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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.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Martin Denny - A Taste of Honey

Once Martin Denny had established his credentials as the "father of exotica" with the 1957 album Exotica and its hit Quiet Village, along with several other similar-themed albums like Exotica, Vol. 2 & 3, Forbidden Island and Primitiva, he began veering into easy listening territory.

A Taste of Honey, released in 1962, was once such example. The title track, which was a hit for Denny, is below for your listening and downloading pleasure. Denny is on piano, with the future leader of the Baja Marimba Band, Julius Wechter, on vibes.

A Taste of Honey

The A Taste of Honey LP turns up quite frequently at relatively cheap prices and the title track has turned up on several CD compilations including a 1996 release on the Pair label entitled Bachelor in Paradise.

Here's a YouTube version of Denny's A Taste of Honey.

Martin Denny died on March 2, 2005 in Honolulu at the age of 93.

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