Brilliant album of Rolling Stones covers played on the ukulele and other instruments. Latest in the Rolling Coconuts albums of Ukulele albums. Artists include the wonderful Kuricorder Quartet. Listen to samples of all tracks.
1. Kiyoshi Kobayashi / Paint It Black 2. Kuricorder Quartet / As Tears Go By 3. Sweet Hollywaiians / Honky Tonk Women 4. Hajimenikiyoshi / Let`s Spend The Night Together 5. Ukulele Cafe Quartet / Jumpin` Jack Flash 6. U900 / (I Can`t Get No) Satisfaction 7. Kuricorder Quartet / Under My Thumb 8. Ukulele Cafe Quartet / Angie 9. Iwao / Sympathy For The Devil 10. Kyas / Brown Sugar 11. Hajimenikiyoshi / Tell Me 12. Blue Moon Quartet /Time Is On My Side
Ukulele and Me
First album for four years from the veteran Japanese ukulele player. Born in 1963, Iwao has played ukulele around the world, originally inspired by Herb Ohta.
1. Flowers 2. Thirty Thirty 3. Haru wo Matsu 4. Warabi Gami 5. Ocean Blue 6. Waiting for the Moon 7. Fire Dance 8. One Note Samba 9. Over the Rainbow 10. Ukulele and Me
Ukulele Kuricorder 2 - Universal 100th Anniversary
New album and long awaited follow up to the popular first volume of Ukulele Kuricorder. This album celebrates Universal Pictures 100 year anniversary, with various themes from the studio's history in film and television.
1.Theme from The Sting 2. Theme From E.T. 3 Theme From Jurassic Park 4. Back to the Future 5. Jaws 6. Third Man Theme 7. Que Sera Sera 8. Opening: I Can't Turn You Loose (from Blues Brothers) 9. Mystery Movie Theme (Columbo) 10 Little House on the Prairie 11. Rock Around The Clock
I Love Ukulele
New album from the ukulele virtuoso, first for two years. Jake goes back to his roots, demonstrating why he loves ukulele. 16 tracks includes Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody and 13 new compositions.
1. 143 (Kelly`s Song) 2. Bohemian Rhapsody 3. Bring Your Adz 4. Boy Meets Girl 5. Go For Broke 6. Trapped 2010 7. Variation On A Dance 2010 8. Five Dollars Unleaded 2010 9. I Love Ukulele 10. Ukulele Bros. 11. Shima 12. Sakura No Kaze 13. Midori 14. Hallelujah 15. Taiyo 16. Ulili E
Across the Universe
New album from the fifth generation Okinawan/American ukulele virtuoso. This is a Beatles coves album, with guests Cyndi Lauper and Yo Yo Ma.
1. Across the Universe 2. Help! 3. Norweigan Wood 4. All You Need is Love 5. Michelle 6. I Will 7. Yesterday 8. Here, There and Everywhere 9. Let it Be 10. In My Life 11. Something 12. While My Guitar Gently Weeps-solo 13. Happy Xmas (War is Over)
Ukulele Gibli no Mori
Various artists play the theme tunes from Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli films on ukulele with compositions by Joe Hisaishi. Artists include Ban Ban Bazaar, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Iwao, Kenji Kondo (Kuricorder) Ukuele Cafe Quartet, and two tracks performed by the 46 piece Ukulele Orchestra of Japan. 16 tracks.
Rolling Coconuts Presents Ukulele Now!
Latest in the ongoing and succesful ukulele series features 20 tracks by Japan's leading ukulele players and some from other countries too. Artists include Ohta-san, Kazuyuki Sekiguchi, Iwao, Kuricorder Quartet, Mike Maki and Ren Takada, plus Bosko & Honey (Australia) and Hiro (USA).
UKULELE BAN BAN BAZAAR
Ban Ban Bazaar
New album from the Japanese ukulele unit who have been performing on the popular ukulele cover series such as 'Ukulele Beatles'. This album includes songs from past ukulele cover albums plus newly recorded songs, both Western and Japanese. These include Please Please Me, GI Blues, Englishman in New York, Black Dog, Umi no Mieru Machi and Wataru Seken wa Oni Bakari.
Ukulele Okinawan Sweets
Latest album from the very wonderful Kenji Yano (Surf Champlers, Sarabandge) on ukulele together with Morijiro Ishihara on acoustic guitar. Mostly laid back, relaxing music played beautifully. Tracks include Okinawan standards and famous tunes such as Hana, Haisai Ojisan, Shima Uta, Bashofu, Nada Sousou, Hiyamakachi Bushi and Asadoya Yunta. Should appeal equally to fans of Okinawan and Hawaiian music and one of the best albums that combines them both.
