LA Daily News talks to Jim Beloff and Dan Sawyer about the ukulele’s gaining popularity.
Is this the earliest photo of an ukulele? It is according to this great article by John King. The photo was taken by Lewis Carroll and features Alice (of Wonderland fame), on the left, and her sisters holding machetes – the Maderian precursor of the ukulele.
Why didn’t I think of this?
Dreamtime has a dark and atmospheric podcast telling the tale of Stagger Lee/Stack O’Lee and playing versions of the song including that by Ukulele Ike.