APACHE

Latest update on 26/05/2017

Artist: Shadows
Author: Jerry Lordan
Label: Columbia
Year: 1960

They learned it from author Lordan, who wasn't even a guitar player when he wrote it. Cut at Abbey Road; n°1 UK.

Covers:

1960:

Bert Weedon [British guitar player who first recorded this instrumental (May '60) but it's release (on Top Rank) followed the Shadows' version]

1960:

Bud Ashton [on Embassy]

1960:

Jorgen Ingmann [learned it from a Jim Gunner demo (also older than the Shadows version); n°2 US]

1961:

Sonny James [vocal version]

1961:

Cousins

1962:

Ventures

1962:

José Guardiola [Spanish vocal version]

1963:

Link Wray

1964:

Jokers [acoustic version]

1964:

Surfaris

1965:

Davie Allen & The Arrows [as Apache 65]

1965:

Norrie Paramor

1968:

Poyushie Gitary [Russian band]

1970:

Edgar Broughton Band [as Apache Dropout, in which the Shadows hit met Capt. Beefheart's Dropout Boogie]

1973:

Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band [the ultimate breakbeat record (2'20 into the track), discovered by hip hop pioneer Kool Herc in '75 and useful ever since]

1982:

Sugarhill Gang [following the Incredible Bongo Band version]

1982:

Skadows [ska version]

1996:

Jon & The Nightriders [surf version]

1996:

Jimmy Thackery

1998:

Fatboy Slim [following the Incredible Bongo Band version]

2005:

Missy Elliott [sampling Sugarhill Gang's version in We Run This]

2005:

Switch [as A Bit Patchy; dance hit NL]

2006:

Scooter [version based on Switch; dance hit B]

2011:

Jeff Beck

2013:

David Bowie [theme used in How Does The Grass Grow on album The Next Day, crediting Jerry Lordan]

Danish Jorgen Ingmann, who's version dominated the American market, was the same to win the Eurovision Song Contest three years later with Dansevise, along with his wife Grethe.

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