Ukulele Okinawan Sweets 2
Moriken is the Okinawan ukulele duo of Kenji Yano (Surf Champlers, Sarabandge) and Morijiro Ishihara. They peform well known Okinawan tunes with some on a National Resonator concert ukulele. Laid back, Hawaiian feel to these Okinawan classics with the sound of the sea running underneath. 1. Opening Theme - Awabuku # 1 (on baritone) 2. Tsuki nu Kaisha 3. Tinsagu nu Hana 4. Nanta Hama 5. Moriken Swing # 1 (on baritone) 6. Shimajima Kaisha 7. Densaa Bushi 8. Yuuna no Hana 9. Moriken Swing # 2 10. Erabu Medley (Erabu Shunsami-Erabu Yuri no Hana - Erabu no Komoriuta) 11. Toushin Doi 12. Moriken Swing # 3 (on National Resonator Concert) 13. Closing Theme - Awabuki # 2 (on tenor)
Moomin is a children's animation from Finland which is also very popular in Japan. On this album various artists play songs from the animation on ukulele.
Top Japanese ukulele player performs Christmas songs. 1. Island Christmas 2. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 3.Winter Wonderland 4. I'll Be Home for Christmas 5. White Christmas 6. Last Christmas 7.Blue Christmas 8. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 9. Imagine 10.The Christmas Song 11.Silent Night
Compilation of ukulele tracks the Kuricorder Quartet have recorded for various albums and new recordings. These include for Ukulele Elvis, Ukulele Beatles, Ukulele Lennon, Ukulele Star Wars, plus covers of Penguin Cafe Orchestra and Deep Purple.
Rolling Coconuts Presents Best Hit Uke
Pop hits played on the ukulele. Ukulele playing Japanese artists on this album are Kazuyiki Sekiguchi, Yoshio Nomura, Kurikorder Quartet, Kenji Kondo, Asatoshi Mastsui & the Sweet Hollywaiians and Wamu (Seiji Katsu and Ukulele Eiji). Tracks include Don't Worry Baby, Live a Virgin, Thriller, Every Breath You Take, Time after Time, Let's Dance, Purple Rain and Livin' on a Prayer.
OHTA-SAN AND HERB OHTA JUNIOR
Ohaha -Ukulele Duo
Father and son ukulele duo. 13 tracks 1. Lovely Hula Hands 2. Ku'u Pua I Paokalani 3. Beautiful Kauai 4. Aloha Kaua'i 5. In a Little Hula Heaven 6. Akaka Falls 7. Hawaii Calls 8. Sanoe 9. Beautiful Kahana 10. Hawaiian War Chant 11. E Mana E 12. Ku'u Home 13. Ku'u Ipo I Ka He'e Pue One
Hawaiian Time - Ukulele Solo
Herb Ohta is one of the island's master ukulele players, influenced by the late and great Eddie Kamae. He is known for his dexterity and playing different styles of music from jazz, pop and Latin music. 15 tracks. 1. The Days of My Youth. 2. Hanalei Moon 3. Honolulu City Lights 4. Hanohano Hanalei 5. Kainoa- My Yellow Ginger Lei 6. Little Brown Gal 7. The Moon of Manakoora 8. Saimin 9. Mapuana 10. Princess Poo Pooly 11. Somewhere in Hawaii 12. Kalua 13. Don't Sing Aloha When I Go 14. Only Ashes Remain 15. Bali Hai.
Mixture of Japanese and Hawaiian artists playing ukulele based songs linked to the Japanese event called Ukulele Picnic. 14 tracks including Troy Fernandez-Ukulele Picnic, Iwao-Tenderly, Konishiki - Hula Hustle, Laula, feat. Sakura- Hey Jude, Ukulele Elvis - Blue Suede Shoes+Love Me Tender, Alani Ohana Band - Waikiki, Takagi Boo - On a Little Bamboo Bridge, Yohey Okamoto- Bikini Face.
Ukulele Bossa Nova
The versatile Ohta-san turns his hand to bossa nova. 15 tracks. 1. A Felicidade 2. Meditation 3. The Girl from Ipanema 4. How Insensitive 5. Wave 6. Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar 7. Look to the Sky 8. Esquecendo Voce 9. Once I Loved 10. Desafinado 11. Corcovado 12. Favela 13. Trsite 14. Dindi 15. One Note Samba.
