The Magic Ukulele of Roy Smeck (Wizard of the Strings)

UKE BOX 90 – The Magic Ukulele of Roy Smeck (Wizard of the Strings)

(original broadcast date: March 11, 2015)

A playlist celebrating the genius of American musician Roy Smeck (nicknamed Wizard of the Strings) on a special all-ukulele radio music-history hour.

PLAYLIST

1. Twelfth Street Rag by Roy Smeck
2. Sweet Georgia Brown by Roy Smeck
3. The Wizard of the Strings (1983) film clip
4. Bye Bye Blues by Roy Smeck
5. The Wizard of the Strings (1983) film clip
6. Uke Said It by Roy Smeck
7. Melody in F by Roy Smeck
8. The Wizard of the Strings (1983) film clip
9. Humoresque by Roy Smeck
10. Ain’t She Sweet by Roy Smeck
11. The Wizard of the Strings (1983) film clip
12. Five Foot Two by by Roy Smeck
13. Honolulu Shuffle by Roy Smeck
14. I Ain’t Got Nobody by Roy Smeck
15. Music Box Waltz by Roy Smeck
16. Waltz of Yesteryear by Roy Smeck

Sources
YouTube: The Wizard of the Strings (1985)
Directed by Peter Friedman

Album
The Magic Ukulele of Roy Smeck by Roy Smeck

UKE BOX is the all ukulele radio show on Trent Radio 92.7FM in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada with your host Lester Alfonso. It’s recorded live every Wednesday at 5pm.

 

Coldplaying Ukuleles

UKE BOX 55 – Coldplaying Ukuleles

(original broadcast date: March 26, 2014)

A mix of ukulele covers of Coldplay songs from YouTube.

PLAYLIST

Coldplay (ukulele covers)
1. Don’t Panic (live) by Lester Alfonso
2. Green Eyes by Matthew Ian
3. Paradise by Sinus Menses
4. Every Teardrop is a Waterfall by Ukulele Underground, feat. Crabby
5. Charlie Brown by I Want Altitude
6. Clocks / Viva La Vida by The Dilligan
7. Fix You by Austin Criswell
8. Yellow by leandroadm11
9. Yellow by Al Wood
10. The Scientist by Elizabeth Rojo
11. Us Against the World by John Sharpe
12. Viva La Vida by Kalei Gamiao
13. A Message by Darren Kehler
14. Strawberry Swing by Andy Boettcher

Source
YouTube

UKE BOX is the all ukulele radio show on Trent Radio 92.7FM in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada with your host Lester Alfonso. It’s recorded live every Wednesday at 5pm.

 

Bradfield Dumpleton

UKE BOX 156 – Bradfield Dumpleton

(original broadcast date: April 19, 2017)

Spotlight on Bradfield Dumpleton, a self-described purveyor of fine ukulele musics!

PLAYLIST

Songs by Bradfield Dumpleton
1. Raised By Hippies
2. Vigilant Mind
3. There Was A Light On
4. Lonesome Prayer
5. Gimme Dat
6. Cowherd
7. Here Come The Loose Tongues
8. The Tangled Truth
9. Let It Go, Daddy-O
10. New Skin
11. Born Hungry
12. Diddley Dee Diddley Doo
13. Crocodile Awhile
14. Happy Goat

Albums
Pigbox & Co. Volume 1 by Bradfield Dumpleton
Skin by Bradfield Dumpleton
Available on Bandcamp

UKE BOX is the all ukulele radio show on Trent Radio 92.7FM in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada with your host Lester Alfonso. It’s recorded live every Wednesday at 5pm.

