Dark Tales
The Weatherspoons are a ukulele and banjo-plucking and song singing off-shoot of the Serious Ukulele Ensemble and Big Muffin Serious Band. Dark Tales album, from 2012, is one which successfully delves into the darker themes and deathly ballads usually eschewed by the ukulele fraternity. It is tastefully arranged and performed, with a minimum guaranteed 10% ukulele on each track (for those of you who like to keep track of your Daily Ukulele Intake). Click here to have a listen to a sample of tunes.

Completed in December 2016, Small Mercies was intended to be Volume 2 of the Ukulele Music for Grown Ups series, but by the time it was finished both Clem and Martha had decided they’d replace most of the ukulele parts with the comparatively more widely unpopular banjo. The result is a CD much like Dark Tales, in that it is devoid of any musical jokes but is a very listenable album of occasionally well known but mostly obscure songs and instrumentals, done with a tasteful, moody, country feel.

Song list:
Cup on the Counter (L. Durrett)
Bostik Five-0 (J. Fulton)
Far from any Road (Handsome Family)
Making Plans for Nigel (XTC)
Reckoning Song (A. Avidan)
Victory (A. Fulton)
Keep me in Mind (M. Lanegan)
Don’t let me be Misunderstood (N. Simone)
Anthem for 17-year-old-girl (Broken Social Scene)
Sweet Rose (E. Jewell)
Leave the Lights on (C. Smither)
Small Mercies (J. Fulton)

To listen to some tracks from Small Mercies, click here.

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Track listing:
Green Grass - Tom Waits
Free until They Cut Me Down - Iron and Wine
A Cautionary Song - The Decemberists
Gloomy Sunday - Seress
The Flame that Burns - Isobel Campbell
Spooky - 3Ds
Little Drop of Poison - Tom Waits
The Country Death Song - Violent Femmes
Funeral Waltz - Adam Fulton
Object - Ween
The Soldier’s Wife - Brecht/Weill
Bombed - Mark Lanegan
Sadim - Jim Fulton
Click here to listen to some trackshttps://soundcloud.com/jimfu-1/sets/dark-talesshapeimage_4_link_0