Archive for September, 2017

UkeTube: Ledward Kaapana, Tom Wilson

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Friday Links

I’m delighted to report that the Survivor Girl Ukulele Band smashed through its goal just an hour after the blog post about them went up. And they’re still going strong having passed $10,000. A huge thanks to everyone who pledged. And if you still want to pledge you can do so until 2nd October. Recently […]

David Beckingham – La Pas Ma La/Watermark (Tab)

Ernest Hogan – La Pas Ma La (Tab) Great news for those of us who are big fans of David Beckingham’s tabs: he’s recently retired and is hoping to make even more of them. Congratulations to Dave and I hope he has a blast in his retirement. He’s sent me two new tabs. The first […]

Survivor Girl Ukulele Band

There’s a lot of talk about the ukulele making the world a better place. But one person who is really walking the walk is Laurie Kallevig. She set up and runs the Survivor Girl Ukulele Band which works with survivors of human trafficking in India. They’re currently Kickstarting a CD. The Kickstarter ends on the […]

Charles Bradley – Dusty Blue (Tab)

Charles Bradley – Dusty Blue (Tab) I had to make a change to the scheduled chord post to pay tribute to the incredible soul singer Charles Bradley who died last week. Bradley spent most of his life in complete obscurity as the singer in a James Brown tribute act until the incomparable Daptone Records picked […]

UkeTube: Tallest Man on Earth, The Burning Glass

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Friday Links: Those Darlins, Burning Man

More sad news, I’m afraid. Singer and ukulelist with Those Darlins, Jessi Zazu has died of cervical cancer at the age of 28. New Releases – Wilfried Welti has just released a new tab ebook of tunes by Renaissance composer Tielman Susato. – Phredd has another barrel-of-fun kids’ album out Ukulele Awesomesauce. – The Burning […]

Dam Busters March (Group Tab)

Continuing this week’s Kitty Lux tributes with a live UOGB favourite: The Dam Busters March by Eric Coates. This isn’t a direct tab of their version but is heavily influenced by it. I’ve divided up the duties in the piece so that each ukulele part has a different skill level. If you’ve got more players […]

A Tribute to Kitty Lux

The death of founding Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain member Kitty Lux leaves a huge hole in the ukulele world. The UOGB set the template for the current ukulele revival 25 years before it started. As well as establishing the ukulele as a sociable, group instrument they expanded the uke’s repertoire to include everything from […]

Lou Reed/UOGB – Satellite of Love (Chords)

UOGB – Satellite of Love (Chords) In tribute to Kitty Lux, this week is going to be dedicated to the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. Starting with the live favourite: Lou Reed’s Satellite of Love. For this write-up I used the version on their Live in London #1 album. Suggested Strumming For the main strum […]

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