different accented note. Grandpa of Reggae.

Not overstepping at all. Thank you for you imput:)

Wongo
08-11-2013, 11:49 AM
This is my entry for this week it's a quick Madness song It must be love:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evgu7xSVA9M

What a great start to the official entries. I absolutely love this song and you have done it a brilliant service.

UkeyDave
08-11-2013, 11:54 AM
Well I wasn't going to post until Tuesday due to circumstances but decided to sneak one in on my return from watching my football team play. Here is one from Madness who incidentally I saw live way way back in about 1979 I think it was when they toured with two other ska bands The Specials and Selector. And VERY good they were too.
Great theme this week. I'm hoping to get the three maximum songs in. Can't wait to see some interpretations of Ska on Uke.
This one has easy chords so wasn't too difficult although I only printed off the chords and run through it once before doing this take which had a couple of blips before settling on the 3rd takes. Anyway, do sing along if you know the words.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37lN6kLC2Uw

UkeyDave
08-11-2013, 12:06 PM
Awww brilliant theme Wongo! I'm looking forward to watching some excellent videos this week. I think Ska rhythm suits the uke so well.

This isn't an entry but I can't resist posting this old video up for you to have a giggle at as that young spiky orange haired backing vocalist... is me!!!


http://youtu.be/c4rVtyZsIms
Wow - Really, thats fantastic. Nice one.

Wongo
08-11-2013, 12:12 PM
135 Orange Street.
Kingston Jamaica.
About the most important address in the history of Jamaican popular music, and the home of Beverly's Ice Cream Parlor and Record Shop (Mim was not the first to combine passions :)).
The proprietor, Mr. Leslie Kong, decided to record and did so, bringing to the world for the first time Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Dekker, The Maytals, and a very young Bob Marley. Marley's early sides include a great gospel tune called "Judge Not" which I figure most have heard, so I decided to go with two lesser known from the label. Of course we will have to agree that anything done by the Maytals or Desmond Dekker with few exceptions constitutes a "hit" at this point.
That, and if I only do three videos this week- please come by and make sure I have not died.
Mount Zion- Desmond Dekker and the Aces (who were incidentally the same as the people of the Maytals) and Hallelujah by the Maytals (Cherry pies, Vikings...Aces...etc.)

Thanks for a great theme Wongo!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5oZ4yHkQDI&feature=youtu.be

Wow that was amazing. I was totally there with you. I enjoyed every minute and From the look on you face so did you

Wongo
08-11-2013, 12:16 PM
Awww brilliant theme Wongo! I'm looking forward to watching some excellent videos this week. I think Ska rhythm suits the uke so well.

This isn't an entry but I can't resist posting this old video up for you to have a giggle at as that young spiky orange haired backing vocalist... is me!!!


http://youtu.be/c4rVtyZsIms
Where was the shuwop dancing that I thought was mandatory for all backing singers. Hehe. Thank you for sharing this with us. Pure gold

Wongo
08-11-2013, 12:22 PM
Well I wasn't going to post until Tuesday due to circumstances but decided to sneak one in on my return from watching my football team play. Here is one from Madness who incidentally I saw live way way back in about 1979 I think it was when they toured with two other ska bands The Specials and Selector. And VERY good they were too.
Great theme this week. I'm hoping to get the three maximum songs in. Can't wait to see some interpretations of Ska on Uke.
This one has easy chords so wasn't too difficult although I only printed off the chords and run through it once before doing this take which had a couple of blips before settling on the 3rd takes. Anyway, do sing along if you know the words.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37lN6kLC2Uw

Thank you for a walk down memory lane I haven't heard this one for years. When you started playing I was singing along from the off. Fantastic job and I look forward to your next entry

Wongo
08-11-2013, 12:23 PM
Great theme, Wongo. So many ways to adapt ska's rhythms to ukulele---should be both challenging and fun for all.

Maybe a photo or two of those kittens would provide additional inspiration? Meow?
Kittens come tomorrow so I will post some then

TCK
08-11-2013, 12:49 PM
Thanks Wongo! Yeah- this theme is like going to heaven for me, I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. I can assure you that look will be stuck there all week.
Wow that was amazing. I was totally there with you. I enjoyed every minute and From the look on you face so did you

The Ukelites
08-11-2013, 01:35 PM
Here's our entry! Just saw Wim did the same song, while we worked on our multitrack. We have no time to do another one, because we are going on holiday. Well, that's life! We hope Wim doesn't mind.
Hope you like it anyway! Steffen takes the lead vocal! :)

http://youtu.be/LGMLEE6j0PY

Wongo
08-11-2013, 02:00 PM
Here's our entry! Just saw Wim did the same song, while we worked on our multitrack. We have no time to do another one, because we are going on holiday. Well, that's life! We hope Wim doesn't mind.
Hope you like it anyway! Steffen takes the lead vocal! :)

http://youtu.be/LGMLEE6j0PY

Amazing as always! Steffen great job on the lead vocals with this one. It was also good to have your twin brother on the ubass. :) you both did a fantastic job. Loved it

jamz
08-11-2013, 02:46 PM
So glad I checked in, Ska is one of my very favorite styles of music. Coming out of (probably welcome) retirement for this one.

Wongo
08-11-2013, 03:12 PM
So glad I checked in, Ska is one of my very favorite styles of music. Coming out of (probably welcome) retirement for this one.

Really pleased you'll be joining us for this one.

decaturcomp
08-11-2013, 06:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7sIZHGQ9rI
Busty Brown (1969)

TCK
08-11-2013, 07:58 PM
So, this evening, I was talking to Mel and realized that in the background, all I could do was take everyone's style and match it to a SKA song. I will resist posting my request playlist and say this;
First, if Dodd is not on here by tomorrow night, I am doing it. PeeWee- I am looking at you. Take us to Studio One. We went from the ice cream shop to the black arc, and left the most important bit out...
Second. Ralf- there is one I cannot live without. Will you please do Carry Go Bring Come for us? Oh yeah, and tell Jessica that in my head, she is doing the Lalalalala part.

Loving this so far. Coming back every five minutes...must see more!

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
08-11-2013, 08:30 PM
Second. Ralf- there is one I cannot live without. Will you please do Carry Go Bring Come for us? Oh yeah, and tell Jessica that in my head, she is doing the Lalalalala part.


Ah, a challenge within a challenge. Hmm....

TCK
08-11-2013, 08:35 PM
PLEASE??? I will name my next cat Ralf- I promise
Ah, a challenge within a challenge. Hmm....

Oh yes- and Lily, clean out your inbox- I have a request for you as well.

peewee
08-11-2013, 11:08 PM
First, if Dodd is not on here by tomorrow night, I am doing it. PeeWee- I am looking at you. Take us to Studio One.
TCK, I barely missed Dodd and Studio one with this track. Going out of town for several days, not sure I'll be able to re-up this week.
the original (http://youtu.be/w83U4Q0e2WQ) was recorded right after the Ethiopians left Coxsone's tutelage (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ethiopians).
It's a sloppy multitrack extravaganza, soprano+octave baritone+recorder+shaker+vocals..audio only with a picturesque JA video. There's no "see your face" rule this week..
Train to Skaville!
http://youtu.be/hxazC5i1n1A

http://youtu.be/hxazC5i1n1A

Wongo
08-11-2013, 11:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7sIZHGQ9rI
Busty Brown (1969)

What a masterful performance. Both your playing and singing were really tight throughout. Thought this song really suited your voice.

Wongo
08-11-2013, 11:44 PM
TCK, I barely missed Dodd and Studio one with this track. Going out of town for several days, not sure I'll be able to re-up this week.
the original (http://youtu.be/w83U4Q0e2WQ) was recorded right after the Ethiopians left Coxsone's tutelage (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ethiopians).
It's a sloppy multitrack extravaganza, soprano+octave baritone+recorder+shaker+vocals..audio only with a picturesque JA video. There's no "see your face" rule this week..
Train to Skaville!
http://youtu.be/hxazC5i1n1A

http://youtu.be/hxazC5i1n1A

This is great, I loved everything about this. You say sloppy, i say perfect. You really squeezed every last bit out of it. i Thought the recorder was spot on. Nice work

Wongo
08-12-2013, 12:38 AM
day 1 finished and we have had some great entries already. keep it up everyone i'm having a brilliant time.

Wongo
08-12-2013, 01:01 AM
Picture of the kittens added to the original post :) awwwww they are so cute

mikef
08-12-2013, 01:17 AM
I was hoping you'd be along pretty quick Mike. Awesome!
You know me all too well Mr Kid ;)

I've been soooo busy these recent weeks I've sadly been missing out on Season's merriment (I was all set with Little Shop of Horrors last week but time beat me)... but I can't let the offbeat rhythmic fun of Ska week slip away. I've already got my entry worked out... watch this space.

wee_ginga_yin
08-12-2013, 01:57 AM
Owing more to Louis Prima (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNbwe2W-XQE) than Price Buster (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WE8FATuziSc) or The Specials (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPd_awQuH4o).


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

Wongo
08-12-2013, 02:38 AM
Owing more to Louis Prima (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNbwe2W-XQE) than Price Buster (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WE8FATuziSc) or The Specials (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPd_awQuH4o).


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

my what moves you have at the end there. great entry, really enjoyed it. fantastic strumming and you have a brilliant tone to your voice. thank you and well done.
now if only we can convince you to do another :)

wee_ginga_yin
08-12-2013, 02:43 AM
my what moves you have at the end there. great entry, really enjoyed it. fantastic strumming and you have a brilliant tone to your voice. thank you and well done.
now if only we can convince you to do another :)

I toyed with the idea of Uptown Top Ranking but I don't have the accent for it. :-)
It is only two chords Am and G, and I guess it is just waiting for a female Seasonista
to give it a go.


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

Wongo
08-12-2013, 02:47 AM
I toyed with the idea of Uptown Top Ranking but I don't have the accent for it. :-)



give this one a go I think you would be fantastic at it

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

pabrizzer
08-12-2013, 03:12 AM
First.
The Cat Empire.
Brighter Than Gold.

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

decaturcomp
08-12-2013, 03:50 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZvc8vDEi8U
Desmond Dekker and the Aces
Pyramid Records 1969

Wongo
08-12-2013, 03:59 AM
First.
The Cat Empire.
Brighter Than Gold.

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

That was stunning. Truly brighter than gold. Your a very talented man. I'm looking forward to your next entry.

Wongo
08-12-2013, 04:21 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZvc8vDEi8U
Desmond Dekker and the Aces
Pyramid Records 1969

Another superb entry from you. You did that perfectly. We are so lucky to have so many talented people take part in the seasons.

pootsie
08-12-2013, 04:39 AM
So here's the odd thing. I decided a few weeks ago to learn one of my favorite songs. I put in some practice and felt comfortable with it ...

Turns out it is a song by Madness. So imagine how thrilled I was to see this season pop up.

And now two others have posted that same song already! GARG!

