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Hippie Dribble
05-03-2014, 05:39 PM
Welcome along to the new season gang.

Your challenge - and enjoyment -this week is to mine the deep well of wonderful songwriters from the jazz age in America. Specifically, that fabled area of railroad flats around 28th and Broadway in New York City where the music publishers were clustered.

From around 1895 until WWII music became big business. Many of the greatest popular songwriters wrote for mass consumption and their success on Broadway, on film, on radio, advertising, the dancehalls, parlors, cafes and musical theatre created an industrial folk music.

So this week is the music of Tin Pan Alley and the old song salesmen.

Whilst not always the case, this particular article from Wikipedia is an excellent introductory resource and well worth a read as you begin this week's journey:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin_Pan_Alley


Please submit no more than three entries as otherwise my head will explode. Please only submit new recordings and state somewhere in your video the season and name of the songwriter. (I say that only because when most of these tunes were written, almost no-one knew nor cared who these songwriters were - though everyone carried their melodies around in their heads. This week is really about them - to honour, celebrate and recognise them, to give credit where credit is due). I will smile widely if you dress in threads of the period. I have a wonderful book for the winning entrant. A little something for the runner-up. And kind words and backslaps for everyone else.

Any other questions please post in the thread. Please let me know if I've neglected to mention anything.

Hope you have fun with the theme everyone. Pretty much every enduring popular standard was written during this period, as well as some fabulous kooky, cheesy and gloriously politically incorrect songs.


x

THE OLD SONG SALESMEN: The music of Tin Pan Alley (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_P82E1qtxY&list=PLv7YnEFyEDkshsNwNZgfIO5h460ZnmoY9)

frisbee fred
05-03-2014, 05:44 PM
Great idea, Jon. Already have some thoughts.

southside mike
05-03-2014, 06:00 PM
Excellent choice. I look forward to seeing what everyone will choose.

buc mcmaster
05-03-2014, 06:07 PM
Woohoo! This is right up my alley, so to speak............now to pick a tune or two...... Nice theme, eugene!

MikeOnTheUke
05-03-2014, 06:23 PM
Already have an idea or two for this. Actually gonna pull one of the songs I was planning for 115 to play here. X3

TCK
05-03-2014, 06:23 PM
I am going to submit 25 entries because I want your head to explode. This is gonna be fun!

librainian
05-03-2014, 06:27 PM
I can't wait to see what everyone cooks up for the week. We all know Jon's expertise and artistry in this area so I expect everyone to bring their "A" game and knock his socks off. Jon, better wear some garters!!

myrnaukelele
05-03-2014, 06:28 PM
Woohoo! This is right up my alley, so to speak............now to pick a tune or two...... Nice theme, eugene!

Fun fun fun!! Yes indeed - this is my kind of music! The challenge this week will be deciding which three to pick - there are SO many good songs from this era. Thanks for this wonderful theme.
Still immersed in Season 115 till tomorrow (I have a great song I'm working on for BEVOMU). Then it's off to Tin Pan Alley!

Markwo
05-03-2014, 06:30 PM
This is an excellent theme and I can't wait to record some of these songs! Great music custom made for ukulele!

ukuleledaddy
05-03-2014, 08:11 PM
Great theme! There's a ton of wonderful music to discover this week. Fun!

lelouden
05-03-2014, 08:32 PM
This will be a fantastic week. So much to choose from and I love this stuff! Cant wait to see what people bring:)

Question~
Jon, Are we talking 1885-1930's or are we taking it to the 50's?

RAB11
05-03-2014, 10:18 PM
Awesome theme Jon. Don't nany songs from this period but I certainly know the sound and I love it!

ChrisDeston821
05-04-2014, 12:25 AM
This is the first time I've managed to find and record a new song, with only a couple of takes, and have it ready and uploaded BEFORE I'm allowed to post it! Haha, 30 mins to go, think i'll treat myself to a good breakfast :D

Gotta agree with my fellow youngster Ryan though (I was 7 when Britney's song came out, haha) - don't know many of the songs but it's certainly gunna be a fun season (:

ChrisDeston821
05-04-2014, 01:00 AM
Woke up this morning, checked the season, grabbed a green top, a nice hat, my uke and was straight in with no messing around this week (:
66504

This Tin Pan Alley song was originally written in 1899 by the team of Joseph E. Howard and Ida Emerson (Howard and Emerson), first recorded by Arthur Collins [Thanks Wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hello!_Ma_Baby)] and if I'm lucky (and Bevs in a good mood) will be my first entry to S116 and last to S115, Yeah Baby ;)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_P82E1qtxY

More famously to me on One Froggy Evening (1955) sung by Michigan J. Frog and REALLY I first heard this song in the cult film Spaceballs as an alien bursts from a gentlemans chest and performs the number across a bar, so yeah!

Jess' mouth kazoo is much better than mine, and yes, it was 9:30am and we were still in bed


:)
Enjoy!

66505

pabrizzer
05-04-2014, 01:00 AM
K K K Katy Geoffrey O'Hara

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BSaksJ6hDg
Banjo uke from 1922. Taz the Tassie devil waistcoat.

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
05-04-2014, 01:13 AM
I've got one that I have already started work on as it dovetailed nicely with the one I did for 114. :^)
I do need to do week 115 today :^)

xommen
05-04-2014, 03:03 AM
Here is my take on By the light of the silvery moon, written by Gus Edwards and Edward Madden.

http://youtu.be/7mxYQAfohvE

CeeJay
05-04-2014, 04:21 AM
Is it only American Tin Pan Alley /Vaudeville songs or can us Whingeing Poms bring some of our Olde Tyme Music Hall Songs of the same era to the table as well ?

You lads and lasses (Bruces and Sheilas ? Monty Python circa '70's) musta had some of your own Music Hall stuff going on as well .......?

Just to be clear , cos there is a bigger sack of stuff to be delved into if the season is not to be based on just good Ole Uncle Sam's Songs....

If it is to be limited to US Tin Pan Alley, well fair do's...just a thought . I don't have many ......not sensible ones ....be gentle.

mythinformed
05-04-2014, 04:48 AM
Is it only American Tin Pan Alley /Vaudeville songs or can us Whingeing Poms bring some of our Olde Tyme Music Hall Songs of the same era to the table as well ?

You lads and lasses (Bruces and Sheilas ? Monty Python circa '70's) musta had some of your own Music Hall stuff going on as well .......?

Just to be clear , cos there is a bigger sack of stuff to be delved into if the season is not to be based on just good Ole Uncle Sam's Songs....

If it is to be limited to US Tin Pan Alley, well fair do's...just a thought . I don't have many ......not sensible ones ....be gentle.
I've kinda always viewed Tin Pan Alley as an Era/style of music rather than a geographical one (rightly or wrongly).........it has an unmissable nostalgic ring to it that when you hear or play it you know exactly where it belongs !!

Nice theme Jon, its a long time coming on here !!

wee_ginga_yin
05-04-2014, 04:51 AM
Got a head cold and so soar throat so I did a Barry White on this song. It is by Fats Waller

http://youtu.be/U_wDXmhlhDw

UkeyDave
05-04-2014, 05:12 AM
What a wonderful wonderful theme. Without doubt this is my favourite Tin Pan Alley tune. I just can't describe how much I love it and this really has been a labour of love for me. I've been attempting to play this now for ages and never put it to video so this is my perfect excuse. I've had great fun making this today and thanks to Pa for the idea of shirt and tie. My favourite Ukulele version is THIS ONE by John Caudrey (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf_OM7w0TrY) and mine is a very poor attempt at recreating this version. I urge you to check his out. This is one of those songs that just brightens my day EVERYTIME I hear it. Thanks Jon for giving me the push I needed to put my attempt to video.
Oh and sincere apologies for making a cardinal error on the video. I put Harry Warren as the writer but of course it was Harry Warren and Grant Clarke and Edgar Leslie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-Z647Q8CaM

mattydee
05-04-2014, 06:45 AM
Whoo! Really looking forward to this one, Jon. I considered a Tin Pan Alley season waaaaayyy back in the day, but decided on something else. I'm so glad you chose it though! Not sure which tune to go for yet, but I'm excited!

ukuLily Mars
05-04-2014, 08:30 AM
Oh wow!!! What an awesome theme!!! There aren't enough exclamation points!!!

First, this theme is perfect for my new ukulele. Second, I'm working on a novel, and it's set in 1933. I can listen to ALL OF YOU while I'm working, for inspiration! Well, all of you plus my Cliff Edwards playlist on Grooveshark. (Yes, I have a Cliff Edwards playlist I listen to while I'm working. Yes, songs of this era make up the majority of my songbook. Yes, I am a child of the post-Beatles era. Yes, I was unpopular in high school.)

If anyone wants a little fun, there is an episode of the 1970's TV show "The Adventures of Ellery Queen" called "The Adventure of the Tyrant of Tin Pan Alley" which gives a little background on the Tin Pan Alley world. It's set in 1947, which is later than we're looking at, but it is interesting (and lots of fun, but then I looooove this show). Unsurprisingly, I have it on DVD, but I know it's on Hulu in the US (free), and it may be on other streaming services elsewhere. Take a look if you're into that sort of thing.

Thanks, Eugene! I'm excited beyond words. I'm heading over to Season 115, baby, but I'll be back!

ksiegel
05-04-2014, 11:32 AM
Okay, so I know one...

Or at least, a slightly updated version of one...


http://youtu.be/TSXEqKMQk1o


-Kurt

Tootler
05-04-2014, 11:52 AM
Is it only American Tin Pan Alley /Vaudeville songs or can us Whingeing Poms bring some of our Olde Tyme Music Hall Songs of the same era to the table as well ?

You lads and lasses (Bruces and Sheilas ? Monty Python circa '70's) musta had some of your own Music Hall stuff going on as well .......?

Just to be clear , cos there is a bigger sack of stuff to be delved into if the season is not to be based on just good Ole Uncle Sam's Songs....

If it is to be limited to US Tin Pan Alley, well fair do's...just a thought . I don't have many ......not sensible ones ....be gentle.

CJ,
I'm sure Jon will come up with a definitive answer but in the meantime, the Wikipedia article that Jon linked in his intro has this:


By extension, the term "Tin Pan Alley" is also used to describe any area within a major city with a high concentration of music publishers or musical instrument stores – an example being Denmark Street[3][4] in London's West End. In the 1920s the street became known as "Britain's Tin Pan Alley" because of the large number of music shops, a title it still holds.

Also a great many songs written in Britain were also published in America by the publishing houses' US arms (or the original UK publisher was UK arm of a US publishing house).

Several American Universities have excellent collections of sheet music which are available for free download. Just Google "[Title of Song] sheet music" and look for *.edu links. I've just downloaded some popular WWI songs from Mississipi State University's Sheet Music collection.

I'm not a huge fan of many of the classic Jazz Era songs (30s & 40s) so the Earlier period, more Music Hall style songs are what I'm going for. There's certainly plenty of scope and a good song is a good song regardless of origin.

UkeyDave
05-04-2014, 12:02 PM
Here's my second entry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMXpsXRYa_0

peejay52
05-04-2014, 01:10 PM
@ksiegel.......i remember lonnie donegan re- doing this with his skiffle group......showing my age now...loved it

strumsilly
05-04-2014, 01:48 PM
Great theme Jon. I've been enjoying going through the oldies on The Daily Ukulele, and this is:
Found on page 183
[confession:I changed some of the chords, and messed up some of the words]

written in 1930 , music by Jimmy McHugh and words by Dorothy Fields.

http://youtu.be/xjCiYu7LDOA

Markwo
05-04-2014, 02:41 PM
Here is my 1st entry for this week of awesome songs. There are so many good ones to choose from its hard to pick one. This is my version of All of Me written by Gerald Marks and Seymore Simons in 1931. As u can see its a little bit outta my limited vocal range, but I gave it a go anyway.

http://youtu.be/j8OAm6NYCq0

CeeJay
05-04-2014, 02:59 PM
Tin Pan Alley is a place yeah, but it's a state of mind too. Go for it!


Oh cripes ....Mate ....Have you seen the state of my mind ?.....you may regret your typewritten words here ..........lol.....and a quiet "Yeah Baby"

Dougf
05-04-2014, 03:18 PM
Duke Ellington, Eddie DeLange, and Irving Mills, 1934.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR7SVu06ZVI

ChrisDeston821
05-04-2014, 04:01 PM
Having a lot of fun with this, as is JessiKazoo, obviously :D Was quite concerned when I read the theme..
Didn't really know the genre, vaguely recognized one song.. Expected this season to be a lot of effort.
Turns out I'm having A LOT of fun with it all! Filter was an after thought to add authenticity ;)

Filter also seems to have lowered audio and video quality unfortunately but imagine its on your old tin radio :)


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

Some sources state that Jack Mahoney wrote the lyrics, in 1914 though credit for the most popular version of the song is given to Sam M. Lewis and Joseph Widow Young. It was this version that was recorded by The California Ramblers in 1925.

