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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

By Leocthasme

The Ventures with Nokie Edwards Are Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

As announced Dec. 13, 2007, via the world's press, The Ventures and their famous, golden age lead guitarist Nokie Edwards are 2008 Inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Ventures are considered by many music historians to be the most influential instrumental combo and instrumental guitar-driven group in recording history, and certainly they are one of the most successful, with over 100 million albums sold to date.

Nokie Edwards is considered by many music historians to be a key to their sound with his blistering, twangy, yet melodic lead guitar work in such pioneering rock fields as surf, spy, space, hard rock and psychedelia music. In recent years, he has become Grammy- Nominated with his acclaimed work on Greenhaw Records in the fields of gospel and country. Nokie's great Ventures' period and classic Ventures hit songs are well-represented on Greenhaw Records albums GUITAR BAND CLASSICS and GUITARS OVER TEXAS.

Other categories of music at which Nokie has excelled on Greenhaw Records include rockabilly, Christmas, roots and Americana. A listing of his catalog on Greenhaw Records includes these albums on CD:

  • The Best Of Nokie Edwards' Roots Music Vol. 1 And Vol. 2;
  • Christmas In Guitarland;
  • A Surf N Swing-Fret N String Christmas;
  • Southern Meets Soul;
  • The Gospel People Love Revue;
  • 20th Century Gospel;
  • Adventure In Country Swing; Twanging Guitars And Soulful Voices;
  • Golden Pop Instrumentals;
  • Deep Ellum Blues;
  • Art Greenhaw's Guitar Festival Vol. 1;
  • Guitar Band Classics;
  • Guitars Over Texas.

Dvds Include The Limited Editions "Nokie Meets Smokey" and "Art Greenhaw's Guitar And Gospel Festival."

Other artists on Greenhaw Records which are among the world's greatest are The Light Crust Doughboys, The Jordanaires, Ann-Margret, Engelbert Humperdinck (on Hip-O/Greenhaw Records), James Blackwood, Larry Ford, Larry T-Byrd Gordon, Tom Brumley and more. Greenhaw Records' chief Art Greenhaw produced (with The Ventures) and performed on The Ventures latest album, ROCKY!, on Toshiba EMI Japan Records.

(Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2008 news Posted by: "Dave" dasbroent)
You can order Nokie Edwards music on
where you can find their Merchandise pages.
You can also phone 888/606-6874 in the USA,
or outside the USA, phone 360/757-1362,


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