179 The Wood and The Wire: guitar instrumentals

An idea that occurred to me a while ago, and at the time I didn’t think there would be many tracks that qualified.  Then I started to look properly, and my goodness, there are loads.

I did indulge myself a bit in choosing some of my own favourites, but Malaclypse and Hugh contributed too, Hugh helping with the classical/accoustic section in particular.

We had a good audience, especially considering we were still in the holiday period, and the folks in the cavern liked it.  We’ll start work on a follow-up


Title Artists Album Year
That Road Larry Carlton With Special Guest Robben Ford – Live In Tokyo 2007
Outward Bound Wishbone Ash New England 1976
Closed Door Jam Lee Ritenour Larry & Lee 1995
Weebles Wobble (But They Won’t Fall Down) John Renbourn Palermo Snow 2011
So What George Benson Beyond The Blue Horizon 1971

Main show

5 Minutes To Spare The Hellecasters The Return Of The Hellecasters 1993
Step On It Robben Ford Robben Ford & The Blue Line 1992
Guitar Boogie Chuck Berry One Dozen Berry’s 1958
Rene’s Theme Larry Coryell Spaces 1970
Receipt, Please Jim Hall & Ron Carter Alone Together 1972
Devil Take the Hindmost Allan Holdsworth Metal Fatigue 1985
Freeway Jam [feat. Mike Stern & Tomoyasu Hotei] Lee Ritenour 6 String Theory 2010
Bright Size Life Pat Metheny Bright Size Life 1976
So What Larry Carlton Last Nite 1987
Ode To A Kudu George Benson Beyond The Blue Horizon 1971
King Arthur’s Dream Jerry Donahue Telecasting 1986
New Nothynge John Renbourn Group The Nine Maidens 1985
Sonata per Rovene M.S.14 1, 2 Nicolo Paganini Complete Chamber Music 2004
Ponce – Prelude in E Major Andrés Segovia The Segovia Collection Volume 1 1987
Rondo in A Minor, Opus 2 Number 3 : Dionisio Aguado Julian Bream Music of Spain 2016
Juggling Kazuhito Yamashita Tippett – The Blue Guitar 2002
Favourite Things Martin Barre Stage Left 2003
Tom’s Martin Barre The Meeting 1996
Carl’s Big Chance The Beach Boys All Summer Long 1964
Deafinitely David Gilmour David Gilmour 1978
Rumble Link Wray Live at the Paradiso 1979
Bona Fide Wishbone Ash Bona Fide – Special Limited Edition 2006
Samba Pa Ti Santana Abraxas (1998 30th Anniv. Expanded Ed.) 1970
Song Of The Wind Santana Caravanserai 1972

Postshow:  Kid Charlemagne, Peg and In The Dead Of Night are included for their most excellent guitar solos, from Larry Carlton, Jay Graydon and Allan Holdsworth respectively.  The Wood and The Wire is the song I borrowed the title from:

The wood and the wire can claim a man
Dreams in his fingers, power in his hands
Louder than laughter, brighter than fire
The promise that lives in the wood and the wire

Crosstown Kids Lee Ritenour Larry & Lee 1995
Around the Bend Jerry Donahue Telecasting 1986
Burnable Larry Carlton With Special Guest Robben Ford – Live In Tokyo 2007
In The Dead Of Night UK UK 1978
Kid Charlemagne Steely Dan The Royal Scam 1976
Peg Steely Dan Aja 1977
The Wood and The Wire Fairport Convention The Wood and The Wire 2000