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 -

Friday, January 23, 2009


O tema musical da abertura do seriado do Batman, estrelado por Adam West e Burt Ward da Twentieth Century Fox que foi ao ar pela televisão nos anos de 1966 a 1968, foi criado pelo Neal Hefti. E na época foram gravadas mais de 20 versões desta música, inclusive do próprio autor. A versão de The Marketts chegou ao 17º nas paradas da Billboard dos E.U.A.. E o produtor era o Dick Glasser da Warner Brothers, que nos anos de 1964 a 1965 foi produtor dos Ventures.

Essa versão dos Ventures do álbum "Batman Theme" de março de 1966, contém o som das asas do morcego batendo e o produtor era o Joe Saraceno e ranqueou durante 21 semanas na Billboard.

*Joe Saraceno foi produtor musical famoso dos Grupos The Marketts, The Routers, T-Bones, Beach Boys e outras.
Ele foi produtor dos Ventures a partir da gravação do LP "The Ventures a Go-Go" (setembro/1965) .

Confira abaixo a versão original da televisão, de Neal Hefti, The Marketts e a versão dos Ventures.

Original TV Theme Song (Opening & Closing)

Neal Hefti (performer: The Hullabaloo Dancers)

The Marketts

The Ventures


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