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wallyboy
09-28-2013, 02:47 PM
welcome to season 85

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7cgXnWTI18
couple of things I missed on vid,
Hawaii time respect please (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=103)
state official entry, all count as long as stated, if not goes as bonus,
couple of links to get you going tamla (http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_songs-motown.html) and sounds of the 60's (http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/60smusic.html)
all videos must be new whether an official entry or bonus,
main thing is enjoy,
lot of 60's stuff here (http://www.scorpexuke.com/ukulele-songs.html)

PLAYLIST (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?action_edit=1&list=PLqVAJZnTFo50uQO2Hm1apnTX32xdgMCZr)

BONUS ENTRIES (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?action_edit=1&list=PLqVAJZnTFo52U4M5DALkDV6yTdSk4OQHC)

myrnaukelele
09-28-2013, 03:43 PM
welcome to season 85
couple of links to get you going tamla (http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_songs-motown.html) and sounds of the 60's (http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/60smusic.html)
main thing is enjoy,

Motown TCK! This will be so fun- I've been waiting for this theme. Growing up in Chicago in the 60s I listened to a lot of Motown and love it to this day. Thanks for a great theme wallyboy.
Just today I was listening to Aaron Neville on Soundcheck
http://www.wnyc.org/radio/#/ondemand/264322
It's a great show and may give you an idea for a song. If you have a spare half hour to listen to it you won't be disappointed.

prairieschooner
09-28-2013, 03:52 PM
Great, almost cannot wait for my favs to do this! I am going to need some Chords to "play along" and learn!

UkeyDave
09-28-2013, 04:23 PM
Great theme Wallyboy. Got my first one lined up. Best go practice. This is gonna be a fun week.

frisbee fred
09-28-2013, 06:01 PM
This is going to be an awesome season. I'm spending a week on the road out in West Texas but I think I can take my uke with me on the plane. Got to for Motown.....

TCK
09-28-2013, 08:01 PM
Hahahahaha- Looks like Mr. TCK has to find a new theme for Season 87, but WHO CARES!!!! We get to play TAMLA! Literally, this was my theme in mind because it has not been done, and my hat is off Wally, I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with :)
Motown TCK! This will be so fun- I've been waiting for this theme. Growing up in Chicago in the 60s I listened to a lot of Motown and love it to this day. Thanks for a great theme wallyboy.
Just today I was listening to Aaron Neville on Soundcheck
http://www.wnyc.org/radio/#/ondemand/264322
It's a great show and may give you an idea for a song. If you have a spare half hour to listen to it you won't be disappointed.

wallyboy
09-29-2013, 12:33 AM
Motown TCK! This will be so fun- I've been waiting for this theme. Growing up in Chicago in the 60s I listened to a lot of Motown and love it to this day. Thanks for a great theme wallyboy.
Just today I was listening to Aaron Neville on Soundcheck
http://www.wnyc.org/radio/#/ondemand/264322
It's a great show and may give you an idea for a song. If you have a spare half hour to listen to it you won't be disappointed.
great to here that song again myrna, I am surprised the seasons have got this far without motown being done,


Great, almost cannot wait for my favs to do this! I am going to need some Chords to "play along" and learn!
I am sure you will find some chords, looking forward to your post


Great theme Wallyboy. Got my first one lined up. Best go practice. This is gonna be a fun week.
good on you Davey, cant wait


This is going to be an awesome season. I'm spending a week on the road out in West Texas but I think I can take my uke with me on the plane. Got to for Motown.....
well done fred, that's the great thing about the uke, have uke will travel :)


Hahahahaha- Looks like Mr. TCK has to find a new theme for Season 87, but WHO CARES!!!! We get to play TAMLA! Literally, this was my theme in mind because it has not been done, and my hat is off Wally, I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with :)
sorry about that TCK, really looking forward to some great postings from you, when I saw you was hosting 87, I had a bet with myself and thought you were going to do reggae

xommen
09-29-2013, 04:47 AM
As motown really is not my cup of tea here is a 60's song to kick of this season, Bob Dylan - Blowing in the Wind.
I put some extra mandolin in just for fun. If anybody know a motown song that would fit my style please let me now ;).

http://youtu.be/R2Zruph63Fw

ukuleledaddy
09-29-2013, 05:52 AM
Excellent theme Wallyboy! I just created a Contours station in Itunes Radio. That's the stuff!
Also, I'll be keeping my eyes and ears on you ladies this week. Some of my favorite Motown tunes are from the girl groups.

TCK
09-29-2013, 05:57 AM
sorry about that TCK, really looking forward to some great postings from you, when I saw you was hosting 87, I had a bet with myself and thought you were going to do reggae
No need to apologize- I figured no one would ever do Motown, I am glad you did! I still have stacks of Stax to fall back on
This going to be awesome!
Get ready...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2VMnF7KFSE

wallyboy
09-29-2013, 06:17 AM
As motown really is not my cup of tea here is a 60's song to kick of this season, Bob Dylan - Blowing in the Wind.
I put some extra mandolin in just for fun. If anybody know a motown song that would fit my style please let me now ;).

http://youtu.be/R2Zruph63Fw
nice start to the season wim one of my favourite Dylan songs very well done good listen, the 60's music suits you

wallyboy
09-29-2013, 06:20 AM
Excellent theme Wallyboy! I just created a Contours station in Itunes Radio. That's the stuff!
Also, I'll be keeping my eyes and ears on you ladies this week. Some of my favorite Motown tunes are from the girl groups.
thanks, yes there were some great motown lady singers, cant wait to here a few on here,

wallyboy
09-29-2013, 06:37 AM
No need to apologize- I figured no one would ever do Motown, I am glad you did! I still have stacks of Stax to fall back on
This going to be awesome!
Get ready...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2VMnF7KFSE
nice job TCK, seen that video somewhere before,
I would like to see new vids please for this season,

UkeyDave
09-29-2013, 07:00 AM
Here's my first ENTRY with special guest Djembe John ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09YqMMZY-lg

The Ukelites
09-29-2013, 07:05 AM
thanks, yes there were some great motown lady singers, cant wait to here a few on here,

I'm going for Marvin first, but I want to do some Martha and the Vandellas stuff too! Love this theme!

wallyboy
09-29-2013, 07:15 AM
Here's my first ENTRY with special guest Djembe John ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09YqMMZY-lg

well done Davey top job mate, like the way you put your vids together, always look fun, give john another thumbs up from me,
nice song choice

wallyboy
09-29-2013, 07:20 AM
I'm going for Marvin first, but I want to do some Martha and the Vandellas stuff too! Love this theme!

if anyone can pull of marvin gaye and Martha reeves and the vandellas you two can, really looking forward to your posts, cant wait

myrnaukelele
09-29-2013, 07:41 AM
Excellent theme Wallyboy! I just created a Contours station in Itunes Radio. That's the stuff!
Also, I'll be keeping my eyes and ears on you ladies this week. Some of my favorite Motown tunes are from the girl groups.

Ha! I've already lined up some doo wop backup singers!!

myrnaukelele
09-29-2013, 08:02 AM
As motown really is not my cup of tea here is a 60's song to kick of this season, Bob Dylan - Blowing in the Wind.
I put some extra mandolin in just for fun. If anybody know a motown song that would fit my style please let me now ;).

Wim! 60s tune yes. Motown? No. Here's some Motown classics:
http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_songs-motown.html
And listen here on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL485DC90BE684800B
Such great music! Hopefully you'll hear something that will strike your fancy. :)

wallyboy
09-29-2013, 08:32 AM
Ha! I've already lined up some doo wop backup singers!!

that sounds so cooooool

The Ukelites
09-29-2013, 08:51 AM
Again, such a great theme! We rerecorded "I've Heard It Through The Grapevine". I was not so content with the first version we recorded about a year ago (I cut some beats then), now I guess we did it better and have a better chorus at the end.
Hope you like it! Now from Marvin to Martha!:D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVPfnpEsl6U&feature=c4-overview&list=UUlUgkwnbekbhhm-R_qdtFEw

southside mike
09-29-2013, 08:56 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cy33UXSgeI
#1 How Sweet it is By Marvin Gaye Written by Edward Holland, Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland
When I think of Motown I think of Marvin Gaye as one of the best.

Barbablanca
09-29-2013, 09:09 AM
Wim you should do "You Keep me Hangin On!" by the Four Tops / Supremes, since I have long reckoned it inspired U2's "I still haven't found what I'm looking for!" - at least when I first heard the latter I immediately thought of the former ;)

Great theme Wally. I have a couple of originals I think would sound best in Motown style. I'll throw them in, if I get time this week. I am guessing that you will not be a stickler for the rule that it has to be a Motown song, if I use a Motown style backing track I'll be working on. :)

My Mum used to love the Supremes, The Four Tops, The Isleys, etc. so this season is bound to bring back memories for me.

wallyboy
09-29-2013, 09:19 AM
Again, such a great theme! We rerecorded "I've Heard It Through The Grapevine". I was not so content with the first version we recorded about a year ago (I cut some beats then), now I guess we did it better and have a better chorus at the end.
Hope you like it! Now from Marvin to Martha!:D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVPfnpEsl6U&feature=c4-overview&list=UUlUgkwnbekbhhm-R_qdtFEw
really enjoyed, you two bring such depth to music, never ever thought I would ever hear this song done with a ukelelue being played top job THE UKELITES ROCK

wallyboy
09-29-2013, 09:23 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cy33UXSgeI
#1 How Sweet it is By Marvin Gaye Written by Edward Holland, Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland
When I think of Motown I think of Marvin Gaye as one of the best.
really nice take on this mike, love your flicking strum,
got to agree MG, was one of the greatest, I was always a fan of jimmy ruffin, motown and 60's to me, wanted some beating for music

wallyboy
09-29-2013, 09:32 AM
Great theme Wally. I have a couple of originals I think would sound best in Motown style. I'll throw them in, if I get time this week. I am guessing that you will not be a stickler for the rule that it has to be a Motown song, if I use a Motown style backing track I'll be working on.


feel free berni, look forward to your post :)

xommen
09-29-2013, 09:40 AM
Myrna gave me a hint in the right direction (I will be checking out Berni's suggestion though). This is You can't hurry love by the Supremes.

http://youtu.be/A-Oji4TYbAg

xommen
09-29-2013, 09:44 AM
Wim you should do "You Keep me Hangin On!" by the Four Tops / Supremes, since I have long reckoned it inspired U2's "I still haven't found what I'm looking for!" - at least when I first heard the latter I immediately thought of the former ;)

Great theme Wally. I have a couple of originals I think would sound best in Motown style. I'll throw them in, if I get time this week. I am guessing that you will not be a stickler for the rule that it has to be a Motown song, if I use a Motown style backing track I'll be working on. :)

My Mum used to love the Supremes, The Four Tops, The Isleys, etc. so this season is bound to bring back memories for me.

I do know the song you suggest, but the version I heard first was by Kim Wilde.

wallyboy
09-29-2013, 09:55 AM
Myrna gave me a hint in the right direction (I will be checking out Berni's suggestion though). This is You can't hurry love by the Supremes.

http://youtu.be/A-Oji4TYbAg

that is one great song to pick, and you carried it very well, really enjoyed, well done wim,

myrnaukelele
09-29-2013, 10:47 AM
Myrna gave me a hint in the right direction (I will be checking out Berni's suggestion though). This is You can't hurry love by the Supremes.


