Posts filed under ‘Folk Rock’

Make It with You

Make It with You” was written by David Gates and released by his group Bread. Gates reportedly played every instrument on the track except the drum part.

The song first appeared on Bread’s 1970 album, On the Waters. Released as a single that June, it was the group’s first top-ten and only #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

My instrumental arrangement attempts to recreate much of the original feel.

July 26, 2017 at 4:57 pm Leave a comment

Turn Turn Turn

Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)“, was written by Pete Seeger in the late 1950s. The lyrics, except for the title, which is repeated throughout the song and the final two lines, are adapted word-for-word from the English version of the first eight verses of the third chapter of the biblical Book of Ecclesiastes. The song was originally released in 1962 as “To Everything There Is a Season” on the Limeliters’ album Folk Matinee and then some months later on Seeger’s own The Bitter and the Sweet.

The song became an international hit in late 1965 when it was adapted by the American folk rock group the Byrds. The single entered the record chart at number 80 on October 23, 1965, before reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on December 4, 1965.

My instrumental arrangement is an encapsulation of the Byrd’s version, featuring the 12-string electric part originated by Roger McGuinn.

July 9, 2017 at 5:45 pm Leave a comment

Double Courses

“Double Courses” is an original instrumental in the style of 1960’s folk-rock. The lead instrument is an electric 12-string guitar, which I emulate on my Line6 Variax.

July 3, 2017 at 2:46 pm Leave a comment

Jangle

“Jangle” is an original instrumental in the style of 1960’s folk-rock. It features a prominent 12-string guitar.

June 24, 2017 at 7:20 pm Leave a comment

Duodenary

“Duodenary” is an original instrumental in the style of 1960’s folk-rock. It features a prominent 12-string guitar accompaniment.

June 23, 2017 at 5:59 pm Leave a comment

Rick

“Rick” is an original instrumental in the style of 1960’s folk-rock. It features a prominent 12-string guitar accompaniment.

June 20, 2017 at 7:16 pm Leave a comment


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