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Ukuleleblues
04-20-2014, 02:37 PM
I am going to try and get our local ukulele club and some friends to do a version of a popular album. Maybe a theme album.

I am looking for something that has recognizable tunes and the chords are fairly straightforward so everyone in the club can participate.

I was batting around:

The Who - Tommy or The Kids are Alright
The Beatles - Sgt Peppers, Rubber soul or a compilation from the White Album
Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues
John Prine - John Prine
Stones - Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!


Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions?

Jim Hanks
04-20-2014, 02:51 PM
Led Zeppelin 4 :rock:

BillM
04-20-2014, 04:22 PM
Cat Stevens - Teaser and the Firecat

kwall
04-20-2014, 04:31 PM
how about dylan's highway 61 revisited?

The Who would be sweet and love to hear but may be tricker than expected (correct me if im wrong but pete enjoyed his funky chords)

beatles is a great idea pretty much if u dont know them you live under a rock.

the clash london calling i bet wouldnt be too much of a challenge

or i like david bowie :)

The Big Kahuna
04-20-2014, 08:31 PM
Yes - Tales from Topographic Oceans

Kyle95
04-21-2014, 05:48 PM
How about some Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane or Tom Petty.
I would also suggest some Grateful Dead but that may get a little tricky.

kwall
04-21-2014, 05:58 PM
csny deja vu would be sweet.

or neil young harvest

Wicked
04-22-2014, 06:11 AM
These are all too safe.... C'mon, be daring. Stevie Wonder - Innervision or Songs in the Key of life.

The Big Kahuna
04-22-2014, 06:25 AM
Stephen Lynch - A little Bit Special

My current album of choice for the car

Freeda
04-22-2014, 06:40 AM
Nine Inch Nails

hendulele
04-22-2014, 06:49 AM
The Byrds: Sweetheart of the Rodeo ... ?

kwall
04-22-2014, 07:11 AM
These are all too safe.... C'mon, be daring. Stevie Wonder - Innervision or Songs in the Key of life.

if you are thinking this group should go daring let play some frank zappa :P

The Big Kahuna
04-22-2014, 07:25 AM
if you are thinking this group should go daring let play some frank zappa :P

I've got a kazoo if anyone wants to do Jewish Princess.

haole
04-22-2014, 07:30 AM
2112. Have someone tap the drum parts on the back of their uke.

Kyle95
04-22-2014, 04:31 PM
Nine Inch Nails

I second that! :agree:

Ukuleleblues
04-23-2014, 07:31 AM
I've been looking at some of the albums and while a few sound great some are duds played on the uke. Maybe I need to do a "best of" by artist.

I even thought of doing one of all the hits the year I was born. http://www.bobborst.com/popculture/number-one-songs-by-year/?y=1977&chart=us


Or maybe.... Any ideas?

Ukuleleblues
05-04-2014, 02:37 PM
I was watching the 1943 movie Stormy Weather last night http://youtu.be/Ras01nlZqbY

I really enjoyed the songs and performances.

I think we will do a uke version of the songs featured in this film. A soundtrack of sorts.

Now if we can just find someone to dance like the Nicholas Brothers when we play the songs.

coolkayaker1
05-04-2014, 07:14 PM
Brook Adams did Abbey Road in its entirety.
http://youtu.be/bT_r1hM5USA

Wolfgang WS64 did Sgt Pepper in its entirety.
http://youtu.be/YRWPisHLxp0

Both available on youtube.

So, I guess that leaves Kiss: Unmasked for your group.

coolkayaker1
05-07-2014, 05:25 AM
So, wha'dya choose, ukeblues?

Ukuleleblues
05-07-2014, 08:29 AM
So, wha'dya choose, ukeblues?
The soundtrack from the 1943 musical "Stormy Weather". I found the movie on YouTube the other day and always wanted to see the entire movie. I loved it. The lightbulb came on and I said, that's it. Wasn't really watching it for that reason. It should be fun figuring out some of the less known songs and arraigning them for the uke. Here is a list of the songs with sound bites. What do you think?

http://www.allmusic.com/album/stormy-weather-soundtrack-factory-original-soundtrack-mw0000223881

coolkayaker1
05-07-2014, 11:55 AM
Holy crap, that's awesome! 20 songs, too! Great idea. Your uke group wants to go with it, and get all 20 songs down? Impeccable. You will need to record that baby when it's done. Amazing, actually.

Ukuleleblues
05-07-2014, 12:21 PM
Holy crap, that's awesome! 20 songs, too! Great idea. Your uke group wants to go with it, and get all 20 songs down? Impeccable. You will need to record that baby when it's done. Amazing, actually.

There are a couple of duplicate in the 20 and the intro is an orchestral medley. If you take those out you get 16. But I might add in some from the medley if they aren't repeats.

Definitely gonna record it.

Gillian
05-08-2014, 12:17 PM
That's a great idea! How about "Momma Mia!"? :rolleyes:

You should have a disclaimer somewhere on the insert that you aren't making any money from the CD or you might have the copyright police after you. A lawyer-friend told me that.

Ukuleleblues
05-08-2014, 12:22 PM
That's a great idea! How about "Momma Mia!"? :rolleyes:

You should have a disclaimer somewhere on the insert that you aren't making any money from the CD or you might have the copyright police after you. A lawyer-friend told me that.
I'll probably record it and give it to the performers just for personal use. Thanks for the heads up.