- "I believe in simplicity." "If you have a melodic line, people will like it. If you can hum it, you can have a hit." -
Mr. Edwards once told the San Antonio Express-News.

Message from Judy Edwards

" To Nokie's Family, Fan Family and Friends...

Nokie' passing has been a great loss around the world. He is mourned by us all.

My heart has broken to the point I don't think anything can put it back together again. The doctors and nurses at Yuma Regional Hospital worked very hard to get Nokie back to good health so I could bring him home. The infections and other health issues overtook his body. His immune system was just not strong enough any longer.

I am conforted by knowing Nokie is standing and walking by God's side, he is no longer in pain. Nokie is playing in Heaven's big band now with all his pickin' family and friends (so many to mention) that went before him.

Before his passing, we talked about doing a final tour for him, just one more time. He asked me if I thought he could make it to go out and play, even if it was only one or two songs with his HitchHiker band. He said they could do the rest and he would shake hands and sign autographs for the fan family. Of couse I said... If you are up for it, I will do anything to help.

The day after Nokie's passing early in the morning, I sat straight up in bed, I knew he was there with me. Getting up around 4 AM, my sister getting up shortly after me, I told her I know what I have to do... "A Celebration of Life Memorial Tour"... This is what Nokie wants. A way for the family, fan family and friends to say, "I'll see you later." His music will live on in all of us. His legacy will live on in history forever.

My man was one soft touch on the guitar and a great joke and story teller, plus you can add magician... The Japanese people would say, "Nokie magic!"

Thank you all for the condolence cards, emails, the flowers and all the prayers.

Love to all,
Judy Edwards "

Source: Nokie Edwards Official website - http://www.nokieedwards.com

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Música SURF RIDER (Nokie Edwards)

Surf Rider é uma música originalmente composta por Nokie Edwards (The Ventures) . Inicialmente o título seria "Nokie's Tune". Mas no álbum de agosto de 1962 "Mashed Potatoes and Gravy", foi gravado com o nome de "Spudnik" (um dos personagens da batata). Produção: Bob Reisdorff & Josie Wilson.

Segundo os membros do grupo The Ventures, o The Liverly Ones gravou esta mesma música em 1963 com o nome de "Surf Rider" e colocando os créditos para eles. Houve contato com o empresário deles e conseguiu-se retomar os direitos através do advogado da Liberty Records. 

E com isso foi lançado em abril de 1963 o álbum "Surfing" com o nome de "Surf Rider".

Em 1994 esta música foi usada no filme de violência do diretor Quentin Tarantino Pulp Fiction. Mas a gravadora Liberty cobrou valor elevado pelo uso. Resultando em usar a versão do grupo The Liverly Ones.

Porém através deste filme, voltou a popularizar esta música.

Nokie Edwards recebeu da MCA Records, o prêmio de Platina Dupla pela venda superior a 2.000.000 de cópias de CDs e Álbuns do Pulp Fiction. E posteriormente, quando ultrapassou os 3.000.000 de cópias vendidas o grupo The Ventures recebeu o prêmio de Platina Tripla.

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