(IF IT'S RAINING, GO TO WILKINS SCHOOL CC, REGENT SQUARE)
Chris’s Playlist mostly from 365-Daily Ukulele
Shine on Harvest Moon, p 209
By the Light of the Silvery Moon, (download the SCU version)
Moonlight Bay, p 165
Sidewalks of New York, p 211
Let Me Call You Sweetheart, p 145
Keep Your Sunny Side Up, http://www.doctoruke.com/keepyoursunnysideup.pdf
Carolina in the Morning, p 52
Makin’ Whoopie, p 157
Sweet Georgia Brown, http://www.doctoruke.com/sweetgeorgiabrownc.pdf
Ain’t She Sweet, p 16
Baby Face, p 31
April Showers, http://www.doctoruke.com/aprilshowerscomb.pdf
Red, Red Robin, p 264
Sittin on Top of the World, http://www.doctoruke.com/imsittingontopcomb.pdf
The Golden Era of Ukulele:Tin Pan Alley
"Broadway and vaudeville show tunes represent a golden era of song and style. During this fertile period of early American music, the ukulele became a popular instrument. Performers Roy Smeck, Johnny Marvin, Wendell Hall, Cliff Edwards, Ukulele Bailey and King Benny Nawahi of Hawaii soon made the uke a household staple. Sheet music for tunes like “Ain’t She Sweet” and “Five Foot Two” contained ukulele chord charts that allowed everyday people to pick up the music and strum along.
"Songwriters like Irving Berlin and George Gershwin and singing stars like Al Jolson and Sophie Tucker would all become synonymous with what came to be known as the Tin Pan Alley Era (1892-1950), and while the names of these people may be lost to the public today, the songs they gave us and the era’s main instrument -- the ukulele -- will live on forever."
Mark “Lil’ Rev” Revenson,
Bi-Monthly Uke Sessions: 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings of each month. Come at 6:45 pm to tune-up and talk. We play from 7 to 9 pm. During the summer we meet at Biddle's Escape, 401 Biddle Ave., Regent Square, PA 15221. During the winter season we meet at Wilkins School Community Center, 7604 Charlston Ave., Regent Square, PA 15218.
Format: Moderator leads each session, warming up with old favorite tunes. A suggested playlist with old and new tunes is posted prior to each session. After we play and make announcements, we jam "song-circle" style. The setting is friendly and informal with no commitment required - just bring your uke and join us. We encourage solo play for advanced players.
Music: Our text is "The Daily Ukulele, 365 Tunes." We also use tunes from websites, such as Dr. Uke. If you would like to introduce a new song to the group, please bring a minimum of 20 copies to pass out.