Jazzbanjorex
05-04-2014, 04:57 PM
Tin Pan Alley, Sweeeeeet!

TCK
05-04-2014, 05:49 PM
This is the one-hundredth season I have commiserated in, as some fellow named Eugene Ukulele brought me over here way back when.
I thought it was fitting I play the first song I ever learned n the Uke to kick things off...
Henderson Lewis and Young, first recorded in 1925 by The California Ramblers.
Since then, done by everyone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqZdATEez24&feature=youtu.be

ChrisDeston821
05-04-2014, 08:20 PM
http://youtu.be/MbDR9p06_VQ

One of our faves at the uke club, didn't even think of it! Nicely done sir.

mythinformed
05-04-2014, 08:33 PM
If anyones really unfamiliar with this stuff or struggling for ideas you won't go too far wrong taking a peep over at 'Dr.Ukes' site, he's got plenty of excellent arrangements from this era and its also a great way to break into those Jazzier chords and voicings.

http://www.doctoruke.com/index.html

Another thats worth a visit is Mr. Ukester Brown ..............

http://www.ukesterbrown.com/

lelouden
05-04-2014, 08:38 PM
#1 "Ain't She Sweet" is a song composed by Milton Ager (music) and Jack Yellen (lyrics) and published in 1927 by Edwin H. Morris & Co., Inc./Warner Bros., Inc. It became popular in the first half of the 20th century, one of the hit songs that typified the Roaring Twenties. Like "Happy Days Are Here Again" (1929), it became a Tin Pan Alley standard. Both Ager and Yellen were elected to membership in the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Milton Ager wrote "Ain't She Sweet" for his daughter Shana Ager, who in her adult life was known as the political commentator Shana Alexander.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fI50DesAchE&feature=youtu.be

Tootler
05-04-2014, 11:36 PM
A number of US Universities have large sheet music collections with public domain material available for free download. Here are two I have made use of

Mississippi State University: http://digital.library.msstate.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/SheetMusic

Lester S Levy Collection at Johns Hopkins Univ.: http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu

There are others. Just Google "sheet music collections online" or "free sheet music online" and you'll get plenty of hits.

I like to work from sheet music if I can as you get the melody as well as a piano accompaniment from which you can work out chords though I prefer to work out chords by ear using the piano part as a check.

Use the sheet music collections to find less well known songs. There will certainly some gems there which have got forgotten among the huge output of the music publishers.

mythinformed
05-04-2014, 11:57 PM
A number of US Universities have large sheet music collections with public domain material available for free download. Here are two I have made use of

Mississippi State University: http://digital.library.msstate.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/SheetMusic

Lester S Levy Collection at Johns Hopkins Univ.: http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu

There are others. Just Google "sheet music collections online" or "free sheet music online" and you'll get plenty of hits.

I like to work from sheet music if I can as you get the melody as well as a piano accompaniment from which you can work out chords though I prefer to work out chords by ear using the piano part as a check.

Use the sheet music collections to find less well known songs. There will certainly some gems there which have got forgotten among the huge output of the music publishers.

I'm getting copyright restrictions on those links Geoff and its only letting me download the sheet image ? ............Heeeeeeeeelp !!

barefootgypsy
05-05-2014, 12:34 AM
Oh dear, you know I've been really, really struggling for time the last couple of weeks again, and just haven't been able to come up with the goods, but our visitors have just gone home and I'm determined to contribute this week, especially as these songs are my very favourites..... fabulous theme Jon, can't wait to get stuck in....

pabrizzer
05-05-2014, 01:18 AM
You Meet the Nicest People in Your Dreams. Done but not written by Fats Waller.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn09t4Lf5Ew

decaturcomp
05-05-2014, 04:59 AM
These are terrific, Geoff.
Many Thanks!!


A number of US Universities have large sheet music collections with public domain material available for free download. Here are two I have made use of

Mississippi State University: http://digital.library.msstate.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/SheetMusic

Lester S Levy Collection at Johns Hopkins Univ.: http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu

There are others. Just Google "sheet music collections online" or "free sheet music online" and you'll get plenty of hits.

I like to work from sheet music if I can as you get the melody as well as a piano accompaniment from which you can work out chords though I prefer to work out chords by ear using the piano part as a check.

Use the sheet music collections to find less well known songs. There will certainly some gems there which have got forgotten among the huge output of the music publishers.

Dougf
05-05-2014, 06:51 AM
Got a head cold and so soar throat so I did a Barry White on this song. It is by Fats Waller


Good one, Rob, your classic slow stuff. Sorry to be a stickler, though, "Lulu's Back in Town" is by Harry Warren and Al Dubin. Fats Waller's version is probably the most famous.

wee_ginga_yin
05-05-2014, 07:38 AM
I wonder if the BBC ever banned this song... or how did it get past
the censors at the beginning of the last century.
It is another Fats Waller song, though it was composed by Stuff Smith (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuff_Smith)
I decided to compete with Pa for the sartorial elegance prize.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-TuHVVQdo4

Tootler
05-05-2014, 08:16 AM
I'm getting copyright restrictions on those links Geoff and its only letting me download the sheet image ? ............Heeeeeeeeelp !!

It will depend on the age of the song and whether it's out of copyright or not. I was looking at pre 1920 songs so no problems

You can, of course, buy sheet music. There are plenty of online vendors who will sell for download at quite reasonable prices. I have bought in the past. Good for doing arrangements.

lelouden
05-05-2014, 08:20 AM
Here's my #2 entry. "When You're Smiling" ;D is a song by Larry Shay, Mark Fisher, and Joe Goodwin (June 6, 1889 - July 31, 1943), and made famous by Louis Armstrong, who recorded it at least three times, in 1929, 1932, and 1956. Duke Ellington also recorded it several times earlier in his career.

This is the best season Jon. I Loooove all of these songs so much. So many of these tunes are songs my dad loves and I remember as a kid being introduced to many of them through him either whistling or singing them around the house. They are all very charming and they just make you happy!

Sorry about the early morning vocal frogs:D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpZw0EsHwsQ&feature=youtu.be

GinnyT11
05-05-2014, 08:23 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tJKimSulNs


For the first time on any stage, the Turners perform together!

It's Only a Paper Moon was published in 1933, written by Harold Arlen with lyrics by E. Y. Harburg and Billy Rose.

decaturcomp
05-05-2014, 08:24 AM
Today it might read, "If You're a Vape-er."


I wonder if the BBC ever banned this song... or how did it get past
the censors at the beginning of the last century.
It is another Fats Waller song, though it was composed by Stuff Smith (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuff_Smith)
I decided to compete with Pa for the sartorial elegance prize.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-TuHVVQdo4

decaturcomp
05-05-2014, 08:31 AM
Best. Video. EVER!



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


For the first time on any stage, the Turners perform together!

It's Only a Paper Moon was published in 1933, written by Harold Arlen with lyrics by E. Y. Harburg and Billy Rose.

filipinouker
05-05-2014, 10:18 AM
Best. Video. EVER!
:agree:
My oh my!!! The Turners are ace! Encore! What a treat to see you perform together!

S xxx

xommen
05-05-2014, 10:25 AM
This is my take (warts and all) on Dream a little dream written by Gus Kahn, W. Schwandt & F.Andree.

http://youtu.be/8nXCHEEen50

filipinouker
05-05-2014, 10:27 AM
After spending a few hours trying my best to perform like eugene ukulele (i.e., perfectly), I gave up :wallbash: and tried to perform like myself instead :uhoh:

This song is a little longer than my usual 'contributions' - if you watch it till the end, I thank you for your kindness and patience :o


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVDCF87vgsM

elmann
05-05-2014, 11:24 AM
Home in Pasadena: Oh Dave...man, this is gold. Pure gold. 

Yeaaaaah, great song. My fav version is this one from ukulelehooley 2011, could hear it endlessly:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtUvNMwhf00&t=4m30s soom-soom-soom :)

wee_ginga_yin
05-05-2014, 12:14 PM
Today it might read, "If You're a Vape-er."

You should check out New Orleans trumpet player Kermit Ruffins (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PP21_SQO43k)

lelouden
05-05-2014, 02:39 PM
For the first time on any stage, the Turners perform together!

It's Only a Paper Moon was published in 1933, written by Harold Arlen with lyrics by E. Y. Harburg and Billy Rose.
Ginny, I couldn't comment on youtube. That darn spinning wheel.

This was so endearing and sweet. Hubby looking at you with such admiration...much like the way Pa looks at Cha. I think he was so proud of you. When is the Turner studio opening up. Many of us might want to take a lesson from Mr. :) Great tune and great playing!

lelouden
05-05-2014, 02:51 PM
After spending a few hours trying my best to perform like eugene ukulele (i.e., perfectly), I gave up :wallbash: and tried to perform like myself instead :uhoh:

This song is a little longer than my usual 'contributions' - if you watch it till the end, I thank you for your kindness and patience :o


First of all what is up with Youtube having an attitude today?!

Secondly;
No No No. I think Jon would agree that we don't want you to be Jon. We love the Shaggy that does what you do and this was really something special. So many kinds of perfect in this :D

I put this one straight in my Favs list.

GinnyT11
05-05-2014, 02:57 PM
Thank you, Linda! And also thanks to Alan and Shaggy for encouraging comments.

Craig is a marvelous player—far, far better than I, with a natural musicality I lack. He's always encouraged me, but I've always felt self-conscious about my pedestrian playing next to his inspired playing. Well, here's the solution: let him shine on me and my flaws will fade into the background. We will do more of this.

librainian
05-05-2014, 03:10 PM
If anyone is looking for the original sheet music for a specific song send me a PM, I've got access to thousands of titles through the DVD archive I purchased a while back. I'm sure the original author of that wouldn't mind a few of these being tossed around here - he believes all the works he scanned were public domain by now. They are all PDF format.

decaturcomp
05-05-2014, 03:14 PM
You should check out New Orleans trumpet player Kermit Ruffins (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PP21_SQO43k)

I dig Kermit. Also Trombone Shorty who completely killed at Jazzfest this year.

Dougf
05-05-2014, 03:38 PM
On the subject of Tin Pan Alleys in other countries, I wondered if there might be a Mexican one. Turns out, of course there is. Here's an article from 1938 that mentions Augustin Lara, whose song "Veracruz" I covered for season 97. I suppose it's our US-centric view that makes us do this, but besides Ayuntamiento 54 being the Tin Pan Alley of Mexico, I've seen Lara referred to as the Cole Porter of Latin America, and also Veracruz being called the New Orleans of Mexico.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1144&dat=19380802&id=Vk0bAAAAIBAJ&sjid=HkwEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6517,916294

TCK
05-05-2014, 04:48 PM
<TCK>I bent the rules a little bit here, all that is in the video.
As this title appears on page 184 of Tin Pan Alley, An Encyclopedia of the Golden Age of American Song, I figure it works.
My momma taught me this song, she used to sing it to us when we were little...never knew there was more to it so I left all that out and sang it the way she did.
I get a little choked up- we got a dog when we were in college and named her Daisy (a funny thing to name a 110 lb. Rottweiler we figured), she was the first thing me and Mel ever got together, and we lost her at 7 to a rare form of canine leukemia...still miss that damn dog, but that ain't really why it choked me up.
This is the song that was playing in my head when I nervously bought Melissa's engagement ring with the only $200 dollars I had on Earth at the time. I knew full well it would do, but I wished and hoped it could be more. It was really everything I had in the world at the time, and she knew that. Ten years later, she lost the absolutely tiny diamond in it and was hysterical.
I tried to console her by telling her I could afford a much better stone at this point and would be happy to replace it as soon as possible...
"I want my diamond! I want the one you bought me then!!!"
Right- off I went and bought her another tiny little diamond, smiling the whole way with this song playing in my head....knowing that the little bugger would shine like no other.
So yeah- this is about the silliest love song ever. It has always been my favorite. Don't tell Melissa just playing it made me tear up a little- she does not know the back-story and will likely think I am an ass...as if she does not already.</TCK>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-Fi2TDM1EY&feature=youtu.be

lelouden
05-05-2014, 06:35 PM
Here #3 for me. I don't think this one made it to "Yeah Baby" week so I thought I would share it now. You all know this one too:D

"Yes Sir, That's My Baby" is a U.S. popular song from 1925.

