GUGUG Week: Honolulu Baby (MP3)

Gus Raucous – Honolulu Baby (M4A)
Gus Raucous – Honolulu Baby (MP3)

An exclusive GUGUG track today (just one – it’s the same track in M4A and MP3 according to taste) featuring Gus and his overdub orchestra (overgug orchestra??). Honolulu Baby was made famous by Ty Parvis in Laurel and Hardy’s Sons of the Desert (watch it here) and has become a ukulele favourite. There are chords for it here (although I’m pretty sure it wasn’t by Laurel and Hardy).

If you thought Gus’s description of his musical history was exhaustive, you’d be wrong. He was also in The Cobras who recorded this slice of genius under the name Gustav Temple and the Blades. And you can watch him ukeing it up with Davie from The Cobras here.

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  1. zym November 26th, 2008 11:58 pm

    This is turning into the BEST WEEK EVER :D

  2. paulwhits November 29th, 2008 11:31 pm

    This is brilliant. Sheffield Wednesday Football Fans chant this song. It sounds brilliant at a game when a couple of thousand are giving it some.

    “Honolulu Wednesday where did you get those eyes…
    Honolulu Wednesday in paradise.”

    Now if only I could smuggle my ukulele in I could play along!

  3. Woodshed November 30th, 2008 10:15 am

    zym: Glad you’re enjoying it.

    paulwhits: My Dad and brother are big Wednesday fans. I’ll have to bust this one out.

  4. roger strickland October 27th, 2015 5:23 pm

    This is good, but the tune I am searching for from the same film is “Sons of the Desert”. I can’t find the chords for it anywhere

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