Archive for July, 2021

On the Rebound

This is my cover of “On the Rebound”, originally a hit (#4 US, #1 UK) for country pianist Floyd Cramer in 1961. Most of his hits were more in a ballad style like “Last Date”, but “On the Rebound”, produced by Chet Atkins, was a country-rocker.

July 15, 2021 at 6:36 pm Leave a comment

The Rings of Saturn

“The Rings of Saturn” is an original instrumental intended to sound similar to one of my favorite guitar-rock sub-genres, “Space-Rock”. This style is exemplified by the Ventures 1964 album “Ventures in Space”, and features unusual chord changes and spacy sound effects.

July 15, 2021 at 6:34 pm Leave a comment

Turbo Jet

“Turbo Jet” is an original instrumental intended as a tribute to first bassist with the Shadows, Jet Harris.

July 9, 2021 at 7:25 am Leave a comment

Six out of Seven

“Six out of Seven” is an original instrumental intended to sound like something the Ventures might have done in the late 60s as guitarists like Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix were changing playing styles. The Ventures were always very tuned in to where popular music was going.

July 8, 2021 at 8:03 am Leave a comment

Here to Stay

This is my cover of “Here to Stay”, composed by Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays and first appearing as the opening track on 1995 his album “We Live Here”.

July 3, 2021 at 8:39 am Leave a comment

A Day to Get Through

“A Day to Get Through” is an original instrumental ballad intended to sound similar to something the Shadows might have done in the 80s or 90s.

July 2, 2021 at 8:23 am Leave a comment

Flip Side Boogie

“Flip Side Boogie” is an original instrumental intended to sound like something the Ventures might have done in the early 1960s to serve as the “B-side” to a single.

July 1, 2021 at 8:31 am Leave a comment

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