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Ukulele “Summer Vibe” – by Walk off the Earth (Original)

No matter what the weathers  like where you are, this is officially summer here in Ireland, (at least it was today!) so we’ve gotta have a summer  ukulele song  so how about this?  “Summer Vibe” by “Walk off the Earth”.

Walk off the Earth are a Canadian indie band formed in 2006 in Burlington, Ontario. The band’s cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” using only one guitar went viral in early 2012 and gained over 124 million hits onYouTube.

Cliff Edwards (Ukulele Ike)

There are many wonderful YouTubes of the wonderful Cliff Edwards, the first international ukulele star, but I came across this one recently (thanks Ukehunt) .
Cliff Edwards was one the most popular entertainers of his day. He was a star in Vaudeville and on Broadway in the 1920s and made a successful transition to film in the 1930s. He was a reliable character actor who appeared in dozens of movies including classics like Gone With The Wind and His Girl Friday, although, sadly, he didn’t play his uke in those two. He also performed the original version of the song “Singin’ in the Rain” in 1929. Perhaps his most famous role was as Jiminy Cricket in Pinocchio, where he sang the lovely “When You Wish Up On A Star.” This clip from the 1933 short Hollywood on Parade perfectly showcases his irreverent, goofy and slightly manic performing style.