“If” was written by singer-songwriter-producer-multi-instrumentalist-wrecking crew member David Gates in 1971. Originally popularized by his group Bread, the song charted at number four on the U.S. 21 more words
“Yes It Is” was released as theB-side to “Ticket to Ride”. Written by John Lennon (and credited to Lennon McCartney), it is similar in some ways to “This Boy”, which is derived from doo-wop. 24 more words
“Shadow Rider” is an original composition in which I try to combine the feel of 60’s instrumental guitar rock with a somewhat more sophisticated musical and harmonic language than was typical for that genre. 9 more words
“Smooth Shadow” is an original instrumental that combines two of the styles in which I work. The harmonic and rhythmic setting is like a smooth jazz or 80’s ballad, while the melody is a bit more simple…in a sixties guitar style similar to Hank Marvin of the Shadows.
“Town Without Pity” is the title song from the 1961 film of the same name. Written by composer Dimitri Tiomkin and lyricist Ned Washington, the track was originally recorded by Gene Pitney. 52 more words
“It’s All in the Game” was a 1958 1958 number one hit for Tommy Edwards, staying at the top of the charts for 6 weeks. Carl Sigman wrote the lyrics in 1951 to a wordless 1911 composition titled “Melody in A Major,” written by Charles G. 62 more words