Posts filed under ‘Acoustic’

Hodad Chaser

“Hodad Chaser” is an original instrumental intended to be in the style of early 1960s guitar rock similar to the Ventures. However, it features two lead guitar parts instead of just one.

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September 11, 2019 at 5:06 pm Leave a comment

Blue Hawaii

This is my instrumental cover the the song “Blue Hawaii”. It written by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger for the 1937 Paramount Pictures film Waikiki Wedding, which starred Bing Crosby and Shirley Ross.

It is probably best known as the title song of the 1961 Elvis Presley movie, Blue Hawaii.

I was surprised to find no contemporary guitar group recordings.

 

August 30, 2019 at 3:51 pm Leave a comment

Somewhere

This is my instrumental cover of “Somewhere”, a song from the 1957 Broadway musical West Side Story that was made into a film in 1961. The music was composed by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

My arrangement is based on the Shadows 1967 version, which was released as the “B-side” to the single “Tomorrow’s Cancelled”.

August 14, 2019 at 7:42 pm Leave a comment

Lady of Spain

This is my arrangement of “Lady of Spain”. It was composed in 1931 by Tolchard Evans. The song is often played on the accordion; it was the theme song of Myron Floren, the accordionist on The Lawrence Welk Show. The song has also been covered vocally by Bing Crosby and as a guitar instrumental by Les Paul.

It never appeared on a Ventures album, but in 1961 their arrangement of the song was used as the “B-side” to their single “Blue Moon”.

May 31, 2019 at 3:22 pm Leave a comment

Haunted Hodads

“Haunted Hodads” is an original instrumental intended to be in a 1960s surf-rock, Ventures style.

 

April 23, 2019 at 3:55 pm Leave a comment

When None Remain

“When None Remain” is an original instrumental intended to evoke the style of early 1960s surf-rock and the Ventures. It is a “slow dance” tune.

March 22, 2019 at 2:52 pm Leave a comment

Hodad Hustle

“Hodad Hustle” is an original instrumental intended to be in a 1960s surf-rock/Ventures style.

March 21, 2019 at 5:29 pm Leave a comment

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