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spazus_maximus
03-13-2009, 05:04 AM
Could you guys post some of your recommended Ukulele listening.....

I just heard Victoria Vox this morning & really wish I knew of some other contemporary artists making that Uke work!

Thanks in advance:shaka:

Stackabones
03-13-2009, 05:11 AM
Lyle Mays, How About Uke?

hoosierhiver
03-13-2009, 05:15 AM
Petty Booka is alot of fun.

hoosierhiver
03-13-2009, 05:16 AM
and there's James Hill

http://www.ukulelejames.com/

DoodlesMcDeezleLippy
03-13-2009, 05:31 AM
Beirut is really good. Check out his songs "Elephant Gun", that has a really cool uke part

spazus_maximus
03-13-2009, 05:46 AM
Lyle Mays, How About Uke?

Havent found anything of his yet...Im at work so im blocked from Youtube...


Petty Booka is alot of fun.

Ok....That was fun for sure....not sure I could really get into them though...


and there's James Hill

Now that guy really is awesome....I like when he is paired up with a cello!


Beirut is really good. Check out his songs "Elephant Gun", that has a really cool uke part

I really need to check these guys out....The strange instruments I saw the other day really do have me curious...

Stackabones
03-13-2009, 06:09 AM
Havent found anything of his yet...Im at work so im blocked from Youtube...


I think there are a few things on YouTube, but the CD How About Uke? is killer and a classic in uke jazz. :cool:

Captain Google
03-13-2009, 06:24 AM
Don't forget the Barnkickers! They're definitely worth checking out. I believe they either released an album recently or will do so soon.

I really hope Amazon chooses to stock it...

spazus_maximus
03-13-2009, 06:24 AM
I think there are a few things on YouTube, but the CD How About Uke? is killer and a classic in uke jazz. :cool:

Cool....I'll be sure to check him out tonight!:cheers:

haole
03-13-2009, 06:26 AM
I recommend:

Melvern Taylor and his Fabulous Mel-Tones (old-timey skiffle-y band fronted by a uke player)

Jon Braman (socially-conscious ukulele hip-hop...actually a lot cooler than it sounds. ;) )

Saw both of them (along with Victoria Vox and Jake Shimabukuro) at a big uke show in NYC in November. Loved them all.

And any UU member videos!

Ukulele JJ
03-13-2009, 06:30 AM
I've been checking out the samples of Greg Hawke's The Beatles Uke on iTunes. It sounds pretty good! Might have to get it.

JJ

Harold O.
03-13-2009, 06:33 AM
For "lovely, naughty, and obscure music from the 1910s, 20s, and 30s" check out Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys. Ian Whitcomb plays with her regularly.

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=63770259

http://www.janetklein.com/

UkuCouS
03-13-2009, 06:54 AM
Have a look at Yalego on youtube and myspace

generem
03-13-2009, 07:44 AM
Aldrine Guerrero is pretty cool... :D. I think he plays the ukulele
:shaka:

spazus_maximus
03-13-2009, 08:10 AM
Don't forget the Barnkickers! They're definitely worth checking out. I believe they either released an album recently or will do so soon.

I really hope Amazon chooses to stock it...

I will have to check them out tonight as well....


I recommend:

Melvern Taylor and his Fabulous Mel-Tones (old-timey skiffle-y band fronted by a uke player)

Jon Braman (socially-conscious ukulele hip-hop...actually a lot cooler than it sounds. ;) )

Saw both of them (along with Victoria Vox and Jake Shimabukuro) at a big uke show in NYC in November. Loved them all.

And any UU member videos!

Melvern Taylor seems pretty cool....Jon Braman isnt for me though....rap usually makes me wanna vomit...lol....Thanks for the suggestions though


I've been checking out the samples of Greg Hawke's The Beatles Uke on iTunes. It sounds pretty good! Might have to get it.

JJ

Just listened to Elanor Rigby off that disk.....must say i really enjoyed it!


For "lovely, naughty, and obscure music from the 1910s, 20s, and 30s" check out Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys. Ian Whitcomb plays with her regularly.

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=63770259

http://www.janetklein.com/

Janet Klein has a cool old timey sound......I felt like I was visiting a prostitute when i went to her site.....was i supposed to feel that way?...lol....Thanks



Have a look at Yalego on youtube and myspace

Yan Yalego.....Very cool.....Yes Sir!!! That made it to the must get list!!!

Thanks!


Aldrine Guerrero is pretty cool... :D. I think he plays the ukulele
:shaka:

I need to hear some more Aldrine....I like his playing that's for sure...


Thanks for all of your input....looks like i should have no problem spending money now......could someone spot me a $20?:shaka:

Ahnko Honu
03-13-2009, 08:55 AM
Troy Fernandez - Hawaiian Style Ukulele
I know you said contemporary but this is too good to pass up.

