gently weeps

Четейки Ванката (който е уникум), попаднах на една изключителна инструментална версия (Джейк Шимабукуро, укулеле) на твърде любима песен от “белия албум” на “Битълсите” и си заслужава да бъде споделена в комплект с оригинала.

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The Beatles

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“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” is a rock song by The Beatles from the double album The Beatles (1968, also known as The White Album). It was written by George Harrison, who originally composed it with a solo acoustic guitar and an organ. Eric Clapton played lead guitar on the album version of the song with a Gibson Les Paul guitar.

According to Harrison, inspiration for the song arrived from reading the I Ching, which, as he put it, “seemed to me to be based on the Eastern concept that everything is relative to everything else, as opposed to the Western view that things are merely coincidental.”

Taking this idea of relativity to his parents’ home in North England, Harrison committed to write a song based on the first words he saw upon opening a random book. Those first words were “gently weeps”, and he immediately began the song.

(Wikipedia)

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Jake Shimabukuro (born November 3, 1976 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is a young ukulele virtuoso known for his lightning-fast fingers. Combining elements of jazz, rock, Hawaiian, and pop, he is often called the Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele. Jake has toured with Béla Fleck and the Flecktones and with Jimmy Buffett.

His influences include Eddie Van Halen (whose legendary guitar solo Eruption has been emulated by Jake), George Harrison, Yngwie Malmsteen, Bruce Lee and Carlos Santana.

(Wikipedia)

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