I wanted to create this blog as a place where I can store and retrieve information for future reference. I chose the name Humble Uker Ramblings because I have started out strumming my father's 1950's painted Harmony ukulele. I think that the greatest appeal of the ukulele as "the people's instrument" is it's humble simplicity. My contact email is HumbleUker@gmail.com. I have also been working on a blog for the Baritone Ukulele called Humble Baritonics.
A ukulele playing friend, Carol a.k.a. UkeGal, had a small gathering of ukers over to her new house to play, sing and enjoy a potluck dinner. Erich Sylvester, who has known Carol, since her college days and also performs at clubs in The City (S.F.) regularly, always has a few great tunes that he shares, they really are fun with a lot of nifty simple-yet-effective chord changes, but he doesn't bring the sheet music - UUUUGGGGGHHHHH! Well Erich did lead us through and we got to write down the chords to Mississippi Mud. His version is quite close to Jim Bottorff's, http://www.jbott.com/missmud.html, but with a few simpler chord changes.