Yes! That's a great song - I love the Supremes. Definitely Motown. Nicely played Wim.

myrnaukelele
09-29-2013, 11:04 AM
And if you want to learn more about the Motown sound, here's a brief history:
http://content.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1870975,00.html

wallyboy
09-29-2013, 11:59 AM
interesting read Myrna, there was so much talent about then, not just motown but so much raw talent it was a great time to grow up, a lot of the music was just being born :shaka:

frisbee fred
09-29-2013, 12:21 PM
I'm going for Marvin first, but I want to do some Martha and the Vandellas stuff too! Love this theme!

Heat Wave!

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-29-2013, 03:54 PM
ooh, UkeyDave - Djembe John is DREAMY!

fabulous vid - the two of you really do make beautiful music together :)




I do know the song you suggest, but the version I heard first was by Kim Wilde.
oh wow :bowdown:kim's version is wonderful. the promo vid for it is brilliant too



wallyboy - great theme, great intro vid

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-29-2013, 07:38 PM
okie dokie, here's my vid - it's gimme some lovin', by the spencer davis group, from 1966 (GREAT year :cool: )


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

i don't know if you can see, but inspired by UkeyDave, i am accompanied there by my invisible self, in a totally different invisible outfit, playing an invisible acoustic bass guitar :uhoh:

pabrizzer
09-29-2013, 09:37 PM
I hope to do a couple. Anyway here is one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfZQfs8zhiA

UkeyDave
09-30-2013, 03:03 AM
ooh, UkeyDave - Djembe John is DREAMY!

fabulous vid - the two of you really do make beautiful music together :)



I think you may be right. He seems to be a bit of a babe-magnet. Personally, I think he should be re-named John the Jerk. ;-)

austin1
09-30-2013, 03:21 AM
I get back to Germany tonight. I am SO ON THIS WEEK.

~dave~~wave~
09-30-2013, 03:59 AM
Fantastic theme this week, hoping for lots of Motown and soul music.

This song was a Number One hit for The Supremes right at the mid-point of the 60s.
It topped the charts in December '64, then was knocked off by The Beatles' "I Feel Fine."
However, on December 27 The Supremes performed it on the Ed Sullivan Show, and the next week it went back to Number One in January '65.




http://youtu.be/jjs9uu3QFio

GinnyT11
09-30-2013, 04:26 AM
Fantastic theme this week, hoping for lots of Motown and soul music.
This song was a Number One hit for The Supremes right at the mid-point of the 60s.
It topped the charts in December '64, then was knocked off by The Beatles' "I Feel Fine."


Wow, Dave, after watching you this morning, I don't need a second cup of caffeine: I am Wavily Engergized!
It's ~dave~~wave~ power and I can do anything now.

FiL
09-30-2013, 04:57 AM
As motown really is not my cup of tea here is a 60's song to kick of this season, Bob Dylan - Blowing in the Wind.
I put some extra mandolin in just for fun. If anybody know a motown song that would fit my style please let me now ;).

Believe it or not, Motown recording artist Stevie Wonder had a top 10 hit with "Blowin' in the Wind" in 1966.


http://youtu.be/UIRwkqvQ_ZY

- FiL

FiL
09-30-2013, 05:03 AM
Looks like I busted out my one and only (so far) Motown cover (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfE4fIz7xak) a couple of weeks too early.

- FiL

austin1
09-30-2013, 07:39 AM
I can't watch the video right now, so sorry if you already mentioned this. Multitracking?

xommen
09-30-2013, 07:55 AM
I can't watch the video right now, so sorry if you already mentioned this. Multitracking?

It's a yes to the multitracking but he wants to hear a ukulele as the main instrument (if I translated Wallies words correctly). My first entry has some mandolin on it, just because I could ;).

xommen
09-30-2013, 08:00 AM
Believe it or not, Motown recording artist Stevie Wonder had a top 10 hit with "Blowin' in the Wind" in 1966.

http://youtu.be/UIRwkqvQ_ZY

- FiL

I did not know this, that is a really soulfull version of the Bob classic, cool I did two Motown songs already ;).

wallyboy
09-30-2013, 08:43 AM
[QUOTE][/QUOwallyboy - great theme, great intro vid TE]

thanks it had to be done

wallyboy
09-30-2013, 08:45 AM
wallyboy - great theme, great intro vid

thanks birds eye

wallyboy
09-30-2013, 08:55 AM
okie dokie, here's my vid - it's gimme some lovin', by the spencer davis group, from 1966 (GREAT year :cool: )


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

i don't know if you can see, but inspired by UkeyDave, i am accompanied there by my invisible self, in a totally different invisible outfit, playing an invisible acoustic bass guitar :uhoh:

great song choice birds eye, and well played and sung, love the strumming, which gave it good momentum, and a good beat

wallyboy
09-30-2013, 09:02 AM
I hope to do a couple. Anyway here is one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfZQfs8zhiA

thanks brian really enjoyed, love the way you approach all your songs,
top job,

wallyboy
09-30-2013, 09:04 AM
I get back to Germany tonight. I am SO ON THIS WEEK.
great stuff, looking forward to your post

wallyboy
09-30-2013, 09:10 AM
Fantastic theme this week, hoping for lots of Motown and soul music.

This song was a Number One hit for The Supremes right at the mid-point of the 60s.
It topped the charts in December '64, then was knocked off by The Beatles' "I Feel Fine."
However, on December 27 The Supremes performed it on the Ed Sullivan Show, and the next week it went back to Number One in January '65.




http://youtu.be/jjs9uu3QFio

you have just gave me 2:42, of pure joy, that was a cracker dave,

rem50
09-30-2013, 10:30 AM
Here is my official entry. I grew up in detroit in the 60's! Love motown! With that said, my official entry is not motown and I say why in the intro. :) This will probably be the first time I do a bonus though! Thanks for a great topic for a season!

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

wallyboy
09-30-2013, 10:49 AM
Here is my official entry. I grew up in detroit in the 60's! Love motown! With that said, my official entry is not motown and I say why in the intro. :) This will probably be the first time I do a bonus though! Thanks for a great topic for a season!

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

congratulations rem, I hear babies cry brought a proud smile,

one of my favourites songs, nicely played and sung, nice easy style,

happy days mate

pabrizzer
09-30-2013, 12:05 PM
#2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grDZZ3BddWU

The song was written by Tamla founder Berry Gordy and Janie Bradford, and became the first hit record for Gordy's Motown enterprise.

frisbee fred
09-30-2013, 12:20 PM
Just to be clear, I do not have to do a Motown song. I can do any song recorded during the 60s, correct?

wallyboy
09-30-2013, 12:28 PM
#2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grDZZ3BddWU

The song was written by Tamla founder Berry Gordy and Janie Bradford, and became the first hit record for Gordy's Motown enterprise.

nice take on this brian, enjoyable listen,

wallyboy
09-30-2013, 12:30 PM
Just to be clear, I do not have to do a Motown song. I can do any song recorded during the 60s, correct?

doesn't have to be motown, anything you like from the 60's fred

Barbablanca
09-30-2013, 01:24 PM
OK, I took a break from the translation and did my first home grown Motown Piece (it's really too wordy for a Motown, but I always imagined this as a Motown outtake ;) ) - The Backing is by "Band in a Box" - a superb, easy to use, but very complete backing track generator. The style used was Motown, of course. I tried to keep it in the background as ordered. :rolleyes: - As usual, the lyrics are on the Youtube Page Click More on Description.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJidTmNg9v4

The next one will be more Motown in feel, I hope.

UkeyDave
09-30-2013, 01:30 PM
I've got a strange feeling that tomorrow morning I may just wake up as Diana Ross. ;-)

uke4ia
09-30-2013, 01:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz5q36SNj94

There was a time I had a great falsetto. That time is not today. :( This is a Temptations song that was written by Smokey Robinson.

rem50
09-30-2013, 02:51 PM
loved it!You really did that one justice!
I hope to do a couple. Anyway here is one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfZQfs8zhiA

rem50
09-30-2013, 02:58 PM
wow! Another great one ! Way to go!
#2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grDZZ3BddWU

The song was written by Tamla founder Berry Gordy and Janie Bradford, and became the first hit record for Gordy's Motown enterprise.

myrnaukelele
09-30-2013, 03:00 PM
Fantastic theme this week, hoping for lots of Motown and soul music.

This song was a Number One hit for The Supremes right at the mid-point of the 60s.
It topped the charts in December '64, then was knocked off by The Beatles' "I Feel Fine."
However, on December 27 The Supremes performed it on the Ed Sullivan Show, and the next week it went back to Number One in January '65.




http://youtu.be/jjs9uu3QFio

Singing along! Filling in that back up vocal :cool:

bird's eye view of my ukelele
09-30-2013, 03:48 PM
I think he should be re-named John the Jerk. ;-)
oh you're just jealous!


I've got a strange feeling that tomorrow morning I may just wake up as Diana Ross. ;-)
ooh! *swoons in anticipation* do you (or your friend) have a suitably sparkly dress?

and by the way i do think it's rude of the forum to flag up a big notice when people go back and correct a typo! last time it happened to me it felt like it was just screaming LOOK - LYNDA CAN'T TYPE!


loving ALL the entries! great songs and performances from everyone! i found some people dancing to pa's first vid but i think they'd be dancing pretty much the same to everyone's!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toBl4rvTgs8

i tested this by muting the audio, and playing it alongside my own vid in an adjacent window - AND YES THEY DANCE JUST THE SAME :) ;)

little things please little minds :D

TCK
09-30-2013, 05:28 PM
This is a rare occasion when I play a hit song...but I had to do one today.
Little bash at a silly song really, that made it to number one R&B and Billboard Hot 100 when I was just one of my dads bad ideas.
I saw the Tops when I was a kid at this wacky theater in San Jose with mom and dad. It had a stage that rotated...really silly, but to get to it, the performers had to walk through the audience. Best High Five of my life came from Levi Stubbs I am fairly certain.

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

ukuleledaddy
09-30-2013, 05:43 PM
This is a rare occasion when I play a hit song...but I had to do one today.
Little bash at a silly song really, that made it to number one R&B and Billboard Hot 100 when I was just one of my dads bad ideas.
I saw the Tops when I was a kid at this wacky theater in San Jose with mom and dad. It had a stage that rotated...really silly, but to get to it, the performers had to walk through the audience. Best High Five of my life came from Levi Stubbs I am fairly certain.

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

Making your mark on another classic. Nice. That wasn't the Circle Star Theater you're talking about is it?

pabrizzer
09-30-2013, 08:12 PM
Here is my official entry. I grew up in detroit in the 60's! Love motown! With that said, my official entry is not motown and I say why in the intro. :) This will probably be the first time I do a bonus though! Thanks for a great topic for a season!

Congratulations - poppy? pa? What are they calling you?

loved it!You really did that one justice!


wow! Another great one ! Way to go!

