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peewee
03-01-2014, 06:56 PM
Hi All,

I had a couple of great sweeping philosophical themes ready for this week, but then on Valentine's day, I learned that a friend from way back - a man so full of joy and life and creativity - died of a heart attack playing in the snow with his younger daughter. This tragic turn of events brought me grief of course, and even more to some of my friends who had known him since elementary school. Very sad. But I noticed that as I thought about him and grieved and thought about what a unique person he was, songs with his name kept jumping into my head.

About ten years ago I lost another great friend named Johnny, so this season is for both of them

So there is our theme: songs mentioning the name Johnny in the lyrics or title, and as a separate category songs written or performed by a person or persons named Johnny.

if you're having trouble finding a song, here's a good resource:
http://songmeanings.com/query/?query=johnny&type=lyrics

http://youtu.be/Pwq27fwZeCg


http://youtu.be/Pwq27fwZeCg


Usual rules apply, please don't post anything until midnight Hawaii time tonight time, and so on.

-Uke front and center

-Multitrack OK

-prizes for each category will be a credit to the UU shop for a t shirt unless I come up with something more creative.
(more on this later)

- selection will be semi-random - a random drawing from among favorites, or if I get busy with work, we'll just go straight to the hat

- I get to do a song or two

- Entry? Bonus? whatever. just play some songs.

playlists:

SONGS MENTIONING JOHNNY (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkLyl_FBRtMgX3LTS4kqOZ8XbON17fRYa)

SONGS FEATURING JOHNNY (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkLyl_FBRtMj33wJXbmGRQwxPtQxRRr1K)

And here is the Frankie and Johnny and Mary Playlist... (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkLyl_FBRtMgQRkAfOeDrFYSC8ROoy7uB)

frisbee fred
03-01-2014, 07:00 PM
I'm assuming "John" works also?

peewee
03-01-2014, 07:03 PM
Clarification: the theme is "Johnny" not "John" no "Sloop John B.", no "John the Revelator" !!

John Bonham, John Coltrane, John Denver = Not OK
Johnny Marr, Johnny Thunders, Johnny "Guitar" Watson = OK

Unless someone can convince me that there aren't enough songs or musicians that fit the bill.

frisbee fred
03-01-2014, 07:06 PM
Well, John the Revelator might work since I think John Lee Hooker's Mom called him Johnny......

peewee
03-01-2014, 07:11 PM
JLH does refer to himself as Johnny in several songs, but John the Revelator was Son House!

TCK
03-01-2014, 08:13 PM
64383 we got this Peter- great theme. SO sorry for the loss of your friend.

thesillydave
03-01-2014, 08:19 PM
i have my non-entry bonus song ready..just don't want to post too early!
the real entry will take some searching!...

peewee
03-01-2014, 08:32 PM
64383 we got this Peter- great theme. SO sorry for the loss of your friend.
Thanks Dave, I appreciate it... but let's not make this a sob fest, think of it more as a Jazz Funeral celebration. Bring on the Johnny tunes!

i have my non-entry bonus song ready..just don't want to post too early!
the real entry will take some searching!...
every entry is a bonus, every bonus is an entry. I'll do my best to watch and comment on at least the first couple for each of you. And
looking forward to it.

TCK
03-01-2014, 08:35 PM
Thanks Dave, I appreciate it... but let's not make this a sob fest, think of it more as a Jazz Funeral celebration. Bring on the Johnny tunes!


Would not think of it any other way. Tiny umbrella at the ready

myrnaukelele
03-01-2014, 09:25 PM
I'm finding some great Johnny songs out there. I may actually learn The Ballad of Johnny Appleseed this week...
I'm hoping a Johnny as the lyricist is OK.

peewee
03-01-2014, 09:37 PM
I'm finding some great Johnny songs out there. I may actually learn The Ballad of Johnny Appleseed this week...
I'm hoping a Johnny as the lyricist is OK.

Family legend is that I am somehow related to Mr. Appleseed (Chapman), so that would be great, don't know that tune...and lyricist is fine, especially if it's Johnny Mercer!

ukuleledaveey
03-01-2014, 11:38 PM
great theme pete, really looking forward to this, i could be really naughty and do a whole songbook of songs performed and some written by a certain johnny , i may have to exercise some restraint on my self.

pabrizzer
03-02-2014, 12:07 AM
Johnny's Gone for a Soldier

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNfAXdPEw0A
Was doing the intro and outro much better til I turned the camera on but did stick to my one take rule.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-02-2014, 12:22 AM
peewee - sad reason but super theme



Was doing the intro and outro much better til I turned the camera on but did stick to my one take rule.
murphy's law. well - that's the polite expression for it!


here's my vid - i say that like i'm only gonna do one! we'll see! ...

"johhny come home" - fine young cannibals


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw2bpq8Ngko

austin1
03-02-2014, 01:05 AM
I thought about trying Dr. John Stafford by Turlough O'Carolan, but there are some songs you just really need bass strings for. So I'm going to just leave this here:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap-Gvqaq80I

wee_ginga_yin
03-02-2014, 01:16 AM
A certain Mr Rotten gets a mention in this song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60BxTRvrHgQ

UkeCan1
03-02-2014, 02:32 AM
Fun theme, Peter. I'm totally on board with celebrating our lost and losses in a joyful way.

Do alternate spellings count? Johnnie? Jonny? Gianni?

As usual, I think I have an obscure fun humorous song picked out that I've learned from a local performer. With hats! It's going to be interesting figuring out how to change hats while playing ukulele.....

UkeCan1
03-02-2014, 03:00 AM
Okay, I have three great ideas already for this week, and Uke Can 2! does not have time to put in a live new appearance this time, but this song that we did a few Seasons back was learned in part from this wonderful version sung (not written) by Johnny Mercer and Margaret Whiting (http://youtu.be/FTNheCEUP_A). So probably the best we can do as a duo this week (not an entry, of course, just another taste of Johnny):


http://youtu.be/6gj48yWhzDA

xommen
03-02-2014, 03:40 AM
This was from the movie short circuit, if you have not seen that, I think you should. It is one of those fun feel good movies, with a happy ending. I could not find the chords online so I made them up, so here is my interpretation of El Debarge - Who's Johnny. Unfortunately I had some distortion on this take.

http://youtu.be/CZdIQEi61Oo

xommen
03-02-2014, 04:52 AM
This U2 song was also recorded by Johnny Cash, I guess mine is more U2 like, but it is Johnny week so this is One by Johnny Cash ;).

http://youtu.be/nE8juNIxt3c

dktoller
03-02-2014, 05:06 AM
I thought about trying Dr. John Stafford by Turlough O'Carolan, but there are some songs you just really need bass strings for. So I'm going to just leave this here:
Thought that was you for a moment Tina. Gonna have to pull out my GL-1 and dust it off now.

Concertina
03-02-2014, 05:39 AM
SHORT CIRCUIT!!!!! That made me so happy...

peewee
03-02-2014, 06:02 AM
What a kickoff! I haven't hosted one of these in a while, I'm a little afraid that it's gotten too big for me to follow along all week, but I'll pledge at least an hour a day to try to catch up. I welcome non-entries and moldy oldies, too BTW.


Johnny's Gone for a Soldier
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNfAXdPEw0A
Was doing the intro and outro much better til I turned the camera on but did stick to my one take rule.
Brizz kicks it off again! Your voice sounds better and better (is that the reverb?), very compelling vibe and quiet intensity. I thought the intro/outro worked just fine, it’s reassuring to hear a buzzy note or two. Lets us know you’re not finger syncing.Thanks Brizz!


peewee - sad reason but super theme
here's my vid - i say that like i'm only gonna do one! we'll see! ...
"johhny come home" - fine young cannibals
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw2bpq8Ngko
Another tight and chooglin’ rocker from bev! FYC were not big in the US, and this song never made it onto my map. I love your version, I almost don’t want to look up the original now. Your close mic’d vocals sound so great, it’s like you’re whispering into the phone. Oh but where are your pj’s?, that looks like street clothes to me.


A certain Mr Rotten gets a mention in this song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60BxTRvrHgQ
One of the alternate themes was songs with “rock” in them, so you’re on both sides of the fence here. This was one of the tunes I was hoping for too. Love the Waitsy WGY trippy take on this. Neil has managed to be a master of both solo acoustic and noise-symphony rock. He hasn’t yet mastered the heavily processed plastic uke sound the way you have though. Siistii !


This was from the movie short circuit, if you have not seen that, I think you should. It is one of those fun feel good movies, with a happy ending. I could not find the chords online so I made them up, so here is my interpretation of El Debarge - Who's Johnny. Unfortunately I has some distortion on this take.
http://youtu.be/CZdIQEi61Oo
What? there’s no U2 song with “Johnny” in it? (jk)
I am totally unfamiliar with this song, and with the movie too. Sounds great, don’t worry about the distortion. Catchy, sweet and sincere sounding, really well done.

myrnaukelele
03-02-2014, 07:39 AM
Family legend is that I am somehow related to Mr. Appleseed (Chapman), so that would be great, don't know that tune...and lyricist is fine, especially if it's Johnny Mercer!
Lol! You peeked:o Johnny Mercer is a brilliant lyricist. I've done at least three of his songs for the Seasons. Here's #4:

http://youtu.be/RSfm8sHfBwM

greenie44
03-02-2014, 07:52 AM
This was absolutely the first thing that popped into my mind on this week's theme. Coincidentally enough, I heard this while skimming around the radio dial the other day - the version done by Johnny Cash, so I used those lyrics. Also included a special Johnny introduction, which is part of a riddle from way back in my childhood.


http://youtu.be/Zo8KstQxKnE

Sammu
03-02-2014, 08:14 AM
um…? Johnny Sebastian Bach…..? well known Baroque composer…. ;)

frisbee fred
03-02-2014, 08:18 AM
um…? Johnny Sebastian Bach…..? well known Baroque composer…. ;)
I think you should go for Baroque......

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-02-2014, 08:20 AM
um…? Johnny Sebastian Bach…..? well known Baroque composer…. ;)
lol! my fave baroque guy is old georgie handel - i think he was freddy to his pals?

mythinformed
03-02-2014, 08:24 AM
You're thinkin' of 'Johnny Bach Goode' Birdseye !! :)

Who could refuse ya Sam ?????

uke4ia
03-02-2014, 08:42 AM
What? there’s no U2 song with “Johnny” in it? (jk)
I am totally unfamiliar with this song, and with the movie too. Sounds great, don’t worry about the distortion. Catchy, sweet and sincere sounding, really well done.

At the end of the Achtung Baby album, didn't they do a song with Johnny Cash?

xommen
03-02-2014, 08:51 AM
At the end of the Achtung Baby album, didn't they do a song with Johnny Cash?
Johnny did One (which is indeed from Achtung Baby) all by himself, that is why I submitted that to the played by Johnny list ;).
But I guess you mean the Wanderer, that is from Zooropa, I might also take a look into that one, although it is a really unU2 U2 song.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-02-2014, 08:53 AM
You're thinkin' of 'Johnny Bach Goode' Birdseye !! :)

yeah baby, i got a handel on that! ;)

oh, gotta go

bach in a minute :)

offenbach sooner! :uhoh:

thesillydave
03-02-2014, 08:59 AM
moldy oldie first...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0RcI1gJOXI

ukuleledaveey
03-02-2014, 09:32 AM
Howdy All, wow what a great theme and many thanks PeeWee for hosting this is going to be a fab week, well here is my first entry for the week, hoping i got a foot in all camps with this one as my middle name is John, i deleted my introduction at the start so i dont say season 107, sorry about that, im still suffering from the beers i had at he uke fesitval yesterday.


http://youtu.be/04vfpZfmowM

Dougf
03-02-2014, 09:57 AM
Okay, this is sort of cheating, since I did this song for season 105, and then just added a new verse with the word “Johnny” in it. HOWEVER, following UkuleleDaddy’s lead, there is a CLUE to the next season’s theme in this song, although I seriously doubt anybody will be able to guess it. Lyrics in the YouTube description.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14LAUtAiXAo

xommen
03-02-2014, 10:26 AM
Because Peewee asked for it, here is Mysterious ways by U2. I've been playing/practicing this one a lot lately for my UKE22 project http://www.uke22.nl (we are still in early stages but are having a lot of fun), and for that, this is an ok version I guess.

http://youtu.be/N3mVHhMKthA

Tootler
03-02-2014, 11:00 AM
I thought I'd get an entry in early this week as I'm off to the Big Smoke again tomorrow to look after my granddaughter.

Another folk song with Johnny off to war. This time his girl friend goes too with unfortunate consequences.


http://youtu.be/wRxC_u8x8E0

I might be able to get something else done towards the end of the week.

Hippie Dribble
03-02-2014, 11:02 AM
yeah baby, i got a handel on that! ;)

oh, gotta go

bach in a minute :)

offenbach sooner! :uhoh:
HAHA!!! Hilarious!!! :shaka:

Tootler
03-02-2014, 11:06 AM
yeah baby, i got a handel on that! ;)

oh, gotta go

bach in a minute :)

offenbach sooner! :uhoh:

Any more like that and I'll be giving you the Byrd :old:

uke4ia
03-02-2014, 11:45 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28S8GLiCEaI

This is a song about some really great cider. Two guys I know used to play this at the Eggroll Cafe.

By the way, my brother John's birthday is this week.

myrnaukelele
03-02-2014, 12:02 PM
um…? Johnny Sebastian Bach…..? well known Baroque composer…. ;)
It may not be common knowledge but I'm sure I read someplace that Johann's closest friends called him Johnny.:rolleyes:
I for one would LOVE to hear Sammu play Bach on her ukulele!

Milliron
03-02-2014, 12:41 PM
I thought about trying Dr. John Stafford by Turlough O'Carolan, but there are some songs you just really need bass strings for. So I'm going to just leave this here:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap-Gvqaq80I
This is absolutely beautiful! Wonderful:)

Milliron
03-02-2014, 12:45 PM
peewee - sad reason but super theme



murphy's law. well - that's the polite expression for it!


here's my vid - i say that like i'm only gonna do one! we'll see! ...

"johhny come home" - fine young cannibals


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw2bpq8Ngko
I loved the driving strum with the slow vocals. Wonderful!

Milliron
03-02-2014, 12:48 PM
Johnny's Gone for a Soldier

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNfAXdPEw0A
Was doing the intro and outro much better til I turned the camera on but did stick to my one take rule.
This was very beautiful to listen too. You are so talented and I was glad to see your soulful eyes in this song:)

Sammu
03-02-2014, 01:00 PM
I think you should go for Baroque......

….as in I'm a very B_roke ukulele player LOL! :D

redpaul1
03-02-2014, 01:32 PM
This was from the movie short circuit, if you have not seen that, I think you should. It is one of those fun feel good movies, with a happy ending. I could not find the chords online so I made them up,

Have you come across chordify.net (http://chordify.net/) yet? Give it a song on YouTube, and it'll give you its best guess at what are the chords. Nowhere nearly 100% accurate, but a useful starting point.

peewee
03-02-2014, 02:54 PM
Hi Kids, I'll have a listening party after the Oscar party, and catch up on today's entries.
Meanwhile if you're having trouble finding a song, here's a good resource:
http://songmeanings.com/query/?query=johnny&type=lyrics
there are some unexpected ones on there.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-02-2014, 03:26 PM
there is a CLUE to the next season’s theme in this song, although I seriously doubt anybody will be able to guess it

up to 11?

ooh is it spinal tap songs???!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6Fc_5slG_Q

mythinformed
03-02-2014, 03:27 PM
Peewee can you please clarify the term 'hospital Johnny' ?
This side of the Atlantic we have Pharmacy/Chemist Johnnies ...........same thing ?
I'm not ribbing you .......honest !!

redpaul1
03-02-2014, 03:52 PM
im still suffering from the beers i had at he uke fesitval yesterday.


