UkeTube

A quick round up of my favourite ukulele videos uploaded to YouTube recently (in no particular order).




Mark ‘JazzUkes’ Occhionero – A Blossom Fell

A version of a song best known, to me at least, in a version by Nat King Cole. The chords for which you can find here.


Brian Hefferan – Foggy Mountain Breakdown

A blistering version of the tune made famous by the banjo of Earl Scruggs. You can see Scruggs playing the tune along with Steve Martin (yes, the ukulele playing Steve Martin), Jerry Douglas and Albert Lee here.


Mercedes Landazuri РEl Chulla Quite̱o

Shigeto Takahashi

There are plenty of great performances up from the recent New York Uke Fest, but this one caught me completely by surprise. I had, and still have, no idea who he is. But, judging by these performances, I want to hear a lot more from him.

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  1. Chris Bellamy May 21st, 2007 2:13 am

    Great blog! Just wanted to share my personal favorite ukulele contributor on YouTube – GUGUG. The link is to a lovely version of Tequila. They’ve got over 30 different videos on YouTube, all delightful.

  2. Woodshed May 21st, 2007 11:24 am

    Thanks for the link, Chris. I’m very jealous of the plastic uke he’s playing in that clip. Their version of California Sun is definitely going to be included in next week’s UkeTube. They look like they’re having so much fun.

  3. Shigeto Takahashi May 23rd, 2007 3:27 am

    Hello!

    I’m the player of the movie.
    Now I live in Tokyo Japan.
    In japan,I play and teach ukuelele.

    In this movie I play japanese T’s ukulele.
    The same maker of KIWAYA
    (I cannot understandnot plasctick mean.)

    Dasilva ukulele I play in other movie is also very nice.
    That is The best replica of vintage marthin about sound and quality.

  4. Woodshed May 23rd, 2007 7:34 pm

    Hi, Shigeto. I love your playing. Do you have any recordings? Have you released any music?

  5. Shigeto Takahashi May 24th, 2007 2:31 am

    Hello Woodshed
    Thank you for your coment.
    I did not have released yet.
    But you can enjoy my home recording mp3 and movies
    ↓check here! and give more comment
    and tell your friends.
    http://briefcase.yahoo.co.jp/sige_to69

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