Saturday, December 29, 2007

While my Ukelele Gently Weeps

Jake Shimabukuro is the blokes name and no I haven't a clue who he is, whether he is a professional musician, plays in a band, plays for coins in a hat on a street or what.

But he can play a ukelele.
And he more than does justice to one of George Harrison's finest moments, many have tried but few have equalled the master, this comes very close.

Theres a better quality version of that video at plus some more of his stuff, who would have thunk it eh - a ukelele web site being cool ?


John_D said...

Speaking of ukelele players.... George Formby. Did you know he was a major anti-apartheid activist in South Africa? No?
At the height of his fame, he went to do some shows in South Africa and also played some small clubs in the townships. When his paymasters told him he wasn't allowed to because they're... well... y'know.... black-ish, he stuck the proverbial two fingers up and told his promoters to piss off. From then on he and his wife were quite the voices on the subject.

Whit said...

I found this on iTunes earlier in the year. The whole album is good, but that song is the by far the best.