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  • James Clem- Channel Trailer

    1,913 views 3 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.

      • 8 years ago
      • 99,001 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.

      • 10 years ago
      • 60,061 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.

      • 10 years ago
      • 31,464 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...
    • Things 'Bout Comin' My Way - James Clem - Duration: 4 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 17,801 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...
    • Mississippi Heavy Water Blues- James Clem - Duration: 4 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 10 years ago
      • 16,023 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.

      • 5 years ago
      • 15,013 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.

      • 10 years ago
      • 13,491 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.
    • Black Cat Bone - James Clem - Duration: 3 minutes, 18 seconds.

      • 10 years ago
      • 12,063 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.

      • 8 years ago
      • 10,585 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.

      • 8 years ago
      • 7,709 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...
    • Fraulini 12 String Guitar demo - James Clem - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 6,255 views
      Here is a look at a Fraulini Angelina 12 string guitar that is based on the designs of the Stella 12 string guitars from the 1920's and 1930's. It includes the Blind Willie McTell tune "Broke Down ...
    • Swing! Brother, Swing! - James Clem - Duration: 2 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 6,213 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...
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    • James Clem - Live In Paris - Duration: 7 minutes, 31 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 481 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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    • Shadow Orbit - James Clem with Craig Snazelle - Duration: 2 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 614 views
      Surf style original tune written by James Clem. There is a studio version of this on James' recent "Road's Gettin' Muddy" CD that is available on iTunes, CD Baby and Amazon mp3. That version has dr...
    • TV Mama - James Clem with Craig Snazelle - Duration: 4 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 842 views
      Here is a tune originally done by the great Big Joe Turner (with Elmore James on guitar). James' Telecaster is in D tuning and Craig's low bass string is also dropped to D. You can get a studio ve...
    • Low Down Dog - James Clem and Barbara Adams - Duration: 2 minutes, 45 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,643 views
      Craig Snazelle on stand up bass. Written by the great Big Joe Turner. There is a studio version of this on James Clem's "Sugar Moon" CD that is available on iTunes, Amazon mp3 and CD Baby. James is...
    • Pennies From Heaven - James Clem with Craig Snazelle - Duration: 3 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 340 views
      Depression era tune written by Arthur Johnson and Johnny Burke. James is playing a John Morton tenor resonator ukulele. Shot in Portland Oregon by Corky Miller. You can hear James Clem's music on P...
    • Stealin' Stealin' - James Clem and Barbara Adams - Duration: 2 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 473 views
      Craig Snazelle on stand up bass. Originally recorded by the Memphis Jug Band in 1928. This session was shot live in Portland, Oregon. James is playing a John Morton tenor resonator ukulele. You can...
    • I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter - James Clem - Duration: 3 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 2,078 views
      Craig Snazelle is playing the double bass (his name would not fit in the title). Originally recorded by the great Fats Waller, the tune was written by Fred Ahlert and Joe Young. There is a studio v...
    • Wonderful World - Barbara Adams and James Clem - Duration: 2 minutes, 38 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 679 views
      That is Craig Snazelle on stand up bass. Written by the great Sam Cooke, this was performed live in Portland Oregon. James is playing a John Morton tenor resonator ukulele. You can hear James Clem'...
    • Swing, Brother, Swing - James Clem, Live in Paris - Duration: 78 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 453 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.

      • 1 year ago
      • 481 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.

      • 3 years ago
      • 1,091 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.

      • 3 years ago
      • 3,188 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.

      • 3 years ago
      • 2,228 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...
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