How much beer ?

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/t1/10003479_1423176131262295_1402199806_n.jpg

uke4ia
03-02-2014, 04:00 PM
Peewee can you please clarify the term 'hospital Johnny' ?
This side of the Atlantic we have Pharmacy/Chemist Johnnies ...........same thing ?
I'm not ribbing you .......honest !!

In the U.S., the backless gown you have to wear in a hospital or during a physical exam is often called a Johnny.

Concertina
03-02-2014, 04:07 PM
In the U.S., the backless gown you have to wear in a hospital or during a physical exam is often called a Johnny.


The last time I was in the hospital, they had these "johnnys" that had a hose hooked up to a heater. I felt like a big purple Stay Puffed Marshmallow man but DANG was I toasty!!!

redpaul1
03-02-2014, 04:07 PM
Peewee can you please clarify the term 'hospital Johnny' ?
This side of the Atlantic we have Pharmacy/Chemist Johnnies ...........same thing ?
I'm not ribbing you .......honest !!

You're just tickling his fancy!

peewee
03-02-2014, 04:49 PM
If there are any British condom songs that use the word Johnny, then go for it.

TCK
03-02-2014, 05:12 PM
So, the kind people of the Underground have left me the most obvious song (at least for me) to play...
So here it is.
Johnny Come Lately- Steve Earle. I have always loved this song, though it was not the first I thought of this week. I will be back later. With songs about condoms....one can only hope.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4MepL_w8JU

Concertina
03-02-2014, 05:19 PM
Ok...here goes nothing...first entry into the seasons...

I had to do so many takes...there was much foul language...but this one is ALMOST ok...I just flubbed a tiny bit at the end.

My sound is awful...this is only the second time I've recorded myself playing/singing...so my apologies for that...


http://youtu.be/JJH5l_MExWQ

TCK
03-02-2014, 05:31 PM
The new kids around this place- they raise the standard. Every week it is harder and harder to compete with these folks.
You are right- that ring-y spruce top hates your camera, but this was lovely, and there are ways around the sound you are getting on camera. Nicely done. No need to apologize for your singing and playing at all.
Ok...here goes nothing...first entry into the seasons...

I had to do so many takes...there was much foul language...but this one is ALMOST ok...I just flubbed a tiny bit at the end.

My sound is awful...this is only the second time I've recorded myself playing/singing...so my apologies for that...

bonesigh
03-02-2014, 06:39 PM
I know, I know this is a Christmas song but it is the first song that popped into my head. My daughter used to love it when she was younger. Peewee said Johnny loved the snow, and we are getting more here tonight and tomorrow, so here goes...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkWz1r27gPk&feature=youtu.be

Concertina
03-02-2014, 07:13 PM
The new kids around this place- they raise the standard. Every week it is harder and harder to compete with these folks.
You are right- that ring-y spruce top hates your camera, but this was lovely, and there are ways around the sound you are getting on camera. Nicely done. No need to apologize for your singing and playing at all.

Thanks so much! It's just the stock Webcam that came with my computer. My brother is a sound technician so I asked him for a bit of help.

lelouden
03-02-2014, 07:23 PM
How much beer ?

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/t1/10003479_1423176131262295_1402199806_n.jpg

Well that had to have been a blast. Im very jealous! Now tell me how you for that pic so big:)

lelouden
03-02-2014, 07:33 PM
Question~

Peewee can you please clarify the term 'hospital Johnny' ?
This side of the Atlantic we have Pharmacy/Chemist Johnnies ...........same thing ?
I'm not ribbing you .......honest !!
Answer~

In the U.S., the backless gown you have to wear in a hospital or during a physical exam is often called a Johnny.
Joke~

You're just tickling his fancy!

Hahahaha!

That is quite the possibility in that gown:biglaugh:

Peewee can you do us one better and model one for us:)

Milliron
03-02-2014, 07:57 PM
That was a great first entry. I've only done three alone and yes I never knew I swore so much! You have a beautiful voice:)

Ok...here goes nothing...first entry into the seasons...

I had to do so many takes...there was much foul language...but this one is ALMOST ok...I just flubbed a tiny bit at the end.

My sound is awful...this is only the second time I've recorded myself playing/singing...so my apologies for that...


http://youtu.be/JJH5l_MExWQ

Milliron
03-02-2014, 08:00 PM
You can tell that this is a fun song for you to sing. It was great but I am really interested in your next song;)

So, the kind people of the Underground have left me the most obvious song (at least for me) to play...
So here it is.
Johnny Come Lately- Steve Earle. I have always loved this song, though it was not the first I thought of this week. I will be back later. With songs about condoms....one can only hope.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4MepL_w8JU

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-02-2014, 08:46 PM
another vid - this is "a girl called johnny" by the waterboys

it was written as a tribute to :bowdown: patti smith

there are no letters on my keyboard that i can use to form words that i don't think even exist which could even begin in a very small way to say how amazing patti smith is

and that's a FACT


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jidgLH3D_Os

peewee
03-02-2014, 09:32 PM
Wow, you all are really coming through with the Johnny songs, guys, very impressive.
Austin, I saw you posting there, I'm hoping you can steal the time to get a song together this week. I too thought that guitarlele video was going to be you. Imagine my disappointment.

I'm doing that thing where the host duplicates comments on YT and here on the page, sorry about the redundancy, it's all copy-paste in the name of survival. I feel like I need to hire a production staff to do this week justice.

I've update the playlist so far: here's the latest batch:

This U2 song was also recorded by Johnny Cash, I guess mine is more U2 like, but it is Johnny week so this is One by Johnny Cash ;).
http://youtu.be/nE8juNIxt3c
the Johnny association here is kind of a stretch, but I love those Rick Rubin/Johnny Cash records a lot, and it’s xommen and U2, so you get a pass. Thanks



Lol! You peeked:o Johnny Mercer is a brilliant lyricist. I've done at least three of his songs for the Seasons. Here's #4:
http://youtu.be/RSfm8sHfBwM
This sounds like it came from a frontier saloon/cathouse, like Marilyn in “River of No Return” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVj7VHb4CyQ), though I know that doesn’t make much sense, and I hope you don’t take it wrong. I guess it’s that Alaskan frontier je ne sais quoi.Great one, full of joy as always.


This was absolutely the first thing that popped into my mind on this week's theme. Coincidentally enough, I heard this while skimming around the radio dial the other day - the version done by Johnny Cash, so I used those lyrics. Also included a special Johnny introduction, which is part of a riddle from way back in my childhood.
http://youtu.be/Zo8KstQxKnE
Now that's a sad story about an unfortunate Johnny indeed! A story well told. Now we know how Johnny 99 got his name, I wonder how Greenie 44 got his…hmmm
thanks



Howdy All, wow what a great theme and many thanks PeeWee for hosting this is going to be a fab week, well here is my first entry for the week, hoping i got a foot in all camps with this one as my middle name is John, i deleted my introduction at the start so i dont say season 107, sorry about that, im still suffering from the beers i had at he uke fesitval yesterday.
http://youtu.be/04vfpZfmowM
This would have worked with another alternate theme I was considering: sex & drugs & rock & roll week. Nice and steady, with the transitional picking in there too for extra points. Love it. It’s great to see you back in the attic too.


Okay, this is sort of cheating, since I did this song for season 105, and then just added a new verse with the word “Johnny” in it. HOWEVER, following UkuleleDaddy’s lead, there is a CLUE to the next season’s theme in this song, although I seriously doubt anybody will be able to guess it. Lyrics in the YouTube description.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14LAUtAiXAo
First I would like to say that I’m really looking forward to rodent week. This is better still the second time, maybe it’s the added verse, I’ll pat myself on the back for inspiring that. Neo-tin pan alley gold right there, delivered with your usual jazzmo panache.


Because Peewee asked for it, here is Mysterious ways by U2. I've been playing/practicing this one a lot lately for my UKE22 project http://www.uke22.nl (we are still in early stages but are having a lot of fun, the site is in Dutch by the way), and for that, this is an ok version I guess.
http://youtu.be/N3mVHhMKthA
Mysterious Ways: A U2 song I recognize! Sounds good, and I like the karaoke lyrics too. Thanks for the request fulfillment


I thought I'd get an entry in early this week as I'm off to the Big Smoke again tomorrow to look after my granddaughter.
Another folk song with Johnny off to war. This time his girl friend goes too with unfortunate consequences.
http://youtu.be/wRxC_u8x8E0
I might be able to get something else done towards the end of the week.
I knew you would have a gem for us this week, this is classic Tootler right here. This is yet another story that doesn’t go so well for our man Johnny, not to mention his girlfriend.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28S8GLiCEaI
This is a song about some really great cider. Two guys I know used to play this at the Eggroll Cafe.
By the way, my brother John's birthday is this week.
That’s some powerful sounding stuff right there. Cool old-sounding song. The Johnny elixir sounds more like Johnny fall-down.
Thanks for bringing this gem



So, the kind people of the Underground have left me the most obvious song (at least for me) to play...
So here it is.
Johnny Come Lately- Steve Earle. I have always loved this song, though it was not the first I thought of this week. I will be back later. With songs about condoms....one can only hope.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4MepL_w8JU
TCK in the house! That resonator is perfect for a big old Steve Earl singalong. That’s pretty good for your very first season. Welcome Aboard.



Ok...here goes nothing...first entry into the seasons...
I had to do so many takes...there was much foul language...but this one is ALMOST ok...I just flubbed a tiny bit at the end.
My sound is awful...this is only the second time I've recorded myself playing/singing...so my apologies for that...
http://youtu.be/JJH5l_MExWQ
Whoa! This is fantastic. First entry?! Fabulous. This really is your first season...We need more gender balance around here, so I hope you stick around. Great driving strum and expressive vocal, lots of intensity…I am very very glad to have you aboard. Plus I did not know that song at all, and there’s no better way to discover a tune than via the Seasons.


I know, I know this is a Christmas song but it is the first song that popped into my head. My daughter used to love it when she was younger. Peewee said Johnny loved the snow, and we are getting more here tonight and tomorrow, so here goes...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkWz1r27gPk&feature=youtu.be
Can’t go wrong with some Burl Ives. You’re right about the irony here, but it’s actually perfect for the situation. Thanks for asking in advance. It sounds like you’ve been playing it for years.



another vid - this is "a girl called johnny" by the waterboys
it was written as a tribute to :bowdown: patti smith
there are no letters on my keyboard that i can use to form words that i don't think even exist which could even begin in a very small way to say how amazing patti smith is
and that's a FACT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jidgLH3D_Os

How do I not know this one? I love learning songs via excellent SOTU versions like this. I'm getting schooled this week! So many Johnny songs. I have been a Patti fan since someone gave me a cassette of Horses when I was 14 or so. She’s a superhero. Speaking of which, there’s a Johnny song on that record that would sound really good for you….please?

xommen
03-02-2014, 09:50 PM
TCK in the house! That resonator is perfect for a big old Steve Earl singalong. That’s pretty good for your very first season. Welcome Aboard.


TCK's first season? Who knew ;).

UkeyDave
03-03-2014, 12:11 AM
Ok...here goes nothing...first entry into the seasons...

I had to do so many takes...there was much foul language...but this one is ALMOST ok...I just flubbed a tiny bit at the end.

My sound is awful...this is only the second time I've recorded myself playing/singing...so my apologies for that...


http://youtu.be/JJH5l_MExWQ
Terrific first entry Maria. Great singing and wonderful rhythm. Welcome to the seasons. I'm certainly hoping to hear lots more from you.

wee_ginga_yin
03-03-2014, 02:45 AM
Big echoey rockabiily style version played with lots of freedom if not total abandon.

http://youtu.be/IEbIYfopyNM

pabrizzer
03-03-2014, 02:58 AM
Johnny Appleseed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMuACu5vbH0
Joe Strummer

Concertina
03-03-2014, 04:02 AM
another vid - this is "a girl called johnny" by the waterboys

it was written as a tribute to :bowdown: patti smith

there are no letters on my keyboard that i can use to form words that i don't think even exist which could even begin in a very small way to say how amazing patti smith is

and that's a FACT


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jidgLH3D_Os

Great song! I had to go searching around for some Waterboys because I'd never heard of them...(sometimes I live in a tiny cultural bubble).

bunnyflower
03-03-2014, 04:32 AM
Here's a group entry from the Southeast Ukers! We recorded this yesterday in Atlanta.

We did "Jackson," recorded in 1967 by Johnny Cash and June Carter.


http://youtu.be/GOVYvwXGriY

http://youtu.be/GOVYvwXGriY

Concertina
03-03-2014, 04:36 AM
Here's a group entry from the Southeast Ukers! We recorded this yesterday in Atlanta.

We did "Jackson," recorded in 1967 by Johnny Cash and June Carter.


http://youtu.be/GOVYvwXGriY

http://youtu.be/GOVYvwXGriY

That looked like SO MUCH FUN! You guys are great!!!

Dougf
03-03-2014, 04:44 AM
up to 11?

ooh is it spinal tap songs???!


Okay, I'll post another entry later this week that might contain a little hint. Or it might just throw you off. :)

peewee
03-03-2014, 06:41 AM
Big echoey rockabiily style version played with lots of freedom if not total abandon.
http://youtu.be/IEbIYfopyNM
A double dose of WGY! a Johnnie song by Johnny, double whammy, and the de-luxe effects package has me thinking I'm in the pantry with you huffing paint thinner. Love the intro. Should have used that for the season name.


Johnny Appleseed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMuACu5vbH0
Joe Strummer
At first I thought there was some kind of ventriloquist action going on here. But no, look out world, the ‘Brizz has gone multitrack! This sounds great, it would have fit nicely in freedom week as well. Cool song. Good job on those low recorder notes, always the tough ones to hit. Just beautiful.


Here's a group entry from the Southeast Ukers! We recorded this yesterday in Atlanta.
We did "Jackson," recorded in 1967 by Johnny Cash and June Carter.
http://youtu.be/GOVYvwXGriY
This must be the first ever entry by an octodectet. (there are 18 ukes here, right?) Looks like loads of fun, and it’s kind of surreal seeing a kanikapila in an open restaurant like that. Man if I walked into that, I’d be borrowing a uke from someone right quick! Bunnyflower, is that you standing and leading the vocal?
Thanks for the Southern Aloha.

redpaul1
03-03-2014, 07:52 AM
I've been having a busy afternoon. Here's one about Spanish Johnny


http://youtu.be/RRuhaIKSC6U

redpaul1
03-03-2014, 07:57 AM
Well that had to have been a blast. Im very jealous! Now tell me how you for that pic so big:) Ah! The stories I could tell you, but you gotta know what goes on in Berkhamsted stays in Berkhamsted :o
How I got that pic so big? In the IMG dialog box, uncheck the 'retrieve locally' button.

redpaul1
03-03-2014, 07:59 AM
Oh! Vid #2's just uploaded! More Johnny's than you can shake a stick at


http://youtu.be/uvOATtmEHpE

redpaul1
03-03-2014, 08:08 AM
And the hits keep right on coming! This one a cover of the greenie44 classic of last Sunday.


http://youtu.be/m3PTPRINKJk

frisbee fred
03-03-2014, 08:17 AM
Hmmmm.....this is annoying. I uploaded my video to Youtube over 2 hours ago and it stills says "your video is being processed".

redpaul1
03-03-2014, 08:24 AM
Hmmmm.....this is annoying. I uploaded my video to Youtube over 2 hours ago and it stills says "your video is being processed".