The music was written by Walter Donaldson and the lyrics by Gus Kahn. It was introduced by Margaret Young and was a hit for Ace Brigode in 1925 and for Eddie Cantor in 1930.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAi7Oqcq2MU&feature=youtu.be

Milliron
05-05-2014, 08:46 PM
Tin Pan Alley has proved to be one of the most educational seasons I have participated in, on UU. I have loved learning about these musicians and all of the music that was cranked out during this valuable time in our history. Over the Rainbow by Arlen and Harburg.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qDntiINqbc&amp;feature=youtu.be

erivel
05-05-2014, 10:16 PM
I feel a bit out of my element, but here goes…:)

"Yes! We Have No Bananas," Written by Frank Silver and Irving Cohn. Published 1922.


http://youtu.be/b-_XBBU-Hds

CharlotteC
05-06-2014, 12:08 AM
I've Been Working on the Railroad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Wforfwfj9U
Hope this fits the theme Mr Eugene.

RAB11
05-06-2014, 01:47 AM
Hey Jon, sent you a message but then noticed on your OP you asked for questions to be asked in the thread.

Are you accepting originals at all? Got a couple covers in mind but also have an idea for a song that's in this sort of style.

If not, it's not a problem, I'll just work on the song a bit later but I'd love to share it here.

RAB11
05-06-2014, 02:03 AM
Sorry for not replying sooner mate. Having crazy computer probs at the moment. Redirects and pop ups are making it impossible to type anything and firefox keeps crashing. Driving me to freakin drink. To answer the question, go for it man. Would love for you to do an original after this style of music. I'll look forward to it brother, cheers.

Apoogies folks that I'm a little behind on the playlist and commentaries. My computer is almost unusable. I will try and borrow one tomorrow and get on top of the performances. The first entries that I have watched and commented on have been so wonderful. What a magic playlist this is going to be.

And thus, I have a second announcement:
ENTER AS MANY SONGS AS YOU WANT. I WILL WATCH AND COMMENT ON THEM ALL.

x

Nice one mate. Got lyrics sorted and how I want it to sound.... there's just the tricky matter of translating that to uke now!

wee_ginga_yin
05-06-2014, 03:38 AM
I dig Kermit. Also Trombone Shorty who completely killed at Jazzfest this year.

I have been watching a TV series called TREME (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1279972/) and it is quite wonderful because it features
what you might call living legends for New Orleans. It is set around the aftermath of Katrina
and every week is a musical education. You realize that the vocabulary that is used does not make
much sense to a foreigner... _big Cheif, Indians, Second line, flag boy_. I guess you have to live there
to appreciate the cultural heritage. One of the main character is a trombone player by the name of
Antoine Batiste. Oh and it is also about the food.

Besides getting a good dose of musical history each week the series delves into the social issues
following Katrina and how the federal government have dragged their feet on the issue of rehousing
and compensation, preferring to knock properties down and reclaim the land for redevelopment, or
to leave perfectly habitable properties empty because they don't want the ghetto people who
once lived in them to return.

Great show not only for the music... catch it if you can.

Trailer for TREME (http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi4226458905/?ref_=tt_ov_vi)

Joko
05-06-2014, 04:40 AM
Here's one for the host with the most, an Irving Berlin tune originally, influenced by Leon Redbone and the Howling Hobbit.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmvo6B5Qp5s

max2173
05-06-2014, 05:02 AM
Here's mine, composed by Richard Rogers and lyrics written by Lorenz Hart, whom I missed out in the video, sorry! I might be doing another towards the end of the week if it comes together.


http://youtu.be/_KQAkRfumvU

greenie44
05-06-2014, 05:39 AM
Another season that really opened up a song to me. I have liked this song since the first time I heard it (Iggy Pop live in the late 70s, if you can believe it), but learning and playing it really brought home what an incredible song it is. It's amazing in how sparse it is - much more unsaid than said, but still a really rich image. I tried to have a similarly stripped down version, with even the bridge missing. Hope it gets across the late night feeling. I know it's been done in prior Seasons (dougf, I believe), but I hope you all like this one-take attempt. Oh, and I checked with our host, who gave it an OK even though it was written in 1943.

Oh, and Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer? Pretty good pedigree.


http://youtu.be/zJheEQNwIUQ

southside mike
05-06-2014, 06:19 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12o0bOGG2Ko
Hoagy Carmichael wrote the music and Stuart Gorrell who was a New York banker wrote the words. Hoagy had a sister named Georgia and it is possible that the song was written for her but no one seems to know for sure.
Ray Charles recorded the song many years later in four takes (which was good for Ray, he would usually take 12 or more on average) and it became his first number one hit. In 1979 it became the state song of Georgia and when Ray died in 2004 Willie Nelson sang it at his funeral. Since I live in the great state of Georgia and Ray was from Georgia I felt that this would be a good choice for me. No extras this time just my new Mainland slotted head mahogany concert ukulele and me. Two takes and it shows.

mythinformed
05-06-2014, 06:50 AM
MY voice is still out and I really wanted to join this party so I hope my 'lil tinkering of this toon will suffice.
Some places it works and some places it don't but Its pretty much a one take shot experimenting as I go.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xQdw2R3Mcc&feature=youtu.be

Markwo
05-06-2014, 07:34 AM
Here is my 2nd entry. The Glory of Love by Billy Hill 1936. I'm loving this week!


http://youtu.be/4wOKw0sqclo

WKerrigan
05-06-2014, 08:24 AM
This one might stretch the boundaries of Tin Pan Alley a bit, but it was published by a Chicago publishing house and recorded in Chicago in 1929. "Granny Get Your Hair Cut" juxtaposes two of the farmer's greatest anxieties in the 1920s: 1) the drop in agricultural prices, which saw farmers struggling while urban areas prospered and 2) the emergence of the "modern woman" embodied in the image of the flapper. Paul "Dutch" Coleman, who recorded the song draws a direct connection between these two anxieties, suggesting that the short-skirted flapper is to blame for the cotton farmer's woes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoKz4nd5FFM

The musicianship is lacking here, but I am proud of myself for figuring out the chords by ear--a first for me.

Bil Kerrigan

peejay52
05-06-2014, 08:52 AM
When Pa and Cha sing/play together they could melt icebergs...love 'em

WKerrigan
05-06-2014, 09:15 AM
Love, love love that version of Paper Moon!

Barbablanca
05-06-2014, 11:44 AM
As you all know, I always prefer to do my own songs, if at all possible. So, this week's theme seemed a closed door to that particular tin-pan alley ;). Then I remembered some of the songs I wrote for theatre shows that had a real Tin-Pan Alley feel and I decided to give this one a whirl. Jon if you decide this isn't really within the letter of the theme, then please accept it as a bonus.

The song was originally a duet by two retired "old-school" teachers (Mr A. and Mr Z. from a show we did in the 1980s about nostalgia and changes in society. I did not attempt the comic dance routine in the middle ;) ).

The resonator does a fair old banjo impression here, I reckon.

The camera work is by my daughter Jana: her very first go at filming using my video camera.


http://youtu.be/wN4eUNZimTM

Lyrics in the YouTube description:

Tootler
05-06-2014, 12:13 PM
Tin Pan Alley churned out large numbers of songs aimed at the troops fighting in both WWI and WWII and the soldiers took up a number of them and made them their own. Keep the Home Fires Burning was written in 1914 with words by Lena Guilbert Ford, an American and Music by Ivor Novello, an Englishman and was published in both London and New York. It was popular in both world wars and has been recorded by numerous popular singers of the day.


http://youtu.be/I0ODaOzeCps

CTurner
05-06-2014, 12:52 PM
This is a fascinating point, Doug. I appreciate you finding the link between the cultures.


On the subject of Tin Pan Alleys in other countries, I wondered if there might be a Mexican one. Turns out, of course there is. Here's an article from 1938 that mentions Augustin Lara, whose song "Veracruz" I covered for season 97. I suppose it's our US-centric view that makes us do this, but besides Ayuntamiento 54 being the Tin Pan Alley of Mexico, I've seen Lara referred to as the Cole Porter of Latin America, and also Veracruz being called the New Orleans of Mexico.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1144&dat=19380802&id=Vk0bAAAAIBAJ&sjid=HkwEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6517,916294

TCK
05-06-2014, 07:59 PM
That gal deserves a lot more I am sure, but at least I can play a song for her. Thank you for your kind response here my friend...made my week.
OK finding hard to put words down here. This is so much all kinds of awesome for so many reasons mate. Your trademarks are all in view: the heart, the soul, the guts, the truth, the self confessional stuff suits you like no other. I wanna hire you to script all my intros. So...what a story it is. I can never listen to this song again without thinking of your family an your singing it in this way. Can give you no higher praise than that, my friend. Thanks for going there.

thesillydave
05-06-2014, 08:09 PM
my first olde timey tune...from 1918...by Henry Creamer & Turner Layton..

http://youtu.be/lyxuhH-0Y2A

myrnaukelele
05-06-2014, 08:32 PM
my first olde timey tune...from 1918...by Henry Creamer & Turner Layton..

Ha! You beat me to it sillydave! This is the first song I thought of when I heard the theme. Your version is epic! I totally love it. And that's a great hat!
This is the kind of music I first started playing when I began uking all those years ago - I really do love these old Tin Pan Alley songs. This is one of those Seasons where there are so many songs to pick from I'm having a hard time choosing which one to work on.

Rustyy
05-06-2014, 08:41 PM
The words for this song were written in 1927 by Mort Dixon. Other well known songs written by Dixon were "That Old Gang Of Mine" (1921), and "Bye Bye Blackbird" (1926).

The music was written by Harry M. Woods. Amazingly, although he had no fingers on his left hand since birth, Woods' mother, a concert singer, encouraged him to play the piano. Woods got his bachelor's degree at Harvard University, where he supported himself by singing in church choirs and giving piano recitals. After graduation, Woods settled in Cape Cod and began life as a farmer. He was drafted into the Army during World War I; it was there that he began cultivating his talent for songwriting.

Imagine being drafted into the army today, let alone playing the piano, without fingers on one hand.


http://youtu.be/o89RM1ghlIM

This version is a simpler version than some I found on the interweb. I am surprised at how many of these old songs have so many chord changes in them, but that's the jazz style, I guess.
My apologies for the bung notes, practising didn't seem to help the singing.

Rustyy
05-07-2014, 12:28 AM
OK Rustyy overload. (Never thought I would be on both sides of the butterfly bandito)

I am really loving this week, so many songs, and only a few days to go.
Thanks Jon for the week, the inspiration, and for lifting the quota.
This is Ain't Misbehavin'


http://youtu.be/kkST-gwrZB0

GinnyT11
05-07-2014, 03:38 AM
Jon, you're a winner in my Season 114. Can you PM me and tell me where to send it?

Ginny

cua94
05-07-2014, 06:28 AM
Here is my 1st entry, Yankee Doodle Boy.


http://youtu.be/e_k7MEjqDf4

Dougf
05-07-2014, 06:30 AM
This is an old original of mine that I think has some of that Tin Pan Alley style, as well as a few references to that era. Thanks, Jon, truly a classic season.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTot5lLXtxc

greenie44
05-07-2014, 08:06 AM
I've been lucky enough to collaborate with some great Seasonistas, and I got another chance this week. Lelouden had done this song with some guy called "Lou" in a previous Season, but it seemed like it might work out if we tried it together. I think the result came out kind of fun - and fairly short. Hope you all like it.

BTW, we are both located in Arizona, and it's definitely not cold outside here (although it will get hotter soon enough)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6LCHKvZiW4

xommen
05-07-2014, 08:09 AM
This is a song by Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer, Ralf had a whole season about it. That theme made me decide to start my seasons journey with you guys in season 34. So Ralf here is als my late entry for season 33 ;).
If anybody wants to hear more Take me out to the ballgame versions check out this thread http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?70843-33rd-Season-of-the-Ukulele.

http://youtu.be/Z2-5CQ6SsPs

buc mcmaster
05-07-2014, 09:24 AM
Everyone has heard this tune, probably many times over the years. A fine example of Tin Pan Alley songwriting.

With a little help from my wife...........


