Blue Shadows

This is my cover of “Blue Shadows”, originally a track on the Shadows 1964 album, “Dance with the Shadows”. I would describe this as a 12-bar blues “album filler” number. Songwriting credit is shared by all four group members at the time: Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch, Brian Bennett and Brian Locking.

October 26, 2020 at 7:44 am Leave a comment

Theme from “Bilitis”

This is my cover of the Theme from “Bilitis”, a 1977 French romantic and erotic drama film, which was directed by photographer David Hamilton. The score and the theme were composed by Francis Lai – also noted for composing the music for “A Man and a Woman” and “Love Story”.

The Shadows covered the song on their 1990 Album “Reflection”

October 23, 2020 at 8:18 am Leave a comment

Jean

This is my instrumental cover of “Jean” – the theme song from the 1969 movie “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie”. It was written by the American poet and composer Rod McKuen, who also recorded a version of the song.

“Jean” was also recorded by the American singer Oliver, and made to #2 on the Billboard hot 100.

October 21, 2020 at 8:07 am Leave a comment

Estile Dedos

“Estile Dedos” is an original instrumental composition intended to have some similarity to the style of the Shadows.

October 19, 2020 at 8:29 am Leave a comment

More Time to Wait

“More Time to Wait” is an original instrumental intended to be similar to the style of the Shadows.

October 16, 2020 at 7:48 am Leave a comment

Triple Kaye

“Triple Kaye” is an original instrumental intended to be similar in feel to the Ventures’ “country-style” numbers. Both Nokie Edwards and Gerry McGee were excellent country players.

This track features my three “Mary Kaye” Nash guitars.

October 15, 2020 at 7:53 am Leave a comment

Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso

This is my instrumental cover of the “Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso”.

Cinema Paradiso was a 1988 Italian dramatic film written and directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. The music score was composed by Ennio Morricone along with his son, Andrea.

Both the movie’s main theme and this love them have attained considerable popularity, and have been performed and recorded by numerous artists.

October 14, 2020 at 7:22 am Leave a comment

What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?

This is my instrumental cover of “What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?”, which was composed by Michel Legrand with lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman. It was for the 1969 film “The Happy Ending”. The song was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song but lost out to “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”.

October 12, 2020 at 7:26 pm Leave a comment

Bari in Space

“Bari in Space” is an original instrumental intended to be in the style of early 60’s surf rock and/or the Ventures. The lead instrument is my baritone guitar.

October 11, 2020 at 7:44 am Leave a comment

Crunch Puppy

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

October 10, 2020 at 7:43 am Leave a comment

Parisienne Walkways

This is my instrumental cover of “Parisienne Walkways”, a song by guitarist Gary Moore that reached number 8 in the UK Singles Chart in May 1979. The song is featured on Moore’s album “Back on the Streets” and features a vocal from Thin Lizzy frontman, Phil Lynott, who co-wrote the song with Moore. It became Moore’s signature song. The guitar melody and chords of “Parisienne Walkways” are taken from the jazz standard “Blue Bossa” by Kenny Dorham.

The Shadows covered the song on their 1979 album, “String of Hits”.

October 10, 2020 at 7:37 am Leave a comment

Toe Flapper

“Toe Flapper” is an original instrumental intended to be in the style of the material the Shadows were doing in the early 1960s.

October 9, 2020 at 7:35 am Leave a comment

Chega de Saudade

This is my instrumental cover of “Chega de Saudade” (in English, “No More Blues”), a bossa nova jazz standard. It is sometimes considered to be the first recorded bossa nova song. The music was composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim and the lyrics were written by Vinícius de Moraes. João Gilberto’s 1958 recording is probably the most famous.

The title can be translated roughly as “enough longing”, though the Portuguese word, saudade, carries with it a complex meaning. The word implies an intensity of heartfelt nostalgia. Chega, in this case, means no more, enough.

October 7, 2020 at 7:46 am Leave a comment

Running to the Shadows

“Running to the Shadows” is an original instrumental composition intended to be similar in style to the Shadows.

October 5, 2020 at 7:55 am Leave a comment

Macking

“Macking” is an original instrumental intended to be in the style of early 60’s surf rock and/or the Ventures. The lead instrument is my baritone guitar.

October 4, 2020 at 7:59 am Leave a comment

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