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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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"Peaches En Regalia"  🍑  FZappa & the Mothers of Invention {71}

From the Fillmore East, San Francisco

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uUH_xPLAiA&ab_channel=FrankZappa-Topic

 

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"No Girl On The Beach"  🏖  John Simon {69}

"Last Summer" {69}

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Tuxedo Junction - The Glenn Miller Orchestra

 

...Hope this isn't outta line, but has to be one of the sexiest songs I've ever heard...could slip seamlessly into a Barry White playlist.

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@EricC28201  Great dance tune... In the 90’s, I went through a phase of listening to Big Band music and even took some dance lessons. 

 

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'Round Midnight- Miles Davis /trumpet, John Coltrane/tenor sax, McCoy Tyner/piano- beyond 

brilliant jazz.

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Tequila- The Champs

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"Grazing in the Grass"  🐄  Hugh Masekela {68}

Original X-10 with extreme Cowbell.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9XFLCs2FdI&ab_channel=JohnJames

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'Cause We've Ended As Lovers-Jeff Beck w/Tal Wilkenfeld/bass, Vinnie Caliuta/drums

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Meeting of the Spirits-The Mahavishnu Orchestra-John McLaughlin/guitar, Jan Hammer/keyboards, Billy Cobham/drums, Jerry Goodman/violin, Rick Laird/bass.

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Medieval Overture-Return to Forever- Chick Correia/keyboards, Al DiMeola/guitar,,

                                                          Stanley Clarke/bass, Lenny White/drums

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Hall Of The Mountain King - The Who

https://youtu.be/WD062POh_8s

 

Pete Townshend does a great job, but John Entwistle’s bass lines are remarkable!

 

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"Let There Be Drums"  🥁  Sandy Nelson {61}

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AODrbE629Io&ab_channel=Beatles%E2%9D%A4Girl

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"Midnight Sun"   ☻  the 5 Whispers {62}

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnM65y3bQ_g&ab_channel=verycoolsound

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SLEEP WALK- Santo & Johnny 1959. One the best instrumentals ever recorded.

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@jm2422 - I found a video on YT, Dick Clark’s Saturday Night Beechnut Show. The minute they started playing, I remembered it! I was just a little kid when this came out. 

 

https://youtu.be/2rwfqsjimRM

 

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Thanks Volta, Santos three neck steel solo work is absolutely beautiful.

Johnny's chord rhythm is perfect. Not heard or done with most of today's

players. Great chord changes make great songs.That  song is full of them.

Glad you enjoyed it.

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It was covered years later by Brian Setzer.

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