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    Default Season 385: Popular Abroad

    Hello Everyone,

    This season i'd like to hear songs by artists who achieved notable popularity outside of their home country. Artists from all 3 British Invasions come to mind. Artists like Jimi Hendrix who became popular in Europe before coming back to the U.S. is another. And artists like Sixto Rodriguez who was hugely popular in South Africa, while remaining almost unknown in the U.S. On lesser known artists, I'd love to hear the backstory on where they first became famous. American singer songwriters are often more popular in Europe than they are at home these days as well.

    Original songs are welcome if you can in some way tie the theme to traveling or living abroad. Or, since Independence Day falls during this season, you can write about that theme.

    Some links to get you started:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...ritish_artists

    https://www.billboard.com/photos/428...ians-a-gallery

    Rules and Requests:
    ~ The season begins at 00:00:01 on Sunday 30 June (Hawaii time) and runs until midnight on Sunday 07 July.
    ~ Although I'd like to hear an ukulele in the final mix, if you do multi-tracking, please feel free to use any instruments that best serve your vision of the song.
    ~ Collaborations are always welcome, and since I love them so much, you can choose one song by any artist about any theme as long as it is a collaboration.
    ~ To start, one song per day limit. May change mid-week if time allows
    ~ Please take the time to listen and comment on others songs

    Remember that Andy's wonderful "Season 384: Wilco" theme has another day and a half left.

    Songlist Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHOC...sZJNNdDqoopUba

    Thanks and have fun ~

    kev
    Last edited by Mezcalero; 06-30-2019 at 07:42 PM. Reason: adding some links

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    Great theme, Kev!
    Martin C1K • Vintage 'Mauna Loa' c. 1925 soprano • Famous by Kiwaya FS-1 <yippee!!> • Ohana CK-50WG concert (solid cedar top) • Ohana SK-28 ‘Nunes’ <suh-weet> • Ohana SK-35G solid mahogany soprano <yay!!> • Firefly maple concert banjolele <yee-haw!> • Flea koa soprano • Makala MK-CE concert • Kahuna "Felix the Cat" soprano • Woodrow "Steelers" soprano <eyeroll>

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    ooh, clever theme!
    lynda

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    Excellent idea for a theme, Kev! Unfortunately, I am entering my nightmare "end-of-the-month-and-virtually-no-Internet-left" phase, so, although I've got something in mind, it may be later in the week before I can upload it ... unless, of course, I happen to be up in the wee small hours, which, given the heat at night just now, is definitely a possibility! Meanwhile, trust everyone will have fun!

    (P.S. Justin Bieber and Luciano Pavarotti??????)
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    Season 385. Submission 1. “Here, There and Everywhere” (Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, 1966, and recorded by the Beatles on their Revolver album that year)

    This song was recorded in June 1966, towards the end of the Revolver sessions. McCartney, after attending a listening session for Pet Sounds, said that Brian Wilson's "God Only Knows” was his inspiration for drafting of this one.

    Thank you so very much, Kevin, for hosting, your great theme, and, most of all, for facilitating my participation this week. (My apologies for posting 10 minutes early and being unable to listen during this Season. I’ll be catching up upon my return during next Season.)

    Tenor ukulele here



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    An original.About a 'treasure hunter' seeking something...maybe El Dorado maybe not In an unspecified foreign (to him) country where Spanish is spoken.
    The pictures are mine from Peru.Mainly the 500 year old Santa Catalina convent at Arequipa.Also some Condors at Colca canyon.Thanks Kev!

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    The Killers Started off in various bars and clubs in Vegas, and they hark back to that aspect of their background all the time but they got their big break in London.

    I liked a couple of their songs when they first broke through but I was trying to be an edgy teen who didn't like to admit to liking pop music. As a result I never fully looked into them until I was older and so missed them at their prime. I did go and see them on 2011 though and that was a great show, and this morning I caught up with the Glasto set thanks to iplayer. Hope Steve had a blast and fanboyed as much as I did when they brought the Pet Shop Boys and Johnny Marr out for the encore.

    Anyway that set made choosing which song to play hard work but here is the song that made me start taking them seriously.

    "Even on a cloudy day, I'll keep my eyes fixed on the sun"

    "But I heard voices, Not in the head, out in the air, they called to me. Through record speakers, through thick and thin, they found a shelter, beneath my skin"

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    the very lovely kim wilde has had more, and longer lasting, success in germany than in her native UK - all her albums have achieved better chart positions in germany than in the UK, and while her music career dipped a bit in the UK in the 90s, her fans in germany stayed forever loyal

    lynda

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    I think this might be a better starting point for me ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...ropean_artists.
    My youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/xommen
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    A lot of Canadian artists should qualify for this list. And while BTO wasn't nearly as interesting as, say, The Guess Who, Randy Bachman and Fred Turner did write a couple of catchy tunes.

    Martin C1K • Vintage 'Mauna Loa' c. 1925 soprano • Famous by Kiwaya FS-1 <yippee!!> • Ohana CK-50WG concert (solid cedar top) • Ohana SK-28 ‘Nunes’ <suh-weet> • Ohana SK-35G solid mahogany soprano <yay!!> • Firefly maple concert banjolele <yee-haw!> • Flea koa soprano • Makala MK-CE concert • Kahuna "Felix the Cat" soprano • Woodrow "Steelers" soprano <eyeroll>

    Raleigh Uke Jam:

    My YouTube page

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