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    A couple years back, someone here posted a link to a youtube clip of Jim Boggia playing Thunder Road on a uke. It is AWESOME. Not only is it an iconic song, but the finger picking arrangement is pretty darn tasty. Needless to say, I obsessed over this and am probably responsible for 20K of the views.

    I was wondering if there was anything else out there in the same vain. I'm basically looking for good singer/songwriter ukulele arrangements that involve more finger picking than strumming.

    Thanks in advance for any leads!

    For those who haven't seen it:

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    There are a couple Springsteen songs on http://www.scorpexuke.com/ukulele-songs.html and
    more here http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/...ulele_tabs.htmbut not with the great finger picking arrangements like that one.

    Thanks for the video.
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    great video! thank you for sharing it

    Quote Originally Posted by palekie View Post
    A couple years back, someone here posted a link to a youtube clip of Jim Boggia playing Thunder Road on a uke. It is AWESOME. Not only is it an iconic song, but the finger picking arrangement is pretty darn tasty. Needless to say, I obsessed over this and am probably responsible for 20K of the views.

    I was wondering if there was anything else out there in the same vain. I'm basically looking for good singer/songwriter ukulele arrangements that involve more finger picking than strumming.

    Thanks in advance for any leads!

    For those who haven't seen it:

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    Not all finger picking, but here's a version of "Born to Run" that you might enjoy:
    https://www.facebook.com/ukulelelicks

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    This particular video is my favorite Boggia performance and my favorite rendition of this song. I obsessed over it too. You might check out his version of Badfinger's 'Baby Blue' too. But I bet you have already.

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    Are you looking for performances in a similar vein or tabs?
    Thou Shalt Not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wicked View Post
    Are you looking for performances in a similar vein or tabs?
    Performances really (unless there happens to be super accurate tab out there). And while my request wasn't super clear, I'd be interested in all singer/songwriter stuff - it doesn't have to be Bruce. It's kind of funny because I was never really much of a Bruce fan until I heard Jim's version!

    Thanks all for the comments so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palekie View Post
    Performances really (unless there happens to be super accurate tab out there). And while my request wasn't super clear, I'd be interested in all singer/songwriter stuff - it doesn't have to be Bruce. It's kind of funny because I was never really much of a Bruce fan until I heard Jim's version!

    Thanks all for the comments so far.
    Wait a minute. You mean there are other singer/songwriters besides Bruce????

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    You might like GUGUG. I love this Mainland rendition:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kihooi6JuvI

    And if you're the patient sort, there are lots of sparkling gems to be found, right here on the board:

    http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/...of-the-Ukulele


    Quote Originally Posted by palekie View Post
    Performances really (unless there happens to be super accurate tab out there). And while my request wasn't super clear, I'd be interested in all singer/songwriter stuff - it doesn't have to be Bruce. It's kind of funny because I was never really much of a Bruce fan until I heard Jim's version!

    Thanks all for the comments so far.

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    Have you seen Brook Adams' Beatles medley? Whenever I share the "Thunder Road" link with someone, I invariably include this one too. This performance on a soprano just blows me away.

    https://youtu.be/5nNvBt6WYOU
    "The ukulele is the thinking man's violin." - Krusty the Clown

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