Old Guy Plays Sleepwalk

In the second video of the series “Old Guy Plays Oldies”, we have the Santo & Johnny classic from 1959, “Sleepwalk”.

In case you are interested, I record the audio live through ProTools at the same I record the video, then combine them. The result is better sound than a simple video.

The guitar is my Gretsch 6120DSV, another recreation of a classic model from around 1960.

April 27, 2015 at 4:09 pm 1 comment

Old Guy Plays Surfin’ USA

Haven’t made a video in quite a while….

April 26, 2015 at 3:07 pm Leave a comment

The Vintage Instrumentals Continue: Green Onions

“Green Onions” was an instrumental R&B hit when recorded in 1962 by Booker T. & the M.G.’s.

Original members of the group were Booker T. Jones (organ, piano), Steve Cropper (guitar), Lewie Steinberg (bass), and Al Jackson, Jr. (drums). In the 1960s, as members of the house band of Stax Records, they played on hundreds of recordings by artists such as Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Bill Withers, Sam & Dave, Carla and Rufus Thomas and Johnnie Taylor.

Booker T. & the M.G.’s was one of the first racially integrated rock groups, at a time when soul music, and the Memphis music scene in particular, were generally considered the preserve of black culture.

April 23, 2015 at 4:38 pm Leave a comment

Another Oldie Re-Done: Sleepwalk

Sleep Walk” is an instrumental guitar-based song originally written, recorded, and released in 1959 by brothers Santo & Johnny Farina. It is one of the most covered instrumental songs in history.

April 22, 2015 at 7:44 pm Leave a comment

More 60’s style/Surf/Garage Band Goodness

This is another vehicle for my new Jaguar — the Beach Boy’s classic Surfin’ USA done as an instrumental:

April 12, 2015 at 2:29 pm Leave a comment

New Guitar, Vintage Tune

I got a new guitar this week — a Nash J-63, which is a re-creation of a 1963 Fender Jaguar.

I expect it to be an outstanding instrument for doing 1950’s-60’s style instrumentals, which isĀ one of my favorite genres. Here is an example of it at work — a cover of the Tijuana Brass’ hit, The Lonely Bull.

April 11, 2015 at 7:01 pm Leave a comment

Stretch Run

This is a fairly high-energy fusion track for guitar, keyboard, bass and drums. It is a bit adventurous harmonically. I think it may have turned out pretty well. Please have a listen…



March 21, 2015 at 2:56 pm Leave a comment

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