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Selected MP3s of guitar instrumentals, jazz, big band, and classic easy listening from the original vinyl.

Welcome to Guitars & All That Jazz

Welcome to Guitars & All That Jazz

Guitars & All That Jazz was a radio station that webcast via Live365 for 11 years, ending in June 2011. The playlist consisted of guitar instrumentals, jazz, big band, early rock 'n' roll, lounge music and classic easy listening.

I hope to share some of this music with you via this blog. Most of it will be taken from the original vinyl (LPs and 45s) , cassettes and the occasional commercially unavailable CD.

Here's hoping you'll find something to enjoy. Please note files are available only for a limited time.

I urge you to purchase the digital version of the albums featured, either on CD or via download, wherever possible.

Listen to the Music
There are now two music streams. Click the appropriate player to the right.
1. Guitars & All That Jazz: Five hours of the best in jazz, guitars and other instrumental gems. New songs are added weekly.
2. Tiki Shores: Music to sweep you away to a tropical isle, a South American dance floor or a bossa nova on the beach at Rio. About 4.5 hours of classic exotica music, Latin rhythms and bossa nova.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Freddy Morgan - Bunch-a-Banjos on Broadway



OK, so banjos aren't your thing -- but give this one a try. It's not nearly as hokey or stupid as the cover implies.

Freddy Morgan comes by his clown face honestly. He was a member of Spike Jones's musical misfits in the 1940 and '50s. Morgan also did voiceovers for radio and TV and was one of the voices on the popular '50s TV show Time For Beany that eventually became Beany and Cecil.

Morgan released several albums under his own name, including Bunch-a-Banjos on Broadway, put out by Liberty Records in 1967. His playing style definitely harkens back to vaudeville and the music halls, but there's also a bit of swing too, as you can hear on You're Just in Love (I Wonder Why) from the 1950 musical Call Me Madam.

You're Just in Love (I Wonder Why)

Copies of this album turn up fairly regularly at online merchants (including HERE). So if this appeals to you, snap one up. Expect to pay $8-12 for a near-mint copy.

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