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29moons
04-12-2014, 02:23 PM
http://youtu.be/LnIOMT4HqOU

Yacht Rock Playlist (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJxlmr0AvWLZQJxCX32SKalgoa4FFcz6-&action_edit=1)

Sorry for the low volume, I was feeling very smooth. "Is that Yacht Rock? Turn it up dude."

Welcome to week 113 of the Seasons of the Ukulele, Yacht Rock!

From 1976 to 1984 the radio airwaves were dominated by really smooth music, also known as "Yacht Rock." These Yacht Rockers docked a remarkable fleet of number one hits.

Here's a few links that will provide some ideas for some great Yacht Rock.

http://www.helloloser.com/2013/08/05/top-100-yacht-rock-songs-91-100/ you can find 40 more songs by going to the other links on the page

http://www.reallysmoothmusic.com/about-yacht-rock/

If you're not sure if your song idea qualifies as Yacht Rock then ask yourself a few questions. Is it smooth? Is it a little cheesy? Is it AM Gold? These should help. But, if you're still not sure then check the links or you can PM me. I'm pretty lax on my themes, what's important is to have fun.

Here's a list of some popular Yacht Rockers

Kenny Loggins
Michael McDonald
The Doobie Brothers
Hall & Oats
Rupert Holmes
Al Stewart
The Commodores
Christopher Cross
Toto
Chicago
These are just a few

Smooth videos are encouraged but not required.

I'm pretty loosey gooseyon the rules so pretty much anything goes. Just don't get too liberal with the rules.

Rules:

I'm pretty loosey goosey on the rules so pretty much anything goes. Just don't get too liberal with the rules.

Here are some typical rules that tend to go week to week.

• The video should be a new video recorded for the week.

• Multitracking encouraged but not required.

• The video should say somewhere in the video that it is for the 113th Season of the Ukulele.

• Videos must be posted to this thread. Do not post any until midnight tonight Hawaii time.

• The contest ends at midnight Hawaiian time on Sunday night, April 20.

• 3 video limit.


Prizes:
Three lucky seasonistas will be drawn randomly from my awesome captains hat. Each winner will receive a smooth "Yacht Rock" mix CD created by me.

KoaDependent
04-12-2014, 03:07 PM
Well. This is a challenging season for someone with a baritone voice.

DWitt
04-12-2014, 03:19 PM
Does the term "yacht rock" precede the Channel 101 mockumentary series (http://www.channel101.com/show/171)? I've never heard the term except from that show.

29moons
04-12-2014, 03:58 PM
That's where I first heard, so I would say it started with Channel 101.


Does the term "yacht rock" precede the Channel 101 mockumentary series (http://www.channel101.com/show/171)? I've never heard the term except from that show.

Concertina
04-12-2014, 04:52 PM
You said the magic words.


Kenny Loggins.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
04-12-2014, 07:18 PM
david soul

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

i love him!

how very dare you! :eek:

29moons
04-12-2014, 07:31 PM
I knew someone would get upset over those. Well, I would love to see that one covered, hint hint. Maybe someone will do it.


david soul

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

i love him!

how very dare you! :eek:

bird's eye view of my ukelele
04-12-2014, 07:52 PM
i did "don't give up on us baby" for another season - what was it now? "season thingummy - fab gorgeous blokes you had a crush on when you were 10" ? something like that!

mythinformed
04-12-2014, 08:11 PM
i did "don't give up on us baby" for another season - what was it now? "season thingummy - fab gorgeous blokes you had a crush on when you were 10" ? something like that!
I was more of a Huggy Bear man myself (although not in the pin up sense I hasten to add)...........The Seasons is where the elite meet and come to greet and eat and flee the feet who are so sweet with the finer things of life, beep-beep, beep-beep, beep. (spoken in my best Huggy Jive accent)

Great theme Moons

29moons
04-12-2014, 08:22 PM
OMG! I just watched it, that was great. It was for season 83.




i did "don't give up on us baby" for another season - what was it now? "season thingummy - fab gorgeous blokes you had a crush on when you were 10" ? something like that!

29moons
04-12-2014, 08:24 PM
Huggy Bear! The sweetest pimp you ever saw. Thanks Myth. I look forward to your song.


I was more of a Huggy Bear man myself (although not in the pin up sense I hasten to add)...........The Seasons is where the elite meet and come to greet and eat and flee the feet who are so sweet with the finer things of life, beep-beep, beep-beep, beep. (spoken in my best Huggy Jive accent)

Great theme Moons

bird's eye view of my ukelele
04-12-2014, 10:30 PM
not in the pin up sense I hasten to add
easy to say, hard to prove ;)



OMG! I just watched it, that was great. It was for season 83.
that's right! season 83 - let's get emotional. i do seem to get a little bit of something in my eye when i hear that song! no, seriously

erivel
04-13-2014, 12:11 AM
Here's my entryÖanother late night recording for ya'll. This song is oh sooooo cheesy, but I love it! :)


http://youtu.be/Vwt1eeFLigI

pabrizzer
04-13-2014, 02:12 AM
Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4 - I believe it was the time the song was written.

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

Original has lots of brass and I did really like it when it came out.

strumsilly
04-13-2014, 04:16 AM
You said the magic words.


Kenny Loggins.

In my younger days people said I looked like him[I had a black beard too] now they say I look like Keith Richards !

UkeyDave
04-13-2014, 04:57 AM
Ooooh CHEEEEESY. I can do that. Nothings gonna stop me doing a bit of Leo Sayer. I fancy a bit of over acting is gonna be called for on this one. ;-)

Tootler
04-13-2014, 05:13 AM
In my younger days people said I looked like him[I had a black beard too] now they say I look like Keith Richards !

Impossible!!

No one has quite such a "lived in" look as Keith Richards

Unless it's Mick Jagger :rofl: :old:

ukuLily Mars
04-13-2014, 05:27 AM
I love when I know right away not only what song I'm going to play but what I'm going to wear.

Not to hijack the thread, but I am on my way over to Season 109 to make sure I haven't missed anyone and I will get results up later today. I was doing much better and then I started coughing and was forced to pipe down. I hate both of those things. But I should be able to get through a nice, yachty number in the next few days, and not a moment too soon!

Oh, and also, I totally want to go on a cruise with concertina and BEVOMU. Every buffet would be cheese.

GaryC1968
04-13-2014, 05:46 AM
I think every song in this collection would qualify. :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHg-m-2ahCc

bird's eye view of my ukelele
04-13-2014, 06:20 AM
I totally want to go on a cruise with concertina and BEVOMU. Every buffet would be cheese.
lily, we could take david soul covers TO THE WHOLE WORLD. the whole world might not want them, but that's not the point!

mythinformed
04-13-2014, 06:23 AM
Impossible!!

No one has quite such a "lived in" look as Keith Richards

Unless it's Mick Jagger :rofl: :old:

Or .....David Soul (although Barry Manilow even with his 'new face' comes pretty close) :D

Raygf
04-13-2014, 06:23 AM
I normally prefer to memorize my entries, but wanted to put this one on today because of time this week. This one will get memorized and put in a set list. Back in the High Life Again. Warren Zevon recorded it on his album, Life'll Kill Ya (http://www.allmusic.com/album/lifell-kill-ya-mw0000257450), which is such a brilliant recording. If you have never heard it, read about it and give it a listen.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdWe9jWM3u0

ukuLily Mars
04-13-2014, 06:47 AM
lily, we could take david soul covers TO THE WHOLE WORLD. the whole world might not want them, but that's not the point!
The world doesn't know what they want. It's up to us to show them. You're welcome, world.

xommen
04-13-2014, 07:48 AM
I could not really find a song I liked and could play, but moons and bevomu where discussing this one, so I thought I would give the world another David Soul cover. This is my multi-tracked take on Don't give up on us baby (there was a flub in the middle I sort of edited out, in case you notice a hickup).

http://youtu.be/9eOzlZiurXY

Concertina
04-13-2014, 07:57 AM
Oh, and also, I totally want to go on a cruise with concertina and BEVOMU. Every buffet would be cheese.

Woooo! Glad you are feeling better!

Concertina
04-13-2014, 08:01 AM
I think every song in this collection would qualify. :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHg-m-2ahCc


Goddang Todd Rundgren is a snazzy dresser.

Barbablanca
04-13-2014, 08:12 AM
Here is the nearest I ever got to MOR Rock ("Yacht Rock" if you prefer) and really it was a pastiche of the songs of the period and a surprisingly prophetic prediction of the yuppy ambience that the 80s would later represent.

This version is missing the Fleetwood Mac guitar solo between verse two and three. I was playing live to the Band in a Box backing track and realised I hadn't left room for the solo. We're off to France tomorrow (Toulouse and area) so I didn't have time to fix that because this was my last chance to get a song in for this week.


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

Lyrics in the description on YouTube.

greenie44
04-13-2014, 10:50 AM
This seemed like a Season I could pass on - soft rock ain't my style, to say the least. I did find a song which I believe would be really good in a collaboration, but in idly going through the various suggestion lists, this earworm burrowed its way into my brain and the only thing I could do to get rid of it was to play it. You are seeing me play it for the third, and hopefully last, time - one time to see if I could play it, one blown take, and this one.

There's a singalong part on the last time through, if you happen to make it that far. Fair earworm warning, though!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ3FdycWc_s&feature=youtu.be

29moons
04-13-2014, 11:10 AM
Great stuff Eric. I love this song and really brings me back to that AM gold of the 70's. Nice vocals and an awesome uke sound. Bullseye right out of the gate.


Here's my entryÖanother late night recording for ya'll. This song is oh sooooo cheesy, but I love it! :)


http://youtu.be/Vwt1eeFLigI

29moons
04-13-2014, 11:17 AM
Great one Pa. Such a smooth take on this classic. Another hit right out of the gate. Is that a guitarlele? Sounds so calming. I am loving this ukulele yacht rock. Best week ever!


Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4 - I believe it was the time the song was written.

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

Original has lots of brass and I did really like it when it came out.

29moons
04-13-2014, 11:25 AM
This is perfect Gary! Thank you. I wish I owned this CD.


I think every song in this collection would qualify. :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHg-m-2ahCc

29moons
04-13-2014, 11:55 AM
A smooth classic that I hoped would be on someone's radar. Thanks Ray, this is really well done, very soulful. I love the sound of that uke, makes such a mellow sound. Excellent entry.


I normally prefer to memorize my entries, but wanted to put this one on today because of time this week. This one will get memorized and put in a set list. Back in the High Life Again. Warren Zevon recorded it on his album, Life'll Kill Ya (http://www.allmusic.com/album/lifell-kill-ya-mw0000257450), which is such a brilliant recording. If you have never heard it, read about it and give it a listen.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdWe9jWM3u0

29moons
04-13-2014, 12:14 PM
YES! Leo Sayer. I am so glad that you participated. It's seems like a throw away week until one of those songs gets stuck in your head like this. I went around for a few hours with this one banging around my head but "Sailing" by Christopher Cross was stuck for at least two days.

This is a great cover done with a lot of fun and just enough cheese. Just 3 times playing it and I think you nailed it. I am loving this week!


This seemed like a Season I could pass on - soft rock ain't my style, to say the least. I did find a song which I believe would be really good in a collaboration, but in idly going through the various suggestion lists, this earworm burrowed its way into my brain and the only thing I could do to get rid of it was to play it. You are seeing me play it for the third, and hopefully last, time - one time to see if I could play it, one blown take, and this one.

There's a singalong part on the last time through, if you happen to make it that far. Fair earworm warning, though!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ3FdycWc_s&feature=youtu.be

CeeJay
04-13-2014, 02:06 PM
http://youtu.be/AKyuew4u6jg

Ukuleles died in the production of this...I put my little Mahalo down on the floor...

forgot that I had and stood on it ..just after erasing the last take that it ever made !!!!.....ElectroAcoustic Cutaway ...No More Mahalo.....

of course I was a bit peed off....but carried on......but I think that I need a better system ...or a couple of stands !!

Jazzbanjorex
04-13-2014, 02:45 PM
Here's a song about sailing so I think is should qualify as Yacht Rock.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbQGrU2l_rI

greenie44
04-13-2014, 02:58 PM
Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4 - I believe it was the time the song was written.

Original has lots of brass and I did really like it when it came out.

Yeah, Brian - Chicago was quite the kick-butt outfit early in their career. Check this out - no horns, and a drum solo, but still just smokin', if you ask me.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WRNkVzsJmk

29moons
04-13-2014, 03:45 PM
CS&N, nice choice. This is such an outstanding recording, just a nice touch of reverb on your sweet vocals. Such a smooth rendition of this classic. I really enjoyed listening to it. Thanks so much.


Here's a song about sailing so I think is should qualify as Yacht Rock.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbQGrU2l_rI

Jazzbanjorex
04-13-2014, 03:55 PM
Don't hate me... I like this song. So I had to do it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNwjvi9fkg4

29moons
04-13-2014, 05:00 PM
There's the cheese! I was hoping someone would get to this one. This was one of those I was up and down with. I called it a stinker because in the video I used there is a guy dancing at the 2:58 mark and he just looks so bored. I remember as a kid that I could not stop singing it once I heard it.

This is a great cover and very well done. It's fun and you show it. Gtreat one.


Don't hate me... I like this song. So I had to do it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNwjvi9fkg4

Concertina
04-13-2014, 05:02 PM
FYI - There is actually a Pandora Station called Yacht Rock.

It has now become my favorite station. (It, no joke, is replacing Kenny Loggins as my most played Pandora station.)

Joko
04-13-2014, 05:05 PM
My parents lived next door to Tiran Porter, bassist for the Doobies, for something like 25 years (they just moved). In all that time, I never did meet the guy. Woulda been a great way to introduce myself... "Hi, I'm your neighbor and need you for a ukulele video."

29moons
04-13-2014, 05:12 PM
YES! I am laying in my hammock drinking a margarita and wondering where the time has gone. This is some great Yacht Rock right here. I love your take on the melody and your smooth voice. I'm sorry for your loss, but when a ukulele dies it gives you the opportunity to buy a new one. Thanks for a little Jimmy Buffet for all the Parrot Heads out there.



http://youtu.be/AKyuew4u6jg

Ukuleles died in the production of this...I put my little Mahalo down on the floor...

forgot that I had and stood on it ..just after erasing the last take that it ever made !!!!.....ElectroAcoustic Cutaway ...No More Mahalo.....

of course I was a bit peed off....but carried on......but I think that I need a better system ...or a couple of stands !!

29moons
04-13-2014, 05:21 PM
Is that not the greatest station? I love me some Yacht Rock.


FYI - There is actually a Pandora Station called Yacht Rock.

It has now become my favorite station. (It, no joke, is replacing Kenny Loggins as my most played Pandora station.)

29moons
04-13-2014, 05:23 PM
They were from my hometown of San Jose, California.


My parents lived next door to Tiran Porter, bassist for the Doobies, for something like 25 years (they just moved). In all that time, I never did meet the guy. Woulda been a great way to introduce myself... "Hi, I'm your neighbor and need you for a ukulele video."