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKSLuf9FieQ&list=UU3tT5jzCvMj17IIpw3oVL9w

lelouden
05-07-2014, 09:44 AM
Sorry, I feel like Im hogging the thread but people...there are so many great tunes to be shared. I love this music. Its stuck in the deep crevices of my brain and I can't help myself. I won't do a repost but If no one else is getting to these songs don't we owe it the the composers, the lyricists, the singers and our ukes to pay tribute to the best musical era out there!!!:smileybounce:

"Bye, Bye, Blackbird" is a song published in 1926 by the American composer Ray Henderson and lyricist Mort Dixon. It is considered a popular standard and was first recorded by Gene Austin in 1926.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SbVCbFIyNU&feature=youtu.be

greyghost
05-07-2014, 10:52 AM
I was beaten to the punch by an excellent version of this song, but I thought I'd throw mine in there too. All of Me is almost always performed as an incomplete song--what most people think of as the whole song is just the chorus. Here's a version with the verse restored, and it makes for a much sadder song. (A lot of songs dating back to the Depression are actually kind of...depressing. Go figure...)
I'm not feeling well today, so I didn't go for period costume, unfortunately, except for the hat (Queensryche has been around for decades, but they were NOT touring in 1931).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb4WkTQ0ldQ&feature=youtu.be

KoaDependent
05-07-2014, 11:13 AM
That was wonderful, Buc!

RAB11
05-07-2014, 11:23 AM
Was hoping to have something up tonight but Irving Berlin is frustrating me and I've reached my quota of retakes before my girlfriend goes crazy so I've been banned for this evening.

And my own song is going nowhere, can't come up with any chords for it and I'm guessing an a capella rendition isn't gonna fly in a uke contest so I'm at a bit of a dead end for now.

All your videos have been a joy to watch though, hopefully I'm able to add one tomorrow.

ChrisDeston821
05-07-2014, 11:36 AM
I've reached my quota of retakes before my girlfriend goes crazy so I've been banned
I know them feels pal, all too well. Stick at it, hope to see you soon!

Here's my third entry this season, Side by Side.
Lyrics by Gus Kahn written in 1927, now considered a standard.
According to Wikipedia that is. It was performed better on Richie Rich than below ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6B5seOBF98

MikeOnTheUke
05-07-2014, 02:40 PM
Once I get a day (probably gonna be tomorrow or Friday) where it isn't pouring rain, my neighbors aren't doing loud lawnwork, and I'm actually home.

I will say, though, excited about the period-wear aspect. As an amateur costumer, and a Steampunk fan, I'm totally stoked to get this one recorded. X3

myrnaukelele
05-07-2014, 03:19 PM
Sorry, I feel like Im hogging the thread but people...there are so many great tunes to be shared. I love this music. Its stuck in the deep crevices of my brain and I can't help myself. I won't do a repost but If no one else is getting to these songs don't we owe it the the composers, the lyricists, the singers and our ukes to pay tribute to the best musical era out there!!!:smileybounce:

Linda - I ADORE this music! I also have a full time job and a huge garden that needs to be planted NOW. I know there are many other Seasonistas who have kids and jobs and other obligations that mean they can't record until the coming weekend. At least four of the songs I thought about singing this week have already been done. I've decided to neglect my planting in favor of ukeing this evening and hope to record a song or two tonight (after I cook dinner - my husband is clueless in the kitchen:)). But don't worry - by the time Sunday evening rolls around there will be dozens of songs in the playlist!

lelouden
05-07-2014, 03:33 PM
Linda - I ADORE this music! I also have a full time job and a huge garden that needs to be planted NOW. I know there are many other Seasonistas who have kids and jobs and other obligations that mean they can't record until the coming weekend. At least four of the songs I thought about singing this week have already been done. I've decided to neglect my planting in favor of ukeing this evening and hope to record a song or two tonight (after I cook dinner - my husband is clueless in the kitchen:)). But don't worry - by the time Sunday evening rolls around there will be dozens of songs in the playlist!

Oh Myrna, I know we all adore this music. That was meant to come off as a joke for hogging the thread. I know EVERYONE is excited about this week:) and the week end:D

buc mcmaster
05-07-2014, 03:44 PM
That was wonderful, Buc!

Thank you.......I appreciate that. There's some good stuff this week, given the terrific theme we were given. Thank you.

Jazzbanjorex
05-07-2014, 04:41 PM
I use to play this song with the big band I was in (because the director of the band was from Indiana). I was going to say that this song was for the Ukulele World Congress but I botched my lines.


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

buc mcmaster
05-07-2014, 05:15 PM
I use to play this song with the big band I was in (because the director of the band was from Indiana). I was going to say that this song was for the Ukulele World Congress but I botched my lines.

Excellent! I hope to learn to strum like that in time - that's what I call spankin' it! Well done!

dirtiestkidever
05-07-2014, 08:42 PM
Great theme this week. A lot of the songs that I know I have learned from watching videos from the seasons. I think this week will provide quite a bit of fodder for me sift through and try to play over the next month or so.

Here is a classic that I am surprised hasn't been done yet this week. Sweet Lorraine written by Cliff Burwell in 1928. I learned it from Ukulelezaza's book 'happy days are here again'. And I played in on an Ono concert ukulele that I love to death. I highly recommend both.


http://youtu.be/dkkRq73WEPc

myrnaukelele
05-07-2014, 08:47 PM
Jon this might just be my favorite theme yet! I've always loved this music. Here's a Rodgers and Hart song from 1928.

http://youtu.be/DYYLJ2M1Bh0

RAB11
05-07-2014, 09:11 PM
So after an hour of banging my head against a brick wall last night, I woke up this morning, had a spare ten minutes before work and did this in one take. It was written by Irving Berlin in 1923 and performed by many, many people. I know it best as the theme song from 'Birds of a Feather'


http://youtu.be/7K8jcNqbkcc

Thanks for this season Jon. Always love a chance to do a bit of crooning.

peewee
05-07-2014, 09:18 PM
Hey all!

It's time for Making Whoopee! (http://youtu.be/ANRPmTZRqkg) Lyrics by Gus Kahn, Music by Walter Donaldson.
I do a mini TCK confessional on the video here. I won't repeat it in print, but here's a classic song of dubious gender politics from about the same time as the the uke it's played on (1928)
Thanks to Doctor Uke for the CHord Sheet. If only it had the intro from the Eddie Cantor version..

I've only managed to watch a handful of your vids so far this week, but boy, some classy stuff indeed!

http://youtu.be/KI0xgGqa6kg


http://youtu.be/KI0xgGqa6kg

thanks, Multi-Named Tasman for a great theme!

lelouden
05-07-2014, 09:35 PM
Jon this might just be my favorite theme yet! I've always loved this music. Here's a Rodgers and Hart song from 1928.

http://youtu.be/DYYLJ2M1Bh0

Wow Myrna this is fantastic. I loved everything about it. Charming outfit and that hat is perfect. I hope we see more this week from you. I loved that! 5 Stars:)

RAB11
05-07-2014, 10:09 PM
Hey all!

It's time for Making Whoopee! (http://youtu.be/ANRPmTZRqkg) Lyrics by Gus Kahn, Music by Walter Donaldson.
I do a mini TCK confessional on the video here. I won't repeat it in print, but here's a classic song of dubious gender politics from about the same time as the the uke it's played on (1928)
Thanks to Doctor Uke for the CHord Sheet. If only it had the intro from the Eddie Cantor version..

I've only managed to watch a handful of your vids so far this week, but boy, some classy stuff indeed

thanks, Multi-Named Tasman for a great theme!

Awesome stuff man. I definitely wanna get some Eddie Cantor stuff in this week. Really smooth performance there

pabrizzer
05-08-2014, 01:33 AM
Love Oh Love Oh Careless Love - trad

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

GinnyT11
05-08-2014, 03:41 AM
Peewee, the Macon Whoopee was the collective name for an ice hockey team based in Macon, Georgia. They used it for two incarnations of the team.

UkeyDave
05-08-2014, 05:22 AM
Yeaaaaah, great song. My fav version is this one from ukulelehooley 2011, could hear it endlessly:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtUvNMwhf00&t=4m30s soom-soom-soom :)
Thanks Elmann. Hadn't seen this one. Fantastic.

greyghost
05-08-2014, 05:43 AM
Here's my second entry--the forecast here on the East Coast calls for rain. I intend to sing all day.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA0sGh5ihMY&feature=youtu.be

Rustyy
05-08-2014, 05:47 AM
I sent this one to youtube before I went to bed. It's now the early hours of Friday morning, and, as I wasn't sleeping, I thought I would add it to the thread.

http://youtu.be/KTpSqlOYEII
http://youtu.be/KTpSqlOYEII

One humourous aside regarding Hard Hearted Hannah (The Vamp of Savannah), which comes from wikipedia, is the following:
"It is known that the Soviet poet Vladimir Mayakovsky was fond of this song. He heard it during his first trip to the United States and later referred to it in his influential essay How to Make Poems. He also asked his friend, the translator Rita Rait-Kovaleva, to translate the song for him, but due to his heavy accent, she couldn't understand a word of what he was singing."

greyghost
05-08-2014, 05:47 AM
Here's a bonus, while I'm at it. Ever since I read the description of this week's theme, this one has been stuck in my head (though it doesn't fit the theme). With all this talk of Tin Pan Alley, I think this thread needs a version of the song by that name, by Stevie Ray Vaughan. Here's some serious ukulele blues for ya.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKWW57rfSvo&feature=youtu.be

peewee
05-08-2014, 06:06 AM
Peewee, the Macon Whoopee was the collective name for an ice hockey team based in Macon, Georgia. They used it for two incarnations of the team.

...Until they probably got a cease and desist letter from my old friend... great suggestion, name changed on YT

wee_ginga_yin
05-08-2014, 07:06 AM
Following on from the theme of my last entry, here is some more
reefer madness, but this time from Cab Calloway (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCUDxgYMdxI)


http://youtu.be/yQzLhbdZMOE

librainian
05-08-2014, 08:16 AM
My first entry for this week. "I'll Stand Beneath Your Window (and Whistle) This song was featured in the show, "Spice of 1922". Recorded on August 4, 1922. Recorded by Al Jolson. Also recorded by Aileen Stanley and Billy Murray. Written by Jerry Benson, Jimmie McHugh, and Georgie Price.

Played on my humble Harmony ukulele with the plastic fretboard. This was my first uke which has some sentimental value I suppose. I just realized I've never actually recorded it! Unfortunately my external mic level was too high so I was forced to use the camera internal mic. Apologies for the sound quality, but I guess it adds to that vintage vibe!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9txhEd1RfaM

RAB11
05-08-2014, 10:09 AM
Right, so I've managed to come up with something for my song but it's not the finished product. I'd love someone with better knowledge of music theory/ukulele tekkers give it a going over and turn it into the song I think it could be.


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

Got a couple more covers in mind so hopefully I'll get them in by Sunday.

buc mcmaster
05-08-2014, 10:15 AM
Anyone else having trouble with YouTube? My visits won't load the comments section, on anyone's channel, and therefore I cannot leave a comment. I just get the little spinning wheel saying "Loading..." comments. And the thumbnail images for videos don't show up at all.......... Is it just me?

librainian
05-08-2014, 12:03 PM
Buc I believe it's still true that you can't comment without a google plus link to your account. You can disable posting to plus when you comment but the link is required by Google.this was a controversial decision made recently. If that is not the issue try signing out of your account and clear the browser cache and cookies for YouTube then log back in and try again.

ukuleledaddy
05-08-2014, 12:23 PM
This song illustrates for me one of the most powerful things about music; the ability of a tune to bring back vivid memories that have otherwise been lost. This is song I had forgotten about but the moment I heard it again a flood of memories came back from my childhood. My Grandpa and his brother and sisters used to sing this, and many other tin pan alley era songs. They'd don silly party hats, whip out their kazoos (shame nobody played the uke) and sing with all their might. I wanted to be just like them.

Ragtime Cowboy Joe was first published in 1912. The lyrics were written by Grant Clarke and the music by Lewis F. Muir and Maurice Abrahams.

I'm sick once again so had to do this in a couple of takes.

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

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
05-08-2014, 12:44 PM
Technology has conspired against me this week.
I have a 14 minute 1.1Gb .mov file in my camera which my pc will not allow me to edit down to get the one track I want. I did 'Side by Side' at an open mic on Tuesday and though I say so myself, it is quite a good cut [for me!]
I have now given up on it having spent all evening trying to sort it out. I thought I had got there and then when I listened to it I found a big drop out in the audio. grrrrrrr

KoaDependent
05-08-2014, 05:18 PM
Gotta love when I sit down with 3-4 tunes to record and two hours later still only have one in the can. When I started, the light was perfect. By the time I was done, the sun had gone down and my light with it.

