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Friday Links: Willie K RIP

Hawaiian ukulele legend, Willie K dies at age 59 after 2-year battle with cancer. Willie was a consumate musician who was as at home playing the blues and shredding with Steven Tyler as he was performing classical music using his startling operatic voice. – An auction of Formby banjoleles and memorabilia turned out nice again […]

Uke Hunt is Thirteen

Uke Hunt turned 13 this month. According to WebMD a 13 year olds will, “speak in longer, more complex sentences [and] use sarcasm and humor.” Fascinating. Here’s a round-up of the goings-on of the last year. May 2019 In tabs: The Zombies – This Will Be Our Year, Ukulele Ike – Ja-Da (Tab) and K-Pop […]

Friday Links: Ian Whitcomb RIP, Online Uke Fest

Ukulele legend and ragtime revivalist, Ian Whitcomb has died at 78. He made a huge contribution to keeping alive the ukulele and the music of the Jazz Age. If you want to know a lot more about him, his friend and collaborator Janet Klein reminisced with her band about him in this video. Whitcomb had […]

Friday Links: Easy Chords and Challenging Licks

Live ‘Ukulele has a collection of “80 easy ‘ukulele songs for beginners with 3 or 4 chords”. Vinícius Vivas has started a series of finger-twisting licks in his Toca aí! series that you can see demonstrated on his Instagram. Lil Rev is doing a series of free online ukulele classes on Mead Public Library’s Facebook. […]

Friday Links: Dominator Tabs

If you’ve been around the ukulele world a while, you’ll be familiar with Dominic ‘Dominator’ Pieranunzio’s ukulele tabs. They were a great resource so it was a bit concerning that he and his site disappeared from the internet. But, fear not, he’s still doing well and his tabs are still available here on this spammy-looking […]

Friday Links: Fleabags, Frozen Ukes and the Original Bass Ukulele

Olivia Colman and Phoebe Waller-Bridge hooked up to cover Portishead’s Glory Box for Children in Need. The charity album also closes with a ukulele version of Madness’s It Must Be Love. Catch up on this year’s ukulele releases with my Ukulele 2019 Spotify Playlist. Window Shopping – Custom uke with wave art by Eddie Vedder. […]

Friday Links

Vanity Fair investigates why a light ukulele ditty, Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head, was used to soundtrack Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. (Tab for Raindrops… here.) “Shirtless ukulele player pulled from top of police car in Fremantle”. New Releases – Biscuithead and the Biscuit Badgers’ new album Thought Porridge (complete with handy songbook). […]

Halloween Tabs and Chords

Now you’ve got your immoral zamboni costume together, here are some tunes you may wish to bone up on before the big night. Addams Family Theme Tune Chopin – Funeral March Jonathan Coulton – Re: Your Brains Dance Macabre The Doors – People Are Strange The Fall – Mansion The Gothic Archies – Freakshow Halloween […]

An Assortment of Tabs and Chords

Sometimes I put together tabs and chord sheets for my amusement that are so niche I assume no one has any interest in them. I’ve collected a few of those together today in hopes that one person will have a passing interest in one of them. – Only Connect Theme (Baritone ukulele tab) – They […]

Friday Links: Worst Piece About Ukuleles in History

I’ve read some absolute drivel about ukuleles over the years. But there’s a new worst: Rolling Stone wrote an article about “best ukuleles” that “pros use” that’s so bad I’m not willing to link directly to it. New Releases – Craig Robertson’s Truth is a Runaway Horse. – Big Werl’s Licensed to Swill. You can […]

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