Sorry Fred, that's probably my fault (clogging up all the bandwidth!) ;o

frisbee fred
03-03-2014, 08:39 AM
Now that Redpaul1 has given me some bandwith looks like I can put the video in here. Given the reason for the Season it seems appropriate to do a song about best friends. Wish I could do a song in one take as well as Pabrizzer. Actually, I wish I could do a song in 15 takes as well as Pabrizzer does in one take......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXN1bGrbgKU&feature=youtu.be

redpaul1
03-03-2014, 08:55 AM
Now that Fred has given me my bandwidth back, I can put up my final video, a demo track of the song I want BEVOMU to cover :)


http://youtu.be/WXs_uDYus5E

redpaul1
03-03-2014, 09:01 AM
Wish I could do a song in 15 takes as well as Pabrizzer does in one take......
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXN1bGrbgKU&feature=youtu.be

Amen to that, brother.

Never heard this song before. I'm on my third straight play. Top notch. Really enjoyed (enjoying) it.

mythinformed
03-03-2014, 09:13 AM
Paul looks ya all had a ball ..........ahhhhhhh don't the years fly by so quickly ..........seems like only yesterday ..........

64466

UkeyDave
03-03-2014, 09:27 AM
Paul looks ya all had a ball ..........ahhhhhhh don't the years fly by so quickly ..........seems like only yesterday ..........

64466
Hahahahahaha almost choked on my coffee. Can't stop giggling at this Mark.

xommen
03-03-2014, 09:59 AM
Because it's a Johnny Cash song and it's with U2, it had to be done ;-). This is Johnny Cash and U2 - the Wanderer:

http://youtu.be/RiYLCgi0if8

UkeyDave
03-03-2014, 10:07 AM
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mL_d4DjRpY

bonesigh
03-03-2014, 10:19 AM
Here's a Johnny song, one of my favorites. I picked the easiest chords I could find. I'm working on a melody within the chords for this song with harder chords but thought if I posted an easier version everyone could play along. This is a chords only play along. (Could have been set up better but I learned some lessons in how to make a play along!) Perhaps some Seasonistas will add vocal or melody, bass, whatever! My daughter taught me a neat trick...you can copy any video to your computer on YT if you put an "ss" before the link, like this, www.ssyoutube.com...etc. Put in "ss" and press the enter key and it asks you how you want it saved. I don't know how to get the example I put up not to show up in red. It's not something to click on!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRVNch2dIa8&feature=youtu.be

ukuleledaveey
03-03-2014, 10:55 AM
How much beer ?

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/t1/10003479_1423176131262295_1402199806_n.jpg

:) i only had a few your honor ??? the trouble is i dont drink very much so when i do i feel the consequences, anyway great spending time with you and krabbers and look forward to seeing you again Paul and Mike, we defiantly have to arrange a Uk seasonistas meet up, sorry to high jack the thread, now back to johhny :)

Rustyy
03-03-2014, 11:00 AM
Looks like Redpaul beat me too this one. His wasn't there when I went to bed, but mine took so long to upload I couldn't wait.
It's a bit of an epic, and much longer than my preference of just a couple of minutes, but a favourite Springsteen track from his second album. It features Spanish Johnny.
Had trouble stifling a cough in the last chorus and didn't quite get the last chord right, but it will have to be good enough for this entry.
One of the good things about the Seasons is the chance to revisit songs from the past, and actually learn the correct words. This record was issued in Australia in a sleeve with virtually no liner notes, so no lyrics. I have been singing words to this song which were close, but not really correct, for years.


http://youtu.be/nv_MdT4WNRU

redpaul1
03-03-2014, 11:43 AM
Paul looks ya all had a ball ..........ahhhhhhh don't the years fly by so quickly ..........seems like only yesterday ..........

64466

I know, I know! Seems like only yesterday, Mark, that you were dandling us all on your knee :)

redpaul1
03-03-2014, 11:48 AM
Looks like Redpaul beat me too this one. His wasn't there when I went to bed, but mine took so long to upload I couldn't wait.
It's a bit of an epic, and much longer than my preference of just a couple of minutes, but a favourite Springsteen track from his second album. It features Spanish Johnny.
[snip]
One of the good things about the Seasons is the chance to revisit songs from the past, and actually learn the correct words. This record was issued in Australia in a sleeve with virtually no liner notes, so no lyrics. I have been singing words to this song which were close, but not really correct, for years.

http://youtu.be/nv_MdT4WNRU

You should worry. My next one up was going to be Johnny Appleseed :o - that's gone back in the box! And I've already gone up against greenie44 in this Season and the last!

You're absolutely right though about the spin-off benefits in researching the songs you're planning to enter in a Season. It was through that I discovered the original lyric to "Puttin' On The Ritz" for pabrizzer's 'Hat' Season (102) - and what a surprise that was!

Have you ever come across "The Glory Days of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band" by Clinton Heylin? In it, he argues that the Vini Lopez/David Sancious outfit was far and away the best iteration of the E Street Band. Springsteen's songwriting may have got more disciplined as his career progressed, he reckons, but he never had a better band than the one he had playing on 'The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle." - and you know? I think he's got a valid case.

I could bore for Britain on this topic - this and The Clash - so I'll just stop now :D

greenie44
03-03-2014, 01:58 PM
You should worry. My next one up was going to be Johnny Appleseed :o - that's gone back in the box! And I've already gone up against greenie44 in this Season and the last!



Ah, no competition here - I never feel like I am up against any of my Seasonista colleagues. My only caveat is to not listen to another version if I am planning on doing one, to keep from too much influence creeping in.

It's always nice to hear alternate versions of the same tune.

redpaul1
03-03-2014, 02:13 PM
Ah, no competition here - I never feel like I am up against any of my Seasonista colleagues. My only caveat is to not listen to another version if I am planning on doing one, to keep from too much influence creeping in.

It's always nice to hear alternate versions of the same tune.

Yes of course, you are quite right. I had my tongue planted firmly in my cheek there :)

southside mike
03-03-2014, 02:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHjBN8sWInU

This was written by Sting but the first time I heard it was on the last album Johnny Cash did before he died. You could almost tell he didn't have long left in this world but this album (Cash Americana IV) was really powerful in how you could tell how frail he was getting and yet every song that he covered was amazing. I've listened to the other versions by Sting and Springsteen but the one that really tells the story is the version by Mr. Cash.

bunnyflower
03-03-2014, 03:00 PM
This must be the first ever entry by an octodectet. (there are 18 ukes here, right?) Looks like loads of fun, and it’s kind of surreal seeing a kanikapila in an open restaurant like that. Man if I walked into that, I’d be borrowing a uke from someone right quick! Bunnyflower, is that you standing and leading the vocal?
Thanks for the Southern Aloha.

I am up on one end, with DeepWater and Decaturcomp- and DeG is in there, too! Not sure who else in the video is on UU; I know some of the UU members that usually are at the SEUkers meetings couldn't make it out that day, sadly. We'd love it and share ukes if you popped in! The people in the restaurant don't seem to mind our invasions at all, and the owner loves it. He said now he has people coming in to eat especially on the days "when those ukulele people are coming."
And, now I have to go count ukes in the video, because I have no idea how many we had there that day... :)

bonesigh
03-03-2014, 03:03 PM
Here comes Johnny.....Johnny Guitar, that is (:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw8IxqWms7U&feature=youtu.be

frisbee fred
03-03-2014, 03:12 PM
Entry number two. Some simple blues from John Mayer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO-4shgNs_w&feature=youtu.be

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-03-2014, 04:18 PM
Great song! I had to go searching around for some Waterboys because I'd never heard of them...(sometimes I live in a tiny cultural bubble).
i really only knew "whole of the moon" from the waterboys - it was only when i went a-googling for this season that i found the "girl called johhny" song - you learn SO MUCH AMAZING STUFF from the seasons!



Okay, I'll post another entry later this week that might contain a little hint. Or it might just throw you off. :)
oh goody! i don't care how wide of the mark i am each time, it's just so great to guess!



what goes on in Berkhamsted stays in Berkhamsted :o

lol!



Actually, I wish I could do a song in 15 takes as well as Pabrizzer does in one take......

i know what you mean! and he makes it look so effortless too!



Now that Fred has given me my bandwidth back, I can put up my final video, a demo track of the song I want BEVOMU to cover :)

a. i'm glad you boys finally stopped fighting over the bandwidth!

and b. thanks so much for suggesting this song, paul, and for posting your cover too - i'm defo gonna give this a go, it's a great song!

lelouden
03-03-2014, 04:27 PM
Here is my song mentioning Johnny. I love Carole King and was so glad I found this song. I wasn't familiar with it but its a great tune. I have had a heck of a time finding a private moment in the house today. I dared two of my seasonista friends to do a song on the John...who would have guessed that I would be the one to post on the toilet:) So you get a double Johnny song! Enjoy.

One Was Johnny~


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW1jiNqVH-0&feature=youtu.be

frisbee fred
03-03-2014, 04:28 PM
Here is my song mentioning Johnny. I love Carole King and was so glad I found this song. I wasn't familiar with it but its a great tune. I have had a heck of a time finding a private moment in the house today. I dared two of my seasonista friends to do a song on the John...who would have guessed that I would be the one to post on the toilet:) So you get a double Johnny song! Enjoy.

One Was Johnny~

You really did this on the john :biglaugh:

southside mike
03-03-2014, 05:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrwNYfBx_kA
Another song by a Johnny.....Johnny Rivers

southside mike
03-03-2014, 06:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INKeT2c3aIE
And a song about a Johnny.

TCK
03-03-2014, 06:29 PM
I must live in a musical void. Cannot believe that this one is not up yet...though I couldn't believe the last one had not been posted either, and yet it exists (that is me harassing you publicly to put it here Alan, it kicks the bejeesus out of mine anyway).
Anyway- Johnnie Too Bad, originally by the Slickers. All Cloverdaled up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRciK9-NZ54

Joko
03-03-2014, 07:07 PM
I'm sorry to say that this could be my last week participating in the Seasons for a while. In a couple days, I'm moving to the land that was recently ranked 2nd worst in the world, behind only North Korea, when it comes to internet connectivity. On Thursday, I am moving to Burma. Rangoon, to be precise. I got a new teaching gig there.

I also hear that things are definitely improving rapidly over there as they go through a transition time after decades of international isolation and sanctions. They are trying to join the 21st century. As it goes, it's a land of tremendous opportunity, and I anxiously await what will undoubtedly be an adventure, at the very least. I go into more depth at my blog (link in my signature), if you'd care to read more about the trip.

Now, it may turn out that the reports I've heard that what internet there is there is akin tp 2800 baud dial-up speed, are overblown, and I may be able to continue my video uploading from there. We'll see. If so, I'll be back with the Eagles' New Kid In Town.

Mind you, I don't plan on overdosing on heroin or offing myself anytime soon, but I do think this Neal Young song about a Johnny had fitting finality themes to it...

I think I must hold the Seasonista record for number of times I misquote the week number in my intro...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcDNR5hHUFA

thesillydave
03-03-2014, 08:29 PM
JOHNNY!
walk of life.....dire straits...johnny is the main character....fun challenge peewee!

http://youtu.be/gTJPHkND0GI
curses south side mike! shooting star was to be my second entry! ha!! now, to delve into johnny deeper....

myrnaukelele
03-03-2014, 08:43 PM
Well Johnny week wouldn't be complete without Johnny Angel. Shelley Fabares made this song famous in 1962.

http://youtu.be/Pi349PHUFIo

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-03-2014, 08:44 PM
big thanks to redpaul for suggesting i give this song a go

i loved his version, here is mine...

"johnny and mary" by robert palmer


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5u5rSn_Qcg

is it just me? every time i go to type the name johnny, i do two h's and one n, instead of one h and two n's

johhny

WOT?IS?THAT?ALL?ABOUT?

CharlotteC
03-03-2014, 08:48 PM
Pa taught me this one this afternoon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9Bx0S35RpI

TCK
03-03-2014, 08:54 PM
Johnny is about the most used name in rock and roll, and this particular song was the first that popped into my head because it capitalizes on that.
It references 7 songs I can think of about Johnnies, and at least two musicians named Johnny (and a ton of punk records just for fun).
I could not play it all punk rock like, so I just put the words up and played along. Seems I wanted it to be more chicken-fried.
I understand there is a level of decorum not found last week this week, so there is no profanity herein.
Jaw Knee Music- NOFX

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlLTLV2BOus

Rustyy
03-03-2014, 09:50 PM
This one is a Nick Lowe song which his former (step) Father-in Law, Johnny Cash, sang on his American Recordings album. Lowe later sang it on "The Impossible Bird" , but I'm claiming the "Johnny" from Johnny Cash's recording.


http://youtu.be/sPPTsItpAxY

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-03-2014, 09:57 PM
I dared two of my seasonista friends to do a song on the John...who would have guessed that I would be the one to post on the toilet:) So you get a double Johnny song! Enjoy.
you did great, it's only right you should be flushed with success ;)

pabrizzer
03-03-2014, 10:06 PM
big thanks to redpaul for suggesting i give this song a go

i loved his version, here is mine...

"johnny and mary" by robert palmer


is it just me? every time i go to type the name johnny, i do two h's and one n, instead of one h and two n's

johhny

WOT?IS?THAT?ALL?ABOUT?

Yes typed it that way many times.
Great job on this song BTW.
I like this song but didn't come across it in my Johhny searches.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-03-2014, 10:10 PM
Yes typed it that way many times.
Great job on this song BTW.
I like this song but didn't come across it in my Johhny searches.
ha! thanks pa i'm glad it's not just me with the typing!

and thank you about the song. luckily i didn't have to find it or go looking, because redpaul did all the homework for me. i know he is king of the google search and indeed of many things, but i don't know if he went looking for it, or if it just popped into his head. like songs do in the seasons. often, for me, the week AFTER the season. but what the hey, they still pop into my head!

Hippie Dribble
03-03-2014, 10:48 PM
Hey gang, awesome songs so far. Thanks Peter for another super week. Sorry to hear about your mates, brother. I thought I'd pick a song with some joy and hope and stuff, so here's "Johnny Appleseed" from the 1948 Walt Disney film, 'Melody Time'.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBY1VOGTSvA

redpaul1
03-03-2014, 11:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHjBN8sWInU

This was written by Sting but the first time I heard it was on the last album Johnny Cash did before he died. You could almost tell he didn't have long left in this world but this album (Cash Americana IV) was really powerful in how you could tell how frail he was getting and yet every song that he covered was amazing. I've listened to the other versions by Sting and Springsteen but the one that really tells the story is the version by Mr. Cash.

I have the entire collection of the sessions JC recorded with Rick Rubin. You're absolutely right about how powerful they are. It's almost as if he was saving the best for last. You did the Man In Black proud here, Mike.

redpaul1
03-04-2014, 12:07 AM
I'm sorry to say that this could be my last week participating in the Seasons for a while. In a couple days, I'm moving to the land that was recently ranked 2nd worst in the world, behind only North Korea, when it comes to internet connectivity. On Thursday, I am moving to Burma. Rangoon, to be precise. I got a new teaching gig there.

I also hear that things are definitely improving rapidly over there as they go through a transition time after decades of international isolation and sanctions. They are trying to join the 21st century. As it goes, it's a land of tremendous opportunity, and I anxiously await what will undoubtedly be an adventure, at the very least. I go into more depth at my blog (link in my signature), if you'd care to read more about the trip.

