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JessicaM
08-09-2016, 03:09 PM
Joyful Uke's inspiration thread has me...inspired to listen to more ukulele music. Fellow UUers, I wonder if you wouldn't mind posting links to your favorite, inspiring uke performances.

janeray1940
08-09-2016, 03:16 PM
A few favorites:

John King (https://www.youtube.com/user/NaluMusic/videos)

Mario Takada (https://www.youtube.com/user/maskedmario/videos)

Matt Dahlberg (https://www.youtube.com/user/thejumpingflea/videos)

Wilfried Welti (https://www.youtube.com/user/wwelti/videos)

Joyful Uke
08-09-2016, 05:39 PM
One for now, but a long list might follow. LOL. So many great performaces! But, I've listened to this one several times today:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS1jBjtHodk

Some other favorites, (without links for now):
Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Jake
Daniel Ho
Pure Heart
Matt Dahlberg
Joe Brown's The Ukulele Album
Greg Hawkes' The Beatles Uke

If I go hunting for links right now, I'll stay up all night listening to music. LOL.

AndieZ
08-09-2016, 07:21 PM
Cynthia Lin's 100 songs - Creep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSeTMlNoKWw

Walk on the wild side for uke. I like this guy coveywood. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cVMZqC2G7s

And there are others I just don't have time to post more now.

Ukuleledad
08-09-2016, 07:48 PM
https://youtu.be/sfA1x8GACLs

Isn't this what ukuleles are all about?

mm stan
08-09-2016, 10:56 PM
Jessica, Go to the Hawaii Music Supply website and watch their videos there ... I'm sure youre gonna enjoy them :)

Booli
08-10-2016, 12:27 AM
Jessica, Go to the Hawaii Music Supply website and watch their videos there ... I'm sure youre gonna enjoy them :)

OMG- YES- THIS^ x10. Corey, Kalei, Joel and Aaron ALONE, could keep me occupied for a lifetime.

...one time when I called HMS Aaron answered the phone, and he is like the coolest dude on the planet and so helpful...

kkimura
08-10-2016, 01:25 AM
Evan Tom when he was younger:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNKwfa89yK0

Booli
08-10-2016, 02:05 AM
Whenever I am sad, this video turns it all around, mostly because it just make me cry that beloved brother Iz was so special, yet he is no longer with us. The crying makes me feel better after.

I am thankful for his music, a small part of which, and all his magic mojo can be seen here in this beautiful song:


https://youtu.be/yoRpWEE-E0Q
https://youtu.be/yoRpWEE-E0Q

Dan Gleibitz
08-10-2016, 02:55 AM
Andie Isalie. Warning: Language.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63xYXDRAmdg

Dan Gleibitz
08-10-2016, 03:07 AM
Another Aussie, and my favourite live performer, Darren Hanlon.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaWgMdyyWXA

(This is easy to play, but if anybody has tips on how I can get those rolls up to speed on the F after the G/mini solo... please share!)

Dan Gleibitz
08-10-2016, 03:27 AM
Dodie! Warning: Twee as can be


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXi-jo8I1Iw

bacchettadavid
08-10-2016, 06:32 AM
HMS has posted a ton of great material over the years.

Like this: Abe Lagrimas, Jr.'s "Spain" solo from HMS' live venue.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko12Rtu-AxE

JessicaM
08-10-2016, 06:44 AM
OOOHH!! I can't wait for the kid to go down for a nap so I can listen through all of these!

Joyful Uke
08-10-2016, 07:08 AM
https://youtu.be/sfA1x8GACLs

Isn't this what ukuleles are all about?

That was great. I even liked the happy looking dog. LOL.

Joyful Uke
08-10-2016, 07:11 AM
I'm going to be falling down that YouTube rabbit hole, I see. Looking forward to enjoying lots of videos.

jimavery
08-10-2016, 07:30 AM
http://youtu.be/qUHuu0fy8ao

I love this song, having discovered it from this cover on you-tube. I sought out the original, which I discovered was by Tom Waits, and still much prefer Joshua Lee's cover.

I haven't had a go at playing it myself yet - I should do though as I think I'm ready to give it a bash - if I can't play it too well then at least I'll know I need to learn some more!

JessicaM
08-10-2016, 09:14 AM
Whenever I am sad, this video turns it all around, mostly because it just make me cry that beloved brother Iz was so special, yet he is no longer with us. The crying makes me feel better after.

