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Permalink Ivan Pongracic Sr. and Jr. playing some Shadows chestnuts for Christmas

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IvanP wrote:

Here's one more interview where Hank mentions how they simply chose the most expensive model in the Fender catalog. Imagine if they knew about the Jazzmaster at that point, which WAS the most expensive guitar sold by Fender in the early '59, and Hank ended up with that! Possibly the music world would have been a much different place....

They caught a break, IMO. As much appeal as the offsets have, they were not the same as a Strat. I have a sentimental attachment to Jaguars; they were the top of the Fender line when I first started playing. Nonetheless, the Strat is hard to beat and Hank has gotten one heck of a sound from one. Likewise for present company.

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My dad and I were back at it this Christmas, for the fourth year in a row! Here are three new videos for your holiday listening pleasure: Some Are Lonely, Maria Elena, and Bossa Roo. We hope you enjoy them, and we wish you all a happy new year!

Ivan
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These warm my heart so much. All the best in the new year to your entire family, Ivan.

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YAY! One of my most very favorite threads on SG101. Thank you Ivan (and Pops!) for sharing your tradition with us all again this year! Beautiful on many levels.

To a happy and healthy 2019 for the Pongracic's! Cheers

Fady

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Cool! Nice to hear some deeper tracks.

Jeff(bigtikidude)

As always, Ivan, it is a delight to see these videos of you and your father. That is truly a blessing, to be able to make music with your dad.

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Thank you for sharing. Tell Sr. that I'm impressed. Smile

Thank you all very much, we both greatly appreciate the nice comments! And we're very happy to be able to spread a bit more holiday cheer! Smile

Ivan
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I love this yearly tradition! So cool! Happy Holidays to you and your Dad, Ivan!

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"It starts... when it begins" -- Ralf Kilauea

Hey, it's been a year already!! So, here are three new videos of my dad and me playing the Shadows again!! Hope you enjoy!

I'm using a '97 '62 US reissue Strat with an '84 '62 US reissue neck and Pure Vintage '65 pickups, through a Catalinbread Echorec pedal and a Vox AC15C1-TV amp. My dad's playing an early-2000s Epiphone EJ-300S.

Video #1: "It's Been a Blue Day" - the B-side of the Shadows '63 single "Shindig"

Video #2 - "Theme From Shane". "Shane" is an iconic 1953 western, the Shadows adapting its orchestral theme music for their first EP, released in January 1961, following up on the huge success of "Apache" just a few months before with four more western-themed songs.

Video #3 - "Wonderful Land", their biggest hit, eight weeks at No. 1 in the winter and spring of 1962 in the UK, and 19 weeks on the charts in total - one of the biggest UK hits of the '60s in general, outdone only by the Beatles and Elvis.

We wish you all a very happy new year and see you next Christmas!

Ivan
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Always the sweetest treat of the holidays. Thank you once again Jr. & Sr!

Merry Christmas andHappy New Year to the Pongracic’s. May y’all’s 2020 be in good health, filled with love, happiness and Shads!

Fady

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Thank you and Happy Holidays to your family!

This is one of my favorite threads.

Merry Christmas!

Sean

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"It's been a strange day. First I find a hat full of money then I was chased by an angry man with a guitar"

Thanks to both of you. I really enjoy these Shadows tunes. What can I say, there’s just something magic about these arrangements and Wonderful Land always has a positive impact.

Great work!

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I know I'm late on this.
Ivan, you are so blessed to have these videos of you and your father.
I noticed that your father has a liking for Epiphone Masterbilt acoustic guitars.
So do I. I have a DR500 mce. It sound great, but it's like holding a row boat.
I hope your Christmas was wonderful!

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