Archive for April, 2017

Close to You

“(They Long to Be) Close to You” was written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and was a huge hit for the Carpenters in 1970. However, this was not the first recording released of the song. It was first recorded by Richard Chamberlain (Dr. Kildaire) and released as a single in 1963 in a version arranged and conducted by Burt Bacharach himself.

April 30, 2017 at 2:26 pm Leave a comment

We’ve Only Just Begun

“We’ve Only Just Begun” was a hit for the Carpenters in 1970. It was written by Roger Nichols (music) and Paul Williams (lyrics).and is frequently used as a wedding song.

My instrumental version is in a very different style than the original — arranged as the Shadows might have done it.

April 29, 2017 at 2:47 pm Leave a comment

If I Needed Someone

If I Needed Someone” was written by George Harrison and recorded by the Beatles for their 1965 album Rubber Soul. In North America, it was one of the tracks that Capitol Records omitted from Rubber Soul and instead included on the 1966 release Yesterday and Today.

Harrison wrote the song for fiancée Pattie Boyd (also known as Eric Clapton’s “Layla”), whom he married in January 1966.  The song serves as an example of the reciprocal influences exchanged between the Beatles and the American folk rock band the Byrds during the mid 1960s.

April 28, 2017 at 4:57 pm Leave a comment

Can’t Buy Me Love

“Can’t Buy Me Love” was composed by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon–McCartney) and released by the Beatles on the A-side of their sixth single, “Can’t Buy Me Love/You Can’t Do That” in March of 1964. It topped both the UK and US charts.

My instrumental version preserves the form and feel of the original.

April 27, 2017 at 10:34 am Leave a comment

And Then Gone

It’s been two weeks since we lost our wonderful Lacey. We still really miss her.

April 26, 2017 at 3:08 pm 1 comment

Hanbrujetto

“Hanbrujetto” is another original composition in which I try to combine the feel of 60’s instrumental guitar rock with more a sophisticated musical and harmonic language than was typical for that style.

April 24, 2017 at 6:39 pm Leave a comment

Shadows of Love

“Shadows of Love” is another original composition in which I try to combine the feel of 60’s instrumental guitar rock with more a sophisticated musical and harmonic language than was typical for that style. This one, however, may be a bit more sixties than modern.

April 23, 2017 at 6:27 pm 1 comment

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