From the people who brought you the popular Ukulele Beatles and other Ukulele CDs, comes the latest. Mozart's best known classics played on the ukulele. 14 tracks plus comes as CD Extra with video clip.
Ukulele Adagio Vol. 1
Kiyoshi Kobayashi gets his ukulele out and plays classical adagio style pieces from Albinoni, JS.Bach, Schumann, Beethoven, Chopin, Elgar. 10 tracks.
Ukulele Adagio Vol. 2
More classical Adagio's played on the ukulele by Kiyoshi Kobayashi. Composers include Mozart, Rodrigo, Saint Saens, Dvorak and Faure.
Ukulele Kita no Kuni Kara (from the North Country)
Japanese ukulele players and groups playing songs from the popular Japanese drama series, Kita no Kuni Kara. 12 tracks, artists include Kurikorder Quartet, Ukulele Cafe Quartet, Banban Bazaar, Iwao, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Miho Teruya and Iwao.
First album for two years from the brilliant ukulele player, who has become a You Tube hit. 13 tracks.
1.My Dream feat. Shen 2.Variation on a Dance 3.Bach Part-Two Invention No.4 in Dm 4.Piano-forte 5.Yeah 6.Sunset With You 7.Trapped 8.Five dollars Unleaded 9.Don't Break your Heart 10.Ichigo Ichie 11. Everything Is Better With You 12.Hula Girl 2008 13.My Dream -inst
The Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso who is fifth generation Japanese plays on this album 11 covers of J-pop hits.The live versions were recorded during his Japan tour 'Ichigo Ichie' in 2007. 1. Saboten no Hana (The Tulip) 2.Olivia o Kikinagara (Anri) 3.Cosmos (Momoe Yamaguchi) 4.Miagete goran Yoru no Hoshi o (Kyu Sakamoto 5.Robinson - Live Version (Spitz) 6.I Love You - Live Version (Yutaka Ozaki) 7.Sweet Memories (Seiko Matsuda) 8.Toki no Sugiyuku mamani - Live Version(Kenji Sawada) 9. Sotsugyo Shashin - Live Version (Yumi Arai) 10.First Love (Hikaru Utada) 11.Yuki no Hana (Mika Nakajima)
Best of album from the brilliant ukulele player, who has gained a reputation for his fast playing and revolutionary techniques. 20 tracks including In My Life, Time After Time, Hula Girl, Sunday Morning and Beyond the Break. Four newly recorded versions of previous tunes plus one new unreleased track.
Jake Shimabukuro is known for his lightening fast playing of the ukulele. He is particularly known in his native Hawaii and in Japan where he is a regular performer. This latest album features his amazing version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps an internet video cult classic. 16 tracks.
Gently Weeps Video Clips
DVD of video clips from throughout the career of brilliant ukuelle player Jake Shimabukuro including three new tracks. Region code 2. NTSC.
Bits & Pieces
Mini-album from the younger brother of Jake, Bruce Shimabukuro steps into the limelight and demonstrates his own virtuosity on the ukulele as well as his singer/songwriter talents. 7 tracks, including a collaboration with Jake, who produced the album.
The ukulele is experiencing a boom in Japan. On this timely CD, well known Japanese artists mainly from the mainstream J-pop & rock fields play the Beatles' tunes on ukulele. Includes Kazuyuki Sekiguchi (Southern All Stars), Iwao, Takashi Hamazaki (ex.Flying Kids), Hiroshi Takano, Kiseru, Watana Baby and more.
Ukulele Beatles 2
The second volume of Beatles tunes played on ukulele features Konno Hideaki and New Mexico, Herb Ohta Jr., Iwao and Chuei Yoshikawa, James Hill, Daniel Ho, and Hashiken.
A more mixed bunch of Japanese musicians than the Beatles volume, play their ukes on 'Jealous Guy', 'Woman', 'Imagine', 'Oh My Love' , 'One Day' , 'Cold Turkey' , 'Oh Yoko!', 'Give Me Some Truth' , 'My Mummy's Dad'...really.
The ukulele boom continues unabated. Latest in the ukulele series is Japanese musicians playing some of Elvis Presley's greatest hits on ukulele. These include Heartbreak Hotel (Takashi Hamasaki), Love Me Tender (Iwao), All Shook Up (Kazumi Watanabe), It's Now or Never (Kiyoshi Kobayashi), GI Blues (Bang Bang Bazaar), Blue Hawaii (Herb Ohta), Jailhouse Rock (Cavaihae), Hound Dog (Kazuyuki Sekiguchi).