Thank you.

myrnaukelele
09-30-2013, 08:48 PM
Here's another Supremes song from 1964. It's not really complete without the backup singers. If I'd had more time I would have tried multi-tracking and singing the harmony parts. You'll just have to imagine the harmonies (or sing along).:cool:

http://youtu.be/B7eGgLx-SwE

myrnaukelele
09-30-2013, 08:57 PM
This is a rare occasion when I play a hit song...but I had to do one today.
Little bash at a silly song really, that made it to number one R&B and Billboard Hot 100 when I was just one of my dads bad ideas.
I saw the Tops when I was a kid at this wacky theater in San Jose with mom and dad. It had a stage that rotated...really silly, but to get to it, the performers had to walk through the audience. Best High Five of my life came from Levi Stubbs I am fairly certain.

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

A beautiful rendition of a beautiful song. Nice one TCK.

wee_ginga_yin
10-01-2013, 02:49 AM
I don't want to miss this week, but I am having difficulty finding time.
So here is a blast from the past for a little bit of fun... since I try
to do the song using the vocal stylings of Steve Harley from Cockney Rebel,
or it might just fluctuate to a recovering Bob Dylan after his motorbike accident.
It is definitely NOT Diana.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ql6Eur1icE

UkeyDave
10-01-2013, 03:40 AM
I don't want to miss this week, but I am having difficulty finding time.
So here is a blast from the past for a little bit of fun... since I try
to do the song using the vocal stylings of Steve Harley from Cockney Rebel,
or it might just fluctuate to a recovering Bob Dylan after his motorbike accident.
It is definitely NOT Diana.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ql6Eur1icE

Ahhhhhh you beat me too it. I'm just making a version of this too. I will still post mine though because it ain't Steve Harley, Bob Dylan OR Diane Ross for that matter. In fact I don't know WHO it is. lol.

bonesigh
10-01-2013, 04:29 AM
Congratulations Grand Daddy! (:
Here is my official entry. I grew up in detroit in the 60's! Love motown! With that said, my official entry is not motown and I say why in the intro. :) This will probably be the first time I do a bonus though! Thanks for a great topic for a season!

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

wee_ginga_yin
10-01-2013, 04:48 AM
Ahhhhhh you beat me too it. I'm just making a version of this too. I will still post mine though because it ain't Steve Harley, Bob Dylan OR Diane Ross for that matter. In fact I don't know WHO it is. lol.

Whatever happened to Cockney Rebel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fxoke4yuWlI)???

UkeyDave
10-01-2013, 05:08 AM
Whatever happened to Cockney Rebel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fxoke4yuWlI)???

Haven't they reformed and still doing the rounds?

UkeyDave
10-01-2013, 05:14 AM
OK here's my version of Where Did Our Love Go. I can confirm that its completely different to the Steve Harley a la Dylan a la Wee Ginga yin version. In fact mine is nothing like Diane Ross either. I did this multi tracking with one take for each of the two sections so it includes a number of mistakes but hey what the hell. I had great fun making it and it sounds pretty decent with headphones if you disregard the blatant errors lol.

In my excitement I forgot to comb my hair and Jiggly John appears to be wearing shorts with a stain on them. I really should pay more attention to detail. One thing I will say is that IF you can manage to watch without moving to the beat then I can confirm you haven't got a heartbeat. ;-)
Enjoy it. Warts an all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5Uk2_NXTyU

frisbee fred
10-01-2013, 06:52 AM
On yet another business trip. I'm in a hotel room next to a music critic. I tried doing this at 9pm last night and he started pounding on the wall. Tried to keep this soft - which is not how this song should be done. I think I'll try the next song for this week in the car.

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

wee_ginga_yin
10-01-2013, 07:33 AM
I will sneak this one under the fence as well... a video in which I expose a bit of bare knee
in an attempt to secure the sympathy vote, sport a bow tie to maintain a facade of class,
and spring a surprise ending... if you are drinking coffee whilst watching this... protect your
screen and keyboard from unintentional coffee nose explosions.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Blf_8murbIg

frisbee fred
10-01-2013, 09:25 AM
Definitely not my best foot forward. Stopped by the side of the road somewhere between Graham and Haskell, Texas. If you know where that is then God bless you. I'm here and I don't know where it is. Seems appropriate to do a Willie Nelson song out here. Although it was a hit in 1970 he recorded it in 1969. Sorry for the quality. PC is on the front seat of a small Corolla. Could only do one take.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWSaj4g-yUI

erivel
10-01-2013, 09:37 AM
Here's my entry. My first introduction to this song was by the Beatles off their second album. Originally written by Smokey Robinson and performed by The Miracles. Released on the Tamla label almost 51 years ago. Enjoy!


http://youtu.be/7OqSgYk9smg

rem50
10-01-2013, 09:52 AM
great job Fred! One of my favorites!
On yet another business trip. I'm in a hotel room next to a music critic. I tried doing this at 9pm last night and he started pounding on the wall. Tried to keep this soft - which is not how this song should be done. I think I'll try the next song for this week in the car.

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

wallyboy
10-01-2013, 10:29 AM
OK, I took a break from the translation and did my first home grown Motown Piece (it's really too wordy for a Motown, but I always imagined this as a Motown outtake ;) ) - The Backing is by "Band in a Box" - a superb, easy to use, but very complete backing track generator. The style used was Motown, of course. I tried to keep it in the background as ordered. :rolleyes: - As usual, the lyrics are on the Youtube Page Click More on Description.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJidTmNg9v4

The next one will be more Motown in feel, I hope.

superb berni, you sure know how to put it all together, I can hear the four tops doing a shortened version of your lovely song, top shelf mate

xommen
10-01-2013, 10:31 AM
Was put onto this one by Bernie, You keep me hanging on by the Supremes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja8CAdWQnMM

wallyboy
10-01-2013, 10:36 AM
I've got a strange feeling that tomorrow morning I may just wake up as Diana Ross. ;-)

don't forget dress and sequins Davey :cool:

wallyboy
10-01-2013, 10:45 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz5q36SNj94

There was a time I had a great falsetto. That time is not today. :( This is a Temptations song that was written by Smokey Robinson.

nice performance uke4ia, love that strum you could pick out the beat from original, nice

wallyboy
10-01-2013, 10:53 AM
This is a rare occasion when I play a hit song...but I had to do one today.
Little bash at a silly song really, that made it to number one R&B and Billboard Hot 100 when I was just one of my dads bad ideas.
I saw the Tops when I was a kid at this wacky theater in San Jose with mom and dad. It had a stage that rotated...really silly, but to get to it, the performers had to walk through the audience. Best High Five of my life came from Levi Stubbs I am fairly certain.

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

sounded like it was a great gig, great memory
you never fail to come up with a great take on songs you do, this was no exception, great listen TCK

wallyboy
10-01-2013, 11:02 AM
Here's another Supremes song from 1964. It's not really complete without the backup singers. If I'd had more time I would have tried multi-tracking and singing the harmony parts. You'll just have to imagine the harmonies (or sing along).:cool:

http://youtu.be/B7eGgLx-SwE

I imagined, and all I heard was an enchanting voice, playing ukulele,
loved it , the song really suited you, well done myrna

wallyboy
10-01-2013, 11:14 AM
I don't want to miss this week, but I am having difficulty finding time.
So here is a blast from the past for a little bit of fun... since I try
to do the song using the vocal stylings of Steve Harley from Cockney Rebel,
or it might just fluctuate to a recovering Bob Dylan after his motorbike accident.
It is definitely NOT Diana.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ql6Eur1icE

love your style WGY, you certainly rip up the norm book, need more like you, nice fun post, nice playing, and I could here bob and steve:)

wallyboy
10-01-2013, 11:25 AM
OK here's my version of Where Did Our Love Go. I can confirm that its completely different to the Steve Harley a la Dylan a la Wee Ginga yin version. In fact mine is nothing like Diane Ross either. I did this multi tracking with one take for each of the two sections so it includes a number of mistakes but hey what the hell. I had great fun making it and it sounds pretty decent with headphones if you disregard the blatant errors lol.

In my excitement I forgot to comb my hair and Jiggly John appears to be wearing shorts with a stain on them. I really should pay more attention to detail. One thing I will say is that IF you can manage to watch without moving to the beat then I can confirm you haven't got a heartbeat. ;-)
Enjoy it. Warts an all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5Uk2_NXTyU

LMAO, that jiggly john sure has rythmn, have them sorts been turned inside out,
great fun Davey really enjoyed
nice take on the song

wallyboy
10-01-2013, 11:34 AM
On yet another business trip. I'm in a hotel room next to a music critic. I tried doing this at 9pm last night and he started pounding on the wall. Tried to keep this soft - which is not how this song should be done. I think I'll try the next song for this week in the car.

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

some people just don't appreciate good music fred,

nicely done think you done really well in the circumstances,

after reading your heading I was waiting for a knock on the wall,

wallyboy
10-01-2013, 11:44 AM
I will sneak this one under the fence as well... a video in which I expose a bit of bare knee
in an attempt to secure the sympathy vote, sport a bow tie to maintain a facade of class,
and spring a surprise ending... if you are drinking coffee whilst watching this... protect your
screen and keyboard from unintentional coffee nose explosions.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Blf_8murbIg
thought this really suited youWGY, kept the song at a nice tempo with some good playing,

was that a flying haggis on steroids,

wallyboy
10-01-2013, 11:58 AM
Definitely not my best foot forward. Stopped by the side of the road somewhere between Graham and Haskell, Texas. If you know where that is then God bless you. I'm here and I don't know where it is. Seems appropriate to do a Willie Nelson song out here. Although it was a hit in 1970 he recorded it in 1969. Sorry for the quality. PC is on the front seat of a small Corolla. Could only do one take.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWSaj4g-yUI

there was someone knocking on your window fred :D

that was a fitting song, well played and sung, hope you find your way home

frisbee fred
10-01-2013, 12:12 PM
there was someone knocking on your window fred :D

that was a fitting song, well played and sung, hope you find your way home
Thanks. I'll settle for finding my way back to the hotel....... My client just told me, and I'm not kidding here, "Be careful of the feral hogs on your way back - especially at night." I swear, it feels like I'm in the middle of a Stephen King novel......

wallyboy
10-01-2013, 12:19 PM
Here's my entry. My first introduction to this song was by the Beatles off their second album. Originally written by Smokey Robinson and performed by The Miracles. Released on the Tamla label almost 51 years ago. Enjoy!


http://youtu.be/7OqSgYk9smg

lovely lovely eric, you sure have a talent,

wallyboy
10-01-2013, 12:30 PM
Thanks. I'll settle for finding my way back to the hotel....... My client just told me, and I'm not kidding here,
"Be careful of the feral hogs on your way back - especially at night." I swear, it feels like I'm in the middle of a Stephen King novel......

we have the same problem on Saturday night here

pabrizzer
10-01-2013, 01:33 PM
Not sure if this fits the conditions exactly Wally.
It was released in 1972 and I'm note sure if it was a Motown production or not despite appearing in a few Motown collections here on the tube.
But here it is -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZR8SIgXoOA
First take self imposed rule applied so a few little blemishes and the patented pabrizzer speed up as go through the song thing too. :(
BTW that's the chair squeaking not my old bones.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-01-2013, 04:09 PM
it might just fluctuate to a recovering Bob Dylan after his motorbike accident.
lol!

i love this forum!



