Archive for August, 2018

Friday Links: Dennis Rodman, Lenny Henry

Jake Shimabukuro has a new album out: The Greatest Day. You can listen to clips from it and pre-order it here. Videos – Dennis Rodman gives Eddie Vedder a uke. – Lenny Henry’s Formby-based This is America parody. – Kyotaro lays out on a UBass. Window Shopping – 1930s Martin 5K and 1920’s 3K. – […]

Aretha Franklin – A Natural Woman (Tab)

Aretha Franklin – (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (Tab) Continuing my Aretha tribute with this outstanding song by Gerry Goffin and Carole King (who seems to be the world’s biggest Aretha fan). She delivers this song so simply and powerfully. She doesn’t rely on the pointless vocal runs that ruin many later […]

Leo Brouwer – Etude V (Tab)

Leo Brouwer – Etude V Allegretto (Tab) Today is guest tab from Brazilian uker Aline Kelly. She’s one of the great ukulelists to come out of Brazil recently along with João Tostes and Vinícius Vivas. It’s been a real pleasure to see the ukulele take off there in recent years. Aline’s performance was the first […]

Aretha Franklin – I Say a Little Prayer for You (Chords)

Aretha Franklin – I Say a Little Prayer for You (Chords) Aretha Franklin put to bed the argument sometimes made by idiots that singers who don’t write their songs are somehow lesser artists. She could elevate a song like no one else. Making her version the definitive one even stealing songs from greats like Otis […]

UkeTube: Garfunkel and Oates, Amanda Shires

Full Playlist Tracklist La Familia de Ukeleles – Hurry Up Taimane – Fire Garfunkel and Oates – 50/50 DermitderUkulele and Herman Vandecauter – Pimontoyse (Adrian Le Roy) Mike Haysom – Spring Fling Allison Russell – This Will Be Our Year Amanda Shires – White Feather Ives Lamego & Vinícius Vivas – Natiruts My Sun and […]

Friday Links: Penn and Piff, Motorhead Uke, UkuRobot

Videos – Penn Jilette and Piff the Magic Dragon sing the Dragon Song. – UkuRobot. New Releases – Brit Rodriguez’s album of children’s songs (plus a fantastic Daniel Johnston cover). – Debut album from uke-picker Mike Haysom. – Ukulele Glue from Kara Square and ccMixter. – Herman Vandecauter has released a new batch of expertly […]

George Gershwin – Summertime (Tab)

Summertime (Tab) Having spent my summer break measuring cotton and watching tench pole-vaulting, I thought this song from Porgy and Bess best summed up my experience. I’ve done a few jazz tabs in the past (like Take Five and La Vie en Rose) but this is the first time I’ve used a jazz approach and […]

Yorkshire Riffs: Arctic Monkeys, Human League, Alt-J and more

It was Yorkshire Day while I was on my blog break. So to celebrate I’ve put together some riffs from my favourite Yorkshire acts. Including three from Arctic Monkeys. Human League – Don’t You Want Me A post shared by @ukulelehunt on Aug 1, 2017 at 8:56am PDT Buy it on iTunes Arctic Monkeys – […]

twenty one pilots – Nico and the Niners (Chords and Tab)

twenty one pilots – Nico and the Niners (Chords) twenty one pilots have been hit-and-miss for me in the past. But I’ve been enjoying the three tracks they’ve released ahead of their new album. Particularly the uke-featuring track Nico and the Niners. There are two main ukulele parts in the song. The first is a […]