The Saturday UkeTube

Another bumper crop this week. Jake Shimabukuro’s performance at the SF Ukulele Festival, new Taimane clips and a number of videos from a ukulele get together in Dortmund with a whole bunch of Uke Hunt favourites. Not to mention some ukulele juggling.

Watch more clips including Stephin Merritt reworking a kids’ classic and a GUGUG going solo over the fold.

Stephin Merritt – The Wheels On The Car

I’m not quite sure what to think about this. Vinyl is Heavy has some opinions and a short history of selling out to the man.

Fin Raucous – Crocodile Rock

David Beckingham – Baby Elephant Walk

An excellent version. Some really nice twists in it. I particularly like the extra harmony on the riff at the end. Played like this:

baby elephant walk

Alternatively, you could play this harmony:

baby elephant walk 2

Earlyguard – Autumn’s Color

Ukulele Bill – I Got Rhythm

Steve James and Del Ray – Dance Hall Shuffle


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  1. WS64 September 15th, 2007 9:05 pm

    Woodshed, his “name” is Wiese, not Weise!

  2. Craig Robertson September 16th, 2007 4:38 pm

    No suprise that Stephin Merritt sold out. For all his posturing to the contrary, he seems pretty mainstream to me.

  3. Nipper September 17th, 2007 2:04 pm

    Right on Craig…

    It’s a shame the ukulele is being used to advertise such nasty products…4×4 cars and McDonalds…what’s next?

  4. Woodshed September 17th, 2007 8:35 pm

    I can’t see how Stephin Merritt is all that mainstream. I’ve always regarded his stuff as being an acquired taste.

  5. Craig Robertson September 18th, 2007 2:45 am

    Woodshed; we must agree to disagree on Mr. Merritt’s merits, or lack of them.

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