THE LEGENDS OF THE UKULELE THAT ALREADY DIED.

by Andrea Corona November 01, 2018

THE LEGENDS OF THE UKULELE THAT ALREADY DIED.

Although, the best you leave even when you left the land of the living, are the best experiences, findings and stories of you to tell.
In Mexico, we celebrate the dead for the best they were in life, because for us they are still essentially alive especially when they left something as symbolic as for us the Ukuleleists, music.
They are the best Ukulelists, or some of them who left almost a great anthem, characteristic of this great instrument the Ukulele.
I will start by introducing you to the very, very characteristic:

Tiny Tim

The most played song you will have of him, is the one that appears very often in the first seasons of SpongeBob, "Living in the Sunlight".
A professional Vibrato / Falsete from Herbert Khaury, New York .. It was also known as "Larry Love" or "The Human Canary." Surely you can imagine why, jiji.
It is called "Tiny Tim", inspired by "The Christmas Tale" by Charles.
His first album was a success. Famous also for his charisma and his height of almost two meters, the fun way he dressed made Tiny take another turn to the Ukulele and vibrato at the end of the 60's and beginning of the 70's.
His success did not last long, it was in his second album when everything fell apart. People heard something else and invited him to programs to make fun of him :( and so much was the case that he was an actor in a horror movie where he was a clown who played the Ukulele.
But hey, Tiny leaves us a lot of love in that song and we can continue investigating him.

Cliff Edwards - UKULELE IKE

Does it sound? "What I never saw or hope to see, an elephant fly."
Did you hear Pepito Grillo's voice in pinocchio (United States)?
In Dumbo and Pinocchio (United States version) Cliff Edwards was the one who gave rise to two important songs and as mentioned above to the voice of cricket pepito.
Also known for all the participation he had in important films such as "Music is magic", "gone With the Wind y His Girl Friday."
The nice way he played, sang and of course acted is what positions him as another icon.
Thanks to all these talents it was like "Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer" discovered it.
He debuted acting and performing "Singing in the rain"
And the talent he had playing was the selvedge to work with Warner Bros, RKO Pictures and clearly Walt Disney.

ROY SMECK

What a great Ukulele character.

This was perhaps the first big one of the last century.

"The magician of the strings" Thus he was nicknamed for his ineffable talent when playing Banjo, Ukulele and Guitar.

One more inspiration to the list do you wonder besides this talent, how did it stand out?

Leroy, he wasn't the best singing but his passion didn't stop him with that. This had to create an incredible show, making dances, faces and funny noises to attract and go that many caught.

He also adopted the sound of harmonica and kazoo, which are very good accompaniments for instruments as fun as Banjo and Ukulele.

He recorded for some producing houses, he was even a writer of methods to play the instruments he already had in a drawer. He invented the Vita-Uke!

And his song "12th Street Rad " there was a great place in a cartoon that surely you know well but we are going there ...

Stop a moment to listen!

Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole

Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole was a prominent Hawaiian musician, especially known for his versions of the songs Over the rainbow and What a Wonderful World, which he joined in a famous potpourri called Somewhere Over the Rainbow, you know, song that the Ukulelists can never "be lacking," according to everyone.
"Do you know the chubby song?" Hahaha, all a local joke.
Try hard, maybe in many years someday talk like that about us.
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