 

Aldrine Guerrero (Ukulele Underground)

UKE BOX 155 – Aldrine Guerrero (Ukulele Underground)

(original broadcast date: April 12, 2017)

A spotlight on the work of ukulele champion and YouTube star Aldrine Guerrero of Ukulele Underground

PLAYLIST

Aldrine Guerrero covers and originals
1. Santana – Oye Como Va
2. Frank Sinatra – Fly Me to the Moon
3. Bob Marley – I Shot the Sheriff
4. James Taylor – Fire and Rain
5. Photographs – Aldrine Guerrero (original)
6. Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
7. Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
8. Kenny Loggins – Danny’s Song (vocals by Joey Charles)
9. Extreme – More Than Words (vocals by Michael Carreon)
10. The Ventures – Hawaii Five-O
11. Ben E. King – Stand By Me
12. Micheal Bublé – Everything
13. Change – Aldrine Guerrero (original)
14. Short Circuit – Aldrine Guerrero (original)
15. Antonio Carlos Jobim – One Note Samba (Inst.)
16. Billy Rose and Lee David – Tonight You Belong to Me (homage to Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters in The Jerk 1979)

Album
Acoustic Robot Love Songs by Aldrine Guerrero

Other Sources
YouTube

UKE BOX is the all ukulele radio show on Trent Radio 92.7FM in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada with your host Lester Alfonso. It’s recorded live every Wednesday at 5pm.

 

Ukulele Ladies

UKE BOX 154 – Ukulele Ladies

(original broadcast date: March 8, 2017)

A playlist made up of all-star women ukulele players for International Women’s Day.

PLAYLIST

1. The Bird Song by Victoria Vox
2. Into the Wild by LP
3. High and Dry by Amanda Palmer
4. Over the Rainbow by Ingrid Michaelson
5. Ragdoll Riches by Taimane
6. Dream a Little Dream by Heidi Swedberg and the Sukey Jump Band
7. Summertime by Brittni Paiva
8. Fondly Enough by Julia Nunes
9. Canada by Danielle Ate the Sandwich
10. On the Planet Earth by Danielle Ate the Sandwich
11. My Hope by Molly Lewis
12. The Happy Song by Kate Micucci
13. Run Away and Join the Circus by Tricity Vogue
14. Take Your Love with Me (The Ukulele Song) by Sophie Madeleine
15. Kazeni Naru (To Become the Wind) [Acoustic Version] [From movie “The Cat Returns”] by Tsuji Ayano
16. Ukulele Lady by Bette Midler

Albums
Amanda Palmer Performs the Popular Hits of Radiohead on her Magical Ukulele
Bathhouse Betty by Bette Midler
Be OK by Ingrid Michaelson
Brittni X 3 by Brittni Paiva
Chameleon by Victoria Vox
EP Phone Home by Kate Micucci
I Made You a CD, But I Eaten It by Molly Lewis
Into the Wild – Single by LP
Koisuru Megane by Tsuji Ayano
LOVE.LIFE.UKULELE by Sophie Madeleine
Some Feelings by Julia Nunes
Songs for Swinging Ukuleles by Tricity Vogue
Things People Do by Danielle Ate the Sandwich
Two Bedroom Apartment by Danielle Ate the Sandwich
‘Ukulele Dance by Taimane

UKE BOX is the all ukulele radio show on Trent Radio 92.7FM in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada with your host Lester Alfonso. It’s recorded live every Wednesday at 5pm.

 

It Might As Well Be Spring

UKE BOX 153 – It Might As Well Be Spring

(original broadcast date: March 1, 2017)

Spring! New light; new breezes. A playlist as a form of radio expression.

PLAYLIST

1. Rodgers and Hammerstein – It Might As Well be Spring by Craig Brandau
2. Ukulele Saturday Springtime by Ukulele Yox
3. Breezin’ Along with the Breeze by Johnny Marvin
4. Blue Skies by Johnny Marvin and Ed Smalle
5. George Harrison Medley by John Kane
6. Sun King — Sonya Hensley by The Beatles Complete on Ukulele
7. Scarborough Fair by Kimo Hussey
8. Light Today by Eddie Vedder
9. Mother Nature by Victoria Vox
10. One Small Suite for Ukulele – I. Allegro Con Brio by James Hill
11. The Best Things in Life by Ron Hargrave
12. Blue Skies (feat. Miyuki Harley) by Ron Hargrave
13. Ukey-Ukulele by Akamai Brain Collective
14. Everyday by La Familia de Ukeleles
15. Lemonade (Ukulele Version) by Jeremy Passion
16. Blue Red and Grey by The Who
17. Carmen by Taimane
18. Uke ’n Love by Rubber Muffin
19. Largo (Spring) Concerto No.1 — Vivaldi by Daniel Estrem

