This is “Something Samba.” This is one of a selection of songs from Sans Dargent recorded at the Blue Wall WBW on a very special evening. I love dusting off these tracks and mastering them for listening. My George Benson influences are all over this track, much to the credit of Greg Jones who “produced” my sound and style in this band. Of course Chris Poudrier Sr. is perfect on the drum groove throughout. The whistling in the background is my dad. John Lee Hooker was performing directly under us (one floor below) and during his show he commented that he really liked my guitar playing (which was ridiculous).
I loved writing and recoding this song. Some songs are like that. Do you like it?
The solo break in Whole Lotta Love. So much fun with a Les Paul.
This is an original composition, written in 1981. The sheet music is below in this post. Play it; record it; it’s a challenge and fun. Email me at rkentberger#gmail.com if you want me to send you the PDF of the sheet music.
This little excerpt features the “Onamac Windery” custom wound Jimi Hendrix pickups in “Little Red.” Kerry Learned, of Onamac Windery, is a genius. Since this taping Little Red got a maple reverse stock neck.
Here is my version of the Star Spangled Banner. I meant for it to be sweeter and a bit more contemplative than other guitar versions of this piece. I was literally looking for some peace in this piece. If that makes sense …
I loved Prince.
At a surprise birthday party, I got up and did this. It was fun.
Here is a performance of mine at Guitar Center in Natick, MA.