Stackabones
03-13-2009, 09:08 AM
Have a look at Yalego on youtube and myspace

Another thumb's up for Yalego! :shaka::cheers:

Howlin Hobbit
03-13-2009, 09:17 AM
It's Lyle Ritz for "How About Uke," not Lyle Mays.

thejumpingflea
03-13-2009, 09:22 AM
It's Lyle Ritz for "How About Uke," not Lyle Mays.

His newest album, No Frills is great.

Some artists to check out:

James Hill
Daniel Ho
Herb Ohta Jr.
Herb Ohta-San
Lyle Ritz
Jake Shimabukuro
Bill Tapia
Eddie Bush
Taimane Gardner
Brittni Paiva

Harold O.
03-13-2009, 09:44 AM
Janet Klein has a cool old timey sound......I felt like I was visiting a prostitute when i went to her site.....was i supposed to feel that way?...lol....Thanks


You came out of there feeling better, didn't you? More relaxed? Ready to go take on the world? Well, maybe after a little nap...

Ahnko Honu
03-13-2009, 10:02 AM
Some artists to check out:

Taimane Gardner


AMEN to Taimane, she is amazing especially when you consider her age. She's even more enjoyable to watch, amazing stage presence. :shaka:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsTcL-yXrhg
http://www.youtube.com/user/Napolianboo

cpatch
03-13-2009, 10:10 AM
Sara Bareilles is touring with a uke, although I'm not sure if she's recorded with it. Here's one example, you can search YT for more:

hhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dPX0CqFs40

It looks like a baritone and sounds like it's tuned to DGBE, so it sounds more like a guitar than a uke but still...

BTW, her version of "Take On Me" is just begging for a uke cover:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TH3QiyUoSQ

generem
03-13-2009, 11:32 AM
AMEN to Taimane, she is amazing especially when you consider her age. She's even more enjoyable to watch, amazing stage presence. :shaka:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsTcL-yXrhg
http://www.youtube.com/user/Napolianboo

Wow.. how did I forget about Taimane.. X3

hoosierhiver
03-13-2009, 02:15 PM
At some point everyone should look up these guys;
Arthur Godfrey, George Formby, Roy Smeck, and Ukulele Ike.
I know I'm forgetting some others.

CTurner
03-13-2009, 05:12 PM
My list, has some repeats from other posters:

James Hill
Daniel Ho
Herb Ohta Jr.
Herb Ohta-San
Lyle Ritz
Brittni Paiva
Troy Fernandez
Abe Lagrimas Jr.
Nakamura Takashi
Gerald Ross

Many hours of listening pleasure here. :worship:

Ahnko Honu
03-13-2009, 06:35 PM
This is my new hanai kid sister Clara Belle from jolly old England, she sings as pretty as she looks, very talented gal. http://www.youtube.com/user/ClaraBelleMusic
She has a CD available at her website:
http://www.myspace.com/clarabellemusic

MGM
03-13-2009, 09:46 PM
Nobody mentioned yet who considered the greatest ukulele jazz player alive today ...Benny Chong...heres a peek and that's doc yasui on bass and he's no slouch on the ukuklele too great musical mind....

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

Craig
03-14-2009, 05:09 AM
I'm not worthy! Benny is great!

Ukulele JJ
03-14-2009, 08:14 AM
Nobody mentioned yet who considered the greatest ukulele jazz player alive today ...Benny Chong...heres a peek and that's doc yasui on bass and he's no slouch on the ukuklele too great musical mind....

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


:bowdown:

JJ

GrumpyOldMan
03-14-2009, 10:52 AM
The main reccomendation I would make, but you need to understand that he peculiarly British in his humour, is IVOR BIGGUN. Have a listen to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oqOao_QUBY and if you like that try some of his others, but be warned they can be VERY VERY rude.
Also on YouTube are the incredible GUGUG. I really love their work as it is largely based on 1970's British Punk Rock. Start with http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWk3dgy9hqU then check out some of their Ramones covers.
Cheers,
Ian.

Captain Google
03-14-2009, 10:57 AM
Also on YouTube are the incredible GUGUG. I really love their work as it is largely based on 1970's British Punk Rock. Start with http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWk3dgy9hqU then check out some of their Ramones covers.

Gus and Fin are awesome ukers.

Personally, my favourite would probably be their cover of Status Quo's Down Down. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdcddgRNeX4&feature=related)

GrumpyOldMan
03-14-2009, 11:08 AM
Gus and Fin are awesome ukers.

Personally, my favourite would probably be their cover of Status Quo's Down Down. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdcddgRNeX4&feature=related)
Ha, Fantastic. I'd never watched that one before. Have you seen their version of Blockbuster? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfeYyS1O2pc This is my current fave.

Ian.