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What Are Your Favorite Instrumental Tunes?

The subject of instrumentals came up in another thread, so I thought it might be fun to see what instrumental tunes everyone enjoys. Instrumentals cover a wide range of genres when you start to think about it; classical (of course), movie soundtracks, pop, jazz, big band oldies, blues, country, rock, and many instrumental versions of your favorite song titles, too.

 

So what instrumental music do you like? What are your favorite tunes or instrumental versions of your favorite songs? Multiple tunes and multiple genres are okay. And, if you have favorite on youtube, feel free to post the link so that we can listen, too!

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Stephanie (Buckingham/Nicks)

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Smoke - Randy Carlos

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Mahna Mahna (Muppets)--I suppose it's not strictly an instrumental, since there are voices repeating a sound, but it's a cheerful and catchy little piece

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Popcorn (Hot Butter)

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Also Sprach Zarathustra - Deodato

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"Classical Gas" by Mason Williams

 

I'm sorry I didn't think of this one before it's

so much fun to listen to.

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Lily Was Here:  Candy Dulfer

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Love 'Round Midnight by Miles Davis with John Coltrane on tenor,

Beautiful man, just beautiful.

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Late Winter Early Spring (John Denver)--mellow, hopeful and optimistic

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Any concert by Andre Rieu.

There are too many his melodies for me to list.  If ever you get a chance to attend one of his concerts, DON'T MISS IT.   Here is a sample:   Hhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fd16sNr9T2Q&list=PLbv4mtcyLmhKdUwH-nth1qD2asaJD3rTH

The man is a genius violinist and conductor of all music so entertaining to all that remember what music really was,

Thankfully, I still have a radio station that plays the muaic from the oldest to the  end of the 70's.

Rap and Hip Hop became the norm thereafter.  Need I say more?!!!

 

 

 

 

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Music Box Dancer   by Frank Mills;

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwa0c8VO71s

 

I'm sorry that I cannot recognize some of the songs posted in order to give Kudos. If all could post a link to jog a memory it would be nice to listen. Thanks.

 

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One Last Look Around the House Before We Go (Kate Bush):  it has no lyrics, it's half as long as a typical song, but it's heartbreaking just the same

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Fleetwood Mac's   TUSK      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATMR5ettHz8

 

Something about this makes me want to tap and move about.  

 

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Ravel's  Bolero

 

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Peter Gunn (Duane Eddy)

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Behind My Camel (Police)--won a Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance

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Tune up  Jr. Walker&the Allstars.  If this

song doesn’t make you want to get up

and dance, then you must be dead lol

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SHOTGUN!!!!
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Thanks Volta: I used to do a club gig years ago. We used to do that tune.
Bring the house down. Everybody on the floor booties shakin'. Too much fun.
I love it.
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Transylvania - Iron Maiden 

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Egyptian Danza-Al Di Meola 

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@Raynyky  -  That was outstanding! Will check out more of his work. I like that style of music. Thanks for posting it.

 

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@MaVolta his album Casino is a great place to start
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Elegant Gypsy too, he a was wizard with a Les Paul in his hands
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Mr. Scary - Dokken

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Darker Shade of Black

Beyond the Sunset

Carry On Jon

The Messenger

 

Blackmore's Night

 

It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere. - Keith Richards
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The Imperial March ( Darth Vader's Theme) - John Williams

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Eruption - Van Halen

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Star Spangled Banner - Jimi Hendrix

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Wring That Neck - Deep Purple

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