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  1. Thanks for watching Jan D!

    Thanks for watching Jan D!
  2. You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman - fishing line.

    I recently heard this Carole King/Gerry Goffin song walking past a Jazz club in downtown Ann Arbor. Iíve known the tune since itís debut in 1967 but that evening the chord progression and the Jazzy...
  3. Blame It On The Bossa Nova - Swing Ukulele - Gerald Ross

    Big 1963 top-ten hit for Eydie Gormť (born Edith Gormezano). Eydie was a nice Sephardic Jewish girl from the Bronx, NY growing up in a Ladino (early Spanish) speaking family. Before becoming an...
  4. Very nice.

    Very nice.
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    Moten Swing - Solo Uke - Gerald Ross

    Solo ukulele. 1932 hit for Benny Moten and his Kansas City Orchestra. The tune was mostly associated with the Count Basie band via their 1940 recording.

    I recorded with a matched pair of Royer...
  6. Thanks all for listening and commenting. Yes,...

    Thanks all for listening and commenting.

    Yes, I play all the instruments on the track - uke, guitar and bass.
  7. Goodbye Liza Jane - Swing Ukulele - Gerald Ross

    Here's the latest video from my 2019 swing-style fiddle tunes experiment for uke - 'Goodbye Liza Jane.' The numbers recited at the beginning are for syncing audio and video in production. Don't...
  8. Fiddle Tune - Kitchen Girl - Gerald Ross

    With springtime approaching and visions of playing music outdoors I've been listening to a lot of old-time fiddle music lately. Here is a very "Noir" version of the classic tune 'Kitchen Girl.'
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    Swing Ukulele - Skip It - Gerald Ross

    I first posted this YouTube video in 2011. Here's my 2019 version of the classic Swing standard 'Skip It.'

    Watch until the end for a dictionary-definition of being in the right place at the...
  10. In A Mellow Tone - Solo Uke - Gerald Ross

    A 1939 Duke Ellington jazz standard. Hive Hornet tenor uke low-g.

    As always, set YouTube to 1080p for the full Gerald effect. Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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    Beautiful! Nice tone and touch. Arrangement!

    Beautiful! Nice tone and touch. Arrangement!
  12. Blue Light Boogie - Solo Uke - Gerald Ross

    A 1950 hit for Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five. I am playing both a Hive Hornet tenor uke - Low G
    and fretless Gold Tone ME-Bass.

    As always, set your YouTube to 1080p for the total Gerald...
  13. Thanks all! Winter is rapidly approaching in...

    Thanks all! Winter is rapidly approaching in Michigan - perfect time to make videos!
  14. The Washington Post March - Solo Uke - Gerald Ross

    Composed in 1889 by John Philip Sousa. I forgot to remove my reading glasses for the shoot. Solo ukulele low-g.

    Set your YouTube settings to 1080p for the full Gerald effect.

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  15. Low G uke - Kiss Of Fire - Gerald Ross

    I've gone to the dark side - low G tuning. Here is an Argentinian Tango from 1903 - El Choclo. This tune was a #1 hit in 1952 for Georgia Gibbs.


    https://youtu.be/suWyTQFXVeA
  16. Ashokan Uke Fest 2018 Workshops Announced!

    Just announced! The workshops for the Sixth Annual Ashokan Uke Fest are now online! We are very proud to offer this diverse set of ukulele workshops - all styles, all levels. Check it out, more...
  17. Undecided - Uke/Guitar duet - Gerald Ross

    A straight-ahead Swing tune from the late 1930's. Tenor uke and guitar duet. Hive tenor uke built in 2016 by Jake Maclay. I also play guitar, a Taylor GS Mini. Set your YouTube to at least 720p...
  18. Solo Uke - Ticket To Ride - Gerald Ross

    New video! A famous band from the UK recorded this one. Solo Hive Hornet tenor uke. Set your YouTube to at least 720p for the full Gerald effect.


    https://youtu.be/9mtvWGok0g8
  19. Thanks all! The video has been viewed over 1000...

    Thanks all! The video has been viewed over 1000 times since Saturday.
  20. Uke/Guitar duet - Sweet Georgia Brown - Gerald Ross

    Here's another tune from this weekend's session. I'm happy the way this one turned out. This time a uke/guitar duet - the classic Sweet Georgia Brown with my new Hive Hornet Tenor uke. Made by Jake...
  21. Solo Uke - Satin Doll - Hive Hornet Tenor Uke - Gerald Ross

    Cloudy cold day. New video with my new Hive Hornet Tenor uke. Made by Jake Maclay​.

    Solo uke - Duke Ellington hit - Satin Doll.


    https://youtu.be/m1fV6zw-AaU
  22. Workshop descriptions now posted online. More...

    Workshop descriptions now posted online.

    More info and register now: http://ashokan.org/uke-fest/
  23. 5th Annual Ashokan Uke Fest - May 26-29, 2017. James Hill headliner!

    A beautiful, music filled retreat just two hours north of New York City in the warm, green Catskill Mountains.

    Check out the lineup of performers! James Hill, Anne Janelle, Jim D'Ville, Gerald...
  24. The Very Thought Of You - Romantic Uke! - Gerald Ross

    Sorry girls, I'm married.

    I get sensitive on this uke/guitar duet of the classic 1934 Ray Noble standard.

    2006 Dave Talsma tenor uke. 2016 Cordoba Orchestra Fusion 12 CE nylon string guitar.
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  25. Taking A Chance On Love - Solo Swing Uke - Gerald Ross

    Here's my solo uke arrangement of the 1940 Vernon Duke hit "Taking A Chance On Love."

    I used my 2006 Dave Talsma tenor uke for the video.

    As always, set your YouTube settings to 720p for the...
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