This song has quite a history so I thought it would be perfect for this lofi edition of the Sunday Song. Originally recorded by Sugar Boy and his Cane Cutters in 1953, most people are more familiar with the 1965 rendition from The Dixie Cups. Here's my version on canjo and cigar box amp. Why not?

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Comment by Poorness Studios on September 13, 2021 at 1:57pm

Thanks Danny. I always like to include those history tidbits... glad someone appreciates them. :-)

Comment by Danny Gordon on September 13, 2021 at 12:40pm

Nice sounding amp and canjo. I really like you videos they are so informative

Comment by Poorness Studios on September 13, 2021 at 12:12pm

Thanks AGP. I appreciate you tuning in each week.

Comment by AGP # on September 12, 2021 at 8:52pm

"A Blast From The Past", and nice to see a Canjo being well played, well done Poorness. :-)

Comment by Poorness Studios on September 12, 2021 at 5:04pm

Thanks BrianQ and Doug. Glad I could help with a smile... your are right about that Brian. And you nailed it Doug. This canjo has virtually no bass frequencies. It's kinda hard to sing with but hey... I had to give it a shot.

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on September 12, 2021 at 4:09pm

I actually recognized this song Kale. Someone chose it once at the ukulele group I’m part of. That Canjo has quite a different tone; absolutely no bass. But you made it work with another great performance! Keeping it real …. and different. Works for me!!!

Comment by BrianQ. on September 12, 2021 at 2:59pm

Kool, I used to have a friend who would spark up this song around a bonfire, like it was the thing to do? Such a happy sounding song, thanx for sharing, we need every smile we can get these days :)

Comment by Poorness Studios on September 12, 2021 at 2:03pm

Thanks John. It is a fun little instrument. This one has 2 strings... both .013 tuned to a C.

Comment by Uncle John on September 12, 2021 at 9:38am

Goof Off!  I always liked that song.  Little canjo sounds pretty good.

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