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The Ukulele

A Visual History

By Jim Beloff

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Ukulele
A Visual History. Book. 128 pages. Backbeat Books #0879304545. Published by Backbeat Books (HL.330282).

Item Number: HL.330282
ISBN 0879304545. 7.37x9.25 inches.

From its birthplace in Portugal to its famous Hawaiian home, the “jumping flea” has left its mark on popular music and pop culture worldwide. This book traces the uke's evolution with colorful whimsy. Readers will meet some of the world's greatest ukulele players through profiles, photos, and a list of recordings. Splendid color photos show more than 100 of the finest and most unique ukes and vintage catalog illustrations, fanciful sheet music covers, and witty ads that capture the craze of the 1920s and '30s.