Juke'n The Uke: Blues, Ragtime & Hokum for ‘Ukulele

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About the author:
Multi-instrumentalist Mark Nelson has carved a unique niche for himself as an entertainer, musician and educator. His deep love and understanding of traditional music led him to the mastery of several different musical idioms, ranging from blues to old time music, Celtic to Hawaiian. In a career that began well before he was able to drive, he has performed everywhere from street corners and hay barns to festivals and the concert stage in the US, Europe and Canada. He once worked as a banjo playing gorilla in Dublin, but that's a different story.

Mark lives in Southern Oregon's Applegate Valley with his wife Annie and various furred and finned friends, where he divides his time between studio work, writing, and watching the trees grow.

Selected Discography
Slack Key Style 'Ukulele
Funtime Uke-A-Rama
Ke Kukima Polinahe
Old Time Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar
The Water is Wide
The Faery Hills
After the Morning
The Rights of Man

Learn to Play Slack Key Style 'Ukulele
Learn to Play Fingerstyle Solos for 'Ukulele
Old Time Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar
Learn to Play Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar
Ke Kukima Polinahe: Hawaiian Music For Dulcimer
Favorite Old-Time American Songs for Appalachian Dulcimer
The Complete Collection of Celtic Music for Appalachian Dulcimer
Fiddle Tunes for Dulcimer: The Rights of Man

Juke'n The Uke: Blues, Ragtime & Hokum for 'Ukulele

Complete Tablature for the CD & More

Authored by Mark Kailana Nelson

Inspired by the music played in early 20th Century juke joints, rent parties and road house dives, "Juke'n The Uke" is an outstanding collection of classic blues, rags, jug-band songs and hokum artfully arranged for fingerstyle 'ukulele. Highlights include a rare Hawaiian blues, the ballad "John Henry" played bottleneck style, and gems transcribed from the immortal Mississippi John Hurt, Big Bill Broonzy, Etta Baker, Blind Blake and many others.

"Juke'n the Uke" finally answers the age-old question, "I wish somebody would tell me what Diddy Wa Diddy means?"

* Complete Tablature for the CD & More!
* Tablature and standard notation
* Notes on reading music and reading TAB
* Bottleneck blues 'ukulele lesson
* "Blues You Can Use" lessons
* Graded arrangements from easy to advanced
* Playable on any ukulele; best for instruments with low G string
* Learn to play these classic blues, ragtime & hokum songs

Blues in the Bottle
Diddy Wa Diddy #2
Dill Pickle Rag
Fishin' Blues
Guitar Rag
Hale's Rag
Hey Hey
John Henry
K.C. Moan Blues
Kona Rag
Let the Mermaids Flirt With Me
Moving Day
Okolehau Blues
Palakiko Blues
Richland Woman Blues
Sister Maude Mule
Tell Me Baby
That Lonesome Train That Took My Baby Away
Wild Cow Blues
Yas Yas Yas

Publication Date:
1477584323 / 9781477584323
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Music / Genres & Styles / Blues

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