Video Clips now posted at YouTube

Clips marked * played on a Steve Ryder 5-string electric mandolin

Clips marked ** played on a Thomas Buchanan 10-string acoustic mandolin. Twenty Small Cigars recorded through magnetic pickup on the 10-string.

These are all single-take, no overdubbing, except for vocal on "Hot Rod Lincoln". The intent is a performing version, suitable for instrumental solo or vocal accompaniment.

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Cissy Strut *(This and "Secret Love" adapted from John Scofield's versions.)

Secret Love *

Drive My Car *(Beatles)

For No One *(Beatles)

Good Day, Sunshine *(Beatles)

Dear Prudence *(Beatles)

Hot Rod Lincoln *(Inspired by Bill Kirchen's version. Vocal T. Wright.)

Shenandoah/Good Dog, Happy Man *(Adapted from Bill Frisell.)

Over The Hills and Far Away **(Led Zeppelin)

Kashmir *(Led Zeppelin)

Try Again *(T. Wright)


Mercy, Mercy *(J. Zawinul)

Bach Sarabande from D Maj Cello Suite #6 *

Bach Prelude from Gmajor Cello Suite **

Smokey *(T. Wright)

Round Trip *(T. Wright)

Long, Long, Long **(George Harrison)

William Powell **(Leo Kottke)

Twenty Small Cigars **(F. Zappa)

Street Fighting Man *(Stones)

Red House *(J. Hendrix)

Wait Til Tomorrow *(J. Hendrix)

Wind Cries Mary *(J. Hendrix)

Sunshine of Your Love *(Cream)

Whole Lotta Love *(Led Zeppelin)



The "Children's Chorus" from Verdi's opera, "Otello", is played on the CSO mandolin. Right channel overdubbed onto live recording of Chicago Symphony performance with Luciano Pavarotti and Kiri Te Kanawa, George Solti conducting.