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By way of an apology and don't shoot me if this is a social gaffe...I have always intended to put a George Formby song on here ( I am not apologising for that ,tho' some may think that I should!) and there was a catalyst I heard today.

I am going to post a version of 'Chinese Laundry Blues'.Michaeljayklein's post of his adaptation kick started something that I couldn't resist and that was to dust off the old Uke and try strum along to his version,(George Formby has been a guilty secret of mine since picking the uke up at age 10 and I'm still shite at it).However due to total lack of musical ability I could not get the pitch or the key right of Michael's piece.

I then went to the web site that he quoted and they did not have a trace ( I presume I was on the right site !! )of any George Formby.

So I strummed it out,then thought to try a bit of backing and this is what came out......hope that I am not stepping on Michael's toes,I think that version is inspired whilst I have simply tried to emulate the style of the thirties bands ,and as I did it rather in a hurry it is a bit crap but loads of fun....I think.Hoping not to be upsetting or offending anybody,this is probably a real faux pas.... Cheers, Chris (Jarvoid)

p.s. might be better in headphones with a bit of bass added,'s'up to you.....
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I will post them, if anyone wants them.
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Hits: 2703
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Plays: 156
Downloads: 73
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Jun 13, 2010 - 04:01:20 PM
Last Updated: Jun 13, 2010 - 04:11:05 PM Last Played: May 02, 2019 - 10:09:09 PM
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PSR-K1 as a big band,clarinet and double bass,Lazy Palm Tree Ukulele as itself.
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michaeljayklein said 3352 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
"Turned Out Nice Again"
Turned Out Nice Again,  Its A GEORGE FORMBY GRILL!!!!! Pictures, Images and Photos

Who said dat? George said dat! And so do I! Thanks for the cheery lift mate! Ya done great!
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michaeljayklein said 3352 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
OH PS
I ordered that backing from the site 3 years ago so it may not be available currently--hope you didn't spend a whole lot of time hunting for it! Thanks Chris, Michael
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Jarvoid said 3351 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
Well very
generous of you michaeland thanks very much.You know I might actually do this one again properly.Cheers matey.

CJ


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Moviz said 3352 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Just love
all George's songs and the Uke' sounds great here and why wouldn't I when he was from the same town as myself Wigan Lancashire?... sounds as though you're having a great time and that's what it's all about... made me smile very broadly Chris LOL, cheers M
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Jarvoid said 3351 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
I think to do the
vocals justice I will do this one again some time soon. GF s songs were an absolute delight,so ribald and yet so innocent sounding.Thanks for dropping in Mo.
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Char said 3352 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
I think
you've nothing to worry about. You sound very authentic. And no, I'm more familiar than I was with this quirky little tune. :)
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Jarvoid said 3351 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
Quirky
that just about sums George Formby songs up,they are a little risque....well for the time they were ,but I think that they ar great fun too.

Cheers 80)

Jarvo
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fasteddie said 3352 days ago (June 13th, 2010)
Man this is some dang funny stuff.
Dude, this is nutty good stuff. Crazy jamming on that uke!

Cool song Chris!
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Jarvoid said 3351 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
You should hear
GF play ! Thanks for the comments hope it put a spring in your day !

Jarvoid
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Symphony101 said 3351 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
awesome
Great Ukulele playing here and you can sing man !
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Jarvoid said 3351 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
Well I
can only sing to an extent but I can rattle out out a bit of this schtick thankfully.Glad you enjoyed,poor recording as it is.I will do it again more respectfully.

Cheers Jarvo
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airportseven said 3351 days ago (June 14th, 2010)
What a genius mess - if you can call it crap
I figure I could call it a genius mess. I include that compliment for some of my favorite tunes btw and consider the category as a badge of honor. Love this - really do. Now get back in that kitchen and cook up another mess.
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Jarvoid said 3349 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
Aye 'tis
a mess.But I did literally put it together in about 4 hours from scratch...I should have taken a bit longer.

Jarvo
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lengold said 3351 days ago (June 15th, 2010)
I don't know
you wait and wait for a George Formby tune to come along... and then two at once.
Just love your exuberance.
Cheers
Len
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Jarvoid said 3349 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
My natural
exuberance spills out allover the place.......or is that the Urban Spaceman...hmmm, Thanks Len,good to hear from you as ever.

Jarvoid
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Doug Somers said 3348 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
I guess if you're not washing windows
you're down at the laundry.

Well sung Chris. Good fun in the listening, that - it sounds like you had fun singing it too.

I'm glad you posted this one.

