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Guitarist Billy Strange 1930-2012

12/01/12 9:00PM By Joel Najman

On February 22, 2012 guitarist Billy Strange passed away at age 81. Best remembered as a key member of the elite cadre of Los Angeles studio musicians of the 1960's known as the "Wrecking Crew", Billy Strange also distinguished himself as a singer, songwriter, arranger, and movie actor. This week Joel Najman's My Place program celebrates the life in music of Billy Strange.

Playlist

8:03pm

The James Bond Theme
Artist Name: Billy Strange
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: GNP Crescendo 320
 

8:06pm

Help Me, Rhonda
Artist Name: The Beach Boys
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Capitol 5395
 

8:09pm

Hell Train
Artist Name: Billy Strange
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Capitol 2112
 

8:12pm

He'll Have To Stay
Artist Name: Jeanne Black
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Capitol 4368
 

8:15pm

Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah
Artist Name: Bob B. Soxx And The Blue Jeans
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Philles 107
 

8:18pm

Limbo Rock
Artist Name: The Champs
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Challenge 9131
Note: excerpt
 

8:21pm

Limbo Rock
Artist Name: Chubby Checker
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Parkway 849
 

8:24pm

Surfin' U.S.A.
Artist Name: The Beach Boys
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Capitol 4932
 

8:27pm

Sloop John B
Artist Name: The Beach Boys
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Capitol 5602
 

8:30pm

Seventh Son
Artist Name: Billy Strange And The Challengers
CD/Album: Hollywood-A-Go-Go
Record co./Cat #: none, courtesy of Challenger Productions
 

8:33pm

Ramblin' Rose
Artist Name: Nat "King" Cole
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Capitol 4804
 

8:36pm

Viva Las Vegas
Artist Name: Elvis Presley
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: RCA Victor 47-8360
 

8:39pm

A Little Less Conversation (remix)
Artist Name: Elvis vs JXL
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: RCA 60555
 

8:42pm

These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
Artist Name: Nancy Sinatra
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Reprise 0432
 

8:45pm

Artist Name: Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Reprise 0561
 

8:50pm

The World We Knew (Over And Over)
Artist Name: Frank Sinatra
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: Reprise 0610
 

8:55pm

Memories
Artist Name: Elvis Presley
CD/Album: no album name - 45rpm single
Record co./Cat #: RCA Victor 47-9731
 
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