Archive for February 11, 2016

A Taste of Honey

This was originally an instrumental written for the 1960 Broadway play of the same name. The Beatles covered Lenny Welch’s vocal version, and Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass had a big instrumental hit with it. The Ventures also covered it on their 1966 album, “Where the Action Is”. My arrangement is in sixties guitar rock style.

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February 11, 2016 at 6:17 pm Leave a comment

No Matter What Shape

“No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach is In)” started out as a commercial for Alka Seltzer. Its catchy hook led to it being recorded and released as a single. The musicians who played on it were the famous West Coast studio musicians known as the “Wrecking Crew” — including drummer Hal Blaine, guitarist Tommy Tedesco and bassist Carol Kaye.  It was released as a single by a hastily formed group called the “T-bones” — who went on to become Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds.

February 11, 2016 at 7:41 am Leave a comment


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