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Ukulele Blues by Barry Carozzi


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Philip18

 Genre: Acoustic

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I happened to meet Barry Carozzi, an old friend I hadn't seen for a while, and we got to talking about music. He said he'd like to record a few of his songs, so we started a bit of a project. Here's the first song that we worked on!

Barry Carozzi - ukulele (left side), vocals
Philip Gardner - ukulele (right side), guitar, bass, keys, recording
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Lyrics
Ukulele Blues
Words and music by Barry Carozzi

Everybody says I’m crazy
They think I’m crackers and just maybe
That’s why I got the Ukulele Blues

People stare and point their fingers
It’s so sad how ridicule lingers
And now I got the Ukulele Blues

Maybe I’m just being deluded
Keep on feeling like I’m being excluded
I can’t find a club for my ukulele and me
Where we can be.

People stare and say “look at him
Who does he think he is, Tiny Tim?”
And now I got the Ukulele Blues

Instrumental

Maybe I’ll join a ukulele orchestra
Can you tell where I can register
Maybe that’s where I’ll find my destiny
I’ll wait and see

Well I don’t mind no, I don’t care
If everybody thinks that I’m a square
I reckon that I’ll be all right
And I can’t wait till Saturday night
I’ll stand on the corner
Sing the Ukulele Blues
Song Stats
Hits: 1933
Comments: 22
Fans: 11
Plays: 64
Downloads: 18
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Oct 09, 2016 - 02:30:00 PM
Last Updated: Oct 09, 2016 - 02:34:54 PM Last Played: Jul 25, 2019 - 10:32:58 AM
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Comments
Franciscus_Henri said 1076 days ago (October 9th, 2016)
what fun!
The old uke can give you the blues....
recently voted not to be a musical instrument by the South Brighton club. Great track guys!
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Philip18 said 1075 days ago (October 10th, 2016)
Thanks
The uke certainly has its own character! What would those people in Brighton know? Thanks for listening!
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Dadai.2 said 1076 days ago (October 9th, 2016)
love the uke...
... I've done a bit of ukulele tunes at MJ. This is beautiful! Great tune, vocal, and production. Sold...
D
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Philip18 said 1075 days ago (October 10th, 2016)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, Jack. Thanks for listening and for the comments - much appreciated!
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richard13 said 1075 days ago (October 10th, 2016)
This is a bit of fun too, Philip
not really stretching your range but broadening it somewhat ;-) Some interesting rhymes. Like your bridge. Barry has a good voice.
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Philip18 said 1075 days ago (October 10th, 2016)
Thanks
We had fun putting this together , so I'm pleased that that comes across. Thanks for the comments, Richard - much appreciated!
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PeterB7858 said 1075 days ago (October 10th, 2016)
Ukulele Blues
Feel good tune (for a blues song :-)). The ukulele certainly tends to bring out the playfulness in people. Tongue in cheek fun. Simple, effective arrangement. I like Barry's clear, down to earth vocal work, too. Thanks, guys.
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Philip18 said 1075 days ago (October 10th, 2016)
Ukulele blues
Well now you mention it, I've never met an unhappy ukulele player (admittedly a small field - Barry is the only one I know). It's meant as a "put a smile on your face" song, I think, so it looks like it's working! See you soon.
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jiguma said 1074 days ago (October 11th, 2016)
Ukes
In the interest of transparency, I have to say that I've never been a big uke fan - but PBGBer Dawson has introduced me to a different side of the instrument and I've developed some respect ;) Ukelele Blues has done nothing to lower that respect of course, with Barry's cool vocal and your use/guit/bass/keys contributionn maling for a great result.
Good one!
Neil
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Philip18 said 1074 days ago (October 11th, 2016)
Uke fan
Yes, I can see the quality in something like Tommy Emmanuel & Jake Shimabukuro playing "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", but I usually wonder if it would be better if the uke were replaced with a guitar 😄 However, it's a lively, fun sound and Barry does make a uke come to life. Thanks for listening, Neil - much appreciated!
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KCsGROOVE said 1070 days ago (October 15th, 2016)
ukulele blues
A fine blues, guys
really fine playing here
vry much enjoyed!
KC
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Philip18 said 1070 days ago (October 15th, 2016)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, KC - thanks for stopping by!
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Vic Holman said 1069 days ago (October 16th, 2016)
ukes!
you guys captured the ukes really well. snappy little gem. kudos!
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Philip18 said 1069 days ago (October 16th, 2016)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, Vic! Ukes can be fun, even if scorned by some (and that's what the song's about)! Thanks for stopping by - much appreciated.
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Doug Somers said 1051 days ago (November 3rd, 2016)
Perfect
Some songs are just made for a uke. This one the textbook example, so well sung and played. Nice work on the guitar break too Phillip. Too fun not to download - thanks!
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Philip18 said 1046 days ago (November 8th, 2016)
Thanks
Your comments are much appreciated, Doug. Thanks for stopping by - enjoy the download!
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paul f. page said 1043 days ago (November 11th, 2016)
great duet...
So much fun to hear excellent musicians working with/against each other. The big bridge is so pleasant. I'm not surprised at the great mix. You guys really know what you're doing. Nice.
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Philip18 said 1042 days ago (November 12th, 2016)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it Paul - thanks so much for listening and commenting!
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Bob Rodgers said 1022 days ago (December 2nd, 2016)
This
is a wonderful upbeat tune, certainly put a smile on my face :-) Good recording with clear vocals and very well played.
Great to hear your music again Philip.
Enjoyed!

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Philip18 said 1021 days ago (December 3rd, 2016)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, Bob. I'm enjoying working with Barry - he produces lots of entertaining music!
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groovehounds said 1018 days ago (December 6th, 2016)
Ukulele Blues
How did I miss this?! I LOVE ukes ... great song and I really like Barry's voice. Organ is a nice complimentary touch .... clear mix and a big ukulele thumbs up.
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Philip18 said 1007 days ago (December 17th, 2016)
Thanks
Yes - we haven't heard your uke in a while, Stan - when will it be brought out again? Thanks for listening and for the comment - much appreciated!
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Name: Philip Gardner
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Played folk guitar then learnt jazz guitar in the 70s. Worked in folk joints, then pubs, restaurants and reception centres in bands, duos or solo. Now enjoying the opportunities that the digital age supplies to write and record.... [see more]

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