29moons
04-13-2014, 06:05 PM
This is funny and the song "Thank you for being a friend" by Andrew Gold was some awesome Yacht Rock.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBkAi-giu-g

TCK
04-13-2014, 06:26 PM
Perfect for life's most meaningful moments.
Like when you are dry heaving.
This is gonna be a boat-load of fun
I think every song in this collection would qualify. :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHg-m-2ahCc

Joko
04-13-2014, 11:23 PM
Aw, man, how these songs reverberate with my childhood. Great theme. Thanks for picking it. I was going to do "Eye in the Sky" by Asia, then considered a couple different Phil Collins tunes (he's not from LA, but still), but ultimately decided on this duet, which I didn't see on the Time-Life soft rock collection, but I thing you'll agree, qualifies. From the soundtrack of that wonderful film which was just chock full of Yacht Rock hits, an Officer and a Gentleman.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKpQv8W_r8g

bird's eye view of my ukelele
04-14-2014, 12:07 AM
i'm all out of love by air supply


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MBgUITgGms

is it just me, or are these boat based ballads beggars to sing?

and is it just me, or does the word yacht do your head in when you type it?

CeeJay
04-14-2014, 12:57 AM
i'm all out of love by air supply


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MBgUITgGms

is it just me, or are these boat based ballads beggars to sing?

and is it just me, or does the word yacht do your head in when you type it?

...Boat Based Ballads Beggars....wow ,be careful with that one ..it's a tongue twisting swear fest just waiting to happen.....Boat biased bas***ds buggering bollox ...was where I left it !!

Yacht .........testimony to the uniqueness , difficulty and endearing stupidity that is the english language.........should be Yott.....then again ......a pear of pairs gives you pause for thought when seen in the grasp of a bare bears paws..........slightly cudgelled from the Bear Necessities...but you get my drift......

CJ

PS Ooops, Yes....nice song by the way ....I knew there was a reason that I started this post...:cheers:

bird's eye view of my ukelele
04-14-2014, 01:00 AM
ceejay, how much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

CeeJay
04-14-2014, 01:01 AM
YES! I am laying in my hammock drinking a margarita and wondering where the time has gone. This is some great Yacht Rock right here. I love your take on the melody and your smooth voice. I'm sorry for your loss, but when a ukulele dies it gives you the opportunity to buy a new one. Thanks for a little Jimmy Buffet for all the Parrot Heads out there.

Smooth ....and my voice.......urmmmm ...does those two words actually belong in the same sentence ????? :rotfl: Love it ...no-one has ever said that before ...I will force Lizzy (my significant other) to read this...

Thanks Two Niner Moon Shiner, I appreciate that .

CJ

CeeJay
04-14-2014, 01:03 AM
Ah let's see....if he was sensible ...he'd get a contractor in to do the wood then he would go down the pub ....or she would ....

decaturcomp
04-14-2014, 02:58 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKmspPMTKFE

113th SOTU not 114th...sorry

I never knew (still don't know) the definition of Yacht Rock but from most things I'd heard called that I presumed it meant, "Songs that Alan dislikes". You folks are proving me wrong by playing these tunes beautifully, thanks.

Concertina
04-14-2014, 03:15 AM
Is that not the greatest station? I love me some Yacht Rock.


Yes, it really is.

pabrizzer
04-14-2014, 03:47 AM
Never been a fan of the pigeon holing of music.
I guess most of Fleetwood Mac's music falls in the softer end of some confected scale.
I liked a lot of this "yot" stuff. Loved even. Little River Band, Christopher Cross, Bruce Hornsby, Chicago, etc....
Tusk.
I have always particularly liked this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFA-vSq7nWo

UkeyDave
04-14-2014, 05:17 AM
FYI - There is actually a Pandora Station called Yacht Rock.

It has now become my favorite station. (It, no joke, is replacing Kenny Loggins as my most played Pandora station.)
Maria - get help NOW before its too late ;-)

Cornfield
04-14-2014, 05:37 AM
Never been a fan of the pigeon holing of music.
I guess most of Fleetwood Mac's music falls in the softer end of some confected scale.
I liked a lot of this "yot" stuff. Loved even. Little River Band, Christopher Cross, Bruce Hornsby, Chicago, etc....
Tusk.
I have always particularly liked this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFA-vSq7nWo

Great job on this song but I miss the marching band part. (Old tuba players ever die, they just keep blowing away.)

krabbers
04-14-2014, 06:24 AM
Blimey this type of music is so alien to me i cannot even find an artist i know let along a song, I think I will skip this week, Have fun, Ill be dropping in on the youtubes to leave comments,

29moons
04-14-2014, 07:26 AM
Super Smooth Joko. This is the way to easy rock the season. Great multi-track and duet with yourself. I would listen to this on my yacht as I longed for my lady after a few weeks at sea. Well done sir.


Aw, man, how these songs reverberate with my childhood. Great theme. Thanks for picking it. I was going to do "Eye in the Sky" by Asia, then considered a couple different Phil Collins tunes (he's not from LA, but still), but ultimately decided on this duet, which I didn't see on the Time-Life soft rock collection, but I thing you'll agree, qualifies. From the soundtrack of that wonderful film which was just chock full of Yacht Rock hits, an Officer and a Gentleman.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKpQv8W_r8g

29moons
04-14-2014, 07:34 AM
Some really smooth Air Supply. What a great tune for the ukulele. You sound beautiful on this and really make me love that yacht rock. Great Banana Splits shirt.


i'm all out of love by air supply


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MBgUITgGms

is it just me, or are these boat based ballads beggars to sing?

and is it just me, or does the word yacht do your head in when you type it?

Concertina
04-14-2014, 08:56 AM
Maria - get help NOW before its too late ;-)


Haha haven't you all learned by now that there is no help for me???

The funny part is that I would be just as happy listening to stuff like Cannibal Corpse and Marilyn Manson as I would Kenny Loggins and Hall & Oats.

Marc_McPherson93
04-14-2014, 10:20 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NPxN7j6VBw

After extensive research, I discovered this is classed as a Yacht Rock song! Hope you enjoy my little rendition! :p

pabrizzer
04-14-2014, 10:35 AM
Great job on this song but I miss the marching band part. (Old tuba players ever die, they just keep blowing away.)
Thank you.
Yes me too.
And Mick Fleetwood's driving drums (although Lindsey Buckingham played some of the drums for this track on empty Kleenex boxes in his bathroom, and recorded some of the vocals lying on the floor) and that terrific bass line and ........



I read that the album Tusk (which is a ripper) cost $1 million to produce. How things change. These days Eric (Erival) could knock it up at home using his home computer and a coffee cup.

29moons
04-14-2014, 10:48 AM
James Taylor... YES! It doesn't get much smoother than Mr. Taylor. This is excellent. Played so well with such a great sound. This yacht has set sail and the sailing is smooth.



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

113th SOTU not 114th...sorry

I never knew (still don't know) the definition of Yacht Rock but from most things I'd heard called that I presumed it meant, "Songs that Alan dislikes". You folks are proving me wrong by playing these tunes beautifully, thanks.

29moons
04-14-2014, 10:53 AM
I remember when when this came out on MTV, it was such a big deal with the marching band. I like your haunting vocal on this with that great riff. This is awesome stuff. I would call this a yacht rocker.


Never been a fan of the pigeon holing of music.
I guess most of Fleetwood Mac's music falls in the softer end of some confected scale.
I liked a lot of this "yot" stuff. Loved even. Little River Band, Christopher Cross, Bruce Hornsby, Chicago, etc....
Tusk.
I have always particularly liked this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFA-vSq7nWo

29moons
04-14-2014, 11:08 AM
Wow! I'm amazed that an Eagles cover got through without much fuss. This is really smooth Marc. This makes me wanna do some mellow drinking on the bay lounging to some smooth Eagles tunes. A great version with some nice playing. Don't let TCK see this. I like the glasses.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NPxN7j6VBw

After extensive research, I discovered this is classed as a Yacht Rock song! Hope you enjoy my little rendition! :p

29moons
04-14-2014, 11:10 AM
I have already sent a veto to Krabbers and suggested a song or two.


Blimey this type of music is so alien to me i cannot even find an artist i know let along a song, I think I will skip this week, Have fun, Ill be dropping in on the youtubes to leave comments,

pabrizzer
04-14-2014, 02:12 PM
There has been some unwarranted sneering and writing off of some really good music IMHO.
I hope it has more to do with the labelling rather than the music itself.
I am not a John Farnam fan but this song is just a beautiful song.
I like it and I will probably bring it down by doing it as my final song later in the week.
Swarmy - yes.
Quality - yes.
Can the guy sing - yes.
Does he attract the best musos to back him - yes.
Do I like this - yes.


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

CeeJay
04-14-2014, 02:52 PM
There has been some unwarranted sneering and writing off of some really good music IMHO.
I hope it has more to do with the labelling rather than the music itself.
I am not a John Farnam fan but this song is just a beautiful song.
I like it and I will probably bring it down by doing it as my final song later in the week.
Swarmy - yes.
Quality - yes.
Can the guy sing - yes.
Does he attract the best musos to back him - yes.
Do I like this - yes.


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

Where ....?

You're being a bit grumpy mucker....evr'ything alright?

CJ

ukuleledaddy
04-14-2014, 03:26 PM
As my new Yacht Rock station on Itunes was playing, Ride Like The Wind by Christopher Cross came on. My oldest daughter (age 7) says "I love this music, it makes me want to dance! I can't help it." I don't think my wife approves.

frisbee fred
04-14-2014, 03:44 PM
This is a great theme 29moons. I've been away for the past two seasons on business. Still buried but I'll get three in for sure. Personally, I love yacht music. It's one of the several reasons I believe I deserve a yacht....

TCK
04-14-2014, 04:59 PM
Dog sick- this is anything but smooth, but was fun to play for sure- Great theme Moons!
The Eagles- Witchy Woman (yeah right)
Still The One-Orleans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pmx6xbq_Ug

29moons
04-14-2014, 05:35 PM
I chose yacht rock which is basically soft rock because I love it so much, it's what was on the radio when I was a kid. Yacht rock had a lot of great songs from great artist. I really enjoy Christopher Cross, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers), Leo Sayer, Hall & Oats and a slew of other great artist. But, I won't deny that I am making a little bit of fun of the genre. Like all musical categories there are a lot of songs that even though they were popular and reached high in the charts still have a high cheese factor that make them prime targets for fodder. Yacht Rock Rules.


There has been some unwarranted sneering and writing off of some really good music IMHO.
I hope it has more to do with the labelling rather than the music itself.
I am not a John Farnam fan but this song is just a beautiful song.
I like it and I will probably bring it down by doing it as my final song later in the week.
Swarmy - yes.
Quality - yes.
Can the guy sing - yes.
Does he attract the best musos to back him - yes.
Do I like this - yes.

29moons
04-14-2014, 05:38 PM
Looking forward to your "smooth" entries.


This is a great theme 29moons. I've been away for the past two seasons on business. Still buried but I'll get three in for sure. Personally, I love yacht music. It's one of the several reasons I believe I deserve a yacht....

Concertina
04-14-2014, 05:42 PM
I chose yacht rock which is basically soft rock becaly a fanuse I love it so much, it's what was on the radio when I was a kid. Yacht rock had a lot of great songs from great artist. I really enjoy Christopher Cross, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers), Leo Sayer, Hall & Oats and a slew of other great artist. But, I won't deny that I am making a little bit of fun of the genre. Like all musical categories there are a lot of songs that even though they were popular and reached high in the charts still have a high cheese factor that make them prime targets for fodder. Yacht Rock Rules.

Same here. It's like a cheesy movie you can't help but love! I am unashamedly a fan of what I now know is "Yacht Rock".

29moons
04-14-2014, 05:48 PM
This is classic "Yacht Rock". A great one to Cloverdale it all up, even with a cold. I like the mellow (dare I say, smooth?) country flavor you bring to this. Great sound and I look forward to more. Maybe some Eagles? Yeah right.


Dog sick- this is anything but smooth, but was fun to play for sure- Great theme Moons!
The Eagles- Witchy Woman (yeah right)
Still The One-Orleans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pmx6xbq_Ug

ukuleledaddy
04-14-2014, 05:53 PM
Same here. It's like a cheesy movie you can't help but love! I am unashamedly a fan of what I now know is "Yacht Rock".

I'm right there with you. As much as I love The Ramones and The Misfits I love Neil Diamond so much more. Not yacht rock but super cheese. I keep waiting for a Neil Diamond season.
Was that TCK's head I heard hitting the floor?

Jazzbanjorex
04-14-2014, 06:12 PM
I was wanting to do this song for some time...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx5zznc6tW8&feature=youtu.be

TCK
04-14-2014, 06:14 PM
Was that TCK's head I heard hitting the floor?
Dude- touching me, touching you my friend- I LOVE ME SOME NEIL DIAMOND!!!

TCK
04-14-2014, 06:15 PM
This is classic "Yacht Rock". A great one to Cloverdale it all up, even with a cold. I like the mellow (dare I say, smooth?) country flavor you bring to this. Great sound and I look forward to more. Maybe some Eagles? Yeah right. Thanks Moons, and you just take it easy with that Eagles business...

bird's eye view of my ukelele
04-14-2014, 07:03 PM
Where ....?

You're being a bit grumpy mucker....evr'ything alright?

CJ
i remember for my seventies week a couple of people said bad things about disco and glam and i was in a huff for over half an hour

i knew it wasn't everyone's cup of tea and i really appreciated how a lot of people threw themselves manfully into the party regardless, it pleased me greatly

i actually love it when a theme comes up and i think at first, oh i'm not sure about this... but then i do some homework, or some kind seasons peeps suggest some songs for me, and i find myself loving it! music means so much to people and i think it's great to immerse yourself in something different - and it's only for a week! - and learn a bit about it, you can even learn to love it!



As my new Yacht Rock station on Itunes was playing, Ride Like The Wind by Christopher Cross came on. My oldest daughter (age 7) says "I love this music, it makes me want to dance! I can't help it." I don't think my wife approves.
oh that is a great song! i actually did it for mexico week but it got disqualified :(



This is a great theme 29moons. I've been away for the past two seasons on business. Still buried but I'll get three in for sure. Personally, I love yacht music. It's one of the several reasons I believe I deserve a yacht....
oh you do, fred, you do. you deserve a yacht and a load of babe-a-licious babes on it with you. i think linda and i are free :D

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
04-14-2014, 07:37 PM
Excuse the Season interruption, but a little coordinatin' must be attended to...

I just received word that the scheduled host for the 116th Season does not have the necessary time to be a host with the most from 4th May to 11th May. Perhaps you do?

If any Seasonista---especially someone that hasn't had a chance to host recently---would like to host
Season 116: 4th-11th May,
please let me know over in the Sign Up thread (http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?82618-Sign-up-for-future-Seasons-II), or send me a private message.

Muchas gracias,
Volunteer Seasons Coordinator Jr.

