Posts filed under ‘I wrote this one’

Hoppin’ Hodad

“Hoppin’ Hodad” is an original instrumental intended to be in a mid-1960s surf-rock, Ventures style.

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August 15, 2019 at 2:35 pm Leave a comment

Mary Kay White

“Mary Kay White” is an original instrumental intended to be in the style of the Ventures. I wrote and recorded it on the occasion of receiving my Nash T-52 in Mary Kay White with gold anodized pickguard, which I selected to match my Nash Mary Kay S-57 and PB-57.

Mary Kaye was a real person, (January 9, 1924 – February 17, 2007) and was a guitarist and performer who was active from the 1940s through 1960s. Mary was photographed in a 1956 Fender promotional advertisement featuring a new Stratocaster. The white guitar with maple neck and gold hardware later became popularly known as “The Mary Kaye Strat.”

July 1, 2019 at 3:06 pm Leave a comment

The Homeless Hodad

“The Homeless Hodad” is an original instrumental intended to be in a mid-1960s surf-rock, Ventures style.

May 16, 2019 at 10:51 am 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

We Few

“We Few” is an original jazz/fusion composition that I wrote back in 2011, during my “Palindrome” period. The guitar part shows has some country influence. I think this is one of my better original tunes.

April 19, 2019 at 3:19 pm Leave a comment

Mainstream

“Mainstream” is an original “smooth jazz” tune. I recently came across the original lead sheet I made for this, and got a bit of a shock. I wrote this FORTY F***ING YEARS AGO!!!. The genre classification “smooth jazz” hadn’t even emerged yet in 1979, even though George Benson pretty much set the table for it with his “Breezin” LP. It was derisively called “Fuzak” back then.

April 13, 2019 at 4:51 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

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