Sunday, September 15, 2013

Friends of Old Puppy || Jazzy Silent Night

As I post this there are 600 views. I have sat in on the bakery group a couple of times. Steven Strauss was a big influence with the Berkeley Ukulele Club. He brought an amazing amount of musical knowledge and shared quite generously. This is THE MAN that music book companies should be hunting out for the best vintage music. His arrangements are the best I've had the pleasure to try.

Smooth, cool, laid back, great music played at a bakery in Berkeley, California... 

Pip's words...

"Friends of Old Puppy play Silent Night. The "Silent Night" (a.k.a. "Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht") melody was composed around about 1817 by Franz Xaver Gruber. Lyrics are not used in this performance. The Friends of Old Puppy features Steven Strauss on electric soprano ukulele, Billy Wilson on ELECTRIC BARITONE UKULELE, Kurt Stevenson on guitar, Ed Johnson on wash-tub bass ("gutbucket"), and Cynthia Wilson on the drums. This music was recorded on December 3, 2011.

Videographed, sound engineered (such as it is), and edited by Pip R. Lagenta. Additional digital artwork by Pip R. Lagenta.

Friends of Old Puppy play at the Nabolom Bakery in Berkeley, every Saturday morning (starting at 10 a.m.).

The Berkeley Procedures of Erstwhile Pop
-- Recorded LIVE! --
Berkeley, California"


  1. nice very smooth ! Christmas music always makes my day and hearing this made me look forward to this December. do you know what kind of baritone that is?

  2. Ivo -- I believe that it is an EleUke. I can't watch at work but if memory serves, that's what it is. I'll double check later. Jeff