|track artist, song-label, format|
| 01 Bill Halley, Rocket
02 The Torouetts, Side-Swiped
03 Webb Pierce, Drifting Texas Sands-Pacemaker Records, CD
04 Local 33, Blue Collar Workday
05 Hoagy Carmichael, Rocking Chair-World Pacific Jazz, LP
06 Hoagy Carmichael
07 Gillian Welch, Revelator (edited)
08 Fairport Convention, Who Knows Where the Time Goes
09 David Rawlins and Gillian Welch, Wind and Rain
10 Brother Bones & his Shadows, Sweet Georgia Brown-78 (1929)
11 Roy Smeck, Blue Hawaii-Capital, LP
12 Manuel, While My Guitar Gently Weeps-Live in the studio
13 Roy Smeck, Midnight Blue-78
14 Manuel & Loki, Pymatuing-Dualing "ukephiles" in the studio
15 The No Goodniks, A Work in Progress
16 Derailuers, Country A-Go-Go-MCA
17 Los Straitjackets, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen-Yep Roc Records, CD
18 Santo & Johnny, Raunchy-Black Tulip, CD
19 Manuel, You Who-performed right here in the studio. Punkulele is usually done on an
electric ukulele, but this acoustic baritone (1952 Martin) rendition was exceptional.
20 Neil Young, Human Highway (acoustic)
21 Fred Eaglesmith, Alcohol and Pills-Razor & Tie, CD
22 "T" Texas Tyler, Didn't They Crucify My Lord-King, CD
23 Dale Watson, Big Wheels Keep Rollin'-Koch, CD
24 Richmond Fontaine, Five Degrees Below Zero-El Cortez Records, CD
25 Fairport Convention, Si Tu Dois Partir
26 The Byrds, Mister Tambourine Man (multiple takes)
27 The Cyrkle, I Wish You Could Be Here-Sundazed, CD
28 Van Morrison, Brown Eyed Girl
|Notes:||Loki showed up for the
show wearing a Stetson instead of his usual Dobbs. Uncle Jeff admitted he
was a little moody, mainly because there is never enough time and computers
are a suck-hole. A surprise visit by Manuel, Loki's ukulele comrade, gave
the show direction. As usual, Loki had his ukulele (never travels without
it) and Manuel Rabinizmo from Cabaret
Diosa walked in carrying his '52 baritone uke... live music was to follow.
The strumming ukuleles calmed Uncle Jeff's nerves and the show proceeded
through a soothing set of oldies with several live sets by Manuel and Loki.
Manuel is presently working in his studio on a project entitled Punkelele
while Loki is working on an album with his band The Nogoodniks. Loki is
also performing in the Circus Side Show Crispy Family as Master of Ceremonys.
Be it known, the ukulele is poised for a revival.
The version of Webb Pierce's Drifting Texas Sands was recorded in 1950 and later redone for release. Rumor is that Local 33 (Denver based) may be getting back together. Fairport Connection (1969 performance) played for Bill. Roy Smeck was proclaimed, "Wizard of the Strings" and the cut, "Raunchy" was described by Loki as "gratuitous saxophone". Fred Eaglesmith's, "Alcohol and Pills" is no doubt the ballad of all the old time country singers.
Post show beer and burgers ensued at Tom's Tavern... After dinner the ukuleles were once again brought to life. Loki had also brought his banjulele (jeeze, two instruments in tow!) and played a few tunes. By that time we noticed no one else was in the tavern and in fact had been closed for 20 minutes. The waitresses said they didn't mind and by 9pm we were on our way. Manuel and Loki headed to another tavern while Uncle Jeff bugged out for his cabin.