Sunday, September 08, 2013

Record #0491: Apache / Echo Boogie – JØRGEN INGMANN AND HIS GUITAR

Atco 6184 (original) USA, Dec. 1960
Music bySide AJerry Lordan; Side B – Jørgen Ingmann
Musicians: Jørgen Ingmann (guitar), others unknown
Recording sessions: Copenhagen (?), Denmark, 1960
Highest chart positions:  US #2, US R&B #9, Canada #1, Germany #6

"Apache" was originally recorded and released by The Shadows in July 1960 (UK release). Their record went to #1 in the UK, but failed to chart in the States. It amazes me how ABC-Paramount failed to make a US hit out of it (ABC 10138). Instead, ATCO was able to make a big hit out of this inferior cover version by a Danish jazz guitarist (sorry ... inferior, but still not bad).

Undoubtedly Ingmann was a very good guitarist, especially his own work on the flip-side shows that.

List price:  Very Good+ is $7.50, Near Mint is $15

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