Ukulele Ike's Collection For the Ukulele + Ain't She Sweet

I’ve had this book of ukulele songs for about 60 (ulp!) years. It’s got wonderful songs from the ’20s and ’30s like Five Foot Two, Ja-da, Five Foot Two, Sleepy Time Gal, Toot Toot Tootsie, Peg O’ My Heart, I’ll See You In My Dreams, and Singin’ in the Rain. Best of all it’s got graphic diagrams of the chords. Long out of print, there seem to be a few available at https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=Ukulele+Ike+(Cliff+Edwards).

Speaking of songs of this era, I just ran across this youtube clip of a guitar player named Fret Killer doing Ain’t She Sweet

Ain’t she sweet?

See her walking down the street

Now I ask you very confidentially

Ain’t she sweet?

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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