UkeyDave
04-14-2014, 08:14 PM
Dog sick- this is anything but smooth, but was fun to play for sure- Great theme Moons!
The Eagles- Witchy Woman (yeah right)
Still The One-Orleans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pmx6xbq_Ug

Excellent Dave. Your comment at 00:09 made me splutter on my coffee (lol). Thats a full blown cold you've got there. Great job. Get well soon.

mythinformed
04-14-2014, 09:40 PM
i remember for my seventies week a couple of people said bad things about disco and glam and i was in a huff for over half an hour
I kinda view a song like a piece of art, most peoples perceptions of it differ and we all don't necessarily see the same thing or gain the same experience from it.........the difference between 'chalk and cheese' maybe.

My 18 subscribers on YT can obviously see the latent genius in me waiting to burst out however more than a billion other subscribers can't !! Lol

29moons
04-14-2014, 10:24 PM
Yeah! Check it. I am guilty of buying so many of these or at least begging my mom for them.


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

UkeyDave
04-15-2014, 01:21 AM
OK - well firstly - Yacht Rock is not a concept or genre I've ever heard of here in the UK. In fact boats make me vomit (they always have done) ;-)
Nevertheless the season introductory video gave me the song I knew I could do by Leo Sayer. Of course, as happens almost EVERY week, someone beat me to it as so HERE IS MY PLAN B.
It's not really Yacht Rock strictly speaking BUT 29moons did say we could be a little loose with the definition and this track is most definitely SMOOTH and the lyrics are most certainly CHEESY. The artist and song are classic so no mockery intended because my dear departed dad loved Jim Reeves songs.
So at the risk of being lynched by the YOT ROCK brigade - here is my entry. I hope it counts. :iwant: :D


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

decaturcomp
04-15-2014, 01:27 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cgnyspeiw2s

Concertina
04-15-2014, 02:03 AM
Dude- touching me, touching you my friend- I LOVE ME SOME NEIL DIAMOND!!!

I would do that song in a second!!!!! OMG,forget a season,who is talented enough to put together a hundred little clips of us singing Sweet Caroline??? I have no idea how to work the video programs...but how awesome would that be!?!?!?

Concertina
04-15-2014, 02:08 AM
i actually love it when a theme comes up and i think at first, oh i'm not sure about this... but then i do some homework, or some kind seasons peeps suggest some songs for me, and i find myself loving it! music means so much to people and i think it's great to immerse yourself in something different - and it's only for a week! - and learn a bit about it, you can even learn to love it!








This ^^°°

That's the best thing about the seasons IMO, and the main reason I got started. I need to be pushed out of my comfort zone once in a while or I'll be singing Jewel for you all for the rest of my life...

...and nobody wants that.

Tootler
04-15-2014, 02:15 AM
There has been some unwarranted sneering and writing off of some really good music IMHO.
I hope it has more to do with the labelling rather than the music itself.



I chose yacht rock which is basically soft rock because I love it so much, it's what was on the radio when I was a kid. Yacht rock had a lot of great songs from great artist. I really enjoy Christopher Cross, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers), Leo Sayer, Hall & Oats and a slew of other great artist. But, I won't deny that I am making a little bit of fun of the genre. Like all musical categories there are a lot of songs that even though they were popular and reached high in the charts still have a high cheese factor that make them prime targets for fodder. Yacht Rock Rules.

I think some of the sneering etc. has more to do with the style of Radio/TV presenters who present the music than with the music itself. The "ad" for the "Smooth Music" box set is a prime example of the style.

UkeCan1
04-15-2014, 02:18 AM
Yeah, Brian - Chicago was quite the kick-butt outfit early in their career. Check this out - no horns, and a drum solo, but still just smokin', if you ask me.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WRNkVzsJmk

They sure rocked that, indeed. But just to be sure we're not off-tracking ourselves here, may I point out that "kick-butt" is pretty much the antithesis of Yacht Rock. As FiL said on Sunday, only "non-early" Chicago really qualifies. (Yes, he said "non-early". Direct quote. I think in most languages that would translate to "late". This one being "early" means it's not non-early, hence kick-butt, hence not yacht-y. But awesome. I'm glad I watched it! I love that the music is rocking, but they are mostly kind of laid back. The drummer's like, "yeah, man ... I do this in my sleep," at first. More cowbell!)

Despite its presence in that wonderful ocean of possibilities Gary posted ... that 16-minute video with the Ambrosia guy about the 10-CD SET (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHg-m-2ahCc&list=PLJxlmr0AvWLZQJxCX32SKalgoa4FFcz6-) (if you called right away and got the bonus one) of soft rock, that Moons so graciously added to the set list ... do check that out if you haven't! ... I would question their "25 or 6 to 4" as qualifying. I love that Pa took it and totally Yacht-Rocked it (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNftnJbyIQw&list=PLJxlmr0AvWLZQJxCX32SKalgoa4FFcz6-). That was awesome. All of these are awesome!!! I did not expect to like this Season, and now there are like 3000 songs I want to do.

(So what else is new?)

Tootler
04-15-2014, 02:30 AM
Grrrrrrrrrr! Bloody You Tube :(

I cleared the cache on Safari on my iPad to try and deal with a problem on another forum. Didn't work either.

Now I can't access the playlist for the season. When I tap on the playlist link, I get a message "You are not authorised to edit this playlist"

Surprise, Surprise I don't want to edit the playlist, simply view it and play the videos in it. :confused:

Goodness only knows what's happening when you try to access the link. It's happened before but sorted itself. <shrug's shoulders>

Tootler
04-15-2014, 02:44 AM
Wendy, without quoting your query as to whether particular songs qualify...

I think that this quote from 29 Moons in the OP covers most ends


If you're not sure if your song idea qualifies as Yacht Rock then ask yourself a few questions. Is it smooth? Is it a little cheesy? Is it AM Gold? These should help. But, if you're still not sure then check the links or you can PM me. I'm pretty lax on my themes, what's important is to have fun.

I read that as leaving us to make our own judgement but let's us check if we're not sure.

However, as Mattydee pointed up in a recent season, it's up to the host to decide what qualifies and what doesn't.

RAB11
04-15-2014, 03:56 AM
OMG,forget a season,who is talented enough to put together a hundred little clips of us singing Sweet Caroline??? I have no idea how to work the video programs...but how awesome would that be!?!?!?

This might just be the single greatest idea I've ever heard. Someone make it so.

Today is also National Dolphin Day somewhere or other, probably America. Hope Seasonistas bear that in mind if they're submitting any videos today. I probably won't have time today as I've picked a song that's made me learn some new chords and I'm having trouble with changing to/from them.

In fact most of the songs I've looked at this season have completely different chord progressions to what I'm used to, which is excellent.

UkeCan1
04-15-2014, 04:26 AM
I read that the album Tusk (which is a ripper) cost $1 million to produce. How things change. These days Eric (Erival) could knock it up at home using his home computer and a coffee cup.

Except for the marching band part.

UkeCan1
04-15-2014, 04:49 AM
I'm right there with you. As much as I love The Ramones and The Misfits I love Neil Diamond so much more. Not yacht rock but super cheese. I keep waiting for a Neil Diamond season.
Was that TCK's head I heard hitting the floor?


Dude- touching me, touching you my friend- I LOVE ME SOME NEIL DIAMOND!!!


I would do that song in a second!!!!! OMG,forget a season,who is talented enough to put together a hundred little clips of us singing Sweet Caroline??? I have no idea how to work the video programs...but how awesome would that be!?!?!?


This might just be the single greatest idea I've ever heard. Someone make it so.

So good! So good! So good!

Have you all seen the Big Bang Theory episode where Howard and Amy bond over their shared love of Neil Diamond? You must: http://watchonlinefree.tv/tv/the-big-bang-theory/season7/episode3/the-scavenger-vortex

(Yes, you can watch any episode there for free - I watch them all there. Yes, it pops up an ad, but you can close it immediately and it doesn't otherwise seem to harm anything. I find Vidbux is the best, most reliable, and least ad-obtrusive viewer. Just click on one of those.)

UkeCan1
04-15-2014, 05:02 AM
In fact most of the songs I've looked at this season have completely different chord progressions to what I'm used to, which is excellent.

The one I'm working on is I-iii-VIIb-IV ... go figure. (Not sure if I notated that third chord correctly ... Paul?)

[Anybody know what song it is? :(]

UkeCan1
04-15-2014, 05:18 AM
Wendy, without quoting your query as to whether particular songs qualify...
I think that this quote from 29 Moons in the OP covers most ends
I read that as leaving us to make our own judgement but let's us check if we're not sure.

However, as Mattydee pointed up in a recent season, it's up to the host to decide what qualifies and what doesn't.

For the record, Mattydee backed me up when I made a similar call in his Season and someone called me on it.

It just seemed rather self-evident to me that "kick-butt" and "soft" are basically opposites. That's all I really intended to say.

Apologies to FiL for bringing his more specific private comment into the public discourse ... I included that more for humor value, not as any sort of "rule" to be imposed on anyone else. I am no expert on Chicago, early, non-early, late, blue-period, or otherwise, and am in no position whatsoever to assess in the least little bit the validity or otherwise of any judgment on which of their songs do or do not qualify.

That said, someone please do "Color My World".

Yes indeed Moons (like Matty) did leave it up to our own judgment to assess what songs we feel qualify, and asking him would be an excellent thing to do if uncertain.

That said, I'd humbly suggest that if the phrase "kick-butt" comes to mind when you think of your song, you might reconsider. :(

RAB11
04-15-2014, 05:22 AM
The one I'm working on is I-iii-VIIb-IV ... go figure. (Not sure if I notated that third chord correctly ... Paul?)

[Anybody know what song it is? :(]

Mine's got an intro/chorus that's pretty simple, but the verses have #m7s, 5 chords in a line, chords that have always been awkward for me and just everything I generally try to avoid in a song, but I'm sticking with it this tine because it's such a cool song I don't even care if it counts or not I just want to learn it.

If I had more time this week I'd do 'Easy' by Lionel Richie and try and multitrack in that awesome solo on my guitar but it's not gonna happen I don't think.

UkeCan1
04-15-2014, 05:53 AM
Mine's got an intro/chorus that's pretty simple, but the verses have #m7s, 5 chords in a line, chords that have always been awkward for me and just everything I generally try to avoid in a song, but I'm sticking with it this time because it's such a cool song I don't even care if it counts or not I just want to learn it.

I am eager to hear it! I love how these Seasons push us to conquer new heights.

I'm loving my song so much that I am finally learning the dreaded Eb for it. :(

RAB11
04-15-2014, 05:59 AM
Eb as in D#? I play that as 0331, one of the few sharp chords I can actually manage at the moment. Of course it's not in this song but oh well...

Tootler
04-15-2014, 06:07 AM
For the record, Mattydee backed me up when I made a similar call in his Season and someone called me on it.


True he did, on the general principle of being flexible on interpretation but later on, Matty did say.


2. I'm excited that this theme has people worked up, but please, please, please, remember that this is still the Seasons. Don't police each others' work. Comment, support, but leave the policing to me this week.

That's how I will feel when it comes to my turn to host a season.

Tootler
04-15-2014, 06:19 AM
Eb as in D#? I play that as 0331, one of the few sharp chords I can actually manage at the moment. Of course it's not in this song but oh well...

Hmmm! I had always thought of it as one fret down from E:- 3331 or 3336. I had forgotten it has a G in it so the 4th string can be left open.

Must give it a try.

UkeCan1
04-15-2014, 06:23 AM
Eb as in D#? I play that as 0331, one of the few sharp chords I can actually manage at the moment. Of course it's not in this song but oh well...

Duh - thank you! I was thinking of it like E down one, hence 3331. 0331 is much easier, and I have in fact played it that way before. You just helped me immensely. Though I do feel much more confident about the dreaded E now. :cool:


True he did, on the general principle of being flexible on interpretation but later on, Matty did say.
"2. I'm excited that this theme has people worked up, but please, please, please, remember that this is still the Seasons. Don't police each others' work. Comment, support, but leave the policing to me this week."

That's how I will feel when it comes to my turn to host a season.

1. I sure never intended to police anyone else's work. I'm pretty sure I didn't actually go there, but please slap me if I did, or do.

2. I don't remember seeing that comment from Matty, so I sure hope it was after I got busy and fell off the thread, and hence hopefully was not directed at anything I said. If it was, please tell me!

2a. The comment I do recall from Matty was more or less, "Wendy's right on" about some specific response I made to what struck me as a clear misconception about something he'd clearly explained in his intro video.

3. Remind me in advance of this when it's your Season, and I promise to shut the heck up.

UkeyDave
04-15-2014, 06:24 AM
PUBLIC HEALTH WARNING.
Do not watch this video if you like a nice clean polished performance. In fact, my advice is just move along to the next video. You wont like it. I promise. ;-)
This is UNCUT, UN-REHEARSED, UNLOVED, UNLEARNED, UNPERFECTED, UNADULTERATED horse crap.
I literally picked the song from a youtube Yacht Rock playlist I’d discovered, found the chords on Ultimate Guitar, printed them, turned the video camera on and shot this. I’ve NEVER done that before so I suppose I’m exploring unchartered territory. I hope my disdain for this song isn’t evident. ;-) Now move along. Nothing here to see. That’s a rap folks. ;-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGnl6OrSPzs

RAB11
04-15-2014, 06:40 AM
Hmmm! I had always thought of it as one fret down from E:- 3331 or 3336. I had forgotten it has a G in it so the 4th string can be left open.

Must give it a try.


Duh - thank you! I was thinking of it like E down one, hence 3331. 0331 is much easier, and I have in fact played it that way before. You just helped me immensely. Though I do feel much more confident about the dreaded E now. :cool:

Woo I'm helpful!

I only know it that way because that's how Ultimate Guitar put it. I'm still dodging E to be honest, I either change key or chicken out with an E7 but if I do play E it's 1402.

UkeCan1
04-15-2014, 06:40 AM
The one I'm working on is I-iii-VIIb-IV ... go figure. (Not sure if I notated that third chord correctly ... Paul?)

[Anybody know what song it is? :(]


PUBLIC HEALTH WARNING.
Do not watch this video if you like a nice clean polished performance. In fact, my advice is just move along to the next video. You wont like it. I promise. ;-)
This is UNCUT, UN-REHEARSED, UNLOVED, UNLEARNED, UNPERFECTED, UNADULTERATED horse crap.
I literally picked the song from a youtube Yacht Rock playlist Iíd discovered, found the chords on Ultimate Guitar, printed them, turned the video camera on and shot this. Iíve NEVER done that before so I suppose Iím exploring unchartered territory. I hope my disdain for this song isnít evident. ;-) Now move along. Nothing here to see. Thatís a rap folks. ;-)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGnl6OrSPzs

Haha! You did my song! Like 10 minutes after I posted that.....
I'm still gonna do it though - it's a great song.
I'm really impressed you even tried to do it unrehearsed. In spite of the repetitious 4-chord pattern, it's much harder than it at first appears. Especially the timing, words, and melody.

