Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Legends of Ukulele
Genres: Folk, World Music, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Attention, ukulele lovers! Based on the success of its Legends of Accordion compilation, Rhino Records has brought out this memorable 18-track set of tunes featuring the uke. Produced by Jim Beloff (author of the near-defi... more »
Attention, ukulele lovers! Based on the success of its Legends of Accordion compilation, Rhino Records has brought out this memorable 18-track set of tunes featuring the uke. Produced by Jim Beloff (author of the near-definitive ukulele coffee-table book The Ukulele: A Visual History), Legends contains predictable artists such as Tiny Tim, Cliff "Ukulele Ike" Edwards, Arthur Godfrey, and Roy Smeck, along with lesser-known greats such as Ohta San, King Benny Nawahi, and George Formby. Sure--like its accordion predecessor--the collection is a once-over-lightly pastiche of artists and styles, but for most of your uke needs, it'll more than do. True enthusiasts would also be wise to check out Smeck's classic solo album, Roy Smeck Plays Hawaiian Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele, and Guitar. --Jason Verlinde
A lot of fun
Michael A. Reed | 12/13/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There really isn't a bad track on the CD. "Making Love Ukulele Style" is one of the best. It's a very good introduction to the ukulele. I only wish I could find more like it."
A Must for Uke lovers everywhere!
Michael A. Reed | Herlong, CA United States | 07/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was the first of many uke-related cd's I have bought, and it still stands as the best. A new uke player, I was amazed that the little 4-stringed "hawaiian guiter" could perform such varied musical styles-from jazz to flamenco; from love songs to humor. When do we get "Legends 2"?"
From a ukulele player:
Michael A. Reed | 09/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Don't listen to the guy from Tennessee. This is a fantastic compilation. Any ukulele player, Hawaiian or otherwise, will tell you that most of the musicians on this CD are the ukulele greats. Ohta-san, Cliff Edwards, Roy Smeck, Lyle Ritz, George Formby and others show what can be done on the tiny instrument that many consider a toy. They show us what a great instrument the uke really is. Cliff Edwards, known as Ukulele Ike, plays and sings with his wonderful voice. Some may know him better as the voice of Jiminy Cricket. Tiny Tim's rendition of Tiptoe through the Tulips is fully understood when one listens to the original 1929 falsetto version of the song by Nick Lucas. (Listen to it here on Amazon.com.) Oh... and there are plenty of Hawaiians on this CD. I recommend it highly."