A Ukulele Christmas Hangout

UKE BOX 148 – A Ukulele Christmas Hangout

(original broadcast date: December 21, 2016)

Yuletide-themed songs with surprise guests!

PLAYLIST

1. Happy Christmas (War is Over) by U900
2. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (live) by Lester Alfonso
3. Up on the Housetop (live) by Lester Alfonso
4. I Want a Ukulele for Christmas by John Meola Lindhorst
5. Jingle Bells
6. Jingle Bell Rock by Al Wood
7. Here Comes Santa Claus (live) by Lester Alfonso
8. The Little Drummer Boy — on Electric Ukuleles by Friends of Old Puppy
9. No Christmas for Me
10. All That Ukulele Xmas by Gensblue
11. My Favorite Things (live) by Lester Alfonso
12. The Chipmunk Song (live) by Lester Alfonso
13. Winter Wonderland (live) by Timothy Kingston
14. White Christmas (live) by Timothy Kingston with Lester Alfonso
15. Jingle Bells by U900

Sources:
YouTube
Ukulele Xmas by U900 (album)

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.

 

The Roaring Ukulele of the 1920s

UKE BOX 10 – The Roaring Ukulele of the 1920s

(original broadcast date: November 28, 2012)

Turning back the clock and tuning into the radio frequency of the 1920s.

PLAYLIST

1. Give Me a Ukulele And A Ukulele Baby (1926) by Irving Aaronson and his Commanders
2. Oh How She Could Play A Ukulele (1926) by Johnny Marvin
3. Deed I Do (1926) by Johnny Marvin
4. From Midnight Till Dawn by Johnny Marvin
5. I’m Turning Over a Four Leaf Clover (live) by Lester Alfonso
6. Memphis Blues (1926) by Honey Duke and His Uke
7. 12th Street Rag (1926) by Honey Duke and His Uke
8. Thousand Miles Blues (1924) Charles Sargent and John Marvin
9. Crazy Words, Crazy Tune (1927) by Frank Crumit
10. Tonight You Belong to Me(1926) (live) by Lester Alfonso
11. The Charleston by Ian Emmerson
12. Doctor Jazz (1927) by Ed Grosso
13. Tip Toe Thru the Tulips with Me (1929) by Ukester Brown
14. Tip Toe Thru the Tulips (1968) by Tiny Tim
15. Ukulele Lady (1925) by Vaughn De Leath
16. Singin’ in the Rain (1929) by Cliff Edwards (UKulele Ike)
17. That’s My Weakness Now (1928) by Cliff Edwards (Ukulele Ike)
18. A 20s Medley by Ukuleleric
19. I’ll See You in my Dreams (Concert for George 2002) by Joe Brown

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.

 

Hawaiian Masters, Part Two

UKE BOX 147 – Hawaiian Masters, Part Two


(original broadcast date: Dec. 7, 2016)

Even more top Hawaiian masters of the ukulele.

PLAYLIST

1.The Wave by Dino Guzman
2. Papa’s Jam by Andy Sexton
3. My Favorite Things by Kimo Hussey
4. Girl from Ipanema / Blue Spanish Eyes by Kimo Hussey
5. Scarborough Fair by Kimo Hussey
6. Fast Forward by Canoe Club
7. Bye Medley by Daniel Baduria
8. Leimomi by Kelly De Lima
9. All of Me by Ohta-San with Christian Fabian
10. When You Wish Upon a Star by Ohta-San with Christian Fabian
11. Stardust by Ohta-San with Christian Fabian
12. Starship Lumpia by Abe Lagrimas, Jr.
13. Desolation by Abe Lagrimas, Jr.
14. Cookies and Ice Cream by Abe Lagrimas, Jr.

Albums
Legends of the Ukulele 2: Hawaiian Masters | Various Artists
Eminent ‘Ukulele | Kimo Husssey
Stardust – 4 Strings | Ohta-San with Christian Fabian
Ukulele Vibes | Abe Lagrimas, Jr.

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.

 

Hawaiian Masters

UKE BOX 146 – Hawaiian Masters


(original broadcast date: Nov. 30, 2016)

Top Hawaiian masters of the ukulele.

