Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Needles and Pins

Unless I hit a snag I plan to devote the next four songs to what I call the "Buckaroo Lick". It's a simple guitar lick that to me personified the sound of the sixties. As I remember it, the first I ever heard it was on "Buckaroo", a catchy instrumental (1965) by Buck Owens' guitar picker Don Rich, but a visit to the all-knowing internet shows that this song by the Searchers (1964) may be the first time it was played. The other songs are by the Byrds, the Lovin' Spoonful and the Beatles and there are probably dozens more that use the lick.


Sadly, I never learned to play Buckaroo and a bunch of practice would be necessary before I would attempt it.