Two songs for enjoyment from Kelly Valleau

Two songs for enjoyment from Kelly Valleau

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Kelly Valleau

Kelly Valleau is а good guitarist, during the playing on the guitar he found his hobby. Kelly made almost all famous songs on guitar including two songs from Dire Straits.

String Training is the “place” on YouTube, which is also and the channel where Kelly shares his videos. At that channel you can found probably all songs for learning fingerstyle guitar.

We found that Kelly made cover version of “Sultans of Swing” and “Money for Nothing” what are great songs from Dire Straits.

“Sultans of Swing” is a song which Mark Knopfler wrote and composed for the debut album of Dire Straits. The song was recorded at Pathway Studios, North London, in July 1977 and quickly acquired with good reactions from public after it was put on rotation at Radio London.

The popularity of this song gave a chance to Dire Straits to made a contract with Phonogram Records. The song was then re-recorded in February 1978 at Basing Street Studios for the band’s debut album. Below is the version of “Sultans of Swing” by Kelly Valleau.

And the second video from Kelly Valleau is “Money for Nothing” song. This song is from DS 1985 album “Brothers in Arms”, and it was one of Dire Straits’ most successful singles, peaking at number one for three weeks in USA and it also reached number one for three weeks on U.S. Mainstream Rock chart.

In UK the song peaked at number four. The recording was notable for its controversial lyrics, groundbreaking music video and cameo appearance by Sting singing the song’s falsetto introduction and backing chorus, “I want my MTV.” The video was also the first video aired on MTV Europe when the network started on 1 August 1987.

“Money for Nothing” won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1986 at the 28th Grammy Awards.

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