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Jake Shimabukuro: Grand Ukulele

On his most recent album Grand Ukulele, Jake Shimabukuro showcases the lengthening of his ukulele and range of coverage the instrument provides.  In the opening trio of songs on the album, Shimabukuro identifies with several musical setups, including a tight-tempo jazz combo style on “Ukulele Five-O,” a more orchestrated foundation on “Gentlemandolin,” and his solo acoustic version of Adele’s “Rolling In the Deep.”

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Cover Wars: Going To California Edition

This great acoustic Zeppelin tune comes off 1971’s Led Zeppelin IV. This is quite possibly the first Cover Wars selection where the original studio take does not feature any drums. Though there is a tambourine in the mix.

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Also, this song is supposedly about Joni Mitchell – go figure.

The Contestants:

Dread Zeppelin: Longtime readers may remember Dread Zeppelin’s winning combination of an Elvis Impersonator and a reggae band from the All Of My Love edition. Source: Hot & Spicy Beanburger


Robert Plant on the band:

READ ON for the scoop on the rest of this week’s contestants…

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