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  • James Clem- Channel Trailer

    1,257 views 2 years ago
    Short trailer for my You Tube channel. I have just released two new CD's in 2015. An all ukulele swing / blues CD "Sugar Moon" and a blues guitar CD "Road's Gettin' Muddy". Both are available on iTunes or CD Baby. www.jamesclem.com Show less
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    • Baby Please Don't Go - James Clem - Duration: 2 minutes, 59 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 59,682 views
      Written by Big Joe Williams and recorded by him in the 1930's. The guitar is a vintage Gibson L-00. My arrangement was heavily influenced by the Sam "Lightnin' " Hopkins version. You can now hear J...
    • They're Red Hot - James Clem - Duration: 2 minutes, 24 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 56,813 views
      Robert Johnson ragtime, Delta blues tune played on a National resonator ukulele. You can hear James Clem's music on Pandora, iTunes and CD Baby.
    • On The Sunny Side of The Street - James Clem - Duration: 3 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 29,465 views
      Classic Dorothy Fields-Jimmy McHugh tune made famous by Louis Armstrong played on a National resonator ukulele. You can get a new studio version of this on James' "Sugar Moon" CD on iTunes or CD Ba...
    • Mississippi Heavy Water Blues- James Clem - Duration: 4 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 13,804 views
      Atlanta Blues tune written by the great Barbeque Bob (Robert Hicks).Slide guitar is played on a vintage National Tricone Guitar. There is an error on the end title that states it was written by Rob...
    • Big River - James Clem - Duration: 2 minutes, 19 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 13,339 views
      Johnny Cash tune from his Sun Records rockabilly era. I read somewhere that this was his favorite song of all the tunes he wrote. I usually play this on guitar, but sometimes I will do a ukulele ve...
    • Stones In My Passway - James Clem - Duration: 3 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 12,553 views
      Robert Johnson Delta Blues tune. The Slide / Bottleneck guitar is played on a vintage National Tricone resonator guitar. You can hear james Clem's music on Pandora, iTunes and CD Baby.
    • Things 'Bout Comin' My Way - James Clem - Duration: 4 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 11,450 views
      This a medley of Tampa Red's "When Things Go Wrong" (also known as "It Hurts Me Too") and Tampa's "Things 'Bout Comin' My Way". The guitar is a brand new National German Silver Tri-Cone (not broken...
    • Black Cat Bone - James Clem - Duration: 3 minutes, 18 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 10,880 views
      Sam "Lightnin'"(Lightning) Hopkins fingerpicking acoustic Texas Blues tune played on a vintage 1930's Gibson L-OO Guitar. James Clem's music can be heard on Pandora, iTunes and CD Baby.
    • Keep It Clean - James Clem - Duration: 2 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 7,675 views
      Quirky vintage blues tune originally recorded by St. Louis bluesman Charlie Jordan. Crazy lyrics! The guitar is a vintage Gibson L-00 from the late 1930's. You can hear James Clem's music on Pandor...
    • Trucking My Blues Away (Keep On Truckin') - James Clem - Duration: 2 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 7,034 views
      Ragtime vintage blues originally done by Blind Boy Fuller played on a National Reso-Phonic resonator ukulele. You get can a new studio version of this on James' "Sugar Moon" CD at iTunes or CD Baby...
    • Swing! Brother, Swing! - James Clem - Duration: 2 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 5,419 views
      Billie Holiday swing vintage jazz tune played on a National Reso-Phonic ukulele. You can get a new studio version of this as a duet with Mary Flower on James' "Sugar Moon" CD that is available on i...
    • Fat Gal - James Clem - Duration: 2 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 5,217 views
      Written by the great Merle Travis who recorded this in the late 1940's. The lyrics are a riot. Western Swing feel. You can get a new studio version of this on James' "Sugar Moon" CD available on iT...
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    • James Clem - Live In Paris - Duration: 7 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 200 views
      An edit of seven minutes of music from USA bluesman in Paris, France on September 17, 2016 at Aux Petits Joueurs. A mix of ukulele, acoustic and slide resonator guitar. You can hear James Clem's mu...
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    • Swing, Brother, Swing - James Clem, Live in Paris - Duration: 78 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 183 views
      The end segment of USA bluesman live at Aux Petits Joueurs in Paris, France on September 17, 2016. The tune was originally done by the great Billie Holiday. The ukulele is a National Reso-Phonic. Y...
    • James Clem - Live In Paris - Duration: 7 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 200 views
      An edit of seven minutes of music from USA bluesman in Paris, France on September 17, 2016 at Aux Petits Joueurs. A mix of ukulele, acoustic and slide resonator guitar. You can hear James Clem's mu...
    • Folsom Prison Blues - James Clem - Live in London - Duration: 5 minutes, 8 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 842 views
      Shot at the London Ukulele Cabaret in October, 2014. This starts with the tail end of "I Fought The Law" and host Tricity Vogue and audience calls James back for an encore of this classic Johnny Ca...
    • I Fought The Law ukulele lesson - James Clem - Duration: 8 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 1,591 views
      "New improved" version of a lesson on this classic tune written by Sonny Curtis. The lesson is for intermediate and advanced players. This is in the key of G and is based on the Bobby Fuller Four r...
    • Nobody's Business - James Clem - Duration: 3 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 1,733 views
      This is my own take on this classic tune. My favorite versions of this are by Riley Puckett and Memphis bluesman Frank Stokes. You can get a new studio version of this on James' "Road's Gettin' Mud...
    • I Can't Be Satisfied - James Clem - Duration: 3 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 668 views
      Big Bill Broonzy tune that is not to be confused with the Muddy Waters song with the same title. One of Big Bill's rare flat picking tunes that has always been a favorite of mine. In the key of D. ...
    • I Fought The Law - James Clem - Duration: 2 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 777 views
      This is a companion excerpt from a ukulele lesson on You Tube I did. Not really a performance piece as I am holding back a bit for the lesson. That is my trusty National Reso-phonic ukulele. Writte...
    • Cow Cow Boogie - James Clem - Duration: 3 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 2,587 views
      Here is a swing tune with a jump blues kind of feel written in 1942. You can get a new studio version of this on James' "Sugar Moon" CD at iTunes or CD Baby. That version has stand up bass and rhyt...
    • On The Sunny Side of The Street - James Clem - Duration: 3 minutes, 18 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 953 views
      Dorothy Fields wrote this tune. This is played on a Covered Bridge concert ukulele. I did a version a few years back on You Tube but I prefer this newer rendition as I have incorporated a lot of ne...
    • James Clem- Channel Trailer - Duration: 43 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 1,257 views
      Short trailer for my You Tube channel. I have just released two new CD's in 2015. An all ukulele swing / blues CD "Sugar Moon" and a blues guitar CD "Road's Gettin' Muddy". Both are available on iT...
    • That Will Never Happen No More - James Clem live on UK radio - Duration: 2 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 535 views
      Ragtime blues tune originally done by the great Blind Blake. This was part of an interview on AIR radio in Weymouth, Dorset, England in September, 2013. All I had in the studio was this tiny Taylor...
    • Baby, Please Don't Go - James Clem live on UK radio - Duration: 3 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 862 views
      Classic blues tune live on AIR Radio in Weymouth, Dorset, England in September, 2013 as part of an interview. All I had with me that day was a Taylor travel guitar and a National ukulele. That Tayl...
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