Murder Plays A Ukulele

UKE BOX 110 – Murder Plays a Ukulele

(original broadcast date: October 21, 2015)

Today it’s a killer playlist — murder ballads and “ukulele noir” on UKE BOX the all ‪‎ukulele‬ radio show.

PLAYLIST

1. Alfred Hitchcock theme by Sawlon
2. Arrogant Worms — Carrot Juice is Murder by Uke in the Heart of Texas
3. Down in the Willow Garden aka Rose Connelly by Ben Mealer
4. Camera Obscura — Away with Murder by Sonia Maral
5. Nick Thorburn – Serial Podcast theme by Al Wood.
6. The Maltese Ukulele (original) by Caruso Caruke
7. Avett Brothers — Murder in the City by bfreistr
8. States and Empires — Murder on Neville Street by Ukudaily
9. Staggerlee by Uke Val
10 Stack O’ Lee by Cliff Edwards (Ukulele Ike)
11. Beatles — Maxwell’s Silver Hammer by Tony Clifton
12. NOFX — Murder the Government by Jordan D. White

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.

 

Tiny Tim

UKE BOX 93 – Tiny Tim

(original broadcast date: April 1, 2015)

A Uke Box tribute to Tiny Tim – April Fool, American singer, and ukulele icon.

PLAYLIST

1. Living in the Sunlight
2. The Other Side (Tiny Tim performance art)
3. Tiny Tim in (the film) The Factory (1963)
4. Earth Angel
5. Tiny Tim on the Ed Sullivan (Dec. 1, 1968)
6. Tiny Tim’s Wedding to Miss Vicki on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show
7. Howard TV – Tiny Tim and the Golf Kart Incident
8. Tip Toe Thru the Tulips Tiny Tim on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show

Album
God Bless Tiny Tim by Tiny Tim

9. “Welcome to My Dream” (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke)
10. “Tip-Toe Thru’ The Tulips With Me” (Al Dubin, Joe Burke)
11. “Livin’ in the Sunlight, Lovin’ in the Moonlight” (Al Lewis, Al Sherman)
12. “On The Old Front Porch” (Hy Heath, John Lange)
13. “The Viper” (Norman Blagman)
14. “Stay Down Here Where You Belong” (Irving Berlin)
15. “Then I’d Be Satisfied With Life” (George M. Cohan)
16. “Strawberry Tea” (Gordon Alexander)
17. “The Other Side” (Bill Dorsey)
18. “Ever Since You Told Me That You Love Me (I’m A Nut)” (Edgar Leslie, Grant Clarke, Jean Schwartz)
19. “Daddy, Daddy, What Is Heaven Like?” (Art Wayne)
20. “The Coming Home Party” (Diane Hildebrand, Jack Keller)
21. “Fill Your Heart” (Biff Rose, Paul Williams)
22. “I Got You, Babe” (Sonny Bono)

23. “Good Ship Lollipop” A Special Tiny Tim (1970)

Other 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.

 

Rockabilly (Ukulele)

UKE BOX 133 – Rockabilly (Ukulele)

(original broadcast date: June 15, 2016)

Ukulele covers of rockabilly classics on today’s playlist and a spotlight on rockabilly legend and ukulele virtuoso singer/songwriter Ron Hargrave who co-wrote High School Confidential with Jerry Lee Lewis. An all ukulele playlist to celebrate this integral part to the history of rock and roll.

PLAYLIST

1. Ron Hargrave on Ukulele – High School Confidential
2. Everly Brothers – Wake Up Litlle Susie (live acoustic cover by UkuleleOboys)
3. C’mon Everybody by Rollin Uke
4. Blue Suede Shoes by Todd B
5. That’ll Be the Day by Doug Frink
6. Summertime Blues by Mikki
7. Heartbreak Hotel by Tootlin Geoff
8. Hound Dog by Jonas McDonnell
9. Everly Brothers – Bye Bye Love by Joe Silver and Jessica Silver
10. Folsom Prison Blues by Ukebox
11. I Fall to Pieces by La Familia de Ukeleles
12. Patsy Cline – Crazy by Al Wood
13. Patsy Cline – Crazy by Ella Ronen
14. Jerry Lee Lewis – Great Balls of Fire by Chris Deston 821
15. Ritchie Valens – La Bamba by Uke Heidi
16. Stick McGhee’s ‘Drinkin Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee by Jez Quayle
17. Buddy Holly – Oh Boy! by Jez Quayle
18. Buddy Holly – Peggy Sue by Jez Quayle
19. Buddy Holly – Peggy Sue Got Married by Jez Quayle
20. Rock-A-Billy Legend – Ron Hargrave
21. Saint Louis Blues
22. Blues My Naught Sweety Gives to Me
23. The Abba Dabba Honeymoon
24. Nagasaki
25. San Francisco Bay
26. Peggy O’Neil
27. Old Folks At Home

Source
YouTube

Albums
Ron Hargrave
La Familia de Ukeleles
Ukebox, vol. 2

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.

