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Original Post By: Ukulele Crooner Date: 5/28/2020 3:16:18 PM   (Updated: 5/28/2020 3:19:06 PM)
Hello,

Just popped in to look around and Pete's post got me a little nostalgic. Thought I would contribute a recent post on Youtube

I Want to Go Back To My Little Grass Shack

https://youtu.be/FcCqUeu8Tho

Hope you enjoy!

Rick
Posted By: J Boy Shyne Date: 5/29/2020 1:47:47 PM   (Updated: 5/29/2020 2:13:39 PM)
NO, I don't want to "go back to . . . [your] little grass shack in Kealakekua, Hawaii." Rather, as the tune was originally written, "I WANNA GO BACK TO A BLACK LITTLE SHACK, BACK IN HACKENSACK, NEW JERSEY.

1924 original Sheet Music available at https://yorkspace.library.yorku.ca/xmlui/bitstream/handle/10315/27287/JAC005455.pdf?sequence=3&isAllowed=y

1924 recording Benson Orchestra of Chicago - 'Back In Hackensack, New Jersey' available at https://youtu.be/0LhoiaG9csU

Posted By: Ukulele Crooner Date: 5/29/2020 2:11:03 PM   (Updated: 5/29/2020 2:12:17 PM)
You are exactly right.
I remember Joel Eckhaus (performer/luthier) performing a it at the Ukulele Hall of Fame Expo in 2001. And by the event was in Jersey

Not Hackensack though it was West Orange.
Thanks for the links though
all of them.
Posted By: J Boy Shyne Date: 5/29/2020 2:15:15 PM
Took a bit to get that post right. Cheers . . .
Posted By: Tom B. Date: 6/5/2020 9:04:37 PM
Hey Ukulele Crooner! I still have your CD from when you played at UkeFest West in 2004. Nice to see another of the old-timers here.
Posted By: Ukulele Crooner Date: 6/6/2020 8:49:16 PM
Tom,
I remember you! Do you still have a disc player?

Thanhs for the memory
That was a swell expo
Take care

Posted By: John Pak Date: 6/9/2020 8:16:13 PM
Very nice rendition, Rick! :)
Posted By: Ukulele Crooner Date: 6/9/2020 9:06:36 PM
Thanks for taking the time to check it out and comment John.
Posted By: Tom B. Date: 6/25/2020 12:17:34 AM
Hi again, Ukulele Crooner. Sorry I dropped out of the conversation... I check the board sporadically. Yes, I still have a CD player, and I still do listen to your CD. You have a great voice and a nice way with a soprano!

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