The Moonlighters, Hoagy Carmichael, Soko Ukulele Videos

This week’s pick of ukulele videos includes a performance by legendary songwriter Hoagy Carmichael (responsible for Heart and Soul, Stardust, Georgia on My Mind and many others). Other videos this week include The Moonlighters and a uke version of Smells Like Teen Spirit by Abe Lagrimas, Jr. that kicks the crap out of UOGB’s.

The Moonlighters – Boxcar with a View

Hoagy Charmichael & Debra Paget – The Japanese Sandman

Abe Lagrimas, Jr. – Smells Like Teen Spirit

Oliver Cashman Brown – Va Va

Rich Pearl – 12th Street Rag

The Cro-Magnons – Cro-Magnon Stomp

Soko – Eat me

Bill Tapia & Mihana Souza – Cry Me a River

Taimane Gardner – Space Odyssey/Yankee Doodle Dandy

Phoebe Henry – First Kiss

Zym – The Light at the End of the Tunnel

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11 Comments

  1. Howlin' Hobbit August 23rd, 2008 5:29 pm

    Good selection today. (And, hey! My new computer seems to be able to play them right from the page without choking. Huzzah!)

    That Rich Pearl looks like quite the Mr. Vegas. Why haven’t we heard more of him? He seems to be relatively modern, what with the plugged-in uke. You have any more details about him?

    Ah… Cry Me A River. While I still think that nobody beats Julie London’s version (in “The Girl Can’t Help It”) that was a marvelous rendition.

    Lastly… I’m *so* with Mr. Beasley’s reaction when he saw “Martha” at the top of the stairs. *gulp* *squeak*

  2. todd August 23rd, 2008 8:11 pm

    I don’t know man, there’s some great playin and singing, but Oliver Cashman Brown wins the prize in my eyes this week.

    cheers,

    Todd

  3. Woodshed August 24th, 2008 7:19 pm

    Hobbit: I’m guessing we haven’t heard more of him as he’s spent the last 14 years applying fake tan. That and he’s a b*njo player. His website is here.

    Todd: I hope you didn’t miss Milk Boy.

  4. zym August 24th, 2008 10:53 pm

    woo-hoo!! :D

    I is famous!!

    I guess you couldnt resist some HMHB ;)

  5. Woodshed August 25th, 2008 9:28 pm

    Yes, you tapped into the secret formula. Anyone who covers HMHB gets automatic inclusion.

  6. zym August 26th, 2008 1:15 am

    yay!! – you tab ‘em, and i’ll play ‘em :)

    If you want a list, give me a shout!

    (I guess this could be another one of those occasions where no one else has a bloody clue what we’re taking about!)

  7. Woodshed August 26th, 2008 8:46 pm

    I really need to get the new HMHB album. I’ll probably do a song off that when I do. Baffle the Americans.

  8. zym August 26th, 2008 9:07 pm

    its very good actually -one of their best maybe

    ‘Bad Loser on Yahoo Chess’ is a stand out track, as is ‘Totnes Bickering Fair’ – which contains the line “Not long now before lollipop men are called Darren!”

  9. Woodshed August 27th, 2008 8:29 pm

    It’s in my Amazon shopping basket. Waiting for something to make it up to the free shipping minimum.

  10. Sumakichan September 6th, 2008 7:01 am

    Thank you for taking our movie.
    It’s really our pleasure.

  11. Woodshed September 6th, 2008 7:23 am

    You’re welcome, Sumakichan. The pleasure is all ours.

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