That will not stop me, as I have a blister already on my strumming finger working on the up-tempo ska rhythm. I am serious about this one!

Wongo
08-12-2013, 04:59 AM
So here's the odd thing. I decided a few weeks ago to learn one of my favorite songs. I put in some practice and felt comfortable with it ...

Turns out it is a song by Madness. So imagine how thrilled I was to see this season pop up.

And now two others have posted that same song already! GARG!

That will not stop me, as I have a blister already on my strumming finger working on the up-tempo ska rhythm. I am serious about this one!

Don't be put off by the fact others have done the so g you have chosen. As I said repeats are encouraged.

TCK
08-12-2013, 05:13 AM
Some seriously rad entries to wake up to today! PeeWee, meeting Leonard Dillion before he died was a high point of my life, I got the Studio covered mate- that was smile inducing for sure!
Israelites- the only song my dad knew when I bought the record 25 years ago. Third JA hit on American soil (I am harassing Lily to do the second one)- awesome.
Enjoy Yourself- More Prince Buster! Can't go wrong...I will be smiling for days!
Even got Pa in there teaching me about the new stuff (I collect the first wave, but listen to it all- wish I had time to investigate all of it)
These are all great- time to step it up around here



I toyed with the idea of Uptown Top Ranking but I don't have the accent for it. :-)
It is only two chords Am and G, and I guess it is just waiting for a female Seasonista
to give it a go.

Mike- Season 18 was my first time hosting. I had played in ONE season at that point and did not know anyone really well yet. I called for duets and got 17 really great ones. I also met Ralf, who dropped a BOMB. Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhWRHtxrwNo&list=PLDEEC68CC7E4893E8

decaturcomp
08-12-2013, 06:50 AM
TCK:
You gonna get Lily to bring the Millie?

peewee
08-12-2013, 07:20 AM
While we're on the subject of past seasons and duets, here's Max and Matt's outstanding Ghost Town from Season 36 - Halloween -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-9uJgbzLrU&feature=share&list=PLkLyl_FBRtMjXZYo-xZWaUdKyvDJeM5nY

redpaul1
08-12-2013, 07:26 AM
I love old ska music from the sixties and I've got a song in mind as well. Let's see if we can get an entry in this week. We're also preparing to play at Burning Uke in Gent (Belgium) on Saturday. Busy times. But a great theme!

Aargh! Last year's Burning Uke was such fun, I'm even more upset now I can't make it this year: the pUKEs were booked to play at one of our gang's wedding reception on Aug 17. Yes "were" booked. Early last week, we were told, nicely, that our services wouldn't be required, after all; but we're all still expected to attend the reception!

Fortunately I ran into the headline act, Elvira Bira (https://soundcloud.com/elvirabira), this weekend at the Rebellion Punk Rock Festival (http://www.rebellionfestivals.com/) in Blackpool. She turned up at one of our workshops!

You can see some photos from Burning Uke I here (http://marclamote.smugmug.com/Other/26082012-Burning-Uke-Gent/25189598_thcNNk#!i=2066584498&k=MVVfsMm). If you can, you should go.

UncleMoon
08-12-2013, 07:27 AM
Lol! From Broadway to Ska. I'm going to have to get some help from my son on this one as I have no clue.......

I know less about Ska than I did about Broadway. One thing is for sure, this is a learning experience.

pootsie
08-12-2013, 07:43 AM
I know less about Ska than I did about Broadway. One thing is for sure, this is a learning experience.

You need to know ska. Otherwise, you might not be aware that Jimmy Fallon's band is insulting you. Michele Bachmann didn't find out until later that the lyrics of this song were less than flattering.

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

By the way, Fishbone.

FISHBONE!

ukuleledaddy
08-12-2013, 07:43 AM
TCK, I barely missed Dodd and Studio one with this track. Going out of town for several days, not sure I'll be able to re-up this week.
the original (http://youtu.be/w83U4Q0e2WQ) was recorded right after the Ethiopians left Coxsone's tutelage (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ethiopians).
It's a sloppy multitrack extravaganza, soprano+octave baritone+recorder+shaker+vocals..audio only with a picturesque JA video. There's no "see your face" rule this week..
Train to Skaville!
http://youtu.be/hxazC5i1n1A

http://youtu.be/hxazC5i1n1A

One of my favorite Ska songs of all time! Great stuff Peewee!! Love the vid too.
Last week I broke out my dusty melodica to multi track Baby It's You for Broadway week. Now it's not dusty. Might have to break it out again for some ska fun if I can find the time. Woo hoo!

wee_ginga_yin
08-12-2013, 07:45 AM
This is my official non-entry in which I reveal my past history, play with garbage band
and do some experimental video, whilst attempting to make a mélange of Blondie and
David Byrne, entered with the explicit purpose of getting somebody to do it properly.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvHpWgv1ygE

ukuleledaddy
08-12-2013, 07:46 AM
135 Orange Street.
Kingston Jamaica.
About the most important address in the history of Jamaican popular music, and the home of Beverly's Ice Cream Parlor and Record Shop (Mim was not the first to combine passions :)).
The proprietor, Mr. Leslie Kong, decided to record and did so, bringing to the world for the first time Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Dekker, The Maytals, and a very young Bob Marley. Marley's early sides include a great gospel tune called "Judge Not" which I figure most have heard, so I decided to go with two lesser known from the label. Of course we will have to agree that anything done by the Maytals or Desmond Dekker with few exceptions constitutes a "hit" at this point.
That, and if I only do three videos this week- please come by and make sure I have not died.
Mount Zion- Desmond Dekker and the Aces (who were incidentally the same as the people of the Maytals) and Hallelujah by the Maytals (Cherry pies, Vikings...Aces...etc.)

Thanks for a great theme Wongo!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5oZ4yHkQDI&feature=youtu.be

Thanks for the history lesson TCK! I'm with you. Wish I could spend all week bathing in this week. This was wonderful, and delivered with smile. Great way to greet the morning.

Wongo
08-12-2013, 07:59 AM
While we're on the subject of past seasons and duets, here's Max and Matt's outstanding Ghost Town from Season 36 - Halloween -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-9uJgbzLrU&feature=share&list=PLkLyl_FBRtMjXZYo-xZWaUdKyvDJeM5nY

This is a great version of a classic. Thank you for sharing with us

Wongo
08-12-2013, 08:04 AM
This is my official non-entry in which I reveal my past history, play with garbage band
and do some experimental video, whilst attempting to make a mélange of Blondie and
David Byrne, entered with the explicit purpose of getting somebody to do it properly.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvHpWgv1ygE

That was out of this world. Fantastic job with everything. The song was energetic, the video was both fun and informative. Loved it :)

decaturcomp
08-12-2013, 11:52 AM
Another non-entry since this is more lover's rock than Ska but I liked learning it and thought I'd toss it into the mix of old and new videos here, mmmkay?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-Uis74tuUk&feature=em-upload_owner

decaturcomp
08-12-2013, 12:03 PM
Not for easily offended earbones:
yep!

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

By the way, Fishbone.

FISHBONE!

Pueo
08-12-2013, 12:42 PM
Not for easily offended earbones:
yep!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_s_tQ-mRSQ

By the way, Fishbone.

FISHBONE!
By the way, Fishbone.

FISHBONE!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ts27KDHNx4
I have seen them live back in the day. What fun! I love Ska! Going to have a tough decision on what song to do.

decaturcomp
08-12-2013, 12:56 PM
songS Pueo! you get three, so let your freak flag fly, mmmkay?
PS the little girl in this photo with me has been to bunches of Fishbone shows and is nearly 30 these days:
57116

Hochapeafarm
08-12-2013, 01:41 PM
songS Pueo! you get three, so let your freak flag fly, mmmkay?
PS the little girl in this photo with me has been to bunches of Fishbone shows and is nearly 30 these days:
57116

OMGoodness, Alan -- I LOVE that pic!!!! AWESOME!!!

uke4ia
08-12-2013, 02:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxKfdfmpzOw

I saw English Beat on the tour for this album at Boston University. Their lead-in was an unknown band who'd just put out their first album -- R.E.M.

By the way, not that I'll get the lyrics done in time, but can we do originals?

decaturcomp
08-12-2013, 02:32 PM
OMGoodness, Alan -- I LOVE that pic!!!! AWESOME!!!
Thanks! She's my tiny baby daughter and the mother of my grandpunks!

Wongo
08-12-2013, 02:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxKfdfmpzOw

I saw English Beat on the tour for this album at Boston University. Their lead-in was an unknown band who'd just put out their first album -- R.E.M.

By the way, not that I'll get the lyrics done in time, but can we do originals?

Wow! You rock! You put your heart and soul into that. Your playing was incredible, brilliant solo section...... Just awesome. Great job

Also I would love to hear your original song.
This week just keeps getting better and better

southside mike
08-12-2013, 03:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g-MdPottj0

Toots and the Maytals did this one.

ukuleledaddy
08-12-2013, 04:27 PM
I've been trying to get the hang of this ska strum all day and I'm woefully aware of how infrequently I use barre chords. Man, my hand is sore. I'm hoping to get in two this week. Loving all these great entries so far!!!!

TCK
08-12-2013, 05:43 PM
Ska is an improbability after improbability. Born out of the desire for Jamaicans to have access for a supply of American R&B that had dried up and the folk music from the country, at a time when the country was at it's highest, a sentiment often reflected in it's lyrics and tempo.
It was, however, developed by a nun on a mission with an ear for Jazz and people who lived in poverty I could never imagine. Lot of sadness in those bubbly old records.
As promised- Dodd production at the end of the day.
Added bonus- Joe Higgs song- he is the most likely father for indigenous Jamaican music as it stands from the earliest notes...the Rocket 88 if you will.
Apologies for getting a bit carried away doing this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mqswXrPSDQ&feature=youtu.be

TCK
08-12-2013, 06:08 PM
Thanks for the history lesson TCK! I'm with you. Wish I could spend all week bathing in this week. This was wonderful, and delivered with smile. Great way to greet the morning.Thank you Daddy-O, A little religion and coffee for ya. Glad you liked it mate!

TCK:
You gonna get Lily to bring the Millie?
I sure am working on her! I figure if I did Cuba Pete...well

uke4ia
08-12-2013, 06:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh2-vCp53-I

"House of Fun" by Madness. This is probably among the best songs ever written about buying condoms.

