Archive for January 30, 2016

Pipeline

“Pipeline” was a 1963 surf-rock hit for The Chantays. It reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. It is one of the most popular surf tunes ever…maybe the most. There are numerous covers, including the Ventures.

My arrangement, while recognizable and traditional, strays pretty far from the original. My goal was to avoid covering any existing versions.

January 30, 2016 at 7:30 pm Leave a comment

Tequila!

Is there an instrumental better known or more recognizable than “Tequila”?

It was a 1957 #1 hit for “The Champs”, a group that at various times included Glen Campbell and James Seals (later of Seals and Crofts).

The Ventures included it on their  1962 album “The Ventures Play Telstar, The Lonely Bull’. My arrangement does not stray far from these.

 

January 30, 2016 at 6:48 pm Leave a comment


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