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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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Going Home (Dire Straits)

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Cosmic Messenger - Jean Luc Ponty

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All of the soundtrack to the movie News of the World

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Moon Dance - Andreas Vollenweider

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Fluff - Black Sabbath

 

FLUFF

 

 



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Stephanie (Buckingham Nicks)

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Tubular Bells (Mike Oldfield)

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Night of Hunters – Sin Palabras by Tori Amos (instrumental versions of an entire album)

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How about GLAD by Traffic? Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Dave Mason.

one of the greatest groups of the era. Great tune, great musicians.

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Wild Weekend     Rebels

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Peter Gunn Theme - Emerson Lake And Palmer



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Bouree' by Jethro Tull, really sweet tune. Ian Anderson's

flute work is very tasty. Think that one is on Stand Up?

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Dogs Part 2 - The Who

 

This was the flip-side of the Pinball Wizard 45 RPM single.

Now you know!

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"NITRO"  by Dick Dale ~ King of the Surf Guitar 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P55wzmeqdzg

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Dream of the Blue Turtles (Sting)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KsXPq3nedY&t=225s

 

If nothing else, watch the young lady play the flute solo to open the piece. It's haunting.

 

These are kids playing. Turn it up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Classical Gas (Mason Williams)

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Because They’re Young: Duane Eddy

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One Last Look Around the House before We Go (Kate Bush)

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Thanks Volta.Lived in LA metro area for 38 years. there's a small manufacturing concern

owned by an English owner & staff who were associates of Joe Meek's. He is now taking

some of those ideas and creating peddles for professional players to expand their guitar sound

repetoire. A very dear friend has two of them, they're quite pricey, but great.

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"Telstar" 🚀 The English Tornadoes

Weird Joe Meek ahead of its time production. 1st Brit instrumental to hit No. 1 in US.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejmYlNUvO2M&ab_channel=ClassicHits%7BStereo%7D

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Joe Meek became one the greatest makers of guitar effects, and recording producers ever.
For those that play the instrument he is an icon.
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Hand Clappin' - Red Prysock

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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.