Cosmo Jarvis, Operation Aloha: UkeTube

Favourite find this week is Cosmo Jarvis’s catchy, King-Blues like, bros-before-hoes anthem She’s Got You. Also this week (thanks to Oren) is super(ish) group Operation Aloha hewn from members of Gomez (it’s Ian Ball on uke), Maroon 5, Phantom Planet and others who met up on Hawaii and, inevitably, end up using a uke.

Familiar friends this week include Phredd, Craig Robertson and Katzenjammer.

Cosmo Jarvis – She’s Got You

Phredd – Zoo in Space

Katzenjammer – Tea with Cinnamon

Operation Aloha – Blue Eyed Son

Harper Phillips – Wading

Craig Robertson – If I Could Be With You

Oh, Be Clever – TiK ToK

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  1. byjimini February 20th, 2010 7:43 pm

    Blimey, that Blue Eyed Son is a corker.

  2. krabbers February 20th, 2010 9:06 pm

    brilliant selection this week

  3. byjimini February 20th, 2010 9:07 pm

    Just come across something interesting; Hootie and the Blowfish settled out of court with people representing Bob Dylan for when they used his lyrics without permission in the song “Only Wanna Be With You” (they sing “well I’m Tangled up in Blue…”.

    Apparently Bob gives permission if you ask him, I just hope Operation Aloha did, otherwise the dream will end pretty quickly.

  4. todd February 20th, 2010 9:19 pm

    cosmo jarvis…very cool…

    katzenjammer….well, lovely as always…

    harper phillips….tender song…excellent….

    great pics as always Al,


  5. SamD February 20th, 2010 11:48 pm

    The Katzenjammer vid combines my twin loves of uke and accordion :)

    And I love the 11 part recorder ensemble in the Cosmo Jarvis song!

  6. Nick B-C. February 21st, 2010 12:19 pm

    …The usual level of quality…But All I’ve got to say is…Hopipolla…Amazing…you should post your own vids Al…

  7. Rob NY February 21st, 2010 2:18 pm

    Cosmo’s song is great .

  8. Woodshed February 22nd, 2010 4:03 pm

    byjimini: Bob himself stole the lyrics from a traditional song, so I think they’re in the clear.

    krabbers: Glad you enjoyed it.

    todd: I’m still not all that sure about that Kazenjammer song.

    SamD: Uke and accordion does seem to be a growing trend.

    Nick: Thanks!

    Rob: Glad you liked it.

  9. Aimee February 22nd, 2010 7:39 pm

    I love Katzenjammer! This isn’t my favourite song of theirs though. LOVED Zoo in Space! Brilliance!

  10. Ian Emmerson February 23rd, 2010 12:31 am

    I’m not sure about Katzenjammer either. It’s like all the elements are there for something utterly tremendous, but it somehow … isn’t. I mean, it’s okay, but it somehow seems less than the sum of its parts.

    Just my opinion, of course (but I am right).

    I x

  11. Aimee February 23rd, 2010 1:17 pm

    I normally really love their stuff, I just think this song is a bit weak. I know what you mean, but maybe it’s just a matter of personal taste. What i’d give for a balalaika bass though!

  12. Ian Emmerson February 23rd, 2010 5:53 pm

    That’s what I mean – Balalaika bass? Wow! Drumkit made of biscuit tins and kettles? Wow! Four attractive women? Wow! Harmonies? Wow! Accordian? Wow! Great recording and video editing? Wow! Any one of those things is brilliant on its own, so what must it be like when you put it all together?


  13. byjimini February 24th, 2010 7:26 pm

    Very interesting, Woody.

  14. lindseyb March 5th, 2010 7:58 pm

    i love love looove Wading by Harper Phillips. She’s adorable and so talented.

  15. Woodshed March 6th, 2010 11:24 am

    lindseyb: I agree. I’ve got an interview with her coming up. I hope.

  16. Fraser May 12th, 2010 11:36 pm

    Can some one please tell me how to play she’s got you my cosmo

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