Ukulele Ike and the baritone uke

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Ukulele Ike and the baritone uke

Post  pinhedz on Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:53 am

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Cliff Edwards (aka ukulele Ike), who played "Fascinating Rhythm" in the 1924 production of Gershwin's "Lady Be Good," is often pictured holding a tiny little soprano ukulele. That kind can only go plinkety-plink.

But on his records, you can tell that ukulele Ike is actually playing the somewhat larger baritone ukulele.

The baritone uke is much more versatile. It's so much more versatile that it's this versatile:


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Re: Ukulele Ike and the baritone uke

Post  pinhedz on Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:55 am

John McLaughlin

The ukelele is one of those instruments which sounds better the less it sounds like a ukelele.


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Look at that koa wood--beautiful.

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Post  pinhedz on Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:57 am


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Post  pinhedz on Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:31 pm

Jake Shimabukuro has been called a "ukulele god"


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