The Great Ukulele Revival

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Long ridiculed and associated with "Tiptoe through the Tulips," the ukulele is now enjoying a worldwide revival with its fans ranging from indie-rock bands to David Bowie. On today's show, we explore the history of an instrument that once shaped 20th-century popular music and culture.

And we hear about its modern-day revival, which includes the angular, uke-driven rock of Buke & Gass, who join us to perform live in the studio.

This is a repeat edition of Soundcheck.