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  • Bill Tapia (2006)

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    Bill Tapia started playing ukulele as a young boy in Hawaii and educated himself on the Portuguese instrument by entertaining sailors at Pearl Harbor during World War I. Over the course of 80 years, Tapia’s career has taken him from his native isles to the recording studio and stage, in the company of world class swing and jazz musicians as a session man on guitar.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Jimmy Dorsey Contrasts Tangerine (GRP)
    # 2 Coleman Hawkins Ken Burns Jazz Body and Soul (Verve)
    # 3 Duke Ellington and His Orchestra The Blanton-Webster Band Take the "A" Train (Bluebird)
    # 4 Benny Goodman Wrappin' It Up: The Harry James Years, Vol. 2 It Had to Be You (Bluebird)
    # 5 Judy Garland The Best of Judy Garland: 20th Century Masters Over the Rainbow (MCA)
    # 6 Joe Pass and Herb Ellis Guitar Virtuoso Samba de Orfeu (Pablo)
    # 7 Frank Sinatra The Best of the Capitol Years The Lady Is a Tramp (Capitol)
             
    Book My address book
             
    Luxury Item My ukulele
    Alternate Picks/Not Broadcast
    Alt 1 Frank Sinatra Academy Award Winners Days of Wine and Roses (Reprise)
    Alt 2 N/A N/A To You, Sweetheart, Aloha N/A
    Castaways by date
    Buzz Brooks
    28 Apr
    Jarrett Cherner
    16 Jun
    Natalie Cressman
    10 Feb
    Hershey Felder
    07 Apr
    Aaron Germain
    06 Jan
    Robin Gregory
    17 Feb
    Kasey Knudsen
    17 Mar
    Matthew Montfort
    26 May
    Ray Obiedo
    10 Mar
    Sandi Poindexter
    24 Mar
    David Rogers
    24 Feb
    Lizz Wright
    09 Jun
    Jason Yeager
    02 Jun