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Play In A Day - Hits, Misses And Collectables 1956-1962

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Play In A Day - Hits, Misses And Collectables 1956-1962
Play In A Day - Hits, Misses And Collectables 1956-1962


Former jazz and danceband guitarist Bert Weedon will always be remembered as the most important and influential British guitarist of all time, for the multi-million-selling guitar tutorial which he'd written and published in 1957, Play In A Day. He subsequently became the UK's unlikely first ever guitar hero in 1959, when he charted with his lively cover version of The Virtues' twangy US hit 'Guitar Boogie Shuffle'. This compilation features all his important recordings between 1956-62, notably his original versions of 'Apache' (which of course launched The Shadows' career) and 'Ginchy' (which was popularised in the US by The Ventures). Also includes his other UK hits 'Nashville Boogie', 'Big Beat Boogie', 'Twelfth Street Rag', 'Sorry Robbie' and 'Mr Guitar', as well as his historic cover version of Bill Doggett's 'Honky Tonk' (which was the first-ever UK R&R instro). Bert has been repeatedly namechecked by subsequent generations of British guitarists as being the man who inspired them to first play the guitar, most notably Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Hank B Marvin, Joe Brown, George Harrison, John Lennon, Dave Davies, Pete Townshend, Mark Knopfler, Brian May, and many more.


  1. Name
  2. Stranger Than Fiction
  3. Honky Tonk
  4. Flannel Foot
  5. Theme From Itvs 64,000 Question
  6. Soho Fair
  7. Quiet, Ssh!
  8. Big Note Blues
  9. Guitar Boogie Shuffle
  10. Berts Boogie
  11. Teenage Guitar
  12. Blue Guitar
  13. I Need Your Love Tonight
  14. Roulette
  15. Nashville Boogie
  16. King Size Guitar
  17. Big Beat Boogie
  18. Theme From A Summer Place
  19. Twelfth Street Rag
  20. Querida
  21. Apache
  22. Lonely Guitar
  23. Bongo Rock
  24. Sorry Robbie
  25. Easy Beat
  26. Ginchy
  27. Yearning
  28. Mr. Guitar
  29. Eclipse
  30. Ghost Train
  31. Fury
  32. China Doll
  33. Red Guitar
  34. Twist A Napoli
  35. Some Other Love
  36. South Of The Border
  37. Poinciana
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