I'd have loved to contribute more this week, but I'm out of time. I love music of this era, and this is one of my favorites - "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie" by Billy Mayhew.
I couldn't decide whether to sing it slow or fast, so I did a little of both!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8xmEIw39S0

decaturcomp
05-08-2014, 07:04 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAIY1DQRUEo

decaturcomp
05-08-2014, 07:08 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovz3EMRao0k

well, i have surely busted the rules.
now all i can find for authorship here is that guy Trad.
When it is credited to Poole (incorrectly) it is sometimes also credited to Norman Woodlief
a fairly good looking resource for who wrote the songs Poole sang is here (http://www.jerrydallal.com/cp_copyright.htm).
the author says that Poole is credited with the title and first verse of the song and that the rest is derived from a folk song called "I was born 10,000 years ago".
song recorded by Poole in 1925
nothin to see here folks

wigie
05-08-2014, 08:13 PM
This is my first-ever season entry. Be gentle; I've only been ukeing for a couple of months. :)

I picked "Alexander's Ragtime Band", which according to Wikipedia was Irving Berlin's first big hit. This 1911 song was incorporated into a 1938 movie of the same. Most recordings I found only contain the chorus; I included the first verse as well.


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

dickadcock
05-09-2014, 01:39 AM
It is within the realm of possibility that I managed to record & post an entry properly, albeit of poor quality. [1st YT vid ever, BTW]


http://youtu.be/drvOTOah1ZM

This song is by J. Keirn Brennan and Earnest R. Ball, 1919.
My wife said she'd never heard it, & yet both Ringo and Willie Nelson recorded it. Separately, of course.
I found the song difficult to do because it is so simple.
~ Dick

ChrisDeston821
05-09-2014, 02:28 AM
This is my first-ever season entry. Be gentle; I've only been ukeing for a couple of months. :)

I picked "Alexander's Ragtime Band"

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

For only a couple months you're doing great, took me forever to sing and strum together! Really solid chord changes and a nice song, good work and welcome to the seasons!


1st YT vid ever, BTW

http://youtu.be/drvOTOah1ZM

My wife said she'd never heard it, &...
I found the song difficult to do because it is so simple.

I'm with your wife, never heard of it but really enjoyed your version, I too struggle with overly simple songs but you have a real sweet sincerity in your voice that carried the song and made it work - congrats on the first video and welcome to the seasons!

Joko
05-09-2014, 02:41 AM
A couple 'Did You Know's to go with this song, my second this week.

* This 1899 tune was the first release of a song which mentions the telephone (invented just 12 years before)?
* It has verses! Most people know the chorus made famous by the 1955 cartoon featuring Michigan J. Frog.
* I've had this itch to record this song via chin music since 2008.
* Seasonista Jazzbanjorex recorded this tune in 2012 in the back of a truck.
* The singer of this song has fallen in love with a girl he's never even seen in person. The first song about online dating.
* The prominence of the word 'hello' in this song is because it was a new word back in the 1890's. 'Hello' only became a popular greeting because of the telephone. Before that, people always greeted each other with 'Good Morning', etc. Before the phone, 'Hello!' was sorta the equivalent of 'Ahoy!'
* People here in Myanmar answer their phones, "Hello."

Sort of a standing rule of the Seasons is that you gotta show yourself playing ukulele. Did a quick cutaway about half way through to do so.


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

Markwo
05-09-2014, 08:11 AM
Here's my 3rd. It's been almost exactly one year since I bought my 1st (cheap) ukulele to see if it was for me. Needless to say, I was instantly hooked. To pay tribute I am playing my 1st uke on this song. This is Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams. I know it from the amazing version from Les Paul and Mary Ford. This was written in 1931 by Harry Barris with lyrics by Ted Koehler and Billy Moll. For the old farts like me who remember, Harry Barris is the uncle of Chuck Barris from the Gong Show.

http://youtu.be/MATtUNTM3LE

Markwo
05-09-2014, 08:43 AM
Here is a quick 4th song. Not my best effort. You can tell I don't know it well and I kind of petered out at the end. (I had a really cool ending made up and I just totally blanked out and ran out of gas). I'm too lazy to record a better version. I'm Through With Love was written in 1931 by Fud Livingston with Matty Malneck and Gus Kahn. I've always liked this song and wanted to learn it with all of its jazzy chords. I'm still trying to learn it.

http://youtu.be/xEe9FUb3ANU

bonesigh
05-09-2014, 08:51 AM
Yeah!! Brother! The "Face" returns (: Loved it!

A couple 'Did You Know's to go with this song, my second this week.

* This 1899 tune was the first release of a song which mentions the telephone (invented just 12 years before)?
* It has verses! Most people know the chorus made famous by the 1955 cartoon featuring Michigan J. Frog.
* I've had this itch to record this song via chin music since 2008.
* Seasonista Jazzbanjorex recorded this tune in 2012 in the back of a truck.
* The singer of this song has fallen in love with a girl he's never even seen in person. The first song about online dating.
* The prominence of the word 'hello' in this song is because it was a new word back in the 1890's. 'Hello' only became a popular greeting because of the telephone. Before that, people always greeted each other with 'Good Morning', etc. Before the phone, 'Hello!' was sorta the equivalent of 'Ahoy!'
* People here in Myanmar answer their phones, "Hello."

Sort of a standing rule of the Seasons is that you gotta show yourself playing ukulele. Did a quick cutaway about half way through to do so.


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

frisbee fred
05-09-2014, 09:29 AM
This whole work thing is really putting a crimp into my ukulele playing. Not happy about that. Just got back from being in Texas all week and still only have this travel Wolfelele with me. It has curiously developed a bit of a buzz I'll have to deal with. Anyway, I can't not do a song for Jon's week. Recording this on my computer and for some reason it drops the sound off the last chord of the song. Warts and all, here it is......

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

thesillydave
05-09-2014, 10:31 AM
here's a go at a fun old song....i found a new baby, by jack palmer & spencer williams, 1925.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeKvvD9eH_w&feature=youtu.be

we tigers
05-09-2014, 11:07 AM
On our wedding day, Saskia entered the church to Ella Fitzgerald's version of this song by the Gershwins. Our Love Is Here To Stay, 1938.

http://youtu.be/44DXkw9UefI

RAB11
05-09-2014, 11:35 AM
On our wedding day, Saskia entered the church to Ella Fitzgerald's version of this song by the Gershwins. Our Love Is Here To Stay, 1938.


That was beautiful guys.

lelouden
05-09-2014, 12:49 PM
I just had to do this. #5 for me:) As soon as I heard it I had big ideas of adding those charming noises of the tin pan alley big band era. Jon I have had so much fun this week that I hate to see it end.

"(What Do We Do on a) Dew-Dew-Dewey Day" was a popular song dating from 1927. It was recorded by Clyde Doerr and his Orchestra and many others. It was written by Tin Pan Alley tunesmiths, Al Sherman, Howard Johnson and Charles Tobias.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyOK90KxzwI&feature=youtu.be

pabrizzer
05-09-2014, 02:47 PM
According to Wiki
"Big Rock Candy Mountain", first recorded by Harry McClintock in 1928, is a folk music song about a hobo's idea of paradise, a modern version of the medieval concept of Cockaigne. McClintock claimed to have written the song in 1895, based on tales from his youth hoboing through the United States, but some believe that at least aspects of the song have existed for far longer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r98wC95oot0

myrnaukelele
05-09-2014, 04:32 PM
Wow Myrna this is fantastic. I loved everything about it. Charming outfit and that hat is perfect. I hope we see more this week from you. I loved that! 5 Stars:)
Oh thank you Linda! That hat is really old - I think it must have belonged to a can can dancer in the early 1900s. Or maybe it was made by a costume company that makes authentic hats. I hope I have time to record another one too. I'll be planting all day tomorrow and have a Mother's Day gig on Sunday. Hopefully I can squeeze in another song before the Season ends.

UkeCan1
05-09-2014, 07:29 PM
Here's a fun song by the prolific and popular songwriting trio of Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, and Ray Henderson. They wrote a whole bunch of songs you would know if you heard them, over a 7-year period in the late '20's, early '30's, and many Broadway musicals. Their 1929 musical "Good News" was re-written in 1992 to include all of their most popular songs, including this one, and now is performed regularly. I watched way too many "Good News" videos learning this song. (Not all of them were this song.)

This charming song was recorded by many women, most popularly by Helen Kane, the inspiration for the cartoon character Betty Boop, who apparently stole Helen's shtick ... and her career. Yeah, she really sounded like that. I am an alto, so, for the sake of your ears and mine, I took it down a fifth.

(I didn't down a fifth, but maybe I should have. If it didn't make my video sound any better to you, at least it might have made it sound better to me.)


http://youtu.be/P4DFB00n0k8.

This was the closest I could get to a flapper look with what I had. I attempted to "bob" the hair with many many pins and clips, but it was doomed to failure. My hair only does one look. Everything else is worse.

I played the great jazz chords much cleaner in rehearsal, but this was the best vocal / performance take I could get in before it was too far past my bedtime for it to get any better. Time for bed!

29moons
05-09-2014, 08:18 PM
Hurray for Tin Pan Alley! I was finally able to do a song that is very close to my heart and I have loved for a long long long time. I used to be a techie in musical theatre and when I was 18 I worked backstage at an amusement park in California called Great America. The very first show I did was called "Bugs Bunny's Hollywood Review" which did a great number that had Daffy Duck as Sunny Days doing "Singing In The Rain". I fell in love with that song. I also had the distinction of being the lone techie that had a role in the show. I was the "Golden Biggie Award" which was a giant golden carrot (think of an Oscar) that came out on stage and danced around. I hope you enjoy my version of "Singing In The Rain" by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed from 1929.


http://youtu.be/zcnwKYTnOYE

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
05-09-2014, 11:01 PM
Technology has conspired against me this week.
I have a 14 minute 1.1Gb .mov file in my camera which my pc will not allow me to edit down to get the one track I want. I did 'Side by Side' at an open mic on Tuesday and though I say so myself, it is quite a good cut [for me!]
I have now given up on it having spent all evening trying to sort it out. I thought I had got there and then when I listened to it I found a big drop out in the audio. grrrrrrr

I have managed to extract the audio from the video and have put it up on my soundcloud so I don't suppose this can be an entry without it being a video :^(


https://soundcloud.com/robin-shaw-1/side-by-side

genuine criticism is welcomed to enable me to improve.

RAB11
05-10-2014, 12:00 AM
Very nice Ryan. Tough, tough song to tackle. It don't give you nowhere to hide, especially with the slow tempo, but you did a fine job brother. And actually, you're ready made for a tune like this. The timbre of your voice has some real depth and soul, man. This song is a long time favourite of mine, thanks for bringing it.

Thanks Jon, means a lot. I love singing this sort of stuff, just not used to playing at the same time. I normally put more thought into the playing and let the vocals take care of themselves, you can't really do that with this sort of music.

RAB11
05-10-2014, 12:31 AM
I bet the last thing you all expected in this season was a song from a video game set in post-apolocalypse DC but here it is. This was written by Eddie Seiler, Sol Marcus, Bennie Benjemen and Eddie Durham in 1941 and recorded by the Ink Spots in the same year. Fast forward 66 years and it's the first thing you hear in the video game Fallout 3. Here's my take on it.



http://youtu.be/JXQc0XO12aE

decaturcomp
05-10-2014, 01:00 AM
That is an interesting discussion. I posted a long tirade there that I won't bore you with here. I will say that, the job of hosting is very difficult only in that we have chosen to comment on each entry when hosting. We are not all on the same level AND no one wants to be rude. So, when I'm not hosting, I don't comment on every entry. Sometimes I wait for a good one by someone who has been struggling and comment on their improvement on pitch control, lets say. Even that is a slippery slope and liable to put someone's nose out of joint, though, so...

As long as we feel compelled when hosting, to comment on every effort, there are times when we can't say much in truth except, something like,
'great song choice'. To me that simply acknowledges that the player has made an effort and deserves a pat on the back for that. Practice makes better but discouraging someone who ends ups quitting is pretty sad and not, I think, what we're here to do.


Interesting thread just up and running over on facebook re the seasons and the gnarly subject of offering praise and criticism. Specifically, false praise and not enough cruel-to-be-kind words.

I certainly don't want to derail this thread with it, but going to link it here should you wish to join in the discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Seasonistas/permalink/484472645016010/

CeeJay
05-10-2014, 01:21 AM
Interesting thread just up and running over on facebook re the seasons and the gnarly subject of offering praise and criticism. Specifically, false praise and not enough cruel-to-be-kind words.