From now on, UkeyDave, I am going to check with you in advance, because we are apparently channeling the same wavelength. You also beat me to "Moon River" for Johnny week. You did that one way better than I do it, so I quickly found two other songs instead and had a lot of fun with them. Perhaps that's why I knew you'd like "Joe Van Gogh" for art week ... we are in each others' heads or something!

Anyway, I reckon you can't have too much "Fooled Around and Fell in Love". Me, I do quite like it. And I have a few twists in store.

FiL
04-15-2014, 06:45 AM
(Yes, he said "non-early". Direct quote. I think in most languages that would translate to "late".(

Okay, class is in session. Using the FiLopedia Rock Artist Era Classification System, there are six distinct eras to Chicago's career:

1) Early Era: 1967-1971
2) Middle Era: 1972-1977
3) Post-Kath Muddle Era: 1978-1981
4) Late Era: 1982-1985
5) Post-Cetera Error: 1986-1991
6) Too Late Era: 1992-present

Class dismissed. :)

- FiL

UkeCan1
04-15-2014, 06:55 AM
Woo I'm helpful!

Not the first time you've helped me, if I recall! Me and Tootler both, apparently. We were both making the E-down-1 assumption, with different E fingerings.

Funny thing is, I have played 0331 before ... I just forgot I already knew that chord. I have gotten cocky recently and stopped looking up chords. Mostly I just figure them out in my head. Which sometimes might seem somewhat impressive, and other times leads me to get stuff wrong ... or at least harder than necessary.


I only know it that way because that's how Ultimate Guitar put it. I'm still dodging E to be honest, I either change key or chicken out with an E7 but if I do play E it's 1402.

I have been doing exactly the same thing ... dodging 4442, playing E7 or 1402, which is also hard, but at least (for my particular fingers) somewhat playable.

Interestingly, when I told FiL I was playing 1402, his response was "You poor thing!" So I optimistically tried 4442 ... and ended up retreating back to 1402, which for him is the unplayable one. I study other people's fingers on those tricky chords - it's amazing to me how different one person's hand is from another's. We each have to find what works for us. When I had just started playing, I learned the 1013 Fm, and FiL said his pinky couldn't do that. That one was relatively easy for me - one of the first I learned. But there are others he does, and my fingers just don't bend that way.

But since I (thought I) had to learn E-down-1 for this song, I did! And suddenly I find myself doing a passable 3331. So I reckon that means I could do 4442 now if called upon to do so. Amazing how one day these "impossible" things just suddenly pop, and soon after you wonder what all the fuss was about.

For the record I am fingering the 3331 (and presumably 4442) with all four fingers. I am not even remotely trying any barre tricks on it yet.

UkeyDave
04-15-2014, 06:56 AM
Haha! You did my song! Like 10 minutes after I posted that.....
I'm still gonna do it though - it's a great song.
I'm really impressed you even tried to do it unrehearsed. In spite of the repetitious 4-chord pattern, it's much harder than it at first appears. Especially the timing, words, and melody.

From now on, UkeyDave, I am going to check with you in advance, because we are apparently channeling the same wavelength. You also beat me to "Moon River" for Johnny week. You did that one way better than I do it, so I quickly found two other songs instead and had a lot of fun with them. Perhaps that's why I knew you'd like "Joe Van Gogh" for art week ... we are in each others' heads or something!

Anyway, I reckon you can't have too much "Fooled Around and Fell in Love". Me, I do quite like it. And I have a few twists in store.
Crikey. How weird. I'm very very happy for someone else to do it. I had no intentions of doing it I was just looking for songs and came across that one by accident. Funny really because the song I was going to do was done by someone else. I quite like seeing lots of versions of the same song but I think I'm in a minority here with that view. Look forward to seeing you put the cheesiness into it Wendy although I'm not convinced it could be any cheesier than it is already. :D

UkeCan1
04-15-2014, 07:03 AM
Okay, class is in session. Using the FiLopedia Rock Artist Era Classification System, there are six distinct eras to Chicago's career:

1) Early Era: 1967-1971
2) Middle Era: 1972-1977
3) Post-Kath Muddle Era: 1978-1981
4) Late Era: 1982-1985
5) Post-Cetera Error: 1986-1991
6) Too Late Era: 1992-present

Class dismissed. :)

- FiL

Excellent. Now that FiL has firmly placed his own foot far deeper in the muck than I ever put it, I think I can feel pretty confident that I personally said nothing remotely controversial.

All I said was "kick-butt" and "soft rock" appear to be opposites. Anyone actually disagree with that?

So, FiL, then "non-early" Chicago would be categories 2 through 6? Do you care to weigh in on which are and which are not "Yacht Rock"? Or will you judiciously remain above the fray?

I can't help it ... I do love to poke the hornet's nest, apparently. All in good fun, I hope.

29moons
04-15-2014, 07:23 AM
This is a great cover Rex. I know I'm overusing this term but it's a very smooth rendition. I'm very impressed. I had to go and find the original to remind myself and you tagged it. Fantastic job.


I was wanting to do this song for some time...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx5zznc6tW8&feature=youtu.be

UkeCan1
04-15-2014, 07:27 AM
Crikey. How weird. I'm very very happy for someone else to do it. I had no intentions of doing it I was just looking for songs and came across that one by accident. Funny really because the song I was going to do was done by someone else. I quite like seeing lots of versions of the same song but I think I'm in a minority here with that view. Look forward to seeing you put the cheesiness into it Wendy although I'm not convinced it could be any cheesier than it is already. :D

It is a bit uncanny how we keep doing that! I too picked the song somewhat by accident. It was played on the WFUV Question of the Day on April 1st - songs about fools and fooling. It was suggested by several people from that very same community that came up with "Joe Van Gogh" for you. It was one-hit-wonder week at the time, and I suspected it would be a great pick for that, but I was already working on "There She Goes" by then. So when I heard this week was "Yacht Rock", that one popped back up in my memory, I played it, it grabbed me, and here we are.

I was actually a bit concerned when I saw it in that video, because that did make it more likely someone else would pick it.

I do also quite like seeing multiple versions of the same song. I just prefer not to be, to paraphrase FiL, "non-first" at one of them. Partly because I am still pretty new at this, and you know ... your "Moon River" so far out-classed anything I could do with it, I just felt I'd best save it for a future debut.

Also I do really enjoy the surprise factor. That's why I almost never tell anyone what I'm working on or even when I'm doing it. The surprise factor pretty much disappears the moment someone else does the song.

And I usually need more time than some of you to get a song ready for video. Mostly I pick stuff I think no one else will do or know, partly for that reason, and partly because it's just fun.

I actually picked "Fooled Around" for its mid-level cheese factor. I can just have fun with it and not have to over-think my way through the cheese. And I do actually quite like the song. There's something really fun about it.

I had a much cheesier one in mind, "Torn Between Two Lovers", a rare elusive female yacht rock classic. But I couldn't quite see my way to pulling that one off convincingly. (Or being able to stand myself while rehearsing it.) I rejected for the same reasons I was no way going to do "Seasons in the Sun" or "Billy Don't Be a Hero" or "The Morning After" for my 11-year hit. Those are all too ... I don't know ... un-self-aware? ... for my taste. I think the difference is "Fooled Around" kinda knows it's being silly. Songs like that seem to be my wheelhouse.

[Someone please do "Torn Between Two Lovers"!!! And "Precious and Few".]

One of these days I am going to get off this thread and get some actual work done. But you all keep replying to me, and ... well, it's kind of like popcorn, isn't it?

29moons
04-15-2014, 07:32 AM
This is a great cover of a song I haven't heard in a long time. Well played and well sang.

That's a smooth song. A few years before the true Yacht Rock/Soft rock era but it is smooth. Perhaps Jim Reeves was before his time.


OK - well firstly - Yacht Rock is not a concept or genre I've ever heard of here in the UK. In fact boats make me vomit (they always have done) ;-)
Nevertheless the season introductory video gave me the song I knew I could do by Leo Sayer. Of course, as happens almost EVERY week, someone beat me to it as so HERE IS MY PLAN B.
It's not really Yacht Rock strictly speaking BUT 29moons did say we could be a little loose with the definition and this track is most definitely SMOOTH and the lyrics are most certainly CHEESY. The artist and song are classic so no mockery intended because my dear departed dad loved Jim Reeves songs.
So at the risk of being lynched by the YOT ROCK brigade - here is my entry. I hope it counts. :iwant: :D


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

29moons
04-15-2014, 07:38 AM
I love Buffet! Such a great cover Alan. So great to hear his songs played on the uke. Smooth job.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cgnyspeiw2s

29moons
04-15-2014, 07:44 AM
I love it when a vid gets made like this. My version of "Auntie's Municipal Court" last week was very similar. This is great and a perfect song for Yacht Rock. You play it so... new. Your voice does sound really good on this one. I remember hearing this so much growing up. Another Yacht Rock classic. Well done sir.


PUBLIC HEALTH WARNING.
Do not watch this video if you like a nice clean polished performance. In fact, my advice is just move along to the next video. You wont like it. I promise. ;-)
This is UNCUT, UN-REHEARSED, UNLOVED, UNLEARNED, UNPERFECTED, UNADULTERATED horse crap.
I literally picked the song from a youtube Yacht Rock playlist Iíd discovered, found the chords on Ultimate Guitar, printed them, turned the video camera on and shot this. Iíve NEVER done that before so I suppose Iím exploring unchartered territory. I hope my disdain for this song isnít evident. ;-) Now move along. Nothing here to see. Thatís a rap folks. ;-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGnl6OrSPzs

xommen
04-15-2014, 08:09 AM
This was suggested to me by mister moons himself, I did see a glimps of the original yesterday. Today I just looked up the chords and started fiddling around until this came out. You are hearing my vocals, the uke in the video, some mean kazoo and a shaker egg. Enjoy (or not ;)). This is my take on: Hall and Oates - Sarah Smile

http://youtu.be/bVf6GI42eu8

29moons
04-15-2014, 08:25 AM
ok! I think I have caught up now. I have watched all the videos thus far and updated the playlist. This is turning out to be a super (dare I say... smooth) season. You guys are all doing an outstanding job of taking these Yacht Rock/Soft Rock classics and putting out some great ukulele covers.

It took me a while to get through the posts since there were a lot of posts about what the difference between "kick butt" and "soft", "policing" , "different eras", and things like this. No worries all. It's all good.

I'll let you all in on a little secret... I don't refuse any submissions. I was this way during my MTV week and I rolled it over to here too. It's never enjoyable to work hard on finding a song, learning it, recording it and then submitting it only to be told that it doesn't fit. THAT SUCKS! So, if a video is posted on the thread, I accept it. That's just the way I role. A caveat to that is when I am PM'd about a specific song or artist. I was asked about Paul Simon and Fleetwood as well as a few other artist that may or may not have fit the theme. I wound up making some suggestions as to alternatives that would fit the theme better but left it up to the Seasonista. If they wanted to take my suggestion and go with it that's awesome, but if they still went with their initial idea, that's fine too. I'm here to have fun and I want all of you to do so also.

I think that when I announced the theme as "Yacht Rock" most of you went, "Huh? What?" But, once it was looked into a little bit more and associated with "Soft Rock" I hope that it became easier and kind of fun to find and choose a song. The seasons has opened my mind up to so many genres and types of music that I didn't know of before and I want to do the same with my week. Yacht rock/soft rock is a wonderful genre that is really close to my heart (cheesy or not) that is fun to explore. I hope you can all enjoy it as much as I do or at least partake of it's wonderful fleet of hits for a week or so.

So in conclusion... Yacht Rock RULES! Don't worry too much about it and just have fun. :cool:

29moons
04-15-2014, 08:30 AM
YES! I love this Wim. This quintessential Yacht Rock. If this is you doodling with a song you're not familiar with then we want more. I love the kazoo, it makes me smile too. What a great ukulele version of this. Thanks so much.


This was suggested to me by mister moons himself, I did see a glimps of the original yesterday. Today I just looked up the chords and started fiddling around until this came out. You are hearing my vocals, the uke in the video, some mean kazoo and a shaker egg. Enjoy (or not ;)). This is my take on: Hall and Oates - Sarah Smile

http://youtu.be/bVf6GI42eu8

29moons
04-15-2014, 08:36 AM
I actually picked "Fooled Around" for its mid-level cheese factor. I can just have fun with it and not have to over-think my way through the cheese. And I do actually quite like the song. There's something really fun about it.

I had a much cheesier one in mind, "Torn Between Two Lovers", a rare elusive female yacht rock classic. But I couldn't quite see my way to pulling that one off convincingly. (Or being able to stand myself while rehearsing it.) I rejected for the same reasons I was no way going to do "Seasons in the Sun" or "Billy Don't Be a Hero" or "The Morning After" for my 11-year hit. Those are all too ... I don't know ... un-self-aware? ... for my taste. I think the difference is "Fooled Around" kinda knows it's being silly. Songs like that seem to be my wheelhouse.


MORE CHEESE! I listened to "Billy Don't Be A Hero" just the other day.

UkeCan1
04-15-2014, 08:54 AM
Thanks Moons, and you just take it easy with that Eagles business...

Haha, "Take It Easy"? I just got that! Was that intentional?


i remember for my seventies week a couple of people said bad things about disco and glam and i was in a huff for over half an hour
i knew it wasn't everyone's cup of tea and i really appreciated how a lot of people threw themselves manfully into the party regardless, it pleased me greatly

i actually love it when a theme comes up and i think at first, oh i'm not sure about this... but then i do some homework, or some kind seasons peeps suggest some songs for me, and i find myself loving it! music means so much to people and i think it's great to immerse yourself in something different - and it's only for a week! - and learn a bit about it, you can even learn to love it!

That was totally one of those weeks for me! I was happy to have a chance to sit one out. And then I did a little research. And ended up really loving my "Rock the Boat". And after that I pretty much stopped entertaining the idea of ever sitting one out. There is *always* something to discover. Usually, the more I initially resist, the greater the discovery.

So please, everybody, don't let the theme (ever) take you out! Jump on in and see what surprising delights and new discoveries await you.


oh you do, fred, you do. you deserve a yacht and a load of babe-a-licious babes on it with you. i think linda and i are free :D

And Lily! Wasn't she the one who suggested going on a cruise with you? And I'll come in a heartbeat, if y'all'll have me.

29moons
04-15-2014, 08:55 AM
I have a cold. Damn. There's some great songs to choose from this week. I didn't find this on any Yacht Rock list but I'm pretty sure it fits.
Atlanta Rhythm Section: So Into You

ABSOLUTLEY! Looking forward to it.

mattydee
04-15-2014, 09:04 AM
I'm not planning on it, as I've got a good arrangement of something else going, but would Billy Joel fit into this theme? That might open up a lot of doors for people who are stuck...

I'm thinking The Stranger and 52nd Street, specifically.

UkeyDave
04-15-2014, 09:06 AM
Here's my third and final entry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXv797ucBkk

29moons
04-15-2014, 09:08 AM
I'm not planning on it, as I've got a good arrangement of something else going, but would Billy Joel fit into this theme? That might open up a lot of doors for people who are stuck...

