• Bert WEEDON - Play in a Day - Hits, Misses and Collectables 1956-1962

Former jazz and danceband guitarist Bert Weedon will always be remembered as the most important and influential British guitarist of all time, for the multi-million-selling guitar tutorial which he'd written and published in 1957, Play In A Day.

He subsequently became the UK's unlikely first ever guitar hero in 1959, when he charted with his lively cover version of The Virtues' twangy US hit 'Guitar Boogie Shuffle'.

This compilation features all his important recordings between 1956-62, notably his original versions of 'Apache' (which of course launched The Shadows' career) and 'Ginchy' (which was popularised in the US by The Ventures).

Also includes his other UK hits 'Nashville Boogie', 'Big Beat Boogie', 'Twelfth Street Rag', 'Sorry Robbie' and 'Mr Guitar', as well as his historic cover version of Bill Doggett's 'Honky Tonk' (which was the first-ever UK R&R instro).

Bert has been repeatedly namechecked by subsequent generations of British guitarists as being the man who inspired them to first play the guitar, most notably Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Hank B Marvin, Joe Brown, George Harrison, John Lennon, Dave Davies, Pete Townshend, Mark Knopfler, Brian May, and many more.

Track Listing

1. STRANGER THAN FICTION
2. HONKY TONK
3. FLANNEL FOOT
4. THEME FROM ITV'S 64,000 QUESTION
5. SOHO FAIR
6. QUIET, SSH!
7. BIG NOTE BLUES
8. GUITAR BOOGIE SHUFFLE
9. BERT'S BOOGIE
10. TEENAGE GUITAR
11. BLUE GUITAR
12. I NEED YOUR LOVE TONIGHT
13. ROULETTE
14. NASHVILLE BOOGIE
15. KING SIZE GUITAR
16. BIG BEAT BOOGIE
17. THEME FROM A SUMMER PLACE
18. TWELFTH STREET RAG
19. QUERIDA
20. APACHE
21. LONELY GUITAR
22. BONGO ROCK
23. SORRY ROBBIE
24. EASY BEAT
25. GINCHY
26. YEARNING
27. MR. GUITAR
28. ECLIPSE
29. GHOST TRAIN
30. FURY
31. CHINA DOLL
32. RED GUITAR
33. TWIST A NAPOLI
34. SOME OTHER LOVE
35. SOUTH OF THE BORDER
36. POINCIANA

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date 09/10/2015
UPC Bar Code No 604988091120

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Bert WEEDON - Play in a Day - Hits, Misses and Collectables 1956-1962

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