Now, it may turn out that the reports I've heard that what internet there is there is akin tp 2800 baud dial-up speed, are overblown, and I may be able to continue my video uploading from there. We'll see. If so, I'll be back with the Eagles' New Kid In Town.

Mind you, I don't plan on overdosing on heroin or offing myself anytime soon, but I do think this Neal Young song about a Johnny had fitting finality themes to it...

I think I must hold the Seasonista record for number of times I misquote the week number in my intro...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcDNR5hHUFA

What a brilliant choice to sign off on. There's a very active punk rock scene in Burma, very politically engaged (Burma’s bold punks take on violence by monks (http://www.scotsman.com/news/world/burma-s-bold-punks-take-on-violence-by-monks-1-3030638)) and for a lot of bands there, as elsewhere in SE Asia (e.g, "Marjinal" in Jakarta), the ukulele is their instrument of choice.

Great take, good luck. Oh, and George Formby played Rangoon in 1945. They've been waiting there for someone to take on his mantle ever since :)

coolkayaker1
03-04-2014, 12:12 AM
I learned many new tunes from this thread.

redpaul1
03-04-2014, 12:32 AM
big thanks to redpaul for suggesting i give this song a go

i loved his version, here is mine...

"johnny and mary" by robert palmer


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5u5rSn_Qcg

I feel like a proud parent; beaming from ear to ear.

Oh, and it popped right into my head, btw. And the idea of recommending it to BEV a nanosecond later. It then took a bit of digging around to get the chords right. For some reason every version posted on the wonderweb puts in a key change at some random point between the intro and the end of the first verse. In the end, I put the song into chordify.net and worked it out from there.

coolkayaker1
03-04-2014, 12:34 AM
We'll done, red paul. I like R Palmer, too.

Tootler
03-04-2014, 01:00 AM
Johnny is about the most used name in rock and roll...

In folk song, it's William (or Willie) which is most frustrating as I know loads of songs about William but very few about Johnnie. Maybe I should just change "Willie" to "Johnny" but somehow it wouldn't feel right. :rulez:

<Trivia Mode>
Willie's girl friend was usually Nancy, btw
</Trivia Mode>

Barbablanca
03-04-2014, 01:13 AM
When this topic came up the first thing I thought of was a song my Dad used to sing regularly: Frankie and Johnny. The other was, of course, Johnny B Goode (or John Martyn's Johnny You're Too Bad).

Now, this week coincided with week five of the on-line songwriting course I have been taking. In week five we're supposed to pull together all the strands we have been learning about and produce a song. So, I decided to kill two birds with one stone (actually I have just been struck by what a cruel image that is) and write a song in line with the guidelines, but about some cat called Johnny.

As you guys are familiar with my style pre-course, I'd really like some comments on what I gain and what I lose by adapting the style recommended on the course. In future I am going to try to mash in my old instinctive songwriting style with this more carefully thought out process. Or alternate between the two styles, perhaps. The course has certainly given me a lot to think about and offered up new resources.

So, here is my first effort in the style suggested (deliberately unstable verses to get over unstable ideas, half-rhymes and family rhymes to aid the sense of instability (except in the bridge which is a single statement and so is stable). Anyway, let me know what you think of "Johnny won't be Good"


http://youtu.be/qm1kq7o5vjc

Lyrics in the YouTube description as usual.

Barbablanca
03-04-2014, 01:58 AM
You're thinkin' of 'Johnny Bach Goode' ....

Ah yes, the famous young Welsh harpist. Saw him at the Eisteddfod once ;)

pabrizzer
03-04-2014, 02:26 AM
I thought Frankie and Johnny might be the theme song for this season
so here is me trying to ensure it is Johnny and Mary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6Sh8tfizV0
And this cover by Axel Wolph is just brilliant IMHO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eboEJOe_BY

max2173
03-04-2014, 02:36 AM
Here's mine, as far as I can tell this is the first version of this so far this week, which shocks me greatly!


http://youtu.be/Wp1EcQvCQMA

Tootler
03-04-2014, 03:22 AM
Here's mine, as far as I can tell this is the first version of this so far this week, which shocks me greatly!


http://youtu.be/Wp1EcQvCQMA

It might not have been if I hadn't to go to London to look after my granddaughter.

Great drive on your version. As BEV might put it:

Rock on, yeah!!! :music:

wallyboy
03-04-2014, 03:42 AM
good theme,
heres my bash,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSk4c4s-yNk

max2173
03-04-2014, 04:41 AM
It's not often I do two entries for a week but the mood took me.


http://youtu.be/7AEpxw1eQfI

decaturcomp
03-04-2014, 04:59 AM
I recorded this the other night before checking in and Dave has already done a terrific version. I'll drop it here because of my public service complaint, though.
Peace and Love,
alan

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

redpaul1
03-04-2014, 05:08 AM
From 1971 - dedicated to our very own Johnny Reggae in Cloverdale


http://youtu.be/P4DdON2ezrs

There is incidentally a brilliant rumour going round that this song was all about the 1970s Leeds & Ireland midfield general and reggae fanatic Johnny "Dub Rudie" Giles (Giles & Marley: One Love) (http://comeheretome.com/2012/04/26/giles-marley-one-love/)). Sadly, not one word of it is true, but it's one of those stories you just wish they were (true). Certainly, the more Giles denies it, the more fun Dubliners have with the story.

http://comeheretome.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/image0300.jpg
http://comeheretome.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/ghettoblasta3.jpg

wee_ginga_yin
03-04-2014, 05:33 AM
Yes typed it that way many times.
Great job on this song BTW.
I like this song but didn't come across it in my Johhny searches.

I am surprised you found any spelling Johnny that way :confused:

Dougf
03-04-2014, 06:20 AM
Johnny Rivers, Secret Agent Man.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93pJsnmhWtY

UkeCan1
03-04-2014, 06:52 AM
In folk song, it's William (or Willie) which is most frustrating as I know loads of songs about William but very few about Johnnie.

<Trivia Mode>
Willie's girl friend was usually Nancy, btw
</Trivia Mode>

There's a song I was thinking of doing that has all three. Plus a bold sea captain. And a whole lotta quick hat changes so you can tell which is which. And several broken tokens. And ... (no way!) ... a happy ending.

mikef
03-04-2014, 07:02 AM
Johnny aplenty in the lyrics of this one. This is a song from Carter USM's excellent "30 Something" album. I hope you like it... I indulged in a little multitracking fun :)


http://youtu.be/PcYvNmBcCSo

ksiegel
03-04-2014, 07:05 AM
I dug out an old Kodak Playfull, and gave it a shot.

It will also fit in the Folk Music Thread, I think.


http://youtu.be/Mpz-JLflbQg

ksiegel
03-04-2014, 07:08 AM
Johnny Rivers, Secret Agent Man.

I was waiting for this one! I remember watching Patrick McGoohan when I was a kid - and the thinly veiled link from "secret Agent" to "The Prisoner".

Thanks, Doug!


-Kurt

redpaul1
03-04-2014, 07:09 AM
I thought Frankie and Johnny might be the theme song for this season
so here is me trying to ensure it is Johnny and Mary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6Sh8tfizV0

Haha! Top notch as always. If I'd only known you'd wanted to cover this too, I'd have sent you the songsheet I sent Lynda as well. Sorry for that.

If anyone else wants to pitch in here are the chords in the original key of D.

{t:Johnny And Mary}
{st:Robert Palmer}
{key: D}

{c: Intro}
[D] [-] [Bm] [-] [D] [-] [F#m] [-] [G] [-] [A]

Johnny's always [D]run-ning around
Trying to find [Bm]cer-tain-ty
He needs all the [D]world to confirm
That he ain't [F#m]lone-ly
Mary counts the [G]walls
Knows he tires [A]eas-i-ly

Johnny thinks the [D]world would be right
If it could buy [Bm]truth from him
Mary says he [D]chan-ges his mind
more than a [F#m]wo-man
But she made her [G]bed
Even when the [A]chance was slim

{c: Instrumental}
[D] [-] [Bm] [-] [D] [-] [F#m] [-] [G] [-] [A]

Johnny says he's [D]wil-ling to learn
When he decides [Bm]he's a fool
Johnny says he'll [D]live anywhere
When he earns [F#m]time to
Mary combs her [G]hair
Says she should be [A]used to it

Mary always [D]hed-ges her bets
She never knows [Bm]what to think
She says that [D]he still acts
Like he is being [F#m]dis-cov-ered
Scared that [G]he'll be caught
Without a [A]sec-ond thought

Running around--

{c: Instrumental}
[D] [-] [Bm] [-] [D] [-] [F#m] [-] [G] [-] [A]

Johnny feels he's [D]wasting his breath
Trying to talk [Bm]sense to her
Mary says he's [D]lack-ing a real
Sense of [F#m]pro-por-tion
So combs her [G]hair
Knows he tires [A]eas-i-ly

Johnny's always [D]run-ning around
Trying to find [Bm]cer-tain-ty
He needs all the [D]world to confirm
That he ain't [F#m]lone-ly
Mary counts the [G]walls
Says she should be [A]used to it

Johnny's always [D]run-ning around
Running around.... (fade out)

There are only 5 different chords (I, VI, III, IV, V), so it's easy enough to transpose on the fly if you need to. Otherwise run it through Songsheet Generator (http://tenbyten.com/software/songsgen/), and it'll do all the work for you.

peewee
03-04-2014, 07:16 AM
Hi All, Doing my best to keep up, I made it through post 100 - I have to get to work so I'll hit the rest later.
Thanks for all the fantastic Johnny songs, keep it up


I've been having a busy afternoon. Here's one about Spanish Johnny

http://youtu.be/RRuhaIKSC6U
Now that’s a song with a ton of words. The first Bruce I was exposed to was the MTV Born in the USA stuff, and I still haven’t recovered. This is a top notch song though, I like your phrasing too, with lots of “Johnny” mentions.


Oh! Vid #2's just uploaded! More Johnny's than you can shake a stick at

http://youtu.be/uvOATtmEHpE
Clash! Clash! Clash! Another wordy one, you’ve got that Strummery determination going here. Nice.


And the hits keep right on coming! This one a cover of the greenie44 classic of last Sunday.

http://youtu.be/m3PTPRINKJk
You are careening out of control, apparently unable to stop, sliding down the slippery slope of “featuring Johnny”. The harp represents a dangerous escalation. I feel responsible for this state of affairs... More great story telling here. Thanks



Now that Redpaul1 has given me some bandwith looks like I can put the video in here. Given the reason for the Season it seems appropriate to do a song about best friends. Wish I could do a song in one take as well as Pabrizzer. Actually, I wish I could do a song in 15 takes as well as Pabrizzer does in one take......
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXN1bGrbgKU&feature=youtu.be
What a great tune, I looked up the original, and I can’t get past the hat-band sound and the production - this is much better. Very appropriate story song, though not technically a “Johnny” song. I may have to give you a pass because the song is so fitting. Thanks.

CORRECTION: there is a Johnny mention in there, I missed it, so cancel my snarky hectoring please!


Now that Fred has given me my bandwidth back, I can put up my final video, a demo track of the song I want BEVOMU to cover :)

http://youtu.be/WXs_uDYus5E
You are deep in it, there’s no going back, you’re going to have to face it, you’re addicted to Johnny Songs. Thanks for the four tunes.




Because it's a Johnny Cash song and it's with U2, it had to be done ;-). This is Johnny Cash and U2 - the Wanderer:
http://youtu.be/RiYLCgi0if8

This sounds great! You’ve got the clear vocals over the WGY uke sound, nice and smooth and confident.




Lyrics by Johnny Mercer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mL_d4DjRpY

Mr. Mercer! Very nice Ukey version. Relaxed vocal steady strum and all. What a song.


Here's a Johnny song, one of my favorites. I picked the easiest chords I could find. I'm working on a melody within the chords for this song with harder chords but thought if I posted an easier version everyone could play along. This is a chords only play along. (Could have been set up better but I learned some lessons in how to make a play along!) Perhaps some Seasonistas will add vocal or melody, bass, whatever! My daughter taught me a neat trick...you can copy any video to your computer on YT if you put an "ss" before the link, like this, www.ssyoutube.com...etc. Put in "ss" and press the enter key and it asks you how you want it saved. I don't know how to get the example I put up not to show up in red. It's not something to click on!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRVNch2dIa8&feature=youtu.be
Thanks for bringing the Johnny Mathis! I hope someone takes you up on your multitrack offer..good one.


Looks like Redpaul beat me too this one. His wasn't there when I went to bed, but mine took so long to upload I couldn't wait.
It's a bit of an epic, and much longer than my preference of just a couple of minutes, but a favourite Springsteen track from his second album. It features Spanish Johnny.
Had trouble stifling a cough in the last chorus and didn't quite get the last chord right, but it will have to be good enough for this entry.
One of the good things about the Seasons is the chance to revisit songs from the past, and actually learn the correct words. This record was issued in Australia in a sleeve with virtually no liner notes, so no lyrics. I have been singing words to this song which were close, but not really correct, for years.

http://youtu.be/nv_MdT4WNRU
I have read short stories with fewer words than this song. I think I would have liked to hear your misheard lyrics version too. (Johnny you’re a cheetah?) But you do a great job telling the story here. I guess I will have to overcome my Born in the USA aversion and get some early Brooossse records.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHjBN8sWInU

This was written by Sting but the first time I heard it was on the last album Johnny Cash did before he died. You could almost tell he didn't have long left in this world but this album (Cash Americana IV) was really powerful in how you could tell how frail he was getting and yet every song that he covered was amazing. I've listened to the other versions by Sting and Springsteen but the one that really tells the story is the version by Mr. Cash.
I had a hard time believing this was a Sting song when I heard it on that record myself. Classic story song. You get a bit of his cadence and attitude here. Well done.


Here comes Johnny.....Johnny Guitar, that is (:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw8IxqWms7U&feature=youtu.be
Bringing the classics. Barry has good taste. Wow what a powerful yearning vocal here. Great stuff.


Entry number two. Some simple blues from John Mayer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO-4shgNs_w&feature=youtu.be
Ahem, this ain’t a Johnny song, but whatever, it’s still a great listen. Nice bluesy vocal there Fred.


Here is my song mentioning Johnny. I love Carole King and was so glad I found this song. I wasn't familiar with it but its a great tune. I have had a heck of a time finding a private moment in the house today. I dared two of my seasonista friends to do a song on the John...who would have guessed that I would be the one to post on the toilet:) So you get a double Johnny song! Enjoy.

One Was Johnny~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW1jiNqVH-0&feature=youtu.be

This is from the Maurice Sendak nutshell library story that I read so many times when I was little that I can visualize each illustration, and I had it mostly memorized. I recently discovered Ms. King’s musical version, I am still trying to get used to it. This will help a lot. Beautiful backing vocals here.


that's all for now, let me know if I missed you in the playlist, more later. Thanks

Peewee

Tootler
03-04-2014, 08:18 AM
There's a song I was thinking of doing that has all three. Plus a bold sea captain. And a whole lotta quick hat changes so you can tell which is which. And several broken tokens. And ... (no way!) ... a happy ending.

If it's a folk song, then happy endings are strictly prohibited

:rulez:

mythinformed
03-04-2014, 08:24 AM
I'll hopefully have an entry in a few days Peewee, needed some strings, walked into the Southern Ukulele Store this morning to purchase some and walked out with another Uke instead tut tut ...........still trying to play the 'lil beauty in before I upload !!