Cheers,
Doug

PS - Isn't that Blackpool in the background of the photo?
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Jarvoid said 3341 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Mr Wu
eventually became a window cleaner as well ! George did about four songs about the venerable oriental gentleman.Thanks ,I am going to redo this and I may do the one about Mr Wu's window cleaning exploits as well.And yes that is Blackpool Tower indeed.
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PockBluesman said 3345 days ago (June 20th, 2010)
eh yup
Only the Jarvoid could pull something like this off and get away with it. Great Uke work really iffy George Formby immpression."Mother turned out nice again"
nice one buddy

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Jarvoid said 3341 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Well you
howled at rhe moon and I mopaned at Blackpool tower.....aye turned out nice again.
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woofer3 said 3341 days ago (June 24th, 2010)
I wish there was more
music like this around - so entertaining and happy, - a fave for sure.
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Jarvoid said 3341 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
I was a bit
desive about posting this cos it is not fashionable to admit to liking George Formby's music....and then I thought ,since when have i been a foolower of fashion or even fashionable !! so sod it and 'ere 'tis.Thanks for listening mate.

Jarvoid.
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davisamerica said 3341 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
you said "faux pas"...
lololol ....bang on chris this is just too damn much fun... mind if i download?? ...never mind...already did. Big smile and you remain...well you know...completly. Love it. BTW .... about the laid back ending....
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Jarvoid said 3341 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Thanks indeed
I want to redo this and if I stop telling folk that I want to do that and get on with it there will be a clearer recording of this.Thanks for dropping in and having a listen Cheers.
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Hickling_Stan said 3341 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Smiling!
Bit late to this one Chris. If any one's going to get offended by this well sod 'em!! I enjoyed it and it sounded like you did too. Cheers Mark
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Jarvoid said 3341 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Thanks Mark
and I promise I am not skiving off the other job in hand,honest !

I did this in a hurry but it was fun to do and I discovered that i can create a thirties band sound using the keyboard so there will be a rerun.Thanks again for dropping in .


Chris
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Dadai.2 said 3340 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Now this is...
good old-time, feel-good music... ah, the joy! Love the Uke and your cool vox. This is great. Happy I am...

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Jarvoid said 3340 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Thanks for
taking a stroll down the old prom and having a listen to this.Now off to the fish and chip shop with you !
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ste said 3339 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
loving the picture of my hometown.
you could have posted anything and i would have liked it. love the strumming. cool effort, something new
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Jarvoid said 3339 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Oh aye,I thought you
of all folk would appreciate at least the artwork,thanks for stopping and having a dekko,cheers.

Jarvoid
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jdholliday said 3336 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Is there anything
you can't do? And do it well? This is great! Very bold, very cool!
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Jarvoid said 3330 days ago (July 6th, 2010)
Thanks for
the kind words,I threw this together but had great fun doing so ,I preciate that so many are enjoying it as well.
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ramonaji said 3336 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
very fun!
Glad I heard this!
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Jarvoid said 3330 days ago (July 6th, 2010)
I am glad
tha you heard this too ! Hope you had a chuckle at silly seaside humour.
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John Stebbe said 3330 days ago (July 5th, 2010)
I like it
This would be right at home on the soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Very authentic sounding Appalachian-sounding music.

Except for the keyboard synth line I think I hear in the background. Sounds out of place. Jarvoid, your acoustic sound, with your uke and your voice -- it's all you need. I know GarageBand is a load of fun, and it's certainly OK to experiment. But I'd rather hear Jarvoid sing with his uke, and nothing else, than listen to 90% of the other tracks here on MacJams. You have an authenticity which many other wanna-be's green with envy.
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Jarvoid said 3330 days ago (July 6th, 2010)
Whew
I think that is one of the kindest ,nicest comments i have ever had and a built in critical observation as well,which I take on board.
I was trying to recreate a thirties Music Hall ( I think it was vaudeville over there ) sound ,but yes I can see where you are coming from with your comment.

Thanks very much,

Jarvoid
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magnatone said 3329 days ago (July 7th, 2010)
Chinese Laundry Blues
YOU CRACK ME UP!!! (gobsmacked too!)
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Jarvoid said 3329 days ago (July 7th, 2010)
Aye well,tek
a stroll down Wigan Pier and this is the sort o9f music yopu would have heard in the thirties,forties and fifties.

Hi Bye Jarvoid
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billykirsch said 3327 days ago (July 9th, 2010)
Chris
This is a travel in time, just for the old record feeling of the sound. Didn't know that guy. Great song.
Also specially beautifully spontaneously played.

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Jarvoid said 2954 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
Ey up
how rude of me not to respond to this.....thanks very much...I may tidy this up ....but then again I may just not bother

Orlright chuck ?

Chris


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egobandit said 2954 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
laundry blues
Twangin away, straight forward love the singing!
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Jarvoid said 2954 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
Oh ,ey up...
I did not mean to resurrect this but was just replying to a comment that i had missed ages ago.....but fair enough....it is a bit rough and I will do a redo do ....do.

CJ

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