Dave Matthews, Zooey Deschanel: UkeTube

A track this week from Watercolor Paintings’s new album These Arms (which you can buy on Bandcamp) along with a cavalcade of stars including Dave Matthews, Zooey Deschanel, Ben Schwartz, (Carolina Chocolate Drop) Dom Flemons and Robert Crumb.

East River String Band and Friends – Gonna Raise A Ruckus Tonight

Pacific Curls – Flukey Ukey / Fiji Time

Zooey Deschanel & Ben Schwartz- Tonight You Belong to Me

Via Ukulelia

Watercolor Paintings – Vultures

bolomusic22 – Hablar

Tom Marcovich – Moving Faster than Your Feet Can Go

jtopaz – Sweet Nothings

Sophie Madeleine – Guilty

Jonathan Mann – Pep And Vigor

Via Humble Uker

Dave Matthews – Sweet

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  1. Josh July 16th, 2011 8:21 pm

    Now I want to hear Zooey do that with Ben Gibbard. And with better playing. Just because.

  2. RobNY July 16th, 2011 11:50 pm

    Nice selection as usual.

  3. Black July 18th, 2011 1:53 pm

    oh my god. I recently started to listen to sophie. She is a great artist! Also, Sophie madeleines version of mad world sounds great: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGkSXcguRQM

    (Does anyone know where you can find the tabs? I would love to play it <3)

  4. Black July 18th, 2011 1:59 pm
  5. Woodshed July 18th, 2011 3:03 pm

    Josh: I’d give that a listen.

    RobNY: Glad you liked.

    Black: I was just about to point you in the direction of that video!

  6. Mike July 18th, 2011 5:04 pm

    Thanks so much for this one! Good to see Crumb back in action. In fact, there’s so much to love in this post that I won’t even make the cranky comment I was going to make about Zooey Deschanel doing a lame version of a song that hundreds of more obscure ukers have already done better versions of, and I definitely won’t mutter, “Sophie Madeleine Again? Really?” Plus I really actually like Sophie Madeleine.

    Oh, I said that stuff anyway, didn’t I? Jeez. Umm, maybe I’d better…just…ahem…be on my way now…

  7. Dan July 18th, 2011 6:28 pm

    Yeah, get lost Mike! – Zooey is prettier than other more obscure ukers and Sophie is great!


  8. Siani July 18th, 2011 7:03 pm

    I like Pacific Curls, they remind me of Tune-yards just a little bit.

    However, I just died listening to Dave Matthews. Beautiful yet simple song. Woodshed please figure out this song next!

  9. Mike July 18th, 2011 8:36 pm

    Oh, don’t get me wrong — I’d be honored to make either of them the next Mrs. Mike.

  10. Molly July 18th, 2011 11:29 pm

    Taking the part as the off topic lady, i fell in love with this song today:


    Do you reckon there´s a good and easy way to play it on the ukulele..

  11. Woodshed July 19th, 2011 12:48 pm

    Mike: That goodness you resisted the temptation to post those snarky comments!

    Siani: Some similarities in the hairstyles.

    Molly: I think there’d be a way to make it work on the uke.

  12. mark greenwell November 28th, 2011 8:47 pm

    Sophie Madeleine is terrific.

  13. Bigeyedfish824 December 1st, 2011 5:35 pm

    Anyone have a tab or able to tab Sweet? I love this song & just bought a uke so I can play it but can’t find a tab anywhere!! Thanks!

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