Jørgen Ingmann’s Apache; When Instrumentals Were Fun!

Jørgen Ingmann’s Version; This Is The One That Made It In North America.

Jørgen Ingmann‘s Apache (composer: Jerry Lordan) was the version I grew up with. Lordan‘s inspiration: the 1954 American western film Apache. I would sit around for hours with my very best friend while he played it exactly on his guitar. I think of him still.

In March 2005, Q magazine placed “Apache” at No.96 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks.

First off, the guitar tone is so clean, it demands your attention; there are no cymbals, just drums (toms played with hands) for cultural implication. I love the way he scratches for the arrow effect. Also, his simple technique of constantly changing octaves, is so effective as it grabs your ear right along.

Come on back to 1961 with me and get into Jørgen Ingmann‘s Apache

Personnel as determined; Jørgen Ingmann guitar.

We were, of course, THE garageband generation.* We started the whole three chord, bass guitar, rhythm guitar, lead guitar and drum thing. Looking back to the music of those times, things seemed to be less complicated but, our desire to get proficient was insatiable. Those of us who couldn’t keep up with the skill needed for the evolving music, simply dropped off the radar. Me? Well, I just couldn’t get enough! Things haven’t changed!

*When a doctor checks out my ears with his scope, this is a HUGE part of what he sees.


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