 

Ukebox (the band)

UKE BOX 132 – Ukebox (the band)

(original broadcast date: June 8, 2016)

A spotlight on Ukebox – the all ukulele band from Liverpool, UK! They just released a double album of ‪‎ukulele‬ covers this year. Looking like an all ukulele version of The Beatles – this 5-person ensemble takes the ukulele to new frontiers. Selections from their self-titled double album on this week’s playlist and more.

PLAYLIST

1. Beatles Medley- I Saw Her Standing There / Can’t Buy Me Love / Eight Days a Week / Help! / Twist and Shout
2. The Dells – Oh What a Night!
3. Beach Boys – Wouldn’t It Be Nice
4. Aretha Franklin – Respect / I Feel Good
5. Pharrell Williams – Happy
6. Beyoncé – Crazy in Love
7. Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
8. Elvis Medley – Hound Dog / Roll Over Beethoven / Wipeout / Be-Bop-A-Lula / Rock Around the Clock / Blue Suede Shoes / Summertime / Shout
10. Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
11. Mumford and Sons – The Cave / Little Lion Man / I Will Wait
12. Chuck Berry – Johnny B. Goode
13. Rihanna / Ray Charles – Umbrella / Hit the Road Joack
14. Tom Jones – Delilah
15. Ukebox – Time
16. Randy Newman – You Got a Friend in Me

Source
YouTube

Albums
Ukebox, vol. 1
Ukebox, vol. 2

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.

 

Ron Hargrave

UKE BOX 135 – Ron Hargrave

(original broadcast date: July 13, 2016)

A spotlight on Ron Hargrave. He wrote High School Confidential with Jerry Lee Lewis and acted in Abbott and Costello films but this 80+ year-old ukulele virtuoso is still playing his chosen instrument to impromptu crowds in Ventura, California and releasing new records!

PLAYLIST

Songs by Ron Hargrave

1. Hernando’s Hideaway
2. Blue Skies (feat. Miyuki Harley)
3. The Best of Things in Life
4. Cabaret
5. Spanish Tide (feat. Miyuki Harley)
6. Everbody Loves My Baby
7. Jamaican Farewell
8. Oche Chornya
9. Smoke Smoke Smoke That Cigarette
10. Can You Tame Wild Wimmin’
11. The Abba Dabba Honeymoon
12. College Medley
13. Doin’ The Racoon
14. Nagasaki
15. China Medley
16. Peggy O’Neil
17. San Francisco Bay
18. Blues My Naughty Sweety Gives to Me
19. Saint Louis Blues
20. 12th Street Rag
21. Slippin’ and Slidin’

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.

 

Peterborough Summer Mix

UKE BOX 136 – Peterborough Summer Mix

(original broadcast date: July 20, 2016)

“Peterborough Summer Mix” is a playlist inspired by the people I met on the streets of Peterborough during the Peterborough Pulse open street festival.

PLAYLIST

1. Summer Vibe by Walk Off the Earth
2. Mrs. Robinson by Jake Shimabukuro
3. Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
4. Tiptoe Through the Tulips – Tiny Tim (Acrez Remix)
5. Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Kaminada
6. Nancy Sinatra – These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ by La Familia de Ukeleles
7. What a Wonderful World by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
8. Wind Beneath My Wings / He Hawai’i Au by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
9. Royals by Walk Off the Earth
10. Shake it Off by Walk Off the Earth
11. Bohemian Rhapsody by Jake Shimabukuro

Several blocks of downtown became pedestrian-only for a good part of the day and everyone could enjoy free activities right on the street. This year included a free ukulele workshop from Zan Bilz at the corner of Parkhill and George. Listen to a rockin’ “Summer Mix,” some random street interviews, and radio requests live from ‪Peterborough Pulse.

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.