Sammu
03-04-2014, 09:06 AM
Here is my music offering for this week….Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by Johnny Bach. I realize I am pushing the boundaries a bit here but this is such a sublime piece it seemed an appropriate tribute to Johnny. It is particular poignant too in that this arrangement was by the late, great John King (I'm sure his mother must have called him Johnny) who made such an enormous contribution to the ukulele. His knowledge of the history of the ukulele and his love for the ukulele are an inspiration. His playing and his arrangements are something to aspire to. Hope you enjoy :)


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

UkeyDave
03-04-2014, 09:12 AM
Johnny aplenty in the lyrics of this one. This is a song from Carter USM's excellent "30 Something" album. I hope you like it... I indulged in a little multitracking fun :)


http://youtu.be/PcYvNmBcCSo
Wow Mike this is TERRIFIC.

UkeyDave
03-04-2014, 09:17 AM
I'll hopefully have an entry in a few days Peewee, needed some strings, walked into the Southern Ukulele Store this morning to purchase some and walked out with another Uke instead tut tut ...........still trying to play the 'lil beauty in before I upload !!
Er Mark you MISSED the most important information. We need more information on what Uke you bought. It's compulsory need to know info. ;-)

UkeyDave
03-04-2014, 09:19 AM
Here is my music offering for this week….Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by Johnny Bach. I realize I am pushing the boundaries a bit here but this is such a sublime piece it seemed an appropriate tribute to Johnny. It is particular poignant too in that this arrangement was by the late, great John King (I'm sure his mother must have called him Johnny) who made such an enormous contribution to the ukulele. His knowledge of the history of the ukulele and his love for the ukulele are an inspiration. His playing and his arrangements are something to aspire to. Hope you enjoy :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrDLOaPdgGM&feature=youtu.be
Well this wins the most beautiful playing award for me. Just lovely.

mythinformed
03-04-2014, 09:32 AM
Er Mark you MISSED the most important information. We need more information on what Uke you bought. It's compulsory need to know info. ;-)
Lol I've actually deviated from my usual Ohana preference and brought a Barnes & Mullins 'The Bowley' Soprano. The tone is amazing and its based on the vintage look ...............a lot of uke for not too much money.(£100.00)

Check this out dude ...........

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjJoUUI5K_A

peewee
03-04-2014, 10:23 AM
You guys are kiling me! Clearly allotting one hour a day to keep up with you all was a fantasy. Well, my conference call got postponed, so here's another batch of comments. I think TCK nailed the point of the week: Johnny is the most used name in rock'n'roll. If my late friend's name was Herbert or Milton, this would not have worked out. Really great stuff, I am honored and impressed.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrwNYfBx_kA
Another song by a Johnny.....Johnny Rivers
Another Johnny represented! nice picking arrangement and vocal on this. It fits together very well. Impressive. I just read the Johnny Rivers wiki page..you learn a lot in the seasons…


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INKeT2c3aIE
And a song about a Johnny.
I love rock songs about being in a rock band. (season idea) It’s like news stories about journalists. Write what you know, right? Sensitive version with your usual high quality here. But it’s another sub-optimal outcome for our boy Johnny, he just can’t get a break. Oh, and BAD COMPANY!!!


I must live in a musical void. Cannot believe that this one is not up yet...though I couldn't believe the last one had not been posted either, and yet it exists (that is me harassing you publicly to put it here Alan, it kicks the bejeesus out of mine anyway).
Anyway- Johnnie Too Bad, originally by the Slickers. All Cloverdaled up.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRciK9-NZ54
Yes! I must live in the same void, as this is one of the songs that kept popping into my head. I think this isn’t too bad at all. Tons of joy and canine percussion too. Now you need to figure out that song on that first X record for me.


I'm sorry to say that this could be my last week participating in the Seasons for a while. In a couple days, I'm moving to the land that was recently ranked 2nd worst in the world, behind only North Korea, when it comes to internet connectivity. On Thursday, I am moving to Burma. Rangoon, to be precise. I got a new teaching gig there.

I also hear that things are definitely improving rapidly over there as they go through a transition time after decades of international isolation and sanctions. They are trying to join the 21st century. As it goes, it's a land of tremendous opportunity, and I anxiously await what will undoubtedly be an adventure, at the very least. I go into more depth at my blog (link in my signature), if you'd care to read more about the trip.

Now, it may turn out that the reports I've heard that what internet there is there is akin tp 2800 baud dial-up speed, are overblown, and I may be able to continue my video uploading from there. We'll see. If so, I'll be back with the Eagles' New Kid In Town.

Mind you, I don't plan on overdosing on heroin or offing myself anytime soon, but I do think this Neal Young song about a Johnny had fitting finality themes to it...

I think I must hold the Seasonista record for number of times I misquote the week number in my intro...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcDNR5hHUFA
Out of the Thai and into the Burmese! I do hope you can stay connected, I love your on-location videos especially. I think your impending move has given you some extra emotional punch here, really good. I wish you the best of luck and copious amounts of wonder in your adventure.


JOHNNY!
walk of life.....dire straits...johnny is the main character....fun challenge peewee!
http://youtu.be/gTJPHkND0GI
curses south side mike! shooting star was to be my second entry! ha!! now, to delve into johnny deeper....
I have had a thing for Dire Straits from the days when I was way too cool to like such a safe act! So glad this made it this week, I didn’t think of it until I saw it in my research. For once our boy Johnny doesn’t end up dead or in prison, though he does start off busking in the tube. And I am jealous of your spousal participation, Sillyruth you sound great, don’t be shy!


Well Johnny week wouldn't be complete without Johnny Angel. Shelley Fabares made this song famous in 1962.
http://youtu.be/Pi349PHUFIo
You’ve transformed from frontier music hall maven to a besotted and starry eyed 60s teen. What a beautiful vocal Myrna! I wish I were there to ruin it by hacking away at that big old stand up bass in the corner. Super. Johnny Week to Myrna: You Complete Me.


big thanks to redpaul for suggesting i give this song a go

i loved his version, here is mine...

"johnny and mary" by robert palmer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5u5rSn_Qcg

is it just me? every time i go to type the name johnny, i do two h's and one n, instead of one h and two n's

johhny

WOT?IS?THAT?ALL?ABOUT?
Thanks for playing Redpaul’s request, he’s right, you make it sound great. This is really quality stuff. And WGY’s mis-en-scene suggestion about the dancers seems like an excellent one.


Pa taught me this one this afternoon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9Bx0S35RpI
Wow Cha’!! Perfectly played and sung. As a youngster you may not understand why, but as a dad myself, that one had my eyes tearing right up. Just fantastic. Give your sidekick a hug for his backup work too. It's very cool to see your playing and singing getting so good.
The version of this song that I learned had something to do with a broken lock on the door of a loo. I like your version much better.


Johnny is about the most used name in rock and roll, and this particular song was the first that popped into my head because it capitalizes on that.
It references 7 songs I can think of about Johnnies, and at least two musicians named Johnny (and a ton of punk records just for fun).
I could not play it all punk rock like, so I just put the words up and played along. Seems I wanted it to be more chicken-fried.
I understand there is a level of decorum not found last week this week, so there is no profanity herein.
Jaw Knee Music- NOFX
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlLTLV2BOus
This may be the king of all Johnny songs. Perfect. A Johnny song about Johnny songs. My head is spinning a little.
Love the slowed down truck stop version. Poor Johnny.
For those in search of some rockin Johnny songs, there are some clues in this one.


This one is a Nick Lowe song which his former (step) Father-in Law, Johnny Cash, sang on his American Recordings album. Lowe later sang it on "The Impossible Bird" , but I'm claiming the "Johnny" from Johnny Cash's recording.

http://youtu.be/sPPTsItpAxY
Another gem from the American records. Nick Lowe is one of my favorites too. You have the vocal mood and timing just right here as well. Thanks


Hey gang, awesome songs so far. Thanks Peter for another super week. Sorry to hear about your mates, brother. I thought I'd pick a song with some joy and hope and stuff, so here's "Johnny Appleseed" from the 1948 Walt Disney film, 'Melody Time'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBY1VOGTSvA
You are in fine uking form. Great to hear a song where Johnny comes out OK, and with your incredible upbeat energy too. Dig the Beard. Family legend has it that we’re related to the real-life Mr. Appleseed, so this is a longtime favorite. Take that apple and bite it people!

Now where is that call in number...

peewee
03-04-2014, 10:26 AM
and still I'm behind by 11 entries egads!
Nevertheless, keep 'em coming.

wee_ginga_yin
03-04-2014, 10:34 AM
There are so many great tracks on the last CD that Johnny Cash did. Americana IV
is infused with much poignancy... full of confessions and regret, but he gives new
hope with his version of "We'll meet again." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KodNFsP6r88) As with "Hurt"...he is able to give the
song new meaning, touching and colouring it with the same old man brokeness, nearing death.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1sthH51MDI

UkeyDave
03-04-2014, 11:14 AM
OK here is my version of Johnny and Mary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8TDgRyhGDk

UkeCan1
03-04-2014, 11:43 AM
There's a song I was thinking of doing that has all three. Plus a bold sea captain. And a whole lotta quick hat changes so you can tell which is which. And several broken tokens. And ... (no way!) ... a happy ending.

If it's a folk song, then happy endings are strictly prohibited
It's more of a parody folk song. But then, it's me, so you knew that. And it's not entirely (partly though) your stock folk happy ending.

ukuleledaveey
03-04-2014, 11:43 AM
howdy all, loving all the songs, well here is song number 2 by me and covered by many greats.


http://youtu.be/Rbmmf7Dekhw

xommen
03-04-2014, 01:23 PM
I was not going to do anymore songs this season. But then I saw several versions of this seasons song (I think we need a playlist for this one Peter), and I also did one. I used the sheet Paul Provided, and when I read all the lyrics once (so I was not surprised on what was coming), this is what came out ;).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8K85Yad1a8

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-04-2014, 03:23 PM
has someone beaten me to this? as soon as i've posted i'm gonna go back and catch up on the thread and check!

:bowdown: johnny rotten

the sex pistols - god save the queen


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiJs8fWSMIo

that's my new :eek: epiphone concert uke

new uke day

yeah baby

myrnaukelele
03-04-2014, 03:37 PM
I was not going to do anymore songs this season. But then I saw several versions of this seasons song (I think we need a playlist for this one Peter), and I also did one.

What about Frankie and Johnny? Here's yet another song version of those ill starred lovers (moldy oldie).

http://youtu.be/sa7qFbGDnQw

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-04-2014, 04:27 PM
If my late friend's name was Herbert or Milton, this would not have worked out.
yes you've really got your work cut out keeping up with all the songs here!




Great drive on your version. As BEV might put it:

Rock on, yeah!!! :music:
lol! you took the words right out of my mouth!




Ah yes, the famous young Welsh harpist. Saw him at the Eisteddfod once ;)
lol!



I feel like a proud parent; beaming from ear to ear.

Oh, and it popped right into my head, btw. And the idea of recommending it to BEV a nanosecond later. It then took a bit of digging around to get the chords right. For some reason every version posted on the wonderweb puts in a key change at some random point between the intro and the end of the first verse. In the end, I put the song into chordify.net and worked it out from there.
your efforts were so appreciated - basically you did all the work - and on behalf of myself and everyone else who is having a great time with this song, THANK YOU!

myrnaukelele
03-04-2014, 04:54 PM
Well this wins the most beautiful playing award for me. Just lovely.

For me too! Sammu you are amazing! What a gorgeous sound you get from your instrument. Thanks for playing us some Johnny Sebastian Bach this week.

Concertina
03-04-2014, 04:57 PM
Johnny aplenty in the lyrics of this one. This is a song from Carter USM's excellent "30 Something" album. I hope you like it... I indulged in a little multitracking fun :)


http://youtu.be/PcYvNmBcCSo


Holy cow, wow. That was so amazing!

I am so woefully behind watching the videos! My own Johnny is sleeping so hopefully I can get some in at a low volume without disturbing him lol

Concertina
03-04-2014, 05:09 PM
Here's mine, as far as I can tell this is the first version of this so far this week, which shocks me greatly!


http://youtu.be/Wp1EcQvCQMA


Holy *bleep*. That was *bleeping* amazing. Seriously...you totally rocked it! That song is really special to me...it's one of the few songs my dad sings in his band (he's not the lead singer) and I think he does it better than Mr. Berry...

I want to learn it now...just watching you play...it was AWESOME!!!

TCK
03-04-2014, 05:31 PM
OK- Paul Redfern did the Piglets for a season! Did everyone else see that? There is certainly an old skin'ead in California smiling ear to ear.
Amazing videos this week folks. I am going to sit back and watch as long as I can.
That and there are a few that are stumping me, So I will toss them into the mix and see what comes of it.
First- the greatest Johnny song has not been done yet. The first hit by everyone's favorite madman Joe Meeks....
Bring this people (http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e4JXwd7XMo), I cannot. The biggest reason I cannot is because in my head, Sillydave is doing the song and Myrna is doing backup. Just cannot get it done.
That, and this is a hard song. But it needs to be here. I may get this one yet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRWunSUmEm4
Great Season Pete. This is fun for sure.

~dave~~wave~
03-04-2014, 05:40 PM
...that song on that first X record...


Ha, that's the first thing that came to my (slightly twisted) mind for this week.
I hope somebody takes a run at it.
I had a listen and a strum, but quickly waffled out trying to translate Billy Zoom licks to uke.

Instead, I offer more reggae, there seem to be as many Johnnys in that genre as the rest.
A classic by Johnny Clarke.




http://youtu.be/-p4JG3TVzP4

peewee
03-04-2014, 08:59 PM
OK so by neglecting my work and family (I did make to to Uke rehearsal though) I have managed to actually catch up with the entries. It helped that I did a shoddy job of expressing my awe in the comments too. So much great stuff. Tomorrow AM I leave on a 2 or 3 day scouting road trip, so much less screen time available, you may have to self govern for a while, but keep the tasty tunes coming!

Here are comments on the latest batch:


When this topic came up the first thing I thought of was a song my Dad used to sing regularly: Frankie and Johnny. The other was, of course, Johnny B Goode (or John Martyn's Johnny You're Too Bad).

Now, this week coincided with week five of the on-line songwriting course I have been taking. In week five we're supposed to pull together all the strands we have been learning about and produce a song. So, I decided to kill two birds with one stone (actually I have just been struck by what a cruel image that is) and write a song in line with the guidelines, but about some cat called Johnny.

As you guys are familiar with my style pre-course, I'd really like some comments on what I gain and what I lose by adapting the style recommended on the course. In future I am going to try to mash in my old instinctive songwriting style with this more carefully thought out process. Or alternate between the two styles, perhaps. The course has certainly given me a lot to think about and offered up new resources.

So, here is my first effort in the style suggested (deliberately unstable verses to get over unstable ideas, half-rhymes and family rhymes to aid the sense of instability (except in the bridge which is a single statement and so is stable). Anyway, let me know what you think of "Johnny won't be Good"

http://youtu.be/qm1kq7o5vjc

Lyrics in the YouTube description as usual.
I like the not-really rhyming words in this one, but one of the things I like about your songs is the tight rhymes which are often funny or ironic. It’s true that it hangs together with out them just fine, one could argue that the delicious wordplay may detract from the story or point of the song... I had never thought about rhyming in terms of degree, like strictly rhyming, kinda rhyming, similar, and not at all. A very useful distinction. So we see our man Johnny once again making the tough choices and ending up in a dead end. Poor old Johnny. Thanks for the original, it truly wouldn’t be a season without it.


