Sunday, May 12, 2013

2013 Ka Palapala Poʻokela WINNERS! | Hawaii Book Blog

Jim Tranquada and John King's definitive history of the ukulele has been awarded the 2013 Ka Palapala Po'okela Award for Excellence in Special Interest Books.

If the ukulele is your Special Interest, you must own a copy of this book.

Congratulations, Jim. Wish that John were still here to congratulate him as well.  Link


Anonymous said...

This is a great book- between it and Ian Whitcombs Ukulele Heroes- Great reads- great books. Ukester Brown

Ron Hale said...

Couldn't finish the book, Gary. Flat, monotonous. Tedious to slog through. Dwelling excessively not just on minutia but micro microscopic minutia.

No surprise it was penned by academics. If you're really into which girls glee clubs were the first to play the uke and who the star players were then fine.

But I'll bet those giving this an award cannot rattle off even a tiny fraction of the (deservedly) obscure trivia to which John/Jim
subject readers.

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