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Old 12-14-2011, 03:44 AM
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Default Re: Good instrumental songs?

Since you have keys, check out the Booker T. catalog for some classic grooves.

And for fun, there are a bunch of '60s surf instrumentals.

If you're in a retro mood, look to the big band era: Stompin At the Savoy, King Porter Stomp, Take The A Train, Sing Sing Sing, etc.

Classic pop/rock/jazzish tracks: Pick Up the Pieces, Put It Where You Want It, etc.

Or more ecclectic: Zappa's "Peaches En Regalia" :)

For more fun, there are plenty of cool TV themes, even if they have lyrics, you can do them as instrumentals with a guitar por horn playing the lead. For that matter, you can take most songs and just have an instrument play the lead vocal to make the song an instrumental.

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