This past Sunday we played many of the same as before, with the exception of a few Reid Tippet originals that are not yet in print. One song we played that I have not yet linked is below. Some day I’ll get everyone up doing the hula that goes with it!
E Huli Makou by David Chung
This is one of the first hulas I learned as a kid and is a good way to learn a few Hawaiian words and hula moves. Chords & lyrics are at Kanikapila.us. I learned to play this song with a G chord for the verses and a G7 for the vamp instead of the G7 throughout, but either works and both are easy. Translation and history of the lyrics can be found at Huapala.org. The site lists some additional verses not commonly sung and it does not include the “i hope” (pronounced ee-ho-pay) verse, which means “go back”. To catch the strumming pattern, you can play along with Kumu (teacher) Kealoha at 808ukejams, but if you want to see how to really dance this hula, watch Auntie Mokihana. One of my new goals is to be able to move like that by the time I’m her age!
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It was a full day last Sunday. We packed a lot of music into a couple of hours. Check out the links, print off the chords and lyrics and come join the jam!
Walking After Midnight by Alan Block & Don Hecht
(Disclaimer: our friend Matthew lead us on this one with his guitar. We haven’t tried it with ukes only-yet!)
Singing the Blues written by Melvin Endsley
Clemetine usually credited to Percy Montrose (1884), though sometimes to Barker Bradford, and believed to have been based on another called Down by the River Liv’d a Maiden by H. S. Thompson (1863).
Blue Moon by Lorenz Hart & Richard Rodgers
The last Blue Moon (second full moon in the same month) was last year on August 31, 2012, and the next one is not until July 31, 2015.
I’ll Fly Away, by Albert E. Brumley
The popular version from “O Brother Where Art Thou” is with Alison Krauss
, but when Etta James
sings, it makes you want to go to church
Crawdad Song, traditional (my granddaddy taught me this one)
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Junior Jambusters posing with Jake backstage in the Green Room.
There were some nervous parents taking these photos as Jake handed the ONLY ukulele he carries with him on tour to each of the kids in turn for a photo ops.
Great concert. Send me any good photos of the performance if you have them. I was too busy watching his fingers fly to take any. My favorite was his encore song, a beautiful rendition of the Hawaiian classic “Akaka Falls”, also performed (and recorded) at a concert in Fresno, CA.
Not only a talented musician, but a very nice person. Truly a class act.
Some Jambusters turned out at the Gold Town Nickelodeon this evening to play a few tunes prior to the showing of Life on Four Strings, a documentary about Jake Shimabukuro. Thanks to Collette Costa for inviting us and Betsy Sims for the photo.
Jake will be here to perform in Juneau THIS MONDAY, Feb 11th! The show is almost sold out, but there are still a few seats left. Visit the Juneau Jazz & Classics website for info and to purchase tickets.
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