I am thankful for his music, a small part of which, and all his magic mojo can be seen here in this beautiful song:


https://youtu.be/yoRpWEE-E0Q
https://youtu.be/yoRpWEE-E0Q
Oh man. So simple and yet so great! Thanks!

JessicaM
08-10-2016, 09:26 AM
Andie Isalie. Warning: Language.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63xYXDRAmdg

She's a breath of fresh air! Love her aggressive fingerpicking!

Dan Gleibitz
08-10-2016, 10:27 AM
Pretty arrangement, very clean and expressive playing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBwBlIBfpYY

Booli
08-10-2016, 12:36 PM
I also love the HI*Sessions YT channel.

They have new videos every week with expert audio and video quality, showcasing ukulele and Hawaiian, Jawaiian and modern music, with both famous performers, and soon-to-become-famous performers.

It is usually hosted by Jon Yamasato, who was a member of the band 'Pure Heart' with Jake Shimabukuro, and also sometimes they have guest hosts like Miss Hawaii USA 2012 Skyler Kamaka.


HI*Sessions is a project started in 2011 by Dave Kusumoto and Jon Yamasato. The idea was to provide intimate, quality live music performances to the world. By utilizing Dave's video production experience and Jon's rolodex of Hawaii's top talent, HI*Sessions was born. The crew consists of: Dave Kusumoto (director), Shayna Kusumoto (video/video editing), Nick Kawakami (video), Vance Morimoto (live sound), Lance Lopes (video), Darin Leong (studio mixing), Dayton Watanabe (video), Kawika Lopez (video/video editing), Skyler Kamaka (Host). The idea is to have a laid back, fun product that anyone from Honolulu to Hong Kong can enjoy. Hope you like the show!

Some of the best music I have ever heard in my life comes from these videos:

https://www.youtube.com/user/hisessionsshow/videos

Piecomics
08-10-2016, 12:43 PM
Agreed regarding safe and sound, it is a spectacular piece!

Booli
08-10-2016, 01:03 PM
Sophie Madeleine is another favorite:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9GqpOWx74o


and another great one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSBviqfUt8U

Her YT channel here:

https://www.youtube.com/user/misssophiemadeleine/videos

Booli
08-10-2016, 01:13 PM
Another favorite is Lisa Hannigan.

One song from her NPR Tiny Desk concert, "Little Bird":


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6FJWABa1LQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6FJWABa1LQ

and yes, most of her songs he plays ukulele.

here is the full Tiny Desk Concert:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-B_fkZfWjk

a different perfomance of 'Little Bird':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZTYE7FS4ZE

and both (different) YT Channels:

https://www.youtube.com/user/lisahannigan/videos

https://www.youtube.com/user/LisaHanniganVEVO/videos

mds725
08-10-2016, 01:29 PM
Jessica, Go to the Hawaii Music Supply website and watch their videos there ... I'm sure youre gonna enjoy them :)

Here's the link: https://vimeo.com/theukulelesite

librainian
08-10-2016, 05:53 PM
I keep coming back to this one over and over and over..

Kimo Hussey and Sam Lemann "Blue Bayou"


https://youtu.be/yv4YXHmM3Lw

bonesoup
08-10-2016, 09:30 PM
Just jaw dropping.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaQe4hlwHWk

More wow:

Matthew Richards shreds Toccata and Fugue (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s_Hp2-gsgo).

If you haven't, check out The Ukelites (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hRAJuaqRo8) and our own Campbell (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mvzPLsBJlU) too. Great stuff.

Joyful Uke
08-11-2016, 09:12 AM
I've been listening to and enjoying all the suggested videos.

Here is one playlist from Chief, (who might not be actively reading the list anymore, but was a big help to me when I was getting started with ukulele.) Great playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC799EA31045BF853

And, one of Chief himself:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17PrDaRaZqg

Futurethink
08-13-2016, 06:52 PM
Should this thread be moved from Uke Talk to the Links and Videos forum?

