Archive for July, 2022

No Better Today

“No Better Today” is an original instrumental ballad inspired by current events. Indeed, it is not better today.

July 30, 2022 at 7:04 am Leave a comment

Touch ‘n Go

“Touch ‘n Go” is an original instrumental intended to sound like something the Shadows might have done in the very early 1960s with just the 4 lads playing and other other production involved.

July 29, 2022 at 7:37 am Leave a comment

The Hides of Starch

“The Hides of Starch” is an original instrumental intended to sound like something the Ventures might have recorded in the early 1960s…especially a track the band wrote themselves.

July 28, 2022 at 7:07 am Leave a comment

Sometimes My Heart Just Breaks

“Sometimes My Heart Just Breaks” is an original instrumental ballad which was largely inspired by the horrible events transpiring in Europe.

July 27, 2022 at 7:59 am Leave a comment

Spies in Space

“Spies in Space” is an original instrumental that pays tribute to two of my favorite sub-genres of 1960s instrumental guitar rock: “space rock” and “secret agent themes”.

July 26, 2022 at 7:24 am Leave a comment

I Say a Little Prayer

This is my instrumental arrangement of “I Say a Little Prayer”, composed by Burt Bacharach with lyrics by Hal David. It was written for Dionne Warwick, whose recording peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December of 1967.

July 25, 2022 at 7:01 am Leave a comment

If Not the Right Things

“If Not the Right Things” is an original instrumental ballad inspired largely by tragic current events.

July 23, 2022 at 7:51 am 1 comment

Until we Get Along

“Until We Get Along” is an original instrumental ballad which was largely inspired by the horrible events transpiring in Europe.

July 22, 2022 at 7:27 am Leave a comment

Bacon Bones

“Bacon Bones” is an original instrumental intended to sound like something the Ventures might have done in 1960 or 61.

July 21, 2022 at 7:46 am Leave a comment

Winter Winds

“Winter Winds” is an original instrumental intended to sound like something the Shadows might have done in the early 1960s.

July 20, 2022 at 7:29 am Leave a comment

Tijuana Taxi

This is my cover of “Tijuana Taxi”. Composed by Ervan (Bud) Coleman, it was the 1st track on Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass’ 1965 album “Going Places”. It was also released as a single.

July 19, 2022 at 7:38 am Leave a comment

Anyone Who Had a Heart

This is my instrumental arrangement of “Anyone Who Had a Heart”. The song was composed by Burt Bacharach and Hal David for Dionne Warwick, who recorded and released the song in 1963. By January of 1964, it had reached the top ten in the United States, Canada, Spain, Netherlands, South Africa, Belgium and Australia. In the UK, New Zealand and Ireland, Cilla Black’s cover version won out.

July 18, 2022 at 7:30 am Leave a comment

It’s Not Right

“It’s Not Right” is an original rock instrumental with something of an 80s feel.

July 17, 2022 at 7:25 am Leave a comment

Gabriel’s Oboe

This is my cover of “Gabriel’s Oboe”, which is the main theme for the 1986 film “The Mission”, starring Robert de Niro, Jeremy Irons, Liam Neeson and directed by Roland Joffé. The theme was written by Italian composer Ennio Morricone.

July 16, 2022 at 7:49 am Leave a comment

Carlos’ Shadow

“Carlos’ Shadow” is an original instrumental intended to sound like something the Shadows might have done in the early 1960s which just the core, four members of the group.

July 15, 2022 at 7:04 am Leave a comment

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