The "Beatles Complete on Ukulele" is an ambitious and awesome blog. They've posted three MP3s of Beatles songs so far. Here's Fiona Silver doing "Run for Your Life."
Run For Your Life is the final song on The Beatle's creative breakthrough album, 1965's Rubber Soul.
They put it last for very good reasons.
While not the worst Beatle song it might be the worst one written and sung by John.
Consider the unfortunate first line.
"I'd rather see you dead little girl than to be with another man."
Happily, the culture has come a long way baby since 1965.
The Beatles Complete On Ukulele is a web based project by Roger Greenawalt and David Barratt where they will
A) Record & perform on ukulele all 185 original compositions by The Beatles with 185 guest singers/artists.
B) Write essays to coincide with each release.
C) Make available for download one new recording and essay every Tuesday for 185 weeks, beginning January 20, 2009 (Inauguration Day) and climaxing July 24, 2012 (The eve of the London Olympics)."
Buffet's recording is actually song three of 185. The first two are that old ukulele chestnut While My Guitar Gently Weeps, performed by Dandelion Wine, and Oh Darling, sung by Kathena Bryant of The Hippynuts.
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In 1986, Chicago’s local TV news discovered the city’s pioneering house music scene, featuring the likes of Farley “Jackmaster” Funk and Steve “Silk” Hurley. From this groove came the groove of all grooves. Below, two classics of the genre: (via r/ObscureMedia)
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