- Sep 21, 2010
Recorded for the 64th Season of the Ukulele. I just realized there's a lot of cross posting of Seasons vids going on over here. I guess I'll see what that's all about.
Does anyone have a tab of the trumpet part for ukulele? Or any solo riffs for this song? I like playing it but want to spiff it up a bit. I can't do the mouth trumpet thing.
Superb vocals. Not sure about the overdubbed Uke though! But great video.
You might try a kazoo for the trumpet solos.Does anyone have a tab of the trumpet part for ukulele? Or any solo riffs for this song? I like playing it but want to spiff it up a bit. I can't do the mouth trumpet thing. Thanks
You might try a kazoo for the trumpet solos.
Hey mattydee: That's really a scrumptious rendition. In your intro you ascribe this song to LA roots. Certainly the way you do it is a wonderful tribute to Satchmo, NOLA's favorite son. It got me wondering though. I know about the European and cowboy roots and renditions of the song but never heard of an LA tie-in. I associate St James Infirmary with Memphis, the Yellow Fever capitol of the Mississippi Valley. Dave Van Ronk always used to tie it into a St Louis location. What are the NOLA associations with this song?
Far as I know, the very first recording of this ballad with this melody was done by Satchmo. Can't get more NOLA than that. I'm sure there's someone out there who knows more about it than I, though.