Love The Gretsch Songs

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Xochi2, Sep 22, 2021.

  1. Xochi2

    Xochi2 Gretschie

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    Who cares about "IMHO"...heck, list 3-7 songs from the 50s, 60s and/or 70s where a Gretsch sounds great or "just fits in." (Feel free to label the; song, artist and year.) This is a selfish post...I'm looking for ideas. I am attempting to tap this treasure trove of knowledge. :cool:
     
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  2. afire

    afire Country Gent

    The Beatles:
    1963, "I Saw Her Standing There" and "Boys" (1957 Duo Jet).
    1963, "Don't Bother Me" and "Roll Over Beethoven" (1962 Country Gentleman).
    1964, "Words of Love" and "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby" (1963 Tennessean).
     
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  3. Xochi2

    Xochi2 Gretschie

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    Thanks "afire!" I knew only one of the three songs, but did groove to all three artists at some point in time...still do. Buffalo Springfield video is "creative." Like the riffs! Appreciate your post.
     
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  4. Xochi2

    Xochi2 Gretschie

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    "I Saw Her Standing There," "Roll Over Beethoven" are on my playlist. More wonderful suggestions, thanks! Always thought that "Honey Don't" is perfect for my 6122T CG (...among so many others.)
     
  5. Lucky Jim

    Lucky Jim Electromatic

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    Oct 16, 2020
    Kent, England
    Three from the 50s





     
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  6. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    Travelling Wilburys, tho they're later than the '70s.
    Most of the members started in the '50s and '60s and '70s.
     
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  7. Xochi2

    Xochi2 Gretschie

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    Great share! Eddie Cochran, "Heppest of the Hep!"
     
  8. Xochi2

    Xochi2 Gretschie

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    Oct 5, 2020
    Wisconsin
    Good point!
     
  9. Shock

    Shock Gretschie

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    Sep 7, 2020
    Minnesota
    I strongly doubt a Gretsch was used in any of these songs, but... my 70s solo set I play Maggie May, Lola, East Bound and Down, and Ride Captain Ride. I could not choose a better sound than a Gretsch hollowbody for those type of songs.
     
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  10. aloner

    aloner Electromatic

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  11. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    My favorite Beatles tune---"If I needed Someone".
     
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  12. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

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    Mr. Soul is one of my favorites by Buffalo Springfield.:)
     
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  13. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
  14. Xochi2

    Xochi2 Gretschie

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    Oct 5, 2020
    Wisconsin
    I can see it happening; like "Maggie May" & "Ride Captain Ride."
     
  15. Xochi2

    Xochi2 Gretschie

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    Oct 5, 2020
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    Forgot about this one, thanks for the contribution!
     
  16. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I absolutely LOVE the songs and the recordings of Jody Reynolds.
    I didn’t realize they were Gretsch songs. His guitarist is my kinda player. Kinda simple, but beautiful deliberate lines.

    This one is one of my all time favorite instrumentals. Definitely sounds like the guitar riff could be coming from dynasonics.
     
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  17. Xochi2

    Xochi2 Gretschie

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    Thank you for widening my horizon. I now have that jingling Rickenbacker 360/12, capoed VII, Byrds "The Bells of Rhymney," echoing in my ears along with my tinnitus. Although it was released on Rubber Soul (everywhere but N.A.), I have it on my Yesterday and Today LP. Now I feel beckoned to learn it. Thank you. Supposedly John was playing a Strat! Hmm.
     
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  18. Xochi2

    Xochi2 Gretschie

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    Oct 5, 2020
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    Another solid suggestion! Grazie.
     
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  19. Xochi2

    Xochi2 Gretschie

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    Haunting. Could be "dynasonics."
     
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