Recently, I arranged a couple of Shadows tunes for a festival in Verden (Germany) - a celebration of music by Cliff Richard & The Shadows. 

I'm a few years too young to have caught The Shadows on their wave of success, but their music is required listening for any guitar player. The early 60s was an incredible time for instrumental guitar music...The Shadows, The Ventures, Atlantics, Duane Eddy, Dick Dale, Chantays...all riding the the top of the pop charts.

"Foot Tapper" is a challenging piece to play, but it's a fun tune, and Ive been including it in my concert set since October. I've discovered that many younger people (who don't know the original version) like this tune!

This clip was filmed by Ulrich Erbach at the Wurghaus in Wulfrath, Germany, October 2011.

 

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Kel Harper November 16, 2011 @02:19 pm

Is that a light shining on the black curtain behind or the ghost of Hank Mavin looking over your shoulder?

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