Thursday, December 28, 2006

191 - Novelty Acts

1. I Feel Pessimistic

2. St Louis Blues

3. A Study In Brown

4. Ukelele Man

5. Hollywood Boogie

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2 comments:

Mike said...

Am I crazy or is the Ukelele Man playing a banjo?

Christopher said...

I can't consider an instrument a banjo unless it has the all important short fifth string.

Actually, there are tons of banjo hybrids; banjitars, banjolyns, bass banjos, etc. The Ukelele Man seem to be playing a banjo-ukelele hybrid similar to this one.

It is also a possiblity that in 1941, when this was filmed, the term ukelele wasn't yet used the way it is today.

Anyway, that film clip made me think of an idea for a music video in which a band is trying out instruments at a Guitar Center-esque music store and and then spontaneously start jamming out to some high octane modern rock and roll. KICK ASS!