Had to Cry Today

This is my instrumental cover of “Had to Cry Today”. Composed by Steve Winwood, it was the opening track on Blind Faith’s 1969 album. A “supergroup” consisting of Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker and Ric Gretch, it was their only release.

August 13, 2022 at 7:47 am Leave a comment

This Is the Right Time

“This Is the Right Time (that we should do what’s right)” is an original instrumental.

August 12, 2022 at 7:17 am Leave a comment

Guitar For a Day

“Guitar For a Day” is an original instrumental intended to sound like something the Ventures might have done in the mid 1960s.

August 11, 2022 at 7:28 am Leave a comment

Secret Agent Perilous

“Secret Agent Perilous” is an original instrumental intended to sound like something the Shadows might have recorded as the title theme for the soundtrack of a spy movie in the mid 1960s.

August 10, 2022 at 7:29 am Leave a comment

On the Lookout

“On the Lookout” is an original instrumental intended to sound like something the Ventures might have done in the mid-1960s.

August 9, 2022 at 8:14 am Leave a comment

Lollipops and Roses

This is my instrumental cover of “Lollipops and Roses”. Composed by Anthony Velona, it was a grammy-award winning hit for crooner Jack Jones in 1962. Originally a ballad, it was covered both instrumentally and vocally by many artists — mainly in the 1960s ,including Steve Lawrence, Perry Como, Vince Guaraldi and Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass. I happen to prefer the instrumental covers, as in my opinion the music here is quite a bit better than the lyrics.

August 8, 2022 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

Ocoboco

“Ocoboco” is an original instrumental in a classic rock style.

August 6, 2022 at 7:49 am Leave a comment

When the Tide Has Turned

“When the Tide Has Turned” is an original instrumental ballad.

August 5, 2022 at 7:45 am Leave a comment

The Guitar With a Broken Heart

“The Guitar With a Broken Heart” is an original instrumental intended to sound like a “slow dance” number the Ventures might have recorded in the very early 1960s.

August 4, 2022 at 7:29 am Leave a comment

Winter Wings

“Winter Wings” is an original instrumental intended to sound like something the Shadows might have done in the early to mid 1960s.

August 3, 2022 at 7:33 am Leave a comment

Round-O

“Round-O” is an original instrumental intended to sound like something the Ventures might have written and recorded in the early 1960s.

August 2, 2022 at 7:48 am Leave a comment

Wives and Lovers

This is my instrumental arrangement of “Wives and Lovers”, which was composed by Burt Bacharach with lyrics by Hal David. The song originated when Bacharach and David were asked to write a song with the title “Wives and Lovers”, on the theme of marital infidelity, as a promotional tie-in for the 1963 film of the same name. The song did not appear in the film but was intended simply to promote the film. The song was a hit for singer Jack Jones in 1963 — it peaked at #14 on the Hot 100 and won him a Grammy.

August 1, 2022 at 7:18 am Leave a comment

No Better Today

“No Better Today” is an original instrumental ballad inspired by current events. Indeed, it is not better today.

July 30, 2022 at 7:04 am Leave a comment

Touch ‘n Go

“Touch ‘n Go” is an original instrumental intended to sound like something the Shadows might have done in the very early 1960s with just the 4 lads playing and other other production involved.

July 29, 2022 at 7:37 am Leave a comment

The Hides of Starch

“The Hides of Starch” is an original instrumental intended to sound like something the Ventures might have recorded in the early 1960s…especially a track the band wrote themselves.

July 28, 2022 at 7:07 am Leave a comment

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