BJ was very smooth at times. Try to keep it between 76-84 if possible but I'll let you be the judge. Just have fun.

ukuleledaddy
04-15-2014, 09:46 AM
ABSOLUTLEY! Looking forward to it.

Haha! I don't know if you noticed the video that went with that post John. I deleted it because it stank. I did another take, maybe slightly better. Anyway, like our friend TCK, I have a cold this week but wanted to get something in. I love this song.
Atlanta Rhythm Section: So Into You


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnVZK6K8OAY

mattydee
04-15-2014, 10:10 AM
BJ was very smooth at times. Try to keep it between 76-84 if possible but I'll let you be the judge. Just have fun.

As I said, it probably won't be me, but there's tons of great stuff on The Stranger and 52nd Street, which were basically the soundtrack of my youth.

29moons
04-15-2014, 11:09 AM
I'm guilty of having never heard that song before. I looked it up and found that it's a beautiful ballad with that yacht rock feel. Well done Dave. You played it wonderfully.


Here's my third and final entry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXv797ucBkk

29moons
04-15-2014, 11:33 AM
This awesome! So mellow and smooth. I didn't notice the first take on your post, I only saw the comments. Atlanta Rhythm Section is classic Yacht Rock. Your 'cold' voice fits the sound of uke really well on this. I thought that you might like this theme. I hope you feel better.


Haha! I don't know if you noticed the video that went with that post John. I deleted it because it stank. I did another take, maybe slightly better. Anyway, like our friend TCK, I have a cold this week but wanted to get something in. I love this song.
Atlanta Rhythm Section: So Into You


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnVZK6K8OAY

decaturcomp
04-15-2014, 11:46 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0vEufver9w

UkeCan1
04-15-2014, 12:01 PM
i actually love it when a theme comes up and i think at first, oh i'm not sure about this... but then i do some homework, or some kind seasons peeps suggest some songs for me, and i find myself loving it! music means so much to people and i think it's great to immerse yourself in something different - and it's only for a week! - and learn a bit about it, you can even learn to love it!


This ^^°°
That's the best thing about the seasons IMO, and the main reason I got started. I need to be pushed out of my comfort zone once in a while or I'll be singing Jewel for you all for the rest of my life...
...and nobody wants that.

Yeah, me too. Though I am still new enough that I'm not even sure what my comfort zone is yet ... so part of the fun is exploring what I like and don't and (at any given point in time) know and don't and feel confident about or don't ... and if I don't know how to do something or can't find something I like, to go learn it or research it or ask people or make something up. It's all one big playground to me, with lots of other fun kids to bump into and get to know and sometimes do stuff with. (And no parents or teachers to tell us what we can and can't do.) Whee! Who wants to go on the teeter totter with me?!

UkeCan1
04-15-2014, 12:12 PM
MORE CHEESE! I listened to "Billy Don't Be A Hero" just the other day.

I'm thankful to say that I was more than 11 in 1976, so those three songs I mentioned are all pre-Yacht Rock. So I felt safe in naming them here, knowing there would be no pressure this time to actually do them!

That said, I don't know whether I'll have time for them all, but I do have three selections planned for this week. "Fooled Around and Fell in Love", as already mentioned, I feel (UkeyDave's mileage may vary, as may yours) falls somewhere into the mid-range on the cheese scale. One of my selections I feel has a relatively low cheese factor ... it's a beautiful song that I've always loved. And the third ... a mash-up of two female Yacht Rock songs that to my mind are basically the same song ... falls quite high on the cheese meter. So I'll try to get that done for you, Moons. And for me. Cuz, fun.

So, selections from all parts of the cheesy spectrum for your listening pleasure. If I can get off the forum and YouTube long enough to get 'em done. :)

bonesigh
04-15-2014, 01:13 PM
Of course you can also play it at 3336 if ya like (:

Hmmm! I had always thought of it as one fret down from E:- 3331 or 3336. I had forgotten it has a G in it so the 4th string can be left open.

Must give it a try.

bonesigh
04-15-2014, 01:16 PM
Use the 4447 for E if your melody can handle the high note (:

Woo I'm helpful!

I only know it that way because that's how Ultimate Guitar put it. I'm still dodging E to be honest, I either change key or chicken out with an E7 but if I do play E it's 1402.

UkeCan1
04-15-2014, 01:18 PM
... the season introductory video gave me the song I knew I could do by Leo Sayer. Of course, as happens almost EVERY week, someone beat me to it as so HERE IS MY PLAN B.

Ahem! Weren't you the guy just saying you think it's great when two people do the same song? So long as you do it first, I guess? :)
You are so busted, UkeyDave!

Anyway, this was great. And I so want to hear you do "When I Need You"!!!

filipinouker
04-15-2014, 01:28 PM
I love "yacht rock" songs!!!

This song is one of my favourites - I first heard it when I was a little girl and whenever I hear it, I feel transported back to a happy place in 1976...


http://youtu.be/uDkmJfiTXFw

Concertina
04-15-2014, 01:35 PM
I love "yacht rock" songs!!!

This song is one of my favourites - I first heard it when I was a little girl and whenever I hear it, I feel transported back to a happy place in 1976...


http://youtu.be/uDkmJfiTXFw


You are so great!!!

bonesigh
04-15-2014, 01:35 PM
I wish I could spend more time on the Seasons this week. It's hard to keep up sometimes. I've been building a bunny hutch out of the bottom half of our play yard for the last 3 days. Finally got the door framed and fitted yesterday. One day it was almost 90 degrees out!! Tonight they are calling for snow, go figure. I also have to go to court tomorrow and perhaps the day after if they drag things out. I'm a witness, sigh. I won't have much time to hang out here. Here is my favorite Yacht Rock song of all time and one that is requested often at open mic. Thanks to this week I even took the time to figure out how to play the intro. Still needs practice but at least I now have a starting point.
I did not state in the vid that it was for this Season, I forgot, but I did put it in the description area and it is different from another version I have where a cat puppet opens the vid. Hope you enjoy my newest version (: Ah, if only I could figure out how to properly sync my layers my music would be a little better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36Yc-9DeEn4

bonesigh
04-15-2014, 01:37 PM
Oh, yeah, and I'm wearing a dolphin shirt! It is dolphin day after all (:

Concertina
04-15-2014, 01:41 PM
Song number one...actually this one has officially bumped Kenny Loggins off of my list for this week. It's just too good of a song not to do. (Besides, I really just want to do "Danger Zone" and that doesn't count as Yacht Rock...although it's the best song of all time.)

Enjoy!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbLEx9cynGo&feature=youtu.be

uke4ia
04-15-2014, 02:00 PM
That said, someone please do "Color My World".

(

The fingerings for this were put on either the "Need help with a song" or "Here's a tab" board a year or so back. It shouldn't be too hard with a low G uke. It's all just arpeggios.

GinnyT11
04-15-2014, 03:42 PM
I love "yacht rock" songs!!!
This song is one of my favourites - I first heard it when I was a little girl and whenever I hear it, I feel transported back to a happy place in 1976...


Miss S., you've got a lovely voice and a steady rhythm that makes your videos such a pleasure to hear...and to see because there such a nice smile at the end.

frisbee fred
04-15-2014, 03:47 PM
oh you do, fred, you do. you deserve a yacht and a load of babe-a-licious babes on it with you. i think linda and i are free

Well, then, this song is dedicated to Linda and Lynda. No hidden messages in the title at all.

I've missed the last two seasons due to a killer project and a killer flu. First day I've had much of a voice in awhile so it's time to get back to posting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce3ZBpKLJEo

29moons
04-15-2014, 04:12 PM
I have seen the new posts but am a little too busy to watch the vids. I will watch them in the morning and comment then. I will also add them to the playlist then.

frisbee fred
04-15-2014, 04:32 PM
One take and out on this one. Lovin' this Season. Not sure why my video isn't very clear. Have to check that out on the next one. Here's a little Jim Croce.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuVjdmIUtnw&feature=youtu.be

pabrizzer
04-15-2014, 05:43 PM
Burn For You - John Farnham cover.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18KMntd7Ul8

Been in my song book for many years but never really tackled it fully till now.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
04-15-2014, 08:17 PM
Well, then, this song is dedicated to Linda and Lynda. No hidden messages in the title at all.

I've missed the last two seasons due to a killer project and a killer flu. First day I've had much of a voice in awhile so it's time to get back to posting.

FRED! so great to have you back and posting vids and WOW you're posting in style :bowdown:

RAB11
04-15-2014, 09:31 PM
Song number one...actually this one has officially bumped Kenny Loggins off of my list for this week. It's just too good of a song not to do. (Besides, I really just want to do "Danger Zone" and that doesn't count as Yacht Rock...although it's the best song of all time.)

Enjoy!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbLEx9cynGo&feature=youtu.be

Awesome !

UkeyDave
04-15-2014, 10:18 PM
Ahem! Weren't you the guy just saying you think it's great when two people do the same song? So long as you do it first, I guess? :)
You are so busted, UkeyDave!

Anyway, this was great. And I so want to hear you do "When I Need You"!!!
Hahaha. It's too late Wendy. I've done my three max. heeeheeeeheee

mythinformed
04-15-2014, 11:21 PM
I love Mike Flowers cheesy/easy listening version of 'Wonderwall' as much as the great original by Oasis.
The original and Flowers version were in the UK charts in 1995 at the same time and both hit the number 2 spot (Flowers version two months after Oasis).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy1ueZf1WMQ

UkeCan1
04-16-2014, 01:46 AM
Ahem! Weren't you the guy just saying you think it's great when two people do the same song? So long as you do it first, I guess? :)
You are so busted, UkeyDave!

Anyway, this was great. And I so want to hear you do "When I Need You"!!!


Hahaha. It's too late Wendy. I've done my three max. heeeheeeeheee

Never too late. Bonus time! You must. You owe me. :-)

RAB11
04-16-2014, 01:55 AM
So, do I upload the video I just did on my lunch break, complete with blue skies, trees blowing in the wind and Yours Truly wearing aviators for add cool facotr, but with a couple of fluffs, OR, do I try and crack it again this evening in my much less cool flat?

It'll have to wait till this evening anyway because I'm not uploading a five minute video over 3G when I'm already over my limit.

Concertina
04-16-2014, 01:56 AM
I love Mike Flowers cheesy/easy listening version of 'Wonderwall' as much as the great original by Oasis.
The original and Flowers version were in the UK charts in 1995 at the same time and both hit the number 2 spot (Flowers version two months after Oasis).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy1ueZf1WMQ

Wow...that must have REALLY frosted Noel Gallagher's pumpkin!!!


Awesome !

Thanks!!!

bonesigh
04-16-2014, 02:15 AM
I say just post your layed back cool breeze vid (:


So, do I upload the video I just did on my lunch break, complete with blue skies, trees blowing in the wind and Yours Truly wearing aviators for add cool facotr, but with a couple of fluffs, OR, do I try and crack it again this evening in my much less cool flat?

It'll have to wait till this evening anyway because I'm not uploading a five minute video over 3G when I'm already over my limit.

mythinformed
04-16-2014, 02:55 AM
Wow...that must have REALLY frosted Noel Gallagher's pumpkin!!
.........and earn him a few quid !! :drool:

ChrisDeston821
04-16-2014, 03:56 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmyhtOhJPw0
Didn't really know anything that fits the category so went with this which is a relatively smooth song released in the right time frame, mainly because it has 3 chords I've seen in the past and avoided like the plague; D6, G7+ and -shudders- Bm... Didn't commit to the ooh babe at the end and added a vid of me working out the melody too having scrawled bits of it on pieces of paper (: If I knew I'd have time in the week I'd have tried to multitrack it but alas the rest of my week is swamped! Relieved to have got it up in time in any state at all really!

Hopefully its still somewhat recognizable.. Haha.. Was so tempted to give up a fair few times but persevered for moons and his bro :)
Ended up having the whole song written out with the chords above all old school just to try and get it to a more lucid standard, aha (:

Tootler
04-16-2014, 05:34 AM
When I first saw this weeks theme, like several others, I thought "What the heck's that?". One well known internet site I looked at had a link to a list of soft rock songs so I followed that and found this song was on the list though it's also been classified as a Soul Ballad. It's in the right time frame and is definitely cheesy - at least I think it is - it's also an earworm as it insinuated itself into my head and stayed there for the first part of this week. The original was really a synth based record with a female singer, Gwen Dickey with rather a fine voice. I remember liking it back in the day.

So not strictly Yacht Rock but in the right style, IMO and from the right era.


http://youtu.be/a-lhPPCxBzY

Anyway, hope you like it.

Tootler
04-16-2014, 05:36 AM
So, do I upload the video I just did on my lunch break, complete with blue skies, trees blowing in the wind and Yours Truly wearing aviators for add cool facotr, but with a couple of fluffs, OR, do I try and crack it again this evening in my much less cool flat?

It'll have to wait till this evening anyway because I'm not uploading a five minute video over 3G when I'm already over my limit.

Could you try cracking the song again but keep the video?

29moons
04-16-2014, 05:37 AM
The only thing missing from the awesomely smooth yacht rock song is your captain's hat. I too am transported back in time when I hear this. The Captain and Tennille always had a level of cheesiness that I think more from their TV appearances as opposed to the recordings. You sound so good and this and your playing just makes it awesome. You certainly took this weeks theme and went with it.


I love "yacht rock" songs!!!

This song is one of my favourites - I first heard it when I was a little girl and whenever I hear it, I feel transported back to a happy place in 1976...


http://youtu.be/uDkmJfiTXFw

lelouden
04-16-2014, 05:45 AM
This is a great theme 29moons. Personally, I love yacht music. It's one of the several reasons I believe I deserve a yacht....



oh you do, fred, you do. you deserve a yacht and a load of babe-a-licious babes on it with you. i think linda and i are free :D



Well, then, this song is dedicated to Linda and Lynda.

Sun screen for two please :D
65938

frisbee fred
04-16-2014, 05:56 AM
Sun screen for two please :D
65938

:smileybounce::biglaugh::rofl:

I would recognize Linda and BEVOMU anywhere!

29moons
04-16-2014, 05:59 AM
This is awesome! The week would not be complete without "Wildfire". I remember this on the AM radio all the time. You really take the spirit of it and do it well, it was such an emotional song. Your playing is beautiful and your voice even more so. A wonderful video too. That being said, I must bring up the cheese level, it is in overdrive on this song. Even when I was a kid I thought that, so I must thank you so much for bringing that to this season.


