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Sleep Walk - Santo & Johnny


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To think that this gem was recorded in 1959 is absolutely mind boggling! When I hear it, I can't get it out of my head for days. I've heard that a lap steel was used and not a pedal steel. If it was a pedal, the pedals weren't used. Google doesn't bring up much.

GY

 

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OK...Jaime, a co-worker (the master of Guitar trivia and Old record collector and Guru of Guitar rebuilding) says: Yes..,its a Fender steel dual neck non pedal. He has the Cover at home and will try to bring it and scan it for ya.
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Beautiful, beautiful song. Oops, I mean "tune" ("songs" need words for "singing." :D ) Some great covers out there, too. I especially like Danny Gatton's and Brian Setzer's.

 

But the original still stands up well.

 

I usually like Larry Carlton, but his cover of this tune sounds like Muzak. :rolleyes:

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Originally posted by Dennyf:

I usually like Larry Carlton, but his cover of this tune sounds like Muzak. :rolleyes:

As much as I love Larry, I agree.

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The original was the best. :thu:

 

I like Larry Carlton's work a lot.

 

However, the original was the best.

 

I'm glad that I'm not O L D like da Tedster who remembers when the song first came on the radio. Of course, I know about the song because my parents had the 45. :rolleyes:;)

 

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The tab is fun fun fun.

 

I set the backing chords on a loop on my G2 Lexicon rig and have been playing the head changes over and over.

 

So simple but so great.

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That's a great song! I agree about Carlton's version too, even though I'm a huge fan of his. I think Brian Setzer does a pretty hot version. I heard Roy Buchanan play it live years ago and he did an exceptional cover of it!

 

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Great song along with all the great covers (haven't heard LC) !

 

A non-blues song that can pull at your soul...hehe oddly enough while we're out here I might throw in a chorus of Telstar too - totally different in certin respects though, I just got a flash what can I say ?

 

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Originally posted by Is There Gas in the Car?:

The original was the best. :thu:

 

I like Larry Carlton's work a lot.

 

However, the original was the best.

 

I'm glad that I'm not O L D like da Tedster who remembers when the song first came on the radio. Of course, I know about the song because my parents had the 45. :rolleyes:;)

 

Is There Gas In The Car? :cool:

Thanks, Gas! I AM old enough to remember when it came out. Loved it then, and love it still. NO cover does Santo and Johnny justice. Pisses me off that the movie "La Bamba" starts out with that tune, but they left it off the soundtrack CD! Just glad I have it elsewhere.

 

Whatever became of those guys?

 

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