MrBluSkies salutes george m. cohan

July 4th , 2017 Performance at Providence Independence, now known as American House.

irving berlin's wonderful "God Bless America"

This song is always a hit, but especially so when you get to sing it on the 4th of July.

Singing Irving Berlin's 1926 song "Blue Skies"

At one of my many performances at Ormond In The Pines, Ormond Beach, Florida

An irish medley by mrbluskies

St. Patrick's Day at The Villages Showcase of Talent, March 17, 2017

MrBluSkies sings "My Buddy"

This was my first performance at The Villages "Showcase of Talent".

"M-O-T-H-E-R"

Mother's Day Sing-a-Long at Mission Oaks

"Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)"

MrBluSkies performing at The Villages "Showcase of Talent" at Savannah Center, September 29, 2017.

SOME GREAT SING-A-LONG SONGS

MrBluSkies practicing at home for his next gig

"Down By The Old Mill Stream"

Everyone likes to sing-a-long with this one 

A short love song medley

"When You Love An Angel" is a MrBluSkies original song written for his wife Linda.  

A Favorite Medley of MrBluSkies

Still smiling... still strumming... always practicing :-)

Ernie Burnett's "My Melancholy Baby"

    Ernie Burnett, who composed the music, was wounded fighting in the First World War, and he lost his memory and his identity dog tags. While recuperating in hospital, a pianist entertained the patients with popular tunes including "Melancholy Baby". Burnett rose from his sickbed and exclaimed, "That's my song!" He had regained his memory.

    This is from my first performance at The Willows Retirement Community.

"Ida, sweet as apple cider"

Since April of 2014 MrBluSkies has had the honor and pleasure of performing with The Villages Sparkey's Strummers on a weekly basis.  This is from one of my first performances with that wonderful group.  That's the awesome Dan Howard on the sousaphone.

"Ma Blushing Rosie"

This is from one of Sparkey's Strummers weekly prac

"I'll Be Home for Christmas"

Sparkey's Strummers perform lots of wonderful Christmas music every year.  This song is one of my favorites.

Al Jolson's "My Mammy"

This is MrBluSkies' "signature" song with Sparkey's Strummers.  

"Shake, Rattle and Roll"

Another group MrBluSkies has the pleasure of perfroming with is The Villages Ukulele Players Club.  This is from one of our performances at The Villages' Showcase of Talent.

"Five Foot Two Eyes of Blue"

One of MrBluSkies' favorite sing-a-long songs, performed by the Ukulele Players Club.

"Old Bones"

In 1981, the ageless George Burns recorded a CD titled "Young at Heart".  This is my favorite song from that CD, performed with Dennis McLean and the Ukulele Players Club.

"This Little Light of Mine"

Performing with the incredible Roxie and the Ukulele Player's Club, we close out The Villages celebration of "10 Years of Ukulele in The Villages".