I thought Frankie and Johnny might be the theme song for this season
so here is me trying to ensure it is Johnny and Mary.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6Sh8tfizV0
And this cover by Axel Wolph is just brilliant IMHO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eboEJOe_BY
OK OK we have an official song now. This is great, the quiet vocal and…aw heck it’s just good, OK?


Here's mine, as far as I can tell this is the first version of this so far this week, which shocks me greatly!

http://youtu.be/Wp1EcQvCQMA
FINALLY! Thanks for bringing the Chuck B.
I Love the shamelessly rockin vocal. Excellent


good theme,
heres my bash,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSk4c4s-yNk
This is a great song, I like your run at it, you’re getting that confidence building up in your performances. Nice to see. Thanks


It's not often I do two entries for a week but the mood took me.

http://youtu.be/7AEpxw1eQfI
May the mood take you again!
Nice destructo Jazzy folk version here. Lucky you’re on YT, I might feel compelled to show my appreciation in gob form otherwise.


I recorded this the other night before checking in and Dave has already done a terrific version. I'll drop it here because of my public service complaint, though.
Peace and Love,
alan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvPPZKbrnPI
What an arrangement! That was a dangerous foray into politics there, but I don’t think you’ll find too much disagreement around here.
Hoping we’re not looking at WW3 brewing in Crimea.


From 1971 - dedicated to our very own Johnny Reggae in Cloverdale
http://youtu.be/P4DdON2ezrs
There is incidentally a brilliant rumour going round that this song was all about the 1970s Leeds & Ireland midfield general and reggae fanatic Johnny "Dub Rudie" Giles (Giles & Marley: One Love) (http://comeheretome.com/2012/04/26/giles-marley-one-love/)). Sadly, not one word of it is true, but it's one of those stories you just wish they were (true). Certainly, the more Giles denies it, the more fun Dubliners have with the story.

This is definitely the best trans-gender Johnny song so far this week. It’s definitely a change from your standard sound. I like your Rickie Lee Jones look too.


Johnny Rivers, Secret Agent Man.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93pJsnmhWtY
Great Jazzification, you’re the coolest cat out there, man! And love the instrumental break. Loungy to the max.


Johnny aplenty in the lyrics of this one. This is a song from Carter USM's excellent "30 Something" album. I hope you like it... I indulged in a little multitracking fun :)
http://youtu.be/PcYvNmBcCSo
wow! what a full on arrangement, performance and video package, I feel like I should give you a record deal. So Good. And a song I didn’t know. With lots of “Johnny’s”. And a sad ending.



I dug out an old Kodak Playfull, and gave it a shot.

It will also fit in the Folk Music Thread, I think.

http://youtu.be/Mpz-JLflbQg
Great instrumental breaks and a vocal that really sells it. What more can you ask for? Great to have you in on the week, Kurt. Another tough outcome for our boy Johnny though..


Here is my music offering for this week….Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by Johnny Bach. I realize I am pushing the boundaries a bit here but this is such a sublime piece it seemed an appropriate tribute to Johnny. It is particular poignant too in that this arrangement was by the late, great John King (I'm sure his mother must have called him Johnny) who made such an enormous contribution to the ukulele. His knowledge of the history of the ukulele and his love for the ukulele are an inspiration. His playing and his arrangements are something to aspire to. Hope you enjoy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrDLOaPdgGM&feature=youtu.be
If we just change the title to “Johnny, Joy of Man’s Desiring” it will fit in just fine. What a beautiful bit of playing, steady and calm like a pro. Full of heart. Thank you.


There are so many great tracks on the last CD that Johnny Cash did. Americana IV
is infused with much poignancy... full of confessions and regret, but he gives new
hope with his version of "We'll meet again." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KodNFsP6r88) As with "Hurt"...he is able to give the
song new meaning, touching and colouring it with the same old man brokeness, nearing death.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1sthH51MDI
Rob, you’re trying to hide your sentimental crooning behind all those trippy effects, but we’re on to you, man. That snowscape makes me yearn for winter, there hasn’t really been one around here this year. Thanks



OK here is my version of Johnny and Mary.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8TDgRyhGDk
I guess is the week’s anthem now, weird how that comes about. Nice to hear your take. Sounding really tight.


howdy all, loving all the songs, well here is song number 2 by me and covered by many greats.
http://youtu.be/Rbmmf7Dekhw
Frankie and Johnnie: it’s the other anthem for the week..always great to hear Mr Cash done attic-man style, always a pleasure to hear you. Thanks!


I was not going to do anymore songs this season. But then I saw several versions of this seasons song (I think we need a playlist for this one Peter), and I also did one. I used the sheet Paul Provided, and when I read all the lyrics once (so I was not surprised on what was coming), this is what came out .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8K85Yad1a8
That is what you might call a kick-back version. I like your on-sight versions of songs, plenty of immediacy. I will take you up on the playlist idea, thanks for the nudge.


has someone beaten me to this? as soon as i've posted i'm gonna go back and catch up on the thread and check!

johnny rotten

the sex pistols - god save the queen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiJs8fWSMIo

that's my new :eek: epiphone concert uke

new uke day

yeah baby
I don’t have to listen to this to know that it’s going to rock like a mofo! OK Maybe just once…Yeah Baby! It Does It Does! Love it Love It, etc.


Ha, that's the first thing that came to my (slightly twisted) mind for this week.
I hope somebody takes a run at it.
I had a listen and a strum, but quickly waffled out trying to translate Billy Zoom licks to uke.

Instead, I offer more reggae, there seem to be as many Johnnys in that genre as the rest.
A classic by Johnny Clarke.

http://youtu.be/-p4JG3TVzP4
You got de groove from the bass, that’s the key. Thanks for bringing the roots, seen? Always with the tastiest song choices. I’m coming to Lincoln someday, just so you know.

lelouden
03-04-2014, 09:53 PM
I came across this song quite by a pleasant accident. I searched "Johnny ukulele" on youtube to see what would come up and Johnny Marvin songs popped up. He was a 1920 recording artist and ukulele player. His recording career started in 1924 and covered a twenty year period for many record labels. Harmony Musical Instruments Company of Chicago produced the Johnny Marvin Professional Tenor Ukulele.

I thought this was the perfect song to show off a little of the calendar that I got from Myrna's week:) Thanks Myrna once again!

Oh How She Could Play The Ukulele~


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

pabrizzer
03-04-2014, 11:13 PM
Johnny Comes Marching Home
Wasn't going to do this but was stirred by Alan's comments.
A cost of war is looking after the returned service people.
And that is NOT just a welcome home parade.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrvKTMN3M7k

xommen
03-04-2014, 11:27 PM
If anyone wants to look at the Johnny and Mary playlist this is the link to it, Peter has a text for it but has to fix the link in his start post ;-).
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkLyl_FBRtMgQRkAfOeDrFYSC8ROoy7uB

Tootler
03-05-2014, 12:10 AM
I like the not-really rhyming words in this one, but one of the things I like about your songs is the tight rhymes which are often funny or ironic. It’s true that it hangs together with out them just fine, one could argue that the delicious wordplay may detract from the story or point of the song... I had never thought about rhyming in terms of degree, like strictly rhyming, kinda rhyming, similar, and not at all. A very useful distinction.

A certain Mr. Shakespeare wrote a lot of rather good "not at all" rhyming stuff. Unfortunately he is a William (another one!) not a Johnny, so we can't use any of it this week.

I hit on a good way of finding folkish Johnny songs. Most of the Johnny folk songs I thought of have already been covered this week but I have found something and, all being well, I shall get it done this weekend. Unless something goes wrong we are off home tomorrow for the weekend.

I would rather like it if WGY did Johnny Cope. I reckon he'd do a good 'un. I might give it a go myself if I get time.

Changing the subject.

Has any one else noticed that when you reply to comments on
You Tube from a phone/iPad/Android tablet, YT does not let you reply to individual messages so you have to put in a general reply & reference individuals with a suitable tag. Annoying but as that's what I have at my daughter's that's what I have to do.

redpaul1
03-05-2014, 12:11 AM
If anyone wants to look at the Johnny and Mary playlist this is the link to it, Peter has a text for it but has to fix the link in his start post ;-).
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkLyl_FBRtMgQRkAfOeDrFYSC8ROoy7uB

We've missed off BEV's

big thanks to redpaul for suggesting i give this song a go

i loved his version, here is mine...

"johnny and mary" by robert palmer


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5u5rSn_Qcg

mythinformed
03-05-2014, 01:06 AM
'Jammin' in the John' (blink and you'll miss it) Johnny B Goode Intro, ending with a lick of Mississippi Blues ........... ' khazi
Acoustics' are as technical as I get so no frills !! Lol


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13V1235URaE&feature=youtu.be

wee_ginga_yin
03-05-2014, 02:38 AM
I would rather like it if WGY did Johnny Cope. I reckon he'd do a good 'un. I might give it a go myself if I get time.


Have you been spying on me??? I have played it through a couple of times
Angry and viscous, Snide, Smug and snickering, but I can't get the feel that I want
I quite like the Punk men in skirts version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0-arpGdb0c) but I am also quite drawn
to the mixture of new age and traditional done by Ceolbeg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-9XekiWHeY) for its clarity.

I have being toying with a solemn didgeridoo version similar to the theme from the Vikings (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91_5YxmJ9Ic)

UkeyDave
03-05-2014, 04:05 AM
'Jammin' in the John' (blink and you'll miss it) Johnny B Goode Intro, ending with a lick of Mississippi Blues ........... ' khazi
Acoustics' are as technical as I get so no frills !! Lol


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13V1235URaE&feature=youtu.be

New Uke sounding good and some neat playing there Mark.

peewee
03-05-2014, 04:17 AM
If anyone wants to look at the Johnny and Mary playlist this is the link to it, Peter has a text for it but has to fix the link in his start post ;-).
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkLyl_FBRtMgQRkAfOeDrFYSC8ROoy7uB

Fixed, thanks Wim!

peewee
03-05-2014, 04:22 AM
We've missed off BEV's

All better now, thanks

peewee
03-05-2014, 04:36 AM
I hit on a good way of finding folkish Johnny songs. Most of the Johnny folk songs I thought of have already been covered this week but I have found something and, all being well, I shall get it done this weekend. Unless something goes wrong we are off home tomorrow for the weekend.



there are some Johnny Sea Shanties:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9QQyRF5hMw
http://youtu.be/4fVQwzv5Qfc
(arrrr)

bonesigh
03-05-2014, 05:39 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiuGnapN9us&feature=c4-overview&list=UUtvw_jkcOb--odK8_2JYyvw

Tootler
03-05-2014, 10:11 AM
Have you been spying on me??? I have played it through a couple of times
Angry and viscous, Snide, Smug and snickering, but I can't get the feel that I want
I quite like the Punk men in skirts version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0-arpGdb0c) but I am also quite drawn
to the mixture of new age and traditional done by Ceolbeg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-9XekiWHeY) for its clarity.

I have being toying with a solemn didgeridoo version similar to the theme from the Vikings (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91_5YxmJ9Ic)

No just being psychic! :nana:

Angry, vicious, snide, smug & snickering - yes. And also not quit true. Cope did suffer a humiliating defeat at Prestonpans but it's not correct that he ran away and brought the news of his own defeat to Newcastle. But then, don't let the truth get in the way of a good story. :rolleyes:

If you want to get it done quickly then men in skirts is the way to go. However Ceolbeg's clarity combined with a didgeridoo effect would be cool. The tempo would suit your style.

Tootler
03-05-2014, 10:22 AM
there are some Johnny Sea Shanties:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9QQyRF5hMw
http://youtu.be/4fVQwzv5Qfc
(arrrr)

Sea shanties are a good source. I find they often don't work well with accompaniment. I did a search of the Bodleian Library Broadside Collection. That brought up plenty of Johnny songs, including some early versions of folk songs collected by the late 19th & 20th century collectors.

UkeyDave
03-05-2014, 11:16 AM
there are some Johnny Sea Shanties:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9QQyRF5hMw
http://youtu.be/4fVQwzv5Qfc
(arrrr)
Ooooh I like this. May have to give this a go if I get time on Saturday.

Barbablanca
03-05-2014, 12:31 PM
There's a collaboration already planned on Leave Her Johnny Leave her... details soon. The guy singing it on that video is Johnny Collins a very good old friend of mine who I sang with many times in the 80s. He died quite suddenly and unexpectedly a couple of years back - just after a fine gig. So this'll be my personal tribute to a lost friend called Johnny also.

Hippie Dribble
03-05-2014, 02:00 PM
A sad one...


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

decaturcomp
03-05-2014, 02:42 PM
Good to hear, I love that tune.
Sorry about your pal.


There's a collaboration already planned on Leave Her Johnny Leave her... details soon. The guy singing it on that video is Johnny Collins a very good old friend of mine who I sang with many times in the 80s. He died quite suddenly and unexpectedly a couple of years back - just after a fine gig. So this'll be my personal tribute to a lost friend called Johnny also.

CeeJay
03-05-2014, 04:13 PM
My Johnny entry .....so to speak .......(is that even decent Jarvis you prat ...there are nice people browsing this forum?....I didn't choose the subject /title ...sithee / sod off.....


http://youtu.be/4vY_NtO_iX4

greenie44
03-05-2014, 04:15 PM
Here's mine, as far as I can tell this is the first version of this so far this week, which shocks me greatly!



I love that song "It Shocks Me Greatly" by the Fine Young Cannibals (which is now playing unstoppably in you head - you're welcome).

What ever happened to those guys?

UkeCan1
03-05-2014, 04:46 PM
A certain Mr. Shakespeare wrote a lot of rather good "not at all" rhyming stuff. Unfortunately he is a William (another one!) not a Johnny, so we can't use any of it this week.

I suggested to FiL just last week that Shakespeare would be an interesting Season theme. (I thought of it because we saw Bob McNally do "Romeo and Juliet" on Strumstick while opening for uke god Lil' Rev.) I wonder if there are enough other Shakespeare-inspired songs for a Season. All of "West Side Story" of course. And then what? I bet there's lots.

Anyway, I have plenty of other Seasons ideas ahead of Shakespeare, so it's fair game if anyone wants it.


I hit on a good way of finding folkish Johnny songs. Most of the Johnny folk songs I thought of have already been covered this week but I have found something and, all being well, I shall get it done this weekend. Unless something goes wrong we are off home tomorrow for the weekend.

Has anyone else noticed that most Johnny's named in songs do not come out well in the end? Nor do most of the other characters in the songs with them either.

I am working on the aforementioned song where they do ... handsome Johnny, lovely Nancy, sweet William, and a player to be named later....

bonesigh
03-05-2014, 05:12 PM
Wonder what I should do. Found this (below) on my YT. They've never muted a video of mine before. Wonder if I can claim it is for educational purposes? Well, it is, kind of (:


New Kid in Town
Your video may include a song owned by a third party. For example, this might be a song playing in the background or someone performing a song.

To hear the matched song please play the video on the right. The video will play from the point where the matched content was identified.
The audio track of your video is muted.
Here are the details:

"NEW KID IN TOWN", musical composition administered by: 3:58
EMI Music Publishing
Warner Chappell
UMPG Publishing

Jazzbanjorex
03-05-2014, 05:49 PM
Wonder what I should do. Found this (below) on my YT. They've never muted a video of mine before. Wonder if I can claim it is for educational purposes? Well, it is, kind of (:


New Kid in Town
Your video may include a song owned by a third party. For example, this might be a song playing in the background or someone performing a song.