 

Ukuleles in Song

UKE BOX 137 – Ukuleles in Song

(original broadcast date: July 27, 2016)

“Ukuleles in Song” is a playlist of songs that mention ukuleles in their lyrics…

PLAYLIST

1. My Ukelele by George Formby
2. Crazy in Love by Ukebox
3. I Like Ukuleles by Joe Brown
4. Got a Ukelele by Loudon Wainwright III
5. Ukulele Funk by Ukulele Funk
6. Run Away and Join the Circus by Tricity Vogue
7. Gang of Rhythm by Walk Off The Earth
8. Ukulele Lady by Bette Midler
9. I Love U-kuleles (I love Ukuleles) A Funny Song by Bryant Oden
10. I Love a Ukulele by Annette Hanshaw (1930)
11. Ukulele Lullaby (Since Ukulele Lady had a Baby) by Trix Sisters
12. Crazy Words, Crazy Tune (1927) by Johnny Marvin
13. Oh, How She Could Play the Ukulele! by Johnny Marvin
14. Give Me a Ukulele and A Ukulele Baby (1926) Irving Aaronson and his Commanders
15. I’m the Ukelele Man by George Formby
16. Ukulele Anthem by Amanda Palmer

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.

 

A Life That’s Good

UKE BOX 138 – A Life That’s Good

(original broadcast date: August 3, 2016)

“A Life That’s Good” with tracks by Ben Rouse, Vance Joy, Loudon Wainwright III, Jimmy Denis, Ukulele Hiro, Al Wood, and more.

PLAYLIST
1. Ben Rouse ukulele – Led Zeppelin Immigrant Song for Solo Ukulele
2. Ben Rouse ukulele – A Life That’s Good
3. Ben Rouse ukulele – Bach’s Allegro Assai from Sonata III for solo ukulele
4. On to Victory, Mr. Roosevelt by Loudon Wainwright III
5. Snaggletooth by Vance Joy
6. Riptide (unplugged at Music Feeds Studio) by Vance Joy
7. Ukulele Song by Jackal and the Wind
8. Minneapolis by Jimmy Denis
9. Sakura by Jimmy Denis
10. Uke Under the Bridge – Red Hot Chilli Peppers by Ukulele Hiro
11. Coldplay – Yellow by Al Wood
12. Bjork – It’s Oh So Quiet by Al Wood
13. Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk by Al Wood
14. Nick Thorburn – Serial Podcast theme by Al Wood
15. Star Wars Ukulele – Cantina Band by Al Wood

Source
Soundcloud
YouTube

Albums
Songs for the New Depression by Loudon Wainwright III
Ukulele Circus by Jimmy Denis (jimmydenis.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.

 

Jim Beloff

UKE BOX 139 – Jim Beloff

(original broadcast date: August 10, 2016)

A spotlight on ukulele crooner Jim Beloff.

PLAYLIST

1. Blues on a Ukulele by Jim Beloff
2. For the Love of Uke by Jim Beloff
3. Charles Ives by Jim Beloff
4. Lucy and Fred by Jim Beloff
5. Big in Japan by Jim Beloff
6. Aging Gratefully by by Jim Beloff
7. At the Magic Laundromat by Jim Beloff
8. When You Wish Upon a Star by Jim Beloff
9. Hannah And by Jim Beloff
10. Old Sheet Music Moon by Jim Beloff
11. Dog Park by Jim Beloff
12. Shakeytown by Jim Beloff
13. Scratchy Records by Jim Beloff
14. ‘Till There Was You by Jim Beloff
15. I’m So Happy Not to be Sad by Jim Beloff
16. That Hawaiian Melody by Jim Beloff
17. The Hawaiian Turnaround by Jim Beloff
18. I Don’t Want to Say Aloha by Jim Beloff
19. I’m Carrying a Tiki Torch for You by Jim Beloff
20. Lullaby by Jim Beloff
21. Blues on a Ukulele by Lyle Ritz and Jim Beloff
22. Lyle’s Smiles by Jim Beloff
23. Where Did the Summer Go? by Jim Beloff

Albums
Dreams I Left in Pockets by Jim Beloff
The Finer Things – The Songs of Herb Ohta and Jim Beloff
For the Love of Uke by Jim Beloff

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 Surrealist Uke

UKE BOX 140 – The Surrealist Uke

(original broadcast date: August 17, 2016)

It’s an all ‪ukulele‬ playlist featuring the experimental jazz and world sounds of U.K.E., Paul Hemmings, and more…

PLAYLIST

1. The Zone by U.K.E. (from Next Step 2)
2. Spanish Vacation by U.K.E.
3. Careful by Paul Hemmings (from The Blues and the Abstract Uke)
4. Goodbye Lentil by Paul Hemmings
5. The Boogaloo Sensei of East 78th Street by Paul Hemmings
6. Study Hall by Paul Hemmings
7. Ukey-Ukulele by Akamai Brain Collective (from Paradise Lost and Found, Songs of Hawaii Old And New)
8. Karmatronic by U.K.E.
9. Goa by U.K.E.
10. Houdini Escaped by U.K.E.
11. New Swing by U.K.E.
12. Hello Bean by Paul Hemmings
13. Uke by Michael Occhipinti (from Surrealist Blues)

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.