Ukulele Lady

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"Ukulele Lady"
Composer(s)Richard A. Whiting
Lyricist(s)Gus Kahn

"Ukulele Lady" is a popular standard, an old evergreen song by Gus Kahn and Richard A. Whiting. Published in 1925, the song was first made famous by Vaughn De Leath.[1]

It has been recorded by the Paul Whiteman Orchestra with vocals by the Southern Fall Colored Quartet on June 3, 1925 (catalog No. 19690B);[2] Frank Crumit recorded June 10, 1925 for Victor Records (catalog No. 19701);[3] Lee Morse in 1925; Peter Sellers with The Temperance Seven, produced by George Martin, in 1960 (for the album Peter and Sophia);[4] Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band in 1965; Arlo Guthrie on his 1972 album Hobo's Lullaby; and was performed by Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy in the second season of The Muppet Show.

Bing Crosby recorded the song for his radio show in 1960[5] and it was subsequently released on the CD Return to Paradise Islands (2010).[6]

Bette Midler first performed the song live in the 1997 TV special "Diva Las Vegas" as a tribute to her native Hawaii. Midler later recorded the song for her album Bathhouse Betty.

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  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 124. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  2. ^ "The Online Discographical Project". Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "The Online Discographical Project". Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  4. ^ "". Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "". Retrieved December 9, 2017.

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