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hallelujahal
11-10-2010, 02:32 AM
Hi, I've been playing uke for about 5 years now - but I only have two solo Uke CD's - both by the late John King. Does anyone have anymore CD suggestions for me? I'm interested in solo uke really, and I love the John King hawaian stuff etc. Any suggestions would be very welcome, as I can then pass a list around my family and it'll mean that I won't just be getting socks for Christmas :p

I'm in the UK - and there's not much available locally for some strange reason.
AL

Lexxy
11-10-2010, 02:39 AM
I think Jake Shimabukuro is a Soloist?

fitncrafty
11-10-2010, 02:41 AM
How about doing a search on itunes or amazon.. you can usually listen to clips too and see if you like them....

Chap
11-10-2010, 02:42 AM
Jake's "Live" album is very good. He's got a new one coming out, but it won't hit until Jan 4.

smhoney79
11-10-2010, 02:53 AM
Here is a link to a solo album from Amazon called "Call it Good" http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002E59014/ref=dm_dp_trk1. Also, the Kahuna Band has an album called "Greatest Ukulele Solo Ballads". I think you might really like this one. Here is a link to hear samples: http://www.store.limewire.com/store/app/pages/album/Album/productId/146707/
Hope this helps a little;-)

Kanaka916
11-10-2010, 03:36 AM
Check out Hawaiian Music Island's ukulele section (http://www.mele.com/music/genre/ukulele/) for Hawaiian flavorred as well as contemporary and popular tunes.

smhoney79
11-10-2010, 04:48 AM
One more thing. If you have an i-pod or mp3 player there are a lot of great solo pieces out there that you can buy singly. Check i-tunes, for example. An i-tunes gift card is the default gift in my family-sure beats socks!

hallelujahal
11-10-2010, 05:50 AM
Hey - thanks for all the helpful suggestions already! I shall browse the web this evening and check out the CDs you have mentioned. This is really very helpful for me as I know so little about what's out there ukemusic-wise.
Kind Regards
AL

Uncle Rod Higuchi
11-10-2010, 06:16 AM
Also, check for Gordon Mark.

He has at least 4 CDs available for purchase. Just a heads up, Natural Elegance has the most music and
is practically duplicated by Nohea I believe, so I'd suggest gettin NE instead of Nohea.

I believe you can hear samples of his tracks to see if you like his stylings.

Keep uke'in',

hallelujahal
11-10-2010, 08:01 AM
Hey Uncle Rod - just checked out Gordon Mark - he's definitely on my list! Lovely instrumentals.
Thanks for pointing in his direction.
AL

olgoat52
11-10-2010, 08:50 AM
Check out Hawaiian Music Island's ukulele section (http://www.mele.com/music/genre/ukulele/) for Hawaiian flavorred as well as contemporary and popular tunes.

Thanks for the link. That new Herb Ohta Jr. Ukulele Nahenahe sounds really good.

olgoat52
11-10-2010, 08:53 AM
Check out Hawaiian Music Island's ukulele section (http://www.mele.com/music/genre/ukulele/) for Hawaiian flavorred as well as contemporary and popular tunes.

And that `Ukulele Jazz Benny Chong. Who that is some great stuff. Might even get me to play low G ;-)

olgoat52
11-10-2010, 09:17 AM
Also, check for Gordon Mark.

He has at least 4 CDs available for purchase. Just a heads up, Natural Elegance has the most music and
is practically duplicated by Nohea I believe, so I'd suggest gettin NE instead of Nohea.

I believe you can hear samples of his tracks to see if you like his stylings.

Keep uke'in',

Looks like Natural Elegance may not longer be available.