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Jake Shimabukuro — While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Album: Gently Weeps
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7.4

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Total ratings: 2991









Released: 2006
Length: 4:18
Plays (last 30 days): 3
(Instrumental)
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 mrgus wrote:

Let me see if I got this right-you spend time listening to a radio station you admittedly don't like, and you take time to write criticisms. Sounds like a fun way to spend the day.{#Beat}


Like a dog always finds something to sniff and bark at the trolls will walk into any private conversation and start sh1t. I can't say here what I usually tell them.
I admire the performance but i can't honestly encourage it.
 mrgus wrote:

Let me see if I got this right-you spend time listening to a radio station you admittedly don't like, and you take time to write criticisms. Sounds like a fun way to spend the day.{#Beat}


hahaha

maybe his co-worker is forcing him to listen and all he can do is COMMENT on the songs "here"

kinda like i force my co-workers to listen - hahahaha
fuck em
 jp33442 wrote:

Sounds better then the Beatles song


Agreed: the Beatles' version had originality, but IMO, this is vastly more involving.
(Note: just my opinion - to each our own!)
Sounds better then the Beatles song
 mrgus wrote:

Let me see if I got this right-you spend time listening to a radio station you admittedly don't like, and you take time to write criticisms. Sounds like a fun way to spend the day.{#Beat}


 bluematrix wrote:

A long time ago, a young Jake uploaded a version of himself playing this sitting on a rock in a park somewhere. (link below) A fellow guitar player told me I had to check it out. I did. And  after I picked my jaw up off the floor, I watched it two more times. An amazing performance, much better I think, than his studio work (which is still great).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puSkP3uym5k


Holy crap, indeed.  The video frame rate can't even keep up with his dang hands!

BTW, at the beginning he says he's in Central Park at the Strawberry Fields area.
insulting segway from g Harrison song just played
A pleasure. A rare cover that complements the original.
A little "Rockman" effect would help.
While my Ukulele kinda sobs
 rhlrstn wrote:
I'm quite enjoying this... but thinking, maybe it should be "While My Ukulele Gently Weeps"? 
 

D'oh! I was going to say that!
Really enjoyable instrumental cover of the Beatles song
I'm quite enjoying this... but thinking, maybe it should be "While My Ukulele Gently Weeps"? 
 Alexandra wrote:
I'll bet George would've liked this. (Unless it was out before he passed away and he DID hear it)
 
Sadly, he didn't - he died in 2001, and this cover is from 2006.
 flyboy wrote:

I believe your period should be inside the quotation marks.
 
nope - period outside is correct......period!
This one's a little Classically Gassey
 dwlangham wrote:

It's its, not "it's".
 
I believe your period should be inside the quotation marks.
 bluematrix wrote:
A long time ago, a young Jake uploaded a version of himself playing this sitting on a rock in a park somewhere. (link below) A fellow guitar player told me I had to check it out. I did. And  after I picked my jaw up off the floor, I watched it two more times. An amazing performance, much better I think, than his studio work (which is still great).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puSkP3uym5k
 

Holy crap. At what point does it burst into flame?
follow this with Luna Lee


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwwTfZ-A_RI
A long time ago, a young Jake uploaded a version of himself playing this sitting on a rock in a park somewhere. (link below) A fellow guitar player told me I had to check it out. I did. And  after I picked my jaw up off the floor, I watched it two more times. An amazing performance, much better I think, than his studio work (which is still great).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puSkP3uym5k
I agree.  What a knob. Lets see him pick up a uke and play like this guy.. mrgus wrote:

Let me see if I got this right-you spend time listening to a radio station you admittedly don't like, and you take time to write criticisms. Sounds like a fun way to spend the day.{#Beat}
 

 gmichaelt wrote:
You have to be good if you're going to play the ukulele! In public, anyway.
 
If you have the opportunity to see Jake perform in person, it is well worth the price of admission.
Good selection to follow a George Harrison track :) It's an 8 for me

LLRP!
 thewiseking wrote:
Our buskers are much better than this
 
Sometimes.

 thewiseking wrote:
Our buskers are much better than this
 
Maybe you didn't stick around till the end....Jake kicks ass on this....though a few Monday's ago at work, one of the customers (an older Hawaiian dude) took out his Ukulele and serenaded the entire building with true Aloha spirit, so based on that memory and how bad as Jake gets on this, I'm going +1 to 8...LLRP and Aloha!
If you didn't stick around till the end, you missed it.
Saw him do this live a few months ago. Wonderful! If you ever have a chance ...
No gentle weeping here for crying out loud!
 dandueck07 wrote:
Followed by Rodrigo y Gabriela with his cover of Stairway to Heaven ...
 
