April Smith and Bess Rogers, Soul Covers: UkeTube Part 2

Part two of the UkeToob includes me giving the Uke Hunt kiss of death to four Shake Your Soul entries, Bess Rogers (who managed to drag herself away from the Boobie Bungalow for one night to join April Smith) and a couple of tributes to The Ramones. There’s also a version of First Day of My Life I picked up thanks to Donnie’s UkeTube replacement service. I have a number of instant rejections for consideration. And one of them is covering a blatantly obvious tune (which includes anything done by The Beatles, Jake or Julia Nunes). Which saves a huge amount of time but does mean I miss the occasional gem like this one.

April Smith and Bess Rogers – Colors

4DJB25 – Hard to Handle

Seeso – Soul Man

theDesignmachine – You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me

Lisaxy – R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

fourstrum – Broken, Broken, Broken Heart

Paolo and Mrs Paolo – Two Sleepy People

Sebi – Ramones

The Pyles – Danny Says

melissamccraw – First Day of My Life

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  1. LonnaB August 23rd, 2009 2:36 am

    The *Uke Hunt Kiss of Death*.

    Those folks better watch out ;)

    Glad you’re back, Al.

  2. Woodshed August 23rd, 2009 5:45 pm

    Lonna: Yeah, they can all kiss goodbye to any chance of winning now they have my seal of approval.

    Some of the contest results just baffle me completely.

  3. Narciso Lobo August 24th, 2009 8:32 am

    Aw crap, thanks a lot, Al. I really wanted that banjolele…

  4. Woodshed August 24th, 2009 9:29 am

    Sesso: That’s your comeuppance for not having Zoe win the hip-hop contest :P

  5. Gil SY August 24th, 2009 9:57 am

    Groovy selection !

    What’s the brand of the Uke used by Lisaxy ???

  6. Woodshed August 24th, 2009 10:06 am

    Gil: I believe it’s a Mainland.

  7. LonnaB August 24th, 2009 8:43 pm

    I’ll second that Mainland. I’ve been seeing those ukes in my dreams ever since I played one at the UWC.

  8. Lisaxy424 August 25th, 2009 5:07 am

    ‘Tis a Mainland – I love that thing! :)

    Of course, it could use a friend…perhaps a BANJOLELE!?!? ;)

  9. Hello Jodi August 26th, 2009 4:19 pm

    Damn, there are a lot of talented people out there. When I watch all these videos, it makes me even more excited about the idea of being a rhythm guitarist and fading into the background of some band.

  10. Woodshed August 27th, 2009 3:52 pm

    Lonna: Have you stolen your hubby’s Mainland yet?

    Lisa: I think I’ve killed your chances, I’m afraid.

    Jodi: I find it hard to imagine you fading into any background.

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