Movin' On Up

May 12, 2008 7:13 PM

The lazy cracker, banjo-infused version of the Jeffersons theme song.

I dreamed of this arrangement a couple weeks ago and finally got around to recording it tonight. It's a few clicks slower than I imagined, due mostly to my unwilling right-hand fingers, and it's missing the sweet jug-blown bass part, but it's close enough.

Apologies for: the lousy recording; my lousy banjo playing; my lousy, nasal warbling.

posted by uncleozzy (13 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

This is delightfully crazy.
posted by mathowie at 8:12 PM on May 12, 2008

Your nasal warbling is in fact pretty awesome.

That jug sound would be extra sweet, though.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 2:58 AM on May 13, 2008

Thanks... unfortunately, I just wasn't getting the sound I wanted from the half-gallon glass growler. Would've loved a jug (or a washtub bass) in this.
posted by uncleozzy at 4:16 AM on May 13, 2008

posted by Jofus at 4:20 AM on May 13, 2008

This is glorious.
posted by umbĂș at 9:16 AM on May 13, 2008

[clapping along]
posted by not_on_display at 2:36 PM on May 13, 2008


I misread at first and thought you did Move on Up by Curtis Mayfield. You should!
posted by phrontist at 7:08 AM on May 15, 2008

Ahah this is so much fun. I have to admit, I thought of Weird Al Yankovic at first.
posted by Grimp0teuthis at 9:24 AM on May 16, 2008

Aiighhh. Shield thine eyes, uncleozzy!
posted by umbĂș at 4:58 PM on May 18, 2008

Thanks, guys. And I'll even admit it, I do sound a little like Weird Al here. I'm not proud of that. I mean, sure, the guy is a legend, but a wonderful voice he does not have.

I ought to post my cover of Billy Joel's "Movin' Out" (what is it with me and movin'?), in which I sound an awful lot like Weird Al circa "In 3-D," which is, again, not something of which to be proud.
posted by uncleozzy at 7:22 AM on May 19, 2008

Well, for this particular song, the Weird Al sound is a perfect match. It's hard to sound more white-bread than Weird Al. And in all fairness, I only really heard him in the very first verse.

Otherwise, excellent song.
posted by ErWenn at 5:35 PM on May 22, 2008

Hang on a sec... I probably have that around here somewhere...
posted by lothar at 4:19 PM on May 23, 2008

fan-fresh white bread-tastic!
posted by February28 at 7:47 AM on July 29, 2008

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