I was going to suggest Senor Coconut's Smoke on the Water, but Orbit's Via Caliente was spookily cha-cha-cha-ish when it followed!
 TerrorGovernor wrote:
That's pretty dumb. Ho Hum at it's finest
 
It's its, not "it's".
Our buskers are much better than this
Followed by Rodrigo y Gabriela with his cover of Stairway to Heaven would be a great "mash-up" in my humble opinion.
That's pretty dumb. Ho Hum at it's finest
OMG her voice is amazing.  A little bit like florence and the nightingales but with more range.
The song that started a revolution. 
This guy plays like a eunuch sings
You have to be good if you're going to play the ukulele! In public, anyway.
Saw him at the Byron Bay Blues Fest in Australia last year it was fnatastic. A great act and he did a guest spot with Devon Allman and his band
this is great
 IMGoph wrote:
Check out Regina Spektor's recent cover of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoujdXqptnc

 
Thanks for reminding me about that!  I caught some of it while working on Kubo/2 Strings (I think)... and it wasn't yet available for purchase/listen yet anywhere.
Check out Regina Spektor's recent cover of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoujdXqptnc
Oh wow.... that's nice.
 ngunnell wrote:
Please please PLEASE no more.   While My Guitar Gently Weeps comes on just about every time I tune in.   It's doing my head in because it's not THAT good, and it's driving me away.  Only pop stations play the same songs so often.   Pleasey please tone the rate down!{#Arghhh}

 
{#Chillpill}
The fall-winter catalog for the University Musical Society finally arrived this morning.  Jake is playing venerable Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor on Nov. 19.

The blurb promoting his appearance says that Jake collaborated with Alan Parsons on this album. Good company.
that's a wild twist on this..{#Guitarist}

@ngunnell

Dito!!!


Please please PLEASE no more.   While My Guitar Gently Weeps comes on just about every time I tune in.   It's doing my head in because it's not THAT good, and it's driving me away.  Only pop stations play the same songs so often.   Pleasey please tone the rate down!{#Arghhh}
If I have to hear this song, this is the version I would prefer.  I just don't like the overplayed Beatles.  I have to hear them played every single day here at work.
 lasker98 wrote:
Tiny Tim was ahead of his time.

 
Ironic, considering that his was a throwback schtick. 
Why can I not rate this higher than 10?!?

WHY?!?
Tiny Tim was ahead of his time.
A lovely, quiet interlude.  :)  Well done.  
 
seeing Jake in Seattle in April with my 16-yr old, who plays this nonstop on his uke. may be the best song ever written--and certainly an amazing version. and...4 strings?!! 
{#Notworthy} 
four, count them four strings....
Quite likable.  
Virtuoso performance.......
PSD time.

Used to feel the love for this one but its getting old fast.

The percussion and other stuff that joins halfway through ruin it compared to him playing it solo in a park somewhere (where I first saw it on youtube).

7 -> 4 
A very likable remake. Adds a lot while still respecting the original. 
It's very nice and enjoyable. I'm rather over the original. This is a nice remake, fun, and the recording is excellent, great dynamics, sounds  great. And a great change of pace to listening ears. The composition is nicely formed. Hard to understand the negative comments, but to each their own. Then the next song... SRV Sky is Crying! Again, you have to appreciate the change of pace, particularly on the ears (and soul). RADIO PARADISE IS HEROIC - LOVE YOU GUYS!
The only thing that helps this song is your PSD button.
 tiggers wrote:
This style of playing is always about demonstrating how good the player's technique is whilst forgetting about entertaining the listerner with a cohesive tune!

 
Hmm. I was just thinking about how lovely I find this. So sweet. I have an errand to run and I can't leave while this is playing.
I think I like the original better.
This style of playing is always about demonstrating how good the player's technique is whilst forgetting about entertaining the listerner with a cohesive tune!
This is now officially my favorite version of the song. I love the way it works on the uke, like a music box. Sweet.
 
Ukelele chops are great...but no point in this cover.
Once the swing/jazz section starts, it all makes sense, even the ukulele virtuoso label.
Not regarding this particular version in particular, but -- in general -- just how many version of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" does the world need? Lovely song. I am fond of it. Kind of like I adore Cohen's "Hallelujah." But, you know, how many...oh, well. Can't stop the tide, I guess.
 bentonian wrote:
Hit PSD so fast I didn't have time to rate it. Had to come back while Van Morrison was playing to give it the richly deserved 1!
 
How can you rate it if you haven't heard it?  Should I judge you without meeting you?
No...just no.
 
Well, I duuno.  I like covers, but ...  wait a minute, it picks up here ... maybe this will turn out OK.
it sucks! just decent in the first minute
 
Excellent Set Bill!!!       {#Cheers}
 number7 wrote:
Nothing will help this one, cow bell, nothing.
Sorry Bill, really dislike the Uke stuff.
PSD is such a great feature, thanks!
 
Now that's just plain unmutual. Whose side are you on? No matter--No. 2 wishes to see you post haste. The green dome.
Nothing will help this one, cow bell, nothing.
Sorry Bill, really dislike the Uke stuff.
PSD is such a great feature, thanks!
 sssterling wrote:
A song about a guitar being played on a ukelele - the very definition of irony! Love it!

