Best Ukulele Videos of 2014 So Far

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It’s looking like another golden year for ukulele music. Worryingly, more than half the year has already gone. So time for retrospective of the best ukulele videos of the year so far. Based on ratings on UkeToob, reaction on the blog and my personal tingles.

I’ll warn you now, it is 21 videos long. So if you find that woefully short there’s more ukulele music in the Ukulele 2014 Spotify playlist.

If there’s a video I’ve cruelly overlooked let me know in the comments.

Playlist

Mathias Chanon Varreau – Swing 42

Del Rey – The Dancehall Shuffle

Alexis & Sam – My Happy Ending, You

Gracie Terzian – Love Rest

Ukulelien – Drifting

Irene Diaz – Crazy Love

Tyrone and Lesley – Unaccompanied

Wilfried Welti – I Will Give My Love An Apple

Kawehi – Telescope

Emmanuel Nsingani – African Ukulele Jazz

James Clem and Ken West – My Window Faces The South

L’Hebdo 2014 – You Always Hurt The One You Love

Look Yonder – The Lovers Chance

Bella Hemming – The Stalker Song

Kapala – Ka’ahele Ka’apuni

Walk off the Earth Ft. Parachute – Happy

Tobias Elof – Jigs and Reels

George Elmes – Minor Swing

Noam Sadan – Lucky Me

John Bianchi – That’s Why They Call Me Shine

Anne Janelle – A Good Lover

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8 Comments

  1. Urbanmeister August 14th, 2014 9:49 am

    What a great selection! Thanks so much, Woodshed. Particularly liked Anne Janelle, Noam Sadan and Gracie Terzian, (she plays the harp uke so well.)

    One of my favourites is Anne and James playing a Michael Jackson song, (see:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZlnUbfyV2c) I’ve watched some videos of Anne with her electric cello playing along with James. This couple continue to develop so well. They are a delight.

  2. Paul Redfern August 14th, 2014 1:04 pm
  3. Woodshed August 14th, 2014 8:46 pm

    Urbanmeister: Glad you enjoyed it. They’re a great duo.

    Paul: I did put that on UkeToob. It wasn’t that well received, I’m afraid.

  4. Peter Moss August 14th, 2014 11:29 pm

    This is a link to a medley I recently did. Hope you like.
    http://youtu.be/2civXJbfPrk

  5. Woodshed August 15th, 2014 2:13 pm

    Peter: I do like! Excellent playing.

  6. Paul August 15th, 2014 9:24 pm

    Hi Al,
    Firstly, thanks for putting ‘Fight Song’ on UkeToob; appreciated :)
    Second, sorry to read it wasn’t that well received. Is that ‘cos of the score (3.8/5) or the number of votes received (just 10)?

  7. Howard August 16th, 2014 12:06 am

    Woodshed,
    Love the Del Rey stuff, we fortunately have her coming to do a workshop in St Albans in October. Can’t wait.
    Jin De’ville does a 3 question interview with her where at the end she plays a 1903 ragtime song, the verse of which we know from much later, Mississippi John Hurt recorded the verse in 1960/61 as My Creole Belle.
    Interview here
    http://youtu.be/qXDjH5r6FJk
    H

  8. Woodshed August 16th, 2014 10:14 am

    Paul: When I was going through UkeToob looking at the scores I was looking for stuff with 10 or more votes and well into the 4s.

    Sorry if my last comment seemed a bit dick-ish.

    Howard: Hope you have a blast at the workshop.

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