To hear the matched song please play the video on the right. The video will play from the point where the matched content was identified.
The audio track of your video is muted.
Here are the details:

"NEW KID IN TOWN", musical composition administered by: 3:58
EMI Music Publishing
Warner Chappell
UMPG Publishing

I was going to tell you that they had muted my video "I can't tell you why" by the Eagles but I checked it and it's now un-muted. It was muted for the longest time. Maybe until they could get the monetizing on it? They had muted it and I just left it up. Maybe the muting expired? Got past it's freshness date?

myrnaukelele
03-05-2014, 06:01 PM
I suggested to FiL just last week that Shakespeare would be an interesting Season theme. (I thought of it because we saw Bob McNally do "Romeo and Juliet" on Strumstick while opening for uke god Lil' Rev.) I wonder if there are enough other Shakespeare-inspired songs for a Season. All of "West Side Story" of course. And then what? I bet there's lots.
Anyway, I have plenty of other Seasons ideas ahead of Shakespeare, so it's fair game if anyone wants it.

Wendy - mattydee did a Shakespeare week for the 10th Season of the Ukulele.

peewee
03-05-2014, 06:26 PM
Wendy - mattydee did a Shakespeare week for the 10th Season of the Ukulele.

Indeed, the funeral meats will be served cold at the wedding!

Just rolled into my hotel, have some work to do, then I hope to get back to hectoring you miscreants! (and maybe work up a host's entry)

frisbee fred
03-05-2014, 06:28 PM
Wendy - mattydee did a Shakespeare week for the 10th Season of the Ukulele.

That was 97 Seasons ago. Sounds like it may be time for another one.....

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-05-2014, 06:29 PM
They've never muted a video of mine before. Wonder if I can claim it is for educational purposes?
the first thing to do is acknowledge the copyright issue. have you done that already? there is no getting around the fact that someone else owns the copyright to a song... and that fact gives them the right on youtube to put an ad on your video page, for the video that uses their song, so they can make some money off it.

i don't believe it makes any difference what you are using the video for - educational purposes, fun, no profit, whatever.

it may be that once you acknowledge the fact they own the copyright, they will unmute your vid.

or maybe they won't unmute it.

or as jazzbanjorex's experience suggests, maybe what they will do will change over time.

copyright issues like this do not, as far as i'm aware, leave your youtube account in bad standing, provided you do acknowledge that someone else owns the song.

at least no one is charging us money to perform our covers.

YET

:uhoh:

UkeCan1
03-05-2014, 06:29 PM
Here's a song by a Johnny I don't think I've seen yet ... Johnny Hodges, along with Duke Ellington and some others.

I was thinking to do Johnny Mercer's "Moon River", one of the first (and hardest at that point) songs I learned on ukulele. But then UkeyDave did it so beautifully, I decided to save it for a future Season. And then I found this beautiful song that I love even more.

See, I got the "Daily Ukulele" for Christmas, and it's just been sitting there on my shelf, because I'm too busy working up Seasons songs for you all. I was feeling some guilt about that. So, I thought, I wonder what Johnny songs are lurking in there? I looked through the entire book from back to front, checking every composer and lyric. I found four (not counting 3 or 4 Johnny Cash songs, which I reckon you all have covered pretty well already), and tried them all. The first (last - back to front) three didn't grab me, but I really liked this one. I'm not crazy about TDU's arrangement, so I did my usual looking online thing. I found one I mostly liked, and used the TDU version to fix a few bits that didn't quite work for me.

So here's "I'm beginning to See the Light":


http://youtu.be/mRYAhsrR3rM

For the curious, the other three TDU Johnny songs were

1) "It's My Party", which someone needs to do (Myrna?) - you would cry too if Johnny left you for Judy at your very own birthday party. Great song, and I nearly did it, but you know me ... I like the happy songs.

2) "Moon River" (Johnny Mercer) - different arrangement from the one I've been learning. UkeyDave already did this so beautifully.

You'll never guess #3:
3) "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"! (Johnny Marks) - just couldn't bring myself to do a Christmas song, even though TDU was a Christmas gift, so it seemed appropriate. But really, someone please do this!

UkeCan1
03-05-2014, 06:41 PM
Wendy - mattydee did a Shakespeare week for the 10th Season of the Ukulele.

Ah, thank you, Myrna! It is completely impossible to keep track of 106 prior Seasons when one has missed 83 of them.....
(I guess it's not up for grabs after all. :))

I know there's a list, but a lot of the titles are really cryptic. It would be so awesome if someone would create a list in simple, direct terms that make each theme clear for folks who were not around when they happened.

ukuleledaddy
03-05-2014, 06:53 PM
PeeWee, I extend my deepest sympathy for the loss of your friend. I also extend my sincere apologies for this song.
I stumbled across this during season 104 and considered it for a bonus. I let it go, but now it seems like fate. Also, I told a friend I would do this. Also, I just lost my father-in-law and I'm in need of a bit of levity. Also, this song is called is Johnny Poo Poo Pants. It's by a band called Group X. So here you go.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Vzi0z2iOQ8

librainian
03-05-2014, 07:12 PM
Here's my entry for this week by William Elliot Whitmore (what a mouthful!) from the album Animals in the Dark, here's "Johnny Law"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LzYuFg5dck

Sorry I missed Casey's season but Ralf took care of the song I was going to cover anyway! (Handle With Care) Nice job too!

I'm looking forward to catching up on all the entries this week.

TCK
03-05-2014, 08:45 PM
I am thankful for many things in this life...but tonight that is magnified.
UkuleleDaddy gave me the best laugh I have ever had. I laugh a lot, but that was the best thing ever my friend. I am seriously crying over here.
That and FINALLY someone else is playing William Elliot Whitmore songs for us.
Libranian. That was nothing short of incredible. My absolute favorite artist, and you NAILED it. I would have figured you wrote it yourself mate. Well done.
I am moving to Portland. THe Portland Kid sucks...looking for a new handle

peewee
03-05-2014, 08:47 PM
Hi People,

9 or so new videos, but I'm afraid I can't face parsing another batch of Johnny tunes without hastily belting out a couple myself. Selfish? Yeah.
You will note that I didn't waste any time rehearsing at least.

Here's one that I hope someone is going to do a decent version of (Ralf?), It's another song about a musician: the Replacements on Johnny Thunders, who hung on for nearly 20 more years after this song came out, much to everyone's surprise.

Johnny's Gonna Die:
http://youtu.be/yg43icdodSI


http://youtu.be/yg43icdodSI

Another long day tomorrow, I'll do some catching up in the evening California time, hopefully.

peewee
03-05-2014, 09:07 PM
Here's the song that best describes the recently deceased Johnny's approach to life - not so much the "liquor and drugs" part, but the "lust for life" part.
This song has been whored out to at least a couple of commercials, but still summarizes what Iggy's all about and what good rock'n'roll is all about: joy and excitement and finding uplifting positive energy in the chaos and noise and freedom of the music. Plus it's nonsensical and funny. This is the late night Marriott remix though, so not as exciting and liberating as all that.

I promise I will get back to wrangling the season, just not right this minute..:-)
Lust for Life:
http://youtu.be/Lc1AKECsV2M


http://youtu.be/Lc1AKECsV2M

mythinformed
03-05-2014, 09:51 PM
New Uke sounding good and some neat playing there Mark.

Cheers Dave, playing it in the Royal Albert Hall helped with the acoustics .......it was a bit itchy and scratchy 'cos I'm still getting to know the uke .........I pre-empt that with the term 'Jam' ......It means I can get away with it a little !! Lol

redpaul1
03-06-2014, 12:18 AM
I recorded this the other night before checking in and Dave has already done a terrific version. I'll drop it here because of my public service complaint, though.
Peace and Love,
alan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvPPZKbrnPI

Alan: your "public service complaint" and Steve Earle's lyric prompted me to share this with you.

http://www.stpaulsusa.org/siteimages/american%20connection%20frontpiece.jpg

This is from the Roll of Honor (the American spelling's deliberate btw), kept on a marble plinth in front of the American Memorial chapel in St Paul's Cathedral:

http://www.explore-stpauls.net/oct03/images/movieimg/AmericanChapel02.jpg

It contains 28,000 names. A page is turned every day.

http://abev.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/honor-roll-2.jpg

The chapel was undertaken by the RAF, in particular memory of all the young men amongst their comrades in arms in the US Eighth Army Air Force who had lost their lives in the struggle against Nazism. It was conceived in 1945, and dedicated in 1951. The USAAF had been looking for a site for a memorial somewhere in central London, but the RAF insisted that it was for them to provide one.

You'll find little memorials in country churches sited near WWII USAAF bases up and down the country, btw. Just thought you'd like to know.

pabrizzer
03-06-2014, 01:36 AM
Johnny Boker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPFQc7G2dQg

mythinformed
03-06-2014, 03:11 AM
I was just bimbling through YT at 'Johnny Bach' ukulele pieces and came across one played with a 'nose flute' ............ since when did Doctor Hannibal Lecter start playing the uke????? ...............



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G50u9syopYg

UkeCan1
03-06-2014, 03:41 AM
And now for something completely different....

The broken token song to end all broken token songs (http://mikeagranoff.com/audio/GetaJob/GetaJob_Clips/Token.mp3) ... conveniently named "The Broken Token" (http://mikeagranoff.com/lyrics/Token.htm) ... by my fabulous funny friend Mike Agranoff (http://mikeagranoff.com/home.html). (Mike is hilarious, much more so than me ... and can be spotted here (http://mikeagranoff.com/home.html), and especially here (https://www.youtube.com/user/MikeAgranoff).)

Featuring Johnny, and a cast of other familiar characters, distinguished by ... (hat week revisited!) ... hat changes. I don't have a lot of hats, so I used what I had.


http://youtu.be/kuCrAwM5qiA

Mike performs this song a cappella ... you'll see why when you see what else I needed my hands for. (It has that in common with my previous sort-of-Mike-Agranoff cover, "Pizza Hut" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO66-fWwnAk).)

Solo, he usually puts the various hats on selected audience members ... I have "played" the Lovely Nancy several times from my chair. In the album (http://mikeagranoff.com/store.html#Job), and on occasion live, he performs it with four separate singers playing the four characters. Wish he had video of it ... it's terrific fun to watch. (You can see other funny videos here (https://www.youtube.com/user/MikeAgranoff), starting with the title song of the album that features my song, "...Or Would You Rather Get a Job?" (http://mikeagranoff.com/store.html#Job).)

Concertina
03-06-2014, 04:11 AM
Here's the song that best describes the recently deceased Johnny's approach to life - not so much the "liquor and drugs" part, but the "lust for life" part.
This song has been whored out to at least a couple of commercials, but still summarizes what Iggy's all about and what good rock'n'roll is all about: joy and excitement and finding uplifting positive energy in the chaos and noise and freedom of the music. Plus it's nonsensical and funny. This is the late night Marriott remix though, so not as exciting and liberating as all that.

I promise I will get back to wrangling the season, just not right this minute..:-)
Lust for Life:
http://youtu.be/Lc1AKECsV2M


http://youtu.be/Lc1AKECsV2M

Loooooove this song (and Iggy)! Sounds awesome on a ukulele! And now I'm miffed because I didn't think of it first LOL

redpaul1
03-06-2014, 04:26 AM
I was just bimbling through YT at 'Johnny Bach' ukulele pieces and came across one played with a 'nose flute' ............ since when did Doctor Hannibal Lecter start playing the uke????? ...............


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G50u9syopYg

Ah my good friend, the Nosy Diva - she and her partner UkeHeidi (http://nose-flute.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/fiul-3.html) are as mad as a box of... oops, he's French (she's German) They're both mad. In the best possible way. And these nose flutes are madly addictive. I've resisted the temptation, but not so Gus Raucous (of Gus & Fin). I know. I was there!


http://youtu.be/8gtQD6z5gjY

Oh and for you European types, the fourth Euro-UWC (FIUL-IV) is taking place this year in Charmois-Devant-Bruyères, Vosges, France July 4-6. Hope to see you all there :)

mythinformed
03-06-2014, 04:39 AM
Ah my good friend, the Nosy Diva - she and her partner UkeHeidi (http://nose-flute.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/fiul-3.html) are as mad as a box of... oops, he's French (she's German) They're both mad. In the best possible way. And these nose flutes are madly addictive.
Blimey, Danniella Westbrook would sound like a whole orchestra of flutes!! (and possibly manage the percussion section)Lol

decaturcomp
03-06-2014, 04:40 AM
Thanks Paul. Most kind of you.

thunderflea
03-06-2014, 05:26 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Vzi0z2iOQ8

That had me cracking up...my cubicle neighbors are probably wondering what is so funny. Thank you for the laugh.

thunderflea
03-06-2014, 05:29 AM
New Kid in Town
Your video may include a song owned by a third party. For example, this might be a song playing in the background or someone performing a song.


Eagles songs songs on youtube are notorious for take down notices and the like. One uke guy I knew had his entire channel taken down. Almost better to not pick an Eagles song.

thunderflea
03-06-2014, 05:35 AM
That and FINALLY someone else is playing William Elliot Whitmore songs for us.
Libranian. That was nothing short of incredible. My absolute favorite artist, and you NAILED it. I would have figured you wrote it yourself mate. Well done.
I am moving to Portland. THe Portland Kid sucks...looking for a new handle

I agree, that was most excellent. His voice is perfect for that song, sounds like a pro.

Sammu
03-06-2014, 06:06 AM
Seems like Johnny week is really proving inspirational. Here's another piece by Johnny Bach :) This beautiful Menuet is from The Anna Magdalena Notebooks and was arranged for uke by Tony Mizen. Works very nicely I think. And at this point I suddenly wonder how many entries one is allowed this week…? I'm usually struggling with one piece but this week I'm on my 2nd and busily arranging number 3. :o Hm, well, here it is anyway…. Hope you like it!

Sam


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M3DyrxO8G4&feature=youtu.be

decaturcomp
03-06-2014, 06:38 AM
one way to talk to your kid....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4vFZf2NeXU
it's a cruel, crazy, beautiful world, infant jesse...

lelouden
03-06-2014, 07:31 AM
I was just bimbling through YT at 'Johnny Bach' ukulele pieces and came across one played with a 'nose flute' ............ since when did Doctor Hannibal Lecter start playing the uke????? ...............




Hmmm...I wonder how many of you are on ebay right now ordering this?
:smileybounce:

decaturcomp
03-06-2014, 07:33 AM
Hmmm...I wonder how many of you are on ebay right now ordering this?
:smileybounce:[/QUOTE]
maybe you should wonder how many of us already have one...

mythinformed
03-06-2014, 09:03 AM
Hmmm...I wonder how many of you are on ebay right now ordering this?
:smileybounce:
I'm still trying to get my head around the Uke after a year of playing so the thought of playing something up my hooter simultaneously is definately not on the cards .............ooh that reminds me I've got to get that kazoo surgically removed at some point!!

:)

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-06-2014, 02:32 PM
who can hear what and how and why

or something

a friend of mine said she watched my "god save the queen" vid and for the first time ever on one of my vids, the uke was drowning out the vocals so much she could hardly hear my singing

but

wee_ginga_yin commented over on youtube about how clearly he COULD hear the words

and booli in a PM talked about software he uses to predict how a vid will sound on various audio set ups eg will you be able to hear the bass on a tablet? a laptop? PC speakers? etc etc

and i thought to myself :music: what a confusing world :music:

no really - i think we all try and get the best sound we can but maybe our best sound is the worst sound on someone else's computer

and there was a comment on that fab noseflute gal vid saying something like "if your video quality was better you'd be a youtube star" but it sounded to me like her video quality was super

so... er... just :wallbash: really

CeeJay
03-06-2014, 02:44 PM
My latest offering ...another from Mr Cash.......