Jiggly John...
i WAS hoping SOMEBODY would be wearing a really nice frock - but the wiggle makes up for it



a video in which I expose a bit of bare knee
whoa! ramping up the raunch with this one! totally made up for dave/john not wearing a dress

TCK
10-01-2013, 08:52 PM
Did I really attempt Marvin Gaye? I suppose I did...as the video says, ridiculous.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouQUWAkqv04&feature=youtu.be

erivel
10-01-2013, 08:58 PM
lovely lovely eric, you sure have a talent,

Thank you kindly wallyboy! Would love to do a few more this week if time permits.

peewee
10-01-2013, 09:03 PM
Jumping on the Frisbee Fred business trip bandwagon, here's Little Peewee Wonder with a fabulous 2-chord number in learn-as-you-go first take mode: Uptight, Everything is Alright
http://youtu.be/BdkFIPvi4iE

http://youtu.be/BdkFIPvi4iE

UkeyDave
10-01-2013, 11:02 PM
i WAS hoping SOMEBODY would be wearing a really nice frock - but the wiggle makes up for it



Er - lets say that you've got more chance of platting fog than that EVER happening. lol

wallyboy
10-02-2013, 02:04 AM
Make my week ball of confusion anyone.





On my mobile

wee_ginga_yin
10-02-2013, 04:37 AM
Jumping on the Frisbee Fred business trip bandwagon, here's Little Peewee Wonder with a fabulous 2-chord number in learn-as-you-go first take mode: Uptight, Everything is Alright
http://youtu.be/BdkFIPvi4iE

http://youtu.be/BdkFIPvi4iE

You even got a little bit of head waving in there at the end :-)

wee_ginga_yin
10-02-2013, 04:58 AM
It was late... the lighting was bad, the recording was worse, and I tried to compensate with some
soft lens fuzz and blue rasterified stripes... nothing worked. So I make this botch-up my official entry.
since I won't get a chance to do another one, or do it better. I have no shame... but I did wear a straw
hat so that must count for something!?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KcA17LSm6I

TCK
10-02-2013, 05:00 AM
If only I had a Ubass...
Make my week ball of confusion anyone.





On my mobile

peewee
10-02-2013, 06:00 AM
It was late... the lighting was bad, the recording was worse, and I tried to compensate with some
soft lens fuzz and blue rasterified stripes... nothing worked. So I make this botch-up my official entry.
since I won't get a chance to do another one, or do it better. I have no shame... but I did wear a straw
hat so that must count for something!?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KcA17LSm6I

You're like a soulful blues-moaning version of Mr. McGregor (http://www.bygosh.com/peterrabbit/images/peterrabbit09.jpg) in that resplendent gardener's topper. Best botch-up ever.

wee_ginga_yin
10-02-2013, 07:22 AM
You're like a soulful blues-moaning version of Mr. McGregor (http://www.bygosh.com/peterrabbit/images/peterrabbit09.jpg) in that resplendent gardener's topper. Best botch-up ever.

Did you mean Groundkeeper Willie who if nothing else was an honest man.


Groundskeeper Willie: (Speaking into a microphone) If elected mayor, my first act will be to kill the lot of ya, and burn yer town to cinders!
(A man whispers something into his ear.)
Groundskeeper Willie: I know it's on!

rem50
10-02-2013, 07:43 AM
Love this season, had to drop another one in!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTUzN32Br_c

peewee
10-02-2013, 07:45 AM
Did you mean Groundkeeper Willie who if nothing else was an honest man.

Nae, I meant McGregor...from his wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._McGregor): "He is an elderly, serio-comic villain of Scots background intent upon keeping hungry rabbits out of his vegetable garden." they forgot the bit about Finland and the Tango, and went a little strong on the ageism. Seems to me you're just not as angry as G.W. Too much gardening and ukulele perhaps.

Here's a sixties song from Detroit. "American Ruse" by the MC5. It wasn't all Motown in Detroit, ya know..
I worked these chords out by ear, so they are not at all exact, but hopefully it gets their seditious point across:
http://youtu.be/PZIKXPnEXQQ

http://youtu.be/PZIKXPnEXQQ
thanks Wallyboy for the Motor City Madness

wallyboy
10-02-2013, 09:28 AM
Not sure if this fits the conditions exactly Wally.
It was released in 1972 and I'm note sure if it was a Motown production or not despite appearing in a few Motown collections here on the tube.
But here it is -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZR8SIgXoOA
First take self imposed rule applied so a few little blemishes and the patented pabrizzer speed up as go through the song thing too. :(
BTW that's the chair squeaking not my old bones.

no worries mate, nice playing nice to see you doing an instrumental,
one thing brian did you make that up yourself, or was it a tab you remembered,

wallyboy
10-02-2013, 09:36 AM
Did I really attempt Marvin Gaye? I suppose I did...as the video says, ridiculous.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouQUWAkqv04&feature=youtu.be

the man is a hard act to follow, and after you doing that on a uke i'd say you'd be a hard act to follow, very nice TCK

pabrizzer
10-02-2013, 09:37 AM
no worries mate, nice playing nice to see you doing an instrumental,
one thing brian did you make that up yourself, or was it a tab you remembered,
No just noodled around so the arrangement such as it is is mine.
This one is also my own arrangement.
Be careful what you wish for Wally.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHHDeGUjtV0
Two tracks in garage band - as you can notice both one takes. Wahwah guitar effect from the set list of effects in garage band. The vocal track has "female vocals" effect added.
Had never heard of this song.:o

wallyboy
10-02-2013, 09:45 AM
Jumping on the Frisbee Fred business trip bandwagon, here's Little Peewee Wonder with a fabulous 2-chord number in learn-as-you-go first take mode: Uptight, Everything is Alright
http://youtu.be/BdkFIPvi4iE

http://youtu.be/BdkFIPvi4iE

nice bit of energy going on there peewee, amazing what you can do with a two chorder, well played and sung

wallyboy
10-02-2013, 10:00 AM
It was late... the lighting was bad, the recording was worse, and I tried to compensate with some
soft lens fuzz and blue rasterified stripes... nothing worked. So I make this botch-up my official entry.
since I won't get a chance to do another one, or do it better. I have no shame... but I did wear a straw
hat so that must count for something!?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KcA17LSm6I

the hats great WGY, like the vid effect gives it a bit of atmosphere,
nice job on the song, great playing as usual,

wallyboy
10-02-2013, 10:04 AM
If only I had a Ubass...

I wish you had one aswell

wallyboy
10-02-2013, 10:11 AM
Love this season, had to drop another one in!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTUzN32Br_c

wow rem that was lovely,

drop as many as you like in,

wallyboy
10-02-2013, 10:20 AM
Nae, I meant McGregor...from his wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._McGregor): "He is an elderly, serio-comic villain of Scots background intent upon keeping hungry rabbits out of his vegetable garden." they forgot the bit about Finland and the Tango, and went a little strong on the ageism. Seems to me you're just not as angry as G.W. Too much gardening and ukulele perhaps.

Here's a sixties song from Detroit. "American Ruse" by the MC5. It wasn't all Motown in Detroit, ya know..
I worked these chords out by ear, so they are not at all exact, but hopefully it gets their seditious point across:
http://youtu.be/PZIKXPnEXQQ

http://youtu.be/PZIKXPnEXQQ
thanks Wallyboy for the Motor City Madness
glad to be hosting such great music peewee,
nice catchy song, well put together,
at some point I am hoping to do what you did with that song listen then work out chords,
nice listen

wallyboy
10-02-2013, 10:38 AM
No just noodled around so the arrangement such as it is is mine.
This one is also my own arrangement.
Be careful what you wish for Wally.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHHDeGUjtV0
Two tracks in garage band - as you can notice both one takes. Wahwah guitar effect from the set list of effects in garage band. The vocal track has "female vocals" effect added.
Had never heard of this song.:o

you've made me a happy man
i'll keep wishing if I am getting that for my wishes, you made it your own brian liked it a lot, just listened to it three times,
big thanks to you,

what a noodle, i'm dreaming

ukuleledaddy
10-02-2013, 10:53 AM
What a fun week wallyboy! Here's a Smokey cover.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJPk6nXg2xE

frisbee fred
10-02-2013, 11:08 AM
Jumping on the Frisbee Fred business trip bandwagon, here's Little Peewee Wonder with a fabulous 2-chord number in learn-as-you-go first take mode: Uptight, Everything is Alright
http://youtu.be/BdkFIPvi4iE


And I just watched it on my phone in the Houston airport. Way to go Peewee - there is plenty of room on the bandwagon.

wallyboy
10-02-2013, 11:18 AM
What a fun week wallyboy! Here's a Smokey cover.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJPk6nXg2xE

great take on a real classic ukuleledaddy, you guys sure know your stuff good solid singing and playing,
I feel like a teenager again listening to all these great songs

we tigers
10-02-2013, 11:31 AM
Sorry Wallyboy, but we're not going to be able to get something recorded this week. Crazy week! Went to see Peter Gabriel, work, rehearsals for two different bands, work, kids, more work, etcetera, ad infinitum....

sorry mate!

wallyboy
10-02-2013, 11:37 AM
that's a shame tigers looking forward to maybe a motown song from you, take care

uke4ia
10-02-2013, 12:35 PM
I'm tempted to try a mashup of the Four Tops "Reach Out, I'll Be There", the Jackson Five "I'll Be There", and the Spinners "I'll Be Around". But, for a change, I think this is a tempation I'll be able to resist.

max2173
10-02-2013, 12:46 PM
I have some very, very swollen tonsils this week; as you can imagine, singing is a pain! I might try and cobble something together but I'm not holding out much hope.

wallyboy
10-02-2013, 12:48 PM
I'm tempted to try a mashup of the Four Tops "Reach Out, I'll Be There", the Jackson Five "I'll Be There", and the Spinners "I'll Be Around". But, for a change, I think this is a tempation I'll be able to resist.

feel free jim be a good listen methinks

wallyboy
10-02-2013, 12:50 PM
I have some very, very swollen tonsils this week; as you can imagine, singing is a pain! I might try and cobble something together but I'm not holding out much hope.
see how you feel weekend max,
had a sore throat and chesty cough meself not nice mate

Hochapeafarm
10-02-2013, 02:05 PM
What an AWESOME theme and week, wallyboy! Thanks so much for being our host and for giving us some links to give us some ideas! I saw a lot of songs that I would love to do...but, this one really stood out for me! I just heard this on the radio last week, but it was another cover version -- I think by Kim Wilde. Anyhow, here is my cover of The Supremes' "You Keep Me Hangin' On." This is a really fun one to learn, play, and sing!


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

GinnyT11
10-02-2013, 02:34 PM
Wally, thanks so much for taking on the hosting this week. You've chosen an excellent theme, and your enthusiasm is helpful to everyone.

I want to support your effort, but with sadness I wanted to tell you that I can't participate in your week because of family commitments out of state. However, I can see the twinkle in your eye as your respond to everyone's submissions, so good on you!

