Post your favourite instrumental pieces here.
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I will continue
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"That Happy Feeling" - Bert Kaempfert
New York metro baby boomers remember what this was the theme song to?
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Raúl Di Blasio - Piano
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“Mr. Lucky” Henry Mancini, 1959
I don’t know if it’s a Wurlitzer or a Hammond organ, but it reminds me of being in a roller rink.
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There's a wonderful CD called The Golden Age of American Popular Music: Hits with Strings and Things - Hot 100 Instrumentals from 1956-1967. It's available at amazon. I posted this link because it includes the song listings, which amazon's page does not.
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Experiment in Terror - Henry Mancini
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Miles Davis Quintet - It Never Entered My Mind
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A very well-known one by Mancini. I included this clip because of the artistry in the music and in the animation. The bit where the Pink Panther is dancing in the spotlight is superb.
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No contest — I return to this frequently because of its lovely ambiance and the heartfelt performance.
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A 1979 favorite, "Music Box Dancer."
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Everyone knows this one. I love the French horns.
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Oops! R10 is a 31-minute cover version of "Music Box Dancer" by Richard Clayderman. Here's Frank Mills' original. One of my favorite tunes from 1979.
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my favorite version of September Song is by Brubeck
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Love Unlimited Orchestra - Love's Theme
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Tubular Bells. It's a song for any occasion.
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Charade - Henry Mancini
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Moonlight Serenade - Eumir Deodato
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Lady Alice Coltrane
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Always loved this one. It was on an old Reader’s Digest album they had scores of in the den.
This and Percy Faith’s rendition of The Most Beautiful Girl are tied as being my personal favorite instrumental pieces.
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And here is Percy Faith/The Most Beautiful Girl.
This one particularly brings me back as the particular album this song was on had plenty of Ray Conniff Singers’ songs. And while they may be square and whatnot to most, I enjoyed their take on a fair few songs, despite being very young at the time.
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Rush - "YYZ" from the 1981 album Moving Pictures
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Faith No More - "Woodpecker from Mars" off the1989 album The Real Thing
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Lady Coltrane is lovely here on the harp.
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The Goldberg Variations
Jean Rondeau is so beautiful when he plays.
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Stevie Ray Vaughan, “Riviera Paradise”. The notes just flow like water.
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TSOP by MFSB.
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"Lollipops and Roses," by Herb Alpert, who may just be the coolest dude on the planet.
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Bluegrass is like pizza, even if it's not great it's still good.
But this' one's a shiner -- "Katmandu" from Bela Fleck off The Bluegrass Sessions: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 2
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"The Carioca" from "Flying Down to Rio," given the big band treatment by Artie Shaw and his orchestra.
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Mason Williams, "Classical Gas" 1968
You may not recognize the title but you've heard the song.
Williams was a standup comedian who used music in his comedy and had a comedy-music album a year before the release of Classical Gas. He wrote comedy for The Smothers Brothers, Glen Campbell's variety show, and SNL. But he'll always be more known for writing/performing one of the most recognizable American instrumental songs ever.
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I ❤️❤️❤️ this thread!
Thanks, OP and others.
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Floyd Cramer, "On the Rebound"
A huge hit back in the early 60s, and it was used as a memorable opening theme for the film "An Education."
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You can't sit still for Spyro Gyra.
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A little Jobim?
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My favorite this week, anyway.
More Percy Faith Orchestra:
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for R22 - hope for today's youth
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Theme for Young Lovers by Percy Faith was a top 40 hit
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This was my mother's favorite in the late 60s.
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A surprising early 70s hit.
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Another huge hit in its day. The video becomes very campy.
"Music Box Dancer"
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In the Mood by Glen Miller
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Also Sprach Zarutha
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Close Enough For Love - Stan Getz
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Such understanding of music, OP.
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Rhapsody in Blue
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Linus and Lucy
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Feels So Good
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(And Herb Albert was hot!)
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R50 reminds me of how much I've always liked Chuck Mangione's "Consuela's Love Theme" from Children of Sanchez. It's *mostly* instrumental, going on for many minutes before we hear vocalization, then actual singing. Enjoy the instrumental part.
It's from 1978, so OurMillennialDouchebag will undoubtedly be along to make fun of it or of me.
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definitely some castello
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some bach is nice
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Love is Blue
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Well, if we're going to include some Bach, then Vivaldi has to follow.
