Joe Brown Signature Kala: Friday Links

Kala will be releasing a Joe Brown signature ukulele this year. Do Americans know who he is?

Only a week and a bit to win your place on Bosko and Honey’s ukulele safari.

Friend of the blog, Acilius has an extensive review of UOGB’s new album.

Put your moleskine to good use.

Jim D’Ville enlightening series of interviews continues with Del Ray (I’m slightly embarrassed by my contribution now).

Two new releases on CLLCT: one from Linguistic Banter and one from Existential Hero.

The weekly ukulele pin-up to keep Jodi happy: Betty Page.

Roger and Dave are doing another Beatles Complete on Ukulele Festival. This one will feature 16 Yoko Ono impersonators.

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  1. Dan October 9th, 2009 3:20 pm

    When I hear the name Joe Brown, I think of this guy:

  2. Acilius October 9th, 2009 4:24 pm

    Thanks for the advert, Al!

    Sixteen Yoko Ono impersonators- sounds like a conceptual art piece worthy of Yoko Ono herself.

    When I hear “Joe Brown,” I always think of Joe E. Brown. Joe E. Brown is best known today for his role in SOME LIKE IT HOT, a movie about a ukuleleist played by Marilyn Monroe.

  3. Hello Jodi October 9th, 2009 4:57 pm

    I didn’t know what a moleskin notebook was until I read this:

  4. ronhale October 10th, 2009 12:59 am

    Not uke related, but Beatles related. I was browsing around
    on CDBaby early Friday morning – Pacific Time US – while
    waiting for NASA TV to kick-in with its coverage of the moon
    crash mission, when I stumbled onto an interesting Beatles-esque
    CD, OFF THE BEATLE TRACK, by the band Apple Jam, released this year.

    What they do on this CD is take 15 songs that Lennon/McCartney
    wrote but never recorded on an official Beatles album, instead giving
    them to other artists to record (Peter & Gordon, Billy J. Kramer, etc), & in effect, make a Beatles album of the songs. As one band member says, “We used the same microphones, gear, & studio techniques of the period. Our goal was to make the album sound
    just like an early Beatles record, between WITH THE BEATLES and A HARD DAY’S NIGHT, when most of these songs were written.”

    A sample of each song is provided, & anyone who finds the idea
    interesting should go & listen.

  5. Acilius October 10th, 2009 3:12 pm

    Oh, and don’t be embarrassed by your interview with Jim D’Ville! It’s very enlightening.

  6. Art Crocker October 10th, 2009 4:56 pm

    I would suggest that most Americans would be weak on Joe Brown. However his performance in the Concert for George Harrison should have changed all that. The great “I’ll see You in My Dreams” tribute song at the ending was terrific.

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