The Shadows recorded "Apache" in June ; when it was released the next month, their version topped the UK Singles Chart for five weeks. Bert Weedon's original recording was released at the same time and reached number English songwriter and composer Jerry Lordan came up with the tune. The title "Apache" reflects the source of Lordan's inspiration: the American western film Apache. The original recording was by British guitarist Bert Weedon in early The band discovered "Apache" when Lordan played it on a ukulele.
Singer-guitarist Joe Brown had bought an Italian-built guitar echo chamber that he did not like and gave it to Hank Marvinwho developed a distinctive sound using it and the Apache - The Shadows - Apache arm of his Fender Stratocaster. Bruce Welch borrowed an acoustic Gibson J guitar from Cliff Richardthe heavy melodic bass was by Jet Harrispercussion was by Tony Meehan and Cliff RichardApache - The Shadows - Apache played a Chinese drum at the beginning and end to provide an atmosphere of stereotypically Native American music.
Paramor changed his mind after his daughter preferred "Apache". It has been cited by a generation of guitarists as inspirational and is considered one of the most influential British rock 45s of the pre- Beatles era.
We often wondered what it is ourselves. Really, it is the sound we had when we recorded "Apache" — that kind of Hawaiian sounding lead guitar A fortnight later, the song rose twelve places to no. On 29 September, "Apache" dropped to no. The Shadows version proved to be an enduring hit, enjoying a week run in the top 40 which concluded on 24 November, reappearing for one more week on 8 December.
After the Shadows version began its rise up the UK charts, Weedon's original climbed to no. The highly unorthodox single reached No. A version by Michael Viner and a funk group called The Incredible Bongo Apache - The Shadows - Apache added a bongo drum introduction and included more percussion. The drum break was played by Jim Gordon. Although this version was not a hit on its initial release, it became heavily sampled in early hip hop musicincluding by Afrika Bambaataawho cited its influence.
It has been sampled by hip hop performers such as The Sugarhill GangL. Inthe rap group known Sambelectra (Original Mix) - Ralphie Dee - New York Grooves Volume 21 the Sugarhill Gang covered the Incredible Bongo Band 's version of the song on its second album, 8th Wonder.
Inthis version peaked at No. A reworked version of this song for children titled "Jump on It! This song differs from the original version with the signature "Jump on it" line being replaced by "Jump up", lyrics encouraging Dont Give Up Til Its Over - The Dubliners - 40 Jahre to learn science, mathematics, and English, and a stronger funk influence.
The lyrics contained the names of cities of the United States. From this point, the song became a staple of instrumental combos on both sides of the Atlantic. Sonny James recorded a vocal music version in Following victories, the team would dance to the song at center court.
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