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Friday, July 30, 2010

Hell Train (MP3)

Billy Strange - Hell Train (2:34)

Billy Strange is a name you may or may not recognize, but I guarantee you've heard his work with frequency. The multi-talented Strange is most often heard as session guitarist, who managed to lay down memorable licks for an astonishing array of artists including Tommy Collins (All Of The Monkeys Ain't In The Zoo), the Super Stocks (Thunder Road), the Rip Chords (Hey Little Cobra), the Every Brothers, the Hondells (Cycle Chase), Jack Marshall, Hal Blaine & the Young Cougars, Jan & Dean, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Ricky Nelson, the Partridge Family (I Think I Love You), Nancy Sinatra, Frank Sinatra, Skeets McDonald and Doris Day among many others.

In addition to releasing numerous records under his own name and being one of the west coast's premiere session guitarists, he was also a talented composer, arranger and producer. Check out his amazing discography here. Hell Train was released in 1952.


ATL Al's Derailed Train of Thought said...

Scary Good!

Voodoo De Luxe Agenzia Burlesque said...

Billy is a god! Love his stuff for Lee hazlewood.. Cheers!