For many years, Pete Baxter was a famous Bandleader and Trombonist whose clients included The Royal Family, Houses of Parliament, BBC, Granada Television, Marks & Spencers, and Southern Comfort. Among many achievements, he held the world record for the fastest playing of the "Sailors Hornpipe" on trombone, was the inspiration for the advertisement the Lurpac Butterman, and he also worked in musical comedy with icons like Tony Hancock and Benny Hill. Today, Pete devotes his time to writing original music for Film, TV, and Commercials.
Pete Bax has had many notable failures: He was the demonstrator for Henri Selmer when they tried to replace the mark six with the mark seven. He was demonstrator for Gibson Guitars when they tried to replace the Less Paul with the RD. He was also the demonstator for Olds Brass when they tried to replace the Olds Recording with the Clerk Terry range. As the endorsee of King trombones when they tried to introduce the new light weight model, Pete learned one important lesson, "If it ain't broken don't fix it."
Today, Pete can still sing a quarter tone scale at the drop of a hat. His biggest fault is that he expects everyone one else to do that, too, especially judges on Talent Shows.
He also works for charity as Santa, and can be found on YouTube spreading the Christmas message worldwide.
Red River Valley is a song that may have started in Canada and Spread south. It is often used as an instrumental normally to remind forces serving abroad of home, having served myself I understand how important memories of home are we all need a valley to chill out this is a dedication to you, Instrumental, Americana, American Patriotic
Country music is a genre of American popular music that originated in Southern United States, in Atlanta, Georgia in the 1920s. It takes its roots from the southeastern genre of American folk music the most important instrument has been the country guitar featured here the fore runner of rock, Instrumental, Americana, Americana
"Billy Boy" is a traditional folk song and nursery rhyme found in the United States. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 326. It is a variant of the traditional English folk-song "My Boy Billy," collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams Played on the traditional Piccolo world renowned dance fun kids, Instrumental, Americana, Americana
"Say, Brothers, Will You Meet Us", became associated with John Brown's Body then The Battle Hymn of the Republic it came from the US settlers in the 1700's today various forms of this tune have spread around the world thanks to soccer and today Glory Glory is the song of victory worldwide in sport, Instrumental, Americana, American Patriotic
George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, in Ferde Grofe's original jazz orchestra arrangement, includes tenor banjo, with widely spaced chords not easily playable on plectrum banjo in its conventional tuning. My track features the picking style which is in many films like Hello Dolly it announces Dolly, Instrumental, Americana, Americana
Ragtime is a musical genre that enjoyed its peak popularity between 1895 and 1918. Its main characteristic trait is its syncopated, or "ragged," rhythm. It began as dance music in the red-light districts of African American communities in St. Louis and New Orleans, Instrumental, Americana, Americana, Scott Joplin
Columbia State University, said the collected version was made by Newman Ivey White in 1915 and is a traditional prison tune. Leadbelly wrote some words to the tune he said "Every time the men say 'haah', the hammer falls. The hammer rings, we swing, and we sing." My musical parody of his history. Instrumental, Americana, Americana
So come stand by the bar with your glasses, Drink a toast of the men of the sky, Drink a toast to the men dead already, THREE CHEERS FOR THE NEXT MAN TO DIE British Paratroopers song This is the anthem of people who laugh at danger all over the world I have no idea why also Spanish civil war anthem, Instrumental, Americana, Americana
Old Folks at Home (also known as "Swanee Ribber" or "Suwannee River") is a minstrel song written by Stephen Foster in 1851 It is the official state song of Florida Today Florida is the retirement dream of many and I have composed this instrumental for all the retired people in Florida please enjoy, Instrumental, Americana, Americana
"Oh! Susanna" is a minstrel song by Stephen Foster (1826–1864), first published in 1848. Incorporating European, European American and African-American musical traditions, it is among the most popular American songs ever written and as been used for many adverts films this is my fun banjo version, Instrumental, Americana, Americana
George Linus Cobb August 31, 1886 – December 25, 1942 composed this piece Which is well over 70 years so the tune is out of copyright. Rachmaninov was a fan of his work and so am I. He had the Banjo in mind when he composed this piece so I have added a modern rhythm and given it the kiss of life. Instrumental, Americana, Americana
Under the double banjo is a musical parody of this famous march. An exceptional new arrangement of a famous march that is perfect for contest or concert programming. It has been adopted as an American anthem but the straight recording is a bit straight laced. This recording will top anything. Instrumental, Americana, American Patriotic
A popular song of both sides in the American Civil War. Today its is used by all the armed forces and their families in the western world. The RAF had the words when Johnny comes flying home again and all serving forces still fear a Dear John. This song is an updated version an ideal ringtone etc. Instrumental, Americana, American Patriotic
Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Carpenters, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimmy C. Newman, Leon Russell, Charley Pride, Jimmy Buffett, Jeff Healey on his 2008 album Mess of Blues, Emmylou Harris, Moon Mullican, John Fogerty, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Brenda Lee, Harry Connick, Jr., Lucinda Williams, Nitty Gritty. Instrumental, Americana, Americana
The modern piccolo trumpet enables players to play the difficult trumpet parts of Baroque music. This is Handels Fireworks music arranged for the soprano trumpet. This will cut through most event or sports and is loved by all. It is the best victory trumpet call in the world. Used for celebrations. Instrumental, Americana, American Patriotic, George Frideric Handel
Aura Lea, Aura Lea, Maid with golden hair; Sunshine came along with thee, And swallows in the air. Civil War Song This was recorded by Johnny Cash, Then Elvis renamed Love me Tender it has been a hit in various forms many times. Modern Backing Track, Instrumental, Americana, American Patriotic
Yellow rose of Texas arranged as a ring tone The song is based on a Texas legend from the days of the Texas War of Independence. According to the legend, a woman named Emily D. West — a mulatto, and hence, the song's reference to her being "yellow" help win the battle for Texas, Instrumental, Americana, American Patriotic
Arrangement of Gerswhin's Rhapsody in Blue into cool walk style. Rhapsody in Blue is a musical composition by George Gershwin for solo piano and jazz band written in 1924. It captured the blues struggling to get out of the bottle of life and live live live they are still trying to be free. Instrumental, Americana, Americana, George Gershwin