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Ukulele Heaven - Songs from the Golden Age of the Ukulele

By Ian Whitcomb

Ukulele (soprano) - Intermediate
Composed by Ian Whitcomb. Squareback saddle-stitched, Solos. Early Music/Jazz & Dixie. Book/CD Set. 108 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.98270BCD).

Item Number: MB.98270BCD

ISBN 9780786649518. Early Music/Jazz & Dixie. 9 x 11.75 inches.

A wonderful tribute to the ukulele and its leading advocates, past and present. Contains seventeen classics and eight new tunes as well as an in-depth historical essay illustrated with original sheet music covers. Classic selections include: Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula; Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go with Friday on Saturday Night?; All That I Ask of You Is Love; They're Wearing 'Em Higher in Hawaii; Sierra Sue; Any Time; Pasadena; Somebody Stole My Gal; Blue; and more. All tunes are shown with complete lyrics and chord diagrams. Includes a select discography of CD's featuring ukulele artists and a list of uke web sites.

Most of the songs heard in the feature film Stanley's Gig (2000) starring Faye Dunaway can be found in this book.

  • Blue  Performed by Music:Lou Handman Words:Grant Clarke & Edgar Lesli
  • Sierra Sue  Performed by Joseph B Carey
  • Story Book Farm  Performed by Ian Whitcomb
  • A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody  Performed by Irving Berlin
  • Mexicali Rose  Performed by Music:Jack B Tenney Words:Helen Stone
  • Someday Sweetheart  Performed by John C Spikes & Benjamin Spikes
  • Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go With Friday On Saturd  Performed by George Meyer Lyrics:Sam M Lewis & Joe Young
  • The Uke Is On The March  Performed by Ian Whitcomb
  • Ukulele Heaven  Performed by Ian Whitcomb
  • Who Wants A Bad Little Boy?  Performed by Music:Joe Burke Words:Mark Fisher
  • Twelve O'clock At Night  Performed by Music:Lou Handman Words:Billy Rose & Herman Ruby
  • All That I Ask Of You Is Love  Performed by Music:Herbert Ingraham Words:Edgar Selden
  • Goodbye, Old Boy  Performed by Ian Whitcomb
  • Yaaka Hula Hickey Ula  Performed by E Ray Goetz, Joef Young & Pete Wendling
  • They're Wearing 'Em Higher In Hawaii  Performed by Music:Halsey K Mohr Words:Joe Goodwin
  • Lone Pine Blues  Performed by Ian Whitcomb
  • Ukie's Tune  Performed by Ian Whitcomb
  • Moonlight  Performed by Con Conrad
  • Hi-Tiddly-Hi-Ti-Island  Performed by Leslie Alleyn
  • Moon Of Waikiki  Performed by Al Bernard & Russell Robinson
  • Somebody Stole My Gal  Performed by Leo Wood
  • Any Time  Performed by Herbert 'Happy' Lawson
  • Pasadena  Performed by Music:Harry Warren Words:Clarke & Leslie
  • Will I Feel Like A Fool (In The Morning)  Performed by Ian Whitcomb
  • Wurzel Fudge In London  Performed by Ian Whitcomb
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Danny of Tucson
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  • 2004-06-29 00:00:00.0 The Real Thing

    Ian Whitcomb, he's the real thing! A taste of ukuleles roots in early popular music. These songs make me laugh when I play and sing them. Except for "Mexicali Rose" which moves me to tears.

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