 
That makes me wonder if there is a version done by a tuba quartet.
I dig this version more and more, it grows from 4 to 6 and that's not the finish.
His guitar doesn't weep at all. George Harrisson would if he heard what has become of his song.
that sure is a weeping guitar
Extraordinarily nice!
extraordinarily ordinary!
More cowbells {#Ask} 
Yes
Hit PSD so fast I didn't have time to rate it. Had to come back while Van Morrison was playing to give it the richly deserved 1!
I appreciate the cover, but I don't know of a song that really, really needs a sweet breakdown in the middle of it.  {#Stupid}  7  —>  5
It was going to be a 6, then a 7, settling at 8. One of my few.
what´s this supposed to be? Very painful...........
 Stingray wrote:

HAHAHAHA - Joke of the year!

I prefer the spanish-guitar version of  "MY GENERATION".

Unbelievable, what some folks play and others listen to.

 

Ninty (90!!!!!) 10-votes for this "crime-of-a-song" confirm that RP-music is made for the wrong crowd!

No wonder that Floyd, Queen and other retirement-boppers are so popular here.

 
Let me see if I got this right-you spend time listening to a radio station you admittedly don't like, and you take time to write criticisms. Sounds like a fun way to spend the day.{#Beat}
..with the ranging detours, one wonders why he even needed to cover anything..good playin, but just sayin'..
It´s just like listening this song played in "Cuatro"  one of the three national instruments from Venezuela, my contry. the others are maraca and arp "Arpa, cuatro y maracas"....
 
Just saw Jake Shimabukuro at the Music Instrument Museum last night 11/15/2012.  If you EVER have an opportunity to see him THEN DO IT!!!  It was a breathtaking performance.  He is an absolute Master on the instrument.
A song about a guitar being played on a ukelele - the very definition of irony! Love it!
I like it.
Painfully irritating.
Pales in comparison to the original.
Would rather hear the original but still a cool treatment of a classic
 Stingray wrote:

HAHAHAHA - Joke of the year!

I prefer the spanish-guitar version of  "MY GENERATION".

Unbelievable, what some folks play and others listen to.

 

Ninty (90!!!!!) 10-votes for this "crime-of-a-song" confirm that RP-music is made for the wrong crowd!

No wonder that Floyd, Queen and other retirement-boppers are so popular here.

 
Look up crass in your Funk and Wagnell's, or if you prefer: Dictionary.com:

crass

<kras> Show IPA
adjective, crass·er, crass·est.
1.
without refinement, delicacy, or sensitivity; gross; obtuse; stupid: crass commercialism; a crass misrepresentation of the facts.
2.
Archaic . thick; coarse.



JUst because you can doesn't mean it is a good idea,,  uughh.  Yeah the guitar weeps to hear this covered on a uke.  Sucks...
After the ten thousandth time hearing this, I feel the urge to change my 7 to a 4.
Better than it could have been, but I still don't endorse it. Minus a point for the gratuitous handclapping midway through.
While my broom silently sweeps!
 hippiechick wrote:
Nice version of this song.
 
says a Hippy Chick from Topsy-Turvey Land 

Lo siento... ponganle el nombre que le pongan... ese instrumento en mi pasi sellama "cuatro"... y es el instrumento típico... junto con el arpa y las maracas...
 

HAHAHAHA - Joke of the year!

I prefer the spanish-guitar version of  "MY GENERATION".

Unbelievable, what some folks play and others listen to.

 

Ninty (90!!!!!) 10-votes for this "crime-of-a-song" confirm that RP-music is made for the wrong crowd!

No wonder that Floyd, Queen and other retirement-boppers are so popular here.


 midreaming wrote:

got any bedroom recordings of stairway to heaven laying around?

 
See if this works… Rodrigo Y Gabriela; it's one of my favs. (Watch to at least the middle, if you think it's tedious at first; also, this isn't the best video of them doing this, but it's the best I could find amidst all the wannabees that dilute YouTube content now.)
heartbreakingly beautiful!

Ooooo… nneat!! ‘got any bedroom recordings of stairway to heaven or freebird laying around? My total favorites are covers of Barry Manilow’s Copa Cobana. MMmmyea.. B.M is a dreamboat … I guess Robert Plant kinda gets my panties in a bunch too


needs to be 4 mins. shorter
You might not like this cover version —  but Harrison probably would. He loved the ukelele. The Concert for George Clapton cover is good too. 
Very nice.  {#Daisy}
I do believe I heard this 2 days ago. It's nice; would be nicer if it dropped to once a month.
 Mita wrote:
No covers RP! I mean, does anyone cover the Mona Lisa or the Grand Canyon?

 
I do a cover of the Grand Canyon in my band, at least we will when we have it good enough.


 hippiechick wrote:
Nice version of this song.
 

Better than the original.{#Yes}
He plays a Kamaka..
 
Tana wrote:
Incredibly masterful ukulele playing, which I appreciate having been uker myself. Anyone know what kind of uke it is? I read that Eddie Vedder is using a Martin! 
 


 hippiechick wrote:
Nice version of this song.
 



Not bad!
Nice version of this song.

Jake Shimabukuro guitar weeps too lamentably. Touches my heart.


Virtuosity
I can appreciate it for it's artistic merit, his technical mastery of the instrument, and the love he has for it's sound...  Well, let's just say that while I can appreciate the artistic talents of Oliver Rhys, that does not mean that I want one of his prints hanging in my living room.