I used the armadillolele because it's so punchy and resonant. Then I had a hard time keeping the uke from drowning out my voice. D'oh!

bird's eye view of my ukelele
08-12-2013, 07:32 PM
wow i am loving this season and all the songs in it!

here is my entry

well, i say "entry" - my camera is on the blink so i only have audio - if it's ok to just submit audio, then this is an entry. if not, it's a bonus or a non-entry or a sing-a-long (i put the lyics up on screen!)

rock on

reggae on


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAtRii2MXMo

redpaul1
08-12-2013, 09:21 PM
More shameless self-promotion here, but hey, we're all friends, right? Right?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39ckk7unXd4

pabrizzer
08-12-2013, 10:53 PM
Bob Marley's Zion Train with Charlie.
She hasn't been over for quite a few weeks.
Bit rough as I stuck to my first take policy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l7UoTy7eq4

Wongo
08-13-2013, 01:22 AM
Another non-entry since this is more lover's rock than Ska but I liked learning it and thought I'd toss it into the mix of old and new videos here, mmmkay?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-Uis74tuUk&feature=em-upload_owner

A brilliant chilled number. I thought it suited really well. You got a lovely tone. Non entry or entry up to you....

Can I change rule two everyone? The bit where I said only 3 entries, lets change it to as many entries as you want. Because I am having way to much fun.

Wongo
08-13-2013, 01:33 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g-MdPottj0

Toots and the Maytals did this one.

A fantastic entry from you there mike. Really enjoyed this one as I sat with my cup of tea in the garden. I had you the ukulele and the birds giving it a truly chilled out feel. Keep them coming

Wongo
08-13-2013, 01:35 AM
I've been trying to get the hang of this ska strum all day and I'm woefully aware of how infrequently I use barre chords. Man, my hand is sore. I'm hoping to get in two this week. Loving all these great entries so far!!!!

We look forward to your offering. I had the same thing a couple of weeks ago with a song that was pretty much all barre chords, they hurt at first lol.

wee_ginga_yin
08-13-2013, 01:39 AM
More shameless self-promotion here, but hey, we're all friends, right? Right?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39ckk7unXd4

Can't beat a bit of tight Spandex on a skinny girl :old:

Wongo
08-13-2013, 01:44 AM
Ska is an improbability after improbability. Born out of the desire for Jamaicans to have access for a supply of American R&B that had dried up and the folk music from the country, at a time when the country was at it's highest, a sentiment often reflected in it's lyrics and tempo.
It was, however, developed by a nun on a mission with an ear for Jazz and people who lived in poverty I could never imagine. Lot of sadness in those bubbly old records.
As promised- Dodd production at the end of the day.
Added bonus- Joe Higgs song- he is the most likely father for indigenous Jamaican music as it stands from the earliest notes...the Rocket 88 if you will.
Apologies for getting a bit carried away doing this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mqswXrPSDQ&feature=youtu.be

That one was smashed straight out of the ballpark. Another inspiring entry. You bleed so much into your music that we can do nothing but enjoy and love what you have given to us.

Wongo
08-13-2013, 02:00 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh2-vCp53-I

"House of Fun" by Madness. This is probably among the best songs ever written about buying condoms.

I used the armadillolele because it's so punchy and resonant. Then I had a hard time keeping the uke from drowning out my voice. D'oh!

I could hear you fine and you sounded goooooood. Brilliant song, it is one of my favourites. Another awesome solo section. Your a very talented man

Wongo
08-13-2013, 02:05 AM
wow i am loving this season and all the songs in it!

here is my entry

well, i say "entry" - my camera is on the blink so i only have audio - if it's ok to just submit audio, then this is an entry. if not, it's a bonus or a non-entry or a sing-a-long (i put the lyics up on screen!)

rock on

reggae on


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAtRii2MXMo

A fantastic entry, I was dancing in the street to this one. Beautifully sung and brilliantly played. Looking forward to your next entry

decaturcomp
08-13-2013, 02:07 AM
Can I change rule two everyone? The bit where I said only 3 entries, lets change it to as many entries as you want. Because I am having way to much fun.

Excellent!
Now there can be Actual Madness!!
good choice Wongo! Thanks.

Wongo
08-13-2013, 02:09 AM
More shameless self-promotion here, but hey, we're all friends, right? Right?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39ckk7unXd4

Life is all about self-promotion. Thank you for sharing this with us. It looked like a great day

Wongo
08-13-2013, 02:17 AM
Bob Marley's Zion Train with Charlie.
She hasn't been over for quite a few weeks.
Bit rough as I stuck to my first take policy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l7UoTy7eq4

what a cool grandpa you are. it's so lovely to see the relationship you and your granddaughter have, to both share music is a special thing. what a great entry well played and sung brilliantly. thank you

Wongo
08-13-2013, 02:25 AM
Can't beat a bit of tight Spandex on a skinny girl :old:

I did notice the camera man did seem to always gravitate back to the blonde with the black ukulele. now I know why lol

Wongo
08-13-2013, 02:27 AM
Excellent!
Now there can be Actual Madness!!
good choice Wongo! Thanks.

it was the obvious choice. everyone seems to be having so much fun, so who am I to rain on anyone parade.
let the madness continue.

Wongo
08-13-2013, 02:31 AM
if I have missed your video and not put it into the playlist please let me know. I just went back through and noticed I had missed putting pabrizza's first entry into the playlist. so if I do it again please tell me.

Wongo
08-13-2013, 02:44 AM
Non-entry playlist added to the opening post. hope that's ok

decaturcomp
08-13-2013, 02:53 AM
In honor of Wongo's new GO NUTS lack of a limit number for video entries here's a music playa for our local Atlanta Ska Band The Hermits of Suburbia (http://www.reverbnation.com/thehermitsofsuburbia) with the awesome Butch Brosman on UKULELE!

Wongo
08-13-2013, 03:07 AM
In honor of Wongo's new GO NUTS lack of a limit number for video entries here's a music playa for our local Atlanta Ska Band The Hermits of Suburbia (http://www.reverbnation.com/thehermitsofsuburbia) with the awesome Butch Brosman on UKULELE!

Great stuff now I can listen to these while I wait for more entries to roll in. Nice one

redpaul1
08-13-2013, 03:15 AM
I did notice the camera man did seem to always gravitate back to the blonde with the black ukulele. now I know why lol

Would you believe that that "skinny girl" has grandkids?

TCK
08-13-2013, 04:41 AM
More shameless self-promotion here, but hey, we're all friends, right? Right?

You just go right on ahead and keep that up Paul!

In other news, the ban on going crazy has been lifted!
Saves me the embarrassment (received a letter just the other day ...dum dum dumm) of breaking it.
Thank Wongo! And thanks for the kind words on the Joe Higgs video as well- more to come

decaturcomp
08-13-2013, 07:44 AM
Ahhhhh, this is just excellent.
Soulful - immaculate.


Ska is an improbability after improbability. Born out of the desire for Jamaicans to have access for a supply of American R&B that had dried up and the folk music from the country, at a time when the country was at it's highest, a sentiment often reflected in it's lyrics and tempo.
It was, however, developed by a nun on a mission with an ear for Jazz and people who lived in poverty I could never imagine. Lot of sadness in those bubbly old records.
As promised- Dodd production at the end of the day.
Added bonus- Joe Higgs song- he is the most likely father for indigenous Jamaican music as it stands from the earliest notes...the Rocket 88 if you will.
Apologies for getting a bit carried away doing this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mqswXrPSDQ&feature=youtu.be

decaturcomp
08-13-2013, 07:47 AM
If this isn't an entry I don't know what is.
What a GREAT song. So well done, too.
Never heard it until now but thanks for bringing the red radio along bird's!


wow i am loving this season and all the songs in it!

here is my entry

well, i say "entry" - my camera is on the blink so i only have audio - if it's ok to just submit audio, then this is an entry. if not, it's a bonus or a non-entry or a sing-a-long (i put the lyics up on screen!)

rock on

reggae on


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAtRii2MXMo

decaturcomp
08-13-2013, 07:52 AM
Reggae not Ska, will you still love me tomorrow?

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

Wongo
08-13-2013, 08:01 AM
Reggae not Ska, will you still love me tomorrow?

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

What a masterful musician you are! You played that like a pro. I think I'll play this just before I go to bed tonight. Please keep them coming:)

UkeyDave
08-13-2013, 10:07 AM
Here is my second entry. This includes the unexpected amazing dancing flowers that I only spotted when I watched it back.
I have also gone the extra mile with this one as I've ended up with a bruised thumb due to attempting to include some uke percussion whilst playing this. I did enjoy it nonetheless, despite my injury. Hope you do too. ;-)


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

wee_ginga_yin
08-13-2013, 10:24 AM
Since kittens are about to be named, I thought I would would do a quick multitrack of an old Bob Dylan song. The original had a definite Ska upbeat, but this version is more like a reggae love-child, and in addition it is a singalong (Chords Dm A on chorus and Dm A G on the verse) Please join in :old:


http://youtu.be/hHxPhtgmpek

I nearly didn't do it cos it has been covered by Jason Mraz (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1XadQZtScM)

Wongo
08-13-2013, 01:29 PM
Here is my second entry. This includes the unexpected amazing dancing flowers that I only spotted when I watched it back.
I have also gone the extra mile with this one as I've ended up with a bruised thumb due to attempting to include some uke percussion whilst playing this. I did enjoy it nonetheless, despite my injury. Hope you do too. ;-)


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

Absolutely fantastic. The song worked really well for you. If you ask me it was worth the bruised thumb, as the final result was excellent

elmann
08-13-2013, 01:35 PM
Hi all,
today I had a very amazing day: Austin1 came from Göttingen to produce a Ska video with me. We had a hilarious time with her choice of a german song she likes (and even I didn't know). Although the song is a little bit "dulce" for Ska, we hope that our try to rhythm the song up was successful:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFD11-KLl1s

Wongo
08-13-2013, 01:35 PM
Since kittens are about to be named, I thought I would would do a quick multitrack of an old Bob Dylan song. The original had a definite Ska upbeat, but this version is more like a reggae love-child, and in addition it is a singalong (Chords Dm A on chorus and Dm A G on the verse) Please join in :old:


http://youtu.be/hHxPhtgmpek

I nearly didn't do it cos it has been covered by Jason Mraz (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1XadQZtScM)

Wow! What a dark richness you gave that. Unbelievably good. I'm off to go and listen to it again.
P.s lovely smile you gave us at the end.

Wongo
08-13-2013, 01:42 PM
Hi all,
today I had a very amazing day: Austinlove1 came from Göttingen to produce a Ska video with me. We had a hilarious time with her choice of a german song she likes (and even I didn't know). Although the song is a little bit "dulce" for Ska, we hope that our try to rhythm the song up was successful:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFD11-KLl1s

That was as Ska as the best of them. Great entry, you make a great duet. looks like you both had a wonderful day. Thank you for sharing a part of it with us

chrimess
08-13-2013, 02:13 PM
You guys are toooo cute together-hope you had some Jaegermeister.
Hi all,
today I had a very amazing day: Austinlove1 came from Göttingen to produce a Ska video with me. We had a hilarious time with her choice of a german song she likes (and even I didn't know). Although the song is a little bit "dulce" for Ska, we hope that our try to rhythm the song up was successful:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFD11-KLl1s

southside mike
08-13-2013, 03:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beUQMAA030c

Here's another one. This one is by Jimmy Cliff. The Jerry Garcia Band does a great version on Garcia Live Volume Two that lasts about eleven minutes.

decaturcomp
08-13-2013, 04:27 PM
I thought I could do a harmonica dub track but I couldn't keep myself from singing and then I couldn't remember the lyrics:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZOHYia6pKk

decaturcomp
08-13-2013, 04:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJLzdB2f_Nc&feature=youtu.be

TheUkeBloke
08-13-2013, 05:03 PM
.... help .... !!!!!

