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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.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen - Acapulco 1922

While trumpeter Kenny Ball's one major hit in North America was Midnight in Moscow (#2, Billboard Hot 100, 1962), there were lots of chart successes for Ball and his Jazzmen in their native U.K. Among them was a 1963 cover of Acapulco 1922, the flip side of The Lonely Bull, the first hit for Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass.

The Kenny Ball version hit No. 27 on the British singles chart. The MP3 is taken from a 45.

Acapulco 1922

And from YouTube a Kenny Ball hits medley that includes Acapulco 1922.

Acapulco 1922 is freely available as a digital download from all the usual legal sites (iTunes, Rhapsody, etc.) and has been included in several CD compilations over the years.

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