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spazus_maximus
03-06-2009, 03:03 AM
Just curious here.....

Andres Segovia is to classical guitar as ?????????? is to Ukulele

Ukulele JJ
03-06-2009, 03:21 AM
James King?

Both personally transcribe(d) Bach for their instrument and are (were) responsible for a wider acceptance of the instrument in classical music. And both are (were) pretty stinkin' good too. :D

JJ

spazus_maximus
03-06-2009, 03:45 AM
not finding anything on James King through Google unless you are refering to the 2 yr old boy? (http://jonathanjamesking.com/2008/07/30/playing-the-ukulele/)??

micromue
03-06-2009, 04:03 AM
I think ukulele JJ was referring to John King. Awesome player.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7eCz8SC86U

deach
03-06-2009, 04:09 AM
I think ukulele JJ was referring to John King. Awesome player.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7eCz8SC86U

He's a geat player and an awesome luthier but this is who is he talking about - http://www.ukulelejames.com/

spazus_maximus
03-06-2009, 05:34 AM
Ok that dude is freakin awesome!

Ukulele JJ
03-06-2009, 06:18 AM
I think ukulele JJ was referring to John King. Awesome player.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7eCz8SC86U

I actually was referring to model/actress Jaime "James" King, whose uke skills are vastly underrated:

http://www.issuemanagement.net/image/James-King142447.jpg

Okay... not really. I meant John King (http://www.nalu-music.com/) of course. Doh!

JJ

Dibblet
03-06-2009, 06:22 AM
Just curious here.....

Andres Segovia is to classical guitar as ?????????? is to Ukulele

George Fromby? :biglaugh:

sukie
03-06-2009, 06:24 AM
Sorry, I'm going with Jake Shimabukuro. He plays it all -- and then some. Ukulele God!

Captain Google
03-06-2009, 06:25 AM
You are all incorrect. The right answer is Aldrine Guerrero. :cool:

dnewton2
03-06-2009, 06:38 AM
You are all incorrect. The right answer is Aldrine Guerrero. :cool:

You might want to wipe that off your nose.:D:D

cpatch
03-06-2009, 07:32 AM
I actually was referring to model/actress Jaime "James" King, whose uke skills are vastly underrated:
I thought you meant Jamie King, whose choreography skills serve only to finance his closeted passion for the ukulele.

http://www.jamiekingofficial.com/images/lightsback/highlights.gif

HoldinCoffee
03-06-2009, 07:57 AM
The answer real answer is "Each of us".

Ukulele JJ
03-06-2009, 08:57 AM
Sorry, I'm going with Jake Shimabukuro. He plays it all -- and then some. Ukulele God!

Nah. Jake's more like an Eddie Van Halen.

JJ

sukie
03-06-2009, 09:35 AM
My gloves are on....:D

Pippin
03-06-2009, 10:28 AM
You are all incorrect. The right answer is Aldrine Guerrero. :cool:

I wonder if Aldrine would give the nod to Jake? They are both great musicians and both good guys.

Pippin
03-06-2009, 10:30 AM
Nah. Jake's more like an Eddie Van Halen.

JJ

Eddie is one of Jake's influences, but Jake is much more down-to-earth. And Jake prefers ukulele to guitar (yes, he does play guitar, but not as much as Bruce).

Ukulele JJ
03-06-2009, 11:02 AM
Eddie is one of Jake's influences, but Jake is much more down-to-earth. And Jake prefers ukulele to guitar (yes, he does play guitar, but not as much as Bruce).

Sure, but I'm not saying that Jake is the same as Eddie. Only that they are analogous in terms of their respective instruments. Jake is to uke as Eddie is to guitar (rather than as Segovia is to guitar, which was what was proposed earlier).

I'm still sticking with John King as being the Segovia of the uke. And while I'm at it:

George Formby is to uke what Buster Keaton is to movies.

Arthur Godfrey is to uke what Lawrence Welk is to the accordion.

Lyle Ritz is to uke what Toots Thielmans is to harmonica.

Roy Smeck is to uke what Les Paul is to guitar.

Ukulele JJ is to uke what Random Orbital Sander JJ is to the random orbital sander. :D

Any others?

JJ

Rubbertoe
03-06-2009, 11:04 AM
My vote's for Deach! He's deached so many ukes there's gotta be a good-sized spike in ukulele players (as well as those who would uke it forward b/c of his generosity)!

Ukulele JJ
03-06-2009, 11:08 AM
My vote's for Deach! He's deached so many ukes there's gotta be a good-sized spike in ukulele players (as well as those who would uke it forward b/c of his generosity)!

Deach is to the uke what John Chapman is to apples.

:)

JJ

Rubbertoe
03-06-2009, 11:11 AM
Deach is to the uke what John Chapman is to apples.

:)

JJ

Deachy Ukuleleseed?

Captain Google
03-06-2009, 11:15 AM
I wonder if Aldrine would give the nod to Jake? They are both great musicians and both good guys.

Most likely. He seems to be a pretty humble guy. :cool: