Svavar Knutur, Brett Domino, Eliza Newman: UkeTube

Videos this week include Svavar Knutur via Ukulele Languages, Brett Domino bringing sexy and a host of fantastic instruments back, Kate Micucci giving herself a nap after confusing herself with tax terms (watch this video first if you want the set-up to the song), some nasty blues-funk from Manitoba Hal and Primrose with the least safe for work song I’ve ever featured.


Svavar Knútur – Clementine

Thanks to Armelle.

Brett Domino – Justin Timberlake Medley

Manitoba Hal – Poulet Shack

Kate Micucci -The Nap Song

Thanks Jeff

The Bobby McGees – 3 Wishes

Primrose – I Love You NSFW

Ukulolo – La Vita è Bella

Eliza Newman – Ukelele Song for You

The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra – It’s a Livin’ Thing

the transit of venus – Streets of Your Town

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18 Comments

  1. Craig Robertson April 17th, 2010 2:28 pm

    WIUO! Whahoo! I love this video and I’m surprised, because the song is definitely not one of my favorites.

  2. alec April 17th, 2010 3:33 pm

    Manitoba Hal wow. That’s an original? Welcome to the varsity team. Excellent.

  3. Woodshed April 17th, 2010 5:04 pm

    Craig: I’m not much of a fan of the song either. But WIUO could make me love anything.

    Alec: Agreed. I think I should have put that on the front page. Tough choice this week.

  4. Howlin' Hobbit April 17th, 2010 5:37 pm

    Buncha good ones again, Al.

    My top pick is Poulet Shack because, duh!, Manitoba Hal.

    Still wish I could make out more lyrics from the Bobby McGees because I really like their style. Damn Yank ears, anyway.

    Today’s surprise fave was Brett Domino. I saw “Justin Timberlake” and went all “eeeww!” and stuff but listened anyway and liked it. Go figger.

  5. Howlin' Hobbit April 17th, 2010 5:39 pm

    Ooops! Forgot to mention… Ukulolo was his usual fab self, both in the musical and video departments.

  6. JIKvig April 17th, 2010 6:43 pm

    I´m so glad you brought up Svavar!
    I picked up his album when I was on Iceland, an awsome album. Not to many ukesongs, but awsome stuff!
    Even if I don´t understand everything he is singing about….

  7. Nick B-C. April 17th, 2010 9:25 pm

    …WIUO marvelous…but I must nail my colours to the mast…I love the original…new age album…gotta love it!!!…also really loving the Brett Domino timberlake dooins inspired…Keytar or guitboard???…

  8. Phredd April 18th, 2010 12:34 am

    These are all great, but the fact that the Brett Domino song also featured recorders tickled me to no end.

  9. louis April 18th, 2010 12:55 am

    eeee im sitting right behind the guy in the kate video!! i feel like im on ukulele hunt now. such happiness.

  10. aimee April 18th, 2010 11:17 am

    The Wellington Orchestra are AMAZING! And the name reminds me of wish Wellingtons which makes me happy.

  11. josie Primrose April 18th, 2010 12:28 pm

    Not safe for work? I don’t know what you mean Uke Hunt. xxxxxx

  12. Mark Occhionero April 18th, 2010 6:18 pm

    Al,

    Another wonderful selection, I make your blog a weekly thing – but don’t always comment. Wellington fantastic – these guys are masters of orchestration.

    and Ukulolo – he has way too much time on his hands – I really like his approach.

    Also thanks for posting Kate Micucci, this weeks entry for the cute girl with a Ukulele (great voice too).

  13. Boz April 18th, 2010 6:51 pm

    Excellent collection this week! Kudos.

  14. Jimmy April 18th, 2010 9:23 pm

    I’ll admit I love me some JT, the medley was ace and has raised my opinion on Brett Domino. Good show.

    And Kate Micucci is as badass as ever. <3 her

  15. todd April 19th, 2010 5:25 pm

    Svavar Knútur – Clementine
    dang…just dang…loved it!!!

  16. Woodshed April 19th, 2010 11:07 pm

    Hobbit: I was surprised to like the Brett Domino one as well. I only recognised the first song in the medley (quite proud of that).

    JIKvig: Thanks. Glad I came across him. Top song writer.

    Nick: Let’s not start on the guitboard vs. keytar. There’ll be blood spilled.

    louis: Fame at last!

    aimee: I had to Google Wish Wellingtons. I’m so out of touch these days.

    Josie: I suppose it very much depends where you work. I very much would like to work where this sort of thing is allowed.

    Mark: I know. I don’t know how Ukulolo has the patience to do it. But I’m glad he does.

    Boz: Thanks.

    Jimmy: I like a lot of Brett Domino’s videos. But this one is definitely something of a breakthrough.

    todd: Glad you enjoyed.

  17. Redmond April 20th, 2010 3:10 am

    Seems like Kate is channeling her inner Louis Armstrong…

  18. Josh S. March 8th, 2011 11:46 pm

    Clementine is one of my favorite ukulele songs and I’ve been trying to figure it out by ear and struggling a little bit. I’ve figured out the three main chords F, 2-0-1-3, and Bb but can’t figure out the strumming pattern. I’d like to play this for my choir concert and help would be much appreciated.

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