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Subject: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: King Tut on 08/11/11 at 7:23 pm

I'm a fan of instrumental songs. I created this topic so we could post our some of our favourite instrumentals songs (classical music pieces are welcome) .

I'll start us off with 2 that have special meaning to me and are dear to my heart.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjYGLzYdsrI&feature=related 
Calcutta, by Lawrence Welk.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zU2Q-Yc5zg
That Happy Feeling - Bert Kaempfert


Sometimes you might play one of them and say to yourself; "I have heard the tune before, but didn't know the song title or artist."

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: Henk on 08/12/11 at 12:23 am


I'm a fan of instrumental songs. I created this topic so we could post our some of our favourite instrumentals songs (classical music pieces are welcome) .


Great idea for a thread (although I think we've had a similar one in the past). :)



Sometimes you might play one of them and say to yourself; "I have heard the tune before, but didn't know the song title or artist."



Ain't that that truth! And try Googling the lyrics... ;D :D


AFM: there's like a gazillion tunes that spring to mind... Let's start with these three:

James Last - Biscaya

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-f7UWa4UYI


After The Fire - 1980-F

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QREd5C2dXM


The Korgis - Rovers Return

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvtcONF68rs

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: Tia on 08/12/11 at 8:09 am

possibly the two most different songs ever made.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG--KuT1VGQ

i've got a real soft spot for this song because my grandparents used to listen to it all the time when i was a kid. on EIGHT TRACK (!), as i recall. pretty sure it was this version, or another like it. can't say i like the ventures version nearly as much. and then there's...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LArTxNnM77w

i got this along with "kill em all" on cassette tape when i was 15. i was just picking up guitar and loved the album but the operatic vocals kinda grated on me. this doesn't have any of that, and the elaborate interweaving of all the harmonizing guitar parts is just amazing.

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/12/11 at 11:20 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAGUUrgmBkQ



Cat

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: Henk on 08/12/11 at 1:31 pm


possibly the two most different songs ever made.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG--KuT1VGQ

i've got a real soft spot for this song because my grandparents used to listen to it all the time when i was a kid. on EIGHT TRACK (!), as i recall. pretty sure it was this version, or another like it. can't say i like the ventures version nearly as much.


You know that the original version has lyrics, and is sung by Vicky Leandros?  ???

On a similar vein:

Percy Faith - Crunchy Granola Suite

Originally sung by Neil Diamond, but this instrumental version is much better known in The Netherlands.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p-dd8dtnRI

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: Tia on 08/12/11 at 1:43 pm

You know that the original version has lyrics, and is sung by Vicky Leandros?  ???

i do, but the goofy orchestral instrumental is the one i like.  8)

oo! actually this thread gives me an idea for a crossover with obscure 90s music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJP0l8pG4hI

NPR uses Pell Mell for bumper music and i think they turn up in the soundtrack for "six feet under" but when i put up a video on youtube of one of their songs, i got a message from their bassist's son! that's pretty obscure. i've got 2 of their CDs, all they do is this laid back, minimalist instrumental music. it's nice stuff.

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: Claybricks on 08/12/11 at 1:49 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nmOMo4OPi4

Rush - YYZ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td56XAHxLpw

The Alan Parsons Project - I Robot


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxbFmfDcuVg

ELO - Fire On High


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV5vwFbn2aM

Maynard Ferguson - Gonna Fly Now


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfQbkFp16cw

The Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGaVUApDVuY

Focus - Hocus Pocus


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRjR7hwGpw4

Ted Nugent - Homebound


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owQYc88I6F0

Gary Glitter - Rock and Roll - Part 2


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUHMrGx_jG0

Cliff Nobles & Co. - The Horse


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FIfYOL19_Y

Burt Bacharach - Nikki


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_WH0EmWRAw

Love Unlimited Orchestra - Love's Theme


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3nPLfG9gZY

MFSB - TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NgxIsp4hfg

MFSB - K-Jee


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIcmIhOesaI

Art Of Noise - Moments In Love


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjPGmSqadxM

Tangerine Dream - Love On a Real Train




Dan

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: King Tut on 08/12/11 at 2:59 pm

Feels so good - Chuck Mangione

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7dg8vRDM68

Booker T. & the MG's-Time Is Tight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUGsZgkjrco

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: Claybricks on 08/12/11 at 3:11 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1_pLZ0xX3I

