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Venturing #2: Apache

The instrumental “Apache” was first released in 1960. It was written by Jerry Lordan — who was British. The first group to release a recording of it was The Shadows. In the UK, this is the best known version.

In the USA, the version we know the best is the one by Danish guitarist Jørgen Ingmann. Like many other guitar instrumentals of the time, many people incorrectly assume it was The Ventures. They did record it, but their version did not chart.

My version is not a literal cover of any of the originals, but certainly owes a great deal to them all.

This is a full-blown, 3 guitars, bass & drums version of Apache. I know I am covering the same ground again, but I really like this stuff and will likely be doing more of these “full” arrangements in the coming months.

BTW, since watching my ugly mug on a video ain’t particularly pleasant, I made the video a collection of Native American art.

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January 22, 2016 at 4:50 pm Leave a comment


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