Hodad Chaser

“Hodad Chaser” is an original instrumental intended to be in the style of early 1960s guitar rock similar to the Ventures. However, it features two lead guitar parts instead of just one.

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September 11, 2019 at 5:06 pm Leave a comment

The Chase

This is my cover of “The Chase”, which was the “B-side” to a 1961 single called “The Stringer” by Bobby Fuller and the Fanatics. This is the same Bobby Fuller who formed the Bobby Fuller Four and had a big hit with “I Fought the Law”.

September 2, 2019 at 1:56 pm Leave a comment

Blue Hawaii

This is my instrumental cover the the song “Blue Hawaii”. It written by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger for the 1937 Paramount Pictures film Waikiki Wedding, which starred Bing Crosby and Shirley Ross.

It is probably best known as the title song of the 1961 Elvis Presley movie, Blue Hawaii.

I was surprised to find no contemporary guitar group recordings.

 

August 30, 2019 at 3:51 pm Leave a comment

The Horny Hodad

“The Horny Hodad” is an original instrumental intended to be in an early-1960s surf-rock, Ventures style.

August 25, 2019 at 10:22 am Leave a comment

Hoppin’ Hodad

“Hoppin’ Hodad” is an original instrumental intended to be in a mid-1960s surf-rock, Ventures style.

August 15, 2019 at 2:35 pm Leave a comment

Somewhere

This is my instrumental cover of “Somewhere”, a song from the 1957 Broadway musical West Side Story that was made into a film in 1961. The music was composed by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

My arrangement is based on the Shadows 1967 version, which was released as the “B-side” to the single “Tomorrow’s Cancelled”.

August 14, 2019 at 7:42 pm Leave a comment

Topaz

This is my cover of “Topaz”, an instrumental released in 1961 in the UK by a group called “The Staccatos”. I cannot find any information about whether it charted, and if so, how high it went. If you happen to remember or can find out, let me know!

I think it is a cute number.

July 9, 2019 at 1:54 pm Leave a comment

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