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Wayne's Music 16/17 May 2009. Instrumentals.

There was a time in popular music when songs said the most without saying anything at all. Yes, the instrumental once could hold its own with the best of the chart-toppers.

Take Five Dave Brubeck. A classic jazz piece first recorded by the Dave Brubeck Quartet and released on its 1959 album Time Out.
Manhattan Spiritual Francis Bay's Orchestra, or Franz Bayet as he was known in his native Belgium.
Guitar Boogie The record that set the blueprint for thousands of guitar players. Arthur Smith.
Baby Elephant Walk, is a tune written in 1961 by composerHenry Mancini, for the 1962 release of the movieHatari!
Theme From An Empty Coffee Lounge The Four Fours, a popular Tauranga Band in the early pop days of home-grown music.
Java Al Hirt, was named after a race horse, since publisher/co-composer Danny Kessler was a frequent visitor to the racetrack.
Green Onions Booker T & The MGs, the house band for the Memphis Soul music label Stax Records.
El Bimbo Paul Mauriat with a disco favourite from the 70s.

and many, many more ...