• Roy SMECK - The Wizard of the Strings

Considered to be the dean of the fretted instrument family and one of the finest string instrumentalists of all time is, Roy Smeck - truly, 'The Wizard of the Strings'.

The first eleven tracks of this CD showcase Roy on the ukulele and included is his first big solo, 'Twelfth Street Rag' and his version of 'Sweet Georgia Brown'. Next up is the banjo and we are treated to all of its contagious rhythmic possibilities on tracks such as, 'Say It with Music' and the ever popular, 'The Sheik of Araby' and 'Way Down Yonder In New Orleans'. Finally we round off this collection with some guitar, mainly in the form of the Spanish guitar on original compositions of 'Happy Polka', 'Begin the Beguine' and 'Tico Tico'.

Whatever instrument it may be and whatever your mood of the moment you will surely find it amongst the 31 tracks on offer here.

See also JASCD 762.

Track Listing

1. TWELFTH STREET RAG
2. MUSIC BOX WALTZ
3. MELODY IN F
4. I AIN'T GOT NOBODY
5. AIN'T SHE SWEET
6. UKE SAID IT
7. HUMORESQUE
8. WALTZ OF YESTERYEAR
9. FIVE FOOT TWO
10. SWEET GEORGIA BROWN
11. HONOLULU SHUFFLE
12. JUNE NIGHT
13. CHINATOWN, MY CHINATOWN
14. SAY IT WITH MUSIC
15. TOOT, TOOT, TOOTSIE!
16. BYE, BYE BLUES
17. RUNNING WILD
18. THE SHEIK OF ARABY
19. WHISPERING
20. LINGER AWHILE
21. SOMEBODY STOLE MY GAL
22. AVALON
23. WAY DOWN YONDER IN NEW ORLEANS
24. BEGIN THE BEGUINE
25. WALTZ ITALIANO
26. BLUE' N THE BLUES
27. SUMMER SHADOW
28. ESCAPE TANGO
29. HAPPY POLKA
30. TICO TICO
31. WHEN WILL YOU KNOW

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date 09/08/2013
UPC Bar Code No 604988027020

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Roy SMECK - The Wizard of the Strings

  • Product Code: JASCD 270
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