Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by engineer909, Mar 12, 2018.
And here's "Nutty" (Nut Rocker) from 1966 which is one of those "jaw dropping" guitar
recordings by Nokie I mentioned above.......
Rest in peace Nokie Edwards.
The twang has left the building.
RIP Nokie. Love me some Ventures.
So many great and influential recordings since the early 60s, I love Nokie’s picking on this one...
Saw him with The Ventures back in 2011. They were great. Been a fan since I was a little kid. My mom had the "Walk -- Don't Run" 45 which I loved. I also would flip it over for the B-side "Home". RIP Nokie.
Might be Bob Bogle on lead on this one - but a great Ventures tune none the less
I've got Mosrite fever!!
This was the song played before the Boston Bruins televised games in the late 60s early 70s on WSBK Channel 38 in Boston
One of my Very favorite leads by Nokie, live in Japan 1965:
Damn, Don Wilson is the only one left from the classic lineup. RIP sir.
Super Psychedelics was the album for me! This tune, Psyched-Out, stil reverberates in my brain...Rest in Peace Mr. Edwards....
R.I.P...I adored his playing.
I loved his signature sound...
we do and respect always followed in numbers...
"Smurfberry Crunch is fun to eat...."
Saw them on a double bill at Southern Oregon College (as it was then known) with the Dillards (some serious political compromise there I think). Love the Xmas album, big fun.
Rest easy, Mr. Edwards.
The man created a sound that millions tried to copy. It's a shame so few have heard of him.
jandchfan: Super Psychedics was my first Ventures album. LOVE that album. Especially their version of "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You.......classic!!
And for any doubters, listen to the entire album this song comes from. I wore out two Dolton monos as a kid learning those solos.
I could go on for hours about Nokie and the Ventures. Between the ages of 4 and 12 they were my musical obsession. As I was born in 1971, other than "The Very Best Of," "Shaft" and those daft abridged Pickwick LPs I never saw much of them in local stores. My dad provided his copy of "Telstar," and then the weekend flea markets provided the rest, thanks again to Dad's generosity. By the time I was 7 or 8 I had about 30 of their albums and had been taking guitar lessons for 3 years. I played the hell out of those records on the big old Webcore console and just about killed all of them with love. I learned how to play drums by playing along with Mel and Howie, bass by jamming with Bob and Nokie, and of course I internalized just about every solo. At nearly 47 years old I can still play them from memory.
I've lived my whole life now as a professional musician, playing multiple instruments, producing and miraculously being able to feed my wife and 4 kids with it. It's a struggle, but it's also a dream come true, and that dream was born in my mind because of my dad and the Ventures. Lots of other artists fed it and continue to feed it, but the Ventures are in my dna no matter where I go with it.
Nokie's playing was so far ahead. He could be weird, crazy and adventurous, he could be soft and beautiful, and he was always melodic and tasteful. His whole approach was unique, even when you could hear the Chet and Les influences. RIP to, perhaps not one of the best known Stateside these days, but definitely one of the most influential guitar players ever.
I wish he had lived to see the release of the Ventures documentary Stacey is working on.
Oh my word, did I work on this one as a kid. I teach it to every single one of my guitar students, if they show any REAL interest in shooting for greatness.
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