Judging by the amount of ‘I’m listening to’ stuff clogging up Facebook, Spotify has really caught on. And it’s now available in the countries the blog is most popular in (sorry Canada, Singapore and Brazil). Which is good because I’m a big Spotify fan and am forever fiddling with playlists. And I’ve put together a bunch of ukulele playlists.
If you’re not familiar with Spotify, it’s an app that will let you listen to most music released for free (if you’re willing to put up with ads – I pay for it to get rid of them). You can download it here.
For each playlist I’ve included a link to the playlist, a plain list tracklist and the fancy-dan Spotify doodad. If you’re reading by email or reader you might need to visit the blog to see the doodads.
If you’ve made a ukulele Spotify playlist let me know in the comments and I’ll add a link to the post. And leave a comment if there’s something I’ve egregiously left out of one of the lists.
The ukulele highlights of the year so far.
British ukulelists including the famous ones (George Formby, Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain), YouTube stars (Sophie Madeleine, Krabbers), bands and solo acts.
Ukulele Facial Hair
Acts who correctly pair ukulele playing with facial hair.
Let’s not get into a debate over the word “indie”, I just threw stuff in here that seemed to fit.
On Finding the Studio Ukulele
Tracks from people not normally associated with ukulele playing including The Who, Queen, The Fall, Gorillaz, Trent Reznor (How to Destroy Angels) and Portishead.
Unlike the other lists, I’ve included many tracks from some of the acts. The playlist includes the usual suspects (James Hill, Jake Shimabukuro), the classy bastards (John King, Lyle Ritz, John Kavanagh), occasional instrumentalists (Ukulele Bartt, Lil Rev) and newcomers (Elof and Wamburg, Matt Dahlberg).
The top ukulele tunes from last year.
Some of these are great, some are pretty cheesy. But it’s Christmas, what do you expect?