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Jake Shimabukuro

Though many still have trouble pronouncing his last name and the instrument he plays, Jake Shimabukuro (she-ma-BOO-koo-row) is becoming recognized as one of the world's top ukulele (oo-koo-LAY-lay) musicians.

His latest release, My Life (Hitchhike Records 1108) is an EP that features six brand-new ukulele arrangements of Jake's favorite tunes by Sarah McLachlan, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, and Cyndi Lauper, wrapped around the classic “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”. On this heartfelt and beautiful recording, Jake respects the originals while integrating his own soulful, one-of-a-kind interpretations. This follows in the footsteps of Jake's smash hit full-length CD Gently Weeps (2006), which has sold 100,000 copies worldwide.

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Live
Black Label Records
2009
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My Life
My Life
Hitchhike Records
2008
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Gently Weeps
Gently Weeps
Hitchhike Records
2006
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Peace, Love & Ukulele
Black Label Records
2005
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Dragon
Black Label Records
2005
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Crosscurrent
Black Label Records
2003
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