Alice in Sunderland

“Alice in Sunderland” appeared as the “B-side” to the Shadows 1965 single “Sting Ray”, as the title track on an EP (Extended Play 45) that same year, and in 1970 on the compilation album “Mustang”. Song-writing credit was shared by all four band members.

I would describe my rendition as a “loose” cover.

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April 14, 2018 at 4:31 pm Leave a comment

My Resistance is Low

“My Resistance is Low” is a 1951 song by American singer, songwriter and band leader Hoagy Carmichael. The song has proven to be extremely popular in the UK. In 1961, The Shadows included the song on their debut  1961 album.

The song is probably best known to American audiences for being in the closing sequence to the 1952 Jane Russell movie, The Las Vegas Story which was produced and directed by Howard Hughes.

My version is a cover of the Shadows arrangement.

April 13, 2018 at 5:06 pm Leave a comment

Autumn

“Autumn” is one of four tracks on the Shadows 1967 EP (Extended Play 45) titled “The Shadows on Stage and Screen” . Song-writing credit is shared by all four members of the group: Marvin-Welch-Rostill-Bennett

My rendition is a modified cover of the Shadow’s version. The original lead part sounds like it is played on a bouzouki or other double course instrument (I don’t think its a 12-string guitar, though). I play the lead on an electric as I imagine Hank might have done had he chosen that approach.

April 12, 2018 at 2:35 pm Leave a comment

The Flyder and the Spy

“The Flyder and the Spy” is one of four tracks on the Shadows 1967 EP (Extended Play 45) titled “The Shadows on Stage and Screen” . Song-writing credit is shared by all four members of the group: Marvin-Welch-Rostill-Bennett

My rendition is basically a cover of the Shadow’s version.

April 11, 2018 at 2:38 pm Leave a comment

Friends

“Friends” is one of four tracks on the Shadows 1965 EP (Extended Play) 45, “Themes from Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp”. The songs on the EP are excerpts from the London Palladium pantomime show, which starred singer Cliff Richard and the Shadows…who provided much of the original music for the play.

April 10, 2018 at 2:35 pm Leave a comment

Thunderbirds Theme

“Thunderbirds Theme” was one of four tracks on the Shadows 1966 EP (Extended Play) 45 “Thunderbirds Are Go”.

“Thunderbirds Are Go” was also the title of a 1966 British science-fiction adventure film based on Thunderbirds, a 1960s television series starring marionette puppets and featuring scale model effects in a filming process dubbed “Supermarionation”.

The movie includes cameo appearances from puppets of real-life celebrities Cliff Richard and The Shadows, who also contributed to the musical score.

My baritone guitar is featured prominently in my version, which  is pretty much a cover of the original.

April 9, 2018 at 7:37 pm Leave a comment

Lady Penelope

“Lady Penelope” was one of four tracks on the Shadows 1966 EP (Extended Play) 45 “Thunderbirds Are Go”.

“Thunderbirds Are Go” was also the title of a 1966 British science-fiction adventure film based on Thunderbirds, a 1960s television series starring marionette puppets and featuring scale model effects in a filming process dubbed “Supermarionation”.

The movie includes cameo appearances from puppets of real-life celebrities Cliff Richard and The Shadows, who also contributed to the musical score. “Lady Penelope” was composed by Shadows members Bruce Welch, John Rostill and Brian Bennett.

My version is pretty much a cover of the original.

April 8, 2018 at 1:53 pm Leave a comment

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