Ian Whitcomb: Friday Links

Ukulelist and uke historian, Ian Whitcomb has been hospitalised after having a stroke. He’s recovering well and Ukulelia has details of how you can send your well-wishes.

Gibson Woodworking ukuleles look very nice. I hope the name doesn’t cause them any trouble. (Thanks to Phredd)

New Releases
UOGB Live at the Sydney Opera House DVD.
Leftover Cuties Christmas EP.

Be careful which pub you walk into.
Peggy and her ukulele.
Some Like It Hot.
Django Reinhardt teaches his son to uke.
Ziegfeld beauties.
Ukuleling in winter.
Jeff Menzies tenor gourd ukulele.

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  1. Ron Hale December 8th, 2012 10:47 pm

    Ian’s only 71, Al. Too young.

    If the name does cause GW trouble I suggest “Martin-Moe”. Or “Kalamaka”. Those should be OK.

    When the cutthroat era of uke company consolidation hits those might be real companies. Perhaps there will be just one –

    Well, you know, if you walk into a bar and the scruffy regulars are belting out “I’m Yours” (the Ukulele Kid’s version) and you break out your mando and start up with “O Sole Mio,”…

    …well, lets just say there’s a gonna be some Trouble, pard. With a capital T. Ain’t no one like little-instrument players for having big-time attitude.

  2. Ben Mealer December 11th, 2012 3:38 am

    I love that picture of Django Reinhardt and his kid. You can see Django’s messed up hand and the kid has a classy ukulele.

  3. Woodshed December 11th, 2012 12:38 pm

    Ben: Also, damn good hat.

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