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Roger Shackelton

From: Everett, Wa.

posted 17 November 2003 03:57 AM     profile     
While driving home late Sunday night I heard a guitar instrumental tune that I
hadn't heard in many years. The tune is
"APACHE", played by the Chet Atkins of Denmark, Jorgen Ingman. I believe the tune was recorded in the 1960s. I have always wondered if this tune could be duplicated on PSG?


nick allen

From: France

posted 17 November 2003 05:34 AM     profile     
Almost certainly, I should think - I worked it out once on a lap steel...
Of course, for us Brits it's a Shadows tune (British equivalent of the Ventures) - in fact I think they did it originally, and the Danish(?) version came from theirs.
As a side note, I read an interview with British steeler BJ Cole in which he said he started out on steel by learning Shadows tunes...
Roger Rettig


posted 17 November 2003 05:53 AM     profile     
'Apache' was written for the Shadows by Jerry Lordan (he also wrote their later hit, 'Wonderful Land' - that one's a REAL contender for a PSG version!)

British steel player Derek Thurlby plays excellent adaptations of the Shadows songs - they're perfect for steel as they are so melodically strong.


Dave Van Allen

From: Doylestown, PA , US , Earth

posted 17 November 2003 06:45 AM     profile     
I worked up Apache for a "new wave" band I played with back in the early 80's... hadn't thought about it in a long time though... strarted with a similar experience of having heard the Jorgen version on a late night drive home from a gig...

it's a good tune- I was using an Echoplex and some other FX at the time... I'll have to see if have a recording of us playin' it live...

[This message was edited by Dave Van Allen on 17 November 2003 at 06:46 AM.]

Andy Volk

From: Boston, MA

posted 17 November 2003 08:14 AM     profile     
the bluegrass band "Hot Rize" used to do a western swing "alter ego band" in the 80's called Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers. They did a killer live version of Apache played by Pete Wernick on a Stringmaster.
Shaan Shirazi

From: Austin, TX, USA

posted 17 November 2003 09:57 AM     profile     
Another good Shadows tune for steel would be "Midnight" or as I call it .. Beachwalk.

The Pickin' Paniolo

Lee Baucum

From: McAllen, Texas (Extreme South) - The Final Frontier

posted 17 November 2003 12:01 PM     profile     
Andy - If I remember correctly, I believe that was the great Waldo Otto on steel, not Pete.

Lee, from South Texas
Down On The Rio Grande

Roger Miller

From: Waterloo, Ia.

posted 17 November 2003 03:10 PM     profile     
I was in a Big Lots store in Ia. and in the discount bin was a cd by a band called Apache doing the hits of the Shadows. 3.00 is all that cost for 20 great songs, check out those discount bins guys, you'd be suprised. Can't spell anymore.
Paul Graupp

From: Macon Ga USA

posted 17 November 2003 04:50 PM     profile     
We played Apache in the early '60s in England. My only part was the zipping arrows which was the first thing I used my Echophonic unit for; that I had just bought from Fender. It was what was needed and our lead man only had reverb, turned wide open so it fell to me to do the echo repeats on the 1000 PSG.

Regards, Paul

[This message was edited by Paul Graupp on 17 November 2003 at 04:52 PM.]

Budd Kelley

From: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

posted 17 November 2003 04:53 PM     profile     
Yeah! And sometimes "Elder Otto" would join them on stage! And who can forget Slade's "walking bass lines"? Sometimes he walked plumb off the stage!
les green

From: Jefferson City, Mo 65101 USA

posted 17 November 2003 08:14 PM     profile     
Hey Roger,
I was in Big Lots in Hannibal last year and found a Jerry Byrd tape! Byrd in Paradise. $3. Quite a bargain also..........
Les Green
Roger Miller

From: Waterloo, Ia.

posted 18 November 2003 07:30 PM     profile     
That's right Les, never leave a discount bin unchecked. I bought two Kevin Eubanks(Leno Show) cd's one time for 3.00 a piece.
Emmett Roch

From: Dripping Springs, Texas

posted 19 November 2003 12:40 PM     profile     
I don't know about "duplicated", but last year I found out I could play both "Apache" and "Walk, Don't Run" on steel when the boss started playing them, the rhythm section joined in, and he told me it was my turn to take a break.

GFI S-12 extended E9

Roger Rettig


posted 19 November 2003 02:15 PM     profile     
Russ Hicks has a fine version of 'Walk, Don't Run' on his latest CD.

This tune is most closely associated with the Ventures, but check out jazz-guitarist Johnny Smith's arrangement (he wrote the tune!) to see how the melody originally went....


J Fletcher

From: London,Ont,Canada

posted 20 November 2003 12:06 PM     profile     
I fool around with Apache, play it in C minor at the first fret on the E9th. It lays out pretty good there, and you can do it without pedals for the most part....Jerry

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