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New Guitar, Vintage Tune

I got a new guitar this week — a Nash J-63, which is a re-creation of a 1963 Fender Jaguar.

I expect it to be an outstanding instrument for doing 1950’s-60’s style instrumentals, which is one of my favorite genres. 28 more words


Cry Me A River

I really like this song, especially as originally recorded by Julie London backed by jazz great Barney Kessell, one of my guitar heroes and also a member of the Wrecking Crew. 54 more words


What if there were an Allman Brothers Band Christmas Album?

We might have heard something like this — a medley of “Good King Wenceslas” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”



God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

So this is the second new recording of the 2014 holiday season, the traditional carol “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”.


This arrangement is similar to one I did a few years ago, but this one adds a piano part and an extended solo section. 19 more words


The Ventures' Perfidia

Not one to play favorites, I thought I’d make a new and more faithful arrangement of the Venture’s 1960 hit “Perfidia”. The difference between this and my prior versions is this one includes a rhythm guitar part. 9 more words


Theme for Young Lovers

I am a huge fan of the 60’s British instrumental band The Shadows. Led by Hank Marvin, they arguably make the Ventures sound like a 3rd rate garage band by comparison. 55 more words


Ramblin Man

Here I am continuing my exploration of the music of the Allman Brothers Band.

Ramblin Man was the ABB’s only top ten single, topping out at number two on the charts. 67 more words