View Full Version : Uke songs by non-uke artists

Neil Cursed Diamond
04-29-2008, 05:20 PM
By non-uke artist I mean someone who doesn't normally play uke.

Pete Townshend plays on Blue, Red, and Gray on The Who By Numbers
Pete playing it today:

Paul McCartney played Uke on Ram On, off Ram, his second solo album.

04-30-2008, 12:25 AM
On the new Panic at the disco Album entitled "Pretty. Odd." there is a song featuring the Ukulele accompanied by a couple of horns. It's pretty cool and has a real cool vintage feel to it. The name of the song is "I have friends in holy spaces"

Jacman Rasta Bicycle
04-30-2008, 09:55 AM
Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam has been playing uku for a while, both at the Pearl Jam shows as well as his solo tour. http://youtube.com/watch?v=FoTo4xuQ6eQ

George Harrison, as we know, was an avid ukulele player ("Something" had to have been written on a uke). http://youtube.com/watch?v=G5CkIniOcqs&feature=related

Frank Black (Black Francis) from The Pixies plays ukulele on his latest solo release (so i'm told).

Bill Macy (actor) is a ukulele player, and even did a song on Oprah's show (played a Flea), tho i understand he's a Martin M3 player. http://youtube.com/watch?v=U_o7SmPfzo0

04-30-2008, 02:39 PM
You can insult the crappy movie you were in if you do it with a uke. :D

Also, the guy who played Greg in Dharma and Greg is a uke player. On some other show he was in, his character played a Fluke, but he wasn't faking it.

You just never know who's going to say "I've got one!" when you ask about uke. :D

Jacman Rasta Bicycle
04-30-2008, 07:42 PM
i just remembered....Andy Griffith would occasionally play a real sweet National Steel ukulele on his Matlock show.