Monday, August 17, 2015

Tabernacle Blues

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This is a tune I wrote in the early 70s.  The words are from the old hymn "What Can I Give to Jesus". I performed this song live in concert with my twin brother, Boyd.  I originally played keyboard and Boyd played guitar on this song.  I think we probably sang this song in every concert we did during the 30+ years we were on the road.  I hope you enjoy my ukulele version of this song.

© Floyd Amason

Ukulele Worship Medley

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Here are a few of my favorite worship songs, which were popular when I was a young Christian. I hope these songs will minister to you as they have to me over the years.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Summer Wind

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This song was first recorded by Wayne Newton in the mid 1960s and then followed up the next year by Frank Sinatra. I would like to thank my friend Joanie (who is part of the Maranatha Ukulele Trio with Laura and I) for editing the screen on screen for me.  For better sound quality you may want to use headphones or ear buds.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Jesus, You're So Wonderful

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A while back I was listening to Nadine Coker who is, in my opinion, one of the finest Gospel blues guitarist and singers on the scene today.   Nadine had done a cover of this song on her channel and I sent her a note asking for the lyrics and chords. ("Jesus, You Are So Wonderful")  She was so kind to send them to me.   Andrus, Blackwood and Company recorded this on their Live album in 1980.   Sam Cooke did a song called "He's So Wonderful" that he recorded on Feb 2, 1959, when he was singing with the Soul Stirrers.   The two songs are very similar; the verses are different but the rest of the song is the same.  Both Sam Cooke's version and Andrus, Blackwood and Company's version can be heard on YouTube.   I hope you enjoy my cover of this classic, and be sure to listen to Nadine Coker's cover of this as well!!! - Thanks for listening. - FLOYD AMASON

Nadine's cover
Nadien Coker's channel

Monday, August 27, 2012

One Tin Soldier

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Here is our fourth collaboration.  LAURA, JOANIE and I (FLOYD) make up "THE MARANATHA UKULELE TRIO".   I live on the U.S.East coast, Laura is from the U.S. Pacific North West coast, and Joanie is from the U.S. Rocky Mountains. We each share a love for the ukulele and a commitment to our Lord, Jesus Christ.  We hope you enjoy our cover of "ONE TIN SOLDIER". This song was originally recorded in the 60s by the band "Castle".   The message of this song is an example of how Greed and Envy can affect our lives.

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Friday, August 10, 2012

And In That Day

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I originally wrote this scripture song "And In That Day - John 16:23-24" to help me remember this scripture.  I wrote it on my piano.   Over the years I had forgotten about it.  About a week ago, after hearing this scripture verse in a sermon, I started singing it again and I arranged it for my ukulele and harmonica.   I am dedicating this song to a YouTube friend who has been diagnosed with breast cancer and I pray this will be a comfort to her.

Copyright 1973, Floyd Amason

Thursday, June 28, 2012

In The Garden

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"In The Garden" as performed by:
The Maranatha Ukulele Trio --
Floyd (,
Laura (, and
Joanie (