I Walk the Streets, a Loaded 4-String On My Back. . .

Dent May Rocks the Ukulele!

Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele.  The name speaks for itself, but here are a few additional tidbits.  Mr. May is from Oxford, Mississippi.  He put together a 6-song EP last year called A Brush With Velvet which is available for free download on his site. The songs within the set are short, little pop songs based around the ukulele — obviously.  His style is slightly reminiscent of a crooner from the 1950’s with blends of doo-wop tied to amusing lyrics about young thrills and innocent diversions.  Glorious, light-hearted pop!  Does it get much better?

Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele :: When You Were Mine

You may also wish to check out the video for “Oh, Paris.”  It’s a new song expected to be featured on his LP due later this year.  It’s also quite brilliant.


3 Responses to “I Walk the Streets, a Loaded 4-String On My Back. . .”

  1. 1 Joe
    February 22, 2008 at 5:49 am

    I’ve been to Oxford, Mississippi, almost purely because of its pop history, notably the Windbreakers featuring Tim Lee and Bobby Sutliff. It was a Sunday, everything was closed. The square was nice though and Lacy and I managed to find an Italian/pizza joint outside of the “downtown.” For jangle pop and college rock, it could never escape the shadow of Athens, GA, for good reason.

    “When you Were Mine” is magnificent, it strongly reminds me of the pop songs off of the Magnetic Fields’ 69 Love Songs. It immediately has that light-hearted (doo-woppy) quality that is lacking from the Fields’ new album, which I should post about. I need to give it a further listen.

    Damn, I’m listening through again. Brilliant, simple pop. This could get some “Off He Goes”-like treatment.

    It’s great to know such pop is back in Oxford, aside from the work of Sutliff, who endures.


    Thanks for the poppy post.

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