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it's a good read and worth posting several times ;D
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May be of interest?

Apologies if this has been posted before...



http://www.malcolmcampbell.me.uk/ventures-shadows/

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Chords & Tabs / Re: Looking for ' moon dawg' tabs
« Last post by wstagner on April 06, 2017, 08:54:44 pm »
I've never found any tabs for this on the Internet.
Best hope is someone here might have it.

You might also visit http://riffstation.com/
It's a site that purports to generate chords/tabs for any toon.
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Miscellaneous Instro and Other / RIP Chuck Berry
« Last post by cockroach on March 18, 2017, 11:25:50 pm »
Sad news...RIP Chuck..

A legend and a huge influence on so many people..
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Miscellaneous Instro and Other / Re: Jim Fuller RIP
« Last post by Jeff Green on March 17, 2017, 10:19:52 pm »
Sad news!
We Pickniks opened for The Surfaris at The Cleveland's Beachland Ballroom in 2004.
Paul Johnson was with The Surfaris and specifically asked us to play his classic, "Mr. Moto".
We really didn't think it was appropriate for us to play it at that show, but he insisted.
After hearing it, he said he was delighted that our arrangement incorporated some new ideas.
He told us that hopefully one of his future projects was to release an album completely of "Mr. Motos".
Ours was one he said he'd for sure want on it.

Some Bad Luck! Jim Pash's guitar was lost at Hopkin's Airport. 
So... Jim Pash borrowed my Black Jazzmaster, and used it to play "Wipeout!". Wow!
I took that same Jazzmaster as a backup to the 2013 Ventures Fan Fest, and Bob Spalding, who'd brought
an acoustic to The Fan Fest that year, no electric guitar, borrowed my Black Beauty to play that day.
Among the tunes he played was "Walk": Don't Run!" Wow again!
BTW, it's also the very same Jazzmaster that I had with me on the 2003 Cruise To Baja with The Ventures.
It's absolutely amazing, because other than the cruise, the other happenings were unexpected turns of events.

OK, on The Surfaris original recording of "Wipeout!", Jim Fuller did play the lead guitar, Jim Pash was the saxophone player.
But, Jim Pash was not present at the session when "Wipeout!" was recorded, so he's not on the group's biggest hit.
So what's up at The Beachland gig with Jim Fuller playing unplugged acoustic guitar, and Jim Pash playing lead guitar?
...Jim Fuller was having a too much of a good time drinking Wild Turkey, straight, no chaser!
Yet, I have to include that when they held a "Wipeout!" drum contest, led by Jim Pash,
it was Jim Fuller who picked up Don Ressler's Red DiPinto Galaxie, and played "Wipeout!" flawlessly!

The next morning I had breakfast with The Surfaris, and Jim Pash was not there. 
He had gone back to the airport after receiving the call that his missing Fender Stratocaster was found. Yay!
I was with Jim Fuller was at breakfast. Can you guess his breakfast?  It was Yogurt and fruit! Health foods!
Nice guy Jim Fuller signed my record sleeve for The Surfaris "Wipeout!"
Sad, about exactly to the day, a year later, Jim Pash passed away, and now Jim Fuller is gone.
I'm glad I met those guys. I was totally enthralled when I heard "Wipeout!", which I learned
to play in 1963 from my school classmate Bob Barner.(fine guitarist!)

Oh, and The Winner of The Drum Contest is...Sally West, drummer for The Surf Dawgs!===

Jeff Green

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Ventures Fan Fest / '017 FAN FEST SONG SUGGESTIONS
« Last post by tabalt11 on March 17, 2017, 12:26:03 pm »
Every year 'round this time, I send out 'requests' to
our 'regular' jammers for their ideas on titles 'never'
heard at the fest.   

In addition, I decided to ask 'most' of our '016 newbies
to weigh in.   Most were not jammers but still die hard
VENTURES fans.   

Below is the feedback rec'd so far.   I'll be cuttin' off the
suggestions the first week of April.   Then jammers will
have a solid two months to 'formulate' their set lists!

BEYOND THE REEF (new addition)
BLUE CHATEAU
BLUE SUNSET
BLUE TANGO
CRUNCHER
DIAMONDS (VENTURES OR JET HARRIS VERSION)
ELEVENTH HOUR
EXPLORATION IN TERROR
GREEN ONIONS
HIDEAWAY
HOKKAIDO SKIES (new addition)
LONELY BULL
LONESOME TOWN (new addition)
LOVE IS BLUE
LUCILLE
NAGASAKI MEMORIES
NO MATTER WHAT SHAPE
OPUS TWIST
OVER THE MOUNTAIN
PEACH FUZZ
PERCOLATOR
RAVIN' BLUE
RAWHIDE (new addition)
RUMBLE (new addition)
RUNAWAY
SANTA CRUZ
SENTIMENTAL GUITAR
SHE'S NOT THERE
SOUL COAXING (new addition)
STRANGER ON THE SHORE
SUNNY RIVER TWIST
THE CREEPER (new addition)
TIME IS TIGHT
TOMORROW'S LOVE
TORQUAY (new addition)
WILD NIGHT (AKA PARTY AT LAGUNA)
WINDY & WARM
ZOCCO (new addition)
 
Some of the above have been offered up before but the renditions each year
are 'always' different.   
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General Discussion / Re: Ventures Vinyl of the Month Discussion
« Last post by wstagner on March 16, 2017, 07:44:46 pm »
kewl
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General Discussion / Ventures Vinyl of the Month Discussion
« Last post by Ventureshadow on March 16, 2017, 07:27:46 pm »
"Ventures Vinyl of the Month" is a feature I've been posting at SurfGuitar101.com over the past four months. It has already had over 1000 views and several interesting comments. You can read it without joining, and you can join for free and participate in the discussion.

Here is a link to the "Ventures Vinyl of the Month" discussion:
https://surfguitar101.com/forums/topic/28852/?page=2#p396369
My handle at SG101 is Squid. I chose that because all the good names were taken (just kidding).

I've been a Ventureholic since taking up the guitar and buying a Ventures' LP album at Korvette's Dept Store in Brooklyn in 1963.  With The Insanitizers guitar band I perform several Ventures' songs and many originals in a similar style. My band website is Insanitizers.com, you can hear my recordings free there, and I am still recording and performing.  My coauthor for "Ventures Vinyl of the Month" is Bob Coates of The Zingrays and The Canoise.


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General Discussion / Re: New Poll--Ventures vs. Shadows
« Last post by geoff on March 15, 2017, 02:50:42 am »
Hi, I'm new here, feeling shocked after listening to the band play Don Wilson's last tour, in Japan. (On YouTube)  The vocals were off-key, out of time and the guitar sound was poor, being reedy and thin. Sometimes Don sounded drunk, or ill.
I've been a fan since the early 60s, although preferring the Shadows.
Nokie Edwards on "I gotta woman" is beyond compare!

Geoff
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Miscellaneous Instro and Other / Jim Fuller RIP
« Last post by cockroach on March 04, 2017, 07:48:39 am »
Sad news..apparently he passed away a day or so ago..he was 69..

Jim was the original lead guitarist in The Surfaris and played on Wipe Out and a number of subsequent hits..
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