Saturday, August 31, 2013

Mando Mohan || Santa Claus (by Bill Monroe on 1920s Gibson Tenor Guitar)

Dreaming again. Although this song is called Santa Claus it doesn't sound Christmasy...

Everett || Tenor Guitar Maker

At age 86, Everett makes rare four string tenor guitars by hand. 
Bob Phillips has the story in New Braunfels, Texas. Texas County Reporter.

The Hula Honeys || Life Just Got Sweeter

"Life Just Got Sweeter" by The Hula Honeys Ginger Johnson and Robyn Kneubuhl. This was recorded live courtesy of MusicBox Project at the Hana Hou Cafe in Haiku on Maui Hawaii. Featured with them on bass is "Smiles" Yoshida. I think it is Ginger playing that GORGEOUS Tenor Guitar which I suspect she has in DoGBonE tuning.

Friday, August 30, 2013

The Hula Honeys || Le'Ahi [Live at WAMU's Bluegrass Country]

Horses Sing None of It 417 || Jon Braman Uke Hiphop 9-4-07

Hip-Hop with a Baritone Ukulele...

HORSES SING NONE OF IT 417 Jon Braman Uke Hiphop 9-4-07 Unique performer raps and sings to ukelele accompaniment. Hosted by Ralph Litwin. Sponsored by the Folk Project of New Jersey.

Jon Braman || The Weather - Sandy Remix

From the forthcoming album, "You and Me - Special Edition", out January 2013.

Jon Braman || Fridays & Saturdays

Those Darlins || Glass to You

Poly Jesters || Who's Loving You

Polyjesters || The Jeep Song

Papa Jester with the Polyjesters

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Alex Holmes || Goodbye (Steve Earle cover)

Phil Hendricks || Stairway to Heaven

Phil Hendrick's treats us to more beautiful music. A Classic from the 70's...

Phil Hendrick's treats us to more beautiful music.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Nigella || Pancho & Lefty

Nigella, her bari and green screen video are back performing the classic song by Townes Van Zandt.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Kirk Douglas || Whale Of A Tale (and Seal) Walt Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

Kurt H. sent this video in, saying, "Well, I'm pretty sure it's a tenor guitar not a bari in the first half, and he's obvious faking it but I thought you might like this. Plus he's got a "improvised" looking uke in the 2nd half, maybe concert-sized?"

Thanks to you. Kurt.

Outaspaceman || Small Things

Monday, August 26, 2013

Pabrizzer || The Book of Love (Magnetic Fields cover)

Pabrizzer always shares a warmth in his songs. I am glad that I can share his song finds on the bari. I am a big fan of his songs. Simply played and always treasures...

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Danielle's Magic || Bright Flashes

Ryan Stephen || When You Wish Upon A Star

Uke of Carl || Lighthouse (Lucy Spraggan cover)

Uke of Carl has been making a lot of ukulele videos and creating tablature. In this video he's playing a baritone ukulele.I suspect most of the arrangements will be set up more for a standard GCEA ukulele which may still work if you're playing in high D. I am going to add is tablature link to the side bar, Uke of Earl TABS

Manitoba Hal & Ken Middleton || No Baris, Just Chicago Soul

I am breaking a rule, GCEA ukes on the DoGBonE channel. Well, Ken is a member of the bari club and provides us a great tune here and there with his bari and he makes those fine all nylon living water high-D string for the bari. This post is about chemistry and musicianship -- what a joy to watch.

Sarah Donner || Breakout


Aaron Keim || The Quiet American

Here's an original by Aaron in Bari!'sWaltzBaritone.pdf

 He has other old-timey arrangements too, see

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Phil Hendricks || Baritone Song Selection

Phil is playing some great old tunes on the baritone ukulele. Each is played with focus and care and all are gems. His playing really shows off what can be done on a baritone ukulele. If you enjoy these then you'll be glad to know there are about 8 more for your listening pleasure on his YouTube page, link.

Phil also has some more arrangements and a couple of video lessons that you might find interesting. One of my favorites is "Linus & Lucy."

Friday, August 23, 2013

Phil Hendricks || Freight Train

Phil has put some extra sparkle on this cherished old-timey Elizabeth Cotton gem.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Steve Einhorn || Freight Train Lesson

My standard rule for DGBE tuning is broken or this classic folk song lesson. Steven is playing a Bari-Uke with a Low-GCEA set-up which can also be played in DoGBonE tuning.

"Steve Einhorn teaches a simple picking pattern on the ukulele as a tribute to "Freight Train" by Elizabeth "Libba" Cotten (January 5, 1895 – June 29, 1987) - a strong root for musicians in the Americana songbook. Brought to you by Quality Folk."

Neutral Uke Hotel || 3 Videos

Nice viewer comment,

"Ah, lame it's a baritone uke. I was hoping for a standard one. Good cover though."

On this blog we feel differently!

Pabrizzer & Charlie || Where Have All of the Flowers Gone

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Sonya Cotton || Hunter

There's a blog called Ukulelia that has been going on since 2001. I think that's the longest running ukulele centric blog on the planet. The curious part is that the creator, Gary Peare, lives just over a few hills from me a city or two away. This video may provoke a reaction...

Friday, August 16, 2013

Doogey9 (Todd Baio) || Bari Ukin' Gems

Suburban Fool (Original)

Mean Ol' Frisco

Oh' Had I a Golden Thread

Lew Dite || Times are Getting Hard, Boys (Tenor Guitar DGBE)

Sometimes a sad tune hits the mark...

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Leonard Cohen || Ladies & Gentlemen || Poet

My musical friend Steven Strauss, shared this on Facebook. What does this have to do with the baritone ukelele? Not much.