Saturday UkeTube

Before we get down to business, two bits of news.

1) Jimmy from The Bobby McGee’s has recorded a jingle for the blog and here it is:


Uke Hunt Theme Tune (MP3)

Just don’t visit www.ukehunt.com.

2) If you visited the London Uke Fest and enjoyed it, vote for it in the UK Festival Awards.

This week’s videos include L’Uke and GUGUG trying desperately not to smile, Pilar Diaz, Susie Asado, a rollocking version of the Benny Hill Theme on a Tahitian ukulele and plenty more.

L’Uke and GUGUG – Girl U Want

Madame Pamita – My Southern Can Is Mine

77777STANLEY – Benny Hill Theme

Pilar Diaz – El Otro Yo

Uke Crazy Bitches – Stray Cat Strut

Ian Whitcomb and Janet Klein – How Could Red Riding Hood

Hello Jodi – With You In My Dreams

Ukulele Igor – Jackson Stomp

Poopy Lungstuffing – Dolly Got A Haircut

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25 Comments

  1. JCMcGee September 26th, 2009 3:09 pm

    That Benny Hill tune is fantastic!!!

  2. Nick Bardy-Chivor September 26th, 2009 6:16 pm

    …DEVO…3 ukes (2 plastic, 1 wooden)…drum sticks…it’s almost too much for a grown man to take…a bit too much smiling though…but woop woop…bravo…hurrah…none the less…and not forgetting the awesome Jodi…and Igors stomping…a top drawer selection this week Al…Good work…

  3. J-Hob September 26th, 2009 7:57 pm

    That benny hill tune is ace! Gugug were quality to., Loving the ukehunt theme, do we all have to listen to it every day when we get up and swear allegiance to the website?

  4. zymeck September 26th, 2009 8:21 pm

    hahahaha – JINGLE FAIL!!!!

  5. Tamster September 26th, 2009 8:52 pm

    Lots of great stuff this week!

  6. ronhale September 26th, 2009 9:25 pm

    Janet & Ian with their bands (incl. Ian in Janet’s)
    can be seen in hour-long sets in the Broadcast Archive of Maxwell DeMille’s Cicada Club (clubcicada.com), ground-zero for the Los Angeles vintage jazz/dance music (roughly 1910′s thru mid ’40s) scene. Those into this sort of thing might enjoy a visit to the site.

  7. Madison September 26th, 2009 10:53 pm

    D: Now I’m glad you didn’t name the blog ukehunt, after hearing it said.

  8. Tony Boland September 27th, 2009 12:58 am

    Really like Ian Whitcomb’s and Janet Klein’s music….now thats Class!

  9. Woodshed September 27th, 2009 12:17 pm

    Jimmy: I’ll have to have a go at working it out. Don’t think I can play that fast, though.

    Nick: I wasn’t sure whether to include Igor’s as the mando is the star, but it was too good to resist.

    J-Hob: Only until you get the chip implanted.

    zym: I completely disagree.

    Tamster: Glad you enjoyed it.

    ron: Thanks for letting us know.

    Madison: The whole name thing has become something of a vexed issue.

    Tony: I love Janet Klein but I’ve never really got into Ian Whitcomb’s stuff.

  10. JCMcGee September 27th, 2009 1:37 pm

    Ha…I think Zymeck means that I got it wrong….it’s not http://www.ukehunt….it‘s http://www.ukulelehunt….I will fix it!

  11. Sebi September 27th, 2009 5:01 pm

    great choice, all videos rock. my favorite is 77777STANLEY with the benny hill theme song. simply brilliant!

  12. Paul Woodhead September 27th, 2009 7:17 pm

    Excellent musicianship by Stanley & Igor. Janet Klein excellent as ever. Poppy – wow what an interesting voice and such charm.

  13. Ukulele Bartt September 27th, 2009 9:12 pm

    Stanley’s Benny Hill! Yeah! Love that Tahitian uke – wish I could understand that European phone number. Might want one o’ those!

    And Madame Pamita – mighty snappy!

  14. Hello Jodi September 29th, 2009 5:37 pm

    Hey, that’s me!

    I would love Jimmy’s jingle if I could understand a single word of it.

  15. Woodshed September 29th, 2009 9:21 pm

    Jimmy: I prefer the ‘Uke Hunt’ version. Shouting ‘Uke Hunt’ is much more pleasurable. A victory of art over commerce.

    Sebi: It’s some slick playing.

    Paul: Poopy has a great voice. I just wish she’d upgrade the audio/visual equipment.

    Bartt: I’d love to hear what you did with a Tahitian ukulele.

    Jodi: Hey, that is you. Who let you in?

  16. ronhale September 30th, 2009 10:36 pm

    Woodshed: A quick update. Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys, incl. Ian, will
    be playing the Cicada Club this coming Sunday (Oct. 4). First
    set starts 8pm Pacific time, & the show will be broadcast live
    (all their shows are). clubcicada.com

  17. str8wire October 1st, 2009 12:03 am

    In case anyone cares, that benny hill song is called “Yakety Sax.” A Classic!!!

  18. Woodshed October 2nd, 2009 7:09 pm

    str8wire: Thanks for the info.

  19. Anonymous tipster October 8th, 2009 3:58 am

    I stumbled across this gem on youtube just now.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi6sRJPebAE&feature=channel

    How does this guy have so few views?

  20. Woodshed October 8th, 2009 8:34 pm

    Anon tipster: Thanks for the link.

  21. Howlin' Hobbit October 11th, 2009 4:20 am

    I’m glad str8wire pointed that out. I thought I was going to have to dig out the tatty old cape and tights and make another appearance as Captain Pedant.

    Scope out Boots Randolph. Yakety Sax was the only hit I can think of under his name, but he played for years and years with many of the greats.

    Interesting how it’s now joined The Entertainer as being more remembered as a theme song from a movie/tv show than under its own name.

  22. Woodshed October 11th, 2009 4:06 pm

    Hobbit: Chet Atkins’s version is easily my favourite.

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  24. Sam January 2nd, 2010 2:53 am

    So when the heck is Janet Klein going to publish some chord books to accompany her albums? I know Ian has a few out, but Janet’s albums would make a great translation into print for fans of this type of music who would like to try their hand at the uke.

  25. Chris August 26th, 2013 9:01 am

    Janet would like to release a song book, but has yet to interest a publisher.

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