Essential Listening: Nokie Edwards (The Ventures)

Nokie Edwards (The Ventures)

The Ventures invented Surf guitar music. Walk Don’t Run (the original version is a actually a jazz tune written by Johnny Smith) is one of the most recognized tunes of all guitar instrumentals. The Ventures were very popular in the 60s and are popular to this day in Japan. Just about every guitarist born during the last 50 years has tried to imitate Nokie.