Archive for July 17, 2017

Twangin’ Twice

“Twangin’ Twice” is an original instrumental in the late-50’s early 60’s style of guitar twangmaster Duane Eddy — who together with producer Lee Hazlewood — put together a string of 27 Hot-100 hits between 1958 and 1964.

It features “dueling guitars” in a call & response setting.

July 17, 2017 at 1:36 pm Leave a comment

It’s All in the Game

It’s All in the Game” was a 1958 1958 number one hit for Tommy Edwards, staying at the top of the charts for 6 weeks. Carl Sigman wrote the lyrics in 1951 to a wordless 1911 composition titled “Melody in A Major,” written by Charles G. Dawes, who went on to be Vice President of the United States under Calvin Coolidge.

Recognized as a “standard” today, it has been recorded my many artists — charting for many of them — including Dinah Shore, Sammy Kaye, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Cliff Richard, Bing Crosby, Merle Haggard and the Four Tops.

My instrumental arrangement is in late 50’s early 60’s style.

July 17, 2017 at 7:19 am Leave a comment


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