Albums
Abbey Road by The Beatles Complete on Ukulele
Eminent ‘Ukulele by Kimo Hussey
A Flyin Leap by James Hill
The Four Seasons – Vivaldi on Guitar and Ukulele by Daniel Estrem
The Best Things in Life by Ron Hargrave
For More Than a Feeling by Jeremy Passion
La Familia de Ukeleles (self-titled)
Paradise Lost & Found, Songs of Hawaii Old and New by Akamai Brain Collective
Uke Love by Rubber Muffin
The Ukulele by John Kane
‘Ukulele Dance by Taimane
Ukulele Songs by Eddie Vedder
Vintage Rare – Ukulele Ace by Johnny Marvin
Vox Ukulele Cello by Victoria Vox
The Who By Numbers

Other Sources
YouTube

UKE BOX is the all ukulele radio show on Trent Radio 92.7FM in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada with your host Lester Alfonso. It’s recorded live every Wednesday at 5pm.

 

Ukulele Love Stories

UKE BOX 152 – Ukulele Love Stories

(original broadcast date: February 15, 2017)

Love on their minds and ukuleles in their arms.

PLAYLIST

1. I Love a Ukulele (1930) by Annette Hanshaw
2. Like Two in Love by Abe Lagrimas, Jr.
3. Lucy & Fred by Jim Beloff
4. Satellite of Love by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
5. Chasing Love by Victoria Vox
6. Lover by Al Canopin
7. I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (1928) by Cliff Edwards (Ukulele Ike)
8. Ukuleles of Love by Uke Goldberg
9. Love Song #47.1 by Ukulele Jim
10. (If I Could Only) Keep Your Love [Sneaky Mix] by Ukulele Jim
11. Take Your Love with Me (The Ukulele Song) by Sophie Madeleine
12. Ukulele Love Song by Georgia May
13. Love Song 2009 by Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele
14. I Can’t Believe that You’re in Love with Me (1927) by Johnny Marvin
15. I’d Love to Call You My Sweetheart (1926) by Johnny Marvin
16. Everly Brothers – Bye Bye Love by Joe Silver and Jessica Silver
17. That’s What Love Will Do (live) by Joe Brown
18. Crazy in Love by Ukebox

Albums
Ukulele Vibes by Abe Lagrimas, Jr.
For The Love of Uke by Jim Beloff
Live in London #1 (Live) by The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
Vox Ukulele Cello by Victoria Vox
Legends of the Ukulele 2: Hawaiian Masters by Various Artists
Novel Tease by Uke Goldberg
Kickstarted! by Ukulele Jim
Love.Life.Ukulele by Sophie Madeleine
The Good Feeling Music of Dent May and His Magnificent Ukulele
Edison 1920s Jazz Vocals with Ukulele (1925 – 1927) by Various Artists
Legends of the Ukulele – Hawaiian Masters by Various Artists
The Ukulele Album by Joe Brown
Ukebox, Vol. 1 by Ukebox

Other Sources
YouTube
Personal Archive

UKE BOX is the all ukulele radio show on Trent Radio 92.7FM in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada with your host Lester Alfonso. It’s recorded live every Wednesday at 5pm.

 

Pete Seeger

UKE BOX 151 – Pete Seeger

(original broadcast date: February 8, 2017)

An all ukulele tribute to American folk singer and social activist Pete Seeger.

