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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.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Longines Symphonette - Gift of Love

If you like the classic easy listening sound, you could do far worse than search out LPs and box sets from Reader's Digest and Longines Symphonette. Fortunately, these albums turn up frequently in thrift and second-hand stores and also are in plentiful supply from online sellers. You shouldn't be paying more than a few dollars for them.

Unlike Reader's Digest, Longines Symphonette rarely credited the musicians on their orchestral recordings, so there's no indication of who plays on this album, Gift of Love, which came out in 1974.

As was usual with Longines, Gift of Love is a meticulously recorded instrumental set of standards, including The Very Thought of You, I'll Walk Alone and You'll Never Know, the last of which you can listen to and download from the link below.

You'll Never Know

As far as I know, none of the Longines Symphonette recordings have turned up on CD but some of them are available on legal download sites under the name Longines Symphonette Society or in some cases just The Symphonette Society.

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