PLAYLIST

1. Blue Hawaii by Eddie Bush
2. Hi’ilawe by Jake Shimabukuro
3. Blues on a Ukulele by Lyle Ritz & Jim Beloff
4. Stardust by Bill Tapia
5. I Don’t Want to Say Aloha by Jim Beloff
6. When You Wish Upon a Star by Jim Beloff
7. Fly Me to the Moon by Herb Ohta and Lyle Ritz
8. September Song by Herb Ohta
9. Slack Key Uku by Ken Emerson
10. Gypsy Ukulele by Acoustic Soul
11. Ka Ua Loku by Eddie Kamae
12. Aloha Oe by Eddie Kamae
13. Mauna Kea by Eddie Kamae and Sons of Hawaii
14. Duelling Banjos by Ale’a
15. Honeysuckle Rose by Nedward and Keoki Kaapana
16. White Sandy Beach by Isarael Kamakawiwo’ole
17. A’ola by Kimo Hussey
18. Song for Anna by Ohta-San
19. ‘E Lillu ‘E by Jessie Kalima
20. Granada by Na ‘Oiwi

Albums
Legends of the Ukulele – Hawaiian Masters | Various Artists
Travels | Jake Shimabukuro
The Finer Things – The Songs of Herb Ohta and Jim Beloff
For the Love of Uke | Jim Beloff
A Night of Ukulele Jazz/Live at McCabe’s | Various Artists
Heart of the Ukulele | Eddie Kamae
The Best of Sons of Hawaii, Vol. 1 | Eddie Kamae and Sons of Hawaii
Bach: Ukulele Bach | Herb Ohta
Somewhere Over the Rainbow – 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.

 

Goldberg Variations (Comedy)

UKE BOX 145 – Goldberg Variations


original broadcast date: Nov. 23, 2016

File today’s show under comedy.

PLAYLIST


1. Antie Maggie’s Remedy (1941) by George Formby
2. Ukuleles of Love by by Uke Goldberg
3. I Can’t Write This Song by Uke Goldberg
4. Santa Shops at Goodwill by Uke Goldberg
5. That Holiday by Uke Goldberg
6. Weird Al – Ebay by Jazzbanjorex
7. Weird Al – I Think I’m a Clone Now by Jazzbanjorex
8. Weird Al – White and Nerdy by Sky Widows
9. Weird Al – One More Minute by Giddy N’ Gleeful
10. Adele – Skyfall parody (in the style of George Formby) Flyfall by Walter Miller
13. “Martinitzi, Martinitza” by Ben’s Ukulele Road Trip from the Bulgaria Album
14. Come on a Ukulele Road Trip by Ben’s Ukulele Road Trip
15. The Leva by Ben’s Ukulele Road Trip
16. Buzludzha (Live in Buzludzha Monument) by Ben’s Ukulele Road Trip
17. Koprivshtitsa by Ben’s Ukulele Road Trip
18. Swimming in the Black Sea by Ben’s Ukulele Road Trip
19. Weird Al Yankovic Ukulele Medley by Giddy N’ Gleeful — medley of songs spanning the entire career of “Weird Al” Yankovic (one song per album), played on the ukulele.

Special thanks to Uke Goldberg (www.ukegoldberg.com)

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.

 

Leonard Cohen

UKE BOX 56 – Leonard Cohen


(original broadcast date: April 02, 2014)

An all ukulele tribute by Ken Middleton with studio guest Tessa Nasca.

PLAYLIST

Songs by Leonard Cohen
1. I’m Your Man (live) by Lester Alfonso
2. This is For You (a poem) by Ken Middleton
3. Famous Blue Raincoat by Ken Middleton
4. Suzanne by Ken Middleton
5. Sisters of Mercy by Ken Middleton
6. Chelsea Hotel #2 (live) by Tessa Nasca
7. The Butcher by Ken Middleton
8. Sing Another Song by Ken Middleton
9. The Faith by Ken Middleton
10. Take This Waltz by Ken Middleton
11. On That Day by Ken Middleton
12. The Window by Ken Middleton
13. The Captain by Ken Middleton

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.

