Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Johnny Smith, jazz guitarist...

...who wrote "Walk, Don't Run" in 1954, died at age 90.

The Ventures recorded two versions, in 1959 and 1964, after being inspired by Smith's friend Chet Atkins, who recorded his own version in 1957. I prefer the Ventures first effort, above.

P. S. Why does it seem like everyone in the crowd is chewing gum?

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