Jim Boggia, Heidi Talbot: UkeTube

Considering how much I love Springsteen there’s very little of it on the blog. Hopefully, Jim Boggia’s incredible version of Thunder Road will make up for the lack of quantity with a surfeit of quality.

Also this week, Heidi Talbot with Boo Hewerdine (who provided uke for Hafdis Huld), David Beckhingham’s Stripper (tab for that coming up) and knock-out vocal performances from both Patsy Monteleone and Gabrielle Giguere.

Jim Boggia – Thunder Road

Gabrielle Giguere – Daughter

Ron Hargrave – Old Folks Home

Thanks to UkeToob

happyjoel – Rock Thru Time and Space

Heidi Talbot – Start It All Over Again

Patsy Monteleone – There’s A Cabin In The Pines

David Beckingham – The Stripper

Hundred Little Reasons – Someday

krabbers – slipping

She Makes War – Scared To Capsize

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  1. Lukey October 9th, 2010 3:34 pm

    Hundred Little Reasons are the jam. Finally they have a video on YouTube that isn’t just a hilarious cat.

  2. todd October 9th, 2010 4:07 pm

    i’ll be back, but Ron Hargrave, Patsy, and Krabbers were the bomb….good stuff….

  3. Herman October 9th, 2010 5:41 pm

    Thumbs up for Heidi Talbot – Start It All Over Again!!

  4. craig October 9th, 2010 9:05 pm

    Jim Boggia. Good shit. good video, too. I especially like the part where the waitress walks across the screen with two beer glasses. The right atmosphere for that song.

  5. Mike Todd October 9th, 2010 9:21 pm

    Haven’t got past Thunder Road yet. What a great version that is. Thanks for including it here.

  6. muz October 10th, 2010 10:41 am

    Loved the last one, “she makes war”!

  7. Foinnse October 10th, 2010 11:52 am

    Last one was cool alright, Gabriel Giguerre and Heidi Talbot have voices too.
    Cheers, F

  8. Peter October 10th, 2010 3:52 pm

    Al, I would love love love love love a tab of Thunder Road and I think you would too.

    I’ve seen Bruce live twice and he’s incredible!

  9. byjimini October 10th, 2010 4:12 pm

    Bloody hell, thanks for introducing me to Heidi Talbot, absolutely loving her new album. And that Ron Hargrave video is tremendous.

  10. Howlin' Hobbit October 12th, 2010 7:44 am

    I concur, Jim Boggia rocked hell out of the Boss’s tune. Beautiful arrangement, great presentation.

    Patsy and krabbers continue down their respective paths of awesomeness. If I could sing half as well as Patsy or write songs that were half as good as krabbers I’d simply expire from the thrill.

    Looking forward to the tabs for The Stripper. I’ve worked with several burlesque troupes and know a few burlesque queens that would probably love to strip to a live ukulele version. I’m thinking I’m just the guy to play it. :-)

    Liked the Hundred Little Reasons tune quite a bit. Genteely spooky. Is that a genre?

    I was introduced to She Makes War by Steve Lawson (aka @solobasssteve on Twitter). I liked her so much I sent her 15 quid for her latest release.

    Lastly… one of this batch got me to thinking. What happens when the vid is better than the song? Does it matter? I write songs so I’m biased. And I do want to make better videos, so I guess I’m conflicted as well.

    But by what standards are we to judge a “music video” if the video is better than the music? I mean, it’s still art, but it disappoints me on some level.

    I’m much more likely to “like” a video that was done through a cheap web-cam but features a great tune than I am to like a hugely–even if well–produced video where the song is somewhat lame.

  11. Woodshed October 12th, 2010 9:03 pm

    Lukey: It is about time. I’ve been wanting to put something of theirs up for ages.

    todd: Glad you enjoyed.

    Herman: She does have a really lovely voice.

    craig and Mike: Agree with you both. Stunning performance.

    muz: It’s not really my sort of thing, but she’s obviously very talented.

    Foinnse: I’m really looking forward to hearing more of Gabriel Giguerre.

    Peter: It’s a definite possibility.

    byjimini: Glad you’re enjoying Heidi Talbot. Are you familiar with Kate Rusby?

    Hobbit: Ah, it might be you I heard about She Makes War from. By the time I came across her uke song I’d completely forgotten how I got there. I’ll be honest, I would never have pegged you as an emo fan.

    On the Joel video, yes, it’s not the strongest song. But as a whole package I really enjoyed it.

  12. Howlin' Hobbit October 13th, 2010 6:09 am

    hmmm… I would never have thought of her as emo. old and out of touch, that’s me. but I dug her tunes and the way she’s going about her career, so she got my £15.

  13. Rob NY October 13th, 2010 1:38 pm

    Thunder Road! The best!

  14. byjimini October 14th, 2010 5:42 pm

    Yeah, a few people at the folk clubs I frequent do a lot of Rusby, she’s fantastic.

    Will you look into tabbing out Heidi’s song in the near future?

  15. Cait October 15th, 2010 3:16 am

    Omg if you could get the tabs for Thunder Road I’d love you forever

  16. Chris December 13th, 2012 10:15 pm

    Long time listener, first time caller… Just bumping this old post up in the hope of a tab for the intro to Thunder Road!

    I’m pretty new to the uke and Jim Boggia playing the Boss just blew my mind.

  17. Woodshed December 13th, 2012 10:33 pm

    Chris: Posting a comment doesn’t bump anything, I’m afraid.

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