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The Alley Cat – Grammy Award for best Rock & Roll Contemporary 1963

There are not enough instrumental songs being released any more – this is one of the all time classics. I remember learning in when I was a teenager – and just loved to accentuate the MEOW – notes!!!

Link – Alley Cat Level 3


About the Song:

Alley Cat“, also known as “Alleycat” and “The Alley Cat,” is a popular instrumental song made most famous by the Danish pianist and composer Bent Fabric, released in 1962. Fabric (born Bent Fabricius-Bjerre) wrote the tune under the pseudonym Frank Björn.

The song was originally released under the Danish title “Omkring et flygel,” which means “Around a Piano.” In 1962, the Bent Fabric composition reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number two on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. In Australia, it went to number 1 and in Germany it went to number 49. It also won a Grammy Award for Best Rock & Roll Recording during the 5th Grammy Awards. It sold over one million copies and was awarded a gold disc.