Posts filed under ‘Gerry McGee’

Pagoda Blossom

“Pagoda Blossom” is an original instrumental intended to be similar to the style of the material the Ventures wrote and recorded in the early 1970s primarily for the Japanese market.

The Ventures were enormously popular in Japan in the 1960s and 70s, outselling all other foreign artists there, including the Beatles.

The Ventures current line-up still tours Japan annually. 

April 14, 2020 at 6:17 am Leave a comment

Don’t Think Twice

This is my instrumental cover of “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right“, a song written by Bob Dylan in 1962 and released on the 1963 album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan. It has been covered by so many artists that I won’t bother to try to list them.

My arrangement is a tribute to the great Gerry McGee, who passed away while on tour in Japan in 2019. Gerry frequently performed this song with the Ventures and in his own concerts.

March 22, 2020 at 6:30 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

Reflections in a Palace Lake

This is my cover of “Reflections in a Palace Lake”, 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 12, 2020 at 6:30 am Leave a comment

Stranger in Midosuji

This is my cover of “Stranger in Midosuji”, 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 10, 2020 at 6:00 am Leave a comment

Kyoto Doll

This is my cover of “Kyoto Doll”, originally a single released by the Ventures in 1970 for the Japanese market. Songwriting credit is given to Don Wilson, Gerry McGee, Mel Taylor and John Durrill.

March 8, 2020 at 6:32 am Leave a comment


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