Posts filed under ‘Instrumental Rock’

Pickin’ Wings

“Pickin’ Wings” is an original instrumental intended to be similar to the style of the Ventures’ country-influenced material, which typically featured the great Nokie Edwards playing lead.

March 26, 2020 at 6:13 am Leave a comment

Marooned in Space

“Marooned in Space” is an original instrumental intended to be similar to the style of the Ventures’ “outer-space” material. This particular sub-genre was kicked off by the Tornadoes hit “Telstar” in 1962. Quite a few copycats quickly followed.

The Ventures released “The Ventures in Space” in 1964, and was reportedly the first one which featured their use of Mosrite guitars.

March 24, 2020 at 6:28 am Leave a comment

For the Boys

“For the Boys” is an original instrumental intended to be in the early 1960s style of the Shadows.

March 20, 2020 at 5:41 pm Leave a comment

Solar Orbiter

“Solar Orbiter” is an original instrumental intended to be similar to the style of the Ventures’ “outer-space” material. This particular sub-genre was kicked off by the Tornadoes hit “Telstar” in 1962. Quite a few copycats quickly followed.

The Ventures released “The Ventures in Space” in 1964, and was reportedly the first one which featured their use of Mosrite guitars.

March 19, 2020 at 6:16 am Leave a comment

Nagasaki Memories

This is my cover of “Nagasaki Memories”, originally by released the Ventures in the early 1970s for the Japanese market. Songwriting credit goes to Bob Bogle, Don Wilson, Gerry McGee, Mel Taylor and John Durrill.

I transcribed and recorded this tune as a tribute to the great Gerry McGee, who passed away while on tour in Japan in 2019.

March 15, 2020 at 6:03 am Leave a comment

Hakkaido Skies

This is my cover of “Hakkaido Skies”, originally by released the Ventures in 1967 for the Japanese market. Songwriting credit goes to Bob Bogle, Don Wilson, and Mel Taylor.

I transcribed and recorded this tune as a tribute to the great Gerry McGee, who passed away while on tour in Japan in 2019.

March 14, 2020 at 6:30 am Leave a comment

In the Mood

This is my cover of “In the Mood“, a popular big band-era jazz standard recorded by American bandleader Glenn Miller. A No. 1 hit, it topped the charts for 13 straight weeks in 1940 in the U.S.

My version is based on the Shadow’s version from their 1964 album “Dance With the Shadows”.

March 13, 2020 at 6:33 am Leave a comment

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