Well I looked at the helpful links on Sunday and really liked "Big D and the Kids Table - Shining On". Its sort of Rap in places with more singing in the middle.

Having spent 3 days trying to get it to sound any good with either my voice or with the ukulele, I'm ready to give up.

As a challenge.....! is anyone else able to record and enter this song for the season?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raIWs8-mB_E

Or at least give me some thoughts..... Thanks.

TCK
08-13-2013, 05:18 PM
.... help .... !!!!!

Well I looked at the helpful links on Sunday and really liked "Big D and the Kids Table - Shining On". Its sort of Rap in places with more singing in the middle.

Having spent 3 days trying to get it to sound any good with either my voice or with the ukulele, I'm ready to give up.

As a challenge.....! is anyone else able to record and enter this song for the season?

Or at least give me some thoughts..... Thanks.
The hardest thing to do in all uke-dom is sing to a different tempo than you are playing. I mean, at least for me- nearly impossible, and we are bound for a long haul and a mediocre output. HOWEVER...if one was to do the instrumental track first, and then the vocal track, and merge them in some free software like Audacity...Well, the it becomes fairly simple.

UncleMoon
08-13-2013, 05:19 PM
what a cool grandpa you are. it's so lovely to see the relationship you and your granddaughter have, to both share music is a special thing. what a great entry well played and sung brilliantly. thank you

I agree! This was awesome. I can't wait 'til my granddaughter can play along with me.

TCK
08-13-2013, 05:25 PM
Some of my favorite SKA songs come from the Caberet acts. A little more polish than most, definitely something about the tracks that says "these guys are playing for white folks". I can tell one from a thousand yards.
These guys were just that, Caberet. Phillip James and Lloyd Campbell had a delivery that was American soul music to a T, with some amazing musicians behind them. Together they were the BLUES BUSTERS, even though some idiot said "Blues Blasters" in the video (some tired idiot- first day of school). In any event, did not want to let a little mishap ruin an otherwise reasonably good take- we have all been there I am sure.
Credits- 1964 Worlds Fair (wanna see some rad SKA videos- GO!)
Toured with Sam Cooke on the island, yes- SAM COOKE.
Enough- then there is this.

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

pootsie
08-13-2013, 07:19 PM
So, as promised, the third version of this song so far this season.

Since I couldn't do it as well as the others, I thought I'd try for something completely different.

Reaching back to my punk roots, I went for an uptempo ska beat, little talent, and a $#!+load of misplaced enthusiasm. I had fun so that's what counts


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePHvAEo4jIw

*edit: Ha! Catbombed again

TCK
08-13-2013, 08:49 PM
So, as promised, the third version of this song so far this season.

Since I couldn't do it as well as the others, I thought I'd try for something completely different.

Reaching back to my punk roots, I went for an uptempo ska beat, little talent, and a $#!+load of misplaced enthusiasm. I had fun so that's what counts


*edit: Ha! Catbombed again

And that my friend is all we require. Playing along...I am a huge fan of enthusiasm.

UkeyDave
08-13-2013, 09:16 PM
Here is a non-entry. This is a suitable track for this season. This is one I made over a year ago. Wow doesn't time fly.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQJvjgzipLY

UkeyDave
08-13-2013, 09:20 PM
Here is a non-entry. This is a suitable track for this season. This is one I made over a year ago. Wow doesn't time fly.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQJvjgzipLYI don't know what's going on but for some reason I'm unable to edit my posts or indeed make a posting that includes the video preview picture. Any mods or techies out there who can help?

TCK
08-13-2013, 09:24 PM
Sites been acting wonky all day mate...you can't come in. :)
I don't know what's going on but for some reason I'm unable to edit my posts or indeed make a posting that includes the video preview picture. Any mods or techies out there who can help?

UkeyDave
08-13-2013, 09:25 PM
So, as promised, the third version of this song so far this season. Since I couldn't do it as well as the others, I thought I'd try for something completely different. Reaching back to my punk roots, I went for an uptempo ska beat, little talent, and a $#!+load of misplaced enthusiasm. I had fun so that's what counts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePHvAEo4jIw*edit: Ha! Catbombed againThis is FANTASTIC. 10 out of 10 for pure entertainment. Excellent - I loved it.

austin1
08-13-2013, 09:46 PM
Hi all,
today I had a very amazing day: Austinlove1 came from Göttingen to produce a Ska video with me. We had a hilarious time with her choice of a german song she likes (and even I didn't know). Although the song is a little bit "dulce" for Ska, we hope that our try to rhythm the song up was successful:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFD11-KLl1s

I would just like to throw out there that elmann is an awesome, awesome dude. So if any of you ever find yourself in Lower Saxony, call him and hang out with him. Then call me so I can come too.

wee_ginga_yin
08-13-2013, 10:14 PM
Wow! What a dark richness you gave that. Unbelievably good. I'm off to go and listen to it again.
P.s lovely smile you gave us at the end.

I thought that "animals" was almost like a children's song in its simplicity, almost like a nursery rhyme... and the last verse even though the last line is missing you are somehow forced to complete the rhyme in your head, and give the animal a name.

Wongo
08-13-2013, 10:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beUQMAA030c

Here's another one. This one is by Jimmy Cliff. The Jerry Garcia Band does a great version on Garcia Live Volume Two that lasts about eleven minutes.

I could easily of listened to another 8 minutes of this. It was fantastically played. I like all the frills you added in. Keep it up your a star

Wongo
08-13-2013, 10:54 PM
I thought I could do a harmonica dub track but I couldn't keep myself from singing and then I couldn't remember the lyrics:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZOHYia6pKk

You blow............. That harmonica like a blues pro. Another outstanding entry from you. 100% went into that performance. Who cares if you forgot the words..... Not me. I was jammin the whole way

UkeyDave
08-13-2013, 10:55 PM
Sites been acting wonky all day mate...you can't come in. :)Hahaha - I see what you did there.

Wongo
08-13-2013, 11:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJLzdB2f_Nc&feature=youtu.be

Lovely arrangement you put together for this one. I'm blown away by the talent and diversity everyone is showing. You are a great ambassador for the depth of the ukulele.

Wongo
08-13-2013, 11:08 PM
The hardest thing to do in all uke-dom is sing to a different tempo than you are playing. I mean, at least for me- nearly impossible, and we are bound for a long haul and a mediocre output. HOWEVER...if one was to do the instrumental track first, and then the vocal track, and merge them in some free software like Audacity...Well, the it becomes fairly simple.

:agree: failing that. There's only practice practice practice:)

Wongo
08-13-2013, 11:15 PM
Some of my favorite SKA songs come from the Caberet acts. A little more polish than most, definitely something about the tracks that says "these guys are playing for white folks". I can tell one from a thousand yards.
These guys were just that, Caberet. Phillip James and Lloyd Campbell had a delivery that was American soul music to a T, with some amazing musicians behind them. Together they were the BLUES BUSTERS, even though some idiot said "Blues Blasters" in the video (some tired idiot- first day of school). In any event, did not want to let a little mishap ruin an otherwise reasonably good take- we have all been there I am sure.
Credits- 1964 Worlds Fair (wanna see some rad SKA videos- GO!)
Toured with Sam Cooke on the island, yes- SAM COOKE.
Enough- then there is this.

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

Another solid performance from you. Very upbeat this time around, and what a whistle you have.

Wongo
08-13-2013, 11:23 PM
So, as promised, the third version of this song so far this season.

Since I couldn't do it as well as the others, I thought I'd try for something completely different.

Reaching back to my punk roots, I went for an uptempo ska beat, little talent, and a $#!+load of misplaced enthusiasm. I had fun so that's what counts


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePHvAEo4jIw

*edit: Ha! Catbombed again

That was awesome. Energy in abundance, hell yeah! I loved your take on it. So enjoyable to watch and listen to. So pleased you did this even though it had been done already. Polar oppersites in terms of styles.
Really pleased your cat made another appearance lol.

Wongo
08-13-2013, 11:28 PM
Here is a non-entry. This is a suitable track for this season. This is one I made over a year ago. Wow doesn't time fly.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQJvjgzipLY

Excellent just excellent. That is all

Wongo
08-13-2013, 11:30 PM
Sites been acting wonky all day mate...you can't come in. :)

I couldn't get on for a few hours last night. I starting freaking out thinking maybe it was just my issue. I was lost for a while without you guys

Wongo
08-13-2013, 11:33 PM
I thought that "animals" was almost like a children's song in its simplicity, almost like a nursery rhyme... and the last verse even though the last line is missing you are somehow forced to complete the rhyme in your head, and give the animal a name.

I would agree with you. Again a brilliant entry.

UkeyDave
08-14-2013, 03:47 AM
Well here is my last entry for season 78. i've had a great time with this theme Wongo. Gremlins FIXED.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7J9eie1E-U

krabbers
08-14-2013, 04:30 AM
good choice for a season

decaturcomp
08-14-2013, 04:56 AM
Hey Hey Alex!
Just a break to say, this is a great season.
AND it's only WEDNESDAY!
I was doubtful at first but I've been schooled that the current crop of Seasonistas can handle almost anything that swings.
Thank you!
Thanks Seasonistas!!

elmann
08-14-2013, 04:56 AM
... uptempo ska beat, little talent, and a $#!+load of ... enthusiasm.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePHvAEo4jIw
Wow, this is real SKA! Love it!

pootsie
08-14-2013, 05:47 AM
Thanks all for your kind praise. Proof positive that sheer gusto can make up for lack of skill.

The Seasons sure has helped this noob improve, though.

Viva los Seasons!

austin1
08-14-2013, 07:01 AM
Peace out, Seasonistas! I'm gone until October, got to go play field researcher in Mexico. See you then!

redpaul1
08-14-2013, 07:10 AM
Well here is my last entry for season 78. i've had a great time with this theme Wongo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7J9eie1E-U.
Again, I can't get a video link with the picture preview. I don't know whats going on with this site but there seems to be a gremlin and not sure who or where you post to with problems such as this. Anyway, if you click on the link it should direct you to the You Tube page to view. Cheers.

There you go :)

UkeyDave
08-14-2013, 07:16 AM
There you go :)
Thanks Paul. Seems my mysterious glitch has disappeared. AND my edit facility has returned too. Whoopee.

redpaul1
08-14-2013, 07:21 AM
Here is a non-entry. This is a suitable track for this season. This is one I made over a year ago. Wow doesn't time fly.

