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Freeda
04-10-2012, 06:47 PM
If someone asked you about the diverse musicality of the ukulele and you could only answer them in the form of three songs that had to all be by different artists... What three songs would you give them?














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Hippie Dribble
04-10-2012, 07:21 PM
nice one Freeda...in response to the last Jake thread...he he.

Well, not sure only 3 choices can take into account the full genre hopping musicality of the uke, but if I had three artists to point people towards they'd be Cliff Edwards, Lil Rev and Azo Bell.

(With huge apologies to John King, James Hill, Roy Smeck, Bill Tapia, Lyle Ritz, Iz, Victoria Vox etc etc...)

Great question though mate. Here's my 3:

Cliff Edwards

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlgB1SgAAJE&feature=related

Lil Rev

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FB-t8SfEcLo

Azo Bell (w/ the Old Spice Boys)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTNCF2gjjIw

janeray1940
04-10-2012, 07:35 PM
Great question! I'm really looking forward to seeing the answers to this one.

John King's Bach Prelude:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=935ExOpT5bI

Ohta-San's Stardust:


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

Pete Townshend, Blue Red and Grey:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqWP7uDsjPo

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
04-10-2012, 07:43 PM
eugene ukulele got Cliff Edwards, so here's three more...

Sons of Hawaii "Mauna Alani" (a great Hawaiian group)
Herb Ohta "Hawaii" (a virtuoso soloist)
Electrelane "Cut and Run" (an English indie rock band)

chris667
04-10-2012, 07:48 PM
Leaning on a lamppost - George Formby
Leaning on a lamppost - The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Up the junction - The Bad Shepherds

JimmyRoberts
04-10-2012, 08:00 PM
Krabbers! I love this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iiQsRkvAFQ

Phil Disera:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kaXHYsIPfo

WS64:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRWPisHLxp0

Plainsong
04-10-2012, 11:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuWgx0EnZnY

Shout out Matt :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPWRGVqY6gE


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u778gSi94N4

ukecantdothat
04-13-2012, 02:02 PM
This one is a mind bender: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqdLthN-n4A&list=FL4lu5ECUDKIkW_jwe6ccWJA&index=94&feature=plpp_video

Add to that anything by Roy Smeck and Aldrine...

OldePhart
04-13-2012, 02:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAnFEsozP_o&feature=relmfu


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kihooi6JuvI&feature=relmfu

The above videos are by people who were very influential in my decision to buy a uke. Add to that group Jake, UOGB, and WS64. However...I felt I needed to include one person who didn't have any videos up when I got involved in the uke but who is certainly a major shaker and mover for newcomers now (IMHO, anyway)...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaOcSYSD4sI&feature=plcp&context=C4302ce3VDvjVQa1PpcFPu9JpjqGpLLuRIW4Z7TWl7 RLr5J6ocJ2w=

Man it was hard to pick just three when there are so many more I'd like to include, pros and amateurs alike...

pulelehua
04-14-2012, 10:13 AM
Chopsticks - John King, a ukulele being a bit silly and incredibly serious in a traditional way

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr_Zhy5zkus

Chopsticks - James Hill, a ukulele being a bit silly and incredibly serious in a very non-traditional way

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26l-6fDUZNo

If only there were a third called "Chopsticks"...
Elephant Gun - Beirut, a ukulele playing a pivotal role in a band

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWSz_PAfgNc&ob=av3e


These are all videos I've watched many, many times.