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Well if you've listened to my show you may know I'm somewhat fascinated by the ukulele. I think my interest began around the time George Harrison died and I read about his lifelong interest in the uke. Then I heard Jake Shimabukuro's cover of the classic George / Beatles tune and I was hooked. I gave myself a uke for my 50th birthday and I promised myself I would learn to play.
I attended a few of the local uke jam sessions in town and that is where I met Ron Gentry. Ron has organized Richmond's first annual uke fest scheduled for this weekend at the Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center. Ron and Richard Koch from the center were supposed to join me in the studio, but the storm and their good sense kept them away. However they did help me select most of tonight's music. So keep it tuned here for the uke show and get ready for ths weekend's festival.
Also I will have two sets of passes to give away as well as a uke. I'll tell you how you can win them.
t's A Ukulele Cathy Fink Rockin' The Uke
My Little Grass Shack in Kealakekua Eddie Bush's Biltmore Trio Hawaiian Memories
Hula Girl Sol Hoopi Hawaiian Memories
Ram On Paul and Linda McCartney Ram
Eleanor Rigby Gerald Ross Ukulele Stomp
While My Guitar Gently Weeps Jake Shimabukuro Gently Weeps
I Love a Ukulele Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys Ready For You
Nobody's Sweetheart Skeedaddle The Ghost of Mose
Ukulele Lady Jim Kweskin Greatest Hits
Weenie Man Skeedaddle The Ghost of Mose
Hula Medley R. Crumb and His Cheap Suit Serenaders Chasin Rainbows
Tonight You Belong To Me Jim Beloff and Liz Beloff Rare Air
Dark Eyes Cathy Fink Rockin' The Uke
Seven Days to Rock Cathy Fink When The Rain Comes Down
4th of July Asbury Park (Sandy) Bruce Springsteen The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle
Seaside Bar Song Bruce Springsteen Tracks
7 Nights to Rock Nick Lowe Basher: The Best of Nick Lowe
Somewhere Over The Rainbow / What A Wonderful World Victoria Vox and Her Jumping Flea
Sleepless Nights Eddie Vedder Ukulele Songs
Dirty Frank Pearl Jam Lost Dogs: Rarities and B Sides
All Of Me Bill Tapia Livin' It Live
The Girl From Ipanema Lyle Ritz No Frills - Jazz Ukulele and Bass
I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire Gerald Ross Swing Ukulele
Sweet Georgia Brown Gerald Ross Moonlight and Shadows
Shine Janet Klein Paradise Wobble
Lou Lou's Back In Town Yes Yes Boys Why Say No
Whenever You're Lonesome Skeedaddle The Ghost of Mose
Stormy Monday T-Bone Walker Living The Blues: Blues Legends