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"My guitar gently weeps."
youtube ^ | 12/17/11 | Jellytoast

Posted on 12/17/2011 4:14:38 PM PST by freemike

My son with his Ukulele doing what he likes to do. I guess ukuleles are the rage now. Hope you enjoy it.

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: music; ukelele

1 posted on 12/17/2011 4:14:42 PM PST by freemike
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To: freemike

Yall are a talented family.


2 posted on 12/17/2011 4:22:19 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: freemike

Rock on!


3 posted on 12/17/2011 4:23:00 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (omg - obama must go!)
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To: freemike

Talented young man, my compliments!


4 posted on 12/17/2011 4:23:20 PM PST by Enigo54 (Hank Reardon was right)
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To: freemike
Why is your guitar weeping? I don't understand artistes at all.
5 posted on 12/17/2011 4:25:19 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: freemike
I have my Grand Uncles Tiple, I wish I knew how to play it.
It has 6 more strings that the ukelele.

Quite the rage in the 20's and 30's

6 posted on 12/17/2011 4:25:58 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Reference to George Harrison’s song on the Beatles White Album of which Harrison was a founding member....While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Eric Clapton of Layla and Cream fame played the tasty licks

Same album that had Helter Skelter whic inspired Charlie Manson


7 posted on 12/17/2011 4:34:36 PM PST by wardaddy (Michelle, Sarah, Perry now Newt over Mitt.....that is how I've seen it and it's where we are)
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To: freemike

One of my all time favorite songs and he does a beautiful job with it!


8 posted on 12/17/2011 4:44:05 PM PST by WmShirerAdmirer
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To: freemike

One of my all time favorite songs and he does a beautiful job with it!


9 posted on 12/17/2011 4:44:09 PM PST by WmShirerAdmirer
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To: freemike

Very Impressive!


10 posted on 12/17/2011 4:44:31 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: freemike

That’s way better than my piano version hack of this beautiful melody.

This is one of my go to songs sitting at the key board. I could just enjoy playing the chords. The Beatles had quite a few chord changes in their music which had come a long way from their three chord 1 4 5 blues roots.


11 posted on 12/17/2011 4:44:31 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: mylife

That is cool! I will have to show this to my son. He’s not at home now! Thanks for posting that!


12 posted on 12/17/2011 4:48:50 PM PST by freemike ("Life is hard. It's harder if your stupid." Joyhn Wayne)
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To: freemike

Excellent!


13 posted on 12/17/2011 4:50:47 PM PST by rake ("more rubble, less trouble" VD Hanson)
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To: freemike

Ukulele weeps by Jake Shimabukuro

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puSkP3uym5k


14 posted on 12/17/2011 4:53:31 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: freemike

I thought he might be interested.


15 posted on 12/17/2011 4:55:50 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: freemike
Something I had read was that George kept a number of Ukes at his home, and it wasn't unusual for him to break them out when friends would visit for impromptu jam sessions.

Mark

16 posted on 12/17/2011 5:00:57 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: hinckley buzzard
Why is your guitar weeping? I don't understand artistes at all.

Because he left the cake out in the rain and he doesn't know if he can take it, cause it took so long to bake it and he'll never have that recipe again.

17 posted on 12/17/2011 5:08:12 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (*Philosophy lesson 117-22b: Anyone who demands to be respected is undeserving of it.*)
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To: freemike

Buster Keaton on the Yuke, Cliff Edwards singing the scat (30 seconds in) ...Yukes were in a lot of movies in the depression era.

I guess it’s time for a comeback! :-) :-(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu3p6PBix64&feature=related


18 posted on 12/17/2011 5:13:27 PM PST by Bobalu (even Jesus knew the poor would always be with us)
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To: freemike

The Cliff Edwards Story (Ukulele Ike)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6omeanjaweA


19 posted on 12/17/2011 5:21:00 PM PST by Bobalu (even Jesus knew the poor would always be with us)
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To: freemike

A virtuoso performance.


20 posted on 12/17/2011 5:27:22 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: freemike

Looks too big to be a soprano uke. Is it a tenor? I can’t get it to play.


21 posted on 12/17/2011 5:43:15 PM PST by tumblindice
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To: Bobalu
Although Al Jolson had the big hit with "California, Here I Come!" in the summer of 1924, I prefer Cliff Edwards' version, which also sold well.

The video clip of Edwards performing "Singin' in the Rain" is from the movie "Hollywood Revue of 1929." The song was recorded by several artists and inspired a knockoff, "Singin' in the Bathtub," which was also a hit. My favorite version of this tune is by King Benny Nawahi's Hawaiians, which features a steel guitar and ukuleles.

22 posted on 12/17/2011 5:44:32 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: freemike
"Why Don't Women Like Me?"
23 posted on 12/17/2011 5:58:00 PM PST by 6323cd
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To: freemike

Really nice. Thanks for sharing!


24 posted on 12/17/2011 6:01:18 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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Here's one of my favorite versions.

At 3:28, Prince steps up to the plate and shows all those wannabe guitar slingers how it's done.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zByqXu6nGYA

25 posted on 12/17/2011 6:04:08 PM PST by Drew68
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To: cicero2k

I agree. I play in a band that does about 15 Beatles tunes. Even some of the early hits display advanced arrangements for that time. I Want To Hold Your Hand is a good example.

We also cover the Animals. Their arrangements were also ahead of their time for the mid-60’s.


26 posted on 12/17/2011 6:09:58 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: SaxxonWoods

Drifting ever so slightly off-topic but I thought this was cute...

“Beatniks - Stairway to Heaven”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WfoccRna6I


27 posted on 12/17/2011 8:12:52 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: wardaddy

Layla being Pattie Boyd Harrison Clapton.


28 posted on 12/17/2011 11:36:12 PM PST by Pelham (Islam. The original Evil Empire)
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To: freemike; Tigerized

So cool!

Ukalulu ping!


29 posted on 12/18/2011 12:06:29 PM PST by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (PursuingLiberty.com))
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