Walk, Don’t Run

One of my favorite songs, though I’ve never been able to figure out exactly why it resonates with me the way it does. Like many surf standards of the ’60s it’s been covered a number of times. Here are some I like best.

Of course, we have the version made famous by The Ventures.

The Ventures came up with another version four years later, “Walk Don’t Run ’64.”

The Shadows were a 1970’s cover band specializing in “retro” tunes. Their version:

How about Chet Atkins, performing it the way it was originally written?

Not exotic enough for you? How about a Spanish flavor?

Okay, what you really want is Japanese puppets on the ukulele, right?


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