Friday Ukulinklinks

I’m embarking on a new mini-project on the blog. I’m going to list the definitive ukulele songs – the one’s most associated with the uke – and the definitive versions of those songs. If you’ve got any ideas about what should be included, leave a comment.

There’s a really great little feature of Mike DaSilva in his workshop. It’s fascinating to see how much care and attention he puts in to making the ukuleles and how fondly he talks about what he does. (A big thanks to Jeff for drawing my attention to it).

The latest episode of Ukulele Spotlight (mp3 link) is a killer with performances by Tippy Canoe and Uni and her Ukelele. There’s also a new Ukulele Spotlight website in development including instructional materials and backing tracks to jam along with (Thanks to Dave for that)

Performances from the Stockholm International Ukulele Festival

This week’s Uker Tabs: Paul Williams’ Give A Little Love (from the Coke ad) and Going to Resistencia.

Ukulala answers those burning uke questions from a urinal cake taste tester and an 18th Century English Lord among others.

Bill Tapia discusses his 100th Birthday gig.

Dubby Kirk and his ukulele get top marks on the Gong Show (it was like Pop/American Idol but the judges were forced to sit behind signs detailing what they like in bed).

Uke mp3s: Rock Insider has Ema and the Ghosts, What to Wear During an Orange Alert has Arms and ninebullets has the UkeJill endorsed O’Death.

ezFolk’s ukulele girl now flogging term papers.

You can listen to the statistically derived most wanted and most unwanted songs on UbuWeb. I was half expecting a ukulele to crop up on the most unwanted track but it’s edged out by the banjo. The most unwanted song is, predictably, brilliant and the most wanted is awful. Does nobody want humour in music? (Thanks to Dr J – you really should be reading his blog).

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