I certainly don't want to derail this thread with it, but going to link it here should you wish to join in the discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Seasonistas/permalink/484472645016010/

I tried to add a comment but could not see how ...never mind ...some good points ...and some dubious ones ........

jarv

Strumdaddy
05-10-2014, 03:19 AM
Great theme Eugene. Right up my Alley!
Here's "For Me And My Gal" - George W. Meyer, Edgar Leslie, and E. Ray Goetz from 1917. They did write a verse/intro, but I prefer this one sung by Judy Garland in the movie "For Me And My Gal"
I can't get into my You Tube account - something to do with accessing my linked Goggle Plus blah blah blah, and my wife using my computer to access hers and passwords and blah blah.... You know, the usual post-modern hyper-security obstacle course.
Anyway I created a Vimeo account for this one. Hope it attaches O.K......

P.S. I'm a big June Allyson fan (who isn't?)


https://vimeo.com/94744570

CeeJay
05-10-2014, 05:06 AM
..Though casually attired in a
Polo shirt it is still in keeping with the times as this style appeared in 1926
this first appeared worn by Jean Lacoste in 1926....so there.

Song written by Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons and was recorded first in 1931...
Hammered by me in 2014........

it's " All Of Me "
http://youtu.be/gWUoVHdNF_w

Dougf
05-10-2014, 06:36 AM
Stunning original brother. That is the most beautiful chord melody, superbly played and those lyrics are just gorgeous. Class all over the place. Would very much appreciate if you'd share the chords on the season 116 thread Doug, I figure some of us - ie. me - would like to learn this song. You really brought the goods again this week mate, thankyou.

Thanks, Jon, I've added the words and chords to the YT description, I'll post here as well. For this version I tuned up a half step, just a tad better for my vocal range, so if you try to play along, it will throw you off.

Whenever she smiles at me
I think I could dance on a rainbow
I feel that I'm blessed
You might've guessed I'm in love

I know when I'm in her arms
there's no better place to be
my heart's all aglow
because I know I'm in love

I feel I could croon like Bing Crosby
I think I could dance like Fred Astaire
Just like Babe Ruth, I hit a home run
Now I'm walking on air

I know that I've lost my heart
But oh what a love I've found
I feel like it's spring
because I'm singing of love, love
I know that I'm blessed
You might've guessed I'm in love

Intro and A section:
Fmaj7(5557) Fm6(5545) Em7(4435) Adim(2323) Dm7(2213) G7b5(0112) Cmaj7(0002) G7b5(0112)

2nd A section uses C6 (2433) instead Cmaj7

Bridge:

F6(5555) Ddim(7878) Am7(5757)
F6(5555) Ddim(7878) Am7(5757)
F6(5555) Ddim(7878) Am7(5757) Bbm6(6768)
Fmaj7(5557) G7sus4(5535) G7(4535)

Final A section:
Fmaj7(5557) Fm6(5545) Em7(4435) Adim(2323) Dm7(2213) G7b5(0112) C#dim(6767) Bbm6(6768) Fmaj7(5557) G7b5(0112) C6(2433)

Harry122
05-10-2014, 06:48 AM
First Season post for me. I love the theme, and I've been enjoying every one of the entries. I want to share a less-famous Tin Pan Alley song, it's titled "My Dog Loves Your Dog." It was written in 1934 by Ray Henderson (music) and Jack Yellen and Irving Caesar (words). It was performed by Arthur Godfrey, Ukulele Ike, Jimmy Durante and many others. Hope you like the song, and I hope you can endure my performance!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjrWkW3JE7M&feature=youtu.be

myrnaukelele
05-10-2014, 07:04 AM
Great theme Eugene. Right up my Alley!
Here's "For Me And My Gal" - George W. Meyer, Edgar Leslie, and E. Ray Goetz from 1917. They did write a verse/intro, but I prefer this one sung by Judy Garland in the movie "For Me And My Gal"
I can't get into my You Tube account - something to do with accessing my linked Goggle Plus blah blah blah, and my wife using my computer to access hers and passwords and blah blah.... You know, the usual post-modern hyper-security obstacle course.
Anyway I created a Vimeo account for this one. Hope it attaches O.K......

P.S. I'm a big June Allyson fan (who isn't?)


I really like your style! Very nice version of this song.

frisbee fred
05-10-2014, 07:05 AM
First Season post for me. I love the theme, and I've been enjoying every one of the entries. I want to share a less-famous Tin Pan Alley song, it's titled "My Dog Loves Your Dog." It was written in 1934 by Ray Henderson (music) and Jack Yellen and Irving Caesar (words). It was performed by Arthur Godfrey, Ukulele Ike, Jimmy Durante and many others. Hope you like the song, and I hope you can endure my performance!


Welcome to the Seasons! What a great first entry. Love the song - keep 'em comin'!

myrnaukelele
05-10-2014, 07:06 AM
First Season post for me. I love the theme, and I've been enjoying every one of the entries. I want to share a less-famous Tin Pan Alley song, it's titled "My Dog Loves Your Dog." It was written in 1934 by Ray Henderson (music) and Jack Yellen and Irving Caesar (words). It was performed by Arthur Godfrey, Ukulele Ike, Jimmy Durante and many others. Hope you like the song, and I hope you can endure my performance!


Welcome to the Seasons Harry. I've never heard this song before- what a hoot!

RAB11
05-10-2014, 07:13 AM
Is it just me who can't see Strumdaddy and Harry's videos?

bonesigh
05-10-2014, 07:13 AM
That was cute Harry122 (: Anything with doggies in it is "Bow, wow, how, wow!"

pabrizzer
05-10-2014, 09:26 AM
Here's "For Me And My Gal"


First Season post for me. I want to share a less-famous Tin Pan Alley song, it's titled "My Dog Loves Your Dog."

Really enjoyed both of these entries guys. And welcome to the seasons Harry.

dickadcock
05-10-2014, 09:47 AM
Is it just me who can't see Strumdaddy and Harry's videos?I am resisting the temptation to say it's just you ...:). But, it is not. I cannot see any sign of those 2 videos using Chrome on an Android tablet, & get complaints about Flash when using Firefox. Everything shows up & works fine on the Mac.

RAB11
05-10-2014, 10:01 AM
I am resisting the temptation to say it's just you ...:). But, it is not. I cannot see any sign of those 2 videos using Chrome on an Android tablet, & get complaints about Flash when using Firefox. Everything shows up & works fine on the Mac.

Ah good. Chrome on my Android tablet and phone are showing nothing for me but everyone else is fine.

peejay52
05-10-2014, 10:05 AM
Cant see them either:(

buc mcmaster
05-10-2014, 10:33 AM
Well, I resolved my YouTube problems.........went out and bought a new laptop, by golly! That'll do it! And now I'm faced with figuring out the new version of iMovie. Old dogs don't learn new tricks easily. I've not yet got a handle on the new software but I think I got a viewable video at least.

From 1936 by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields.........


http://youtu.be/LpfV_LCeKR0

librainian
05-10-2014, 10:54 AM
Jon, you've inspired some great material this week so thanks again! If it weren't for this week I would not have bumped into this song which is simply awesome. I love playing it and am sure I will keep it in regular rotation for the foreseeable future.

Here's "Mistakes" from 1929. Words by Edgar Leslie. Music by Horatio Nicholls Sung by.. who cares? I didn't bother to find out!


http://youtu.be/65Sy5YLA3ck

greenie44
05-10-2014, 11:35 AM
That is an interesting discussion. I posted a long tirade there that I won't bore you with here. I will say that, the job of hosting is very difficult only in that we have chosen to comment on each entry when hosting. We are not all on the same level AND no one wants to be rude. So, when I'm not hosting, I don't comment on every entry. Sometimes I wait for a good one by someone who has been struggling and comment on their improvement on pitch control, lets say. Even that is a slippery slope and liable to put someone's nose out of joint, though, so...

As long as we feel compelled when hosting, to comment on every effort, there are times when we can't say much in truth except, something like,
'great song choice'. To me that simply acknowledges that the player has made an effort and deserves a pat on the back for that. Practice makes better but discouraging someone who ends ups quitting is pretty sad and not, I think, what we're here to do.

Haven't read the discussion, although I will, but +1 to Alan, as always.

decaturcomp
05-10-2014, 11:46 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjQbUtyxtMo
James Charles "Jimmie" Rodgers (September 8, 1897 – May 26, 1933) was an American country singer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country_singer) in the early 20th century, known most widely for his rhythmic yodeling (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yodeling). Among the first country music (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country_music) superstars and pioneers, Rodgers was also known as "The Singing Brakeman", "The Blue Yodeler", and "The Father of Country Music"



Thanks for the 1+'s now and in the past Greenie. Looking forward to a real life strum up really soon!

Tootler
05-10-2014, 11:50 AM
Here's my second entry - According to Wikipedia one of the most recorded songs ever.

Stardust was written by Hoagy Carmichael in 1927 as an up tempo instrumental number and initially didn't attract too much attention. Words were added two years later by Mitchell Parish and it took off when it was recorded as a sentimental ballad.

I decided to do it as an instrumental number on my concertina with uke accompaniment. You can see both in the video but my efforts at synching both videos and the audio are not entirely successful. Nevertheless, I hope you enjoy it.


http://youtu.be/2-9CwyA9rd8

This will have to be my last video for a little while. I have done something to my left wrist - I think it may be a bit of RSI, so I am going to try and rest it a bit and see if it recovers.

ukuleledaveey
05-10-2014, 12:10 PM
Howdy gang, hope your all well, thanks for Jon for hosting a super week, hoping to kick back and view the entries tomorrow night,well here is the first of 2 songs i managed to record today, this little tune was written by Bob Carleton in 1918.


http://youtu.be/FJ5pynYImRs

UkeCan1
05-10-2014, 01:07 PM
Hey, everybody ... Uke Can 2! is in the house! My duo with FiL, in our first video together since Season 92.

This is actually the first song we attempted to learn together, back when I had been playing only 19 days. We got busy making videos for other Seasons for a while, and then doing our own stuff, and somehow never made it back to this one.

But since it's such a classic ukulele duo Tin Pan Alley song, we just had to do it for you this week.

Here's "Tonight You Belong to Me', by Billy Rose and Lee David, 1926:


http://youtu.be/WdaxmUqF2LU

Despite my comment at the end of the video, this really was the best we could do today. So here we are at our imperfect best. I'd best not make FiL do any more takes, if I want him to ever do another video with me. :)

ukuleledaveey
05-10-2014, 01:54 PM
Hello Again all, well here is my second song of the day, and one i love to play written in 1936 and is technically a Hapa - Haole song but i hope it qualifies it was written by the famous Johhny Noble & Don McDiarmid.


http://youtu.be/UdH_9EAZ9jw

CeeJay
05-10-2014, 01:58 PM
1937
Written by Harry Gifford and Fred E Cliffe

Performed by George Formby......

This is done A la Jarvis........

I got a bit tarted up for this one..........


http://youtu.be/71ybq_4oh6Y

buc mcmaster
05-10-2014, 02:18 PM
Well one thing's for sure...........the bandito has his hands full with all these entries! Great season!

CeeJay
05-10-2014, 04:00 PM
All dressed up and nowhere to play and nothing
prepared ...so I rattled off a medley of three of my faves from this era....

No authors ,sorry and I barely remembered to give a Season 116
Shout Out ....I was a bit menaced
by the vision of Banjo McBarSteward in the
TV Monitor ...
If Banjoleles were tommy guns ...eeek !!


http://youtu.be/TNRo0cKSG9M

CeeJay
05-10-2014, 04:11 PM
Hello Again all, well here is my second song of the day, and one i love to play written in 1936 and is technically a Hapa - Haole song but i hope it qualifies it was written by the famous Johhny Noble & Don McDiarmid.


http://youtu.be/UdH_9EAZ9jw

You look like a Stealth Ukulele Assassin....never mind Seasonist

TCK
05-10-2014, 05:34 PM
I promised I was gonna go on and blow your head up, and then got really busy. There was no way I was not gonna get my three in this week however. Little shout out to Wayne "The Train" Hancock who taught me this one. He learned lesson one of motorcycles last week and just got home from the hospital.
In any event- perfect song for my homeland...Emerald Triangle. Of course, I would be more suited to Kentucky for my vices.
Cheers Pancho- heck of a fun week right here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvmqxisB7jk&feature=youtu.be

TCK
05-10-2014, 05:51 PM
DUDE!!! You Hagged up the Tin Pan Season? I am not worthy!!!!!!
This is killer my friend.