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

Once more with feeling :) Mind you, the sight of them knobbly knees makes me think you were probably glad of the accidental anonymity ;p

redpaul1
08-14-2013, 07:29 AM
Thanks Paul. Seems my mysterious glitch has disappeared. AND my edit facility has returned too. Whoopee.

Aha! Was going through the material sequentially and responding as I was going along. In general, however, you can always type in the tags yourself. I just went back and edited your tags to read
(no space before the 'video' and the ']' in the real thing, of course).


*Make sure though, that there's no spaces between the beginning of your YT URL and the end of the opening [video ] tag. Otherwise the vBulletin® software that UU uses to generate these pages will interpolate a set of tags into those spaces, and the tags take precedence over the
tags. So make sure your edit yields
http://youtu.be/xwwsx0 and not
htttp://youtu.be/xwwsx0[/video ] - the latter yields [video ]htttp://youtu.be/xwwsx0, and the loss of your ability to embed your YT material into your post, as your YT URL will now just be treated as an ordinary hyperlink.

HTH

wallyboy
08-14-2013, 07:53 AM
great theme
heres my bash


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwtCSSW9oJI

UkeyDave
08-14-2013, 08:26 AM
Aha! Was going through the material sequentially and responding as I was going along. In general, however, you can always type in the tags yourself. I just went back and edited your tags to read
(no space before the 'video' and the ']' in the real thing, of course).


*Make sure though, that there's no spaces between the beginning of your YT URL and the end of the opening [video ] tag. Otherwise the vBulletin® software that UU uses to generate these pages will interpolate a set of tags into those spaces, and the tags take precedence over the
tags. So make sure your edit yields
http://youtu.be/xwwsx0 and not
htttp://youtu.be/xwwsx0[/video ] - the latter yields [video ]htttp://youtu.be/xwwsx0, and the loss of your ability to embed your YT material into your post, as your YT URL will now just be treated as an ordinary hyperlink.

HTH
Cheers Paul. I think I've got that. Next time I'll use the html manually as suggested. Although I much prefer clicking on icons. :iwant:

Wongo
08-14-2013, 08:28 AM
Well here is my last entry for season 78. i've had a great time with this theme Wongo. Gremlins FIXED.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7J9eie1E-U

We did thank you very much. But don't feel like the fun has to stop I changed rule two so that everyone can do as many as they like.
Another great entry from you. Thank you so much.

UkeyDave
08-14-2013, 09:48 AM
We did thank you very much. But don't feel like the fun has to stop I changed rule two so that everyone can do as many as they like.
Another great entry from you. Thank you so much.
Hey this is excellent news. Another one coming up then.

decaturcomp
08-14-2013, 09:50 AM
The Harder They Come was a movie that changed my life. It was the first thing I ever heard that sounded like Desmond Dekker and that got me going. I love the soundtrack. Here's one of the songs that I've ruined but I had fun so maybe you will, too. Still a lot more good tunes on here. Somebody better beat me to Pressure Drop!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pH21ZOahXjo

UkeyDave
08-14-2013, 10:09 AM
Well you did say I could do more. I decided I needed a lay down for this one. :o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-F9CyfQnOU

Hochapeafarm
08-14-2013, 10:49 AM
So, as promised, the third version of this song so far this season.

Since I couldn't do it as well as the others, I thought I'd try for something completely different.

Reaching back to my punk roots, I went for an uptempo ska beat, little talent, and a $#!+load of misplaced enthusiasm. I had fun so that's what counts


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePHvAEo4jIw

*edit: Ha! Catbombed again

WOW!!! That was awesome and TOTALLY made my day!!! Your enthusiasm is contagious!!! I loved it!!!

Hochapeafarm
08-14-2013, 11:10 AM
Some of my favorite SKA songs come from the Caberet acts. A little more polish than most, definitely something about the tracks that says "these guys are playing for white folks". I can tell one from a thousand yards.
These guys were just that, Caberet. Phillip James and Lloyd Campbell had a delivery that was American soul music to a T, with some amazing musicians behind them. Together they were the BLUES BUSTERS, even though some idiot said "Blues Blasters" in the video (some tired idiot- first day of school). In any event, did not want to let a little mishap ruin an otherwise reasonably good take- we have all been there I am sure.
Credits- 1964 Worlds Fair (wanna see some rad SKA videos- GO!)
Toured with Sam Cooke on the island, yes- SAM COOKE.
Enough- then there is this.

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

So the dang YouTube mobile site (videos won't load on my iPad unless I am in the "Mobile Site," which is terrible, btw!) isn't letting me make comments any more as I've been going through this Season's playlist and apparently making "too many comments", so going to try to make some here....sooooo, TCK, loved this little ditty by you and your whistling was awesome to boot! Btw, I know I told you once before your voice reminded me of John Cougar Mellancamp...but, now I'm thinking Axl Rose...any chance I could persaude you to do a "Welcome to the Jungle" cover for me one day? :-)

Hochapeafarm
08-14-2013, 11:11 AM
I couldn't get on for a few hours last night. I starting freaking out thinking maybe it was just my issue. I was lost for a while without you guys

I had the same issues, too, yesterday -- kept getting "Database error" messages all over the place.

TCK
08-14-2013, 01:33 PM
The Harder They Come was a movie that changed my life. It was the first thing I ever heard that sounded like Desmond Dekker and that got me going. I love the soundtrack. Here's one of the songs that I've ruined but I had fun so maybe you will, too. Still a lot more good tunes on here. Somebody better beat me to Pressure Drop!

Not ruined at all mate- quite the contrary. Love it. Such a great one, such a record.
Oh yeah- I have it on authority that "Pressure Drop" is the name of a horse...
Playing the whole damn album right?
Daddy-o, is it time to "Stop That Train?" :)
Looks like we have:
The Harder They Come
Pressure Drop
Rivers of Babylon
Sitting in Limbo
and You Can Get It If You Really Want.
Where from here as we make good headway?
Ima Fish Ima Shark Ima Whale I'm Ocean Bound ;)

ukuleledaddy
08-14-2013, 01:38 PM
Not ruined at all mate- quite the contrary. Love it. Such a great one, such a record.
Oh yeah- I have it on authority that "Pressure Drop" is the name of a horse...
Playing the whole damn album right?
Daddy-o, is it time to "Stop That Train?" :)

Time will tell...... I tried to get 007 Shanty Town down on Monday but it wasn't working. Will try again tomorrow. After that I've got another one (once performed by The Fruitloops) which I've also been having some trouble with. Again, time will tell........

LOVING this week!

uke4ia
08-14-2013, 02:16 PM
Not ruined at all mate- quite the contrary. Love it. Such a great one, such a record.
Oh yeah- I have it on authority that "Pressure Drop" is the name of a horse...
Playing the whole damn album right?
Daddy-o, is it time to "Stop That Train?" :)
Looks like we have:
The Harder They Come
Pressure Drop
Rivers of Babylon
Sitting in Limbo
and You Can Get It If You Really Want.
Where from here as we make good headway?
Ima Fish Ima Shark Ima Whale I'm Ocean Bound ;)
I did a tiple version of "Many Rivers to Cross" back in Season 19: Many Rivers to Cross (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49L-ewjBNPA)

southside mike
08-14-2013, 02:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uVe5ggythM

My third one in three days. I didn't see me doing anything when this season started but......... I'm addicted. I have enjoyed this season more than I ever would have imagined. There have been so many great videos posted and I've spent more time on here this week watching them than I have time to spend. This one was written by Johnny Nash and has been done by everyone from Jimmy Cliff to Bobby McFerrin, Toots and the Maytals, Procol Harum and even Bobby Goldsboro(imagine that)

myrnaukelele
08-14-2013, 04:04 PM
Well...
This one is more interesting to watch than to listen to.
Ska rhythm is just not my forte. I gave it a shot though. I'm terrible at playing on the back beat.
Anyway- this is a song by The Slackers - Mary Mary/ Fried Chicken.
I had a Northern Goshawk dine on one of my chickens a couple days ago so thought you might enjoy seeing the footage.
NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH! I almost did Your guts (I hate em) by Reel Big Fish but this guy is actually enjoying them...

http://youtu.be/-frG7RCpB2o

ukuleledaddy
08-14-2013, 04:20 PM
I did a tiple version of "Many Rivers to Cross" back in Season 19: Many Rivers to Cross (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49L-ewjBNPA)

I remember your take on that! I was hoping someone would do that for River Week. I considered it too but ran out of time. Fantastic song.

Jazzbanjorex
08-14-2013, 05:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cinysponzJ4&feature=youtu.be

decaturcomp
08-14-2013, 05:45 PM
Some of us have been talking about doing the whole "The Harder They Come" soundtrack (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeIzPEGGcS27ctgZsD1YACikjdfXAGgdf). Join in, okay? Multiples always welcomed. I might make a playlist if that's okay (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeIzPEGGcS27ctgZsD1YACikjdfXAGgdf).

http://youtu.be/vRM_d_ACNQk

Songs still not represented even once as of this writing:
Draw Your Brakes - Scotty
Sweet & Dandy - Toots and the Maytals
007 (Shanty Town)- Desmond Dekker

decaturcomp
08-14-2013, 05:51 PM
http://youtu.be/2778g9Tqftk

~dave~~wave~
08-14-2013, 07:02 PM
I was so blessed by getting to see the reformed Skatalites several times in the 90s.
Most of them are gone now, including drummer Lloyd Knibbs and bassist Lloyd Brevett.

My little tribute, You're Wondering Now, also covered by The Specials.




http://youtu.be/wNpNCt3VHE8

bird's eye view of my ukelele
08-14-2013, 07:23 PM
wow i am just loving this contest!

so many truly fabulous songs

here is another entry from me

"lip up fatty" by bad manners - another song from the late 70's/early 80's ska revival


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC1H6RkUe2A

i struggled a bit (ok... a lot!) with getting some kind of ska-type strum pattern going while singing - it's a bit wobbly in places but what the hey! i also added a bit of something on my new kala u-bass SUB!

P.S. still audio only

Dan Uke
08-14-2013, 07:50 PM
I'm glad that there's a loose translation of ska cuz I still don't have an exact idea. HAHA

I chose Santeria by Sublime since they lived close to me. My wife's cousin toured with them and when they first met, he had no idea who they were. He's totally into Reggae but not Ska.

This song is too high to sing and too hard to play and sing!!




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9TvOtsoVVs&feature=youtu.be

TCK
08-14-2013, 09:31 PM
Some of us have been talking about doing the whole "The Harder They Come" soundtrack (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeIzPEGGcS27ctgZsD1YACikjdfXAGgdf). Join in, okay? Multiples always welcomed. I might make a playlist if that's okay (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeIzPEGGcS27ctgZsD1YACikjdfXAGgdf).

