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Author Whitcomb, Ian, 1941-

Title Ukulele heroes : the golden age / Ian Whitcomb ; edited by Ronny S. Schiff.

Imprint Montclair, NJ : Hal Leonard Books, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.922 WHI    Available
Description 166 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A ukulele Sunday -- A gift from the Islands : Hawaiian beginnings -- The Jazz Age and beyond. Cliff Edwards, "Ukulele Ike" ; More heroes and one heroine ; Frank Crumit ; Wendell Hall ; Johnny Marvin ; May Singhi Breen, our heroine -- Meanwhile in England--grinning through the Great Depression. George Formby Jr. ; Tessie O'Shea ; Billy "Uke" Scott -- Arthur Godfrey : papa with the plastic uke -- Ian's story : the Golden Age has ended (not forgetting Tiny Tim) -- Our great revival : not forgetting Roy Smeck, Lyle Ritz, and the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.
Summary Although the ukulele has always been popular even when relegated to the grass-skirt ghetto of luaus and limbo contests, the current craze for this instrument has put the four-string cousin of the guitar into the hands of veteran musicians and young hipsters alike. And while there are a handful of books feeding the current uke explosion, this is the first to detail the stage, screen, and recording stars who pioneered the uke those who predated and made possible its current resurgence.--From publisher description.
Subject Ukulele players -- Biography.
Added Author Schiff, Ronny S.
ISBN 1458416542 paperback
9781458416544 paperback
Standard No. 884088608958

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