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    Default 1st a Cappella performance!

    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.
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

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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.
    Trying to do justice to various musical instruments.

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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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    U surely felt powerful on stage, i love Janis, Big Voice, and so much passion in her interpretations

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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.
    Currently enjoying these ukuleles : *LdfM tenor, *LfdM 19" super tenor. *LfdM baritone, *I'iwi tenor , *Koolau tenor, *Webber tenor, *Kimo tenor, *Kimo super concert, *Mya Moe baritone, *Kamaka baritone, *Gianinni baritone, *Fred Shields walnut pineapple super soprano, *Kala super soprano, *Loprinzi super soprano, *Black bear ULO concert , *Enya X1 concert, *Enya X1 pineapple soprano, *Enya Nova *Gretsch tenor, *Korala plastic concert

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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.
    I don't want to live in a world that is linear.

    I just want everyone to understand that I am not a ukulele expert, even though it may look at times like I'm pretending to be.

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    Thanks Dave. I growled it out as best I could!
    First time I ever got the whole restaurant singing along...
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

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