Desert Island Jazz
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, Tapiaís 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)
         
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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
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