Archive for June, 2022

A Quiet Day at Home with You

“A Quiet Day at Home with You” is an original guitar instrument intended to sound like a doo-wop influenced “slow dance” the Ventures or Shadows might have recorded in the early 1960s.

June 30, 2022 at 7:11 am Leave a comment

If I Could See Tomorrow

“If I Could See Tomorrow” is an original instrumental ballad intended to have similarities to some of the material the Shadows recorded – especially their more elaborately produced tracks with strings.

June 29, 2022 at 6:11 am Leave a comment

I Wanna Be Your Man

This is my instrumental cover of “I Wanna Be Your Man”. It was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and first released as a single by the Rolling Stones in 1963. The Beatles released it on their 1964 USA debut album, “Meet the Beatles”, with lead vocal by Ringo Starr.

June 25, 2022 at 7:16 am Leave a comment

I’m Just Tired

“I’m Just Tired” is an original instrumental ballad intended to sound like something the Shadows might have done in the 80s or 90s.

June 24, 2022 at 7:12 am Leave a comment

Walkin’ in the Street

“Walkin’ in the Street” is an original instrumental intended to sound like something the Ventures might have recorded in the early to mid 1960s.

June 23, 2022 at 7:05 am Leave a comment

Dance-a-Roo

“Dance-a-Roo” is an original instrumental intended to sound like something the Shadows might have recorded in the early 1960s.

June 22, 2022 at 7:13 am Leave a comment

Effigy

“Effigy” is an original instrumental in a 1980s jazz-rock fusion style.

June 18, 2022 at 7:13 am Leave a comment

Decaf Café

“Decaf Café” is an original instrumental intended to be similar to the style of more elaborate recordings the Shadows did in the early to mid 1960s. These typically had orchestral backing arranged by their producer, Norrie Paramor.

June 17, 2022 at 8:02 am Leave a comment

Cheap Phil’s Blues

“Cheap Phil’s Blues” is an original instrumental intended to evoke the feel of an early 1960s Ventures 12-bar based track used to “fill out” an album or serve as a “B-side”. Both the Ventures and Shadows discographies are full of tracks like this. In many, many cases, I actually prefer these tracks to the “featured” ones.

June 16, 2022 at 7:11 am Leave a comment

The Realm of Namor

“The Realm of Namor” is an original instrumental intended to sound llike something the Shadows might have recored in the early 1960s – and especially something composed by Jerry Lordan and arranged by Norrie Paramor.

June 15, 2022 at 7:59 am Leave a comment

Fish Funk

“Fish Funk” is an original jazz-funk-fusion instrumental.

June 11, 2022 at 7:44 am Leave a comment

Once or Twice (or Three Times Again)

“Once or Twice (or Three Times Again)” is an original instrumental ballad intended to sound similar to something the SHadwos might have recorded in the 1970s.

June 10, 2022 at 7:30 am Leave a comment

Trance Chant #2

“Trance Chant #2” is an original rock instrumental.

June 9, 2022 at 5:18 pm Leave a comment

Pickin’ Licks

“Pickin’ Licks” is an original instrumental that I intended to be in a country/rock style similar to some of the Nokie Edwards and the Ventures tracks they released over the years. However, whenever I set out to do something country, it almost always seems to wind up with plenty of Southern-rock vibe as well.

June 9, 2022 at 7:13 am Leave a comment

Snow, Rain and Shadows

“Snow, Rain and Shadows” is an original instrumental intended to sound like something the Shadows might have recorded in the early to mid 1960s.

June 8, 2022 at 7:33 am Leave a comment

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