James Charles "Jimmie" Rodgers (September 8, 1897 – May 26, 1933) was an American country singer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country_singer) in the early 20th century, known most widely for his rhythmic yodeling (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yodeling). Among the first country music (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country_music) superstars and pioneers, Rodgers was also known as "The Singing Brakeman", "The Blue Yodeler", and "The Father of Country Music"



Thanks for the 1+'s now and in the past Greenie. Looking forward to a real life strum up really soon!

decaturcomp
05-10-2014, 06:07 PM
Dadgummit young'un hush now, fore you gets us BOTH throwed outta this damn place.
I gotta go watch your Vape-er song again. kthnxbai!!


DUDE!!! You Hagged up the Tin Pan Season? I am not worthy!!!!!!
This is killer my friend.

decaturcomp
05-10-2014, 07:06 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uVN3abVx78

UkeCan1 2.0
05-11-2014, 02:53 AM
Happy Mother's Day to all the Seasonista moms and moms everywhere. (Seasonista dads, daughters, sons, feel free to share with the moms in your life.)

Here's my Tin-Pan-Alley-inspired original Mother's Day song.


When I sat down to write this yesterday morning, I figured I'd do it TPA-style, so I could share it here. Then realized I had no idea how to do that. Then remembered having come across this wonderful article (http://playing-traditional-jazz.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-1-2-5-1-chord-progression.html), while looking up chords for "Button Up Your Overcoat", on the 1-2-5-1 chord progression and it's common use in Tin Pan Alley songs, including that one. So I figured that was a good place to start. The verse follows this pattern, and the rest flowed from there.


I also remembered that the "Button Up" intro was in a completely different key than the rest of the song, so I did that in the bridge. So thanks, Jon, for the inspiration and providing an easy recipe to follow to write my "Happy Mother's Day" song.



http://youtu.be/gSXle1X_lPw

UkeCan1 2.0
05-11-2014, 03:05 AM
Here's the chart for the Mother's Day song, if anyone's interested:


Happy Mothers Day, Mom!

She (C) does it all for free, she (A7) doesn't get much sleep
She (D) never takes vacation and she'll (D7) never ever quit
She (G) loves you when you're laughing, she (G7) loves you when you cry
From the (Dm7) day that you are (G9) born, you will (G7) always be her (C) kid

CHORUS:
A (C) mother is a mother
60 (D7) minutes every hour
(G7) 24 hours in a (C) day, (G9) hey
(C) 7 days a week
5(D7)2 weeks in a year
That's (G7) 3(G9)65 (C) days

Kazoo solo on chorus chords

(Gm7) Mom was there when you (C7) skinned your knee
She (Dm) always had a (G9) kiss to make it (C) better
She (Gm7) put up with all your (C7) tantrums at three
And (Dm) all the times you (G9) didn't send a (C) letter

Then (C) one day a year, you (A7) might give her some flowers
You (D) might take her to dinner, and you (D7) might send her a card
She's (G) grateful when you call her, she (G7) loves to hear you say
(Dm7) "Thanks for all you've (G9) done for me, and (G7) Happy Mothers (C) Day!"

REPEAT CHORUS + kazoo solo

She (C) paid for music lessons, she (A7) drove you all around
She (D) sat through all your concerts, they were (D7) squawky, they were long
She (G) smiled through the whole thing, and (G7) said how great you sound
And (Dm7) 40 years (G9) later, you've (G7) written her a (C) song

REPEAT CHORUS x2
In (G7) leap years, three (G9) hundred sixty-(C)six
I (G7) love you, Mom, and (G9) Happy Mothers (C) Day!

Morristown Uke Jam
05-11-2014, 03:48 AM
It's the Morristown Uke Jam (including personal seasonistas Marco D and glass) performing Sweet Georgia Brown at our regular jam in Anthony's Pizza & Pasta in Morristown.

If you're ever in NJ, COME PLAY WITH US!

http://youtu.be/u6baRyXs330

Raygf
05-11-2014, 06:41 AM
Jon, I started my Seasons with your Week 14, Get on the Bike With Ike. I feel very connected to the deep well of extraordinary creations of the song writers of the Tin Pan Alley era and love how well suited these tunes are to the ukulele. I have recorded many in previous seasons and chose one I have not recorded yet, Isham Jones and Gus Kahn's, I'll See You in My Dreams. I've played through it many times, but never really worked it up until now. It's been a very good week playing this marvelous tune. Thanks for hosting.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II6t50XWh7Y

decaturcomp
05-11-2014, 06:49 AM
Hah, thanks brother. I will take my punishment. If you only knew how I struggled. I don't know why. The dates at first. Then I did the Moritat from Threepenny for some dumb reason (not posted, at least do I get credit for THAT much restraint?) Then an 8+ minute version of "Just before the battle, mother" which included the Southern response parody. Also not posted. I'm just twitterpated this week. Sorry for ruining everything I touched. It is my superpower.

Love you man.


Mr Thornton. I want whatever you have been on this week. Tin Pan Alley week and the man puts up 4 killer folk songs. I love you man, now go sit in the naughty corner. For science fiction week I will sing bible songs and join you over there. :wallbash:

mattydee
05-11-2014, 08:41 AM
Not nearly so much time as I had hoped for this week, so I had to throw this down. I also haven't had the time to watch, so I'm not sure if this one's been done yet. Anyway, I'm really looking forward to a few free hours to check out what everyone's been doing. I so love this style of music.

I decided to lean into some vocal performance on this one...


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

peewee
05-11-2014, 08:52 AM
I was working on an instrumental break for this Gus Kahn song, another classic: Dream a Little Dream.
I remembered painstakingly tabbing this out years ago with the help of some others.

Anyway so I worked on the instrumental part until it kind of became the whole deal..on the 20s soprano this time

Here it is, based on some Belhoff sheet music from a library book

Great week!

http://youtu.be/KlQQifMk0So


http://youtu.be/KlQQifMk0So

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
05-11-2014, 11:42 AM
Every time I go to a thrift shop or to an antique shop, I make a beeline for the box(es) of old sheet music. I love picking out a song or two based just on the title, the lyrics, and the artwork; I do look out for familiar songwriters, too.

I picked up sheets for "Hold Me" a while ago, but I hadn't played the song before this week. It's a sweet one by Little Jack Little, Dave Oppenheim, and Ira Schuster, with a great uke arrangement by May Singhi Breen. Thanks for getting me to dig through my own little box of sheet music this week, Jon. What fun.


http://youtu.be/AvIfNBR_TWs

barefootgypsy
05-11-2014, 11:46 AM
Just deleted my entry because - not only did I say the wrong week number, but I omitted to say the names of the songwriters...... back to the drawing board.....

barefootgypsy
05-11-2014, 12:02 PM
Oi!!! Come back here woman. Lesley please reload the song ok, that stuff just ain't important at all, I just wanna hear you play mate. Besides, I know where you live. :PHa, I deleted it already - but, it's a nice easy song so I've done it again! I've decided I completely endorse the TCK rule, 3 takes or less, and this fits snugly! So 'yer 'tis.
http://youtu.be/NvJNbxipPM0

bonesigh
05-11-2014, 12:10 PM
I can't believe this has not been done yet!! It's the only one I could get done this week (: Sorry about the music sheet being blurry but those of you who can can see the finger placements and follow along!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqovrb-8tWE&amp;feature=youtube_gdata_player

barefootgypsy
05-11-2014, 12:38 PM
And here's my second contribution - I love to play this Jerome Kern/Dorothy Fields number, so I couldn't resist trying to throw it into the ring. A bit shaky but nevertheless, here you go....
http://youtu.be/Oz97aMf8PE8

myrnaukelele
05-11-2014, 03:27 PM
Irving Berlin was born on this day in 1888. Thought about learning one of his songs this afternoon...but it's a beautiful sunny day (74F/23C!!Which is hot for Alaska) !and the garden calls...maybe tonight...

ukuLily Mars
05-11-2014, 04:05 PM
Irving Berlin was born on this day in 1888. Thought about learning one of his songs this afternoon...but it's a beautiful sunny day (74F/23C!!Which is hot for Alaska) !and the garden calls...maybe tonight...
Well, Myrna, it's a lovely day today, so whatever you've got to do, you've got a lovely day to do it in, that's true!

ukuLily Mars
05-11-2014, 04:16 PM
What an awesome Season! I still need to go through a lot of videos but this theme is just delovely, and Eugene, you are the cat's. This one has come up a couple times but I did it anyway. That seems kind of appropriate for these standards, don't you think?

Here's something about me: I really, really don't like doing videos. I love the playing and singing part. If there was no camera I could play for hours, and I do. But a lot of it is that I am not good at the technical aspect of it, and I don't have the right equipment, which is probably for the best because I wouldn't know how to use it. Last week and this week, I'm using my computer, with a microphone plugged in. Last week I had no problem, and this week I'm extremely quiet. (This has happened before. Poor pabrizzer has been very patient with me. There is no way to know until I upload it; it sounds fine up to that point.) Also, I've started to get a little goofy with my videos.

I apologize for the sound. I do not apologize for the goofy. I hope you enjoy it!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ynA43p2QuA&feature=youtu.be

ukuLily Mars
05-11-2014, 04:39 PM
Oh, rats. I don't think you can hear this one very well, either, but I wanted to do a little something in honor of Eugene's flower venture! (YouTube is asking me if I want to add music. Umm... there are two ways I could take that. In possibly unrelated news, did you know that UU does not have an emoticon for "weeping uncontrollably"?)

If you can hear it, I hope you enjoy it! If not, Eugene, I will not be offended if you leave these off the playlist. I didn't have time to re-do them on my iPad so I just worked with what I had. :( On the bright side, I stuck with the goofy!

By the way, according to Wikipedia (so it MUST be true), this song was used in the first Looney Tunes cartoon ever!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rd8AJn8Q8XE

ksiegel
05-11-2014, 05:15 PM
No exploding heads here - this is my second entry - as usual, a One Take Wonder.

I dedicate this to the memory of Gertrude C. Fergerson, my Elementary School Music Teacher, one of the most wonderful people I have ever known.

I wish I had known where she was so I could have thanked her before she passed away, but that was not to be. So instead, I am thanking her with this song, one she used to sing with us in school.

She was the very first person who made me sing solo in front of a group.

She explained to me what "Folk Music" is.

She showed us that music is a vital part of life.

She helped me to be the person I am.

Thank you, Mrs. Fergerson. For Everything.


http://youtu.be/qVqZN00y2gM

And I forgot to put the names in the video:

Words by John F. Palmer, music by Charles B. Ward / 1895

wigie
05-11-2014, 05:52 PM
I had to take a break while grading final exams, so here's a second entry. I certainly recall the chorus from watching Saturday morning cartoons, but the verses were unfamiliar to me. There wasn't time to assemble a proper barbershop quartet (as this song is so often treated).


http://youtu.be/HPJSQf6Gb8M

bonesigh
05-11-2014, 06:30 PM
Just a quick late entry for me. Spurr of the moment kind of thing. Pastiche I wrote a few years ago of Five Foot Two. Sounds kind of 20ish with the speeding up of the vid. I can really notice how "I" speed up on this one! The pictures are of some of the kitties we have rescued over the years and found new homes for. I don't know what is going on with my wondershare movie maker but it is messing up all the time these days. This time you can't even read the words they are so small. They weren't when I edited. Go figure?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDgwCWGd2eM&amp;feature=youtube_gdata_player
Oh, yeah, I don't even have a cat named Booboo or a cat with blue eyes. I'm gonna have to remedy that someday (:

lelouden
05-11-2014, 08:13 PM
This has been the funnest season Jon. What a fantastic week of entries. I have loved this so much that I'm having a really hard time moving on:(

Sob...Sniff...

Thanks for the memories! :)

myrnaukelele
05-11-2014, 09:05 PM
This really has been a wonderful Season Jon. I wish I hadn't been so busy this week - this is only my second entry and I had a list of about 10 songs I wanted to sing. And this one wasn't even on it. I decided to do an Irving Berlin song after hearing it announced on the radio this morning that he was born on this day. I worked on How Deep is the Ocean for an hour before I realized it was too complicated to learn in such a short amount of time. I'll save that one for some other season. Anyway - I've always loved this song so when I saw Ukester Brown had a song sheet for it (thanks Ukester!) I went with it. I had never heard the verses before. What a beautiful song. Written in 1923.

http://youtu.be/50p493KJE3Q

barefootgypsy
05-11-2014, 10:17 PM
OOh I know it's a little late but I have to post it -my 3rd song because this theme is great for me, these are all my favourite songs.... here's one from 1933, my parents' "song", another great Jerome Kern..

http://youtu.be/VQmN86S98C4
Wonderful week Jon....