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-02-2013, 02:43 PM
here is my cover of The Supremes' "You Keep Me Hangin' On."
wow that was GREAT! :bowdown:

myrnaukelele
10-02-2013, 03:22 PM
wow that was GREAT! :bowdown:

Yes! Nicely sung! I was singing along in the background oooooooh oooh oooooooooh
and your orange fleece is perfect :cool:

Hochapeafarm
10-02-2013, 03:31 PM
okie dokie, here's my vid - it's gimme some lovin', by the spencer davis group, from 1966 (GREAT year :cool: )


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

i don't know if you can see, but inspired by UkeyDave, i am accompanied there by my invisible self, in a totally different invisible outfit, playing an invisible acoustic bass guitar :uhoh:

Oh, wow, man -- that quite simply, ROCKED, bird's eye! Really, reeeeeeally cool!!! :-)

Jazzbanjorex
10-02-2013, 04:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0klw4l0Nxbk&feature=youtu.be

greenie44
10-02-2013, 04:12 PM
I have some very, very swollen tonsils this week; as you can imagine, singing is a pain! I might try and cobble something together but I'm not holding out much hope.

Please, please, please, please

Hochapeafarm
10-02-2013, 04:30 PM
wow that was GREAT! :bowdown:

Thank you so much, bird's eye -- you are too kind! It was a lot of fun to do this one!


Yes! Nicely sung! I was singing along in the background oooooooh oooh oooooooooh
and your orange fleece is perfect :cool:

Thanks a bunch, Myrna! I really wanted to try to do something like how you did with your entry this week -- like with the wonderful ambience you had in your video! It was all so beautiful! But, orange fleece it was and an audience of four canines in the room with me to seal the deal! I was going to do a couple of bloopers at the end of the video -- in which you can hear my puppy barking and another dog drinking from the water bowl (nice!) ;-) !!!

Hochapeafarm
10-02-2013, 04:33 PM
OK, so whooooo's doing "Shop Around?" I tried, but...wasn't happenin' so I bagged it! I just watched the Captain and Tenille cover of this and THAT was a blast from the past for me, indeed!

ukuleledaddy
10-02-2013, 04:39 PM
OK, so whooooo's doing "Shop Around?" I tried, but...wasn't happenin' so I bagged it! I just watched the Captain and Tenille cover of this and THAT was a blast from the past for me, indeed!

Captain and Tenille! Ha ha! I saw them perform at Disneyland in the late '70s. I didn't know they covered that song. I have to look that up.

Hochapeafarm
10-02-2013, 04:53 PM
Captain and Tenille! Ha ha! I saw them perform at Disneyland in the late '70s. I didn't know they covered that song. I have to look that up.

Oh, wow! That's awesome, Sean, that you saw them! I used to LOVE them when I was a kid!

Here's the link to the video that I saw! It's a hoot!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5bKjl7HdO4

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-02-2013, 08:58 PM
that quite simply, ROCKED, bird's eye!
wow - this means a LOT from coming you - the woman who singlehandedly put the ROCK, and the CHICK, and in fact the UKULELE, into UKULELE ROCK CHICK

:bowdown:

UkeCan1
10-03-2013, 01:55 AM
LOVE this, TCK! You out-Marvin'd Marvin. I love this laid-back rendition of this song. Very nicely played and sung. (Go Giants!)

We're attempting Marvin Gaye this week too, in our first ever duo video as Uke Can 2! Or, I should say, FiL is. I'm ... well, you'll just have to wait and see, won't you? :)

Wendy (UkeCan1) of Uke Can 2!
www.facebook.com/UkeCan2

UkeCan1
10-03-2013, 01:58 AM
Sorry, I gotta learn to do the quote thing - forgive the double reply:


Did I really attempt Marvin Gaye? I suppose I did...as the video says, ridiculous.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouQUWAkqv04&feature=youtu.be

LOVE this, TCK! You out-Marvin'd Marvin. I love this laid-back rendition of this song. Very nicely played and sung. (Go Giants!)

We're attempting Marvin Gaye this week too, in our first ever duo video as Uke Can 2! Or, I should say, FiL is. I'm ... well, you'll just have to wait and see, won't you?

Wendy (UkeCan1) of Uke Can 2!
www.facebook.com/UkeCan2

UkeyDave
10-03-2013, 04:07 AM
Here is my 3rd and final entry. I was tempted by the Temptations ;-)
Great Week Wallyboy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WBQ9E-StpI

barefootgypsy
10-03-2013, 04:12 AM
Hi everyone! Life has been hectic for months and I just haven't had any time to spare.... so sorry! I took a peek at the theme for this week's season, had a quick search, and landed on this, one of my favourite songs of all time, since I heard it sung in the folk clubs by Lorna Campbell. She had an amazing voice, it's a beautiful song and I decided to go for it. Thanks for your forbearance!

http://youtu.be/Ah438-FeztI

It did eventually become a "Motown" song......

frisbee fred
10-03-2013, 06:11 AM
Number Three. I originally tried in an earlier take to get the growl in the song like Barry McGuire did but I came out sounding like Animal of Sesame Street fame. I may have mentioned that Mcguire wrote the song in the video but he did not. He merely had the most famous recording.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2tdLHI64Y0&feature=youtu.be

wallyboy
10-03-2013, 08:45 AM
Was put onto this one by Bernie, You keep me hanging on by the Supremes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja8CAdWQnMM

so sorry wim don't know how I missed this one,
its a tricky song to take on, fast pace high voice,
I thought you made a really good take on it, love the strumming gave it a nice tempo

decaturcomp
10-03-2013, 08:47 AM
Hi Friends,
Haven't had a chance to record this week, yet but here's one of the first songs I ever recorded on the uke when I started about 2 years ago.
It's a real favorite song of mine.
Not and entry or even a bonus, this is just well.. you know:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBcXqAAT9LI

xommen
10-03-2013, 08:52 AM
so sorry wim don't know how I missed this one,
its a tricky song to take on, fast pace high voice,
I thought you made a really good take on it, love the strumming gave it a nice tempo

No problem, I was not 100% sure about this take, but it had some good stuff, so I thought I would just share it with you guys ;).

wallyboy
10-03-2013, 08:54 AM
What an AWESOME theme and week, wallyboy! Thanks so much for being our host and for giving us some links to give us some ideas! I saw a lot of songs that I would love to do...but, this one really stood out for me! I just heard this on the radio last week, but it was another cover version -- I think by Kim Wilde. Anyhow, here is my cover of The Supremes' "You Keep Me Hangin' On." This is a really fun one to learn, play, and sing!


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

been a pleasure hosting chelle, especially when I here songs like this, done so well, really enjoyed, you did the song proud, lovely singing and playing

wallyboy
10-03-2013, 09:00 AM
Wally, thanks so much for taking on the hosting this week. You've chosen an excellent theme, and your enthusiasm is helpful to everyone.

I want to support your effort, but with sadness I wanted to tell you that I can't participate in your week because of family commitments out of state. However, I can see the twinkle in your eye as your respond to everyone's submissions, so good on you!

thanks ginny been a pleasure hosting,

i'm sure we will catch up at some point in time
take care

wallyboy
10-03-2013, 09:10 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0klw4l0Nxbk&feature=youtu.be

ERR...ERR...ERR.... what lovely balance of multitracking, singing and uke playing rex boooootiful, I'd pay money to see that performance, thanks

wallyboy
10-03-2013, 09:20 AM
Here is my 3rd and final entry. I was tempted by the Temptations ;-)
Great Week Wallyboy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WBQ9E-StpI

lovely stuff dave, you look so comfortable and relaxed with your uke,

I can see you playing that in a pub garden in the summer,

then signing autographs :)

you don't have to stop at three

wallyboy
10-03-2013, 09:31 AM
Hi everyone! Life has been hectic for months and I just haven't had any time to spare.... so sorry! I took a peek at the theme for this week's season, had a quick search, and landed on this, one of my favourite songs of all time, since I heard it sung in the folk clubs by Lorna Campbell. She had an amazing voice, it's a beautiful song and I decided to go for it. Thanks for your forbearance!

http://youtu.be/Ah438-FeztI

It did eventually become a "Motown" song......

that is one lovely song Lesley, very well played and sung,
nice to see back, pleasure to watch, thanks

wallyboy
10-03-2013, 09:41 AM
Number Three. I originally tried in an earlier take to get the growl in the song like Barry McGuire did but I came out sounding like Animal of Sesame Street fame. I may have mentioned that Mcguire wrote the song in the video but he did not. He merely had the most famous recording.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2tdLHI64Y0&feature=youtu.be

I love this song, and I have been trying on and off for months to get it to sound reasonable, at some point I will plug you in fred and sing along, might do the trick,

nicely played and song thought the song really suited you, cheers fred

wallyboy
10-03-2013, 09:48 AM
Hi Friends,
Haven't had a chance to record this week, yet but here's one of the first songs I ever recorded on the uke when I started about 2 years ago.
It's a real favorite song of mine.
Not and entry or even a bonus, this is just well.. you know:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBcXqAAT9LI

thanks for that alan I can see why its a favourite, nice easy style is there anything you cant play or sing, top job

decaturcomp
10-03-2013, 10:01 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDyIK0iigGQ

wallyboy
10-03-2013, 10:24 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDyIK0iigGQ

very nice alan, like the way you have put this one together, not much the uke in the right hands cant do,

barefootgypsy
10-03-2013, 10:43 AM
that is one lovely song Lesley, very well played and sung,
nice to see back, pleasure to watch, thanksThank you Wallyboy, that's really kind.... and thanks for choosing a fantastic theme that's got me going! I was beginning to think I might never do another video! I can see there are some great songs on here, I'll be dipping in to watch when I can! :)

greenie44
10-03-2013, 11:41 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDyIK0iigGQ

Hey Alan -

This was my initial choice to do, but you play it way better than I would. (Although I do like the weird chord I start out with) In any event, I switched to another tune from the British Invasion. Great number, and great treatment!

greenie44
10-03-2013, 11:46 AM
This is my kind of music. I grew up about 50 miles south of Detroit, and Motown was the sound track of my formative years. But somehow the second part of this week's theme - the Sound of the 60s - drew me to a number I have been wanting to record for a couple of years. One of the great one-hit-wonders of the British Invasion.

Did a first take video and then dropped in a little bit of soloing, backing vocals and percussion. Hope you like it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LD-v7Xh5H4

Jazzbanjorex
10-03-2013, 01:35 PM
ERR...ERR...ERR.... what lovely balance of multitracking, singing and uke playing rex boooootiful, I'd pay money to see that performance, thanks

Well thank you very much but no mutlitracking. I just hit the drum machine in my looper and started playing.
Cheers

TCK
10-03-2013, 03:12 PM
So- holy crap! Well done Alan.
very nice alan, like the way you have put this one together, not much the uke in the right hands cant do,

peewee
10-03-2013, 03:16 PM
For Hochapeafarm!

I recorded this this morning before leaving the hotel. I was in a sleep debt haze after an 18 hour day and 4 hours of sleep. That's why I look and sound like a grumpy hobbit
.
A song that launched millions of commitment-averse boomers into the world:
Smokey and Berry's "Shop Around"!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XS3VGwEQXQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XS3VGwEQXQ

and the chords that are floating around the internet seem wrong, change the G7 to a G, Change the A7 to an Amin

Hochapeafarm
10-03-2013, 03:27 PM
been a pleasure hosting chelle, especially when I here songs like this, done so well, really enjoyed, you did the song proud, lovely singing and playing

Thank you so much for your feedback, Wallyboy! I had such a good time learning that one -- thanks for giving me the opportunity to learn it and share it! Your positive comments are dearly appreciated! Thank you for your time, too! :-)

Hochapeafarm
10-03-2013, 03:34 PM
For Hochapeafarm!

