Archive for March, 2020

From Russia with Love

This is my cover of the theme from the 1963 film “From Russia With Love”, which was the second in the James Bond series. The song was composed by Lionel Bart, who also wrote the musical “Oliver!”. In the film, the title song was sung by Matt Monro.

This tune has proven a popular instrumental guitar rock track, including versions by the Ventures and Hank Marvin.

March 31, 2020 at 6:00 am Leave a comment

Theme from “The Incredible Hulk”

This is my cover of the Theme from “The Incredible Hulk”. It was composed by Joe Harnell for the late 70’s – early 80’s TV series starring Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno.

The theme is also known as “The Lonely Man” and was always heard during the closing credits as a piano solo.

March 28, 2020 at 7:00 am Leave a comment

Pickin’ Wings

“Pickin’ Wings” is an original instrumental intended to be similar to the style of the Ventures’ country-influenced material, which typically featured the great Nokie Edwards playing lead.

March 26, 2020 at 6:13 am Leave a comment

Marooned in Space

“Marooned in Space” is an original instrumental intended to be similar to the style of the Ventures’ “outer-space” material. This particular sub-genre was kicked off by the Tornadoes hit “Telstar” in 1962. Quite a few copycats quickly followed.

The Ventures released “The Ventures in Space” in 1964, and was reportedly the first one which featured their use of Mosrite guitars.

March 24, 2020 at 6:28 am Leave a comment

Don’t Think Twice

This is my instrumental cover of “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right“, a song written by Bob Dylan in 1962 and released on the 1963 album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan. It has been covered by so many artists that I won’t bother to try to list them.

My arrangement is a tribute to the great Gerry McGee, who passed away while on tour in Japan in 2019. Gerry frequently performed this song with the Ventures and in his own concerts.

March 22, 2020 at 6:30 am Leave a comment

For the Boys

“For the Boys” is an original instrumental intended to be in the early 1960s style of the Shadows.

March 20, 2020 at 5:41 pm Leave a comment

Solar Orbiter

“Solar Orbiter” is an original instrumental intended to be similar to the style of the Ventures’ “outer-space” material. This particular sub-genre was kicked off by the Tornadoes hit “Telstar” in 1962. Quite a few copycats quickly followed.

The Ventures released “The Ventures in Space” in 1964, and was reportedly the first one which featured their use of Mosrite guitars.

March 19, 2020 at 6:16 am Leave a comment

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