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Harold O.
08-24-2012, 07:10 AM
Here's a link to my review of Ian Whitcomb's new book Ukulele Heroes: The Golden Age.

In short, this is a terrific book. Easy to read, lots of information, color artwork throughout. It's not a music book or how-to. Rather, it tells the story of several ukulele pioneers (if you will) and how they managed to bring the ukulele to the masses.

Ukulele Heroes provides a solid overview of these people without digging too deep into the details. There are other books for that. I don't want to spoil the ending, but I can tell you this---the ukulele wins!

http://www.westhillswood.com/ukuleleheroes.html

cheekmeat
08-24-2012, 07:57 AM
Thanks for the link! I am definitely in for a copy of this book (after I pay for my trip to my sister's wedding...)!

I've been interested in finding out more about May Singh Breen ever since I saw her name listed as making the uke arrangement for the old Tin Pan Alley sheet music I've occaisionally bought.

Uke Republic
08-24-2012, 08:22 AM
Very cool! It is a great book.