The Chris D' Uke-O-Nut 2023 season is upon us!!
Lots of new arrangements are underway. Enjoy!
Re-Mastered from my original November 2020 post, This features the addition of the original backing orchestra from the 1963 Bobby Darin Live from Vegas performance!
This is it!
No not that “This Is It” this “this is it” is that, which is to say, “It” for me ;-)
I’m laying down my uke for two reasons. First, I’ve done all I could have ever dreamed of as far as my abilities would allow. Second, my hands hurt (arthritis) and it’s just not possible for me to practice to the level I require to keep making videos.
I will likely continue at a very very slow and casual pace with my uke-tivities so let’s not say goodbye, let’s say au revoir!
Two versions of this great tune for the price of....none! The first version is the original song from the "Muppet Movie" sung by the green man himself with me on uke. The second version is a John Michael Higgins a cappella jazz choir arrangement from the movie "The Break-Up" Enjoy!!
My cover of the Beatles cover of a classic standard from Meridith Wilson's "The Music Man". This arrangement is for dGBE re-entrant tuning Tenor Ukulele. I've added a few backing tracks in my GuitarPro arrangement apps to help capture the feel of the original recording.
This is my ukulele arrangement of International Barbershop Semifinalists "The Rumors" parody of "Over The Rainbow" performed on a LowG tuned Tenor Uke and sung by me, myself, I, and him ;-) Totally META!!
The ukulele arrangement can of course be used for a serious rendition!
This one is epic!! I transcribed the big band parts from the 1940 Benny Goodman Orchestra recording and did a tasty ukulele arrangement as well. All the parts (except me in Sedona) were recorded by Amedeo Ciminnisi in NJ, the drums are midi but all the other parts are real musicians!
This arrangement (LowG tuning) contains extra backing tracks as will many others going forward in Uke-O-Nut Season 3! If you would like a GuitarPro TAB or full chart pdf contact me and I'll send a dropbox link.
Uke-O-Nut season 2 is almost over!! This the 11th video is a mash-up of Lyle Ritz' arrangement and Kenny Rankin's jazzy rendition with a bit of bounce from yours truly ;-)
The nut of the month is Coconut!! The song is "Here's That Rainy Day" Happy Strumming!!!
Recorded live at the Roxy, this is a song (as Lenny and Squiggy tell it) that was originally slated to be the love theme to a horror picture. It's hilarious! I've removed the vocals from the recording to punch up my humble uke arrangement. Enjoy!
This arrangement is the second if two selections from the 1947 motion picture "It Happened In Brooklyn". Sung by Frank Sinatra in the movie, and written by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn. Also A Great tune!! This "A" side of the Columbia Records 78rpm record also features a jazz choir reprise sung by "4 Hits and a Miss".
The Fifth arrangement for the 2021 uke-o-nut season!! This is an up-beat ukulele workout! A period piece written by the Beatles' Paul MacCartney which appears on the legendary "White Album", features a classic 1930's style!
The first video (monthly) for my new Ukulele Website!
Happy strumming from Chris D' Uku-O-Nut!!!!
Go to "Contacts and Downloads" for a pdf of the sheet music or GuitarPro Tab Files plus occasional free music download .
This is a companion video to the "Barbershop Minions Sing The Office" video and will show how to play all the special licks that make it like bounce like the TV show version!
I uncovered my passion for uke during my search for that tune from "The Jerk". From that point on, I was hooked on the jazzy "Lyle Ritz" uke style.
From time to time I'll record a clean ukulele video of some of the arrangements with the lyrics for sing-a-long!
Get a pdf of the sheet music with chord box and tabs to learn these advanced ukulele arrangements. GuitarPro format TAB files will also be available for download along with the occasional free music download!
Do you have questions, want to get a uke karaoke video in your key, or a GuitarPro Tab File of one of my arrangements? Reach out, and let's make free music download happen.
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