Rank #1: Here Comes the Sun
Ric Hollander - My arrangement of this great song. Double C tuning, capo 7th fret, 5th string uncapoed (tuned to "g") Arrangement and performance copyright 2011 Ric Hollander - All Rights Reserved
Rank #2: Desperado
Ric Hollander - My arrangement of the Eagles' Desperado. Arrangement and performance copyright 2011 Ric Hollander - All Rights Reserved
Rank #3: Eastbound And Down - Bill Breen
Jerry Reed's popular tune from the movie, "Smokey And The Bandit." I put this arrangement together in response to an email request I received from fellow BHO member, "Furman's Student," Monty from Greenville, SC. I couldn't think of a better tune to post in remembrance of Jerry Reed and Bobby Thompson. Thanks for the inspiration, Monty! My wife, Lynn, is on bass and I'm struggling along on the banjo and guitar.
Rank #4: Pancho And Lefty - Bill Breen
Our version of Townes Van Zandt's "Pancho And Lefty." My wife, Lynn, on bass and I'm on banjo and guitar.
Rank #5: " I'm Happy Just To Dance With You."
This early Beatles tune was featured in the film soundtrack to ''A Hard Days Night,'' with George Harrison featured on lead vocals. and it's one of my favorites - - - here it is on banjo. Key C, tuning CGBD. ''Before this dance is through, I think I'll love you too, I'm so happy when you dance with me . . . .''
Rank #6: House of the Rising Sun - Bill Breen
This arrangement is by my good friend, Howard Anderson (aka "Handy 13" on the BHO), of Tempe, Arizona. Irv Wright is on the Dobro, the late Ray Peterson on guitar and my wife, Lynn Breen on bass. There's a little "James Bond" theme thrown in between each verse...
Rank #7: Georgia
A standard from the American Songbook
Rank #8: Ghost Riders - Bill Breen
One of my favorite instrumental arrangements. My wife, Lynn, is on bass and I'm on banjo and guitar.
Rank #9: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly - Bill Breen
Ennio Morricone's great theme to the movie, "The Good, The Bad And The Ugly" done on banjo...complete with the whistling and "Hoo-Hah's." ;^) I was inspired to come up with this arrangement by my guitar picking buddy, Wyatt Troxell, and (believe it or not) "The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain!" This tune was a big challenge. My wife, Lynn, is on bass and "Hoo-Hah's;" I'm on banjo, guitar, whistling and "Hoo-Hah's." :^D I hope you enjoy it!
Rank #10: Classical Grass - Bill Breen
My interpretation and arrangement of Mason Williams' great guitar tune. My wife, Lynn, is on bass and I'm on banjo and guitar.
Rank #11: When You Wish Upon A Star - Bill Breen
One of my all-time favorite songs. My favorite bass player in the world, my wife, Lynn, is on bass and I'm on banjo and guitar.
Rank #12: Last Date - Bill Breen
Inspired by Tom Adams, this is Floyd Cramer's "Last Date." My wife, Lynn, is on bass and I'm on banjo and guitar.
Rank #13: Lonely Bull - Bill Breen
Herb Alpert's great tune from his Tijuana Brass days. I love his music! My wife, Lynn, is on bass and I'm on banjo and guitar. (No, I didn't modulate to Bb at the end...) ;^)
Rank #14: Dark as a Dungeon
This song reminds me of my dad who grew up in the coal mining town of Ashville, PA.
Rank #15: Music for a Found Harmonium
CH. Double D tuning.