Daily Archives: December 5, 2013

“Bye Bye Blackbird:” song 4 of the 7-day uke challenge

“Bye Bye Blackbird” was written by Ray Henderson and lyricist Mort Dixon; if I seem to be relying heavily on popular songs from the 1920s, I just can’t help it. That genre really lends itself to interpretation on the ukulele; the only other one I’ve found that meshes as well is soft rock from the 1970s, and I’m just not ready to explore that with you fine people just yet.

My version isn’t nearly as compelling as this one from the late, great (and extremely underrated) Julie London, but I don’t have her, ah, pipes.

I have no idea what song will appear here tomorrow; I’m sure the suspense is also killing my neighbors.

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