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Martin Jonas
Mar-27-2016, 6:00pm
Harbor Lights (Hugh Williams & Jimmy Kennedy, 1937)

This is a pop standard, and a big hit for Sammy Kaye and for The Platters. Elvis also recorded it at his very first Sun session on July 5, 1954 -- just after "That's Alright (Mama)" and just before "Blue Moon Of Kentucky".

My instrumental arrangement has the melody on a vintage Italian bowlback mandolin, with two tenor guitars accompanying, one playing arpeggios and the other chords.

1915 Luigi Embergher mandolin
Vintage Viaten tenor guitar
Ozark tenor guitar


Charles E.
Mar-27-2016, 6:24pm
Very nice! Thank you.

F-2 Dave
Mar-27-2016, 11:15pm
Beautiful melody, well played. Thanks, Martin.