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The Edukated Fleas | It Had to Be Uke

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It Had to Be Uke

by The Edukated Fleas

"We’re 78 rpm in an MP3 world!” 20s and 30s swing tunes, standards and cowboy tunes, delivered on two ukuleles. Wendy and Greg share the vocals, often in harmony, plus the fabulous Mark Murphy joins us on bass.
Genre: Jazz: Retro Swing
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1. Exactly Like You
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2. A Sailboat in the Moonlight
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3. It Had to Be You
4:31 $0.99
4. Rosetta
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5. No Moon at All
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6. Oh, Lady Be Good
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7. Ridin' Down the Canyon
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8. Carioca
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9. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
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10. At Sundown
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11. I'm an Old Cowhand
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12. Me and Jane in a Plane
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13. Deed I Do
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Album Notes
The Edukated Fleas -- Ukulele Swing!

Dust off your raccoon coat, crank up your Victrola, and join the Edukated Fleas – Greg Doyle and Wendy Matthews, with Mark Murphy on bass – as they perform songs popular from the 20s and 30s.

Although ukuleles are small, the Fleas play the “big hits,” favoring swing, standards and vintage tunes – as well as a few things you might not expect to hear on uke. The Fleas have been playing together as a ukulele duo since 2007, united by a common love of the music from the 20s through 50s. As the Fleas soon discovered, ukes are perfect for these cheerful, melodic tunes. The Fleas feature both Greg and Wendy on vocals, often in harmony.

The Fleas have delighted audiences at music venues and festivals across the tristate area and New England, and can often be found at restaurants, libraries, art openings, private parties and weddings.

It’s been a long time coming, but the Edukated Fleas’ full-length album It Had To Be Uke is finally here! Thanks for listening.



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Sal Armato

A Truly Wonderful Album
This album is a lot of fun. It’s the kind of music that makes you smile. Songs that come from a time when writers wrote beautiful melodies and paired them to sweet lyrics.
The Edukated Fleas have taken these old classics and have added their special touch, arranging and performing them wonderfully.
If you’re looking for something a bit more than the same old, same old, check it out. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.