Tuesday, February 22, 2011


OK, back to the 50's: This '54 Erroll Garner/Johnny Burke jazz ballad became Johnny Mathis' signature song after peaking at #12 in '59. BOTH Garner's instrumental version and Mathis' sublime vocal rendition have been inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame. Ray Stevens' '75 Country cover won a Grammy for Best Musical Arrangement. It figures prominently in a '71 Clint Eastwood movie.

Yesterday's answer: "Pipeline" by The Chantays. Another one of those "tests of manhood" in high school - you HAD to be able to play "Pipeline" note-by-note to be worth anything as a guitar player.

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