Keep On The Sunny Side

January 24, 2010 3:56 PM

A ridiculously happy bluegrass song, which you may recognise from the "O Brother, Where Art Thou" soundtrack. Arranged for ukulele, bass and three vocal parts.

OK, so the ukulele may not be what you might call a traditional bluegrass instrument (electric bass certainly isn't), but it seems to work surprisingly well here. Recorded this afternoon - my next-door neighbours are probably very confused after hearing all the attempts at the harmonies...

posted by ZsigE (2 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

this is so cute and cheery, i can't help but smile, despite having a case of the blues.

Your accent does two things: first, it makes the song ridiculously twee, and second it reminds me that the roots of bluegrass music come from traditional English folk singing and madrigals. The "sweet English sound" always emphasized the third and sixth of the scales in harmony, which you do very well here.
posted by Jon_Evil at 9:55 PM on January 24, 2010

Thanks for a great bit of fun.
posted by MikeHarris at 7:09 PM on January 28, 2010

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