Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Tin Pan Heritage
Ruby, of Ruby and the Hummingbirds, a group from Newport, Pennsylvania, has a great ukulele lineage and some great tunes….
(I love this story)
“Ruby and Ross were birds of a feather. They met in New York City in 1925. Both were working in a speakeasy know as After Awhile, just off Broadway. After closing time, Ruby would get up on the small stage with her dad’s ukulele, and sing her original songs to an empty room. Ross would join in, singing harmony and sometimes adding a few more verses of cutting lyrics…”
read the whole story