Songs still not represented even once as of this writing:
Draw Your Brakes - Scotty
Sweet & Dandy - Toots and the Maytals
007 (Shanty Town)- Desmond Dekker
Sitting in Limbo - Jimmy Cliff
Limbo is done- Grateful Dead week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-iWIz5RNbQ
Probably ought to get back to the Ska, but this evolving around us is pretty fun for sure.

pabrizzer
08-14-2013, 10:00 PM
I was so blessed by getting to see the reformed Skatalites several times in the 90s.
Most of them are gone now, including drummer Lloyd Knibbs and bassist Lloyd Brevett.

My little tribute, You're Wondering Now, also covered by The Specials.


Man. Such a top video Dave.
Loved this BIG TIME!

pabrizzer
08-14-2013, 11:28 PM
Here's one for the non entry playlist - one from a couple of months ago - Downpressor Man - Basically Peter Tosh's version of Oh Sinner Man.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGj5QqJviBI

mythinformed
08-15-2013, 12:35 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3iI-SZ1pwc&feature=youtu.be

First of all apologies(especially to any Madness fans) Didn't have time to rehearse this one so its completely winged so blips and slips apply !!

Our House - Madness

pabrizzer
08-15-2013, 12:50 AM
First of all apologies(especially to any Madness fans) Didn't have time to rehearse this one so its completely winged so blips and slips apply !!

Our House - Madness

I would like to watch your video but it is set to "private"

mythinformed
08-15-2013, 01:01 AM
I would like to watch your video but it is set to "private"

Should be made public now bud

pabrizzer
08-15-2013, 01:14 AM
Here is a Peter Tosh song done fresh for this season - Stop That Train

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGY50qOwr-c

elmann
08-15-2013, 01:48 AM
One step beyond - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-F9CyfQnOU
Wow! If somebody would try this, I thought how to produce this amount of notes? volume? noise? crowdyness? speed? of the original to get a sufficient feeling. A surprising simple, but excellent solution!
I also should lay down the next songs...

Wongo
08-15-2013, 03:03 AM
great theme
heres my bash


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwtCSSW9oJI

Thank you so much, for taking us on a trip down memory lane with you. Great entry. Maybe another ?

we tigers
08-15-2013, 03:06 AM
Time for some Studio One! Finally found some time to record my entry. Kids are at the daycare, Saskia's at and I'm playing my favourite ska tune of all time. It's Sampson by Tommy McCook, from 1964. Tommy MacCook was one of the founders of the Skatalites, but also recorded under his own name and brings a wonderful jazz saxophone to the Ska table.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7745-lbVBM&feature=share&list=UUB3-3J6EjfJg9hKPxCIPtTQ

If you like Studio One, check out the excellent Soul Jazz Records. They go through the Studio One vaults and come back with the most wonderful anthologies. The even made a documentary about it.

Wongo
08-15-2013, 03:08 AM
The Harder They Come was a movie that changed my life. It was the first thing I ever heard that sounded like Desmond Dekker and that got me going. I love the soundtrack. Here's one of the songs that I've ruined but I had fun so maybe you will, too. Still a lot more good tunes on here. Somebody better beat me to Pressure Drop!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pH21ZOahXjo

You didn't ruin it. That was wonderful. Love your voice with this song. The scenic background finished the video off perfectly

Wongo
08-15-2013, 03:13 AM
Well you did say I could do more. I decided I needed a lay down for this one. :o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-F9CyfQnOU

I'm so pleased that you did another entry for us. And boy what an entry. The haunting vibe came through like a poltergeist at Halloween. Stunning. If you have access to a music program this is a song you should do on it for the future.

Wongo
08-15-2013, 03:28 AM
Well...
This one is more interesting to watch than to listen to.
Ska rhythm is just not my forte. I gave it a shot though. I'm terrible at playing on the back beat.
Anyway- this is a song by The Slackers - Mary Mary/ Fried Chicken.
I had a Northern Goshawk dine on one of my chickens a couple days ago so thought you might enjoy seeing the footage.
NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH! I almost did Your guts (I hate em) by Reel Big Fish but this guy is actually enjoying them...

http://youtu.be/-frG7RCpB2o

Thank you so much for joining us this week. That was some impressive finger work at the begining of your song. Great interpretation of the song. And wow what a video. I don't get to see things like that in my back yard.

Wongo
08-15-2013, 03:32 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cinysponzJ4&feature=youtu.be

Beautifully done. What a fantastic first entry. You had my heading going the whole time.

decaturcomp
08-15-2013, 03:38 AM
One more from The Harder They Come, added UkuleleDaddy's excellent version of this song from Jerry Week to the playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeIzPEGGcS27ctgZsD1YACikjdfXAGgdf), too:

http://youtu.be/R128gEHH9HU

Wongo
08-15-2013, 03:41 AM
Some of us have been talking about doing the whole "The Harder They Come" soundtrack (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeIzPEGGcS27ctgZsD1YACikjdfXAGgdf). Join in, okay? Multiples always welcomed. I might make a playlist if that's okay (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeIzPEGGcS27ctgZsD1YACikjdfXAGgdf).

http://youtu.be/vRM_d_ACNQk


Songs still not represented even once as of this writing:
Draw Your Brakes - Scotty
Sweet & Dandy - Toots and the Maytals
007 (Shanty Town)- Desmond Dekker

Another brilliant song by you Alan. Loving the harmonica. Please do make a playlist and I will add it to the original post.

Wongo
08-15-2013, 03:58 AM
http://youtu.be/2778g9Tqftk

Hahaha I wasn't sure if my eyes were playing up at first. Beautifully chilled thats how you made me feel. :)

xommen
08-15-2013, 04:25 AM
Being home in-between our holiday plan, I thought I would sneek in another Madness tune: I've been driving in my car (I was going to do this for driving week, but then decided not to ;)).

http://youtu.be/Jilv1HgKiu0

TCK
08-15-2013, 05:42 AM
Currently making my day. I am certain Sister Mary Ignatius is smiling down from heaven.
Time for some Studio One! Finally found some time to record my entry. Kids are at the daycare, Saskia's at and I'm playing my favourite ska tune of all time. It's Sampson by Tommy McCook, from 1964. Tommy MacCook was one of the founders of the Skatalites, but also recorded under his own name and brings a wonderful jazz saxophone to the Ska table.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7745-lbVBM&feature=share&list=UUB3-3J6EjfJg9hKPxCIPtTQ

If you like Studio One, check out the excellent Soul Jazz Records. They go through the Studio One vaults and come back with the most wonderful anthologies. The even made a documentary about it.

decaturcomp
08-15-2013, 06:30 AM
Please do make a playlist and I will add it to the original post.

Here's the The Harder They Come Seasonista's Soundtrack playlist (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeIzPEGGcS27ctgZsD1YACikjdfXAGgdf) boss! There are a few from past seasons like Dave's Pressure Drop from Horsie week and uke4ia's tippeling performance of Many Rivers to Cross AND Sitting in Limbo from Ukuleledaddy's spliffing effort on Jerry Week.

UkeyDave
08-15-2013, 06:34 AM
Wow! If somebody would try this, I thought how to produce this amount of notes? volume? noise? crowdyness? speed? of the original to get a sufficient feeling. A surprising simple, but excellent solution!
I also should lay down the next songs...
Thank you so much Elmann

mikef
08-15-2013, 06:35 AM
I know we're actively encouraged to put up multiple versions of the same song, but I do feel oh so guilty posting up a song someone has already done... I was already half way through, honest!!!
Sorry bird's eye view of my ukelele :o

So here's another take of Bad Manners "Lip Up Fatty"...


http://youtu.be/7eyU0sjbTy8

Trivia: I saw Bad Manners at the Wickerman Festival a few years ago which is when I bought that very hat.

max2173
08-15-2013, 07:22 AM
Here's mine, nothing spectacular but I had fun all the same!


http://youtu.be/hYd-_CWe_5U

Wongo
08-15-2013, 07:40 AM
I was so blessed by getting to see the reformed Skatalites several times in the 90s.
Most of them are gone now, including drummer Lloyd Knibbs and bassist Lloyd Brevett.

My little tribute, You're Wondering Now, also covered by The Specials.




http://youtu.be/wNpNCt3VHE8

I think you were made for this season. Great entry. A fantastic song choice for you. Loved your dancing.

Wongo
08-15-2013, 07:46 AM
wow i am just loving this contest!

so many truly fabulous songs

here is another entry from me

"lip up fatty" by bad manners - another song from the late 70's/early 80's ska revival


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC1H6RkUe2A

i struggled a bit (ok... a lot!) with getting some kind of ska-type strum pattern going while singing - it's a bit wobbly in places but what the hey! i also added a bit of something on my new kala u-bass SUB!

P.S. still audio only

Wonderful! We had a bit of a ska karaoke night last night and when this song came on I was dancing away. So thank you for a flashback of last night. You had me dancing away again. I thought you played solidly throughout. Great job

Wongo
08-15-2013, 07:52 AM
I'm glad that there's a loose translation of ska cuz I still don't have an exact idea. HAHA

I chose Santeria by Sublime since they lived close to me. My wife's cousin toured with them and when they first met, he had no idea who they were. He's totally into Reggae but not Ska.

This song is too high to sing and too hard to play and sing!!




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9TvOtsoVVs&feature=youtu.be

That uke sure does sound sweet. I'd not heard this song before. I really enjoyed it. I thought you did brilliantly.
Thank you

mythinformed
08-15-2013, 07:56 AM
I know we're actively encouraged to put up multiple versions of the same song, but I do feel oh so guilty posting up a song someone has already done... I was already half way through, honest!!!
Sorry bird's eye view of my ukelele :o

So here's another take of Bad Manners "Lip Up Fatty"...


http://youtu.be/7eyU0sjbTy8

Trivia: I saw Bad Manners at the Wickerman Festival a few years ago which is when I bought that very hat.

Fantastic Job Mikef, well done mate loved it (and I'm not really a big fan of ska)!! You can tell those who have a real passion for this genre of music ......they shine through !!

Wongo
08-15-2013, 08:05 AM
Here's one for the non entry playlist - one from a couple of months ago - Downpressor Man - Basically Peter Tosh's version of Oh Sinner Man.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGj5QqJviBI

Brilliant as ever! Will add to the playlist when I get on my pc

Wongo
08-15-2013, 08:26 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3iI-SZ1pwc&feature=youtu.be

First of all apologies(especially to any Madness fans) Didn't have time to rehearse this one so its completely winged so blips and slips apply !!