George Benson - Lady


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FcNurUkPC4

Kool & The Gang - Summer Madness


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75-gcaA850g

Billy Preston - Outa-Space


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjNrO4OXJPE

Doobie Brothers - Flying Cloud

Note: Song starts at 4:25


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlPqwI3ACaU

The Allman brothers - High falls


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS463tbX-HE

Ramsey Lewis - Sun Goddess


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfIKa3HMt6U

Stanley Clarke & Jeff Beck - Rock & Roll Jelly




Dan

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: King Tut on 08/13/11 at 3:00 pm

Ferrante & Teicher Midnight Cowboy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22qKRkjOWpI

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: zcrito on 08/14/11 at 12:12 am


With that really good and positive That Happy Feeling it felt like things needed to be brought down a little, but
somebody already beat me to Midnight Cowboy, so I'll just go with this one...
Ennio Morricone's The Ecstasy of Gold from 1966,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOKhQ8ObQ7E
(it's another up beat tune)

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: King Tut on 08/14/11 at 12:35 am

The Ventures - Perfidia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGTyCH4XK48

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: Henk on 08/17/11 at 5:29 am

This is odd. I could've sworn I posted three more instrumentals here a couple of days ago. :-\\

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: whistledog on 08/17/11 at 10:38 am

Biscaya by James Last and 1980-F by ATF are both classics 8)


Incredible Bongo Band - Bongo Rock (1973)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osgjTEXWDKw

Hagood Hardy - The Homecoming (1975)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKu2j7BJZA0

Frank Mills - The Happy Song (1980)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dodfOGOev0

Technotronic - Come On (1989)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8K30HU4oiA

DJ Quicksilver - Belissima (1997)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQQokcoOzeY

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: King Tut on 08/17/11 at 7:31 pm

Duane Eddy - Because They're Young

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cklf5k10yLU

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: King Tut on 08/18/11 at 6:20 pm

Breezin' - George Benson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14pitnJlcv4

You might recognize the tune, but didn't know the name or artist.

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: fusefan on 08/18/11 at 7:17 pm

Young Holt Unlimited - Soulful Strut


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4_r-x9MOYU



The Astronauts - Surf Party

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHVJaVHvGU8


Laurie Johnson- Happy Go Lively


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xELDqIyrtNA


Cedric King-Palmer - Hackney Carriage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcoSnNKNxhI

Davie Allan & The Arrows - Blues Theme

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aLcWWI3JAo


Alan Parsons Project- Sirius  (Listen to it on youtube. Thanks SME.  ::))
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phMdx-X_i9c

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: King Tut on 08/18/11 at 9:43 pm

David Foster - St Elmo's fire Love Theme

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EngDfdL1fHQ

The String-A-Longs - Wheels

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLFLZFs2cIg

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: Claybricks on 08/18/11 at 9:51 pm

Wes Montgomery - Watch What Happens {1967}

http://www.travellerspoint.com/member_video_gallery.cfm?videoid=c91dfd9e8fc04146837b1ee27871f648




Dan

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: King Tut on 08/19/11 at 4:44 pm

Kenny G -Songbird

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq3q03yeWe4

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: fusefan on 08/19/11 at 5:51 pm

The Revels - Church Key

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fusj7QxEXTg


Link Wray - Rumble
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjs5QWjvNWc


Link Wray - The Swag
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcKB4NQZPG4

Rockin┬┤Rebels - Wild Weekend
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6OKJmiNNMI

The Turtles  Buzzsaw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Srj6ISzfw1c

Bert Kaempfert- Afrikaan Beat  (UMG...  ::))
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGmR2dJSDvo

Sandy Nelson - Teen Beat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lbxeJRtfGw

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: King Tut on 08/20/11 at 7:46 pm

Floyd Cramer-  Last Date

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvfG9uFswis

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: fusefan on 08/20/11 at 8:22 pm

The Rah Band - The Crunch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZhpdI81ShE


Henry Mancini- Peter Gunn  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hc8gWbM90MU

Eric Johnson - Cliffs of Dover
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55nAwmVLQSk

Raymond Scott - Powerhouse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZACT4UgBog

Tarantella Napoletana
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-xsosv6uM0

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: whistledog on 09/03/11 at 5:19 pm

Here is one I totally forgot about ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl9T9LtANHs&feature=fvwrel

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: King Tut on 09/03/11 at 5:39 pm

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass  -"The Lonely Bull"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaMzjJ7slJg

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/04/11 at 12:16 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhMuCiAe6vA



Cat

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: King Tut on 09/04/11 at 1:49 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhMuCiAe6vA

Cat

Nice one!