I wish I could spend more time on the Seasons this week. It's hard to keep up sometimes. I've been building a bunny hutch out of the bottom half of our play yard for the last 3 days. Finally got the door framed and fitted yesterday. One day it was almost 90 degrees out!! Tonight they are calling for snow, go figure. I also have to go to court tomorrow and perhaps the day after if they drag things out. I'm a witness, sigh. I won't have much time to hang out here. Here is my favorite Yacht Rock song of all time and one that is requested often at open mic. Thanks to this week I even took the time to figure out how to play the intro. Still needs practice but at least I now have a starting point.
I did not state in the vid that it was for this Season, I forgot, but I did put it in the description area and it is different from another version I have where a cat puppet opens the vid. Hope you enjoy my newest version (: Ah, if only I could figure out how to properly sync my layers my music would be a little better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36Yc-9DeEn4

CTurner
04-16-2014, 06:04 AM
Here's my entry. They also did a fine "Oh Girl." I was always touched by the honesty and the irony in the lyrics, along with its gentleness.


http://youtu.be/-pbas6Tnzzs

29moons
04-16-2014, 06:05 AM
HURRAY! More Hall & Oats. This is perfect, I love it. H2O are true Yacht Rockers. You really take this and make it your own, your voice rocks it and that uke sound is great. I love when a song that I have heard so many times gets put on ukulele and it fits so well on the instrument. This one is imperative to the week. Thank you so much.


Song number one...actually this one has officially bumped Kenny Loggins off of my list for this week. It's just too good of a song not to do. (Besides, I really just want to do "Danger Zone" and that doesn't count as Yacht Rock...although it's the best song of all time.)

Enjoy!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbLEx9cynGo&feature=youtu.be

29moons
04-16-2014, 06:16 AM
I love it when I get schooled in my own season. I had no idea that Keith Carradine was a Yacht Rocker. I had to go and find the original which really reminds me of my favorite singer/songwriter/yacht rocker Jim Croce. I also found out that he is the father of one my major crushes, Martha Plimpton. Fred, you really took this and made a great cover of it. I wish I could finger pick as effortlessly as you make it look. It's hard to be a cheese level on this so I won't even try. But, I am going to have to watch the film now and then I'll judge the cheese level. Well done Fred.


Well, then, this song is dedicated to Linda and Lynda. No hidden messages in the title at all.

I've missed the last two seasons due to a killer project and a killer flu. First day I've had much of a voice in awhile so it's time to get back to posting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce3ZBpKLJEo

xommen
04-16-2014, 06:17 AM
I was intrigued by the title of this Jimmy Buffet song (mr Moons suggested I should look at Jimmy's Songs), so I thought I would try to do my best with the lyrics and chords of this one (In this case I am sure I did not listen to the original ;-)). This is my take on Death of an Unpopular Poet. I should probably have adjusted the input volume on my computer because now there is some extra distortion I did not intend ;).

http://youtu.be/UacPQ_lWddU

29moons
04-16-2014, 06:20 AM
Nice one. As mentioned in your previous vid, I am a huge Jim Croce fan. I think Croce fits in many genres and Yacht Rock is one of them. You yacht rock this one out with a lot of smoothness and an up tempo version. This song always brings me back. Thanks Fred.


One take and out on this one. Lovin' this Season. Not sure why my video isn't very clear. Have to check that out on the next one. Here's a little Jim Croce.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuVjdmIUtnw&feature=youtu.be

29moons
04-16-2014, 06:31 AM
You do such great takes on the originals. This is wonderful and really captures the original well. It's a smooth version from a great singer. He was with the Little River Band for a bit but I think he stands out on his own much more. A great choice that I really enjoyed. The guitalele is really working well for this theme. Well done Pa.


Burn For You - John Farnham cover.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18KMntd7Ul8

Been in my song book for many years but never really tackled it fully till now.

RAB11
04-16-2014, 06:33 AM
So I've had another couple looks at my lunchtime vid, anx showed it to my girlfriend and come to two conclusions:

1) it's not as bad as I first thought. A couple of 'improvised' lyrics and chords and I could have done with a better transition from the solo but on all my subsequent takes I couldn't make it past the first verse. So it'll do.

2) it's probably not Yacht Rock, sorry 29 Moons. But I also want to thank you for somehow making me muddle through with this song because I've wanted to learn it for ages and now it's passable.


http://youtu.be/Cacs4Of7BCM

29moons
04-16-2014, 06:46 AM
This is PERFECT! Styx absolutely falls under smooth Yacht Rock goodness. Your perseverance is appreciated and noticed. You really did a great version of this classic. My brother will be honored. I'm glad that you tackled those chords. The Bm is one of my absolute favorite chords, I love it. Thanks also for giving me an idea for a stupid video. I'll share it if I ever get around to it. Well done solo young Yacht Rocker.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmyhtOhJPw0
Didn't really know anything that fits the category so went with this which is a relatively smooth song released in the right time frame, mainly because it has 3 chords I've seen in the past and avoided like the plague; D6, G7+ and -shudders- Bm... Didn't commit to the ooh babe at the end and added a vid of me working out the melody too having scrawled bits of it on pieces of paper (: If I knew I'd have time in the week I'd have tried to multitrack it but alas the rest of my week is swamped! Relieved to have got it up in time in any state at all really!

Hopefully its still somewhat recognizable.. Haha.. Was so tempted to give up a fair few times but persevered for moons and his bro :)
Ended up having the whole song written out with the chords above all old school just to try and get it to a more lucid standard, aha (:

29moons
04-16-2014, 06:58 AM
This is fits all the criteria for the week. It's a got a smooth cheesy soulness that's perfect for the theme. I checked out a TV appearance by Rose Royce performing this and the wardrobe was enough to put it over the top. Thank you for not letting the unfamiliar theme deter you from entering this week. This is a Toot classic IMO and you really took as your own. Well done.


When I first saw this weeks theme, like several others, I thought "What the heck's that?". One well known internet site I looked at had a link to a list of soft rock songs so I followed that and found this song was on the list though it's also been classified as a Soul Ballad. It's in the right time frame and is definitely cheesy - at least I think it is - it's also an earworm as it insinuated itself into my head and stayed there for the first part of this week. The original was really a synth based record with a female singer, Gwen Dickey with rather a fine voice. I remember liking it back in the day.

So not strictly Yacht Rock but in the right style, IMO and from the right era.


http://youtu.be/a-lhPPCxBzY

Anyway, hope you like it.

29moons
04-16-2014, 07:11 AM
OMG! This is an incredible cover. Your playing and talk/vocals are so smooth. This is one of my favorites of the week. I checked out a video of the Chi-lites on Soul Train and it was like a late Saturday morning of my youth. The last two entries have been smooth soul but before that we had none. I'm glad to see them coming in. Such a great submission, thanks.


Here's my entry. They also did a fine "Oh Girl." I was always touched by the honesty and the irony in the lyrics, along with its gentleness.


http://youtu.be/-pbas6Tnzzs

29moons
04-16-2014, 07:19 AM
Jimmy Buffet is such a great Yacht Rocker with so many of those more upbeat songs. This one was a nice slow ballad that showed the softer side. It was smooth and beautiful. I like your take on it without listening to it. It completely brings out "Wim the Yacht Rocker" and I like it. I'm really glad that didn't sit out this rock because the season is better with you in it. Great tune and very well done.


I was intrigued by the title of this Jimmy Buffet song (mr Moons suggested I should look at Jimmy's Songs), so I thought I would try to do my best with the lyrics and chords of this one (In this case I am sure I did not listen to the original ;-)). This is my take on Death of an Unpopular Poet. I should probably have adjusted the input volume on my computer because now there is some extra distortion I did not intend ;).

http://youtu.be/UacPQ_lWddU

29moons
04-16-2014, 08:04 AM
This is great, I love the outside vid and the those are some sweet yachty glasses. I agree that Clapton as a whole doesn't quite fall into the Yacht Rock category but this song certainly does. It's smooth and has a cool groove to it. It's a great version and I think the outside take is outstanding. Nice solo. This is a great submission and I think you definitely got the spirit of Yacht Rock. Great job.


So I've had another couple looks at my lunchtime vid, anx showed it to my girlfriend and come to two conclusions:

1) it's not as bad as I first thought. A couple of 'improvised' lyrics and chords and I could have done with a better transition from the solo but on all my subsequent takes I couldn't make it past the first verse. So it'll do.

2) it's probably not Yacht Rock, sorry 29 Moons. But I also want to thank you for somehow making me muddle through with this song because I've wanted to learn it for ages and now it's passable.


http://youtu.be/Cacs4Of7BCM

29moons
04-16-2014, 08:07 AM
OK! I have caught up an all the submissions and updated the playlist. We have had 36 smooth submissions thus far. Great week so far.

If I have missed anyone please let me know so I can update the playlist.

RAB11
04-16-2014, 08:21 AM
This is great, I love the outside vid and the those are some sweet yachty glasses. I agree that Clapton as a whole doesn't quite fall into the Yacht Rock category but this song certainly does. It's smooth and has a cool groove to it. It's a great version and I think the outside take is outstanding. Nice solo. This is a great submission and I think you definitely got the spirit of Yacht Rock. Great job.

Thanks! Like I said, I wasn't sure it would count but if you ask me to think of a smooth and cool song, the Unplugged version is the first thing that pops in my head. Really happy I've started doing the Seasons, it's pushed me to learn songs I'd have normally given up on.

Concertina
04-16-2014, 09:23 AM
Thanks! Like I said, I wasn't sure it would count but if you ask me to think of a smooth and cool song, the Unplugged version is the first thing that pops in my head. Really happy I've started doing the Seasons, it's pushed me to learn songs I'd have normally given up on.

Your playing was really great! What did you go by? Website, or did you do it up yourself? My dad would be super impressed if I could learn that, it's one of his favorites.

RAB11
04-16-2014, 09:36 AM
Thanks! Go on Ultimate Guitar and search for the acoustic version, it automatically transposes it up a step or two on the ukulele tab but I reset it and went from there. The solo I kind of made up on the spot, with a bit of reference to the solo tabs that are on there too.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
04-16-2014, 12:07 PM
I love Mike Flowers cheesy/easy listening version of 'Wonderwall' as much as the great original by Oasis.
thanks so much for posting that i had forgotten how great it is and how much fun!



Sun screen for two please :D

omg! lol ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ !

uke4ia
04-16-2014, 12:42 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKotXIuAi3I

"Steppin' Out" by Joe Jackson. I wouldn't have called this yacht rock, but it was #79 on that list. By the way, why did they stop after posting #51-100 of all time? They gave up halfway through and never posted the top 50! Now we'll never know!

29moons
04-16-2014, 01:17 PM
I was wondering if would get some Joe Jackson. This really well done, you play that riff nicely. This is might be one of my favorites from you and for the week. It really suits you and the uke sounds so good. A really awesome vid for Yacht Rock. Well done.

I'm not sure why they stopped. Maybe he's taking a break.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKotXIuAi3I

"Steppin' Out" by Joe Jackson. I wouldn't have called this yacht rock, but it was #79 on that list. By the way, why did they stop after posting #51-100 of all time? They gave up halfway through and never posted the top 50! Now we'll never know!

29moons
04-16-2014, 01:23 PM
Hey! I just did a search for ukulele yacht rock and we are the top hits. Of course we're probably the only ones ever to do ukulele yacht rock, but how cool is that?

UkeCan1
04-16-2014, 01:30 PM
The Captain and Tennille always had a level of cheesiness that I think more from their TV appearances as opposed to the recordings.

Ahem. "Muskrat Love". Need I say more?

UkeCan1
04-16-2014, 01:38 PM
Hey! I just did a search for ukulele yacht rock and we are the top hits. Of course we're probably the only ones ever to do ukulele yacht rock, but how cool is that?

And if anyone else should ever google that, won't they be excited to find all of this wondrous stuff! Uke Yacht Rock. Say that three times fast.

OldePhart
04-16-2014, 01:39 PM
Impossible!!

No one has quite such a "lived in" look as Keith Richards

Unless it's Mick Jagger :rofl: :old:

Actually...I would describe Keith Richards as having a "once lived in" look... LOL

John

Concertina
04-16-2014, 03:03 PM
Song number two!

"Downtown Train" - Rod Stewart...the really yachty version. I put Tom Waits in the title too because I really played his version...but who can sing like Tom Waits??


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfGySTF9XDc&feature=youtu.be

GinnyT11
04-16-2014, 04:09 PM
Song number two!
I put Tom Waits in the title too because I really played his version...but who can sing like Tom Waits??


Decaturcomp can sing like Tom Waits! Alan was a winner of my Name Game Season with a performance of Martha. Very touching.

Concertina
04-16-2014, 04:13 PM
Decaturcomp can sing like Tom Waits! Alan was a winner of my Name Game Season with a performance of Martha. Very touching.


Oooh! I'm going to have to find that!

29moons
04-16-2014, 05:38 PM
As a matter of fact I do an ok Tam Waits... check it.


http://youtu.be/FFH39ZHka1g


Song number two!

"Downtown Train" - Rod Stewart...the really yachty version. I put Tom Waits in the title too because I really played his version...but who can sing like Tom Waits??

29moons
04-16-2014, 05:46 PM
I had a few songs that I hoped would be done for the week and thus far you have done two of them. This is such a great song and I enjoyed it a lot. That Fender sounds real nice and your voice fits it well. Nice arrangement and change with the Tom Waits chords, whatever gets the job done. Nicely done, I think Rod's is a little more cheesy than Tom's but they are both great. Well done.


Song number two!

"Downtown Train" - Rod Stewart...the really yachty version. I put Tom Waits in the title too because I really played his version...but who can sing like Tom Waits??


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfGySTF9XDc&feature=youtu.be

UkeCan1
04-16-2014, 05:49 PM
Here's the first of my intended three ... we'll see how many I actually get in. To my mind, this is the one with the lowest cheese factor. At least, I hope you think so. YMMV.

To me, this is one of the most perfect songs ever written. I'm fine with it if you think it's cheesy. Fascinating how widely opinions vary on this matter when it comes to Yacht Rock.

I was pleased to find an arrangement of this song that I think is far more accurate and interesting than any of the others I found. It has some really cool chords, including a couple "+2"'s in the bridge (I think most folks would call them "add9"), and some sweet progressions, including D7sus4 -> D7 -> Dm7 -> D7. (Of course I tweaked a few things, including one spot that sounded downright wrong to me. How did people ever figure out chords to songs before the internet?!) Some day I hope to be able to play a clean Dm7.....

[Oddly, the bridge chords - F+2, C, Eb+2, Bb are kinda close to the progression of my mid-cheese-factor song I'm working on, "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" - F, Am, Eb, Bb. (Thankfully, they sound nothing alike.)]


http://youtu.be/YQhkSeLcxQk

29moons
04-16-2014, 05:55 PM
Super smooth with this one. Another one of those songs that just puts me right back in that late 70's early 80 frame of mind. This is one of my favorites that I seen you do, this one suits you well. I also like the whistling suits it nicely, I wish I could whistle as well. This is a Yacht Rock staple that adds nicely to the week. Nice job Wendy.

BTW, I love the Dm7 chord


Here's the first of my intended three ... we'll see how many I actually get in. To my mind, this is the one with the lowest cheese factor. At least, I hope you think so. YMMV.

To me, this is one of the most perfect songs ever written. I'm fine with it if you think it's cheesy. Fascinating how widely opinions vary on this matter when it comes to Yacht Rock.