Our House - Madness

I'm a madness fan and I can tell you, you have no need to appologise at all. Thank was brilliant. You were great from start to finish.

redpaul1
08-15-2013, 08:58 AM
Trivia: I saw Bad Manners at the Wickerman Festival a few years ago which is when I bought that very hat.


http://youtu.be/TXNOBw6Mlbk

Next time Buster and the boys are in town - who knows? We might be tagging along too! :)

There's nothing to see in this video btw. It's just 2min 55secs of that poster :confused:

Wongo
08-15-2013, 09:05 AM
Here is a Peter Tosh song done fresh for this season - Stop That Train

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGY50qOwr-c

I love the Aussie tone to your voice it really works well with this song.also You play so well

Wongo
08-15-2013, 09:10 AM
Time for some Studio One! Finally found some time to record my entry. Kids are at the daycare, Saskia's at and I'm playing my favourite ska tune of all time. It's Sampson by Tommy McCook, from 1964. Tommy MacCook was one of the founders of the Skatalites, but also recorded under his own name and brings a wonderful jazz saxophone to the Ska table.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7745-lbVBM&feature=share&list=UUB3-3J6EjfJg9hKPxCIPtTQ

If you like Studio One, check out the excellent Soul Jazz Records. They go through the Studio One vaults and come back with the most wonderful anthologies. The even made a documentary about it.

That was epic. Really nice blend of sounds. An excellent entry. Really pleased you managed to find the time.

Wongo
08-15-2013, 10:23 AM
Being home in-between our holiday plan, I thought I would sneek in another Madness tune: I've been driving in my car (I was going to do this for driving week, but then decided not to ;)).

http://youtu.be/Jilv1HgKiu0

Really glad you could fit another entry in. This is such a great song and you did it so well. Thank you

Wongo
08-15-2013, 10:31 AM
I know we're actively encouraged to put up multiple versions of the same song, but I do feel oh so guilty posting up a song someone has already done... I was already half way through, honest!!!
Sorry bird's eye view of my ukelele :o

So here's another take of Bad Manners "Lip Up Fatty"...


http://youtu.be/7eyU0sjbTy8

Trivia: I saw Bad Manners at the Wickerman Festival a few years ago which is when I bought that very hat.

Ska tastic that was. Great version. You had me dancing around all over again

Wongo
08-15-2013, 10:37 AM
Here's mine, nothing spectacular but I had fun all the same!


http://youtu.be/hYd-_CWe_5U
Fabulous job. Great uptempo number. Well done on the vocals and your harmonica playing

Wongo
08-15-2013, 11:47 AM
http://youtu.be/TXNOBw6Mlbk

Next time Buster and the boys are in town - who knows? We might be tagging along too! :)

There's nothing to see in this video btw. It's just 2min 55secs of that poster :confused:

lucky lucky you. what an experience

Wongo
08-15-2013, 11:51 AM
playlist has been updated. I have tried to make sure I have all of the entries on the playlist. please if I have missed your video, let me know.

wow! 42 entries so far and it's only Thursday. you have all been so fantastic. thank you for joining me this week. i'm having so much fun watching all of you amazing people.:bowdown:

uke4ia
08-15-2013, 11:57 AM
Here's mine, nothing spectacular but I had fun all the same!

Great, Max! I'd never heard this song until last weekend at my open mic, when some friends did a cover of it:
https://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=10151585869566409

ukuleledaddy
08-15-2013, 02:08 PM
During Horse Race Week, TCK put up a video of this song by The Pioneers. I got excited and posted right back saying that I had just performed that song with the uke band I was in during our final show. TCK really wanted me to do it for that week. I didn't have the time. Thought it would work for this week though!
Now, truth be told, when I say I "performed" this song, I mean that there were about 15 uke players with four of them plugged in. One of the guys plugged in was once in a ska band called The Long Shots, he played and sang this song in our band as well. With him leading nobody who wasn't plugged in really knew how to play that ska strum so we just jumped around like idiots and shouted the chorus. This week I finally decided to learn the ska stum. That's not easy! Then I tried to strum while singing. That's not easy either. Well, here's the best I could do.
Wonderful week by the way!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FPzpnN4Wh0

bird's eye view of my ukelele
08-15-2013, 02:40 PM
Sorry bird's eye view of my ukelele :o

the song is so much fun, i'm just surprised EVERYONE isn't doing it!

strumsilly
08-15-2013, 03:50 PM
I don't know if this qualifies as Ska. If not , let me know and I'll butcher something else.
http://youtu.be/mTmzRacOuYw

TCK
08-15-2013, 04:28 PM
You have made a guy in California very happy Daddy-o.
Well done my friend. Complete with the chigga chigga's and the hup hups! Solid gold

During Horse Race Week, TCK put up a video of this song by The Pioneers. I got excited and posted right back saying that I had just performed that song with the uke band I was in during our final show. TCK really wanted me to do it for that week. I didn't have the time. Thought it would work for this week though!
Now, truth be told, when I say I "performed" this song, I mean that there were about 15 uke players with four of them plugged in. One of the guys plugged in was once in a ska band called The Long Shots, he played and sang this song in our band as well. With him leading nobody who wasn't plugged in really knew how to play that ska strum so we just jumped around like idiots and shouted the chorus. This week I finally decided to learn the ska stum. That's not easy! Then I tried to strum while singing. That's not easy either. Well, here's the best I could do.
Wonderful week by the way!!

TCK
08-15-2013, 04:39 PM
I will not go into how the first time I saw Bad Manners, Buster was learning to ride a Vespa in the parking lot of our local club, One Step Beyond. He learned how to ride it right into the club owners Porsche, much to the delight of the onlookers. Was about 1987, and I had just gone from Boy Scout to Skinhead, so of course I was on the spot to bandage him up. Asked him while I was doing so if he would play my favorite tune because I had named my scooter for it- he was all too happy to oblige (her name was Lorraine). Saw them a lot through the years, but again in college- 1992. Right up front, the man looked right at me and yelled "HER NAME...WAS LORRAINE!" and played it for me again. Guess he remembered the night he got those scars as well as I did.
Would be my fondest Bad Manners memory, if it were not for the fact that EVERY show they played, I exhibited my talent for under-aged alcoholism and me and my mates would all send the night out with that drunken Skinhead sing-a-long I am sure you have seen a thousand times as well Mike.
Lip Up Fatty.
Straight down memory lane right there, going to call the old fool who used to buy me the beer and say hello- we are still the best of friends after all this time, and will have our sing-a-long sober and over the phone. Thanks for the excuse mate.

I know we're actively encouraged to put up multiple versions of the same song, but I do feel oh so guilty posting up a song someone has already done... I was already half way through, honest!!!
Sorry bird's eye view of my ukelele :o

So here's another take of Bad Manners "Lip Up Fatty"...


http://youtu.be/7eyU0sjbTy8

Trivia: I saw Bad Manners at the Wickerman Festival a few years ago which is when I bought that very hat.

uke4ia
08-15-2013, 05:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIGMUAMevH0

If I had more time this week, I would do this ska hit by Boston band The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. I encourage someone out there to give this song a try. (There was also a lesser known band from Boston called Bim Skala Bim. On iTunes, their most popular song is a fast ska version of the Beatles "Rain".)

TCK
08-15-2013, 06:10 PM
The impression that I get- solid,
Great band for sure. They played this for us in a tiny studio in college for the radio.
My ears are still ringing, and I am still burning calories from that night.

ukuleledaddy
08-15-2013, 08:21 PM
You have made a guy in California very happy Daddy-o.
Well done my friend. Complete with the chigga chigga's and the hup hups! Solid gold

Well, better late than never, right? It's a lot more fun watching 15 folks in spandex and funny hats do this tune. Ah well, glad you enjoyed it.

redpaul1
08-15-2013, 10:58 PM
I will not go into how the first time I saw Bad Manners, Buster was learning to ride a Vespa in the parking lot of our local club, One Step Beyond. He learned how to ride it right into the club owners Porsche, much to the delight of the onlookers. Was about 1987, and I had just gone from Boy Scout to Skinhead, so of course I was on the spot to bandage him up. Asked him while I was doing so if he would play my favorite tune because I had named my scooter for it- he was all too happy to oblige (her name was Lorraine). Saw them a lot through the years, but again in college - 1992. Right up front, the man looked right at me and yelled "HER NAME...WAS LORRAINE!" and played it for me again. Guess he remembered the night he got those scars as well as I did.

We're bound to be playing with BM again soon. I'll ask Buster if he remembers. It would be great to hear that he did and to hear the story from his own lips.

My favourite Buster tale is the one told to me by that master raconteur Max ("Two Pints of Lager And A Packet of Crisps, Please") Splodge. They're in the car just leaving Buster's house in Hayes, Middx (near Heathrow Airport, west London), when Buster's phone rings. He looks at the number and tells Max to take the call. It's the promoter: "Are you on your way?" Max (who doesn't at this point know where the gig is), gives his standard reply to such enquiries made via Buster's phone: "Yeah, yeah, we've been a bit held up by traffic, but we'll be there soon" "Oh thank God" says the promoter. "Doors open in half-an-hour". "Where's the gig, Buster?" "Didn't I tell you? Newcastle". That's 300 miles, i.e., 4 hours away! Buster's lack of punctuality is legendary, but I doubt he's ever topped that.

I've had the mother and father of all sore throats this week; and so I've had a real hard week trying find something to do (and this from a man who has the complete set of Trojan Box sets in his collection :o ), mainly 'cos I wanted to do something by The Slackers, who were for me the highlight of last year's Rebellion Festival. Vic Ruggiero actually invited me along to play with them at their London gig the following week. Foolishly, I didn't check the gig info, and turned up at the wrong O2 Academy - the one in Shepherd's Bush instead of the one in Islington! Yep, I made an ass out of, well, me and me really - though tbf my brain was still completely frazzled from the weekend.

Anyway, then I came across their version of this Clash classic. Had to be done:


http://youtu.be/Tu_vrHABMWM

redpaul1
08-15-2013, 10:59 PM
And now, for my next trick! A cover of Bruce Springsteen's only essay into the ska/reggae genre. Whudathunkit?


http://youtu.be/TI1bUbeYg3M

Wongo
08-16-2013, 12:07 AM
During Horse Race Week, TCK put up a video of this song by The Pioneers. I got excited and posted right back saying that I had just performed that song with the uke band I was in during our final show. TCK really wanted me to do it for that week. I didn't have the time. Thought it would work for this week though!
Now, truth be told, when I say I "performed" this song, I mean that there were about 15 uke players with four of them plugged in. One of the guys plugged in was once in a ska band called The Long Shots, he played and sang this song in our band as well. With him leading nobody who wasn't plugged in really knew how to play that ska strum so we just jumped around like idiots and shouted the chorus. This week I finally decided to learn the ska stum. That's not easy! Then I tried to strum while singing. That's not easy either. Well, here's the best I could do.
Wonderful week by the way!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FPzpnN4Wh0

I think you had the ska str down perfectly. A marvellous version of a great song. Great energy throughout. Nice kazooing at the start also

Wongo
08-16-2013, 12:17 AM
I don't know if this qualifies as Ska. If not , let me know and I'll butcher something else.
http://youtu.be/mTmzRacOuYw

There was no butchery here. I love this song and you were fantastic at it. I loved the last 30seconds of your performance really finished it off nicely

Wongo
08-16-2013, 12:52 AM
We're bound to be playing with BM again soon. I'll ask Buster if he remembers. It would be great to hear that he did and to hear the story from his own lips.

