Saturday Matinee – Uke Covers! Yay!


Excellent version of  The Foundations’ “Build Me Up Buttercup.”  You know she’s singing to YOU…  wait for it. (Bunkessa found this one.)

Well, gabba gabba hey.

*Jake Shimabukuro’s Ukelele Gently Weeps.

*Led Zep on Uke with eggs and sausage and hot coffee.


Don’t forget the trainwreck previously posted here.

Videos marked with (*) were recobamended by saraH, who should have her own website by now but doesn’t.  She’s been lurking around for a long time, dropping rare occasional comments about batmobile babe magnets.

[Tip ‘o the tarboosh to saraH… your eco-friendly VatoMobile is in the works.]

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7 Responses to “Saturday Matinee – Uke Covers! Yay!”

  1. Unfinished Rambler Says:

    I had no idea that you could get those sounds out of a ukelele, and some of them, I wish you couldn’t (No. 2 and No. 5, but the other ones, especially 3 and 4 were very nicely done). No. 1 was just funny, especially knowing it was especially done for me. 🙂

  2. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Unfin– I thought No.2 was done pretty well, especially given the absurd concept of the Ramones on ukes. I wouldn’t be surprised if No. 1 went viral, if it hasn’t already.

  3. cbullitt Says:

    I’m sure George and Eric would be pleased with Jake’s rendition.

  4. cbullitt Says:

    BTW, if you think that’s cool–have you ever heard of a Chapman Stick?? Neat guitar design.
    Here’s a great version of “Little Wing.”

  5. Bunk Strutts Says:

    cbul– Nice link. First saw the stick in the ’70s, Weather Report.

  6. planetross Says:

    I liked the Ramone’s cover … but it doesn’t sound as edgy for some reason.
    I imagine that you look like the guy on the left in that video …. I could be wrong; I usually am. hee hee!

  7. Bunk Strutts Says:

    plane– Their version of “Pinhead” is killer. As for my resemblance to the guy on the left… heh. I could probably pass him off as my (non-existant) younger brother. It’s not me, though, if that’s what you were thinking…

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