PLAYLIST

1. If I Had A Hammer by Ukulele Theatre
2. My Rainbow Race by Lester Alfonso (live)
3. Ukulele played Pete Seeger style by Jim Ruff
4. (documentary clip) – Pete Seeger was given a ukulele when he was 8 years-old.
5. Living in the Country – ukulele by Aaron Keim
5. If I Had A Hammer – ukulele version by Lee Hayes
6. Where Have All The Flowers Gone by Ken Middleton
7. (documentary clip) – Pete Seeger said “Participation can save the human race.”
8. Woody Guthrie – This Land is Your Land by mr happy asthma
9. Abiyoyo by Peter Alsop
10. What Did You Learn in School Today on ukulele by עמיר שפיר
11. Malvina Reynolds – Little Boxes by Lester Alfonso (live)
11. American Masters – The Power of Song (2007) PBS (clip) – Bruce Springsteen talks about censorship.
12. All Mixed Up by cjhoylemusic
13. (documentary clip) Pete Seeger said “If you love your country, you’ll find a way…”
14. We Shall Overcome – Instrumental Ukulele by Al Wood
15. Where Have All the Flowers Gone Ukulele by Jessica St. John
16. (documentary clip) – Pete Seeger talks about the inspiration for Waist Deep in the Big Muddy.
17. Waist Deep in the Big Muddy – Ukulele by ChrisDeston821
18. (documentary clip) – Pete Seeger said “I look upon myself like a planter of seeds…”
19. Malvina Reynolds – Little Boxes by Walk off the Earth
23. Quite Early Morning – Baritone Ukulele by Todd b
24. This Little Light of Mine by Lester Alfonso
24. If I Had A Hammer – ukulele by Rachel Ithen

Sources
YouTube
American Masters – The Power of Song (2007) PBS (YouTube)

UKE BOX is the all ukulele radio show on Trent Radio 92.7FM in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada with your host Lester Alfonso. It’s recorded live every Wednesday at 5pm.

 

Songs for World Peace

UKE BOX 150 – Songs for World Peace

(original broadcast date: February 1, 2017)

OCCUPY STUDIO A, using the ukulele as an instrument for peace.

PLAYLIST

1. The Seekers – I Want to Teach the World to Sing by joiniev
2. Yusuf Islam – Peace Train by The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
3. Nevershoutnever – Peace Song by Ariel Mancanares
4. Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah by Jake Shimabukuro
5. John Lennon – Imagine by Lester Alfonso (live)
6. U2 – One by Lester Alfonso (live)
7. Beatles Complete on Ukulele – Across the Universe by Krista Crommett
8. Beatles – All You Need is Love by WS64
9. Steven Universe – Peace and Love (On Planet Earth) from Cartoon Network
10. Steven Universe – Peace and Love (On Planet Earth) Ukulele Cover by Harley Scalington
11. Sting – Fragile by Jake Shimabukuro
12. Beatles Complete on Ukulele – Revolution by Gerry Colvin
13. Lenny Kravitz – We Want Peace by Lester Alfonso (live)
14. Nick Lowe – What’s So Funny (‘Bout Peace, Love and Understanding) by Scot Hacker
15. Nick Lowe – What’s So Funny (‘Bout Peace, Love and Understanding) by Grateful Fred Ukelele Trio
16. What a Wonderful World by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
17. Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

Sources
YouTube

Albums
Peace, Love, Ukulele by Jake Shimabukuro
Crosscurrent by Jake Shimabukuro
The White Album, pt. 2 by the Beatles Complete on Ukulele
Let it Be by the Beatles Complete on Ukulele
The Best of Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

UKE BOX is the all ukulele radio show on Trent Radio 92.7FM in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada with your host Lester Alfonso. It’s recorded live every Wednesday at 5pm.

 

Ben’s Ukulele Road Trips

UKE BOX 149 – Ben’s Ukulele Road Trips

(original broadcast date: January 18, 2017)

Backpacking the world in music.

PLAYLIST

Songs by Ben’s Ukulele Road Trips

1. Without a Thrace
2. Come on a Ukulele Road Trip
3. Wild Heights
4. Koprivshtitsa
5. Bulgarian Easter
6. Won’t You Be Mine (Salina Turda)
7. Sasha & Igor
8. See you in Sibiu
9. Odessa Stares
10. Policewoman
11. Autumn Lvivs
12. Smile & Wave (lasi)

Sources:
The Bulgaria Album
Uke Full of Song (Volume One)
The Romania Album

Many thanks to Ben’s Ukulele Road Trips! Check out www.ukuleleroadtrips.com for more!

UKE BOX is the all ukulele radio show on Trent Radio 92.7FM in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada with your host Lester Alfonso. It’s recorded live every Wednesday at 5pm.