- "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

Monday, April 7, 2014


Música que foi lançada no LP "Twist With The Ventures" da Dolton em janeiro de 1962 (arr.Wilson/Bogle/Edwards) Produtor: Bob Reisdorff & Josie Wilson.

É uma música clássica escrita pelo compositor russo NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844-1908), para sua ópera "The Tale of Tsar Saltan" em 1899-1900, com o nome de "FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLE BEE", onde um personagem se torna abelha e simula o vôo.

Em 1946, FREDDY MARTIN AND HIS ORCHESTRA toca a sua versão com JACK FINA ao piano, com o nome de "BUMBLE BOOGIE"

Em 1961, B. BUMBLE & THE STINGERS fez a versão Rock & Roll do "BUMBLE BOOGIE" e chegou a 21º nas paradas de USA. E 1º na UK em 1962.

Em 1962, THE VENTURES fez a sua versão para guitarra com a excepcional palhetada de 16 bits e tremolo de Nokie Edwards, com o nome de "BUMBLE BEE TWIST".


The Ventures - 1965

The Ventures - 2004.1.18 Hibiya Kokaido, Tokyo, Japan - "45th Anniversary Live"


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