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Watch this amazing Miguel Montalban guitar cover of Sultans of Swing. Check out his incredible musicianship on this great song! The inspiration to the lyrics was a jazz band named Sultans of Swing that was performing in an almost empty pub. Mark Knopfler, Dire Straits’ frontman and composer of the song, was amused with the contrast of the jazz band’s “dowdy appearance and surroundings and their grandiose name”. Miguel’s guitar cover has more chord progressions than the original but he makes playing it look so easy. You’ll love this performance as much as you love the original Dire Straits song. Don’t miss it!

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Sultans of Swing Lyrics

You get a shiver in the dark,
It’s raining in the park, but meantime:
South of the river, you stop and you hold everything.
A band is blowin’ Dixie, double-four time.
You feel alright when you hear that music play.
You step inside, but you don’t see too many faces.

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Comin’ in out of the rain to hear the jazz go down.
Competition in other places…
But the horns, they blowin’ that sound.
Way on down south,
Way on down south, London-town

Check out Guitar George, he knows all the chords.
But it’s strictly rhythm; he doesn’t want to make it cry or sing.
If any old guitar is all he can afford,
When he gets up under the lights to play his thing.
And Harry doesn’t mind if he doesn’t make the scene.

He’s got a daytime job, he’s doing alright.
He can play the honky tonk like anything,
Savin’ it up for Friday night.
With the Sultans,
With the Sultans of Swing
And a crowd of young boys, they’re fooling around in the corner,

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Drunk and dressed in their best brown baggies and their platform soles.
The don’t give a damn about any trumpet playing band.
It ain’t what they call rock and roll.
And the Sultans,
Yes the Sultans play Creole.

And then the man, he steps right up to the microphone.
And says at last, just as the time bell rings, “
Goodnight, now it’s time to go home.”
And he makes it fast, with one more thing:”
We’re the Sultans, “
We are the Sultans of Swing.

Songwriters: KNOPFLER MARK
Sultans of Swing lyrics © Straitjacket Songs Ltd., Almo Music Corporation, ALMO MUSIC CORP A/C STRAITJACKET SONGS LTD

Miguel Montalban Guitar Covers

Bohemian Rhapsody

Watch this video of Miguel Montalban guitar instrumental cover for Bohemian Rhapsody. The song is legendary on its own and was considered one of the greatest rock songs of all time. A great musician playing it in guitar with this unmatched talent is just a showstopper. His passion for the music oozes in his every performance. Queen would applaud with much pride for this. Freddie Mercury said that Bohemian Rhapsody “is one of those songs which has such a fantasy feel about it. I think people should just listen to it, think about it, and then make up their own minds as to what it says to them…”. And that’s exactly what you do when listening to this song in vocals, or even only instrumental.

Miguel Montalban Guitar cover | Cocaine

Watch Miguel Montalban in his fantastic guitar instrumental cover of Cocaine. We are always on a lookout for the best covers of a popular song. This is definitely one of those covers that get you hooked. Not a lot of people know that Eric Clapton was also making a cover of this song when it got really famous. Originally a JJ Cale song in 1976, it became a huge hit after Clapton did his cover in 1977. The title might just suggest that this is just like any other song about cocaine. On the other hand, Clapton called the song “quite cleverly anti-cocaine”.

Miguel Montalban Guitar Covers

Miguel Montalban Guitar cover | Wish You Were Here

Watch Miguel Montalban’s guitar cover of Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here. It’s always said that music is what feelings sound like. From the title of the song to the point that it’s played, one feels absence and longing. This was written as homage for the founder of Pink Floyd who left the group earlier on. In this video, the acoustic guitar stresses sorrow, mix in the electric guitar and the emotion is heightened into something more powerful, like pain. A really remarkable cover that must be listened to!

Miguel Montalban performing live

Watch this awesome cover of Hey Joe. Jimi Hendrix recorded the song in 1966 and became popular in the UK. This song was, in fact, performed and recorded by many other artists between 1965-1966, even before Hendrix did. Hey Joe was still being rerecorded years after. This just goes to show that good music doesn’t really have an expiration date. Miguel appears to be losing himself playing the song in this video. When you play a legendary song, it all just consumes you. Miguel and the band have done really great on this cover.



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