I recorded this this morning before leaving the hotel. I was in a sleep debt haze after an 18 hour day and 4 hours of sleep. That's why I look and sound like a grumpy hobbit
.
A song that launched millions of commitment-averse boomers into the world:
Smokey and Berry's "Shop Around"!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XS3VGwEQXQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XS3VGwEQXQ


and the chords that are floating around the internet seem wrong, change the G7 to a G, Change the A7 to an Amin

OH YEAH!!!! Now THAT'S what I am talkin' 'bout!!!!! Makes me totally want to cut the rug! Wooooohooooo!!! Peewee, you just made my week -- thank you sooooo much!!!! I LOVE it! I was singing the whole way with you! Now, I want to totally play it on my uke, too! And, yup, you're so right about the chords online -- something was sounding not right to me, too, when I tried them out -- but, the ones you came up with are PUUUURRRRRRFECT!!! Thanks, again, for this!!!!

uke4ia
10-03-2013, 05:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmPEBPR7tRM

The Spinners had all of their biggest hits after they left Motown for Atlantic. This is one of them.

Dougf
10-03-2013, 05:18 PM
Stevie Wonder is my favorite Motown artist, and Superstition is my favorite song of his. Rex did a great cover, I thought I'd try it with a pseudo-Latin finger sort of thing.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38_7PamPLb4

thesillydave
10-03-2013, 07:42 PM
busy week...will now try to watch all of y'alls videos!...
trying the temptations song...'ain't too proud to beg'...tried it fast , slow won out

http://youtu.be/tEFYV6SjHl0
cheers all!

Tootler
10-04-2013, 02:02 AM
Great period, so much good music during the 60s.

I've managed to get two songs recorded and have a third in the pipeline but I'm a bit busy this weekend so I'll just have to see what I can get done.

Here's one that was originally recorded by the Everly Brothers in 1960


http://youtu.be/kiFBT6fGeOY

The Ukelites
10-04-2013, 05:09 AM
Heat Wave!


Fred's wish is our command! It's a multitrack, but all instruments are recorded by us. Hope you like it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP1JApuH0jQ

UkeyDave
10-04-2013, 05:38 AM
Fred's wish is our command! It's a multitrack, but all instruments are recorded by us. Hope you like it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP1JApuH0jQ

Oh my word. Fabulous, Joyus, Uplifting, Energetic, Brilliant, Wonderful Have I missed anything there. Wowee wowee whooooo. I think I'm in love with you guys. Had me jigging along and smiling from ear to ear. Just great. :-)

Stephen Reed
10-04-2013, 06:05 AM
You played the heck out of this one. Good going!

Stephen Reed
10-04-2013, 06:14 AM
Way to Rip, Brother!

wallyboy
10-04-2013, 07:37 AM
sick as a parrot,
i have lost all sound on you tube, at the bottom of all vids it has a cross next to sound, my windows media music works, anyone know how to fix this

thanks wallyboy

UkeyDave
10-04-2013, 07:39 AM
sick as a parrot,
i have lost all sound on you tube, at the bottom of all vids it has a cross next to sound, my windows media music works, anyone know how to fix this

thanks wallyboy
Just click on it and the cross should disappear. It sounds like you have it muted.

wallyboy
10-04-2013, 07:41 AM
Just click on it and the cross should disappear. It sounds like you have it muted.

tried that Davey all the vids on you tube have cross mate

Dougf
10-04-2013, 07:49 AM
tried that Davey all the vids on you tube have cross mate

If you hover over that speaker icon, a small scrollbar should appear just to the right of it. You should be able to move the slider to the right to increase your volume.

Technology, fun stuff. :)

wallyboy
10-04-2013, 07:56 AM
If you hover over that speaker icon, a small scrollbar should appear just to the right of it. You should be able to move the slider to the right to increase your volume.

Technology, fun stuff. :)

top man thanks doug

wallyboy
10-04-2013, 08:08 AM
This is my kind of music. I grew up about 50 miles south of Detroit, and Motown was the sound track of my formative years. But somehow the second part of this week's theme - the Sound of the 60s - drew me to a number I have been wanting to record for a couple of years. One of the great one-hit-wonders of the British Invasion.

Did a first take video and then dropped in a little bit of soloing, backing vocals and percussion. Hope you like it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LD-v7Xh5H4

great song to cover greenie, like the energy in your vid real power performance, nice singing and playing, uke sounds great

wallyboy
10-04-2013, 09:13 AM
For Hochapeafarm!

I recorded this this morning before leaving the hotel. I was in a sleep debt haze after an 18 hour day and 4 hours of sleep. That's why I look and sound like a grumpy hobbit
.
A song that launched millions of commitment-averse boomers into the world:
Smokey and Berry's "Shop Around"!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XS3VGwEQXQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XS3VGwEQXQ

and the chords that are floating around the internet seem wrong, change the G7 to a G, Change the A7 to an Amin

lovely take on this peewee, song suited you, I think chelle was pleased with it too :D

wallyboy
10-04-2013, 09:34 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmPEBPR7tRM

The Spinners had all of their biggest hits after they left Motown for Atlantic. This is one of them.

one I listened to a lot as a kid world at your feet and all that jazz,

don't know how you done it jim but you picked that song and planted it on your uke playing, real nice performance,

wallyboy
10-04-2013, 09:40 AM
Stevie Wonder is my favorite Motown artist, and Superstition is my favorite song of his. Rex did a great cover, I thought I'd try it with a pseudo-Latin finger sort of thing.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38_7PamPLb4

different take on this doug made it yours, nice playing and singing, had an eerie moody feel......... nice

wallyboy
10-04-2013, 09:51 AM
busy week...will now try to watch all of y'alls videos!...
trying the temptations song...'ain't too proud to beg'...tried it fast , slow won out

http://youtu.be/tEFYV6SjHl0
cheers all!

another fav of mine those were the days, nice singing and playing dave,

wallyboy
10-04-2013, 10:00 AM
Great period, so much good music during the 60s.

I've managed to get two songs recorded and have a third in the pipeline but I'm a bit busy this weekend so I'll just have to see what I can get done.

Here's one that was originally recorded by the Everly Brothers in 1960


http://youtu.be/kiFBT6fGeOY

you gave this a nice folky feel Geoff, good solid performance,
the 60's is my fav decade lots of great artist about then a lot still going, we tried to get tickets for Dylan at albert hall sold out all dates

wallyboy
10-04-2013, 10:01 AM
Thank you so much for your feedback, Wallyboy! I had such a good time learning that one -- thanks for giving me the opportunity to learn it and share it! Your positive comments are dearly appreciated! Thank you for your time, too! :-)

pleasure chelle

wallyboy
10-04-2013, 10:13 AM
Fred's wish is our command! It's a multitrack, but all instruments are recorded by us. Hope you like it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP1JApuH0jQ

GOOD OLE FRED that was delightful, a real classy classic performance, your approach to music is so cool. love the way you seemed to catch the era, thank you so much for doing this, pleasure to watch and listen

southside mike
10-04-2013, 12:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARD4xlU6yBg
Well it's not Motown but it was popular in 1960 as a piano instrumental by Floyd Cramer.

KoaDependent
10-04-2013, 12:57 PM
Took a few minutes at the end of work today to lay this down. Realized once I uploaded it that it caught the cue sound from my webcam at the very beginning of the recording. No time to re-edit it. This is an official entry. I hope to get a few minutes later this weekend to do something more upbeat.

Skeeter Davis - The End of the World - 1962

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoTPyPrfJ5Q

decaturcomp
10-04-2013, 01:08 PM
You stuck the landing. Lynda!
What a great performance!
Top notch.

okie dokie, here's my vid - it's gimme some lovin', by the spencer davis group, from 1966 (GREAT year :cool: )


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

i don't know if you can see, but inspired by UkeyDave, i am accompanied there by my invisible self, in a totally different invisible outfit, playing an invisible acoustic bass guitar :uhoh:

decaturcomp
10-04-2013, 01:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9U3iXGEgt4

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
10-04-2013, 03:01 PM
Ah, so many great songs from Tamla/Motown. Amazing. Thanks, wallyboy, for a terrific Season.

ukuleledaddy and I found an hour and a half in our schedules this week we both had free, so we got together for a uke jam---here's Motown's first #1 hit, first filtered through Liverpool's Fab Four, then through our ukes.


http://youtu.be/_BZLO2VCJf8

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
10-04-2013, 03:14 PM
Had so much fun rockin' out with Sean, after our jam I kept it rolling and got this great Temptations number recorded as well.


http://youtu.be/wglWLLMQpVg

This sparse arrangement was inspired by and is dedicated to the great ukulele hero and Seasonista extraordinaire, wee_ginga_yin.

rem50
10-04-2013, 03:40 PM
Sounded great guys!
Ah, so many great songs from Tamla/Motown. Amazing. Thanks, wallyboy, for a terrific Season.

ukuleledaddy and I found an hour and a half in our schedules this week we both had free, so we got together for a uke jam---here's Motown's first #1 hit, first filtered through Liverpool's Fab Four, then through our ukes.


http://youtu.be/_BZLO2VCJf8

bird's eye view of my ukelele
10-04-2013, 06:00 PM
decaturcomp - tracks of my tears - wow, great song and really super performance. i loved that


TheOnlyUkeThatMatters - and co. ! - great vid! great fun, you guys!

ukuleledaddy
10-04-2013, 07:45 PM
Had so much fun rockin' out with Sean, after our jam I kept it rolling and got this great Temptations number recorded as well.


http://youtu.be/wglWLLMQpVg

This sparse arrangement was inspired by and is dedicated to the great ukulele hero and Seasonista extraordinaire, wee_ginga_yin.

Ralf, it was wonderful to jam with you today. The most fun I've had with a ukulele in quite some time.
This here was fantastic. It's all warm and cozy and beautiful. I loved it.
Going back to the whole team up thing, wouldn't it be nice to have one big west coast seasonista get together? A man can dream.

TCK
10-04-2013, 08:51 PM
If it is of interest, of course The Songs Stuck In My Head (http://dlaurice.podomatic.com/entry/2013-10-04T22_45_50-07_00), a little radio show I have been doing for the last ten years, was Motown (http://dlaurice.podomatic.com/entry/2013-10-04T22_45_50-07_00) this week. Great theme Wally- thanks for the continued inspiration.
It is HERE (http://http://dlaurice.podomatic.com/entry/2013-10-04T22_45_50-07_00).

