Season 583 - Hit Me… Again!

Del, thanks for hosting this season.

I think this song really lends itself to the little finger shaker I have, so that's what I'm going with. I've wanted to learn this song for a while now, and this season gave me just the kick in the pants I needed to get it done. Thanks again. 👍

 
Here is a U2 song I did not record before, it is called Another Time Another Place. I used a shaker while playing, and added some extra tracks just for fun.
 
A song I used to play on a Kimball electronic organ when I was a kid. The organ had several Latin rhythm patterns, I remember Bossa, Samba, and Rhumba at least. Anyway, I used ChordPulse again but this time I only muted the chords and kept the percussion and bass. This percussion track is called "Bossa Jazz."

 
Suspended animation, Ukulele and Typewriter
Bring me sunshine
In your smile
Bring me laughter
All the while
In this world where we live
There should be more happiness
So much joy you can give
To each brand new bright tomorrow
Make me happy
Through the years
Never bring me
Any tears
Let your arms be as warm
As the sun from up above
Bring me fun
Bring me sunshine
Bring me Love
 
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Hello again, Del!
This Tin Pan Alley tune fits the SOTU 583 bill:
Hello My Baby by Howard & Emerson (1899), more recently popularized in the stellar version belted out in a hilariously unpredictable and intermittent fashion by Looney Tunes animated character Michigan J. Frog in 1971. The concert uke I'm accosting in the 2nd row seat of my SUV is a strapless, library-borrowed Donner DUS-1. Having grown accustomed to Yowling Tom's 35mm width, I found the Donner's 38mm nut odd and uncomfortable.
If you gin-up sufficient auditory fortitude to endure the first 1:45, please don't re-adjust your seat and stow your tray table until the Looney Tunes throwback line at 1:47.
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No stringed instruments or amphibians suffered visible evidence of harm during production.
 
During the first "Hit Me..." Season, I used Christmassy reindeer antler bells, but now I've moved on to using chocolate Easter bunny bells (with ribbons wrapped around my fingers). The song is a traditional about an Estonian island of Kihnu.
 
"Johnny Guitar" from the fillum of the same name.
performed (?) on Flight eleuke and a tambourine mounted on a djembe stood on a drawing board with a wedge under it to let it rock !!!e
Thanks to this season I have found out quite how many other hitty things I actually have stashed around the shack . I may break another one or two out before the week is done . What day is it ????? Still can't see !
 
One from your host:

As some of you may recall, well into my late teenage years I shared a bedroom with my older brother, John - I love him to bits, but he was heavily into the punk rock scene. It’s music I appreciate far more now than I did then, and he drove me to distraction blaring out his loud and often less-than-tuneful records when I wanted to listen to something a little more refined! But one day he told me he‘d just bought a single that I really should hear - I wasn’t very optimistic, but agreed to listen anyway. And I was absolutely gobsmacked to hear this beautiful Randy Crawford love song emanating from the speakers of his record player. I loved it then, and I love it now. After a slow climb, it reached number 4 in the UK charts, but was never released as a single across the pond, or in many other countries for that matter, which I find baffling!

I used some traditional Japanese taiko drum sounds from the GarageBand percussion vault when arranging the simple drum part, and the triangle I ordered earlier in the week arrived just in time, as you’ll see in the vid. Also added some synth bass, piano and strings, some digital wind instrument, and some vocal harmonies too.

 
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BUTTON UP YOUR OVERCOAT - Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva & Lew Brown 1928

Thanks to Maggie for playing the bells. They were meant to strap around my calf, but I wasn't having much luck.


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Hello again, Del!
This Tin Pan Alley tune fits the SOTU 583 bill:
Hello My Baby by Howard & Emerson (1899), more recently popularized in the stellar version belted out in a hilariously unpredictable and intermittent fashion by Looney Tunes animated character Michigan J. Frog in 1971. The concert uke I'm accosting in the 2nd row seat of my SUV is a strapless, library-borrowed Donner DUS-1. Having grown accustomed to Yowling Tom's 35mm width, I found the Donner's 38mm nut odd and uncomfortable.
If you gin-up sufficient auditory fortitude to endure the first 1:45, please don't re-adjust your seat and stow your tray table until the Looney Tunes throwback line at 1:47.
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Rrrrrribbbit!
No stringed instruments or amphibians suffered visible evidence of harm during production.
This is great - but I can’t add it to the playlist as it wasn’t originally recorded for this season. But please leave it here for everyone to listen to and appreciate. :)
 
My heart sank when I saw the theme. As you will hear, percussion is not my strong point. However, I then thought of a percussion instrument that I won on one of the Seasons hosted by Joko (it's a kind of Myanmar Castanet). So, I thought this was the ideal opportunity to use that for the first time on a recording... as well as an opportunity to come well out of my comfort zone. I also added Carmen's Bodhran - which I am hopeless at playing with the beater.

Anyway, here is a song written for the "Super Heroes Song Challenge" at FAWM this year.

I hope you like it:

 
They're Red Hot to give the song it's correct title.
Bashing on a bari !!
6 stringer Bariguitalelelelelele......
 
This week, I tried to learn how to use my drum machine, as I thought it would be a great challenge for me.... I had it in the song, but as I edited, I ended up taking out all but the intro (perhaps because I never found the beat or rhythm that I had in my head). However, it was a fun song to try, and I could not resist doing the video for my husband who is my rock, as we "stand by" for each other.
 
my uke-making pal leigh, recently got a puppy, who i babysit while she's at work. i wrote him this little song today, playing it on leigh's cbg that she has in her flat, and then added uke and casio-keyboard-percussion later. plus the universe added random car horns outside.

"stanley"


stanley is a bad boy, all day long he's bad
stanley is a bad boy, the baddest boy i've ever had
stanley is a bad boy, a bad boy all day long
stanley is a bad boy, he doesn't care it's wrong
stanley is a bad boy, the baddest boy i know
stanley is a bad boy, but i love him so
he's only good when he's sleeping
the rest of the time i'm weeping
he's only good when he's not awake
oh, naughty boy, be good, for goodness' sake
stanley
stanley
stanley

*he's a good boy, really!
 
Hey, Del!

Thanks for hosting, fella. Here's a Vic Chesnutt song for the season.
The percussion is a loop of four bars of me tapping the back of my ukulele with some added floor tom and some bass notes on a cello to give it some low end.
The cello is also a loop. I figured it would be easy enough to do but it turned out to be a massive pain in the arse! Cutting the track and looping it at precisely the right moment proved much more difficult than I'd anticipated!
It's all a learning curve...
Anyway, I got there in the end! Just about.
There's a tiny bit of keys in there somewhere, everything else is on the Collings.

Cheers! x

 
I used a youtube video for my percussion on this one.

 
One of those just go for it and see what hapenstype thingw.