This features "Red" the cheapest Lazy Palm Uke in the world...it cost a tenner ...about four years ago...and the strings won't wear out..they are like hawsers !!.
But it got a kicking last night as I rocked out to one of TCK s masterclasses ........and now has a poorly and properly bent tuner .....the sobering thought is that to repair this will increase it's value 100% !!


http://youtu.be/tPOG2tRO1Vc

librainian
03-06-2014, 02:53 PM
I am thankful for many things in this life...but tonight that is magnified.
UkuleleDaddy gave me the best laugh I have ever had. I laugh a lot, but that was the best thing ever my friend. I am seriously crying over here.
That and FINALLY someone else is playing William Elliot Whitmore songs for us.
Libranian. That was nothing short of incredible. My absolute favorite artist, and you NAILED it. I would have figured you wrote it yourself mate. Well done.
I am moving to Portland. THe Portland Kid sucks...looking for a new handle

Thanks Dave! Much as I would love to have your energy and encyclopedic musical knowledge at my fingertips here in Stumptown, I could not live with the burden of killing off the Cloverdale Kid. I'm sure Ralf and Sean would feel the same. I'm tickled you loved the song and even more tickled that the Seasons have one again connected me to an artist I may never have bumped into otherwise.


I agree, that was most excellent. His voice is perfect for that song, sounds like a pro.

Thanks man! I hope to jam with you here in PDX as soon as schedules permit. Ralf has had the singular pleasure I gather.

uke4ia
03-06-2014, 04:06 PM
After the week where the whole "Harder They Come" album got done, I was expecting a few versions of "Johnny Too Bad" this week. Did someone play it, and I missed it?

29moons
03-06-2014, 04:59 PM
Here's mine for the week. I hope that I don't offend anyone with this. It's one of my favorite songs off of one of my favorite albums of the eighties, the Valley Girl Soundtrack. I really simplified it but I think it turned out. I was on a break and I work in a busy business park so I'm really surprised that there weren't more outside noises other than the birds.


http://youtu.be/VL73uknAlIg

myrnaukelele
03-06-2014, 05:48 PM
This song has an interesting history. Sanie cu zurgălăi (English approx. Sledge With Bells) was composed in 1937 by the Romanian Richard Stein, with lyrics by Liviu Deleanu. In 1952, the American composer Les Paul plagiarized the song under the name Johnny Is The Boy For Me. Richard Stein sued Les Paul and the copyright dispute was won by the Romanian. Edith Piaf sang Johnny tu n'est pas un ange in 1953. In 2000, 8 years after the composer's death, Vaya Con Dios released Johnny, with Les Paul indicated as songwriter... then followed a new trial.

http://youtu.be/mV7mbDsH2Os

29moons
03-06-2014, 05:55 PM
That was awesome! Oui oui! I love that strum and your french is se magnifique! I have no idea what that means. Great job.


This song has an interesting history. Sanie cu zurgălăi (English approx. Sledge With Bells) was composed in 1937 by the Romanian Richard Stein, with lyrics by Liviu Deleanu. In 1952, the American composer Les Paul plagiarized the song under the name Johnny Is The Boy For Me. Richard Stein sued Les Paul and the copyright dispute was won by the Romanian. Edith Piaf sang Johnny tu n'est pas un ange in 1953. In 2000, 8 years after the composer's death, Vaya Con Dios released Johnny, with Les Paul indicated as songwriter... then followed a new trial.

bonesigh
03-06-2014, 06:43 PM
I thought I was done with Johnny but apparently Johnny wasn't done with me. I accidentally ran across this song today from back in '94. It was one of my favorites at the time (: Easy song to learn the melody within the chords, of which I only played some of the melody notes cuz I only learned it today after work.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t80jD2gtvDc&feature=youtu.be

mattydee
03-06-2014, 07:17 PM
That was 97 Seasons ago. Sounds like it may be time for another one.....

Maybe... But it was not well attended. Granted, it was very early in the seasons, long before most you lot joind us, but there were very few entries for that one as I recall. I'd be surprised if there were many more a second time.

ukuleledaddy
03-06-2014, 07:34 PM
After the week where the whole "Harder They Come" album got done, I was expecting a few versions of "Johnny Too Bad" this week. Did someone play it, and I missed it?

TCK did it a couple days ago.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-06-2014, 07:41 PM
well there's loads of vids gone up since i was last on the thread

and i can see at a glance one of 'em has a cat in it!

so let me quickly post my new vid, and then go back and check out everyone else's

this is "it ain't me babe", which has been performed by a gazillion people*, including johnny cash (with june carter)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gqn4ew_ZU8w

i don't think i have EVER done a vid, and seen SO MANY OTHER COVERS of the same song show up straight away for me on the youtube page!

i don't think i've EVER done such a popular song

* it really HAS been performed by a gazillion people! :eek:

TCK
03-06-2014, 07:42 PM
Stoked beyond belief that this made it here. I played it a while back and could not do it again....but wanted to to the core of my being- well done moons.
Here's mine for the week. I hope that I don't offend anyone with this. It's one of my favorite songs off of one of my favorite albums of the eighties, the Valley Girl Soundtrack. I really simplified it but I think it turned out. I was on a break and I work in a busy business park so I'm really surprised that there weren't more outside noises other than the birds.

thesillydave
03-06-2014, 08:04 PM
a second 'johnny'.....johnny mercer.....

http://youtu.be/ml9fZk606m4
cheers everybody!!

peewee
03-06-2014, 08:37 PM
People, I am so sorry, I left the hotel at 6AM, I just finished my work at 10:30PM, and tomorrow is another long one...
I can't spare the sleep hour(s), but please know that I feel immensely guilty for having frittered away my free time on Iggy and the Replacements, instead of working to comment and encourage all of your fantastic new entries. I'll get to it, but this job is kicking my butt.
sorry/thanks

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-06-2014, 09:11 PM
peewee, i don't think anyone here is gonna tell you off for being unable to resist the temptation to play uke!

i said i was gonna just do one vid this week

then i said, well ok, you can do one AND ANOTHER ONE

after that it was all a bit of a blur and i can't remember HOW many i've done now!

pabrizzer
03-06-2014, 09:27 PM
but please know that I feel immensely guilty for having frittered away my free time on Iggy and the Replacements,
sorry/thanks

There was no frittering of free time there!
I really enjoyed both those vids - especially the dancing at the end of the second one.
Time WELL spent I'd say!

Tootler
03-06-2014, 09:38 PM
this is "it ain't me babe", which has been performed by a gazillion people*, including johnny cash (with june carter)

<snip>

* it really HAS been performed by a gazillion people! :eek:

I just wondered.

what is the relationship between gazillion and bizillion, my daughter's favourite term for a number with a lot of zeros at the end?

Total thread drift but hey!

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-06-2014, 10:20 PM
what is the relationship between gazillion and bizillion
ooh

i've never heard of a bizillion!

but i like it!

*adds to list of silly words that amuse me*

redpaul1
03-06-2014, 10:28 PM
ooh

i've never heard of a bizillion!

but i like it!

*adds to list of silly words that amuse me*

The world's biggest number is a googleplex. And yep, that's where Google took their name from :)

bird's eye view of my ukelele
03-06-2014, 10:36 PM
The world's biggest number is a googleplex. And yep, that's where Google took their name from :)
but they dropped the plex

do you think that's where it all started to go wrong?

did someone mis-hear? and think it was googlePLUS?

because they are irritating me with THAT at LEAST a bizillion times more than i would ever have thought possible ;)

pabrizzer
03-06-2014, 10:54 PM
A googolplex is a very big number. So big that there is not enough room in the universe to write it.
But a googolplex times a googolplex plus one would be bigger.

I think the Googleplex is the corporate headquarters of Google.

Tootler
03-06-2014, 10:59 PM
The world's biggest number is a googleplex. And yep, that's where Google took their name from :)

<Pedant Mode>
strictly, Googolplex
</Pedant Mode>

A googol is ten to the power 100
A googolplex is ten to the power 1 googol

Wikipedia Entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Googolplex)

Notice that that well "beloved" web company misspelt the word. Their HQ is called "Googleplex".

:smileybounce:

mythinformed
03-06-2014, 11:13 PM
The world's biggest number is a googleplex. And yep, that's where Google took their name from :)
I'm sure I can find some abbreviations that suit them better .........Complex, Perplex or even shorter........VEX !!

:rolleyes:

redpaul1
03-06-2014, 11:17 PM
A googolplex is a very big number. So big that there is not enough room in the universe to write it.
But a googolplex times a googolplex plus one would be bigger.

I think the Googleplex is the corporate headquarters of Google.


<Pedant Mode>
strictly, Googolplex
</Pedant Mode>

A googol is ten to the power 100
A googolplex is ten to the power 1 googol

Wikipedia Entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Googolplex)

Notice that that well "beloved" web company misspelt the word. Their HQ is called "Googleplex".

:smileybounce:

Quite right both. Haven't had my morning coffee yet. And strictly speaking, as Pa so rightly points out, I should have said googolplex was the world's biggest unit. It's a bizillion gazillions :)

Tootler
03-06-2014, 11:21 PM
Quite right both. Haven't had my morning coffee yet. And strictly speaking, as Pa so rightly points out, I should have said googolplex was the world's biggest unit. It's a bizillion gazillions :)

So how bizillions in a gazillion? Or is it vice versa?

The answer either way is precisely:




Lots :uhoh:

UkeCan1
03-07-2014, 03:08 AM
People, I am so sorry, I left the hotel at 6AM, I just finished my work at 10:30PM, and tomorrow is another long one...
I can't spare the sleep hour(s), but please know that I feel immensely guilty for having frittered away my free time on Iggy and the Replacements, instead of working to comment and encourage all of your fantastic new entries. I'll get to it, but this job is kicking my butt.
sorry/thanks

Oh, no, no, no, Peter! It is your Season and your life, and the whole point of the Seasons is to get us PLAYING UKE. So, I hope others will back me up here ... you are Not Allowed to let Season-wrangling interfere with your uke playing (or the rest of your life) ... we would be terrible people if we let that happen to you.

And the Seasons, and the world, will be a better place if all guilt is banished from our hearts and minds.

Guilt adds nothing to anything, and only makes us feel bad. And we are here to feel good and help each other feel good.

We love you. Sleep. Play uke. Take care of business, and life. And when it suits you, and is FUN for you ... come check out our videos, because we are having fun making them, and of course we are hoping you'll have fun with them too, when you do. If not, go play something and come back when it's fun.

Thanks, Peewee, for an awesome Season. I was thinking last night to make the following comment, so I'll do it here:

Can I just say what an amazing theme this is?! I would never have guessed it at the start. First, I love the parallel threads of songs by Johnny and songs featuring Johnny - they are two very different things and both so much fun! The range of Johnny's who've written and/or sung great music covers all genres and styles - Johnny Cash, Johnny Mercer, Johnny Rotten, Johnny Rivers, Johnny Mathis, Johnny Hodges ... (oh, and let me not forget Johnny Bach - that was great) ... what a broad and brilliant palette we have to choose from! And it never occurred to me that Johnny is the archetypal song character name, in pretty much every genre ... folk, rock, punk, reggae, jazz ... he's lurking in all sorts of things I'd never have thought of. What fun.

[Because I can pretty much never help myself from hijacking threads ... my mind shoots off in all sorts of wacky directions, it just does ... I was led to wonder if there's a female equivalent? Sue? Mary? I'm curious who it might be, and whether it would lead to as varied and fun of a Season as this one has. Just curious. Feel free to ignore me and go back to counting bazillions and googolplexes. Or Johnny's. Yeah, that would be best.]

Anyway, Peewee, I loved your musical contributions ... go forth and make music with us, and comment on our videos when it suits you. And not one minute sooner, okay? You are an amazing host hosting an amazing Season, and All Is Well. Peace, Love, and Ukulele.

- Wendy

Marc_McPherson93
03-07-2014, 04:46 AM
First post here in this thread! Massive thanks to Berni Armstrong (who just so happens to be my lecturer this semester!) for introducing me to this forum!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUdpKj3WOXs

This is my...erm....rendition of "Ain't no Grave" by Johnny Cash. Please be kind to me on this one!

Marc x

xommen
03-07-2014, 05:28 AM
Welcome Marc. If you use the filmrol at the top you can embed the movie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUdpKj3WOXs

barefootgypsy
03-07-2014, 05:47 AM
http://youtu.be/ZqKvQOLAjUESadly, I haven't been able to spend much time on the forum for a few months.... it's just life, things happen and take over.... but I always look at what's going on the Seasons, I can't believe it's 107 already.... what a great theme! Anyway, I thought of this song, a good old music hall number dating back to .... 1917, incredible... and this is the best I can do with it without driving myself nuts. Thought I'd use my Dallas banjo-uke. It's tuned in C. I don't THINK anyone's done this song..... you are all stupendous, and it's nice to be taking part again. I will watch as many entries as I can.... xx

wee_ginga_yin
03-07-2014, 05:52 AM
Some more Johnny Cash from the dark days (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJlN9jdQFSc) of his last album.

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

pabrizzer
03-07-2014, 09:13 AM
I've done a few songs that Johnny Cash also did.
This is one of my earliest YouTube efforts and actually has the most views of all my vids.
It wasn't done for a season so I don't feel too guilty for posting and also the host did say it was OK to share old vids.
Hurt.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_xo0P6o5YU

greyghost
03-07-2014, 09:17 AM
I see that Joko has beaten me to this one, but you can never have too much Neil Young, amirite? This was recorded while waiting in the car during Dad-taxi duty (and I got some funny looks from other drivers while recording it).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7s_qQwZo2Y&feature=youtu.be

greyghost
03-07-2014, 09:19 AM
While sitting there in the car, I felt a need to also tackle something more upbeat (musically if not lyrically), so here's my assault on Johnny Cash!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_q6PdaEo9o&feature=youtu.be

ChrisDeston821
03-07-2014, 09:30 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ATpNGD27CM
My entry, Jonny Sniper by Enter Shikari - I'd thought of going for the easy route with a Johnny Cash/Nash song but I can't sing for toffee and that's all it'd come down to on them so for me, this was a real challenge and I appreciate the help of a local friend who did a lot, if not all, of the work helping me tab this out. The singing is dubbed on top as I recorded it in the bathroom :) The video for that is quite funny too! Aha.

The original song is in C and all synth/rocky with some screamo singing here and there. We upped it to D and I tried to sing it all instead. Here's the original song if you're at all interested in how different they now sound :D (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlC3RiETf18)

Shady Wilbury
03-07-2014, 09:31 AM
This is a Warren Zevon song that was the first song that came to mind when I read the theme for this week. Regrettably, I haven't been able to do this before now. I'm sorry for your losses, peewee, but hope that you enjoy this!


http://youtu.be/_VOlP0d9qa8

bonesigh
03-07-2014, 09:49 AM
I happen to like "googolplex" best word ever for the biggest number ever!. "One, followed by writing zeroes until you get tired".


ooh

i've never heard of a bizillion!

but i like it!

*adds to list of silly words that amuse me*

pabrizzer
03-07-2014, 10:08 AM
Driving songs ....

There were googolplex in the bed
And the little one said .....

or

Googolplex green bottles
Sitting on the wall ...

Marc_McPherson93
03-07-2014, 10:22 AM
Thank you muchy! Will remember for future!