Lumpy Wafflesquirt
05-12-2014, 09:32 AM
Today I have had the playlist on at work, but I am not allowed to post comments from work :^(
There are loads of great tunes and great interpretations of them. I am amazed at how many of the songs I know from things I have done in the past.

Milliron
05-12-2014, 01:16 PM
Thank you Jon for letting me know that my entry for last week was accidentally posted private. I sang, OVER THE RAINBOW by Arlen and Harburg. Tin Pan Alley proved to be one of the most educational seasons I participated in. I learned a lot about these musicians and all of the music that was cranked out during this valuable time in our history. This song has had a resurgence in recent years with
http://youtu.be/-qDntiINqbc IZ on the Ukulele. I played it more like it was written but certainly not as well done as the great IZ did it:)

GinnyT11
05-12-2014, 01:34 PM
I've done something that now keeps me from commenting on Youtubes. Some of you already have that frustration.

I've been watching the playlist happily and I've seen TWO NEW SEASONISTAS!
Let's have a round of applause for wigie and dickadcock, who produced their first-ever videos for Jon's Season.

buc mcmaster
05-12-2014, 03:52 PM
?? No word from the boss today?

ukuLily Mars
05-12-2014, 04:50 PM
I've been watching the playlist happily and I've seen TWO NEW SEASONISTAS!
Let's have a round of applause for wigie and dickadcock, who produced their first-ever videos for Jon's Season.
Woo-hoo!!! Welcome to the Seasons, wigie and dickadcock!


?? No word from the boss today?
I think he said he was having some computer problems. He may not be able to check in today.

Bet he misses us. We should all go to his house!

wigie
05-12-2014, 04:53 PM
I've been watching the playlist happily and I've seen TWO NEW SEASONISTAS!
Let's have a round of applause for wigie and dickadcock, who produced their first-ever videos for Jon's Season.

Thanks, y'all!

librainian
05-12-2014, 05:01 PM
I've done something that now keeps me from commenting on Youtubes. Some of you already have that frustration.

I've been watching the playlist happily and I've seen TWO NEW SEASONISTAS!
Let's have a round of applause for wigie and dickadcock, who produced their first-ever videos for Jon's Season.

We have been blessed with a bunch of new faces in the last few seasons. Way to go all of you for taking the plunge. I am digging all the new energy and enthusiasm and some really creative work to boot. It's like a boost of vitamins!!

buc mcmaster
05-12-2014, 05:57 PM
I'll count myself among the new faces and say I'm happy to make music with all the veterans! It's great to find a gaggle of fellow strummers!

TCK
05-12-2014, 07:26 PM
The inner ten year old in me is DYING every time one of you types "Welcome Dickadcock"...I am sure he is enjoying it too. If that is his real name...well, I am blowing it right now

mythinformed
05-12-2014, 11:21 PM
We have been blessed with a bunch of new faces in the last few seasons. Way to go all of you for taking the plunge. I am digging all the new energy and enthusiasm and some really creative work to boot. It's like a boost of vitamins!!

I've gotta echo that sentiment Andrew,theres some really talented new faces appearing and they inject new life and vibrancy into the Seasons .........new comers are vital in keeping it fresh and maintaining the seasons heartbeat........we were all new once.

decaturcomp
05-13-2014, 05:16 AM
Great to have you with us, pal!
You, too Dick!


I'll count myself among the new faces and say I'm happy to make music with all the veterans! It's great to find a gaggle of fellow strummers!

KoaDependent
05-13-2014, 06:28 AM
If that is his real name...well, I am blowing it right now

Um... Phrasing?

CeeJay
05-13-2014, 01:42 PM
:
The inner ten year old in me is DYING every time one of you types "Welcome Dickadcock"...I am sure he is enjoying it too. If that is his real name...well, I am blowing it right now


Oh ...really ....???:eek::biglaugh::biglaugh::cheers:

Concertina
05-13-2014, 05:36 PM
So sad I didn't get to record my video for this week. Life kind of took over for a bit.

Maybe I'll do a late one tomorrow if I get a chance...I know it won't count, but I loved the theme...and I practiced a bunch in the beginning of the week. Hate to see it go to waste.

Sorry Jon :(

ksiegel
05-14-2014, 01:27 PM
I'm looking forward to meeting Mr. Adcock one of these days - he lives within 20 miles of me, and his wife is a knitter, as well.

If we get together, I'll make sure that there is a video.


The inner ten year old in me is DYING every time one of you types "Welcome Dickadcock"...I am sure he is enjoying it too. If that is his real name...well, I am blowing it right now

This kinda reminds me of Rusty Warren (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgY8cWbjkKw)'s preamble to "Bounce Your Boobies", where she talks about the Founding Fathers...

"...You take Tom Jefferson... Benjamin Franklin... John Hancock... There's a hell of a man right there!"

dickadcock
05-15-2014, 09:22 AM
I'm looking forward to meeting Mr. Adcock one of these days - he lives within 20 miles of me, and his wife is a knitter, as well.

If we get together, I'll make sure that there is a video. ...


Yeah, I think the old coach road between our towns was upgraded after the Dutch lost control to the English. We'll have to check it out sometime.
~ Dick

TCK
05-16-2014, 04:19 PM
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA- Did not even catch that. I am the village idiot of the Seasons.
I apologize Dick. I really am ten year old most days- just ask Kurt when you meet him. Can't be helped.
Um... Phrasing?

librainian
05-16-2014, 07:12 PM
Jon, sorry to hear of your computer woes. The timing sucked for sure. I'd offer to help if you weren't on the other side of the planet! I've de-loused my share of computers in my day. Damn inconvenient. These days it can be a real challenge. PM me if you need some sage advice and you are still online. I suspect by now you've turned it over to someone local?


So sorry everyone. I lost my internet over last weekend and am typing this from an internet cafe here in Hobart.

I'm not sure when it will be restored but certainly not until next week.

Know that my first priority once back online is to tidy up this season: to watch comment, judge and award prizes for all the wonderful videos you all submitted. Thankyou, so much.

buc mcmaster
05-23-2014, 09:12 AM
Hello? Anyone home?

CeeJay
05-23-2014, 01:07 PM
Crashed and burned I believe....

buc mcmaster
05-28-2014, 06:02 PM
Know that my first priority once back online is to tidy up this season: to watch comment, judge and award prizes for all the wonderful videos you all submitted. Thankyou, so much.

Really? Perhaps it might be frowned upon to call someone out around here, but I for one detest unfinished business.

max2173
05-29-2014, 01:19 AM
I wouldn't say it's frowned upon to "call someone out" but let's go easy, he did explain what was causing the delay. Also, hosting takes a lot more work than you realise until you've done it, trust me. The playlists themselves can take hours to watch, and that's before commenting on both YouTube and here and then trying to decide on the winners. Eugene has been doing the Seasons since the very start, he won't leave it hanging, he just needs some time!

buc mcmaster
05-29-2014, 03:39 AM
Agreed. Though I've not hosted, I can see what a task it is, and I do understand Eugene had some internet problems. However, when a man says completing the job is a "priority" and then I see this,

http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?97148-quot-Boys-The-Night-Will-Bury-You-quot

........I question his definition of "priority". Yeah, yeah.......it's just a silly uke song competition, but where I come from when you volunteer to handle something for your friends you don't abandon that something and head off to do something else. But I guess that's just me and my goofy way of thinking.

RAB11
05-29-2014, 04:06 AM
Agreed. Though I've not hosted, I can see what a task it is, and I do understand Eugene had some internet problems. However, when a man says completing the job is a "priority" and then I see this,

http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?97148-quot-Boys-The-Night-Will-Bury-You-quot

........I question his definition of "priority". Yeah, yeah.......it's just a silly uke song competition, but where I come from when you volunteer to handle something for your friends you don't abandon that something and head off to do something else. But I guess that's just me and my goofy way of thinking.

From what I understand he's been limited to internet cafés and getting friends to upload videos for him. I'm sure I read something about starting a new business too. Sometimes real life gets in the way, and I imagine Eugene would rather tie up this season properly when he's able than just a quick post saying who the 'winner' is.

pabrizzer
05-29-2014, 04:35 AM
The only time this place becomes even slightly unpleasant is when someone decides they need to take another member to task over something.

Let's stick to sharing our songs and love of the ukulele - there's nothing silly about that.

lelouden
05-29-2014, 06:41 AM
Boys Boys! Take your corners!

Buc, PM Eugene and ask him if you can help him in anyway. This is a friendly gesture of kindness and the proper way to go about it here in the land of Uke goodness.

dirtiestkidever
05-29-2014, 07:49 AM
Couldn't agree more. But by the same token let's not be too hard on Buc. It's just an forum post.

As an aside, I prefer the songs to the contest. I don't even normally stick around to see the winners so it doesn't both me at all that this one hasn't been judged yet. Plus, Eugene's vids are among my favorites. If he had to choose between posting a new vid or judging the contest I am glad he chose to post a new vid. A great one too.

myrnaukelele
05-29-2014, 09:31 AM
Couldn't agree more. But by the same token let's not be too hard on Buc. It's just an forum post.
As an aside, I prefer the songs to the contest. I don't even normally stick around to see the winners so it doesn't both me at all that this one hasn't been judged yet. Plus, Eugene's vids are among my favorites. If he had to choose between posting a new vid or judging the contest I am glad he chose to post a new vid. A great one too.
We do love you Jon!! And we are patiently waiting because we know you are having computer woes.

Hope you get your computer fixed soon!!

Tootler
05-29-2014, 09:35 AM
The only time this place becomes even slightly unpleasant is when someone decides they need to take another member to task over something.

Let's stick to sharing our songs and love of the ukulele - there's nothing silly about that.


We do love you Jon!! And we are patiently waiting because we know you are having computer woes.

<snip>

And like dirtiestkid ever said - it doesn't bother us at all that this Season hasn't been judged. We just enjoy the challenge and love the songs that everyone posts.

Hope you get your computer fixed soon!!

Spot on both of you.

Strumdaddy
05-30-2014, 05:26 PM
Eugene has been a valued contributor to this forum for a long time. If he hasn't come back to finish this one off then I think we can trust that there is a good reason. You never know what's happening for someone else.
Besides what's really at stake here? I for one enjoy the process of responding to the challenge - if this never gets judged I still got my little thrill out of it.

Markwo
06-19-2014, 09:32 PM
Thanks for the recognition brother! It means so much coming from you. It really was a great season to participate in as well as watching and listening to others performing these amazing songs. Tin Pan Alley songs are awesome and inspiring and so are you Jon. Thanks!

thesillydave
06-19-2014, 10:06 PM
thanks brother jon! it was you, krabbers, mimm, christian, ...who got me into this thing we call the seasons...and i have loved every minute of it!
i had to watch your video twice to make sure that i heard right... i am still flabbergasted!
there were so many great entries with so many great songs...so glad you liked my hat!

RAB11
06-20-2014, 02:14 AM
Wow, very humbled to get a shout out from you Jon, means a lot.

This season was a really tough one for me, trying to find a song I knew well enough that I could learn it in a few days and then trying to play those tricky chord progressions but it was SO rewarding in the end, and I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire is now one of my favourite songs to play, so thanks for giving me an excuse to learn it mate.

librainian
06-20-2014, 06:17 AM
Woweee! Congrats to sillydave, it looks like a very cool book indeed. Jon thanks for the shout out it is much appreciated. I love that song to death and I would probably not have discovered it if it weren't for this week. Well done to all the other posters this week. I know it sounds trite but you are all winners in my book just by being a part of this little adventure.

GinnyT11
06-20-2014, 06:31 AM
Great prize for a great contributor! This week brought out a lot of good songs. Thanks, Jon, for the memories...

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
06-20-2014, 07:07 AM
Thanks, Jon, for hosting a great Season and for the shout out. Congratulations to the winners. And thanks, everyone, for playing these beautiful old songs.

lelouden
06-20-2014, 07:43 AM
Wow, Jon, I am honored to have been mentioned among this list of greats. I loved this season soooo much. Thanks so much for the good time, the music and the entertaining week. Im off to re-listen to all the songs mentioned. Very nice of you to share a CD with us all:)

ChrisDeston821
06-20-2014, 12:59 PM
Great season, I had a lot of fun with this one, lil bummed I didn't get a shout out but everyone did great on this week and congrats to all who did! Five foot two's embedded in my repertoire now and is one of my goto songs when people say Play me something and I'd never heard it before this week so thanks for that!

bonesigh
06-21-2014, 08:23 AM
Wonderful closing vid (: Congratulations to the winners. This was a week to remember and to go back and visit often!

RAB11
07-28-2014, 06:58 AM
Just got your CDs through the post Jon, cheers. Looking forward to giving them a listen