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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, February 23, 2012

Jean-Claude Borelly - Les 16 Oscars de la Musique de Films

French trumpeter Jean-Claude Borelly gained widespread fame with his 1975 hit Dolannes Melodie, written by Paul de Senneville and Olivier Toussaint, who also produced his recording of the song.

The song was a success all over Europe as well as in Japan and South America. Everywhere, it seems, but North America, with the exception of French-speaking Quebec where his recordings received wide exposure.

Borelly churned out dozens of albums of romantic melodies, including Les 16 Oscars de la Musique de Films in 1981. From it, you can listen to and download Angel of Mine. The MP3 is taken from a cassette copy of the album.

Angel of Mine

Many of Borelly's recordings were released on CD, but none of them appear to be still in print. His page on the website of his former label, Delphine, hasn't been updated since 2002 and the links to buy his albums don't seem to lead anywhere useful.

Borelly does have his own website and it appears to be up to date, but it's entirely in French so it's a bit of a guessing game if you don't speak the language. His site also appears to indicate he has a resonably recent album on the Sony label in France, but I couldn't find a link to buy it.

The site does, however, have a couple of interesting videos, including one of a recent performance. Click on "entrer ici" on the homepage to access them.

In the meantime, here's a video of Borelly's big hit, Dolannes Melodie.

There don't appear to be any legal sites to download Borelly's music, but there are plenty of opportunities to do so from more questionable places.

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