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Old Guy Plays "Hip Hug Her"

Like the west coast Wrecking Crew and the Motown-based Funk Brothers, Booker T and the MGs played behind countless hit records. Unlike those other units, however,  69 more words


Old Guy Plays "Because"

I don’t know about my fellow geezers, but there was definitely a stretch of time where I liked the Dave Clark Five as much as the Beatles. 9 more words


Old Guy Plays "Sukiyaki"

This episode of “Old Guy Plays Oldies” is Sukiyaki, which was written by Rokusuke Ei and Hachidai Nakamura and released by Kyu Sakamoto. It climbed to the top of the US charts in 1963. 258 more words


Cool Cats Medley

I have taken the audio from my two prior video posts and interleaved them with two more classic TV theme recordings (both too short to stand on their own, really) and combined them all into a “Cool Cats Medley”. 37 more words


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”