TCK
10-04-2013, 08:55 PM
I love my little town, but I can honestly say I have NEVER wished I was somewhere else so badly in my entire life. This is 2:27 of pure smiles- it is like medication fella's.
Ah, so many great songs from Tamla/Motown. Amazing. Thanks, wallyboy, for a terrific Season.

ukuleledaddy and I found an hour and a half in our schedules this week we both had free, so we got together for a uke jam---here's Motown's first #1 hit, first filtered through Liverpool's Fab Four, then through our ukes.


http://youtu.be/_BZLO2VCJf8

Tootler
10-05-2013, 12:15 AM
Here's my no. 2. I tried to upload it last night but the You Tube upload page wouldn't load for some reason. In fact You Tube was generally sluggish last night, though I did manage to listen to a fair number of entries and I have made comments on You Tube.

Now to this one. I remember, back in the 60s hearing a review of a Tim Hardin LP on the radio and going to a record shop in Manchester (UK) and trying it for myself. I found it somewhat disappointing so I didn't buy it but there were a couple of songs that I liked. This is one of them.


http://youtu.be/poG9w-4VGSs

Now for an actual Motown song.

Shady Wilbury
10-05-2013, 02:54 AM
Here's my entry for this week. I picked this up via Marvin Gaye.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYTTKg9ODfI&feature=youtu.be

Tootler
10-05-2013, 06:22 AM
Here is my no. 3; yet another song from the Motown house team of Holland-Dozier-Holland originally recorded by the Four Tops.

Had fun with this one with the Risa uke and Vox Stomplab FX box and some video FX as well.


http://youtu.be/yzLQuxHQ4c4

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
10-05-2013, 06:55 AM
Ralf, it was wonderful to jam with you today. The most fun I've had with a ukulele in quite some time. [...], wouldn't it be nice to have one big west coast seasonista get together? A man can dream.
Oh man, that is a beautiful dream.

ukuleledaddy
10-05-2013, 06:57 AM
I love my little town, but I can honestly say I have NEVER wished I was somewhere else so badly in my entire life. This is 2:27 of pure smiles- it is like medication fella's.

Aw Dave, we would love to have had you right there with us! I'm still holding out hope that one day there will be (at least) a west coast seasonista gathering.
Right, I'm off to listen to your Motown podcast. Tried playing it on my iPhone, didn't work. Crossing fingers it will play on my laptop.

bonesigh
10-05-2013, 07:12 AM
Hey all (: I've been very busy this week! I don't know if this counts or not being a song that was written in '48 and performed for the first time in 1949 by Burl Ives. It's "Ghost Riders in the Sky" recorded no less than 12 times in the 60's alone. This is a parody of the song that I taught to the kids in my uke club this week. Enjoy (:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYv1GpR-7pk
Hopefully I'll have another song coming later today.

redpaul1
10-05-2013, 08:08 AM
Wasn't sure whether to post here or in the Island of Misfit Seasonistas, but if we're doing parodies...

http://youtu.be/VqZ53zsqVqU

(in my defence, I was ill at the time...)

UkeyDave
10-05-2013, 08:27 AM
Here's my entry for this week. I picked this up via Marvin Gaye.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYTTKg9ODfI&feature=youtu.be

Well done Casey. You've reminded me of another must learn song. I remember the Marvin Gaye single. That one takes me right back down memory lane.

wallyboy
10-05-2013, 08:50 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARD4xlU6yBg
Well it's not Motown but it was popular in 1960 as a piano instrumental by Floyd Cramer.

really nice mike, nice relaxing feel about it, one I would play in the car to chill to,

frisbee fred
10-05-2013, 08:55 AM
Fred's wish is our command! It's a multitrack, but all instruments are recorded by us. Hope you like it!

:bowdown: That was just awesome!

wallyboy
10-05-2013, 09:02 AM
Took a few minutes at the end of work today to lay this down. Realized once I uploaded it that it caught the cue sound from my webcam at the very beginning of the recording. No time to re-edit it. This is an official entry. I hope to get a few minutes later this weekend to do something more upbeat.

Skeeter Davis - The End of the World - 1962

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoTPyPrfJ5Q

wow koa, that was lovely, your voice really carried the song so well,
love the way you did the narrated part of song didn't detract from song in anyway

wallyboy
10-05-2013, 09:09 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9U3iXGEgt4

thanks to you alan thought this would be done at some point, it had me singing along and smiling, SEASONISTAS ROCK

wallyboy
10-05-2013, 09:18 AM
Ah, so many great songs from Tamla/Motown. Amazing. Thanks, wallyboy, for a terrific Season.

ukuleledaddy and I found an hour and a half in our schedules this week we both had free, so we got together for a uke jam---here's Motown's first #1 hit, first filtered through Liverpool's Fab Four, then through our ukes.


http://youtu.be/_BZLO2VCJf8

TEARS OF JOY...... you guys gave me what a fun energetic performance, loved it,

it is so great to see how much joy love and fun the uke spreads, AWESOME thanks guys

wallyboy
10-05-2013, 09:30 AM
Had so much fun rockin' out with Sean, after our jam I kept it rolling and got this great Temptations number recorded as well.


http://youtu.be/wglWLLMQpVg

This sparse arrangement was inspired by and is dedicated to the great ukulele hero and Seasonista extraordinaire, wee_ginga_yin.

another one of my favourite motown songs, the one I used to ask young ladies for a dance to when it came on, never thought I would have heard it sung with a uke,

top job ralf, lovely

wallyboy
10-05-2013, 09:35 AM
If it is of interest, of course The Songs Stuck In My Head (http://dlaurice.podomatic.com/entry/2013-10-04T22_45_50-07_00), a little radio show I have been doing for the last ten years, was Motown (http://dlaurice.podomatic.com/entry/2013-10-04T22_45_50-07_00) this week. Great theme Wally- thanks for the continued inspiration.
It is HERE (http://http://dlaurice.podomatic.com/entry/2013-10-04T22_45_50-07_00).

thanks for that dave, you sounded like a proper DJ:D, I will listen to it all after season has finnished

wallyboy
10-05-2013, 09:47 AM
Here's my no. 2. I tried to upload it last night but the You Tube upload page wouldn't load for some reason. In fact You Tube was generally sluggish last night, though I did manage to listen to a fair number of entries and I have made comments on You Tube.

Now to this one. I remember, back in the 60s hearing a review of a Tim Hardin LP on the radio and going to a record shop in Manchester (UK) and trying it for myself. I found it somewhat disappointing so I didn't buy it but there were a couple of songs that I liked. This is one of them.


http://youtu.be/poG9w-4VGSs

Now for an actual Motown song.

those were the days Geoff when you used to be able to go into a record shop and listen in the booth before you bought,

nicely done good strong strumming and singing,

wallyboy
10-05-2013, 09:57 AM
Here's my entry for this week. I picked this up via Marvin Gaye.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYTTKg9ODfI&feature=youtu.be

classic song there casey, real nice beat on the uke with vocals to match, I enjoyed,

wee_ginga_yin
10-05-2013, 09:59 AM
Had so much fun rockin' out with Sean, after our jam I kept it rolling and got this great Temptations number recorded as well.


http://youtu.be/wglWLLMQpVg

This sparse arrangement was inspired by and is dedicated to the great ukulele hero and Seasonista extraordinaire, wee_ginga_yin.

That was a rare thing... fine as a bee's wing... you couldn't want it any other way.

myrnaukelele
10-05-2013, 10:02 AM
If it is of interest, of course The Songs Stuck In My Head (http://dlaurice.podomatic.com/entry/2013-10-04T22_45_50-07_00), a little radio show I have been doing for the last ten years, was Motown (http://dlaurice.podomatic.com/entry/2013-10-04T22_45_50-07_00) this week. Great theme Wally- thanks for the continued inspiration.
It is HERE (http://http://dlaurice.podomatic.com/entry/2013-10-04T22_45_50-07_00).

Hitsville! Thanks Cloverdale Kid!

wallyboy
10-05-2013, 10:07 AM
Here is my no. 3; yet another song from the Motown house team of Holland-Dozier-Holland originally recorded by the Four Tops.

Had fun with this one with the Risa uke and Vox Stomplab FX box and some video FX as well.


http://youtu.be/yzLQuxHQ4c4

stonking stuff Geoff that risa sounds pretty cool mate, fun vid,

you did a great job on a classic blast from the past,

now wheres that dalek

wallyboy
10-05-2013, 10:15 AM
Hey all (: I've been very busy this week! I don't know if this counts or not being a song that was written in '48 and performed for the first time in 1949 by Burl Ives. It's "Ghost Riders in the Sky" recorded no less than 12 times in the 60's alone. This is a parody of the song that I taught to the kids in my uke club this week. Enjoy (:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYv1GpR-7pk
Hopefully I'll have another song coming later today.

the chickens want revenge...... watch out,

a great parody for the kids to learn, thanks for posting bonesigh,

look forward to your song later

wallyboy
10-05-2013, 10:22 AM
Wasn't sure whether to post here or in the Island of Misfit Seasonistas, but if we're doing parodies...

http://youtu.be/VqZ53zsqVqU

(in my defence, I was ill at the time...)

fun all the way paul, had me smiling all the way, it was one of those what's he gonna say next,

myrnaukelele
10-05-2013, 10:45 AM
Here's another Motown classic. Written by Smokey Robinson for Mary Wells. It became her signature tune.

http://youtu.be/OTaPQyKFW2k

bonesigh
10-05-2013, 10:55 AM
Hope I have time to catch up on everyone's videos this week! I'm sure there are a lot of good ones (: Here's another from me. I think this is the first time on the seasons that I've got my hubby accompanying me!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvIh1LaTPss&feature=youtube_gdata_player

bonesigh
10-05-2013, 11:40 AM
Final entry (:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezzMXXO9VQ0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

wallyboy
10-05-2013, 11:54 AM
Here's another Motown classic. Written by Smokey Robinson for Mary Wells. It became her signature tune.

http://youtu.be/OTaPQyKFW2k

very nice Myrna, you always seem to capture the song in you surroundings, lovely singing and playing a joy to listen to

wallyboy
10-05-2013, 12:06 PM
Hope I have time to catch up on everyone's videos this week! I'm sure there are a lot of good ones (: Here's another from me. I think this is the first time on the seasons that I've got my hubby accompanying me!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvIh1LaTPss&feature=youtube_gdata_player

I could be in a Spanish bar lisening to that song by you, thinking what a lovely Spanish song, then someone saying that's is by an American duo, and still thinking what a lovely Spanish song, thanks to hubby

bonesigh
10-05-2013, 12:08 PM
How about us ukers who used to live on the west coast?

Ralf, it was wonderful to jam with you today. The most fun I've had with a ukulele in quite some time.
This here was fantastic. It's all warm and cozy and beautiful. I loved it.
Going back to the whole team up thing, wouldn't it be nice to have one big west coast seasonista get together? A man can dream.

wallyboy
10-05-2013, 12:14 PM
Final entry (:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezzMXXO9VQ0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

beautiful, cool calm and collected, pleasure to watch and listen, thanks to hubby again

ukuleledaddy
10-05-2013, 01:09 PM
How about us ukers who used to live on the west coast?

YES! Maybe somebody could host a week called "Team Up" where seasonistas get together with other seasonistas to do a video together, even if it's only an electronic get together. The week could be announced well in advance for anyone who wants to make travel plans. Fun, si?

Barbablanca
10-05-2013, 02:23 PM
Took a moment's break from the translation I am working on to do this Motown Sound song of mine from about 1977!!!

