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  • n. A banjo ukelele


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  • I love the banjolele part ... those dimples ... to die for!

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  • I hope you do well and can progress to a banjolele and do George Formby songs!

    Ukulele Lady

  • Lead vocalist Martyn Jacques, a classically-trained counter-tenor, sings many of the songs in falsetto, wearing a bowler and whiteface while playing the accordion, piano, and banjolele.

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  • Unless of course it was during the Rumble in Jungle and someone said Foreman couldn't hit Ali's backside with a banjolele.

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  • And being the pedant that I am, I have to point out that George Formby actually played the banjolele, not the ukelele.

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  • Opening act The Fishtank Ensemble (fresh off a sold-out performance in late January at UCSB) tackles everything from French jazz to Serbian and Transylvanian gypsy anthems powered by violins, musical saw, flamenco gypsy jazz, and bass guitars, trombone, accordion, and one little banjolele.

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  • Mr. Ed Harcourt - just released Queen Bee, a sweet seven-inch single that features the singing sisters and a variety of instruments, including guitar, cello, violin, and even the mystical banjolele.

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  • She bought this banjolele because an English entertainer called George Formby used to play it.

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  • That's where the derivation of the banjolele came from.

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  • That's when I saw the funny looking little tiny case which had the banjolele in it, which is banjo shaped, with the skin and everything, tiny version of a banjo, but tuned like a ukulele, with gut strings.

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  • banjolele does appear on Collins online English Dictionary as a recent entry

    you can see lots of new words

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    October 15, 2012

  • Some also call this diminutive banjo a "ukujo". I own 2 from the 1930's-1940's, as well as a banjo-mandolin, and some other full-size 4- and 5- string banjos. Ukes and banjos are two musical instruments to have originated in the United States, and so have value and interest for instrument collectors. The best collections of rare and important ukuleles is in Japan. Go figure.

    September 22, 2009

  • My friend has a ukelin. There's actually someone in town she can take lessons from, though she hasn't actually, you know, bit the bullet and started lessons.

    I imagine it's because then she'd have to say 1) "I play the ukelin!" and 2) "I bit a bullet!"

    January 19, 2008

  • I'm also reminded of an unusual instrument called the ukelin, a sort of a cross between a ukulele and a violin.

    January 19, 2008

  • I saw that too, skipvia, but I think they must have been referring to their hands. (Of which there are four being squeezed.)

    January 19, 2008

  • Did I miss something, or were there only three of them?

    January 19, 2008

  • I didn't, for sure. Hey! Maybe you can play with the Four Squeezins. :-D

    January 19, 2008

  • I've got one! It was my mother's back in the day. Very popular in the big band era. And, one was featured in the great 50's B movie "The Giant Gila Monster." Bet you didn't know that...

    January 19, 2008

  • 'Tis a cute little banjo.

    January 19, 2008