I was pleased to find an arrangement of this song that I think is far more accurate and interesting than any of the others I found. It has some really cool chords, including a couple "+2"'s in the bridge (I think most folks would call them "add9"), and some sweet progressions, including D7sus4 -> D7 -> Dm7 -> D7. (Of course I tweaked a few things, including one spot that sounded downright wrong to me. How did people ever figure out chords to songs before the internet?!) Some day I hope to be able to play a clean Dm7.....

[Oddly, the bridge chords - F+2, C, Eb+2, Bb are kinda close to the progression of my mid-cheese-factor song I'm working on, "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" - F, Am, Eb, Bb. (Thankfully, they sound nothing alike.)]


http://youtu.be/YQhkSeLcxQk

decaturcomp
04-16-2014, 07:29 PM
Well, I didn't go for the gravelly voice but I tried to steal his phrasing because he's such a great singer. I think one pause in here is too long, it looks like i've had a petit mal seizure or something...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaMS3Q2nwSI

Oooh! I'm going to have to find that!

TCK
04-16-2014, 07:32 PM
Yacht rock-sans pants. This is the moment you all have waited for.
Dream Weaver.
Yeah- you heard me right.
Dream-freaking-weaver.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGNW6kRsFBY&feature=youtu.be

decaturcomp
04-16-2014, 07:36 PM
No, you needn't. The Captive and Chennile version is dreadful but the original album cut by Willis Alan Ramsay was sublime I thought.
Sadly, the only version I can find for you folks has a really dumb fan video added so just close your eyes for a minute. Okay? Ramsay's self titled album is just terrific. Jimmy Buffet covered his Ballad of Spider John from that record. Ramsay's original again is much better;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89z8pJcHGks

Ahem. "Muskrat Love". Need I say more?

decaturcomp
04-16-2014, 07:41 PM
Heck Yeah, Son. Way to rock off with your smock off!
I love this so much!
Thanks for playing!


Yacht rock-sans pants. This is the moment you all have waited for.
Dream Weaver.
Yeah- you heard me right.
Dream-freaking-weaver.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGNW6kRsFBY&feature=youtu.be

bird's eye view of my ukelele
04-16-2014, 09:23 PM
Hey! I just did a search for ukulele yacht rock and we are the top hits. Of course we're probably the only ones ever to do ukulele yacht rock, but how cool is that?
lol! it is supercool!

Joko
04-17-2014, 12:45 AM
I mistakenly wrote on my first post that I was considering doing 'Eye in the Sky' by Asia. It wasn't by Asia, it was Alan Parsons Project. I knew that, somewhere deep down. In covering it, I understood a lot more about it than I did when I was 12 years old and I thought it was one the neatest songs I'd ever heard.

It's about catching your significant other cheating on you.

Anyways, I really appreciate the creative license 29moons has provided us with this season. Although the video is a straight shot, again I used multi-tracking and this time, a judicious amount of reverb. Kinda have to if you want to stay at all true to the studio-enhancement-rich sound of the genre.

Before the limiter kicks in, you hear the banging of the home improvements being made next door, and although recorded a 2 in the afternoon, roosters crowing. This is Myanmar.

I thought I was being all cool and new by doing this 'worm's eye view' camera angle. Only later did I realize I did this same sort of thing back in Season... what was it? Can't find it now, but I'm pretty sure I've put the camera at my feet before.

Here in Myanmar, I don't have a television or a couch or something to put my mattress on (yet). I got a little, tiny shaving mirror that I only use for, well, shaving. I couldn't help but obsess on watching my own vid on that little tiny bit of flaky something on my right eyebrow... That's all I could look at.. Don't look at it!


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

elmann
04-17-2014, 02:10 AM
Here's the first /video/ ... Some day I hope to be able to play a clean Dm7.....

Nice song and real nice progressions, yes. Did you ever try to press two strings with one finger? Although I've really unflexible fingers, I've no problems to serve two strings with one finger, what makes life with ukes much more comfortabel.

Did you ever try Dm (2210) with middlefi. on (22..) and indexfi. on (..1.) ? This allows ringfi or pinkey to touch the A-string for the Dm7 (...7), Dm6 (...6) or other variations. It sometimes helps to handle the fretboard more diagonal from the headstock, and _not_ perpendicular from below.

From my point of view it's not much exercise for this. Your mean... eh, fingers may vary :)

UkeCan1
04-17-2014, 02:31 AM
Did you ever try to press two strings with one finger? Although I've really unflexible fingers, I've no problems to serve two strings with one finger, what makes life with ukes much more comfortabel.

Did you ever try Dm (2210) with middlefi. on (22..) and indexfi. on (..1.) ? This allows ringfi or pinkey to touch the A-string for the Dm7 (...7), Dm6 (...6) or other variations.

Oh, that is so much easier! Gotta practice that. Dm7 was one of the first chords I learned ... back when the suggestion to press two strings with one finger made me look at the suggester (FiL may remember :)) like they had two heads. But I do do other chords (Bb, etc) this way now, and it has been revolutionary. So thank you for that help ... glad I asked! ... I shall practice it.

I'm using it here in this cool but challenging progression: D7sus4 (2233) to D7 (2223) to Dm7 (2213) to D7 (2223). (And yes, the sound needs the 2223 D7 - 2020 doesn't work there.)

Any advice for making a smooth transition between 2223 D7 to 2213 Dm7 and back to D7 2223? The D7sus4 2233 to D7 2223 transition is easier than those other two, but there actually find it hard to get a clean 2223 D7, both times. The Dm7 does seen to require a whole different hand angle, not to mention a complete finger switch. Thanks for the help!

Now, Elmann, where's your Yacht Rock song?

Hey, while we're at it, any advice on F-Am-Eb-Bb that I'm working on for "Fooled Around and Fell in Love"? Ryan reminded me that Eb is 0331, not 3331, but I still find it really hard, and getting there from Am and from there to a clean Bb is a bear!

Concertina
04-17-2014, 02:34 AM
As a matter of fact I do an ok Tam Waits... check it.


Love it! Very Tom Waitsey!


Well, I didn't go for the gravelly voice but I tried to steal his phrasing because he's such a great singer. I think one pause in here is too long, it looks like i've had a petit mal seizure or something...

Oh man...this was just wonderful, you almost had me in tears. This song hurts on so many levels for me...just one of those songs....but you sang it so well, and played it so beautifully. Thank you for sharing.

Ok, I'm done hijacking the thread with Tom Waits. Off to learn song number 3.

elmann
04-17-2014, 04:20 AM
Ukecan1> Oh, that is so much easier! ... I shall practice it.

Wonderful if it works for you!

Ukecan1: Any idea for fingerset?> D7sus4 (2233) to D7 (2223) to Dm7 (2213) to D7 (2223). ...The sound needs the 2223 D7 - 2020 doesn't work there.

If possible, I use less fingers than strings, e.g. Gmaj7 (0222=.IMM),
(I=index, R=ring, M=middle, P=pinkey),
sometimes different sets for the same chord, depending on the transition, even covering a string twice, e.g. for above transition,
a twice covered D7sus4 (222/33=IMM/RR),
followed by
D7 (2223=IMMR), Dm7(2213=MMIR), D7(2223=IMMR),
where Index and Middle have to switch, but have orientation by the Ring.
Just try to squeeze also D (2220) with (IMM.), makes some things easier.

I especially use my middlefi. for (3221=RMMI), where (.MM.) sometimes is the pivot point for following chords. But even the normal 2223=Indexbar+Middle I do, depends on the progression.

Ukecan1: advice on F-Am-Eb-Bb ? Ryan reminded me that Eb is 0331, not 3331

0331 (G-Eb-G-Bb) and 3331 (Bb-Eb-G-Bb) both are Eb.
My progression would be:
F (2010=M.I.), Am(2000=M...), Eb (0331=.MMI), Bb=(3211=RMII).

About "finger feeling": Eb or Bb feels, as if I can hang the uke between thumb and indexfi., and just set the other fingers. Kind of effortless.

Now, Elmann, where's your Yacht Rock song?
Still thinking about and looking for ...

UkeCan1
04-17-2014, 04:22 AM
No, you needn't. The Captive and Chennile version is dreadful but the original album cut by Willis Alan Ramsay was sublime I thought.
Sadly, the only version I can find for you folks has a really dumb fan video added so just close your eyes for a minute. Okay? Ramsay's self titled album is just terrific. Jimmy Buffet covered his Ballad of Spider John from that record. Ramsay's original again is much better;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89z8pJcHGks

Well, here's a non-frog-eyed video for you, Alan: http://youtu.be/LJeyGreQYEE

This is a beautiful song so long as you pay no attention to the silly lyrics. Clearly, Yacht Rock cheesiness is in the ear of the beholder. This one has done little to sway me from my original point, though I do have a new (partial) appreciation for the song.

I better quit now before I fan any more flames. You haven't commented on "Longer" yet. :)

UkeCan1
04-17-2014, 04:30 AM
Ukecan1>
Ukecan1: Any idea for fingerset?> D7sus4 (2233) to D7 (2223) to Dm7 (2213) to D7 (2223). ...The sound needs the 2223 D7 - 2020 doesn't work there.

Ukecan1: advice on F-Am-Eb-Bb ? Ryan reminded me that Eb is 0331, not 3331

Thanks for all this helpful info, Elmann! I will spend some time noodling around with it ... I'll report back with my findings. :)


Ukecan1> Now, Elmann, where's your Yacht Rock song?
Still thinking about and looking for ...

Want some help? I have a big long list of great stuff I cannot possibly get to. How about "Dust in the Wind"?

librainian
04-17-2014, 05:53 AM
I don't know when this "Yacht Rock" period ended but this definitely qualifies on the smooth factor. Here's "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ko0Gcm9ctb0

elmann
04-17-2014, 06:15 AM
How about "Dust in the Wind"? Just tried to avoid this to mention :rolleyes: OK, probably ...

Cornfield
04-17-2014, 06:49 AM
http://youtu.be/Jcw8R1Vqxes

I don't know if this qulaifies as "Yacht Rock". I have a slow boat.

RAB11
04-17-2014, 06:51 AM
I don't know when this "Yacht Rock" period ended but this definitely qualifies on the smooth factor. Here's "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak.


Wow. Wowwowwow. That was awesome. Love the reverb! And the cool percussion thing, was that string pop from the reverb? And your singing was great too and just wow. Proper choon that.

Cornfield
04-17-2014, 06:55 AM
I don't know when this "Yacht Rock" period ended but this definitely qualifies on the smooth factor. Here's "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ko0Gcm9ctb0

Excellent rendition. Huzzah

~dave~~wave~
04-17-2014, 07:31 AM
I did Breezin', which launched George Benson's career in '76.

Little did I know the tune was written by Bobby Womack.
Nor that Gabor Szabo first recorded it years earlier, and GB "borrowed" his arrangement.

Also found an uptempo funk version from 1972 by Sammy Gordon & the Hiphuggers.



A loop pedal experiment, song starts about 1:30 in.




http://youtu.be/WqEdjyg-W6k

UkeCan1
04-17-2014, 09:02 AM
Just tried to avoid this to mention :rolleyes: OK, probably ...

You are going to do "Dust in the Wind"? You must! I am watching for it now!

29moons
04-17-2014, 09:32 AM
I almost put a clothes required rule in the week, oh well. This is awesome! I had this on 45 and wore it out. Don't you just love those epiphanies that get you out of whatever you're doing so you can get the idea down? Totally cloverdaled this one up. Well done.


Yacht rock-sans pants. This is the moment you all have waited for.
Dream Weaver.
Yeah- you heard me right.
Dream-freaking-weaver.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGNW6kRsFBY&feature=youtu.be

29moons
04-17-2014, 09:37 AM
One of my favorite singer/songwriters of all-time. This fits perfectly into this weeks theme. You bring that smoothness into it so effortlessly. I'm so glad that you were able to get on in this week. I love that chorus, you do it so well.


This song has been eating me for a couple of days . Have no idea if it fits the category John but for what it's worth here's a warts and all shot at a song from one of the very best. Taken way too soon. Time In A Bottle. Jim Croce. One go, didn't have two in me.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqn8VEH3ii4

29moons
04-17-2014, 09:49 AM
Before this week I wasn't aware how smooth and Yacht Rocky that the Alan Parsons Project was. This is pretty cool with the worms eye view and trippy multi-track vocals. This is perfect for the week and I am digging it. As Tommy Chong once said, "I wasn't lookin' at his neck, man."


I mistakenly wrote on my first post that I was considering doing 'Eye in the Sky' by Asia. It wasn't by Asia, it was Alan Parsons Project. I knew that, somewhere deep down. In covering it, I understood a lot more about it than I did when I was 12 years old and I thought it was one the neatest songs I'd ever heard.

It's about catching your significant other cheating on you.

Anyways, I really appreciate the creative license 29moons has provided us with this season. Although the video is a straight shot, again I used multi-tracking and this time, a judicious amount of reverb. Kinda have to if you want to stay at all true to the studio-enhancement-rich sound of the genre.

Before the limiter kicks in, you hear the banging of the home improvements being made next door, and although recorded a 2 in the afternoon, roosters crowing. This is Myanmar.

I thought I was being all cool and new by doing this 'worm's eye view' camera angle. Only later did I realize I did this same sort of thing back in Season... what was it? Can't find it now, but I'm pretty sure I've put the camera at my feet before.

Here in Myanmar, I don't have a television or a couch or something to put my mattress on (yet). I got a little, tiny shaving mirror that I only use for, well, shaving. I couldn't help but obsess on watching my own vid on that little tiny bit of flaky something on my right eyebrow... That's all I could look at.. Don't look at it!


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

peewee
04-17-2014, 09:54 AM
Wow, so much smooth cheesy goodness going on this week. I feel so mellow, man.

I finally had a morning off, here's another yacht rock tune full of longing and exotic chords.
I had a cassette of America's Greatest Hits as a kid..I had no idea what Ventura was, but now that I make a living driving around Southern California, I have a better idea.

Ventura Highway by America
http://youtu.be/KRVz4Q6lpAM


http://youtu.be/KRVz4Q6lpAM

I got a matched content notice on this despite the obfuscated title and a key change, so it must be good.

peewee
04-17-2014, 09:55 AM
And for those who think that Kick-Ass and Yacht Rock cannnot co-exist, I present the Circle Jerks:


http://youtu.be/X2eB9m9js8c

29moons
04-17-2014, 09:57 AM
Chris Isaak was so super smooth it was sick. He's so awesome. You do this very well, I wish I could get that kind of sound. This fits perfectly with the theme because of the smoothness. This might be my favorite from you but it helps that you're singing Chris Isaak. Excellent submission.


I don't know when this "Yacht Rock" period ended but this definitely qualifies on the smooth factor. Here's "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ko0Gcm9ctb0

29moons
04-17-2014, 10:04 AM
This totally qualifies as Yacht Rock, it lands smack dab in the right time frame and genre. I would play this on my yacht. Billy Joel is one of my favorites, my brother had the Glass Houses cassette and I loved it. You play this beautifully and really smoothly. A nice version for the week. Thanks for this.



http://youtu.be/Jcw8R1Vqxes

I don't know if this qulaifies as "Yacht Rock". I have a slow boat.

