LP, James Hill: UkeTube

Revelation of the week is LP. I wasn’t hopeful when I clicked on the video but I was blown away. Also this week, Kate and Janelle sing to save their schoool and break the shit out of Neko Case’s heart in the process. And the uke-adjacent clip of the week is Tamburica 5 sing the Croation folk song that inspired Lili’uokalani to write Aloha ‘Oe which in turn inspired this Cajun tune (I’m not sure why that lady is so scared of such an adorable dog).

UPDATE: You can download an MP3 of LP’s performance on her website for free. (Thanks to SamD)

LP – Into The Wild

Kate and Janelle – Star Witness

James Hill – Hand Over My Heart

Tamburica 5 – Sedi Mara Na Kamen Studencu

Dale McMullen – Lucifer’s Christmas

Craig Brandau – Wave

Gerald Ross – That’s A Plenty

Fozzy Bear Sings a Classic

Via Humble Uker

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  1. SamD December 17th, 2011 10:57 pm

    Might be worth mentioning the LP track is available as a free download from her website. It is an awesome tune :)

    Also really enjoyed the swing uke from Gerald Ross. Oh for the days when I can afford a resonator!

  2. Tay December 17th, 2011 11:00 pm

    James Hill is truly my favourite ukulele, and it’s not only because he is Canadian.

  3. Woodshed December 17th, 2011 11:23 pm

    SamD: Thanks very much. I’ve added it to the post.

    Tay: I couldn’t argue with that.

  4. Augustine van der Baaren December 18th, 2011 12:12 pm

    Not only is James a fabulous musician but he makes his own maple syrup (like a true Canuck), wears a 3-piece suit out in the bush, can eat 2 pancakes with a healthy coating of butter and syrup, and stay skinny as a rake; and he does it all while singing. What a guy!

  5. Foinnse December 18th, 2011 3:11 pm

    Wow, that LP track is surprsing. I thought it was going to be slightly whiney indie track but turned into quite an amazingly big sound. I liked it!

  6. Gary December 18th, 2011 5:57 pm

    D**n Gerald Ross for making it look so easy!!

    If Gerald wants to make some serious cabbage, he should do Infomercials hawking overpriced ukes. Honestly, who wouldn’t believe that they can play as well as he when he makes it look so effortless.


  7. Carrie Griffin December 19th, 2011 1:26 am

    I’ve never tried mime-paddling away in a boat to get out of uncomfortable situations! Thanks for the tip, Fozzie!

  8. Rebekah December 19th, 2011 3:03 pm

    That LP girl was so so great, thanks.
    And I totally love that Fozzie video. Gotta love the Muppets.

  9. Mary December 20th, 2011 8:21 am

    Wow – how did I not know about LP? Thanks Al!

  10. carreg wastad December 20th, 2011 8:26 am

    a brilliant bit of whistling,

    how about whistle-hunt.com for your next enterprise?

    and whistling for dummies?

  11. Woodshed December 20th, 2011 8:22 pm

    Augustine: He’s a true renaissance man.

    Foinnse: Me too. I very nearly skipped straight past it.

    Gary: He could do us all a favour and pretend he’s trying.

    Carrie: Someone should tell Woody Allen about that trick.

    Rebekah: Glad you enjoyed it.

    Mary: I didn’t know about her either. Apparently she’s been around a while. And co-wrote that Rihanna song.

    carreg: No chance! Other than wolf-whistling I’m lost.

  12. jcmcgee December 20th, 2011 9:40 pm

    How are we supposed to tell the difference between that LP song and a Mumford & Son song?

  13. L.Bo Marie December 21st, 2011 3:31 pm

    @jcmcgee, I may have just snorted out loud at that comment.

    I love watching the views go up and up on the Neko Case cover, a number of my friends went to PCVS. The girls recorded it as part of an awareness campaign against the closing of their school (slated to happen next fall) http://www.rootsmusic.ca/2011/12/20/making-music-to-save-art-school/

  14. Cherry December 29th, 2011 7:00 pm

    Wow. I wasn’t expecting to be blown away by the LP song like I was. I have forwarded that clip to tons of my friends. Thanks for the introduction!

  15. Woodshed December 30th, 2011 2:30 pm

    Cherry: Glad you enjoyed it!

  16. Mouke January 4th, 2012 3:15 am

    For those who enjoy strumming along with Fozzie –

    It was early last September,
    As near as I can remember,
    D G
    While strolling down the lane in Kipsey Pride.
    Not a word did I utter,
    As I laid down in the gutter,
    D G
    And this pig came up and laid down by my side.

    Not a soul was I disturbing,
    As I laid down by the curbing,
    D G
    When this high-toned lady came I heard her say,
    “You can tell the man who boozes,
    by the company he chooses.”
    D G
    And the pig got up and slowly walked away.

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