Ukulele Star Wars
Various Japanese musicians play theme tunes associated with 'Star Wars' on the ukulele. These include the 20th Century Fox Fanfare (Ukulele Cafe Quartet), Star Wars' Theme (Ukulele Symphony Orchestra), Cantina Band (James Hill), Princess Leia's Theme (Kiyoshi Kobayashi), Here They Come (Mikihiko Matsumiya), Hans Solo And The Princess (Hajimeni Kiyoshi), The Imperial March (Kurikorder Quartet), Yoda's Theme (Kurikorder Quartet), Across The Stars (Ukulele Cafe Orchestra).
Songs taken from the classic Japanese comic strip TV drama 'Ultraman' performed by 10 artists on ukulele including Ukulele Cafe Quartet, Mikihiko Matsumiya, Kuri Corder Quartet, Laura, Masayuki Kuzumi and Iwao.13 tracks plus promotion clip DVD.
Ukulele Summit - Bob Marley
12 classic Bob Marley tunes, including I shot the Sherrif, Three Little Birds, Jamming, Waiting in Vain, Is this Love, One Love, Redemption Song, played on ukulele by top Hawaiian players including Uke Topia, Daniel Ho, Ka'au Crater Boys and Lyle Ritz. Mostly with vocals, three instrumentals. 12 tracks.
Ukulele Summit 2 - Bob Marley 2
Second volume features series producer Mark Cass with Uke Topia, Daniel Ho, Shep Stern, Ka'au Crater Boys and tracks including Exodus, No Woman no Cry, Buffalo Soldier and some lesser known Marley tunes. 12 tracks.
Ukulele Summit 3 - Beach Boys
Californian good time surfing music gets the uke treatment with Mark Cass and Uke Topia, Lyle Ritz, O'Brian Eselu, Keoki Kahumoku, Ken Makuakane, Rick Cunha playing Don't Worry Baby, California Girls (instrumental), Do you Wanna Dance, Sloop John B., God Only Knows and other hits. 12 tracks.
Ukulele Summit 4 - Eagles
The usual uke suspects, plus on this one Kawika Lum Ho, Herb Ohta Jr., Rick Cunha, Sean Na'auao, Luisaa Finau try their hands at Tequila Sunrise, The Long Run, Lyin' Eyes, Take it Easy, Desperado and yes, Hotel California. 11 tracks.
Ukulele Summit 5 - Grateful Dead
Unlikely choice for ukulele covers, but a good one. See Ya, Garseeya, Friend of the Devil, West LA Fadeaway, Mexicali Blues, Ripple, Uncle John's Band are among 11 tunes played by Mark Cass, Herb Ohta Jr, Jim Beloff, Kawaihae and others.
Ukulele Summit 6 - Bob Marley 3
Yet antother Bob Marley volume. They still managed to pluck out Stir it Up, Lively up Yourself, Keep on Moving, and few lesser known Marley tunes, played and sung by Mark Cass, Sean Na'auao, Jim Beloff, Daniel Ho and Pound 4 Pound. 11 tracks.
Ukulele Summit 7 - Bee Gees
Bee Gees get the ukulele treatment. 70s disco classics How Deep is Your Love, Stayin' Alive, Too Much Heaven, and older tunes, Massachusettes, New York Mining Disaster, Melody Fair and others. 11 tracks.
Best of Ukulele Summit - In Memory of Tiger Espere
New best of compilation from the acclaimed Ukulele Summit series. 16 tracks including Waiting in Vain, Three Little Birds, Exodus, (Marley) Sloop John B. Don't Worry Baby (Beach Boys) plus covers of Eagles, Grateful Dead, Bee Gees, played by the usual suspects; Mark Cass, Ka'au Crater Boys, Willie K, Daniel Ho. Last 2 tracks are originals for this album.
Guitarist/ukulele player Kiyoshi Kobayashi perfoms jazz flavoured tunes and Hawaiian standards on ukulele. Slack key guitar player Yuki Yamauchi joins as guest.13 tracks including Loving You, Brazil, Little Brown Gal, My Little Glass Shock, Django's Bolero and La Mer.
The cream of Japan's Hawaiian musicians, Yuki Yamauchi, Genichi Tamura, Iwao and Herb Ohta Jr. perform jazz standards on ukulele. Tracks include My Favourite Things, What a Wonderful World and Moon River.
Ukulele duo play swing jazz, bossa nova and Hawaiian. Tracks include Chatta Nooga Choo Choo, Pink Panther, On a Coconut Island, Corcovado, Hawaii Saudade and Caravan.