Monday, January 30, 2017

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Aloha Uncle Eddie Kamae

With great sadness, we note the death of legendary Hawaiian musician and ukulele great Eddie Kamae yesterday at age 89.

Uncle Eddie was a co-founder of the Sons of Hawaii and an inductee of the Ukulele Hall of Fame. He inspired generations of ukulele players and Hawaiian musicians. You have probably played his lovely "E Ku'u Morning Dew". Here is a virtuoso ukulele version by Troy Fernandez.

Here is a link to Uncle Eddie's album "Heart of the Ukulele", which showcases his amazing tremolo style of solo playing.

Early obituary at Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Image credit: Ukulele Hall of Fame

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Kiss My Pineapple

Al Wood found the covers of two 'zines from the dawn of the Third Wave of ukulele popularity. Way back in the late 20th Century!

A call on the cocoanut wireless to Bill "Rock That Uke" Robertson revealed that these are the only two issues of Kiss My Pineapple

Kiss My Pineapple was published in the early 90's by the punk band Pineapple Princess from San Francisco--a duo comprised of Beth Allen and Pamela Schulting. Pineapple Princess is featured in the documentary Rock That Uke. Which Bill sez is still for sale and available in the equally arcane Dee-Vee-Dee format. Contact Bill via the RTU website.

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