Ramon Novarro: Friday Links

If anyone suggests to you that ukuleles aren’t sexy, send them Ramon Novarro’s ukulele seduction (via Ukulele Porn) from the equally steamy film The Pagan.

Pictures: Uke, I am your father (via @mytvisevil), Chameleon Ukulele (via ukuleles.tumblr.com.

Two ukulele playing ducks: this one who is adorable. And this one who is a badass mother funker.

Ukulele Blues from 1924 (via Ukulelia).

Rockstar uke-spotting: The Pixies (Thanks to Paul)

Fullmetal Alchemist on Uker Tabs.

From the comments: In the Ellie Goulding post, Christine said something I should probably paste into every tab I do:

Everyone just calm down, feel the song, and it’ll sound great, it really doesn’t matter if it’s exactly the same as the vid, nobody’s going to test you :)

What would you do if you came home and found me in your living room naked playing ukulele?

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  1. Jim T. July 22nd, 2011 5:42 pm

    “The Pagan” came out in the early days of sound (1929), and faulty synchronization led audiences to wonder whether it was really Novarro’s voice as he strummed a ‘ukulele and sang “The Pagan Love Song.” (It turned out that Novarro actually was singing – it was the ‘ukulele playing that was somebody else’s.) Shades of Lyle Ritz doubling for Steve Martin in “The Jerk.” Novarro’s ‘ukulele double hasn’t been identified, but one candidate is Mike Hanapi. http://tinyurl.com/3l5l9ff

  2. Woodshed July 23rd, 2011 1:03 pm

    Jim: Thanks very much for the info, Jim. Very interesting.

  3. RobNY July 24th, 2011 1:40 am

    I think I would throw you a pair of boxer shorts ,offer you a cold beer,and request a song or two.

  4. Woodshed July 24th, 2011 8:21 am

    Rob: Thanks (I think).

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