Here’s what happened: Walter, Marilyn and I were watching a documentary about the life and work of Harry Nilsson. Well, one thing led to another and soon we were producing an abbreviated cover of his tune, Coconut that was originally recorded in 1971.  Another challenge for the intrepid production team in Huahine.  Could we sync up Walter’s vocal, could we overdub the ukekele and drum parts, could we animate limes and coconuts and Walter? You will have to be the judge.

SO here it is:

As always, we like to share a few production stills provided by Marilyn Frasca.SallyCocoPrepSally preps for the big shoot.
WalterDance WooWoo
Walter gives his all.
Marty (expert coconut wrangler) gets out of the way.
Thank goodness, I brought those sandbags.
The other stars waiting for their close ups.

Best quotation on location by Marty: “I hope those limes don’t end up on the cutting room floor.”

Finally, here is a low resolution version of COCONUT if you are out here in the Pacific and have difficulty loading the HD version on my Vimeo channel.

8 responses

  1. This deserves placement in the prime spot, side A, of a Walter Schmalter album!
    And if you are taking requests…could you also include a cover of “Doctor doctor give me the news..I got a bad case of lovin’ you!!???”
    The beach is your stage!

  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! Oh! It is melting the snow that surrounds my studio. Doctor! Ain’t there nothing I can take?
    Doctor: Yes. You can take time to watch Walter dancing around. You will feel much better.

  3. That’s the greatest thing I have seen in a loooong time! Watched it four times (so far). What a hoot. Walter, you are such a natural! Sally, brilliant filming! I’m still chuckling. Julie

  4. That was really Walter singin and dancin his own voice and steps, wow wow Walter, amazing, very funky and melodic and somewhat strange (in a good way). Sally and Marilyn strike again! And Hi Hi Marty!!!
    I really hope you all re-raked the sand lawn after all that running around, because I don’t want to have to fly down there and clean up after you’ve had your fun. Or,…. wait……. maybe I’m wrong about that. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

  5. limes are great. I laughed like crazy at the cocococonut with glasses

    percuss and uke lovely–you guys are really fun!!

    xx do verdade sophia

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