Lemon Nash – “Papa Lemon-New Orleans Ukulele Maestro & Tent Show Troubador” – [Arhoolie Productions]
A different way to listen to the uke. This is definitely blues, both southern and folk, with a few World War I songs. Songs related to Lemon Nash’s time in the bars, halls, and the red-light district of 50’s New Orleans and in traveling throughout the south in medicine shows.
Far from common strumming, his right-hand action on the uke is quite nice with lots expert transitions to triplets and picking.
A number of songs are interspersed with cool old stories of his personal experiences. Sweet and fun.