George Formby’s uke, Bosko and Honey and Others

George Formby’s Abbott Monarch “Little Strad” banjolele (as used for recording When I’m Cleaning Windows along with many others) is up for auction at Bonhams in London next month. The estimate is £45,000 (via BBC). Also up for sale is a Dallas E banjolele formerly owned by both Formby and George Harrison (via Uncut).

Bosko and Honey talk about their Ukulele Safari on Ukulele Spotlight (mp3 link).

After a bit of lull with the Tribute to REM season, Le Soir is back on top form with decent performances from famous people like Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly and The Wombats; and great sessions from people I’ve never heard of like Timesbold and Cocoon.

There’s still a little time to enter Ukulele Review’s logo contest and plenty of time to enter ukulele for sale video contest.

Ukeaholics’s Weblog.

St Matthew Passion on the Ukulele(MP3 link).*

Does the size of your ukulele stop you showing it to a girl? UPDATE: He should read the Dating Advice from Ukulele Players (includes Uke Hunt faves Jen Kwok and Sweet Soubrette).

Chords for Queen’s Dont Stop Me Now courtesy of Andy.

*I spent so long working this one out the moment has long gone, still…

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  1. zymeck May 30th, 2008 3:09 pm

    Its not the size of your ukulele that matters, its the quality of your strings! :D

  2. Cardboardfrog May 30th, 2008 4:20 pm

    its not the size of your uke, its the quality of the wood! :P

  3. zymeck May 30th, 2008 4:27 pm

    haha – very good :)

  4. Nelson May 30th, 2008 6:45 pm


  5. Woodshed May 30th, 2008 7:28 pm

    Cardboardfrog wins at euphemisms.

  6. John May 30th, 2008 9:17 pm

    rick-rolled, damn you!

  7. Tegan May 31st, 2008 3:24 am

    I didn’t think that Le Soir could get any better, but the Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly cover version of D.A.N.C.E. is amazing!

  8. Woodshed May 31st, 2008 9:59 pm

    John and Nelson: Just when you thought everyone had realised that rick-rolling was lame.

    Tegan: Le Soir sessions just keep getting better. So much good stuff on there.

  9. ukulellama June 1st, 2008 6:25 am

    That cover of D.A.N.C.E. is crazy good! Woodshed, do you think you could figure out the chords for it? It would be an great song to play for friends who aren’t acquainted with the awesomeness of the ukulele.

  10. Woodshed June 1st, 2008 11:32 am

    I’m all over it, ukulellama. He’s in a strange tuning, which makes it more tricky.

  11. Cardboardfrog June 1st, 2008 1:55 pm

    ooooh yes, mr woodshed, chords would be met with much praise and the possibility of internet hugs!

  12. Woodshed June 2nd, 2008 9:46 pm

    How could I resist the possibility of internet hugs?

  13. Maarten from Holland May 6th, 2009 11:31 am

    Nice!! Hey do you also know how to play Hummingbird by Cocoon. I’m listening to it know and i wish i could play it on my uke.. Could you take a look? Would be awesome!
    Greetings from Holland

  14. Woodshed May 7th, 2009 9:30 am

    Maarten: There are some chords for it here.

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