Friday, March 31, 2017

Sleepwalk

This week I take on "Sleepwalk."

"Sleepwalk" is a guitar standard. I originally heard this when I was 13 on Brian Setzer's album, Dirty Boogie. He plays a great version of it.

It's originally from 1959, by guitar and pedal steel playing Italian brothers from Brooklyn, Santo & Johnny. Their uncle plays drums on the tune and Santo's wife Ann co-wrote it with them. Their record was a #1 hit.

It's been covered by so many guitar players that I'm not going to bother even listing any. YouTube can tell you all about that. For my tastes, I'm sticking with the original, Danny Gatton, and Brian Setzer.