All of the following performances are special to me for different reasons--virtuosity, tone, heart, delight, etc.. I have collected a lot of videos here, and the settings require that I post each one separately. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Solo Ukulele From the Next performed by Zahra Lowly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZqmPF_nymE

Futurethink
08-13-2016, 06:52 PM
Alley Cat performed by David Buckingham

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBYtiQJQkXY

Futurethink
08-13-2016, 06:53 PM
Ashokan Farewell performed by Ukupelli Max Willard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pt_XiPLTf5o

Futurethink
08-13-2016, 06:54 PM
Beyond the Sea performed by Phil Disera

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPCMNqyUGLA

Futurethink
08-13-2016, 06:54 PM
Canon in D performed by Corey Fujimoto

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MxIeb-fwWk

Futurethink
08-13-2016, 06:55 PM
Christy’s Walk performed by Matt Dahlberg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=47&v=EH5F3A51ZKI

Futurethink
08-13-2016, 06:57 PM
The Days of Wine and Roses performed by Abe Lagrimas Jr.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4a3vCJL-U8

Futurethink
08-13-2016, 06:57 PM
How Deep is your Love performed by Sandy Weltman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avxtGRwR-Bk

Futurethink
08-13-2016, 06:58 PM
I’ll Remember You performed by Kris Fuchigami

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6gzGa_DNMs

Futurethink
08-13-2016, 06:59 PM
In the Mood performed by Robin Neville

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS9DWfTUi34

Futurethink
08-13-2016, 07:00 PM
Killing Me Softly performed by Kimo Hussey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHKoOHG-Ngw

Futurethink
08-13-2016, 07:00 PM
The Minstrel Boy performed by Ken Middleton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXKcCY3tyjc

Futurethink
08-13-2016, 07:01 PM
Sleepwalk performed by “Greyboy78”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq-xYOCq5fc

Futurethink
08-13-2016, 07:02 PM
Sleepwalk performed by Brian Burnett

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlA0s6fpnf0

Futurethink
08-13-2016, 07:03 PM
Star Dust performed by Herb Ohta San

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGEC-Gl4K20

Futurethink
08-13-2016, 07:03 PM
Sweet Child o’ Mine performed by Andrew Molina

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVzbiErcgh4

Futurethink
08-13-2016, 07:04 PM
Take Five performed by Ricardo Linares

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmQPdDpwzMg

Futurethink
08-13-2016, 07:05 PM
Tell U What performed by Brittni Paiva

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm4qnQ98-zU

Futurethink
08-13-2016, 07:05 PM
That’s a Plenty performed by Gerald Ross

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgYxzLzOSOk

Futurethink
08-13-2016, 07:06 PM
Some favorite performances include lyrics.

All the Little Details by Orla Gartland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaMr86JE4q0

Futurethink
08-13-2016, 07:07 PM
Hawaiian Way performed by Sarah Maisel and Craig Chee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpcCPFlX1TQ

Futurethink
08-13-2016, 07:08 PM
I Play Only Rhythm by Jeff Burton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGIO68HXfEM

Futurethink
08-13-2016, 07:08 PM
Pineapple Mango by Daniel Ho and a Virtual Ukulele Ensemble

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7xcHl3MSlk

Futurethink
08-13-2016, 07:09 PM
Pucker Up performed by the Ukedelics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVNlapJlQRc

Futurethink
08-13-2016, 07:10 PM
Puttin’ on the Ritz performed by “Demetrius78G”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lHd0HtJuWY

Futurethink
08-13-2016, 07:10 PM
She Might Love You if you Learn to Play Guitar by Bella Hemming

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KVPMD5eQ6E

sukie
08-13-2016, 07:15 PM
Hands down my very favourite ukulele video is any of Aldrine playing Europa. Here's a good one. Click on it. It's worth it!
https://youtu.be/ew1q6GxzTaM

Dan Gleibitz
08-13-2016, 08:58 PM
Some favorite performances include lyrics.

All the Little Details by Orla Gartland

Thanks! I really enjoyed this.

Ukejenny
08-14-2016, 05:54 AM
This is my absolute favorite: I love this ukulele, this song, and this performer!!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUdJdVWTb0E

Ukejenny
08-14-2016, 05:56 AM
My second favorite: pure energy!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJd0GQuqfeY

Nickie
08-14-2016, 01:26 PM
I'll stay up all night listening to music. LOL.[/QUOTE]

And what is wrong with that?

RichM
08-14-2016, 01:36 PM
This guy always puts me in a good mood:


https://youtu.be/8fuH17oUe6g

RichM
08-14-2016, 01:37 PM
And one more:


https://youtu.be/_ZYFXUg4aLc

Dan Gleibitz
09-08-2016, 01:19 AM
Another Kalei video, probably not new to folk here, but I never tire of watching it. Beautiful composition played beautifully on a beautiful ukulele in a beautiful setting.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC6P4kvl4cM

Doc_J
09-08-2016, 03:21 AM
Not a recent one, but a longtime favorite of mine.

http://youtu.be/S4iMd7ILaU4