Anne Janelle, Breaks Co-op: UkeTube

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Early contender for next year’s Ukulele Video of the Year from Anne Janelle with some beardo on ukulele. Still plenty of time to cast your vote for the 2013 video of the year.

Anne Janelle – A Good Lover

Thanks to Ron Hale.

Breaks Co-op – Sounds Familiar

Thanks to Jason

Matt Argo – Rag Mama Rag

John Bianchi – That’s Why They Call Me Shine

Paul Straws – Flawless

Thanks to Ron Hale.

Elvy Yost – Mad About the Boy

Manitoba Hal – Evangeline Blues

RIO – Someone To Watch Over Me

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  1. Nolan February 16th, 2014 1:39 am

    I’m pretty sure the “beardo” in the Anna Janelle video is James Hill. I recognized both him and his uke… So now he is named. Other than beardo that is.

  2. Chris Lubke February 16th, 2014 7:45 am

    Some beardo is actually her husband James Hill haha he doesn’t look the same with the beard.. He’s an awesome guy

  3. Woodshed February 16th, 2014 8:05 am

    Nolan and Chris: Interesting. I’m going to say that if that guy tried for a solo career he might do pretty well.

  4. Ron Hale February 17th, 2014 10:01 pm

    A good lover let’s her have sole billing, Al.
    I think James is better musically with Anne than playing solo.

    More comfortable, too. Jake is more of a solo artist. Yes, he plays with others, but still.

    Said it before, I’ll say it again: if Shelley
    played ukulele he’d be Paul Straws.

    These videos, by the by, are all the defense the
    instrument needs against anti-uke hate.

    Mind you, ukers bring on a lot of the stuff themselves. And not all of it is unjustified.

  5. Woodshed February 18th, 2014 9:05 am

    Ron: This looks like being one of those rare occasions when we agree!

  6. Alistair C February 18th, 2014 7:34 pm

    Al, you may well be right about the solo career but there is no way the design of uke she is playing is going fo catch on.

  7. Acilius February 20th, 2014 9:10 pm

    Yeah, that guy with the beard is okay, but he’ll never be truly great. As we know, all the truly great ukuleleists have been Canadian.

  8. Woodshed February 21st, 2014 11:09 am

    Alistair: It does make more sense than baritone ukuleles though!

    Acilius: There’s not much else to do in Canada as I understand it.

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