Well, the world didn’t end, which is nice, so the youtube countdown continues with part 68. I have the “Jimi Hendrix of Ukelele,” Jake Shimabukuro, performing “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” from the “White Album.” Taking place at Strawberry Fields in Central Park, this is one of the most amazing performances I have ever seen. This guy plays the song with flawless soulful precision. The way he incorporates the melody of the song into his beautiful precise rhythm is uncanny. It’s also just a flat out wonderful tribute to George Harrison, who LOVED the ukelele. Actually, all the Beatles loved the ukelele, having gained an appreciation from John’s sweet mother Julia. If you’ve never played or heard a ukulele in person, I highly recommend it. It’s really easy to play, and just produce the most buttery gorgeous tones. Anyway, enjoy this video, its really something else.
George Harrison, Jake Shimabukuro, The Beatles, Youtube Favs on May 21st, 2011 by WillieTags: 60s rock, Central Park, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Hawaii, Jake Shimabukuro, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Julia Lennon, New York City, NYC, Paul McCartney, psychedelic rock, Ringo Starr, Rock and Roll, Strawberry Fields, the Beatles, The Beatles Anthology, The White Album, ukulele, ukulele master, ukulele music, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, willie simpson