Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Man looking for Elvis finds Ukulele Trousers!

Yes, I’m afraid it’s too true. Charlie Connelly, a ukulele player and elvis afficionado from across the Big Puddle, was watching a video of Cliff Edwards. In the beginning of the video, Cliff whips his ukulele out of his pants pocket and proceeds to play “I Feel Pessimistic” to a crowd of locker room lugs.

Those are some cargo pants. Where can I find that line of clothing???

the vid


Gary said...

Is that a Martin Style 3 in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me, Ike?

And am I correct that he does his roll stroke backwards, from index to pinkie instead of the more conventional pinkie to index?

Gary said...

Think the movie in question is "So This is College"? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0020425/

Gary said...

actually, I've answered my own question: it's "Good News" and features a lot of classic Henderson/DeSylva/Brown songs.


Craig said...

After some (more) careful observation, I would have to agree that Cliff did the his roll stroke "backwards"...from index to pinkie. Probably felt comfortable to him. nice easy strum without a lot of pyrotechnics...that was all in the voice!

Top 50 Ukulele Sites