Leftover Cuties, Bob Brozman: UkeTube

No sign of The Big C in the UK so I don’t know if it’s any good. But it does have Laura Linney, Oliver Platt, a uke theme tune from Leftover Cuties and a song from Tripping Lily. I’m willing to give it a go.

I should warn you, there are a lot of instrumentals this week by Ukuleles Tim, Zaza and Dav; Ryo Natoyama; Gerry O’Beirne and Todd B. But, panic not, doe-eyed whisper-voiced duties are taken care of by Ingrid Michaelson doing the song she wrote for Cheryl Cole.


Leftover Cuties – Game Called Life

The Original Redcats – Emory Waltz

Gerry O’Beirne – Night In Ventry

Ukulele Tim – Neil Gow’s Lament

Bob Brozman

Todd Baio – The Ham Fisted Blues

The Mad Tea Party – Rock ‘n’ Roll Ghoul

Ryo Natoyama – Bring Your Ads

UkuleleDav – Indiana March

Ingrid Michaelson – Parachute

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10 Comments

  1. Sanford (andsong) October 16th, 2010 7:15 pm

    It makes me sad that Al is compelled to warn people about the inclusion of so much instrumental music. Why oh why (oops…i’m singing) do the vast majority of people feel that music has more value if a voice is plopped on top of it?

    Keep the instumentals coming, Al

  2. Iain October 16th, 2010 10:18 pm

    Haven’t watched them all yet but I’m liking Ingrid Michaelson and Ukulele Tim very much. Only, I believe it’s Niel Gow, and it’s Scottish not Irish. He was an 18th century fiddler from Perthshire. Call me a pedant.

    Nicely played anyway.

  3. todd October 17th, 2010 12:17 am

    i enjoyed the original Redcats stuff…i want his guitar so i can beat it into submission and play it like it’s not supposed to be played ;) with my meat hooks….

    Gerry O’Beirne’s tune was just lovely…..

    thanks for sharing Al,

    todd

  4. Woodshed October 17th, 2010 9:27 am

    Sanford: I should stop doing that really. It’s only a small proportion of people who are completely turned off by instrumentals. And by the time they realise it’s an instrumental maybe they’ll realise they like it.

    Iain: Thanks very much for the info.

    todd: Glad you liked it and thanks very much for your contribution.

  5. UkePeas October 17th, 2010 12:43 pm

    loved the ukulele tim song do you know where i could find tabs for it, or would you be so kind and create some :)
    much love
    x

  6. Foinnse October 17th, 2010 5:34 pm

    All good as per usual Al, cheers once again.

    I liked leftover cuties myself, I’m enjoying the slightly 50’s kind of vibe about them. Incidentally I came across a cover that they did of Lady Gaga’s poker face. Its amazing what a bit of decent musicianship, 50’s swagger and of course the addition of Uke can do to improve an otherwise god awful song!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kapcpOG8TkQ

    Cheers, -F

  7. Howlin' Hobbit October 17th, 2010 7:36 pm

    some pretty choice picks here, Al.

    sometimes when I see some of the instrumental stuff I’m put in mind of what Son House said after Robert Johnson knocked the socks off of him and Willie Brown… “Well, ain’t that fast! He’s gone now!”

    I’ve become somewhat disenchanted with Ms Michealson since she started whining about how she was some sort of ukulele trendsetter and Train having a hit with uke in it just spoiled it for her. another article with her saying that just appeared in this morning’s ukulele google alert. jeez!

    Train has been cranking out the tunes since she was a baby (if not before) and neither she nor they were anywhere close to being first with a uke hit.

  8. Woodshed October 18th, 2010 6:24 pm

    UkePeas: I think the best place to start would be to ask Tim if he’s made any.

    Foinnse: Thanks for the link.

    Hobbit: It seems to me that the sensible solution would be more ukulele songs rather than less. And it’s not like there haven’t been any terrible synth songs either.

  9. ukuleletim October 20th, 2010 2:11 am

    Hey, thanks Al for posting this on your site! These are great…

    Iain, thanks for the correction. I knew he was Scottish but I put “Irish” and “Celtic: in the title because I thought more people search for Irish ukulele, etc. I hope I didn’t offend anyone.

    UkePeas, I don’t have a tab for this song. I should probably work on that more but I have never done it before and don’t really know where to start. If I somehow manage it you will probably see it here first.

  10. Iain October 20th, 2010 10:46 pm

    Tim, certainly no offence. It’s just lovely to hear it still being played after 200 years.

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