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I know the synths sound so dated but I still love this song.
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Classical Gas by Mason Williams
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Ravel's Bolero -
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Ravel was a very handsome man, wow. BDF.
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As a sentimental eldergay I always swoon to Percy Faith’s “theme from a summer place.”
It’s hard to sometimes figure out the title of an instrumental you like. How the hell do you look it up on the Internet?
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That’s gorgeous R60
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Simply Google whatever information you have about the piece -- the composer? was it a movie theme? where / when did you hear it? Is it classical, jazz, rock? Drill down through all your clues until you find some youtube samples. Hope this helps.
R62 There's a fun thread titled "You know you're an Eldergay". Your post would be most appreciated there!
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Brian Eno - Music For Airports
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Dif Juz - Extractions
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Love is Blue
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Bob Crewe Generation
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Ramsey Lewis with Earth, Wind and Fire
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Cast Your Fate To The Wind- Vince Guaraldi
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Swing Out Sister
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Swing Out Sister
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The instrumental version of "Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want" by The Smiths.
Also known as: the song that plays over the Art Institute sequence in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."
It always makes me a little teary when I hear it.
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Kool and the Gang
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R82 reminded me of this, The English Beat
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Lots of yesteryear stuff on this thread but that’s cool. Here’s something more recent. Ben Böhmer
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Thank you R64, I think? I see your point about all of the clues to an instrumental’s title. I just mean if you know a snippet of the melody - nothing you can really do with that.
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September Song - Agnes Obel
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A little airport lounge music by Schubert.
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a piece by an older gent, perfect for the autumnal feel we elder gays dwell in
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The Art of Noise - Moments in Love
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Malcolm McClaren (Really it's Trevor Horn, Anne Dudley and Thomas Dolby)
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Malcolm McClaren (same as above)
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[Quote] Such understanding of music, OP.
It makes little sense when there are the whole worlds of jazz and classical "instrumental music to dip into. The term instrumental comes as a contradistinction, with the large scale commercialization of pop music which was largely vocal songs. Like the Ventures at the time of the Beatles.
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Fleetwood Mac - Albatross
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Bill Evans - Moon Beams
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R87 My apologies. I misunderstood your question. There must be an app that can identify a melody when hummed. Maybe one of the young whippersnappers on this thread can help!
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R36, what is the song linked from Jobim's WAVE? That YouTube link doesn't appear to be the title song from the WAVE LP.
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R36 is the title track "Wave" R104
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Herb Alpert's Rise -- It reminded me of Wave by Jobim
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R103 Shazam and Soundhound... I believe Spotify has such a feature as well.
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R87 Try R107 suggestions...maybe you can find the melody you're looking for!
|by Anonymous||reply 108||11/22/2020|
Thanks for the sleuthing suggestions. I do have Shazam and it really is magic, to just pull that info out of the air. I find myself using it in stores.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||11/23/2020|
Rossini for the win
|by Anonymous||reply 110||Last Tuesday at 12:32 AM|
Cavatina has always been my favorite. So simple...so haunting..
|by Anonymous||reply 111||Last Tuesday at 12:32 AM|
1. "Sing, Sing, Sing"---Gene Krupa on drums.
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|by Anonymous||reply 113||Last Tuesday at 1:36 AM|
3. "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White"----Perez Prado.
Finding this song in my parents' stash opened a new world for me and made me a trumpet lover forever.
So I became later a major fan of Herb Albert ("Rise" is hardly him at his best! Try "A Taste of Honey" or "Zorba the Greek"!) and am somewhere in the 1966 crowd photo on the back cover of "S.R.O."
But that final crescendo by Perez......
|by Anonymous||reply 114||Last Tuesday at 1:52 AM|
R112 here. Maybe this is the link to Benny Goodman and Gene:
|by Anonymous||reply 115||Last Tuesday at 2:06 AM|
since it is his anniversary . .
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|by Anonymous||reply 117||Last Tuesday at 10:58 PM|
Love swing out Sister!
|by Anonymous||reply 118||Last Wednesday at 2:44 PM|
What Does it Take - Junior Walker & the All Stars
|by Anonymous||reply 119||Last Wednesday at 2:53 PM|
Yes, call me a Frau - but I have always loved this one.
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Girleen- but it is pretty
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Ry Cooder - Paris, Texas theme
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