My favourite Buster tale is the one told to me by that master raconteur Max ("Two Pints of Lager And A Packet of Crisps, Please") Splodge. They're in the car just leaving Buster's house in Hayes, Middx (near Heathrow Airport, west London), when Buster's phone rings. He looks at the number and tells Max to take the call. It's the promoter: "Are you on your way?" Max (who doesn't at this point know where the gig is), gives his standard reply to such enquiries made via Buster's phone: "Yeah, yeah, we've been a bit held up by traffic, but we'll be there soon" "Oh thank God" says the promoter. "Doors open in half-an-hour". "Where's the gig, Buster?" "Didn't I tell you? Newcastle". That's 300 miles, i.e., 4 hours away! Buster's lack of punctuality is legendary, but I doubt he's ever topped that.

I've had the mother and father of all sore throats this week; and so I've had a real hard week trying find something to do (and this from a man who has the complete set of Trojan Box sets in his collection :o ), mainly 'cos I wanted to do something by The Slackers, who were for me the highlight of last year's Rebellion Festival. Vic Ruggiero actually invited me along to play with them at their London gig the following week. Foolishly, I didn't check the gig info, and turned up at the wrong O2 Academy - the one in Shepherd's Bush instead of the one in Islington! Yep, I made an ass out of, well, me and me really - though tbf my brain was still completely frazzled from the weekend.

Anyway, then I came across their version of this Clash classic. Had to be done:


http://youtu.be/Tu_vrHABMWM

Brilliant entry. Well done for getting through it with a sore throat. Thank you for your amazing stories as well.

Wongo
08-16-2013, 04:25 AM
And now, for my next trick! A cover of Bruce Springsteen's only essay into the ska/reggae genre. Whudathunkit?


http://youtu.be/TI1bUbeYg3M

That was awesome. You made it totally your own. Great idea.

Wongo
08-16-2013, 04:29 AM
I need to apologise. My dad had paid for my wife and I to go away and stay in a hotel over night. I have only just found out. I will try to get on later to have a look. If I don't I will be back tomorrow afternoon. So I am sorry for my absence. Keep up the amazing entries

TCK
08-16-2013, 05:07 AM
Haha- Better yet, pack it all up and come to the states with them. I might even leave Cloverdale for that. Shoot- I could even arrange for another Vespa lesson.
Had to be done, and a great crack at it for sure!
We're bound to be playing with BM again soon. I'll ask Buster if he remembers. It would be great to hear that he did and to hear the story from his own lips.

Anyway, then I came across their version of this Clash classic. Had to be done:

wee_ginga_yin
08-16-2013, 08:44 AM
"Monkey Man" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmEk8Q-HL_M) is a 1969 song by the ska and reggae group the Maytals, reaching number 47 in the UK Singles Chart. The song is a jab at their producer, Leslie Kong.

It was later covered by the Specials (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=medasoiCFiA) and dedicated to bouncers at the door, and most recently done by the late Amy Winehouse (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lEgNyJQ2is).

This is my third entry inspired by a Kinks riff :-)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkix_3RFZL4

~dave~~wave~
08-16-2013, 10:26 AM
One of the great things about the Skatalites was how they could make a ska version of most any song.

Movie themes were one of their specialties- Guns of Navarone, Exodus and... James Bond.

Loopy looper pedal madness, featuring the Kamoa piccolo bass uke- metal strings tuned like the bottom four of a guitar, or an octave above the u-bass.





http://youtu.be/76TW8obYFiQ

ukuleledaddy
08-16-2013, 11:02 AM
Some of us have been talking about doing the whole "The Harder They Come" soundtrack. Join in, okay? Multiples always welcomed. I might make a playlist if that's okay.

Songs still not represented even once as of this writing:
Draw Your Brakes - Scotty
Sweet & Dandy - Toots and the Maytals
007 (Shanty Town)- Desmond Dekker

Here's my attempt at 007. Second entry for this week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_i1gkkp-aA

decaturcomp
08-16-2013, 11:31 AM
This is just great!
I struggled with it but didn't get anywhere near your level of rastadom!
respect.


Here's my attempt at 007. Second entry for this week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_i1gkkp-aA

ukuleledaddy
08-16-2013, 02:17 PM
TCK: Daddy-o, is it time to "Stop That Train?" - Why yes it is. This took some time. I have 0 street cred and this suburban white boy can't come close to carrying this off, but it had to be done. I tried to work in the solo bit on the uke but I went through so many takes my hand nearly fell off, so I decided to just whistle the damn thing.

By the way, if anyone's interested about the meaning of the opening spoken line, check out this link: http://stevecotler.com/tales/2008/09/20/draw-your-brakes-a-jamaican-creole-shout/


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f447sOQdxsA

TCK
08-16-2013, 04:27 PM
Ukuleledaddy- I am beside myself! You nailed it mate.
Keith and Tex, and Scotty, all at once...with the added perk of the Ukulele. This is so over the top!
That and Ima fish Ima shark Ima whale Im ocean bound!
Best thing to come hoe to ever

decaturcomp
08-16-2013, 06:29 PM
For our families:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Vhz0YbdM8M

decaturcomp
08-16-2013, 06:45 PM
Here is "The Harder They Come" soundtrack (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeIzPEGGcS27ctgZsD1YACikjdfXAGgdf&feature=edit_ok), Seasonista stylee.
57255

ukuleledaddy
08-16-2013, 06:58 PM
This is just great!
I struggled with it but didn't get anywhere near your level of rastadom!
respect.
Many thanks Alan. I struggled with it too, and I'm pleased you enjoyed it.


Ukuleledaddy- I am beside myself! You nailed it mate.
Keith and Tex, and Scotty, all at once...with the added perk of the Ukulele. This is so over the top!
That and Ima fish Ima shark Ima whale Im ocean bound!
Best thing to come hoe to ever

Aw shucks Dave, you're faaaaar too kind. Would that I had nailed it. Sure had fun though. I soooo wanted to nail that solo bit but by the time I finished this take I couldn't barre a single chord to save my life. Many thanks friend.

TCK
08-16-2013, 08:03 PM
I was not going to post this- it is a reggae.
Then I looked at how much reggae had been posted this week, I figured "what the hell?"
This song was the winner of the Jamaican Music Festival circa 1969. It's only saving grace is that it draws it's lyrical content heavily from Mento, which along with American R&B, created Ska.
Oh well- I was bound to play a little Skinhead Reggae (don't know- ask) this week. And I had to finish the record.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71t6pcJkNFw

thesillydave
08-16-2013, 08:50 PM
hey there gang! i have been struggling over this weeks challenge, that ska strum messed me up!
anyhow, here's my little entry, "the impression that i get", from The Mighty Might Bosstones!

http://youtu.be/BKqvd0LCZGo
cheers y'all! now maybe i can get around to watching the other entries!

TCK
08-16-2013, 08:55 PM
hey there gang! i have been struggling over this weeks challenge, that ska strum messed me up!
anyhow, here's my little entry, "the impression that i get", from The Mighty Might Bosstones!

cheers y'all! now maybe i can get around to watching the other entries!
OH HELLS YES DAVE! Solid mate- get yourself some my friend, this is awesome

thesillydave
08-16-2013, 09:02 PM
OH HELLS YES DAVE! Solid mate- get yourself some my friend, this is awesome
you are too too kind my friend! only 127 takes! i think, a new record! i amaze myself at how well i can screw up a song! and it's really a fun song!
thanks wongo for the challenge!
cheers!!!

TCK
08-16-2013, 09:06 PM
SO there are about 6000 Ska sides in my house...and my wife could live without all of them. There is something she does love, probably because it reminds of when we were in my car when we were kids. We worked this up...and the only reason I would EVER play anything past 1967 on SKA week is because she asked, but she is not able to do it with me. Anyone who takes up the gauntlet will be rewarded...meaning I will send you stuff, because it will make her smile.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVK7MhFynXc
DO the song, get the mystery prize. Easy. First one wins.

ukuleledaddy
08-16-2013, 09:19 PM
SO there are about 6000 Ska sides in my house...and my wife could live without all of them. There is something she does love, probably because it reminds of when we were in my car when we were kids. We worked this up...and the only reason I would EVER play anything past 1967 on SKA week is because she asked, but she is not able to do it with me. Anyone who takes up the gauntlet will be rewarded...meaning I will send you stuff, because it will make her smile.
DO the song, get the mystery prize. Easy. First one wins.
Nice Dave, I've never heard that one before. The Fruitloops used to do Knowledge by Operation Ivy and it was one of my favorite songs to play. I love prizes. Unfortunately my free time this week may be over with.

TCK
08-16-2013, 09:33 PM
I know, things are getting tougher when you can't get the top off the bottom of the barrel...Sounds like a sure fire reason to just play to me daddy-o. Shirk your obligations (except the girls) and bring us another one mate- it is good for the soul.
Nice Dave, I've never heard that one before. The Fruitloops used to do Knowledge by Operation Ivy and it was one of my favorite songs to play. I love prizes. Unfortunately my free time this week may be over with.

thesillydave
08-16-2013, 09:36 PM
SO there are about 6000 Ska sides in my house...and my wife could live without all of them. There is something she does love, probably because it reminds of when we were in my car when we were kids. We worked this up...and the only reason I would EVER play anything past 1967 on SKA week is because she asked, but she is not able to do it with me. Anyone who takes up the gauntlet will be rewarded...meaning I will send you stuff, because it will make her smile.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVK7MhFynXc
DO the song, get the mystery prize. Easy. First one wins.

i'm on the job!

thesillydave
08-16-2013, 10:10 PM
as promised! warts and all!

http://youtu.be/xGKwD-osEbo
cheers dave!

TCK
08-16-2013, 10:23 PM
Dave- you are a force of nature! PM me your address again mate...Melissa will get some of her canned goods out when she gets home. You are seriously AWESOME my friend. Thanks so much for this.
as promised! warts and all!

http://youtu.be/xGKwD-osEbo
cheers dave!

thesillydave
08-16-2013, 10:26 PM
Dave- you are a force of nature! PM me your address again mate...Melissa will get some of her canned goods out when she gets home. You are seriously AWESOME my friend. Thanks so much for this.
canned goods!!?! i love canned goods! thank goodness i am a silly night owl as well as a challenge driven ukulele player! cheers TCK!

redpaul1
08-17-2013, 12:55 AM
as promised! warts and all!

http://youtu.be/xGKwD-osEbo
cheers dave!

Top stuff - loved the grin at 0:56!

pabrizzer
08-17-2013, 01:18 AM
Walk and Don't look Back

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIrIutsO5bA

uke4ia
08-17-2013, 04:30 AM
hey there gang! i have been struggling over this weeks challenge, that ska strum messed me up!
anyhow, here's my little entry, "the impression that i get", from The Mighty Might Bosstones!
cheers y'all! now maybe i can get around to watching the other entries!

Sounds like you got the strum down just about perfectly, Dave. Thanks for playing this one.