Legends of Ukulele

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All Music Guide - Megan Lynch
First there was Rhino's Legends of Guitar series, then Legends of Accordion, and now Legends of Ukulele. Compiled with notes by Jim Beloff, the author of the coffee table book The Ukulele: A Visual History, this compilation doesn't concern itself so much with sampling the most virtuosic players as with presenting those who were most influential in the various waves of popularity enjoyed by the uke. Of course, there is virtuosity in this CD along with the hokum. Although the ukulele is associated with Hawaiian music, it has made inroads into other genres. This compilation shows how the ukulele performs as a rock, jazz, or pop instrument as well as Hawaiian. It's a good way ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Megan Lynch
First there was Rhino's Legends of Guitar series, then Legends of Accordion, and now Legends of Ukulele. Compiled with notes by Jim Beloff, the author of the coffee table book The Ukulele: A Visual History, this compilation doesn't concern itself so much with sampling the most virtuosic players as with presenting those who were most influential in the various waves of popularity enjoyed by the uke. Of course, there is virtuosity in this CD along with the hokum. Although the ukulele is associated with Hawaiian music, it has made inroads into other genres. This compilation shows how the ukulele performs as a rock, jazz, or pop instrument as well as Hawaiian. It's a good way for people to expose themselves to dazzling artists such as King Benny Nawahi or Cliff Edwards, whose work would be hard to obtain at the average record shop.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/14/1998
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227527822
  • Catalog Number: 75278

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Twelfth Street Rag - William Carola (2:35)
  2. 2 Tiptoe Through the Tulips with Me (1:50)
  3. 3 Lilttle Grass Shack (5:43)
  4. 4 That's My Weakness Now - Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards (2:31)
  5. 5 Uke Said It (2:39)
  6. 6 Misty (2:53)
  7. 7 Hawaiian War Chant (2:19)
  8. 8 Makin' Love Ukulele Style - Arthur Godfrey (2:28)
  9. 9 Holiday for Strings - Eddie Bush (1:40)
  10. 10 Stars and Stripes Forever - Kallima Brothers (1:54)
  11. 11 For the Love of Uke (1:51)
  12. 12 Granada (3:32)
  13. 13 Johnny B. Goode (2:30)
  14. 14 Ukulele Benny (2:52)
  15. 15 My Ukulele - George Formby (3:04)
  16. 16 On Fire (4:04)
  17. 17 Do I Love You? - Yes, I Do! (1:45)
  18. 18 Lulu's Back in Town (2:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tiny Tim Ukulele, Vocals, Track Performer
George Formby Vocals, Track Performer, Banjo-ukelele
George Barnes Guitar
Steve Brown Baritone Saxophone
Johnny Parker Conductor
Joe Puma Guitar
Lyle Ritz Bass, Ukulele, Track Performer, Tenor Ukelele
Paul Mark Organ
Ian Whitcomb Ukulele, Vocals, Musette, Track Performer, tiple
Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards Track Performer
Arthur Godfrey Ukulele, Vocals, Track Performer
King Bennie Nawahi Steel Guitar, Ukulele
Ohta-San Ukulele, Track Performer
Roy Smeck Ukulele, Track Performer
Eddie Kamae Ukulele, Track Performer
Eddie Bush Ukulele, Track Performer
Al Casamenti Guitar
Jack Daro Bass
Hester Goodman Vocals
Milt Hinton Bass
Osie Johnson Drums
Dwight Kennedy Drums
Tony Mottola Guitar
Simeon Pillich Bass
Fred Sokolow Dobro, Guitar
Regina Whitcomb Vocals
Mike Muldoon Percussion
Joe Tarto Bass
Johnny Marvin Ukulele, Vocals, Track Performer
Ka'au Crater Boys Track Performer
Ernie Cruz Jr. Bass, Guitar
Troy Fernandez Ukulele
Alex Among Vibes
Sox Wilson Piano
Jim Beloff Vocals, Track Performer, Tenor Ukelele
Albert Kalima Acoustic Bass
Noel Okimoto Drums, Vibes
Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Track Performer
Nelson Waikiki Ukulele, Track Performer
Jesse Kalima Ukulele
Georgia Jumpers Track Performer
Johnny Ukulele Track Performer
William Carola Guitar
Kallima Brothers Track Performer
Barry Yap Bass
Byron Yasui Acoustic Bass
Bruce Hinkson Violin
Joe Custino Steel Guitar
Technical Credits
Steve Brown Contributor
Erroll Garner Composer
Rick Cunha Producer
Ian Whitcomb Producer
Bill Miller Producer
Hugh Brown Art Direction
Johnny Burke Composer
Eddie Bush Producer
Bob Fisher Remastering
Richard Perry Producer
David Pinto Producer
Creed Taylor Producer
Margaret Williams Producer
Roy Sakuma Producer
Jim Beloff Producer
Richard Wolf Producer
Johnny Noble Composer
Prince Leleiohoku Composer
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