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Ukulele Is The New Black

Nov 8, 2020

Sam Brown is a professional musician best known as a singer, having sung backing vocals for bands such as Pink Floyd, Deep Purple and Spandau Ballet, as well as having a successful solo career including the international hit single “Stop!”, which is still one of my favourite songs.  When Sam lost her singing voice in 2007 she started teaching ukulele, and now runs 7 ukulele groups in the UK.  We have a great chat about her discovery of the ukulele and she also plays a couple of songs on a ukulele with a very impressive provenance.

For more information about Sam, and to buy her albums go to, and to find out more about her many ukulele clubs go to

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Songs played on the show:

  • Makin' Whoopee (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn - 1928)
  • You Don’t Mess Around with Jim (Jim Croce, 1972)

Go to the Ukulele Is The New Black YouTube channel for a playlist to hear these songs as well as other content relating to the episode

Ukulele is the New Black is produced by Meredith Harper, who also wrote the theme tune. The theme tune was performed by Meredith Harper, Jasmine Fellows, Geoff Skellams, Jim Croft, Chris Williams, Paul Marsh and Sandra Shaw.  Seb Carraro does the graphic design.

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Thanks to my $10 and over Patreon supporters for helping me to make this podcast:

  • Ukulele Legend: Linda Dodwell
  • Ukulele Champions: Debbie Hoad, Maja Zweck & Christopher Boatwright

The music played in this episode is licenced under a Podcasts (Featured Music) agreement with APRA AMCOS.