Terry generously shares another rare photo of Ukulele Ike
"Hi Jeff, You may have seen this image before but... It shows publicity stunt for some Hudson River event at the time? Maybe one of your readers can shed some light? Feel free to use on your blog. Regards - Terry" playing his Martin tenor uke aboard the yacht 'Ukulele Lady' in June, 1947 on the Hudson river N.Y. Perhaps Ike was paid to come along and sing at the maiden voyage? Or maybe it was a
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bngnoZZSQ40 ...that he once owned a 'Stutz mentions in an interview here... ' - the image above shows the car. It was an expensive machine in its day, for the wealthy only. 'In 1914 it was priced at $2000, about two to three times the cost of the 'T' Model Ford, which cost $550.'" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stutz_BearcatTerry has also made a request of Humble Uker and you the saviest of uke historians and ukulele memorabilia collectors...
You're aware there are many Ukulele Ike clips on YouTube. Well, one of the most prolific YouTube channels which promotes Ike videos is called 'Good Old Days'. This 'Good Old Days' channel has many Ike videos (among others), probably 50% of the Cliff Edwards videos on YT. Anyway, whoever ran this channel has suddenly and abruptly closed their YouTube account and all those wonderful videos have disappeared overnight! What can I do? Is there any chance any of your readers/subscribers has downloaded any of these Ike videos? -- Terry C.