1st a Cappella performance!

Nickie

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Last evening we had our monthly open mic in the Ohana, a beautiful Hawaiian style cafe.
Our theme was the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Rock Festival.
We were so jammed we were limited to 2 songs!
So I loved Janis Joplin, but can't sing in her style, so I got up solo and did the only Janis song I Know, Mercedes Benz. A very good bassist backed me up and I led the audience in the song, I had it stored in my memory. Most of them sang it, except for the really younger customers.
I'm not a great singer, but I belted it out in F as best I could, and got several compliments.
I didn't do a 2nd song, so we'd all have plenty of time. We did.
 

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You gotta be booze sodden to do a real Janis sounding tribute........

She was a 'once in a lifetime' performer.......loved the way she used to belt out them songs. :)
 

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Awesome job, Nickie! And it was a good decision to keep it to the one song-- leave them hungry for more!
 

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Awesome job!
it is my first time on the forum and it is really nice resource for learning ukulele.
Thanks
 

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“Oh lord won’t ya buy me a Mercedes Benz all my friends they drive Porsche’s I must make a menz”...........love it Nickie, great choice and good going.
 

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Sorry that I didn't see this earlier. No one is ever going to sound like Janice Joplin, so just make it your own. Mercedes Benz is my warm up song. Love it.
 

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Thanks Dave. I growled it out as best I could!
First time I ever got the whole restaurant singing along...
 

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Nice song choice "Mercedes Benz". The best part is when you get compliments from the audience, I mean, the feeling is just surreal.