Spring Breakup, Kalapu Uasila’a: UkeTube

Top of the crop this week are two videos from Mathias ‘The Burning Hell‘ Kom’s Spring Breakup. Also up is a stunning Tongan send-off, Bartt and Ukulollo ripping it up, a band that bears a passing resemblence to The Folksmen and, horror of horrors, a football song.

Spring Breakup – Peepers & Howlers

Kalapu Uasila’a – Himi 15 Uesiliana

Yoyoyo Acapulco – Orange

Thanks Bossa.

Clapperjord – Why Is A Goal Not Always A Goal?

Ukulele Bartt and Ukulollo

Thispenguin – Eatin’ Cookie

Thous&Thees – Bikes and Rides

Blue 4 Trio – Hot Jazz Pie

The Strumpettes – Minnie the Moocher

Gwynthesizer – Winter is Blue

Spring Breakup – Hide in the Sea

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  1. Zoe July 3rd, 2010 2:49 pm

    Oh how I love The Burning Hell. Hide in the Sea with the “crazy banjo solo”? Pure win.

    I need to comment more often. I’ve missed you Al.

  2. todd July 3rd, 2010 10:46 pm


    Kalipalu Uasila’a
    the eatin’ cookie song
    hot jazz pie

    and anyone who does “vashti bunyan” is all right in my book….

    heck they’re all good. :)


  3. Gwyn July 3rd, 2010 11:26 pm

    Thanks for including my video! Those Spring Breakup songs are very cool.

  4. Ron Hale July 4th, 2010 3:17 am

    Always love Minnnie. A very nice band-with-uke version I stumbled onto is –

    Rhapsody In Wax – Minnie the Moocher
    by: come2goministries

  5. Sanford (andsong) July 4th, 2010 6:27 am

    Gwyn succeeded in taking a haunting song and making it even more haunting (on the least haunting of all instruments, no less). Excited to see what else he has in store.

  6. jack s. July 4th, 2010 6:32 am


  7. Bossarocker July 4th, 2010 9:55 am

    A bumper crop this week, I loved pretty much all of them (I even enjoyed the football song).

  8. JCMcGee July 4th, 2010 4:55 pm

    Lovely cover of the Vashty Bhunyan song…saw her play earlier this year..beautiful!

    I have a song for the England football team, sung to the tune of 3 lions it goes:
    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha
    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

  9. Howlin' Hobbit July 4th, 2010 9:32 pm

    Bit more of a chore watching the vids this time. Not for lack of quality but because it appears that the latest (Linux) version of Firefox doesn’t like embedded YouTubes. Every single one (including a couple NOT on your post, so it ain’t you, Al) gave this message: “An error occurred, please try again later.” (How informative!) But clicking the “watch on YouTube” link worked fine.

    Damn I loves me some high tech.

    Meanwhile I’ve got to give the nod to my hometown boys, The Blue 4 Trio, even though I’ve seen that vid before.

    The Strumpettes also did a fine job though the ukulele playing seemed to be a bit pale to be backing up those great close harmonies. Oh, and they skipped some of the cooler verses.

    Last but not least, even though it was another tenor love-fest, Bartt just shredded hell out of the thing and I liked it.

  10. Riley July 6th, 2010 12:20 pm

    I just found this site, and I wanted to thank you! I just got a ukulele, and I’ve been trying to learn songs I actually like on it, but it’s quite difficult. Your site it a huge help. :)

  11. Adie227 July 7th, 2010 1:25 pm

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    I’d like to submit my channel in the hope of getting featured sometime.



  12. Antoine July 7th, 2010 2:50 pm


    For your info, I have launched a new site dedicated to plastic ukes and chord master/uke player devices.


    have a nice day!


  13. Woodshed July 8th, 2010 9:06 pm

    Zoe: It’s a pleasure to have you back.

    todd: Glad you enjoyed them.

    Gwyn: Thanks for your contribution. Look forward to hearing more of your stuff.

    Ron: Thanks for the tip.

    Sanford: Agreed!

    jack s.: Good to see such enthusiasm!

    JCMcGee: How far did Scotland get in the World Cup again?

    Hobbit: YT has been behaving a little strangely for me recently as well – videos not starting, stopping half way through.

    Riley: You’re very welcome.

    Ade: Consider yourself submitted.

    Antoine: Cool looking site.

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