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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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Mr. Moto  The Bel-Airs

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No Girl On The Beach * John Simon {theme from "Last Summer" 1969}

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFfkgiuRNRc&ab_channel=nlgbbbblth

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Cast In Stone - Royal Hunt

https://youtu.be/wl_b15oD8tM

 

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Gospel John  Maynard ferguson

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This also could go under the covers thread. Just posting here. With comparison video links.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRGMh3KBOmo 

Original - "Woodchopper's Ball" - Woody Herman and his Thundering Herd

 

Cover - "Woodchopper's Ball" - Ten Years After

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x0P2xje4uE  

(Made my fingers hurt watching them play)

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Time is tight, Booker T&the MG’s

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you forgot Green Onions with the great Steve Cropper on guitar.

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I robot  Allen Parsons Project

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Fire on high  Electric Light Orchestra

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Night Owl Blues -- The Lovin Spoonful

 

This is going under the Harmonica thread also.

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Awesome cover of a blues classic by Sunnyland Slim who also befriended and collaborated with Canned Heat.

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Mongonucleosis by Chicago

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Dancing On The Floor by Alexandro Querevalú 1 hour loop

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

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Love's Theme- Barry White and the Love Unlimited Orchestra

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Wild Weekend      Rockin’ Rebels

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La Villa Strangiato -- Rush

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@Vexed  Cute little kitty picture avatar! 😺

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Thank you @MaVolta . Your's "bee" nice too. 😊 🐝

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@Vexed  Thanks!

 

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Breezin' - George Benson

 

---> Breezin' - YouTube

 

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Soul Bossa Nova - Quincy Jones

 

-----> Soul Bossa Nova - YouTube

 

If you've ever seen the Austin Powers comedy movies, this is that song.

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

 

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'Cannonball', Duane Eddy and Lee Hazlewood, 1958; B-side 'Mason Dixon Lion'; Album: 'Have Twangy Guitar Will Travel'

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I think many folks select instrumental songs based on the arrangements and musicians. Satin Doll which was originally written as an instrumental by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. After becoming a hit, lyrics were added by Johnnie Mercer. No matter who plays Satin Doll, it is a great song. The rock band, Chicago, did an instrumental version in 1974 featuring their outstanding horn section. As I recall, just about every wedding I attended, the band played Satin Doll right after dinner.  

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A couple by the Alan Parsons Project:

Mammagamma

Hyper-Gamma Spaces

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BirdLand by Weather Report

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Frankenstein-Edgar Winter

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Popcorn, Hot Butter, 1972

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Noonward Race- Mahavishnu Orchestra-John Mc Laughlin on guitar

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