Booker T. & the MG's-Time Is Tight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUGsZgkjrco

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: Henk on 09/04/11 at 3:23 pm

Dick Dale & The Del-Tones - Misirlou

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg-xXIucuPE


Resonance - OK Chicago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOJAs7cp0sg

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/04/11 at 4:12 pm

You might recognized some of this from the Doors' Spanish Caravan. 



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEfFbuT3I6A



Cat

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/04/11 at 5:05 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZeA0PbjcdI


The movie was just so-so but I LOVE the theme.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcxpR-9jONo


That one, I love the piece & I love the movie they used it in (Somewhere in Time).



Cat

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: King Tut on 09/05/11 at 2:00 am

Duane Eddy - Rebel-rouser

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGPG_Y-_BZI

A familiar tune, you may not have known the title.

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: Bobby on 09/09/11 at 6:45 pm

Great track ^. I love 'Rebel Rouser'.  8)

i love these two instrumentals as well. They have this 'zest for life' thing going for them...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1swNOLoOhwc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmSDTutGyIw

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: King Tut on 09/09/11 at 7:33 pm

Peter Piper - Frank Mills

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwhb5Lex_bE

He also performed "Musix Box dancer"

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: King Tut on 09/17/11 at 2:12 pm

The Beatles: "Cry For A Shadow" (1961)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9FacSNRBHk

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: fusefan on 09/24/11 at 1:53 am

Jimmy Gordon - Buzzzzz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxrBnuT84Ws

Duane Eddy - Moovin & Groovin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lqFlxMiMfE

The Ventures - Wild Angels Theme

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI98TYdk5cs

Booker T & The Mg's - Hang Em' High

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATFmWmsF-iw\

Madness - One Step Beyond (There is some talking but it's mostly instrumental)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9N8piRFVcU

The Revels - Comanche
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3Bn9u5FhXU

The Chantays - Pipeline
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7c2ZKamzS4

The Tornados - Telstar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuA-fqKCiAE

Booker T & the M G 's - Green Onions
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bpS-cOBK6Q

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: King Tut on 09/24/11 at 4:22 pm

Phil Collins - Hand in hand


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlRKoUfelpo

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: King Tut on 10/07/11 at 7:16 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiOkgKm0Tcg

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: whistledog on 10/07/11 at 9:24 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiOkgKm0Tcg


Moe Koffman.  Now there's a name I have not heard in a long time

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: Tia on 10/10/11 at 5:29 pm


The Ventures - Wild Angels Theme

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI98TYdk5cs
not necessarily the best song in the world, but "wild angels" is a very overlooked bit of 60s americana, man. one of corman's best (knowing that his track record is a little... iffy...), and it turns out, a fairly historically accurate fictionalization of the mother miles funeral.

classic scene!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKIhb-42iyE

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: King Tut on 10/10/11 at 5:31 pm

PENETRATION - THE PYRAMIDS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzuSIi3TEKA

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: fusefan on 10/14/11 at 10:43 pm

The Marketts - Out Of Limits
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLmqzex-Yy0

The Mar-Keys - Last Night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ocj5zE04WGc

Rockin' Rebels - Wild Weekend
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ldVqtnz8kI

The Routers - Let's Go
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhYmpIF5W-M

Dave Clark Five - Chaquita
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3epwQukvl6w

Pink Floyd - On The Run
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z55Qd4hNnA

Tune Rockers - Green Mosquito
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIzRhD3LIrY

Camille Saint-Sa├źns - Aquarium
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsD0FDLOKGA

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/14/11 at 11:32 pm

Donovan: Little Tin Soldier

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: King Tut on 10/16/11 at 4:25 pm

Did I post this entry yet?

Ta Samba - Andre Gagnon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVfm8UdK4fg

Subject: Re: Favourite instrumental songs

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 11/23/11 at 11:08 pm

The Super Stocks - Midnight Run (1964)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KfvQu8kNwg


Hugh Masakela - Grazing In The Grass (1968)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQFBb64rhrI


The T-Bones - No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) (1966)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hr21kmI72LU


The Virtues - Guitar Boogie Shuffle (1959)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goN6D0mvcD4


Bill Doggett - Honky Tonk (1956)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4NhcfurgU

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