Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro achieved prominence when a YouTube video of him playing George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” went viral and propelled the native of Hawaii to stardom.
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.”
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.
Also, this song is supposedly about Joni Mitchell – go figure.
Robert Plant on the band:
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