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


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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.

Includes transcriptions of all 21 songs on the CD, plus “Blues You Can Use Lessons,” bottleneck ukulele lessons, chord charts, transposition charts, and much more.

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

• 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 (Low G string preferred)
• 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
Movin’ 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

Audio files are available here.

Video Lessons and additional audio files are here.