 

Jammin’ with Jako

UKE BOX 143 – Jammin’ with Jako


(original broadcast date: October 19, 2016)

It’s a special live performance episode with guest Jako Raudsepp.

PLAYLIST

1. Ukulele Song by Jackal and the Wind
2. I Shot the Sherrif by Aldrine (Ukulele Underground)
3. Hawaii Five-O by Aldrine (Ukulele Underground)
4. Rubber Duckie (live) by Jako Raudsepp
5. Raffi – Baby Beluga (live) by Jako Raudsepp
6. Dueling Banjos (on one ukulele) by Al Wood
7. Ain’t She Sweet by Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr
8. Ukulele Goes Disco – Fly, Robin, Fly by WS64
9. From Mary PoppinsChim Chim Cher-ee (live) by Jako Raudsepp
10. Peter, Paul, and Mary – Puff the Magic Dragon (live) by Jako Raudsepp
11. Bang Bang – Estévez Remix of the Ukulele Orcestra of Great Britain
12. Jodi Benson – Part of That World (live) by Jako Raudsepp
13. Ylvis – The Fox (live) by Jako Raudsepp
14. Tonight You Belong to Me by Eddie Vedder and Chan Marshall

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.

 

Debussy by Daniel Estrem

UKE BOX 77 – Claude Debussy by Daniel Estrem


(original broadcast date: November 5, 2014)

Claude Debussy on ukulele and guitar as played and arranged by Daniel Estrem.

PLAYLIST

1. Clair de Lune – Suite Bergamasque
2. The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
3. The Snow is Dancing – Children’s Corner
4. Golliwogg’s Cakewalk
5. Jimbo’s Lullaby
6. Serenade for the Doll – Children’s Corner
7. Reverie
8. La plus que Lente
9. En Bateau
10. Le Petit Negre
11. Passepied – Suite Bergamasque
12. Cortege – Petite Suite
13. Menuet – Petite Suite
14. Ballet – Petite Suite
15. Prelude – Suite Bergamasque
16. Menuet – Suite Bergamasque

BONUS:
17. Clair de Lune (Claude Debussy) by Kyogoku Junichi

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.

 

Mixtape for Dad

UKE BOX 142 – Mixtape for Dad

(original broadcast date: September 28, 2016)

Today is my dad’s birthday. Happy birthday Dad! Here’s a live mixtape for you, broadcasting my love for you worldwide with a birthday playlist featuring ukulele covers of Frank Sinatra, Elvis, and more…

PLAYLIST


1. You Make Me Feel So Young by Matt Argo
2. Fly Me to the Moon by Aldrine (Ukulele Underground)
3. Blue Moon
4. The Way You Look Tonight by Matt Argo
5. As Time Goes By by Ukulele Dave Tyndall
6. Blue Suede Shoes by Adrian Lopez
7. Love Me Tender by ynos313
8. Don’t Be Cruel by quidproromo
9. Heartbreak Hotel by BaronK69
10. Can’t Help Falling in Love by Patrick Carroll
11. That Hawaiian Melody by Jim Beloff
12. That’ll Be the Day by Doug Frink
13. Wake Up Little Susie by UkulelebOboys
14. John Williams – Theme from “Superman” by SpindleShanks
15. While My Guitar Gently Weeps by Jake Shimabukuro

16. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by George Harrison
17. Parapulo by La Familia de Ukeleles
18. These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ by La Familia de Ukeleles
19. Suspicion by La Familia de Ukeleles
20. That’s Life by Michael Williams

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.

 

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (live)

UKE BOX 141 – The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (live)


(original broadcast date: September 21, 2016)

A spotlight on the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, a mix from their live concerts – with no backing tracks, no overdubs, no guitars, no pianos and (certainly) no banjos – a selection of recordings from the Ukulele Orchestra’s live concerts…

PLAYLIST


1. Running Wild
2. Misirlou
3. Life on Mars (simultaneous segue)
4. Anarchy in the UK
5. Hot Tamales (They’re Red Hot)
6. Teenage Dirtbag
7. Pinball Wizard
8. In a Monastery Garden
9. Yes Sir, I can Boogie
10. Satellite of Love
11. Wuthering Heights
13. Melange
14. Psycho Killer
15. Smells like Teen Spirit

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.