29moons
04-17-2014, 10:15 AM
OH YES! This is so Yacht Rock! This loop multi-track is awesome. Like Fred I am transported back to a summer day in the bicentennial year of 76. One of my favorites this week and it just makes me smile. So well played and enjoyed. Thanks for this.


I did Breezin', which launched George Benson's career in '76.

Little did I know the tune was written by Bobby Womack.
Nor that Gabor Szabo first recorded it years earlier, and GB "borrowed" his arrangement.

Also found an uptempo funk version from 1972 by Sammy Gordon & the Hiphuggers.



A loop pedal experiment, song starts about 1:30 in.




http://youtu.be/WqEdjyg-W6k

29moons
04-17-2014, 10:23 AM
I think that America are very notorious Yacht Rockers, the genre wouldn't be complete without them. It's very cool that you're doing a song off of a cassette you had as a kid. That makes it so much cooler. "Alligator Lizards in the air"? Ok, cheese factor alert. I'm sure it means something cool. This is excellent and I really enjoyed Peewee. Thanks for showing up this week, I appreciate the smooth submission. I feel mellow too.


Wow, so much smooth cheesy goodness going on this week. I feel so mellow, man.

I finally had a morning off, here's another yacht rock tune full of longing and exotic chords.
I had a cassette of America's Greatest Hits as a kid..I had no idea what Ventura was, but now that I make a living driving around Southern California, I have a better idea.

Ventura Highway by America
http://youtu.be/KRVz4Q6lpAM


http://youtu.be/KRVz4Q6lpAM

I got a matched content notice on this despite the obfuscated title and a key change, so it must be good.

29moons
04-17-2014, 10:27 AM
Circle Jerks goodness right there. They might be punk but you know they kinda dig those songs... a lot.


And for those who think that Kick-Ass and Yacht Rock cannnot co-exist, I present the Circle Jerks:


http://youtu.be/X2eB9m9js8c

librainian
04-17-2014, 11:15 AM
Wow. Wowwowwow. That was awesome. Love the reverb! And the cool percussion thing, was that string pop from the reverb? And your singing was great too and just wow. Proper choon that.

Yeah the reverb is accentuating the squeak from the wound strings. I like these d'addario titaniums but they squeak pretty bad when they are new and these certainly are. I broke my first set already! I noticed it on my last vid too. Any other percussive effects are purely accidental contact. Sometimes I strum downward with my index nail and it hits the edge of the fretboard a la James Hill on "Billy Jean." Now if I could only do that on queue I could maybe work out that song!

librainian
04-17-2014, 11:28 AM
http://youtu.be/Jcw8R1Vqxes

I don't know if this qulaifies as "Yacht Rock". I have a slow boat.

Super smooth John. Loved it. I'm a sucker for classic Billy Joel and this is top notch. A great choice.

greyghost
04-17-2014, 12:37 PM
Fleetwood Mac, during the Buckingham-Nicks period, was a big part of the smooth soft rock movement. Our performance here, however, is neither smooth nor soft (though perhaps a bit cheesy). The Chain! (I pull out a very large, solid-body, fretless uke towards the end. Hey, it has 4 strings, so it counts!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qN2PfaO_K0&feature=youtu.be

mythinformed
04-17-2014, 01:06 PM
I'm surprised The Carpenters' haven't appeared yet............surely the ideal candidates for this season?

29moons
04-17-2014, 01:19 PM
Me too. My wife loves them but I was never a big fan. We'll wait and see. I have two songs chosen so far so we'll have to see if I have a third in me.


I'm surprised The Carpenters' haven't appeared yet............surely the ideal candidates for this season?

CTurner
04-17-2014, 01:39 PM
Well, I didn't go for the gravelly voice but I tried to steal his phrasing because he's such a great singer. I think one pause in here is too long, it looks like i've had a petit mal seizure or something...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaMS3Q2nwSI

I played that Closing Time album a helluva lot. This brings back great memories, Alan! "I Think I just Fell in Love with You" has got to be one of the saddest and most poignant songs. For an insecure high school boy, (me), it brought up a lot of deep stuff. I like your very slow pacing of this, a hard thing to pull off but you do it excellent. Thanks for this!

librainian
04-17-2014, 01:42 PM
Wow, so much smooth cheesy goodness going on this week. I feel so mellow, man.

I finally had a morning off, here's another yacht rock tune full of longing and exotic chords.
I had a cassette of America's Greatest Hits as a kid..I had no idea what Ventura was, but now that I make a living driving around Southern California, I have a better idea.

Ventura Highway by America
http://youtu.be/KRVz4Q6lpAM


http://youtu.be/KRVz4Q6lpAM

I got a matched content notice on this despite the obfuscated title and a key change, so it must be good.

Freakin' Velveeta smoothly goodness here peewee. I love the sound of those chords on the main riff. Sweet!

lelouden
04-17-2014, 01:48 PM
I have been really busy with G-Kids birthdays and Laurie's bday was yesterday. Happy Birthday Laurie!

I have to admit that this theme threw me...Come on everybody, you have to admit we have all been confused about what Yacht Rock really is cuz none of us admittedly own a Yacht:) If I did own a yacht I would be blasting CCR, Duh!

I really love this soft rock stuff but it has taken me a while to want to play anything because everything I tried was just plain boring. If I'm bored I'm not willing to bore you. Then I turned on the pandora Yaght Rock station and listened........YES! Only the best soft rock song in the world came on and then I was really in the mood:)

I hope I don't shock anyone but I love Easter, spring and Bunnies. After I recorded this I realized I should have changed one small word to BUNNY! Everybody should be "every bunny":)

While you sing along...and you know you will! You can change that one word. Happy Easter Everyone!

Dancing In The Moonlight~

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9WAxArjZ-w&feature=youtu.be

cua94
04-17-2014, 02:10 PM
Here is my entry.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps4hzhJoSNQ

My allergies/cold are making it difficult to sing but this is as good as it got.

greenie44
04-17-2014, 03:20 PM
I asked our host about Paul Simon. He certainly qualifies on two Yacht Rock categories in spades Ė AM Gold (on occasion) and smooth. As far as the cheese, he has had his moments (ďAnd the moon rose over an open field . . . .Ē), especially early in his career.

But I realize Simon is both a great artist and a commercial songwriter, tending more towards the former later in his career. And I thought that this song would be perfectly in tune with the style of my friend Southside Mike, so I asked him to collaborate on this one, a request he graciously accepted and greatly fulfilled.

You can think of this song as one where the inner cheese was blocked off before it could escape. Itís a truly wonderful song, and we hope it doesnít break the mood too much.

My apologies for the poor synch on some of my vocals. I personally was trying to respect the song and focusing on the multi-track music, so the post-dub was off a bit. Hope it's not too distracting.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spC2nZF7Va4

bonesigh
04-17-2014, 03:36 PM
I don't know what's up with my video. I'm a little "off" but that part is nothing new I guess!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6MWiW_XXmY&amp;feature=youtube_gdata_player

decaturcomp
04-17-2014, 04:00 PM
Hey, thanks Craig,

I feel the same way about that record and Heart of Saturday Night. He opened up a different world for me. I'd had Nighthawks before those and thought he was sort of more boho and less jazzbo but, no!

Then when he and Rickie Lee Jones were a couple and she had that first record, I was thinking that everything he was involved with would be magic. It turned oub to be true.


I played that Closing Time album a helluva lot. This brings back great memories, Alan! "I Think I just Fell in Love with You" has got to be one of the saddest and most poignant songs. For an insecure high school boy, (me), it brought up a lot of deep stuff. I like your very slow pacing of this, a hard thing to pull off but you do it excellent. Thanks for this!

bird's eye view of my ukelele
04-17-2014, 06:40 PM
"airport" by the motors

uke is not front and centre in the video here

uke is actually invisible

but it's doug's number 11

if it doesn't count because you can't see the uke, fair go, it can just be for fun


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

peewee
04-17-2014, 07:52 PM
I haven't seen any Bread to go with all the cheese, so here you go
For those of you who were of age at the time, has anyone actually uttered this phrase and achieved the desired result? Was it that simple?
More Major 7ths and saccharine...
Bread:
"I want to make it with you"

http://youtu.be/8MCdRFIlnGk


http://youtu.be/8MCdRFIlnGk

29moons
04-17-2014, 08:10 PM
Sorry! The NHL playoffs started for me tonight so I didn't get a chance to check any vids. I'll check them in the morning and start commenting. Looks like fun.

pabrizzer
04-17-2014, 09:25 PM
You can think of this song as one where the inner cheese was blocked off before it could escape. It’s a truly wonderful song, and we hope it doesn’t break the mood too much.


Great job on this song Greenie and Southside.
Darrell Scott does a wonderful version too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j57fvO4C9Mo

elmann
04-18-2014, 01:58 AM
Some other cheesy entry. The original makes 3 steps for the final (E -> G)
My version starts one step higher (F, easier chords, still to sing) and changes only 2 steps up (G, still to sing for me)
Multitrack by trick: recording with uke, converting mov to avi, playing on TV with stereo, recording while la-la-la, ching-ching and teabox-base-boom-bomm.
It's hard to say, I'm sorry; it's swinging :rolleyes:


http://youtu.be/_x7qYipLyb0

CeeJay
04-18-2014, 02:25 AM
"airport" by the motors

uke is not front and centre in the video here

uke is actually invisible

but it's doug's number 11

if it doesn't count because you can't see the uke, fair go, it can just be for fun


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


Ah oui. L'ookoolaylee elle est invisible..........mais ..oh la la,c'est Inspecteur Clouseau avec Monsieur Le Bogey.........ils ont cherchez pour la singe au Saison cent douze ........excuse mois et ma Francais d'ecoler. :rolleyes:

29moons
04-18-2014, 06:05 AM
I hope that your son likes some of the awesome Yacht Rock played this week. I know that I really like this one. You guys always seem to have so much fun and it shows. I can't say that Fleetwood Mac had the high cheese factor but not all that is gold is cheese. Nicely played and sang with the double vocal and bitchin' bass solo. Awesome job guys.


Fleetwood Mac, during the Buckingham-Nicks period, was a big part of the smooth soft rock movement. Our performance here, however, is neither smooth nor soft (though perhaps a bit cheesy). The Chain! (I pull out a very large, solid-body, fretless uke towards the end. Hey, it has 4 strings, so it counts!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qN2PfaO_K0&feature=youtu.be

29moons
04-18-2014, 06:16 AM
Such a lovely cover. This is really awesome. Don't you love it when you rack your brain and can't find anything to so and then that song pops on and there it is. This has that smoothness that I think Yacht Rock is all about. I agree with Laurie that this is one of your best. Thanks so much for this.


I really love this soft rock stuff but it has taken me a while to want to play anything because everything I tried was just plain boring. If I'm bored I'm not willing to bore you. Then I turned on the pandora Yaght Rock station and listened........YES! Only the best soft rock song in the world came on and then I was really in the mood:)

Dancing In The Moonlight~

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9WAxArjZ-w&feature=youtu.be

29moons
04-18-2014, 06:21 AM
This was one that I hoped that someone would do and boy di you do it. This is great. I like the changes you do for the vocals. Not an easy song to do but you play so well and smooth. I listened to the original yesterday and I have to say this has a mid level cheese factor. Nicely done in the true spirit of the theme. I like it a lot.


Here is my entry.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps4hzhJoSNQ

My allergies/cold are making it difficult to sing but this is as good as it got.

UkeCan1
04-18-2014, 06:33 AM
And for those who think that Kick-Ass and Yacht Rock cannnot co-exist, I present the Circle Jerks:


http://youtu.be/X2eB9m9js8c

That was awesome. Precisely because kick-ass and yacht rock are opposites. I never said they couldn't co-exist. The world would have a big hole in it if this didn't exist.

I would love to see BEVOMU cover this.

Has anyone else noticed? This is not just a random collection of songs ... there's a whole story arc here, from initial attraction through, well ... no spoilers until you've heard the whole thing.

29moons
04-18-2014, 06:46 AM
This such a beautiful duet and so well played. Not your typical Yacht Rocker and without cheese, but it fits in so well to that easy rock genre. This is a wonderful selection for this weeks theme and we are all lucky to have it here. Thanks guys, this is just an amazing cover.


I asked our host about Paul Simon. He certainly qualifies on two Yacht Rock categories in spades Ė AM Gold (on occasion) and smooth. As far as the cheese, he has had his moments (ďAnd the moon rose over an open field . . . .Ē), especially early in his career.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spC2nZF7Va4

bird's eye view of my ukelele
04-18-2014, 06:59 AM
I would love to see BEVOMU cover this.
it's a great song... like you say, really clever story arc thing going on... i do actually have a circle jerks t-shirt i could wear for it!



Ah oui. L'ookoolaylee elle est invisible..........mais ..oh la la,c'est Inspecteur Clouseau avec Monsieur Le Bogey.........ils ont cherchez pour la singe au Saison cent douze ........excuse mois et ma Francais d'ecoler. :rolleyes:
les lolz!

southside mike
04-18-2014, 07:30 AM
http://youtu.be/pRAeXQeFCpk
This one should qualify. If I would have been cruising around on my yacht back in the day I'm sure this one would have been playing on my cassette deck.

ChrisDeston821
04-18-2014, 07:30 AM
I would love to see BEVOMU cover this

I second this. In fact, I'd love to cover this :)

29moons
04-18-2014, 09:21 AM
WARNING! High cheese level ahead. This is awesome. One of those fun childhood songs that brings me back. When you asked to do this one I was very excited to see it and you didn't disappoint. This has everything needed, high cheese, smoothness, plenty of cute dogs and that 70's soft rock goodness. Your harmonies are great and that Luna sounds smooth (I should know). Nicely done, thanks so much.


I don't know what's up with my video. I'm a little "off" but that part is nothing new I guess!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6MWiW_XXmY&feature=youtube_gdata_player

29moons
04-18-2014, 09:29 AM
OMG! This so perfectly Yacht Rocky. Absolutely counts, that uke is so front & center. I watched an original video by these guys and they struck me as fitting the genre as well as being a little New Wave too. This is a really cool song and vid. You know I love your movie adaptations. Nice one, I really, really, really like it.


"airport" by the motors

uke is not front and centre in the video here

uke is actually invisible


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

29moons
04-18-2014, 09:34 AM
Peewee! Gets another one. This is so smooth and cheesy but beautiful at the same time. You sound so great on the vocal and the uke is great. This is one of my favorites for the week, it's just so Yacht Rock. Nicely done man.


I haven't seen any Bread to go with all the cheese, so here you go
For those of you who were of age at the time, has anyone actually uttered this phrase and achieved the desired result? Was it that simple?
More Major 7ths and saccharine...
Bread:
"I want to make it with you"

http://youtu.be/8MCdRFIlnGk


http://youtu.be/8MCdRFIlnGk