Peggy Sue, Fairport Convention: UkeTube

It’s been four days and twenty hours since Peggy Sue got a mention on here. An oversight that must be rectified immediately.

Also this week is Fairport Convention (or what’s left of them) paying tribute to their ukulele heroes, Franny Deschanel’s best song yet, a bit of Justin Timberlake and plenty more.

Peggy Sue – Lover Gone

Franny Deschanel – Telescope

Shigeto Takahashi – Rhapsody in Blue

Mary Anne McTrowe – When You’re Away

Fairport Convention – Ukulele Song

How Can You Keep on Movin? – Max De Bernardi

Vertigo Smyth – Comfort Me

Thanks to Tony for pointing me towards that one.

Carter Moulton – New Ukulele Song!

Tender Forever – My Love

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  1. Art Crocker May 23rd, 2009 2:56 pm

    Good work Al in remembering Fairport Convention. They were no doubt the most important Folk Rock group of their time or any time. Perhaps Jethro Tull slips in there someplace also.

  2. todd May 23rd, 2009 4:52 pm

    gonna look forward to checking out Fairport convention and the others, but I gotta say…..I love Mary Anne’s tunes….

    and I fav’d Franny’s song this week after about 10 seconds in….loved it!



  3. Howlin' Hobbit May 23rd, 2009 6:07 pm

    My god! Fairport Convention is still ambulatory.

    And they jam pretty good on the ukes, eh?

  4. Armelle May 23rd, 2009 9:05 pm

    Great choice of videos Al ! I’m still trying to decide which one I prefer…

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  6. zym May 23rd, 2009 11:18 pm

    oooh Fairport Convention!

    Mrs Zym and I have been known to knock out a few Sandy Denny tunes when drunk :D

    Incidentally, a friend of mine once went to a Fairport Convention convention!

  7. Joe May 24th, 2009 4:43 am

    I gotta say I like the last song (My Love), she sang it so well you couldn’t tell she was french

    PS: The ukulele completely makes it so it seems it isn’t something justin timberlake would sing

  8. Ritchie May 24th, 2009 8:46 am

    good selection again Al. I prefer the video by Max (I’ll have to work on that one) … £55 to see Ry Cooder perform at the Sage …hmmph!

    As much as I used to like them, i find the fairport video “a bit cheesie” nevertheless …well done.

  9. Woodshed May 24th, 2009 10:09 am

    Art: Along with Steeleye Span and Pentangle.

    todd: I love his animations as well.

    Hobbit: It’s not the real Fairport. I would love to see what Richard Thompson could do with a ukulele.

    Armelle: No competition for my favourite this week: Peggy Sue. One of my favourite bands at the moment.

    zym: If she sounds like Sandy Denny get her on YouTube right away.

    Joe: I like to hear English lyrics sung with a French accent.

    Ritchie: I would agree with your “a bit cheesie” assessment. But fun all the same.

  10. Art Crocker May 24th, 2009 10:34 am

    Al, Agreed Steeleye Span and Pentangle also among the best of Folk Rock. Will have to play some of their stuff today,

  11. Franny May 24th, 2009 6:57 pm

    I love that Peggy Sue song and video! I need to get more of their stuff.

  12. Ukulele Bartt May 24th, 2009 9:36 pm

    Shigeto Takahashi’s “Rhapsody in Blue” is pretty darn rhapsodic, if you ask me!

  13. Woodshed May 25th, 2009 9:48 pm

    Art: I never quite got to love English folk rock. I think English folk songs sound better the fewer instruments are playing.

    Franny: You should. Their new CD comes with a free puppet theatre.

    Bartt: He’s a damn fine player. A bit of a shame he has to fight the traffic in that clip.

  14. Dave Parsons May 27th, 2009 10:55 am

    Love My Love – what a great voice

  15. Woodshed July 6th, 2009 11:57 am

    Vertigo sent me the lyrics to his song:

    Despair is dreadnought sulking in the bay, painting my thoughts all
    battleship grey,
    hope it’s leaving as soon as it can

    (cos)I have no one left to comfort me….etc

    Taking a walk with windmill grace, learning a way set to disgrace, all the
    memories of things past,

    (and) I have no one left to comfort me…..etc

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