In fact, this last fortnight, I have been visiting many of my "love" songs from my youth - not out of nostalgia - but curiosity ;)

Here is: "If you love me... (Why don't you tell me!)"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dty5gWeoc9Q

Lyrics in the Description Section on YouTube.

wolfchs
10-05-2013, 08:48 PM
Just got rid of the friends we had over tonight and I was able to record this song. I was hoping to recruit them to sing back-up for this song but it didn't quite work out :p This is one of those songs I wish I knew how to multi-track. I just haven't had the time to learn how to do it. I wish I really did so I would've filled out the void of the back-up singers. Oh well I hope you all still enjoy it. And thanks wallyboy for this week's theme, it made me hear songs I haven't heard of and some that I know but have not heard in a long while. Great entries this week as usual! Thanks everyone!

http://youtu.be/pZD_lppk7xQ

wallyboy
10-05-2013, 11:30 PM
Took a moment's break from the translation I am working on to do this Motown Sound song of mine from about 1977!!!

In fact, this last fortnight, I have been visiting many of my "love" songs from my youth - not out of nostalgia - but curiosity ;)

Here is: "If you love me... (Why don't you tell me!)"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dty5gWeoc9Q

Lyrics in the Description Section on YouTube.

great little song to wake up to, thanks berni, like you music room/study, looks nice and cosy

wallyboy
10-05-2013, 11:36 PM
Just got rid of the friends we had over tonight and I was able to record this song. I was hoping to recruit them to sing back-up for this song but it didn't quite work out :p This is one of those songs I wish I knew how to multi-track. I just haven't had the time to learn how to do it. I wish I really did so I would've filled out the void of the back-up singers. Oh well I hope you all still enjoy it. And thanks wallyboy for this week's theme, it made me hear songs I haven't heard of and some that I know but have not heard in a long while. Great entries this week as usual! Thanks everyone!

http://youtu.be/pZD_lppk7xQ

that was pretty cool wolfchs, lovely playing and singing, that uke sounds great, thanks for sharing the joy

ukuleledaveey
10-06-2013, 12:15 AM
Hoping to get my song done today ,great entries so far folks :-)

wallyboy
10-06-2013, 12:31 AM
Hoping to get my song done today ,great entries so far folks :-)

look forward to it davey

UkeyDave
10-06-2013, 12:56 AM
Ok - firstly apologies to Casey as she has already entered this one but my rationale is that this is such a wonderful song that it deserves to be heard as much as possible. I really couldn’t resist this one as it takes me way back to my youth and Marvin Gayes songs played a big part in that. His version is for me just so moving it quite literally sends a shiver down my spine. My work on playing in the key of Eb is definitely a work in progress as you will hear so apologies for that. Thanks to Casey this song has been resurrected in my psyche. Anyway, enough waffle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAPxMi_2VOA

and here is the link to Marvin Gayes version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lONiQDyKhbo

wallyboy
10-06-2013, 01:40 AM
Ok - firstly apologies to Casey as she has already entered this one but my rationale is that this is such a wonderful song that it deserves to be heard as much as possible. I really couldn’t resist this one as it takes me way back to my youth and Marvin Gayes songs played a big part in that. His version is for me just so moving it quite literally sends a shiver down my spine. My work on playing in the key of Eb is definitely a work in progress as you will hear so apologies for that. Thanks to Casey this song has been resurrected in my psyche. Anyway, enough waffle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAPxMi_2VOA

and here is the link to Marvin Gayes version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lONiQDyKhbo

way to go Davey, the work in progress doesn't detract, you put it out there and you carried the song very well, good listen all time classic, well done mate

mythinformed
10-06-2013, 04:55 AM
I spend more time deciding on a toon than actually practising one and my indecisiveness has caused me to be beaten by time on this season grrrr !!
Great hosting and theme Wallyboy, well done mate.

wallyboy
10-06-2013, 05:24 AM
I spend more time deciding on a toon than actually practising one and my indecisiveness has caused me to be beaten by time on this season grrrr !!
Great hosting and theme Wallyboy, well done mate.

hi mark you have still got time, don't forget it finishes midnight tonight Hawaii time another 20 hours to go, if you look at my first post I posted a link to clock

cinderellalifestyle
10-06-2013, 06:17 AM
My Entry, for what it's worth (more than that, it was a fun lil bit of therapy in my always crazy weeks)
sorry bout the poor cam/audio......one day, (I always say soon:rolleyes:) that will change....new camera, the cure!
http://youtu.be/ZGStzLADi1k

I can always be found at YT as cinderellalifestyle :-) Love of Uke , just one of my facets....
Cheers, All!

elmann
10-06-2013, 07:41 AM
Oh lads and lassies, have a bunch of sixties as fav's, and added some Motown.
Although I'm some yrs to young for the Beatles and the beginning of 60s music, that I'm astonished how many of those melodies I know from radio in .de end of 60s/start of 70s.
Some 60s are seldom to hear now, I selected two 60s, plus some Bob Dylan. For Motown it was the difficult to substitute a full orchestra incl. brass and marvelous singers by a tiny sopranino and a hoarsly voice. So I decided for a song also xommen took.

Although I'm not that sufficient with my own takes, here they are.
No. 1 and 2 are my official entrys. 3 and 4 are just for fun.

No. 1/4, 60's: Ferry cross the Mersey by Gerry and the Pacemakers (In .uk still they never walk alone)

http://youtu.be/zNomaesbfnc

elmann
10-06-2013, 07:43 AM
No 2/4, Motown: You cant hurry love, The Supremes


http://youtu.be/3TSx84addrk

elmann
10-06-2013, 07:46 AM
No. 3/4, 60s: Dizzy, Tommy Roe
Just for fun

http://youtu.be/JogMc_myDno

elmann
10-06-2013, 07:47 AM
No. 4/4, a classical from the 60s: Dont think twice, Bob Dylan.

Just for fun

http://youtu.be/2cQAlNjhDJA

wallyboy
10-06-2013, 09:20 AM
My Entry, for what it's worth (more than that, it was a fun lil bit of therapy in my always crazy weeks)
sorry bout the poor cam/audio......one day, (I always say soon:rolleyes:) that will change....new camera, the cure!
http://youtu.be/ZGStzLADi1k

I can always be found at YT as cinderellalifestyle :-) Love of Uke , just one of my facets....
Cheers, All!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGStzLADi1k&feature=youtu.be
wow loved it, meant in a nice way had me thinking of a mean moody fun Janis Joplin, post more often please

wallyboy
10-06-2013, 09:28 AM
Oh lads and lassies, have a bunch of sixties as fav's, and added some Motown.
Although I'm some yrs to young for the Beatles and the beginning of 60s music, that I'm astonished how many of those melodies I know from radio in .de end of 60s/start of 70s.
Some 60s are seldom to hear now, I selected two 60s, plus some Bob Dylan. For Motown it was the difficult to substitute a full orchestra incl. brass and marvelous singers by a tiny sopranino and a hoarsly voice. So I decided for a song also xommen took.

Although I'm not that sufficient with my own takes, here they are.
No. 1 and 2 are my official entrys. 3 and 4 are just for fun.

No. 1/4, 60's: Ferry cross the Mersey by Gerry and the Pacemakers (In .uk still they never walk alone)

http://youtu.be/zNomaesbfnc

elman what a lovely rendition of this classic song, played and sung so well, thanks, 60's music was a great time to be

wallyboy
10-06-2013, 09:35 AM
No 2/4, Motown: You cant hurry love, The Supremes


http://youtu.be/3TSx84addrk

another great take mr elmann, you carried the song really well and nice strumming, thanks

wallyboy
10-06-2013, 09:42 AM
No. 3/4, 60s: Dizzy, Tommy Roe
Just for fun

http://youtu.be/JogMc_myDno

great old song, you can sure pull them out of the bag, nice jaunty strum, and good vocals, well done mr elmann

ukuleledaveey
10-06-2013, 09:50 AM
Howdy Folks well finally got round to doing my official entry this week after numerous takes,im still not happy with the vocals, but have given it my best shot and knackered my throat in the process lol.
So here is a Ray Charles Classic........


http://youtu.be/I2kiKeiGP6E

wallyboy
10-06-2013, 09:50 AM
No. 4/4, a classical from the 60s: Dont think twice, Bob Dylan.

Just for fun

http://youtu.be/2cQAlNjhDJA

lovely mr elmann I am a Dylan fan, you did this so nicely,

wallyboy
10-06-2013, 09:56 AM
Howdy Folks well finally got round to doing my official entry this week after numerous takes,im still not happy with the vocals, but have given it my best shot and knackered my throat in the process lol.
So here is a Ray Charles Classic........


http://youtu.be/I2kiKeiGP6E

way to rock Davey, real nice energy in your playing, when you hit the higher notes it added so much to the song, great job mate

ukuleledaveey
10-06-2013, 10:15 AM
way to rock Davey, real nice energy in your playing, when you hit the higher notes it added so much to the song, great job mate
Many thanks Wally and here is a little bonus for you :)


http://youtu.be/RHJg2k8F880

wallyboy
10-06-2013, 10:27 AM
Many thanks Wally and here is a little bonus for you :)


http://youtu.be/RHJg2k8F880

that sounded like my school report Davey :D

that was a great one to pick Davey, nicely played and sung, in a relaxed style cool

ukuLily Mars
10-06-2013, 10:53 AM
So while I’m waiting for my video to upload to YouTube, I hope you don't mind my sharing a very cool story with you.

I had dinner with the Four Tops! And the Temptations, too!

Many, many years ago, when I was in college, I worked at the “world famous” Cape Cod Melody Tent. The Temptations and the Four Tops toured together, and they did two shows each evening, as did several other group acts. In between shows, there would be a big cookout, and staff was allowed to attend.

The previous year, I had gone to see them even though I did not work at the Tent (I was hired later that summer, during Liberace’s run); I paid hard-earned cash money for my ticket, and it was worth every penny. One of the things I loved was that the Tops wore these beautiful gray suits… with red shoes. Red shoes! They were just the right shade, and I loved them. I loved them so much that, not long after, when I was walking down Main Street in Hyannis, I spotted some red shoes and I immediately bought them. They were my Tops Shoes. Of course, the next year, when I was not only going to TWO shows but also having dinner with (well, in the same location as) the Temps and the Tops, I wore the red shoes.

The first show was awesome, as if I have to even say that, but alas: no red shoes.

So there I was, sitting on the ground with a plate of chicken and a few people I knew and a bunch of people I didn’t, including a nice gentleman who was neither a Temp nor a Top. Somebody commented on my shoes, and I explained that they were my Tops Shoes, because the Tops had worn red shoes the year before. This was how I found out that the guy next to me was the road manager for the Tops, because next thing you know he called out to a guy standing behind me: “Hey, Levi! What happened to the red shoes? This young lady bought red shoes just for you!”

I was mortified, in my snazzy red shoes, hands covered in barbecue sauce. Levi apologized, but I told him I loved him anyway (I’m paraphrasing). Mostly he was amazed that I remembered the shoes, and that I wanted to see their show three times. To my continued embarrassment he spread the word, and the other Tops were equally amused. But seriously, these guys could not have been nicer.

The lesson: Motown choreography is murder on the shoes.