Archive for July, 2020

Tenderly

This is an instrumental quartet arrangement of “Tenderly”.

First published in 1946 with music by Walter Gross and lyrics by Jack Lawrence. It has since become a popular jazz standard.

July 31, 2020 at 7:48 am Leave a comment

Más Cencerro

“Más Cencerro” is an original composition intended to be in the style of 1960s guitar instrumentals such as the Ventures did. In particular, it is an attempt to create a riff-based track such as those often written by the band members to fill out an album which otherwise probably featured covers of popular tunes of the day.

July 30, 2020 at 8:05 am Leave a comment

When Sunny Gets Blue

This is my instrumental cover of “When Sunny Gets Blue”. It was written by Marvin Fisher and Jack Segal, and became a jazz standard. The song was first recorded by Johnny Mathis and Ray Conniff and his Orchestra in 1956 as the “B side” to “Wonderful, Wonderful” and became a big hit inits own right.

July 29, 2020 at 8:02 am Leave a comment

Kickback

“Kickback” is an original instrumental, 12-bar blues slow shuffle. The featured instrument is my baritone guitar.

July 28, 2020 at 7:41 am Leave a comment

Here’s That Rainy Day

This is a cover of “Here’s That Rainy Day“, a song with music by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Johnny Burke that was published in 1953. It was first introduced in the Broadway musical Carnival in Flanders. It is an “American Songbook” standard and has been recorded by countless vocal and instrumental artists in many genres.

July 27, 2020 at 7:33 am Leave a comment

My Heart Will Go On

This is my instrumental cover of “My Heart Will Go On”. It was originally recorded by Canadian singer Celine Dion. It serves as the main theme song to James Cameron’s blockbuster film Titanic. The song’s music was composed by James Horner. With worldwide sales estimated at 18 million copies, it is one of the best-selling singles of all time and reportedly the second-best-selling single by a female artist in history. I cannot find which is the top.

Hank Marvin included a cover of this tune on his 2000 album “Marvin at the Movies”.

 

 

July 24, 2020 at 7:17 am Leave a comment

Angel Eyes

This is my instrumental cover of “Angel Eyes” with music composed by Matt Dennis, and lyrics by Earl Brent. It was introduced in the 1953 film Jennifer, where Matt Dennis sings the song and accompanies himself on piano, while Ida Lupino and Howard Duff among others are dancing to it.

July 20, 2020 at 7:58 am Leave a comment

Nash Cache

“Nash Cache” is an original instrumental in classic rock style that I put together to showcase three of my Bill Nash guitars.

July 18, 2020 at 8:05 am Leave a comment

Rosse Forp

“Rosse Forp” is an original instrumental intended to be in the style of the Shadows…more specifically in the “quasi-jazz” style of their tunes “Nivram” and “Dean’s Theme”.

July 17, 2020 at 8:06 am Leave a comment

The Merciless Waves

“The Merciless Waves” is an original composition intended to be in the style of 1960s guitar instrumentals like surf rock or the Ventures.

July 14, 2020 at 7:17 am Leave a comment

Chasing My Shadow

“Chasing My Shadow” is an original instrumental intended to be in the style of the Shadows.

July 13, 2020 at 8:04 am Leave a comment

What the Shadows Say

“What the Shadows Say” is an original instrumental composition intended to be similar in style to the Shadows.

July 10, 2020 at 7:47 am Leave a comment

Filler Up

“Filler Up” is an original composition intended to be in the style of 1960s guitar instrumentals like surf rock or the Ventures. In particular, it is an homage to the “filler cuts” typically written by the band members to fill out an album which otherwise usually featured covers of popular tunes of the day.

July 9, 2020 at 7:22 am Leave a comment

Lyric Peace

“Lyric Peace” is an original instrumental composition intended to be similar in style to the Shadows. The composition itself was inspired by a few recent arrangements I did of  classical piano music, including two of Edvard Grieg’s “Lyric Pieces”.

July 6, 2020 at 7:27 am Leave a comment

March to the Shadows

“March to the Shadows” is an original instrumental intended to be in the style of the Shadows.

July 3, 2020 at 8:08 am Leave a comment

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