Pegasus Bridge, Benny Chong: UkeTube

Burberry are throwing a lot of nice clothes at ukers: Misty Miller, General Fiasco, Acoma and, this week, Pegasus Bridge. If this is general policy, can I put in an order for one of these? Size: the fattest one you make.

Not quite so well dressed but just as entertaining this week are Hawaiian soloist Benny Chong, Irish troubadour Peter Delaney, Japanese jazz-nutters Bliki Circus and many more besides. I should warn you, there’s lots of extended jazz noodling this week.

Benny Chong – Nearness of You

Pegasus Bridge – Yoko

Bliki Circus

Thanks to Ron Hale.

UkesterBrown – There’s Everything Nice About You

Peter Delaney – O, Great Father Ocean

Sungha Jung – Mission Impossible

Jen Miller – Forget Your Face

Jim D’Ville and Rose Turtle Ertler – The Redcliffe Rag

4 Strings of Swing – So What?

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12 Comments

  1. Herman Vandecauter April 16th, 2011 4:29 pm

    There’s Everything Nice About UkesterBrown!

    Herman

  2. sanford(andsong) April 16th, 2011 6:23 pm

    Benny Chong. Yikes. Especially those chords with the thumb under the neck…

  3. L.bo Marie April 16th, 2011 9:23 pm

    ok, I’ve only listened to Pegasus Bridge – Yoko.. and I didn’t give it a hard listen (as in, I have no idea what they were singing, it was just on in the background) but there’s something about the sound.. there’s a few groups out there right now with that sound.. and for some reason it just sets me off crying. but in a good way. Those mumford boys are another group that does that- I can’t listen to the whole album at once.

  4. Craig Robertson April 16th, 2011 9:30 pm

    I agree with Sanford(and song): Benny Chong: yikes! very very very fucking tasty playing.

  5. Ben Mealer April 17th, 2011 4:04 am

    A+ vids this week.

  6. Alec April 17th, 2011 4:40 am

    Benny Chong! Fancy with the thumb.

  7. cottonsocks April 18th, 2011 6:40 pm

    brilliant choices – thank you!

  8. Simbosan April 19th, 2011 5:01 am

    Ukester is great, spot on.

  9. Woodshed April 19th, 2011 8:57 am

    Herman: There is. I should post more of his videos.

    sanford, Craig and Alec: I’m not sure if those thumb things are entirely required or mostly just showing off.

    L.bo: Wow! That’s quite a reaction.

    Ben: Thanks, a very jazzy week this week.

    cottonsocks: Glad you enjoyed.

    Simbosan: Agreed!

  10. sanford(andsong) April 19th, 2011 2:40 pm

    Al: You mean like how Rudy Sarzo used to play the bass with his fret hand over top of the neck? ;)

  11. ukematt April 20th, 2011 6:05 pm

    I’m literally begging you to make a tab for Yoko, it’s incredible for the ukulele and me and my friend are hoping to perform a full uke version soon. Thanks :)

  12. L.Bo Marie April 21st, 2011 5:13 am

    well… the Benny video ended up making me cry more- I just didn’t want to admit it after blubbering thru the other.

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